Sunday, August 30, 2009

Six steps

The littlest was here yesterday. She was so funny, and full of laughter (until she left). The big news is that she took 6 steps all by her lonesome ! Not once ! But twice !


Get your free sample of Huggies, Pure and natural. Good for little bums like the Littlest & Brady.

Avon Bubble Bath Uses

1. Cleans chandeliers, lights and windows.

2. Cleans and shines mirrors, glass, china and your most prized ornaments without damage.

3. Cleans appliances such as stoves, fridges, toasters, kettles and microwaves.

4. Cleans dust on plant leaves - leaves them shiny, keeps bugs off and you can use the leftover solution to fertilize the plant.

5. Cleans floors, especially no-wax floors (hardwood, laminate, etc.), cuts grease and leaves no dull residue - shines with a just-waxed look.

6. Cleans spills and spots on upholstery, fabric and carpets. Just dab STRAIGHT on a damp cloth and rub the spot. DON'T WET WITH WATER! You will find no mark where the spot was. 7. A great jewellry cleaner - cleans both costume and real gold and silver.

8. It's a car wash - add 1 or 2 capfuls to a 4-litre bucket of water and then rinse. Leaves no streaks or hard water marks on your vehicle.

9. It's a pet shampoo, not a soap and therefore will not irritate. Rinse your pet after shampooing and your pet will look and smell great.

10. Use to clean delicate drapes and sheers.

11.Cleans venetian blinds - simply rub with a cloth damp with Avon Bubble Bath solution.

12. Laundry detergent: Just one or two capfuls will do a full load of laundry. Safe to use on clothes to prevent fading of colours. Great for work clothes too (cuts grease), lingerie or fine washables.

13. Have you ever splattered bacon grease on a blouse only to find that after laundering, the spots are still there? Just rub straight Avon Bubble Bath on the spots then launer as usual.

14. Cleans walls and ceilings: panelled walls will look waxed.

15. Cleans reading glasses - they'll be streak free.

16. Put it in a potpourri burner mixed with water - makes the room smell great. Vanilla and Peach are the most populal for this.

17. Clean your cupboards - oak, melamine or painted. Just dilute 1 capful into a small bucket (2 litres) of warm water, wipe down cupboards - cleans the dust, fingerprints and grease. Leaves them shiny and it is gentle on your hands.

18. It's gentle as a bubble bath, even for a child. Just pour one or two capfuls under running water. Even better, it leaves no bathtub ring.

Ding Dong... AVON calling

You know, with the wonders of internet, there is no need to go without Avon Bubble bath, the regular scent, you know, the pink one. It's an absolute dream. AND as you know, it leaves no ring around the tub ! I am a fan of their bubble bath, and their 99 cent deodorant, if you must know. This link is to the AVON book, and when you open it, and browse the pages, you will see an envelope ( second icon from right, on top). There you can contact the Pubnico and area Avon lady, Rose, and she'll look after you. This order goes out Sept 13th.

Mark your calendars

September 26th, 2009
West Pubnico Fire Hall
2:00 p.m. – Doors open at 2:00 begins at 3

Chinese Auction, Cake Parade, 50/50, Ticket items
Fish Chowder and Rappie Pie to take out
Pony rides for the kids, BBQ!
Come join the fun!

Shelley recently fell off of her roof and broke her leg, knee and hip and will be unable to work for some time so friends and co-workers are making this benefit to help Shelley take the time she needs to heal.

Baked goods for the cake parade can be dropped off at the Fire Hall
On Sept. 26th, 10:00 am until 12:30 pm. Thank you!
Any questions call Mary Ella at 762-3172

The prizes are wonderful and in abundance..... we have donated a supercycle mountain bike, and a nintendo DS Lite. Also donated is a set of men and women watches, and a pair of wooden adirondack chairs. Numerous other prizes and door prizes galore !

