Wednesday, January 29, 2014

What's In A Number, Anyway?

Tonight I dialed my Grammie's phone number for the last time. She is moving into a retirement home tomorrow and will have a new number. Her first new phone number in over 60 years.

It occurred to me that she will no longer have that number. And THAT's when it hit me. I got all teared up because of a phone number.

Well, it's not really about the phone number. It's about moving on to the next phase. It's about less independence. It's about growing older. It makes me sad.

Grammie is one of my most favourite people and I treasure our relationship. I look forward to visiting her in her new digs and hope she settles in and makes it home in no time. I know we have many more story times over tea to enjoy together.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Photo Origami

I'm not sure where January went, but I blinked and now it's nearly over. I have a few blog-worthy topics but it's been challenging to actually sit down and put fingers to keyboard.

In the meantime, I was experimenting with a newly discovered feature of iPhoto and created this slideshow of 2013. There are a few tweaks I need to figure out - several pictures are cropped where I wouldn't have cropped them and it's longer than I would want. I need to figure out how to speed up the time between changes.

So, if you're up for an almost-feature-length film, settle in with popcorn and enjoy!

Monday, January 13, 2014

Pearly White

If Apple were to make a toothbrush, it would look like this.

My sister (who happens to be my dental hygienist) got me this ultra-lux toothbrush for Christmas.

It is a thing of beauty. Pristine white with its own case, charger and USB cord. Ya. that's right. I can charge it on my computer while traveling!

And the best part is, it feels like a party in my mouth when I use it. Devine.