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Just me. Thinking thoughts, living life, figuring it out as I go along. And, no, I don't really know what I'm talking about.
2024-02-28 15:41
I struggle with perfectionism.  I won't get into it here and will oversimplify by saying that for me, it shows up as "If I can't do it really really well (aka perfectly) I won't do… Read More
2024-02-22 15:36
I'm still not 100% body wise.I'll have days where I'm just exhausted with that "fighting off a sickness" kind of exhaustion and my nose is still needing some help with the stuff and although… Read More
2024-02-22 05:36
I've maybe talked about this before but why are night time bed sleeps so different from daytime couch nap sleeps? Like I try not to nap much these days as it can mess up my night time s… Read More
2024-02-21 04:28
I spent much of this long weekend helping Jason move stuff around at his place.  Long story short he's fixing up the room that used to be his bedroom that was lost to the flood of whene… Read More
2024-02-17 15:39
So yesterday I was just chatting with my neighbour when I got all hot/cold and felt like I was close to fainting.I told her I had to stop talking now as I wasn't feeling good and I went stra… Read More
2024-02-16 15:36
Oh, also?  I think I got addicted to clean air while I was sick!I have air purifiers in my place (I got them a few years back for fire "seasons" and what have you) and I turned them on… Read More
2024-02-15 15:30
I feel like I'm in the thick of "going through a lot" right now growth wise.December was a lot and then January was intensely brutal oh and then I got sick.  I cry very easily righ… Read More
2024-02-12 16:03
Heya.I'm ok.  Not quite myself again yet, but ok.Last day of antibiotics was yesterday.  It was supposed to be Saturday but I missed two doses on the two days I went in to work (lo… Read More
2024-01-30 16:02
It's Monday proper as I write this and I am not feeling worse, so I suppose I'm feeling better?I didn't get in to see a doctor (mine's not in the office and you can't get in to a walk in cli… Read More
2024-01-29 15:18
Maybe because I was exposed to a whole lot more people than usual at work AND it was a really high stress week at work (due to ongoing weather related remediation) I am sick.I woke up Friday… Read More
2024-01-27 15:46
I have a January birthday (that I no longer "advertise" on social media, or at least I haven't for a few years, we shall see) and so each year is like a new age for me, if that makes sense… Read More
2024-01-26 14:37
One of the things I noticed this last week or so as I've been paying attention to my high anxiety levels is that there's this frustrating cycle that happens and it reinforces itself.So... ex… Read More
2024-01-25 15:14
As I was finishing up my last post I had an idea for a new post and it was going to be simple and easy and so I opened up this new page and POOF! gone.  No idea what I was considering t… Read More
2024-01-24 15:30
I have notes for two posts that I jotted down a few weeks ago and they're both about topics that stressed me at the time or that had big feelings or emotions attached to them at the time and… Read More
2024-01-23 15:24
I walked to the gym on Sunday for the first time since it snowed (Wednesday?) and I noticed that while the majority of the snow has melted/washed away you can totally see where people shovel… Read More
2024-01-22 15:15
Holy crap I am unwell right now.It's been a while since I've been this "not ok", or at least it feels like it has been and this week was the first time (I suppose last week since I'm typing… Read More
2024-01-20 15:06
On one of the sub zero days last week I ended up at home (see above re pipes and freezing cold days....) and so took myself to the gym for some cardio and a swim.  And y'all?  The… Read More
2024-01-19 17:56
So last week was hard and this week was even harder.  Worser.Some of that, unfortunately, was weather related with the freeze affecting work in non positive ways (pipes... they burst… Read More
2024-01-12 21:41
Sorry for a quiet week.  Writing just .... didn't happen.We didn't get the snow (here at least) that they were saying might happen but man oh man we sure got the cold. There's a si… Read More
2024-01-08 15:32
I forget the rest of the lyrics to that song but maybe it's already in your head like it is in mine!It's ten thirty pm Sunday night as I write this and I am TOTALLY avoiding going to bed and… Read More
2024-01-05 15:01
So how was my Christmas this year anyway?Well, that's a little bit of a complex answer, to be honest.Christmas has gotten progressively harder and more stressful for me over the last few dec… Read More
2024-01-03 15:38
Yeah, my January 1st was rough all down to a poor sleep.  Which was due to being woken a lot during the night.I had gone to bed around eleven, knowing I'd be close to awake if not fully… Read More
2024-01-01 08:00
And a very Happy New Year to us all Read More
2023-12-26 15:04
SOMEONE broke the spider rules.And by "someone" I do not mean me!  I stick FIRMLY to the spider rules, but this dude/dudette did NOT.This hasn't been the best sleep month for me so I'm… Read More
2023-12-25 17:03
