Monday, November 30, 2009

More H1N1 Clinic Info ...

SCHOOLS: Tues. Dec. 1: Yarmouth high school, Shelburne high school and Digby high school

Wed. Dec. 2: Yarmouth Junior High, Barrington High, St. Mary’s Bay Academy

Thur. Dec. 3: Maple Grove, Lockeport high and elementary, Digby Elementary

Fri. Dec. 4: Meadowfields, Forest Ridge Academy, Carleton Consolidated


Tuesday....Dr. T Rohland for his patients..... Dec 1st from 1 to 4pm

Wednesday......Dr. Loveridge .... H1N1 clinic , Dec. 2 at 1pm
and also in Tusket - Ecole Par-en-Bas ........ Dec. 2 from 4pm to 7:30pm

Thursday..... Tusket - Ecole Par-en-Bas..........Dec. 3 from 4pm to 7:30pm

Saturday........Yarmouth Burridge Campus, NSCC: , Dec. 5, from 11 to 4 p.m.

Monday...Islands & Barrington Fire Hall ...... Dec. 7 from 12pm to 7pm

Deodorant sample has arrived

Today I got that deodorant sample I had sent for an eternity ago. It was a full size one too ! It's the H20 Termal, and has to do with body temperature. It came from Quebec, and I don't know if they just spelled "Thermal" wrong, or if they don't know any better. I found the "Termal" quite entertaining. It "calms and hydrates your underarms ". Calms ? hahahaha

Cowboy Casanova

Had a chat with an old friend of mine yesterday. It had been awhile since I had seen the Cowboy Casanova. Since I was about 14, he has always called me "bouncy bouncy". I told him, he didn't have to call me that no more, as there was no bounce left !

We spoke of marriage and he said in the 20 years he was married he sure learned a lot.

I told him women are difficult, and we barely know who we are half the time, so how do we expect men to know who we are , and what we need.

"Yes ! Indeed" he agreed ! ! I had hit the nail right on the head !

I always enjoy bugging him, and a couple summers ago, in Ellenwood, he stopped in for a visit while strolling by. At the same time, the guy next door came over and inquired about the battery charger. I introduced him as my husband, but darn it... he wouldn't go along ! No ! he said ! I'm not her husband !

We spent much time together when we were young, he and I and several friends from Pubnico, and neighboring Argyle. I look forward to tormenting some of them in my nursing home someday.

Yesterday he confessed that somehow, he had become a blog reader, and I promised him I would blog our chat. He worried a bit about his nickname, and surely he is breathing a sigh of relief right now !

North Pole

Check out if you have kids, or grandkids. It's a busy site, lots happening.

Quickly personalize a story to read or print out:

Send a letter to SAnta:

The Elf academy has tons of activities, and the kitchen is full of recipes, including a 2 minute microwavable fudge.

H1N1 vaccine clinics

For your info... the following clinics will be held soon.

Wedgeport Legion............. Mon. Nov. 30 from 1pm to 7pm
Dr. T Rohland for his patients..... Dec 1st from 1 to 4pm
Dr. Loveridge .... H1N1 clinic Wednesday, 2 dec at 1pm
Tusket - Ecole Par-en-Bas ........Wed. Dec. 2 from 4pm to 7:30pm
Tusket - Ecole Par-en-Bas..........Thur. Dec. 3 from 4pm to 7:30pm
Islands & Barrington Fire Hall ......Mon. Dec. 7 from 12pm to 7pm
Islands & Barrington Fire Hall.......Tues. Dec. 8 from 12pm to 7pm

Music Stop Halifax

Has a flyer... and a new name as well ( Long & Mcquade ) of course you can order online as well.

Free Gifts Right Now Giveaway... AE

And until December 1, 2009 (6 am Eastern Time) at American Eagle, you can play for your chance to win a $50, $75 or a $100 shopping spree and/or receive a coupon code for 20% OFF your entire purchase.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Tit Nat

Just to clarify this name to any English speaking who have not been in the presence of the french, or even worst, the french Acadians.

Tit Nat, does not refer in any way to a woman's breast. It's a shortened version of the name "petite", meaning small.