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Julia Child's Beef Bourguignon

Obviously I went to see the movie.... Julie and Julia. It was good.
Here is one of the recipes most mentioned in the movie. I just may try it. it will have to be on a Saturday or Sunday as it is too lenghty to whip up quickly. I'll call you over for a taste.

One 6-ounce piece of chunk bacon
3 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
3 pounds lean stewing beef, cut into 2-inch cubes
1 carrot, sliced
1 onion, sliced
Salt and pepper
2 tablespoons flour
3 cups red wine, young and full-bodied (like Beaujolais, Cotes du Rhone or Burgundy)
2 1/2 to 3 1/2 cups brown beef stock
1 tablespoon tomato paste
2 cloves mashed garlic
1/2 teaspoon thyme
A crumbled bay leaf
18 to 24 white onions, small
3 1/2 tablespoons butter
Herb bouquet (4 parsley sprigs, one-half bay leaf, one-quarter teaspoon thyme, tied in cheesecloth)
1 pound mushrooms, fresh and quartered
Cooking Directions
Remove bacon rind and cut into lardons (sticks 1/4-inch thick and 1 1/2 inches long). Simmer rind and lardons for 10 minutes in 1 1/2 quarts water. Drain and dry.
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Sauté lardons in 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in a flameproof casserole over moderate heat for 2 to 3 minutes to brown lightly. Remove to a side dish with a slotted spoon.
Dry beef in paper towels; it will not brown if it is damp. Heat fat in casserole until almost smoking. Add beef, a few pieces at a time, and sauté until nicely browned on all sides. Add it to the lardons.
In the same fat, brown the sliced vegetables. Pour out the excess fat.
Return the beef and bacon to the casserole and toss with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
Then sprinkle on the flour and toss again to coat the beef lightly. Set casserole uncovered in middle position of preheated oven for 4 minutes.
Toss the meat again and return to oven for 4 minutes (this browns the flour and coves the meat with a light crust).
Remove casserole and turn oven down to 325 degrees.
Stir in wine and 2 to 3 cups stock, just enough so that the meat is barely covered.
Add the tomato paste, garlic, herbs and bacon rind. Bring to a simmer on top of the stove.
Cover casserole and set in lower third of oven. Regulate heat so that liquid simmers very slowly for 3 to 4 hours. The meat is done when a fork pierces it easily.
While the beef is cooking, prepare the onions and mushrooms.
Heat 1 1/2 tablespoons butter with one and one-half tablespoons of the oil until bubbling in a skillet.
Add onions and sauté over moderate heat for about 10 minutes, rolling them so they will brown as evenly as possible. Be careful not to break their skins. You cannot expect them to brown uniformly.
Add 1/2 cup of the stock, salt and pepper to taste and the herb bouquet.
Cover and simmer slowly for 40 to 50 minutes until the onions are perfectly tender but hold their shape, and the liquid has evaporated. Remove herb bouquet and set onions aside.
Wipe out skillet and heat remaining oil and butter over high heat. As soon as you see butter has begun to subside, indicating it is hot enough, add mushrooms.
Toss and shake pan for 4 to 5 minutes. As soon as they have begun to brown lightly, remove from heat.
When the meat is tender, pour the contents of the casserole into a sieve set over a saucepan.
Wash out the casserole and return the beef and lardons to it. Distribute the cooked onions and mushrooms on top.
Skim fat off sauce in saucepan. Simmer sauce for a minute or 2, skimming off additional fat as it rises. You should have about 2 1/2 cups of sauce thick enough to coat a spoon lightly.
If too thin, boil it down rapidly. If too thick, mix in a few tablespoons stock. Taste carefully for seasoning.
Pour sauce over meat and vegetables. Cover and simmer 2 to 3 minutes, basting the meat and vegetables with the sauce several times.
Serve in casserole, or arrange stew on a platter surrounded with potatoes, noodles or rice, and decorated with parsley.

