Bullet points

♠ I have started a little venture. I have some new ideas about things and have diligently worked on those while the family was absent (camping trip) for the past few days (they’re back now). I’m close to completion and launching and hope I don’t chicken out.

♣ I have been cycling every evening. And walking occasionally. Like today. I walked to the store to get milk and yogurt. #GOMA

♥ Children are weird. Did you know this? Maybe not all children, but certainly mine.😉 Or at least my girl child is… This is what happened: Continue reading “Bullet points”

Better days are coming

There are many ways to interpret the above statement: writing, projects, relationships, work, people. Apply as you see fit.

The same old, day-to-day rut is getting me down.

I miss my friends. Some more than others. (sorry not sorry)

I can’t write. I can’t think.

So today, maybe, instead of writing another draft post full of crappy words to add to the pile of other draft posts full of crappy words, I’m going to post this statement and focus on it.

And force teach myself to believe it.

 

 

And so it begins – pandemic back to school prep

As of today, the local board of Education is going to start calling every parent of school-aged children to find out what their intention is.

There are a few options here in my city of Toronto:

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Unpublished author: the working life of a writer

I have 2 questions:

  1. Do you know anyone who has a Patreon?
  2. Do you follow/support anyone with a Patreon?

I’m just curious what people like you and me, bloggers who write and engage for the sake of storytelling, think or know about Patreon. Continue reading “Unpublished author: the working life of a writer”

The lack of public restrooms during pandemics

There was an article in the newspaper my mom gets delivered that she cut out for me to read. Its title is: The dilemma of full bladders, closed restrooms. 😶 Continue reading “The lack of public restrooms during pandemics”

The numerical values of time, and what to do with it

I am not a numbers person. I have never been much of a math person. But today, I was inspired by some numbers.

The internet calculates things for us confused folk, hence, it was easy to lift the numerical values off the screen. All I have to do now is supplement them with my crafty words.

That is my jam, as you know. Words, not numbers.

So here goes. Continue reading “The numerical values of time, and what to do with it”

Masked shopping: a new experience and some reflection

Toronto began a mandatory face-covering (mask) by-law on July 7, 2020 for all indoor places. Here’s the pdf: BY-LAW 541-2020

Anyway, I hate masks in public if there is a chance of having to communicate with someone. But I wear my mask and have been even before it became a by-law because I don’t want your cooties on me. 🙄 AND, I don’t want to pass them on to someone who is compromised.

I got used to wearing the masks, but I rarely go out and when I do, it’s the same old places I’ve been to many times before. I know what to expect there.

But today, I went to a bulk food store and only because mom said you no longer have to have an employee with you to scoop your product. You can scoop your own product now, like before covid.

So I went. But I knew immediately that it wasn’t going to be easy.

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