COVID-19 Layoff: The End

Well this will officially be my last COVID blog as my personal quarentine is finished.

As most of you know if you follow, my place of work officially opened on Friday June 19th. I was nervous building up to the day because of the obvious virus going around but also I didn’t do hair for 3 months. Now I was getting thrown back into it all while the world seemed like it was ending.

Friday morning I had time to get ready, walk Drax and attempt to play with him. As soon as I started to get ready Drax knew I was going back, he went right to his crate and sat in there until I attempted to get him out with cookies. I had to move his crate into the livingroom because that’s where the AC is, once I got him out he went to his bed and just gave me those puppy eyes. I played with him but he just wanted me to hold his head. I had to move and when I turned around he was back in his crate – needless to say I left because he clearly wanted to be in the crate and I didn’t want to make things worse.

I got to work earlier because I wanted to clean my station and my tools one more time before I started work for the day. I sat in the back for ten mintues avoiding putting on the mask. Eventually I sucked it up and put it on, at first it was weird then eventually you got use to it being on your face. The masks however are hot as hell, talking is hard but everyone wants to talk at the salon so I did but eventually I was getting too hot so my hair went up and talking went to a minimum. The first day I ran an hour behind because my last client had a lot of hair and wasn’t booked for the right service but it all workout.

Saturday was a bit better, it was still a busy day but everyone was getting in the grove of things. I was on time for most of my clients, last one only ran 5 mins behind but I made up the time later. All in all it was a good start but still creepy because in the back of your head you know there’s a possibility of being exposed even though we are taking those precautions.

After those first two days I’ve never been so sore in my life. It was all the areas that I haven’t been using during the quarentine like standing for 8 hours so my feet, legs and back were sore. I can home iced my knee and got Dave to massage my back and feet (after I showered) which helped big time (he’s a keeper). Now were back to work on Tuesday for a full week.

It’s still crazy to think that this is going on in the world, who would have thought but we’re getting through it and staying safe. Everyone wash your hands, wear a mask and stay home if you are not feeling well.

That’s it, that’s all. Thank you for all sticking around with me through this! Now I have to get back to regular blogs! Stay tuned.

Thanks for reading,

Maeg.

COVID-19 Layoff: Day Ninety-Two

Happy 3 months and my last day in quarentine!

Today wasn’t very eventful to be honest. Drax and I hung out in the morning, got a couple walks in before it got too hot then hung out. Once Drax decided to nap I worked out, made lunch, got things ready for work tomorrow and watched some tv.

I didn’t feel like going out today, I just wanted it to be calm before the storm. I’m sure I won’t sleep tonight because that’s just how I am but at the same time I will probably take allergy medicine and that will knock me out. My allergies tend to be the worst at night and in the morning, the rest of the day I’m fine, just a couple sneezes here and there.

Now that I’m back at work I’m gonna need to figure out how I’m going to get my workout in. My hours are all over the place so my eating pattern will change and working out will have to change too. It will take time but I will figure it out.

I may write tomorrow about my first day or I may just finish the week off and end it at that, either way I can’t believe it’s been 3 whole months and we’re still going through a pandemic.

Thank you for reading,

Wish me luck tomorrow,

Maeg.

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.

January Favourites

Makeup Favourite: 

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Makeup Forever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation

I got this beside I want to get into makeup but I wanted a cheaper foundation but also not bad quality such as shoppers foundation for my sensitive skin. I wanted something that would cover my face but that wouldn’t completely cover my freckles. I tried it in store and had another person try a different brand on my face but I liked this one better. I also hate the feeling of having makeup on my face, this one doesn’t give me that feeling. I got this at Sephora for $52.00.

Skin Care Favourite:

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Caudalie Purifying Mask

I wanted a mask to help my skin from the break outs I was having due to all the chocolate I was eating at Christmas. Online everyone said that this didn’t help the breakouts but their skin felt amazing. For me it was the opposite, it made all my pimples come out then they went away, so things got worse before they got better but that’s life. It smells amazing, as I said leaves your skin feeling great. I got this at Sephora for $47.00.

Hair Care Favourite

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Aveda Air Control Light Hold Hairspray

This has to be my all time favourite hairspray I’ve ever used. It smells great, it’s a light hold so it doesn’t make your hair crunchy and it lasts a long time. In fact usually the spray button usually needs to be cleaned before you run out of it. I use this for everything, if I straighten my hair I put a little on my hands then “swipe” the top of my head to put those flyaways away, after I curl my hair I spray it, if I need my curl to last even longer then it does I spray before I curl and so on. You can get this at Aveda salons or store for $40.00.

Body Favourite:

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First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream Intense Hydration

I’ve written about this before but for a face cream, the reason I’m writing it for body favourite is because this product you can use all over your body. Lately my body had been super dry so I’ve been putting it on the areas that need the most love, my hands and forearms. I know that sounds weird but it’s because my hands and forearms are constantly in water and they get dried out. I put this on every night and it’s been helping a great deal. I got this at Sephora for $40.00.

Home Favourite:

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Dakota Boot Dryer

If your Canadian and live in Ontario you know we just got beat with 32cm (12.5 inches) of snow in one day. This is fine, I’m Canadian but our boots still get wet and we usually only have one part. My boyfriend works outside in the winter and he bought this boot dryer, it’s the best thing. It’s small, all you have to do in plug it in and let it go to work. I’ve been using this like crazy because my dog wants to go out every two minutes so my boots are absolutely soaked from that and shoveling. You can get these at Marks Works Warehours for $50.00.

Music Favourite: 

Chlorine by Twenty One Pilots 

Thanks for reading,

Maeg.