A Glimpse At My World

May 6, 2021 – a Thursday

Smile Direct Club; week one Since my teen years, I have struggle with my teeth. They are the one constant that makes me feel self conscious. Growing up I saw an orthodontist, who said I would be an excellent candidate for teeth straightening, but I needed to get my wisdom teeth out first. Due to… Continue reading May 6, 2021 – a Thursday

Bibliophile

April 24, 2021 – a Sunday

The Passengers by John Marrs - 5☆ Read. This. Book! I’m not sure where Marrs has been hiding from me, but after reading three of his novels it’s safe to say I’m obsessed! The idea of autonomous vehicles scares the crap out of me, and this book is exactly why! The eight Passenger characters picked… Continue reading April 24, 2021 – a Sunday

Bibliophile

April 10, 2021 – a Saturday

Savage Son by Jack Carr - 5☆ The hunters have become the hunted... Deep in the wilds of Siberia, a woman is on the run, pursued by a man harbouring secrets - a man intent on killing her. A traitorous CIA officer has found refuge with the Russian mafia and is planning to use its… Continue reading April 10, 2021 – a Saturday

Bibliophile

April 5, 2021 – a Monday

What Lies Between Us by John Marrs - 4☆ Nina can never forgive Maggie for what she did. And she can never let her leave.They say every house has its secrets, and the house that Maggie and Nina have shared for so long is no different. Except that these secrets are not buried in the… Continue reading April 5, 2021 – a Monday

Bibliophile

April 4, 2021 – a Sunday

The Minders by John Marrs — 5☆ This book is my thirteenth completed, and by far my favourite, of 2021 so far! There are plot twists at every turn, with enough death and action to keep you on the edge of your seat. John Marrs would create a pattern, just so he could break it… Continue reading April 4, 2021 – a Sunday

The Daily

April 1, 2021 – a Thursday

14w 2d Officially in the second trimester - yippee! Although I’m still tired, I am feeling more “myself” lately. My nausea is practically gone, and I am extremely happy about that! Just after my big first trimester screening at 12 weeks, my partner and I decided to tell our daughter that she is going to… Continue reading April 1, 2021 – a Thursday

Bibliophile

February 28, 2021 – a Sunday

The Vanishing Stair by Maureen Johnson I. Love. Fiction. There, I said it. There is little that’s better to me than getting ridiculous engrossed in a great novel. It’s an adventure that this introvert can enjoy from the comfort of her own couch. Truthfully, I always have a book on me. Sometimes it’s a physical… Continue reading February 28, 2021 – a Sunday

The Daily

February 27, 2021 – a Saturday

9w3d Yesterday began like any other, as my three year old jumped on the bed yelling it’s time to get up. The day changed very quickly once I got into the bathroom. Blood. Not a ton, but enough that I felt like I was having PTSD. My heart began to race, and no amount of… Continue reading February 27, 2021 – a Saturday

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February 5, 2021 – a Friday

7w 1d Fatigue, nausea, headaches, and a snowstorm. This is 7 weeks. The term “tired” doesn’t even begin to describe how I’m feeling. Between pregnancy insomnia, working full time (remotely), and parenting a 3 year old I feel exhausted. I took the afternoon off work today so that I could nap when my daughter does,… Continue reading February 5, 2021 – a Friday

Flora

January 26, 2021 – a Tuesday

Plants are life. Vine/climbing plants are my favourite! I’m currently building my collection of Pothos and Philodendrons, and think this is one of my absolute favourite leaves! I love that there are three different shades of green. Such a beauty. I took a couple of clippings that I am currently propagating in water. My hopes… Continue reading January 26, 2021 – a Tuesday

A Glimpse At My World

January 22, 2021 – a Friday

5w 0d Growing a tiny human is exhausting. Today I had my first prenatal appointment with my new family doctor - she is lovely. I expected her to say, “I’m so sorry, but it doesn’t look like you’re pregnant anymore.” But she didn’t... I am pregnant. I am also tired, emotionally drained, exhausted from peeing… Continue reading January 22, 2021 – a Friday

A Glimpse At My World

January 11, 2021 – a Monday

Dapper Dogs Our pups, Manny (left) and Calli (right), really are like our children. We were only together a couple of months before my partner quickly moved in with me, no sense paying rent at two places! Shortly thereafter, we found Manny and it was love at first sight! He was so little and cuddly,… Continue reading January 11, 2021 – a Monday

A Glimpse At My World

January 10, 2021 – a Sunday

Trigger warning: grief, loss, and substance use On December 5, 2020 my thirty year old brother passed away from an accidental drug overdose. (Yes, we are in a fentanyl crisis in Canada!) He struggled for many years with his mental health, and turned to drugs and alcohol to help him cope. We had only an… Continue reading January 10, 2021 – a Sunday

Bibliophile

January 13, 2021 – a Wednesday

Providence by Caroline Kepnes 4.5 ☆ (may contain spoilers) Is it true, we shall be monsters, cut off from all the world; but on that account we shall be more attached to one another.Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Frankenstein This book had me confused and on my toes from beginning to end! I found that I really… Continue reading January 13, 2021 – a Wednesday

Bibliophile

January 9, 2021 – a Saturday

A Commitment to Me In 2020 I found myself surpassing my yearly reading goal of 30 books, but at what cost? There were times when I’d get a few chapters into a book, not connect to the story line or characters, and instead of putting the book down to start something else I’d force myself… Continue reading January 9, 2021 – a Saturday

A Glimpse At My World

January 8, 2021 – a Friday

Calli I have loved dogs for as long as I can remember. Before I got pregnant with my daughter, I considered myself to be a CDL - crazy dog lady. I wanted all the dogs. It didn’t matter what breed, size, gender, age. I wanted to love them all - still do truthfully! I volunteered… Continue reading January 8, 2021 – a Friday

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January 7, 2021 – a Thursday

Cycle Day 21 In just a few weeks, baby number 2 would have been born. Unfortunately he/she didn't get the chance, and we lost the baby at 11 weeks. Now we play this monthly game of pregnancy roulette, scared for either outcome. It's funny, how something like that changes you. I never wanted to be… Continue reading January 7, 2021 – a Thursday