Sleepy Chester

For some reason I dug out my Sony camera the other day and started snapping pictures of Chester.  I tried to sell this camera at one time because it simply did not have the zoom that I wanted for my trip to South Africa, but no one wanted to pay anything close to its value,… Continue reading Sleepy Chester

The Big 5 Personality Test

I received this letter from a young man who needs participants to answer a personality test for his studies.  Please take a look at it and if possible help him out with the anonymous personality quiz. “My name is Austin Gardner. I am a Junior in High School and for the past three years I… Continue reading The Big 5 Personality Test

FitBit Update #2

I have now had my FitBit for just under 4 months and I’m happy to say that it still motivates me to keep moving and to slowly make healthy changes to my diet. In the last week I received notification that I have now lost 15 lbs.  🙂 That is not a lot in 4… Continue reading FitBit Update #2

Wildlife Sighting

This sighting starts back to about a month ago.  Just before Christmas (might even have been on Christmas morning), I saw something cross the Red River on the ice. It appeared to be dog-like, but I didn’t really think it was a dog.  It was fairly dark out and this critter was quite a distance… Continue reading Wildlife Sighting

Computer Problem

There have been a few things going on around here – one of which made posting here a little difficult. My computer crashed.  This computer is about 2 1/2 years old and has Windows 7.  When I bought it I bought the warranty with a monthly payment.  This allowed me to take the computer home… Continue reading Computer Problem

Little Bit of This – Little Bit of That

There is seldom much going on around here in the dead of winter and January is about as dead as it can get.  🙂 We’ve had snow (not too much so far this year) and we’ve had cold & windy days.  Today has been a lovely break in the cold with a current temperature of… Continue reading Little Bit of This – Little Bit of That

The Cats – Assiniboine Park Zoo

The Assiniboine Park Zoo has several big cats on display.  I have never been thrilled with any of the accommodations for these cats though. Much money was donated to enlarge the Tiger home and this much larger enclosure is now open when I was at the zoo.  I only saw one Tiger in the new… Continue reading The Cats – Assiniboine Park Zoo

FitBit Update #1

Back at the end of September, 2014 I got myself a FitBit Flex and started walking to get those steps in and lose some weight.  You enter your goals in at the site and it suggests that you set small goals to give encouragement along the way.  I set my initial weight loss goal at… Continue reading FitBit Update #1

Arctic Fox – Assiniboine Park Zoo

The Arctic Foxes are in their new enclosure, close to the Polar Bears in the Journey to Churchill exhibit at the Assiniboine Park Zoo.  It is generally easier to see them and take pictures of them because we no longer have to look through chain-link fences, but in the winter, it seems the glass frosts… Continue reading Arctic Fox – Assiniboine Park Zoo