Thursday, 27 April 2017


It's COLD!

I've turned my radiators off and then back on three times already this month.

Every time I think it's warmed up enough to turn them back on, a few days later it gets cold enough for me to need to turn them back on.

On Tuesday it was so chilly in my place I closed all the windows, cranked up the radiator and shivered under my blanket!

This has been an odd Spring so far... a chilly one.  But damn if I don't love the bright days when they're here and the looooong daylight hours.

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Blissful Sigh

Eight p.m. and still light out, I love you oh so very much.

Mixed Feelings

More and more companies are switching to eStatements rather than mailed statements.

I get it... saves paper and money.

But... I don't know what else I'm going to get in the mail now?

Which makes me feel bad for Canada Post workers... and me... because I miss mail.

Not that I like getting bills or statements in particular, but still.

Plus, certain statements (like my bank statements) I need printed anyway to check against my computer-based budgeting program/system so I'm just having to print it out anyway... but hey, it's saving me a $2 a month fee.... sigh.

Monday, 24 April 2017

Aw Crap

It's Monday.  And I haven't written any posts for the week.

Aw crap.

Um... the weather was... weather-y this weekend and um, things happened in the world?

And I did end up making chocolate covered strawberries (and that cheap chocolate tastes a lot better melted and then poured over strawberries!)  I lost a few of the strawberries to mold.  I rinsed them and sat them to dry while I did other unrelated things and by the time I got back to them some of them were already molding.  Bummer.

I was also ... lazy, I suppose, and didn't put down parchment paper, so they lost half of their chocolate upon pickup attempt, but hey.  Yum.

Saturday, 22 April 2017


My dental hygenist gave me an A yesterday!


Friday, 21 April 2017


It bothers me when performers publish their set list and they include the encore songs on the list.

I mean, I understand set lists and why, but I always like to think that an encore is something unexpected... something that the audience asks for with applause at the end of a great show they just don't want to end.

I don't like the idea that it's expected... I want to EARN an encore with sore hands from applauding so much to FORCE THEM BACK ON STAGE WOOOOOOOO!!!

So it sort of feels like it's cheapened... that the encore songs are already on the play list pre-show.

I mean... can't they just have a little chat backstage as the crowd is cheering and go, ok, guys, I know we're exhausted, but they really seem to want more, let's do... X, Y, and Z ok?  Ok!


May as well save my hands and just wait out the "fake" encore...


Doesn't feel genuine to me if they're already planning that we'll like them so much we'll insist they come back!

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Dear Self

Dear Me,
That cheap, solid, easter bunny chocolate you bought (on sale!) was meant to be for melting and dipping strawberries (or whatever) in... not for eating. 

It's nasty... why do you keep eating it?

Dear Me,
Why do you keep buying it?

Dear Me,

Wednesday, 19 April 2017


I'm pretty sure the snot in my hair is not mine.

Yes, I know who it likely belongs to.

No, I'm not totally sure it was snot.  I chose just to remove it and move on.


Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Mr Cruise

I've now renamed my socks "Danger Socks"  just FYI

(I have hardwood floors... and my socks decided I should have trouble walking... especially around corners at more than a shuffle)

Danger socks, y'all.

Monday, 17 April 2017

And Exhale

Well, this has been a much needed long weekend after a particularly difficult week. 

So, thank you, powers that be... I needed this one, for sure.

What about you?  Get up to anything?  Did you get any time off?  Chocolate?  Family celebrations?  None/all of the above?

Friday, 14 April 2017


My brain has been fairly short bursts... lately (that doesn't make sense) so this may just turn into a sort of a twitter feed blog for a while.

Like... the rain was very rainy yesterday. 

You know?

Happy Easter long weekend if that's your thing.  Be well.  

Thursday, 13 April 2017


I heard someone HIGHLY recommend a tv show and then someone else agree with them so I found it to give it a watch.

I thought the first three minutes were terribly cheesy so I stopped watching but then needed a brain break so went back to it.

And... I had already watched it.  And completely forgotten.

And I've no idea how many episodes of this show I've already seen or when or where but yeah... I'd never heard of it but apparently already watched it?  Go figure.

Tuesday, 11 April 2017


I've been making my way through a book that I think is giving me nightmares.  Fun, right?

See, I do most of my reading in bed at night... if I try to read on my couch during the day, I tend to get super sleepy and just end up napping, but ironically I have been known to read for hours at night, in my bed... Go figure.

