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.

 

My Top True Story Movies

If anyone knows me they know I am a sucker for any movie or book that is based off a true story. I have watched and read my fair share of true stories so here are my favourites of a growing list. (In no particular order)

Into_the_Wild_(2007_film_poster)1.Into the Wild

“After graduating from Emory University, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters that shape his life.”

 

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2. American Sniper

“Navy S.E.A.L. sniper Chris Kyle’s pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and turns him into a legend. Back home with his family after four tours of duty, however, Chris finds that it is the war he can’t leave behind.”

 

 

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“An unemployed single mother becomes a legal assistant and almost single-handedly brings down a California power company accused of polluting a city’s water supply.”

 

 

 

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4. United 93

“A real-time account of the events on United Flight 93, one of the planes hijacked on September 11th, 2001 that crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania when passengers foiled the terrorist plot.”

 

 

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5. 127 Hours

“A mountain climber becomes trapped under a boulder while canyoneering alone near Moab, Utah and resorts to desperate measures in order to survive.”

 

 

 

 

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“Pakistan-born comedian Kumail Nanjiani and grad student Emily Gardner fall in love but struggle as their cultures clash. When Emily contracts a mysterious illness, Kumail finds himself forced to face her feisty parents, his family’s expectations, and his true feelings.”

 

 

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“The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the U.S.-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.”

 

 

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“The story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All-American football player and first-round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family.”

 

 

 

 

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“The true story of a newly appointed African-American coach and his high school team on their first season as a racially integrated unit.”

 

 

 

MV5BNTY1MDU1NzYzN15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwOTA0MDQyNzE@._V1_9. The Finest Hours

“The Coast Guard makes a daring rescue attempt off the coast of Cape Cod after a pair of oil tankers are destroyed during a blizzard in 1952.”

 

 

 

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“A dramatization of the disaster in April 2010, when the offshore drilling rig called the Deepwater Horizon exploded, resulting in the worst oil spill in American history.”

 

 

 

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“A young man who was sentenced to seven years in prison for robbing a post office ends up spending three decades in solitary confinement. During this time, his own personality is supplanted by his alter-ego, Charles Bronson.”

 

 

ZeroDarkThirty2012Poster12.Zero Dark Thirty

“A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L.s Team 6 in May 2011.”

 

 

 

91FuiECmweL._AC_SY741_13. 13 Hours

“During an attack on a U.S. compound in Libya, a security team struggles to make sense out of the chaos.”

 

 

 

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“A three-part story of Norway’s worst terrorist attack in which over seventy people were killed. 22 July looks at the disaster itself, the survivors, Norway’s political system and the lawyers who worked on this horrific case.”

 

 

Brain_on_Fire15. Brain on Fire

“A young, capable professional cannot explain her newly erratic behavior.”

 

 

 

Titanic_(Official_Film_Poster)16. Titanic

“A seventeen-year-old aristocrat falls in love with a kind but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic.”

 

 

 

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“Based on the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a group of elite firefighters who risk everything to protect a town from a historic wildfire.”

 

 

 

If you haven’t watched any of these movies then you definetly need to! I mean you have time on your hands.

Thanks for reading,

Maeg.

Titanic: The Musical

Spoiler Alert! There is details about the musical in this blog, if you plan on seeing the musical in person read at your own risk – spoilers!

My family and friends all know that I’m in love with the movie Titanic. I’ve been to museums, I’ve read numerous of books, I even have a fake heart of the diamond necklace. I know the heart of the diamond isn’t real and it was just put in the movie but I still am really interested in the crash and all the people that were on it.

I was on the Toronto website that had ideas of what people could do for the summer, Titanic The Musical was on the website. Now my mum was the only person who would come with me since I watched the movie a million times when I was younger and ruined it for my sister. We got tickets a couple weeks early so we could get great seats.

We ordered our tickets online, a couple days before they email you all the tips you need to know. They told us when we need to be there, that you can pre-order drinks and snacks for intermission.

We drove to Toronto early and went to the restaurant called Elephant & Castle, it was a British Pub and had really good food. Unfortunately I wasn’t feeling very well so I didn’t eat too much but still the food was good. After we ate we walked down to the theatre, figured out where we need to go to find our seats, went to the washroom before the show (this is a good idea by the way) then we got drinks and pre-ordered drinks and snacks for intermission.

Our seats were great in my opinion, they were on the second balcony of the Princess of Wales Theatre. Our seats were on the end and only the second row. The moment you walk in you can see the set, there is a guy that sits at the table like he is working then the musical starts! The set is amazing, it looks like the deck and the way they use it makes perfect sense.

The two best parts about the set is they had trap doors for the engine room that steam comes out of it and when the boat sinks that set moves to act like it is actually sinking! Honestly for the first time going it was a great musical to see!

I was sad when it finished because it was great and I had an amazing time with my mum, it was a great mother-daughter date!

I did take a picture of the set but I’m not going to post it since I’ve already given so many details.

Let me know if you saw the Titanic Musical and let me know what you thought of it!

Thanks for reading,

Maeg