Category Archives: Monday Mornings

Monday Morning

Here is a summary of my weekend

  • Finished The Patrol by Ryan Flavelle by which is about a seven day patrol by Canadian troops in Afghanistan.  Recommended.
  • Came into work on Sunday and prepped for a meeting that I having this morning.
  • Had coffee with the Siebert’s which is always a good time.  I was also introduced to Ubuntu which is fast even on a P4.  It runs Libre Office, Skype, has five gigs of backup space, and handles email and the web just fine (Chrome and Firefox).  I could see The Lighthouse using it for both residential and office computers.  Oh yeah, Jared told me it installed in ten minutes which is 47 hours and 50 minutes faster than a Vista or XP install is taking me.
  • Finished watching Generation Kill.  It’s not as good as The Wire (few shows are) but it is amazing in it’s own way.  I really enjoyed both the book by Evan Wright and the show which was done by David Simon and Ed Burns.

It’s Monday

The weekend that was: It was all football.  Mark had a practice on Saturday and a game on Sunday (they lost).  We did go and check out Larry’s Skate Exchange on Saturday.  We also managed to buy some Taber Corn on the last weekend they are open.  Wendy had never had it before and she is not going back to regular corn.  I tend to agree.

Where I am at the moment: Work.

On my to-do list this week:  No much.  Painting the trim around the house.

Procrastinating about:  Trying to create a 24 hour drop in to help the homeless survive the winter.  It’s more work than I thought it would be.

Book I’m in the midst of: The Defence of the Realm: The Authorized History of MI5

Music that seemed to catch my attention this past week:  Been listening to some Nathan.

How I’m feeling about this week: It’s a great fall.  Am enjoying every bit of it.


The weekend that was: Wendy worked for part of the weekend.  When she wasn’t at work, I was at work solving some things.  We did find some time to celebrate Mother’s Day with the Reimers, purchase Mark’s birthday gifts, and hang out with Lee.  It was a nice weekend when all is said and done.

The only hitch from the weekend was that Wendy wanted a new recipe box because some she runs some cooking blog or something.  We looked at Peppers and struck out but Dollarama had some.  Of course when I came into work, a co-worker told me that she had just bought some down in Amish country as gifts that were just gorgeous.  We’ll put in an order the next time Anita goes down there.

Where I am at the moment: Work.

On my to-do list this week:  Some writing.  Proposal writing and I plan to paint the front door which looks horrible right now.

Procrastinating about:  Painting the front door.

3 Para Book I’m in the midst of: 3 Para: Return to Afghanistan by Patrick Bishop

Music that seemed to catch my attention this past week:  Enjoying Little Miss Higgins Across the Plains

How I’m feeling about this week:  We’ll see how it goes.

Monday Morning

The weekend that was: Oliver was sick all weekend.  As Wendy blogged, we ran out to Jysk and got some new side panels for the gazebo.  Wendy found some time to put together a Mother’s Day gift guide over at Jordon Cooper Outfitters as well.

Where I am at the moment: As Dopplr says, I am in Saskatoon.

On my to-do list this week:  We plan to be at the cabin this weekend so I have to do some things for that like paint two Adirondack chairs, finish up a stair to the cabin, and pack some stuff.  I am also going to price out what a pathway like this around the cabin would look like.  I really like it.

Procrastinating about:  I forgot to pick up my taxes at H&R Block.  No penalties as I am getting a refund but now I have to go downtown and do it.

Book I’m in the midst of: Godforsaken Sea: The True Story of a Race Through the World’s Most Dangerous Waters.  The story of the Vendee Globe, where a series of insane sailors race around the globe sailing solo.

Music that seemed to catch my attention this past week:  Pat Boone singing heavy metal.  In hindsight, maybe I should have borrowed this CD before I bought it.

How I’m feeling about this week:  The sun is finally out so I am enjoying it while it lasts.