COVID-19 Layoff: Day Eighty & Eighty-One

Day Eighty:

EI report day which I almost forgot, thankfully I put a reminder on my phone and it popped up.

Today was a driving day, I was glad to get out of the house. Sister met me at my house and we picked up my Mum to drive to Etobicoke to pick up my families big San Remos order. Ususally that road is crazy so we went early to try to find parking/the curb side pickup. It was super easy, when we got there the two cars in front of us were leaving so I pulled up to spot one and waited. We were also 30 mins early so I thought they would make us wait but they came out with our order no problem.

We drove back to my Mum’s place, had a snack and hung out for a bit since Dave was napping with Drax. Came back in time to feed the dog and take him on his after dinner walk. Then it was hanging out for the rest of the night.

Day Eighty-One:

First off, holy crap to 81 days. I really hope I go back to work soon.

Today was pretty much a boring day, not much was done besides the regular stuff and watching all The Fast and the Furious movies since Netlfix put them all up! I remember watching the first one so I thought we’ll just rewatch them all. Dave didn’t want to watch them but once I put them on he was getting into it.

Obviously there’s a lot of them so I didn’t finish it today but I’m sure I will continue tomorrow.

I missed a couple days of workouts and ate like crap during those days so I needed to make up for it. I did an hour workout and died doing it but felt good after, I was also extremely tired. Drax keeps waking me up at 7am and I try to push it to 7:30 or 8 but it never happens.

That was pretty much my day!

Thanks for reading,

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.

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-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 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 Thirty Two

Do not cut your hair at home.

Today I watched my step-dad attempt to cut his own hair, it was interesting then my mum attempted to help and that’s when I said fuck it; I went over and cleaned up what they had did. They didn’t do that bad of a job, they were asking me questions before but eventually it was too stressful to watch. Plus my parents did pay for my hair school so they should get to enjoy it LOL

After that interesting part of the day I came home with donuts that Dave wanted and fell asleep on the couch. For some reason I was so tired at that point in the day but now I’m good. Drax went on many walks today and cut his paw on the ground – he does it all the time cause he gets the zoomies. We noticed AFTER he got on the couch so hopefully the blood stain comes off, his paw however is fine. I was a lifeguard for 7 years so cuts are my forte.

For some reason today I also am extremely full! I ate a bagel for breakfast at 830am had a small homemade poutine at 330-4ish pm then didn’t eat dinner. I did however snack throughout the day and that is why I’m full. I had two clementines before coming to get just to tie me over for the night (which probably was a bad thing eating this late).

Tomorrow when it’s bright out again I’m going to take update photos of our plants because they have changed quiet a bit! Dave thinks I’m cheating with this whole who has the bigger, better sunflower. You will see!

Thanks for reading,

Maeg.

COVID-19 Layoff: Day Twenty-Eight

What day is it?

Today was a stressful blur. Last night and this morning I had a heart attack over the whole CERB thing. On Twitter and Instagram I saw that you need to reapply every month for the CERB, however Twitter and Instagram weren’t very clear when they posted this and sent everyone into a freenzy. We figured it out for the most part and I was done panicking eventually. For more information about this check out Canada Emergency Respone Benefit orĀ Apply for Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) with CRA

So yesterday I totally forgot to tell my funny dinner story. I made spaghetti and homemade meatballs and it was delicious but I didn’t tell you about raining pasta. When Dave and I have spaghetti we break the uncooked pasta because I have a tongue ring and it gets wrapped around it. I was struggling to break the big bundle I had so I made it into two smaller bundles. I broke one bundle in half but pieces went flying everywhere! Like I was standing in my kitchen that over looks my living room, pieces rained down on Dave sitting on the couch, flew to my dogs bed on the other side of the livingroom and by our jackets hanging up on the other side of the house. We laughed then sure enough I did the exact same thing with the second bundle. EVERYWHERE.
Naturally, I didn’t clean it up because I was lazy then ate way to much pasta. The next morning I walked into the bathroom and felt something stuck to my sock, I tried kicking it off but nothing so I lift up my foot and sure enough pasta was stuck in my sock. Needless to say I vaccumed today only to miss a full size pasta noodle! No idea where that one came from!

Today was pretty much a repeat of yesterday, I played with Drax, waited until he went to nap and played animal crossing. Now my plans are to shower and cuddle Drax in bed, living the dream.

The new Animal Crossing game is actually really fun, they added in A LOT, literally building everything from the ground up. I love it but you definitely need some help on what to do because you end up doing nothing. I’ve been doing well for the most part still it’s work this one, but it’s a good thing! The other one you get bored of fishing to pay off your incredibly high loan.

That’s it for today. I’m going to think of more ideas for this blog since I have another month of COVID layoff.

