About time.

As January wraps up, a good lot has taken place since the New Year was rung in with sorta-bells and kinda-whistles.

My relatives from Anola have been popping in more to say hello and we've done the same best we can. It's nice to have people related to you that you can actually, well, relate with.

With recent additions to my tight list of loved ones, it was also time to abruptly part ways with some pernicious acquaintances and a fistful of those that share the same genetic make-up as myself. I'm teaching myself to mind only those that matter. Instances within stressful environments are quickly entering one ear and slowly going out the other, I try my best to pick up the pace in this regard.

Really, when shitty things happen? It's just a person. It's just a coworker. It's just a house. It's just a last name. It's just money. It's just another day. Tomorrow's a fresh start if today is blowing goats (I have proof).

Bill and I have been taking advantage of our freedom and exercising the social kernel in our brains. We've had really rad new/existing pals over and I'm quickly learning socializing isn't so scary and hard when the right people are involved.

We've had int'l hot dog nights and taco nights galore. Tonight was peanut curry (massaman!) and I think I had Sukothai on the brain when creating this dish. I stuck the recipe up here should you be interested!

Next Thursday we're having summore folks over to shoot the shit with and I couldn't be more stoked. With plans of a WEST Spring sale containing handmade + vintage, I have my work cut out for me in the coming weeks/months! 

What have you been doing to keep your head on straight these days?

2016 - a real banger.

Greetings and happy 2016? More mail days took place within the last week or so and I've been eager to get going on a whole lot. Word on the street is 2015 sucked for A LOT of people, hey?
  • return mail to my pen pals
  • Etsy orders
  • fan mail to my favourite companies / shops
In an attempt to write (even) more lettermail to my friends near and far, I've also been making up my Etsy parcels extra-purdy with additional add-ins and my new business cards from VistaPrint.ca! Excitingly, my great big vinyl banner as well.

..It perhaps took a few tries on the senders part, but I couldn't be happier and am super stoked to hang these up at handmade sales in the very near future.

January's started off on a strange kick but I've quickly corrected that with a bucket of homemade perogies, with seitan in the oven right now.

Tomorrow's the day I buy myself a brush pen to better address my envelopes to pals. It's been a real long while but my shaky hands are full of piss and vinegar.