Saturday, January 31, 2015

Happy Birthday Bro!

From the photos that Karrie sent I can see you have already had your cake. My bro does not mess around when it comes to cake! I would call but I don't have long distance on my phone. You can always Skype me if you like :) I hope you got my card. I actually remembered to send a card to someone for their birthday which hasn't happened in a LONG time. Hope you got it after all that. I ate a brownie in your honour.

This morning I spend cleaning. The dreaded bathrooms are spotless. I am working on all the upstairs rooms now.

I slept well last night. Went to bed at 10pm and woke up at 7am. That doesn't happen often! Back to cleaning now!

Friday, January 30, 2015

blue and green

James got changed and was wearing a green shirt and blue pants. I told him he didn't match as blue and green don't go together. He disagreed. He offered up the example of the Vancouver Canucks. And so my fashion sense is defeated by the NHL.

I took a day off today as it was a PD day and James was heading off to Oshawa for a tournament at 11. I watched the episode of the Bachelor that I missed on Monday due to the Finance meeting. Without commercials it is a lot shorter. Kelsey was upset she got the camping date. Ashley I. was also upset she got the camping date, but even more upset that she didn't get the Princess date. She didn't seem upset to be missing out on time with Chris but far more upset that she was missing the Princessy things. I'm going to suspect that she doesn't win.
I also watched an episode of Britain and Ireland's top model which was a lot like the American version, just transplanted. It was on the Game channel that we acquired in the negotiation with Bell. James watches TSN as much as he can, which is also a new channel he is quite pleased with.

I also cleaned the front room. Hard to decide which room to tackle next.

Thursday, January 29, 2015


Last week on Monday Nanny passed away and then on Thursday another friend who had been battling cancer passed away. David Blackmore also passed away a day or so ago (obit- and Christine has been heavy on my heart. So a rocky start to 2015!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015


Happy 90 and goodbye on the same day. You will be missed.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

into the mix

View of Queen's from Christine's window

Looks like the ice is breaking up on the lake:

Christine very much enjoyed Skyping into Rustle, seeing everyone and being a part of it made her very happy.
Her pain was low today and she was just awaiting a final MRI to check on her bones before she can go home tomorrow. But tomorrow is very much the plan and she is looking forward to getting out of the hospital. There will be some new challenges at home but she feels up to tackle them. She will need a lot of support though. She isn't hurting for visitors though. Most days at the hospital she had more visitors than she could handle. She still needs a lot of rest. Meals might be helpful, but I'm not sure what her brothers have planned. She needs low salt, high protein.

I went into work after to catch up on some things I didn't get to during the week. Right now I have a lot of little loose ends to tie up. But so many that it is a bit of a mountain. Hopefully, this week I will get ahead on that.

Thursday, January 15, 2015


Today at work was a bit better. There were lots of meetings but I got through my email, so that was good.

I saw Christine today and she was doing well. Her mother is coming up on Saturday. We'll try to Skype her into Rustle on Sunday and the plan is (right now) that she'll head home on Monday.

I was surprised to hear that Target was closing. That is too bad. The one place that stocked things that James could wear and orange covered raisins that I like. If you haven't heard of them, you should check out Target before they close!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015


From the 9th floor of KGH looking across the ice to Wolf Island at sunset.

Work was still very busy today. I had hoped to organize the workshops for next week but I didn't have a free minute.