From the sublime to the ridiculous

I was delighted to see a little blue pansy peeking through the snow this morning. I didn’t expect any of my pansies to make it through the winter. So that was my sublime moment today.

Now to the ridiculous. I had made some cream of chicken soup and after tasting it decided it was a little too salty so decided to add a little milk. My mind said “Add milk” but my hand, the traitor, grabbed the ginger ale and I poured about half a cup into the soup before I realized what I was doing.

I tried to pass it off on my husband but I couldn’t keep a straight face as he started to eat it. We had cinnamon buns instead for lunch.

My name


  1. Vic is not my name
  2. My name means victory
  3. It is a Greek name
  4. It is mentioned in the Bible in the book of Acts
  5. I was named after an aunt who died as a child from eating poisoned berries
  6. It has the same derivative as Veronica
  7. Also Boedicea
  8. I do not care for my name much so go by a shortened version
  9. I think my name is very old fashioned
  10. People in North America don’t pronounce it the same as in Britain
  11. When I was a kid I wanted to be called Nicky which is also part of my name if said in Greek
  12. My second name means Grace
  13. It is spelled without an e

They’re back and they’re out

The first of the Canada Geese flew over our place this morning on their way north. About a hundred ribboned their way across the sky honking encouragement to each other. We look forward to them returning every year as the first sign of Spring. I pulled out the Humming Bird feeders today in anticipation of their return soon. We have a few birds stopping at our feeder as they return to their breeding grounds. Mostly sparrows but is amazing at their variety.

Along with that the first bears have been sited. A mother with two cubs along the road. Unfortunately the snow is still with us so they will have a few weeks of difficult foraging. This will probably deter me from walking our dog as much as I have in the last few weeks. I have developed a bit of a phobia about bears since my run in with one last year.

It is garbage day tomorrow and I put the can out already but I wonder if it will be attacked tonight, we threw some fish out and that is an invitation to a bear. Our can has a nice array of teeth marks on it as it is, but the garbage lady comes so early on Thursday mornings we have to put it out at night. As summer comes on I start getting up at about 5:30 am and I will put it out then.

My husband and his friend watched the hockey game between the Vancouver Canuks and the Anaheim Mighty Ducks and now there are exclamations of complete disgust because the Canuks lost.

It’s a hoax

One of my blogging friends has with great deal of concern sent me a warning about a ‘virus’ called Undretakeker_blackthunder I have checked at VMyths and with my Anti Virus Software Provider Kaspersky and there is no record of this so it is probably a hoax. I think we have all been caught with one of these at some time or another but here is some advice from the Kaspersky page.

How can you recognize a real virus warning from a hoax? And what do you do should your friends believe this bad joke?

The main rule: If the message did not come directly from an anti-virus-developer news service, then you should check the hoax sections at specialised Internet resources. We recommend you subscribe to the Kaspersky Lab Virus Encyclopaedia or check Rob Rosenberger’s popular Virus Myths & Hoaxes Web site at (Norton and McAfee have a hoax page as well.)

In case you don’t find the virus alert you have received on these pages, then you should visit the news section on Kaspersky Lab Web site. Our experts are very fast in delivering breaking news about the latest virus outbreaks. Should there be any new outbreaks, you will find a corresponding notification at In the event that you fail to locate any details regarding the virus mentioned in the alert, you should send a request to Kaspersky Lab technical support ( for clarification.

What should you do if you have received a real virus hoax? Firstly, do not forward it to anyone else. The best way of handling such messages is to delete them immediately. Secondly, as fast as you can, notify the sender that he has fallen victim to a virus hoax. There is still a possibility he hasn’t managed to send the “virus alert” to others, so by informing him of his error, you are helping him save his credibility for not crying “wolf,” causing friends and colleagues unnecessary nerve-wracking moments.

In addition, it also needs to be mentioned that virus hoaxes carry an even more dangerous payload than simply scaring people with hollow alerts. It is possible that at sometime, a malefactor will write a virus, utilizing the nickname of a well-known virus hoax, thus, users-believing it is fine to do so-will

Just catching up with everyone

Have not had anything to write for a while so have spent some time catching up with people.

Today I took Annie for a walk and all of a sudden she came hurtling out the bush with a wild cat after her. She wasn’t really frightened just knew that flight was better and fight. The wildcat disappeared when it saw me. They are not very big, I am not sure if it is a cat born from a once domesticated cat and is now wild, or a genuine wildcat. It was a good size for a cat and covered with longish gray hair.

Moose hold up

Hubby and friend returned Monday afternoon and I have been busy helping with the moving in, and going out to buy furniture etc. Our friend probably will move into his own place tomorrow.

It was a lovely day today so we drove to Smithers and picked up a sofa and ordered a chair for his new place. The snow has gone down a lot in the last week but it will still be several weeks before it is entirely gone but in Smithers it was already mostly gone.

As we left the village we were held up for quite a while by a mother moose and her yearling. She plodded in front of the vehicle for approximately 4km or just under 3 miles, not letting us pass. Every time we edged forward she moved in front of us. She was getting very worried about us getting too close to her young, so we had to back off and slowly follow her until she finally decided to get off the road.

A tribute to a friend

I have a friend who has multiple sclerosis quite badly. She is not beautiful by glossy magazine standards but to me she has always had great beauty for she glows with joy and is always smiling. This wonderful woman lost a son in a dreadful accident, but she came through that great sorrow radiating love to all around her. She had always been a heroine of mine. I don’t know if she reads my blog, I don’t think so. She is a strong Christian and is one of the best examples of the Christian life in action that I have ever seen. She always enjoys a joke and she sent me this yesterday. It is quite funny I thought.

Dear God,

Why do humans smell the flowers, but seldom, if ever, smell one another? When dogs get to heaven, can they sit on your couch? Or is it still the same old story?
Why are there cars named after the jaguar, the cougar, the mustang, the colt, the stingray, and the rabbit, but not ONE named for a dog? How often do you see a cougar riding around? We do love a nice ride! Would it be so hard to rename the “Chrysler Eagle” the “Chrysler Beagle”?

If a dog barks his head off in the forest and no human hears him, is he still a bad dog? Are there mailmen in Heaven? If there are, will I have to apologize?

Let me give you a list of just some of the things I must remember to be a good dog.
1. I will not eat the cats’ food before they eat it or after they throw it up.
2. I will not roll on dead seagulls, fish, crabs, etc., just because I like the way they smell.
3 I will not munch on “leftovers” in the kitty litter box, although they are tasty, they are not food.
4. The diaper pail is not a cookie jar.
5. The sofa is not a face towel neither are Mom and Dad’s laps.
6. The garbage collector is not stealing our stuff.
7. My head does not belong in the refrigerator.
8. I will not bite the officer’s hand when he reaches in for Mom’s driver’s license and registration.
9. I will not play tug-of-war with Dad’s underwear when he’s on the toilet.
10. Sticking my nose into someone’s crotch is an unacceptable way of saying “hello”.
11. I don’t need to suddenly stand straight up when I’m under the coffee table.
12. I must shake the rainwater out of my fur before entering the house – not after.
13. I will not throw up in the car.
14. I will not come in from outside and immediately drag my butt.
15. I will not sit in the middle of the living room and lick my crotch when we have company.
16. The cat is not a squeaky toy so when I play with him and he makes that noise, it’s usually not a good thing.

And, finally, my last question. When I get to Heaven may I have my testicles back?