How’s Your Blog Coming Along?

by torontogirlwest on October 5, 2012

It was Thursday of last week, as I sat dressed in mismatched sweats, papers sprawled all around me, pouring over some case law on my laptop, when the Husband suddenly came up behind me and peeked over my shoulder. “How’s your blog coming along?,” he asked. “It isn’t,” I replied.

And that’s the ugly truth of it, I haven’t had much time to blog lately. In fact, I haven’t had much time for anything. Believe me, it horrifies me just a tad to realize that my last entry was weeks ago; and this after, I just got through telling you that I would be blogging on a more regular basis.

The last couple of weeks have been crazy on the work front. I’ve been staying late, bringing home work with me, and getting up anywhere between 4 and 5am in the morning, to start working again. Needless to say, during all of  this, my fitness, family life, and eating have suffered.

But this week I’ve taken a step back and it was all brought about by a somewhat scary episode that saw me massively confused, forgetting several important things at home (wallet anyone), and convincing myself that court started an hour earlier than it has for the last five years. I couldn’t believe how very scattered I was, that’s when one of my friends suggested that my description of my morning sounded like the workings of an overly exhausted mind.

She was right.

And so I’m determined to claw my way back to a more healthy and balanced life. Which at this point doesn’t even mean losing weight or trying a lot of new exercise routines. It means spending time with my family of three, keeping my work and home life separate, eating nutritious food that fuels me, and yes blogging. Because this little piece of real estate on the blogosphere is my outlet and all of you are part of my support.

So let’s get on with it, shall we!?!?!

The End of Summer 2012

You and I haven’t really talked much since I returned from my trip to Toronto and the Rockies in mid-August. And so I thought I would give you a preview of some of the adventures I had before the tank top days turned to sweater weather.

Dog Hike Girl

I’m sure you won’t be surprised to hear that the end of my summer featured a good deal of hiking, a favourite past time of us Coastal Casa dwellers. One of my favourite hikes this summer was Dog Mountain on Mt. Seymour in North Vancouver – it was a gorgeous hike that was made all the more fun by an unexpected encounter at the viewpoint! ;)

Olympic Torch Vancouver

And then there was that time I was walking home from the Skytrain and noticed that the Olympic Cauldron had been lit for the first time since the 2010 Olympics! I quickly ran home, grabbed Daisy and a couple of cameras, and headed down to happily snap my evening away. Easily one of the most memorable evenings I have ever spent in Vancouver.

Mexico Protest Vancouver

And then there was that time the Husband and I headed out to enjoy Mexico Fest, only to find ourselves in the middle of a full on protest. Crazy times!!!

Le Tigre

Of course, knowing me, we also need to talk about some delicious eats!

So there you have it . . . we have a lot to catch up on friends. And I look forward to sharing my adventures with you soon!!!


Calling All Canadian Bloggers

Since Thanksgiving is only a few days away, this seemed like an opportune time to start talking about Christmas! What!?!? Too early!?!? Pish posh, I say!

If you’re a Canadian blogger interested in participating in a Christmas swap, please check out “All You Need is Love” and sign up! Some of us cool kids are already participating and it would be oh so fun if you could join us! Also, please help to spread the word!

Question: What’s your favourite part of Thanksgiving dinner? I have to admit I’m rather partial to the sides myself!!

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Samantha Angela October 5, 2012 at 9:03 am

I don’t feel obligated to write in my blog if I’m too busy or if I have nothing particularly interesting to write about. I like to use it as a way to get some writing done but I try not to let it stress me out. I’m glad you took a little break so you could refocus, but it sucks to hear that you’ve been so overworked!

That’s really cool that the olympic flame was burning! I didn’t know that they did that after games were finished. Was it because of the London Games?


torontogirlwest October 5, 2012 at 5:12 pm

The lighting of the flame was in honour of the kick-off for a United Way fundraising campaign. It was very cool to see!!! :)


Helene @healthyfrenchie October 5, 2012 at 11:11 am

I was wondering how you were doing… Take care of yourself! And remember to take time for you and your family and to rest your brain.. You’ll be a much better lawyer for it I’m sure!
I can’t wait to hear about how tour summer went. Take care
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torontogirlwest October 5, 2012 at 5:12 pm

Awwww . . . thanks for keeping tabs on me! And I will definitely take better care of myself from now on! :)


Leigh October 5, 2012 at 2:27 pm

Thanks for posting about the blog swap :) The more the better! Have a great weekend :)


torontogirlwest October 5, 2012 at 5:12 pm

Here’s hoping!!! I have my fingers crossed for loads of participants! :)


Ed October 9, 2012 at 12:36 pm

Hey hang in there, the blogging thing will come and go. I find that it is best just to let it happen naturally, great when your on a streak but horrible when you are in a lul…look forward to reading more of your stuff though!
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Toronto Girl West October 13, 2012 at 1:28 pm

That’s good advice – thanks Ed!!
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Marianne October 9, 2012 at 7:52 pm

I’m pretty sure they have lit the cauldron a few times since the Olympics were over…might have been before you moved to Vancouver.

And if you can find me some time to blog, that would be great. I have posts in my head, but I need to get them written up and posted. Le sigh.
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Toronto Girl West October 13, 2012 at 2:05 pm

I hear you on the whole blog posts in your head thing – I have tons of those floating around! lol :P
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Jess October 10, 2012 at 4:06 am

Sounds like work has been very consuming! Law has away of doing that. Take care of yourself as much as you can during such a busy time.


Toronto Girl West October 13, 2012 at 2:06 pm

Jess, I’ve really done my best since this post to take a step back and find some downtime. I figure, I’m no good to anyone if I’m not well-rested! :)
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Bela October 11, 2012 at 8:38 pm

I hope it slows down a bit for you and you need to take care of yourself!

Honestly I dislike Thanksgiving dinner. Not the biggest turkey fan, everyone always over eats, dislike the having to see family members just because its a tradition (dislike some one my family members). We have skipped Thanksgiving the last 3 years, hoping for 4 next year :) I will post how my Thanksgiving weekend was this year in my next post, hopefully tomorrow it will be up! It was an awesome weekend with no turkey or family :)


Toronto Girl West October 13, 2012 at 2:07 pm

lol The Husband and I had a low-key Thanksgiving with Daisy. It was honestly lovely and proof that it doesn’t have to be a huge thing to be special! :)
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