Month: July 2016

Ring Toss Kitties

My little Mya likes playing with hair elastics and rubber bracelets, so I bought her some from the liquidation store the other day.  I accidentally turned the cats’ ears into a ring toss base:


As you can see, Pinky REALLY enjoyed it:


Poor kitties.  Not sure how they tolerate me!

Mya is so tiny, she fits under my rather low couch.  Was typing away at my computer and looked down to see this:


Always meows non-stop while she’s under there too.  Very strange.  At least they are sometimes normal.  Here’s Boo and Mya having a cat nap together.  It’s funny because they were such enemies for a couple months after they first met:


Here’s a little action scene of Boo yawning, which basically turns her entire head inside-out:




As you can see, the cat breath in the last pic knocked Mya right over.

Zim and Peanut, the geckos, have been quite content lately.  My cricket breeding is going perfectly.  It’s so nice not having to run to the pet store once a week to pick them up.  I probably have about 50 adults from my last batch left and around 300 just hatched from my latest batch.  Here are just a few:


Happy and well-fed Zim:


My tiny mother recently celebrated her birthday.  I kinda got her a weird gift this year, but it’s something she really wanted and needed, as her old one was breaking often.  Meet Loocinda:


After watching a couple videos on the internet, the old one was easily and quickly removed and the new one installed.  The one we removed was over 40 years old and massive.  The tank was more than two times the size.  She’ll probably notice a little reduction in her water bill.

I had to go to an eye doctor today.  Because I went off the MS drug Gilenya for a month due to my surgery at the end of March, I had to have my eyes tested again.  Apparently this med can cause macular degeneration (as well as a few other potential yuckies!).  My mother and I spent the day at the PEN Center then went to my appointment.  I’m really glad she was there to drive me back home because my vision was horrible after the tests.  She texted me once she got home, but I realized I couldn’t see my phone screen at all.  I tried my best to text her “Oh good” then “I can’t see what I’m texting” but it didn’t quite work.  Oops:


Well, at least autocorrect tried!  Still not too sure what tulipwood is….

Last but not least (there’s no “least” to her)…..I was trying to watch a show while in bed last night.  Pinky decided that she would join me.  Out of the way, pork-o!


Looks like Ramsey is trying to eat her.  She does look like a massive slab of ham, so I don’t blame him.

Today’s symptoms: Feeling a fair bit better than over the last few days.  This horrible hot weather with my MS related heat intolerance has been just awful.  I spent most of one day in bed because I was just so weak and blah.  Looks like it’s going to cool off a smidge for the long weekend then the wretched heat and humidity is supposed to return.  Blah.  Oh well, it is what it is!

Lancaster Flight!

Holy cow, I flew in the Lancaster Bomber today!  It was absolutely amazing.  One of the great parts of my flight was seeing the amazing Lancaster fly over, soon after I left St. Catharines:


I landed at the Hamilton Airport around 11:30 this morning:


A Harvard was heading toward me soon after I landed and I radioed that I would hurry as he was burning a bit more fuel than my sputter-monkey:


We had to move my plane a couple of times, to accommodate the Lanc and a few other great aircraft doing flights throughout the day.  The ground crew was very nice and helpful.  Soon after we parked Vyctor, the Lanc came back from it’s first flight:


I assumed the big yellow tow truck was to maneuver my massive Cessna 150 Aerobat, but apparently it was for the Lanc.

We had a pre-flight briefing where I met up with some great flight crew folks I met previously.  After sloshing about a million gallons of fuel into the Lanc (they forget about filling mine for free as I requested), we were ready to head out.  A wee lass (my usual co-pilot, Donkay), joined me.


The flight in the Lanc was exceptional.  I was in tears as it started up.  To think, I was in one of only two flying Lancasters in the world!  It truly was a moving experience.

We headed over to St. Catharines, then across Lake Ontario to Toronto:


I wonder if their radios conked out like mine usually does when they were close to the CN Tower?  I heard it has to do with all of the other frequencies bouncing around that area.


We then headed south, back to Hamilton:


It was great to be able to wander around the plane during the flight, including up into one of the gun turrets:


Dang, that was terrific.  Once back, the more than helpful ground crew assisted me in moving Vyctor under the Lanc for some photos.  He looks like a little zit next to it:


I’m still totally buzzing from the day.  The flight was amazing, the crew was amazing….my jaw hurts from smiling so much.

Today’s symptoms: So happy to say I felt great!  The week of brutal heat took it’s toll over the last few days, but I made sure to keep the last couple days fairly low-key so I would have a decent amount of energy for today.  I know I’m going to pay for the excitement tomorrow (my MS symptoms always get worse after emotional ups or downs) but it was totally worth it!