Would you believe the price is going up AGAIN in the new year??? And with my girlfriend commuting to and from (or worse -- living in) Oshawa full time for the forseable future, our transportation budget is shot.
Now is the time to stock up, people!
To attach to Kermit, so I can carry my groceries, etc. home in style. Yes, I KNOW I already have them in orange from my old bike, but they don't match my new bike (she wrote, in a whiny tone)!!!
Such a first world problem, it's pathetic! I promise to donate my old ones if I get new ones. Plus I get points for greening the environment by cycling instead of driving... don't I?
This apartment is FREEZING in winter, even by my peri-menopausal standards, and frankly I hate cold feet.
Further to the above, I'm fleeing to Cuba for a week in late January -- one of the advantages of my new job is that I can book trips at times when the prices are affordable rather than during rip-off high season!!! So I'm booked for a week in a cheap, dated resort, and I'm taking my kids with me.
We plan to ride the public bus, visit Hemingway's house in Havana, and check out some Cuban Jazz. This guide will help us do it right.
From what I hear, the food in Cuba has not improved much since my mother and her partner used to go there when I was younger... especially if you forgo the fancier resorts. After a week of same old, same old, I will no doubt be desperately longing for some cave-aged gruyere, or manchego, or triple cream!!!
Two pairs, please -- in red and black. Because my kids waited until AFTER we'd spent whatever we were going to spend on their Christmas gifts before telling us that they really, really, really wanted good headphones, "preferably Beats, Mom" (ahhhh, the innocence of growing up in a post truth world...)!
Because I LOVE that shit -- smells GOOD!!! And also the giant discount bottle of Green Olive body wash we picked up from the Body Shop sometime in 2015, and which is still producing in our shower is getting a little... well, old.
Writing about all that yummy blueberry stuff in #7 is making me HUNGRY!
Imma need me some gummy candy -- yum!
Also for Cuba, and for future travels to sketchy locales where people might steal your shit. Small yet handy. Theft deterrent. Somewhat stylish... (Okay, maybe not that last one.)
Thomas King's classic. Someone I admire a great deal quoted heavily from this book at a PD session I went to earlier in the year, and I was reminded of it then, and decided I had to read it once and for all!
Five years later, I'm still climbing up to the door to play my drums or hang out to listen to music and look out the window at the dunes in the distance. In the meantime, the paint is peeling off the shingles, and damage is occuring inside my little Vera-Cave out back of our house on PEI.
How I would love someone to build a deck on the front of this thing, to finish it off, finally. And repaint the whole darned cabin. Because when I tried to paint it myself (It'll only take a few hours, and it'll be fun, I thought!) I ended up spending a third of my precious holiday out there painting, and ruined two shirts in the process!!!
Added Bonus: Give and Recieve -- build the deck and stay free on PEI whilist you're doing it! :-)
Or a personal driver with a comfortable mini-van to drive me and my partner and our kids and the dog to PEI next summer. Plus I want to go for a weekend in June with one of the kids.
Sucks having an awesome "cottage" in a place you can't really afford to visit!! Yup, another FWP!!!
Not only do I have a summer home I can't affort to visit, but I also have a hobby I can't afford to sustain! Months go by without me flying, and I miss soaring through the skies along the Lake Ontario shoreline in a little Cessna 150.
Music's a somewhat cheaper hobby, it's true... unless you're in the over-forty club, and can't figure out how to get your music collection from your hard drive onto your smart phone, and decide to hell with it, I'm just going to buy new music.
Truly, it's a miracle this luddite survives in the 21 Century world!!
Speaking of miracles, this stupid list is almost complete - let there be light: A nice, tall floor lamp would sure brighten up our dark and dingy little dining room in Mimico.