Thursday, June 30, 2016

In The Jungle...

...the mighty urban jungle the lion kitty sleeps hides tonight...

This kitty trying to hide from us on our evening stroll yesterday. S/he is obviously not very good at it.
Nice try, little furball. You might want to consider some camouflage next time.

Ever since then, I've had this playing in my head:
♪♫♫♪ We-de-de-de, de-de-de-de-de de, we-um-um-a-way  ♫♪♪♫

Click on the video below (I dare you!) if you'd like that tune stuck in your head, too.
My earworm can be your earworm.
You're welcome.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Evening Strolls

Do you like to walk? I love to walk. And the most amazing man in the world and I do a lot of that as often as we can. We have a few favourite routes that we take and - coincidentally - every single one ends up passing by a Tim Hortons (popular Canadian coffee shop). Do we stop and treat ourselves? Of course we do. He always gets a half coffee/half hot chocolate mix and - depending on the weather - I either get a cappuccino or an iced coffee. These days it's the cold drink for obvious reasons.

We walk for a very long time and I always take along my little point and shoot camera. I don't aim for award winning photography; I simply enjoy capturing interesting sights along the way and freezing moments. It's almost like keeping a journal but in images instead of words.

Yesterday evening we walked for a very long time and at one point it started to drizzle. There were hardly any clouds in the sky, so it didn't last long. But despite being short-lived, it left behind this beautiful sight:

It's been awhile since I saw a rainbow. What a wonderful surprise this was!

Do you enjoy walking?

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Question Of The Day

Okay, this is actually questions of the day...

So, the most amazing man in the world and I live in Kingston, Ontario. We've been here for the past 7 years. The city has about 123,000 people residing in it. Up until our move here, we lived in Montreal, Quebec, one of the biggest cities in Canada with a population of about 1.6 million.

How about you?

Monday, June 27, 2016

Chuckles and Chortles

Happy Monday, blogging pals? How's everything? I'm late with my Monday humour but at least I'm here. I feel like I've been taking one step forward and two steps back lately; always trying to catch up. Sometime today I'll even get to your blog posts. In the meantime, here's some funny stuff for you.

A wonderful day to all!

Friday, June 24, 2016


I spent yesterday morning making carrot soup for my daughter who is arriving this afternoon from Ottawa for a visit for the weekend. It's a little warm for soup but it's one of her favourite things and I was trying to make up for a blunder I made earlier this week.

On Tuesday morning I sent out a text message to both my daughters that went something like this:

ME: So we watched Game of Thrones episode 9 last night. XXXXXXXXXX...yuss!!!"

(The part with the x's wrote key information about the ending of the episode. I'm not writing it here because I don't want to spoil it for fans of this show that haven't seen it yet.)


ME: Oh no...sorry

Tick tock. Guilt. Tick tock. More guilt. A few minutes later...

ME: I feel bad now. Can I make you carrot soup?

Much later...

DAUGHTER: That seems fair

And that's the story of homemade carrot soup. To atone for my sin of giving away the most important part of that episode. Small price to pay if you ask me. She could've worked the guilt trip a little bit and gotten a better deal.

Are you a fan of Game of Thrones? And did you watch episode 9 this past weekend?

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Fill In The Blank

...chalk it up to experience and move on.

Just another one of life's lessons that builds character.

Your turn!

Monday, June 20, 2016

Chuckles and Chortles

Happy Monday, everyone! I hope you all had a lovely weekend. We've been extremely busy lately working on something (I'll probably explain at another time) but we've been making sure to get out and enjoy this great weather we've been having. Yesterday we drove 20 minutes east to the lovely town of Gananoque and stopped at Confederation Park, which is located on the bank of the Gananoque River. And on this visit we saw a few feathered families with lots of little ones. Like this bunch:

*squee* Aren't they adorable? I wanted to run right up to them and scoop one up and kiss its little head and pet its soft - oh so super soft - downy plumage that will be replaced by feathers soon. But mama and papa goose were giving me the stink eye as I inched closer, so I restrained myself. Instead, I took a quick photo with my little point and shoot. And stayed safe.

Now let's get to the funny stuff!

Have a great day!

Wednesday, June 15, 2016


Yesterday I wanted to take some pictures, so I reached under my desk to pull out my camera bag (that is where I always keep it) and discovered that it wasn’t there. I stared at the empty space for a few seconds as my brain tried to make sense of the scenario and then I said to the most amazing man in the world “my camera is gone

What do you mean gone?

Gone” I said. “I left my camera bag somewhere and everything in it is now gone. Everything.

I told him this calmly. But it was an eerily type of calm. You know what I mean. The type where your voice sounds haunted. The type that is accompanied by a cold sweat. The type where you realize suddenly that something has gone terribly wrong.

So, here’s the story.

