Month: March 2018

Dundurn Castle

I took some vacation today and my friend and I went to Hamilton, first for some shopping. Then somewhere I’ve always wanted to go – Dundurn Castle in Hamilton. We met up with our tour guide Luke at 2:00 and had an amazing hour long tour.

It was neat seeing the area I frequently fly over, as I did just this Tuesday heading to Guelph and back. The history in that area is amazing. I want to learn more about it so I purchased this book from the gift shop:


it was such a great day. I drove my friend home then headed home myself. As I stopped at a gas station, I looked down at my odometer:

Congrats, Lola Corolla! I got her in 2008 (she’s a 2009). Almost ten years old and every year I say “I can get twenty more years out of her!)

When I got home, I opened my balcony door. This is one of the first signs of Spring for me – when a kitty runs out on the balcony. I was in the process of taking a pic of curious Boo, but then she launched just as I snapped the pic:

Isn’t that great, Pinky?

Today’s symptoms: it seems like my insomnia is creeping back. For the last couple of weeks, I’m waking up around 3:00am and don’t get back to sleep for one to three hours. Last night wasn’t the worst, but certainly not the best. The night before was awful and I was a zombi for the day. I’ve been experiencing a lot of nerve pain lately. I’ll have to mention this to my neurologist next week. Hopefully it will be a restful and funtacular weekend!

Magique and Morty

It’s been a pretty good few days.  Let me share with you some of the highlights.  We’ll start out with the simple booping of Boo’s nose.  Boop:


She doesn’t seem too amused.  Pinky booped her own nose with her tongue:


Mya decided to have a discussion with her, so see if the self-booping was really worth the effort:

Still not sure how that conversation went.

Mike’s 40th birthday was on Friday.  I got him tickets for the Cirque de Soleil show at the Meridian Centre this July.  Front row seats – sweet!  Also, these classy Rick and Morty socks:


We had a great dinner at Kelsey’s with his family and my little mother.  Always great food there.

Speaking of my mother, she says I’m stubborn (like her).  I say she’s right.  While I was out with her on Thursday, I picked up a few things at the mall and Zehrs.  This included three cases of pop, a pillow, toilet paper and two bags worth of stuff.  Most people would take a couple trips to bring it in from their car.  Not moi!  One trip, baby!


And no, Mya was not part of the load.  The pop fit ever so nicely in my fridge:


Had a great day yesterday.  Met up with my friend Ken from Hamilton and the three of us went to the Casino for a show and noms.  We went to see the amazing magic show Magique.  It was incredible.  I can’t believe the illusions they did.  At the end, this awesome orange helicopter suddenly appeared:


I certainly recommend seeing it!  Afterwards, we went out to the slots to blow some money.  I only brought $60, although I usually bring $40.  I put $20 into the machine and on my first pull I won $4.  I instantly cashed out.  Tee hee.  Then we wandered around a bit and that’s when I blew all $40 (decided $60 was too much).  Well, not all of it.  I walked out not totally broke:


Booyah!  Don’t hate!  Guess what Mya, we ain’t gonna starve this week!


Today’s symptoms: Felt fairly decent over the last couple of days.  My sleep is back to being not so good, but still better than my worst nights with insomnia for the last six or more months.  Yesterday at the casino I had to take a few wake-up pills.  They started to wear off around 5:00 and the crashing began!  We had to drag Ken out of the Casino and head back to St. Catharines to get him to the bus stop to go back to Hamilton.  It was such a great day!  I didn’t sleep too well again last night but hopefully I last through the whole day.

Awesome Vyc Pics!!!

I posted a couple pictures of my plane in flight on a previous blog.  When I flew through Niagara Falls last week, an aviation enthusiast took some wonderful pics as I passed over his home.  He was kind enough to look up my aircraft registration, then found me on Facebook to send me his great photos.  During my flight this morning, we flew south to Port Colborne then through Niagara Falls before landing back in St. Catharines.  I messaged him and he came out with his camera.  Please check out the great pictures taken by Kaan Ens.  He is in Cadets and has a love for aviation.


