Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Lipoma surgery update ... 3.5 months

Of all the pictures I have posted, I think this is the one I hated to share the most.
It has been three and a half months since the lipoma has been removed.
Tomorrow is my last day on antibiotics. The site is swollen, from scar to knee . From scar to groin it seems good, and the skin is nice and soft. The bottom of the scar (which is the top part shown, as I had my leg up on my desk when I took the picture) is still hard. It still pains some, and the stinging has been very bad this month. I guess it's nerves repairing. The thigh measures usually about two inches larger than the other.
The scar sure has changed appearances numerous times. I partially blame the cellulitis for it's poor appearance, as it looked better before that. It looks like I have been stabbed. I am unsure if it will continue to cave in. I have been bare leg for 3 weeks, wear no dressing, and haven't seen a drop in 10 days. The first days without a dressing felt very strange. Comparable to walking around with no underwear on.

South Western Nova Scotia

Weather info as recorded by Dr. Peter Loveridge.
January 2012.
max temp +11C (Jan 27th)
min temp -10C ( Jan 15th)
Days of 24 hours below freezing: 8
days of 24 hours when temperature did not drop below freezing: 16
Snow on ground for days of 24 hours or more: 3
Ice in swimming pool: 13 days
Ice in eel lake by highway 103: about 7 days
Ice at top of argyle river: about 3 days
Sea ice at Lower Argyle Wharf :0 days
Max wind 70+knots ( Jan 14th)
Daffodils reported blooming in West Pubnico Jan 10th
Purple Heather blooming at our house Jan 13th , and still is.
This is a coastal location, right on the shore. Even 1/4 mile further inland might be colder, and even 100 feet above sea level will be colder and could have more snow .

Are you a single man?

I read a study of women watching men in the grocery stores.
What the men had in their carts, had an impact on whether or not the women felt attracted to him.
New potatoes were on the top of the list, followed by red wine and pasta sauce placing third.
Last on the list were Beer and instant noodles.

Menu posting

I found this idea on frugal family times.
It's made from dollar store frame and corkboard glued into the frames.
I don't want one, but I do find it cute !

Casserole #37 Mexican Skillet

1 pound ground beef
1/2 cup chopped onions
14 1/2 ounce can stewed tomatoes
2 oxo cubes, or some sort of beef seasoning
2.5 tsp chili powder
1.5 cups cooked rice
1 cup shredded lettuce
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Fry the hamburg and onion in a skillet, and drain any fat. Add tomatoes, including the liquid, beef seasoning, and chili powder. Bring to a boil. Stir in cooked rice.
Reduce heat, cover and simmer 5 minutes.
Top with lettuce and cheese before serving.
Comments: This was good. I only put lettuce on my part, and enjoyed it ! Son #1 said it was very good. I would make it again. Wished it would have been a bit spicier. Very good way to use cooked leftover rice.

Tidy Tuesday

Here's a few hints I read to keeping motivated to keep your kitchen clean.
1) Set up a bit of ambiance. Like a nice lamp somewhere, or some under the counter lighting. When it looks cozy, we tend to be motivated to keep things tidy and nice.
2) A nice centerpiece, tablecloth, or fresh flowers will motivate you to keep to the table clean and welcoming.
3) Push yourself to what you hate to first. It'll make the rest much easier.
and lastly... my own ideas...
4) Play some music while you clean
5) Set a goal. (Got to get this done before the news comes on, and I can have my tea)
6) Watch hoarders
7) and Lastly. Nothing motivates like inviting company over.

Monday, January 30, 2012

East Bay

www.eastbay.com is a great site for sport apparel, equipment, gear, accessories and more !
Check them out today !
Cheering, as in cheerleaders
Track and Field

Grocery bills

I read that many Americans spend 1/4 to 1/3 of their grocery bills on stuff to drink. From milk, pop, juice, coffee, tea, special creamers, etc...
Looking to cut down costs?
They suggest you use smaller glasses, figure out how much milk is really needed, buy the fruit instead of juice, dilute juices with a bit of water, & make water very accessible.

