COVID-19 Layoff: Day Sixty-Nine

Welcome to Day Sixty-Nine!

Dave and I woke up at 5:30am in hopes to buy shoes. Yes, you read that right, to buy shoes. Ben & Jerry’s teamed up with Nike to make a limited edition shoe, it went on sale in Canada this morning at 6am.

Those are the bad ass shoes that we failed to get. In the morning it was looking good, I got onto the site, logged in, pick the size and added them to my cart then all of the sudden something pops up saying enter your phone number and a code will be sent to you as extra security. Bullshit. What happens when you send a million text messages all at once? It gets jammed and that’s exactly what happened. Eventually on my screen it said all sold out so we lost our chance! It sucks but it happens; they sold out in 11mins!

Part of the reason why Dave wanted them was because the shoe box was in the shape of a Ben & Jerry’s pint. The box is now a collectible too! It is pretty good and they were only $135 CAD.

Dave we failed our mission we all went back to bed until Dave had to get up for work, I of course kept sleeping until Dave walked out the door because Drax needed to go out and wanted to be fed. I started my day early at 7:30am which was kinda good because Drax got a walk in before it got to 40 degrees.

The rest of the day was a write off, I didn’t do much, I didn’t even workout because I was so sore today. Tomorrow I will be back at it but I did get a 2k walk in tonight with Drax before it got dark. I did attempt to make a mask for myself since the ones I ordered have yet to show up so at least I have one for now. I was thinking of going to a coin car wash tomorrow to clean my car and then NOT park in my parking spot since the tree I park under RAINS down berrys, twigs and bird shit. I also need to vaccum all the dog hair out of the car so there isn’t too much build up of it. That might be the plan, not sure yet.

That’s all I got today.

Thanks for reading,

Maeg.

COVID-19 Layoff: Day Sixty-Seven & Sixty-Eight

Day Sixty-Seven.

The weather has been hella nice lately but it’s slowly getting extremely hot. My Dad was home from work so Dave, Drax and I loaded up the car with my tires and the family and drove up to Hillsburgh. My Dad changed my tires over for me and we had lunch while the dogs played around all afternoon. My Dad has two dogs, a red fox lab and a bernese mountainn dog; the lab minds his own business but the bernese is a grumpy old man but Drax doesn’t mind really, he just loves having dogs as big as him around.

Eventually we drove back home and everyone was tired, Dave and Drax napped and I just did small things around the house until it was dinner time and Drax’s late night walk.

Day Sixty-Eight.

Today was a productive day, I went grocery shopping since last night Dave and I noticed our fridge was completely empty. Grocery shopping alone is meh but I did get to take my time and figure out stuff while I was there. I just like having someone push the cart. I came home, put the food away and then worked out. Today I did some pilates that I completely suck at and I’m super out of shape! Once working out was done I deicided to make a sandwhich because I didn’t want to make the apartment hot since it felt like 37 outside! Laundry was 30mins after lunch which is annoying, I absolutely hate going up and down! Laundry goes something like this: I live on the 6th floor, so I go down to 1 put clothes in the 4 washer, go back up, wait 30mins to go back down and put them in the dryer, come back up to hang any clothes I didn’t want to dry, wait 50mins and go back down to get the dry clothes and folding is always a pain!

I hung out until Dave came home, we made dinner, walked Drax around 8 so it was cool enough for him and now were hanging out watching some Netflix. Pretty productive day and now I’m super tired!

That’s all for today.

Thanks for reading,

Maeg.

COVID-19 Layoff: Day Sixty-Six

Welp.

Today was semi productive day, this morning Drax didn’t want to walk as it was already 20 degrees at 9am. This weather is insane and it’s only going to get worse next week.

Dave and I finally got the AC unit from my Mum’s cause she is the bomb, came back to installed it and now we’re ready for the heat wave to come aka tomorrow!

Tomorrow I may be going to my Dad’s to get my tires changed over saving me some money, plus I’ll get to see my Dad and the doggos.

The rest of the day not much was done besides hanging out and watching tv, then Dave and I got a complaint saying we were loud all day, banging things even though we were not. The man below us is old and apparently complains about everything, which we were warned of when moving in but he seriously needs to calm down. In the evening we took Drax for his longer walk so he was cool and he could actually get some exercise in.

