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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.
2022-08-12 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
Ok Then
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
2022-05-25 20:20
I had a very intense (for personal reasons) weekend and was going to write about it at some point this week but then more children got gunned down in America and I am not handling it well (o… Read More
2022-05-24 14:54
I've had some odd dreams lately (they feel like they're in the "morning" before I wake up but who knows!) and I've interpreted them by relating them to stuff that's going on...?In one, a fam… Read More
2022-05-20 14:34
This is an absolute downer of a post to write but it keeps popping into my head which means it wants to be written so here goes...There are several things that I can't, like really can't thi… Read More
2022-05-19 14:24
When I met Smith, which this place tells me was in the early-mid 2000s (what do we call like 2006 or 2007?  early 2000s?  I don't know!) 2006 or so, he mentioned that he had traine… Read More
2022-05-18 15:00
Oh, what's that?  You want me to get more into my heat management the last few weeks?  Oh ok then!(Oh wait, you don't but I feel like talking about it anyway?  Oh ok then! ha!… Read More
2022-05-17 14:53
So I wrote, and I don't really want to write anything else, or any more, but I also know that when I tell myself I'll get to it later in the work week (rather than on the weekend) I don't se… Read More
2022-05-16 14:45
Me, at 7:45 pm last night:  "Welp, it's Sunday evening and I haven't written anything, guess there will be no posts this week!"Also me at 7:46 pm last night:  "Ehhhh, I could stop… Read More
2022-05-13 14:44
"Hindsight is 20-20" is a saying most of us know.... the idea that you can see so clearly when you're looking back on something in a way that you weren't able to see at the time.  Which… Read More
2022-05-12 13:57
I.... am feeling guilt towards a book and I need to confess about it!I have two books I'm reading (in bed at night) and this in and of itself is unusual, but one of them is non fiction and s… Read More
2022-05-09 14:55
I often scratch my head at the "version" of depression I often see as it feels foreign to me - the person unable to leave their bed, or the person unable to deal with garbage, dishes, laundr… Read More
2022-05-07 15:27
Speaking of sniffling, I nearly aspirated some food yesterday, it was terrifying!I was eating my dinner and my nose was dripping so I sniffed and some food chunk went RIGHT back against my b… Read More
2022-05-06 15:23
I think this year is the year I accepted that I do have some allergies to some pollens.  I started looking up the "pollen forecast" and although I'm not totally paying attention (I shou… Read More
2022-05-05 15:16
I think it's been long enough now that I can say this... (fingers crossed still) but I repotted most of my plants a while ago and no one has died!  YAAAAAAY!I have one that I really cut… Read More
OK, I'm Disturbed.
2022-05-04 14:38
Ok y'all, I need your help and your brains.That being said, we're never going to come up with an answer or solution but I'm going to ask anyway!Alright... so I mentioned at some point over t… Read More
2022-05-03 14:32
The other day I reached into my purse to get something and found four (resusable) masks in there.  I found it funny at first but then I stopped to think about why.When we (our prov… Read More
2022-05-02 15:09
I haven't really slept the past two nights.I have no idea why other than the first night I suspected that the Robaxacet I took to try to get my jaw to un-clench (let me tell you!) didn't kno… Read More
2022-04-26 20:46
Because my drive to work now is on the highway, I've come to realize how many commercial vehicles (think big trucks, etc.) are not necessarily in the best shape or have the best/most skilled… Read More
2022-04-25 14:45
Spam, spam, spam, spammity spaaaaaaam!I have, I believe, been hit by a spam bomb.  KAPOW!Or.. something.I'm pretty convinced it happened when I was camping last month and wanted to chec… Read More
2022-04-22 15:02
Uh.... details kept vague, but the bank I bank with (locals to this part of the world probably can figure it out) chose to close down for something like 5 days last week for some IT banking… Read More
2022-04-22 02:54
I feel like everyone (total exaggeration) is getting sick and just saying "it's not Covid" and going on with their lives.  And I'm super frustrated and not happy about this.Jason has to… Read More
2022-04-14 18:49
I just had another "social goof" at a different store and I think I should never leave the house again, ok?I bought a device for camping that didn't work quite as expected and so after some… Read More
2022-04-12 15:02
