Category: Dear Diary

  • February 22, 2024

    My mom is an incredible cook. Very slowly, I’ve been trying to learn some of her recipes. Tonight, I made chana batata (chickpeas and potatoes) for dinner.

  • February 21, 2024

    Unclear. I was reading a math textbook today. It took me a few pages to realise that I didn’t retain any of what I was reading. The same thing happened last night when I was looking up the difference between “who” and “whom.”

  • February 20, 2024

    Somethings off. We watched Julie & Julia. It took us three sittings to watch it through. In the movie, Julie works her way through Julia Child’s cookbook in a year. She, Julie, blogs about it along the way, which brings her fame. A movie is eventually made about it.

  • February 18, 2024

    I haven’t been getting to the shop as much lately. The cold, even though this has been a rather mild winter, keeps me away, so too does the fatigue. I’ve just been tired lately. It hit me good when I got home this evening. I was completely spaced out.

  • February 17, 2024

    There’s really not much to say about today. I basically took the day off, falling in and out of sleep while watching TV in bed. It was the day I needed today.

  • February 16, 2024

    I was sweating a fair bit. Through the window, I could see naked men walking through the hallway from the change rooms to the showers, and then back again. Staring at the grain of the wood lining the walls, I was convinced it was cedar. I was sitting on the top-level bench in the sauna…

  • February 15, 2024

    I don’t know what’s out there, but Ouli and Genevieve keep begging to “go for a walk” in the hallway. Ouli will jump up on the shoe rack and Genevieve will claw at the door while whining. I can’t figure out what’s out there.

  • February 14, 2024

    When we got home yesterday, Hannah got a notification from Amazon that her Barbie RC car – a pink Corvette, a classic – and dolls would be delivered before 10 pm. I must’ve forgotten to change the name when I placed the order. It took away from the surprise of it. I love playing with…

  • February 13, 2024

    I haven’t been getting to the shop as much lately. A friend I’ve made there called it my sanctuary. It is.

  • February 11, 2024

    Have I told you about our bread maker? If I have, my apologies for repeating myself.

  • February 9, 2024

    I went to see the Sam Roberts band tonight with a couple of friends. It’s been a while since I’ve been to a concert or listened to Sam Roberts. It was funny to see how many people pulled out their phones when a song from 20 years ago came on. I resisted the urge for…

  • February 8, 2024

    One of the most common conversations I’ve been having lately are about how tired people are. Amongst my colleagues, a simple knowing glance in one another’s direction is enough to convey the same message: I’m wiped. This fatigue is more than just a bad night’s sleep.