Tag: Relationships

  • 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.

  • December 14, 2023

    Hannah tells me that people ask her what it’s like to live with a boy. She says that this picture sums it up best: This is me, in the bathroom, running the laser engraver. There’s a pile of my laundry on the floor next to my side of the bed. Until she explained to me…

  • October 8, 2023

    I’ve never been all that big on family events. Dinners and barbecues, weddings and celebrations, with my family have never appealed to me. I’d rather not go. My extended family gets along great, from what I can tell, but I can’t seem to find the same comfort in their company.

  • October 1, 2023

    All I needed from today was time to sleep. After waking up, I went through my regular morning routine. Within a couple of hours, after a travel mug hit me in the face, I was ready for a nap.

  • September 16, 2023

    We moved furniture today. Of course, I woke up late so we were delayed getting started. The plan was to go over last night to get things ready but we never made it. I fell asleep after work. I was out. Cold. By the time I woke up it was too late to do much…

  • September 6, 2023

    We got a membership to the YMCA on Saturday. We went to our first class today. We can’t stop complaining about how sore we are.

  • August 30, 2023

    Having a workshop in a storage facility is an interesting experience. Overhearing conversations is all right, but what I find most fascinating is how everyone seems to avoid acknowledging each other. It’s strange. When I get to my workshop, I open the door – it’s like a garage door – and then I step inside…

  • August 22, 2023

    August 22, 2023

    A year ago today, I picked up Genevieve and Eloise. They had different names, Wynonna and Loretta, respectively. I wanted French names, not ones that sounded like characters in a Western. Genevieve is named after a passing fancy from my university days. Eloise because it’s just a lovely name.

  • August 17, 2023

    August 17, 2023

    A “hard launch,” I’m told, is when you post a picture of you and your partner on Instagram after having kept it a secret. A “soft launch” is when you post a picture of you and your partner on Instagram at the end of a gallery of related photos after having kept it a secret.…

  • August 16, 2023

    August 16, 2023

    Some days are slower than others. Today, we took a pedal boat around the lagoon at Bowness Park. We were never moving too fast. For an hour, without any gusto, we pedalled.

  • August 15, 2023

    August 15, 2023

    Despite growing up only a couple of hours away, I’ve never been to the tea house at the end of the hike around Lake Louise. Today we made the hike.

  • August 1, 2023

    August 1, 2023

    I swam in the Atlantic Ocean today for the first time. Yesterday, we dipped our feet in but today we went all in. It’s quite salty.