Learning to Crochet

So I’ve mentioned in my last three blog postings that I’m learning how to crochet, so I figured maybe it’s time to write a blog posting about it. I decided I wanted to learn to crochet on this year’s Wine Bitches trip1. My friend Cheryl was crocheting and she’d taught our other friend Cat how […] →Read more

He jests at scars that never felt a wound

So on Monday my laser eye surgery got cancelled. Just as I was about to walk out the door to head to the clinic, I got a call saying that the laser had not met its parameters in the morning safety testing, so they had to cancel all the surgeries for the day because they […] →Read more

The course of good vision never did run smooth

Hey, remember that time I said that my distance vision had started to suck and my optometrist suggested getting my laser eye surgery redone? Well, I’ve finally decided to do that. I’ve spent the last year and a bit wearing glasses for things where I need to see things at a distance: driving, watching TV […] →Read more

If my blog were a person, it would be old enough to vote

If my blog were a person, it would be old enough to vote. And to drink alcohol in some provinces. Over these past 18 years, I’ve published 3,150 blog postings (or I will have as soon as I click “publish” on this one). I also have 82 draft postings just sitting there waiting for me […] →Read more

Goals for 2023 – Halfway Point Check In

Given that I haven’t written a blog posting since my first quarter of the year goals check-in three months ago, I know right off the hop that I’m failing miserably on my goal of “Publish 52 blog postings”1. I’ve also made no progress on any of my 5 remaining “one off” goals. The “some other […] →Read more

Goals for 2023 – Quarterly Check-in #1

One of my goals for 2023 was to do quarterly check-ins on how things are going with my goals, and since it’s the end of March, it’s time to do my first check-in. So by posting this, I’m 1/4 of the way complete on this goal at 1/4 of the way through the year – […] →Read more

Finger Update

Remember that time that I amputated my finger? That was a month ago, so I figured it is a good time to write an update on it. Note: I’ll leave the graphic photos to the end, so if you don’t want to see those, don’t scroll down. The descriptions will be slightly graphic, so if […] →Read more

February is a garbage month

I have a new hypothesis and that is that February is a garbage month. I’m accumulating evidence to support this hypothesis and let me tell you that February is really delivering. My dad died in February 2012 and ever since then, the start of February makes me feel a little down until we get past […] →Read more

Happy 6th gymiversary to me! 

Today marks 6 years since I joined Strong Side. I’ve blogged before about the things I love about my gym, so I won’t rehash all that. But I still love it for all the same reasons! In the past year, I managed to hit some personal records (PR). Last summer I asked for a few […] →Read more

I Really Should Not Be Trusted With Knives

I have now well and truly earned my blog title.  At Christmas, we got ourselves a very fancy set of very sharp Japanese knives. I watched videos on how to properly use these very, very sharp knives, but apparently last night I forgot the importance of using a claw grip to hold the food that […] →Read more