Sunday, December 30, 2012


I have no internet. Blame in on the wind.
I'll blog Monday night.

Lemon Tea Cookies

Here's the recipe Sis !

1/2 cup icing sugar
1 and 2/3 cups flour
1 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla

Fill the well with lemon pie filling and bake at 350 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes. It took 10 minutes, ( and I bake at 375 convection bake). I used to make them smaller, but as I age I am lazier and hate to bake cookies. It made 24 cookies ( and 3 dessert dishes of lemon pie filling.)
I will try to save you one for tomorrow.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

McDonalds Crave Booklet of coupons

It will be in your mail soon.
Don't toss it out. Inside there is a coupon for a FREE any Small Hot McCafe Beverage.
No purchase necessary :)

Nude picture survey

With a camera handy in everyone's hand, pictures of us, nude or dressed, are taken more often.
17% have had their picture taken without clothes (5% of these were just a body part)
53% hope to God that there is none out there.
and 30 % say "not that I know of."

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Cloud Dough

I had never heard of it, despite having made plenty homemade play dough, when the boys were young.
This cloud dough "is like sand, but molds". Similar to that moon sand.
A good project for tomorrows snowy day.
Combine four cups of flour and 1/2 cup of baby-oil , or canola oil, until it begins to be "moldable".  ( 3-4 minutes).
If you store it in a sealed container, you'll be able to reuse it.

Free Yogurt deal

Start watching the cereal boxes...
Purchase specially marked boxes of Cheerios, Multi-Grain Cheerios, and Oatmeal Crisp cereals and you'll receive a coupon for one 650g tub of Yoptimal, Source, Creamy or Asana yogurt OR for one 4 x 100g Source or Creamy yogurt multi pack.
Purchase one box of French Toast Crunch, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Reese Puffs, Golden Grahams, Nesquik, or select varieties of Cheerios cereals, and you'll receive a coupon for one 6 X 60g Minigo, 8 X 60g Tubes multi pack OR one bottle of YOP drinkable yogurt.
Maximum value of yogurt coupon is $4 and it must be redeemed by February 28, 2013

Free Game for iphone and ipod touch

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Tax Free Savings Account

The Government of Canada announced earlier this week that the Tax Free Savings Account (TFSA) contribution limit has been raised to $5,500 for 2013!
If you're not familiar with the Tax Free Savings Account, it enables Canadians to set aside up to $$5,500 each year in various savings options and not have to pay tax on the income earned or on withdrawals. But the contributions are not tax-deductible.
Need more info? click here

Friday, December 28, 2012

My Uncle Alvin Rodgerson

My mom had a brother. It'll soon be 16 years since he's been gone.
He was full of fun, and very loving.
When I was about twelve, he showed up at our door.
He and his wife had parted ways.
He had hitched a ride out of town with Simon Belliveau. When he arrived at our house, I remember him telling us that Dad's brother had given him a ride. It was pretty funny, since Dad has no brother. He thought this because he felt Simon and Dad looked alike, and Simon was over every Sunday morning for a beer.
He stayed with us, cooked supper, painted on the house, wipe dishes, played with us, arm wrestled my brothers, watched TV with us, and I thought this arrangement was just great.
But it was short lived, not even a week, as he soon returned home to Yarmouth
I missed him.
And today, I still miss his smile and wink.

At the Red Cap

at. Dec. 29th at 6 pm
Call to reserve your table..762-2112

and New Years Eve

 Live Classical Music by Dakota Scott-Digout

1st course
Smoked Salmon Tart
Caramelized Onion Tart
Served with a garnish salad

2nd course
Local Squash Soup

Main Course
Oven Roasted Pork loin with red wine and local oyster mushroom reduction sauce, garlic mashed potatoes and market fresh vegetables
Poached Haddock stuffed with scallop & lobster mousseline, local oyster mushroom risotto and market fresh vegetables

4th course
Lemon Sorbet

Black Forest Cheesecake

Tea or Coffee

39.95 + tax per person
Dinner time – 6pm
Tickets must be purchased in advanced – cash or credit card

So true ...

ha!  from all the rum n nog alone!   - fitzy

My baby sister 1972

I sure was proud.

Christmas 1963

Nice idea !

How Many ''LIKES'' For this Idea ?? :) ..

Thursday, December 27, 2012

I still like ....

