Taking pictures…

Today has been another quiet Sunday. We had church this morning, then we headed home. I made pancakes for lunch, and we watched the nail-biter of the Dallas-Calgary hockey game. Unfortunately, Calgary came out on the losing end, but it was in overtime, and it was a tightly contested game. After the game, I headed … Continue reading Taking pictures…

Work, work, work…

Today was a pretty laid back day. I ended up doing a couple of interviews this morning for an article I'm working on, and I made some headway on my next essay. This afternoon, I worked on my photography and Photoshop courses, then did some more work on my essay, as well as doing some … Continue reading Work, work, work…

Running in the red…

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Today has been a day. I was up and out relatively early, taking Willow to see the vet in Stettler. The vet ended up keeping her for a few hours so she could do some tests, which left me with time to kill. The good news is that the vet … Continue reading Running in the red…

Restful…

Yesterday and today have both ended up being pretty restful days. I didn't end up doing too much yesterday, trying to give myself a chance to unwind. Still, the day wasn't without its productivity. I got some studying in for my university course, updated my website, and even managed to catch an episode of SEAL … Continue reading Restful…

Photography road trip…

Today was busier than it felt, despite sleeping in. I made pancakes for lunch for Lynn and I, then ended up cleaning my camera and lenses, because it had been awhile since it's been done, and with the pets, their fur gets everywhere. With that task completed, Lynn, Rolo, and I -Sorry Taffy!!-loaded into the … Continue reading Photography road trip…

Maintaining…

This morning Lynn and I were up and out a bit earlier than normal, to pick up a new A-frame that we are going to repurpose for the store, because the one down there is too small and light for the task. After we got back from that, I logged into my free webinar I … Continue reading Maintaining…

An evening drive…

Today was a mix of work and play. This morning I did some interviewing and article writing, then after lunch I went out to take some photos. I only ended up going out for an under an hour as the light was harsh and I didn't end up coming upon any wildlife. After I got … Continue reading An evening drive…

Found the cows, they’re at home…

Despite struggling to get motivated this morning, today was a pretty successful day. I managed to get an article written for work before lunch, then headed into the back country near where I live to do some exploring. The terrain in this area never ceases to amaze me. We have everything from flat prairie to … Continue reading Found the cows, they’re at home…

Early Morning Peace…

I always forget how much I enjoy the predawn quiet in the house. Lately I haven't even been setting an alarm, because it didn't seem to matter what I tried, I couldn't talk myself into getting out of bed, and as a result I've been sleeping in later and later. With my schedule being kind … Continue reading Early Morning Peace…

Work and self-care…

Today is definitely off to a rough start. I do not feel like I slept at all well last night, and this morning I am dragging ass. Despite that though, I have already managed to get some work done, and set up a meeting for later on this morning. My goals for today are to … Continue reading Work and self-care…

Complacency and finding my ‘why.’

I know I need to make a change. Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com I need to make time to look after myself mentally and physically. It's not that I'm in a bad place right now, it's just I need to find the motivation to make a lasting change. If I can get myself back into … Continue reading Complacency and finding my ‘why.’

Digging deep

Today was the final real "down" day I'm going to have for at least a week. I slept in a bit, then went to work processing photos from yesterday's hockey, then I ran sound for this morning's church service. After church we did our usual lunch thing with church friends, then back home where I … Continue reading Digging deep

Return to reality, and potential changes on the horizon…

The holiday season is behind us, and with that reality resumes. After a whirl-wind trip to Calgary where we spent New Year's Eve with friends, today is most definitely back to the grind. I'm glad I don't mind driving. First up, I have to recover the dogs from the kennel, where they had a min-vacation … Continue reading Return to reality, and potential changes on the horizon…

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

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…

Busy day…

I am glad that tomorrow is having a somewhat slower start to the day. Up and out the door by 915, to take photos at a new sport group that is operating in town. After that, it was down to Hanna to give a presentation on mental health and PTSD for a class project for … Continue reading Busy day…

You live, you learn…

As busy as today was, I still managed to find some downtime. I was up early, and had the plumber stop in to check on a couple of things that we need to get dealt, then off to the lodge to do a photo shoot for the church members who live up there. It was … Continue reading You live, you learn…

downtime…

For a switch, today was a much quieter, yet still productive day. I slept in, played some Playstation, then opened the store for Lynn while she nursed a migraine. After she made it down to the store I ended up meeting with MF to have lunch and discuss plans for our the upcoming training we … Continue reading downtime…

Productivity…

Today was a somewhat productive day. I started the day by letting myself sleep in a bit, then when I got mobile I started catching up on some office work that I had been neglecting for too long. Then I was out the door, doing another photoshoot with a previous client. After the photoshoot I … Continue reading Productivity…

A change in perspective

Well today was a mix of good and bad. The good news is that the rotator tear I was previously diagnosed with in my right shoulder is no longer an issue. The bad news is that the ultrasound apparently showed the development of bursitis in the shoulder, which explains the ache. They opted to do … Continue reading A change in perspective

Keeping busy, but finding downtime too.

Today was steady. I didn't have a lot on the books schedule-wise, but after last night's council meeting I did spend a good chunk of my day researching and writing. However, that was broken up by a visit from my editor in Stettler. He's been on the job as the editor for the Stettler paper … Continue reading Keeping busy, but finding downtime too.

Slowing down

I am looking forward to sleep tonight. It's going to be in my own bed. It's been a busy, but productive week. I'm glad it's over though, because it was too much time on the road. The second day of my second course was definitely better than the first. It was more defined, and explored … Continue reading Slowing down

Busy days

I have not been able to write anywhere near as much I would like recently. Fortunately, my schedule should be settling back down to normal as of Friday. I am definitely looking forward to it, because so far in November I've been home under two days. I was in Edmonton on the weekend for my … Continue reading Busy days

Learning my craft

Over this last weekend I attended a photography workshop with Greg Johnson, the Tornado Hunter. I've learned a lot about photography in the last couple years, however the basic course I took the weekend reenforced the foundation that I had built. The course was definitely worth the time and money that it took. Using humour, … Continue reading Learning my craft

On course

The last couple of days have been busy. Up early for an interview yesterday, followed by a couple hours of work before meeting Lynn for lunch. After lunch, I headed off to Edmonton for the weekend. I'm in the city taking a photography course. So far we have covered concepts that I am familiar with, … Continue reading On course