I had gotten this sewing machine awhile back as I was attempting to learn. Little did I know that I would need this to make masks! Now sewing machines and I don’t have a good relationship, nothing seems to work for me, I fix it then it works for maybe five mintues and then I have the same issue all over again. I made two masks with this, I was proud of myself but the anger that came with it was not fun. Singer is a great brand when it comes to sewing machines, my best friends Mum had one for 30 years. They are built to last and are good working machines – needless to say when I use it it’s user error. With anything though it takes practice, you’re not going to be a pro the moment you open the box that’s for sure. It takes me a lot of reading and watching youtube videos to figure some things out! I got this at Canadian Tire for roughly $150. You can get them at lots of stores, just look around and do your research to see what is best for you!
I bought my yoga mat YEARS ago at Walmart for maybe $20, now they’re everywhere. Most stores have their own verisons and colours so it all depends on what you like. I’ve decided I need to start working out because I was getting quarantine-15! As gyms were closed and I was bored out of my mind anyways, I got some weights and found a workout plan and got to it. Boy, was I out of shape and I still am. I remember when I was younger playing baseball and working out like it was nothing, now doing squats makes me break a sweat! My yoga mat was handy as I live in a one bedroom apartment with my boyfriend and dog so that’s not much space to do a full workout. At least the mat made me have a space, preventing noise going to the person below me and saved my knees from the hard floor. Now gyms are open, that that I have gone as the virus is still going around but I want to so the yoga mat is coming back out! You can get yours at most stores and you don’t need to spend a lot of them.
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.
My day was a pretty unproductive day. I decided I wasn’t going to watch the news today and I’m in a much better mood, no idea if that is related or not.
My boredom got the best of me today, my boyfriend already had money on his Nintendo account and all I needed to do was get the rest and I could buy the new Animal Crossing game so that’s what I did. Once Drax was all tired out and ready for his afternoon nap I started to play the game. I played all afternoon until Drax woke up and it was time for his dinner and after dinner walk. The game is cool, instead of already coming into a city that is made you are on a island and you have to build it all yourself. Definitely stepped up the game and I’m super excited to unlock all the stuff.
After Drax’s walk I came in to make dinner, we decided on spaghetti and homemade meatballs. Dave said they were going to take long but they only took 25 mins to cook and I timed it so everything would be ready at the same time. Needless to say he was happy I made them because he went for seconds and then started to eat just the meatballs on their own.
Our plants/seeds are growing really well! It’s too bad it’s now snowing in Ontario…in April…
So in the big pot we have my sunflower that I named Posty. His roots were growing out the bottom of the cup so it was time for him to upgrade to the big pot.
Top row going left to right: arugula, spinach, rosemary, pumpkin, and cilantro.
Bottom row going left to right: garlic, arugula, spinach, Dave’s sunflower named S.F. Malone, and another pumpkin on the end.
So the reason Dave and I named our sunflowers is for three reasons, 1. I’m obsessed with Post Malone, 2. He has that song Sunflower and 3. Dave and I are having a competition on who will have the bigger and better sunflower. As you can see mine is currently winning the race. Don’t get your hopes up though folks, I tend to kill plants so we’ll see how this really goes.
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!
Today was turkey day as I wrote in my previous blog. Today was chilling out in the morning then at 1pm I started turkey dinner. Now this was my first turkey dinner I made on my own and I was nervous at first LOL.
When I went shopping for turkey didn’t I didn’t want to buy this giant turkey for max two people so I went with the boneless Butterball turkey and Butterball stuffing. At the start you have to run the turkey under warm water for one minute then rip that easy bag open! Place in a roast with a rack and cook away. Funny story, I don’t own a rack so my mum let me borrow hers – it didn’t fit in my roasting pan so I didn’t even use it but the turkey still turned out well.
Once the turkey was in the oven I started to peel and cut my potatoes and carrots so all I had to do when the time came was turn the knobs on on the stove!
So the stuffing took an hour and half to cook, this part was the hard part – timing. I totally fucked it up, or so I thought. I ended up putting the stuffing in when the turkey only had hour left (fail I know) but it ended up working in my favour because I still had to drain potatoes and carrots, mash the potatoes, let the turkey sit then cut the turkey, set the table and make it an actually dinner at the table. In the end everything ended up being ready at the same time to eat. It’s not like I made the stuffing an hour late and we had to wait on it or anything!
And then PUMPKIN PIE! It’s my favourite so it’s a must. That was my day, making turkey dinner and now watching some Netflix.
This morning was EI report day and it literally took my 5 mins to complete so that was good. This morning was motivating then that went to shit. Breakfast was made, Drax was walked then I sat and read all morning and afternoon about money savings and such.
Eventually I got extremely bored so I gave myself a shitty pedi then painted my toes and hands. I never have my nails done because I’m a hairstylist and my hands are always wet so nothing lasts, not to mention I don’t have time or money for them. Priorites.
After that I got Dave to do a nose pore mask, I put makeup on and cleaned all of my makeup brushes. Wow.
Tomorrow I make turkey dinner for myself, my first turkey dinner on my own so we’ll see how this goes. I got a butterball turkey so this should go easy, I’m also going to make stuffing, carrots, mashed potatoes with gravy and of course I have pumpkin pie. Yum. I’ll post a picture of my mini feast.
I didn’t even take Drax out for his morning walk, Dave did and I think that’s why my day turned into a lazy one. In the morning we watched the news, made breakfast and chilled out, before we new it it was lunch time.
Dave made me watch the movie DUNE, it was made in 1984 and it was bad. Save yourself the time and don’t bother, I fell asleep during it. I woke up realizing I fell asleep and I need to get gravy from my sister for my turkey dinner.
I also got my pots from storage at my mum’s house because I only have two pots and that’s not enough to make a turkey dinner for one. I’ve had a nice stainless steel set sitting at my mum’s house waiting to be used so I got that, washed it and reorganized my kitchen so everything can fix without looking awful.
The rest of the night was reading my book about being financial stable! It’s called Broke Millennial, I thought it was going to be boring and not be able to understand it and took a shot buying it but my mind it actually blown. I actually understand things and am learning! Who would of thought!
Now I’m laying in bed with Drax about to go to sleep and hopefully be productive tomorrow because I need to clean!
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.
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!
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….
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.
This morning I got woken up early by my lovely dog and decided I’m going to have a quiet morning on the balcony with my homemade Starbucks.
I than checked my bank account to find out that I’ve gotten paid (20 days later!). Today is the start of a good day! I had a quiet day but it was a good day, walked Drax, came back, tidied up my random dirty corner in my bedroom (it’s slowly getting there), then saw that Bethany Hamilton’s documentary was on Netflix so I watched that.
Dave drove to Markham to pick up 60lb of Drax dog food, once he got home we had to weigh, package and freeze all of it. We have a good system now so the food prep days go by fast.
Today my best friend and I had a Zoom date because we were suppose to hang out right as the pandemic started so we postponed it which obviously has been awhile and we have lots to chat up on. It was good, we talked for roughly 3 hours! We’re going to keep talking and staying in touch since this whole situation is still going on.
That’s pretty much it. Feeling better and less stressed now that I finally got paid but hopefully this doesn’t last much longer. Fingers crossed.