Is This Thing On?

So my calendar tells me that today is my 17th blogiversary so I thought it would be appropriate to write a blog posting. Apparently that’s not a thought I’ve had very often lately, as this is only my 8th blog posting THIS YEAR! That’s just slightly more than one per month, on average, which has […] →Read more


So last year I did a whole lot of condo stuff and was totally remiss at blogging about any of it. It was the result of a bunch of stuff in my place reaching end-of-life and the fact that we couldn’t really go anywhere or do anything last year (thanks, of course, to the pandemic). […] →Read more

An Unexpected Trip

After not seeing my family for more than two years (thanks, pandemic), I just spent a nearly 5 weeks at my mom’s house. It wasn’t a planned trip – my mom needed an urgent surgery, so I hopped on a plane so I could be there during her surgery and to help out as she […] →Read more

10 Years

I’m not in much of a writing mood, but I couldn’t let today go by without acknowledging that it’s been 10 years since my Dad’s been gone and I still miss him every day. What can I say that I haven’t said a million times, anyway? I was lucky to be his daughter. My dad […] →Read more


Two and half years ago, I started playing this Harry Potter game on my phone. It was called Harry Potter Wizards Unite (HPWU). It was sort of based on Pokemon Go, in that it also involved walking around in the world and encountering things which you could interact wiht using “Augmented Reality” (i.e., pictures that […] →Read more

Glasses and Thyroid Hormone

Hey remember that time I got laser eye surgery? Apparently my eyes didn’t get the memo that the good vision was supposed to last a lifetime. When I went for an eye exam about a year and a half ago, I mentioned to my eye doctor that I found it hard to read street signs […] →Read more

Goals for 2022

Another year starting amidst a bunch of uncertainty means I’m going with another small list of moderate goals for 2022. In fact, I’m going to use a very similar list to last year, but with a few additions. By the end of 2022, I will have:  made 22 new foods and/or beverages that I’ve never […] →Read more

Goals for 2021 – The Final Report

Since 2020 was a dumpster fire and there was no end in sight, I decided to set modest goals for 2021, because really, how can anyone plan anything amidst an ever changing pandemic? And it was probably a good thing I did because there were enough simultaneous apocalypses, what with the heat domes and floods […] →Read more

Happy 17th Birthday to My Nibling!

My oldest nibling, Madeline, turns 17 today! 17! Hope you have an amazing day, Mad! →Read more

Last week was quite the week.

Floods Massive flooding in BC has had devastating effects on the province. Some places got a month’s worth of rain in the space of 2 days – and southern BC is a rainy place during this time of year, so a month’s worth of rain here is a lot. Massive mudslides and flooding cut off […] →Read more