A blizzardy weekend
Putting my nose in my mitten
Barley Toys
Catching snowflakes on my tongue
Toy remote-controlled  helicopters
Coloring books
Eating snow
Snapping off icicles

(I feel we are somewhat left out of the winter weather picture. I think we could have used just a bit of snow.)

Free from Apple

Apple has new free stuff daily. For another 10 days.
Today it's the soccer game Score! for  iPhone, iPod touch and iPad
Click here

My plumbing job

We needed a new kitchen tap at work today.
My handy Dad went and got a new one.
After he removed the old one, I felt sort of bad for him. He's getting older and he was huffing and puffing. So, I offered to put the new one.
I got under the sink, on my back, and was all set with the light, and the hoses, and he was passing me the nuts, and wrenches.
My sis came by to see how it was going.
Sis: " I think your in the wrong profession"
Me: "It's not a bad job, a bit cramped here, and wet, but I worry about my teeth."
Sis: " sounds like you said you are worried about your teeth"
Me: " I am. I'm afraid to drop this heavy ratchet, or a wrench and get it in the mouth."
Sis: " You should wear mouth guard to do plumbing"
Me: " I should"
Sis: " Well maybe you'll get lucky and get hit in the eye"

I glance at Dad and he's shaking his head as if we are nuts.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Mistletoe Survey

mistletoe 7
93% don't have a mistletoe hanging in their homes this holiday season.
4% do, and 1 person doesn't know what the heck mistletoe is.
Next year I should hang some :)
Mistletoe is actually poisonous, but over the years, since ancient Greece, it's been thought to heal lots of stuff. I read that in Australia, researchers found mistletoe to be effective in the treatment of colon cancer.
"Mistletoe capital of Britain" is found in Tenbury Wells in Worcestershire where mistletoe is sold.
In Canada it's not that popular with us, as it is to our friends overseas.
Why do we kiss under the mistletoe?  It has to do with a Scandinavian legend where a child died from a mistletoe poisoned arrow or something, so the mother promised to kiss anybody who had mistletoe, so it would never be considered and used as a weapon again.

Church Choir many moons ago

There's many familiar faces here. You can click on the picture for a closer view.
Why I even think my sister in law, Tante M, is there !
Who else is there?

Tuesday, December 25, 2012


is expecting !

No, not expecting a new vehicle from Octane Auto ....  silly !

She and Kevin are expecting a baby !!!
Congrats !

Troy Ounce

So what is a troy ounce?
It's a weight measurement used for gold, silver, and precious metals.
( The regular ounce measurement we use when we buy sugar, for example, is called an "avoirdupoids"ounce. 16 regular ounces equals a pound)

A troy ounce is more than the typical ounce found at the grocery store.
One troy ounce (oz t) is equal to 31.1034768 grams.
It takes 12 troy ounces to make a troy pound .
Although not sure, the troy weight probably gets its name from the French town of Troyes in France.


Tell us...

What is your favorite holiday food ? Perhaps it's something that is a tradition in your family.
Please tell us ....

Gift survey

55% of the folks open gifts on Christmas morning.
32% open on Christmas Eve and again after Santa has comes.
13% open on Christmas Eve

Monday, December 24, 2012

Vintage Ornaments

I love those old ornaments !

Monday's Sexual Post

Reason's not to have sex, is the topic.
While we can think of reasons not to, here is a list of reasons to have sex.
  • Boosting mood and relieving depression
  • Duty
  • Enhancement of power
  • Enhancement of self-concept
  • Experiencing the power of one’s partner
  • Feeling loved by your partner
  • Fostering jealousy
  • Improve reputation or social status
  • Making money
  • Making babies (procreation)
  • Need for affection
  • Nurturance
  • Partner novelty
  • Peer pressure or pressure from partner
  • Pleasure
  • Reduce sex drive
  • Revenge
  • Sexual curiosity
  • Showing love to your partner
  • Spiritual transcendence

  • Relieving stress is cited as one of the leading reasons men have sex. And after their 30's, women claim to have sex mostly for pleasure only.

    Day 12 of the 12 days before Christmas

    It's Christmas Eve ! Here's our final picture !
    While this visit looks uneventful, it was eventful indeed. Jules tripped on the flood light , and of course it went out. I figured it was blown, as it didn't look unplugged.
    Honesty is the best policy. So I entered, and quickly realized they are not blog readers. (Well maybe they are now.)
    I offered to buy a new flood light.
    The tall and slim man of the house double checked the light, and it was unplugged. And worked !
    The last two pictures were taken at Gil and Marina, and at Marion's.


