Planning January

I wanted to make this post title more snappy but it would lose all sense. Like if I called it “Planuary January”*, haha. I’ve become a planner. I’ve always been one but this January, it was Official. I was planning … Our meals. Setting the four-week plan wasn’t so hard. Even NPY was interested in…

Year in review: 2017

Let’s run through this quickly! Who wants to dwell on this year anyhow? Nothing much of note happened in January and in February, I went slightly bonkers for hot chocolate again. In March, I volunteered for CVITP again (my third year). April was my trip to Halifax and the botched up MEC 5K run. Seriously,…

Mondays Fundays

I have been really fortunate for the past year to be able to work four days a week, after returning from mat leave. Mondays, after the weekend, are for just me and E and they are getting to be really fun these day – with bouts of trying. He is, after all, over two years…

The lion, the sheep and a story

In a recent (s7e5) episode of Game of Thrones, Cersei said, The lion does not concern itself with the opinions of the sheep. Now, why did that sound so familiar? It’s not because I clearly recall Tywin saying it way back (in s1e7). And it would be appropriate for the Lannisters to say this give…

Toronto: Summer 2017 and wedding edition

This trip by the numbers: Number of airport runs not involving my own flights: 4 Ice cream treats enjoyed: 2 Size of wedding party: 12 (1 bride + 1 groom + 5 groomsmen + 5 bridesmaids) Wedding guest list: 132 Number of Chows (incl partners): 25 Number of Chows that traveled to the wedding: 15…

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…

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…

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…