Tit Nat, is not a well endowed woman named Natalie. Very much, au contraire.

dora the explorer

Here's a link to some Dora colouring pages.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

New feature

You'll see a new feature on my blog, just to the left , under the counter I installed. It's 4 links, one for the Chronicle Herald, one for Lotto 649, and one for Yarmouth's 5 day forecast. The fourth link isn't really visible... but run your mouse over the counter, and you'll see "facebook", and can access Facebook from there.

Bath time is lots of fun

I sat in the tub the other night, and decided to open this cranberry bath salts packet. As I was reading the back, it said keep away from eyes and mouth. OK. I am adult, I can bath gently. The salts are inside a plastic bag. A strong plastic bag. One that I can't seem to open with my hands, and I am wet and naked, and don't feel like getting up for scissors. Darn it ! I am here to relax ! Open, you idiot ! SO I have to give in and go with the teeth. Yes, teeth are pretty close to the mouth, but I do cautiously. Then I lay down and get a drop in my eye. It stings like hell & now I have to get out. There are two morals to this story: 1)shower.... 2) cranberries are meant for turkey dnner

So tell me

Are those LED Christmas lights really so great ? They may save power, but I think they dim christmas spirit as well, especially that white-blue-purple colour some strands have. What exactly is that colour ?

And "press here" tabs on cardboard boxes, are they really that simple? No they are not. You have to tear or stab, so why don't they just put "Stab here".

Why can't we see a drop in the price of canned shrimp, & those Baker's squares of chocolate?

And artificial trees.... why are they still messy !

And household pets.... you feed them, but they are always looking for more food. Worst than teenagers. Why? Don't they ever get full?

And Pespi ! Change your friggin' label. No one likes this stupid new one !

Feeling so Lucky

It doesn't happen everyday ! Nope, not every day do we have the chance to sample an award winning treat ! The creation of a somewhat famous baker. Well today , it happened to me and I am still reeling from the excitement. I won the award winning cookies at the Cake parade! I have heard so much about these cookies the past two years. They won first place one year, and placed in the next year, in a huge, almost nationwide, contest. I came home, and sat right down, and savoured one. Delicious !The baker is none other than Dusty's mom. Due to the unfortunate passing of Dusty, ( wiping tears here ) and the prestige of the chocolate chip cookie award, in this blog, she shall now be appropriately named.... Mrs. Fields .

Thanks Mrs. Fields for the cookies ! I had trouble to contain my emotions at the cake parade, when I realized I had actually won them. It made my day !

Free Skate

A free skate, and hot chocolate, sponsored by Yarmouth Leisure Services, will be held at the Mariners Centre on Monday, Nov. 30 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m .

Monique's Yoga schedule

Monique's Yoga schedule is always posted right here:

Friday, November 27, 2009

Parking in Iceland

Of all the Iceland stuff I have bored you all with, one truly amazing thing in Iceland, is the parking. We darned near got bumped a few times with car bumpers as the pavement and the sidewalk seems to run into each other, with no curb. And to add to the danger, the cars are parked wherever they fit, and sidewalk cafe's are shared with the vehicles as well.


Pop star Beyoncé Knowles has bought Icelandic leggings! I read that today in the Iceland newpaper. Tit Nat and my Iceland friends will get a chucklefrom this news. They, like me, have a true appreciation for leggings after our visit in Iceland. We were basically the only females without leggings, shorts or skirts with a inseam of more than 3 inches and high heels. we'll know better next time ! STELLAAAAAAAAAAA!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Free luggage tags

Design your own luggage tags... they are free from KLM, and you enter a contest for a free trip while you are at it. Seems easy enough , wouldn't you say Tod?

Today Only

~~ online deal . For ONE DAY ONLY (Nov 26) you will get 25% off your order plus get Free Shipping with promotional code 76845734 at checkout. They have hoodies and sweaters on a Buy One Get One 50% off online too. Great savings... all starts right here...

