Saturday, August 28, 2010

the flowers, the job and passing another milestone

For the last couple of months we've been watching these strange, sedum looking plants pop up all over the front bed but until now, we haven't know what they are or where they came from. Turns out that it's Rosemoss, and I have yellow and white blooms. We don't know if they were planted or dropped from a planter on the porch, but they're hardy little things!

My new job has been pretty good so far. Neither of the women in the office has been very welcoming or helpful, but I've discovered that I'm senior to one and on par with the other; one is down to help from Edmonton and the other has resigned and her last day is on Monday. Anyway, I have had the Regional boss stop in and have secured $1,500 in stainless steel tables and cabinets and while I'm waiting for those I've gutted the warehouse that Bill works in and re-organized everything.

In between all that, I am delivering oxygen cylinders or concentrators and getting patients set up on the proper flow before the Respiratory Therapist arrives 24 hours later. I enjoy it so far and have been getting an hour or two every day in overtime. Yesterday I picked up a custom fitted company van with 35 km on it!

In other news, my oldest daughter Jamie is moving out. She's 21 now and attending college in the fall, this place is about a block from the college. It's a great opportunity with the rent being so low! I will miss her every single day but I know she needs to do this and it's time. I'm proud of her.

Today we're going to transplant my Mom's peony so I should finish up and read a few friends. Happy Saturday!


  1. And a Happy Saturday back at ya'!

  2. Wow...your little girl is leaving the nest....ah..
    Our kids are growing up wayyy too fast!

  3. I'm glad you're liking the job... I hope it stays that way!

    Pretty flower, too!

    And yes, 21 is time for the young'uns to get off mom's apron strings... ;-)

  4. Hi Kate! Looks like things are headed in the right direction. Well maybe almost everything---Your baby leaving. Hope you have a great week ahead.

  5. Glad the job is going well. Your daughter will always love you...Mine is off to college and I hear from her several times a day!!!

  6. I am glad you like the new job. It takes a bit to get use too the chicks leaving the nest.

  7. The flower is beautiful. Hope your job keeps going well for you.

  8. Portulaca, or rock roses.

  9. Thanks! Jamie's new place is really cute, and next week I'm going to take her shopping for prints for the wall. It should be fun :)