Sunday Snaps: Fully Vaccinated Edition!

From brand new bikes and months, to vaccines and ice cream, this has been a whirlwind of a week!!

Kawaii face mask, bowl of ice cream, and a I'm COVID-19 Vaccinated sticker!

I found myself taking lots of pictures and thought it would be a good time to bring back Sunday Snaps on this blog as it’s just a fun way of capturing little moments in my life that Instagram doesn’t always cover. When I started this blog it was with the full intent of sharing fun “week in the life” posts frequently, and I haven’t been overly consistent I’ll admit ~ but it’s time to bring some happy fun times back!

Can you believe it’s JULY? Half of this year has zipped by!

Hello Kitty calendar - July 2021

Work was b-u-s-y BUSY!!! I’m still working from home so I didn’t really have much of a chance to get up from my desk at all as it was end of quarter in the corporate world. Genuinely felt like Aggretsuko most of the time. Perhaps I should take up heavy metal ;).

Aggretsuko by Sanrio!

Accomplished a lot so I did end up splurging on myself and bought a BIKE! This is Amelia Pedalia the Cruiser and I’m in love!

I spent ALL DAY Thursday, which was a day off here in Canada, putting her together. Hopefully some fun cruises down the street will help me calm down a bit on the stressful days.

I was able to squeeze in some very early morning exercise and met up with my good pal – Licorice von Boots the Cat! He happily accepted some scratches.

And spotted this little sweetie in the forest! Mama was watching me closely and I kept my distance of course. Little baby was curious.

Today I got my second dose of COVID vaccine (Moderna).

I haven’t really been out at all during the pandemic, so I don’t usually get to get to put together outfits as much anymore so dressing up a bit was FUN!

Had a craving for ice cream before I left, so I threw on an ice cream brooch and my absolutely adorable Loungefly Pokemon Ice Cream bag! A couple of people complimented how cheery I looked so I thought that was fun!

I got it from EBGames (Gamespot in the US)!

I didn’t have any side effects with the first dose of the vaccine, so fingers crossed for the same thing this time. Feeling great so far!

I’m looking forward to many more adventures in a couple of weeks when I can safely get out.

Until next time, Erika! xoxo

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Summer Lovin’!

Happy Summer everyone! I’m trying to make more of an effort to update my little personal blog on a frequent basis. Here’s a bit of what I’ve been up to this happy fun summertime so far!

I am still working from home which is very very busy, so I make an effort to get outside to get away from it ad feel some fresh air and sunshine!

Sugar also loves watching birds and buggies outside the window, so I thought she might like to SEE the outside up close a bit more… So I got her one of those cat backpacks that are all over the place. She loves sitting inside the backpack, and actually jumped in herself without a treat bribe!

She’s a strictly inside cat, so has only ever been outside on the way to the vet. It’s a whole new world out there!!

Maybe the world was a bit TOO big the first time out! Sugar was a little bit overwhelmed and screamed so we just hung out on the balcony. Baby steps I guess before we go for a longer walk.

The weather here in Winnipeg has been amazing. Beautiful hot days, and lots of BIG thunderstorms and beautiful skies like this one! I love chasing after clouds and rainbows!

I’m still running A LOT. Usually a bit before my work day starts, and then a couple of hours on the weekend. It really helps me to fully unwind.

I’ve even met some new friends on my runs! This little guy lives a street over and I’ve been seeing him every morning and we’ve become besties.

I called him Licorice von Boots (his tag doesn’t have his name!) and he loves belly rubs and laying down in flower beds (I mean, SAME!)

Here are some other summery sights! I love my neighbourhood, because it’s basically in the middle of the forest so there are many animal neighbours around.

In other fun news, I’ve decided to purchase a bike so I can get outside and explore even more. So more adventures and excitement to come! xoxo

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Whiskers and worries

I apologize for being so silent lately! The past couple of weeks have been some of the most terrifying in my life as a Cat Mom as Sugar, my sweet kitty, nearly swallowed string. I want to start by saying everything is now completely fine with Sugar and this is a happy post written in celebration! I wanted to share my journey as I think it’s important we share and learn from others’ experiences to keep our furry babies safe and happy.

I’m not a veterinary expert so these are just my experiences. I found reading these types of stories while I was going through this to be triggering so this is just a warning that if pet sickness bothers you, please don’t read any further.

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Happy 3rd Gotcha Day, Sugar!

I adopted Sugar THREE years ago this afternoon! Every moment of the past few years with her has been the best, and she has been the one thing that kept me going strong throughout the pandemic (and the one thing that has kept me from sleeping past 3:30 am :’).

I remember every moment of the day she came home. The day started of with me spotting her on PetFinder and falling in love with the tiny calico, racing down to the Winnipeg Humane Society, then having my heartbroken when I found out she was already adopted but I was on the waitlist if something changed, going for a long run, and then receiving a phone call… I was completely out of breath (probably at the shock, and a bit of not being very fit!) that there was a mistake and she was MINE if I wanted to adopt her still. OF COURSE I DID!

I started this blog the day I got her intending on sharing life as a kooky cat lady. I didn’t actually post anything here until many months later though!

Just some favourite moments over the past couple of years! Amazing to see a shy little cat turn into a silly little cuddle monster, and me turn head over heels into a cat lady~!

The morning after she came home!
A couple of weeks after she got home she climbed to the top of the cabinets (bonus look at before they were painted pink – eek!!) Can’t believe this ever SHOCKED me considering she lives up here now! LOL!

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October Blogging Challenge! Day 9: A Day in the Life Of!

Today’s challenge is a day in my life! So I kept my camera with me all day to show you what I typically get up to. I absolutely LOVED this as it makes you realize how much you do actually accomplish and help you capture tiny moments you may otherwise not think about. So here we go!~

Waking up to kitty nibbling at my feet…
Coffee in a donut
Runs and rainbows
Fighting bad guys with Sakura
Relaxing
Cleaning and watching the world go by!
Hanging out with friends in Animal Crossing! <3
And got a little batty! 😉
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