I have found that I need the “on this day” reminders from Photos and my blog to reinforce what time of year it is in 2020. Part of me definitely still thinks it is March.

Last night my wife made us roast beef for dinner. Not content for the pedestrian pairing of mashed potatoes as a side she instead prepared cauliflower bites fried in a buffalo sauce.

I regularly catch myself subtly smiling to people when I walk by them and then realize that it is hidden by my mask.
I need to adopt some more elaborate mannerisms!

This afternoon’s dilemma, to watch the provincial Covid update and feel bad now or to learn the details later and feel bad then.

This entire year has been a strange adjustment to work and life. Today I was reflecting on whether my cat will ever adjust to having a second dog in the house.

Choosing to not go play hockey tonight hours before the rink is closed for a few weeks is probably one of the toughest calls I have had to make in 2020.
At the same time, staying home was also a real easy choice.

Halifax just announced a lot of new restrictions and rules to try and get our COVID cases back under control.
I’m thankful that I just did a grocery run so we have enough provisions to hunker down for a bit.

It’s challenging to capture the holiday spirit when it’s 15 degrees and rainy. I could really go for some snow! ❄️

Nova Scotia is bordering on having to bring in more extreme COVID restrictions again as we have recorded more than a dozen cases recently.
Thankfully I am noticing an uptick in mask use and people following rules again which gives me hope.

The next four days are the typical maritime winter delay, alternating shorts & flip flops one day and having to put a sweater on the dog the next.

As news of community and school spread increases here in Nova Scotia I have been thinking about the potential for another lock down period.
I definitely have developed a strong dependence on the dogs. Without them I would definitely go stir crazy.