Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Free tylenol EZ tabs

Great for the purse or car..
There was over 7000 left just a minute ago.

Shop Avon

Here are the books for campaign 25 & campaign 26. Rose is doing the order on Sunday night, December 5. Great time to buy last minute Christmas gifts; delivered right to your door!
If you want to order something, just send her an email or call her at 762-3364. You can order from both campaigns on Dec 5, with delivery starting Dec 11.
email her : rose.cottreau@ns.sympatico.ca


a coupon for $10 off HERE, and they have a great sale on all but markdowns and fragrances.


Sears has a Holiday Countdown, with different items featured everyday.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Nov 29th

My sister in law MJ was born on the last day of the lobster season. Her new son was born on today! on dumping day !
Le p'tit Cottreau is so adorable and quiet (for now).

I just loved holding him and studying him.

Looks a bit like his Dad.

I have a couple good friends born on this date in history... why there's plain Jane and the Superwoman !

Monday's Sexual Health Post

Today's topic has to do with bowel movements and menstruation.
Ever notice that as soon as your period starts, so does every thing else?
Yes, for most of us, our bowels move more when we start our period, and some find they may be a bit constipated before their period arrives.
It's normal and there is an explanation.
Constipation prior: I read that there is a surge of progesterone before our period begins and this slow our digestive system, and we get bloated and constipated. Eating fiber and drinking water is recommended. Avoid caffeine ,which is found in the chocolate goodies you may be craving and the coffee you think you need to calm your PMS, as it only dries out your stool even more since it may act as a diuretic.
Frequent/diarrhea once period begins:~~Hormones that signal the release of the lining of the uterus also signal the gastric system; making your bowels move more. This is also why girls commonly have excessive gas during their period.~~
You may fart more than the average 14 farts per day.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Reindeer Poop

Place a handful of malted milk balls or chocolate-covered raisins in a ziploc bag.
Print the following note:

I woke up with such a scare when I heard Santa call...
"Now dash away, dash away, dash away all!"
I ran to the lawn, and in the snowy white drifts,
those nasty reindeer had left "little gifts".

I got an old shovel and started to scoop
Neat little piles of "reindeer poop."
but to throw them away seemed such a waste,
So I saved them, thinking you might like a taste!

As I finished my task, which took quite a while,
Old Santa passed by and he sheepishly smiled.
And I heard him exclaim as he rose to the sky~~~
"Well, they're not potty trained, but at least they can fly!"

To you Miss

To the young lady in the red car, who swore at me, shook her fist, and said words I could clearly lip read....
I did not ask you to follow me throughout the empty parking lot behind Staples. You followed me and then chose to risk it, and cross a busy traffic lane, while I chose to use the 4 way stop at Staples. I was there before you, and I had the right of way.
If you are having a rotten day, stay at home. There are enough people in the stores with long faces, without us seeing yours.
Happy Holidays !

Christmas made easy

So according to that article I am reading, this is decorating week!
Decorate the house and yard
Buy your turkey
Mail parcels and overseas cards
Make a checklist, if you are hosting a christmas party, and check it twice
Mail your cards by Dec 10th.

Craft and bake Sale

Today 10 to 3pm, at the legion Hall in West Pubnico

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Hot toddy

known to relieve coughs, colds, and flu symptoms... here's a Scottish recipe.

~~Pour a shot of scotch into a cup or mug and add boiling water to it. Add a spoonful of honey or sugar. Add a half slice of lemon, two cloves and, a cinnamon stick if you have one. Let brew for three to five minutes.

Depending on preference, the cloves and cinnamon stick can be removed before drinking, although leaving them in is often said to make a toddy even better for clearing a blocked nose and relieving a head cold~~

I did read that the American Lung association doesn't think it's a good idea, as alcohol causes dehydration, so don't consume the whole bottle. My last hot toddy was last November, when Mrs Tiptoe tried to heal me so I could attend a special event. She suggested one. It was great.I felt 100% better, and did I ever sleep well !

True Turkey Story

Being Thanksgiving in our neighboring country, I thought I would share a true turkey tale.
A lady was picking through the frozen turkeys at the grocery store, but couldn't find one big enough for her family.
She asked a stock boy, "Do these turkeys get any bigger?"
The stock boy replied, "No ma'am, they're dead."

Only in Pubnico

Here's the article from the Saltscapes magazine ! It's simply adorable !

