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Author Archives: Amy Boughner

I need a job

December 12th, 2007 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Personal - (Comments Off on I need a job)

I spent my day today baking and cooking and knitting (first pair of socks – woo), oh, and I did my routine check of all the job sites that I know. I’m getting very tired of sending out applications and trying to pretend that I have any confidence left. I leave in a few weeks. …
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At a loss

December 7th, 2007 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Personal - (Comments Off on At a loss)

I am currently in one of those downswings in my moods where everything feels like a mistake. The job postings in Regina are going from few to nonexistent and, once again, the husband has managed to get an opportunity he doesn’t really need right now while I flounder. We’re supposed to go to a Christmas …
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"Reality" TV

December 3rd, 2007 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Issues - (Comments Off on "Reality" TV)

I am a fan of Project Runway, though I have no real concept of the fashion world – in fact I think people are pretty crazy (and I’m not the only one). For some reason watching the challenges every week and the same sort of in-fighting that you see on America’s Next Top Model (and …
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The packing has begun

November 30th, 2007 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Personal - (Comments Off on The packing has begun)

I am overwhelmed. I have spent the past few days flitting between wanting to read the pile of books that I don’t want to pack, knit the projects rather than take the yarn with me, pack everything I can reasonably pack while leaving a working household for my husband. There are bags of garbage, piles …
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I used to be a news hound

November 22nd, 2007 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Parenting | Personal - (Comments Off on I used to be a news hound)

I had forgotten my great desire to know everything. Lately, with all this time on my hands, I have had a yearning to sit with a newspaper in front on me and flip through the pages, taking the world in. I want to read magazines and listen to the news and understand what’s happening and …
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Turmoil 'R' Us

November 22nd, 2007 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Personal - (Comments Off on Turmoil 'R' Us)

Over the past several years my life has been a gigantic roller coaster – much like the hills of Northern Ontario, which I have driven across three times in those several years. Safe to say, my life has not been anything you would call stable since I left college – seven jobs, a real relationship, …
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The times, they are a changin'

November 18th, 2007 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Parenting | Personal - (Comments Off on The times, they are a changin')

Right now, for no particular reason, I feel scared of the future. Up until now I have been basically okay. I’ve actually been pretty cheerful about everything that’s been happening. It all seemed to make a certain amount of weird sense – or at least it seemed as though everything that didn’t make sense eventually …
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The great clean-out has begun

November 15th, 2007 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Personal - (Comments Off on The great clean-out has begun)

Every time I watch Neat with Helen Butigieg (hee hee) I develop a great desire to clean and de-clutter. That is exactly why this morning I specifically chose to watch the show. Soon I will be on my way West and I can’t leave a house full of clutter with the hubby – and I …
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It's funny how fate works

November 11th, 2007 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Personal - (Comments Off on It's funny how fate works)

The same day that I declared my desire to stop my hyper-consumerism I lost my job. My probation came up and they decided not to keep me on – a decision that I don’t entirely disagree with. Now, I have no choice but to cut way back on any spending, and think long and hard. …
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