memories

Loki: Oct 1, 2006 – Oct 3, 2018

October 3rd, 2018|Just Thinking|

You were a shooting star whose fire burned out too soon. You loved every human you ever encountered. You fought a hard battle for over three years, against a mystery ailment that was never fully identified. You had the best medical team, with specialists in three countries trying to solve your puzzle, and that gave [...]

Missing Milo

September 18th, 2018|Just Thinking|

I’ve been thinking a lot lately, and not writing anything. I try to write, and then I give up. I want to write about all the wonderful memories of Milo, but then I just become sad. Pets leave paw prints all over your heart, and you don't realize they are there until your lap is [...]

Our precious little brown bear

June 30th, 2018|118 Photos in 2018|

Our precious little brown boy. He came to us a mess; he was underweight, only had half the hair he should have had, and was sneezing out bloody goo. It took a while to stabilize him, and his sinuses have always been a mess, though they got better. Our long running fear was always a [...]

More time behind than ahead

June 15th, 2018|118 Photos in 2018|

I had a couple of meetings out at UBC yesterday; I’m putting on a week-long workshop and needed to sort out some tank space, get keys and have my Faculty ID card programmed for some building and room access, and get the associated paperwork out of the way. I got about half of my tasks [...]

Do you remember?

January 27th, 2018|118 Photos in 2018|

January 27, 2018 - Do you remember these watches? State of the art, amazing things (in the 1980’s that is)!  Water resistant! A stopwatch! Even a sickly green light that shone a little bit across the face and sort of lit up part of the face enough that you could just kind of make out the time. [...]

Foggy Days

December 10th, 2017|Just Thinking|

I was out at UBC on Friday for some meetings; one with IT regarding a new platform my online courses are being moved to, one with a Faulty member over some compensation discussions, and the last with a former colleague regarding a research grant proposal I started out offering to help facilitate sample acquisition for, [...]

Time is Precious

November 27th, 2017|117 Photographs in 2017|

I’m feeling the effects of time these days. Kirk joked the other day that one doesn’t need drugs to feel a buzz anymore, one just needs to stand up quickly. WHEEEEEE! Headrush. But in all seriousness, why does time seem to go so slow when we are children and so quickly as we age. I’m [...]

Playtime

November 21st, 2017|117 Photographs in 2017|

When I was a little girl one of my favourite things to do was sit in my Dad's workshop in the basement while he fixed...whatever. And while he worked, he would give me a hammer, a piece of wood, and a pile of nails. I would happily bang nails into that two by four with [...]

Taste of Summers Past

June 26th, 2017|117 Photographs in 2017|

June 26, 2017 - There is nothing that tastes like summer to me so much as corn. Granted, it usually meant late summer and now new varieties have brought the taste earlier into the season...but I'm ok with that. That said, I do miss one treat that was always a part of my life…. De [...]