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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.
2022-11-25 15:54
This is apparently the week where the time change and early darkness got to me.  And confused me.I was doing actually pretty well there!  But yeah, this week I'm confused at how da… Read More
2022-11-24 15:43
On the mornings I drive to work, I pass by a church's food line.  As in, a line, I assume, offering food or maybe warm beverages to folks in need.  One morning a while ago I s… Read More
2022-11-24 05:43
On my way home this afternoon I thought I was going to hit a crow.He/she dove "at" my windshield and I had no way of avoiding (but I did tap the brakes, even though you're not supposed to) b… Read More
2022-11-23 01:04
I got into bed last night and had this bout of anxiety.  I tried to figure out where it was coming from and the internal answer I got was "you didn't blog, there's no post for tomorrow… Read More
2022-11-21 15:46
I've been struggling a little extra this last week or so and I'm not entirely sure there's a solid reason why.Jason suggests I "get like this" at this time of year which isn't wrong but also… Read More
2022-11-19 17:26
Ok, here's another one... not a nightmare per say but still... unusual at best!So the "theme" of this dream is clearly taken from my life... my trying to work on returning to the gym.But… Read More
2022-11-18 15:52
There have been some other tangential deaths in my life since Jay passed.One was a neighbour's Grandma, another a friend's partner's Aunt.I know it's not just me, but there is a slightly les… Read More
2022-11-16 15:33
I talked on Monday about a nightmare I had but there is another one that I've been having lately that I'm also not understanding the "why" from my brain.Twice I've had a very similar feeling… Read More
2022-11-15 15:26
A few weeks ago I was driving to see my parents.The road(s) I take to their place are slow (40km or less) and a gentle combination of some hills and some curves.  It's generally a relax… Read More
2022-11-14 15:41
I've been having what I would term "morning nightmares" the last while.  As in difficult/upsetting dreams that happen (what seems like) right before I wake up.Yesterday, I had a nightma… Read More
2022-11-12 14:59
I'm not bothering to search for it, but a while ago Flickr was bought out and the new people said they'd put a limit on the number of photos a free account could have.Because I used to use m… Read More
2022-11-10 15:52
I think y'all know that I relocate spiders rather than killing them.Well, a while ago I read a thing reminding us how helpful spiders are at eating the not so good bugs and that if we just l… Read More
2022-11-09 15:47
I was going to write a post about how I'm tired of Covid, but I realize what I'm actually tired of is people disagreeing about and talking about Covid.If I was never on any form of of social… Read More
2022-11-08 15:36
In this moment, I feel like the shock of loss around Jay has lessened.  It doesn't hit me as often, although I'm still extra emotional around loss of any kind.(I had a panic attack… Read More
2022-11-07 15:27
Yes the time change bothered me (yesterday being the first day of "new" times) but in just a totally messed up way.Like, I woke up and thought it was earlier than it was even though the time… Read More
2022-11-05 15:07
I realized the other day that I didn't miss Jay until he was gone.His death has made me miss our togetherness in ways I had not since we initially split up.  Wounds touch wounds I… Read More
2022-11-04 14:53
My neighbour mentioned something I had noticed... when the rains came back, the birds did too.I mean, there have been birds all Summer, don't get me wrong but maybe it was co-incidence but e… Read More
2022-11-03 14:43
I think Jason may have just solved a mystery I've been trying to figure out for years.  YEARS!!!I last (and first?) wrote about it in 2015 - most of my shirts had a small hole in them u… Read More
2022-11-02 14:21
When I found out that Jay was terminally ill, I went into my photos to find the photos of him I had from our time together.They weren't there.As in, there was an album in (Apple) Photos with… Read More
2022-11-01 15:10
We got rain last week for the first time in something like a hundred days.  Three months with no rain.  It did not seem like a lot as most of it was over Summer but by part wa… Read More
2022-10-29 15:00
I don't think I mentioned it but Max got engaged.I found out a while ago and I don't quite remember how I reacted.  Probably some kind of sad feel sorry for myself sort of reaction but… Read More
2022-10-28 14:57
There's a gal I know (we met at Burning Man) who is sharing her journey with breast cancer on [a social media site].The other day she mentioned in a comment to a friend that she has lost all… Read More
2022-10-27 14:20
It's been about a month (according to updates I've read) since Jay was told he was terminally ill.  Ill with a spreading of the cancer he was in treatment for in such a way that it is n… Read More
2022-10-26 14:29
