November in Review

I don't have any way to prove it, but I feel like I must have set a record for places visited in the Province of Ontario this month, and distance traveled while staying in the province. I went from Sioux Lookout to Kasabonika Lake, back to Sioux Lookout, to Wunnumin Lake back to Sioux Lookout, … Continue reading November in Review

November State of the Union

We're nearly half-way through November now and it's been a great month so far. It feels really nice to be busy, as much as it is a bit overwhelming sometimes. It's also so far, been a cozy month, maybe it's because I was sick, but I've spent a decent amount of time cuddled up on … Continue reading November State of the Union

Mid-Week Procrastination: Vol. 14

I'm so tired, I think it's winter setting in. It's hard to get out of bed in the morning because it is cold and dark. It's hard to be motivated to do stuff in the evening because it is cold and dark. I'm trying to work on being better at going to bed earlier and … Continue reading Mid-Week Procrastination: Vol. 14

Preparing for a Bleak Mid-Winter

Last winter was rough. I had never thought that I experienced seasonal affective disorder (SAD), but that was definitely exactly what I experienced, along with insane loneliness in lockdown after lockdown while living alone in a new town where I hadn't really made any friends yet, thanks to the lockdowns and work-from-home. It was the … Continue reading Preparing for a Bleak Mid-Winter

February Empties

We're back, it's another empties post. I've included a couple different things this time. Partly because I want to keep track of the different coffees I've tried and what I think of them and how many bottles of salt I go through in the winter so that I can stock up for next winter, and … Continue reading February Empties

Saturday Scroll: 02/19/22

I am so looking forward to sleeping and not wearing masks for a couple days. I am going to park myself in that corner of the couch and only get up to flip laundry. My face still feels like there is an N95 pushing into the bridge of my nose and my ears have dents … Continue reading Saturday Scroll: 02/19/22

Saturday Scroll: 01/07/22

Happy first weekend of the year everyone! Was this week especially brutal for anyone else? I know most places in the world haven't gone back into some kind of lockdown, but lots have, so this weekend I will be cleaning my apartment for the new year (I wasn't here before the actual new year, I … Continue reading Saturday Scroll: 01/07/22

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

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 Favourites

I don't know if other people have already had this feeling this year, I feel like I am finally emerging from the pandemic. Trust me, I know it's not actually over, my entire professional life is dominated by it (although I did have a few hours break this week to make an info sheet on … Continue reading Friday Favourites