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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Tagged and an Award!

I have been tagged by Mary Ellen at ~~~ Its me I Think

Well the tag is that I am suppose to share 7 things about myself that you wouldn't know about me.......
I think I have shared just about everything about myself by now, but here is goes !

#1~ I went to an all girl French Catholic school run by nuns( oh so prim and proper)
#2~My hobbies are Pysanky ,painting, scrapbooking,and needlework
#3~I love crayons pens and markers and I have a HUGE collection ( no~~ you cannot borrow one they are mine~~~~ all mine)
#4~I love Petula Clark and I have seen her live in concert thanks to my daughter!!
#5~Some day I want to go to Ireland and Scotland on vacation
#6~My favourite dessert is apple pie or Millionaire Cake, its a toss up
#7~ The number 7 is my favorite lucky number !!

There you have it!
Now I must tag some poor unsuspecting fellow bloggers out there LOL!!
I tag
#1~ Nola at~ Alamo North

#2 ~Brenda at ~The Brendablog

#3~Patti at ~Attic Clutter

#4 ~Laura at ~My New Blog Journey

#5~Lib at ~Libs Private Paradise

#6~Sally at ~Smiling Sally

#7~ BettyJo at~A Bead a Day

Ok ladies its your turn!!!!!!

I have been given an award by Judy at Brocante and Etc
And I want everyone who reads this to accept it.your all wonderful in my eyes!!
Thank you Judy!!!

Soon very very soon will be my 100th post, and guess what...... go on............. guess what???
Ok I will tell you...... I am having a GIVE AWAY!!!!!!
I will give one of my very own PYSANKY !!!
I will post the picture of it on Friday because on Saturday I am leaving for a ((much)) needed get away to see my wonderful beautiful talented smart daughter and her cute little cat Freda, when I get back I will pick a winner.This way no one will forget to visit me!! (( I hope)

Sunday, September 28, 2008

I won!!!!

I won a give away from Mary Ellen at ~~~~ Its me I think

Am I a lucky ducky or what!!!!

Made my whole day ! I was smiling from ear to ear!!!

She is having another give away , everyone should just go over there right now!!
Thanks Mary Ellen !!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Happy Birthday Nola !!!!

Nola at AlamoNorth is having a BIRTHDAY !!!
I hope everyone goes there to wish Nola a Happy Birthday !!

I wish you a RED M&M HAPPY BIRTHDAY NOLA !!!!!!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Excuse me Mam are you a senior??

Here is a funny story for everyone..... sure gave me a chuckle!!

Today I went to Shoppers Drug Mart to drop off a new prescription and pick up a few things, when I got to the cash register the little cashier said (((Excuse me Mam are you over 55 ?? Are you a senior???)))

Well I had to smile when she said that... being a little clueless I asked her why she was asking? I thought to myself..... Wow last time I checked I didn't feel like a senior...................... I felt like a tweenior!!! LOL!!!!
But this sweet(( YOUNG ))thing went on to explain to me that if I was 55 and over I qualified for the promotion and it was~~~~ Senior Day Today~~~~~!!!!!!
Seeing that no one was standing near me I felt I could tell the truth, so I said yes I am a little but over 55((Hand over mouth mumbling the real number...))
She proceeded to put through my order and give me a $10.00 gift certificate , well Hello my name is Ms Senior to you !!
For a free gift certificate you can call me that anytime.......LOL!!!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Black Birds !!

What do you think of my black birds?? You will never guess what they are , can you guess, did ya guess ???Go on guess !!!!!
I made them for my daughter and her staff, ~~~~~~~~they are Halloween corsages!!
The bird can sit on their shoulder or in their hair( they all have long hair).I had fun making them for the girls in the spirit of Halloween.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

I feel like a Super Star!!!!

Linda at Somewhere in Time made my day with these awards !!!!

Aren't they pretty !!
Sure made my day I am still smiling ear to ear ,it never ceases to amaize me how many friends I have here in blog land,were all here in the spirit of friendship,to all of you reading this I give you these awards you soooo totally deserve it too!!
Did I make you smile ??? Did I ?? Did I ???

Friday, September 19, 2008

I have a craving !!!!!! because its that time of year!!!!!!


