Monday Moments of Joy: Money Saving Apps

My husband finds my love for points programs comical. He knows that almost everywhere we go I have a punch card, a phone number to give, or an app to make use of. Though my enthusiasm for contests and rewards programs may seem a little “intense” (Me? Intense? Never!), our household does end up saving … Continue reading Monday Moments of Joy: Money Saving Apps

Monday Moment of Joy: Netflix

Working at a high school is great for lots of reasons… lots of respectable, admirable reasons. One reason I love working at a school (probably not the most respectable, and admirable of them) is my true love for Summer Vacation. I get almost two full months that I can spend in any way I choose. … Continue reading Monday Moment of Joy: Netflix

Dear Amy Schumer,

I am writing this letter to inform you that I was not offended by your movie, “I Feel Pretty.”  In fact, I’ll take it one step further: I left your film and I felt pretty.  I read an article the other day written by a fellow female movie goer who seemed morally and ethically offended … Continue reading Dear Amy Schumer,

Monday Moment of Joy: Surviving the Outdoors

I am not a camper.  Yes, yes, I know. I live in BC! I should be adorned in head to toe North Face, traveling in a canoe towards a secluded island for camping adventures every weekend.  But I’m not.  Because I don’t like camping.  You’re not going to change me.  Stop trying to make me … Continue reading Monday Moment of Joy: Surviving the Outdoors

How to Keep your Husband Alive

When I got married to my husband, Giddy, I had a lot of people volunteer relationship advice: Never let the sun go down on your anger Men want sex all the time; prepare yourself Your first year of marriage is going to be hard  Never say “you always,” or “you never”  And then, of course, … Continue reading How to Keep your Husband Alive

Monday Moment of Joy: Tiffany Haddish

Have you ever watched a movie, or seen a celebrity interview and thought, “I want *insert celebrity name here* to be my best friend. We would have a blast together; they would grow to love me. This is destiny”?  That’s how I feel every time I see Tiffany Haddish do anything. I am certain I … Continue reading Monday Moment of Joy: Tiffany Haddish

Monday Moment of Joy: Target

I love Target and I don’t care who knows it. I even loved CANADIAN Target. Talk about commitment. For those of you Americans who don’t know what I mean, let me give you the Coles Notes version of what happened with Canadian Target. Canada did not have Target Target was brought to Canada Ashley rejoiced … Continue reading Monday Moment of Joy: Target

The Good Place: Sexual Abuse, Church, and Why Everything is NOT Fine

Netflix cheating and shows about Hell.  My husband and I have a very strict rule in our marriage: No Netflix cheating. If you do not know, Netflix cheating is when you watch episodes of certain series without your significant other present. I struggled with remaining Netflix faithful during summer vacation; I just had so much … Continue reading The Good Place: Sexual Abuse, Church, and Why Everything is NOT Fine

Are you pregnant?

I am not pregnant. Just in case you were wondering. I thought I would let you know because I am asked… often. How often? Modestly: once a week. Let me repeat: I am not pregnant. I know I am a married woman, of a childbearing age, but I do not feel these facts should give … Continue reading Are you pregnant?

A 30 Year Old’s Guide to High School

High School is not easy. Hormones, homework, and trying not to forget your gym strip… and it is not any easier for the students. I should explain; I am an Education Assistant at a High School, which means I spend my day supporting students in their classes. I balance a fine line between being the “other” … Continue reading A 30 Year Old’s Guide to High School