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Chased By A Hummingbird
7/31/2014 7:38:23 AM,  3 COMMENTS

This morning I enjoyed my coffee outside with the big guy. We could see the Milky Way. We watched two meteor showers, the Capricornids and the Perseid...  Read more

EDLEAR

Dalhouise Love
7/30/2014 11:36:02 AM,  2 COMMENTS

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MKMMARTY

Sunny
7/30/2014 11:15:33 AM,  1 COMMENTS

last day off- well not true I have to return to work this evening to cook supper for the 42 returning staff. Just before I left camp the owner dropped...  Read more

MKMMARTY

weekend is coming
7/26/2014 11:06:54 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Good day - well the sun is out and today is Banquet day... the campers go home tomorrow after breakfast - I feed staff then I will have three days of...  Read more

MKMMARTY

Whoopie Pie Wednesday
7/24/2014 7:45:19 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Another beautiful whoopie pie Wednesday has come and gone. I started the day at 2:45 with coffee outside on the deck with the big guy. Ate my first...  Read more

EDLEAR

I Know What I Need To Do
7/23/2014 8:09:12 AM,  6 COMMENTS

I know what I need to do - majored in nutrition in college. I know how to do it - worked in the restaurant industry over forty years now, handling foo...  Read more

EDLEAR

Mom ,, mom ,,
7/18/2014 8:24:40 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Mom - mom ... Well she has been moved into Hilltop care facility - she has not been placed in her permanent room, not until the first week of August....  Read more

MKMMARTY

This user to be our favourite position
7/18/2014 8:07:25 PM,  3 COMMENTS

An older picture of what Dalhouise and I were doing before we found ourselves in the glacier fed Squamish River fending for our lives .... ...  Read more

MKMMARTY

Time to Wake Up
7/18/2014 6:08:26 AM,  5 COMMENTS

I'm still waiting for my house guests to wake up. We have plans to go to the Mackensie-Childs Barn sale this morning. The weather will be great, and t...  Read more

EDLEAR

Halfway through July
7/17/2014 6:28:28 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Just like that, the month is half over and I have some time to myself before the semester starts... now what do i do? I've been a bit of a slac...  Read more

EMMAFLY

Life and death adventure
7/17/2014 1:49:31 AM,  5 COMMENTS

What an adventure - one that I hope never to repeat! This afternoon I went for a kayak - went to the river -- so deceptive. I saved Dalhouise and...  Read more

MKMMARTY

Summer
7/16/2014 2:55:52 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Summer...  Read more

MKMMARTY

Just a hot day
7/16/2014 2:53:31 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Hot - hot days of summer are upon us and it is good. Life in the kitchen -! A new male dishwasher started Monday - he seems nice - a little slow -...  Read more

MKMMARTY

The Single Leg Squat
7/15/2014 6:32:21 AM,  3 COMMENTS

About six years ago when I started working with a trainer, my focus was on building strength to keep up with the big guy on his Adirondack mountain hi...  Read more

EDLEAR

Joffery Lakes hike
7/13/2014 11:49:02 AM,  3 COMMENTS

(I hope these pictures are not upside down) Having a weekend off I am trying to make the most of it as the next days off ar...  Read more

MKMMARTY

Kitchen woes
7/11/2014 1:07:02 AM,  2 COMMENTS

So last week I was told my male dishwasher was leaving - he was having problems back at home in the check republic.. I don't believe it I think he j...  Read more

MKMMARTY

On The Road
7/10/2014 4:42:35 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Right now I'm away from home. Daughter #1, her daughter #1 (8 weeks old) and I are on a grand tour, visiting family. My mother hadn't seen her great g...  Read more

EDLEAR

Life in and around the kitchen
7/7/2014 4:43:05 PM,  2 COMMENTS

It is so hot - but I am not complaining Since I can not get out so much to observe nature - nature is coming to see me. ---- ...  Read more

MKMMARTY

BRING IT ON, LIFE!
7/3/2014 9:47:59 PM,  2 COMMENTS

*cue battle roar* Ok, so the June Challenges have finally been defeated with only one extra day needed. Woohoo! The last week was a bit tougher...  Read more

EMMAFLY

why did the bear cross the road
7/3/2014 10:05:02 AM,  7 COMMENTS

---- to scare my wife and to give me the opportunity to take some pictures. This is my first bear sighting of the year, and i...  Read more

