Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Zippity Doo Dah!


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....

10 comments:

Barbara Bruederlin said...

They have to go to Vancouver to fly to Cancun? What a pain in the ass, not to mention wallet.

~Jen~ said...

exactly....that and waiting to tell us any of the flights until 2 weeks before departure...can't wait to write that letter.

Abu Anka said...

When I have to fly out of Vancouver early, I find it is way cheaper to take the float plane to the south terminal, than it is to stay overnight in Richmond. If I do have to stay over, I always us the Accent Inn. It is the cheapest hotel in Richmond and is a really decent place to stay.

Flying out of Vancouver to go to Mexico is extremely costly. If you fly from Bellingham to LAX and then on to Cancun it costs about $500 to $1000 less.

We received the grad pics in the mail yesterday. Thank you Jen. She looks lovely, and we are very proud of her. We will send her a card soon. I feel ultra-super old knowing that Ayla is graduating.

~Jen~ said...

there was a early flight that morning for 200.00 but then if the weather is bad she loses a 2000.00 trip...the hotels I booked split by 3 ppl are 100.00 so that worked out ok...they will just go the day b4...the whole thing is stressful and I am out of my skin already with worry so...the sooner its over and done with the better....the flight out of vancouver to cancun was not my doing I can assure u - its all done by the tour co.

ultra super old? wait til Nolan graduates.....

Abu Anka said...

Yeah, like Nolan will ever graduate.....

Abu Anka said...

Yeah, like Nolan will ever graduate.....

~Jen~ said...

bahahhahahaaaaaaaaa he will so!

rachael chatoor said...

Jen....I have space, I live by the ferry terminal and am about 10 minutes from the airport. Maybe I can help. :)

~Jen~ said...

Wow how convenient!! I alrady have the hotels etc sorted and paid for BUT in the future when I am in Vancouver I will remember this and see about coming for a tea before I head off to do whatever I am doing in the city!

rachael chatoor said...

OK, sorry I couldn't help but yes, totally do that Jen! I'll look forward to it!


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