Friday, August 28, 2009


I was reading this survival guide for menopause, and thought there was quite a heavy load of symptoms.
Abdominal Cramping, Breast Pain ,Change in Menstrual Cycle, Constipation ,Gas / Flatulence ,Genital Itching and/or Dryness , Hair Loss , Hot Flashes, Irritability / Anxiety , Migraines , Mood Changes, Night Sweats, Pain/Dryness with Intercourse, Sexual Problems, Skin Changes, Sleep Disturbance , Unwanted Facial Hair, Urinary Leaking/Urgency, & Vaginal Dryness .

My God !If I get ALL these at once, what will they do with me!

Thursday, August 27, 2009


Seems to be a lot of talk these days about swingers. I don't know about you readers, but it seems like an awful lot of work. To prepare this flawless body for a new set of slow hands, I would need a full year of advance notice. Other than Loverboy, the only people who screw me on a regular basis, is the provincial government, and, I get no satisfaction from the latter. Their foreplay is usually so long that I actually start to lose interest, the session itself gets me wondering about the motive, and they usually pull out too soon, without notice, leaving me bewildered and in a mess.

~~A Martian couple landed on the earth. The emerged from their spacecraft and went up to a farmhouse. They knocked on the door. When the farmer and his wife answered, they announced that they were from Mars and wanted to come in to chat. The farm couple extended their hospitality and they all seemed to hit it off well. After a while, the farmer said "Do you two swing?"
The martian replied, "yes", and so they swapped mates and adjourned for appropriate activity.
After the martian man had climbed on, he said to the earth woman, "Is my dick long enough?"
She replied, "Well, now that you mention it, I would like it a little longer."
He said "no problem" and proceded to twist his left ear and, like magic, his dick got longer. "How's that now?"
"One notch more" said the woman.
Her request was promptly complied with via another twist of the left ear. His next question was "Would you like it a little thicker?"
She replied "yes" and he twisted his right ear once. The woman said "That's perfect!" and they proceeded to bang away.
The next morning the earth couple were comparing experiences and the husband said "how was it for you?" The wife replied, "Super! How about you?"
The husband responded, "It was pretty good, but she damn near twisted my ears off!"

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Songbird by Fleetwood Mac

Been a long time since I heard this song. Really nice. I must get son #1 to learn it.

For you, there'll be no more crying,

For you, the sun will be shining,

And I feel that when Im with you,

Its alright, I know its right

To you, Ill give the world

To you, Ill never be cold

cause I feel that when

Im with you,Its alright, I know its right.

And the songbirds are singing,

Like they know the score,

And I love you, I love you, I love you,

Like never before.

And I wish you all the love in the world,

But most of all, I wish it from myself.

Hurricane naming

More on naming hurricanes. I had to research more, as I was unsure how often the list was circulated.
~~In 1953....They started out just using female names, and this lasted over 25 years until in 1979, men's names were incorporated into the list. 1979 was also the first year that there was a full prechosen list of names. There were a total of six lists, and were repeated every six years. So there was a storm named Ana in 1979, and again in 1985, in 1991, in 1997, in 2003, in 2009, just before Bill. The lists would remain unchanged unless a storm would be severe enough to have the name retired. Examples of retired names include Andrew of 1992, Ivan of 2004, and David of 1979. Retired names will never be used again, and are always replaced by a name of the same letter and gender. Keep in mind that tropical depressions do not recieve names until if and when they reach tropical storm strength. ~~

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

It will soon be here

It's the most wonderful time of the year ! Just a week left ! I think it's gonna be my first year completely tear, and lump-in-the-throat free !
YaBaDaBaDoo !!!!

A reminder ... deer hunters

Have you entered the anterless deer draw yet? It goes on your phone bill. Anyway..
Call 1-900-565-3337

Have your wildlife resources card ready.

Our zone is zone #1

For you, the Sailor

Ok Sailor, get this free Australian lamb cookbook, and I will give you the lamb !

