Tuesday, September 30, 2008


...on my psychology final last week that I was sure I bombed, I managed a B-. This afternoon, I had a meltdown about my research paper, suffering from where to begin and writers block, and apathy because what did it matter because I was sure I BOMBED the final exam. BUT at 4:00 I checked my grades via the lovely Internet that serves as a distraction to any constructive work I could be doing and discovered that I had passed and pretty well too all things considered. This gave me some motivation for my paper (which is due by 11:59pm BTW) and I have been able to spit out 2 pages. Not enough yet, but I feel a good vibe coming.
So, yes, I am on a blogging break which is just about as bad as facebook. I have been thinking about turning off my Internet, but I am a bad addict like the alcoholic that feels she can hang out in a bar.
I look forward to creating October goals tomorrow. I look forward to a new month tomorrow. I look forward to being done this course.

PS. I am investigating ING accounts for A and I to jointly open. We are both a little nervous about this, but I want our house fund to start building faster and this way we can watch our money grow faster. So, if you have one and want to refer me to get your bonus money, you need to leave me a comment as to why i should choose you. Most creative answer will win.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Personal Loan

I have paid off 50% of my loan that I borrowed for my implant tooth!!! Yeah!!! :)

Friday, September 26, 2008

September Review

September has been a rough month. Finishing up my two courses has become a nightmare. I have written both finals and still have the papers to write (which need to be done this weekend in order for me to fulfill my contract obligations with Athabasca University). My English Final, I feel fairly confident that I scored well. My Psychology final…well not so much. I am pretty sure I bombed that exam and I need to write an amazing research paper in order to secure a passing grade. Canadian Art History is flashing before my eyes when the same situation occurred. I ended up with a C in a course I could have easily received an A in.
I think I may be putting too much pressure on myself and have decided to refocus on my original two goals: Finishing school and buying a house. I think that once I started these goals in motion and realized how much potential and possibility I have within, I became obsessed with completing all of my goals or the goals I think I want to complete: the idea of perfection and leading a completely pulled together life. Except, I have too much on my plate with my large goals right now and this month has proven that I am working myself to the limit. I almost broke down in tears writing my psychology final because I wasn’t prepared enough. I think I need to shelf my 101 in 1001 days goal right now. Occasionally I may complete some of those items, but I can not make it a focus or a priority right now. Finishing school and owning a house are the two most important things to me at this stage of my life and that is what I need to focus on.
I was able to meet my emergency savings goal this month. And will meet my down payment goal when I pick up my cheque from the toy store tonight. I paid off the interest charges on my VISA, but wasn’t able to pay off the hotel charge. This is going to be priority one next month. My other goals included my essays for school which I have been working on and will be done by the 30th only because I really have no choice. I also registered into two more courses for an October 1 start date. October 1, I plan on spending time on making a study schedule so that I am spending time everyday on these two courses thus avoiding feeling overwhelmed the last month of the contract.
The month was fairly successful although stressful. I can’t wait till these two papers are submitted and I can forget all about Child Development and Literature of the Americas (although the literature course was enjoyable – everyone should read Song of Solomon).

Friday, September 19, 2008

Revealing curves

Oh man. I had my first dance class on Wednesday and man are my thighs killing me today (two days later!). Tomorrow I have my first boot camp class and I am hoping that it isn't painful to walk by then...then I can work them out again and feel this intense pain till Wednesday thus continuing a cycle! It's a good pain though i suppose as it reminds me every time I walk to the fridge that I want to drop a few pounds :)

This is going to be one hectic weekend. I have to write a research paper and organize myself for some serious studying sessions. My psychology final is on Wednesday evening and I still have to work during the days as well as work my part-time job Sunday and Monday evening. I can't wait till Thursday when i have no papers and no exams coming up and I can veg out. I have a sex and the City marathon planned for next weekend :)

On the financial front I received a cheque from Blue cross that was the last of my health spending account for the last year (new year started on July 1, 2008). I am going to put this extra $25 into my down payment account. A also owes me some money for his health care that will be put in this account this weekend as well.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

The power of the Dark side...

...has enticed me to procrastinate. English final exam is tomorrow and I only have the introduction to my English essay written. I foresee a restless evening ahead of me filled with words, sentence structure, quotes and proper MLA documentation.
I have been living off of coffee today. I can't wait till Friday night when I can sleep right after work.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Fall Fitness

In the year since I started working at my full-time job, I think I have gained about 10lbs. There was a glitch in my life last October where A and I decided to take a break and I lost 20lbs quickly due to my wine and cracker diet. Since we decided to work things out though I know my scale has been on the upswing. Anyway, I decided to spend $112.35 and enrolled in two fitness classes. One of them is a dance class that is supposed to teach me the choreography viewed in pop music videos. And the second class is a boot camp class, which I am worried is going to be like the last ten pounds boot camp on Slice and I am going to end up crying because I was caught cheating and the instructor is going to work me hard and say things intended to motivate, but end up hurting....but hopefully, it's as fun as the description says it will be.

I am super excited for the dance class. I love making up dances (I know, I am 26 years old and should probably grow out of this, but too bad!). It starts on September 17, right after I finish writing my first final exam this month. I think it will be a great way to let off that after-exam anxiety.

I think that $112.35 for 2 classes that each last 10 weeks is worth it. I will get out of the house, meet new people and get in better shape.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Mannequin Wanderlust

Things I absolutely need (okay want) when I buy a house
~ A dishwasher (so tired of sclading hot water melting rubber gloves to my hands and the time I put into washing each dish)
~ a soaker tub (I love soaking in the bath and i always make sure hotels I book into has super deep ones)
~counter space in the kitchen (right now, my deep freeze is also my counter for preparing food to be cooked)
~ a basement for the hot summer nights so that I can sleep at nights

That's all I can think of right now. I am sure there are many more "needs," but right now I am going through the place I live in now and everything that bugs me about it.

Friday, September 5, 2008

I hate rent...

I can't wait till I own my own place. If I have to work all week to pay for a roof over my head, I want this roof to be mine! I forsee quite a few no-spend days ahead for the plain and simple reason that I am flat broke (besides my savings which I really don't want to spend). I hate paying someone else's mortgage!
My dad is selling his house in March or April as he and his girlfriend are building a new place out of town. He mentioned that he may be in a position to lend me a down payment. I am thinking about taking him up on this offer. If i am going to be flat broke, I want to know that its for owning something.

Finished ranting....for today.