Free e-book

Here's a book. Free right now for download.
Click here

Monday's Sexual Post

Sperm is the topic for this week.
(Yes, that's right you-know-who.)
I have another topic ready for next week, thanks to a faithful reader.
The male daily production is around 50,000 per minute or 72 million per day.
The fertile man has 200 to 600 million and the infertile man has less than 50 million.
Swimming speed of these sperm: 1 to 4 millimeters per minute.
Average life span: 1 month in you, 1 to 2 days in a woman, 2 minutes on
The frequency of ejaculation/Intercourse
among: 20-29 year olds = 4-5 times weekly
30-39 year olds = 2-4 times weekly
40-49 year olds = 1-2 times weekly
50-59 year olds = 0-1 times weekly
60 plus = 1-2 times monthly
The average amount of "spurts" during an orgasm is 3 to 10 spurts.
And the furthest medically recorded "spurt" was 11.7 inches.
Who the heck has such a job as to measure and record sperm spurts?
Sounds a tad bit more interesting that my job.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Such a loser at baking

I always say I love to cook, but I hate to bake.
I visited my sis today, and she had beautiful banana chip muffins coming out of the oven. I didn't taste one, but asked for the recipe since I had three overripe bananas at home.
I made them and they were beautiful !
I took them out of the oven and set them on the stove to cool a few minutes. I was heating beans and weiners for supper. As I sat down to blog, I could smell something burning.
Those beautiful muffins were smoking !
I had the wrong burner on !
The weiners were stone cold, and the muffins were sending smoke signals.
I can't win.

Where does it all go?

I came across an article about money, and how it just seems to go ! They had a nice list of places we put our money. Supposedly if you sit down with this list, and your statements credit/debit for a month, you should get a clearer picture.
Shelter (mortgage, rent, hydro, heat, taxes, maintenance)
Services (cable, telephone, security, home-cleaning, cell, internet, childcare, health, pets)
Food (everything you put in your mouth and swallow, including restaurants)
Shopping (any STUFF you bought for yourself and anyone else — EVERYTHING)
Transportation (car payment, gas, repairs, highway tolls, taxis, bus, train)
Entertainment (movies, books, magazines, hobbies, gym, club, sports)
Bank fees (service charges, ATM fees, DON’T INCLUDE INTEREST)
interest costs (from everywhere)
Debt repayment (don’t worry about splitting out interest and principal, just add all your debt repayment amounts together)


Headed down south? Don't forget your immodium !


The Tangelo is on the chopping block.
Mine is a Minneola and there is also an Orlando version. "The Minneola tangelo is a hybrid of a« Bowen » grapefruit and a « Dancy » tangerine. The Orlando tangelo is a cross between a « Duncan » grapefruit and a «Dancy » tangerine." Actually I kind of thought it may be a cross of tangerine and orange, but that's a mandarin orange.
It's an excellent source of vitamin A and is a high source of folic acid, potassium and vitamin C.
Choose a heavy tangelo, and eat it at room temperature for best flavor. It peels like an orange.
I ate mine cold, and it was pretty tart. Very juicy indeed, squirted the person to my right, and it had seeds. I hate seeds. I guess there is a seedless version.
If you store them in a plastic bag, leave the bag open. They deteriorate fast if enclosed.
An average tangelo has 70 calories, 1 gram fat, and 2 grams of fibre.

Friday, January 27, 2012

The blue lagoon

The blue lagoon holds 4 million litres of seawater which is renewed every 40 hours.
No visit to Iceland would be complete without a soak in those waters.
It was magnificent.
I long to return.

Thursday, January 26, 2012


Twin Village Social Club, Amirault's Hill
Saturday from 8 to 11 am
Eggs, your choice of Bacon or Sausage, Tea, Coffee & Juice
Cost $6.00 per person

Week # 36 Chicken Alfredo casserole

This was a quick decision. I had 2 chicken breasts , and decided to make an Alfredo sauce. Looked at casseroles, and ended up with this...
Preheat your oven to 350F
Cut into pieces and fry 2 boneless chicken breasts
Start cooking some pasta at the same time. I use fusili.
Make your Alfredo sauce: 1/2 cup butter
1 package cream cheese
melt these two in a pot and use a whisk to make creamy
Add two cups milk, keep whisking.
Add garlic powder (the recipe called for 2 teaspoons. I have kids, so I choose to put only one half teaspoon)
Add 1/2 cup grated parmesan.
Add pepper if you'd like.
It thickens fast, so remove from heat when it's done.
Add the drained pasta to the chicken (don't worry if it's not fully cooked, it's going in the oven)
Pour the sauce over it all, toss about, and put into a greased dish.
Bake for 20 minutes.
Comments: it was pretty good. It was very creamy before it went in the oven, but not so when it came out. I should have just cooked everything fully and assembled our plates. The sauce was super, filling and easy to make. Son #1 said it was very good. Said there was too much chicken. He likes dark meat. He also said one plate was enough.

