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Moving Is Never Fun

Published September 9, 2014 by suejansons

Hello again! Yes, I am still alive, barely. I am still job hunting. Still working as a bartender on a part time basis.

Since I have not been working full time and getting the income we need, we are downsizing. This means moving. We are moving from a 3 bedroom house to a 2 bedroom townhouse. Oh the joy! We are also needing to downsize our belongings.

In some ways I am glad that we are getting rid of some of our belonging. We have way too much junk! And I am hoping it will help the new place to look less cluttered.

We usually hire movers to help us with the big items, but I don’t think we are going to be able to afford that luxury this time around. (By the way, you can hire movers for a decent price through UHaul.com). But I am hoping that some of the heavier items are not coming with us.

On a slightly brighter note, I went and spoke with a potential employer again today. They plan on making a decision by Friday. So please keep me in your thoughts and prayers that I get this job!

One day soon, I will be writing a much better post.


Hello Again, It’s Me

Published August 13, 2014 by suejansons

I have been away for much longer than I ever intended. This crazy thing called life had hit me with a good whammy this time. I am not complaining, mind you. I am just wanting to share.

So as you know, I was in the job market a bit over a month ago. So, I started bartending at my moose lodge to get a few bucks in my pocket. The tips weren't great, but it did get us by. I then got a call from a large auto club to work in their call center. It sounded like a good place to work, so I decided to take it. The pay was not very good, either were the hours (second shift) but I thought it would be a good stepping stone for better things. This also got us by.

I have learned that working in a call center for low wages, and being yelled at by customers is not for me. I am amazed by the rudeness of some individuals. Not only were the members rude, but so were some of the service providers. My self respect is worth more than the wages they were giving me. I still think it is a great company, though.

While I was working second shift, I had a hard time adjusting to the schedule. I have been used to a normal 8-5 schedule. While there were some great advantages to starting in the afternoon, it was hard for me to really figure out what needed to be done and by when. I would get home late and get to sleep even later. In the morning when hubby woke up, along with the animals, I could not sleep. So, it was very hard to get my sleeping pattern to work. That did not make for a very productive day for me either.

As, I am writing this, I am waiting for word on another job. This one is a normal schedule, close to home making better money than I have in a little while. Please wish me luck.

My hope is that with a regular schedule, I can come back to blogging on a regular basis again. I have to admit that I miss it and have had many ideas, but did not find the time.

So I just wanted to say that I have missed you, and I hope that you will understand why I have been away. I plan on reading your articles today and catch up on what's been going on!

Talk to you soon!



How Latvian Mythology Contributed to the Olympic Silver in Bobsleigh

Published March 6, 2014 by suejansons

Food, writing, random musings, and everything I enjoy

These past Olympics have been mind-blowing for the Latvians. A very small country, with the third most medals per capita of all participating countries, Latvia also managed to induce partial heart attacks to 35million Canadians with the show-stopping Canada vs. Latvia hockey game, drawing all eyes on Latvia (similarly to the last summer Olympics when Latvia won gold in men’s Volleyball – “Wait, do they even have summer?”)

Edit: not gold in volleyball, bet bronze in beach volleyball, beating the US team in the quarter finals. Thanks to the readers that spotted that mistake!

Bobsleigh Ornaments

A satisfying end to the Olympic run was when team Latvia’s bobsleigh team nabbed Silver on the last day. The bobsleighists had been a favourite and everyone had hopes for the team. They didn’t let us down, and just missed gold by a sliver.

But my rooting for the Latvian Bobsleigh team has a backstory, and…

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Look At The Stars, Look How They Shine For You

Published March 5, 2014 by suejansons


We all want to experience this kind of love, don’t we? Love is great, but the real true love of your life. When you find that, life is great. The sun shines a little brighter, the birds sing a little louder. Everything you see is just better.

I remember when I was little and I used to dream of what my husband would look like. I could picture us picnicking with our children, just enjoying ourselves. But, I had no idea what it would feel like.

You just know when you have found it. You wake up thinking about that person. You go to sleep thinking about that person. And every time you think about them in between, you just smile. When you see that person, your heart flutters.

I wish and hope that everyone finds that one true person that makes life worth living.


Rape Culture at UofO: Come at Me, Bros

Published March 4, 2014 by suejansons

This is an important read!

Make Me a Sammich

Trigger warning for discussion of rape and rape culture.

Screen shot 2014-03-03 at 2.59.43 PMMy friend Anne Thériault of The Belle Jarwrote a post a few days ago about an incident at University of Ottawa wherein several male members of student leadership gathered to chat about Anne Marie Roy, president of the Student Federation of the University of Ottawa. Ms. Roy had apparently beaten a dude for the office, and these dudes were not happy. They went on for several screens talking about how someone should “punish her with their shaft,” speculating about what venereal diseases she might have, and offering to buy beers for a guy who says he’s going to “fuck her in the ass” on someone’s desk. You’ll find the whole disgusting mess over on The Belle Jar. Here’s an excerpt from Anne’s article, which you should go read right now.

Someone punish her with their shaft. Someone punish her with…

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Music Monday March 3, 2014

Published March 3, 2014 by suejansons

The Oscars were last night, as I am sure you are aware. I was not able to watch them last night because we were driving home from being out of town. I will save that for another post. But, U2, another of my favorite bands performed during the Awards Show. So, I thought it was fitting that I should choose a video of theirs.

This is an old video, but I think one of the songs that raised U2 to super star status. I was a fan long before Joshua Tree came out, but this was definitely the album that put them on the map.
I hope you enjoy the video and that you have a marvelous Monday!


Fragrance Giveaway!

Published February 28, 2014 by suejansons

Sue's Journey

*This blog did not receive any compensation for this giveaway. Any questions please email Michelle at MIchelle@sweetsouthernlovin.com*


Welcome to the FragranceNet.com $50 Gift Certificate Giveaway!
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February 20th 4PM EST to March 6th 11:59 PM EST

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Open to the US only, ages 18+.

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