Saturday, October 6, 2012


 It's Thanksgiving weekend in Canada and my little family is spread across the map.

So rather than bemoan my quiet weekend, better to focus on what I'm thankful for. And I'm thankful for two of my favorite people. Stole the first three photos from Krista's facebook album because I want to share them ... Grandpa and Abby this summer:

And stole this from the facebook page of my other favorite girl because my daughter's quirky sense of ha-ha is one of the many things that makes her special.

Hope you're able to spend the weekend with people who are special to you and who help you count your blessings.

Thanksgiving indeed!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Worst Day Ever?

No, not mine. When I read this story today, however, I decided I would to really work at it to do one better than this guy:

Drunk BC man burned in a fire, hit by a train in series of unfortunate events

KAMLOOPS, BC — A Kamloops, B.C., man is recovering from what RCMP in that southern Interior city call a bizarre sequence of events, after he was burned in a grass fire and then hit by a train.
Staff Sgt. Grant Learned says the 51-year-old was drunk when he fell asleep Wednesday afternoon while smoking in the grassy area behind his Kamloops-area home.
Learned says the man woke to find his clothes on fire and flames around him, but rather than calling for help, he raced to his home, grabbed a bicycle and fled.
Mounties were responding to reports of a man running from the scene of a suspicious fire when they got another call that a pedestrian had been hit by a train along the nearby CP Rail tracks.
Police quickly determined that the two cases were linked, and say the man is now recovering in hospital from a gash to the head, caused by the train, and serious burns caused by the grass fire.
Learned says the man’s woes continue because it’s believed the bike was stolen, and he is also a possible suspect in a September assault on a Kamloops bus driver, but no charges have been laid in any of those cases.

Got to hand it to him - this guy knows how to have fun.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

And the theme continues

I wrote an email letter yesterday to a large group of friends - a regular activity for me - but this time I took a chance and included what amounted to a philosophical essay on the difference betweens needs and wants.

Then, like an echo in the universe, this blog came to my attention:

I do not believe in the 'cast it out into the universe' club, more of a 'give it up to God' member, but it's always interesting when a theme works through your life, like a confirmation that you're on the right track.

I don't have any debt, but am of an age where counselling the younger generations is appropriate (I hope).  The blog is yet another piece in my toolbox.

Apropos of nothing other than a comment on how my day went today, I appropriated the following and display it for your enlightenment ... and you'd better hope you don't have to ask me to 'please squeeze in a late ad' for you anytime soon!