That’s all I’ve got today!

Thanks for reading,

Maeg.

COVID-19 Layoff: Day Sixty-Five

Good evening!

The weather was absolutely beautiful today and a little bit on the hot side! It was way to hot for Drax today so his walks were limited but later on at night we took him out and he was having a blast in the cool air.

Drax actually got a new collar since he’s growing so much his old one was too tight and he only wore it outside since it has his tags on it. Dave also got him a cooling mat, this thing is pretty cool and even I want to lay on it!

Today I did go to Walmart to get shirts and yoga pants since my other ones are more for louging around. There’s one shirt I need to return or just lose the weight and I love the yoga pants. Most likely will be going back for more of those!

Today I said I would do a plant update so here it goes!

So here we have our regular plants, arugula, spinach, garlic and rosemary. They are growing wild and I’m excited.

This is my pumpkin that is growing crazy! I know it’s going to be super vine like before I get any pumpkins so I’ll just keep taking care of it!

We planted some lettuce! They are just little babies but I’m excited for this. Never planted this before so we’ll see how this goes! Now, the moment you’ve all been waiting for….who has the best sunflower…still in progress…drumroll please!

On the left we have Dave’s and on the right is yours truely. Baby sunflowers! So cute but it’s turning into a close competition! They are standing on their own currently and I will most definetly need to get bigger pots for them ass they get bigger.

That’s all I have for today, not much else was done!

Thanks for reading,

Maeg.

COVID-19 Layoff: Day Fifty-Seven

Rain, rain go away!

Surprisingly my head only hurt a little bit today. This morning Dave and I did some grocery shopping, super proud of us for staying on budget! Came home to put it all away then walk Drax.

I felt like baking so I finally made banana bread with chocolate chips! Ask me how my weight is going🙄😩.

Once that was done I watched Self Made on Netflix. It’s so good, it’s a limited series so there’s only like 6-7 episodes but go watch it.

The rest of the evening was history so I won’t bore you. I slept on my arm weird last night (at least that’s what I think), now in get pains in my one shoulder blade. Hopefully tomorrow it’ll be fine!

That’s pretty much it for today.

Thanks for reading,

Maeg.

COVID-19 Layoff: Day Fifty-Five

I could not keep my eyes open last night!

I didn’t write last night because I was SO tired, the night before I didn’t sleep well so it hit me like a brick last night. Yesterday was a typical boring day, the weather was chilly again but not too bad.

Dave and I didn’t do much, we did watch the Purge: Election Year. Dave is scared of horror/thriller movies but one day he randomly put on The Purge tv show and he was fine with it. I told him we should watch all the movies that go with it, it took him awhile but eventually he did it. Election Year is the third movie so I believe there is one more then the new one comes out possible. I’m not sure!

After the movie my neighbour and I hand dinner! We always have these salads that are yummy so we said we’d have a salad night. It’s spinach, broccoli, red onion, green peppers, hard boiled egg, and usual chicken but last night we had salmon, oh you you can’t forget the dressing but I can’t remember what goes in it. It’s yummy.
The rest of the night was just drinking and chatting while entertaining Drax since I deicided to bring him along.

This quarantine is definitely messing with dogs because Drax is extremely whiney and I’ve heard of other people’s dogs being the same way. Thankfully Dave is going back to work next week so that is a start to getting back to normal. If I got out that means Drax gets a break from both of us and gets use to being alone again. Slowly life is getting back to normal!

After dinner I went to bed becaue I couldn’t stay away anymore. I couldn’t believe how tired I was last night, but now I’m nice and refreshed!

Thanks for reading,

Maeg.

COVID-19 Layoff: Day Fifty-Four

Merry May!

As my Mum said this morning because we woke up to snow and a migraine! Today was back to being lazy-ish. I did do laundry and dishes but the rest of the day was attempting to watch tv while Dave put together his fish tank.

I did go over Dave’s budget to see how he’s doing in the two days that I gave it to him. He’s pretty much spent his smoking budget and there’s still two more weeks of May left but the rest he has done pretty good so far.

I wanted to make banana bread today but my head hurt too much and didn’t want to move. Maybe tomorrow will be a bread making day because why not? Honestly not much else was done today, especially since Mother’s day was yesterday, I’m just old and tired!

