Month: October 2015

Random Shots from Two Days in Toronto

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Let’s Play Ball

Last Friday, my sister, brother-in-law, and I decided to go to Toronto to watch a couple of Blue Jays playoff games. We’d chatted a bit about it at the beginning of October, but for some reason Friday it was a bit more serious. We may have still been delirious from the ridiculous 7th inning of game 5 of the ALDS,…

Something Fishy

One of my nephews turned 4 yesterday. I’m the crazy aunt who sometimes skips toys in lieu of hand knits. Fortunately the kids seem relatively ok with it.  I think random treats throughout the year helps. Mittens have become my standard birthday gift: they are always being lost or outgrown.  This year I tried a fish hat to match.   …

I’m Sorry

To my friend who will likely receive an oddly shaped slipper: I’m sorry.     See, I’ve been knitting while I’ve been watching the baseball post season. You know it’s been a crazy ride with the Blue Jays this week. The first slipper went relatively normally.   Then today happened.  More specifically, the seventh inning.   There were bizarre plays.…

All Dogs Go To Kevin

A couple of weeks ago a veterinarian friend posted a link to an article about euthanasia for pets and the difficulties their owners have in deciding it is the “right” time. As anyone who’s had to make that particular decision knows, it’s not easy and there are no clear guidelines to when it’s the correct time. While reading the article,…

Walking the Line

The thing about puppies is that it sometimes takes a while til they learn their boundaries.  I’m fortunate that I live off the road and Charlie can wander the yard (somewhat) freely. My parents live close to the road so he has a rope on the clothes line which allows him to stay outside on his own.