Thursday, February 26, 2009

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Saturday Morning

In my little a/v room at the back of the church running the sound and cameras for a funeral this morning.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Garfield & Odie?

Holly: I love you- will you be my friend- will you play with me- I love you!

Sasha: Piss off!


Lovely arrangement my Mum & Dad sent for Jackie as a get-well-soon after her surgery (she's doing very well by the way- a little sore but otherwise fine).

Monday, February 16, 2009

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Playland Beach

A gorgeous afternoon, and Holly wisely deciding not to chase the swans.

Monday, February 09, 2009

Holly's DNA Results

About a week and a half ago I got a DNA test kit for the dog.

The shelter where we got her had told us she was a Rat Terrier mix, but
having lived with her for a while I was more and more sure there was
some sort of sheepdog in there (probably Border Collie from her
markings) as she has definite herding instincts and drops into a very
distinctive sheepdog pose on her belly with her ears up when she's
playing with other dogs.

The vet had suggested a DNA test that needed a blood test, but that was
going to cost about $250, which seemed an awful lot just to satisfy my
curiosity. Then I found one online that I could buy from Amazon that
just involved doing cheek swabs (like they do on all the cop shows on
TV) and sending them in. This one was $50 so I figured I'd give it a go.

I got the kit, swabbed Holly's cheeks with the oversized Q-Tips in it
and sent them in for them to compare against their database of breeds.
And today the results arrived- according to them she is about 60% Border
Collie, 30% English Springer Spaniel, and 10% Yorkshire Terrier.

It's nice that I had called the Border Collie, the Springer Spaniel
explains why she retrieves so well (she'll bring a ball back and drop it
right in your hand most of the time), and the Yorkie probably explains
why she's quite small.

Anyhow, now we know- she's not a Rat Terrier mix, she's a Border Collie
mix. But that doesn't change the fact that she's 100% dozy :)

Crispy's Concert

As promised, here are some hastily cobbled together highlights of Crispy's concert this afternoon.


At Crispy's school

Fooling around after the music concert (I'll post the video later).

Saturday, February 07, 2009


S'Mores debris.


Gathered around the fire for the Q & A session after Compline.


After snowshoeing- some very tired children.


Snowshoeing on the lake- walking on water!


Getting kitted out to go snowshoeing.


Fr. Matthew - "YouTube?"




Larry & Susan waving to Chris Farley (one of last year's group, who Larry is texting).




Getting ready to play Evolution.


Arrived safely- our lodge.

Confirmation Weekend

Taking over a rural Dunkin' Donuts on the way.


Playland before the sun comes up- walking the dog before setting off for Becket, Mass. with the Confirmation Class.