Hello! Welcome to my blog. My name is Lexy (or almost any other shortening of Alexandra you can think of), and I live in Ontario, Canada. My family has a long history of blah last names, so much so that facebook has at least 8 other people who share my name, in Canada alone.
I finished university three years ago, and am now living back at home with my parents – a position I fully intend to be temporary, though I really thought it would be more temporary than this. I have two younger sisters, one of whom is in Ottawa to attend University.
The blog started out as an outlet for talking about my dog, my attempts at training him, and the trials and tribulations of never before having owned an animal that has to go outside on a daily basis. My AussieDoodle, Gwynn, was born in March 2010, and, if I do say so myself, is pretty awesome. I definitely lucked out – Gwynn is a ridiculously relaxed dog, and has been since the first day I brought him home (if one ignores the fact that the 6 month old dog pooped, peed and vomited in my car on that first day). He’s taught me a lot about dogs and about myself. I’ve learned that I am, to some extent, a morning person. I’m just not that early a morning person.
And, at all times of year, in weather that ranges from beautiful to the kind of weather only postal-workers would go out in, I walk. A lot. Predawn and pajama-clad, or enjoying the beautiful weather on a lazy Sunday, I see so much more of my neighbourhood than I ever did before getting a dog.
Since I frankly can’t fill up an entire blog with my rants about bad dog-owners and my own inability to make Gwynn not-chase-cats, I try to regularly go out and do something interesting. Or at least, interesting to me. There’s a lot of hiking and trying new activities. Like Axe Throwing and Sheep herding, and Glassblowing. If I find myself in a post-apocalyptic society, it is very likely that, if I don’t die very quickly, I might just make my way in the wilderness, guarding my sheep with an axe.
I write. Recently (December 2011 in particular, since this page is unlikely to be updated again for another two years or so), I started posting some fiction writing on my blog. It has almost stopped giving me that “naked in front of your whole elementary school” feeling every time I hit “publish post”. I’ve been doing response posts to writing prompts, and absolutely love it. If you’re interested in reading anything in order (Scattered is a good word to describe myself with) of plotline, head over to the tab marked FICTION – I update it regularly with the latest posts in storylines, whenever a story extends past one prompt-response. I also participate in Nanowrimo every year, sometimes more successfully than others.
What else do I do? I bike, cross-country ski, camp, hike, read, obsess over my dehydrator and slow cooker (because any kind of cooking I can walk away from for 8 hours is good cooking!), and try strange and unusual exercise routines. If you stick around long enough, chances are you’ll hear about some of them.
You can reach me at Lexy3587@gmail.com, or just leave a comment and I’ll get back to you.