Day 1 and 2 of vacation – Saturday & Sunday

So day 1 wasn’t to exciting. I dropped newbie to work as per my usual Saturday morning routine and then came back home and passed out cold. It is really hard going to bed at 1:00 in the morning and waking up a few hours later to take Newbie to work.  He needs to get his G2 so I can give him my car and not worry about moving till I’m good and ready.

I did have lunch with NYU girl at Shoeless Joes and that was fantastic!  I love how my single friends are so confidant and can date random guys and be strong and in control.  Lord that is SOOOO not me.  After catching up, Sushi bf messaged me to advise at some point last week there was a flood from the storm sewer with some damage – mostly to my brand new floor in the closet and it will need to be changed and replaced.  Setting back construction a day to two because now he needs to fix the storm sewer as well.  Tears sprang to my eyes – I just want this done!  I want my home to be finished.  But it wasn’t his fault our house is old, the pipes are old and the storm sewers are old. 😦

I picked Newbie up from work a little after 7, ate dinner and pretty much just relaxed until bed time.  Nothing exciting.  Newbie was tired and seemed more interested in his music then doing anything else exciting so I crashed pretty early.

Day 2 – Sunday, today.  Again drove Newbie to work – poor kid works weekends…that SUCKS.  I bought my daddy and me breakfast and then watched my church service online.  Global Kingdom Ministries plays their 11:00 services live so those who want to can watch it from the comfort of their homes.  Now I prefer to be at service, but I have so much to get done TODAY that I needed time.  I have two loads of laundry to do – a room in desperate need of cleaning, a car that needs emptying and I have to pack for my Bobcaygeon adventure tomorrow.

Phew!  Where did the vacation part of vacation go???  sigh…at least I’m away from work right…

XOXO Nikilee

It’s all over for another year

Last night, my brother and his wife had a wake to go to so me and dad had their kids to watch.  Since it was also my birthday my dad ordered Swiss Chalet.  Before the kids could eat though he made them earn their dinner!

The Christmas tree was taken down, the decorations stored away for next year and the lights placed (not so delicately) in a bag by my larger than life 15-year-old nephew.  My nieces were a great help cleaning up and making sure all the hooks were placed in a container.  One thing I hate is when I go to put up the tree and I cannot find any hooks!  They earned their food for the night!  (please don’t call Childrens Services we would have fed them regardless – promise)!!!!

So the tree is down, and for some reason, after 30 Christmas’s at home, it still amazes me how much larger our living room looks after that tree is put away!  I mean our living room is average size, but when the tree is up – it’s squishy and claustrophobic!  But now – with the window being cleaned (there was lots of snowmen and snowflakes stuck to it for the past 6 weeks) I can freely walk around again without bumping an ornament off!

On a high note – I have a stress ball!  I have quit smoking as of December 23rd and my co-worker Ms. Maggie gave me a stress ball – and it’s pink and has a smily face!  What I love doing – squashing that smily face as I go through a nicotine craving!  Yep I do!  But I love it and will keep it on my desk as a reminder oh how well I am doing.


This morning I am fasting.  My church supposedly does this once every quarter.  To learn more please google Global Kingdom Ministries OR just come visit us Sunday Morning at Markham Rd and Progress in Scarborough.  We are south of the McDonald’s.  I am fasting this morning for healing/health.  Myself, some family and friends of mine need healing or better health.  So this morning I prayed for healing of me and others.  I will continue praying today for healing.  Tomorrow I will be praying for safety – safety at work, at home and in the community.  I cannot eat until noon today (I am working so I need enough energy to get me through a day) so if you know whats good for you – don’t ask me to do anything strenuous for until I have food in my belly!

Question: what do you do to relieve stress?

XOXO Nikilee