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Category: pandemic blogging

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Goal Crushed: Made 60+ New Foods/Drinks in 2020

    Given that cooking was a common pandemic activity, I completely crushed my goal of making 20 foods or drinks that I had never made before. Instead of just 20, I made 62 new foods/drinks this year! Because of this, this blog post is ridiculously long (I’ve been working on it for a week!). You may […]

  • Home Improvements

    2020 was a year for home renos for many people. For those who were lucky enough to keep their jobs and who usually spend a bunch of money on travelling, sprucing up the old homestead seemed like a good way to spend the money that would otherwise have gone to flights and hotels. Plus people […]

  • Stabbing Myself For Science!

    So I signed up to be in a study where you send a blood sample in the mail and they test your blood for antibodies to COVID-19. I signed up for it eleventy billion years ago, but there were delays in actually sending the kits because supply chain. Honestly, I did not expect that supply […]

  • On the third day of donating…

    Aunt Leah’s Place supports youth who are “aging out” of the foster care system at 19 years of age, as well as helping mothers keep custody of their children. Aunt Leah’s Place helps prevent children in foster care from becoming homeless and mothers-in-need from losing custody of their children. To support them on their journey […]

  • On the second day of donating…

    A colleague of mine started working for the BC Lung Association this year. We are in the midst of a pandemic of a respiratory virus and so lungs seem rather important right now. Thus, I decided to choose this organization for today’s donation. The BC Lung Association does all sorts of things related to healthy […]