Last year I purchased this item, a Phillips brand alarm clock that uses light and bird sound to wake me up: The light simulates a sunrise, an important thing at 5:30 am in a dark room, in mid-November. Compared to last year, the need to hit snooze has declined, and having my coffeemaker perk at … Continue reading To Light My Way Through The Darkness
Winnipeg gets its name from a Cree word meaning 'Muddy Water.' Another name, one I like better and also comes from Indigenous history, is 'Turtle Island.' It suits this city as we like to move at a slow pace in regards to everything. Ever wonder how Winnipeg can move even slower than a turtle? Dump … Continue reading A Turtle With Snow On Its Shell
Winnipeg had a mild fall, with a snowfall evaporating by the next day, with some people hanging onto to shorts for as long as humanly possibly. Could it be, some thought, a Christmas without snow? December rolled in and with five days into the month, the weather laughed as if to say, Dudes, you ain't … Continue reading Music Monday: It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas by Johnny Mathis
Last winter I knew my mood takes a bit of a dip. While I look functional, behind the scenes everything felt ten time harder to either start, do, or complete. My goal is to move this blog to a slightly bigger league. When I am not posting, I am writing, but if I am not … Continue reading Just a Pile-of-Chocolate Kind of Day
Seriously, the warm thought machine felt a little stuck. Yesterday, I ran with the Learn to Run clinic participants, or those hardy souls willing to come out during -26 with windchill. It felt colder than that, and I wore pretty good layers. The edges of my hair turned frosty, and my glasses fogged up a few … Continue reading Yes, I Ran. Yes, It Was Cold.
The low came, it dumped, and now we have some sunlight. For my run clinic, and this reluctant leader, the real challenge begins. I have to get my bum out the door, even if it feels cold. How did I do this last time? Oh, yes, I had a half-marathon to train for and this … Continue reading The Snow Fell Now the Challenge Begins
I hate winter. I noticed the change of the seasons usually brings a droopy mood, increased appetite, and the inability to decide on anything. At work, the coffeemaker perked for the second time after the first pot cleared in under two hours. I really want an I.V. full of coffee and lug it around. Even sitting … Continue reading Winter is Coming Is Not Just a Stark Family Motto