Pandemiciversary

Happy “office covidversary” and “happy anniversary of the last party ever!!!!!” are two texts that I received this week that that would have been very confusing about 13 months ago. Similarly, I watched Hockey Night in Canada and the commentators were discussing vaccine effectiveness during the second period intermission of the Leafs-Jets game. Not something […] →Read more

Crick Snow (2011 -2021)

SNOW, Crick – Peacefully in the arms of her human on Friday, March 5, 2021 at the age of 9. Survived by her humans, her brother Watson, and predeceased by many frogs. Crick was a loving and spunky little cat. She loved to snuggle and knead, and was particular fond of climbing up on top […] →Read more

Crick the Medical Mystery Cat

When last I blogged about Crick’s health situation, we were waiting for our visit with the cat internist to try to figure out why her runny nose was getting worse. We ended up getting a scan of her head that showed the tissue in her nose was thickened, so a biopsy was taken for suspected […] →Read more

2021 (a.k.a. 4719) Starts Now

Just over a year ago, I called out 2020 for being sucky – and we all know how that turned out. There were high hopes that Jan 1, 2021 would bring an end to the suckiness, but we all know that didn’t quite go as planned. I mentioned the other day that I think the […] →Read more

Nine Years

A year ago today I was watching the Leafs play the Habs and thinking about how it had been eight years since my dad had his last conscious thought. Today I’m getting ready to watch the Leafs play the Canucks and thinking about how it can possibly be that it’s been nine years since I […] →Read more

My New Garmin Fitness Tracker

Two Boxing Days ago, I bought myself a Fitbit. I really enjoyed having it for the first year – it tracked my steps, my sleep, my heart rate. So much data to play with! It gave me notifications if I got a text or a phone call, which was super handy since I usually have […] →Read more

My Pandemic Birthday

I actually had a birthday party in 2020. As unbelievable the idea of having dozens and dozens of people crammed into my 700 sq ft condo (sharing food and having drinks no less!) sounds right now, it is a thing I did, because my birthday is so early in the year. At that time, it […] →Read more

Goals for 2021

Here it is more than halfway through January and I haven’t posted any goals for 2021! Honestly, given how unpredictable last year turned out to be, I’ve a little hesitant to set goals for this year. Who knows what the year will bring? So I’ve decided to scale back on my usual large number of […] →Read more

2020 Wrap Up

I was intending to write this posting, along with the other two I posted earlier today, last evening after I finished watching the World Juniors Canada vs. Finland game on Zoom with my friends, Cath and Mel. Except that we had so much fun watching that game that we continued on Zoom to watch the […] →Read more

Goals for 2020 – The Final Check In

Let’s see how I did on my goals for 2020, remembering that the only meaningful goal for 2020 end up being to survive. Anything beyond that is gravy! The ones I accomplished! I’ve KonMari’ed all the bathroom stuff (including toiletries, make-up, and towels). I’ve KonMari’ed all the kitchen stuff.  6. I’ve made 20 new foods and/or beverages that I’ve […] →Read more