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Happy Samhain

Posted 2015.10.31 12.37 in Spiritual by Stephanie

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Have a safe & happy Samhain everyone!

Blessed Samhain

Posted 2014.10.31 9.29 in Family/Friends, Spiritual by Stephanie

Wishing a blessed Samhain to everyone.

Tonight draws an end to the light half of the year, and begins the dark half; the veil between this world and the next will be at its thinnest. A time to think of our loved ones, and of those who have passed beyond.

Take care & blessed be.



Posted 2013.12.21 17.00 in Spiritual by Stephanie

It’s the Solstice today.

Merry Midsummer to everyone in the southern hemisphere.

Joyous Yule to everyone in the northern hemisphere.

Happy Canada Day!

Posted 2012.07.01 14.00 in Family/Friends by Stephanie

Long Weekend Update

Posted 2012.06.30 10.33 in Pointless Blather by Stephanie

It’s a long weekend! Yay!

Tomorrow is Canada Day, which is about the only time of the year I do any entertaining. So rather than relaxing and slacking off for the long weekend, I’m really busy getting ready for tomorrow – got some family and friends coming, gotta make sure the house, the yard, and the food, are all just right.

In other (aka electronics) news, I’m waiting for my ISEB6-MkII boards to come back from the fabricator. I’ve heard that the boards have been made, they just have to be separated and mailed. So probably another 10 to 14 days to go.

In the meantime I’ve got most (but not all) of the components onhand now. I did my Digi-Key order last week, and in my haste forgot a few things (and made a few typos, doh!) When the boards do arrive, I’ll start populating one, and get the last of the parts in.

The waiting is really frustrating though, and I have to continually remind myself not to go back into Eagle and keep tinkering with the design!

Apart from that, we’re in another little ‘heat wave’ again. Temps in the high 80’s outside, flirting with 80’s inside. I do have A/C but I’m too frugal to turn it on. It’s more fun to tough it out. And if it does feel too hot, I just have to remember February. Any February.

Having my front door freeze shut so I have to chip my way out of the house, then shovel the walk, then scrape ice off the car… I’ll take a heat-wave any time thanks.

Anyways it’s not nearly as ‘bad’ as the heatwave last week – at night it’s still dropping into the 60’s, so I just open the windows wide at night to let the cool in. Then mostly-close them during the day to keep the heat out.

Oh and last thing, I finally found my instant coffee, but they’re still messing with me. They’ve changed the packaging from 150g to 100g. It was ‘on sale’ when I got it, but I’m skeptically waiting to see what the ‘not on sale’ price will be. If they sell it at the old price, that’s basically a 35% price hike.

Happy February Holiday Day

Posted 2012.02.20 9.26 in Pointless Blather by Stephanie

Happy February Holiday Day everyone!

Yes it’s the first long-weekend of 2012.

Unfortunately I’m writing this post at work, because my boss is a real b*tch and made me come in today.

It’s a real outrage I tell you, having to come to the office and work, on this most-holy of holiest of February days.

You know, February Provincial Holiday Day has been celebrated here for countless generations, dating all the way back to the year 2008.

Another little-known fact of February Provincial Non-Statutory Holiday Day is that the very first one was spontaneously celebrated when everyone just collectively decided:

F*ck it, it’s too damn cold out to go to work.

Yes, over the years February Provincial Non-Statutory Phoney-Baloney Holiday Day has had a long and storied history. For instance, in 2009 many people chose to celebrate by forgetting there was a long weekend in February and going to work anyways, only to discover the doors were locked.

And who can forget the fabulous 2010 festivities, where everyone we knew celebrated by sleeping in then making pancakes or waffles for brunch? Or 2011, when… when… ok well forget 2011, it must have been so great that we can’t even remember the awesomeness!

So for all of you out there celebrating 2012’s February Provincial Non-Statutory Make-Believe Phoney-Baloney Holiday Day, please make it the absolute best February Provincial Non-Statutory Make-Believe Phoney-Baloney Long-Weekend Holiday Day ever!

And maybe enjoy an extra waffle, for those of us who were forced to come to work today.

Happy US Thanksgiving

Posted 2011.11.24 21.06 in Pointless Blather by Stephanie

Happy Thanksgiving to those in the USA!