COVID-19 Layoff: Day Forty-Five

Lazy day.

Well today was a boring day. At my apartment it was balcony clean up day, but there were wasps! I made Dave get rid of one then I started to clean but then I found another one so I said fuck it, plus it looked like it was going to rain. Our balcony isn’t that messy anyways, it’s like organize mess.

The rest of the day was just hanging out and watching movies. At dinner time we fed Drax then went for a walk only to get caught in the rain! Drax hates rain so as soon as it started he was all about getting inside, then it started to come down harder so we ran! Drax is pretty good at running when on a leash, he hates having a wet face so as soon as he’s inside he will run on the towel to get it off then he lays in our bed like a butt.

The rest of the night was hanging out and attempting to get rid of a migraine, this weather is killing me!

That’s pretty much it for today. Today wasn’t an interest day unfortunately.

Thanks for reading,

Maeg.

COVID-19 Layoff: Day Forty-Four

Today ended up being a good day!

Today was the first day that I was actually productive, the weather definitely helped even though it was crappy out this morning.
The morning started off normal with Drax getting breakfast and then it wasn’t normal. Today was Drax flea and tick medicine day, when he was a puppy he thought it was a treat so he ate it no problem, now he’s a pain in the butt. This thing has a strong smell so of course dogs can smell it even more than humans can. I put it in his breakfast, today breakfast was his sprouts, spinach, pumpkin pure, blueberries and beef with the medicine broken up and mixed into all this food. I could smell it so I knew he could smell it but I was hoping all the food would make it better; this smart cookie ate around the medicine. I mean there was a pile of blueberries to the side that he could eat and EVERY piece of the medicine push to the other side. He was eating so slow so I knew he was being a smart cookie with it so I just took it out of his food and gave it to him like I would a pill then we carried on with our day.

After a walk, eating my breakfast and play time with Drax I started with paying rent, doing my expenses and setting up this months budget plan. Once that was taken care of I started the process of cleaning my apartment, it doesn’t take that long but I was in the mood so I was doing a deep clean! At noon we walked Drax then I left to get pick up the curbside pickup from Kitchen Stuff Plus (favourite store!) so I can start organizing my pantry. I already had some containers from Christmas so that helped, I was focusing on baking needs, flour, sugar, brown sugar, baking soda, etc.

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Everything is labelled but it’s just paper taped to the containers, I still need to get the proper labels but that’ll probably be the last thing as paper and tape just works fine for now! I just love organizing! The next shelf is the pasta shelf but that’ll be next month or so!

After Kitchen Stuff Plus I actually stopped by my Mum’s to pick up these Titanic prints in frames that I’ve had for awhile. I have the perfect wall for them in my place so I decided today was the day!
I laid out all the photos on floor and figured out the order, moved our furiture around the way we wanted it, then started to hang the photos only to figure out we don’t have the right size nails and nail holder. We almost didn’t put these pictures up because I knew Walmart was going to have a long line up but I decided to go anyways. I was in line for 12mins and got back home, 30-40min trip! Came home started hanging only to knock on the wall and hear solidness – firewall, aka pure concrete. I start tapping the wall to see if any spot could work and we found one all the way across, then the hooks don’t work so we bend the nail holder to be able to hook onto the frame – finally it works!

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Success! Our plan is to get a bench with storage to go beside the “shoe rack” and a side table because the couch in the corner. All in due time though!

Today I remembered to take photos of our plants so here they are!

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Here we have our herbs/leafs, going left to right, argula is going well, garlic is coming in but slowly, one spinach is going well, the other is dying (no idea why), rosemary is just chilling? and cilantro is coming in nicely! Next up, pumpkins!

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Pumpkins grow on vines so this bad boy is growing like CRAZY and I hope the weather stays nice so I can put this outside before it gets really crazy inside my house. I hope I actually get a pumpkin out of this! Next up our sunflowers!

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On the left is mine aka Posty. He is doing well and growing tall, I need to get sticks to help him stand up until he’s strong enough on his own.
On the right is Dave’s aka S.F. Malone. His is coming in nicely and a third is slowly coming in. Dave randomly put fertilzer in his and now his soil is looking weird so hopefully that doesn’t affect it’s growth – bold move.

Dave did plant two new things but they haven’t sprouted so I’ll save you from looking at dirt.

That’s about it. Who do you think will win the bigger and better sunflower? Let me know in the comments.

That’s all for today, hope everyone is staying safe.

Thanks for reading,

Maeg.

 

COVID-19 Layoff: Day Forty-Three

It’s almost Friday!

Today wasn’t that great of a day. I was slightly productive but I had a migraine a day because it rained all day. I guess the weather has decided to finally be spring.

This morning Drax actually slept in but it was probably because of the weather (he hates rain), we went on our morning walk and got soaked because he was being slow and indecisive. Eventually I just pulled him to go back to the apartment.

