Kid Pile

When I was little and my extended family got together, my dad would make a kid pile. He’d toss me and my sister and all my cousins in a pile and then we’d try to get out of the kid pile and then he’d toss us back onto the kid pile. It was a simple […] →Read more

Watson Snow (2011-2024)

SNOW, Watson – Unexpectedly on Saturday, January 13, 2024 at the age of 12 due to congestive heart failure. Survived by his humans and his sister Ravenclaw and predeceased by his sister Crick. Watson and his sister Crick came to live with their human just 5 days shy of 10 years before his death, and brought […] →Read more

Goals for 2024

Posting this a bit later than usual. I did have my list ready on New Year’s Day, but then wanted to post my goals for 2023 review and my year-in-review and then got distracted. →Read more

2023 Year In Review

Another year with very little blogging means that I’m relying mostly on photos to even remember what I did this year! It was a fairly uneventful year, but with a few big highlights. My New Hobbies The number one highlight of the year for me was learning how to do stand-up comedy. I took a […] →Read more

Goals for 2023 – The Final Report

When I last checked in on my goals, it was July (because – spoiler alert – I did not do my third quarter report, so failed at my goal for doing quarterly reports) and honestly, I didn’t accomplish too many more of my goals than I’d done at that time. I managed to achieve 8 […] →Read more

Safety Tubes

Earlier this year, a professional hockey player died from having their neck sliced by a skate during a hockey game. It generated a lot of talk about making neckguards mandatory – which I think they should have done ages ago. I don’t understand why anyone wouldn’t want to protect their neck in a game with […] →Read more

My Stand-Up Comedy Debut

As you know, one of my goals for this year is to learn 12 new things. One of the things I’ve wanted to learn for a very, very, very long time is stand-up comedy. I met a woman who teaches stand-up comedy when we were both on the board of the Arts Council of New […] →Read more

Learning to Crochet

So I’ve mentioned in my last three blog postings that I’m learning how to crochet, so I figured maybe it’s time to write a blog posting about it. I decided I wanted to learn to crochet on this year’s Wine Bitches trip1. My friend Cheryl was crocheting and she’d taught our other friend Cat how […] →Read more

He jests at scars that never felt a wound

So on Monday my laser eye surgery got cancelled. Just as I was about to walk out the door to head to the clinic, I got a call saying that the laser had not met its parameters in the morning safety testing, so they had to cancel all the surgeries for the day because they […] →Read more

The course of good vision never did run smooth

Hey, remember that time I said that my distance vision had started to suck and my optometrist suggested getting my laser eye surgery redone? Well, I’ve finally decided to do that. I’ve spent the last year and a bit wearing glasses for things where I need to see things at a distance: driving, watching TV […] →Read more