Posted in February 2012

A (possibly) unpopular opinion…  the State of the Arts

A (possibly) unpopular opinion… the State of the Arts

Last night, my husband and I attended the opening of the ArtsClub theatre’s latest offering, “Intimate Apparel“.  Completely excusing first-night jitters, we left a little miffed, slightly discouraged, and ultimately less than enthusiastic about the future of the arts in this city. My challenge was that-  while this was admittedly a comped evening at the … Continue reading

Finance Fridays… Budget, what?

Finance Fridays… Budget, what?

My interest in personal finance evolved in a sneaky and surprising way.  I started university at 16 years of age, allowing me a Visa card in my pocket before I was 17 (aren’t student loans a wonderful thing?).  For whatever reason, I didn’t learn to handle money appropriately, my parents didn’t really discuss budgets, savings plans or … Continue reading

Survived the first trimester.

Survived the first trimester.

Writing this post at 15 weeks, 2 days feels a bit surreal.  Things are happening.  For the first day, I am wearing an actual, official “maternity dress” at work, the baby bag that I ordered online has arrived, and we are within 7 weeks of relocating to a slightly-larger / baby-friendly (but still downtown) apartment. … Continue reading

Myths, Martyrs and Monsters of Pregnancy.

Myths, Martyrs and Monsters of Pregnancy.

We’ve made it to 15 weeks!  According to the fruit-chart at thebump.com , baby is now the size of a navel orange (which, incidentally, is very different from a “naval orange”).  My first reaction to this developmental quasi-fact is shock; I find it more than a little surprising that I can have any sort of growth inside … Continue reading