I’m up toobe sixteen now!

I was sitting here feeling uninspired to write. So I decided to count through my blog posts and when I realized that this post would be number sixteen, I flipped! Mentally. I’m toobe tired to physically flip right now. Plus there’s not enough space to do that here in my room.

There’s a podcast called The Inner Tube that I used to listen to all of the time. Over the course of the show’s run, several inside jokes have developed, and one of the most prominent ones is the phrase, “we’re up to sixteen now!” The hosts also turn anything that sounds remotely like “tube” into “toobe”, hence the title of this post.

So there’s that!

Let’s just do an update.

I’m still not doing completely well, but I am doing better. Some really amazing friends hung out with me in the past few days, and that’s helped. I am completely thankful for their time and love and I’m so blessed to have them as close friends.

I’ve been really pumped about making food again. A fact that is very apparent if you visit my Instagram feed! 😛 It hit me super suddenly yesterday when I woke up, and it’s still in me today. Although, today I lacked the energy to actually do anything super creative with what I ate.  Unless you count mixing peanut butter into the vanilla icing on a slice of cake. That was good!

One of my friends is forcing me to visit them this weekend, so I’ll be taking a short weekend trip in a few days. I’m excited about that! And I will see the doctor on Friday, which is a little overdue. But it’s happening. Yay for Crohn’s!


Photographing a Toilet Paper Tube

So there I was, outside taking pictures of a toilet paper tube with rain falling. How did I get here? Glad you asked!

It was a normal day, much like any other day. It had been sunny and warm so far, and I was… doing stuff. I don’t recall exactly what I was doing, but meh. It’s irrelevant.

For some reason, when I saw a toilet paper tube on the floor of my bedroom I had a flashback to last spring. I was part of a wilderness first aid course and we were running a scenario. One of the groups had made a little friend for their patient. “To cheer him up and distract from the pain,” they told me.

It was made from a roll of gauze with a couple of sticks for arms and smiley face drawn with a sharpie. It was adorable! And for whatever reason, that mental image of Joey holding tightly to this adorable roll of anthropomorphized gauze jumped into mind. So naturally, I picked up the toilet paper tube, grabbed one of my own sharpies, and drew a face on the cardboard tube.

I imagined what the face on the tube would look like it the cardboard were to suddenly spring to life, though it was partly inspired by Junior Asparagus from VeggieTales. I set my new smiling toilet paper friend onto my desk and stared at it for a moment as I remembered the first aid course. The people with which I shared that experience. My friends from my hometown.

Later on in the day, it started raining. The lighting cast by the sunlight filtering through the dark clouds was giving a really interesting colour to the mountains outside, and a single thought ran through my mind. Picture time!

I snatched up my phone as my eyes scanned my room. My eyes met the gaze of my tube friend. I blinked, it didn’t. Then I grabbed it too and ran for the door leading to the back deck. The deck was covered, so I wouldn’t get wet, nor would the toilet paper tube.

My aunt came home while I was out there and saw me moving back and forth with my phone through the back window. When she opened the door to see what I was up to, I instantly jumped up, nabbed my friend, and hopped past her into the house as I called out, “just photographing a toilet paper tube in the rain!”


I didn’t forget…

I’ve been thinking about this post all day and I still don’t know what to write. But as usual, something will come to mind once I just start writing.

Let’s do this!

I was recently given a keyboard! A musical one. And I was pleasantly surprised to see that it has MIDI ports, which means I can plug it directly into my computer. I’ve been wanting to get back into composing music and recording stuff for fun, and this will make it easier to do that. I’m so excited! It’ll be good to finish working on a couple pieces I started in March after my grandmother died. I don’t like leaving something incomplete. Oh, and now I can record some fun parodies and stuff for The Aux Cable! 😀

I was also given an accordion, which I still have yet to try out. In fact, I haven’t even taken it out of the box yet. I haven’t had the energy. But oh it’s gonna be so much fun learning to play that thing! I’ve always wanted to try one out, and now I have my very own. It’s brilliant!

Gosh. Can you believe that it’s already Thursday? I mean, it’s still technically Wednesday as I write this, but it’s basically over. It feels like the week just started, but nope. Maybe it’s partly because of Victoria Day which extended the weekend and gives the illusion of a quicker week? Nah. I’m talking nonsense. This is why I shouldn’t have a blog. I can ramble and talk a lot, as most people know. Or maybe I should have a blog, because then I don’t have to force my talking on anyone, yet more people have the opportunity to hear it! I mean read it. Pffftt, you get what I mean.

Actually, tonight I’m kind of quiet and not wanting to talk. Today’s been a very hard day and now I just want to watch TV, cuddle, and eat popcorn. I shouldn’t eat popcorn because of my Crohn’s, but I still want it. My family and I all want to see the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie this weekend and I’m considering getting a small bag of popcorn while we’re there. It’s been so long since I had popcorn and I really, really want to have some. Even a handful would be nice. And popcorn is kind of a necessity at the movie theatre, eh? Especially since popcorn is my most favourite food in the world. But now I can’t eat it.

Great… I’m gonna start crying again.

Okie dokie. It’s late and I want to stop staring at a screen. Well, I want to stop staring at this screen and get back to staring at the TV screen. I’m currently going through the new season of Grace & Frankie, which is quite fun! Plus I feel horrible and TV is easy to do.

Wish you were here.


Barely Made It!

I’m cutting it close with this post! I’ve been working on writing up a bunch of stuff for The Aux Cable (my podcast with Ryan Matlock), and I got carried away. Oh well! Here comes my post of the day. 🙂

Let’s just do an update, eh?

My body has been feeling horrible lately, and it’s likely mostly due to my Crohn’s. But today was a really good day! The sun was shining brightly and my tummy wasn’t hurting. What more could I ask for?

I started with an early morning conference call (while still in bed) that went very well and ended with much laughter. Then I napped for a little bit, made some really yummy food, and then played some Just Dance. After singing in the shower, I decided to pack up my things so I could do my work outside. I mean, it’s a gorgeous day! How could I not be outside in the fresh, warm air? It was soooo nice to be outside, especially after the rain of the past two weeks. Rain is great too, but it can be depressing after several days.

When I came back inside for the evening, my sinuses became all stuffed, I’ve been sneezing like crazy, and I keep having to blow my nose! My allergies have kicked in over the past few weeks because of a new kitty in the house, which has been manageable. But I’m thinking that these symptoms have something to do with being outside today. Which is lame. I love being outside, this can’t happen!

Note to self: Maybe you should undergo some allergy testing?

I also got to hang out with a friend and introduce them to Corner Gas.

Anywhozzles, today I’m extremely thankful for the sunshine and for feeling much better!


Oh yeah… I have a blog!

So I completely forgot that I had this blog until this week. I coulda and shoulda been writing in it all summer. In fact, thinking about it, I think I started to do that a couple times but ended up not actually posting.

Well, I’m here now! And that counts for something… Right?

Anyway, it’s been quite the year. I could tell you more about it, but I might just leave that for later. In fact, that’s just what I’m gonna do.

See ya!