living alone is great. it really is one of my favourite things. i’ve commented to a few friends lately that one of my biggest fears about a serious relationship is learning how to cohabitate again – saying that, i would like someone to split the rent with. one thing i have also realized that i’m missing from living alone and being single is touch. if you know me, you know i’m a touchy person. i want to hold everyone’s hand. but in the society we live in, touching is not a common practice; it’s reserved to only your significant other. i went for lunch with two girlfriends on tuesday and the friend on my side of the booth began to rub my back. i was in immediate shock and holding back tears. it was a really nice feeling, and one that i haven’t experienced in quite a while.

speaking of tears – because that’s what we do around these parts – i decided to look at the AARCS website on the weekend, and cried over all the puppies that are looking to be adopted.

did you know that march 20 is the international day of happiness? that’s monday! to celebrate MindWell-U is giving away 10 free spots in the science-based 30-day mindfulness challenge if you tweet them and tell them what you’re thankful for. their evidence-based approach is said to lead to less stress, more joy and peak performance. sounds pretty great to me. i’m always a firm believer of the universe giving me signs and lately, i’ve been looking into meditation and mindfulness as a way of working with anxiety, and then i find out about this. thanks, U! you’ve always got my back. there is a meditation studio that just opened a few blocks from my condo that i want to try out as a complement to the stuff i do on my own.

my hand is almost healed. it’s not a constant nuisance anymore and i can do progressively more things with it. we’re at three weeks. i think i can get back to fitness things that involve my hand, but should probably try a few pushups or planks at home before i go full bore.

i’m not too big on st. patrick’s day. instead, my plans today will be avoiding those partaking in heavy alcohol consumption. so, like, groceries and maybe ikea. the museum is free on sunday for some reason, so i think i’ll be taking myself out on an afternoon date.

oh and studying and assignment writing. i’m really happy that i have less than a month left of school.


what’s up this weekend?

i’ve been daydreaming about filling my entire apartment with flowers. my living room is so bright and airy, it’s so welcoming of plant life. i have two plants and a cactus and almost bought 17 teeny succulents in little pots yesterday from the market. if i have any secret admirers, message sister for my address and feel free to send along beautiful blooms.

tangentially, if this rich individual would also like to buy me a new car and pay for my adult braces (which i might need), that would be really neat.

on the flower note, i really can’t wait for spring and all of the wildflowers to be in bloom. so many hiking plans, and with my full weekends free i actually have the time to enjoy allthemountains!

follow-up from last week: i sprained a few ligaments down the pointer finger/thumb side of my hand, but the good news is that i didn’t break anything in my hand says the x-ray. the pain is pretty strong, but the swelling is going down. my paw is multi-coloured, but i know it’s healing. i’ll be back to boxing in no time.

are you noticing people are becoming oversensitive about, well, everything? i mentioned a general company policy to someone on instagram the other day (from the work account) and they responded back to tell me how attacked and hurt they felt by that. i could only shake my head.

the skin on my face is so ridiculously dry, no matter how much moisturizer i put on. someone help! i’ve been trying to fix it, and then a report on 660 news radio this morning talked about how dry skin makes your skin age faster, and i freaked out a little in my car. there was a great deal of rearview mirror glancing at my dry, flaky forehead.

this weekend we’ll be celebrating Jen’s 30th and sunday is full of fitness plans. i’ll be the one in the corner protecting my mitt.


what’s up for the weekend?

i went boxing at UNDRCARD studio last night with the blog squad girls and Jess. it’s a super fun workout; i really enjoy punching things and getting my aggression out. sadly, i threw a funny punch near the beginning of the class and feel like i’ve broken my hand. i’m sure it’s just a sprain or something, but i’m having a horrendous time using my right hand. it’s swollen and bruised, and if this pain keeps up i’ll get some x-rays done to make sure i didn’t do anything serious. leave it to me to be ultimately clumsy.

i’ve always known hands are kind of important, but once you’ve hurt your dominant hand, you don’t really realize how many mindless things you do with it. regularly simple things like doing up my bra, pulling up my pants, and blowing my nose have all been much more difficult this morning. i do love putting pen to paper, but at this time i’m much happier that technology has taken over. i can still type slowly, but trying to hold a pen has been a challenge.

more important news of the day: sister gets the keys to her condo! i’m so excited for her. it’s been a year and a half in the making! i’m sad i can’t be at home to help her paint, like i did for her first place, but i’m really pumped to see it in may when i’m home for a visit.

oh ya, i booked a flight to go home for a week in may over the long weekend! i’ve got a good dose of toronto homesickness happening, so may can’t come soon enough.

don’t have many plans for the weekend, which is good because i feel like i haven’t slept at all this week. i get to see Erin’s new place, and try a brunch place up in the northwest by her that i’ve been wanting to go to for a while – i just never had a reason to drive that far for brunch before.


what’s up this weekend?