Thanks for reading,

Maeg.

COVID-19 Layoff: Day Twenty-Six

Another 28 days….

Today was another day if doing nothing because I don’t know what to do with myself anymore. I read my Broke Millennial book most of the day, walked Drax and ate my three meals with some snacks of course.

Ford announced today that he’s extending the state of emergency meaning we have another 28 days before anything goes back to normal. I honestly don’t think anything is going back to normal until 2021. Canada or Ontario at least hasn’t even hit the peak yet, all we’re doing is delaying it more and more while keeping the whole province going stir crazy. I know most people I talk too rather just shut everything down and lock everyone up for 2 weeks and be done with it. Then again there would be idiots who went to go play in the park or something even though that’s illegal right now. Stay the fuck home!

In my house hold everyone’s sleeping patterns are so screwed up. My dog is actually awake during the day now, normally he sleeps because we’d usually be at work. Dave’s is completely messed up since he stays up until 3am playing video games and falls asleep on the couch all night. Eventually at 8am, I wake up with Drax and he finally goes into the bedroom until noon. I’ve tried to keep my pattern up but it’s hard when you’ve done nothing all day, not to mention I absolutely hate our mattress. I sleep with Drax most night now because Dave is on the couch (usually Drax night time bed), Drax decided to take Dave’s bed. Drax even uses Dave’s pillow like a human, it’s actually cute.

I feel like I need to start making lists to feel productive. I read somewhere that making lists are good because your brain get’s satisfied for crossing something off and feels productive.

On a positive note, our plants are growing! I will take pictures and post them in tomorrows post!

Thanks for reading,

Maeg.

COVID-19 Layoff: Day Twenty-Two

Anyone else going stir crazy?

I don’t even remember what I did today. Everyday is bluring into one day and I hate it. I feel like I’m living in a groundhog day movie and I loathe groundhog day movies. Obviously I walked Drax today but we didn’t do our big 2k walk since I was apparently grumpy and didn’t want to be cold! For some reason the weather deicided to get cold and us Canadians aren’t liking it! LOL

I worked on my cross stitch for my best friend but now I can’t finish it because I need grey thread. Tomorrow is a holiday in Canada so all the stores will be closed, plus I don’t want to spend more money. Maybe later on I will get it once I’m not so worried about money (but that will be never, pandemic and all).

I worked on my savings plan since the CERB (Canada Emergency Response Benefit) is taxable, aka they didn’t take any taxes off and we’ll have to pay them back next year come tax season. I’ve been getting into Excel for some reason (adulting) and since I have the full paid verison of Mircrosoft I get all the good templates. I found an awesome monthly budget template so I have all those set up and I found a savings template that lets me set a goal, shows current balance and how much more I need to save. For those of you who don’t know me I find organizing (in any fashion) extremely fun. I’m a weirdo.

That’s pretty much it. I feel bad because these blogs are starting to sound the same everyday, mostly because I’m going stir crazy and getting bored with everything I try to do. Now I’m probably going to go shower, lay in bed and look at my phone or read.

Thanks for reading,

Maeg.

COVID-19 Layoff: Day Twenty-One

We had the biggest single day increase of COVID-19 cases; 550 new cases in Ontario today.

Not the greatest news to wake up to especially after we all thought the numbers were slowly going down. This morning Dave and I went to the grocery store and this time we actually wore gloves. Every time we walk into the apartment we wash our hands, I’m constantly wiping/spraying things down and staying inside besides dog walks and grocery store stops. When is this going to end though?

After the grocery store we made pizza and walked Drax then hung out the whole day. Not much was done today, I didn’t even do the dishes! We did however give Drax a bath after his last walk tonight because he STUNK. He’s now laying on our bed drying after we toweled dried him.

On the bright side of things, the plants that Dave and I planted are starting to sprout. Our arugula has sprouted early and is going like wild fire right now!

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The others are slowly growing aswell, I’ll take a picture of those tomorrow. I’m excited to have plants on my balcony to make it more welcoming even though in the month of May I apparently have to clean my balcony. I haven’t even been in this apartment for a year and it keeps raining so it’s not dirty.

Tonight I’ve been cross stitching, attempting to get my bestfriend’s cross stitch done but her design I choose is a little big more intricate. I also need to go to the store and find light and dark grey thread. Here is the one I did for my step-dad….

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It’s cute! I’m trying to make ones for each person that has things they like. When my step-dad is putting things together he always says, “for fuck sakes” so I though the for fox sakes was a good idea.

That’s about it, just preparing to make Easter dinner Sunday, what is everyone else doing for Easter? Staying in I hope. Stay safe.

Thanks for reading,

Maeg.