oh hi! monday is almost done!

Wonderful, wonderful weekend.

Kicked off with some strategizing around what exactly to do in lieu of our annual cranberry festival weekend, which was voted off of the island due to crappy weather. Instead, we hit up the oldie-but-goodie St Jacobs market for The Best Hummus and Baba Ghanouj Ever (so claims the dude selling it), and then Kirk and I celebrated the rest of Saturday with some Scrabble and wine.

We like to live on the edge.

All I've been able to focus on since then has been board games. We went thrifting the following day, with board games as the target of my mission and cassettes to play in The Last Car Ever With A Tape Deck as Kirk's. TLCEWATD currently has Harry Belafonte on high rotation. (Further proof of liking to live on the edge.)

  1. I'm shocked and appalled at the number of people who have seen fit to rid themselves of their old Real 2 Real and Color Me Badd tapes. Don't they count as classic yet?
  2. The Best Hummus and Baba Ghanouj Ever is pretty good, but the title still belongs to that which is served at The Sultan's Tent. Flavour notes, I tell you. Flavour. Notes.
  3. I have a hankering to visit Snakes & Lattes or a similarly board-gamish themed place. 
Sweet merciful crap, I think I just found my calling in life. 


A little meditation

Today is a day to just breathe, be still, and be deeply rooted.  

I had four days off last weekend to celebrate Thanksgiving, most of which was spend frenetically driving from one destination to the next, my mind calculating drive times and making lists and anticipating What’s Next On The Itinerary.  While I’m thankful for having a life full of people who I love deeply, it most certainly didn’t check off that “rest + rejuvenate” item on my checklist.

By mid-day today, I re-watched this video because I love it; it’s soothing and beautiful and the fact that I’d found it online reminds me of so many of the things that I love about the internet.  

My mind slowed and I was reminded of the goals that first started my journey to rearrange my life to fit my vision of where I pictured myself. After over a year and a half, a different job, a better mindspace, clearer direction, new neighbourhood, it’s nice to gauge how far you’ve come and then to return to those motivations that got you started in the first place.

I’m attempting to keep this post distinct from my ever-listmaking mindset. So with that, today is a day for serenity.

I’m closing my Facebook page so that I’m not constantly checking for updates and notifications; I’m closing Twitter for the same reasons.  I’m revisiting the inspirations that helped me make those steps to who I am today. Some of them have undergone metamorphosis while I wasn't looking, some of them have chosen other paths, some of them continue to inspire me on a daily basis.

Why are you doing the things that you're doing? Where did the passion begin; where has it brought you?


growing is forever

hello world.

this video helps me to take a deep breath in the midst of a busy day. i want to write down the words, fold them up and put them under my pillow, keep them in my wallet, revisit them throughout the day. i want them on the wall in my office, just to the left of my computer, to remind me.


  Growing is Forever from Jesse Rosten on Vimeo.


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