Another monthâ€™s now in the bag, and Iâ€™m finally back on the monthly schedule! This month was relatively eventful thanks to the first trip I had taken to a major city in exactly two years. But thereâ€™s also covid stuff to rant about, because these posts really cannot stop being a thinly-veiled covid journal, why donâ€™t we just get on with it?
Hey folks, itâ€™s been three months since Iâ€™ve last checked in. During these 3 months, Toronto went through an entire cycle of partial opening, subsequent lockdown, and back to partial opening. Looking back at the photos I was surprised to see that we ate out on a patio back in March, which felt like an eternity ago.
On February 21st, my mother passed away from lung cancer. After a difficult seven-month fight, she passed in her sleep in the early morning.
In a typical year, the cold weather alone wouldâ€™ve been enough to drastically reduce my interest in taking photos. Throw in a covid lockdown on top of that, and all remaining interest to take photos outdoors went up in smoke. November came and passed with virtually no interesting shots to show for it.
While indoors, Iâ€™ve taken interest in two related topics. The first is an obsession with cutlery and knife sharpening, which is frankly too ridiculous for me to explain. Thankfully, the second topic is cooking, which is a lot more practical and a lot less embarrassing to discuss.
Though Iâ€™ve always enjoyed cooking, I had always been lukewarm about time-consuming recipes due to a perceived lack of sufficient payoff. But now that thereâ€™s plenty of time to burn. Iâ€™ve been trying to make some new dishes that I wouldnâ€™t have considered in the past.