It’s back … in all its sweetness.The Pumpkin Spice Latte at Starbucks. Pure bliss !!!!.

I look forward to this drink all year. If money grew on trees, I would have an addiction to this drink. I actually prefer it over food………and I LOVE food. At almost $5.00 (for a “grande”…..a medium….. for all you folks that don’t speak the Starbucks lingo) it’s quite the indulgence. It really is such a treat, and makes for a very good way to start (or end) the day. Heck any time of the day!!

Unfortunately I can only get them when I go to Ottawa when I visit my daughter and trust me I soooo look forward to it, I can taste it right now I crave it.

I should belong to the PSL Addiction Group. There is no known cure.LOL!!!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Thumbs Up!!!

I really hate to give you a recipe without first having tried it, yesterday I gave you all the Pumpkin Butter recipe ,but I had not tried it yet,but this morning on our 12 grain toast it was soooooo good yummmmm, like having pumpkin pie on toast, wow I was impressed with this recipe I can tell you I will be making this often at my house!!!!
I read about a fellow blogger who went for afternoon tea somewhere,and she was served Maple Pumpkin Butter, I thought wow I must find a recipe for that, of course that's never far away online a little research and voila... ..I always chose a recipe that is simple they are usually the best.This one is a winner !!!

I want to show you my future avocado tree!!! ....Are you laughing ? ......Did I see a smirk ?.... Did you just roll your eyes??????
Go ahead smile its ok....... this is an avocado pit that was the part of the most delicious salsa. After we eat it ,I stuck toothpicks in it and added water to a small jam jar and I sat the avocado pit on top its been sitting there for about 2 weeks ,I add water every now and again to top it off, and today low and behold something is trying to grow!!! If you look inside that pit you can see it germinating!!! I am so excited !!.......OK I know I please very easily....
Well if your happy and you know it then show it!!! So here it is and I will keep you posted LOL!!!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Sweet Pumpkin Butter

I kept myself busy today I made pickled beets and I tried a new recipe called Sweet Pumpkin Butter.Everyone in this house adored anything pumpkin so I thought I would give it a try. Here is the recipe

Sweet Pumpkin Butter

1 (15 0z) can of 100% pure pumpkin (dont use the pumpkin pie mix)
1/2 cup apple cider (I used apple juice)
1 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp cloves( I barely used 1/8th because I am not fond of it)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Mix all ingredients in a large saucepan

Bring mixture to a full boil( this wont happen because it tends to plop in the saucepan )
So you must stir and stir...

Reduce heat and continue cooking 10-15 min until thick ,it says stir fequently I stired almost continuously

Remove from heat and let cool then pour into clean jars and refrigerate for up to 2 months in fridge.

It sounds good smells wonderful I will let you know tomorrow when we have it on our morning toast!

You know its fall when you get a craving for something with pumpkin it it!

Friday, September 12, 2008

I Dont Believe My Eyes!!!!

Last night we were listening to the late night news, and they were speculating that the price of gas will sky rocket because of IKE, my hubby and my son looked at each other got up and got dressed and one headed out the front door one left out the back door to go fill up the car and truck, this was 11.30 last night!!
This morning early my hubby was out doing errands and he saw that the price of gas did indeed sky rocket to $1.49 a liter, that translates to $ 6.56 a gallon for my American friends,do you believe that?????????????????????????
How can they justify such a huge hike in the price of gas ??????
Do they think were all millionaires????
Were an oil heated house, the bill each month last winter was around $500.00 to fill up the tank our winters are 7 months long,this winter it will be very scary I am sure..... we have already discussed it and decided to get some electric heaters in every room to augment the heat and lower the oil bill.
We also have a gorgeous wood stove in the playroom that has been dormant for years but if the price of oil goes up as expected , "Betsy" will be taken out of retirement and put to good use again, that wood stove makes the tastiest most delicious ham and turkey, the heat in there is incredible.
Ordering wood and keeping it in supply is a lot of work so we have over the years just stopped using the wood stove.But now who know???

Has the price where ever you are gone up because of IKE??? Lets compare!!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Brief Bio Circuit

Laurie from My Home For The Holidays is hosting a bio circuit blogging event that begins today. It is a way of getting to know one another better.

So here goes !!