Post cereals

Get 2 free Carlton greeting cards... Buy specially marked box of Honey Bunches of Oats, Just Bunches!, or Post Selects cereal right now. ~~To claim your free gift, all you have to do is enter the PIN code from the inside of your cereal box here,( ) choose the set of gift cards you would like, and provide your address -- the greeting cards will be sent to you within 4-6 weeks. There are six different greeting-card duos to choose from, all of them are blank inside. The specially marked cereal boxes will only be available for a limited time, but you have until March 31, 2010 to enter your PIN code and select your cards. Offer valid while supplies last. Enjoy!~~

Tod's Blog

My friend Tod has a blog up and running, with only a few curse words and 911 calls. Check it out.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Well I just can't say enough about !

I tried to download the microsoft office 2010, only to find out after an hour and a half that I don't have enough free space for it.

We needed a free trial, or something downloaded, so son#1 could do his homework on the computer in the kitchen. was found, downloaded in less than 2 minutes, and works wonders.

It's a wordpad...better than microsoft. Great for the student in your house. Easy to use, the buttons we use the most are up and in full view. and it's free ! forever !

Free sample of Microsoft Office 2010

Click on this and follow the instructions. It will be available in stores next year.

Banana Republic

At the Halifax Shopping Centre , Banana Republic.
$100 bucks off a cashmere sweater.
Four Days Only!
From November 26 to November 29th, Banana Republic is offering basic luxury at an excellent price! Cashmere sweaters, regularly $198, now $98!!

10% off Air Canada

Travelling before March 30th? Save 10% with Air Canada.
Coupon Code: 4FAKYW21
Discount: 10% off
Expires: 30th November 2009
Travel to : 30th March 2010

The 10% Air Canada code applies to the Tango Plus, the Latitude, and the Executive class fares.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Cake parade

There's a cupcake & cake parade on Saturday Nov 28 at the Fire Hall.

It's a fund raiser for church (to buy gifts for the needy).

The actual cake parade starts at 2 pm, so come a bit earlier to put your numbers in.

You can bring your baked goods at the hall anytime after 10am.

Youngsters who want to, can come at 1 pm and decorate cupcakes for an hour. Afterwards they can help with the cake parading.

Bathsalts recipe

Bathsalts In a Jar.
1/2c Epson Salt
1/4c Baking Soda
1/2c Sea Salt

And that is basically it. If you want to be creative, you can add more, such as
**Essential Oils ( I found some at a local drug store, and am sure you can find them at a craft store as well)
**Coloring ( some say you can use food coloring, but I worry about dying of the bath tub, But you can get dye for making soaps at local craft stores which will Not dye your tub)
Simply Stir and put in jars with lid, and then decorate with Ribbon.
**Your Coloring and Smell, will be up to you. Some Nice combinations
Orange coloring with Orange Essential Oil
Eucalyptist Essential Oil and Green Coloring
Lavender Essential Oil and Purple Coloring


Mark's work weaarhouse... 20 % off on Saturday comeing, from 5 to closing. On regular and sale priced items.

Parents place has a printable coupon for you. Good till dec 6th.

H1N1 clinic

the Pubnico clinic, this Thursday from 1 to 6 pm, will be at the Fire Hall, not the Legion as previously announced.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

13 tips to toxic-free grocery shopping

~~ 1. Stay away from processed meats like bacon, hot dogs, and sausage. Sodium nitrate accounts for their appetizing red hue, but this additive can also cause the formation of nitrosamines in your system, which can lead to cancer.
2. Stick to low-mercury fish like American-farmed tilapia instead of swordfish or tuna. Overexposure can cause memory problems, fatigue, and other health issues, and besides, most wild fish stocks are threatened these days. (Looking for an alternative? There's branzini, the fish you've never heard of.)
3. Reduce the amount of canned food you consume. Cans are commonly lined with bisphenol-A, an organic compound that, according to the Lang study, may be associated with diabetes and heart disease.
4. Cut back on meat and dairy products. These animal products may contain trace amounts of harmful contaminants like polybrominated diphenyl ethers, polychlorinated biphenyl and dioxins. Although many of these toxins have been banned, they are still present in the soil. Reducing your intake of animal products is also more friendly to the environment.
5. Skip the diet soda and artificial sweeteners. Prolonged exposure to aspartame, a neurotoxic chemical additive in these products, can lead to nerve cell damage, dizziness, and headaches. Besides, anything that gives rats brain tumors is worth avoiding in my book.
6. Choose the farmed fish carefully. Studies show that farm-raised fish contain more polychlorinated biphenyl and over ten times the amount of dioxin.
7. Opt for organic chicken. The Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy discovered traces of arsenic in non-organic chickens. Exposure to this dangerous chemical can lead to cancer, diabetes and heart disease. Another study also found numerous antibiotic-resistant bacteria in conventional poultry.
8. Only drink milk that says "no rBGH" on the carton because recombinant bovine growth hormone has been linked with breast cancer. Better yet, opt for responsibly-produced, unsweetened soy, nut or rice milk.
9. Avoid manufactured snacks. Hydrogenated oils are used to lengthen the shelf life of products like crackers and cookies, but they are also associated with diabetes and heart disease. Another reason to stay away from the middle aisles: snack foods are generally loaded with salt, corn syrup and other unhealthy ingredients.

