Let’s Gogh Trick or Treating!

I love Halloween. How awesome is a holiday that encourages folks to dress up as their favourite things, and get free candy to boot? Admittedly, I’m a bit of a Halloween costume purist, blessed as I was to have a mom (often assisted by a dad) who sewed my costumes year after year. There is…

And I Was Suddenly a Grown Up

The Electrician turned 29 recently, and to celebrate my (slightly younger) husband’s existence for another year on the planet, I decided to buy him a new pair of shoes. Finding shoes for size 13 feet is not always a simple task, and as a result of spending too many hours with his feet squeezed into…

Teensy Foot

Yesterday, ¬†former student who is visiting the city from her new home in another province met me on campus for lunch. She also brought her three month-old daughter to introduce to me. I was very honoured that they made a special trip to see me while they’re in town, particularly since I imagine riding the…

Break on an August Afternoon

Let me take you for a moment to something I did this afternoon on my break. That’s right: I now have coffee breaks. Most people won’t think getting a paid break at work is a big deal, but coming from the world of public school teaching, where coffee breaks do not exist and lunches are…

Opportunity Knocked

As regular readers, or most recently, non-readers, know there has been lots of silence from me over the last couple of months. I’m back and happy to share that life is shiny and bright, and things are on the upswing. As you may know, I have had long-term problems with my hands and wrists since…

Legends on a Wednesday Evening

After waiting for months on end, I finally got to use the single most expensive event ticket I’ve every purchased and saw Fleetwood Mac live last night. That’s right: Fleetwood Mac! My 219 dollars and change bought a seat pretty far up (you don’t want to know what floor seats were worth) but we had…

I Was Godzilla

Oh friends, this has been a rough week. It started Tuesday night, when The Electrician and I were out for dinner with his mom. Early in the meal, I started having sharp pain when I tried to chew with the teeth on the bottom right side of my face. It was significantly uncomfortable, but I…

I Have No Use for Photoshop

I often mention here at Blue Speckled Pup my lack of a relationship with Photoshop. I have never used photoshop on any of the photographs I’ve taken and posted here, admittedly in part because I don’t have a clue how to operate the program, but mostly because I’m tired of living in a world where…

The Jitterbug

Here we are, back on (snow-covered) home turf, missing Hawaii and preparing to return to work tomorrow. Be assured I have some beautiful photos of the tropics and stories about our honeymoon to share, but for now I need to tell you about what happened to me yesterday afternoon. I invested most of my Saturday…

We’re On Island Time

Greetings from beautiful Oahu! The Electrician and I are enjoying a wonderful ten day honeymoon in Hawaii, only a little more than seven months’ delay after our elopement August 17th. So far, neither of us is sunburned, which is largely a function of how much it’s been raining on this island. Given that a loud…

The Count Down (Officially) Begins

If we’re going to be honest, I’ve been quietly counting down since the day we gave Expedia all our fun money, but there are officially seven sleeps until The Electrician and I leave the barren wasteland of Alberta in March, bound for ten days in glorious Honolulu.¬†We snagged an incredible deal through Expedia for our…

Mr. Thoughtful

It’s another one of those nights where it’s just after–holy crap!–9 p.m. and I am just getting finished with those “must do” tasks and appointments and trying to tackle a few things around the house, but I needed to share how awesome my husband is. I realize I talk him up all the time (after…