Tea time

Vanilla Swirl Tea

I’ve been making an effort to drink more tea lately, especially before bed. Not caffeinated tea before bed, of course–I’d never sleep. I’ve found some nice non-caffeinated teas that seem to help me sleep better, though.

I do drink caffeinated tea during the day, though. It helps keep my energy up, and it’s a little healthier than the mochas and lattes that I usually drink. Not that I’ve entirely given those up. I usually buy or make myself one each day, but at least the tea keeps me from drinking more than that.

Okay, so maybe the fact that I haven’t completely given up the lattes and mochas means that the tea isn’t going to help my health all that much. But I figure even a little difference is better than no difference at all, right?

Vanilla Swirl Tea


Reluctant bun

Cookie (rabbit)

Cookie makes for a great photo subject.

…when she feels like cooperating, that is. Some days, she really doesn’t want to sit still for a picture. She’d much rather sniff at the lens, or simply run the other way.

I managed to get her to sit still just long enough to snap this photo. I wouldn’t quite call it my favourite picture of her, but I do love that “Why’d you stop petting me?” look on her face.

New Year 2018

It’s officially 2018! Which feels a bit odd, to be honest. Last year passed in a bit of a blur, for a lot of different reasons: it was busy, it was emotional, and it was filled with opportunities and challenges.

This year is likely to be the same, with a couple of it’s own unique situations thrown in. For example, did you know I turn thirty this year? That’s already bringing some interesting emotions into play.

Anyway, the first day of the year seems like a good chance to combine my annual and monthly updates. So let’s get to it, shall we?

Continue reading “New Year 2018”

Adding some spring to that fall step


Who says you need to stick to warm colours during the autumn months? Not me. Sometimes, a few of those brighter spring colours are exactly what you need.

And if those bright spring colours happen to be decorating a bouquet of orchids? Well, there’s no complaining about that. Especially if those orchids come on the last day of a particularly busy week.

A Cookie update


It’s been a while since I posted about my rabbit, Cookie. So I thought this week’s photo post was a good opportunity to give you an update.

Not that there’s much of an update to give. Cookie hasn’t changed much since I last posted a photo of her.

Although, she has learned a new trick, of sorts. She’s figured out how to close her pen door from the outside. She just hasn’t quite figured out how to open it up again, which means she can’t get to her food, water, or litter.

She really is too smart for own good sometimes.