Category Archives: Monday Mornings

It’s Monday Morning

The weekend that was:  On Sunday everyone wanted to do something so I told them to get into the car, we drove to Costco and then I told them that we were going to Moose Jaw.  Instead I drove north to Prince Albert (and no one got it until the turn off just outside of Prince Albert).  We refuelled there and then went to Waskesiu before heading to the Grey Owl’s Cabin trailhead.

Grey Owl's Cabin

It was eerily free of wild life but then a ruffled grouse wandered across my path and managed to stay deep enough in the shadows that I couldn’t get a good photo.  As soon as it was just about to wander into site, Wendy and Mark came down the trail noisy enough that people in Prince Albert complained.  The grouse was gone.

On the way back home we noticed a large herd of elk chilling out on the Waskesiu Golf Course.  Their first round of the year?

Elk in Waskesiu

We then were stared down by some whitetail deer at the park entrance.  It was a great day.

The only bad thing was that we bought a bag of stale Cheezies at the Shell gas station in Prince Albert.  Disgusting

On my to-do list this week:  Off to Winnipeg on Tuesday.  If you see me at 5:00 a.m. in the Saskatoon Airport and I don’t say hi, it’s because I am still asleep.

Book I’m in the midst of: Hidden Cities by Moses Gates

How I’m feeling about this week: Can’t wait for the nicer weather so we can get the hike to Grey Owl’s completed.

Monday

The weekend that was: The lowlight of the weekend was that I was fiddling with a power adaptor with my right hand and jerked my hand away violently when I got shocked.  Of course my right shoulder is the shoulder with the torn rotator cuff.  I have had both shoulders operated on, I have wrecked both MCL and ACLs, I have even had nails go into my feet.  Nothing was as painful as that pain was.  I just screamed in pain for a minute while walking over and sitting down before I passed out.

I was hoping the pain would pass but now every time I use my right hand, there is incredible pain in the shoulder which can’t be a good thing.  Back to my family doctor on Tuesday to see what we can do now.

On Sunday I watched the Lions lose to the Green Bay Packers at Jeff’s place with Sean.  Doing that brought up a lot of Detroit Lions memories and none of them are good.  Wayne Fontes, Scott Mitchell, Matt Millen, 0-16… at least the food was good.

On my to-do list this week: Other than seeing a doctor…

Procrastinating about: Going to see my doctor…

Book I’m in the midst of: The Triumph of the City by Edward Glaesar

Music that seemed to catch my attention this past week: The new Sheepdogs album.

How I’m feeling about this week: Pain.

Monday Morning

The weekend that was: I was sick all weekend.  I have a virus that has greatly affected the neurapathy.  Combine that with this torn rotator cuff and I am a bit of pain.  Nothing unmanageable but quite uncomfortable.  I took some time to rip a lot of CDs to iTunes including some that I have been putting off for years.  I did learn that Wendy has a weird taste in music and was totally removed from pop culture in her music tastes.  Meanwhile my music is trying to figure out what went wrong with the neighbourhood.  So am I.

Where I am at the moment: Work.

On my to-do list this week: There is always a lot but I am trying out a new to-do list that I got from reading a Lifehacker feature on Caterina Fake.  It’s working for me.

Procrastinating about: 

Book I’m in the midst of: The Social Animal by David Brooks

Music that seemed to catch my attention this past week: The White Stripes.

How I’m feeling about this week: I wasn’t feeling that great about it but then some things came together and it’s going to be a really good week.

Best photo I saw this week: How about a grizzly bear checking out a kid in a grizzly bear costume?

It’s Monday Morning

The weekend that was: At the Ward 2 forum, my winter jacket was stolen so I spent much of Saturday at the Prairie Summit Shop (there is a Blackstrap joke in there somewhere), Cabela’s, Outdoor Outfitters, and Mark’s Work Warehouse trying to find a jacket I liked that wasn’t going to cost me over $300.  Finally I gave up and ran into Wal-Mart where I found the jacket I wanted for $40.  I’ll call that a win.

The last time I was at a Ward 2 event, I ended up quitting my job right after.  This time my jacket was stolen.  I am going to stay out of the ward from now on.

Where I am at the moment:  Chilling at work.  Listening to Mumford and Sons.

On my to-do list this week: Way too much.

Procrastinating about: Planning our 15th Anniversary dinner.

Book I’m in the midst of: Nothing, just about 20 magazine articles.

Music that seemed to catch my attention this past week: Been listening to the new Leonard Cohen’s Old Ideas.

How I’m feeling about this week: I hope the weather stays nice.

Monday

The weekend that was: On Friday night I dropped by the Rook and Raven to celebrate Sean Shaw’s birthday.  On Saturday morning we took Oliver up to the cabin for a night of rest and relaxation.  It was so relaxing that other than filling the bird feeder, I got nothing else I want done accomplished which was okay.  I did manage to get in a long nap, an extended game of fetch in the lake with Maggi, and a good night’s sleep.

I also realized that the last time I spent some time at the cabin, I came home and quit my job the next day.   A lot has happened since I was last up there.  One thing that did catch my eye was this hanging on the wallWendy had seen it and bought it before our last trip up there.  Odd how life works sometimes.

Where I am at the moment: I am work.

On my to-do list this week:  I have some bad medical news that is going to be confirmed.  Nothing life threatening but maddening and frustrating.  I am also finishing up a marketing/communications plan.

Procrastinating about:  That doctor’s appointment.

Book I’m in the midst of: The Carrot Principle: How the Best Managers Use Recognition to Engage Their Employees, Retain Talent, and Drive Performance

Music that seemed to catch my attention this past week:  Been listening to the new Leonard Cohen’s Old Ideas.

How I’m feeling about this week: It’s going to be a good week.