What I did this week:
This week was mostly an office work week, although today I am on my way to Cat Lake First Nation for work. I also feel like I did something kind of naughty (not actually, but it feels like it). I was feeling an oncoming menty b. Not in like a serious way, just in a completely exhausted, mentally drained, unable to complete tasks, general malaise, distracted, and overall unwell without being actually physically ill. I was however the teensiest bit sniffly, so I messaged my manager “cough, cough, I’m sick” and asked if I could work from home on Tuesday and that did not help so I did another message on Wednesday morning and asked if could take a sick day. And I have soooo many hours of sick time. And it really, really did help. I slept in, I baked cookies, I cleaned, I actually finished tasks and it was so valuable. So yeah, I am feeling a bit like a cheater because I wasn’t actually sick, but I also feel so much better that it’s not like I wasn’t sick? I guess that is what a mental health day is.
I feel like no time has passed since last Friday. Last weekend was the social and it was so much fun. It was kind of my friend’s birthday party as well and I baked her this cake (the measurements are all in metric, so the math was a bit fun), and we went out and had a great time. It was weird, at the end of the night I had a little, teeny, tiny blip of single sadness. Which I have not felt in a very, very long time. So long that I’m genuinely questioning if I have ever felt it before. I remember in high school I would sometimes wonder if something was wrong with me because I didn’t have a boyfriend (but then I got one), but I do know why I haven’t dated in a while and why I haven’t felt any single sadness. But the timing felt weird because I was out with the girls and the gays and having a wonderful time and that is the moment that I was feeling sad?? Weird.
Fun // Interesting // Introspective
Rom-coms to watch no matter what mood you’re in.
Ways to use frozen veggies (because I don’t know if it’s how far north I live, or inflation, or winter, but good damn).
The newest Daisy Jones and the Six trailer.
Tips to create a beautiful gallery wall.
A question I had never thought about, should all gyms have mirrors?
2023 Complete Oscar Noms List.
A really interesting interview with one of the biggest music producers about creativity.
Mixed emotions are the most draining emotions.
I disagree with a lot of these apartment party tips (shoes inside – I am Canadian!, smoking inside), but overall I love these.
Look at this adorable Swedish cottage.
Trip Report: Winter in Toronto
Caught My Eye:
Pretty much everything I looked at this week is captured in my 2023 Wish List, since I was focusing my not-work internet time on that post, however:
This Lirika Matosha Stars in Her Eyes sheer dress (I would probably wear it as an overdress, I also love the champagne-y colour).
All the sneak peeks Nell Diamond is posting on her Instagram stories of the spring drop – which I should not, absolutely not be shopping.
The Angie Cardigan from Sezane.
I started watching The Inside Man on Netflix and am absolutely obsessed. I feel like I’m watching it with my mouth hanging open.
I also started reading The Cloisters by Katy Hays, also incredible, I’m so impressed by all these thrillers lately that I cannot predict.
Have a great weekend!