Archive for November, 2014

It became official earlier this week:  I’m going back to work on January 2, 2015.  Has it already been a year?!  You might be asking.  No…but due to some circumstances, I’ll be going back early.

I suppose I should back up a bit and point out that here in Canada, we get to take up to a year off.  15 weeks for the mother at the beginning called maternity leave, and then the remaining 37 weeks can be taken by either parent.

So when LB passes her 10 month birthday, I’ll be jumping back into the maze to join the Rat Race again.  I have to admit, even though I missed work and exercising my brain in those ways, it made me a little sad when I realized I’d be going back.  Weird, huh?  But the reasons are good, I assure you.  First off, the Dude is planning to take some time to be with LB.  This is a good thing.  He works long hours, and is usually exhausted by the time he gets home, so this is a good way for them to bond and drive each other crazy.  The second reason is also simple: she got a spot in our preferred daycare.  Daycare spots in city-regulated Toronto centres are hard to get.  So when we got the email, we jumped on the chance, instead of trying to wait that extra month, because who knew how long it would be before another spot opened up?

And so it begins.  I have to admit that I was a bit bummed when I saw the acceptance date for LB, but the excitement of celebrating her first Christmas has softened the blow.  This is going to be a quick 2 months…




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Nothing makes me happier than the Post Lady knocking at my door.  Because that means we got packages!  Today’s hull?  Some earrings I ordered from Etsy that came all the way from South Korea:



And a free gift to boot!

And we’ve got another mug!!!  This one comes from Seattle, and the sender was lovely and sent a bar of Seattle Chocolates too!  Lovin’ it.


Seattle:  You Are Here

Seattle: You Are Here




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Type: Podcast

Show: Nerdist

Some of my favourites: Katey Sagal, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, John Oliver

Any other recommendations?


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