I Know I Know

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I missed the first, and the second, but there’s a good reason! Well, kind of anyway… The first is I got my second covid shot (WOOHOO!!!) and then I went to my boyfriends place. Work is going to be crazy the next couple weeks, so I’ve decided to spend a week here at his place! Today though, I wanted to share some, interesting things that have happened to me over the past few weeks. My city has been in and out of mask mandates, and the general public are bizarre on a good day. Before we get into things, let Shadow remind us life doesn’t always suck.

Like, he’s cute

So, the Gym

For awhile masks were optional, but I still wore mine everywhere. I mean I still wear mine even with both my shots, since people are gross. But I was at the gym, and I decided I was going to run for like, an hour. Get that heart pumping ya know? It’s been like, thirty minutes and I’m tired, panting, just dying inside, so I step off the treadmill for a moment and this guy walks over to me

The words, out of this guys mouth – “You know you don’t have to wear those right? You don’t have to feel oppressed anymore.” 
Excuse me?
I couldn’t help myself. – “You know you don’t have to walk up to women who are alone in the gym right?”

The staff asked me to be nice to other gym goers as I left…

The Mall

I bought a tea and took my mask off. I’m sitting at a table, by myself and I’ve even got my headphones ’cause I’ve got an awesome YouTube video to watch. I’m about ten minutes into the video and an older lady sits at my table. Baffled, I take out a headphone and she just, no word of a lie, “you shouldn’t wear a mask, the government is going to control people like you.” 

Lady, leave me alone please. I dead panned and just “can you just leave me alone please?” 
AND SHE COMES BACK WITH “don’t let them control you!”

I was trying so hard to be civil, but this lady just would not go away. So naturally, I decided to be “the wrong person to talk to” that day. I busted out the “ma’am, I asked you as nice as I could to piss off, so I’ma say it much blunter for you now, go away or I’ll call security for the harassment, alright?” 

A purfect cat

We’re Back at the Gym

It’s the same scenario too, fresh off the treadmill, and this person walks up to me. So I’m going to give them the benefit of the doubt and assume they are just walking by. “The sign on the front door says you don’t have to wear that you know?” I know, I’m choosing to wear a mask buddy. Please go away. “Besides, covid is just a government scam anyway.”

So, me, being me, “Actually I’m wearing it because you smell like you bathed in Axe BodySpray and I have an allergy. Go away please.” Guess that makes me the bad guy… 
“You don’t have to be such a c*** you know,” no, you’re right, I don’t. But people need to mind their own business sometimes. “I’m just trying to save you!”

I wasn’t lying, I have a perfume allergy, the scents make my lungs swell. I was even put on oxygen a few times in school after gym classes. But, he used a very fun word, so I had to be a dick. “I’ll be safer when you walk away. You realize I’m a young woman, by myself at the gym, and you of all people decided to walk up to me? You’re lucky I’m feeling nice or I’d start screaming.” 

I was SUPER Hungover

And my amazing boyfriend recommends Five Guy’s Burgers and Fries for lunch. We’re on our way to the dog beach, so Taz is in the car. I’m inside ordering food, and it’s a hot day out. My lovely boys decide they’re going to wait for me at the outside seating available, and this woman decides to walk up to my man and say that it’s probably too hot on the pavement for puppies paws. Alright, I mean, if he wasn’t under the table in shade. But okay. And then proceeds to tell him he should “take off his shoes and feel the pavement himself” I get it, you’re worried about the dog, but there are so many nicer ways of going about that, like come on… 

So, I wasn’t actually there, I was inside right, so when I caught up to him and he told me what had happened, I had seen the daughter. Tall, tattoos, stunning really, and I made the joke “you should have told her that her daughter was hotter than the pavement.” We both got a good laugh and then went to the beach.

Taz is good boy

Although, I Did Make a Friend

There’s an older gentleman that I’ve seen every day for years parked outside the Tim Horton’s I got to before work. When everything is open, he sits inside, but now he sits in his car. I’ve for years wanted to say “Hello” but was just too shy and my dad decided he was going to do it for me. We always theorized what his life was like, and I thought he was Ukrainian by the resting expression he has. 

Turns out, his name is Carlo and he’s an old Italian man. Also super friendly and now I make sure to say “hello” every time I see him. He always smiles so much went I waddle on over to his car. I made a friend!

But Yeah,

That’s everything fun that’s happened to me lately. Sorry again for being late, but thanks for stopping by anyway! I hope you’re well, and staying safe! We’ll talk soon!
— Deryn

My Body Hurts

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Yesterday (at the time of writing this) my roommate convinced me to climb Boucherie Mountain again. We’ve been walking around it to get some good mileage in. Well, she did a good job. Here are some pictures from out first real hike of the year!