I have been struggling for the last week or so.  I suppose since I got back from camping and back to work.  Are those the reasons?  I can't honestly tell you either way.So I a… Read More
2022-04-11 14:54
I most often roll over onto my left side to fully fall asleep.  It's a weird thing I don't want to dive into too much so that I don't completely weird myself out about it and never slee… Read More
2022-04-09 15:01
I had to stop writing posts because it was 10pm on Sunday night and I'd been at it for nearly two hours and I wanted to wind down and get into sleep mode for work the next day.The funny thin… Read More
2022-04-08 14:42
The February camping trip absolutely had some magic.  Some really special things happened for me in incredibly personal and moving ways.  I've so far kept them pretty close to my c… Read More
2022-04-07 14:29
I have already told you that I went camping in February so no spoilers here... I did in fact take that mid February drive to the camp site.I was extraordinarily unwell the morning we were le… Read More
2022-04-06 14:14
I genuinely don't remember when I started to even consider a camping trip again.I think Jason might have mentioned it for New Year's and while the idea of being IN THE FRIGGING COLD seemed r… Read More
2022-04-05 14:50
I don't remember the first time I went to the campground, but I know Jason took me and it was on a day trip type short visit rather than to camp.  I was overwhelmed at the time by the d… Read More
2022-03-24 14:11
I've noticed recently that things are coming back.  Covid wise I mean.Like "first time in two years" holding this event.  And people are travelling again.  Yes, I know many fo… Read More
2022-03-23 14:54
Brains are fascinating but dreams are even more fascinating!  In part, I suppose, because they come from brains, but also because of what they pull from where and why.For example... a f… Read More
2022-03-22 14:16
Well, officially a day or two ago, but still... Spring is here here... even if it felt like it was here a bit earlier.Rumours (not really) are abounding about ending the time change.  W… Read More
2022-03-21 14:45
So two years eh?We're at the two year anniversary of Covid "really" being here (vs just being a thing some countries were dealing with but probably wouldn't be a big deal here).I feel in a w… Read More
2022-03-19 17:43
Ahem... It was I, on Wednesday, who filled up my gas tank at 202 so that gas prices would drop into the 190s.  Thou isest welcome!I shall next attempt to carry an umbrella everywhere so… Read More
2022-03-17 15:05
(That word looks really weird to me... is it a word?)I bought some rechargable batteries.It's been years since I've had any, I'm not sure why other than I don't really use a lot of batteries… Read More
2022-03-16 14:40
At the end of last week our province removed the indoor mask mandate for most places (some exceptions like medical places, etc.)I have very mixed feelings about this as I really appreciated… Read More
2022-03-15 14:28
As I mentioned, I was fortunate to have my pharmacist work with me to give me an emergency supply of the antibiotics my doctor gave me back in November for the UTI then... and while they did… Read More
2022-03-14 14:20
The clocks changed yesterday.  Or, I mean, I always think of them as changing on Saturday even though it is *technically* Sunday MORRRRRRNING, but yeah, yesterday was the first day of t… Read More
2022-03-10 15:37
Sometimes on my non-work days I have sort of an argument with myself in bed in the mornings.  As in... part of me wants to sleep in (and by "sleep in" I mean, I'll maybe make it til 8:3… Read More
2022-03-09 15:23
Man... we are all so different.We share the commonalities of being human, existing in this time frame, but it just hit me how different we all really are.Where or why did this pop into my he… Read More
2022-03-08 15:53
So as per half of my babble yesterday, my urinary tract is yet again unhappy.  Which is not.... fun.I noticed it (if you've been lucky enough to never have a UTI, you notice it because… Read More
2022-03-07 16:34
I feel like I'm showing up late to a meeting or something, hair half a mess, tea and papers in hand... like whoops!We're nearly at Spring.  Time change is coming.  Days are already… Read More
2022-03-02 16:26
Two nights ago a noise started vaguely outside my apartment.I can not tell you what the noise is, only what my guesses are.  But also, and most importantly, I would really like the nois… Read More
2022-02-23 16:10
So um.... this freezing snap is completely my fault and I'm sorry.... again! Also, yesterday with all the 2s, eh?  Read More
2022-02-19 15:27
I may have mentioned it but all last year I thought I was a year older.Like I *just* turned 47 last month but all last year I thought I was 47 and when people asked me my age I legit had to… Read More
