Month: April 2018

I’ve Been Hiding

Lots to mention in this blog, since it’s been a couple of weeks.  Let’s see….Janski and I went to Toronto to see Celtic Women at the Sony Centre.  They were amazing.  Fourth row from the stage, such great seats for a perfect evening.  We went up the day of the concert on the bus, as the stop here is just a couple blocks from my apartment.  For dinner before the concert, we ate a great meal at Fran’s Restaurant.  We passed this awesome fountain on the way there.  It’s hard to see, but there’s a golden bone at the top.



Then we went back to the Hotel Victoria to chill before the long, three minute walk to the Sony Centre.

The next morning, we checked out the Eaton Centre a bit.  I’ve never seen one of these before – it was an industrial sized Roomba!


Around 1:00, we headed back home on the bus.  So much less stressful than driving there.  And lucky us – front seats!


It was a great little trip for us.  Back home, I had to check on Mike’s fish while he was away.  I decided to redecorate a little:



I noticed this rather disturbing scene that looked like they were performing a satanic ritual on the poor helicopter in the middle:


Great news – he broke free and flew into the sunset:


I also got into his peanut butter:


And organized his CD cases:


Good times!  I have some more updates since my last blog, but I’ll get them out on another post soon.  I’ll leave you with joyous news…..the little snail I rescued back in December (Ralphie), is still alive!  Here he is eating some pink gecko food I mixed up for him:


I’ll let it get a little warmer before I set him free.

Today’s symptoms: It wasn’t the best day.  I had to take some sick time from work because I was feeling so weak and just generally blah.  I didn’t sleep too badly last night, so I’m sure it wasn’t from that.  I had a pep talk with my body and it said it’s going to smarten up tomorrow.


Good To Be Back

I went a little longer than I would like since my last blog.  Oops.  My bad.  I had a bit of a stomach bug on Tuesday.  I took about a day and a half off and was able to work the next couple days, but was still quite weak.  All good now!  So glad it didn’t last long.

Sorry to deprive everyone of your weekly kitty fix:




You’re welcome.

Since I was feeling better today (I was surprised how much better I felt than the last few days), Mike and I went to the airport.  We thought we were just going to go for a quick, local flight.  We ended up flying to Brantford.  My Army friend Ken gave me a stuffed Bruiser, which is the mascot for the Bulldogs (Hamilton’s hockey team).  He decided to join us today:



He was quite enjoying the view:


I asked him to change the radio over to the Hamilton frequency, and he was quite proud for doing so:


He turned out to be quite the photographer:


He got a couple nice shots of the Hamilton Airport.  There was a home and garden show going on at the Canadian Warplane Museum.  They turned the museum apron into a parking lot.  The awesome Lancaster was out in the cold (poor dude!), as you can see on the far right, a little more than halfway down:



We finally made it to Brantford:


We had to pick up some things from the Aircraft Spruce store, which used to be just a few steps away from the restaurant.  They moved a couple years ago and are now a bit of a jaunt.  It was rather windy today and we were so happy to see they now have a shuttle service from the restaurant over to the store.  Very appreciative!  Vyc is next to the white plane in the distance.


After picking up our loot, we headed back to St. Catharines.  Just slightly east of Jordan Harbour I noticed a fire near a road.  Turned out to be a truck or van on fire:



Yikes!  I hope no one was hurt!

It was a great flight.  Rather windy and gusty (which I always love flying in when I don’t have passengers), and flew through a couple very light snow showers.  We just chilled with the kitties for the rest of the day.

Today’s symptoms: So much better today than when I was dealing with the yucky bug-flu-sicko thing.  I’m hoping I didn’t push myself too hard today after recovering (which my adorable, tiny mother always nags at me about), because I would like to have another good one tomorrow.  I am still experiencing more than normal nerve pain, mostly down my arms.  I have certainly noticed how the MS has progressed over the years.  Certainly more aches and pains.  I go into a little more detail in my next blog, which will be much sooner than the last one!