My new baker didn't show up for work today... again. Nadine spent the few hours we worked together today making a mockery of Tim Horton's training videos and making me laugh so ridiculously hard that it made up for my disappointment in our lack of reliable staff. Her dirty humour never fails to brighten my day.
The girls hate the training videos that I make them watch but I enjoy looking for the familiar faces that show up in them from time to time.
Other Tim's updates include the drunk that was escorted out by the RCMP today. I felt bad, all he wanted was for me to make him four Boston creams but he was making my store front girls so uncomfortable that they abandoned their posts to come into the bakery and send me out to protect them. I think that the amount of bruised faces we see everyday is justification enough for their fear.
I also got an interesting text from Emily the other day, informing me of the man who stole stacks of roll up the rim contest cups and hid in the washroom while he rolled them. It was my day off, so instead of stressing, I got to laugh about it.
We had our first non food prize winner the other day. A woman bought her coffee at Inuksigate plaza and won a bike. I was much more excited than she was but lets be serious, she won the first ever cool prize in Iqaluit, that's big news.
Perhaps the best Tim's news... We hit half a million late last week! It hasn't even been four months. We are proud girls.
In one week I will officially have my own bed again! I am sad to see Matt leave but sleeping sprawled out is one thing I am super excited about. We maxed out my credit card a couple days ago to pay for his flights. One way came to $998. (For those of you thinking of visiting, I'm sure that hurt. However I am joining the airlines mailing lists so I'll be able to keep a better look out for seat sales)
Matt's flight leaves on April first. I feel extreme jealousy. I just want to see the faces that I miss and I want to eat some real food. Although I do have some wonderful food news, my friend Tanya just announced to me that her fathers new shwarma restaurant is opening in Iqaluit soon, which makes me feel like life is almost perfect here.
I have been counting down to vacation from day 139. Today, there are only 86 days left to wait. The time is flying by and I can honestly say I don't think I have ever been more excited for anything in my life...
I feel like I have a lot to be excited about right now. Matt and I are moving on with life, talking to other people, trying to settle into what our lives will be like after next week. I am much less sad about him leaving than I was when it was decided. I have seen how excited and free he has felt knowing that he would be home soon and that makes me excited for him. He has family, friends and a new girl waiting in Ontario and I know he will find much more happiness than he has had here, which gives me comfort. I think the bitterness he feels towards life will vanish when he lands in Toronto. I want to see him happy and I wish him the best.
This will be the first time in my life, ever, that I will have my own place... all to myself. No room mates, no boys, no family, just Jack and Sadie (my Tabby's) and myself. I am going to throw dinner parties, ban junk food (again) and sleep peacefully. I am going to get a house phone and have as many private conversations as I want. I didn't want to pay the extra bill but what is thirty dollars a month compared to hearing the voices I want to hear? I can do whatever I want, whenever I want. My Internet usage will last twice as long and I will have half the laundry to do. Toilet paper will last much longer and there will be no one here to blame me for the Brita filter always being empty. I will just have to start making sure to turn the burners and the oven off, which I am not very good at, heh.
It's like a fresh start. Spring cleaning for my life. Everything is falling into place... and everything happens for a reason, I'm seeing that now.