Daily Archives: November 22, 2011


It’s been almost two months since my last “Snapshots” post, and since I’ve been on chemo for six days now, I feel like an easy photo-filled post is due. This is where I open up my iPhone and share the random things I capture over the course of the day. I love when other bloggers do these types of posts because it’s a fun peek into their life. I haven’t done this since I got Buster, so it should come as no surprise that there has been an onslaught of photos featuring a furry orange and white face!

Typical day snuggling with Buster. This is what my days after chemo look like.

This is how Buster often sleeps in my bed when not trying to snuggle. Honest to goodness, this was not set up.

Hanging out, watching Conan.

Hanging out, watching Beverly Hills 90210 (team Brandon, btw)

Buster is still trying to grasp the concept of a doggie bed.

Better…but not quite.

There we go! By the way, that teddy bear is actually Buster’s girlfriend, I’m pretty sure.

It’s not all laying around and sleeping though!

Walks in the woods.

Walks along the river. Moncton always looks so desolate.

Burger outing with the fam!

Burger at the new Relish Moncton location. I got the Simpleton because I’m not allowed cheese or bacon on my current drugs. The beet relish and buns are still awesome though.

Unfortunately, I spend so much time in my pajamas, it seems I am forgetting how to dress.

Cocktail hour in the chemo room (the tape and tube are from my PICC are visible 24/7, it’s weird)

Ice cream and Kindle in the chemo chair. Some of my best blog friends pitched in and bought me a Kindle when I was first hospitalized, one of the best gifts I got!

They serve hospital meals in the chemo room. I don’t eat them anymore. GAG.

Instead I treat myself to take-out. In this case, falafel!

Homemade fish, chips, and coleslaw. I’ve been working on creating the perfect oven fries and I’m pretty close to the final version. I want to have one more go at them just to make sure it wasn’t a fluke until I share it.

Adding orange juice to the egg wash for french toast is really good! Gives it a citrusy twist.

Not all Buster around here. Caught Archie sleeping with one ear open.

One of my favourite shots EVER. Buster looking fancy in his just-groomed bow and sad that Archie won’t play. Archie is sitting with his back to Buster, then turns his head and gives Buster that look.

On the other hand, Buddy the boxer-bullmastiff is the one always bugging Buster to play. But for some reason Buster gets pissed when he tries.

So instead Buster plays with a giant stuffed lobster. Weirdo.

What the screen of death looks like on a Mac. Yup, my harddrive crashed on my four month old MacBook Pro. I have no idea why. It froze one day while I was using it and got this screen when I tried to restart. It’s still under warranty, but I lost everything. I think it’s because I badmouthed Steve Jobs in an earlier blog post. Sorry Steve!

And for kicks – a video I captured on my iPhone last night. Still trying to teach Buster how “fetch.” I apologize for my annoying voice while communicating with my dog. I can’t help it!

I don’t know what’s better – the part where he looks at me and decides to go the other way, or when he comes bounding out from behind he wall. Hahaha.

Finally, Part Three of my radio interview is up on the CBC website. Except this time it features my MOM! Click here to listen to her talk about what it was like for her when I was diagnosed with cancer. Part Four should be posted after noon today.

With that, I am off. Tomorrow is chemo #10 of 12! I’ve got some real blog topics I want to share, but I’ve been feeling too crappy to properly write anything out. Soon, hopefully!