The end of a decade…

Suffice it to say, I'm not the same person I was a year ago. With all the growth in the past year, how can I be? Then again, the growth has not been limited to the last year. I find it hard to believe that not only are we a matter hours away from a … Continue reading The end of a decade…

Little bit of everything…

Today had a little bit of everything in it. I covered the store for a bit this morning while Lynn was getting bloodwork done, then came home, did some laundry and other housework, and started brainstorming for my next assignment. I finally settled on a topic; now to begin the research. I grabbed a workout … Continue reading Little bit of everything…

Bookwork

Today was quiet. I got a workout in, did some reading, and finished the reading for the next unit of my course. Once I get the assignment done I will officially be on the downhill part of the course. I have two assignments and one unit left to do before I tackle the final exam, … Continue reading Bookwork

Focusing on learning…

Today was a fairly light day. I did some general cleanup around the house, met a church member who was returning some borrowed items, and other general odds and ends. The biggest parts of my day were tied up with a workout and studying. For my workout today, I did just under a mile-and-a-half on … Continue reading Focusing on learning…

Looking back, looking forward…

Christmas is done for another year and I, for one, am glad. Don't get me wrong. I enjoy the holidays. I also enjoy when they end. This year has been additionally hard, with it being the first Christmas since Brenda passed away. However, we have gotten through it at least somewhat unscathed. That's not to … Continue reading Looking back, looking forward…

One Day at a Time…

Getting closer to Christmas, I'm starting to struggle a bit. The last few days have been tough. I've been sleeping, but I'm not feeling as rested as I should. Part of it is the time of year. I've never been a Christmas person. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, but I don't enjoy … Continue reading One Day at a Time…

Finding optimism

I'm officially at the 3/4 mark of my first English course. So far I have nothing to complain about as I've been able to consistently pull in marks that have been in the high-80's to low-90's. That being said, I do have more work to do. I have two assignments left in this course, then … Continue reading Finding optimism

Catching up

I haven't written for a couple days, as I've been busy. I've had a nice little flurry of work pop up in the run up to Christmas. Sunday, between church and community events, I spent most of the day shooting photos. It may have been busy, but it was fun. I always enjoy covering those … Continue reading Catching up

Content Warning: Unexpected triggers and self-care…

Today was nice and quiet. I was pretty much a home body today. I caught up on some housework, got some playstation time in, and got a workout in. This evening I watched a couple hours of television with Lynn, and have been doing some school work. Overall, I'm feeling good. I'm liking that my … Continue reading Content Warning: Unexpected triggers and self-care…

Making priorities

****In this post I talk about what is working for me in my fitness regime. It should not be construed as advice. If it's been awhile since you worked out consult your doctor before starting any workout plan. Thanks, Kevin.**** I'm definitely noticing a difference in my moods since I've started working out again. I … Continue reading Making priorities

Finding a steady, but sustainable, pace…

Today was steady, but not overly busy. I was up and out the door early for a 9 a.m. interview. The interview went well and I got lots of information for a story I am researching. Now if only the weather would have cooperated a bit so I could get some decent photos. After the … Continue reading Finding a steady, but sustainable, pace…

Day off…

I managed to enjoy a nice quiet day today. I let myself sleep in, had an appointment with M, and enjoyed some Red Dead Redemption 2. This afternoon B came over and we got the outside Christmas decorations out. There was an event in Halkirk that I could have attended and covered for the paper, … Continue reading Day off…

You can’t help others if you don’t help yourself…

Yesterday turned into another whirlwind day. This time Lynn and I were both up and out early, taking our bookstore to the pop-up market in Stettler, hosted by the Central Alberta Business Centre. The market was good, but it was a long day, made even longer by the fact that once we finished there we … Continue reading You can’t help others if you don’t help yourself…

Self-care

Today was a somewhat busy day. Being Friday, it was my day to cover the store. it wasn't overly busy, but it was steady. It did provide plenty of opportunity to get my next assignment edited and submitted. Five down, three to go. After I finished at the store, Lynn met me for supper, and … Continue reading Self-care

Missed my own bed…

After the last two days, I am tired. It's always easy to get tired out when your not sleeping in your own bed. I was back in Nisku taking the last two in-person days for the Rural Mental Health Project, something I am helping out with in town. The simplistic goal of the project is … Continue reading Missed my own bed…

Making changes

I'm feeling sore and stiff tonight, but overall pretty good. I've had a general body ache for a few days, especially in my calfs since I hopped on the treadmill again the other day. However, despite the aches, pains, and body protests, I hit the treadmill for a 30 minute workout today. I'm a little … Continue reading Making changes

Equipment workhorse; Canon T6i

While not as up to date as the latest generation of cameras, I have to admit that I love my Canon T6i (750D outside North America). It may be an older model, but it is a workhorse. I've used it to shoot everything from school events to rodeo. It doesn't seem to matter whether it's … Continue reading Equipment workhorse; Canon T6i

Touring the back country

Today was a quieter day. I covered a breakfast with Santa event in Halkirk first thing, then met up for lunch with some of our church folks. After lunch I loaded up the two big dogs, Sirius and Roll, and headed out into the back country to take some photos. It was a relaxing afternoon, … Continue reading Touring the back country