Finally, a topic at which I excel.
Steve and I have gotten back into the CTV/CBS cop serial Flashpoint. It’s now aired on ION. It is filmed in Toronto, with a largely Canadian cast including Hugh Dillon, he of the crazy eyes.
Seriously, even when he smiles he looks insane. Growing up in Kingston, ON, will do that to a guy, just ask Steve.
Trust me, behind those sunglasses are his crazy eyes.
Anywho, I digress. Since we’ve been watching Flashpoint, I’ve been bugged by the fact that I’d seen Amy Jo Johnson somewhere, in something, and I had not been able to place it. So I Googled her. Turns out, she was a regular in one of my old favorites, Felicity. I’m glad I can put that life-stopper to bed!
Like Mr. Dillon, Amy Jo is also an accomplished musician (Dillon fronted the Canadian rock band Headstones, and more recently, the Hugh Dillon Redemption Choir in addition to a solo career) but was born in Massachusetts. Check out her voice in the video.
And check out an old performance of the Hugh Dillon Redemption Choir, if you feel so inclined.
Gotta love YouTube.
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Can you editorialize yourself?
I posted this last Hallowe’en, and it still stands. This holiday has become the one that annoys me even more than Christmas. I think the reason at the moment is a recent news report that said something like 90 percent of Virginians are Christians. Does anyone else see an inconsistency here? So let’s go dress up like a murderer, a demon, a celebrity, etc., and parade around asking for stuff. (And no, it does not make it better if you dress up like Winnie the Pooh or a sunflower.) I just can’t see Jesus trick or treating.
Enjoy the rerun!
I keep hearing the phrase “Get into the spirit of Hallowe’en.” Seriously? It’s really starting to tick me off. Who remembers what the spirit of Hallowe’en is? I’m not totally brushed up on my historical facts, but I believe All Hallow’s Eve began as a pagan ritual practiced by the Celts that was meant to honor their deities. And I need to be in the spirit of it? Just go ahead and climb into bed with Satan and get it over with.
And don’t forget the chocolate.
Oh, and while you’re at it, prostitute your children for the cause, as well. Any other time a person dresses up and hits the streets begging for goods, it’s illegal.
Ok, so even when I resolve to do something, I can’t stick to it! There were some nice pictures while it lasted. Except for that last one. Ha.
It’s been a busy couple of days what with getting some pasture fenced over at the Browns. Jenny and I drove all the T-posts for the project on Friday afternoon in the snow. None on the ground, but it fell from the sky (where else does snow come from?) most of the afternoon. Getting the posts in the ground was dependent upon getting the fenceline straight with stakes and string, and then measuring and marking each post position. It was several hours’ work.
Yesterday, Aaron joined us with the skidsteer and we drove wood posts and built braces. It almost felt like more work than the day before, but I think it was because there was a lot of hurry up and wait going on, and a lot of walking. We finished last night when the posts ran out. There are 4 more posts to drive and I think 3 braces to build before that part of the job is done. Then there is just wire stretching. I see a lot of that in my near future!
No picture today. But the snow is all gone. It got very nice today, and Mom walked Blue while I rode Sully. Then I went down and dug around the spring a little more. I was exhausted by the time that was done, due to not sleeping much last night and a mild cold just kind of sucking the life out of me! Sully spooked at a woodpile on Worrell Memorial, so we had a little come to Jesus meeting on the side of the road. It was a big spook, too, big enough to unseat me. After our little meeting, he was on his best behavior. Horse is smarter than he looks!
Good news, we offered him a bucket of water and he wasn’t interested. So he is drinking his fill. He’s dropped a lot of weight the past few days, which I know is in preparation for the green grass, but I hate to see the ribs and hip bones. :p
Made a really good chicken dish tonight. Maybe I’ll write it out and name it and everything. Or maybe I’ll just file it away in my mind. Never to be seen again!
Tomorrow is the start of a week of rainy, snowy weather. Maybe I can bump up my strength training and get on that elliptical to prepare for that bike I’ve been promised.
This morning found that we’d received a small dumping of wet snow over night. It kept putting it down and piling it up until mid-morning, and then the fog rolled in. It isn’t terribly cold, so now it is melting fast, but I did snap a couple of pictures this morning while we were out caring for Sully.
I caught Steve through the windshield while he was cleaning off the snow… he never saw it coming, hehehe.
I thought this was too pretty to pass up, and not something you see very often; a forsythia in full bloom coated with heavy snow.
The snow is still here, but melting already (thank goodness!) The high is 56 tomorrow, so that will certainly be it.
My first week of the Accelerate cycle on “The 17 Day Diet” went extremely well with a 7lb loss. I am definitely pleased. I even got in my strength workout this morning, in spite of a very mild cold. I am ready to kick week 2 in the tookus!
(Forgive the 3 consecutive posts; my camera died over the weekend and had to be recharged.)
We awoke to a coating of ice. Steve got these two really cool pictures before I even woke up.
It was a very light coating, and was about gone by the time I rolled out of bed.
Due to being busy all day looking after Savannah, I did not get a picture today. So I will instead be forced to use the one thousand words to tell about today.
Savannah arrived via Aaron around 11:30am. Prior to her arrival, I did get some work done, and cleaned the house and showered. Then we had lunch, worked in the garden for a little more than an hour, came in and watched Bedknobs and Broomsticks and some Veggie Tales, then played SkipBo until it was time to go feed Sully. She helped me with that, too, including stuffing the nets for tomorrow.
I’m really pleased with what we got done in the garden. I’m hoping to finish it up tomorrow, and I will try to get a picture!
We survived the storms last night, obviously, but we got enough hail with them to demolish my pretty little crocuses. They were nice while they lasted.
Did exceptionally well with my eating today, in spite of Steve being late and not getting supper till nearly 8pm. We had roasted chicken breasts and cauliflower “rice” and spinach drizzled with olive oil. It was well worth the wait! The cauliflower was especially good. Wonder what I did?