Saturday, June 23, 2012

My wounded foot makes a new friend

Seems that my foot is cuddly to Loki.  He cheerily nuzzled it - maybe to make it feel better or because it smells bad after 2 months.
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E. says that this is a lycathrope.  What is a lycanthrope you ask? Its just a fancy word for wear-po transforming into a loki-cat.  Loki was trying to oblige my camera, sort of, in a blurry way.  I need more light to take cat gets mouse pictures in the basement in the evening.

I'll have to keep trying.
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Favourite Carving and other distractions

Taken with my new camera, here is a shot of my favourite carving (purchased in Iqaluit).  I love the way that the artist captures the shape and movement of the parka and the details in the pants.  I love the job the camera did of captureing the colour in the stone too.  Yeah little camera.

I'm almost finished my course which means I can really start my vacation hopefully sometime tomorrow.  In the meantime, I'm looking forward to a nice visit tonight (I'm close enough I think I can spend time with my folks, grandfolks, 2/3 of my siblings and 50% of my nieces and nephews.  

The NHL draft kind of surprised me and it looks like so far Toronto has no pieces that make an immediate impact on next year.  I'm hoping that things work out... I'd really like to cheer for the Leafs in next years playoffs.  There is another little draft that I'm keeping my eye on, waiting to see what pieces will still be left in a week.

Better get back to work.... so I can be closer to free!
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Friday, June 22, 2012

Hello Again

Its been a while since I've written and while some of it is that school is normally busy at the end of the year, this time I have to add a few extra twists.  The major one being breaking my foot while playing floor hockey.  It was just bad luck, the way I stepped, my foot got caught and I rolled right over my toes.  It was a bit of an adventure and involved some trips to Winnipeg.  I'm almost mended.  In the mean time, I've gotten very good at navigating the world on crutches and am secretly hoping that I get the green light to ditch them next week - not sure what'll happen.  I'll keep you posted.  The other twist is that I enrolled in an AQ course which had a tonne of homework which has left me tied up doing my own homework when I'm not marking or creating homework for my students.  But, mostly with a broken foot I wasn't going outside so much and I wasn't dragging my very heavy camera with me.  So, I decided that one thing I should do this summer is get a smaller little camera that may not take such great pictures, but should be light enough for me to carry and not tired me out on my own.

I can't believe its been a week since the end of school.  I've been crazy busy doing course work and I haven't even got to visit with my brother and his kids.  I'm almost done.  I think I can promise that once I am, there will be lots of posts in the next while.  In the mean time I have a few assignments left to do and I should get on it so I can move on to family time for the next week.
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