The Girl, The Guy & The Cat

Hello! Welcome to A Story About A Girl. My name is Kirsten, some people call me Kadie. You can also find me at The Great Canadian Housewife, my lifestyle/homemaking blog. I live in the beautiful Annapolis County of Nova Scotia in Canada with my husband Edward aka Eddie and our 8-year-old cat Max, pictured below. We live on the outskirts of the Annapolis Valley between Digby and Annapolis Royal. We’re in our late 30’s. We don’t have any children at the moment but have plans to hopefully eventually foster or adopt.  We have been married since August 26th, 2016.

Edward and I live in a small 2 bedroom house that my parents purchased around this time last year as an investment that we ended up renting from them. We moved to the Digby area after living together in Halifax. He is from Halifax and my mom’s side of the family is originally from the Digby area. We made the choice to move down here after a lot of thought. We figured it would provide us a better work/life balance and the area is just beautiful.

I enjoy photography and web design/development. I am taking web development through Athabasca University full-time starting in June 2020. I design my own themes for A Story About A Girl and blog using WordPress. I have an older Canon T3 rebel that I love but that needs to be updated eventually. My husband and I both enjoy nature and like to go for hikes, go camping and visit local beaches, waterfalls and many other places and I love to bring my camera along. We also enjoy geocaching a lot.

Above is a picture of our sweet cat Max. As mentioned he is 8-years-old. He was a very rambunctious kitten and had a mean streak when he was younger. He has mostly settled down and loves to cuddle or laze around. He has a sweet disposition now for the most part but still has a little bit of the spunk he had as a kitten left. He’s my baby and has been with me since he was 8 weeks old.

I have a few health problems that I blog a lot about on here. I have type 2 diabetes, fibromyalgia, asthma, dermographism & urticaria, as well as depression and anxiety disorder(s). I try not to let them get in the way of living my life to the fullest. Sometimes I fail at that but I am making progress and am proud of that fact. I started on insulin but am now only on metformin and gliclazide and I use a Freestyle Libre to control my diabetes or at the very least attempt to control it. I am having some issues with that right now but you can read about that in my blog by clicking the diabetes category in the sidebar to the right.

The Domain & Blog

The domain and blog name come from the song A Story About A Girl by Our Lady Peace. If you would like to know more about the domain name I’ve explained it a bit more in an old post (hosted one wordpress.com) “What’s in a name?”. I have had the domain and site for about 10 years and have posts going back to 2005 that were hosted elsewhere. I have been blogging regularly for about 16 years and have had a host of blogs, sites, and domain names prior to this but I can not for the life of me remember most of them. I started using WordPress in 2003 the year it was released and have been using it ever since. I have tried other blogging platforms but it never lasts too long. I love the usability and versatility of WordPress. This theme was coded by me and Underscores by Automatic. I have loved blogging and designing websites for years and have always enjoyed reading other blogs and getting to know people with common interests online.

All photos on the blog are either ©copyright myself or they are stock images usually from Pexels, Unsplash or Pixabay unless otherwise stated. Icons are from FlatIcon. I have been hosted by the lovely ladies at OfBlue.org for about 5 or 6 (maybe more?) years now and I highly recommend them. Awesome customer service and great prices and hosting.