Easy Bake

Following my usual Saturday script, I sauntered down to the Guelph Farmer’s Market for some fresh air and Farmer’s Market wares. While market adventures were commonplace in the before times, they have become a rather important part of my routine during the pandemic – as much for the health and wellness benefits of getting out…

My First COVID-19 Shot

For the past few weeks I’ve been patiently waiting for an appointment to get the first of the COVID-19 vaccines. Today was my day, and I am happy in a way that I am finding difficult to put into words.

The Chocolate & Peanut Butter Solution

The last few weeks have been both physically and mentally draining. Between adjusting to new routines following the unexpected loss of the wee fuzzball, dealing with the impacts of yet another completely predicted and likely preventable third pandemic wave here in Ontario, and back, neck, and shoulder pain that wakes me every night (the cumulation…

And I Would Walk 500 Miles

This year I set a bunch of health related goals (as I normally do), including a promise to myself to move more. With slightly more than one quarter of the year under our belts, I thought it would be a good idea to check in to see how things were going.

C Is For Cookie

After a casual stroll by the river yesterday morning, I decided that I needed to burn off some extra energy in the kitchen. I really didn’t have a plan or a specific craving, so I basically perused the interwebs until I found something that caught my eye.

So Long My Friend

I just got home from saying goodbye to Elliott. For the past 10+ years he has been my constant companion, my friend, my snuggle buddy, and my mostly silent confidant. I can’t even process the fact that he’s not coming home again.

The Perfect Do Nothing Weather

This weekend’s weather made it rather difficult for me to find any motivation. The grey and drizzly days were clearly meant for the comfort of a book and a steaming cup of coffee or tea that you have to hold with two hands. To be honest, I’m surprised I managed to move beyond the confines…

Welcome Spring

This weekend I have felt a lot more like myself than I have in a while. Despite the fact that we are in the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic here in Ontario, I think the arrival of spring has done me wonders. Open windows, warmer temperatures, and a beautiful breeze – the blend has…

Happy Pi Day

Pi Day 2021 is finally here, and I’m sure you’re just as excited about it as I am, right?

Nice Buns, And Other Unreported Baking

Despite the lack of recent evidence on this particular blog, I haven’t given up on my culinary adventures. While I haven’t been making bagels and other bread based things as much as I have in the past, I’ve still been working towards my goal of learning 26 new-to-me recipes this year. And so far things…

Ten Years Later

My trusty calendar just alerted me to the fact that today marks 10 years since Elliott graced the walls of our home with his presence. It’s hard to believe ten years have flown by already.

It’s Been A While…

I just got home after a casual stroll through Preservation Park. With the temperature only -6 Celsius today (not including the slight wind chill), it was a rather balmy walk compared to some of the others I’ve been on over the last week. Regardless, I find myself now cozied up on the couch with the…

A New Reading List

As I wrote in my previous post, one of the goals I have set myself is to read 26 novels before the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s eve, 2021. I’ve also decided that I want to explore works from a more diverse set of authors so I have also set goals to increase the…

The Year That Could Be

After the year we just had, I decided to take a bit more time to set my goals for 2021. I wanted to create a realistic set that took into account the fact that we are still very much living under the shadow of a pandemic. And I also wanted to create realistic expectations given…

The Books of 2020

One of my goals in 2020 was to read more for the pure joy of reading. I set this goal for two reasons. First, I’m tired of reading only academic things for academic purposes. It’s not that reading academic works is a bad thing, but sometimes a guy just needs some brain candy. Second, when…