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  • Inspirational women

    Over the years I have had many inspirational women in my life. I have been very lucky in this regard. My mom, my aunts, my Grandmothers (Nan and Grammy A.), my great Aunts and my great Grandmother (Grammy), among many other various family members and family friends. So I definitely haven’t lacked female role models… So I’d like to introduce my Great Grandmother (Grammy).

    This picture was taken in April 2010, which would have been two months after her 101st birthday! And guess what? She will be celebrating her 106th birthday on February 27th! Which also happens to be Cory’s 35th birthday as well. And I will be going, as long as the weather cooperates. I did the math which means she was born in 1909. Can you imagine the changes in the world she has seen and the things, both good and bad she has seen? The other people in the picture are my Mom and Me. I feel bad about missing Cory’s birthday but I missed Grammy’s 105th birthday last year and I am sure he understands [...]

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  • &^%$*(&^ piece of &%$# car

    That about sums it up… Now that I got that out of my system. I have woken up for the 4th day in about 3 weeks to find my battery dead again. It is getting so annoying. I thought this was a step up. I did not expect so many issues with this damn car! This is the 4th time it has died and had to be boosted and the temperature only went down to -11°C (-16°C ), which is cold but not cold enough that a 3-4 year old car should die when it gets that cold. There has to be something wrong with the battery.

    Cory’s Dad is picking me up to take me to work at 8:30 tomorrow morning and I am getting a ride back with them as Pat (Cory’s Mom) works 9-5 and I work 9:15 to 5:15 this week. At least I have that much going for me, it wont be like last week where I had to do a combination of co-workers driving me to the KFC and walking the rest of the way (0.5 km) in blizzard conditions (which most of the last 2 weeks has been) that cause a 5-7 min walk to take 15-20 minutes or a cab and either Cory’s Dad or a cab in. [...]

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  • Handwriting recognition, Asthma, and allergies.

    I am really having a hard time with blogging lately. Its not that I don’t have the time. I do. I just either forget about it or I start but then get sidetracked and then I never finish my post. By the time I go back, I just want to start over. I thought some about giving up the domain and hosting, but I really don’t want to. I love the domain name so much and have had it since 2005. I just can’t imagine getting rid of it! Both the domain name and hosting are due to renew soon…

    I was sick all last week again. I got a cold over the weekend and ended up with a really bad cough again. I missed a week of work because I was so sick. I couldn’t breath and was coughing up so much phlegm I was literally choking on it. I was also running a fever and had the chills. I lost my voice completely for 6 days, which is why I didn’t go to work. Its really starting to suck. I am constantly getting sick or not feeling well. It’s rough. [...]

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  • A little update

    I am so glad that blogging daily was not on my list of new years resolutions. That would have been a fail right off the bat! No posts in 15 days. I did not even reply to any comments. It’s not like I was too busy. I just sometimes can not get up the energy to turn on the computer after spending 8-10 hours a day on it at work. I know in this day in age most of us work daily on computers. But sometimes I just want a break. So I took one, without even really thinking about it.

    Not much has gone on in the last 2 weeks anyways. We now have snow on the ground that does not seem to be going anywhere anytime soon. I have now realized how incredibly stupid it is not to have snow tires on my car. No I did not have an accident. But I feel like I might as well be in a tobaggan (like those olympic style ones) rather then a car. I am getting used to it and don’t mind driving on ice or hard packed snow but slushy snow scares the crap out of me and I hold my breath whenever Cory has the car. He is a good driver, so I really don’t need to be, he has only ever had one accident but he also is inexperienced compared to me. [...]

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  • I can’t believe it’s 2015!

    So this is Christmas, and what have you done? Another year over, and a new one just begun.

    ~ John Lennon

    Well I for one, am happy to welcome the new year! Not that 2014 was really bad. Just long. I see a lot of people outlining each month of 2014 however I have no posts from January and February 2014 and can’t even remember what went on in those months and I don’t have the energy to go back and look through each month. I might do a post like that later this week, maybe.

    So instead I am just going to outline what I am hoping for in 2015. Wow! 2015! Can you believe it? I remember being younger and the year 2015 just seemed like something sci-fi. Something that just would never happen. Why? I don’t know. I just could not imagine that far ahead. It felt like something out of a Jetsons episode, though technically Jetsons was set in 2062. I looked it up! [...]

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  • Christmas 2014

    I hope everyone had as wonderful of a Christmas as I did! We went to his sister and brothers for the night overnight on Christmas Eve. They share an apartment in the same apartment building as his parents and some of his aunts and uncles and cousins. His parents and some of his family came up, or we went to see them on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.

    Since a large number of his fathers side of the family including his siblings all have the same disease Cory has, Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) they mostly live in the same building or (including us) very close by within the same neighbourhood Fairview. The building is fairly accessible and large enough for wheel chairs and other things. Plus they all grew up in the neighbourhood on or near the street they are on. So they are all very close knit. It’s kind of a foreign thing for me. Not the close knit part, my family is really close but we are all spread out all over the place and my immediate family in particular has moved a lot due to my father being military when I was younger. [...]