Friday, November 30, 2012


A nice, brisk, early evening walk after spending the day decorating the parish hall :)

42F and a light breeze.

Don't Pass Me By
The Beatles
White Album (2009 Stereo Remaster)

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Back after a day off

We didn't get to the woods yesterday as I ran Holly over to the vet as she was very subdued and quiet (not like her at all!) and by the time we'd done that it was time for me to go over to Colin and Christie's to babysit. The vet did the usual blood tests for Lyme etc but so far everything has come back negative (she's supposed to call me today with the final results), but as of this morning Holly seems back to her old self :)

Lovely brisk sunny day in the woods, 39F.

Flanders and Swann
At the Drop Of Another Hat

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Yucky Tuesday

Snuck out for a lunchtime walk before this yucky, wet snow gets any worse, 33F.

Overture to Orpheus in the Underworld
Angele Dubeau
Infernal Violins

Monday, November 26, 2012


Still and cool in the woods, 46F.

House Is Not A Home
Candy Dulfer

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Sunday Afternoon

A bit nippy, broke out a hat and gloves, 30F and windy.

She Caught the Katy
Blues Brothers
Movie Soundtrack

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Super Saturday

A wonderful, brisk fall afternoon! 42F with a nice stiff breeze, occasional bursts of watery sunshine, and even the odd flake of snow for good measure :)

Silly Love
The Very Best of...

Friday, November 23, 2012

Black Friday

What a nice day to be in the woods! Sunny, a light breeze and 54F.

I'm very glad I'm here, listening to a fantastic virtuoso violin album I downloaded this morning and walking my dog, rather than fighting the crowds in search of an elusive bargain!

Mephisto Waltz #1 - Liszt
Angele Dubeau
Infernal Violins

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Back in the woods!

So happy the woods are open again - after 5 days without I was starting to get withdrawal symptoms :)

Warm and sunny, 52F.

Lots of people down on the lower trail on this beautiful holiday Thursday (where they have done a nice job cutting sections out of the bigger tree trunks to walk through), but Holly and I decided to do the full monty and walk the full 4+ mile loop, and once we got onto the extra loop (that adds about 1 1/2 miles to our usual walk) we pretty much had the place to ourselves ;)

Hotel Porn
Craig Ferguson
A Wee Bit O'Revolution

Friday, November 16, 2012


A lovely fall day for a walk! Sunny, blue sky with wispy clouds and 43F.

Busy morning getting flu shots, cleaning the house, doing laundry etc. Then lunch at Tandoori - Jake took today off to get ready for our weekend at Great Wolf :)

Do You Wanna Dance?
The Beach Boys
Original Gold

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Thursday lunchtime

We got a bit sick (already) of walking in the dusk, so we snuck out for a lunchtime walk ;)

Cool, 43F, with just a touch of wintery sunshine filtering through.

I Can't Get Her Off My Mind
The Monkees

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Wednesday walk

Coolish again, 45F.

The nights are starting to draw in, I shall have to see if I can sneak away for some lunchtime walks...

Bad Day
Barenaked Ladies
Snack Time

Tuesday, November 13, 2012


It's always odd when we have Monday off, but here we are and it's Tuesday already. Cooler and getting dark (stupid clock change), 44F.

Monkey in Space
The Ricky Gervais Show

Monday, November 12, 2012


Nice day, warm too, 63F.

Yesterday was Veteran's Day so today is the holiday. We all spent the morning at home taking care of lots of little shit- going through Crispy's clothes, trying on shirts and sweats to see what still fits, and then ordering new from Old Navy's online sale (can you believe we've just ordered the boy sweatpants in men's medium tall?); booking appointments at the doctors for all our flu shots; filling out the sports clearance forms for Crisp to do winter track- stuff like that ;)  Then this afternoon we're going to see Skyfall, the new Bond movie, and then head out somewhere fun for dinner :)

Black Coffee in Bed
Singles: 45s and Under

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Sunday stroll

Back in the woods thanks to a very nice county cop at the bottom of the hill who was controlling the parking but letting people in to walk (I had to park across the street, but it's no big deal).

It's warmed up again, 60F and a bit sticky, but that's probably because I'm wearing too many layers :)

Friend of the Devil (live)
Grateful Dead
American Beauty, Remastered

Friday, November 9, 2012

Stealth dog walking

The security guard at the bottom of the hill was still not letting anyone in, so Holly and I kinda snuck in from the other end of the trail off a dead end side road ;)

Lovely day, sunny and 45F.

Not a Second Time
The Beatles
With The Beatles (2009 Mono remaster)

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Here comes the nor'easter!

Holly and I have nipped out for a lunch time walk before it gets any worse- 36F and wet snow right now, but the possibility of 2-4"!

Tell Me Where You're Going
Silje Nergaard
Tell Me Where You're Going

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Election Day

Fingers crossed I don't have to consider a move to Canada if Sir Mittington Wrongney is elected- only partly a joke :(

A definite chill in the air, 41F, the first time this year I wished I'd brought a pair of gloves.

Toccatta and Fugue in D minor
JS Bach
50 Essential Classical Film Moments
(probably the worst recording of this I have ever heard!)

Monday, November 5, 2012


Getting chillier, 43F. Off out this evening to a "sweet sixteen" party- seems a little surreal but there you go ;)

Steamroller (live)
James Taylor
Greatest Hits

Sunday, November 4, 2012


Cool and a bit grey, 50F, but now they're predicting a nor'easter on Wednesday!

Between services for a nice walk, I think we both really missed coming to the woods yesterday!

Surfing with the Alien
Joe Satriani
Satriani Live!

Friday, November 2, 2012


Starting to get cooler, 48F, it's going to start getting uncomfortable for all the people without heat :(

Baz's Party
Jilted John
True Love Stories

Thursday, November 1, 2012


Another grey day to walk the obstacle course, 50F.

The Cranberries
Everybody Else Is Doing It, Why Can't We?