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 … 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 Canada Day! My home country is now 152 years young. My opinion (albeit biased) is that it's the best place in the world to live, and I'm extremely grateful that I get to call this beautiful country home. So happy 152nd birthday, Canada! And for anyone who's interested, I live on the west coast, … Continue reading Happy Canada Day! (and a freebie)
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!
Wishing you all a very merry Christmas filled with love and yummy food. And if you're alone and/or feeling down, that's ok too. If you want you can commiserate with me on my post Merry Blue Christmas on Psyche.
Canadian Thanksgiving actually happened a month ago, but I missed the boat on that, so I thought I'd wish everyone a happy American Thanksgiving. It's also a good time to say how thankful I am for all of you. This is an amazing community we've got going on, and I appreciate all of you every … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving!
100 years ago today at 11am, the guns of World War I fell silent. Today, on Remembrance Day, we also fall silent to remember those who have sacrificed their lives for our freedom. They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At … Continue reading Lest we forget
Valentine's Day sometimes seems like it has two primary purposes: gross commercialism, and making single people feel like crap. Flower and chocolate-sellers win, single people lose. Well, I'm a single person and I'm here to say f*** that sh*t. I would much rather snuggle into the warm, cozy, loving blogging community. So happy Valentine's … Continue reading Happy Valentine’s Day to us all
Happy 2018! I never make new year's resolutions because I figure if there's something I want to do I should just do it, regardless of what the date on the calendar happens to be. So instead, I'm going to start off the new year with some love for my fellow bloggers. I've been blogging for … Continue reading Starting the year off with some love