Friday, December 27, 2013
I love my daughter!!
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
I love my family :)
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Well, it's that time of year again!
Actually, with things being the way they have been, I finally had to acknowledge that I would not be able to do our Christmas tourtiere this year.
So my daughters are doing them, instead.
They're not going to be the same as our usual ones, as we weren't able to get the variety of meats we normally use, but the basic recipe is the same. We also won't be making as many as we usually do - probably just 3 or 4 pies. It's still enough to use the big pot, though, which won't fit in our refrigerator.
My daughters made the filling, and now the pot is on the balcony, in its own little meat nest in the snow, to cool down.
Hey, if we're going to be colder than Mars, we may was well take advantage of the situation!
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Monday, November 18, 2013
Sunday, November 10, 2013
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Sunday, November 3, 2013
Monday, October 28, 2013
Friday, October 25, 2013
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Sunday, October 20, 2013
Saturday, October 19, 2013
There is a parking lot were people constantly drive over the concrete framed grassy areas. The ground gets torn up and signs get knocked down. This summer, the lot owners fixed the damage, then placed boulders right at the corners that people drive over. They are highly visible. When we first saw them, I thought it was a grand idea. After all, who would be stupid enough to ram a boulder with their vehicle?
I underestimated people, I guess. Apparently, some view it as a challenge or something. This boulder has been pushed several feet from where it was installed, and there are tire tracks where it used to be.
Sent from Anna's phone
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Friday, September 27, 2013
Thursday, September 26, 2013
For the past seven years or so, I've been concentrating on stability more than anything else. The moving has settled down a fair bit and so has the job hopping. I'm happy to say this picture signifies almost five years with the same employer.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
You'll notice that there are more sunrise shots. The longer sunset shot is a stitch of 4 independent photos.
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Have I mentioned that we're sucks when it comes to our elderly cat?
Yes, these are her new, fabulously pink toenails.
There is a reason behind this madness, however.
This is our 15-or-so year old cat, Tiger. She hasn't been able to retract her claws very well for some time now, and they are huge and very sharp. They are also brittle. When we try to trim them, they crack and split, exposing the nerve. So we have stopped trimming them.
While it's rough on the clothes, the real problem with this is that she has started going after the carpets again. When we first moved here, she went after the carpeted stairs with a vengeance, completely ignoring her scratching tower. We ended up having to cover our stairs with plastic runners to get her to stop. And it worked.
There are still a couple of inches of exposed carpet on either side of the runner, and she's suddenly started to go after them. She has also discovered a slight bump in the carpet that formed under a heavy bookshelf and started to claw on that.
Yes, we do have scratching posts. She doesn't use them.
So to save our carpets (and our clothes!), we got these little plastic claw covers. They're glued on and are supposed to last 4-8 weeks.
She seems quite content with them.
We ended up putting some on our other cat, but just on his front paws. Sparkly pink ones. It was rather amusing, the first time he tried to climb up the couch with them!
These things are turning out to be worth the investment!
Update: I didn't realize my husband had already posted a photo of our cat's new look. For the record, the other cat did not manage to chew off the pink ones. They're just not as visible.
Monday, September 16, 2013
Thursday, September 12, 2013
While I took many more shots, these are the more interesting ones.
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Pampa restaurant is relatively new in Edmonton, but has successfully established itself as a go-to business lunch location. Frankly, with their food selection and service, I don't really need encouragement to head over :D
Saturday, September 7, 2013
Friday, September 6, 2013
So my daughter loves to cuddle her cat, while he prefers to hide in whatever cardboard box he can fit in.
Monday, September 2, 2013
So I'm Trying to take a picture of the presents I got for my birthday. Somehow, the cat found them more interesting interesting than I did.
Friday, August 30, 2013
While I love the view and don't mind getting up to capture it, I'm starting to chafe at the mobility restrictions keeping me at home...
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
We live in a beautiful city.
There are hiking paths in the valley that my daughters hike every chance they get. For much of the time, you can't tell you're in a city, never mind downtown.
Sent from Anna's phone
Sunday, July 28, 2013
So these are before and after pictures using BlackBerry's built in software.
Friday, July 5, 2013
Sunday, June 23, 2013
Considering how deep the valley is, it's amazing to see these areas covered in water.
You can see the complete set at my flickr account here. There are all straight from the camera, completely unedited (not even resized) photos taken with my old Canon S3. I chose that camera because it can also take video. I took several videos at different areas and put them together, opting to make several short video compilations, rather than one really long video.