Tales from Nadim’s Living Room pt 2 (YEG)

Well, it’s definitely official, I’m losing my mind, so here’s some interesting things since the last time I blogged.

As you all know, I’m a big fan of cookies. I spent a ton of time hinting to Dayle that I need more cookies and baking here. Well, she finally picked up on my hints and made a ton of sugar cookies for me… the day after we grabbed some ice cream from Made by Marcus. However, at the same time, we got a delivery of macarons AND more cookies! We went from no cookies and baking to almost exclusively cookies and baking. That was a few weeks ago, and we are still working through the last few things. read more

Another shared sunrise (Ottawa)

Is this everyone?? I don’t think so, technical difficulties with the group photo. please feel free to share if you got a screenshot of the crew!

Today we got to share the morning and the sunrise with Newport Beach, who joined in on the zoom workout. Shout out to Chicago for the pot workout, it was SOLID.

Although this is a challenging time, without our regular activities, visits and human interaction, as well as the stress of health and finances, we are grateful to have this community. It has created a coming together, even of cities we have never worked out with before! When else would we have been able to workout with people from Newport Beach and Ottawa at the SAME TIME? It just makes us appreciate this shared experience, and making the most of these times. Not just surviving, but making new connections, new relationships, creating new memories, and putting smiles on people’s faces early on a Wednesday morning. The bonus of coffee time together post workout is not getting old. We are all in our living rooms/kitchens/dens/decks?/basements having a cuppa Joe, while learning about other people. read more

I See You (Columbus)


We just finished our third Zoom workout… Yay! (ish)

(At least) 3 more to go before there’s even a remote possibility of seeing each other. 

I know that we place a lot of emphasis around positivity. I mean shoot… we have a piece of wood we give out to people who are beams of positivity. These are strange times though… Positivity looks different in different times, and different on different people and I want to take some time to talk about what it looks like right now…  read more