Valentine’s Day

Only three days late to comment on the so called day of Love. Valentines’ Day. Every February 14th we’re expected to shower our loved ones with candy, gifts and confess our love.

Instead of just doing this one day a year, I’ve opted to do it more often. Every day if I can handle it.

Also, this year finds me single again. So the only person who could shower me in love was myself. So I did. I resumed my normal exercise routine which always leaves me with a healthier heart and a bounce in my step. I’d been craving chocolate, seeing all the commercials and store displays. So instead of giving in, I made a pan of brownies. They are lasting much longer than the small bag of chocolates from the store would have. Also, it helps eating in moderation. Instead of eating the entire bag of chocolate, I’ll have 1 brownie.

Despite being reminded constantly that I was “alone” on Valentine’s Day, I felt better knowing that some self-love goes a long way.

So next year when you’re showering your loved ones in love, don’t forget to include yourself in the process. You’re just as worth it as your partner.


Groundhog’s Day

Hello Wiarton Willie.

Welcome back! It’s been a year since we’ve seen you last. What have you been up to?

Just sleeping you say. That’s too bad we woke you this morning to find out when winter is coming. You could have enjoyed a solid month of sleep. But don’t worry, February is an extra day long this year so make sure you sleep through the Leap Year.

Whether you saw your shadow or not, just means that winter is still happening and it’ll go as long as it needs to. Plus this year, I’d argue that winter has barely begun.

Thanks for trying to forecast the future weather for us. Between you and our weather experts, someone’s always wrong.

Till next year,