Saturday, December 31, 2005

Happy New Year

Good morning everyone, its the last day of the year! What ever I wanted to have done this year has now less then 24 hrs to be completed! What to do, what to do? Steve is sleeping, and I expect he will be doing that for a while longer, Nova is with me as always, as he is my boy (I think I represent the possibility of more treats then Steve or at least that’s what Steve says) We are going to venture outside soon, its very icy from all the freezing rain that came down on Ottawa while we were at Sharon's, so I’m not looking forward to it at all! We had a very nice Christmas with lots of wonderful gifts! Speaking of wonder full gifts, my sisters were very pleased to have the wonderful gifts they are displaying- Thank you to my in-laws from my sisters :)

I would also like to announce the arrival of the newest member of our family Leanna Georgia Anthony, she arrived Dec 25, 2005 and weight about 2pounds. Delivery was quick and unexpected. She is quiet and very cooperative; I never hear a peep from her. She never closes her eyes, yet never gets over tired or cranky.

Thursday, December 29, 2005

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year


After a quick and quiet Christmas morning we traveled to Angus, ON (near CFB Borden) to visit Tam's sister Sharron and her partner Bruce. Enjoyed turkey (especially the following sandwiches) and went snow tubing. Photos are available in web friendly format. Lot's of photos at Borden/Angus, Collingwood, Wasaga Beach and environs. Particularly the Blue Mountain Ski Resort (a day trip), and Snow Mountain Ski Resort where we enjoyed snow tubing for an afternoon. I need to visit Wasaga beach in the summer. It's huge (but kinda gloomy and cold looking this time of year).

Merry Christmas to all. Posted by Picasa

Sunday, December 25, 2005

Doggie Christmas


Nova particularly enjoyed his new ball. He quickly discovered that when you roll it treats (in this case, Christmas breakfast) is produced. I wish someone would make one of these for men, with beers coming out. Posted by Picasa

Mmmmmm bread


Yummy Cheeze/Herb bread from our new breadmaker. Excellent. Posted by Picasa

Saturday, December 10, 2005

New Fridge Has Arrived


The new fridge has arrived. Look at it in all it's shiny and uncluttered glory. It's uncluttered inside as well, a situation that shall soon be remedied.

We were on our last legs last night. We were freezing cooler packs on the back porch, and cooking all our meats. Anybody want pork roast? This is the only time you'll hear me say thank goodness it's winter!

All is well now in any case. Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Refrigerator is no more

Mr. Repairman, after a detailed examination of 6 seconds (consisting entirely of plugging the thing in and listening), has determined that our fridge is deceased and, without great expense, unsaveable. Not unexpected. Hence, a hurried trip to the store to acquire something better than our camping cooler to maintain our food at appropriate temperatures.

The result? A new Samsung refrigerator, bottom freezer with all the knick knacks required. Yes, it has a digital temperature display. No, that was not the real selling point. It, in theory, fits the space better. At least it's not the one with the TV on the door.

A yo ho ho and a bottle of rum

In my quest to complete reading as many classic sea stories as possible, I've just finished reading Treasure Island. This follows Moby Dick and The Mutiny on the Bounty.

I'm not quite certain why I'm facinated by these. Perhaps it's a chance to recapture a quickly fading youth. Perhaps it's a part of my heritage. I think, most likely, that I like semi-fictional stories about real places and/or times.

In any case, they were all lots of fun.

Saturday, December 03, 2005

Merry Christmas


Well, it's not quite Christmas yet... but we're getting ready. The tree is up, and gifts are starting to accumulate under its delicate branches. Boney M is on the radio, and we're eating clementines and chocolate truffles.

December is here. Posted by Picasa

Poor Puppy


Ah well. Nova's now a teenager (in dog years) and so come the lessons of over indulgance with alcohol. Hopefully it's a lesson well learned.

I hope you had a good time buddy. By the looks of things, tomorrow is not going to be as fun.... Posted by Picasa

My Dog


Has a very big nose. But he's pretty and smart, so I guess that's ok. Posted by Picasa