books I read in October 2018

October was not my month. But I did read a lot, so... you win some, you lose some. Books I read in October: Only Human (The Themis Files #3), by Sylvain Neuvel In the second book of this series, the 10-year-old Puerto Rican girl was voiced by what sounded like a Spanish-speaking, heavy-smoking 60 year … Continue reading books I read in October 2018

a week in the life

This week on the Whole Life Challenge (yeah, I'm doing it again), the lifestyle component of the challenge is to not use social media. I got a panicked text from my friend when they first announced it. She was capital-letters-absolutely NOT doing it. How was she going to get her news without Twitter? I think she was … Continue reading a week in the life

perpetuating the problem

I was on Facebook the other day (by which I mean I was on Facebook the other day with a purpose, because let's face it, I aimlessly meander around Facebook most days) and I was looking through a friend's posts to see if I could track down her boyfriend, because he's a comedian and I … Continue reading perpetuating the problem

one thing at a time

So, I know I was all like, "I'm back on track! I'm going to post all the time again!" ...And then you didn't hear from me for a month. I'm sorry. It turns out that when you have two jobs and circus training and friends and a relationship and school, and then you temporarily take … Continue reading one thing at a time

a tally of my life

Hours worked last week: 53 Hours spent doing homework: 4.5 Cups of coffee: 8 Kilometres driven: 367 Bouquets of flowers sent to me at my office: 1 Cream puffs baked: 86 And, just for the record...  Hours of sleep: not enough  Cream puffs recipe from Alton Brown (I used the sweet version, and filled mine with whipped cream).

making time

Over the last few weeks, I've barely had time to breathe. Between a full-time job, a part-time job, two online university courses, and a dizzying amount of circus training, I'm pretty sure I've forgotten what it feels like to only have to focus on one thing at a time. And I am definitely sure I've forgotten what … Continue reading making time

is it nap time yet?

All that time off work apparently made me forget what it's like to feel really, really tired. For the first few weeks of my new job, I was getting progressively less miserable in the morning. (Though I should offer a disclaimer that I am never going to be a morning person.) Then I had a … Continue reading is it nap time yet?