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…

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…