We tried to be up before the sun came up, but the sun beat us (bully). Even though we couldn’t beat the sun, this view is just perfect. Onto breakfast, picnic style! Midna is such a good girl, she loves hiking with us! Sitting and waiting for mum and mum to finish their breakfast though, not so much. My feet are sore and my lungs are sad, but this is some great quality time! Well, back down the mountain I guess.

It’s just after 8:30am and I just got out of the shower. My feet still hurt and breakfast wasn’t enough, so I’m going to go cook something. Calorie burning makes one hungry. I love the views up there so much, I hope you enjoy them too!!!! Climbing the mountain is and always will be worth every minute it takes. 

Be safe out there, especially if you live near me with all the bears, mosquitoes, and rattlesnakes!

Went Out Again

Oh, my goodness! I get to go for a walk with the boyfriend and his precious pup too??? FRICK YEAH!

We ended up going the wrong way and walking way too far. My feet hurt and my legs are aching. And my underwear was rubbing my legs wrong so that fabric burn is just… Great… Tonight, dinner and relaxing on the couch, and only that. Catch everyone tomorrow morning.

The Next Morning

My feet and legs are surprisingly okay today! My hip on the other hand, is straight up fucked. Standing in the mirror, I don’t know if it’s my brain or what, but my butt also looks extra good today too. Maybe Onlyfans isn’t too distant of a dream..

Story Time

Back in high school I took dance instead of the P.E. class. And one day I decided I was going to try my hand at a pirouette, or three, and I landed very wrong. Turns out there isn’t much muscle in my hip and the bone grinded on the other bone and… yeah… Long story short my hip is messed up and will be for a long time. Slow muscle gain can help a lot, at least that’s what I was told years ago. Since then, I started working my hip more through basic workouts. 

But Yeah

I had a fun day. Between the mountain, both my dog children, and the sense of adventure, it was a great day. Thanks for coming with, and have a great day!
— Deryn

My First Few Days

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New job, same old house. In case you didn’t know, I got a “work from home” job working for a new telecommunications company. In the grand scheme of telecommunications, I moved from Bell to Rogers. Work desk lives pretty much behind my computer desk. Cramped doesn’t quite cover how this room is right now, but that’s alright. With said new job, this has been my first few days.

Dad and I went back to plant land

Day One is Always Fun

First day, starting off strong with a woodpecker on my roof. Bastard bird… I love woodpeckers, they’re cute and are honestly one of the better birds. But this dickhead, is on my roof. Roof ain’t good for bird. They’re endangered, so no harm must come to this bird. I must be creative in getting this feathered friend to leave. Apparently a plastic owl or even a pie plate on my roof can scare it off. Only thing is, I don’t want to scare the other birds too. Plus, my house is like, the bird sanctuary of the neighbourhood. I’ve got to get super freaking creative…

Oh, I guess I also had my first shift. First day was a good day! Met my “class” and learned how to play with the computer system Linux a little. Otherwise, work is work. 

My little dolphin

Onto the Real Learning

Day two has its own spice. We all introduce ourselves and spend hours learning about the company. I’ve worked some shitty jobs before, but the overall environment from this job so far is very, comfy. Feeling safe and like I can actually talk to people is amazing. Talks of inclusivity and helping our community are also very large topics for today. I’m lowkey really into this job..

Other than work, Percy is also an issue lately. The past little while he’s been sitting by the front door meowing for hours at a time, and like, I love him. But after only a few hours of sleep and he’s just whining at the door for about an hour makes me want to die. (Not really, but it sucks.) *As of the moment of writing this, Shadow almost died… Bastard tipped over a water glass and killed the power to half my trailer. So that’s cool… Poor baby, didn’t even know what happened. 

Best shot I’ve got of her yet

Anyway

This job is going to be a big part of my life for probably a long time, which means my streaming schedule is going to change. I’ll be trying to stream in the morning, starting between seven and eight, and going until about ten. Don’t worry, I’m still around. That and with a new job, and warmer weather, I’ll be blogging more too! So stay tuned for blog updates!

Drenched war horse

But Yeah

Life is fun right now. I know this is coming out at a weird time of day, but work and Shadow, it’s been a busy day. I appreciate everything from everyone, and I hope you have an amazing day!
— Deryn

Onward Journeys

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Where the frick did March go? Can you believe it’s already April??? I was busy all March and have made some decisions finally on what I’m doing “long term” now. Kind of anyway, I can be indecisive, but we’ll see how this goes!

Shadow is again, being Shadow

What Has Been Going On?

