DIY Orthodontia; Seven Weeks In

On Saturday morning, my "Born to Run" playlist started with Crazy Train and It's The End Of The World As We Know It (and I feel fine), and ended with Don't Stop Believing, and it felt all very symbolic. Back when Calgary had the terrible flood in … [Continue reading]

Extreme Laundry Area Makeover; Six Weeks In

We are adjusting. Or, we have adjusted. I feel luckier than pretty much everyone; my husband is still employed, my kids are old enough and motivated enough to do their distance learning lessons with minimal help from me, my kids get along with each … [Continue reading]

Nicole’s Favourite Things: The Pandemic Birthday Edition

I love birthdays. I love my own birthday, of course, but I love other people's as well. There's no better time, in my mind, to make someone feel special than on their birthday. My Pandemic Birthday was on Tuesday - I'm 45! - and in the weeks … [Continue reading]

Pandemic Hair Colour; Five Weeks In

Well, it couldn't be put off any longer. God love you all for taking this pandemic opportunity to embrace your greys or revert to your natural colour but believe me when I say that this wasn't a good option for me. For one thing, as anyone who has … [Continue reading]

Masks Are The New Lipstick

Do you like my new mask? My friend Tora (HI TORA) made it for me, and I'm so grateful. Even though I'm only getting groceries once a week, I was feeling weird about throwing away a mask every time. Does it seem strange to anyone else that only … [Continue reading]

Excuse Me, I Moustache You a Question; Four Weeks In

Up until last Thursday, all three of the male members of the Boyhouse were sporting moustaches. These are Dark Days. They all just stopped shaving when they stopped leaving the house; I think my husband's last day in the office was March 11 or 12, … [Continue reading]

Smizing and the harrowing quest of obtaining food

Yesterday as I did my early morning yoga practice, I noticed that my husband hadn't closed one of the blinds in the living room. I watched as the sky slowly lightened, and then changed to an array of orange, red, and pink as the sun rose. It was … [Continue reading]