Life Update March 2020

For this post, I’ll backtrack and tell you what I’ve been doing since New Year’s. Notice I didn’t preface that by saying, “Now that I have extra time on my hands…” My new work-from-home routine has kept me as busy

Life Update March 2020

For this post, I’ll backtrack and tell you what I’ve been doing since New Year’s. Notice I didn’t preface that by saying, “Now that I have extra time on my hands…” My new work-from-home routine has kept me as busy

Anti-Viral 19

Here we all are (speaking collectively, as in “all the world”), social distancing and self-isolating. I hope we’ll come out the other side clamouring to spend time in public with the rest of humankind. In the meantime, here are my

Anti-Viral 19

Here we all are (speaking collectively, as in “all the world”), social distancing and self-isolating. I hope we’ll come out the other side clamouring to spend time in public with the rest of humankind. In the meantime, here are my

Branded

This is not a sponsored post and there are no affiliate links! In September, I visited the Museum of Brands and Packaging in London. It was jam-packed with consumer items from the Victorian Era to the present, from pre-radio and

Branded

This is not a sponsored post and there are no affiliate links! In September, I visited the Museum of Brands and Packaging in London. It was jam-packed with consumer items from the Victorian Era to the present, from pre-radio and

Reading Down the House (and the Library, too!)

In November 2018, I listed the unread books sitting on my shelves at home, and vowed to read them. At the time of my last update in July, I’d read 15 of them, and got rid of two that I

Reading Down the House (and the Library, too!)

In November 2018, I listed the unread books sitting on my shelves at home, and vowed to read them. At the time of my last update in July, I’d read 15 of them, and got rid of two that I

This Year’s Grocery Tally

It’s January – time to analyze a year of grocery spending! This is the 8th annual 🙂 For new readers, we are 2 adults who eat vegetarian food at home, make our own meals, and eat out about once a

This Year’s Grocery Tally

It’s January – time to analyze a year of grocery spending! This is the 8th annual 🙂 For new readers, we are 2 adults who eat vegetarian food at home, make our own meals, and eat out about once a

Be It Resolved

Last year I set two mini-resolutions (new habits). The first was to hand-wash my personal dishes every night. Rom and I alternate making dinner, and whoever cooks also cleans up, giving the other the night off. However, after work, I

Be It Resolved

Last year I set two mini-resolutions (new habits). The first was to hand-wash my personal dishes every night. Rom and I alternate making dinner, and whoever cooks also cleans up, giving the other the night off. However, after work, I

The End of Cash

  2019…The year I stopped using cash. The evidence: I dump nickels and dimes into a coin bank. Last year, I accumulated $16 and this year, only $8. My bank no longer gives out wrappers for rolling coins. They have

The End of Cash

  2019…The year I stopped using cash. The evidence: I dump nickels and dimes into a coin bank. Last year, I accumulated $16 and this year, only $8. My bank no longer gives out wrappers for rolling coins. They have

Meal Plan Box

Last week I received the gift of a meal plan box from my friend PK! I was so curious to find out what these services are like. I’m sure you know the set-up: you pay for a number of meals,

Meal Plan Box

Last week I received the gift of a meal plan box from my friend PK! I was so curious to find out what these services are like. I’m sure you know the set-up: you pay for a number of meals,

Clean dishes on draining rack

Everything In Its Place

About 18 months ago, I created a housework list. Rom and I shared and alternated the tasks. We quickly got into a routine and didn’t need the lists anymore. But then we started backsliding. It is time to reinstate those

Clean dishes on draining rack

Everything In Its Place

About 18 months ago, I created a housework list. Rom and I shared and alternated the tasks. We quickly got into a routine and didn’t need the lists anymore. But then we started backsliding. It is time to reinstate those

Staff collaborating on data

More Exacting Than Ever!

It has finally happened. My personal and professional lives have merged and I am now 83.67% more exacting than before! Just kidding on the percentage. I was seconded from my regular library job to work on a data-heavy project that

Staff collaborating on data

More Exacting Than Ever!

It has finally happened. My personal and professional lives have merged and I am now 83.67% more exacting than before! Just kidding on the percentage. I was seconded from my regular library job to work on a data-heavy project that