15 years ago

Fifteen years ago, the neighbors had a baby boy. Once they settled in, I put on a pair of rubber boots, and made my way through the snowy field to visit them, the big sister, and their new bundle of joy. I had a little cute outfit for the baby. I was also pregnant, due in 2 months. I was going to have my first child. Life is such a miracle I thought, as I waddled with my pregnant belly towards their house. The snow was glistening and the world was a magical wonderland. As I opened their door, I could hear crying. Lots of crying. Two parents took turns jiggling him, and trying a soother, different milk, and even trying to sooth him with their pinkie finger to suck on. They all looked so tired.
I made my visit short, and headed back home. The snow had lost it's glisten. And it was cold.

At home I panicked: "Wow. What have we gotten ourselves into ?"

But in no time, he quieted down, and 15 years later he is still pretty quiet, extremely handy, and very handsome. Happy Birthday JC!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Saturday BBQ

Bake Sale and BBQ Nov. 27 from 9-2 at the Dennis Point Wharf to raise money for Pubnico School's new playground. They need a few more volunteers to work from 10-1 ..... Contact Keah Comeau (Marc Comeau)

Free Audio Books

Hundreds of free audio books... ( not to be confused with e-books) These audio books are for your ipod, or mp3, so you can listen to the book being read. Great for walking, biking, or killing time on a plane. The website is HERE.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Closet Guitarist

The closet guitarist entertained the seniors today with a variety of tunes. He plays a song by Melanie Safka called " Look What they've done to my song". Remember that one? It's the same chick that sang " I've got a brand new pair of rollerskates , you've got a brand new key."

AND the best is the commercial I saw yesterday... RIGHT HERE great quality !

Pre Horizons

I guess that is the first step to the New Horizon Club.
I stopped by and visited Pre Horizon members today as they were quilting. There was the Hostess, the HillBilly, and the Foxy lady.

I am envious. I cannot quilt, and don't even want to learn.
These Pre Horizons women are quilting a quilt a week !!!

When we get to the New Horizons, you ladies can quilt, I'll make the decaf tea, and serve fibre rich muffins.

All you need is Cheese

Get your free All you need is Cheese magazine.

I had a copy recently. It's not available for Quebec folks. Pourquoi pas?

Organized Christmas

I've been reading this organized Christmas article and according to the "experts", this week we should be working on our decor, inside and out, and our gift lists should be done and mostly bought. They suggests we go through paper, bills, magazines, scrap paper, recipes we ripped from the doctor's office magazines, etc, and recycle all that paper. Clear the clutter.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Wig Wam

My brother and Sis have been racking their brains, trying to remember the name of this bar that was chocolate covered caramel and looked like a braided ladder.
Then at lunchtime today, Curly just blurts out the name with no problem.
It was a Wig Wam ("It's three hands high, wig wam, wig wig wig wam")

FYI: I read that a similar bar, not as big, is sold at pete's frootique and is called a curly wurly. The curly wurly is pictured here.

Wonderful bathroom Murals

An all-woman run company designed their men's restroom. What a wonderful job they did !

Similac Mom

Similac has a free giveaway for mom's to be and new moms. It's called Similac Mom, and it's a drink full of vitamins and nutrients, for the mother to consume. Comes in Chocolate, or vanilla.
Order your welcome package HERE.

Monday's Sexual Health Post

And a good Monday morning to you too.
Today's topic is the safety of sex toys.
They is some debate about sex toys containing cancer causing materials, called phthalates.
Remember sex toys are not approved, tested, or regulated by the FDA.
Some claim that only silicone toys are safe.
As you know from the shower curtain test ( do not buy anything that strongly smells like rubber) that the same should apply with sex toys. If they smell like rubber they likely contain phthalate. They claim the "jelly rubber" sex toys do contain this ingredient.
Other toys may contain it as well, as some manufactures add an artificial scent to their products to mask the real ingredients.
So for your health, try to buy the more expensive, hypoallergenic, silicone type sex toys, or those made metal, glass, or hard plastic.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Blue Moon

Tonight's moon will be a blue moon.
I didn't hardly believe that, as a blue moon usually refers to the second full moon in a calendar month.
But according to folklore, and the Almanac, if a season has 4 full moons in it, full moon #3 is also called a blue moon.
And tonight is the night.

It happens once in a blue moon.

Morning has Broken

Wow. I forgot how nice this song is. Great piano in it. It's pretty powerful. The video is a collection of beautiful, uplifting pictures.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Monarch Butterfly

I didn't really know much about the Monarch Butterfly. Other than the fact that they are pretty.
Like some birds, they actually are the only butterfly that migrates down south.
Down south they spend the winter, and when they start their journey back to Canada, they stop around Texas and Oklahoma, and lay eggs. The monarch butterfly then dies. A new monarch butterfly emerges from his cocoon, and makes the trip to Canada.
So, next year, when we see a monarch butterfly, remember that he's come a long way but will not make the round trip.

Reverse phone Lookup

As I promised, here's the reverse phone lookup site.

