2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 7,700 times in 2014. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 6 trips to carry that many people. Click here to… Continue reading 2014 in review

Polar Bears – Assiniboine Park Zoo

The main emphasize behind the Journey to Churchill exhibit at the Assiniboine Park Zoo is the Polar Bears, with other northern animals also included in surrounding exhibits.   I was under the impression when the work first began that Polar Bears would be brought here for with the intent of returning them to the wild once… Continue reading Polar Bears – Assiniboine Park Zoo

Wolves – Assiniboine Park Zoo

In my quest to walk last week, I went to the Assiniboine Park Zoo one day.  I had my camera with me and took pictures (of course).  There are too many pictures to put them all in one post, so will divide them over a few posts. Parts of the Journey to Churchill display is… Continue reading Wolves – Assiniboine Park Zoo

Merry Christmas

Whatever  holiday you are celebrating, I hope you can relax – whether on your own or with friends and/or family. At this time of year it is wonderful to slow down a bit from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Whether you live in the north and have snow on the ground (might even… Continue reading Merry Christmas

The Day After the Walk

Good news all around.  I survived the day!  I made my 25,000 steps (actually  26,332  steps) and I took some pictures on my walk that I can show you today.  🙂 It was a cloudy day (which is why it is so warm), so the pictures are just so, so – but they were on… Continue reading The Day After the Walk

I Went for a Walk

Chester and I go for 2 walks every day, but the last few days, I have been trying to beat my steps from the days before.  To do that today, I had to go on a longer walk. This started innocently enough on Saturday.  I had a shift to work at a location fairly close… Continue reading I Went for a Walk

Banana Oatmeal Cookies

Anyone who knows me know that I am not a cook or a baker and seldom do anything more of either of those duties, than I have to in order to survive.  When I do make something out of necessity, it certainly isn’t fancy and I often substitute ingredients in the recipe for something that… Continue reading Banana Oatmeal Cookies

It was Fun – but Messy – while it Lasted

I am talking about the weather (of course).  Here in Winnipeg (Winterpeg), it gets cold in December and stays cold until things thaw out to melt the snow sculptures in February.  This year it got cold in December and then warmed up above 0C – also in December.  So we had about 10 days of… Continue reading It was Fun – but Messy – while it Lasted

Mystery Prints

I cam home from shopping today and noticed some footprints on a light dusting of snow on my sidewalk.  I do not recognize these prints. I know bunny, squirrel, dog, cat and human without any difficulty, but these certainly do not belong to these groups. Critters that might be a possibility could be porcupine and… Continue reading Mystery Prints


I’ve got a little bit of progress here and a little bit of progress there. First – the job situation:  It looks like I will have 3 shifts at the Y each week.  The shifts are 4 hours each – so 12 hours per week.  I also have 3 shifts at Comforts of Home each… Continue reading Progress