End of October (pretty much) and temperatures here are finally within what's a more normal range for this time of year.I was leaving Jason's this weekend around 10:30 pm and it was cold.&nbs&hell…Read More
2022-10-25 14:25
There's a gal at [workplace] who has been wearing little Halloween things for a few weeks now.  I finally asked her the other day if Halloween was her thing.She replied by telling me th… Read More
2022-10-24 15:12
I'm a little all over the place.  Or... take away the qualifier and I'm all over the place.Which... all things considered seems reasonable.  I went to visit Jason the other day and… Read More
2022-10-20 14:16
I am tired.I really really really want to sleep.  A lot.  Sometimes it feels like I'd like to sleep for a week.  Other times just for the night.  But always, what I'… Read More
2022-10-18 14:27
My grief around Jay really comes and goes.  When it hits it's heavy and difficult.  And then I'll go for a long while without thinking about him at all and then it'll either start… Read More
2022-10-17 15:26
I am not connected with Jay or his partner on social media, so whatever information they are able to put out about his health I am not immediately connected to.  I have found updates th… Read More
2022-10-16 16:13
The air quality is rough today.I've been up for a bit and my skin is dry and my throat is sore and while my air purifier is on, it feels like I should close my windows up to stop letting the… Read More
2022-10-14 20:34
I'm pretty much convinced that because today is Friday it should also be the 15th (not the 14th).I can't explain why it just should be.Thank you for coming to my Ted Talk Read More
2022-10-12 14:19
Hearing about Jay's health has been really hard for me.  I've reached out on social media, but we're not connected so he may not see it.  Today I mailed off letters to him and… Read More
2022-10-11 14:31
Some of you may remember Jay.  Jay was a boyfriend of mine around 2013.  Jay and I met online, he was away (far away) while we got to know each other, he came back, we met, we were… Read More
2022-10-08 21:02
I am absolutely not in the headspace for this long weekend.It's the Thanksgiving long weekend here and I am not in the mood or the headspace and really would rather just skip having to do an… Read More
2022-10-07 14:47
I got my latest Covid booster this week and I was VERY mature about it!When the nurse was explaining to me that I was going to receive the bivalent vaccine, she said "this is the bivalent, i… Read More
2022-10-06 14:26
At the end of my last acupuncture appointment my practitioner asked me if I can tolerate mushrooms.And you guys?  I paused.  Hard core.  Because to be 100% honest, I did not k… Read More
2022-10-04 15:05
I had plans this weekend.  Plans to sit down and write out my posts for the week.  Like I used to.  "Back in the day" (you know, before illness and fear and capital t all That… Read More
2022-10-03 14:49
I sat myself down to write out a post or two and as I was sitting there it's like the weighted blanket from the dentist's office (when you're getting an X ray) was placed upon me without any… Read More
2022-10-01 15:59
One of the things I really like about this time of year is being able to warm up.Like, not to jinx anything but we've been having lovely warm days with beautiful sunshine.The days are right… Read More
2022-09-29 17:21
We (here) have a municipal election in a couple of weeks and I chose to vote by mail.My ballot package thing arrived yesterday and I voted and then as I was packaging my ballot in the envelo… Read More
2022-09-28 22:41
I'm home, and a neighbour just got out of their car and gave the biggest, deepest, heaviest sigh.  I felt that in my bones!(I legit nearly sat up and called out the window "I felt that… Read More
2022-09-27 14:38
Jason is thrilled with his new job.  He is SO happy.  It's wonderful to see and hear about.But it is also highlighting for me the fact that I am not.  I don't talk about work… Read More
2022-09-23 14:48
I'm tired.Not, like metaphorically, I mean I'm literally tired right now.This will be set to post in the morning but I'm writing it at 7:30 at night and I'm so sleepy and just want to go to… Read More
2022-09-22 14:39
Jason is starting a new job this week and for reasons I haven't really talked about much here, this will be a big change for me (and him as well to be sure.)One of the things Jason and I do… Read More
2022-09-21 14:57
Fall is definitely approaching.  Calendar wise it arrives... well, now!  But nature wise it's been arriving in small increments but also sort of feels like all at once.The shorteni… Read More
2022-09-19 14:53
I read something recently (no recollection of where) that said something about how trying to do things with your non dominant hand is a good way to like make your brain happy.  (That's… Read More
2022-09-15 19:01
I am not on a ferry right now heading to Vancouver for a concert.I am mainly sad about this, but it's a smart/wise call in the end.Jason is starting a new job next week and I'm in the middle… Read More
2022-09-14 20:28
