Sunday, July 22, 2007

Sunny Sunday

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.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Happy 12th Anniversary to Us

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?"
They're really saying "I love you"

I hear babies cryin', I watch them grow
They'll learn much more than I'll ever know
And I think to myself, what a wonderful world

Yes, I think to myself, what a wonderful world
Oh yeah

Friday, July 20, 2007

Bora Bora

Oh, to be in Bora Bora... wouldn't that be nice. Whisked away on a private plane.

Loverboy & Me, joining Conrad Black and wife Barbara for lunch.

Oooops ! Getting carried away .

The trip was horrible anyway. He had bronchitis and nearly drowned snorkeling. He may as well hand over that Order of Canada medal... he's likely not allowed that in prison anyway.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007



Now there is a simple but stressful word .

Simple employees.

At least on todays shift.

First, Amy gave me Shane, by mistake, and he transferred me to someone whose name I cannot pronounce, and he transferred me to someone whose name I can't recall, and he transferred me back to Amy.

Amy is the sharpest page in the phone book, ain't she now ... she said "call back tomorrow, obviously no one is here today that can help you with your concern."

Aliant .. Here for You.

Monday, July 16, 2007

How Stuff Works

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.~~

That's no B-S either....

Mother Hubbard's Cupboard

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 ?

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Thursday Blog Smog

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.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

The Spider Web/ Clitoris

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.

Canadian Idol

Dwight d'Eon, from my hometown, is creating a buzz. He's one of the 14 finalists in this season's Canadian Idol. We are all very proud of him indeed, and wish him much success . Vote, vote, vote !

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Tuesday blog... post Canada Day

Yep.. Canada Day has come and gone... and so has the BBQ at work. It really went well, and the music was great.
Many Canadians are a bit peeved by the fact that Americans know so very little about us neighbors to the north. Well they shouldn't be.
I heard on the local radio station that we Canadians, on average, don't know much about Canada. Did you know that before 1982 Canada Day had been known as Dominion Day.
~~Canada Day celebrates the events that occurred on July 1, 1867, when the British North America Act created the Canadian federal government. The BNA Act proclaimed "one Dominion under the name of Canada," therefore the original title of the holiday, "Dominion Day." Dominion Day was officially renamed "Canada Day" by an Act of Parliament on October 27, 1982.~~

As I lay in the tub last night, I observed a couple spiders (thankfully on the outside of the window). There seemed to be a little turf war going. The big tarantula scared away the wispy one, and then spun a web. He was really headed for the wispy one, and I wondered if he would actually kill him. So, how does that work??? Can spiders get caught in other webs ? Or are all arachnids equipped with web protective clothing? Hmmm..... something to think about.
Speaking about bugs.... Loverboy is gone out fishing. He told me to sell that father's Day gift on ebay. Check it out... tickets for 2 to Nascar in Montreal in August. Going to the highest bidder.