Monday, August 18, 2008

Miss Freckles July 22, 1991 - August 4, 2008

It is with the deepest regret that we must share some terribly sad news. We have lost a very loyal and dedicated member of our family proper. On August 4th our darling little dog, Miss Freckles, arrived at the end of her life to a very dignified departure surrounded by those who loved her and who had the privilege to revel in her extraordinarily long lifetime.

Freckles appeared quite unexpectedly into Shauna’s life nearly two decades ago while Shauna was still navigating her teen years. In short order Freckles and Shauna became inseparable, and in time they became synonymously attached to each other. Anywhere that Shauna stepped, Freckles was never far to follow. A celebrated seventeen year relationship ensued that is severed only now by the tragic, inevitable circumstances of late. In her prime Freckles was infamous for her mischievous and energetic nature as a curious hunter at heart. Yet, she was always famously quite gentle at hand.

Throughout the weaker moments near the end of her life, Freckles continued to display astounding dedication, energy and a commitment to life that lasted up until her final moments.
Faced with the prospect of losing a life-long companion and dealing with the emptiness that a loss of this magnitude might measure; Shauna and Freckles both displayed tremendous courage and composure throughout. Freckle’s truly unique, magnificent, and affectionate personality will be missed by all those who had the good fortune to encounter her. Freckles is now chasing rabbits in a peaceful and pain free place.

Mark MacDonald

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Sunday, June 29, 2008

I'm not traveling much these days....

But I can post photos of travelling I've done in the past.....

There are from my trip to Vancouver in February.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

I'm alive! Just in case you were wondering....

I have been extrememely busy...

I will be back VERY soon.

Monday, August 20, 2007

I'm a lucky Girl!

I am feeling very fortunate today.

My friend & co-worker Flora threw a Bridal Shower for me yesterday. It was wonderful to spend the day with girlfriends.

I received many gifts, and love them all. But the most beautiful, and thoughtful, was the amazing garter my friend Kirsten knit for me.

Isn't it beautiful?!

It really was a great day, and I cannot thank Miss Flora enough for all her hard work.

I even got to see my Best Friend & her little bundle - she's sooo cute!!!

You can go here to check out the pics from the shower - again - Thanks to Kirsten.

Till next time.....

“Fun is good.” - Dr. Seuss

Monday, July 23, 2007

How to make the most of a Monday....

Go to a concert... We're going to go see The Police tonight!

Lucky me - 2 concerts 1 week apart.

Tonight should be fun - there's a whole bunch of us going. Morris & his "Hot Date", Zoran & Noreen, Margie & her Husband, and I think maybe 1 or 2 more people.
We'll start on a patio for drinks & dinner and then head to the ACC for the show - woohoo!

This weekend was great. Mark, The Dogs & I headed up to my friend (old boss) Lewis's cottage in Burnt River. It's on 4-mile lake (near Fenlon Falls). We really had a lovely time. Lewis & Dale are wonderful hosts and have a beautiful place. It was hard to leave!

(photos to follow)

After we left the cottage, we headed for Lindsay to pay Mark's Mom a visit. It was nice to see her, and Mark's sister Laura too. While we were there, Mark's Mom, Ruth, pulled out some old photos of Mark. Ha ha ha - Mark with a Mullet!!! (I'll see if I can sneak one of the photos & scan it & post it here - tee hee) I haven't really seen many pictures of Mark when he was younger - he was soo cute! Not that he isn't now.. he's still HOT! He's so funny - almost in defense of his mullet he said "Bono had a mullet you know"....

We left Ruth's & hit the Kawartha Dairy for some ice-cream (it's the bomb) & I stocked up on chocolate milk. Kawartha Dairy's chocolate milk is THE BEST EVER. You can't get in in TO, so I bought 4 litres! YUM!

We came home & dropped the dogs off. We then headed out for Oakville. Mark decided to take me on a trip to see where he grew up. That was pretty cool. I got to see where he lived, went to school, where he worked, etc.. I can now put a location to a lot of the stories he's told me about when he was younger.

Now- I just need to get through the rest of this working day.. I am really looking forward to tonight.

Till next time....

“Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So... get on your way.”

Friday, July 20, 2007


OK - Def Leppard ROCKED!!! We had a great night!

Even Mark joined us for a bit...

Thanks Astrid & Eden - I had a blast with the 2 of you!

I have no pics to post because the Nazis at the Molson Ampitheatre confiscated my camera. C'mon, really - what kind of shots am I going to get from the lawns anyway?!

So off to the Kawarthas this weekend - yea! We are going to visit my old boss at his cottage - I can hardly wait - it'll be soo nice to get away from the shitty.

Till next time...

“Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.”