Yes, Mrs. L was 54 yesterday. Just ten years my senior. I popped by armed with a wish and a christmas gift. Showed me an interesting book called Sailing Away from Winter . Check out this link, book sounds quite interesting. An adventure of a lifetime, and soon to become reality for Mrs. L and the sailor.
As I admired a beautiful mermaid that adorns her kitchen, I told them of a place in Annapolis Royal, that we visit every year. It's home to several mermaids, and any other nautical "stuff". It's http://www.traditionalmarine.com/
It does contain an amino acid called tryptophan that is involved in sleep and mood control. But turkey has no more of the acid than chicken or minced beef. Eating lots of food and drink at Christmas are probably the real cause of sleepiness.
First things first... Ernie Fage is guilty of failing to remain at the scene of an accident. Pretty smart really, as he ran away drunk, and avoided a drinking and driving charge. The tory caucus gave him the boot. My heart bleeds dishwater.
Grandpere is now 70 years old. Had a little party for him on Sunday, my annual supper. Stormy weather kept most guests away, but Mom and dad came, and Smartie Pants and his girl showed up. Smartie Pants travels rain or shine, sleet or snow. I memorized his cell phone, after he reluctantly gave it to me. He's on an anti-phone campaign, sponsored in part by his mother. Ya right !
Hope Oscar is fine, and give him a "kiss" for me. He kissed me once, you know, on the staircase. Very handsome, quick moving, and a little sneaky too. Hope he didn't require a psychiatric visit after doing all that time in the slammer.
Don't worry about getting another year older... you should welcome the day, buy yourself a gift, be in good company, keep your coat hung up, and have no regrets! Enjoy your day !
~~~Canada's post office and police are trying to track down a "rogue elf" who wrote obscene letters to children on behalf of Santa Claus, a newspaper reported on Friday. The Ottawa Citizen said at least 10 nasty letters had been delivered to little girls and boys in Ottawa who wrote to Santa this year care of the North Pole, which has a special H0H 0H0 Canadian postal code. Return letters from Santa are in fact written by an 11,000-strong army of Canada Post employees and volunteers. "We firmly believe there is just one rogue elf out there," a Canada Post spokeswoman told the paper. Canada Post's popular "Write to Santa" program -- which last year delivered more than a million letters to children in Canada and around the world -- has been shut down in Ottawa until the offender is caught.~~
Seems as tho I have a lot of Santa business to discuss this year.... So now Santa is too fat. He sets a bad example, and we should be portraying a slimmer Santa for the big fat lie we tell our kids.I mean, is it any surprise he is heavy, with all that milk and cookies. Maybe he and Fergie could be partners in the weight watchers ads. Red suit and red hair.... Next year, they'll want to have Santa portrayed as the one pulling the sled, outfitted with cross country skis. Some people have too much time on their hands.
So we have snow, no need to dream of a white Christmas. It's here, with all its slush, and low windshield wash icons flashing.
I met up with Lady and the Girl today. Had a quick drink and a yarn. They didn't even have the bottle opened when I unexpectedly pulled into the driveway. They said" I must have smelled it" ha Ha... nothing more fun than a drink with friends and a very peppy yarn. I offered some loving dictation for the lady to put on her beau's gift, but she declined. She says, only the English men are full of loving expression. It's not a french thing. And here I always thought the french were supposed to be the great lovers . French men, from, let's say Paris, are known to dress, eat, drink, and love better. If I was a single woman now... I would head for France.
Reminds me of a trip to Superstore. The hostess, and myself made a trip to Barrington for groceries. There was a very attractive man in the store, shopping all alone. I noticed him, of course, and so did the Hostess. I was totally impressed when I got to the checkout and was behind him. Such a credit to his gender! The hostess parked her cartful behind mine. I relayed the bad news to her... the man had diapers and similac in his cart, and obviously, he was not available. " And?" the Hostess replied.... " neither are you, right?" Oh yeah, I forgot !! We had a good laugh over that.
Changing topics, as I laid in the tub tonight at 4:45pm, I counted 114 seagulls go past my window, headed west, and to bed. Isn't that some kind of traffic lane? I was amazed. I am fairly knowledgeable of seagulls thanks to my bird brain friend, the doctor and sailor. He has an amazing variety of knowledge on just about anything you have been dying to know. Smart indeed.