 Happy December 25th to you in whatever way you might like to receive it Read More
2023-12-23 15:56
In my building's laundry room there are two machines.  Well, there are four but it's two washers and two driers so, you know, two machines... of... each.I usually use two washers at a t… Read More
2023-12-22 15:50
We hit the solstice, which means days will start to get longer again.We likely won't really notice it for a while, maybe a month or more, but we made it to here and now we head back towards… Read More
2023-12-21 15:37
As I typed out that title it occurred to me that my swim instructor was in the midst of her finals for university as I had my final swim lesson and that is kinda neato and stuff.  I eve… Read More
2023-12-20 15:40
I know that this can be a spendy time of year and I do try to manage that but when I went to check my credit card balance (on my home accounting program) I was absolutely BLOWN away, it was… Read More
2023-12-19 15:56
My swim instructor is also a first year University student and so I asked her how her first University exam went.She said she felt it went ok but that there was an issue.... she said that sh… Read More
2023-12-18 15:52
I apologized to my freezer this morning.See, last night I made cookies (package cookies, not from scratch cookies) and put them in containers in the freezer.This morning, I woke up and went… Read More
2023-12-15 15:28
I think I've mentioned before what I've taken to calling "stress dreams".  Like, stressful, not happy, upsetting dreams that seem to happen in the mornings (rather than a nightmare that… Read More
2023-12-14 16:03
I grew up looking at myself in a mirror (via dance classes) and always saw something "not fat".  Until my breasts grew and I suppose puberty but still even when I thought I was fat I ac… Read More
2023-12-13 16:09
This week is my final swimming lesson and last week's lesson was fine?  Weirdly so?I purchased nose plug things and promptly forgot them at home.  And then was again able to breath… Read More
2023-12-12 16:04
I did get in to my doctor and mentioned the "aching all over" concern and she said it was likely "just" a virus.  I still think it's best if I try to reduce my sugar intake for fou… Read More
2023-12-11 15:54
I've been (re)watching an older tv show set around teenagers (as one does!) and certain unexpected things are triggering "I wish I was back in highschool" feelings.Like, of all things, the k… Read More
2023-12-08 15:55
It's a curious time of year right now, certainly in this hemisphere with the so very short days that have been made darker by the arrival of the rain we didn't have last month.  Man tho… Read More
2023-12-07 15:44
(Please, if you can, sing that title to "Shaking All Over" as that's what my brain did!  Like, I legit was sure the lyrics of that song were "Aching all over" which, I guess, is not a v… Read More
2023-12-06 15:39
I said a thing and then immediately after the words came out of my mouth I realized it was not the smartest thing I have ever said but I still meant it!!!Jason bought a coconut the other day… Read More
2023-12-05 15:32
Had my third swim lesson last week and I feel like I got worse!The focus of the lesson was the "side" breathing that you use in front crawl and even though I did it a little the previous les… Read More
2023-12-04 15:28
You know that experience/feeling when you walk into a room and your brain goes blank and you have no idea what you went into the room for?  Yeah, well, I just sat down to blog, as… Read More
2023-12-01 15:13
I have always resisted being part of something that is based on the fact I am a woman/female.Like, I got accepted into the Engineering program at a big University and they invited myself and… Read More
2023-11-30 15:26
My [redacted - female family member] has been having bladder/UTI problems and she recently mentioned to me that the specialist told her to not only sit up "properly" when peeing but also to… Read More
2023-11-29 15:19
This post is written at (early) dinner time and so won't make sense when it posts and whatever time you're reading it but I HAVE LOTS OF FOOD HERE BUT THERE ISN'T ANYTHING I'M INTERESTED IN… Read More
2023-11-29 03:08
Second swimming lesson last week and the instructor upped the difficulty (kinda) which meant I got both better and worse?See last time we focussed mainly on breathing out (under water, duh!)… Read More
2023-11-27 15:51
We've had an absolutely lovely November, which has meant a lot of sunny days and yes I'm sure we're also in a drought but I think we're all just maybe kind of ignoring that because SUNSHINE… Read More
2023-11-25 15:15
Instead of not eating things that I know upset my stomach, I take pills (that I pay money for in a time when money is tight) that "help" my body digest said things.Instead of working through… Read More
2023-11-24 15:20
There is an owl who is currently living in our neighbourhood.  I know this because a few neighbours have excitedly told me they've either seen him/her or heard him/her.And up until… Read More
2023-11-23 15:14
I had to, or no, I guess I didn't HAVE to, so I'll instead say that my driver's licence is up for renewal so I booked an appointment to go deal with that.  (I had a few months to do it… Read More