10. Stay away from artificially-colored foods like candy, maraschino cherries, and gelatin. Mice and rats exposed to blue 1 and 2, red 3 and yellow 6 suffered from brain, adrenal gland, thyroid, and kidney tumors.
11. Always buy organic produce. This one's a no-brainer, but the list wouldn't be complete without it. Lingering pesticides can lead to nervous and reproductive system damage, not to mention cancer.
12. Use stainless steel or cast iron cookware to prepare your meals. The Teflon used to create nonstick surfaces can release noxious gases when exposed to high temperatures, which puts you at risk for heart disease.
13. Never microwave food in plastic bowls, containers, or dishes. Exposure to heat causes the bisphenol-A found in plastics to break down and potentially contaminate your food. Also, make sure to hand wash them~~

New Feature

I have a new feature on my blog. It's a search box, that will search in my blog only. Good when you are trying to find info I had posted awhile back. I know I have tried myself, to go back, and find something. Also good, if you're wondering if I have been blogging about you behind your back !

Have you got your shot ?

Well, if you haven't, you sure can now. Here are some dates on upcoming clinics.

•Tuesday, Nov. 24: Port Maitland Fire Hall, 1-6 p.m.

•Wednesday, Nov. 25: Saulnierville Legion, 1-6 p.m.

•Thursday, Nov. 26: Pubnico Legion, 1-6 p.m.

•Friday, Nov. 27: Yarmouth Lions Club, 1-6 p.m.

•Saturday, Nov. 28: Shelburne Fire Hall, 12-4 p.m.

Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen?

I read today ~~A herd of over 400 reindeer have drowned after the ice they were crossing gave way, sending them plunging into freezing waters.
The reindeer were travelling to their winter pastures from their base in northern Sweden’s Jokkmokk area when they drowned in the river. The herd was part of a larger group of around 3,000 animals who were making the river crossing when the tragedy occurred.
The route has been used on numerous occasions previously without incident. ”The ice suddenly gave way and hundreds of reindeer fell into the water,” said the chairman of the Sirges Sami settlement.
Sirges is the largest Sami village in Sweden and contains some 300 inhabitants of which 90 are reindeer herders. The accident represents a significant financial loss for the group and will have a serious impact across the local community. ”It’s a tragedy in many ways,” said Kielatis. ”Not only for the reindeer that suffered but for the herders who were helpless to save their animals.”
The reindeer were herded using snow-mobiles along with helicopter assistance. ”This is how we usually work nowadays when leading a large herd up or down from the mountains,” he stated.~~

15% off GAP & Old Navy

Printable coupons, to print & to put in your purse, not to leave at home like 'Tit Nat. Good until dec 7th.

The Liberation Treatment

Most of you may have heard the exciting news this week about Multiple Sclerosis. This Dr. Zamboni , from Italy, was on a personal mission to relieve MS symptoms his wife had for the past decade. In short, what he discovered was that many MS suffers had veins that were narrowed, therefore not allowing the blood to leave the brain as it should.. and kind of caused a back up. This back up may be responsible for the high amounts of iron deposits in the MS patients brain. Of just about all tested for narrowed veins, most had a couple in their jugular that were narrowed. They already knew about the high iron, but thought it was a part of the disease. Now, doing a surgical procedure similar to angioplasty, (ballooning), they have opened up these veins in over 100 patients. The results are astounding, and symptoms, and attacks of MS have left. One man cried as he spoke of being able to play tennis with his son, when he couldn't walk properly, and was extremely tired before. The University of Buffalo met with the Italian Dr. and his teams. There looking for 1000 MS sufferers to try this in Canada and the US. Exciting !