Well, tonight was the night. My eldest smelled a little sweaty, and got his own deodorant. Wow, he is growing. If he ever read this blog, he would put me in some kind of headlock, and wrestle me to the ground. ha ha. He wanted to try some kind of wrestling move on me, and I was foolish enough to give in. "Now Son", I said, " don't ever think you can handle your old lady". Yes, I was wrong, and the kink in my neck lasted 2 days.
I have been voted most unpopular boss for December 2007, says the grapevine at work.
Made 3 changes, 1 layoff, 4 enemies, and oodles of talk. To top it off, I decided today to give them each a Christmas card, brimming with warm and fuzzy wishes for a great Christmas. I imagine most landed in our recycle bag. Ha Ha. Our xmas party is next week, it will be interesting. It's like I always said, it's more important for me to like them, than it is for them to like me.
Like a glob of tree balsam in your hand, it will wear off.
~~Welcome to the Karlheinz Schreiber Show, the revenge-seeking former arms dealer and lobbyist who insists (in his most recent version) that he struck a deal to swap brown-envelope cash for the political currency of Brian Mulroney in 1993 when Mulroney was still Canada's prime minister.~~ Today he said that Jean Charest accepted big bucks from him too, election donation. Schrieber says it was $30,000.... Jean Charest, who doesn't remember ever meeting him, says it was only $10,000 and legal.
Lucky for Schreiber , he was allowed to return to his Ottawa home today on bail of only $1.3 million. Nope, I never helped put up the bail money. the Scheibers and Marc Lalonde dug into their pockets. I would have donated for bail, as I don't mind paying for real good entertainment. and besides, I'm getting to like him more and more every day.
His Ho!Ho!Ho! is being questioned after all the Ho talk this year. Can you believe it? They are suggesting perhaps the jolly man in the red suit say "Ha!Ha!Ha!. What is the world coming to? Santa says Ha Ha Ha ????
What about O Ho-ly Night? Are they going to change that too???................... Ho-ly Shit, I say.
Yup, December has arrived, and so has the cold. get your mitts, and chapstick out. I might even have to wear socks soon.
The tree is up, most gifts are wrapped, and the wreaths are in the back of my vehicle. I'm getting there. Boy, those wreaths sure do smell like christmas. I like my prelit tree, but do miss the smell, and spills.
Last night we went to the Red Cap for a late dinner and live entertainment. Was very nice and festive. The cook was with us, and its always nice to have her around.
The old hearts strings seem a little pulled these days... missing my old bro, and worried a bit about the holidays without him. Mom said she heard Willie Nelson sing "I'll have a blue Christmas" and it really hits home.
We hung up a special tree ornament in his memory, and I am sure he's smiling down on us all.
I reread the Christmas card he gave me last year, mentioning our busy lives and wishing we made more time to visit and to talk. Lots to learn here, I guess.
"SatLav,"~~ is a toilet-finding service to help people caught short in central London. Thursday, Westminster City Council launched a new mobile phone text message service that will guide Londoners and tourists to their nearest public lavatory. Anyone who sends the word "Toilet" to 80097 will receive a reply giving details of their nearest public convenience.
The service is available across the Westminster, an area that includes many of the capital's most popular sights, such as Big Ben, Trafalgar Square and Buckingham Palace. Unlike in-car devices that rely on satellites to pinpoint someone's location, the SatLav uses mobile phone technology. All that comes at a price, however. Rather than spending a penny, people will be charged 25 pence ($0.52) per text.~~
I must say that is a good idea. Having a pretty good bladder myself, the thing I frantically search for the most these days, is a short cashier line. Maybe I could dream up a money making idea to help aggravated shoppers. A shooter bar in the Zellers isle? I dunno....
~~After seeing footage of the Taser incident at the Vancouver airport that resulted in the death of a Polish man, Yarmouth County resident Arnold d’Eon says he felt compelled to do something. What he did was put together a steel cross in memory of Robert Dziekanski – the man whose death intensified the debate over the use of Tasers – and others who died after the device was used on them. The cross is located on land d’Eon owns in Middle West Pubnico. ~~
I read the following article regarding tasers ..
