Have I mentioned I collect dinosaur bones before? No? You didn't read that one? Well, it's true... Of all the hobbies I could possibly have, I may have chosen one of the strangest. I'll be honest, there's a lot that goes into finding these fossils. Time, patience, money, and knowing what it is you're looking… Continue reading Fossils in Focus: Dromaeosaurus
I want to curl up into a ball and sleep for a week. After finishing up with Purge, the latest show to hit the stage in Fort McMurray and the first one to run post-COVID, I find myself exhausted. But it's more than that. I feel worn - raw. As if someone is about to… Continue reading An Act of Darkness
There once was a man named Martin, Who's oddly obsessed with a garden. He’s kind of a creep, Treats his wife like a sheep, Watch Purge, this week, it's starting! I don't have the time to work on much this week, but I figured I’d still leave you with a little something. All my spare… Continue reading A Little Something…
Millions of years ago, in an age unlike ours, there existed creatures of size and scope that we can only dream of. Creatures so large, wondrous, and mysterious, that they capture the imaginations of both children and adults alike. I'm talking, of course, about dinosaurs. Why dinosaurs, you ask? Well... They say everybody has a… Continue reading Fossils in Focus: Triceratops
It's hot. So bloody hot that I can't even focus on my post for today. I think we've hit the "I should be sitting on a beach, sipping away on a margarita, and listening to the ocean" hot. And it's only going to get hotter... Seriously! Look at the weather report for the whole week!… Continue reading Here Comes the Sun!
It's finally happened. After 15 months (or more) of varying lockdown stages, Alberta has announced that we've hit our targets in COVID cases and vaccination percentages. The result? As of July 1, we can relax most of the public health measures currently in place. What does this mean? No more masks. Little to no limits… Continue reading Open & Anxious
This past weekend, I went camping for the first time this year. We packed too much food, too much drink, and had far too much fun. The sun was scorching, and the bugs were...tolerable. Surrounded by good people (within COVID guidelines, of course), it was nearly a perfect weekend! The one thing I couldn't help… Continue reading Confused and Contemplating – Screw It, I’ve Gone Camping
Today I find myself unable to speak. With all the words available to me, I can't seem to make them work. In the last few years, I've followed your life through Facebook, messages, phone, and distance. We were a world apart, but we've always been connected. We are family. When I was young you would… Continue reading Never Enough
Today is May 31, 2021. To some, this is just another day. But to me, this is a milestone marker. One year ago today, on May 31, 2020, I posted about my intentions to write on my blog more frequently. Up until then, I felt like I hadn't been doing myself any justice. I figured… Continue reading What a Year!
This morning I opened my eyes, looked at the clock, and sighed. 5 AM. My alarm was still almost two hours away. My head hit the pillow again, but I didn't go back to sleep. All the things I'm doing, all the things I have yet to do this week, were bouncing around in my… Continue reading My Laundry List