Saturday, November 22, 2014


Picture from Victoria Park

Next week will be a busy one as the final exams run. I'll have to work tomorrow to get things ready!

Thursday, November 20, 2014


After the snow last night I was worried that James' winter boots from last year would not fit. Considering all the growing he has been doing. But they still fit. They must have been big last year.
My boots I forgot are one size too big and I forgot to wear double socks. I will remember tomorrow!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Felt- wind and winter

It was incredibly windy here today. I haven't put the garbage out as it would just blow away. Not that it is a bad thing in that it would get rid of the garbage but someone else would end up with it, which wouldn't be so nice. I'll be up early tomorrow to put it out.

Today I did my rollerskate day and we made it through everything. I didn't take a lunch today but I did eat lunch! I made rice in the morning and packed it with some leftover turkey and green pepper and then heated it up in the microwave at work so that was good. I ate while I chatted with Mackenzie about her project- I'm pretty excited about it! Her group is building an interactive sign for the campus radio station.

I will get lunch tomorrow as I'm meeting Paula and one of her friends.

I went to an online teaching session on using forums for student discussion as it is one of the requirements for the Online Ontario program. It was funny because I knew a lot of people in the room from my various activities at Queen's but they never really explained why we were doing this. For science courses the forums tend to be more for clarification of questions than actual discussions so I'm not quite sure where this is going but we certainly don't have the resources to manage it anyway for the Phys course. So there are lots of questions still to be answered if anyone is asking them!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Christmas cards

I ordered Christmas cards today. They looked fantastic on the display- hope they look as good in actuality! I generally use Loblaws or Shoppers. I think Loblaws bought out shoppers so their cards look alike but the prices are different. Go figure?

Mondays are normally my busy days but Tuesday looks like the most challenging this week. Catherine suggested I use roller skates as I have so many places to be!

I am reevaluating my contract with Bell - right now the internet, tv and phone are bundled but have become too expensive so I'm looking at all the options. If you have any good ones, let me know!

James dropped his iPod. It still works but it's a bit smashed up. He may have a Christmas present idea now.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Ear worms

I should note about the pictures below, the horses were practicing for the Santa Claus parade!

These are the songs that have been in my head this week.

This Al sent me

This song about perserverence:

This is a song about a guy the singer seems to think is rude but may actually be practical:

You only miss things when they are gone:

party time

Alex and I doing a selfie




Horse parade

Horse pooper scooper

Chocolate torte Kim-style

And so it begins

Saturday, November 15, 2014


Last night was better- I woke up at 6am with no alarm clock and began my 1 hour work and 1 hour cleaning schedule immediately. It worked very well for the most part as I didn't get too bored of either one. I cleaned the front room and bathrooms and things all went well until 2pm when I got tired and had to rest. But after my rest I got up and marked all the remaining papers so I am all done! Except I still have to write a general feedback email. I'll do that tomorrow morning when my brain is fresh.

Tomorrow Kim has planned a lunch for me, so I'll go to Church with her so we can leave together for the lunch. She says she has invited surprise guests and she won't tell me who they are!

Friday, November 14, 2014


Last night wasn't great. Karen texted me in the middle of the night and woke me up (My phone is my alarm clock) Then James got up in the night because he was cold. So I am hoping for a good sleep tonight.

At work I planned to work through my email and then get to marking the 31 late essays. But my email took longer than I had planned and I only got 6 marked. I marked another 6 tonight. So there are 19 left. I had planned to only work on cleaning tomorrow but now I have to fit in the marking of the 19 as well so I'm planning on doing hour shifts. An hour of marking, an hour of cleaning. Rinse and repeat! Should be a fun day!