Monday, March 16, 2009


So life has been busy lately, thus I've been MIA from the blogging world. Here's what's new with me:
  • Mom's surgery went really well. She had it on Monday and was okay to go home on Thursday! Her nurses were fantastic and everything went really smoothly. I am unbelievably relieved that this is finally over.
  • I've been working overnights. I expect it will be a while before I have a normal sleep schedule again. We have been short staffed the past 2 nights, so I have been stationed by myself at the main desk of the shelter, which I love. When there are no new intakes and all of my work is done, I get to chill with a snack, listen to some Dave Matthews, and read or play around on the internet while everyone else sleeps.
  • I bought the first book in the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris, it's the book that True Blood is based on. I am almost through it already and I loved it! I went to Chapters tonight and bought the next 3 in the series.
  • Maurice the turtle is living at my apartment now! The cat hasn't tried to kill him yet, so all is well! He likes staring at me while I do stuff around the apartment, he's funny! I will introduce you properly soon.
  • My littlest sister is on a March Break school trip to Spain and Italy right now. The middle sister is still in Australia. I am stuck in Toronto... and slowly going stir crazy.
  • BUT, I got a ticket to see the Dave Matthews Band in June! I'm crazy excited, especially because their new CD comes out only days before. However, the crappy part is that I'm going with 2 other friends, and Ticketmaster wouldn't allow us to puchase more than 2 tickets together for inside the pavilion, so I am sitting one section over from my two friends... here's hoping we can sweet talk the people around us to let us all sit together...
  • I started a Tumblr, because I clearly need to spend more time on the internet. It's Tumbling Down the Rabbit Hole, go follow me!
  • Oh! How Lovely! Shops is giving away a set of bodhicitta Recycled Glasses, very cool! Go enter!


Lindsay said...

I always wanted a turtle! Yes, post pictures soon :)

Katelin said...

glad everything with your mom went well. and my brother and sister are both about to travel to different countries and i can't even begin to explain how badly i want to go abroad too. oy.

ria said...

glad your mom's surgery went well!

i don't know how you work midnights i wouldn't be able to adjust!

Sarah Von said...

I´m so glad all went well with your mom! Sending good vibes in your direction.


Hope your mom continues to do well Erin! ~my thoughts & prayers

EP said...

I'm so happy to hear that your mom is doing well. I hope she keeps on getting better every day.

And aren't the Sookie Stackhouse books incredible? I read them back in the fall and love them all!