~~You're probably not going to read too many newspaper headlines crediting Tasers with saving the life of a police officer or the life of a suspect who might have been felled with a deadly bullet had he not been halted with an electrical charge from a device used by about 11,000 agencies in 44 countries. That's partially because of the way the media works, but it's mostly because you can't actually prove those life-saving events occurred as a direct result of a Taser and that they would not have occurred in its absence. And even if you could, you certainly couldn't prove that pepper spray or a baton wouldn't have proven just as effective as a Taser at detaining someone or diffusing a situation. Tasers shouldn't be the last resort on a police officer's use of force continuum, but they shouldn't be the first resort either. Tasers should not be used by default. They should be used sparingly and only after other methods with less potential for serious consequences, like batons and pepper spray, are employed without effect. Police officers need to understand there may be fatal consequences if they use a Taser and then be empowered to use them when necessary, according to their training, their judgment and their conscience.~~
A story from ROME - A rooster crowing at the break of dawn has earned his owner a 200 euro ($295) fine in an Italian court after neighbors complained it was waking them up too early. The rooster's owner will likely appeal the sentence, supported by the local Farmers' Association, on the grounds that he needs at least one rooster to breed chickens.
Remember the tale of the 2 mice...country and city. Well today they have a tale of the 2 breasts... country breasts or city breasts? Yes, we country women have less dense breasts than our "buds" in the city. And denser breasts mean higher chances of breast cancer. Could it be because us country gals are braless in nightgowns at the clothesline.... while our city chicks are at the laundrymats in heels and push-up bras?
I can only imagine the amount of men who applied for this job interview.....
Prostatectomy causes the seminal fluid containing the sperm cells to move backwards, into the bladder instead of the urethra. This reverse path, called retrograde ejaculation, is the result of damage to the muscle at the neck of the bladder, a consequence of surgery. The bladder muscle normally blocks the entrance to the bladder, causing the semen to enter the urethra at the base of the penis. When this muscle is damaged, the semen takes the path of least resistance and enters the bladder, where the fluid is expelled with the urine. This may make urine to look cloudy when next passed, but it is not harmful in any way. Men after prostatectomy are usually sterile (unable to father children) because the semen and its load of sperm cells is not ejaculated through the penis to the outside. Being sterile is not the same as being impotent. After prostatectomy, a small percentage of men are unable to have an erection and will experience impotence. For most men, however, the ability to have sexual intercourse and orgasm will remain relatively unchanged. Retrograde ejaculation may require getting used to, but orgasm should remain a pleasurable experience. In men who experience retrograde ejaculation, the seminal fluid is not ejaculated to the outside during orgasm, so the ejaculation is dry.
To my friends over 40, and single and looking..... you may consider the hospital recovery room a good and safe place to meet a man. All we women are looking for is someone kind, and fun to be with..... is that too much to ask of a millionaire.
~~The MS Explorer, a Canadian-operated cruiser built in 1969 as a pioneer among rugged go-anywhere tourist ships that plied waters from the Amazon to the Arctic and Antarctic circles, struck ice Friday, took on water and dipped beneath the waves more than 15 hours later.~~
Loverboy and I watched a documentary of the Explorer the day before the sinking. All 91 were rescued.
~~Susan Hayes of G.A.P. Adventures of Toronto, which runs environmentally oriented excursions and owns the stricken MS Explorer, said all passengers were accounted for and doing well. She said the ship's 91 passengers hailed from more than a dozen nations, including 24 Britons, 17 Dutch, 14 Americans, 12 Canadians and 10 Australians. The ship also carried nine expedition staff members and a crew of 54. The Explorer was on a 19-day circuit of Antarctica and the Falkland Islands, letting passengers observe penguins, whales and other wildlife.~~
It's a new product. Pancake batter in a can. (Similar to a whipped cream can). Pressurized, and shake it up and you can squirt out 8 pancakes. And .... US goverment says they are gonna label it as organic. Yep, that is not a typo. I am in awe! .... organic, they say?
Yes, the dreaded Dept. of Health were by today for another wonderful licensing visit. Only stayed 2 and a half hours. I was my extremely pleasant self. they couldn't really find anything wrong. When they commented about refrigerator temps recordings, I had my say, and told them they were lucky we recorded the temp once a day, and i wasn't about to scold staff for forgetting the second recording. We have much more to do than that, and I don't even think that its the dept responsibility.Agricuture & fisheries'.... yes. Before they left I also went on to rant about a home, unlicensed, paying $100 cash for 24 hours work. No worker's comp, licensing regulations, staffing guidelines, agriculture and fisheries guidelines, fire marshal guidelines, courses to take, etc....... Ohhhh, the pressure does rise.
I think I lost my title last night. Had a few gin and Tonic before supper and forgot to mix in my special dressing into the salad before serving it. Not a wonder it tasted like rabbit food. Ha Ha! Oh well, excused myself and blamed it on the drinks.