I was born in Timmins Ontario Canada, went to French all girl schools they were run by nuns , let me tell you they they would rather you knew your bible than your math.And they were strict!! I still have terrified memories of Sister Beatrice of Rome!!!
I went to school in North Bay as well.

I was the oldest of 4,my siblings are men now.Wasen't easy being the only girl in the family!!
My favorite saying is "How come you have a sister and I don't?"Lame I know.....

Been married now to the same sweet lovable man for 37 years, our anniversary is in December, we have 2 kids , who are adults now.But they are still my babies!!

I am retired , its been 5 years,and my hubby is retired too!
I love to craft I have tried just about everything, what I really enjoy the most is doing pysanky ,my hubby is Ukrainian,and I guess living together for 37 years some of that Ukrainian has rubbed off.

I have done hundreds of eggs and have given so many away.I broke even more!!
I needed a break I was doing so many and stopped for a while, but now I really have a need to get back into it.I miss it .

I want to get into card making and have bought in the last year supplies like you would not believe, but I have yet to make even one card !
I like to crochet too, and I am the designated cat toy maker in the family!!
I read a lot too, a book a day and I love magazines!!

I enjoy the outdoors, I like to go on ATV rides in the country,I go for skidoo rides in winter,I also go to the gun range and target shoot,I have a restricted handgun licence,its just something I enjoy.

I really enjoy blogging, and I like to think I have made many friends here,I can't wait to go check everyone's blog after breakfast,and see what's new and what they are up to today!
I am looking forward to reading about all of you!

If you would like to participate in this event, and get to know more about your fellow bloggers, please contact Laurie at My Home ForThe Holidays and sign up. I look forward to getting to know you all better!

Me age 6 months!!
Mom and I at the train station.
Dad and I
Riding the ATV
At the gun range
On the Skidoo
Yup its a trout!!
Yup its me at every Christmas family gathering I am the MAN!!!
Look at my beautiful pysanky !!!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Scanning Lots of Pictures

My Aunt Annette ,who is my Dad's sister gave me a lot of old pictures,and I wanted to scan them all.
I love scanning old pictures , I always share what I scan, this way everyone gets copies in our family on DVD's.~~~~~~~They are memories that last forever !!
This is a picture of my Dad and his twin sister the year is 1929, my Dad is on the left.Is this sweet or what!!
This is my gorgeous beautiful mother ,the year she meet my father.
I look very determined to drive this thing dont I!!
This is a picture of my brother and myself ages 3 and 4.
This is a sweet picture of my Paternal Grandmother with her little family, she had one more daughter after this , my father is the boy on the left.

I LOVE old pictures anyone who knows me knows that fact!!
It takes many hours to do this but soooo worth the effort.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Family memories are priceless !!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, September 5, 2008

They Get Dessert Today !

Peach and blueberry crisp !!
I would love a really rich chocolate cake with lots of chocolate icing BUT the waistline says NO NO NO........... so here is dessert, I dont make it often and always opt for fruit.Today we will have it with sugar free ice cream( its not bad honestly)

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Tag Time !!

Beverly at How Sweet the Sound has tagged me to tell six quirky things about myself. The rules are as follows:
1. Link to the person who tagged you
2. Mention the rules on your blog.
3. List 6 unspectacular quirks.
4. Tag 6 bloggers by linking to them on your post and then commenting them to let them know that they are "it!"
  • I like the spoons and forks in the drawer facing down in perfect rows
  • I procrastinate about everything till its nearly too late
  • I dont like touching meat with my bare hands I use latex gloves
  • I hate mouth noise when people eat, why so much noise ?I hate slurping even worst!
  • I wont use the handtowel in the bathroom,I need my own separate one
  • Can't stand anything or anyone touching my face

Do these things make me quirkly? Maybe so. So many of you have already done this tag, but if you haven't, consider yourself tagged. Go ahead, tell us some of your quirks.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

A Visitor!!

This little fella was on my back porch,so soft and furry I enjoyed looking at him ,and he let me take his photo.He was very patient for his photo shoot..
Were getting really nice sunny warm days,its a little late summer is over now,but we wont say no to some heat after all the rain we have been getting.
Just wanted to show you my little visitor !

Monday, September 1, 2008

Happy Labor Day

I hope everyone gets a relaxing day with their families.Happy Labor Day!!