I am happy to report Aunty Cathy for high-speed internet for the 1st time in her life...Fuck you to dial-up forever MUAHAHAHHAHA!! I am pretty happy for her as I know dial-up was the bane of her existence. Having used it recently it is a bloody miracle she was online AT ALL...it is maddening.
FINALLY got the info for A's trip to Cancun...bloody hell they were not very nice about keeping in mind all these kids have to travel from a gawd damn island by ferry or place to get to the Vancouver Airport...Grrrrr. It will entail 2 hotel stays...one the night before they leave (their flight is @ 10:15 am) and one the night they return (they come in at just before midnight ffs...)...I have made a few calls...2 are in a perfect location with free shuttle service and the kids can walk from the bus loop. Pretty ideal all things considered.
I cannot wait for Cancun & Grad to be done...I will feel like I won the damn lottery after that.
So damn cold right now for us wussy west coasters...had to turn the heat up tonight....Brrrrr - I have been enjoying the stormy wind though this week...though it is nothing like the US Midwest has been seeing obviously...that is NOT fun wind.
Not gunna lie...I am sitting back here watching all this corrupt federal election info come out and it is horrifying but somehow satisfying to know that the Conservatives have now been outted as the slippery, low life party that they are. I really really hope some serious shit goes down b/c this truly sounds like corruption that goes on in OTHER places - not Canada.
Been mulling over some stuff lately...whilst mulling over some stuff I had a most interesting conversation with the delightful and always reliable Tracey and during out mulling together she said something that was really useful and made me introspective...I fucking LOVE it when another persons casual observation about my behavior spurs an epiphany in me....and after it seems so OBVIOUS I don't know how I missed it all these years. It is like the time I realized I actually have TERRIBLE coping skills...I seriously thought prior to this little epiphany that I was fantastic at dealing with stress and had all sorts of awesome coping skills based on the fact I have never actually killed anyone (ha!)...once I started breaking it down and seeing how stress affects me and what I do to comfort myself in times of stress it became pretty damn clear I do NOT deal with stress well at all and my coping skills do not serve me well.
It is moments like this that make you really appreciate good friends...reliable, trusted good friends who possess enough depth and care to bother 'observing' you and are able to share it without it making you feel at all bad about it...the truth is I am a delicate flower...it's true hahah
A's grad pics are lovely...I have sent them all out and even though the total cost was HALF A MONTHS RENT it is what it is and wHATEver! They are loverly and I am looking fwd to the 11x18 shrine portrait of A. that will get put up in my living room haha
ok I am not too tired to type....