    Sunday, December 23, 2012

    Egg Farmers of Ontario claim

    how easy it is to hard-cook eggs:
    1. Choose eggs that have been in your refrigerator for about a week. They will be easier to peel than fresh eggs but will still have the same great taste and nutrient value.
    2. Place cold eggs in a single layer in a saucepan. Fill the saucepan so the eggs are covered with at least 1 inch (2.5 cm) of cold water.
    3. Bring water to a boil over high heat (with lid on or off, as you wish). When the water reaches a boil, immediately cover the saucepan and remove it from the heat to stop the water from boiling.
    4. Let eggs stand in the water, covered, for 18 to 23 minutes (the eggs cook while standing in the boiled water). A large egg will take 18 to 20 minutes. Be sure to set a timer.
    5. When the time is up, immediately drain off the water and run cold water over the eggs until they are cool to the touch.
    EFO recommends this technique that limits the chance of a grey ring forming around the edge of the yolks. You may also notice the egg whites have a more tender texture. With this method the eggs are hard-cooked, instead of hard-boiled.

    Free Holiday Skating

    sponsored by Tim Hortons.
    Click here to see the schedule for Canada.
    Yarmouth's Mariners Center dates:
    December 27 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    December 28 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Barrington Municipal ArenaDecember 27 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    Underwear survey

    73% wear whatever they like for bra and underwear, whether it matches or not.
    Only 5% make the effort to wear matching everyday
    I am like the 12% who admit to trying, but it's no big deal, and also agree with the last 10% who say it depends on the occasion.
    As long as they are clean !

    Hits des Septantes

    Tonight ! from 7 to 9 listen to CIFA radio for Avery's show ! 104.1FM
    Les Hits des Septantes !
    Tonight he'll be playing some of his favorites from the 70's and as usual, he plays requests for the final hour !
    Tune in to it. You won't be disappointed.

    Day 11 of the 12 days

    The lamp post in red, posted a couple days ago, belongs to Jimmy and Carol Ann.

    Saturday, December 22, 2012


    Hemoglobin is quite fascinating.
    It gives the red blood cells it's color, and it also carries the oxygen. Also, if you don't have enough, your body has a hard time making iron.
    That's pretty much it in a nut shell.
    So when our hemoglobin goes down too low, we get tired from the iron deficiency, and we can become winded because of the oxygen.
    Two summers ago I noticed I was often out of breath. Blamed it on the extra pounds I carry.
    Soon I couldn't walk an incline, and speak at the same time.
    I was out of breath if I carried the laundry basket upstairs.
    Earlier this year I received iron infusions, which immediately brought my iron up from 9 to 184. The iron also helped make new red blood cells after 3 to 5 weeks. Went from 9 to 14. (range 12 to 16)
    Last week, I went to the eye doctor with my son.
    I recalled last years' visit, and being so short of breath that I had to rest at the top of the stairs until I could speak. I now wonder how on earth I could have thought that this scenario was normal.
    Funny how our health can deteriorate slowly, and we tend to accept the changes, without asking why.
    No one knows our bodies better than ourselves. Ask questions. Get answers.
    Let that be a lesson to all of us.

    Holiday etiquette

    When you receive a holiday card from someone you didn't send one to, you don't necessary have to mail them one. Reciprocation is optional, etiquette experts claim.
    Send if you wish. Don't turn the exchange of holiday cards into a table tennis match.
    In fact, experts claim not to stress over it at all.

    New decor trends 2013

    According to Good housekeeping....
    • Pantone recently named Emerald Green the color of 2013. Get ready to see this lush hue everywhere
    •  "Monaco Blue" will also be popular
    • Expect a resurgence of Roaring 20's art deco in homes, influencing everything from walls to furniture.
    • Surfaces made of stone and wood ones that show off natural grains help bring the rustic look of the outdoors into the modern home.
    • Metals such as gold and brass are stealing the spotlight from silver.
    • Black and white design was recently trending at the High Point furniture market.

    Right/ Left gift exchange game

    This year, at work , we used a similar left/right game, instead of a yankee swap. It was fun.
      Use the following story or make one up that is pertinent to your group using the words right and left often, each time the word is said the gift is passed that direction. Eg: "Mr. and Mrs. Right left for the country right as it began to snow. They left in a hurry and forgot the right directions etc." At the end of the story, you keep the gift in your possession.

