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Hated Chores

December 9th, 2018|118 Photos in 2018|

I despise ironing, and I turn thread into knots when I try to sew buttons on anything. So I tend to buy clothes that don’t require ironing, and clothes without buttons. If there is a way to avoid doing the things I can’t stand doing, I’ll find it :) But if those things make good [...]

If you have never met Gizmo….

December 8th, 2018|Just Thinking|

2010 This is Gizmo. He actually has probably 60 or more names that we call him, many of them are a touch derogatory and so I won’t use them here. Everyone who meets him thinks he’s an absolute sweetheart, and he can be, when he chooses to be. Gizmo had a bit of an adventure [...]

Making Babies

December 6th, 2018|118 Photos in 2018|

I helped a fabulous group of people make many babies this week, baby salmon that is. The eggs in the cups in the photo are future Cultus sockeye salmon that will hopefully come back to Cultus Lake in four years to help rebuild this population and add their genes back into the proverbial pool. Every [...]

Bits & Bobs

December 4th, 2018|118 Photos in 2018|

…the silly paraphernalia one seems to collect when one has engaged in multiple 365 challenges over the years. All of this, and much more, lives in a very old metal lunch box that I acquired in my grandparents basement, long, long ago. 118 Photos in 2018 - 23. Bits and Bobs

Side Trip to Squamish

December 2nd, 2018|118 Photos in 2018|

We were headed for Whistler today but, as we were about 10 minutes out of Whistler, we rounded the corner just south of Daisy Lake and the traffic came to a standstill. It turned out that just 15 minutes before we got there, a three car collision had occurred, with a fatality. That meant that [...]

Seeing the City

November 24th, 2018|118 Photos in 2018|

The other week we went to the cenotaph to pay our respects to those who fought for freedom during the wars. Remembrance Day is a time to stop and think about the freedoms we have and who we owe them too. It is a time to stop and appreciate those who made those freedoms possible. [...]

Skateboarding Dogs

November 12th, 2018|118 Photos in 2018|

I love the inventiveness of some of the city planning department. Maybe they recognize that people spend far too much time looking at a smartphone, or too little time actually “seeing” what is around them. Maybe they hope to jolt us out of our digital stupor and have us see the world around us in [...]

Lest We Forget

November 12th, 2018|118 Photos in 2018|

If we don’t make an effort to remember the sacrifices that men and women made for their countries, we will be doomed to repeat the mistakes of the past. It makes me glad to see how many people turn out for the Remembrance Day ceremonies, particularly how many young people. Maybe we have a chance. [...]

More catching up

November 10th, 2018|118 Photos in 2018|

Sometimes the path is straight and clear, and other times it takes a sudden dive to the left and you get off track. My entire year seems to have fallen into the latter category and I have spent an inordinate amount of time getting back on track. But that’s OK, it’s fine, because I do [...]

Remnants of hobbies past

November 4th, 2018|118 Photos in 2018|

For the past month, since we lost Loki, we’ve practically buried ourselves in things around the house. Painting, caulking windows, cleaning, purging, organizing. Today was the garage. There are things that we have a reason to keep (Four brooms? Well, yes...they all have different purposes) There are things that we completely forgot were there (I [...]