Showing posts from May, 2015

You Can Do Anything for 30 Days

Well, that's obviously not true. As evidenced by my twice-failed attempt at Whole30. I'd link back to those posts but they're way the heck back there and I've had a glass of wine so if you want to go back and read up on that fiasco I'll wait here.

While we were in Quebec City, Best Guy and I were both lamenting on how poorly we'd been eating for the last month. Stress had us making less than stellar food choices, and the week leading up to the move was basically a free-for-all for stress eating.

So we came up with a "challenge" for 30 days, I would go vegetarian and he would give up all sweets. We started on Monday May 18th. So far it's been going really well for me. It feels pretty natural. But then, I haven't had anything to really tempt me. Best Guy has had a slightly harder go of it, but has been going strong.

Last week, I was going through some of my early blog posts and I came across one that discussed why I went vegetarian. It was a ver…

When it Works...

I consider myself to be a strong, modern woman. I can take care of myself very well, as evidenced by the fact I managed to keep myself alive since moving out of my parent's house post-college. I am strong, I am intelligent, and I am self-reliant. I believe that talents and strengths do not follow gender lines, and that that line is actually pretty damned blurry.

So when I looked up yesterday and realized I was in a "traditional" relationship, it made me take pause. When I mentioned it to Best Guy, he felt the same way I did: interested and a little confused as to how we managed to fall into these rolls.

It wasn't anything we intentionally crafted; far from it. Both of us are firm believers in equal opportunity. We both believe that there are two people in a relationship and in order for it to be successful we both need to be doing our fair share of the work. If one of us is carrying an unfair burden, we both suffer.

It just so happens that I am good at cooking, and I…

Finally.... Time to Breathe.

So, this was my Friday afternoon:

That's right, the move is complete. We are in our new home and confounded as to whom this house actually belongs to. Because it certainly can't be us. We're just a couple of crazy kids.

What. The. Friggity Frak.

My Friday evening was spent making the four hour car trip to Quebec City with Best Guy and another of his band mates. That's right, we moved and never even spent the night in the house. We barely spent two hours in it before taking off again. Best Guy's band was playing a festival in QC over the weekend, and frankly it was a nice little vacation from all the stress of moving.

 And you guys... Elephants of Scotland killed it. I am so very proud of them.

We finally spent last night (Sunday) in our new home.  We had a brief moment of panic over the weekend when we thought one of the cats ran away, but luckily she was found crammed into a corner of the basement, a little stuck and humiliated but no worse for the wear.

I think o…

...but which is Right for Me?

For the last few months, I have been struggling on and off with the idea of going back to vegetarianism. Best Guy is a long-term vegetarian. I cook that way at home and out of respect for him try not to bring meats into the house. He knows and accepts that I eat meat and often when we go out I'm ordering the non-veggie burger.

But... it sits in the back of my mind.

I always enjoyed eating vegetarian. I felt cleaner, lighter. I felt like there was more variety in my cooking. And of course, there are the myriad of health, environmental and moral benefits that come along with eliminating meat from your diet.

However, for me there is a dark side to it as well. That in going back to being an omnivore, I have failed in my moral obligation to be compassionate to all animals. My eating meat is a direct contribution to farming practices that are ruining the environment. And let's not forget about the negative health impacts of too many animal products on my fragile heart.

So, what? I s…

Another Rotation Around the Sun

Yesterday was my 41st birthday.


Since I had to work yesterday, Best Guy took me out to a birthday dinner the night before. There is a new kebab place in town and let me tell you, we're going to go back. All the noms. And then yesterday morning I woke up to BG bringing me coffee in bed. SWOON. He's a keeper, he is.

Otherwise, it was a very low-key day. We're still packing, we're still working, we're still trying to figure out the logistics of moving. We finally got closing times for Friday. Which even I know is a little late in the game. It's going to be a very long day and even with a time line established we're not entirely sure of the logistics.

Like, the cats. The poor cats who are going to end up sitting in my car in pet carriers for the better part of five hours. At least it's probably going to be a cooler day than it has been over the last week. We can't really dose them because of their age. We're both a little uncertain as to ho…

So Much Going On!

1. This past weekend I finally came into the 21st Century and got myself a Smartass Phone. I got a LG G3 and so far I am loving it. There's a bit of a learning curve that's going into it, but I'm well on my way to total addiction. Just like every other person in a 1st and 2nd world country.

2. By this time in two weeks, we will be moved in to the new place and wondering where the hell everything is. Holy fracking crapola. We're still packing a little day by day, but it's getting tougher to pack because we're using most of the stuff that's still out. I think we're going to have a very late night next Wednesday, frantically stuffing things into boxes and bags in order to be ready for our 9am Mover's appointment Thursday morning.

3. I started my new job yesterday. I think I'm going to really like it there, once things get up and running a little bit. I'll be trying desperately to find things and remember where things go for a little while, but …