Thursday, January 31, 2008


Posted my updated CV on this morning. It's also available here in word document format. Pass it on :-)

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Matthew's Birthday

So why the picture of the stovetop?
Well, it's Matthew's 20th birthday today and we bought him a new camera. A Canon S5. Had to try it out to make sure everything was in the box and working :-)
Going out to the Baton Rouge to eat for his birthday and will give him his present there.

Monday, January 28, 2008

An expensive day

Indy went into the vet for her spay today. I dropped her off at 7:30, she was scheduled for 9am. Just got back home from dropping her off when I spotted blood drops on the floor. With 3 dogs milling round the kitchen it was hard to see where it was coming from. Finally realized Tyra had gashed her carpal pad. Rang the vet "weren't you just in?" and took her in. Vet ended up keeping her in for stitches - cost estimate was as much as Indy's spay! Hopefully the insurance will cover some of it.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Lazy Sunday

Processed a few files. Ran out of ink so had to make a trip to Henry's. Visited a local store to see about exhibiting some artwork. Went training with Deb & Helen

Saturday, January 26, 2008

I'm Your Fan


CERF certificates arrived yesterday for Indy & Ivan. None for Tyra, of course, because of her pannus but still made sure it was recorded in the database.
Went to step class for the first time in ages. Glad it was only 45 minutes long. Plenty tired afterwards! Discovered Quizno's Honey bourbon Chicken sandwiches. Mmmm - and only 7g of fat they say. How can that be :-)
Indy went for vaccinations in the evening. Decided to book spay - vet was free on Monday! A little sad but think it's for the best.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Wednesday, January 23, 2008


Sort of.
I've been told I'll be terminated at the end of March. That gives me just over 2 months to find something new. Actually, I'd rather just take the summer off but cash flow might not allow that. Plus long periods of out-of-workness are not good.

Heath Ledger died yesterday. How very sad.
It was 5 years since Dad died (on 20th). Of course that makes me sad too. Especially at certain times when I think "Dad would love to hear about that", like when our house was being built.

Feeling reflective today.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Dentist Again

Ugh. Had to have my temporary crown replaced with a permanent one. Fortunately wasn't too painful and was over fairly quickly. Finally got to see the end of the Incredibles. Despite the mammoth 2 hr session when they removed the old crown, I didn't get to see the end of the film. Now I have :)
Almost didn't make it to the appointment. -22C and the van wouldn't start. Luckily the power pack was still in the garage so managed to give the battery a boost. The Jeep and Catherine's Neon both have block heater connections but the Caravan doesn't.

Friday, January 18, 2008


Last night I went to photograph a 16 1/2 yr old border collie mix called Sam. She's pretty sprightly for her age but slightly deaf.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

A Company of Fools

Last night was Paul's Works Party at the Brookstreet. Entertainment was provided by the troupe "A Company of Fools". They performed short bursts of Shakespeare in an "alternative" fashion, for example, Mackers the Musical and the love scene from Romeo & Juliet entirely in rap. Highly recommended.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Bees Arrive!

Finally, my Alien Bees Ringlight has arrived!
UPS tried to deliver it 3 times last week but they never managed to call when someone was home. Managed to get the parcels redirected to work and they arrived today. Well, 2 of the packages did. There were supposed to be 3. Hoping they got put onto a different truck and I'll see the other one soon. Apparently my channel weaves are on their way too and there's money to pay to the driver (there's a surprise!). I have the light and the moonunit softbox so can get going tonight. Only thing missing is the box with gels which won't be a showstopper. Getting new toys is always exciting!
Oh, and it's snowing again.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Fun Match!

Spent today at an agility fun match at Redgate. Paul ran Indy then had a go at running Tyra. Didn't do half bad! I tried to run Indy but she was more concerned about where Dad was!. Hmm. Will have to try a bit more training with just her in future.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Do Not Fold or Bend

What more can I say. That's Canadapost for you.
Indy's HT and Tyra's HT and AGI certificates from the CKC arrived today. Sadly, it happens all the time.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

New Citizen

Not me, Paul.
Paul was sworn in as a Canadian citizen yesterday. Catherine and I remain "in processing" despite having sent in our application 4 weeks earlier than he did. Typical government random bureaucracy. No logic. No sense.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008


Still thawing and very foggy. Graduated to raining hard. Whooppee!

Monday, January 07, 2008

A Busy Day

Started the day with a visit to the opthamologist for Tyra and Indy. Indy had her CERF exam. Everything fine. Just ppm iris-iris as before. Should get a number when I send in the form. Tyra's checkup went well. Cloudiness due to pannus has gone down in her right eye but it seems there might be some cholesterol build-up due to the prednisolone drops. Vet suggested cutting back to one drop per eye per day.
Dogs home, my turn for a visit to the dentist. Chipped a crown about 6 months ago and have been putting off replacement. Finally bit the bullet and had a 2 hr session removing the old one, and getting moulds made for a new one. Now have temporary crown until the proper one comes back in 2 wks time. Ugh.

Thursday, January 03, 2008


-22C this morning and the van nearly wouldn't start. Set to warm up next week - could get up to +14C !
Dropped Indy off at the vet clinic this morning. She's having her hips & elbows checked for OFA.
She should be ready for pickup soon. She'll likely be a bit groggy. Spoke with the vet-tech and she said all looked good. OFA get the final say as to the ratings. Don't know how long the results take to get back.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Happy New Year!

And it's snowing again. It snowed all day until about 4:30pm. Still managed to get out of the house and do some training with Deb. Had a lazy evening watching Coronation Street (Tracy found guilty of murder!), Casualty and an episode of 24. Called mum this afternoon after coming back from training but was distracted by Tyra throwing up on her bed.