Summer plans 2022

This blog post will be a “live document” that I’ll add to until summer wraps. We kicked off summer with a three day, two night trip to Whistler on June 24-26. We went to Whistler last year with my sister over Canada Day weekend and it was great and feels familiar and comfortable and firmly…

Kiddo’s 7th birthday party

In his frustrated moments, NPY says that Kiddo is spoiled to have a birthday party every year. I don’t know what NPY had growing up but I had one every year and it was available for a while after I wanted them. It was never at a venue – I think – but instead in…

Summer begins

Summer begins several times for me…. June 21, 2022 – the first day of summer in the northern hemisphere. June 26, 2022 – we’re back from Whistler and while packing away and laundering stuff, also setting up the AC because we returned to a heat dome event. June 29, 2022 – school is out for…

A slice of life

For the rate that I post these days, I do in passing think about combined the two domains but it’s not so expensive, the .CA domains with built in privacy. When the restaurant isn’t footing the bill for hosting I’ll have to think about another, cheaper hosting. I just don’t want to give up either…

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…

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…

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…

Back to Modo (car-sharing)

Not too long ago, I blogged about our new normal for 2021, and now we have a small change. Ever since NPY decided to bring Baby to his parents once a week – because it was just getting untenable with her around two days of the week and he would work from home even if…

It’s 2021 and there’s a new normal

Billions of women before me have returned to work after having a second kid. Millions upon millions of women are navigating pandemic-era working with different configurations of chilcare/school runs or no childcare. I am not alone. I am not the first. But the struggle is mine/ours alone. Baby, being born in July 2019, turned 18…