    Christmas was almost here, and Mother RIGHT was finishing the Christmas baking. Father RIGHT, Sue RIGHT, and Billy RIGHT returned from their last-minute Christmas errands. "There's not much LEFT to be done," said Father RIGHT as he came into the kitchen. "Did you leave the basket of food at church?" asked Mother RIGHT. "I LEFT it RIGHT where you told me to," said Father RIGHT. "I'm glad my shopping is done," said Billy RIGHT. "I don't have any money LEFT." The hall telephone rang, and Susan RIGHT LEFT to answer it. She rushed back and told the family "Aunt Tillie RIGHT LEFT a package for us RIGHT on Grandma RIGHT's porch. I'll go over there RIGHT now and get it." she said as she LEFT in a rush. Father RIGHT LEFT the kitchen and brought in the Christmas tree. By the time Susan RIGHT returned, Mother RIGHT, Father RIGHT, and Billy RIGHT had begun trimming the tree. The entire RIGHT family sang carols as they finished the decorating. Then they LEFT all the presents arranged under the tree and went to bed, hoping they had selected the RIGHT gifts for their family. Now I hope you have the RIGHT present for yourself, because that's all that's LEFT of our story..... Except to wish you a Merry Christmas....Isn't that RIGHT?


    If you get invited to am epicure party, buy an envelope of "Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Seasoning".
    It's a mere $3.95 and super delicious.
    I only used half the package today as it's for a 5 pound bonelsss pork roast and my roast was only 2.2 lbs.
    It's so easy, ready in 5 hours, and so good.
    It was my first attempt at pulled pork.
    Yum !

    Stocking hung survey

    56% of voters don't have a stocking hung, and 45%  do !

    My visitor

    I had a busy day and night yesterday.
    Barely realized the date.
    Excited for Friday.
    I went to bed in the wee hours, and in my dream, Bernadette Muise said my name.
    I turned around as I knew her voice.
    There she was, coming in for a holiday kiss.
    I hugged her.
    She walked away, her special walk, and I quickly followed her into a room filled with happy people.
    We stood by some people. I was happy to be with Bernadette.
     I asked her "who is the woman next to you? Do you know her?"
    She said" her name is Elaine Moses."

    And the dream ended.
    I awoke, dissappointed my visit with Bernadette was over.
    Then as I laid quietly it hit me: It's a year several hours ago, that she passed.

    Weird eh?

    Day 10 of the 12 days

    A couple days ago, Jules senior was infront of Howard (chez Smile) and Azilda's house.
    Jules was unavailable, so I called Dad. He was at Albany's, quickly filled in for him. 

    Friday, December 21, 2012

    Day 9 of the 12 days

    No hints for this one. We even went inside to ask them to put the lights on :)
    The manger a couple days ago was none other than the manger at church.
    However if you are travelling about looking at lights, there is also a nice manger in Merlyn and Gerard's backyard.

    Thursday, December 20, 2012

    O Christmas Tree Survey

    I ran into to the baby L of the 3L's of Argyle at ti-Paul's the other day.
    He said how surprised he was at the amount of artificial trees.
    75% of us have artificial trees, and 20% have real,and 5% have none.

    Day 8 of the 12 days

    Wednesday, December 19, 2012

    Tassimo Rebate Offer

    To receive your $20 off mail-in rebate, simply download the rebate form, fill out your information, include your purchase receipt and a cut out of the UPC code and mail it in. Offer valid on purchase of all at-home TASSIMO models (T20, T45, T46, T47, T55 and T65) made between December 1, 2012 to January 31, 2013. Offer not valid in conjunction with any other promotions. Rebate Redemption Forms will be accepted until February 28, 2013. Limit one (1) rebate per household or organization. Please allow 6-8 weeks for processing and delivery of the rebate cheque.
    Form is here

    Update on show "Canada in the Rough"

    ~~Canada in the Rough will now be found on 7 networks across Canada and one in the United States of America.

    If you remember, Shaw Media/Global  is not supporting them anymore.

    Canada in the Rough will now be found on The Sportsman Channel in the United States and on the following networks in Canada: OLN (Outdoor Life Network), Sun News, WildTV, CHEX, Ch12 Durham, CKWS, and for the first time ever, Canada in the Rough will be translated into French and aired on RDS (French equivalent to TSN, owned by Bell Media) for the francophone viewers.