Nice easy short form to fill out. Looks very nice !

Don't even think about it.

Don't get me one of these for Christmas, or for my birthday. And don't get one for Loverboy either. It must be the worst gift idea I have ever seen.
First of all, it's ugly, and it can carry up to 7 lbs ! WHO wants 7 lbs on your head ! And I am suppose to believe that the hat will not tip over !
I am in awe at this !

Indigestion anybody?

Here's a printable $2.00 off coupon for Pepcid complete.

Oh Sears ! I shouldn't make fun

I like to complain about Sears. My biggest complaint is about the number of sales they send out. What was wrong with the days when we got 3 catalogues... Spring and Summer, Fall and Winter, and the Wishbook. Wasn't that enough? Now every second day we have a sale. White sale, back to school sale, rock bottom deals sale, etc..

Online they are friggin up too. Check out their messed up department selection in the photo.

Great for the cannibal on your Christmas list.

Saturday, August 22, 2009


hey Tante... $ 10 off pampers.
click below

The littlest was awfully cute yesterday, with her little dress and pigtails.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

bring it on, BILL

So hurricane Bill is creeping up the coast. Hopefully he'll run out of steam, or change his course.
I hate the wind.

Here are the list of the hurricane names for 2009.

Ana, Bill, Claudette, Danny boy, Erika, Fred Hines, Grace a Len, Henri, Ida, Joaquin, Kate, Larry, Mindy, Nicholas, Odette, Peter Loveridge, Rose a greg, Sam, Teresa, Victor, Wanda a Clarence.

And today's free sample is...

a colour catcher sheet.

I can live without this as I have my entire laundry life.

It's a sheet you throw in the washer and if your new red t-shirt runs, it won't run into your hubby's jeans, or turn that sock pink. The colour catcher sheet will catch it all.

I filled out the form, .... apparently for county, they would like our province's name, but the form is easy. Shipping in 14 days.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Westjet special

For one day only, if you book by August 20th you can take advantage of WestJet’s TweetDeal!
Save 20% if you book by Aug 20 & fly by Oct 31 on all US & Canada flights
Enter WestJet promo code TWEET2 when booking your flight.

Ok Double Trouble, Tante T

here's a free medication dosage syringe from our friends at mumschool.

At the Co-op

Oasis Juice .... in the juice aisle. On sale for 3 for $3.33. Very good and good for you. Bought the pineapple one. 100% juice, no additives, no preservatives. Very yummy indeed and worth a spot on my blog. In a tetra pak. Top shelf.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Ever wonder why?

Why is there such a thing as rap music?
Why do cars coming down the ramp race us when we are passing under the tusket overpass, headed towards yarmouth?
Why did Pepsi change their label to this newer stupid looking one?

Why can we go away for an entire weekend without a good poop, but as soon we get into the house, we have to "go"? Would one call this a "domesticated bowel"?

New Oven

Yes, at last, I have given up on the oven that wouldn't. I bought a new one today. It's not that it wouldn't heat, it's just 1 hour and 15 minutes for homemade pizza at 550 degrees was a bit unreasonable.

It all started gradually last year, and I was convinced that I could no longer cook. Everything I made failed in some way.

The first thing I will cook, is a blueberry pie, that the kids are waiting for. And I'll be able to roast a turkey instead of boiling that big bird. (although it was good and tender ).

OK sis, watch out ! I'm gonna make those homemade bagels !

Geotourism Map

Crown of the continent is offering a free National Geographic geotourism map.

Nice and easy form to complete.

Geotourism is for those who want to avoid tourist traps, and explore historic places and sites with natural history.

Some who are involved in geocaching will also appreciate a map as such, as I think geocaching spots are likely highlighted as well, but don't quote me on that.

