Wednesday, 31 December 2014

December Weather

What a month of rain, sleet, hail, snow!

Dec. 25 dire predictions

Sure enough: 
Dec. 25th - what a surprise!
We were OK.

Dec. 22 

Freezing Rain Warning for: Smiths Falls - Perth - Eastern Lanark County
A moistening airmass combined with an approaching low pressure system from the American Midwest is forecast to bring some freezing rain Tuesday morning. It will likely begin as some patchy freezing drizzle overnight Monday night. A few hours of light freezing rain is likely Tuesday morning before changing to some rain later in the morning or in the afternoon as milder air arrives.

Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery. Take extra care when walking or driving in affected areas. Freezing Rain Warnings are issued when rain falling in sub-zero temperatures creates ice build-up and icy surfaces. Environment Canada meteorologists will update alerts as required, so stay tuned to your local media or Weatheradio. Email reports of severe weather or tweet with the hashtag #ONStorm.

Dec. 4th

Dec. 17/8

Dec. 2nd

A little of this and that!

I'm not into this sentimental looking back stuff! Let's just move on. Live each day as it comes and enjoy it as best you can!

Daisy holds back whilst Dorah eats first. It was an emergency, as the bowl was empty!
Three cats on a bed. They were tired with the warm weather, being outdoors!
The Crazy Cake, for my birthday is gone. (Love that Peg Bracken!)
Hubby's special apple pie, sans eggs, yeast and dairy, all gone.
Holiday decorations are still up. Usually, the kids were at their father's house the 2nd week of school holidays, and I'd strip the house of Christmas. Hubby want it up for the "12 Days of Christmas!"

I took a bit of a trip, on a dead-end street, and spotted this old home! The goose with the broken wing was gone, but the river had thawed and it could have swum down stream. I'll keep looking for it. Others had been feeding it.

We're back to a deep thaw, and grumpy cats. I've heard about some Snowy owls to the south. We might try for that!

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

That was a long day traveling into Ottawa Hospital's Riverside Campus!

Our deer friends, Sister, Momma, Baby, were anxious to grab a bite from under the bird feeder.
3 cats on the bed
3 deer on the front lawn
We were on our way to Riverside hospital for CT Scan #3 to check on hubby's cancer cells. This is trip #30. Left Perth 12:30 p.m. - went on back roads, Perth Rd., Twin Elm Rd., to Riverside Hospital, no Snowy owls, despite being in the right area! Fields, hydro poles, farm fences. Nada!
We have EnRoute
Arrived at the hospital at 2:02 p.m. after 84km. It's a pretty nice parking area, with few cars yesterday, Dec. 29th. Loved the skylights in the new wing.

2:05 p.m. - register at Radiology. It was very quiet.
Requisite selfie and ussies...

I can make him laugh!

Loved the floor tiles
2:10 p.m. Two right turns, follow orange dots to CT Scan waiting room.
Hubby had to drink two containers of liquids. Crappy stuff, really.
Daughter, Caitlin, just bought me Imagine Dragon's CD for my birthday, which includes the song, ♪♫♩♪ Radioactive!
2:15p.m. – take one cupful over 45 minutes, the next 8 oz. between 3:00 & 3:45.

It was a long sit, and I played with his iPad, as well as taking photos. Finally, at 3:45, Catherine, the technician, took him in. She was a sweetie, joking and helping us relax. I waited outside, amusing myself.
X-ray mode for PhotoBooth

Finally, 3:56 - 5:14 p.m., off we went home. The first photo is the view from the parking lot.
This photo is that sad Ghost Bike, with Christmas decorations. Seriously. On our way home from another appointment. It's time to move on. Remember her where she lived, how she lived, not where she died. Every trip to the hospital, this is what we see.

Gillian, GPS, didn't know about the new bridge! 
The sunset was delicious, going from pastels, to dark oranges and blues.

And back from Ottawa to Perth, to the pub for dinner