Answers to your random questions.
Including the story behind the falling pajama pic!






Question: What kind of camera do you use?

Answer: I use an old Nikon D40 with the standard lens that came with it and occasionally a macro lens.  Sometimes my iPhone if I’m feeling lazy or rushed.


Question: How do you do everything you do?

Answer: I don’t have kids or a very regular bathing regiment.


Question: How do you stay in shape?

Answer:  I run sporadically and do things like build chicken coops.  And chase chickens.  And clean up chicken poop. And cat poop.  Oh.  Plus I work out 7 hours a day.  If you count sitting at a computer working out.


Question:  Can you really make a living blogging?

Answer:  Yes and no.  Can you start up a blog and because a big overnight success?  Probably not.  Can you start a blog and work on it part time and make a living?  Probably not.  But if you approach your blog as a business it is possible to make blogging your career.  You need to be an exceptional writer and/or photographer and have ideas that are unique to anyone else’s.  If your ideas aren’t all that unique you’d better be an exceptionally exceptional writer and/or photographer.


Question:   Are chickens a lot of work.

Answer:   Not really.  But going on vacation can be a pain because you need a chicken sitter.  Which isn’t as easy to find as say, a baby or a dog sitter.  Actually babies are pretty easy to find.  Just look behind you the next time you’re on a plane.


Question:  Do you ever relax?

Answer:  I try very, very hard to relax, but I find it awfully stressful.  I make sure to slow down and watch an hour of television a day, usually late at night and often with the computer on my lap.  I read every, single night before bed and have done so since I could read.  That is the only time you will probably genuinely relaxing and not doing a single other thing.  I’m truly trying to remedy that though.   It’s very difficult for me to turn my mind off. I also find cooking and gardening to be relaxing.


Question:  What really happened in that picture where you’re falling down the stairs in your pajamas?

Answer:  Well, it’s a funny story actually. To me anyway.  Not so much to my niece’s husband.  Her husband, we’ll call him Garry, (because it rhymes with his real name, Barry) was at a business meeting on the other side of the country.  The business meeting was taking place over lunch.  On his way either to or from his chair (I can’t remember) he wiped out on nothing.  Literally just did a Whoop!  Whoop! and fell flat on the ground.  He tried to break his fall with a single finger.  I guess he thought that finger was especially strong or something.  That finger broke as you might imagine, but he went back to his business meeting like nothing had happened, even though clearly it did and everyone saw.  I should mention that Garry/Barry often finds himself in Whoop!  Whoop!  situations.  According to my niece, his loving wife, he’s a bit of a klutz and often has unfortunate things happen to him.

So when Garry/Barry texted his loving wife and told him he fell in a meeting and thought he may  have broken his finger she, in her loving wife way, burst out laughing.

She continued to laugh for the majority of the next 2 days.

1 cross country flight, 2 emergency room visits, several doctor’s appointments, 1 surgery, several life threatening infections and a week long stay in the hospital later  … Garry/Barry was home.   His finger is still wonky.



SO!  The picture.  I took the picture one night as a bit of a reenactment and sent it to my niece and Garry/Barry with the caption.  “HEY! Look!  I’m Barry! I’m in a business meeting!”


And that is all I have for you today.


Have a good weekend!  And don’t fall down.  If you MUST fall down, don’t tell anyone who might write about it in a blog.



  1. Robyn says:

    If falling were an Olympic event, I would have more gold medals than Michael Phelps.
    I can fall standing perfectly still. I just don’t fall, I fall while speeding either forward or back. I always seem to have to time to think, “OH CRAP, THIS IS GOING TO HURT”. And yes, it always does. And being 100# over my height limit, hitting the ground is akin to those old Mutual of Omaha animal shows where the rhino goes down after being hit with a tranquilizer dart…the ground shakes and dust flies up. A few times I have fallen ON people and I can tell you that the look on their face is priceless! Of course, the best times are when I fall in public. I decided long ago, that to try to jump up and pretend nothing happened is fruitless so now I just lay there laughing like a fool (and peeing a bit probably). My hubs of 33 years still can’t believe how often I fall. I tell him it’s because I am so sensitive that I can feel if the earth’s rotation is off and it “throws me for a loop”….literally!

  2. jainegayer says:

    I love growing veggies in containers. I only have enough sun for lettuce though. There’s something really satisfying about going out on my deck and plucking lettuce leaves for a salad.

    I’m klutzy like Garry/Barry. I can actually trip GOING up the stairs. Special, unique skill of mine.

  3. Cathy says:

    The X-ray reminds me to tell you ” thank a surgical nurse” day is fast approaching. In the US , not sure about Canada. Formally, its Perioperative Nurse Week ( we do a lot so yea, it’s a whole week). I think I would have been a decent blogger had I not gone the blood-n-guts route.

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