Archive | October 2015

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Happy Halloween!

I love Halloween.  I almost always make my own costume and dress-it-up for a party or, at the very least, at work if the 31st falls on a workday.  Until a few years ago, I also always carved a pumpkin and every once in a while when I was feeling particularly ambitious I’d roast the […]

My Student Loans are History, Part 2

It’s official: I’m student loan free! I can’t believe this day has come!  We made the final rather large payment last week and I can’t even express how great it feels!  Well, you may have an inkling… Me and my hubby have accumulated quite a bit of debt, but getting this portion paid off is […]

Gratitude Gems: Staying Connected

Welcome to Gratitude Gems, where I show a little appreciation for the good things in my life! A couple of weeks ago, our internet connection stopped working.  I know… first world problems and all that.  And it’s not like I didn’t realize in some small way before this what a reliance we have on technology. […]

Judge It By Its Cover

When it comes to books, I’m not afraid to admit that I’m entirely prematurely judgmental.  If the cover of the book looks ugly or uninteresting I’ll pass it by no problem.  It could be the greatest literary work of all time, but if it’s one of those old fashioned boring hard covers with just the […]

Gratitude Gems: True North Strong and Free

Welcome to Gratitude Gems, where I show a little appreciation for the good things in my life! Today, on this historic election day, I am extremely proud to be Canadian.  I am thankful that my grandparents (EDIT: and great-grandparents) on both sides decided to immigrate here, of all places, when they left their home countries […]

Gratitude Gems: Happy Thanksgiving!

Welcome to Gratitude Gems, where I show a little appreciation for the good things in my life! At the end of a Thanksgiving long weekend, I find I have a lot to be thankful for. First, there’s in-laws.  I’m incredibly lucky to have some great in-laws who were generous and welcoming from the moment I met […]

September Fitness Challenge: Just Keep Biking…

In terms of fitness, September, and to a lesser extent August, has mainly been about doing my best not to sit on my butt all day every day.  As I mentioned last post, I’m pregnant (!) and while we’re very excited about that, it’s taken a toll on my body.  My best efforts to get […]

My Most Exciting Goal

Some readers of this little ol’ blog may have noticed that this year I set myself a secret goal.  No, this wasn’t just because I couldn’t figure out a 32nd goal for myself this year and decided to cop out and try to make it more exciting than it really was.  It also wasn’t because […]

I Should Have Been A Rock Star

When I was little I used to dream of being in a band.  I’d be the unusual combination of drummer and lead singer, killing both like it was no big thing, and we’d be famous, obviously. I’m not sure I ever really believed this would happen, but I can’t deny that it was always in […]