Month: October 2017

I’ve Gotz The Flu!

It started out to be a decent weekend.  Friday morning, I flew my plane to my mechanic’s place for his annual.  I love landing on the grass strip there.  Dipping down after the trees is always quite fun:

My little mother was kind enough to come and pick me up and drive me back to the airport.  She was greeted by Frank’s adorable, crotch-sniffin’ dogs:

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I kinda gave her a wrong turn to get there, as I thought she was coming a different way.  I felt so bad about it.  I made it up to her with Timmies, so all was good in the world again.

I bid little Vyc adieu and we headed out:

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She took me back there the next morning to pick up Vyctor.  He survived his inspection and is nice and healthy.  Jan watched me take off, then headed back home:

Once I took off, I noticed my microphone wasn’t working, so I was fiddling around with the cords and circuit breakers.  It was a quick fix, but then I lost sight of Jan.  I said that I would fly over her to make sure she got back ok.  Not that there was anything I could do if I noticed her taking a wrong turn.  I thought I spotted her, but now looking closer at the pic, I’m not sure if I was over the right car:

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I watched said vehicle disappear under the canal:

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I knew she was a little nervous about the round-about, but she said she had no issues:

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I kinda expected to see her driving around and around and around, not knowing where to go, but she did fine.

Soon after I arrived home, I really started to feel punk.  I felt a little poopy when I first woke up, but it really hit me by early afternoon.  I ended up staying in bed for the rest of the day with a bad headache.  I didn’t sleep at all Saturday night – not a single minute.  Ugh!  When I finally decided to crawl out of bed Sunday morning, my headache was almost migraine strength and I started being sick to my stomach.  Another day in bed – what a crappy waste of a weekend!  At least I had the kittahs to keep me company.   I’m finally starting to feel better today, especially after sleeping quite well last night.

Speaking of night, I was peering out my window a few nights ago and watched something I’ve wanted to see for a few months now.  They are rebuilding our parking garage and have stop lights on timers set up.  There is no way to pass another car between the ramps.  I knew there would be impatient people that would blow through the red light.  It finally happened, and of course, someone was coming up from downstairs on the green.  Dumb-dumb head that went down on the red had to back up across the lower driveway and up the ramp:

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Bwahaha!  I bet he/she felt like a complete dork.

I think it was the next morning that my mother graced me with an image from the show she was watching – The Bear-Naked Chef.  Gee, thanks mom:

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Mike got a cute picture of the two of us the other weekend.  I was helping her set up something on her computer:

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It’s amazing how something so cute and tiny as her can be so weird.

Finally, I’ll share this last adorable picture with you.  I saw this near my office last week.  I was cracking up and the owner in the car said she always sits like that when they’re parked:

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Tee hee!

Today’s symptoms: Still feel lousy from the flu, but not as bad as the last few days.  The worst part is the sinus headache.  I know the more than six hours of sleep last night helped a lot with things.  I’m sure tomorrow will be much better.

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Sleep Is Amazing!!!!

I’m so happy to report, I have slept fairly well over the last FIVE nights!  After over three months of severe insomnia (1-4 hours per night), this is incredible.  What a difference in how I feel.  Paws crossed this is a sign of the end of my dreadful insomnia.

This weekend was great.  Saturday morning, Mike and I headed out to the airport and went for a local flight.  The day before, we did plan on flying somewhere for breakfast, but due to yuckola weather, we decided on a local flight.  Good choice.  Ceiling started to drop and then my high voltage light came on again:

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Crud sticks!  Good thing my annual inspection is due this month so my amazing mechanic will take care of the issue.

We did fly over Safari Niagara, which if you saw my last blog, we visited just the other week.  Pretty neat to see if from the air.

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Cool to see the size of the property.  A tad too high to see any animals running about though:

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Once my high voltage light came on, I said “Toodles!” and headed back to CYSN:

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Nice little flight.  Just hope Vyc will be better soon!  Afterwards, we went to the Husky restaurant for brekkie.  Never thought a truck stop would have such great food:

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Today, Mike and I went to visit Lil’ Jan.  We went to Timmies then a few shops in town.  Mike and I wanted to make a slow cooker meal so we picked up the ingredients.  They said a few cans of condensed soup.  Wilco:
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I like following instructions.  The meal turned out quite well – Chicken pot pie stew.  We figured out we put too much bullion and salt.  We’ll try again soon.

While we were preparing our epic meal, the wind outside was just a’howling.  My buddy from the St. Catharines tower at the airport sent this lovely image:

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The 290 is the wind direction and the number below is the speed in knots.  Thirty-four knots gusting 48.  He said that was 89km/hr.  Ugh!  Not too many flights today!  I tested the wind in my apartment thusly:

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Yeah, a tad windy.  Abby and Pinky hate loud storms.  They were ok today though:

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And my well-healing Pinky, after her leg abscess….getting better:

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Certainly healing well – yea!

Today’s symptoms: Feeling so much better after a few nights of good sleep!  So hopeful it’s a sign of the insomnia buggering off!

Emergency Vet Visit

It was mostly a great long weekend.  Mike, Jan and I went to his parent’s house for Thanksgiving dinner.  We were all sitting outside at first until all the bees showed up.  I was on the lawn playing with the kids (Mike’s nephews and nieces) when a bee stung their oldest boy on the knee.  That was certainly the end of everyone being outside.  I was trying to cheer him up while he held an ice pack on his sting.  I told him he made a really good mad face outside and perhaps we should see if he can outdo Mike’s mean face.  This was the result:

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Sorry Mike, Elliott won.  Nice try though.

