Saturday, January 30, 2016

Income Tax Calculator 2015

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Wondering if you have paid enough income tax ?
Are you getting a refund?
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Choose your province and fill in a couple blanks, and you'll get an estimate.

NS Pharmacare premium Calculator for 2016

Image result for calculatorClick here to determine what is will cost you, as a senior, for your Pharmacare.

Friday, January 29, 2016


Paper clips as cable organizers - Top 68 Lifehacks and Clever Ideas that Will Make Your Life Easier

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Free-range poultry workshop

THINKFARM will be hosting a free-range poultry workshop.
The workshop will be targeted at beginner to intermediate level free-range producers. Featured speakers include local experienced producers, primary product inspector Naomi Cripps and Perennia's poultry specialist Heather McLean (MSc., P.Ag.)

The morning will begin with the featured local producer followed by a session with Naomi Cripps. Following lunch, Heather McLean will be taking the lead and covering topics such as production efficiencies, biosecurity, nutrition and more!

February 18- Yarmouth, NS (Yarmouth Community Business Development Corporation, 103 Water Street, Yarmouth)
-         Featuring local producer Kevin Hamilton
Time: 9am-3pm
Cost: NO cost! However, lunch will not be provided so please plan to bring your own.
Registration deadline: February 5

To register: contact: Jillian Garland at 902-893-6575 or email

Calling ATV and outdoor enthusiasts

If you are aware of any trail where a bridge or culvert is damaged or missing in the Municipality of Argyle, could you email me at or call me at (902)648-2623.

Or leave me a message here.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Willett Road geocaches

My nephew and I checked out 5 geocaches one morning.
Fun !

Macaroni Anyone

Loverboy made macaroni and hamburg the other night.

He cooked what was left of the elbow macaroni, and decided it may not be enough, so he added the remnants of two other pastas.
Needless to say, there was too much.
I hate to waste, so I made Alfredo sauce, tossed in the leftover cooked pasta, added chicken and frozen peas, and made many small servings for the freezer.
Delicious ! and handy !

Argyle's Festival and Events

New on the Municipal website !
Municipality of Argyle's Annual Festivals and Events !
Check it out HERE and come back often !


dream meanings

I listened to a podcast about dreams.
I always thought eating late at night caused me to dream. Actually it causes us to not sleep well, and if we awake withing 5 minutes of having had a dream, we remember it. So it's the late digestion, or indigestion that is the culprit.
Anti-depressants may cause nightmares.
Sounds and smells that are not too loud to awake us, but can be heard, can creep right into our dream. We can listen to waves crashing on the beach, and dream of the beach. We can hear a siren in the distance, and dream of the police.
People don't dream of sex that often. They may have a sexual dream, but rarely does it get to "homeplate". Sexual dreams happen more when we sleep on our stomachs.
What we last experience before falling asleep will often play a role in our dreams. We should refrain from tablets, phones, and TV and relax a bit.
Careful too of who you share your dreams with. The podcast told a story of two friends.
"Anne" told "Gloria" that she had a dream last night. " I dreamt you were having sex with MY HUSBAND ! " she blurted, very annoyed.
The friend replied " That's crazy ! He's not attractive and I would never desire him" !
Both got angry and the friendship ended.

Buenos Noches ! Bonsoir ! Good night ! Sweet dreams !

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

The best thing

The best thing about January is ....

Let me think.
Nope, can't think of anything .
How about you ?

Good sewing project

Safety idea

This is a great idea, especially for the top bunk in a camper.
I always rolled a beach towel and placed it under the edge of the mattress so son #2 wouldn't fall out.

Prevent kids from falling from bed - Top 68 Lifehacks and Clever Ideas that Will Make Your Life Easier

Monday, January 18, 2016

Baby Go Bye Bye

One of my favorite Christmas gifts from my youth. !
My brother Craig took it apart.
I remember the box very well.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Habits and Willpower

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Studies shows, take 66 days for discipline to turn something into a habit. Not 21 days as originally thought. That makes me feel better.
And the discipline to form the new habit, is a lot harder than maintaining it.

I read this in a book called "The One Thing".
The other interesting fact is that willpower is like a cell phone battery. It can run out during the day if you use it alot. Our brain just drains it !
It can be recharged however, with rest and a good snack.
To save willpower battery life, we should do the tasks, and make the decisions that are the hardest, early in the day.

I like this idea

I have a few mail keys and I think I will try this ....

Nail Polish to Identify Different Keys - Top 68 Lifehacks and Clever Ideas that Will Make Your Life Easier

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Bath Oil Beads

I loved these.
They had such a nice scent.
Avon sells Pink Bubble bath that smells a lot like them.

MacArthur's Park

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MacArthur's Park is melting in the dark
'All the sweet, green icing flowing down...
Someone left the cake out in the rain
I don't think that I can take it
cause it took so long to bake it
And I'll never have that recipe again
Oh, no!