So, this book, called John Dies at the End (since I'm not keeping track of my books here anymore) was highly recommended and has been turned into a movie I guess, and so I got myself a copy and the first chunk of it has seriously given me anxiety while I'm reading it!  This.... never happens with books.... so it's maybe just where I'm at right now or who knows.  I thought about stopping reading it but... you know me... hardly ever stop a book.  Sigh.

I'm hoping the story is a little less freak-inducing as it goes on, but so far, I'm not really seeing why it was so highly recommended?  Or maybe I just wasn't paying attention and it was recommended in some "what books keep you up at night" forum or something.

Le sigh.

Monday, 10 April 2017


I had a really insightful thought last night as I was drifting off to sleep.  It was important!  And meaningful and I totally wanted to share it.

And I even remembered it this morning, just a hint of it and so I made my tea and toast and as I started drinking the tea and dealing with my morning internet checkins...... the thought slipped away.  Just... dissolved.  I don't remember it at all or what it was about, just that it was a really good thought that I wanted to talk about and pass on.



Friday, 7 April 2017

No, No, No, No, NO!

Well, after the spider in car and then the spider on ceiling (of apartment) somebody either died or molted (GAH) and then there was another spider but he moved too close so last night he got taken outside.  Done.


And I got the GIANT HUGE ONE on the top of a swiffer sweeper and got that part outside and it WOULDN'T JUMP OFF!!!! I HAD TO FLICK IT OFF EWWW!

No more spiders please.  Or at least not the super freaky big ones that make me go GAH!

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Well, Ok!

Well, my car is fine!

Like, the moon roof had no issues when they tried it (of course!)  Which... ARGH, but also, YAY because nothing to fix!  They figure something maybe just got in the works and.... I am totally not imagining a giant spider in there at all NO I AM NOT!

And they say that the smell from the catalytic converter just means it is doing what it is meant to do which is something.... uh... environmental?  So... my sometimes stinky car is just going to stay that way because I'm very happy she's not actually broken, YAY!

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

So... April, Eh?

So.... uh.... I guess it's not January?  Ha ha, I'm so silly, it's February!

Oh... April?  Really?  Hmmm... not sure how that happened, but ok.

I did drive home last night at about eight and it was still not totally dark.  AKA  there was still some light out.  I do like that.

April has that whole showers/flowers thing and a few birthdays (in my world anyway) and that bunny chocolate thing and hey, how come there are no more "chocolate holidays" until, like, October now?  How is that fair?

Grumble, grumble, need more chocolate excuses, grumble.

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Car Sniffles

So my car has some owies.  Well, it has an owie and an intestinal issue.

Poor thing.

Jason awkwardly mentioned a couple of months ago that when I go to pick him up my car smells... like toots.  He said he didn't want to mention it in case it was me, which then embarrassed me because NO!  I DID NOT TOOT!!!!  I told him that there's a corner on the way to his place that always smells bad and so it was probably just that.

But, apparently my car smells at other times too... at least that he's noticed.  So he said to check out my catalytic converter.  I thought that was weird and random but no, apparently there are car things and car parts that can go wrong and make your car smell stinky.  (Sulfur)  So.... I keep making myself giggle a little by saying my car has gas.  Get it?  Because... stinky?  But also... gas?  (Also it's possibly caused by gas, just.. you know, *the more you know*!)

And the owie is that the moon (sun) roof isn't working properly.  It'll open, but then not so much with the closing.  Jason managed to get it closed for me by whispering sweet nothings to the buttons, but it's going in tomorrow to get both of those things looked at.  And yes, I splurged when I got the car and got a moon roof.  I like it.  (Although the irony is on the very sunny days it gets too hot to use because SUN ON HEAD!)

So yeah, my girl's a little bit older and it's starting to maybe show a little.  (The moon roof issue I'm hoping is just something stuck in the works, not a "broken" issue... and the stinky, if it's not harming the car, it doesn't bother me overly and Jason can just wear noseplugs or something.)

Monday, 3 April 2017


So, not only did I find the spider interloper in my car.... there has been a friend of his on my ceiling for a few days that I decided to let be there that I now can't find.

Last time I let one live there, it ended up ON MY BLANKET.  But apparently I thought I'd give it another go.  *fingers crossed*

As if those two weren't enough, there was a (larger, darker) one in my bedroom last night. 

That one was an absolute nope and out it went.  (With some shuddering and nope-ing done by me during the send-it-outside attempts)

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