Tuesday, February 23, 2010

2010- The Winter That Wasn't


Well, it happened. We got snow yesterday, February 22nd- the first snow accumulation we've really had. Just enough to make things slippery and messy- my Rabbit slid a bit, but I am a seasoned driver in the snow-must remember to list that on my CV- but it rained this morning.

Casey, my Chocolate Lab, became a puppy again, as Alex was out shovelling, she rolled around and he threw snowballs at her. She got to show off her "I Love Snow" collar, and very nice she looked too!Chicken Chow Choppers sees no point in snow. He would like to extend his sympathies to Malcolm, as the vet shaved his junk before the "procedure". Oh, the felinity!

In other news, next week is reading-week for the colleges, so Laura is going on her first plane trip to Edmonton, to meet a friend, where they are going to visit and shop. I am so happy for her, and promised to dragon-sit while she is away. They have a large shopping mall- West Edmonton- that has a roller coaster and I think, a huge ice rink, so that will be great.

I have not been knitting- well, apart from a pair of socks for a sick friend, but I have been keeping myself amused:

They finally have the Mary Tyler Moore series 6- the infamous "Chuckles Bites The Dust" episode. It seems he was in a circus parade, dressed as a peanut, and a rogue elephant tried to shell him. I will end this post with one of the best lines in sitcom history- the Clown's Credo:

A little song,
A little dance,
A little seltzer down your pants.

Okay, well, it made me laugh. Keep smiling.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Onward and Upward

How are things? I finally have my desktop back, as the-powers-that-be decided that Ubuntu was the way to go, but when I went to use things like Stitch Painter and do camera off-loads, it became too complicated for my pea brain to wrap itself around, so I'm back to Windows.

Old-school Windows. I also have a cell phone that has an antenna. Really.

I've been working on some behind-the-scenes projects, that I hope will see the light of day in the fullness of time. I did do a sock- one sock- Anne Hanson's Flaming Desire.

Healthwise, things are a bit better, but after the virus, I had major seasickness, and in desperation I looked on the internet, and came upon a site about candida. Basically, it's something we all have in our digestive tract, but can get out of control and make you ill. So I think the initial virus triggered whatever, and for the next while I am on a really restricted diet, no sugar, caffeine, wheat (gluten) and a whole list of things. This has made me really miserable, but there will be a light at the end of the tunnel. I'll do this until April 1st, and see if it makes any difference.

Your doctor will probably not have much information about it- but this is a reaction to the large amounts of sugar and additives that are put in food- even so-called health food. Antibiotics and anti-fungals are probably the worst thing you can take- so while I don't advocate self-diagnosis for anyone, sometimes traditional medicine can't offer you much. Enough said.

Is everyone enjoying the Olympics? I was so happy for that guy who won the Mogul, not only because he is Canadian, but because his brother was there for him, and his family were such nice people. He just seems like such a nice kid, and so humble about the whole thing. That was a great thing to see.

It's a little ironic that they are holding the Winter Games in Vancouver, and they are now having to deal with rain and warm temperatures, isn't it? They've had to refund tickets to events, because the weather has made it unsafe for spectators. Who would have thought something like that would happen?

Hopefully, I'll have more to show you soon. FC bought me a little blown-glass heart for Valentines- no chocolate this year. I think I like this better.