Eventually after playing with Drax and breakfast I decided I was going to start organizing my pantry. For Christmas last year I got some organizing containers so I figured out what fit in where and what I could change so it made more sense and I didn’t have to spend so much! I then went on Kitchen Stuff Plus and ordered curbside 3 containers and a brown sugar attachment. I still have yet to get them because I didn’t get the email to pick it up until after the store is closed. So that’ll be tomorrow.

I added up most of my expenses and will finish the rest tomorrow. I completely forgot to take pictures of my plants today so that is also on my list for tomorrow. I actually have a big list for tomorrow so I shouldn’t be bored.

Dave and I just watched movies in the evening and got bored! Now I’m laying in bed hoping to fall asleep soon since I’ve been sleeping like crap!

That’s it for tonight.

Thanks for reading,

Maeg.

COVID-19 Layoff: Day Forty One

This weather can’t make up its mind.

One day it’s a snow storm every ten minutes, the next day it’s sunny and warm enough for my pale skin to burn and now it’s always super windy and rainy! Pick a season please!

Today I wanted to get out of the house so I went to Shoppers Drug Mart with Amanda. We both got some nail polish and I got nail polish remover. I never do my nails because I’m usually just washing hair all day long but since I’m not why not? I picked out a nice steel colour. I’m actually in love with it and might keep them like this for the duration of the quarantine.

Cute! Excuse the messy nails LOL

After that I picked up some hangers to help organize my closet. My boyfriend has a shit ton of shirts (that he doesn’t wear) and I barely have any but that’s because most of my clothes are still at my parents. Slowly but surely I will get there!

Came back to walk Drax and try to stay busy. Did the closet, cleaned kitchen, did nails, did Dave’s expenses, played Animal Crossing and now in bed with a migraine that is keeping me awake (stupid weather).

It was great to get out of the house, my mental health definitely needed it besides just walking Drax all the time. I feel refreshed and now can go back to being locked up again waiting for a million packages to come, okay 4 and two of them are my sisters.

That’s about it folks, productive day for the most part. How is everyone doing? Go outside for the morning and buy small things like $5 nail polish!

Thanks for reading,

Maeg.

COVID-19 Layoff: Day Thirty-Nine

Cloudys, clouds go away…or just rain already.

Yesterday was such a nice day and today was nothing but clouds and waiting for it to rain. When the weather is like this all I get is migraines and it gets worse the more it doesn’t rain because of all of the pressure.

I walked Drax 3 times before 12pm because he was being such a suck and kept wanting to go out. I swear he is the only dog that isn’t sick of going on walks!

Today I finished watching a show on Netflix called Outer Banks, it’s pretty interesting about teens looking for a ship wreck, it’s cheezy but good to pass the time. I also watched the one episode on Netflix of Coronavirus Explained, it’s pretty good and interesting because it’s not repeating the same thing everyday like what’s on the news. It actually explains what’s going on rather than just saying keep social distancing! Got take a look, it’s one episode that’s like 30mins long.
We also watched Extraction with Chris Hemsworth, I’m sorry, I love Chris but this movie was boring. Take a look for yourself but I just wasn’t into it, either was Dave.

The rest of the night was just hanging out, Dave wanted to trim his beard even though he keeps threatening to shave it all off. I don’t want him to look baby face so I made it short but still having a beard.

I’m probably just going to go to bed soon since this weather is just peachy. Tomorrow I think I’m going to give another plant update because some of them have grown a lot and Dave planted some new stuff. I’m not going to have any room on my balcony.

Thanks for reading,

Maeg.

COVID-19 Layoff: Day Thirty Eight

Today was report day!

Honestly report day isn’t that interesting, it literally takes 5 minutes to do.

Today was such a beautiful day, literally everyone was out in the park not social distancing! I sat on my balcony for way too long apparently because my chest, face and one shoulder is burnt. Yep, burnt. It was only 13° out but my fair skin can’t handle it! The joke in my family is that I don’t tan, I either stay white or burn. Which is pretty much the truth so today it was burn!

The rest of the day was pretty much chilling out, this morning I had a SHIT TON of dishes to wash so that got done and the rest is history.

I can’t wait until this is over, being stir crazy is coming back and I don’t know what to do anymore!

Hope everyone is staying sane and safe.

Thanks for reading,

Maeg.

COVID-19 Layoff: Day Thirty Seven

Good morning!

I forgot to do my blog last night so it’s coming to you this morning! Yesterday morning Dave and I went to Walmart again because we forgot to get stuff plus they didn’t have some stuff! They didn’t have some of the groceries we wanted so we checked if they had that, which they did. The day we bought the BBQ we realized we didn’t get anything else for it besides the BBQ! We went back, got a cover and cooking utensils then had BBQ chicken for dinner. We have used this is everyday since we got it and I’m excited for summer now (assuming the pandemic will be over).

