Tuesday, March 30, 2004

Skydiving, skydiving ... someone's put that bee in my bonnet again.

Monday, March 29, 2004

I could a swam all night. I was in the groove, doing 100 I.M. after 100 I.M.. I'm looking forward to a great season in swimming and for triathlons.

Sunday, March 28, 2004

So much has gone on lately, and I've had so little time to document any of it. Work has been quite consuming and what litle time that I've had to spare I've been investing in family and friends.

Saturday, March 27, 2004

Yesterday, I had one of those moments that you absolutely live for.

I was sitting at a stop light beside a car that had pulled slightly ahead of me. I look sideways out my window and notice a large dog directly across from me, sitting in the back seat of the car beside me. The dog (a Wheaton Terrier) was staring intently at me while the driver and his passenger were carrying on a conversation. I stare back at the dog for at least ten seconds, and then for some reason decided to feign a lunge at him. Then, the silent comedy unfolded.

The dog goes absolutely nuts, barking at me (although I can't hear it through the two sealed windows of our cars) and scaring the bejeezus out of the passenger. The passenger does a classic head-thrown-back-and-hands-shooting-up-in-the-air move, along with the silent (to me) scream.

It was all I could do to keep my enjoyment to a mere smile as the light turned green and I drove away.

Classic slapstick comedy. What a treat.

Friday, March 26, 2004

This Week's Favorite Quote:

"... so many good times I can't remember .... STUPID BEER!"

Tuesday, March 09, 2004

Curious about New York? Have a peek at the album.
Just realized that I only have (theoretically) 6 more years to teach Banana everything she needs to know to be an adult.


Friday, March 05, 2004

There's 5 inches of fresh powder that have fallen onto the 7 food base at Lake Louise, with 8 more inches forecast in the next 24 hours. What the heck am I doing in Edmonton?

Oh yeah - I have kids.
I saw my first set of frisbee players engaged in an outdoor game of catch. Can spring be far behind?
Family Updates:
  • McMonk is growing her hair out. It's shoulder length and looking good. Swimming every second day is takin git's toll, but she seems to like the style it's becoming.
  • Banana and her buddy are working on a Science Fair project that has been accepted into the city finals. The project is all about how age effects peripheral vision. Smart cookie.
  • I got back from my second trip to New York in three weeks and I was feeling out of touch with my family. A few days together for a ringette tournament whould cure that.
  • Oh yeah, ringette. We're off to Edmonton this weekend for Petite B Provincials. Banana's team got the wildcard spot. And 'wild' it will be.
  • Devon (our 15 year-old dog) got a good brushing tonight. She really needed it, as she is looking rougher and rougher all the time, with thinning fur and many cancer-like spots on her skin. She rarely jumps up on the bed (I suspect her hips are giving her trouble), she loses her footing when walking on the floor and doesn't sleep much during the night - she just wanders and wanders. I think it's just about time.
  • work has many things on the go - thank goodness I have help in Tech Services Land. I love being busy but hate being overwhelmed. Work is steady but I feel like I'm keeping ahead of it.

Tuesday, March 02, 2004

I'm remembering today what a precious commodity time is.