Had a nice time, Loverboy & I, Dr & Mrs L, Dr Cinnamon girl, LaLa & the Kisser, and Mr & Mrs J.
Rabbit & Rappie pies were served last night, and also today for dinner, and also today for supper.
The conversation was of a wide variety, from golf to government to Hitler to lobsters to my menstrual cup. ( Which holds 2 oz... for those thinking of using it to mix drinks!) and I am the one who said I am too private to be on FacebooK ? Pretty bad joke, I'd say.
I learned about a tunnel in Norway .. maybe the The Lærdal Tunnel ? (Not certain though.)~~ between the Bergen area and Eastern Norway, including Oslo, and is especially significant for winter traffic, when the high mountain passes are closed, or subject to closing, because of snow. The mountains above the tunnel reach elevations up to 1809 meters (5935 feet), and the breathtaking high-mountain road between Aurland and Lærdal, the so-called Snow Road, is open only for a few months during the summer. This tunnel is not only the world's longest, 24.5 km ( 15.2 miles), but also the world's most uniquely constructed tunnel with exceptional security features. High air quality in the tunnel is achieved in two ways, by ventilation and purification. Large fans draw air in from both entrances, and polluted air is expelled through the ventilation tunnel to Tynjadalen. The Lærdal Tunnel is the first in the world to be equipped with an air treatment plant, located in a 100-meter (328 feet) cavern 9.5 km (5.9 miles) from Aurland, that removes both dust and nitrogen dioxide from the tunnel air. Two large fans draw air through the treatment plant, where dust and soot are removed by an electrostatic filter. Then the air is drawn through a large carbon filter which removes the nitrogen dioxide. ~~Pretty cool eh?
Cinnamon flavored milk would have topped off the night.... but that will be for next time.
Avon ladies are known to be friendly. I mean, who can hate the Avon lady ? She comes armed with lipstick samples, and brochures, now selling everything from deodorant to cream cologne to thong underwear to Pilate's DVDs.
Well, I had it with the friendly, smiling Avon Lady. It wasn't her personality, but things just weren't working out with the busy woman. I actually fired her this week. Told her to come get her money and to not return. Campaign 24 will be our last... We are done with her and her products. We will find another way to get the Skin-so-soft bubble bath.
I feel sort of bad, and I hope God doesn't punish me for firing a sweet honest-y woman. I don't care if heaven only has Avon products, as it's only their deodorant I use, and I'll only need that in the hotter place. All my friends will be in the hotter place, and Lady Di will surely be there, and she'll have her 12 lb cosmetic bag with her, so I'll borrow.
Menstrual Cup .... yes, here I go again about my wonderful menstrual cup. I will travel the earth and convert all the menstruating women to try it and save the planet. Maybe Oprah will sponsor my voyage. Ha Ha.
Soothing Sounds Alarm Clock ..... my newest purchase. Projects the time on the ceiling or wall, which doesn't matter to us vision impaired people, ( I could likely use a braille clock) but it does have a selection of six "nature sounds". My favorite sounds are thunder, and of course rain. Has a timer too, so you can listen to a downpour for up to an hour. I set it for 15 minutes, and have yet to hear it end. I'll keep using the rain setting until I dream of Noah's ark.
Dragon's Den .... a TV show depicting inventive, and sometimes stupid people, looking for investors to their ideas. Some are really good, and others, well you know.... It's on CNN I think.
Lestoil .... awesome on stains. I put it directly on the stain, toss it in the hamper, and wash it days later. Like magic. It's so easy when you use Lestoil.
Black Bic Pens .... anyone who knows me "well", knows that this is my pen of preference. The old fashion kind, six sided tube, that doesn't roll off your desk, and always writes so nice.
Chenille ..... what else can I say. Soft.
Tanqueray Gin .... what else can I say. Smooth.
Staples stapler ..... nicest stapler ever. Proud to own it.
Suckers ..... no, not the kind you meet every day, I mean the kind Kojak always sucked on. I am a sucker for suckers. I don't like lemon though. I don't like lemon anything. It's too Mr. Cleanish.
Maple .... the trees are nice, but the flavour is better. Maple suckers aren't too shabby either.
Fa ..... bubble bath. I love the blue one. Always welcomed in my tub.
Chronicle herald ..... need it to start my day.
