Alright, it appears many people will be staying home either for precautionary or enforced reasons. Which means, the internet will be booming.
We need our daily fix, our online entertainment, especially now. I don’t know how long people can binge-watch over a period of two, three or more weeks, especially with the weather finally changing a little, for the better (at least here in Toronto).
I hope wifi becomes an essential service… 😀
I for one prefer reading (and writing) to watching shows. But I suspect I will be watching some shows, just for a change of pace…
Here’s the latest recap from Toronto:
Continue reading Diversions, distractions…the new normal has begun
I joined an app for offering my services as a dog walker because I am me and I can’t advertise myself without help.
(Shy, introverted, awkward…)
And by advertise I mean market myself. Like, post flyers on community boards and talk to people. That type of marketing.
Which isn’t to say that I didn’t do that.
Continue reading Entrepreneuring a side business as a SAHM
The high point today was knowing boot camp was on. Today is my third time going to the church basement and exercising with other moms.
The low point was that I woke up at 4:30 am with a headache coming from my neck and shoulder area.
Continue reading High points, low points
Good morning from my *office* on the living room couch. 🙂
I have declared, starting today, that every weekday morning from 9 to 11:30 am are my official office hours.
This will be the designated time I write my words.
Continue reading Ramble during office hours: contest writing
Hump day was not good. I won’t bore you with all of the misery but instead will extricate the best parts for you.
Like this one:
Continue reading Never a dull moment – Wednesday
On Monday the girl child went off to school as she always does. I spent my morning hours doing what I usually do while simultaneously doing a load of laundry when suddenly, I got a text from her.
My tummy hurts, can you please pick me up!
Continue reading Never a dull moment – Monday
So this morning, they left. Every single one of them! I had an empty house. 😀
Today was the first day of school for Canadian children.
The morning was kind of anti-climatic actually, which is a nice change of pace. Having gone through various forms of stress, anxiety or other associated emotions in the past, I didn’t really know what to expect today. Nice that it went relatively smoothly.
Continue reading Here we go again: back to school, and then there was chocolate
Yes I am. Thank you for noticing. I am home all day. Except when I’m out walking a dog for pay so I can purchase groceries to feed you.
Or when I’m out at the grocery store to purchase food to feed you.
Or when I’m out picking up or dropping off you or your sister for all the numerous sports you guys play.
Or when I have to go to big box store or the mall to shop for things like clothing you outgrow.
Or when I’m out dropping off bags of outgrown clothing from your closet.
Continue reading But you’re home all day
Dog walking in Toronto’s neighbourhoods is in actual fact a fairly decent part-time gig. Unlike in some parts of Europe where you may only make a few coins to look after a dog, here the pay is enough to supply groceries for a family of four if you walk four to five times a week.
The standard rate, according to research in my city, is around $18-25 per half hour for one dog.
HALF an hour. That’s 30 minutes of walking and socializing with a dog.
Not too shabby, right?
Continue reading Fun with dogs, aka never a dull moment
This post is part of a series.
Last week I mentioned how I stumbled on a new blog via Rachel who mentioned a blogger who wrote his 1000th post about what he learned while blogging himself. I picked out a few points from his list and commented with my own perspective. You can read last week’s post here.
This week, the following points stood out to me from James’s list, and here is my view on them:
Continue reading The intrigue of blogging – part 2