Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Another pointless cat photo :

Call  it Noble Silhouette or something, I suppose.

That's it for today; I'm waiting on an important call.

Monday, 28 March 2016

Something's changed, I think

 When I was at Dad's recovering from surgery in December of 2014, I brought out an afghan that my grandmother made in case I needed something to cuddle up with. I didn't get to use it, because:

Notice the lack of cushions on the chair? The cats were climbing them, so Dad stowed them for a while to give them some chance of surviving.

On Saturday I brought the afghan out again, and didn't get to use it again because the cats took it over almost immediately. It looks a little different now, though:

I think the cat grew.

That's my guess, anyway.

What a difference a year and a bit makes, right?

Sunday, 27 March 2016

Pointless photos of the day: Spring version

 Let it be known that there are things actually growing in Dad's yard, as I found when I was stomping around with the camera (REAL camera) yesterday. This first one is a Pasque Flower or Prairie Crocus, and the rest are tulips and daffodils. To be fair, most of this stuff is growing where the dryer vent heats the soil early, but still, it gives some hope of colour within the next few weeks.
 If the deer don't chew off the tulips, of course.
 There seems to be a lot of tulips this year.
 The deer don't go for the daffodils at all, by the way. That's one of the gardening tips I give people who phone the Nature Centre complaining that the deer are eating their tulips.

That's right, I suggest daffodils instead. Not usually what people want to hear, but hey. If you want wildlife around -- and most people do -- you sort of have to plan for it to be around, right?
Anyway, this is what you're getting today because the Lahore attack (as sadly predictable as it was, on a Christian holiday) doesn't exactly put me in a light blather mood. Especially considering the fact that it's reasonably early in the day yet, and I somehow don't expect that it's the last thing we'll hear about this Sunday.

I sure hope that I'm wrong on that.

Saturday, 26 March 2016

Pointless cat photo of the day:

Consider this picture of Tom getting his favourite toy (that yellow and brown striped thing) tangled in various things in the basement equal time for Bob's feature yesterday.

Actual post later today. Or maybe tomorrow. Or sometime. We'll see.

Friday, 25 March 2016

Pointless cat photo of the day:

Bob in full Bob pose. Told you it was normal.

For Bob.

That's it for today, I'm afraid. It's been a fairly exhausting week, what with many (MANY) summer staff interviews, getting my final surgical appointments in order, and... Brussels (edited to add Baghdad, sadly), which really shouldn't be the last thing on this list. Still, I guess it's human nature that self will out, even as humanity proves once again that it too often lacks its namesake.

More blathery-type typing in the next day or so, maybe, depending on what my mood does. In the meantime, just enjoy the Bobness.

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Happy Spring!

Yes, boys and girls, it's springtime in Alberta. This happened yesterday, of course. Before this it was actually starting to look a bit like spring, but heaven forbid that we'd get REAL spring before June here.

These two very pointless photos (do you like the artsy blinds shot?) were taken with my tablet because my phone was too busy playing music to my bluetooth speaker.

That was a sentence that honestly makes sense these days. My life's gotten weird, at some point, I think.

And what's a camera, again? Poor camera, you really do need to come out for a spin soon.

I need to get back to work, but for those keeping up I should say that I got a new surgery date yesterday and it's a lot sooner than I thought it would be. 'Nuff said there for now, though. We'll worry about the panic when it's closer to panic time.

Later, folks.

Friday, 11 March 2016

Just quickly

I need to take more pointless photos. My stored snow ones are rapidly becoming out of date.

I'm certainly not complaining.

Anyway, this is just a quick post for anyone who was wondering about the surgery thing and isn't local enough to have heard the news. Construction flooding at the hospital has closed half of the operating rooms for an indefinite period. This, of course, means that dozens -- probably more like hundreds if you count the smaller surgeries -- of operations have been postponed.

Mine included.

They're going to continue the pre-op stuff to get it out of the way, and reschedule the last blood test when they know my date.

This could, depending on the wait, be a good thing. Yep, believe it or not.

As it was, the surgical date was cutting it awfully close to the start of spring staff training, and since we have pretty much a new crew this year I'm kinda sorta needed. Now, if I somehow get a date even closer to spring training it'll blow, but if (and considering the uncertainty of everything, this seems more likely) the new date is AFTER training, it'll be ok. Or at least better.

So yeah. Limbo again, but this time with the thing in sight at least.

I'll keep you posted. Have a good weekend.

Thursday, 10 March 2016

Relaxed Bob of the day:

Dad just sent me this.

It's normal.

For Bob, anyway...

Thursday, 3 March 2016

Tea dude

Tea dude is happy that I replenished my tea supplies yesterday. Got some of the usual, but (also as usual) there had to be one or two newbies, right? So far:

Last night I tried The Spice is Right. It tastes like cinnamon and cloves, with a kick at the end from the chili. I approve.

This morning's was Electric Lemonade. Let me tell you, this one goes down quickly enough that I was a little worried I'd be buzzing. Very tasty.

Back to work for me now. Tea dude? His job's done for the day.

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Pointless rock photo of the day:

Well, I did warn you.

You're looking at lava rock, Cat's Eye quartz, and rough Lapis Lazuli.

Oh, and a new spinner ring. I always look for fidget rings, and I had luck this time. There were a few.

I grabbed the brass ring.


Stop typing, Dee.
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