I’m glad my mother came with us.  I was actually thinking about her the other day when Mike and I were out shopping.  I found this wonderful purse that is just her size, which would have been perfect to bring to the dinner.  I didn’t end up buying it though because when I sent her the pic of it, she had a few choice names to call me.  One of these I should try to stop making fun of her tininess.

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Tee hee!  Other than the bee sting, everything went great Sunday evening.  I must say, the dinner his parents prepared was a little more classy than the one Mike and I made the other night:

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Ours was cuter though.

I had a really cruddy night Sunday – I fell asleep for a couple hours, woke up at 1:00 and couldn’t fall back to sleep.  Ugh!  I was just a wee bit pooped on Monday.  Fortunately, we didn’t do much that day other than watch some movies and TV.  We were actually half-way through a movie in the evening when tragedy struck.  Pinky got up off of the couch, where she was most of the day, and started limping very badly.  I looked at her back leg and it was really swollen and discoloured.  We got on the phone to the emergency vet hospital and were told to bring her in.  We were there for about three hours total for an x-ray, blood work and some other tests.  They concluded it was an abscess and had to drain it:

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Poor goober.  She was such a good patient though:

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While we were there, the in-house Bengal cat was wandering around:

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He even tried to get into my cat carrier:

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Cute and very expensive cat.  Speaking of which, we paid our bill for over $1000 and headed home just before midnight.  Do you like my new lamp?

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I’ve never seen a soft cone like that before.  Very bendable and the colour brought out her eyes:

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Pinky was still a little groggy so I was happy that she just plunked down on the couch.

She was a very good kitty today and just slept peacefully.  She’s hardly limping now and does not seem to be in any pain:

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She had to go to my vet this afternoon for a quick check-up.  Again, a perfect patient and very calm:

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I have to take her back next week to check her again.  She will almost be done her meds by then and hopefully mostly healed.  Poor thing.

Today’s symptoms: I actually felt pretty decent today.  I slept very well last night.  What a difference when I get sleep!  Today was the first day in a long time that I didn’t have to crash on the couch or crawl into bed at some point during the day (not that I ever sleep when I do!)  Tonight will hopefully be another great one.

Rhinorific!

Well today was quite nice – Mike and I both took some vacation and went to Safari Niagara in Stevensville (near Fort Erie).  We met up with my father this morning.  He does quite a bit of work for them so he was able to take us around and in some cases, go behind the scenes.  One of the first things we did was visit the rhinos.  I must say, when the massive beast (of cute awesomeness) walked out, it was almost surreal to see such a huge animal heading towards us:

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We couldn’t believe how tough his skin was.  Dude clearly enjoys rolling around in mud (but who doesn’t!)

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It was just amazing to look right into his eyes, just inches away.  Should I be jealous that his eyelashes are nicer than mine?

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We were also able to feed him…..he kept opening his mouth after the first few tosses of munchies.  I’m going to take this as a smile:

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I can’t believe how large the property is and the number of animals.  Spread the word folks, this place is a gem in Niagara.  You must go!

After checking out the rhinos, we moved on to the giraffes.  Kinda cool to feed ol’ spindle neck:

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And the number of different felines they have – wow!  Check out this beaut:

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Almost as majestic as my Abby, leaping from the window sill:

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I know, you’re asking “Why go to a zoo when you have such beauty and gracefulness at your own home”:

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Ok, not quite the same, but still pretty awesome.  What a great day!  Another neat part is that it’s only Friday!!!  Yea!  I’m really hoping to sleep tonight so I have another good day tomorrow.  Still dealing with the insomnia…I only got a few hours last night, and all broken up.  It’s weird to be so tired yet unable to sleep.  I’ve tried different meds but most seem to have the same result – they help me fall asleep but then I’m up an hour or two later and can’t fall back to sleep  How can that be since I’m completely exhausted?  I think I mentioned in a previous blog, and I still firmly believe that my body is a jerk!  Like seriously – what did I ever do to you?  I take you flying, do fun trips to Safari Niagara, nice walks downtown, etc…and I just ask for a little resty-poo in return and you shun me of this joyous pleasure!  Oh, the humanity!  Ok, I’m done my rant….thank you for listening.

Next topic: Product review.  Mike and I picked up this guilty pleasure the other day at Zehrs.  I love President’s Choice products and have never been disappointed.  This one was SO good (but naughty….I didn’t dare look at the nutritional information, knowing we were slurping up pools of fattening yummola sauce and noodleage):

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It was so good!  Other ones we love are the cauliflower topped shepherds pie and roasted veggie lasagna.  Seriously recommend!

Moving on…I was drying my hair the other night and Mya decided to climb on up and “help” with her overwhelming cuteness:

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I think the poor little skinny thing was just enjoying the heat from the hair dryer.

So there we have it folks – great day off and still have a three day weekend to enjoy!  Hoping to head up for a flight either tomorrow or Monday.  Later this month, my plane Vyctor will be having his annual inspection.  Paws crossed everything checks out well and I don’t have to sell my mother’s kidney to pay for everything.  This would be a huge problem since I sold one of hers last year to cover the costs.  Should leave her with one…

Today’s symptoms: Was quite tired this morning after very little sleep.  I took a little wake-me-up pill which got me through the day.  Tomorrow I won’t need one because I had a chat with my brain and body and they agreed they would give sleeping a whirl tonight.  Weeee!