A Weekend in Winnipeg

I drove to Winnipeg from where I live, it took about 5 hours. The highway was flooded over then, so I took the detour and ended up on this dirt road. It was actually alright, and I would much rather avoid flooding out my engine and take a few minutes longer to get there. And … Continue reading A Weekend in Winnipeg

Spending Check In: November Review, December Plans

So like I said last month, I hoping that putting my money choices and realities out there (loosely, without super explicit details, that feels weird). And well, November was a disaster. It would have been fine if I hadn't needed to spend $1000 on winter tires, I would have pushed my budget to the limits, … Continue reading Spending Check In: November Review, December Plans

Friday Favorites

Honestly, yesterday, Thursday, I was having a sad day. Work was really getting me down. Working in public health is getting really hard, I can't stop caring about encouraging people to get vaccinated, I can't stop patiently having conversations with people about masks and vaccines and physical distancing and mental health and coping methods and … Continue reading Friday Favorites

Christmas Movie Marathon

Even though I haven't lived in the USA since 2006 I still mark the start of the Christmas season by American Thanksgiving. I do not start listening to Christmas music, I do not watch holiday movies, I often don't even start my Christmas shopping before American Thanksgiving. But American Thanksgiving was this past Thursday and … Continue reading Christmas Movie Marathon

Friday Favorites: 11/12/2021

This has been an insanely busy, but also a really, really good week. The week started with a memo that Remembrance Day would be a stat holiday (a paid holiday), I went into the office twice, had a work day trip, and then we had a really pretty snowstorm on the stat holiday so there … Continue reading Friday Favorites: 11/12/2021

Friday Favorites: TIBAL, The Cut, Winter House, and Leggings

Happy Friday everyone! I'm so excited for today because I am getting paid for a pet sitting job AND my real job. I'm spending over half that money on winter tires, but you know, it will feel good for an hour. Instagram Favourites: T.I.B.A.L aka @things.i.bought.and.liked TIBAL is the ultimate anonymous influencer. She takes her … Continue reading Friday Favorites: TIBAL, The Cut, Winter House, and Leggings

Friday Favourites:

This week was a rollercoaster! Mostly in my personal energy levels, on Wednesday I was essentially useless during the day but in the evening. I got task after task after task done. So it's been a wild ride. I feel both behind and accomplished at the exact same time. Elsa Massey @SimplyElsa Elsa has become … Continue reading Friday Favourites:

Preparing for Holidays Alone

This coming weekend is Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada. The technical day is this coming Monday, the second Monday in October. And while I might feel a bit hypocritical writing this when I actually do have plans this Thanksgiving, I wasn't expecting to, and I have spent most Thanksgiving weekends alone since I went to … Continue reading Preparing for Holidays Alone

This Week’s Friday Favorites: Cleaning, Nickelback, and Fall

I feel like I’m running out of time this week and this month. There’s just so much to do and so much happening and I swear 2019 was last year but now my mom is asking for my 2021 Christmas list?? I am really excited to get my (very few) fall decorations, and I may … Continue reading This Week’s Friday Favorites: Cleaning, Nickelback, and Fall

What a Southerner Needs in a Northern Winter

I see posts in Facebook groups asking what they should buy to survive their first northern winter all the time and honestly, I wish I had had a guide when we moved to Canada (although blogs weren't even a thing then, so a magazine article I guess?), so here is what you need when you … Continue reading What a Southerner Needs in a Northern Winter