Overall my 1st semester was a success. Many bumps in the road but I didn't quit so that's the most important thing. I did gift myself to 2 spring/summer nail polishes. ("bikini so teeny" and "turquoise & caicos") Which by the way are holding up well.  With all of the baking, cooking, scrubbing and digging around in the shed that I've been doing, I'm waiting for chips to start, but so far so good.  A trip would have been nice but maybe at the end.

essie nail polish

My week off was just that, a week off. Not nearly long enough, but better than nothing, so I'm doing my best to enjoy the remainder of it and not complain. Relaxing has been hard for me, as it is when you're used to having something to do all of the time. Especially when I keep going over in my mind and dreams about what I could have done/should have done in order to make a project/assignment better. I will be redoing several things, because I need to get working on my online portfolio. That is a project in itself.


I made another set of freezer foods, so I feel somewhat accomplished. Although there was a casualty with one jar of tomato sauce. I thought I left enough room for expansion but apparently not. Not enough food for everyday, but for the 1 or 2 days of the week that I'm too tired to cook and want something that tastes good and is healthy.


I also had some frozen bananas in the freezer, so I decided to make some healthier banana & stuff muffins. Great for breakfast or a snack.

banana muffins

I'm going to do my best to blog every Friday and stay on schedule. Although I still have my mind set on podcasting. It's just a matter of getting a good microphone at an affordable price. That's the one thing that is important when I'm listening to my favourite podcasts. If the sound quality is bad, I'll turn it off no matter how good the content is.  Anyway, have a great Friday and weekend, I plan to!

Book of the Month: The Affairs of Others: A Novel, by Amy Grace Loyd. The story of a young window, her tenants and how they intermingle, no matter how much she wishes they and she would stay separate. I'd give The Affairs of Others: A Novel a  3/5. (Links may not work in all countries. All videos belong to the artist/corporation. Links may be affiliate links.)

Till next time,


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I've heard that at this time of year when there's a big snow storm, it should be the last big one of the year? Who knows, I'll have to see that to believe it. It doesn't mean that the snow is done but it shouldn't be as plentiful. Have any of you heard that? It could be along the lines of the poor groundhog and his "predictions". Anyway this is Canada and it snows, so really there's not much to complain about. These are the winters of my childhood. It used to snow like this all winter long.

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Acne update: The food elimination was not doing anything, so I'm over it, for now at least. I completely forgot about colloidal silver. I used it all the time for other skin issues such as my eczema, which thankfully hasn't bothered me for a couple of years. So I'm going to try it on my face and for any other skin issues that are ailing me. The idea came about when I noticed a few days ago that Kai the cats eyes were watering really badly and she was squinting in her right eye. A co-worker of my sisters suggested colloidal silver as an at-home remedy to try before the vet. But thankfully her eye issue cleared up the next day, I was going to take her to the vet today, if it was weepy all weekend. She looked quite pitiful. I do think that she was munching on a house plant. Not a poisonous one but it can irritate their mucus membranes. So yeah the plant needs to be put even higher up. Oh Kai.

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Have a great Monday and week! I'll do my best to do the same. Positive thoughts, positive actions, positive words. I will, I can, I am.

Till next time,