To Light My Way Through The Darkness

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

A Turtle With Snow On Its Shell

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

Music Monday: It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas by Johnny Mathis

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

Winter Is Not Coming-It Has Arrived!

Just a Pile-of-Chocolate Kind of Day

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

Yes, I Ran. Yes, It Was Cold.

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 Snow Fell Now the Challenge Begins

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

Winter is Coming Is Not Just a Stark Family Motto

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