On our nation's birthday**, I thought it would be fun to look at a few stereotypes about Canadians. We live in igloos. It takes skill to build an igloo, especially if you don't want the roof to collapse. It also takes snow, which we don't have year-round. Inuit people in Canada's north will sometimes build… Continue reading Happy Canada Day!
Valentine's Day is ridiculously commercialized, and it comes with a mix of obligations for the attached and hints of inadequacy for the unattached. However, setting all of that aside, it's also an opportunity to convey affection and appreciation for the people that matter. So, in that spirit, here's a quick Valentine's Day message to my… Continue reading A Valentine’s Day Love Letter
Here's my lovely little man Peanut alongside my 2020 bullet journal. It's hardcover, and quite a bit bigger than my 2019 journal. It's got lots of sparkle on the front, which is cool, particularly since I'm entirely unartistic and there's nothing fancy about what I put inside (aside from stickers). I've kept a lot of… Continue reading 2020: New Year, New Bullet Journal
Today I'm spending at home alone, just like most other days. I haven't decorated, and I won't be having anything Christmasy for dinner. It's one of those times when I miss caring. It's not so much Christmas itself that I miss, and it's not something that would go away if I just put a tree… Continue reading Merry Christmas – Especially If It’s Kinda Blue
When I was young, my favourite Christmas story was 'Twas the Night Before Christmas, originally published as the poem A Visit From St. Nicholas by Clement Clarke Moore. It was such a favourite that I managed to memorize it when I was four years old. To this day it's a story with very positive associations,… Continue reading ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas
The blue Christmas thing is relatively new to me. I used to like Christmas. I already talked about this a little bit in a previous week's Working On Us post. For most of my life, I was a Christmas girl (albeit of the atheist variety). It was a time for food, family, decorations, and more… Continue reading A Blue Christmas – Depression and the Holidays
It seems like every year there is debate around the "right" thing to say come December. Some people say it's not politically correct to say "Merry Christmas", and the preferred alternatives might be "happy holidays" or "season's greetings." Then you've got the Great Pumpkin wanting to obliterate "happy holidays" because it's part of a war… Continue reading Is It Wrong To Say Merry Christmas?
Emilia from My Inner Mishmash has given my a My Inner Mishmash Readership Award, and today Santa arrived at my door. Casper was on hand to supervise the opening of the package. This is Emilia's majestic cat Misha on the front of the Christmas card. Casper is either admiring Misha or contemplating going in for… Continue reading Santa Came! – My Inner Mishmash Readership Award
I've never been all that into Halloween, and I have no interested in dressing up myself or my munchkins, but there are some pretty cute guinea pig costumes out there. Here are a few that I found: Happy Halloween!
Happy 2019! Wishing each and every one of you amazing people a joyous and healthy new year. I appreciate all of you so very, very much. For me, the biggest accomplishment in 2018 was really committing to blogging. My main goal for 2019 is to expand where, how, and what I write. I've never made… Continue reading Happy New Year!