If you notice in the fourth picture, my lovely new red tail beacon is looking fabulous!  It appears the little electrical issue I was having with my plane has been fixed by my awesome aviation mechanic.  Vyctor feels great and it showed during our flight today!

After the flight, I went over to my best friend’s house.  She had texted me to ask if I wanted to go to a Norwex party.  I’ve never heard of that.  I inadvertently read wax as opposed to wex at the end of the word.  Because of this, I assumed it was a candle party.  I loved candles but have quite a few right now, so really don’t need any more.  But still, I get to spend time with my bestie so it’s all good.  I was just a tad surprised when we arrived at the party address and I mentioned candles to Laura.  She said, “It’s not a candle party.  It’s for cleaning products!”  Hehehehe.  Oops!  I didn’t think I would be too interested in their products, but was quite impressed with everything.  I think Laura might be hosting one coming up so I’ll have to browse the catalogue and pick out some items to purchase.  It was a such a nice time and I met quite a few people.

Tomorrow my Army friend from Hamilton is coming down and he, my little mother, Mike and I are going to an Ice Dogs game.  It’s nice to see they made the playoffs.  Paws crossed they win, although they never do when Mike is there.  Ugh.

Today’s symptoms: Felt pretty good today.  I had two nights of really good sleep, and last night was so-so.  I can feel a significant difference in some of my symptoms after I’ve had decent sleep for a few nights in a row.  I have been dealing with pretty bad nerve pain in my right hand for the last couple weeks.  It feels like my hand his being crushed, with the bone splintering and the muscle bursting apart.  It’s really wretched and unpleasant!  Having a symptoms like this last this long is a pretty good sign of an MS flare up.

Blue Dude

I can’t believe how fast last week went by.  I hate it when that happens.  On Saturday, Mike and I went to this event, which I saw advertised on Facebook:


We chatted with quite a few vendors, and I recognized one.  Sense Of Bling.  She has her products on sale at the St. Catharines Market just before Christmas.  She has so many unique items.  I bought a neat little stick-on phone stand from her, which I noticed that Mike’s sister and brother-in-law had on their phones (we were there the day before visiting).  I think we toured around for almost an hour, then headed to the airport.  My mechanic just tried something else to fix my high voltage light issue, and wanted me to test flight the plane.  I always love an excuse to fly.  We traveled around Niagara, with my new little friend.  My financial advisor had a cute keyboard sweeper.  I always pointed him out at our visits and said I really wanted to get one.  It was a promotional thing but there weren’t any left.  I was quite honoured when she basically forced him on me last week!  It’s greatly appreciated and I told her I would take some pics of him in his new home.  I also mentioned I would take him for a flight.  Voila:


We even toured over the Falls:


The Flying Club cat wasn’t overly thrilled to meet him:


Unfortunately, the high voltage light came back on during our flight.  On Sunday, we went back to the airport and met up with my aviation mechanic, his aviation mechanic son and an auto mechanic from Port Colborne.  I felt so lucky that I had these great guys trying to help out fix Vyctor.  We were at the airport for a few hours Sunday.  I took up the mechanic a couple times while he ran some tests.  They still have more work to do to figure out the cause of the light being triggered.

Earlier today I was sent a message in Facebook messenger from someone who watched us fly over his house.  He looked up my registration to get my name, and then kindly sent me the great pics he took:




I’m so appreciative he sent them to me!

Mike decided to share a picture of the lettuce he was cutting up.  I sent it back to him slightly altered:


And just in case you need a kitty fix:



Today’s symptoms:  Felt quite drained today after my busy (but great!) weekend, plus my nerve pain was really acting up.  Hopefully it doesn’t prevent me from having a decent sleep tonight.  Last night was actually quite good.