Ice cube Bags ..... they are made in Denmark, and Walmart sells them . They look like those scubs , pour water in the bag and freeze. These babies can be separated and shaken apart in the bag itself. The Scubs do have a similar one out, but don't fall for it, they aren't as good as the ones from Denmark. Love it.
EBay ... the world's largest marketplace. (Where you can turn a red paper clip into a house. ) I love to buy, and to sell on eBay.
Yellow roses ... cats .... watching my kids sleep ....music .....orange pekoe tea .... rainy days .... kissing ..... the smell of bread baking .... homemade cards ...sheets on the line ... the sound of the ocean .... flying kites ... babies under 3 months that sleep on you ... groceries in a paper bag .... holding hands ..................~~
Yes, returned to Trivia Night. It even smelled like a Trivia Night ....
A couple familiar faces at the Grand, and a lot of new faces too. Round one was awesome, just one point behind the highest score. We are on a roll, and luck on our side. Our brains are really working.... ha ha...
Round #2 was a bit different. Even when they had multiple choice, we chose the wrong choice. I mean, how do I know if Lincoln died on a Tuesday or Friday? Is that common knowledge? Pinocchio? made of Cedar or Pine..... so hard to remember
And Venus spins clockwise, well we did figure out that the sun would rise in the west on Venus....OK, so I am dumb. Astronomers, I read, don't even have an explanation why it spins clockwise.
Big Confession: as if we were playing who wants to be a millionaire, we cheated only slightly and called my 11 year old for the answer to one of the questions. He was 100% sure of his answer, and he was right. Milhouse is the only Simpson character with eyebrows.
La Girl did win a beer ticket for knowing that the Guinness book of world records was the book most stolen from libraries. Great playing !
Well that 73 years old man won the pumpkin rowing contest once again.... his advice was to have a really good pumpkin and to be really in good physical shape. Very true. The man announced his retirement. Next year, those from Hollywood and Vancouver will have to return. They might have a chance.
Speaking of good physical condition... on CNN they were speaking of websites with info for young girls on how to become skinny. Pro-Ana, or something like that. You could read her info and learn how to get down to a gorgeous 86 lbs. Man alive .... what is the world coming to. This stick girl has 600+ followers. All these blogs ( ah hem) , and face books, and My space .... with such freedom of expression, is just a big recipe for disaster to those kids who are killing time, and looking for "a way".
Donald Trump is hanging out with Larry King tonight. Good Grief, he is full of himself ( he is simply very honest, he calls it) Going on and on about beauty.... and he says he "knows beauty" .... and tells us Angelina Jolie is not good looking. That should go over good. He's a good one to be speaking of beauty. He hates Bush, but loves the tax incentives,.... well yeah, he should. His book is called "Think Big & Kick Ass". Rosie called him a "comb over bunny", and that just cracks me up. you should try something really daring... try to picture him in the shower. Scary eh?
A couple made a deal that whomever died first would come back and inform the Other of the afterlife. Their biggest fear was that there was no afterlife.
After a long life together, the husband was the first to die. True to his word, he made contact, "Connie....Connie. ": "Is that you, Joe?" "Yes, I've come back like we agreed." "That's wonderful! What's it like?" "Well, I get up in the morning, I have sex. I have breakfast and then it's Off to the golf course. I have sex again, bathe in the warm sun and then Have sex a couple of more times. Then I have lunch (you'd be proud lots of Greens) another romp around the golf course, then pretty much have sex the Rest of the afternoon. After supper, it's back to golf course again. Then it's more sex until late at night. I catch some much needed sleep and then The next day it starts all over again. "Oh, Joe you surely must be in Heaven!"
Not exactly... I'm a rabbit on a golf course in Arizona .."
Well the end of the week is finally here. Loverboy is gone fishing, and looks like I am in for another long weekend, me and the boys. The boys keep busy, and they don't really require much from me, except for food and supervision I guess.
Lipstick alert & lead .... better read up on the latest, and you may need to change your lip colour.
I have been busy the past couple weeks putting up baseboard and also some finish around some doors upstairs which had never been done. I may take up the hammer again yesterday. I learned many lessons in this quick carpentry career....
1) it's kinda fun
2) Measure twice and cut once is a true saying
3) Jig saws have cords that are too short
4) That nail punch is so cool. Every woman should have one
I also put down a threshold between 2 laminate floors. Had to cut 4 metal strips. And realized that goggles would be a good idea. Of course, I could not find goggles, and used whatever I could find. It was really cute to see, cutting that metal with a jig saw and wearing Roland's skidoo helmet with the shield down !
