What I learned when I took a leap — and why you should too

hot pink planner with gold writing

Happy New Year, everyone! Fresh year, fresh start — or something. You can always remain exactly the same if you want, too. I won’t make this post about resolutions because chances are you’ve talked/read a lot about those lately. What I do want to touch upon — after a year that many considered to be awfully bleak — is inspiration. A new year is a good time, I think, to look at your life and focus on what gets your gears turning and your heart pumping (healthily). January … Continue reading

Western Catalpa Tree — June: My Foe Blooms Anew

You may have read about my enemy, our neighbour’s useless Western Catalpa tree. For a description of this tree, read this. Despite a late and frosty spring, the aforementioned flowering season in July seems to have come early this year. Y. A. Y. Sure, they look pretty now, but soon those lovely blossoms will be a squishy mess all over our garden and lawn. “Oh, it can’t be all that bad,” you might say. “Surely, you’re making a mountain of a molehill again, Nikki Comma,” … Continue reading

Western Catalpa Tree, Thou Art Mine Enemy

First-time home-owners get messed around a lot. It’s due to a naivety we have and a natural trust in the previous home-owners that has not yet been shattered. Of course no one would ever sell a house that sucks! Well, for the most part, regarding the house itself, we lucked out on trusting the previous owner. We haven’t had so many house problems (barring the near-flood and the subsequent destruction of our basement’s brand new carpet), but we’ve had a lot of yard issues. In … Continue reading