Wednesday, October 1, 2014


The last few days have been pretty intense, what with being the first week of classes for my second year. Plus on Monday I sold another of my snakes, this time an albino checkered garter snake that I'd raised from a baby. It doesn't get any easier...

Oct 29 2014 My vehicle should be coming out of the garage today, but I'm not looking forward to the bill. The closer I get to the end of 2014, the more I want this whole year to be over... I spoke to the person today who manages the student exchange program. I got some much needed information but I'm still not certain it's going to happen. Money is the main hurdle, but also finding a partner to go with me. Fingers crossed... Cheers!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

The Last Time

I sold another of my pets today, this time Rorschach my male spider-morph ball python. He's been mine for almost 5 years now. I had another big cry this afternoon, like I did selling my tarantula. The emotional tole this is taking on me is almost more than I can bare with everything else going on in my life right now.

Sept 25 2014 B
My van suddenly decided to stall and then refused to start back up today. So now it's sitting in my parents' driveway and I have to get it towed to a garage to find out what's wrong. Fingers crossed it doesn't cost me an arm and a leg...

Sept 25 2014 A
I really don't have the energy to deal with car troubles right now, on top of my student loan problems and classes starting next week, and moving and trying to find a home for the rest of my pets... When it rains it pours... Cheers...

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Bonne FĂȘte

I baked a gateau moka for my mother's birthday again this year. This was a mother's day cake the first time I baked it for her, and she's asked for it every time a cake occasion arises since. I was very happy with how this came out for once, which is rare for me. I'm a terrible perfectionist!

Gateau Moka / Mocha Cake
This just tastes so good with its coffee butter cream, coffee-syrup soaked genoise cake, toasted almonds and chocolate covered coffee beans.Cheers!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Goodbye Sweet One

I've sold another of my tarantulas, this one my very first. I'm sitting here crying into my coffee, talking myself through it. It needs to happen, it's part of my choices and the direction I mean to take my life. But it doesn't stop the pain of parting with a little living thing for which I've cared since it was tiny, these past five years.

Goodbye Thor
My classmate purchased my Thor, the second tarantula she picks up from me. At least my Thorling is going to someone I know and am certain will care for them properly. It still hurts me badly but it needs to happen... Cheers...

Tuesday, September 16, 2014


My mother says the mackinaw makes me look like a hillbilly but it's fun to wear it around. I'm feeling less feminine lately and wanting to wear rougher outfits and it works well with that.
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I'm also stubbornly doing this socks and sandals thing until it's kinda ridiculous, because I can. My birks are just so comfy. Cheers!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Grandpa Sweater

The post title says it, this sweater belonged to my grandfather. With the cool weather now descended, I just wanted to wear something snuggly and warm and this fit the bill perfectly. I chose my eyeshadow colours to mirror the colours in the pattern.

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I'm slowly learning to style my hair, finally managed to get it to stay off the back shaved part of my head. Now the hair is tickling at my ear and I'm wondering whether or not to trim it down again. I'm still thinking of letting it grow out and then shaving the side down again once the back has grown back in. We'll see. Cheers!

Here We Are

I spent a few days this past week visiting my man. Unfortunately the power went out during a storm and two out of my three days there was without electricity, but thankfully he had a generator so things were mostly unchanged.

Ian visit A Ian visit B
For the most part, the weather was rainy but there were moments of sunshine. The wood stove and my honey's hard work kept us warm in the chill weather. Our evenings were romantically lit by candles, and I even cooked one supper right on top of the wood stove. (Wild rice, roasted veggies in butter and some rainbow trout mmm!)

Ian visit C Ian visit D 
He's considerably older than myself but I don't mind. I'm usually the one trying to keep up with him. Seems all I needed to do was stop looking for a mate to have my ideal one land right in my lap. A lot of changes are happening in my life, but it's bringing much good to me, and I am happy. Cheers!