That’s all for today, hope everyone had a good and safe day.

Thanks for reading,

Maeg.

COVID-19 Layoff: Day Fifty-Three

Happy Mother’s Day!

My sister, step-dad and I had a plan to surprise my mum! Couple weeks ago my sister and I decided to order my mum the body shop mother’s Day tote bag!

It’s filled with all these awesome products, which my family loves a good Body Shop product! So it’s a good one and the bag is actually really cute.

We also decided to get her a book that she has to fill out. Thought it was just a cool little idea and in the future we’ll get it back.

I then got her a card that is related to toilet paper since there was a toilet paper crisis! My sister and step dad also planned to Swiss Chalet for linner and hang out. It was a good day and a good surprise for my mum.

After I drove to Vaughan to get gas because it was cheaper and I get my reward points for discounted/free gas! Then watched some TV until I fell asleep on the couch 🤦‍♀️.

That’s all for today. How was everyone’s Mother’s Day? Hope they were great.

Thanks for reading,

Maeg.

COVID-19 Layoff: Day Fifty-Two

Hello Winter?

Woke up this morning to the temperature being -2° and felt like -8°…in May!

All the dog walks were freezing, I actually wore my winter jacket again and because it got so cold so fast and started to snow I had a migraine most of the day that would not go away no matter what. Remember when I got burnt like a week ago? LOL

Today was a day of watching Netflix, I finished Dead to Me. It was amazing! If you haven’t watched that show, I highly suggest it. After I watched Becoming, the Michelle Obama mini documentary. I have her book, I just haven’t read it yet. After that I watched Ocean’s 8, Sandra Bullock is amazing and I love all her movies. Once Dave woke up then we watched the new Netflix show Hollywood, we started it the other day and today we finished it. It’s actually pretty good, I think it’s based on true events but I’m not sure. It looks corny but once you get into it it’s really good. Trust me.

That brought us to tonight which for some reason I finally felt like doing Dave’s expenses so I did that until 11:40, showered and now laying in bed attempting to keep my eyes open.

Tomorrow is Mother’s Day, incase any of you forgot – here’s your reminder now. Does anyone have something planned for it? Maybe a nice zoom date with your mother? Either way with all that’s going around even a call is just nice. I’m sure all mother’s would appreciate it.

Today was report day, it took me about 2 mins. Pretty sad that something that took me 4 hours to apply for, only takes 2 mins to continue. Not that I’m complaining!

Well, I’m off to bed.

Thanks for reading,

Maeg.

 

COVID-19 Layoff: Day Fifty-One

Holy shit 51 days!

When I started this I really didn’t think it would be this long. This is the craziest thing that’s happened and telling the future generations is going to be funny. You know how older generations say they had to walk a mile, in horrible weather conditions to go to and from school? This is going to be our verison of that story – being outside was illegal! It’s a whole situation, no but really this is history. This is literally history in the making and it’s crazy. This will literally be in history books in the future so we can learn from this and it’s crazy to think about. All the essential workers are killing it and I want to take this time to thank them!

It’s also insane to think about what the future will look like. For example, I’m a hairstylist, I’m going to have to wear a mask, face shield and gloves, only have one client at a time (which is unheard of in the hairstyling world) and so much more. The world is going to be germaphobes and me being a 90’s kid that’s like unheard of. I’m apart of the generation of chicken pox parties and eating dirt because it’ll help my immune system. The world is terrified and that’s what terrifying.

The good part about all of this is that being in quarantine gave the world a chance to breathe. I’ve seen so many posts about all these animals coming out, pollution is down and the ozone holes are closing. This is a good time to reset, think about how we’ve been treating out planet like garbage and do better. One of my new years resolutions was to be more eco friendly and I’m slowly doing that. It’s a process since money is an issue when it comes to these things but give it time and I will get there!

I guess you just need to look at the positives and try not to go stir crazy, I know my mental health is being effected so I know others definitely will be too. I absolutely hate being bored, it’s the worst thing for me and my family knows that. Just keep going, keep busy even if you feel like all you do is clean your kitchen! (Why the hell is it so dirty all the time?!?)

That’s all I got for today!

Thanks for reading,

Maeg.