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Pleasant visit

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

The visit with the fOlks was very good and we had a SPECTACULAR trip back.  The wind and the sun were in perfect proportion, and we got chocolate soft ice cream for a snack.  Thank you Paul for subsidizing that trip (pOp too….) and mOm for the baby stuffs. It was fun noodling around Victoria […]

Victoria, I am in you

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

With Paul, Katie and grandbaby to be in tow…. Shall we go to the butterfly sanctuary or get fabric? I lean towards fabric.

Writing and practicing

Sunday, August 17th, 2014

It’s a cloudy, not particularly inspiring day out there, but inside various things are burbling along.  I’m reading all my friends’ posts about being at Worldcon in London UK.  I am going to register for Sasquan today; it will be much closer than London, sheesh I can almost walk there from here.    

Trip to Bancroft

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Flying squirrels have a really weird distress call.  There are plenty of them here. Yesterday we made the trip to Bancroft since the weather didn’t cooperate with respect to grass cutting.  We provisioned and avoided big piles of junk food or beer. Military aircraft just went by about 30 meters off the deck. The cat […]

I’m a little behind – July 13

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Live blogging from 3 am to 5:34 am July 13 I have arrived safely and soundly at Red Deer Cabins, where my body clock is saying that it’s 3 am and local time is 6 am, but I’m up because the gentle rain is bringing out some very insistent birds.  I have already learned, without […]

Off to Ottawa

Saturday, July 12th, 2014

I’m going to see Sandy and spend some time with her.  I’ll be back in about ten days.  I’ve rented a car and will visit various people if the fates are propitious.

Anxiety coming in waves (this condition)

Friday, July 11th, 2014

That’s a quote from a Lupine Howl song, by the way, but it covers the situation nicely.  Every time I go to book the flight I am overcome by anxiety.  I have been waiting for a sign and when I emailed Sandra this morning, she cut through all the bullshit and provided a prosaic and […]

Millicent AB

Saturday, July 5th, 2014

Thank you SO MUCH to Paul for accompanying me to see Lois and Bob.  We had a wonderful time. One of our adventures was pretty adventury and I won’t talk about it because no matter how I tried I’d just sound petty, but one of the days I was gone we went to Dinosaur Provincial […]

Side trip

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Although I am still going to Ontario later in July I’m actually leaving with Paul to go see Bob and Lois for three days this morning. Since it won’t be confirmed space I’ll not be taking Otto, which will be strange…  We’re flying into Calgary and I’ve booked us a car. I may be too […]

Off to Conflikt VII tomorrow morning!

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

I am so looking forward to it, but no Otto, sadly.    

Leaving for Georgia soon

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

I will be keeping a trip diary and posting irregularly… I have decided not to take my computer because I simply cannot afford to have it confiscated by the US government.  I have NOTHING on the computer which would warrant that, but I’ve been complaining under my real name about the US government for 10 […]

about the town

Friday, August 17th, 2012

Garageband intermediate lesson a success, thank you Lisa (also her fur babies Luna, Romeo and Chai, two chill dogs and a cat).  Drive out to Maple Ridge was HOT.  Even with ac. While there found out that my Garageband IS gibbled, it’s not just my imagination and I should probably reinstall.  Also got an appointment […]

Sitting at YVR

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

I’m about to board my flight home, and I am very happy to have been to FKO and even happier to be going to sleep in my own bed. It was awesome to see DJD and Chipper and Catherine and Shirley and Judith and Tammy and I am just vibrating from the glorious circle last […]

From pooped to peppy and back again

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

I just ran out of gas at around 12:30 last night, which was unfun, but today I got to hang around in the consuite and saw DJD for four whole hours, which was really really awesome.  He’s about the same as always, and Sandra hung around as long as she could before she went off […]

travelling woman

Friday, April 20th, 2012

1.  Excellent and wondahful visit with the parental units.  I got a photo scan of the old homestead in SK, had my traditional coffee and cinnamon bun (best commercial cinnamon buns ever) at Dan’s after a lovely ride in the country, communed with some skunk cabbage, watched the hummingbirds, who are quite active these days […]

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