#minsgame – week two

One hundred and eight more items were pitched out our doors this week. That’s 136 things in total. It’s day sixteen and as the numbers rise so does the challenge of the game. This week (plus a few days) I got rid of books, DVDs, dishes, booze, pillows, towels, stationery and other …

Wedding Wednesday: the dress

I’ve learned a lot about wedding dresses over the past couple of months. Mostly I’ve confirmed what I suspected in the first place: that I am not overly interested in them. Now, let me be clear. I learned many things about wedding dresses in the process of finding mine. For one, they …

Valentines is my love language

I love Valentine’s Day. Always have. As a kid, as an adult, weekday, weekend, single, not single, all of the above. The funny part about saying that is that I’ve never been particular about DOING SOMETHING for Valentine’s Day, it’s more like I just love EMBRACING THE SPIRIT. Because we don’t …

Family Day 2017

This piece “Family Portrait” is unavailable, but find more from this artist, Heather Mattoon in her Etsy store Family Day. An extra day tagged onto a weekend with the intention of having families spend more quality time together and/or having a statutory holiday in February. Depending on whose account you read, …

Weekend, glorious weekend

This work week was a beast. A real brutal beast. It finished with a fifteen-hour day on Friday and a few hours in the office on Saturday – something I almost never do, but it was unavoidable. That was mostly okay, though, since we were displaced from our apartment for …

Little wins

Sometimes the little wins are the things you need to focus on to get through the muck and the mire of a regular day. Like when you get presale tickets to see your favourite band on the same day when a friend announces that she is coming to town to spend …

#minsgame – week one

Minimalist. For someone who doesn’t quite fit perfectly into that category, this is most certainly a challenge, but I felt up to it and excited for a change so I took it on. Last week, I wrote about how I was doing The Minimalists’ 30-Day Minimalism Challenge and getting rid …

The morning after & when decluttering sucks

There is a reason I never chirp other people and their teams. That conscious decision was justified last night when nothing but a couple of messages of condolences came my way over the airwaves. With the exception of one total asshole, it made me feel a lot better about the …

A Super Bowl like no other

It’s Super Bowl Sunday and I couldn’t sleep. For the first time in my tenure, my team is in the Super Bowl. It’s one of only a few times that one of *my* teams was in the championship. In fact, it’s the third after the Dallas Stars in 1999 (that …