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…

New theme, new headers

Installing a new WordPress theme (Dyad) means a blog refresh and motivation to update my header images. I only went back as far as E’s birth month because, otherwise it’s too many photos to sift through! I did not consider using any food photos and conclude that I am very much about using photos that suggest…

Year in review 2016: Books

I thought I would not get a drop of reading done this year and for several years but- me not read? It’s impossible as it turns out. In the past, I tried twice to use Overdrive and check out e-books from the library but I couldn’t set-up it properly – the set-up wasn’t foolproof. But…

Year in review: 2016

With my mat leave continuing for the first half of the year, it was eventful. Plus, I had leftover vacation time on top of vacation that accrued while I was on leave on top of a new vacation. I was rich in vacation days and it wasn’t my style to take it all at once…

The new New Normal

After much mulling over and some of my “tough love”, NPY went for and secured a new position at the bank in October. The new position with a new group also involved changing offices. For the past 8+ years, NPY has been at an off-downtown location – in the city, serving an affluent area and…

How I started using my dishwasher and Crafting Lately

In what is always just a whirlwind, my sister came to visit me (and E) and then left a week later. The great thing is how she made time to spend two nights at my place. On the second evening, as I endlessly washed dishes, she broached the topic again that I should use my…

Art around the house: Crafty again

The last time I was crafty on a big scale, it was for a big party for me and NPY. Now, I’ve done it again. Second bedroom: Gallery wall After years of accumulating “art cards” (post cards, five-card KORT sets from IKEA), Canada Post special edition stamps and other paraphernalia, and the like, I finally could…

A defunct running plan and resolutions

Almost a year ago, on January 30, I drafted a blog post to be published late last year/earlier this year and it was titled “New year, new running plan”. But my fabulous plans are dashed so here is the replacement blog post that is paltry by comparison and lacking the fanfare of the original intended…