On the weekend we stopped in at a coffee shop. I had my computer bag with me, which isn’t unusual; after all, photography is a favourite pastime. Except instead of placing it on the floor between my feet like I always do so that I can constantly be aware of its presence, for the first time ever, I placed it on the windowsill. And then forgot it there when we left. And everything in it. A DSRL camera, an 18 – 270 lens, a macro lens (the love of my photography life), a flash, filters, extra batteries, a remote release and a whole bunch of other handy items. All gone.


My initial reaction was denial, which was followed by disbelief, which was quickly replaced by shock. And as I paced all over the house with panic and grief and a whole bunch of tears and probably a whole lot of wailing threatening to kick in, the most amazing man in the world calmly dialed up the two coffee shops we go to regularly (we had visited both on the weekend and couldn’t be sure at which one this happened). I heard him say “no, eh?” to the first one. They had not found a camera bag. Then he telephoned the second place, the last hope, and he explained his reason for calling. A few seconds of silence as he listened.

Inhale. Hold breath. Heart pounding.

Then “Oh, you do! That’s great!

Exhale. A little hyperventilating. Relief. Tears of joy.

The most amazing man in the world drove me to the coffee shop and waited in the car as I went in to retrieve my bag. I asked for the manager and when she came out with my most beloved possession, I wanted to hug her and sob like a baby and tell her that I love her and ask to be her best friend. I didn’t. Instead, I thanked her profusely. She said “You are so lucky! There are shady characters and this equipment could have disappeared.

There are good days and there are great days. Yesterday was one of the great ones. And one of the luckier, too.

I should play the lottery...

Have you ever lost something really special to you?

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Question Of The Day

Although I do have pessimistic moments, I tend to go through life with a fairly good level of optimism. This not only helps me cope with stressful situations, it also motivates me and fuels my persistence. Yes, there are bad things in the world going on and life can certainly throw curve balls, but I prefer to invest in the belief that things will turn out okay in the end.

What about you?

Monday, June 13, 2016

Chuckles and Chortles

Happy new week! How is everyone? Did you all have a nice weekend? I sure hope so. Ours was nice. We took care of some chores but we also took some time to kick back and relax indoors and out depending on the weather, which has been pretty wacky lately. One day it's warm and beautiful, the next day it's rainy and cold. You don't know whether to keep the flip flops by the door or the boots. Okay, I'm exaggerating. It's not that cold. Still. It's cold for the month of June.

You know what the most amazing man in the world and I watched last night? The Martian. We've been meaning to watch it for awhile but I wanted to finish reading the book first, which I did, yesterday evening. I really enjoyed the movie but I preferred the book. It's more detailed with a better story, as books usually are, and there is a lot more humour in it; one of the best parts of the story. Have you seen it? It's worth watching. But if you're a bookaholic like me, read the book first!

Anyhow, shall we get to the funny stuff? Okay, let's do it!

Have a great day!

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Words Of Wisdom

Something to consider if someone has upset or annoyed you.

Happy Thursday to all!

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

My New Creative Outlet


Adult colouring books.

It makes me feel like a kid again. And I love it. It's also a great way to unwind and get rid of stress.

Are any of you doing this?

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Fill In The Blank

...relaxed and happy. But that was quickly replaced by frustration. Because one of my cats had thrown up a few feet away from the bedroom door. So my day didn't begin with coffee, it began with cleaning up this little gift. Thankfully I didn't step on it! Things could always be worse, eh?

What about you?

Monday, June 6, 2016

Chuckles and Chortles

Happy Monday, everyone. Here we are again with a brand new week. Can you believe it? Time just keeps ticking away...

Anyhow, how are you all doing? What's new with you? What's keeping you busy these days? Do tell. For us it's our home. Lot of stuff done and lots of stuff still to do. We have not sold. We have not moved. Yet the house is keeping us very busy. Why? Well, that's a story for another day...

Right now it's time to laugh!

Have a great week ahead!

Thursday, June 2, 2016

You're Probably Around My Age If... ever ♫♪ boogie oogie oogied till you just couldn't boogie no more ♪♫

Remember those days? The days of bell bottoms and turntables and mood rings and (highly-flammable) leisure suits and platform shoes and pinball machines and pet rocks and shaggy carpets and, of course, discotheques.

My friends and I snuck into many discotheques and dance clubs starting at the age of 16 with our fake IDs (gasp!) and big hair and mini skirts and blister-inducing high heels. Because we wanted to dance. And dance we did. For hours on end. Thankfully the places we got into were never raided because we would've been rounded up since most of us looked like we were 14. Some of us 12.

If you remember those days, then you're probably around my age. And you might even remember this song that inspired this post.

So did you ever ♫♪ boogie oogie oogie till you just couldn't boogie no more ♪♫?

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

It's The Little Things: Being Married To A Goofball

This one:

There are many other goofballs out there but this one is mine! And his sense of humour certainly makes life that much more interesting, and at times, bearable.

Do you have a goofball in your life?