Month: June 2015

Picture Challenge

Mike and I made the arduous nine minute flight to Welland from St. Catharines last week.  Our Recreational Aircraft Association group (RAA) joined up with Canadian Owners and Pilots Association (COPA) for our monthly meeting.  I like to call the group COPRAA.  We usually meet during June – September at the Welland Airport for a social gathering and BBQ.  Our membership is declining, as is COPA’s, so we thought it would be nice to bring the two groups together during the summer months.  It was a great night – awesome food and lots of folks.  I think Mike and I are the only ones that flew in.  We just stayed about an hour as we tried to get back to St. Catharines before they closed up the hangar.  After a yummola burger, sides then dessert, we headed back:

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We didn’t make it back in time to put little Vyctor away in the Hangar overnight, so we tied him up outside:

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Right before the flight, I thought I lost little Donkay again.  Man, someone is seriously going to call FADS (Family and Donkey Services) on me!  Fortunately, Donkay was located the next day.

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I really need to start being more careful with the little dude.    Speaking of little, check out these adorable chicks:

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Pinky is actually starting to grow fur!

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She has been running around the apartment yelling “Fear the fuzzy!  Fear it!”

The other night, I tried to give Mike one of my tuna and cracker snacks to take to work the next day.  I put it in his bag before he left.  He thought he was so smart when he took it out and snuck it onto my counter.  Revenge is sweet!  Without him knowing, I went over to his apartment and returned the tuna.  I first took a pic of his doorknob and texted it to him once I was in the elevator.  He came out to see this:

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Those are Lifesavers, a cheese slice, gum, peanut butter and of course, the tuna snack.  Who’s the ninja now???

Here’s a challenge for today.  Comment on this post and let me know what you think this is:

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Good luck!

Today’s symptoms: Felt pretty drained again today.  Yesterday was really bad though – I ended up laying down just after lunch and slept for over an hour and a half.  The poopy part was that when I woke up, I didn’t feel any better at all.  Thankfully it’s not as bad today and tomorrow (I hope!) will be even better!  I have to go to Hamilton to give a couple of presentations, so I really need to feel good for that.  Had quite a bit of crushing pain in my hands over the last few days, and my legs really went into spasms when I walked.  Paws crossed that’s better tomorrow as well.

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Marineland

This past weekend was kinda poopola weather-wise.  Mike and I had planned on flying to Tillsonburg for a fly-in, but it was a no-go weather-wise.  Oh well.  I was still feeling kinda blah since recovering from my bladder and kidney infection.  I rested quite a bit over those two days, which was good since we bought tickets for Marineland for Monday.  Neither of us had been there for years.  The park opened at 10:00, and we arrived around 10:15.  It was very overcast that day and rain was forecast for early afternoon.  We showed up to an almost empty park:

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It was so weird!  We decided to walk around the park and scope things out.  After about ten minutes of walking, we arrived at the Dragon Mountain roller coaster.  We noticed the height requirement sign.  There is no way my tiny mother would have made it on this ride.  See below:

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The awesome part was we were the only ones on the ride!  Our first trip was in the back car.  Notice the lack of patrons:

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Good times.  I was a tad disappointed as I did not get even the slightest rush from the ride.  It’s like when I do aerobatics in my plane – no rush, just fun.  I’m not sure if that’s from one of my MS lesions on my cute little brain that disrupted this part of me, or I just got rushed-out over the years.  Regardless, the roller coaster was still fun.  We got off the ride, walked back around (as instructed) and got in the front car.  Again, the only people on the ride.  Good times!  Afterwards, we hit a few more rides.  The most on the rides with us were about ten other people.  No wait times at all.  One the way to the next ride, we checked out the cute bears:

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We also checked out the belugas:

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We then walked over to the Sky Screamer, which is where they shoot you straight up then drop you down.  Mike wasn’t too struck on riding this one, so he took pics.  So, I rode it with a young little dude.  The sweetest thing happened – we had to wait over half an hour before a ride operator showed up and started the ride.  The boy wandered away with his mother to find an employee.  When he came back, he brought me a daisy.  So sweet!  You can see it on my left hand:

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Could I be any paler?!?!  Good grief!

After this ride, it started to rain.  Mike and I decided to head home.  Before leaving the park, we both bought a season pass for $5 each!  Nice!

Once back home, we told the cats about our day.  They weren’t too thrilled.  Abby and Mya just sat there like dorks:

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Mike then decided to give Abby another kitty friend:

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Something we haven’t done in a while is play Call of Duty.  Mike and I are an awesome team.  As you can see from our score (I’m Abby), we kick butt (tee hee!):

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In all fairness, I was in the Army for eleven years.  I have more experience!  The main thing is we always win. We rock.

Today’s symptoms: I felt better today than over the weekend.  I didn’t do too well yesterday – very fatigued and lots of MS aches and pains.  I’m hoping tomorrow is at least a tad better!

Another Side of Abby

My youngest sphynx Abby has been a totally couch hog lately.  Mind you, it’s cute that she’s being so snuggly.  The only issue is when she gets gas, she shares it with me while I’m sitting next to her, then she runs away.  I typically regain consciousness within a couple minutes, but it’s still pretty traumatic.  I think this is where we see the other side of Abby:

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I have renamed her Lucifabby.  Still cute though!

The other week, I flew over the charity golf tournament for Heartland Forest, which is based out of Niagara Falls.  Thankfully the rain held off until later in the afternoon, so the flight and golfers were good to go.  I was invited to the dinner after the event.  I met up with hockey legend Marcel Dionne, who has done MS charitable events with me in the past.

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I ended up bidding on a Montreal hockey jersey, signed by Larry Landon:

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He actually ended up bidding on my flight, so it was great to help raise money for the event.

Mike’s mom did something really nice for me – she made a little scarf for Donkay!

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How cute is that?  He went with Mike and I to Branford last weekend for breakfast.  Little Vyctor looked so cute sitting outside, patiently waiting for us to finish breakkie:

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There was a nice little surprise back at the airport in St. Catharines – it’s my plane’s low-wing twin:

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Almost matching wheel pants on Vyctor and this American registered Piper.  Cute!

Now that were on the topic of cute, little Mya decided to crawl under my couch the other day.  She looked a little possessed when I took this pic of her:

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Calm little Abby, in the meantime, was just chilling with her buddy Zim:

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Must have been a full moon or something as Pinky was really weird yesterday.  First she stood at the halfway opened balcony door, mewing to get in.  Hello – it’s open, if you would just move to your left a foot.

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Then she got into my mitten drawer, which also contains my earmuffs.  She must have jumped through my blingy ones, as she ran out with them still on her.  It was hilarious – she ran around the whole apartment with them on:

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Very strange children I have.

Today’s symptoms: I’m quite tired and weak today.  I’ve been dealing with another bladder and kidney infection for the last couple of weeks.  My sleep has been off as it’s quite painful to lay down on top of sore kidneys.  Hope this clears up soon.  I still can’t believe I went through a year of these wretched infections.