2022-02-18 15:21
I wouldn't read this if I were you because I don't even want to write it and so I wouldn't want to read it.  GAH.  I tells ya...So you probably know that I really really dislike si… Read More
2022-02-16 16:10
I often think about "helping future me."Sort of like reminding myself that some effort now will reduce some effort for me in the future.  Future me!The most obvious one that I've done I… Read More
2022-02-14 16:14
It's Sunday morning as I write this but I know it will post tomorrow so happy Valentine's day... today.  You know.I haven't slept well in too many days for comfort and last night (Satur… Read More
2022-02-11 15:36
I proved my own point to myself, and I'm suffering for it.I wrote yesterday's angry post at night and then wasn't able to calm down enough to feel sleepy or ready for bed.  But I went t… Read More
2022-02-10 15:56
Oh the rants that I've had that are not helpful or productive.The anger I feel, the things I want to say and scream and yell at other people.Things about mis-use of a flag that used to mean… Read More
2022-02-09 16:03
My town, and others, had another protest this weekend.  I live near enough downtown that I heard the occasional honking, but far enough from downtown to not have been disturbed by it.&n&hell…Read More
2022-02-03 15:29
I had a bit of a breakdown this weekend.  Nothing extreme - I'm fine, but a real heart-broken kind of sobbing sadness.I know this is a *me* thing and I'm not asking for political conver… Read More
2022-02-02 15:18
I was woken up around 5am the other morning by feeling, suddenly it seemed, too warm.This used to happen to me, years ago, in the middle of the night.  It's something my old (former, no… Read More
2022-02-01 16:13
I do not like the transition from sleeping or semi-sleeping to getting out of bed.  I don't know if anyone *likes* that moment or feeling or time but it really struck me Sunday mor… Read More
2022-01-31 15:54
Two mornings on my way to work last week I saw a falcon sitting on a street lamp next to the highway staring down into the green area looking for breakfast (or maybe brunch, I don't know!)&n&hell…Read More
2022-01-29 15:49
I watched a few episodes of a program on a streaming service that was essentially monologues by fairly well known actors/tresses.  (Solos)It took me a few episodes to connect to the fac… Read More
2022-01-28 15:15
A number of years ago I heard about Yoga With Adriene - a nice lady (with a nice dog) who has created accessible yoga videos. I tried a few and didn't keep with it for a variety of reasons… Read More
2022-01-27 16:01
I don't think I've told you about the torture I'm putting a plant through...See, I'm stuffing a plant of mine into a closet for 16 hours a day because the internet told me to!Ok, let me back… Read More
2022-01-26 15:39
I find myself clock watching most evenings lately.  I have to hope/assume it's a Winter thing, with the cold and the blah and the dark/short days, but still... it's kind of not my favou… Read More
2022-01-25 15:29
Honestly, the post from yesterday I wrote on Sunday which has typically been the "sit down and write" day for me, or at least it was back in the olden days pre... capital H Heavy stuff.Which… Read More
2022-01-24 15:44
Last night, I didn't really sleep.  Or, I suppose, the amount of sleep I half got was far too short and to make it worse, I feel like it's my fault.See, we're in the middle of Winter.&n&hell…Read More
2022-01-20 18:12
In my stress dream this morning I had to get somewhere (important for unknown dream reasons) and so I managed to make my way to Willowbrook mall (Langley) because there was a transit station… Read More
2022-01-19 04:48
So January started out a bit extra stressful for me which is why I think what I'm about to tell you happened.... ok...Um, so.... you know how we all tend to prefer that the toilet paper hang… Read More
2022-01-15 15:48
I was over at Jason's last weekend, helping him throw out some flood-ruined things and after, we had dinner and were hanging out and I got some weird visual things.A couple of years ago at h… Read More
2022-01-14 16:01
I have not had the easiest of times keeping a stream of shows I enjoy.  I'm extra picky or something with what I watch right now and so when I find something I tend to murder it to deat… Read More
2022-01-12 16:29
We had a couple (?) of weeks of cold and snow here, including a morning of what I have to assume is black ice that made my drive to work one of the most stressful drives I've done in a very… Read More
2022-01-11 16:04
For those of us playing along at home... I wasn't working when Covid first hit.  So I wasn't IN the work force when lockdowns/restrictions/quarantines happened and were put into place.I… Read More

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