Category Archives: Consumer

In and Out of August and September

In August, I was in countdown mode for vacation – my first time off work since January. I bought a couple of items for the trip. First, a new backpack, which I bring to work every day, and use as

In and Out of August and September

In August, I was in countdown mode for vacation – my first time off work since January. I bought a couple of items for the trip. First, a new backpack, which I bring to work every day, and use as

In and Out of July

July started with Canada Day festivities. Every year Rom and I go to a seaside boardwalk at lunch time, and out for a concert and fireworks in the evening. This year’s headliner was Allan Rayman. He is a folk-blues performer

In and Out of July

July started with Canada Day festivities. Every year Rom and I go to a seaside boardwalk at lunch time, and out for a concert and fireworks in the evening. This year’s headliner was Allan Rayman. He is a folk-blues performer

Half Year Grocery Tally 2018

We’re more than halfway through 2018 so it’s time for a half-year grocery tally! I examine my grocery buying and spending in detail once or twice a year. In previous years, I listed how much I bought of each item

Half Year Grocery Tally 2018

We’re more than halfway through 2018 so it’s time for a half-year grocery tally! I examine my grocery buying and spending in detail once or twice a year. In previous years, I listed how much I bought of each item

My Stuff

Five years ago I did a home inventory and established that I owned over 10,000 countable items. Yikes! I have not decluttered a great deal. My stuff is relatively neat and retrievable! In theory I would like to gaze upon

My Stuff

Five years ago I did a home inventory and established that I owned over 10,000 countable items. Yikes! I have not decluttered a great deal. My stuff is relatively neat and retrievable! In theory I would like to gaze upon

In and Out of March

… A Teen Ritual, A Retro Pastime and Cheap Local Eats … So, I had an odd number of ear piercings; no big deal. I had the requisite single pair of ear piercings when I was 13, then added a

In and Out of March

… A Teen Ritual, A Retro Pastime and Cheap Local Eats … So, I had an odd number of ear piercings; no big deal. I had the requisite single pair of ear piercings when I was 13, then added a

Mini Decor Project

And now for something completely different! This post is a follow-up to Weekend Wardrobe Project Last weekend, I refreshed one of my favourite possessions, the watchmaker’s cases I use to store earrings. They are aluminum storage boxes filled with tiny round containers.

Mini Decor Project

And now for something completely different! This post is a follow-up to Weekend Wardrobe Project Last weekend, I refreshed one of my favourite possessions, the watchmaker’s cases I use to store earrings. They are aluminum storage boxes filled with tiny round containers.

Year-End Grocery Analysis

Every year I examine my grocery spending and try to get some insights into how I spent my grocery budget and how healthy my diet was. The grocery budget at our place provides for two adults. We eat a plant-based

Year-End Grocery Analysis

Every year I examine my grocery spending and try to get some insights into how I spent my grocery budget and how healthy my diet was. The grocery budget at our place provides for two adults. We eat a plant-based

Holiday Wardrobe Repeats (and Clothes Inventory Update)

It was widely noted that Kate Middleton had previously worn her Christmas card outfit several times. It reminded me that I didn’t buy anything new to wear for the holidays this year. While I was out Christmas shopping, I decided

Holiday Wardrobe Repeats (and Clothes Inventory Update)

It was widely noted that Kate Middleton had previously worn her Christmas card outfit several times. It reminded me that I didn’t buy anything new to wear for the holidays this year. While I was out Christmas shopping, I decided

Accounting for: November

I spent the end of October and start of November in Toronto. When I got back, I knew I’d need to lay low for a while and draft my 2018 budget! I hoped to economize enough to save at my

Accounting for: November

I spent the end of October and start of November in Toronto. When I got back, I knew I’d need to lay low for a while and draft my 2018 budget! I hoped to economize enough to save at my

O Cannabis

In July of next year, Canada will legalize marijuana. Not just decriminalize it, not just for medical use, but fully legalize it for recreational use for adults. The government will make it a controlled substance like alcohol, and will regulate

O Cannabis

In July of next year, Canada will legalize marijuana. Not just decriminalize it, not just for medical use, but fully legalize it for recreational use for adults. The government will make it a controlled substance like alcohol, and will regulate