I’m sharing a few of my favorite things in this blog post.

Happy Friday! Another week is just about done and I’m looking forward to the weekend. I don’t have much planned for the weekend, but I do know that I’ll be working on getting some more products listed in my Etsy store. I’ll be sure to share on the blog once everything is up!

Garden harvest

This week I picked the last of what was left in the garden. The forecasted overnight lights were supposed to get close to freezing, so I figured I would pick everything (even if it wasn’t quite ripe yet) than risk it freezing and ruined. I picked a couple pounds of potatoes, a bunch of tomatoes (the green ones will ripen nicely inside), a couple small peppers and even two teeny tiny broccolis.

When I was picking the tomatoes I was shocked at how many there were. I kept thinking I had gotten them all off a plant and then I’d find another bunch or two on it. My dad has already made pasta sauce with a bunch of the tomatoes. It was so good! You could definitely tell that it was made from tomatoes that had only been picked 24 hours ahead of time. It just tasted so fresh. I’m looking forward to lots of tomatoes on sandwiches, salads, and even pasta sauce as the green ones ripen.

Voting by mail

Back in August a federal election was called by the Prime Minister. Election day is Monday, September 20th (it must be seem like such a super short process compared to federal elections in the United States). I’ve been doing my best to keep my risk of getting Covid as low as I can, so I was feeling hesitant about going to vote in person on election day. I decided to vote by mail for the first time. I’m happy to say that it was super easy and definitely something that I would do again. You’re instructed to seal your ballot in a couple different envelopes. One of them has your voter info on it so that they can verify that I’m an eligible voter. That envelope is then removed and the inner envelope that holds my ballot is unmarked, so it’s cast anonymously just like if I were to vote in person.

On Wednesday I dropped my ballot off at the post office. I’m glad that it’s done and I don’t have to worry about waiting in line or going into a polling place on Monday. My brother decided to try voting in advance. He went on the first day that it was offered and was happy that there was no one else there voting while he was there. My dad also decided to vote by mail. I would definitely vote by mail again. It was super easy to do, and I was able to do it on my own time. The only think you have to make sure you do is request a mail in ballot ahead of time.

If you’re a Canadian who hasn’t voted yet, make sure to get out and vote in advance or go to your polling place on Monday. It’s so important that your voice is heard. You deserve to have a say in how things are done in Canada.

Do you have anything fun planned for the weekend? Let me know in the comments below.

Friday Favorites: Garden Harvest + Vote By Mail
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