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Week 12 52 Week Photo Challenge Black and White

Just east and north of down town Red Deer you will find Kerry Wood Nature Center and just south of that is my office.  Week Twelve’s theme was black and white.  Everywhere I looked there was white, white and more white, but do you think  could find black, not so much. However, I love editing, and changing photos to black and white is probably one of the easiest edits to do, at least now.  While I was training a new supervisor I noticed movement outside my office window. Now as cars drive by my office window to park at the school or for our office, this isn’t unusually, but this movement was loping.  So I did a double take and saw a huge moose outside.  In the middle of the city there was a 6 and ½ foot moose!!              This is actually less unusually then one might think since Red Deer is very much a parks city and the river is a natural travel route for many animals, but I had never been that close to a moose before so I took a couple shots and one of them I edited to black and…

Week 11 52 Week Photo Challenge Warm

Initially I took a by on this week.  It was cold, and not at all warm, and I couldn’t get my creative juices flowing.  But then I came across this photo I took with my iphone and thought it fit the criteria of being warm.  I had used the “wood Camera” app to edit the photo to make it a sepia finish and as the day was actually pretty warm, with the Sepia finish it did feel warm and it was a great day.

Week 10 52 Week Photo Challenge Light

Interesting Light was my focus this week, and it was hard to find something that would fit the theme and not be something the I had already photographed.  For my birthday, my best friend Estelle came up to Edmonton, for the Brier. 

Estelle invited Adrian and I up and we all went to a curling game then went drinking at the Patch!! It was a great night you can read more about it in the Brier blog I wrote previously, but here are the pictures I used for this week!!

Car Wreck

So as I was being driven home from my night out with the girls, Lily and I were talking about her new job.  She had just been hired to work for the Kipp Scott group as a Car Salesperson.  She is a very personable lady so I could see her doing very well in that role.  As we turned onto 76 street and approached my house, I noticed something really weird.  I could see through my car, I could see the backseat clearly.             This may not seem like it should be a weird thing, but my Explorer has very tinted back windows so to be able to clearly see that my interior is beige seemed odd.  At first I thought someone had broken into my car and stolen my Easter Gifts for the kids, I was pissed but it was a, ‘oh well, it was only $40 worth of stuff”.  As we got closer I gasped, audibly gasped and said, ”What the hell is wrong with my car?!”             Lily pulled up to the curb and I got out, my car was wrecked!! It had been hit! And hit hard, it had been pushed up the street, ten feet an…

Girls Night Out Friday March 29th

I don’t usually go out, at least not anymore, it’s just not really my first choice.  I can’t say that it’s not my thing because I do enjoy going out and dancing and having a good time.  But I also like staying home with a couple drinks and playing games and visiting just as much.  So on Good Friday when Stacey came over and asked if I wanted to go out, I decided that it sounded like an ok idea.             So after a bottle of wine at my house, Lily came by and picked us up, so us three girls went out on the town.  We bar hopped, and Lily was our designated driver.  We started out at Canadian Brewhouse, went to Bellinis, Billy Bob’s, and then finally to Chef’s in Sylvan.             Our first stop at Canadian Brewhouse was the busiest venue we saw all night.  It’s a sports lounge though, so it was loud and there was no room for dancing.  After one drink, we left to hit up a dance club.             Bellini’s and Billy Bob’s are right next door to each other in the Sheraton in Red Deer…


I enjoy Easter, but mostly only as a family holiday, the Easter eggs and Easter Bunny and those things are often forgotten by me, much like that silly Tooth Fairy.  (Just ask Chandler about my track record with the Tooth Fairy).  So this year my mom came to Red Deer for Easter.  She stayed with me until Saturday then she went to my brothers for a few days.  My brother was also hosting Easter Supper at his house.              This Easter was a great little family get together. We went to my brothers at noon and had Turkey and potatoes and fixings.  Then we played games and visited.  Nelson even set up an Easter Egg hunt for the Lil Man, and was LilMan ever excited about his Easter gifts. There were chocolates and Play dough eggs for him to fully enjoy.              The whole family played Settlers of Cataan.  I really like this game, but I have yet to win it against my brother or Rhiannon.  They play it more frequently and have better luck with the dice.  It was still a fun game and…

Week 9 Photo Challenge

New was the theme for week 9.  Interestingly enough, not much new was going on in my life during this week. Nothing I could claim was new, my life is generally pretty even keeled and things don’t change that much for me, so I posted the only new thing that happened, my kids got new hair cuts.  Best news about this was that Chan lost his Beiber hairstyle and “flow” and got a real haircut, sorta like his Uncle.

Photo Challenge Week Eight

Week 8 was my view.  During the week my only views were work, my kids and the open road on a drive to Provost.  This isn’t a complaint or anything, I mean really my kids are awesome to look at and driving on the open road every once in awhile is nice change. Since the weather was good it was a great drive, and I was able to get some great pictures!!

Happy Birthday to ME

So this year on March 8th I had another birthday, surprised I was not it comes every year, but it was less then eventful this year again.  Yet this year again, I missed Chan’s soccer final, so next year I have to be there, no matter what!!             I didn’t work on my birthday, I enjoy not working on my birthday and if you are able to I suggest that you not work on your birthday, it’s very nice!! For my day off I just hung out and then went for lunch with the girls from work.  I am still in love with my job, which is such a weird thing to say, even if I do have periods of less productivity, I am happy to go to work everyday and I am happy to be at work.  For years, I mean really since I was working at the Bakery, I haven’t felt this way about any job that was on my career path.  I’ve enjoyed my waitressing jobs, but they were just tide me over jobs, they were not jobs I was going to have forever.  This is a career for me and I am happy to have this as my career.  But this isn’t eve…