MEC Halifax Race Two: Citadel Highlander race recap

I have another trip recap brewing (in my head) so I have to get this race blogged first. Must. I’m not inexplicably loathed to blog about it as you can see in the following… While planning for my Halifax-Toronto trip in April, I remembered to search for a road race and found out about the…

Impromptu Whistler weekend and new thoughts on Mother’s Day

While I was away from work and Vancouver earlier this month, I was checking work email and saw that staff in the Vancouver office of my firm had the opportunity for a free stay at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler. All we had to do was fill out a Survey Monkey and without thinking long and…

Halifax & Toronto: Spring 2017 trip recap

There are so many things going on in my head about this trip (and life in the short-term in general) so I’ve laid this post out a little differently but I think still coherently. Flights To think, the part I was most worried about before going was the flights. It was easy when E was…

Thirteen years in Vancouver by the numbers numbers (of trips away)

Later this year will be the 13th anniversary of my moving to Vancouver. Thirteens years – less 16 months in Toronto – of being based in Vancouver, going from graduate student to corporate wage slave and now working mom with inescapable responsibilities and restrictions. For some reason, I did the tally and by the middle of…

Craving

I didn’t know it until last weekend. I’m craving conversation. I’m craving a different point of view. I’m missing the refreshed feeling I get from those encounters. All day long, I hear snippets of my colleagues gossiping. It’s so tiresome. At home, I hear a toddler who doesn’t haven’t enough words for what he wants…

A slice of my life – April 2017 edition

Here’s what’s been going on lately… I feel like I’m planning for three trips at once Oh, wait, I am! I’m headed to Halifax+Toronto in a couple of weeks. There’s also the set-in-stone Toronto trip in the summer for Lil Sis’ wedding. And I’m also trying to organize a Vegas bachelorette trip. For a hot moment last…

Fitness at Granville and Drake

Looking back at my calendar, it turns out I have been going to Ballet Lounge since early November last year, that is, five months now. My calendar also tells me that I went to 10 Level 1 classes before attempting a Level 2 class and that I have attended 23 classes there so far. All but…

Registered: MEC Halifax Race Two – Citadel Highlander

YES. For once, I remembered to Google (actually, Bing, but I’ll get to that in another post), for running events occurring in the cities I’m visiting. How many times have I arrived somewhere unprepared for a last-minute registration and carrying a huge amount of regret during the trip? Too many times. Nothing is going on of…

Upcoming (Spring 2017 edition)

It’s March and spring is in the air and things begin again anew and I am unwittingly internalizing some of that feeling. This year, for my third year, I am volunteering through CRA’s CVITP program to assist eligible individuals in my community who have modest incomes and simple tax situations. Last year, I was on…

Vancouver’s Hot Chocolate Festival 2017

So, one of my New Year’s Resolution was to post more often* on Instagram. I like telling a short story with the photo – it being like microblogging and all. With my Hot Chocolate Festival adventures, I’m well on way to being successful with this resolution! 21 January: Terra Breads with my Aunt Cindy #56…