I’m not sure I remember all the reasons for starting a blog. I do recall being so excited to actually be turning 60 and it seemed like an interesting way to celebrate that! There were a lot of steps to get to 6 decades, so it felt like a big accomplishment. I knew I had … Continue reading …and now I’m 62!
Author: John Chwyl
Little did I know that the little pure bred farm dog with the weird face would become such an important part of my life! I really didn't want to like him. We had recently lost our last 2 dogs 3 weeks apart and there was no way I was going to set myself up for … Continue reading Neeko’s 16
….Random Elliptical thoughts!
I've had to reduce the intensity of my cardio so it's not uncommon for me to drift off while I do my elliptical workout! It's also true I have a very vivid imagination. That's been the one skill most responsible for any success I had with my career. It also can get me unnecessarily panicked … Continue reading ….Random Elliptical thoughts!
…I may have died?!
It is very possible that I might have died today...metaphorically speaking! Tim and I were in the process of building our current home and thought it would be a great idea to add a claw foot tub to the bathroom. Neither of us are tub guys, but it seemed like the perfect and necessary addition … Continue reading …I may have died?!
…learn from the past!
Can I still skate? Make sure you check out the video after the blog post! Here's an understatement of the year! Growing up as a young gay male figure skater in small town Alberta in the 60's and 70's was difficult! In order to make it through each day, at a very young age you … Continue reading …learn from the past!
A COVID side effect…memories!
There is no question the pandemic and COVID have changed all of our lives. So much of what we used to do, we can no longer do! So much of what we want we can't have! Much of our normal day to day has been taken away from us, and in addition to making me … Continue reading A COVID side effect…memories!
…out of Retirement!
***Make sure you check out the new video below!*** In most cases you have a lot of time on your hands when you're retired! I'm always trying to find things to keep me busy, that's why I started this blog. I also have more time to catch up on world events through the news and … Continue reading …out of Retirement!
I have always been a worst case scenario planner! In my previous career, I believe it helped me to be a success! I would have almost every worst possible thing figured out before hand, usually when I should have been sleeping! Sometimes, experience forced me to think this way and in other times it was … Continue reading …be patient!
…a look back is a lesson too!
When you work full time, you have a keen sense of how many days left until you finally get a vacation. The time arrives and you eventually get to head somewhere (anywhere) that isn't work. You've got your trusty camera (on your phone) and discover new locations and things you didn't know. You snap that … Continue reading …a look back is a lesson too!
…a bit of sunshine helps!
If this was a typical year, we would just be getting home from our winter down south. I'd be returning to all the plants my friend and neighbour Carmon started for me along with hers. She has a much larger greenhouse leftover from the business she closed down several years ago. This year I did … Continue reading …a bit of sunshine helps!