Monday, August 17, 2009


Dates to remember:
Vernon's yard sale: Sept 12
Michelle Cleveland Cake parade/fundraiser : Sept 12 @ 3 pm
Mile Long Yard Sale ; Sept 19th

So Summer has arrived

It took an awfully long time, but summertime did make an appearance. I did some camping in Quinan and had superwoman and her family down for a couple days. It was very nice. Went to a beanbag tournament, and had my brother as a partner. We thought we'd never last, but he was pretty good and we made it into the semifinals. This weekend I towed the camper to Belle Baie, and had a great time. My parents spent the night with us one night, and then Lady Di and the prince stayed a night as well. The weather was absolutely amazing. We picked high bush blueberries in 32 degree heat, 20 lbs in 25 minutes. it was hot ! Rode bikes, went to sing song, swam, and saw many friends. Had a nice walk on the shore, and even that water was remarkably warm. What a beautiful place.
So now I am on vacation this week, and am on a mission. Cleaning the camper, & getting dressers and closets weeded out. The boys grow so fast I can't keep up. Got the beets cooked and going to bottle tomorrow. They must be my favorite veggie. Too bad they are so messy. I always had pride in my bread and butter pickles, but that darn sis gave me a "fancy" bottle of hers, and now I suppose I should slice mine with a wave cutter as well. She's a cook extraordinaire, and I have fallen and can't keep up.

I also have a book to return to La Girl, (surely you will read this).

And a note to my neighbour.... you'll never believe this, but I don't have the school supplies yet. I know, you are in shock. I don't know what to say either.

Old navy

Old navy has a sale.... great for back to school and dressing your hubby , if, like JS, he had to throw out his skinny jeans.

Aug 14th to 20th, all adult jeans are $25 and kids jeans are $10 off (reg price $24.50 to 29.50)

Healthy women promotion

Healthy women . org is promoting some kind of sample pack of info, all relating to womens health. You can order a copy and check out their info right here at

Sun-Maid Recipe book offer

Our friends at Sun-maid want to give away a recipe book.
Easy form to fill out. Nothing to lose. They are simply trying to be nice. They want to make up for all those tiny raisin boxes you got in your Halloween bag.

Period cramps, aches and pains

Well it's here ! No more buying ALEVE in the usa ! It's in Canada. It's absolutely the miracle drug for period cramps. Give it 20-30 minutes, and it's all gone ! And, the good news is... here's a $5 off coupon. Ask for ALEVE® 100's at your pharmacy counter.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


come on watch it.... you know you want too..

The ending is cute

Perfume sample

Decisions, decisions.... will it be "Desire Me" or " Incredible Me"? Either one is available from Escada fragrances. Now, don't blame me if it's just a packaged towelette. I don't make the rules, but hope for a small tube of the stuff. I am going for the "desire me" scent. I'll just make sure loverboy takes some claritin first.

They also have a seduction quiz, and I took it and am happy to reveal I am an expert seductress.

There! and here I was wondering what I could do in my retirement.

Remembering you Craig

Craig would have been 51 today. No tears today. Just a smile and nice memories.
Anyone who knew Craig, knew he was a great dancer. I mentioned today that when going out to the dancefloor, I would warn him... not too many twirls and whirls. He always said" whatever you do, don't let go of my hand, and you'll be alright".
Double trouble told me today, that he would tell her the exact same thing. Only with him, did she feel like she could dance. Too funny !

Designing windows

a free book from Hunter douglas ... designing windows. 80 pages they claim.

easy but stubborn form. enter your state or province. so I entered my province, but it keeps reminding me to enter a state. So I gave in and choose CA for the state and NS for the province. I figured CA , California's initials, could as well be used for Canada, if Hunter Douglas thinks I am an idiot.

Agent Cool Blue

Have you bought that agent cool blue for your kids yet? or for yourself?
Oh, it's cool. Rinse after you brushed and see what places you have missed.

here's a print your own $1.00 off coupon.

the coupon link is right on the picture of the bottle.

