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

The Best Few Days

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I spent a few days with friends and family, not paying attention to social media or the world really, and enjoying the company for my birthday. I stayed with the boyfriend for a couple days to start everything off. Most of our weekend was watching TV, which I’ll have a separate post for, but it’s more than that. Homemade meals, quality time, and getting overly spoiled, I had a great weekend. Turning twenty-three was so special! Before I met up with him, my lovely roommate had to spoil me first. 

Boyfriend took this picture, and yes I totally am using it

Starting with my lovely wife*, we got home from work about 6:30ish. *I call my roommate my wife. It’s a thing we’ve been doing forever now. Presents, a new hair colour and some needed bonding started my weekend off strong. I’m currently a red head with a new Little Mermaid backpack to match! Mind you the hair was a last minute “we should do this” kind of thing. There was more with the backpack, but that’s for me. From there, my dad offered to drive me to the boyfriends place since it’s getting cold and snowing now. 

He made an amazing dinner! Chicken stuffed with .. fancy cheese, ham, and some other goodies (I honestly forgot everything that he used) and wrapped in prosciutto with veggies and pasta! Dang, thinking back I was, well am, so spoiled! I should have taken a picture of it! From there, caught up on the Mandalorian. We’ve started The Boys now too, and I have a new headset and microphone to use! The comfort of spending time with someone who enjoys my company and makes me feel safe is just, amazing. I’m a sap, I know, but he’s just, the best! Oh, and I had a frittata which is super yummy. I will never get tired of his cooking.

Outside my window this morning

Getting home Monday, since I stayed there for two days, my dad and I spent some time together. And now I can make my own London Fog’s too which is cool. They’re my favourite latte, and he got me a milk frother. I spend an unholy amount of money on them, especially working next to a Tim Hortons. Milk, vanilla syrup, earl grey tea and a bit of water makes the most amazing drink ever! We also got to see New Mutants which is an interesting movie. I’ll write more on that later. 

My great friend Will took this one. England is less snowy than here

I’m not the kind of person who needs a lot for holidays or birthdays, the experiences and time spent with the people I care about is the best part of my life. I can’t thank the people around me enough for being there. Since I didn’t post yesterday, expect that tomorrow! Updates from The Mandalorian, The Boys, New Mutants and gaming! Those kitty headphones from Razer I loved are now mine! I spent a good hour making them glow pink too! Pictures of my setup will go live eventually. But, that’s all I have for today, thanks for stopping by! Be safe and warm out there if you live near me!
— Deryn

Missing England

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One of my really good friends overseas keeps sending me pictures of his walks. I miss England so much, and these pictures are really not helping! I just want to fly back, enjoy the cooler weather and some Costa again. I’ve been there twice now, and I just feel like I haven’t seen anything yet. I’m not much of a tourist and find myself mostly just visiting with friends or exploring Chesterfield. Every day there was such a different experience. Wandering around the market and seeing all the people every day was also just so neat. I remember walking down some side street, and we could hear a busker playing a violin. Jordan caught me on video just dancing as we walked right by.

Like, look at those views!

I was still blogging when I was in England last year. Man, it’s already been almost a year since I left… I wrote quite a bit now that I’m looking back. What I’ve Noticed was my first post from my trip. I love Chesterfield, it’s such a cute little town! That’s where I stayed the majority of both my trips. When I talked about it, I put in pictures from two other cities as well, but I guess I just never said anything? Our trip home was a mess! Oh gosh I remember that! Memories like that are part of the reason I want to go back so bad!

England is just so pretty!

The next trip I’ll be taking my lovely roommate as we both have friends there, and she’s actually from England. She wants to go back and smell the rain again at the very least. Plus I have a few other friends who actually like to be tourists that I may try and drag along. Two weeks isn’t enough time to travel. I shared so many pictures on my Instagram. All of these pictures like I said we taken by a friend of mine who lives over there. He doesn’t social media or I’d tag him.

All of these were not taken by me

But yeah, that’s all I’ve got time for today. Thanks for stopping by! Be safe and have an awesome day!
— Deryn

Normal Hours and General Rambles

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As of Saturday, I’m moved to five day work weeks. If you don’t know, I’ve been pulling extra shifts for the past couple weeks. You can read up on my complaining in two different places. Don’t worry, now that I’m through the fire, I’ll complain significantly less. My paycheques are nice for sure, but I’m excited to have a regular schedule going forward. Having the two days off means I can have time to do new stuff again.

Myra Canyon Shots

Remember when I went hiking all the time in July? Myra Canyon was so beautiful I went twice! Or Scenic Canyon? And then the (more of a walk) Knox Mountain? I miss going out and exploring, but with the weather getting cooler I am totally going out again! I’m hoping on Monday to register my car so I can get back into that groove. That may however put Bus Adventures on the back burner for awhile. Meh, whatever, it’s all fine.

So much hiking was done over the summer!

My lovely roommate likes to ski, and Big White isn’t too far from my place. Hopefully this year I can take her up there once. I don’t ski or snowboard myself, but that drive would be so much fun! Plus all of the pictures after fresh snow fall. I’m investing in some boots to help with the winter weather, like these Timberlands. (Granted these may not be the most practical, but damn they’re cute.) I might try skiing at least one this year, but I’ll have to prepare, knowing myself I have literally nothing I need at the moment. That’s a list I’ll have to make later.

I’ve been sorting my photos, and I miss these views

Another side note thing, I really want a VR gaming unit. I have to upgrade my motherboard I believe, so I should start saving up for that. Plus, I could stream that for everyone! I love the idea of streaming, and I tend to just talk a lot so I feel I’d be good at it. I don’t know any of the tech sides of it but I didn’t with phones either before I started working here. And, actually doing it is another thing.

These shots are stunning though

But yeah, that’s all I’ve got to talk about today. Have an amazing day and be safe out there!
— Deryn

The Southern Neighbours

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Almost every year, my province, and in particular, my city catches fire. We’re known for really bad forest fires all the time. The other morning I woke up to a text saying “look outside”. If you’ve never seen a smoke filled sky, it’s surreal. The sun is red, and the air quality is actually so bad even I am struggling to breathe, but what can you do really?

The view outside my job this morning

Looking it up online, the three states directly below me are on fire. That’s Washington, Oregon and California for those who don’t know, which is insane, and I’m sure that’s not all of it either! To my friends down there, be safe. If you want to see some drone footage, I found some for you. As for closer to home, New Westminster, which is just north of Vancouver, is also on fire. News outlets capturing this footage are brave and you can be sure I’d flee if I lived there.

It’s frightening to see the damage and chaos created by these wildfires, and by the shitty humans who made the one in particular. Skies are literally red from the amount of smoke polluting the air. I can’t imagine waking up to something like this. People are dying out there and that’s scary.

My dad got this shot.

There’s a huge amount of news sites covering what’s going on, I recommend looking into it, and I know not everyone can directly help, but if there’s anything at all, even just educating yourself can really help in the long run. The air quality scale going to ten and we’re at an eleven which shows just how bad everything is.

Be safe out there, and be kind to the people around you. And don’t be outside if you don’t have to if you are near those fires. We’ll talk again soon!
— Deryn