The rest of the day was pretty much just hanging out. At 6pm Post Malone hosted a Nirvana Tribute livestream concert and I of course had to watch is because a. Post Malone and b. Nirvana! It was pretty good, he sounded good and had Travis Barker do the drums so that’s cool!

After that not much happened, Dave played his videogames and I hung out on the couch until I was tired. Hense forgetting to blog!

I did weigh myself last night which was a big mistake and now I need to focus on losing weight again. Too much snacking is happening and not enough exercise!

That’s all for this morning, I’ll be back with tonights post later on!

Thanks for reading,

Maeg.

 

COVID-19 Layoff: Day Thirty Five

Welcome to spring-winter.

This morning Dave and I did some grocery shopping, we got there around 9:30am and by the time we left (10:30am) there was a big lineup to get in. It’s just crazy to think this is actually happening even though it’s been 35 days since I last worked.

While we were shopping Dave said he wanted a BBQ since we’re allowed them on our balcony. I definitely miss having BBQ food so I was okay with it. He found one that wasn’t too big and was only $160 from Walmart.

It came in a box but putting it together was easy as Dave did it pretty quick. The best part was the food, we had sausages, potatoes and salad. Definitely going to be used a lot!

That was pretty much our day! We walked Drax as he was super sucky together for some reason but he’s good and asleep for the night.

Dave and I are now watching Absurd Planet on Netflix, it’s pretty funny and educational. It’s fun to see all the weird animals on this planet! Go check it out!

That’s it! Hope you’re all staying sane and staying safe!

Thanks for reading,

Maeg.

COVID-19 Layoff: Day Thirty Four

Welcome to day 34.

I honestly don’t even know what to say about today, it was a complete write off of napping, walking Drax and playing Animal Crossing. LOL when is this going to be over?

This morning the weather was like this…

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Now it’s cold but there’s no snow anywhere to be found. The weather has been strange lately but I’m hoping it’ll get warm soon but not too warm, just typical spring weather would be nice. This is why my plants are all inside still, the weather has been so crazy this year that we can’t. One minute it’s warm-ish and sunny then 5 minutes later it looks like the picture above!

Let’s see, tomorrow I want to attempt to finish my cross stitch I made for my friend now that I have grey thread thanks to my amazing neighbour Amanda, hey girl! Then finish the one I started for myself and I need to get started on the rest of the ones I want to make but I have time since I wanted to give these as Christmas gifts (part of).

Mother’s day is coming out and I need to figure something out with my sister. However I can not write it on here because my Mum reads my blog every morning! Hey Mum! Anyone have some good ideas?

That’s about it for today, plants are growing like crazy which I’m excited about. I’m hoping I can actually grow a pumpkin because last time I tried it didn’t happen and my step-dad tricked me by buying a pumpkin and putting it outside next to the vine. I got excited then bummed out lol! Also I have attempted to grow sunflowers before but the squirrels got to it so hopefully that doesn’t happen. I’ll just have to keep getting Drax out on the balcony once it’s nice, he’s been slowly getting interested in them so I’m sure he’ll love that!

Thanks for reading,

Maeg.

COVID-19 Layoff: Day Twenty-Nine

Snow, snow, snow.

Did it snow where you live today? This morning I woke up to a beautiful sunny but cold morning. I walked Drax, made my breakfast and started a movie while Dave was asleep. All of the sudden outside went dark and I looked over to see white. It was a blizzard outside. Literally all day that happened so we had to time our walks with Drax to not get caught in a random blizzard. Oh and all the snow, didn’t stay the sun would come back out and it melts.

Today was a meh day, I don’t know if it was the weather or what but I just wasn’t feeling it. Not much was done, I played animal crossing, made oatmeal chocolate chip muffins and started the first season of Ozark. Dave has seen the first season but he’s a bad Netflix boyfriend and watches shows without me. For example the movie I watched this morning was called 13 hours. He woke up an hour into it and said we already watched this! I said no, I’ve never seen this. He once again said we did. 13 hours is based on a true story and I love movies based on true stories and usually get hooked onto them – I have never seen this movie until this morning. Dave finally realized he watched it without me. Do any of you have bad Netflix significant others? Let me know in the comments!

So everyone in the quarantine has been baking, since you know all the flour and yeast have disappeared from grocery stores. What is everyones favourite quarantine recipe? I’ve only really made two new things so mine would have to be the bread, once I find the recipe again on Pinterest I will link it for you. I want to make more things though!

Working out needs to start again so I will figure that out. I want to get Hannah Bowers bands but money, money, money!

Tomorrow morning I’m most likely going to move all our plants into a bigger pot since the roots are coming out the bottom of most of them. I’ll have to take a new picture to keep you updated. My Mum sent me a picture that says, “Happiness is watcning your plant starting to grow.” 100% accurate. I don’t know what it is about it but it does make you happy. Even the succulent my client gave me is growing and THAT makes me happy because I usually kill those but I love them.

How’s everyone holding up? Another month to go, we can do this.

Thanks for reading,

Maeg.