Thursday, July 29, 2010

Horiscopily speaking... that a word?

It is now.

Been in a bit of a funk lately, thought I'd check in with the planetary folks to see if they had any insight. If it's at all possible for the astrologers to be accurate, I think they've nailed it this week:

From astrology dot com:

Get your broom out of the closet today, Aquarius. Your job is to brush away the cobwebs from the corners of your emotional bedroom. Use the intense transformative energy of the day to say goodbye to stale and unsatisfactory relationships that have left a bad taste in your mouth. Ignite the fire of a new situation and consciously try to establish new habits so that old patterns don't continue to repeat themselves.

Sitting in Starbucks this morning, Metro magazine had this to say:

Don't sit there feeling sorry for yourself and wishing you had made more of your opportunities - get out into the wold and make a few more. You can do anything you want.

For as much as horoscopes are sometimes simply plain, good advice, I think it is true that some days that advice hits close to home.

Sunday, July 25, 2010


Today I helped a friend of mine move north to Red Deer. He's worked for me for a little less than ten years and keeps full time employment in radio broadcasting. He took a job in Red Deer which prompted his move today from Calgary. A mutual friend and also another fellow who works for me from time to time assisted in the trek.

Last night A. phoned me to say he couldn't get a cube van and would have to rent a van similar to mine. Considering we'd be short of space, I rigged up my little trailer with high sides to try and make up for lost room. It all worked out between my van and trailer, the rental van and A.'s mini van. We were all of the afternoon preparing the loads but once on the road everything went smoothly. We even had a chance to sit in for supper at my favourite Mexican restaurant, Las Palmaris.

T. and I were late back to Calgary, but I'm ready to settle in for a much needed sleep.

Tomorrow I'm scheduled to be in Kananaskis for a sound system demo at the TIm Horton Children's Ranch.

Speaking of moving... I'm preparing to move out lock, stock and barrel come mid-August. A friend of mine has agreed to refinish my hardwood floors which means moving EVERYTHING from the upper floor out to storage for the estimated one-week project. Might be a good time to set the wheels in motion too, for a much-needed purge.

Stay tuned for the story of my promised new roof and, I kid you not, three new turtles!

Friday, July 02, 2010

A quick blurb

Mom turned 85 on Sunday last. We went for prime rib tonight at the Carriage House Inn with her University friend Margaret. There was something delightfully "English" about the whole affair; proper English table service, prime rib with yorkshire pudding, and to top it off what do you think was on the tele overhead? You guessed it, Coronation Street! I was a little disappointed in the rice pudding. It seemed dressed up - whipped cream and strawberries - a bit to frew-frew for me, but all in all, quite tidy.

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English student, Pottery enthusiast, Yoga novice and lover of all people. I make friends over a warm handshake and a beverage. I discover, every day, someone willing to help me along my path.