Yesterday, we moved back to the orange phase in this wonderful world of COVID. We are just over a month away from Christmas, and we’re regressing as this virus makes waves again. I realized that this shift to the orange phase has troubled me more than the last one, more even than the original lock-down early in the year. But why? We just went through this a month ago. The regression to orange lasted about two weeks, then we returned to yellow and life went back to our (current) normal. What’s different this time is that I am seeing the real possibility that Christmas 2020 may not be anything remotely close to what I consider normal. And that’s bothering me.Continue reading “Silent Night, COVID Night”
With Hallowe’en fast approaching, I thought it was time to face up to one of my fears.
As a child, I was scarred by a movie. Both scared and scarred. I had nightmares for a week following my viewing of said movie. I have not seen this movie again, until today. I’ve decided that I was tired of being a slave to this horrific nightmare that has engulfed nearly my entire life. It was time to take back the power. It was time to confront the monster.Continue reading “Confronting Your Fear”
It’s been some time since I’ve checked in with a new blog post. Rather than drop in with another long blathering post, I’m going to take a few moments to just see how everyone is doing.Continue reading “Covid Check-In”
A few days after our wedding in October 2011, my wife and I made an offer on a house. A day or two later, we had purchased the home and left for our honeymoon the following day. Two weeks later, give or take, we moved in. It was a whirlwind entry in the world of home ownership, and one that we have been very thankful for during the past eight-and-a-half years.
Now, we exit the world of home ownership in the same whirlwind manner.Continue reading “Home Is Where the Heart Is”
Over the course of the past nine weeks since we’ve begun physical distancing, Isabelle and I have continued working from home. Despite the fact that we’ve maintained a “normal” working routine, we have still found ample opportunity to relax, put up our feet and watch some movies and TV series.
Here then, is our current watchlist. Maybe it’ll give you an idea for something to watch.Continue reading “Our COVID-19 Watchlist”
Happy Star Wars Day!
As coincidence would have it, if I believed in coincidences that is, I have the day off. I did not intentionally take a vacation day to celebrate Star Wars Day, but the synchronicity is not lost on me. Now I get to enjoy the day however I want (while maintaining social distancing and with most things still closed). But at least I’m not working!Continue reading “May the 4th”
If you follow my social media accounts, or have been reading my blog, then you know that I like to keep things on the positive side. I try to remain upbeat and to spread Light into the universe. That is my reason for being.
Today, I wanted to be wholly transparent on how this pandemic has been affecting me, because life isn’t always sunshine and rainbows.Continue reading “Real Talk (Pandemic Edition)”
While we’re in the midst of this global pandemic, I think it is very important for us to continue to support small, local establishments. At the top of that list, for me, is small independent restaurants.
I’m not going to lie and say that large corporate chains aren’t going to be hurt by this ongoing crisis, but they have a much better chance of getting through an extended period than will some of the smaller local spots. And I know I can state unequivocally that most of the small spots have better food and service than the big chains. So with that in mind, here are a few of my favourite local restaurants (that are still open and offering delivery/take out service).Continue reading “Eat Local”
The day has finally arrived! The day that introverts all around the world have been training for all their lives. Thanks to the spread of COVID-19, the world is going on lockdown. Many countries, such as my home and native land of Canada, have recommended (if not outright mandated) self isolation. And now we’re going to see how well people can adjust.
Now don’t get me wrong – I am not minimizing the seriousness of the Coronavirus. Rather, I am coping with it by means of my natural state. Humour.Continue reading “The Introverts Shall Inherit the Earth”