Monday, February 24, 2014

So I was taking my normal walk...

One of the main reasons I really enjoy my job is that there is a large meadow out back I can walk through at lunch. it's such a shame that most people just sit inside on their computers during lunch...or run errands to wal-mart....I've seen all kinds of birds, beaver, deers and even the other day I saw a coyote!!! Crazy world we live in eh...

Monday, February 17, 2014

My scribbles

Life is pretty dang good. Happy with all my extracurricular stuff and volunteer duties. I do totally enjoy my job but could find something that is a bit more fulfilling. My personal debt will all be gone by the end of this year then we can focus on what little Jnel that point...with no really becomes our oyster

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Overtime Pub

One last thing...overtime pub near my place...pretty nifty... I paused at the door today and the waitress came over and said "Here is your beer, rickards white right?" ...blew me away I had been here only twice in the last six months....
Janelle and I decided to give our strict financial plan a bit of a heave ho and are flying out to Winnipeg for a few days in March to visit my mum for her Birthday. Very very excited for that...and the amazing kicker? My mum is coming out for Jnel's birthday the week after!!!! eek so excited.

Pizza in a cast iron pan

Love it...wish I knew how to take better pictures...always envied my sister that way...I should take a course of some kind...cause this pizza is awesome.

Iceland air

Janelle and I had the great pleasure of recently attending the Icelandair launch at the Art Barn which was a totally fantastic little to mingle with some aviation people and get to know a bit more of the Icelandic group here in Edmonton. I am really excited for 2015...that's the year Janelle and I are going to head out to Iceland for a week or two me thinks...get to know the old country.... Of course...if we win the Icelandair tickets at Thorrabolt next week we'll have to go a bit sooner... The picture below was taken by the Icelandair CEO type dude! and there was a volcano!

Monday, February 3, 2014

Master Composter Class!!!

Yay for Justin. I recently applied for admittance to the City of Edmonton's Master Composter class and just found out I got accepted. I have to say that I am super psyched to be involved in this opportunity. Every since Janelle and I have moved away from downtown and had to withdraw from the Queen Mary Park Community Garden I've felt a bit of a gap in my community involvement. Empire Park isn't far during the summer...I often walked it or biked it but during the winter I feel a bit reclusive. The Master Composter class is a great step to get more involved with the city and the gardening community here in Edmonton. It involves approximately 40 hours of classroom time spread out across the city and it's facilities and upon completion I have to contribute about an equal amount of volunteer hours. I am hoping to get involved in doing presentations to different groups around the city. Also should mention that out compost at home has been a breeze and super fun and easy...all our veggie scraps just go away and the worms are fat and happy...really such a neat thing...some people might find this a bit gross but I hope to get involved in some composting's so easy to compartmentalize our poop and assume its bad and gross and the toilet magically takes it away...and not realize it's truly a a critical part of the cycle of life that's so close to great compost soil. Thanks again for reading (no one).