Thursday, October 20, 2011

The Fellas have flown back to Newfoundland for the weekend - Mr.Fella is "crossing the stage" for his Masters and he brought the little man with him. I couldn't go because I was unable to get the time off work (one of the down-sides of working with very few co-workers - no one to cover for you.)

I'm normally a pretty independent person, and for the longest while I thought "awesome! I'll have the apartment all to myself! I'll do all kinds of fun stuff around the city!".

So far, I've ordered Chinese and watched a couple of episodes of Gordon Ramsay's "Kitchen Nightmares".

And I'm very sleepy, but I don't want to go to bed. I'm not really sure why, but my brain is screaming "no bed!". Maybe it thinks I've gone back in time and I'm a 19 year old university student, so this is just what I should do.

Tomorrow I'll do something interesting!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

I got a call from the student loan people saying I didn't make a payment last month.

"That's funny", I thought. I was sure that I had.

Then I looked at my account online and realized that I had made a payment, but it was to the other "payee" listed  in my accounts. Newfoundland Power.

Only, I haven't actually had a Newfoundland Power account for over a year now. Oops.

Sooo, I've spent my morning on the phone.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

We've been here over a month now, so I guess we're pretty officially "settled in"

Little Fella started day care today, which was surreal. It's strange to take your baby and just leave him at a stranger's house for the whole day. I felt a little guilty and a little relived. He did very well. So I hear, he was in bed by the time I got home.

My current job (I work as a receptionist at a vet clinic) hasn't been offering me many hours, so I've been scrambling to find other work. I was just hired on with a company who has a contract with the city of Ottawa to count cars. That's it! Counting cars. It's pretty random and it starts at 5:30 am, but since having a baby the prospect of sleep deprivation and early rises doesn't scare me much.

I'm trying to ride my bike as much as possible because it's hard to justify $94 a month (plus tax!) on a bus pass, which I'm sure is a reasonable sum, but still seems to be a lot to me. I haven't taken a picture of my actually bike, yet, but this is what she looks like:

Ottawa is far more level than St.John's, so I haven't come across a hill yet that I haven't been able to handle in the lowest gear. It's starting to feel fallish and riding a bike feels like a particularly fallish activity, so I enjoy my commutes each day.

And that's pretty much it! We work and come home. Sometimes I have acute moments where I realize that we don't have any friends here and I get very lonely, but it normally passes. I have been plotting "future life plans" but I have so many life plans, and I usually change my mind about them, so I'm determined not to get myself too worked up about something until things are actually, really in motion.

The first month is down. Approximately 60 more to go!