Nicole’s Favourite Things: The Keeping Warm Edition

Today is Blue Monday, the statistically saddest day of the year, and yet I am feeling excited and invigorated. The extreme cold weather has broken, and the ten day forecast calls for what I think of as Very Pleasant Winter Weather. Mall walking is … [Continue reading]

It’s tiny cauliflower season

The day after - literally, the VERY NEXT DAY - I posted about misreading Gental Fitness as Genital Fitness, the sign was changed. I was driving my son to school and exclaimed that the sign now read Gentle Fitness, to which he expressed relief that I … [Continue reading]

That was startling

My husband, with no effort whatsoever, lost four pounds over the Christmas holidays. I feel I could close out this post without saying anything else. It's like one of those one-line stories; an entire story captured in just a sentence. Men, am I … [Continue reading]

2020 Vision (I know, I know, but I had to)

Happy New Year! As I write this, I'm still in my pajamas with a big cup of coffee; I've been spending the last (almost) two weeks sleeping late, reading, and watching movies. It's been a very chill kind of holiday break and while I'm not EXACTLY … [Continue reading]

Boyhouse Year In Review 2019

The cold and dark at this time of year practically demands cozyness during the winter holidays. We've all been sleeping late and letting the days unspool slowly, with no real big goals or activities. The first couple of days of winter break, I did … [Continue reading]

The Ten Year Challenge

One of the perks of my husband's job is that we often get invitations to private screenings for popular movies; on Saturday we headed out to see the new Star Wars. Facebook memories had let me know that five years ago we went to The Force Awakens, … [Continue reading]

We Will Assimilate You

It feels like, in this stage of life, that every single week we think next week things will slow down over and over until we drop dead from exhaustion, but I am optimistic that this week, THIS VERY WEEK, things will indeed slow down. Well, maybe. … [Continue reading]