Well I Guess it got Bad Again

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Thursday, November 19th, Dr. Bonnie Henry had announced at about 3pm that indoor social gathering are banned. Masks are now mandatory indoor everywhere. I guess it got bad again, and that kind of sucks. However, this will not be the end, not for me anyway. Being Thursday, I’ll have to see how it gets for Tuesday. That’s when I post next anyway.

Pardon the blurry picture. But Shadow keeps me sane and everyone needs more of him

So far today, being Friday, nothing bad has happened to us. “Us” being my boss and I, since we both worked Friday. Was very much “business as usual” but everyone wore their masks. A couple weeks ago, people were asking how I felt about wearing a mask. It’s definitely been weird with how fast my province went to shit. My lifestyle doesn’t change with everything happening though, since I only visit my boyfriend and go to work. Everyone else in my life lives with me, or I work with them so…

Saturday, my “sit by myself at work day” day. I’ll share updates as it goes I guess? Some fun plans for today, I’m going to start the new Legend of Zelda today hopefully. Age of Calamity is going to be so hype! During my work day though, the Destiny 2 new raid has gone live. Watching the boyfriend and his raid team go for worlds first! I have zero idea as to what’s going on, but I hope he gets it!
Not first in the world, but was still a fun stream to crash!

Sunday, as you can guess, I stayed in. Watching more of The Boys and The Mandalorian mostly. It’s not worth it to go out right now. Normally I’d be getting ready for coffee or something for Monday with some friends, but video calls are probably the way to go for now.
Monday so far has been rough. Woke up with a migraine. My amazing boyfriend is making me a fancy coffee and hot cocoa drink thingy. Let’s hope this headache leaves me alone with some Advil…
IT LEFT! Oh thank the gods, my head doesn’t hurt! Going home now that I can actually function, hopefully I’ll have energy to clean my room up.

Tuesday is a Tuesday is a Tuesday. Work is quiet, but my drivers are keeping me entertained with their “opinions” about wearing masks. Since it’s almost lunch time, I’m debating on what to order today… But other than that, not a whole lot has changed with my lifestyle and the almost lockdown we’re in. I say that, now that work is picking up it’s a mess. We follow different regulations than other businesses, until we’re told we have to wear masks, we don’t actually have to. That, as you can imagine, really pisses some people off, and now I’ve had about a dozen calls with complaints. Woo… Love my job.

Am I stealing my friends pictures again? Yep

Anyway, that’s it for today as I want to eat my food and forget people exist for awhile. Want a fun song to listen to? Thanks for stopping by, and be safe out there!
— Deryn

What About Calgary

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Yesterday while hanging out on Discord, a friend suggested moving to Calgary. He lives in like, the South East I think? After sending me a link to a townhouse going for less than what I’d sell my trailer for, I’m honestly considering it. I’ve lived in BC my whole life, and have always just, never liked Alberta. But at the same time, I’ve usually only driven through it or been visiting family I don’t care for. It would be that real “fresh start” I am looking for too. Moving though, that’s a scary thought.

Housing prices is what really gets me. A townhouse for example, in my part of town like on the other side of the highway from where I work. $300K, one bed and one bath, strata is upwards of $500 with a mortgage looking about $950 a month. That works out to $1450 a month for a TOWNHOUSE. As you can tell, I’m upset, and that’s without even taxes involved. Now, looking at Calgary, a two bed and two bath, for $250K. Only like 3% taxes, and putting the same money down, $740 for the mortgage and $122 for strata. Makes the living price $862 a month. The price difference is nuts! And the taxes in the province is a huge difference too!

I know I know, I’m rambling on about money, and I’m sorry about that. But in my defense, I’m a broke bitch. Calgary is not a place I visit often, so I don’t actually know much about the city. I know there’s three major highways which is nice. And getting about 20km doesn’t take two hours in rush hour. There’s no family of mine out there though. See, this is my issue with moving that kind of distance – No family out there, none of my really good friends unless I bring them with, and I’d have to 100% rebuild my life. Stuff like favourite grocery stores, preferred dentists, and dog walking routes would be a whole new thing!

I know Shadow looks dirty, but my dad gave him like, an entire $5 bag of catnip. He was rolling around in it

I’ve never moved like this before, or really ever before. I wouldn’t be able to go alone, that would be too much. However, the more I think about it, the more I kind of really like the idea. As of right now, I’m not doing anything besides rebuilding my place and preparing for Christmas. Oh right, I’ve got a month and a bit until that. Anyway, that’s all I have for today! Be safe out there, and we’ll talk again soon!
— 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

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

Looking Back a Year

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So I wasn’t sure what to write about, which has been happening a lot actually. With that, I looked back at what I was talking about a year ago. Working with just one post, I would have nothing really to talk about besides just recapping what I said then. With that in mind, I grabbed the three posts around exactly one year ago today. I wanted to buy a camera, was in the middle of a depression rut, and missing some old zombie novels I read in High School. Let’s dissect me from a year ago, shall we?

My lovely ghost!

Starting with the camera I still love, a Canon Rebel SL3. I don’t know what it is, but this little camera is just so cute! I love it and want one so bad still. The quality on my pictures overall has improved drastically in the past year, I still really like the idea of having a real camera. I’ve got a friend who has a really nice camera and ends up with some of the most amazing pictures. Knowing myself though, I’d do it for a couple weeks and just quit bringing it around. Woo, ADHD…

My mental health has improved quite a lot considering over the last year. My memory therapist and I aren’t working together anymore. Not for any negative reasons, we’re just out of sessions is all. Apparently I paid her for a whole year just before August was over? And I forgot? And thought it was free because I never got a bill? That was a fun conversation we got to have, but that’s why I hired her. Well, more like why she is the professional. (I made myself laugh having to explain that.) There really isn’t much else we can work on without getting another therapist, and I don’t have the money anymore so I probably won’t do that for awhile.

Those old zombie books, with an updated link to purchase them yourself, were a huge piece of my grade eleven year. I would one hundred percent reread them for a Multimedia Monday post. at least the first two. The third was written differently and I wasn’t its biggest fan. I have a very vivid memory of my English teacher getting mad at me for getting too into the book and almost screaming when a character almost died. Out of all the novels I fell in love with, that set is one I don’t currently own though. There’s another series I have to find that I read in Elementary School that I have memories of. I have no idea what it’s called however and don’t know how I’d even find it. Is that a future blog post? Frick yeah it will be, probably.

What a beautiful sunset

But yeah, that’s an update! This was a lot of fun to go back and look into. However, that’s all I have for today. Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you have an awesome day! Be safe out there!
— Deryn