Thursday, July 31, 2014
It frustrates me some of the 'first world" issues that money is spent on when so much of the world suffers. Tonight on the news there was a story whereby highly trained professionals are paid to study obesity in cats. For realz. The internet gets all aquiver over partially paralyzed dogs and now a little lamb walking due to specially designed carts for their back legs. There are physiotherapists for dogs. Psychics for animals. How about we spend more time, attention and dollars on the people on this planet living in deplorable conditions? Lifetimes of suffering. How about we ensure everyone has enough to eat and everyone needing a wheelchair has one before we spend money on what is essentially overfeeding pets and ignoring of the Darwinian principle. Perhaps when we have all done all that we can do to better mankind we then ensure that every joint on our pets is in perfect working condition and we worry about their past lives.
Whew! That was a bit of a rant wasn't it?
Whew! That was a bit of a rant wasn't it?
Monday, July 28, 2014
Monday, July 21, 2014
|All kinds of sweetness|
|You know I had to get my adorableness from somewhere!|
|This is the house I was raised in, built the year I was born. When I look at this picture I can remember what each cupboard held and just where everything was situated.|
|unfortunately I got her adorableness as a child but not her adult beauty|
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Spell check is forgetting Ailish's name so please indulge me as I remind it.
AILISH AILISH AILISH AILISH AILISH AILISH
ailish ailish ailish ailish ailish ailish ailish
AilisH AilisH AilisH AilisH AilisH
AILISH ANGELIA WHEATLEY!!!!!!!!
Remembered, missed and mourned every second of every day
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
This is what she sent me last night.
The beauty of her design and the perfection of the pink (Ailish's signature colour) tones glowing as the sun set is just too much.
It overwhelms me.
That picture was followed by this. Perhaps she felt it necessary as an illustration that she does in fact love and even miss me just a tad. Her comment yesterday was that she missed the cats and me....equally. I guess I cannot complain too much as the depth of her love for the felines is infinite.
This is the child crying over how much she was going to miss her cats. The other one obviously has issues with goodbyes as she was no where to be found thereby missing being scooshed farewell. (she was probably finding a place to poop other than her litter box but I digress...)
A show of family pride for which I am grateful
Cabos San Lucas sunset
Friday, July 4, 2014
Third time is the charm! I have tried three times to post about our morning at the Children's hospital mini parade yesterday and each time it failed.
The beginning of July is a big one for the city and the folks at the hospital don't want the families to miss out on everything due to an admission or current state of health. They have a special section set out for kids from the oncology department, families come from the palliative care home on the property as well as the Ronald McDonald House. Of course those of us in the community lucky enough not to be inpatient are also welcome.
|She couldn't really see who all she was waving at but she had her best royal wave going on|
With everyone having their own schedules of day programs and day camps I just had three of the little darlings with me. We had a great time with the fine entertainment and perfect weather. I am always appreciative of the special events that are put on in an attempt to make things more accessible allowing for participation where perhaps otherwise it would be too difficult.
|PALS is a big part of the special events put on weekly in the hospital.|
|When I was growing up the street cleaners always got a big cheer from parade spectators due to the large number of horses that are included. In the spirit of things they are now 'dressing' up too|
|Too polite to say but she is not a fan of character hugs this year!|
|He loves the characters and loves even more having his picture taken|
|WHAT?! Anna and Elsa?! (oh and the other girl) Could this day GET any better?!|
|I laughed when I took this picture with the look on the boy's face.|
|Appears unimpressed being surrounded by princesses|
|Could he be more handsome?!|