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Bird Banding
Saturday, March 28, 2020      12 comments

I was invited to a bird banding station last summer. I was able to see how the migrating birds were caught in nets, banded, and set free. I went one morning to see the daytime birds, and helped a volunteer by holding the cloth bags that the b... Read more
Boneyard Main Hike
Monday, March 09, 2020      6 comments

It's always fun to go caching and that is what Laurie and I did for 5 hours today. Since it was the first day after day light savings, we decided to drive out at 9 am. Got to the trail head about 10 am and returned to the car about 3pm. Good pla... Read more
Daily Blog for the 5% Winter Challenge
Friday, March 06, 2020      6 comments

I'm really glad I joined the 5% challenge. I have lost a couple of pounds, had fun competing with the team against the other teams. Maybe the competition is what got me going, maybe the team mates that chat back and forth, but whatever it is,... Read more
Fawn Lilies
Thursday, March 05, 2020      3 comments

I read a few inspirational articles this morning and decided that today is the day I knuckle down and put my whole heart and soul into loosing some more weight. I joined the 5 km Calendar challenge and followed the walk a minute jog a minute ... Read more
Two Bracelet Hospital Visit
Wednesday, March 04, 2020      10 comments

I was asked last night if I would be able to have Melina, my 10 year old grand daughter, for the day. She had been at Emergency the night before and was not any better. The problem - constipation - was confirmed by an ultra sound. Nothing contag... Read more
A Bundle of Joy
Tuesday, March 03, 2020      9 comments

Look who made a grand entrance! Emberly Rose was born 10:59 on Feb 29, 2020, A second daughter for Alison and Leo, and a second grand daught... Read more
Little Boy Water Fountain
Monday, March 02, 2020      8 comments

I wrote a couple of days ago about getting a new pump for this old statue. I had no idea that anyone would even read what I wrote and it was fun reading the comments. I got a few requests to post a picture, so here it is. ... Read more
From using a walker to hiking the Sooke Hills once again
Sunday, March 01, 2020      8 comments

I really have come a long way from when my knee injury stopped me from being able to walk. It was a freak accident that happened when my grand daughter and I decided to play on the logs at a local beach. Long story short - I was told no weigh... Read more
Winter Garden
Saturday, February 29, 2020      7 comments

Gardening today included gathering manure from the neighbours field and placing it into one of four new compost bins made from old pallets. I have plenty of maple leaves piled and spread them on top of the fresh manure to discourage the flies. ... Read more
Gardening over the Years
Thursday, February 13, 2020      6 comments

I have been living on this half acre property for over forty years. There is woodland behind me, and a dozen or so mature trees dotted around and in my property. There was not a shade problem when we first moved here, but it's starting now. ... Read more
Walk / Jog success
Monday, November 11, 2019      3 comments

I started with the 5 km Spark Walk / Jog calendar challenge. My first day was jog 30 seconds, walk 4minutes and 30 seconds. I believe I did that for 30 minutes. As the months rolled by, I kept repeating the challenge. To make it a bit more ch... Read more
Some happy news
Thursday, June 20, 2019      7 comments

A week or so ago, my daughter got married / eloped in the gardens just down the street and we had an after wedding dinner / BBQ in my back yard. So much fun, and she's officially "his problem" now! ... Read more
Restart by resetting
Tuesday, March 12, 2019      3 comments

Today I reset my spark page, so I could change the metric measurements to standard ones. It means I'm starting over from scratch, but that is okay - a new day = a clean slate and a new start!... Read more
Kilos lost
Sunday, March 03, 2019      5 comments

I still haven't been able to figure out how to change the kilos (record your weight) to pounds. So instead I am now listing it in kgs. My weight loss is being recorded as an amazing 96.55 kg this week. I really did not lose 212.5 pounds since my... Read more
KG verses Lbs - cell phone blues
Saturday, February 23, 2019      2 comments

I had to get my first ever cell phone back in October. It is a smart phone, so I can always get back to my start page. How ever that doesn't help me now. I thought my weight was being entered in lbs, but it seems I have done it in Kgs. That tra... Read more

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