I'm not enjoying trying to figure out if it's stress, illness, or smoke inhalation!We still have wildfire smoke and I can't remember how many days its been now but a few... and it's not awfu… Read More
2022-09-13 14:28
My last library book was swept out from under me unexpectedly.  See, usually I try to gauge how quickly I'm reading a book and try to have the next book available on hold at the library… Read More
2022-09-12 14:48
When I was a little girl I loved the Queen and the idea of the monarchy.  I wanted to grow up and be a Princess (no doubt influenced somewhat by the early Disney movies).  My paren… Read More
2022-09-11 15:54
Today is our second day of being impacted by wildfire smoke.It's not "that bad" (compared to other times) but it's still impactful and making things difficult and making it hard to feel comf… Read More
2022-09-10 14:53
I feel like I'm in the minority or soon to be minority (?) but I don't like drones.I really really don't like the noise they make.  I don't like the feeling of invasion of privacy (and… Read More
2022-09-09 14:33
We're going to ignore the fact that I'm not supposed to eat gluten and talk about the fact that of all the bagged pretzel types, I like the pretzel sticks the most.I'm pretty damn picky abou… Read More
2022-09-08 15:19
I had so many Burning Man thoughts this week and especially this weekend as the big/main pieces (the Man and the Temple) burned.If we imagine that everything in my life works enough that I c… Read More
2022-09-07 15:17
I "lost" a day this weekend.You know how sometimes you think it's Wednesday but it's actually Tuesday and you're like NOooo!Well, I had that this weekend but somehow it was worse, maybe beca… Read More
2022-09-06 14:08
As I look ahead at this week's weather forecast, it's the nighttime lows I'm paying attention to the most.As I type this (Sunday morning) there are a few drops of rain splashing down... ther… Read More
2022-09-01 15:10
I'm reading a book right now (The Overstory) that centers around trees.  In the particular chapter I'm in, the person talked about deciduous trees and my brain paused to try to remember… Read More
2022-08-31 14:38
Acupuncture is one of the things that is the most helpful (if not the most helpful) things for calming my system. (Honestly, if I could afford it I would go a lot more than I currently go.)L… Read More
2022-08-30 14:38
It's Burning Man time right now.  It's happening for the first time (officially) since 2019.  I'm not there.  I mean, I think that much is obvious with me not talking about it… Read More
2022-08-29 15:15
I have a [work related] thing [first of the month and all] that I'm (understandably?) nervous about and I've been "putting off" thinking about it, like "that's a future me issue" and "nothin… Read More
2022-08-27 14:56
Time has been not normal since Covid lockdown (if it was even normal before that?) and the perfect example I have for that is I was lying in bed the other night thinking about how we're head… Read More
2022-08-25 15:10
I wish I were (still) a person who loved or enjoyed or was good in heat.  But I'm not (anymore) and that's just that.Last year's heat dome was awful for me and I'm one of those folks wh… Read More
2022-08-24 15:03
It was pointed out to me that I'm coming up on one year of being back at work.  Part time, sure, but still... they say I should be proud and that I've beaten the odds.  I... s… Read More
2022-08-23 14:30
I feel like I just keep struggling.Which, to me, suggests it's a mindset thing.  Especially since when I'm able to sort of do a "big picture" look at my day to day, I'm ok. And I m… Read More
2022-08-22 15:18
I'm writing this Sunday morning to post Monday morning but as far as I know (not being able to tell the future) unless I sleep better all of this may apply Monday morning as well. &nbsp&hell…Read More
2022-08-16 15:01
I was thinking about bird song.  Or bird... calls... noise, I dunno.  Bird squalks n stuff.Like, when I hear bird chatter from far away places it always sounds lovely and interesti… Read More
2022-08-15 15:17
There's a building near me (a block down and a block over, so kind of diagonal from me I guess?) that's been undergoing "construction" for ages.I think what it actually was, was remediation… Read More
2022-08-12 17:59
I just moved a bunch of my Covid PPE stuff off of my entry/exit area table thing into the hallway closet.The handkerchiefs I no longer use, same as the cotton and non-latex gloves.  The… Read More
2022-08-11 16:04
It's back to school time (especially for folks in the States?) and many of my (online) friends are posting photos of their young ones in their "back to school" outfits.I saw one this morning… Read More
2022-08-05 14:18
My windows open out into our building's parking area.  It is, like many in this area, an above ground, car port (so a ceiling over parking spots) with lights.  The lights, in… Read More
2022-08-03 14:49
Did I survive the small heat wave last week?  I did.PHEW!It certainly was not on par with the heat dome of last year (thank heavens), it was more of a "regular" Summer hot.  I… Read More