Happy Birthday, again !

Loverboy had a birthday last week while he was fishing. So when he came home, I got a birthday cake and I remembered buying a birthday card for "husband", and storing it in my card box. When I went to sign it, I realized it was already signed by me.
So I put it in an envelope with a couple lotto tickets, and gave it to him.
Last night, as I was cleaning up, I picked up the card.
Decisions, decisions....
So, I returned it to the card box.
I'm ready for next year !

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Peeping Tom "U"

What can I say?
What can I do?
There's absolutely no one here,
Whose name starts with "U"!
Last weeks "T" were Timmy, Thelma, Tom and Tracy (who happens be married to Timmy).
All pictures were taken on the same road. Except for Ted, I don't think there are any more "T"'s in that road.
Hint: don't bother checking out the UAP, as I did, camera in hand. It's called NAPA. Who knew?

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Office Sleep Bag

It's on my wish list ....

Free e-book

Like I always say, here's a free-at-the-moment e-book for the kindle.
Quick and Easy meals.


Pinterest shows how you can use toilet paper rolls to gentle secure wrapping paper.

Free Timeless Prayer CD

from Silent Unity.

Tidy Tuesday

Clothes are the issue.
Here's a few hints to weed out the clothes you don't wear.
For each new item you bring in the closet, you remove one for donation. This also prevents bringing home too many finds from Frenchy, or impulse buying...as you know if you hang it up, you must toss one out. I abide by this rule.
The other trick is to hang all your hangers the opposite way. As you wear, wash, and, rehang clothes, hang the hanger them the normal way on the closet rod. In a couple months the hangers will show which items you clearly aren't wearing.
One article I read said: the working woman should have
7-9 work/dressy outfits
5-7 casual outfits
2-3 outfits for relaxing at home
3-4 pair work shoes (depends on your work)
3 pairs casual shoes
Wow. Imagine the room I'd have in the closet.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Angels Angels Everywhere

On Wednsday morning Laurent will be talking on Information Morning on the Angel book, that his late sister Simone Meuse made before she passed on last year.
The book was published by Bryler of Chester.

Wednesday at the Red Cap

LIVE MUSIC .....with Avery, Alan & Normand.
Wed. Jan. 25th @ 5:30pm.
Only a few tables left
Call 762-2112

Once Upon a Time

On Dec 15th 1899, at Argyle Sound, an adopted son of Marc A. Surette, of West Pubnico, was drowned by the upsetting of a dory, while attempting to throw out an anchor. He left behind a widow and three children. The body was recovered two days later.
Source: Yarmouth Reminiscences

Burger King free fries

On this Friday, you can get a free small fries at Burger King. Since they changed the recipe last month, this is a great opportunity to give the new ones a try. they are thicker. And there's no purchase necessary to get your free order of fries, and the offer is running at participating restaurants.

Free Fries Supreme at Taco Bell

If you are on facebook, you can get a free "fries supreme" at Taco Bell.

Monday's Sexual Post

You can consider this the question and answer segment.
Here's three questions I have been asked:
What should I do to heal a chafed penis?
Are some women really "squirters" ?
What can I do about a crack in my vibrator ?
As for a chafed penis, friction is usually the culprit, but I read that nowadays, lots of men use a body wash/shampoo combo, that can dry your skin and make it your penis chafe even more easily. If I had a chafed penis, I would apply zincofax ( cream a fesse) and give the poor penis a rest for a couple days. However, I have no penis so I'll leave it up to the experts. Here's what they suggest: use Blistex Lip Balm, use condoms, vaseline, antibiotic ointment, and give it a rest. Masturbate with a lubricant after healing is complete.
Do some women really squirt? (Squirt fluid when they orgasm.) How the heck should I know? I read that 13% have at one time, and 6% do regularly. Most of us, just experience immense contractions and additional slippery fluid. There's a female version of the prostrate, behind the clitoris, known as the sponge, that supposedly will release fluid, that isn't urine, through the urethra. I hardly believe it. Some female ejaculate has been examined and shown to be nothing more than urine. I have to research this more. Maybe I'll ask Dr Ruth. I'll get back to you.
And lastly , if your vibrator has a crack in it ..... yes, that's not good for the crack. It should be tossed out. I assume it's garbage, but you can call waste check to be sure. I know Color Glo representative Murray, fixes cracks in seats and dashboards, but not sure he does dildos. There is a vibrator repair shop in Denver Colorado, but I understand they work on the motors. Wiggly's Repair, I believe. Says they do sex toy repair and sale of used equipment. Ewwwww.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

VIA Rail 50% off

Via Rail has got a half price sale on! Book before jan 26th !
Check it out ! Impressive !

