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  • NaBloPoMo – Day 24 – Happy 16th Birthday Madeline!

    Today was my niece’s 16th birthday! And since we all couldn’t be there to celebrate with her, we got on Zoom to sing happy birthday! I didn’t take a photo of everyone on Zoom, since I didn’t have everyone’s permission. But I can assure you there were lots of people there and we sang wildly […]

  • 75

    Today would have been my dad’s 75th birthday. What can I say about my dad that I haven’t said a million times before? In honour of his birthday, I have named my shiny Pidgey Pokemon after my dad and have made him my buddy for the day. In truth, Pidgey looks less like a real […]

  • Happy 9th Birthday, Thomas!

    Having a birthday in a pandemic-induced quarantine is probably not anyone’s first choice for a 9th birthday. But that is the situation that we find ourselves in, so for my nephew’s 9th birthday today, we decided to have a group video chat to share birthday cake. My niece baked a tie-dye birthday cake at my […]

  • Cyberbaking – It’s Not Just for Christmas Anymore!

    As you may recall, my family and I love to bake. And sometimes at Christmas, if I’m not in Ontario visiting, we cyberbake: I bake in my kitchen in BC and my mom and my sister bake in my sister’s kitchen in Toronto and we videochat while we do said baking1. Well, I’m really missing […]

  • #ExtrovertProblems

    Those of you who know me in person are probably painfully aware that I am an extreme extrovert. So self-isolation and social distancing are quite a challenge for a social butterfly such as myself. But since lives are literally on the line, I am taking the advice of experts who say to stay the hell […]

  • Remembering

    Speaking of things that suck, it’s been eight years since the day my dad went into the brain surgery that, ultimately, resulted in his death. I know I say it every year, but I can’t believe it’s been that long. Today when I went to the gym and thought about the weight bench and the […]

  • Seven Years

    This pin was my dad’s. I believe it was in recognition of 10 years service at Mack Truck, where he worked for 24 years, until the plant closed down – so he had a lot of service recognition pins. My mom, my sister, and I each wore one to his funeral and I wore mine […]

  • The answer to the great Question of Life, the Universe and Everything?

    Today I turned the-answer-to-the-great-question-of-life-the-universe-and-everything years old. And to be honest, it’s not so bad. Granted, I only feel like I’m 30 and since it’s scientifically proven that feeling 12 years younger than you actually are means you are cognitively superior, I think I’m doing OK. Also, I’m super freaking strong, as you can see in […]

  • All the rest of the new foods that I made this year

    I’m back dating this posting to yesterday because I had it mostly written but didn’t quite get around to finishing it before I had to leave for a New Year’s Eve party last night. When I last wrote about the new foods I made this year as part of my goal to make 18 food […]

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