Monday, April 12, 2004 ______________________________________________________________________________

Long Weekend 

This is the first weekend in a long time where I actually got both Saturday and Sunday off. Incredibly luxurious. For the past month or more I was getting one day off a week if I was lucky. I think I worked 13 days in a row once. Well, this was the deal.

When I got laid off from BC Hydro (because the program I was a part of when bankrupt) I was just fishing around for jobs and resolved to take the first one that came my way just to be sure of a paycheque. That's when I got a job at the pet store...I was only able to get hours for Sunday. Then I got the CallTrex job immediately (2days) after my BC Hydro contract was terminated. CallTrex initially offered me part-time so I held on to my pet store job. Also, I stuck with the pet store out of a sense of duty because I got a job there even though there were no job openings. Then Mosaic Sales Solutions got my resume off Yahoo Hot Jobs and offered to pay me $200 for 8 hours of work if I dressed up as the Cat in the Hat and pranced around WalMart promoting the VHS/DVD release and P&G cleaning products. See how the hours add up?

Sunday was awesome. I went to the pet store expecting to put in my last eight hours of work there and it turned out that the mall was closed so I had already worked my last shift! I felt so obligated to get things done with this unexpected free time...so I took a good long nap. :P I feel kinda regretful for doing that seeing as how we're having the best weather since last summer right now. My excuse is that since it's only the start of spring, I can expect many more days like that. I feel so refreshed today having had those two days!

Easter dinner was phenomenal, least of all because I didn't have to do any work. We had a massive turkey with stuffing, roast-garlic mashed potatoes, peas, carrots, gravy, candied yams and sweet potatoes, some kind of spiced cranberry sauce and not bad white wine. After I had loaded my plate I could barely pick it up. Brian (Jim's dad) did all the cooking. I was so stuffed after dinner that I could only eat two bites of the desert (french fresh fruit tart). Mmmmm just thinking about it is making me hungry right now. There was so much leftover from the meal too. We just brought back a hunk ot turkey though, we're starting the Atkin's diet today. We were doing before, but we were doing it all wrong. Now that I've bought the book, we're going to start anew.

I can't emphasize enough how awesome I feel after having a weekend. I get this upcoming weekend off too and I hope that these hours stay regular....


posted by Joie! at 12:32 PM

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