If you have a number, and are wondering you it belongs to, all you have to do is enter it in the reverse phone lookup, and voila !!

A Video from Santa !!

Sympatico has come up with a cool idea.
Send them some info about your child, and he'll email you a personalized video greeting !
I made one for my nephew and it's the most magical thing I ever experienced. Wow ! Santa, I believe in you !

Free Pampers Potty Training Kit

Pampers has a busy website. They also have a free potty training kit. CLICK HERE

Friday, November 19, 2010


Some people are much wiser than I when it comes to meals and saving money at the grocery store.

They get the flyers on Thursday, and they plan their meals for the week. (suppertime meal only)

The items on sale play a role in their menu. And of course they incorporate items from their freezer. They are very inventive when it comes to meal planning. They resist buying things that aren't on the grocery list. And if they are like me, they usually have a coupon to boot for something or other.

Why can't I be so smart ??
Apparently, it's a very cost saving thing to do.

Garth Brooks and Kiss

Found this Jay Leno clip. He has Garth Brooks and Kiss on and they play Hard Luck Woman. It sounds ok, but Garth seems to work to hard at it.

Good entertainment just the same.

Thursday, November 18, 2010


Here are my two favorite KISS tunes.



Living with Kevorkian

I feel like I am living with Kevorkian.
Yes, I understand that our dog has to be put down...eventually.
Poor beautiful Sandee.
But what is the rush. She's not suffering that much.
The one who is suffering is Kevorkian. He can't sleep. His heart aches.
And he thinks it's all best for all of us, if we just get this whole ordeal over with.

Let's hope I am never diagnosed with a terminal disease.


Pretzels don't belong inside chocolate. Ever.

Those hand air dryer machines aren't the best. I like paper towel. The hanging one. Not the push twice kind. I despise the rotating towel, like the Blarney Stone has/had.

The Ville de Ouest seamstress has a gazebo going up. It's sure to be nice. She has good taste.

I like the old Christmas bulbs. I'm not a fan of LED. Led doesn't make me feel warm and cozy inside. Has no magic.

Empire theaters should have the box office open . I hate buying my ticket at the concession stand.

Earl Grey. It can do. I like Orange Pekoe. I like peppermint tea too. I saw Lipton has a mint green tea. I just may try it.

I'd like an interior gas bar. Is that even possible? With the fumes and everything?


Aeropostale 30% off coupon. CLICK HERE
good until the 21st
Online or instore

New Year's Eve Ball

In November you can purchase your tickest at the price of $30 per person.
In December the price will be $35 .
New Year's Eve Ball
December 31, 2010, 9 pm to 1 am
Music by Hour Glass
at the West Pubnico Fire Hall

Tickets can be bought from the Museum (across the Fire Hall) or the Red Cap Restaurant.

Chez Pierre

Braised Lamb Shoulder

one shoulder of lamb

2 tbsp plain flour

olive oil

2 finely sliced onion

2 cloves garlic minced

100ml balsamic vinegar

500ml red wine

2 tbsp tomato paste

rosemary & thyme

cubed potatoes, carrots , parsnips, leeks, or whatever root vegetable you have

heat oven to 375

    • dust lamb with flour and spices
      add little butter and olive oil to casserole, add onions, cook till soft, remove
      put in lamb and cook til brown all over, add garlic, balsamic vinegar, wine, tomato paste, rosemary, thyme, and the onions you removed
      add potatoes, cover and cook for about 2 1/2 hours. After an hour or so add veggies. Meat is just about falling off bone when done, you may need to thicken the sauce a little with flour or cornstarch

White Onion Soup

Last night, I had white onion soup at the Red Cap, while enjoying the trio of Avery, Normand & Allan.
I must say that the white onion soup is not only beautiful to look at but paradise to savor ! What a blissful marriage between onion and cream. Just heavenly !! Try it, you'll like it !!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

November 29th

At Cape Forchu, Yarmouth.
5 am continental breakfast
5:45 blessing of the fleet... CJLS live and channel 68 on the VHF
6 am.... departure of the fleet
Bring your flashlights !

Dragon's Den Tonight

Clarence LeBlanc, native of Pubnico, brother of Lorna and JP, and many others, who works for OLIVIER SOAPS, will be on Dragon's Den on CBC tonight.

Good morning

Last night I spoke with the woman who likes to both giggle and sing, and she told me she recently tried Gram's Liver recipe I had posted on here. She's not a liver fan, but her hubby sure is. She loved the fact that it didn't smell up the house. Cooking gram's liver casserole is a pleasant experience, and eating it is even better. Why not try it today? You won't be disappointed.