Saturday, November 21, 2009

10% at Zellers on Sunday

For the few of us left in the country, (as it seems everyone's in the city this weekend), here's a coupon for Zellers...10% off for Sunday only.

There's loads of stuff excluded from this sale offer, so read your coupon.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Zhu Zhu Pets

****************************In Toronto these Zhu Zhu Pets are flying off the shelves. They are this Christmas's hot item.

It's basically an electronic hamster.

If your child could sit on Santa's knee( which I understand might not happen because of the swine flu) he could ask for one. Get your letters out to Santa !

Hell Yeah !

I'm cooking supper, and there's a Viagra commercial every 10 minutes. Son #2 makes a big sigh.

" I just don't get those stupid Viagra commercials", he says.

So I just have to ask him what he thinks Viagra is for. You know, kids always have an answer of some kind, and it's usually quite entertaining.

" So? Do you know what Viagra is used for?" I ask.

" Hell yeah !" he replies ....." it's for men over 60 that can't get a boner ."

I catch my breath, and say " yap, you're right".
I mean, what else can I say ?

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Cranky student follow-up

Yes, it was a better morning. I only hollered "time to get up" 7 times, and he didn't tell me he wanted to quit school. He sat at the table, which seemed rather odd. Usually he flops over on the couch and waits for breakfast. He wanted some coffee ! Coffee? Yeah, to wake me up, and I hope it's not your healthy one, cause I need caffeine. OH PLEASSEE ! Is this kid for real, and since when does he drink coffee ?

So coffee it is. What is next? cigarettes ?

I finish the bacon and toasts.

The coffee isn't as good as he had hoped, and he barely drank any.... and off to school he goes , just like an angel socks, but a wearing a halo.

More fruit flies

Today, as soon as I got home from work, I got a major bunch of floaters in one eye. Jet black, just like a huge black streamer, hanging around. After awhile, the floater calmed down, and left me with a black "N" floater and a couple fruit-fly-looking floaters. I had such a time with fruit flies last month, I hate to see anything that ressembles a fruit fly. I have automatically taken a quick swipe at them, never letting on it's a floater. I'll be ok as long as I don't build another fruit fly trap.

Shedding some light on this issue

~~Energy-efficient light bulbs lose on average 22% of their brightness over their lifetime, a study has found.
In some cases they emit just 60% as much light as traditional models which are being phased out of shops, it says.
But the new energy-saving models, known as compact fluorescent bulbs, use up to 80% less electricity .

Critics, however, claim they can trigger migraines, make skin conditions worse and lead to other health problems. ~~


A zax is a small hatchet. It's a new word I learned. The plural is zaxes.

Dr Suess also had zaxes.. and their picture is featured. (This info was intended mostly for Mrs. Tiptoe)

At Rona's on Saturday

...............................................Many are headed to the city to do some shopping this week, and maybe take in the Santa Claus parade. Here's another sale... go pick up that power tool for your honey, and save 15%.
"Consumers will save 15% on one product of their choice per transaction, per person, per day. Limit of 15 units of the same product (same product code). Discount applies Saturday, November 21, 2009, on all in-stock merchandise available in store only."

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

What kind of parent ...

would let her cranky child eat ice cream for breakfast, and go to school wearing a fur hat, but no socks? There was only one thing that went right this morning... I didn't let him quit school as he asked. Now, let's see how tomorrow goes.

Robeez ... until Dec 9th

Unless you have a baby somewhere nearby, you may not know what Robeez are. But right now is offering free shipping to Canadian addresses. Normally you have to pay extra for shipping, so take advantage!
Robeez ships from the US, but they say "There are no customs or duty charges applied to orders shipped to Canada or the United States."

