Monthly Archives: August 2012

Chicken Soup.

After making a chicken in the crockpot Thursday night, and chicken stock on Friday, I decided to make soup today. Just a nice, simple, chicken soup. It was grocery shopping day, so I decided to use up anything I could before going. I used carrots, celery, red pepper, onion (greens from stem included), yellow beans, […]

Unfinished Thoughts.

I was going through my phone, and found this from July… I was sitting in my “reading chair”, on page 158 when it struck me. One cat was asleep on the rug at my feet, the other curled up in the matching Poang at the far end of the living room, and my soon-to-be wife […]


Well, we’re married! We had a nice, simple ceremony in our yard with our family and closest friends. Our marriage commissioner was fantastic (his site is here), and the weather held out for us (until the freak hailstorm later that night). Went for dinner at a really good Vietnamese restaurant called Balo, and had cake […]

The Big Day.

Today I marry the woman of my dreams. There are no words to adequately express my utter joy right now, so I’ll leave it at this: I am really happy.

Tuesday Farmers’ Market.

Every Tuesday during the summer, there is a farmers’ market at a nearby mall (the Northland Grassroots Market). I kept forgetting to go (or remembering too late), but today – as luck would have it – the darling wife and I happened to be at the mall running errands. Because she’s so wonderful, she let […]


Good ones. We have them. Our neighbours are an older couple from the Netherlands, who have always been very friendly. Today however, we were told to help ourselves to their gigantic raspberry bush, and were given a large bag of lettuce and a ton of fresh parsley from their garden. I gave them rosemary, spearmint, […]