Day 618: Me & My Plants

Hello from me & my plants! To be honest, I keep wondering if I should stop counting the days but we are still in a PANDEMIC even though some things are “normal-ish”. Sometimes it feels like the pandemic is over but as of today, Ontario has a 46% rise in cases.

I don’t mind being home, to be honest. I love the slower pace of life, the excuse to not go anywhere, the opportunity to bail at any time. I also love my plants so much.

Anyhoo, saying “hi” and Happy Friday! Hope you have a great day!

Day 617: Then I Heard Clapping

A little story for ya today! I went out mid-day to grab some lunch from Gaspar Cafe. While I was waiting for my sandwich, I thought why not take a photo of my cute outfit?! Set my coffee on the table out front, leaned my phone against it, and used my watch as a self-timer. As I was taking photos I noticed a package truck and a bunch of film gear, thought nothing of it.

Took about 20 photos, need that many to get a good one lol. When I was done, grabbed my phone to see my work…then I heard clapping. 👏👏👏

Turns out, the shop window beside me had a full film crew and they were clapping for ME! 🤣 HAHAHAHAHAH.

I was slightly embarrassed but then two different crew members came out and said “that was great” and “you are so cute we wanted to show support”.

The highlight of my day.

Day 616: The Art of Browsing

Went for a long walk after work and stopped into Value Village on Lansdowne. I really missed browsing the aisles of VV and seeing what they have. I strolled the racks, scrolled my phone, and had calls with friends along the way.

Left without getting anything but it was nice to look, try things on, and put things back. Here are a few things I didn’t end up getting but enjoyed the art of browsing.

Day 608: Make A Walk Work

Dear Diary, today I went for a walk at 3:45 to pick up an order from Indestructible Mfg about 15 mins from the house. I went for a run this morning but I think I really need to stay prioritizing a walk in the day. With clocks changing this weekend I want to make sure I get some sun each day.

Having less daylight and the colder temps has gotten the best of me sometimes and I know I need to actively prepare. In 2020 I wrote a series of things to help beat Seasonal Affective Disorder, see them all here. This is the first time, in a long time that I’ve had a full-time job and don’t want to fall into old habits. When it gets dark by 6 pm, it’s easy to keep working and miss the day. Note to self: make a walk work.

Used a set of velcro rollers I ordered online and they actually looked better IN my hair than after. I need to practice and use a hair oil when I take them out next time, my hair was mega frizz.

In other news, work is going great and I’m excited to tell you (SOON!) what I’ve been working on for the past year.

Catch that sun while you can. ☀️

Day 607: Burn So Brightly

My order from Zara arrived and I’m so happy w/ my latest finds in the kid’s section.😁 Both this sweater and bright pink jacket are kids 11/12!

My post from November 2020 came up in my Twitter memories today, posted a Moonomens IG on that day too. Saw this post by GFDA today and absolutely love following their account, good advice, always.

“Burn so brightly that you catch the world on fire”

Day 598: Hippie Market Life

Went for a long walk to the final Hippie Market at this location. There are so many great vendors there! If you missed out on going this year, keep an eye out for their IG posts for the next event.

@casiestewart