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Another Uneventful Year

This year has been another boring one. We had hoped to buy a house this year but then my boyfriend got laid off from his job in December. It’s been a rough year for him in particular. In the last 8 months he’s only had three job interviews. That can be pretty depressing as I’m sure you can imagine. He’s been spending most his time playing video games at home. Thankfully, he is starting a new job on Wednesday so we can start saving money again for a down payment on a house. If the universe is nice to us, we will be buying a house in the next two years.

We haven’t really gone out and done much this year. Partly due to depression and being unmotivated, and partly due to not wanting to spend money. I haven’t even gone camping this summer! I think that’s only the second year in my life where I didn’t go camping at all, and that makes me sad.

We did get to take a trip in June/July to visit my brother in his new house. He moved to Quebec in November and my parents met us there too. My parents drove out from Nova Scotia and met us at the airport in Montreal. We all then spent a night in Ottawa with my mom’s friend before driving the rest of the way to my brother’s house. It was nice to spend time with family but it was a lot of time driving and sitting on planes. It was also over 30 degrees Celsius the entire trip so we spend most of our time sitting in the shade.

Next year we have a plan to make things more exciting and interesting. We have been working on a new project together since May and we are almost ready to share it with you. I have been writing blog posts since then but haven’t been able to share them with you. I am finally going to be able to share our news with you next week so keep an eye out for that!

2017 In Review: Part Four

September 2017

  • I drove my boyfriend’s truck for the second time.
  • We went to visit my boyfriend’s parents at their new cottage in British Columbia, staying very close to an active wild fire. We had to be ready to leave at a moment’s notice.
    Smoky Hills
    Smoky Hills

    Fishing at the Cottage
    Fishing at the Cottage
  • I started carrying Lego at my store and brought some home to build with the boyfriend.
    Lego BrickHeadz
    Lego BrickHeadz
  • We saw the Northern Lights outside our door for the first time during one of our walks. It was only my second time ever seeing them in my life.

October 2017

  • I parked too close to the concrete post in my parking garage and damaged the side of my car.
    Dented Car Door
    Dented Car Door
    Scratched Car Door
    Scratched Car Door
  • I binge-watched This is Us Season One.

November 2017

  • I made Kung Pao Chicken for the first time.
    Kung Pao Chicken
    Kung Pao Chicken
  • I changed the cabin filter in my car and learned there are things behind your glove box.
  • I changed the engine air filter in my car for the first time.

December 2017

  • I made a little penguin.
    Penguin
    Penguin
  • I started a Christmas puzzle.
    Christmas Puzzle
    Christmas Puzzle
  • I started a bullet journal.
  • I made my first gingerbread house with my boyfriend.
    Gingerbread House
    Gingerbread House
  • I made Gingersnap Cookies for the first time as per the boyfriend’s request (and Shortbreads for me).
    Cookies
    Cookies
  • I did a good job making the Meringue for my Lemon Meringue Pie (second time trying).
    Lemon Meringue Pie
    Lemon Meringue Pie
  • We went to a drive-thru Christmas light show at the Castrol Raceway.
    Christmas Light Display
    Christmas Light Display

    Christmas Light Display
    Christmas Light Display

    Christmas Light Display
    Christmas Light Display

    Christmas Light Display
    Christmas Light Display
  • We had a simple Christmas dinner at home.
    Christmas Dinner
    Christmas Dinner