Place slices of liver in an ungreased baking dish. Add salt and Pepper. Add onion slices . Add carrots, sliced. Place bacon slices on top of carrots, to cover entire dish. Cook uncovered. Recipe says to Bake at 325 for an hour. I use a 9 X 13 glass dish with 4 or 5 slices of liver. I parcook my carrot slices because I find they don't cook enough in the oven. To serve, we simply cut a square and serve. It is delicious !


I love my kitchenAid stand mixer. It's a wonderful appliance indeed. There's a great holiday rebate available... for $75.

~~This offer applies only to qualifying new KitchenAid® Stand Mixers and Attachments, Hand Mixers, Food Processors, Stand Blenders, Slow Cookers, Countertop Ovens and Coffee Makers purchased between November 12 and December 31, 2010. No substitution allowed.
Offer is open only to residents of Canada ...but

Rebate Offer not available on purchases made at Bed Bath and Beyond, Future Shop or Lowe's.~~


....so it's LISE'S BIRTHDAY!!! Lise is a fellow blogger friend whom I adore. She is extremely witty and keeps the post office very busy due to all the sample ordering she does.

So let's all raise our glasses (or cup of tea) ...and wish Lise a Happy Birthday!

Check out her blog: http://hereswhatsonmymindtoday.blogspot.com

Tonight !

AVERY , ALAN & NORMAND WILL BE PERFORMING 60'S & 70'S MUSIC @ THE RED-CAP from 6 to 8 ! Guaranteed to make you tap your toes !
See you there !
Chef's Feature: Seafood Lasagna served with garlic bread

QE2 Lottery results

Results are in today.

Did you win anything?

Check your ticket here by entering your name.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Free e-books

Do you have a Kindle? Are you getting one? Buying one? There are some free books available for download at Amazon. CHECK IT OUT.

Monday, November 15, 2010


Saturday November 20 at 7 pm - The group “Unisson”will be in concert in Pubnico at Sylvesters Room, West Pubnico Fire Hall. Second launching of their CD.... Carmen d' Entremont, Simon Robichaud and Sebastien Dol will play toe tapping traditional Acadian music, cadienne, Irish gigues and reels.They will also have special guests who will join them on stage Mariette d'Entremont and Normand of Entremont.

Entrance fee: 5$ or free for the children (12 years and under)

Price of the CD: 15$ (Special price of launching).

There will be door prices (Unisson CD)

Free Coffee

Free Coffee at McDonalds .... Nov 15 to 28th.
Don't leave Walmart without one !

Monday's Sexual Health Post

Good Monday morning to you all. Today's topic is anal sex.
Anal sex means inserting one's penis into his partner's anus.
How old is anal sex? As old as the hills.
So your male partner desires to have anal sex with you. Does it mean he's gay?
No. Anal sex is a form of sex play. It isn't an indication of a person's sexual orientation.

In 2009, a survey found 1 in 4 people admitted to have had anal sex.
And just why would you? First of all, it's naughty. Therefore the thought of having anal sex may be intriguing and exciting to you and your partner.
Is it pleasurable? The man, of course, likes the tightness, and likely the excitement of being somewhere that's usually off limits.
For she: it can be pleasurable. It can be painful. The anus has tons of nerve endings. When done right, most claim it can be pleasurable and some women claim to orgasm from it.
So how does that orgasm work? Remember the post where I spoke of the clitoris, and it's legs that kind of reached around the back like a horseshoe? That's how. Your clitoris actually can be stimulated this way, and so can our friend the G-spot, which is accessible through anal penetration.
What do you need? : To slightly quote one woman... she said you need lubrication, patience, lubrication, to feel safe, self-awareness, more lubrication, a willing partner, a patient partner, communication, knowledge of your partner, lubrication, curiosity, and trust.
Not only will lubrication help the penetration, it will help keep things clean.
Relaxation was also stressed. It's something that can't be rushed.
And for first timers, it was stated that the missionary position was better. (As the picture illustrates.)

So, what about diseases? Glad you asked. There are too many diseases to mention. Anal sex is risky due to tears, and to the fact that it's a place where a lot of microorganisms hang out. Anal sex with a condom is suggested. When someone has anal sex without a condom, it is called barebacking.
Will anal sex cause you to develop a problem with loose bowels or soiling when you get older? No

Beginning in the 1990's anal sex became more popular with young people as they use anal sex in order to prevent pregnancies, and to "save" their virginity.
In my opinion only, virginity should almost be redefined. I think that having anal sex, is indeed having sex and it seems difficult to highly regard someone as a virgin when they are intimate enough to have anal sex. Just my opinion .

To have or not to have anal sex ...... it's a personal choice. It's your body. Use it wisely.
Like all sex, it should be desired by both, and done in a loving manner.