Tuesday, April 24, 2007


One year ago today, very nearly to the hour, I was in a car accident. It wasn't a bad one per se, but bad enough, and I'm still suffering from the whiplash I incurred that morning. I sit here now with my left shoulder aching, my left arm behaving oddly, knowing that it's my right side that's probably tighter and more enflamed, and I wonder how different I would possibly be feeling right now if the accident hadn't occurred, if whomever it was in the minivan that was being ridiculously stupid so that everyone had to check their rearview as they passed knows the effect his/her lack of spatial awareness. I wonder how the other two gentlemen who were involved in the accident are doing. When I picked up my car from the dealership where the repairs were done, I heard that the one (he was the third vehicle, and therefore "at fault") continued to be shaken up, to the point where he was reluctant to drive. I wonder if he has gotten over that. I wonder too about the man in the middle, who got hit from behind, then ran into me. His jostling must have been much worse than mine, and if I am still suffering, what must he be going through? I know it doesn't do to think about what life would be like if events hadn't occurred. Curse my imagination, though.

Speaking of imagination, as I was a Provincials wrapping up the Gryffindor scarf (pictures soon!), someone came up and asked me if I was trying to get the job as "whatever your job is" of the Alberta Quidditch Association. This has completely occupied my imagination ever since. I almost want to write a story about a day in the life of the Executive Director of the Alberta Quodpot and Quidditch Association. Alas, my experience with team sports is extremely limited. But I can imagine... :D

87 days, and I finished Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone yesterday! There are 145 chapters left, and only 53 more days at the gym to read them, assuming I maintain a MTWFSa schedule, and taking out the trip to Nationals and Summer Camp (of course, they usually have a gym of some kind in the hotel, so I may still be able to salvage the TWFSa of Nationals...). That's just shy of 3 chapters per session, and some chapters are LONG... Not sure if I have built up enough stamina t do the elliptical for 40 minutes to an hour. The 30 yesterday was tough enough... If I take out Half-Blood Prince and say I'll read that at Summer Camp, then it's just over two chapters a day. I'll have to consider...

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Office furniture!

I've put a little gallery together in our Picasa album of the new office furniture! Oh! I love it! And that is all I will say today.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

New office furniture!

And I forgot my camera at home! :( Ah well, that's okay. Today is going to be a little crazy with getting everything ready to head to Calgary for the weekend. But the gentlemen are here right now, putting it together, and so far, it looks lovely. I can't really concentrate on anything, though I think I'll try to write my notes for speaking at the banquet Saturday. In between ogling my new desk in progress. Can't wait! I'll get pictures next week.

Oh, and oh....

Monday, April 09, 2007


It has been a good weekend, with only a couple almosts. I almost got the house clean (only dusting remains), and I almost finished the Gryffindor scarf (only five more bands!). I am not disturbed, however. By saying almost, that means that most of those things got done, and that in itself is a victory! But things that aren't almosted are a yummy Easter dinner, our taxes (finished and filed!), a book, and me resting a little bit, all of which are faits accompli. I'm sure that's not proper spelling, but I don't really care to look it up right now. :)

There's a new link over to the side to a web photo album I've started. There's not too much there right now, but I'll be adding to it as things come up. I do believe that a tour of the house is in order for those who've never been, so I'll try to get the pictures together this week since the house is (almost) clean.

Mike has decreed that the Hufflepuff scarf is next, so while I likely won't finish it at the tournament this weekend since I have to finish Gryffindor first, I hope for at least half done. I have also decided to take up what I've already knitted on Mike's scarf, and as soon as the Harry Potter scarves are done, restart it on those needles. As it stands now, it's too wide and too loose for my liking, and 200m of yarn only made about a foot and a half of scarf.

I hope your weekends were just as fulfilling!

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Happy Easter, everyone

I am taking four days to clean the house, finish the Gryffinddor scarf (hopefully), play WoW with my friends, cook our special turkey dinner, and not read Harry Potter because the gym is closed for four whole days. How about the rest of you?

I am down in Calgary next weekend, where I hope to start (if I haven't already) and likely finish the next Harry Potter scarf, as I am tied to the Calgary West Soccer Centre for over two days straight (and each scarf is only 19 hours of knitting). If anyone is in the area, you're welcome to stop by! I won't have time for any visiting otherwise.

I called the Red Deer Chapters. The gentleman I spoke to was amazingly unhelpful and unenthused, and told me to call back at the end of May to see if they'd be doing an event... grumble.

Best wishes to you and yours for this weekend!

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