I must turn in and read up on the latest from Warren Buffet. An article says that his latest advice is that you should not leave your money to your kids. I'll be sure not to pass this article on to our parents...... he he.
Yes, it's quite a combo. Just out of the tub, trying to warm up. Ate too much over the Thanksgiving weekend but was really nice to see my brother as he was down for a visit.
Hosted a great dinner party on Friday, to thank some friends who make my life a nicer place. Lots of conversation, and laughter, and many refills. I'll have to have another before the holiday season. The silent one is always a great help, and so appreciated.
Saturday we went to put carrots out for deer, it was a beautiful day, lots of nice scenery... just me and Loverboy. Really nice. Fall colours are spectacular right now. No sign of deer.... yet.
HOUSTON (Reuters) - Charges have been dropped against a Texas woman who was accused of giving her husband a sherry enema that killed him, the prosecutor in the case said on Wednesday. Tammy Jean Warner had been scheduled to face trial for negligent homicide in the May 2004 death of Michael Warner, 58, but Brazoria County District Attorney Jeri Yenne said the charges were dismissed a month ago for lack of evidence. The dead man had had "a severe alcohol issue" and it was not clear his wife had committed a crime, Yenne said in a telephone interview.
At the time of Warner's indictment in 2005, police told the Houston Chronicle the woman had given her husband two large bottles of sherry, which raised his blood alcohol level to 0.47 percent, or nearly six times the level considered legally drunk in Texas. Warner admitted administering the enema but denied she caused the death of her husband, who was a machine-shop operator. The incident occurred at their home in Lake Jackson, near Houston. She told the newspaper her husband was addicted to enemas and often used alcohol in that manner. Police said Warner had a throat ailment that left him unable to drink the sherry. ~~
The story is strange, but..., it's about the only way I could take the sherry Auntie May offers me.
Loverboy still not home... been 12 days. He's starting to get missed by all of us. He'll be home tomorrow, and he told me it would take 4 days to recover from the non-stop fishing. I'll have to pamper him .. ( wink, wink)
~~~The Canadian dollar reached parity with the U.S. greenback on Thursday for the first time in almost 31 years, capping a spectacular run that has seen it rise 62 per cent since 2002. The loonie briefly reached $1.0003 US on foreign-exchange markets shortly before 11 a.m. ET, the Bank of Canada said. The currency spent much of the rest of the day flirting with parity — at one point trading at $1.0008 — before closing at 99.87 cents US, up 1.37 cents from Wednesday's Bank of Canada close.
The previous time the two currencies traded at par was in November 1976, just after René Lévesque's election victory in Quebec, which sent the Canadian dollar reeling.
By January 2002, the loonie had bottomed out at just 61.79 cents US. For Canadians, it makes for cheaper imports from the U.S. and cheaper vacations in the U.S. But for industries that sell most of their wares south of the border — manufacturers, lumber companies, auto-parts makers — it's been a nightmare. They're struggling to compete with a built-in 60-per-cent handicap, compared with five years ago. ~~~
A couple days of shop till you drop in the city was very nice. Escalators out of order, however , aren't so nice. Bought a couple Christmas gifts, and some clothes, "pour moi."
At Wendy's we spoke to a young man who sat by us. He had a story of how he left Scotia Bank to work 3 hours every night and make really good money. We all raised an eyebrow, and I asked him if he was an escort. Oh no! he said.... That would be against God's wishes. When we left, he came up to us in his vehicle and gave us some "Get out of Hell Free" cards, and showed us his bible, and went on to say ... blah, blah, blah.... Boy, he must of thought we were headed for that hot place, and I don't mean the Caribbean !
Casino and Lower Deck proved to be fun as usual. Lots of seniors at the Casino.
At Lower Deck, I confessed that after the shopping, I felt like I was 80, but now I felt like 18. The music was super and the sights were good. Lots of testosterone. Never too old to look, they say.
The Casino was nice to me and I came home with a hundred dollars more than I went with. Played at a table (that I really didn't understand all that well), but it paid me some nice chips.
The Marriott was hosting a Life Guard party of some sort, and the music was good there too. Some women invited us to join them and dance, but we felt out of place without our lifeguard shirts on, and Hawaiian lei.
I am a little chicken to get wet in any pool below 85 degrees, but the hot tub was nice.
La Girl, is very electronically minded, and knows a great deal about any gadget coming out on the market. A Good conversationalist.