MKMMARTY

Whoopie Pie Wednesday
7/2/2014 7:31:15 AM,  9 COMMENTS

Yes indeed, today is whoopie pie Wednesday. Today's featured delight is a gingerbread whoopie pie with a triple ginger filling. Vegetarian, sure, v...  Read more

EDLEAR

So many people
6/30/2014 9:58:07 PM,  7 COMMENTS

The campers are here and so far all is well. ...  Read more

MKMMARTY

6/30
6/30/2014 7:51:56 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Dropped a can, broke a toe. It's been almost two weeks now, still preventing me from certain physical activities. That's really the only complaint...  Read more

EDLEAR

Packing and swim suits
6/30/2014 5:28:32 AM,  12 COMMENTS

Phase one on my packing is complete! I have sorted through all of the possibilities when it comes to my clothes and the kids clothes. Phase two come...  Read more

THINRONNA

Who is this
6/28/2014 12:43:35 AM,  4 COMMENTS

I went to visit my mom this afternoon - brought her a coffee and a muffin. I walked into her room and my first reaction was who is this person -...  Read more

MKMMARTY

Whoo Hoo! Tax money!
6/27/2014 4:56:02 AM,  12 COMMENTS

I was on edge the past few weeks that my tax money would not come before vacation but today mine came! Patrick's came yesterday. Whoo HOO! Norway i...  Read more

THINRONNA

Kitchen stresses
6/26/2014 2:37:11 PM,  6 COMMENTS

What is wrong with me - is it me? Yesterday one of our new young program directors,told me that he wants to come into the kitchen at night and dehy...  Read more

MKMMARTY

Yellow article and vacation plans
6/26/2014 5:16:20 AM,  11 COMMENTS

I was surprised to see my yellow article published so fast...and I was surprised to see that I was a woman named Donna from Orange county. But I supp...  Read more

THINRONNA

Food order is placed
6/25/2014 3:26:06 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Concerns and a head ache ! Solved! Camp begins on the weekend for the summer season and the numbers are huge - around 180 mouths to feed three t...  Read more

MKMMARTY

Red tape
6/24/2014 10:18:19 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Step two complete - mom has been officially accessed to move into a full care facility and will be moved as soon as there is a spot suitable for her a...  Read more

MKMMARTY

A good challenge
6/24/2014 9:31:57 AM,  1 COMMENTS

If you haven't guessed by now, I like challenges. The feeling of completing something difficult, outside of a comfort zone or that there are naysayer...  Read more

EMMAFLY

Recipe Development - Arepas
6/24/2014 5:48:51 AM,  5 COMMENTS

This week I worked on arepas. (basically a South American flatbread, made with corn flour) Back in the mid 1980's, working in Berkeley, CA, I had...  Read more

EDLEAR

Stage one complete
6/22/2014 6:57:57 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Weekend is just about overs - I spend most of my time Saturday packing mom unit into boxes and today after church several men came with trucks...  Read more

MKMMARTY

Working on balance
6/22/2014 7:33:30 AM,  13 COMMENTS

Hi. I've been gone awhile huh? It is true. I have been just "all up in it" for the past several months since I started my little freelance business...  Read more

THINRONNA

Mom and not aging so well
6/21/2014 11:37:29 AM,  7 COMMENTS

If you remember I mentioned in a blog posting around the time of my birthday that my mother fell just before we went out for a celebration - ... Time...  Read more

MKMMARTY

A Good Day Ahead
6/20/2014 4:37:36 AM,  4 COMMENTS

3 a.m. The big guy and I took our coffee out to the back patio, as is our habit. It was cool and clear. Saw the Milky Way, Pluto, Neptune. Two sho...  Read more

EDLEAR

Power on - off - on
6/17/2014 5:04:01 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Power was out but now it is back on. This was no issue for me today althoght some staff people were all in a panic.... So interesting to observe diff...  Read more

MKMMARTY

Creatures of Habit
6/17/2014 6:56:05 AM,  4 COMMENTS

I started my 6 mile morning walk at 4:15 today. The first and last miles were on a very steep incline, the middle four, not so much. As usual, I saw...  Read more

EDLEAR

How was your day
6/16/2014 11:37:37 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Teachers are on strike and the students suffer... Today i was to feed a group of 120 but only 6 came. One parent bro...  Read more

MKMMARTY

Picture--- Apple problem
6/14/2014 12:57:32 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I googled it and still have no answers on how to fix the picture issue. It seems to be an iPad - Apple issue. I hope I can resolve this soon so my p...  Read more

MKMMARTY

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