Newest Worries

  • Telling The Mook about the new job, since she adores my current part-time gig (well, the idea of it anyway. Office pets include a frog and a turtle. What kid wouldn’t love it?)
  • Finding cheap parking in the area of my new job since I just can’t see how the streetcar will be reliable enough to get me across the city in time for daycare pick-up time at 5:30 pm.
  • Doing the math to figure out the costs (money AND time) to take streetcar when I don’t have The Mook and to take the car when I do have The Mook. Parking is $9.00/day. Transit costs for me alone is $5.00/day. Transit costs for me and The Mook is $11.10/day given that I have to pay for 2 trips each way for me because I can’t just hop off the streetcar to drop her off, then hop back on (this is only one of the ways that the Toronto transit systems fails its riders)
  • A whole new schedule! I haven’t had to be anywhere for 9 am for nearly 2 years. The Mook and I are NOT morning people. This morning the alarm went off at 7 am. Then again at 7:30. Then again at 7:45. We were awake and talking to each other by 7:30 am, but if I have to be at work for 9 am and have to factor dropping her off at daycare, then, in the future, I’m going to have to have our asses out the door by 8 am, even earlier if we’re streetcar-ing it.
  • Will this is the best opportunity to suggest to the Former Mr that we switch up The Mook’s schedule?
  • I need decent clothes!
  • Holy shit, I don’t have to use the tax return I just got for RENT and FOOD and sensible things! I could pay down DEBT or buy shit I WANT rather than NEED.


100 things

(I’ll blog again once the Effexor kicks in fully and I stop falling asleep at 8:30 pm)

The bold ones are the ones I’ve done.

1. Started your own blog

2. Slept under the stars

3. Played in a band

4. Visited Hawaii

5. Watched a meteor shower

6. Given more than you can afford to charity

7. Been to Disneyland

8. Climbed a mountain (I’ve walked around Banff and Whistler, does that count?)

9. Held a praying mantis

10. Sang a solo

11. Bungee jumped

12. Visited Paris

13. Watched a lightning storm at sea

14. Taught yourself an art from scratch: knitting, painting, drawing…

15. Adopted a child

16. Had food poisoning

17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty

18. Grown your own vegetables

19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France

20. Slept on an overnight train

21. Had a pillow fight

22. Hitch hiked

23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill

24. Built a snow fort

25. Held a lamb

26. Gone skinny dipping

27. Run a Marathon

28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice

29. Seen a total eclipse

30. Watched a sunrise or sunset

31. Hit a home run

32. Been on a cruise

33. Seen Niagara Falls in person

34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors

35. Seen an Amish community

36. Taught yourself a new language

37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied

38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person

39. Gone rock climbing

40. Seen Michelangelo’s David

41. Sung karaoke

42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt

43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant

44. Visited Africa

45. Walked on a beach by moonlight

46. Been transported in an ambulance

47. Had your portrait painted

48. Gone deep sea fishing

49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person

50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris

51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling

52. Kissed in the rain

53. Played in the mud

54. Gone to a drive-in theater

55. Been in a movie

56. Visited the Great Wall of China

57. Started a business

58. Taken a martial arts class

59. Visited Russia

60. Served at a soup kitchen

61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies (Girl Guide cookies in Canada)

62. Gone whale watching

63. Got flowers for no reason

64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma

65. Gone sky diving

66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp

67. Bounced a check

68. Flown in a helicopter

69. Saved a favorite childhood toy

70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial

71. Eaten caviar

72. Pieced a quilt

73. Stood in Times Square

74. Toured the Everglades

75. Been fired from a job

76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London

77. Broken a bone

78. Been on a speeding motorcycle

79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person

80. Published a book

81. Visited the Vatican

82. Bought a brand new car

83. Walked in Jerusalem

84. Had your picture in the newspaper

85. Read the entire Bible

86. Visited the White House

87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating

88. Had chickenpox

89. Saved someone’s life

90. Sat on a jury

91. Met someone famous

92. Joined a book club

93. Lost a loved one

94. Had a baby

95. Seen the Alamo in person

96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake

97. Been involved in a lawsuit

98. Owned a cell phone

99. Been stung by a bee

100. Read an entire book in one day