Troubled in troubling times

It’s Thursday at midnight and I’m still wide awake. It’s been a long kind of day and maybe for the first time in a long while, lonely. The isolation of well, isolation life has me contemplating all my major life decisions. Like being single. Can you believe, that this week marks the 3rd anniversary of…

I’m really mid-life now – should I be having a crisis?

Today started off just like any other day. Except it isn’t. It’s my birthday and I’m sitting here alone – against thanks to the pandemic and restrictions. Birthdays aren’t usually a big deal to me. Last year, the pandemic was just getting started when it was my birthday. It’s just a reminder that I’ve been…

February Podcast Recommendations

Hello dear readers! It’s Sunday morning at 7:42 am and I’m wide awake. Sipping my first coffee of the day – I’ve moved onto Nestle’s Gold Cafe and am loving the medium roast. Since switching to instant coffee, I’ve tried the Tim Horton’s Dark Roast, Starbucks Vanilla Latte, and Folger’s Dark Roast. I think Tim’s…

Monday Mood – is 4 am too early for coffee?

It’s almost four am once again and I’m wide awake. Even with sleeping pills I’m just not feeling it. It doesn’t help that two hours ago I saw a mouse for the first time since the fall and I freaked out. I’m so ready to move from this building. I’m still looking for a new…

On sabbatical from love

Since no one stepped in and told me to stop- I am still chatting with an ex. I could blame the booze. But I only had one glass of wine last night. So, it’s not that. Maybe it’s COVID and isolation. Being cut off from my usual group of friends and acquaintances. You all know…

Merry Christmas!

It’s Christmas morning. The sun is shining. It’s a warm day outside. The birds are singing. And I’m sipping my coffee and a glass of eggnog. The tree is lit and I’m enjoying Christmas music from members of the Danish church today. It is giving me mixed emotions. Joy from the beautiful music and blessings….

On the eve of Christmas Eve

It’s the eve of Christmas Eve and I just got in from my annual liquor store run. I also picked up my groceries with the help of my faithful friend Wally. I’ve stocked up on goodies for the weekend. But most importantly – rum. I’m not much of a drinker thanks to the migraines that…

Winter is here to stay. And I drink instant coffee now.

It’s Saturday morning. I’m showered. Dressed. My hair is washed and dried. I’ve got my toasted bagel and cream cheese with a banana for breakfast. A cold glass of milk. And a hot cup of coffee. It’s instant coffee. I drink instant coffee now. And it’s snowing outside. Yes, it’s like the snowpocalypse today. We’re…

What’s Cooking: Bean and vegetable chili

I didn’t know what to call this recipe. It’s more chili like – but this recipe contains vegetables. It’s my “end of the week” fridge clean out day – and I wanted to break in my new instant post / rice cooker with a great meal. And it was delicious. I was super stoked to…