Laurent's latest

Meteghan built boat sunk by Germans during World War Two

“All felt - or at least had heard rumours, if you will pardon the pun; that there was something “fishy” about the whole episode”
The late Evelyn Richardson (1902-76) of Bon Portage Island, Shelburne County, who won the Governor-General’s medal for creative-non-fiction writing; wrote a bit about war happenings off our shores. Her most famous work was “We Keep a Light,” published about 1945. The last book Richardson wrote, “B... was for Butter and Enemy Crafts,” went on sale about one week after she died in October 1976. In it, she wrote about the great zeppelin Hindenburg (Germany) flying low over Bon Portage (where they kept the light station), from east to west in late summer of 1936. Many people felt this silver air ship might have been spying over our country, making maps and charts. Richardson wrote “newspapers of the period mentioned her as ‘swastika-emblazoned,” but from the light tower, where I watched enthralled, I detected none of these by then detested signs, only the lovely silver shape and the effortless movement.” Whether the Germans were charting our waters or not will probably never be known. May 6, 1937, the Hindenburg caught fire and was completely destroyed over Lakehurst landing field in New Jersey. In any case, the Germans knew our waters well and, by 1942, the war was raging on in the air, land and the sea. By the mid-war years, the Lucille M. (owned by Swim Brothers of Lockport) was equipped for swordfishing and sailed for Brown’s Bank. The skipper was Percy Richardson, and captain and crew were about to be reminded there was a war going on when a German submarine, known as a U-boat, surfaced. According to some, the commander gave them orders, in English, to save food, water and items of clothing, take to the dories and row for home. Then, the Lucille M. was riddled by machine gun fire and sank to the bottom. Except for the motive the Germans had for sinking a helpless fishing boat, there was nothing mysterious about this story so far. Had the enemy mistaken the wires in the riggings as radio aerials? What all the old time fishermen could not understand was the speed this ill-fated crew took to row from Brown’s Bank to dry land, about 60 or more miles away. It was done very fast, from the time of sinking to arrival, and all felt - or at least had heard rumours, if you will pardon the pun; that there was something “fishy” about the whole episode. Some felt perhaps someone had taken them close to their destination; if so, who? The navy had a slogan: “Loose lips sink ships,” and there were no loose lips in this crew. Today, it is easy to speculate on the rumors and ask questions. Was the Lucille M. really on a fishing trip or, as some have asked, was she working under cover for the war effort? Why did the German U-boat feel it was necessary to sink a helpless and unarmed fishing boat? These are questions that have never been answered. Few written accounts on the sinking of the Lucille M. could be found. One newspaper reported the Lucille M. was the first fishing vessel to be sunk by enemy action during World War Two.

Captain Hubert Hall of Overton, Yarmouth County, supplied the best-written documentation on the Lucille M.: “The Lucille M. was registered (#138742) at Yarmouth, built at Meteghan, Digby County, in 1918; she was seventy-five feet long seventeen feet six inches wide and nine feet deep, with a gross tonnage of fifty-four tons. In 1930 (date registered) the vessel was owned by Fredrick W. Sutherland et al, Lockport N.S. This schooner was powered by sails and auxiliary power (small engine), the date of sinking was July 25, 1942 and the position was 42,2 N. 65 38 W. on the southern tip of Brown’s Bank. The crew of eleven was all saved. The last written remark was ‘abandon, badly damaged, and shelled by submarine’.” It was reported the Allies had sunk four German warships July 25, 1942, in the Atlantic Ocean.

Perhaps the enemies were getting even by sinking a fishing boat. Wartime rumors were not unusual at all, and it was quite easy for writers and others to build on this. To quote radio personality Paul Harvey, it would be fun to know “the rest of the story.”

Aeropostale... Nov 20 to 23rd

..............................................................................nice printable coupon... 30% off everything, even clearance items ! Open this link ,right click, and print it !

American Eagle... Nov 21& 22nd

Take 20% off

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Ding DOng... Avon Calling

the order is going in Sunday . Trusty Avon Lady Rose will look after you. To get a hold of her, use the envelope button, second from right on top of brochure.
Brochure: ( the very last page has cute lip gloss cell charm, perfect for that young teen )

For you SIs

A menu planner.. just what you need. My sis is the most organized cook I have ever met. Gets the flyers, and decides from the sales what they will pick up and plans meals for the week. Why can't I be so organized?

Check out this new planner, comes in the mail. Nova Scotia is listed along with all the US states. I didn't put my birthday in, and it worked.