Vistaprint face masks

Can it really be, almost two years since we’ve been in a pandemic, 18 months or so since mask mandates began. When we started wearing masks, I lugged out the sewing machine and found some simple enough patterns to follow and used up fabric that had been languishing in my fabric drawer. I didn’t have…

My YouTube channel

It was like a “Christmas gift” where I was notified on December 24 last year that I had reached 100 subscribers to my nothing YouTube channel. 99% of my videos are private, a searchable platform for my to upload videos of the kids (also uploaded to OneDrive) and where I can create playlists by age…

Year in review 2021: Books

I go into the year thinking I won’t be able to read much between having two kids now and back to full-time work starting in January but I did not bad at all! Well, 35 books and I would say that a cookbook and a manga are a a little bit of a stretch. I…

Year in review 2021: Music

When I look at the songs that I downloaded this year, it seems to reflect a lot of the moods but also the fun discoveries. Download? Yes. I’m a dinosaur and instead of letting Spotify take over my life, I want to have a collection. I really hate YouTube Music that took over Google Play…

Hallowe’en 2021 – Ninjago edition

It feels like Hallowe’en was so long ago and I’m just behind in everything. Hallowe’en 2020 consisted of heading downstairs and partaking in Kona Baby Boutique’s neighbourhood celebrations with MY and hanging out in the square. For the first time, we spent Hallowe’en with in-laws and their preschool-aged child. It was six months into Covid…

Kiddo’s first virtual Conqueror challenge (Inca Trail)

Between gorgeous medals, rapid-fire new releases, new release specials and their fifth anniversary registration special, I (we) are now signed up for enough Conqueror Virtual Challenges to take us years LOL. The challenges I’ve registered for are a mix of “high & low” (longer and shorter distances) and the aesthetics of the medals reflect what…

My first Conqueror virtual challenge (Mount Fuji)

I’m not sure how the IG algorithms found me. I wasn’t seeking out new virtual challenges to register for and merely exploring those that are listed in the Canada Running Series newsletter, i.e., the usual races but virtual edition. IG being so visual and it was the Mount Fuji medal I saw back then and…

Three weeks off

I must have been so annoying when I was chortling with delight – I really hate that word, so I use it now – about my three weeks of summer vacation. But it’s now over and I’m back to my full work schedule, too “9-5” instead of 1.5 hours less each day. I made my…

Summer plans

Written in early July with fewer details in the interest of privacy ************** In lieu of travel and it being Kiddo’s first summer after his first year of school, it’s all about camps in the summer months. And some real camping/glamping. For Kiddo’s first March Break break, NPY took the first week off and I…

The road to a toddler tower

I had a sense of the existence of these things called toddler towers when Kiddo was a young toddler but it never connected with me. I’ve also long since known that there is an Ikea hack whereby you nail down an inverted side table to a footstool that is no longer available in Canadian Ikea…