Lady Di confessed to me that she was really a shy person, and I am still laughing over that one. I hope she comes out of her shell soon.
This must have been the longest Sunday in history. Loverboy is out fishing, and it makes the day seem so long when he's not around to cook for and scratch his back. I miss him unloading the dishwasher too, among other important "chores" he does around here. I kept busy today, put down some baseboard, and painted too.
Almost 2 weeks since the kids are in school, and the youngest has a "bug" of some sort. Feverish, dull, and a headache. Why can't the schools invest in some hand sanitizer stations of some kind. Catch the kids coming off the bus, and get them to sanitize before getting on again at the end of the day. They can even ask us to donate.... after all, we supply kleenex and bandaids as it is.
Lady Di has a friend now, and he sent her 12 roses last week. Ohh.... really nice. She complained the other day that she felt dizzy. I told her " I'd be dizzy too if someone sent me a dozen roses! "
The hostess had her birthday party last week. For some reason the golfing kept getting worse and worse. I was in charge of the shooters, and that is NOT a good thing. The 8 of us had a ball ( 4 golfers, and 4 caddies) and likely will return next year. Only took 3 hours to play 9 holes. Lots of conversation and laughter. Laughter, they say , is the best medicine !
Ah the most beautiful vehicle is out on the road again....
Kids are back in school, & things are back to normal. Believe it or not, I actually like to get up at 6:15... I do wish the sun was up though at the same time.
Camping season is done it seems. We had lots of fun. Vacationed in Annapolis Royal, and did the tourist thing. Fort Anne, Port Royal, Tidal Power Plant, and the lovely nautical shop. At Dunromin, they have teepees you can rent. The kids were going in there daily to do their yoga, as no was using them. One evening, as the sun was setting, I told them to get adventurous, take your flashlights and go explore a bit. They went in a teepee & found two people in a sleeping bag. Too funny !!
I was totally impressed this summer while at Loomers camping without the silent one. It was raining cats and dogs, (which is nice when inside a camper ). It got a little breezy, and with each puff I could hear a splash. So I went out at 1 am to lower one side of the awning so the water wouldn't collect. At 5am the wind picked up, and the awning was doing alot of moaning and groaning, and other scary sounds. So I went out in my nightie AGAIN. I tried to remember how to get the awning retracted and seemed to be doing OK, but could not get it to budge. Out of the blue, I heard some footsteps and a lady came over to help. Together we got it put away. She said that she and her husband had just put away theirs and they had been watching me since I came out. Quickly I thanked her, as I was soaked, and went in. Man, those campers are nice people.
Here's a burning question... those monster mosquito-looking flies... what are they? They really like to live on the lawn, don't they? What are they up to? Have they evolved from something else??? I mowed the lawn, and disturbed 2 million tonight.
News is on soon, and I must see what kind of trouble OJ Simpson is in. My gosh, Trouble must be his middle name. No doubt he's innocent, and the glove doesn't fit.....
Nova Scotia's most persistent spell of fog occurred during Canada's centennial in 1967 at Yarmouth, when over the 92 days of summer, 85 had an occurrence of 1 or more hours with fog.
That's the same summer my 52 year old Grampie Rodgerson dissappeared at sea with an 18 year old man named Harvey Muise. They were on the Durward II . Never to be heard or seen again. No debris ever found. They had anchored 100 feet from another boat , & spoke to them through the fog before settling in for the night. End of story.
Just a gorgeous day. Floating on my floatie, rowing my dingy ..... sunning myself. Life is good. Put the screen tent up tonight .... most of you know what that means. A Corona Night soon. Set the racoon cage tonight, again. If caught he will be deported to the golf course.
I sat outside after dark in my swimsuit, not a fly, not a breath of wind, not a chill. A few fireflies. No racoons.
If Dr & Mrs L are sailing tonight, they must have the most beautiful night ever.
Celebrating 12 years of wedded bliss today. I'm celebrating with Mr. Clean and windex and he's celebrating out to sea on the boat with smelly and bearded men.
Loverboy and I will get together soon. It's a little hard to believe it's 12 years already, and that is likely a good thing. Of course, I haven't PMS right now, and the world is pretty rosy. Ha Ha
Years ago, after I was widowed, I was feeling pretty blue one day. I did the dishes and looked out the window at a beautiful scenery that I no longer appreciated. The radio was on and Louis Armstrong sang " What a Wonderful World ". I swore and cried, and could barely stand the lyrics.
