A day in the life of lockdown Toronto 🇨🇦

I went to my mom’s this week and stayed a couple of nights (she’s been part of our bubble since the beginning of covid). Today, she took me to a suburban town to a store which imports some goods from Germany. They also have a deli and a bakery where they make prepared food inhouse. For instance, cabbage rolls. (I bought some). 😛

I was excited to go out. I’ve been sitting in either my mom’s house, or my own, typing, purging, cooking or doing other domestic things.

Meh.

So a trip to a new/different store was exciting! 🙄 For the occasion I even put on actual clothes. Yippie! 😄

Real clothes instead of leggings or yoga wear.
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He took it out

Those of you who have watched Seinfeld through the ’90s will remember the episode where Elaine told Jerry that her date last night ‘took it out’. Jerry was perplexed and kept asking her what he took out. 😄

She tried to explain:

“He took…” she said.

“…it….” she continued.

“…out.” 😃

Anyway, my *episode* on this blog today has to do with a similar topic, only it involves a dog, and not a man or a date. Hah. 🙃

Disclaimer: if natural, biological urges in animals offend you, I suggest you stop reading now. 😉

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Less is more

This has been my mantra for so long, I don’t even remember when I first came up with the idea.

One thing is true though: my attempts to keep my life simple (or simpler) are complicated by the fact that I live with a growing family in a small, urban bungalow. Some of these family members are packrats and/or shoppers and/or attached to things for reasons that elude me and this has been a main source of my deteriorating mental health (and sanity) since the day we stepped into this house. Which, ironically, was before the kids arrived, but after the death of a parent and an unhealthy attachment to things like furniture which was neither practical nor fit into this, my (our) small house.

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