First big thing, that job I applied for, I got it! Huge pay increase, however I am working again full time. I hate full time jobs, I never have the energy to do anything after my work week. But with this job, buying a house it that much closer to becoming a reality.

Buying a house sucks, and if you’ve talked to me for any length of time, you know just how much it sucks... So with that in mind, I think I’m just going to replace mine. There’s a couple companies in town that build brand new modular homes and do the whole delivery / install for you. I’ve been looking into them and they’re beautiful. All the space, new appliances, the whole lot man, SO NEW AND PRETTY! This route gives me the “buying a new house” feel without too much “fear of change”. At least in my mind anyway...

Streaming has been a hit! I love every day I do it. There’s some regulars popping in, and I’m really remembering reoccurring names. It’s just amazing that I get to do something like this! Come check that out!

And Midna being Midna

Boyfriend is Much Farther Away Now

My boyfriend is moving. He’s gone to the other end of town now. And that super sucks, but at the same time, he can afford to live. I’ve been helping him move and holy frick I’m sore. I don’t think I’ve ever worked so hard in my life.
Today is day five of him moving. We’re finally done all the actual moving stuff, and now it’s just getting him settled in. My body doesn’t hurt as much as it did which is amazing. These past few days have been like going to a gym! 
Even though him moving sucks, I’ve had a lot of fun. And I know he’s not gone gone so… Yeah. 

Dad and I at “Plant Land”

Stay Tuned

I’m making up a post on what I’m doing with my house in more detail for later. So keep an eye open for that! Oh, and keep an eye open for my soon to be blonde pictures again! But anyway,

Thanks for coming with on my month end adventure! Have an amazing day and stay safe out there!
— Deryn

 

March Means Plants

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It’s March already huh? Can’t believe February basically flew by! This month I’ve got some big plans, since the weather looks to be getting nice again! Plus, at the end, I’ve got a fun story!

Those Plans Being

I’ve been teaching Midna to run with me. She’s a good runner and I do actually enjoy it, so may as well right? I’d like to be able to run a decent distance, and with the warming temperatures, I can wear better shoes for the occasion. If I can get really good at running, I’m basically zombie proof, so I may as well.

I bought some plants! (Story farther down.) Nothing crazy, but I want to start measuring my deck and start looking at renovations. I have some big plans for my deck and I need to start making friends with handypeople and whatnot. Plus, money. I’ve got to start making more of that again. Maybe find a part-time job at a coffee shop or something. 

Streaming has been so much fun! I’m loving every time I hop on, and I’m hoping it really takes off for me. I’d like to do this for a long time! Being able to do what I’m good at, which is talking and playing video games, and share that with the world is just, amazing. I’ve even built quite the schedule, starting at noon on Wednesday through Saturday. Gives me days to also relax! 

PLANTS

I Can’t Get Ahead Of Myself Though

With Spring coming, it’s now also a great time to start downsizing and doing some more deep cleans. Since routines are basically out the window, I’m going to do my best to book certain days in the next couple months to just do it and get it done. Clothing is going to be my biggest issue with moving and I can already feel it. Clothes are just so cute… 

Oh it’s almost time to start planting stuff in the ground!!! I’m so excited!!! Plants are amazing, and I love growing them. This year will be a minimal year though as I’d like to be either moving or doing massive renovations. I’ve got some awesome plans like I said before. And I promise I’ll share them all with you when I get there. The deck is where I’m starting this year though for sure. 

Otherwise, dad and I went on an Adventure recently. The Greenery is open, it’s a plant nursery, and we decided to go look.

Dad and Plants

Story Time!

Breakfast first! It’s just him and me, so we decided to hit up a restaurant we haven’t been to. This place is neat, there’s a massive fish tank in the middle of the restaurant! Although I do have complaints, no sausage? At a breakfast joint? And our waitstaff cares more about one table than any other one in here. All but the hostess, she’s talking to everyone making sure they’ve got enough coffee and whatnot. Nice girl.

Enough of that, onto the main event! PLANTS! Surprisingly it’s not very busy here. Even with social distancing, it’s almost as if no one wanted to show up for the first day. That’s totally fine with me! The flowers are starting to pop up and so many herbs are ready to go. I freaking love plants. I’ve been posting my gardens for years, and the different plants I’ve tried to have in my life. With all the ideas I have for the future, I won’t buy many plants yet. Not until I weigh my options.

Bought a parsley and a lettuce plant myself, but my dad, that nerd got himself a lemon tree! He is so excited! There was a lot of debate, but in the end, we get to bring the cute tree home! He’s so proud of his tree, and I’m proud of him.

My New Friends

But Yeah

That’s all I have for today. Have a very splendid March and an amazing day! Stay safe and we’ll talk soon!
— Deryn