Week #35 French Toast casserole

Trying to catch up on my casseroles, so I made a breakfast casserole this morning.
Sounded so easy. Preheat your oven to 350F.
In a greased 8 X8 dish add:
5 cups bread cubes
mix 4 eggs
1.5 cups milk
2 tbsp sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
and pour it over the bread.
Dot it with butter
Sprinkle the top with a mixture of 2 tbsp sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon.
Bake it for 45-50 minutes.
Comments: It was enjoyed by all. I put bacon in the oven, on convection bake, at the same, and they were both done at the same time.Almost 45 minutes. It was easy. There was none left and Loverboy said it would be great and easy for a crowd. Of course, I already knew that. Mine had no cinnamon sugar topping.

Saturday, January 21, 2012


I decided to introduce a Saturday segment I'll call "On the chopping block".

On today's chopping block is dragon fruit, or Pitaya Fruit or Pitahaya Fruit

It's a cactus fruit and can be found growing in Hawaii. It comes in a few colours, but the red one is the most common. What I did learn, was the cactus blooms only at night, so it gets pollinated by bats,and not bees. Cool eh? While dragonfruit is not a type 2 diabetes cure, it may offer diabetics a substantial health benefit towards lower blood glucose levels. Vitamin C and dietary fiber are both positive nutritional benefits of dragon fruit among others. To eat, cut lenghtwise. Pass a knife between the edible fruit and it's flesh. The flesh is not edible. Spoon it out, or pop it out. Trim and pink or fibre from the fruit.

Comment: it taste like a kiwi, with watermelon texture. I threw some into jello.

Week #34 Tuna Casserole

1 small onion, chopped

2 Tbsp. butter or margarine

1 cup Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese (divided)

2 cups egg noodles, cooked and drained

1 can (10-3/4 oz.) condensed cream of celery soup

1 can (5 oz.) tuna, drained, flaked

1/3 cup milk

1/4 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese

HEAT oven to 350°F.

COOK and stir onions in butter in large saucepan

Add 1/2 cup of Cheese and the remaining ingredients; mix well.

SPOON into a casserole dish.

BAKE 30 min.

After 30 minutes, top with remaining cheese and bake 5 min. or until melted.

Comments: Sharp cheddar was replaced with old shredded cheddar and I threw in a half cup of frozen peas. I really liked it. It calls for 2 cups pasta, so I boiled 1.5 cups of large shells and once cooked, it measured a just tad bit more than 2 cups. Son #1 didn't seem impressed at first. Great, another tuna casserole. Aren't they all the same? Tuna, noodles, cheese? BUT he said it was actually really good. He complained of too many visible onions and too many peas. I would definitely make it again !

Friday, January 20, 2012

Biotherm Aquasource Sample

Order a sample.
Click here and scroll way down... as if you were diving deep.

Maple leafs Bra

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Rose Muise

There's a lot of great photographers out there, and lucky for us,
we have facebook and get to see their wonderful work !
I don't know why, maybe it's the witch in me, but I love pictures of churches and cemeteries.
This one, was taken by Rose Muise,
wife of Wayne, from Amirault's Hill in south western Nova Scotia,
and has got to be my favorite !
This picture was edited by Paul Hamilton.
Nice job !!!
You should be able to click on it for a larger view.

Budda Boom Budda Ching!

It's spin to win time at East Side Mario.
Jan 16th to March 25th.

Empire theatres

Click here for free popcorn at Empire theatres.

Similac Advance

here's a great coupon, you can print at home.
$5.00 off Similac Advance
They warn you, to have your printer ready, as you can only print once.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Who am I ?

On TV from '69 to 83.

Betty White Quote

Peeping Tom "T"

Last weeks houses included Shirley a Carl, Sherman a Laurel, Sylvia "Via", and Suzette a Maurice. I wish one of these pictures was clearer. But it was busy on the road, and now it's too dark for a retake. There is something about the choice of pictures ...