I am so far behind!

Weekly Words Challenge! Well, in looking at the words I have collected here I seem to have about a month's worth so, I'll keep it brief. Some are from the archives, click to enlarge if you wish.

Some kids started a fire on the city side of the fence over the summer and unfairly the city will make the property owners replace the city trees that were damaged.

 Night life in the big city :) This was facing into about a 30 Km/h headwind with no tripod, about 20.00hrs (8.00pm) and that wind was cold.

 I don't like to photograph people, but I thought this shot from last year at the ice festival was kind of cool.

 Laundry needing to be folded.

Windows of our round cylindrical hotel down town. The restaurant at the top rotates.

 Wonky fence.

This is the sign on the fence, as you can see we welcome Visitors :)

Very stylish  big V on the Village.

Virgo is my Astrological sign (this is from my charm bracelet - very tiny)

Sapphire is the astrological birth stone for September.

The Tarot trilogy by Piers Anthony - time to read it again.

So for those that don't play...the order and groupings were thus:

Fair & Night Life; Fold & People; Windows & Fence; "V" & Tarot/Astrology.

Whew! I'm tired after all that.  Check out my sidebar for links, we can be found on Facebook, Flickr, or see the list of bloggers who participate.

Have a good day.



I am tired and grumpy. But it might be the last day I have headaches for no apparent reason. The plumbers are here to change out the manifold (?) on the boiler in our building and replace some pipes. We have been leaking carbon dioxide for awhile now, so that could be part of the headache problem.

In fact, I think they have to change out the entire boiler/heater, but I don't have to pay for it so don't really care. It does mean there is no water in the building today. Or maybe I'm confused and they changed the boiler on Wednesday and are just doing the pipes today.

Either way, the inspector that came through last year should have noticed that it was about to go. On the other hand at least it is now and not January or February when it is certain to be much colder. It is a balmy -3c (26f) with very little wind so it should remain fairly warm in the suites.

Of course, the buildings are old enough that to shut off the main from the city for one building, they have to shut off all four of the buildings. That means even though I am working, I can't slip into an empty suite in the other building and use the toilet. Good thing I know enough to fill the tub.

Well, this is disjointed and weird, so I think I will sign off and see if there is something work related to do.

Have a good weekend all.


Lest We Forget

How will you be spending today?

Photo courtesy of Jim Frazier

Photo courtesy of Jasmic

I am sorely disappointed that people call Remembrance Day a "Holiday". Every year it seems more and more people forget there is a reason we take the day off and it has nothing to do with having a "holiday" in the month of November, or having pre-Christmas sales. I was told no less than three times this week that the 11th is a holiday. You might have guessed, I am still a bit put out by that.

Enjoy your day all, but take a moment to remember why you can enjoy the freedoms you have.


I'm still alive :)

I hate shopping, especially for clothes. Still, it is something that needs to be done and I went the other evening with my friends in search of a new pair of jeans or two. The few decent pairs I have now, either are too tight, or are fine for the first 5 minutes, then I spend the rest of the time pulling them and my underwear back up.

I picked up one pair that are flannel lined for when I am waiting for the bus this coming winter.  Of the slippery pairs I own, I managed to find a pair very similar to the pair I like best in the store & tried them on. Too big in the size I picked and from the evidence of the other pair, they will stretch and fall down too. Try the next size down.

The next size down, was the most unattractive fit I have ever encountered. Yet, they were the same style, should have been exactly the same cut, just a bit smaller. Well, they were a lot smaller in the seam that goes under the crotch, you know - the one that gives camel toe.

I had always assumed that women with that problem were wearing pants they had out grown, or that had shrunk, I was unaware that you could purchase it directly off the shelf!  I went out to show my friends and they got these looks on their faces...when I turned and looked in the mirror - all I could think of was something I had read a few days earlier "excuse me, I think your camel toe just spit on my shoes".  Sadly I can't remember where I read that to give credit where it is due, but it started me laughing and I couldn't even explain why.

I did find another pair that fits and hopefully will still fit after washing. I do hate shopping so much.

Have a good weekend all.