Friday Faff

It's Friday! Let's faff.

First things first. Canadians, have you entered the Manulife #LifeReady Instagram Contest yet? It ends tonight so get on it!

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Canada's new prime minister appointed his cabinet this week and it's 50% female. People are pissed. (Because apparently some people don't think it's possible for Canada to have 15! whole! female politicians who earned their spots based on merit.) Elizabeth May (leader of Canada's Green Party) wrote this piece on why gender parity is important and not only does she reference Parks and Recreation, she quotes an article that made me literally laugh out loud. I didn't think I could love Elizabeth May more than I already did but I was wrong.

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My friend Caitlin creates an epic holiday gift guide every year and this year she has outdone herself. You can find awesome gifts at pretty much any price point. If you're looking for inspiration, I highly recommend you check out her 2015 Holiday Gift Guide. If you're wondering what to give your favourite double-elled blogger, might I suggest items 15, 53, 80, or 139?

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Currently topping my list of "things I said I'd never buy but now can't live without" are Lysol Disinfectant Wipes. I tend to use more natural cleaners. I shy away from anti-bacterial anything. I feel like a bad hippie using something once and then throwing it away. And I hate cleaners that are aggressively fragranced. These wipes make me die a little inside every time I use one is what I'm saying. But! Grady is currently at the stage where sometimes he sit on the toilet, sometimes he stands in front of the toilet, and it doesn't actually matter which he does because the toilet ends up covered in a fine mist of pee every single time. These wipes are saving my sanity.

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I'm leaving this to the end because I've read it a few times and it still makes me tear up. So! If you don't want to feel any feelings today, HAPPY FRIDAY! BYE! SEE YOU NEXT WEEK! If you do want to read something lovely that may touch you in your heart spot and make your feelings leak out your eyes, here you go. Enjoy. I'm sorry.