Archive for February, 2007


I just went curling for the first time in my life on Saturday. Who knew that something that looks so boring could actually be fun. Surprisingly it was quite a workout and now my muscles are aching from all that sweeping and sliding. We were on a team with 2 guys that knew what they were doing lucky enough. I was getting kind of worried at the beginning because one was pretty hardcore and it seemed like he really wanted to win the whole thing.

For the first game I didn’t bother with the whole sliding thing and just threw the rock without moving along with it. The second game I tried sliding and after falling on my butt once I got the hang of it and it was a lot more fun but those darn slider things sure are slippery..treacherous even!  Three five end games were a bit much and a bit tiring since we had an hour and a half to wait between each one. I wouldn’t mind playing again but probably not anytime soon. My knee is all purple and swollen from banging it on the ice but I think I should survive.


Goodbye Nanny Josie

nanny josie

Originally uploaded by carkiwi.

My Grandmother died today, she was 82 and a month away from her 83rd birthday. I have no grandparents anymore, one generation completely gone from my family. This is a picture of her when she was 19 I believe, though I never knew her then I’m sure this is how she would want to be remembered.

Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints in snow,
I am the sunlight and ripened grain.
I am the gentle Autumn rain.
When you awake in the morning hush,
I am the swift upflinging rush
Of quiet birds in circling flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there, I did not die.