Monday, July 25, 2011

Jack Layton temporarily stepping down :(

Jack Layton, official Leader of the Opposition in Canada's parliament, and leader of the Federal NDP party, announced that he was temporarily stepping down today, in order to focus on battling cancer.

Since Jack and his party won the official opposition against the Conservative party not that long ago, it's a little bit sad for those of us on the left side of the political spectrum.  He's been a fabulously charismatic leader.

We don't know yet who will be replacing Jack as interim leader (or at least, I don't) but I hope that they do just as well in the position so that Jack can focus on getting better.

Monday, July 18, 2011

I think I'm melting

I've been feeling crappy lately, so I haven't been doing much, other than going to work and coming home again.
In addition to feeling crappy, the weather has been doing it's best to melt us all.  I know there are parts of the world hotter than here, but when you aren't used to it, and the humidex goes through the roof - holy moly!!
I'm just glad I'm not a snowman.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Long Weekends

This past weekend was Canada Day (for me) and Independance Day (for my friends & relatives in the USA).

I spent mine with some of my favourite people at a cottage in northern Ontario, halfway to my hometown.  There was food, lake swimming, fires, mosquitos, smores, sunshine and lots of good times.  Going back to work after weekends like these is always hard.

I hope all of you had a fantabulous weekend too!