2023-11-22 15:57
I signed up for adult swim lessons at my local pool thing place.They're private lessons as in it's myself and the instructor rather than a group lesson.I didn't know what to say when I signe… Read More
2023-11-17 15:27
This last week or so I have been having an incredibly hard time not wanting to sleep (or nap) in the evenings.Like the other day from about 5-6pm I really really really just wanted to sleep… Read More
2023-11-15 15:18
When they renovicted us from this building they did some upgrades to the electrical panel but I still don't hugely trust the wiring in here and so for a long while when I plug my phone and w… Read More
2023-11-14 15:43
I really was going to try to not complain about it but why on earth does this time change make it feel like/seem like it's 8:30 pm from like 5pm on?  I can't wrap my brain around w… Read More
2023-11-13 15:38
I was first introduced to pomegranates when I was in grade six and I've loved them ever since.A while back I had to stop eating them as they were too much (acidic? tart?) for my stomach to h… Read More
2023-11-10 15:42
I've ever so slightly got an issue with my left ankle.It hurts.Not a lot lot, but enough.  And I'm not entirely sure what's going on.My only/best guess is that my new boots that I got l… Read More
2023-11-05 17:54
Time change, time change, TIME CHANGE!  (except in the UK where I think it was last week, and/or in other places where they don't have to deal with this stuff...)Sigh.Edited to add… Read More
2023-11-04 15:24
I recently started the Foundation series by Isaac Asimov.  Yes, after watching the TV shows (which I very much enjoyed, visually and artistically and... uh.. acting...ly but got a bit l… Read More
2023-11-03 14:29
Ok, I realize my initial sample size of two is too small so I'm asking a few more people....If you've ever used an advent calendar (I know there are many types around these days, I even saw… Read More
2023-11-02 14:07
Out of my window(s) I see a neighbouring building.  I often see and hear crows and seagulls and other birds landing on the roof or walking along the gutters (it's a particular noise you… Read More
2023-11-01 14:57
I got my flu shot and Covid booster last week.Here, we get "invited" rather than asking to have them, so you get a text/email and then use the booking system (although I think there are othe… Read More
2023-10-31 14:04
Ah yes, the spooky day, where I wish I was a child again so I could go from door to door and experience what really is a magic feeling of people giving you free candy.  Happy Hallo… Read More
2023-10-30 14:51
I just gave all my alcohol to my neighbour.  (I asked first if a) they drank and b) they wanted it)I haven't really had much to drink in years.  I'm pretty sure I wrote about it bu… Read More
2023-10-28 14:23
Did I tell you about the time last year when I was trying to be healthy and so replaced my "I have chocolate bars around" with "I have this healthy granola around!" and so I'd snack on that… Read More
2023-10-26 14:09
I don't remember what I called him here, but there was a guy I was in a relationship with a while ago and I don't think I've ever told you about something he did when we were away camping.We… Read More
2023-10-25 14:44
I have some rules or "must do"s for myself that kind of keep me at what I think of as my "bare minimum" of "healthy" and while I do keep up with these, I also recognize that sometimes it fee… Read More
2023-10-24 14:25
About a month ago I finally steeled myself enough to talk about the struggles my houseplants have been having.... because of me.  Sigh.And I did make changes.  I've been using the… Read More
2023-10-17 14:13
Right now I only work Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (due to my ongoing illness).And for the last two weeks Monday was a holiday.So, right now I'm feeling pretty convinced that I should only… Read More
2023-10-16 21:58
Today's wakeup was much smoother (I was even "awake" about an hour before my alarm, go figure, although I totally went back to sleep, duh!) and no confusion was had!  Happy Monday! Read More
2023-10-16 05:42
Yeah, so it's Sunday night and I'm heading to bed and I haven't written posts like I semi intended to.  HOWEVER, I did freak myself out this morning so I'll babble about that befor… Read More
2023-10-10 15:09
I've talked a bit before lately about letting spiders keep on keeping on in my place way more than ever before.As I think I've said, it came from a small article I read saying that spiders i… Read More
2023-10-09 16:59
It's Thanksgiving here today.  (And, honestly, even though I do it, I'm tired of calling it "Canadian Thanksgiving" just because Americans don't call theirs "American Thanksgiving"&nbsp&hell…Read More
2023-10-07 13:56
I was waking up the other morning thinking how dark it was (comparatively speaking) and then thinking how nice the late afternoon light was that same day and then a small part of my brain we… Read More
2023-10-05 14:30
I like that I feel either neutral or friendly towards most of my exes.  (Max being the exception, as the way he handled the breakup and has handled.... nothing since, has left me feelin… Read More
