I had a hard time on Friday concentrating on work, while ideas were percolating about adapting some Billy Joel lyrics to fit our new reality. Once the lyrics had coalesced into a version I was happy with, I couldn't just leave it unsung -- I had to find a karaoke video of the original song … Continue reading What I Did When I Was Supposed to Be Working on Friday
Hard to believe that it was only two weeks ago that I took my little trip, but I'm really glad I had that chance to recharge my batteries, however briefly. Came back to the same crazy amount of work, plus more because of coronavirus. You see, in addition to my other responsibilities, I am also … Continue reading Life in the Time of Coronavirus
Home again. I was greeted by the dog, who seems to only love me for the treats I give. He runs to get in front of me, herding me, hoping for something, anything. My younger son tells me that we need to do something ASAP about the wifi in his room and that he has … Continue reading The Escape: Home, Books, Movies, Etc.
I had a nice, long lie-in this morning, trying not to feel guilty, like I should be up and doing something. After I eventually roused myself and got ready for the day, I enjoyed my coffee and a simple breakfast in my room. I always travel with the dark roast coffee I like and the … Continue reading The Escape: Day 2
It's hard to express just how overwhelmed and exhausted I have felt lately, with the volume of work I've had. (Sorry if I haven't replied yet to your comments or emails.) It feels like I can't keep my head above water or see land on the horizon. I may post more about this, but for … Continue reading The Escape: Day 1
No power and around two feet of snow! What happened to my mild, green Vancouver?! Worst of it is... I can't keep binge-watching my House MD marathon!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, everyone! It's been two months since my last post, as work and life got in the way of my blogging. Hope everyone is doing well! I've been playing again with some of the templates in Photo Lab, making myself giggle by dropping in some of the Richard pics on my phone. … Continue reading Christmas Gifs, Pics, and Songs
This morning, I was lazing around in bed. I should have been getting up and dragging my son out of bed too, because we both had work we should be getting on with. Rather than getting on with it, I decided to continue listening to Richard Armitage reading Meditations by Marcus Aurelius, picking it up again at … Continue reading Richard Spoke to Me
Today is Thanksgiving in Canada. As we are to the north in North America, our harvests are generally earlier, so maybe that's why we have an October Thanksgiving. Yesterday we had our family dinner -- only the four of us, but we still do the whole shebang. Of course I forgot to take a picture, … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving
I walked two blocks up the hill from my house and took these pictures of the colourful changing sunset on Sunday. My younger son said, "Yeah, they're nice, but I see it from my window every night." Jaded. An artist I've been listening to lately is Eva Cassidy, who died from melanoma in 1996, at … Continue reading Because They’re Beautiful