Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The irony of it all.

It is so ironic to reflect on the title of this blog, "prepare for the best" - I have just been through a lose everything house fire.  Looks like the best is yet to come!

Monday, January 12, 2009


Oh dear God, it must be minus a million out!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Is it just me?

This is the time of year in Yellowknife where cardio becomes cardiac.  In the heat of Summertime we are all running around like maniacs, biking, hiking, walking, jogging - all in the good spirit of 18-24 hrs of sunlight.  Literally, 11 p.m. can feel like 3 o'clock in the afternoon, and one can just hop on the ole bike and take her for a spin.  The energy levels follow suit too - I really am almost never tired in the summer.  Hungover, maybe, but never really tired.

Enter mid-winter, I walked my dog up an inclined part of our street the other morning (the incline being ever so slight) and I was aware that I should probably start walking to work (wheez wheez).  Lol.  Nuff said.

Peas out.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Gramercy Tavern Gingerbundts!

This post is dedicated to ever magnanimous, ever consistent, ever delectable delight displaying Smitten Kitchen! In the off chance that she wanders in (and not to weird her out by telling her how great she is, but yeah, top drawer), I thought I would display a little montage of the Gramercy Tavern Gingerbread recipe that she posted, and that spiced up our minus 40s of last month. It was, wait for it, sooooooooooo good! Thanks Smits! These bundts would be oh so perfect with some coffee and a little 'New York, New York' playing in the back round - big sound for big flavour!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

-44, 3:30 p.m.

Hey Party People,

This is what -44 at 3:30 in the afternoon looks like...  What it feels like is - COLD!  See the nice ice fog...oooo...this shot is from the front yard of our trailer, mailboxes to the right, more trailers to the front - the road leads to a very small path that takes you out into civilization where one can readily partake in convenience store goodies, video rentals, McDonald's, Extra Foods etc.

To your left is the homestead. 

Another One Bites The Dust.

Conceded as a waste of time and energy, I have closed my eHarmony account.  After having reflected on my incredibly lazy and apathetic state at present (I keep on convincing myself that I am just "relaxing" - no, Jessie, now you are just gross, pyjama day ended with Christmas and if not then, New Years day at the latest) I have decided that I should be folding my clothes and getting ready for re-entry into the land of the living, rather than checking out my matches from Ohio.  So, it is done, did I say 2 weeks?  I was being generous.  I didn't even make it to the end of free communication weekend, which would have been a logical time to end the affair.  Didn't even make it.  This not making it through relationship weekends thing seems to be a recurring theme in my life right now - let's hope it's progress people... lets hope.

(and can anyone tell me why spellcheck had me spell let's(lets) 2 different ways up there in the last sentence? - I have a bone to pick with its and it's as well).


Ps.  It is warming up today, -36, but we have officially lost our last running cold water tap (bathtub) now the only water that we are getting in the house is the hot water out of the bathtub...am I allowed to swear on Blogger?  @#&%!!!!!!!!!

Friday, January 2, 2009


Happy 2009 folks!  I don't have much else to put right now, except to encourage you all to check out the blogger play gadget at the bottom of the left hand side of the page.  Click on it and it takes you to random peoples' blogs - how much fun is that?

Like hello - I just went to someone's Indian or Estonian blog!!!  Couldn't recognize the characters - but how neat?!

Cheers :-)

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