2023-10-04 14:55
There are a few bugs I kill around my home, and silverfish are one of them.They can be tricky little buggers as they have a great defence mechanism and if they see you coming they run in wil… Read More
2023-10-04 02:55
I was coming home from work today and something landed on my windshield.  A little tiny bug of some sort, so I turned on my wipers to flick it off, but unfortunately, it didn't flick, i… Read More
2023-09-29 15:04
I have an online friend who, like me, uses a pseudonym and doesn't share photos or very many personal identifying details.We've known each other for years and in private messages have gotten… Read More
2023-09-27 14:15
Something that I've heard more about lately than I ever remember before is the idea of intrusive thoughts.And yes, I have them.Most commonly, I have them (not always) when driving.  Som… Read More
2023-09-25 15:06
So far I've put a thin quilt on top of my comforter and it's been fine sleeping temperature wise!  Last night I chose to put on the weighted blanket and that was a bit too warm, so I'll… Read More
2023-09-22 14:58
Maybe I'm making this up in my head, but I feel like when I first started going to concerts, encores were not an expected thing.  I feel like the show would finish and *IF* the crowd wa… Read More
2023-09-20 14:30
I haven't written a post about it yet because it's hard for me to talk about, but my plants have been struggling a lot lately.  In fact, there's been a lot of death.  I'm not ok wi… Read More
2023-09-19 14:20
Someone at work the other day (don't talk about work) said that I "really like to do things the right way" or something like that (the implication being something along the lines of I want/l… Read More
2023-09-18 14:25
Maybe I feel like I'm always going through internal change, or trying to.  And with change being "the only constant" and all that stuff.... I mean, is it then just normal for humans to… Read More
2023-09-16 14:18
I was joking in a conversation with Jason the other day and I said "and I'd just ask them 'Do you know who I am?'" and he looked at me and said, no, don't ever say that.Well, duh, I wouldn't… Read More
2023-09-15 14:10
Well I mean I'm not really a fan of change at all, which I know is kind of futile with change literally being the only constant and all that....If you live out this way and bank with the sam… Read More
2023-09-13 13:59
But I seem to have lost a pillow case?Or, more honestly, a .... um... pre... pillow case?Like I have two pillow cases on each of my pillows.  A thin liner type one and a good over one… Read More
2023-09-12 14:46
I ran into a co worker last week who had just come back from two months off.  They asked me how my Summer was.  I paused.  I was pausing to consider a polite way to say "it wa… Read More
2023-09-12 01:46
Well I did have a few nights where I could close my bedroom door and pull the comforter all the way up but the last two nights I've been back to door open and comforter half off. Some w… Read More
2023-09-02 14:52
This time of year is when Burning Man happens and even though I'm not there, and haven't attended since 2016 I'm still pretty heavily involved in some of the online forums and so I'm always… Read More
2023-09-01 14:20
When my stress and anxiety is high, like it is right now, I am more prone to some vertigo type sensations.Most notably when I'm scrolling on a device and I stop the scroll or look away and m… Read More
2023-08-31 14:36
I found myself thinking the other night about the night time process that's going to be slowly happening over the next while as the temperatures change and move into Fall.... Here's how… Read More
2023-08-30 14:22
Oh boy... my struggle is really real right now.  Real....ly hard.  Really a lot.  I don't feel great, or good.  And the anxiety that is very strong is latching on to thin… Read More
2023-08-29 16:49
Yesterday we had a mid day thunderstorm (which we don't get here often) which was notable for the hail it brought and for the deepness of the rumbles.  These thunderclaps shook my build… Read More
2023-08-26 14:08
I woke up this morning after I guess an ok sleep and as I was reaching into my fridge to get cream to put in my tea (don't judge me, a cardiologist told me to ok!) my brain went "Zooboomafoo… Read More
2023-08-25 21:01
Well my laptop.It's a 2020 and has a touch bar.  Which wasn't a feature I particularly wanted (just happened to have it when I went to buy a laptop) and isn't a feature I use all that m… Read More
2023-08-21 17:47
I'm about to take my laptop into the shop for a repair that will hopefully be covered, not under warranty anymore, but under a particular issue... situation... So the radio silence that… Read More
2023-08-18 14:28
I was thinking again about my irritated brain (like stomach irritation) thought and had more to say...With my stomach for the most part I *know* what is going to set it off.  For exampl… Read More
2023-08-17 14:14
I play games on my phone (iPhone) quite a lot.  Just a couple of games, mind you, but they're a huge distraction for me, and I check in on them off and on all day - more often than not… Read More

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