A hippity hop here a hippity hop there... the Easter bunny was sure busy over the weekend!
It was at Hannam Park early Saturday morning hiding over 500 eggs for local kids to find.
That event was a huge success thanks to organizer Kristine Brown and her group of volunteers. About the only bad thing that happened that day was the cold wind from the north, but that did not keep too many kids at home. There was 102 registered before the event and I would say at least 50 more that showed up that day.
Recycling took on a new meaning last weekend for me and my best friend Jim Armstrong.
A couple of weeks ago he and his wife purchased a new washer and dryer set from Lowes Furniture.
We moved the new ones in and Jim and Sue offered me their old dryer as mine has never worked well since the floods we had a few years back.
Wasn’t the pet food scare a real eye opener last week?
I was shocked to discover that the pet food industry is self regulated. In other words they are not held to the same safety standards our food supply is by the government.
How much is that doggy in the window?
I have been getting asked that over the past week or so.
About two weeks ago I adopted another Shih Tzu. His name is Ricky Ricardo and he definitely is a character.
As I sit here and find my body clock adjusting to the earlier switch to Daylight Saving Time Monday morning, I find myself saying, “The jet lag is worth it.”
I am ready for spring and summer and Saturday afternoon affirmed that for me.
Well I am not sure if it is where the phrase “Silly Willy” comes from but in researching the origin of Daylight Saving Time I learned that the first man to seriously propose the concept was called that often.
Are you all shoveled out?
I know I sure was on Sunday. After about a foot of snow fell from Friday to Sunday everyone had their work cut out for them.
I thought the snow might let up overnight on Saturday so I told my little dog he was going to have to hold it until morning.
The past few weeks have certainly been interesting ones on this page.
It was all prompted by a letter from former Mayor Glen Armstrong questioning the decision of the current Mayor Debbie Ewald to vacation with an unnamed party who is apparently engaged in a lawsuit with the Town of Rainy River.
Where will the first pipes burst?
With weather this cold (-34C and -27F) and very little snow cover it is a miracle that we have not seen geysers popping up out of the streets yet.
It seems that we are now doing penance for the extremely mild and dry fall and winter we have had to date.
It seems the federal New Democratic Party has found a way to make headlines that has everyone talking.
By pointing the finger at the big banks for charging fees at their Automated Teller Machines and saying they are gouging the public, Jack Layton and the NDP, have picked up on an issue that we all face every time we go and use an ATM.