Monday, August 10, 2009

have a drink and get a jag

To tante T, who wondered if I knew the orgin of the word "jag' meaning to get feeling good from alcohol. here are all kinds of synonyms for drunk.... no "jag' mentioned.

intoxicated (vs. sober), drunk, inebriated, bacchanalian, bacchanal, bacchic, carousing, orgiastic,beery,besotted, blind drunk, blotto, crocked, cockeyed, fuddled, loaded, pie-eyed, pissed, pixilated, plastered, slopped, sloshed, smashed, soaked, soused, sozzled, squiffy, stiff, tight, wetpotty, tiddly, tipsybibulous, boozy, drunken, sottishdoped, drugged, narcotized, narcotised,half-seas-overhigh, mellowhopped-up, stoned

Amazing eh? lots of words.
UPDATE: did find the slang word jag,
A bout of drinking or drug use.
A period of overindulgence in an activity; a spree: a shopping jag; a crying jag.
A small load

Word Origin & History jag (n.)
"period of unrestrained activity," 1887, Amer.Eng. from sense "load of hay or wood" (1597), of unknown origin, used in U.S. colloquial speech from 1834 to mean "a quantity, a lot."

Alarm clocks

SO this morning as the alarm rings, I mumbled to myself, " so who is the man responsible for these alarm clocks?" I was sure it was a man, as I think a woman would have created something more pleasant.

The answer: ~~The first mechanical alarm clock was invented by Levi Hutchins, of New Hampshire, in the United States, in 1787. This device he made only for himself however, and it only rang at 4 AM, in order to wake him for his job. The French inventor Antoine Redier was the first to patent an adjustable mechanical alarm clock, in 1847. ~~

$ 5 off motrin, printable coupon

Motrin $ 5.00 off.

Print your own coupon.
Good for the liquid gels, and rub as well. Who knew they had a rub product? They also have a pain patch of some kind.

Neutrogena sunscreen

Here's a printable coupon for neutrogena sunscreen. I should print one, and should have used some, looking at my red nose this morning.

So you think you can dance

If you're hanging out near Toronto, get your name in for free tickets to see "so you think you can dance".
click here ...

Sun, August 23, 2009-Top 20 Performance
Wed, August 26, 2009-Top 20 Results
Sun, August 30, 2009-Top 18 Performance
Wed, Sep 2, 2009-Top 18 Results
Sun, Sep 6, 2009-Top 16 Performance
Wed, Sep 9, 2009-Top 16 Results
Sun, Sep 13, 2009-Top 14 Performance
Wed, Sep 16,2009-Top 14 Results
Sun, Sep 20 ,2009-Top 12 Performance
Wed, Sep 23 ,2009-Top 12 Results
Sun, Sep 27, 2009-Top 10 Performance
Wed, Sep 30,2009-Top 10 Results
Sun, Oct 4,2009-Top 8 Performance
Wed, Oct 7,2009-Top 8 Results
Sun, Oct 11, 2009-Top 6 Performance
Wed, Oct 14, 2009-Top 6 Results
Sun, Oct 18, 2009-Top 4 Performance
Sun, Oct 25, 2009-Finale


Febreeze candle lovers, has great coupons, for candles, reeds, and $5.00 off those flameless candles they have been ordering.

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Big G Classic ... NEW DATE

Gilles LeBlanc Memorial Golf Tournament

4-Ball Scramble (9 holes)
This year there will be a grand prize draw for an AIRLINE FLIGHT FOR 2 ANYWHERE
West Pubnico Golf & Country Club
Friday, August 21, 2009
Entry Fee: $15 per person
Registration: 12:30pm
Shotgun Start: 1:00pm
Meal Included!
Please Register in advance at the Golf Club.
To register call: 762-2007

Monday, August 03, 2009


to thanks their fans, Coldplay has a free album download for you.

Johnson & Johnson

Your friends at Johnson and Johnson have 5 downloable lullabies for you and your littlest.