Monday, April 26, 2010

My sister is a stud

I have been itching to share this news for some time now.....

My sister and her husband recently made the decision to sell their home in northern Saskatchewan, leave their jobs, and start completely new lives in Calgary. They DO NOT have jobs lined up. They DID NOT have a place to live figured out.

They DID know that they had to leave -- there were numerous signs in all aspects of their lives that pointed to change, and they had the courage to listen to them.

Initially, they tried to do the *responsible thing* and tried to line up new jobs. But as the months ticked by, they realized that sometimes, change starts with a leap of faith. And like with all leaps of faith --- those burning desires that are just waiting to be heard.....those dreams that have been kept close to the heart for so long....when they finally made the decision to follow their bliss, things happened very, very quickly:

They listed their house, and it sold within the month. :) :) They found an amazing condo in a great part of Calgary. My sister found a great used car off kijiji (for an AWESOME price) to replace the paint-peeling one that wouldn't have passed the inspection from Saskatchewan to Alberta.

The job front is still a work in progress, and I am so excited to see how their lives unfold!! :) PLUS I get to see my sister and her husband as much as I want to now!!!! YAY!!!! Before, the 12 hour drive to their old place meant I'd see her maybe once or twice a year.

Mike and I went up to stay with them this weekend. As I wasn't going to be running the half marathon, it gave me even more time to visit with them. :) :)

Mike met up with his son and the two of them spent the day at this sci-fi/comic book conference thing. Mike was all excited and said that next year I could come with him and dress up like a
n Avatar character "because there were all these chicks painted blue and in bikinis." LMAO!!!


Oh yeah! You know how pearls of wisdom pop up randomly in life? And if you have your heart open, you are able to hear a message uniquely suited to you? Well, last week I watched a bit of this cooking show...I think it is called Ricardo and Friends. I kept saying (yes out loud -- I make jokes out loud to myself and then laugh at them even when I am alone in the house watching TV -- HAHAHAHAH!) "Ricardo, I'll be your friend!!" And then I would laugh at my cleverness -- I think I said it every time there was a commercial break. LOL!!!


See, Ricardo makes all these delicious meals and then invites his buds over to partake. I would LOVE to be invited to one of those meals!!!!

Anyways, the show started off with Ricardo learning how to make bagels at this bagel shop in Montreal. (Another reason I giggle throughout the show is Ricardo's French accent reminds me of Mike's best friend Paris....) When Ricardo made a mistake rolling out a bagel, he automatically started to correct it. The head bagel guy stopped him and said, "We never go back and try to fix it, we do the next one better."


How's that pearl of wisdom for you? I've been thinking of this all week whilst swimming. :) :) :) :) :)

10 comments:

Kelly B. said...

Wow...good for the sista! I have done that once in my life and I have absolutely no regrets. It taught me that no matter what...I will be okay. Seriously...if i have my health and some $$ for food, all else will work out!!
That cook dude is HOT!! Woozers...i need to start watching cooking shows...
oh and he had great advice too!!!

Keith said...

Your sister did the right thing. The job front is a bit tougher than usual in Calgary just now, but it's still a good place to be looking for work. email me, what kind of work are they looking for?

The problem with the chicks painted blue in bikinis at a sf con is that some of them shouldn't be. Do they have no friends to look at them from behind, and tell them "no".

Jenna said...

lol. good advice. I thought you were gonna say ricardo was your sissy's hubby and I was gonna say - wow - good snag!!

Cath said...

Good news for your sister! And fab that you're so much closer :) Jase and I did the same when we went back to London - slept on our friends floor for 6 weeks while we sorted jobs and then somewhere to live - it all works out in the end :) xx

Amy said...

Congrats to your sister and her hubby! That's so exciting and challenging and rewarding! So great that you'll get to see more of her too.

Runner Leana said...

Congratulations to your sister and her husband! That is a definite leap for sure. Best of luck to them with the job hunt, but it sounds like they are landing on their feet. And yay for you getting to spend more time with them too.

I love the bagel advice!!

Missy said...

I wish I had big balls like that to just pick up and go. I have no doubt everything will work out just as it should. All signs point to yes!

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Amber Dawn said...

Hey Jules, I guess studness runs in the family :)

I just read the dates for your Phat Camp and Hubby and I will be there the same week! It would be great to see you. You have to stop to eat right?

Julie said...

Amber - YES!!! We will get together for sure!! I will email you the address of the condo where we will be staying, etc. I'll call/email you and we can get together for sure!! YAY!!!! :) :)