Wednesday, October 22, 2014

I had pretty pictures prepared for you today.
 
And then all hell broke loose.

http://wpmedia.o.canada.com/2014/10/shooting5.jpg?w=680&h=452
Source:  National Post

 And then I thought it very likely Left Brain was in the midst of it all.

http://wpmedia.news.nationalpost.com/2014/10/ottawa_shooting_20141022-1.jpg
source:  National Post
That particular officer running towards our Parliamentary building is NOT Left Brain.
Nor are any of these officers, thankfully. 



This is what unfolded inside our Parliament buildings this morning.

You hear that big boom at the beginning?
That is the bad guys' shot gun  -- he has deadly intent.

All those other "pop" noises are the cops weapons .. and this is very important....  As They Run Towards The Bad Guy Firing the Shot Gun!!!

I cannot stress that enough.
This is not a drill.
It is not a movie scene from my favourite Marvel movie.
There is nothing to hide behind.

This is what MY HUSBAND does.    He charges into danger.
And yes, he is working today.     I know he is okay because he has been able to send me a text message.

Our whole city is on lock-down, as one shooter has escaped and is still at large.

This man... this disgusting person who thinks his personal cause/agenda is greater and more important than Human Life?!    He shot an unarmed soldier that stood on HONOUR GUARD at our War Memorial on Parliament Hill.

A soldier has been shot at the Cenotaph in Ottawa on October 22, 2014.

The irony.
A man with no honour, killed an UNARMED man who stood his post of Duty and Honour in recognition of fallen comrades.




Sgt at Arms Kevin Vickers.
You sir, are a national hero!
The real thing.   And we THANK YOU for standing on Guard for us.

Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers leads Senate page Brigette DePape
A Veteran and former RCMP and current Sgt At Arms Parliament Buildings, Kevin Vickers


I had beautiful pictures.
But THIS is my world in pictures today.

And I just cannot be Wordless.
Not about these selfless, brave heroes.

You Mr Gunman - you have met your end, and that is enough said about your ass.



 See this is why I think Captain America is completely relevant AND so important.

The price of Freedom is high

I am so grateful we have those who are willing to pay it.

And you should know I don't say that lightly; because I give you one of my very own every day.


 
Note:  Left Brain is home safe and sound by the time of this posting. 


Curious as a Cathy

Wordless Wednesday @ ImagesByCW

About The Author
Leslie Botchar, aka "RoryBore", is a SAHM enjoying life one day - and one cup of coffee - at at time.
She has had several articles published in The Huffington Post, and hopes to one day marry her skills as Word Wrangler and Photo Ninja. Leslie spills it all on her blog Time Out For Mom, and invites you to join her for some Mom "Me" Time.
Connect with her: Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Good morning and welcome to Coffee Chat!

 

I love that coffee gif.
Because, obviously... Coffee!

But also, if you watch the show Parks and Recreation (I have only seen a few myself), you would know that character is named Leslie.      So, Leslie loves good coffee.

Seems appropriate.
(Also, for those of you who thought "Rory" was my real name... um... Surprise!)
Rorybore is just my online alias... because I am married to Captain Canada.  Really.

http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/11111/111119363/3666969-captain+canada..jpg

My coffee is a Double Double.    That's two cream, two sugar.
So you know what's in my cup..... but what about My Name?


Time out for Mom



What does your name mean?
If  you go by an alias, why did you choose 
that particular moniker?

I mean, aside from the fact that my name is typically listed as a BOY name; as it is not spelled like the female version of "Lesley."    Thanks mom.

However, you will soon see, it's a nod to my Celtic roots.
LESLIE
Celtic: "From the grey fort"  sounds dumb you say... a bit of research has revealed to me that "from the grey fort" is translated to "from out of the darkness"
 also, perhaps originally Gaelic name, leas celyn "holly-garden"

Clan Leslie (click to read more) was a Scottish clan from the lowlands of Scotland.   Their motto was "Grip Fast."

Garden certainly seems fitting for me.
As for out of the darkness, my spirituality/faith is also no secret.   I certainly hold fast to it.

But I know what you really want to see, so here's me castle:

Leslie Castle, Geograph.jpg
"Leslie Castle, Geograph" by Colin Smith - Geograph project. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

Noun: A person who cares so much about others, he or she is always willing to give love and support that is completely unconditional. This type of individual serves as a huge support system especially, in a small, provincial town.
Is a very nice person who everyone loves . Always has best hair . She is very beautiful . Many girls envy her because of all the boyfriends she gets , and because of how pretty she is in all ways . Has a great personality , never gives up on goals . Doesn't care about what people think about her . Never holds grudges on people . She can be shy but once you get to know her you will love her ! Many girls wish they looked liker her . She usually has long hair . Loves animals , and to read . She goes through a lot in her life but she never lets her problems get to her or ruin her day or life . Cares for her friends a lot .  She is very funny too .

Holy!   I live in a town of about 8,000 people.
I definitely love BIG.    And loyalty is very important to me too. 
As for the rest?    Awww, shucks.


Adjective: A type of person that all women want to be like and men crave sexually, even when she or he is being loyal to his/her current lover.
Oh.My.
That last one.   I. Can't. Even.

What I find interesting, is that I am also a Taurus, and here's that profile:
Much like the mighty bull that symbolizes this astrological sign, individuals born under the sign of Taurus exhibit a rare patience, discipline, deep underlying strength and steadfast persistence. A Taurean is typically trustworthy, reliable and very protective of those they love.
People with a sun sign of Taurus are typically very social and exhibit a strong sense of commitment to their friends. Loyalty between friends, business partners and romantic interests is something that Taurus individuals exhibit and expect in return. Taureans typically go through phases of being extremely extroverted, followed by waves of being introverted and philosophical. Creativity often runs strongly in Taurean blood.

Truthfully, I don't put complete faith in such things to determine Who You Are, but it is absolutely fascinating that both my name, and my astrological sign seem to describe me quite well.

Perhaps there is a little something to it after all.

What's in your name?

Next Week:   Today is ZooZoo's 5th Birthday and for her party she asked for a Costume Ball.  If you were invited to such a party, what costume would you wear?   I thought this would be fun given Halloween is also so close. 

About The Author
Leslie Botchar, aka "RoryBore", is a SAHM enjoying life one day - and one cup of coffee - at at time.
She has had several articles published in The Huffington Post, and hopes to one day marry her skills as Word Wrangler and Photo Ninja. Leslie spills it all on her blog Time Out For Mom, and invites you to join her for some Mom "Me" Time.
Connect with her: Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

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