One of my goals this year is to get back into shape - or some semblance thereof. So far, I am on the right track. I started keeping track of my calorie intake on the weekend and returned to the gym for the first time in close to a year on Monday morning and have been there every day since. I learned a few years ago that it is easier for me to go to the gym every day instead of every other day. It becomes part of my daily routine and harder to find excuses to avoid going. It has only been a few days back in this regime and I have already learned a few things.
Ottawa Winter Brewfest 2015
Last night I went out of the house without my wife or any children. This morning I feel like a teenage boy starting puberty.
I had the opportunity to go to the first night of the Winter Brewfest in Ottawa last night and while I was there I may have sampled one or two local craft beers. Of course I carefully swirled the beer to release the flavours and aromas before delicately sipping the sample of each beer. Unfortunately there were no buckets supplied for spitting out the mouthful before trying the next one. The only solution [Read more…]
Ice cream is a magical thing. It is tied up with so many of my travel and summer memories. When i was a kid we used to go to Dairy Queen to get chocolate dipped cones as a treat. i think often after soccer practices or games, but I am not sure. I don’t remember the context so well, but I do remember the ice cream and can even picture the Dairy Queen. To this day I still buy dipped cones when we go to Dairy Queen. Laura is a Blizzard girl and I have convinced the girls of the merits of [Read more…]
We had a busy day today! A park, ducks, pony rides to celebrate the Calgary Stampede and a meat bag for dinner. [Read more…]
I like the idea of growing my own food. I like getting my hands in the dirt and partnering with mother nature to produce something edible and slightly less gritty out of it. The girls and I like to get in there and get the seeds and seedlings into the ground and check the garden on a regular basis to see how things are growing. They are also quite enthusiastic about weeding – sometimes a little too enthusiastic and they pull some of the plants we have grown.
As I mentioned in a previous post, we have competition for the food we grow from our neighbourhood rodents. I built a groundhog defence system this year to help defend our plants and produce and until now it has seemed to be working. [Read more…]