    All times listed below are in Eastern Standard Time:
    OLNSaturday mornings 9:00amFridays 3:00am
    Sun NewsSaturday mornings 8-9amSunday mornings 8-9am
    WildTVMondays 12:30am & 8amTuesdays 7amThursdays 9:30pmSaturdays 9:30pm
    Chex TV, Chex Durham & CKWSSundays at mid-night
    RDSSundays 11:30amTBATBA
    The Sportsman ChannelSundays 10:30pm

    Monday's Sexual Post

    This is reposted for the women at the Christmas Dinner Party this afternoon. 

    Good Monday morning to all of you out there! A special hello to the men who read my blog faithfully, only on Mondays. And a special thanks to the two men whom I casually interviewed.
    It's all about men and their packages today.

    What side do most penises naturally lay? .... think about it... picture it .... the answer is left . Masturbating with your right hand has zero affect on determining what side your penis lays when at rest.
    Where do you park your penis for the best comfort? I understand it has to do with the underwear. A bit more downward in boxers seems to be the norm... and upward to the left for tightie whities. As for the speedo swim trunks .... somewhere to the side or downward between the testicles.
    What about the testicles? Aren't they bothersome? And we women are wondering if you really have to reposition them so often? Apparently yes. When sitting you may want to lift them slightly. You don't want to squish them. Sometimes in sticky weather you may get the "bag stuck to leg syndrome".

    Why do the testicles draw up? They draw up before ejaculation, or when they get cold, as the temp of the testicles is about one degree less than your body temperature, so if they get colder than that, they draw up for some warming up. Ingenious ! During strenuous activity, or working, they may also draw up. It's nature's way of protecting them from getting pounded around.

    Sometimes one testicle, or maybe both, may fully enter the body and have to be forced out with a push on the groin. Is this normal ? Yes, it sure is. It simply has to do with that small muscle that's responsible for drawing them up. It simply spasmed excessively. Drag Queens purposely push their testicles up there for a smoother look.

    Why do they sometimes cause some discomfort when they are up? It's a tight space for such a tender nut.

    What about bike riding? It's no problem, I understood. They fit nicely on top of the seat.
    Lastly....What about the fly on your underwear. Do you use it? Or is it just ornamental ? One man I spoke to said it was more like a seasonal thing. If it's cold, and you are bundled up, or hunting, or skidooing, it may get used.

    So tell us men ( anonymously, of course) ... please comment.... do you use the fly on your underwear?

    The 12 days before Christmas

    Day 1: Allister and Gail
    Day 2: Lauren and Paul
    Day 3: Pam and Mike
    Day 4 : David and Annis
    Day 5: Ian Cunningham
    Day 6: D & D

    Day 7 of the 12 days

    Tuesday, December 18, 2012

    At the Red Cap Restaurant

    The $65 Gift Certificate Package for only $50 is still available !

    7 Fingernail problems

    I found this very interesting.
    7 fingernail problems that we should not avoid.
    Pitted nails
    Nail clubbing
    Spoon nails
    Terry's nails
    Beau's lines
    Nail separation
    Yelllow nails syndrome

    Read the article here.

    The prime rib

    So how to you prepare and cook a prime rib roast?
    They were on sale at Sobeys, and still are I believe.
    I cooked one on Sunday, and got teased about the tender loving care I gave it.
    First, it has to be brought to room temperature, so I took it out of the fridge two hours before cooking.
    I then patted it dry.
    I rubbed oil on both ends as they haven't got that layer of fat the top has, and seasoned the entire roast roast with onion salt and pepper.
    After placing in on a rack in my roast pan, I cooked it uncovered at 450F for 15 minutes.
    I reduced the oven temperature to 325F, and inserted the temperature probe.
    I continued to cook it until the internal temperature reached 160F.
    After I removed it, I covered it with foil and let it rest for 15 minutes.

    120 to 125 degrees F
    center is bright red, pinkish toward the exterior portion
    Medium Rare
    130 to 135 degrees F
    center is very pink, slightly brown toward the exterior portion
    140 to 145 degrees F
    center is light pink, outer portion is brown
    Medium Well
    150 to 155 degrees F
    not pink
    Well Done
    160 degrees F and above

    Great Gift Idea

    KitchenAid 5QT 325 watt Stand Mixer Retail $469.99 for $269.99 @ DEL'S HOMEHARDWARE.

    For December 22nd

    Apparently NASA isn't too worried about the world ending Dec 21, 2012.
    Check out their video, posted HERE

    Larkin Lobster

    Only on the East side.....

    Dec 21st, 2012