2022-08-02 14:45
The other night I had a hard time falling asleep because the temperature kept "changing".That's not quite accurate, but what was happening was that there was a slight breeze.  And if th… Read More
2022-08-01 16:39
I had one of those dreams.  You know the ones, they're stressful and intense and don't necessarily make sense and they throw off your morning!So in this dream, my family and I had just… Read More
2022-07-31 05:51
Today I got to witness some instant Karma and it made me oh so very happy.I was driving home and heading into the left turn lane.  In the other lane there were two cars ahead of me, one… Read More
2022-07-29 20:56
I haven't been sleeping well for about a month now.  I'm not 100% sure why, so I keep adjusting things to try to get back to a more restful sleep situation but also the heat doesn't hel… Read More
2022-07-28 15:10
I have never purposely littered in my life, but I now have accidentally littered and I feel terrible!But like hear me out here...Jason and I were driving back from an ocean spot (hot days ar… Read More
2022-07-20 17:18
I was sitting here thinking about writing this post and I had the thought "is there a mouth doctor... not a dentist"?  Like is there a specialty for being a doctor of mouths but not a d… Read More
2022-07-19 22:42
Today is the second social thing I've been invited to and chosen not to go to, and I only feel a little terrible.  Which is progress!The one thing was family and I felt pretty lousy all… Read More
2022-07-15 14:34
I (feel like I)'ve been really struggling the last few months with some pretty intense mental health... uh battles?  I was going to say anxiety but then I remembered a nasty nasty "depr… Read More
2022-07-12 14:38
On Friday, one of Canada's telecom (n stuff) providers had an "issue" (aka they're not really talking about what did or didn't happen leading us to guess at information provided from unknown… Read More
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2022-07-10 17:03
I'm reading a book right now that's set in a high school drama class (and I thought it was a young adult book but it is VERY MUCH NOT ahem....) and I guess my brain decided that it reminded… Read More
2022-07-07 14:59
My brother has not returned to the United States of America since Columbine and has told me he never will.  He says he refuses to go to a country that lets its children be shot in schoo… Read More
2022-07-06 15:02
You know the meme of the dog sitting in his burning kitchen (?) surrounded by flames drinking his coffee/tea saying "this is fine"?  Well, yesterday, in the first week of July, it… Read More
2022-07-05 14:15
I couldn't fall asleep last night because there was a rumbling as I was trying to do so and my brain being my brain kept trying to figure out what it was.  Thunder?  A neighbour wa… Read More
2022-06-23 16:47
A collection of things I'd really like to say to people... but won't.Dear Construction Workers several blocks away,    I do not want to listen to your music.  It's just t… Read More
2022-06-20 15:18
On my way home from work I drive through a place that is a lower speed limit than "normal".  And every time I drive home I notice this one particular spot where they have written SLOW b… Read More
2022-06-16 05:10
Do you remember calling that phone number to find out what movies were playing?Was that only a local thing or was it all over? Read More
2022-06-12 16:27
On the days I'm not working (since I'm still part time) I don't turn my alarm on (unless I have a morning appointment).This morning, I woke up, noticed it wasn't dark out and freaked out.&nb&hell…Read More
2022-06-12 01:32
I just accidentally deleted my entire "to read" list from the library system website and no, I don't remember more than a couple of the books I had on that list.Sigh Read More
2022-06-07 03:08
If the amount of money my spam emails say I'm getting was real I would have no money concerns at all!  I'm so spam lucky! Read More
2022-06-03 15:44
Hello, I think I'm going to write a letter to the sky about the humidity/mugginess being too high, do..... any of you know the address?  I tried googling but had no luck. TIA! Read More
2022-06-02 14:48
I just failed a captcha test!  AM A ROBOT!!!Also, I did not get much sleep last night, which as a robot is really annoyingly bad programming you know? Read More
2022-06-01 14:44
So my Tuesday was better than my Monday and it helped a whole lot that it was.Who knows what was different, maybe just time.  Sometimes I want to know what "made it better" so badly so… Read More
2022-05-30 14:14
It's not that it was a bad week last week, but it was extremely difficult.I vaguely remember I had a hell of a weekend last weekend, but now I doubt I could tell you what all the intensity w… Read More
2022-05-26 16:43
The (weather) forecast tells me the rain will start twelve hours from now, but my eyes and ears tell me something different.Maybe the clouds got too heavy with the pain and sadness so many o… Read More

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