A few years later, as I planned a small wedding, and a family, I asked the organist to play a special song, and he did.... What a Wonderful World.
I see trees of green, red roses too
I see them bloom for me and you
And I think to myself, what a wonderful world
I see skies of blue and clouds of white
The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night
And I think to myself, what a wonderful world
The colours of the rainbow, so pretty in the sky
Are also on the faces of people going by
I see friends shakin' hands, sayin' "How do you do?"
check it out...... a library of info, some useless, some good, and some amusing. It was one of the top 25 websites people won't do without ( TIME mag survey)
Read a great story on cows, and their gases. ~~Agriculture is responsible for an estimated 14 percent of the world's gases. The world's 1.5 billion cows and billions of other grazing animals emit dozens of polluting gases, including lots of methane. Two-thirds of all ammonia comes from cows.~~
Old Mother Hubbard Went to the cupboard To get her poor doggie a bone, When she got there The cupboard was bare So the poor little doggie had none
Well I can relate... the cupboard is bare, but darn it, when your 11 1/2 year old is eating every 15 minutes for almost a week, it's hard to keep it full. And he keeps finding stuff to eat. He is on his fourth toast right now, ( and also ate slice #5 untoasted because he couldn't wait any longer) and it's been a whopping 30 minutes since his last snack.
Will he make the night ? Will I find him shrivelled up in the morning? Scary ?
Been on vacation & camping a bit... had one beautiful day and night. Most nights I had to put a sweater on and socks and shoes after 5. Lady Di and company dropped by for some Pina Coladas... really enjoyed their company. Boys swam, and swam and swam. Early one morning, my eldest and I floated on the lake on our floaties ... listening to our echoes. It was a great time, and so peaceful. The neighbours came over for BBq chicken, and the men and boys went wheeling and biking. We sat inside and watched the sky get grey and rain eventually fell. We enjoyed their visit, rain or shine.
Yesterday I went to Staples. Yes.... for school supplies. The schoolbags are packed and ready to go. Sound pretty eager eh ?
I have been sleeping in till 9, and Monday morning will be a killer I am sure.
Dwight d'Eon is in the top 10 on Canadian Idol. Please vote for him. On Wednesdays SAR alumni play and sing at the Red Cap, prior to the Canadian Idol results. It's a wonderful time. Plan to have your supper there, sit back and relax. Very friendly and casual. Young and old welcomed.
Do you know what really feels good? scratching bites. Man, especially on the foot. Is there any greater pleasure to be had ! But bites on the toes, are not good. The satisfaction isn't there on the toes. They get hot, and swollen, and burn some.
My sandals have been smelly, and likely it's my feet. Last summer Sis told me that to treat smelly sandals, one should put them in the freezer overnight. And I did. And I couldn't find them the next day. Forgot about the freezer. Looked high and low. Until suppertime came...
Nanny swears by the "tea treatment" for sweaty stinky feet.
Dr Oz says ~~It's no surprise that so many people's feet smell. After all, Dr.Oz says, there are a quarter-million sweat glands on your feet. "You can generate about a half a liter of sweat from your foot in a day. It really does make a lot of juice."But that sweaty foot is not the direct cause of the stink. After all, sweat is sterile. That pungent smell is actually caused by fungus or bacteria—So how can you get rid of the bacteria? Brew up some mild tea and put your feet in it for about 30 minutes a day for a week. "The tannic acid in the tea will actually tan your foot a little bit, which will dry it out," he says. "That's helpful in reducing the amount of sweat, and the odor as well."~~
I'll have to try it, and wash my sandals again. I left them outside the camper, and The Silent One, who I think has undiagnosed OCD, decided to check one more time on the dying campfire, peed out the door, and onto my sandals.
Well, I educated myself on the spider web... The parts of the web that radiate from the centre, the spokes, are not sticky. It's the rest of the web that is sticky. If only the rest of the bugs caught on to this info.
This info was also interesting... ~~Cats are very susceptible to black widow venom as are horses but dogs are relatively resistant, and sheep and rabbits are apparently immune.~~ Maybe I could be a sheep in my next life... or a rabbit would be better... they appear to have more fun... Ha Ha
One last tidbit of info , something I learned about our relatives, the monkeys and apes. The clitoris is actually situated at the base of the vagina rather than at the top, increasing stimulation during regular sex. HELLLOOO? Now why didn't SOMEONE ELSE think of that ? No wonder they are always smiling, like the've got a secret.