And just what does that all mean ???
Personally I think it means a relationship has ended.
It was unattended, and fell apart.
Took a great deal of work, and they may never love again.

I would cry if I made a cake and it got rained on.
I would never make green icing, just saying.

Oh, no !

Dr Loveridge and the "Call of the Midwife"

I did my " on the district " obstetrics in this very place. We swore the midwife
in charge, "auntie Glad" was trained by Florence Nightingale. The TV series is
much sanitized, the real place was a dirty crime ridden cesspit. My first
delivery was an Italian lady on her fourth or fifth delivery, 6 floors up in a dirty
tenement in Brick Lane ( look it up). No electricity, they hadn't paid so it was
cut off. Rode there on a butcher's bicycle with the tools in the front pannier.
Well she tore, had to sew her up, given 2 four inch needles with string
attached. "just make two big stitches' sayeth the midwife. "what about local
anesthetic, I foolishly asked? She replied, " Don't worry about that young man
she won't feel a thing, I did this all through the blitz and I know what I'm
talking about".
Now, if you went afoul of the midwives, and we were all mortally afraid of
auntie Glad, who could probably founded the Empire all by herself, you had to
do your 12 deliveries to her satisfaction, or you had to repeat the rotation, a
fate worse than death. I believe it is a little different now.

An idea for Ti-Pauls

My Little Créa: Gâteau de Bonbons:

For those who admit being addicted to the little bags of yummies near the cash counter; maybe you could create such a cake.

The church

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We were felling silly last night, and wondering what one would do with a vacant church if we ever had one.
A bar was suggested, with pool tables. "Peter, pool, and Mary" perhaps.
Sober driver service of course by "Jesus take the wheel" organization.
Or a swimming pool ! Holy water !
A hotel called "O Holy night "
Oh we had many ideas. Concert hall being another. Medical marijuana was also mentioned ...  a little white smoke.
Opinions on collecting offerings too. Is it correct to do so at a funeral ?
And some like to kneel after communion...  a good time to reflect on god, to pray, or make your grocery note.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Let it Be and Mother Mary

The McCartney family

"When I find myself in times of trouble, Mother Mary comes to me...."

Yes, and Mother Mary is not the virgin Mother Mary we read about in the bible.

Sir Paul McCartney's mum, Mary, was a midwife on call day or night and one of Sir Paul’s earliest memories is of watching his mother cycling to work at three in the morning when the streets were “thick with snow”. He has also confided how Call The Midwife, the BBC’s Fifties-set drama, reminds him of his mother. One of the most difficult aspects of her death, he has confided, was the reaction of his father who simply fell apart with grief. 

“That was the worst thing for me, hearing my dad cry.  
Sir Paul has also spoken movingly of how his mother inspired the song Let It Be. 

He once explained: “One night, somewhere between deep sleep and insomnia, I had the most comforting dream about my mother. There was her face, completely clear, particularly her eyes, and she said to me very gently, very reassuringly: ‘Let it be.’ It was lovely. I woke up with a great feeling. It was really like she had visited me at this very difficult point  and gave me this message: Be gentle, just try to go with the flow and it will all work out.

“So being a musician I went  to the piano and started writing a song: ‘When I find myself in times of trouble, Mother Mary comes to me, speaking words of wisdom, let it be.’”

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The legend is that she saved a heroic John Smith from being clubbed to death by her father in 1607 - she would have been about 10 or 11 at the time.

"Pocahontas" is known, primarily because she  saved the life of a white man. 

The true Pocahontas story has a sad ending. In 1612, at the age of 17, Pocahontas was treacherously taken prisoner by the English while she was on a social visit, and was held hostage at Jamestown for over a year. 

During her captivity, a 28-year-old widower named John Rolfe took a "special interest" in the attractive young prisoner. As a condition of her release, she agreed to marry Rolfe, who the world can thank for commercializing tobacco. Thus, in April 1614, Matoaka, also known as "Pocahontas", daughter of Chief Powhatan, became "Rebecca Rolfe". Shortly after, they had a son, whom they named Thomas Rolfe. The descendants of Pocahontas and John Rolfe were known as the "Red Rolfes


Adult coloring books are all the rage.
It makes me happy !
So I downloaded a wonderful free app ( of course you can pay to upgrade) called Colorfly.
Great pastime   !
According to CNN anxiety levels drop when subjects color mandalas, which are round frames with geometric patterns inside. Simply doodling, though, has no effect in reducing stress levels.
Just like meditation, coloring also allows us to switch off our brains from other thoughts and focus only on the moment, helping to alleviate free-floating anxiety.

Thursday, January 07, 2016


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So I found my first geocache ! At Abbotts harbour !
My nephew and I went out last Saturday and we found two !
Used the geocaching app ( free) and away we went.
Lots of fun and I am eager to do some more.

I just cannot believe how many there are hidden in our county !
Amazing !