Monday, July 30, 2007
Do you like joining in conversations? And do you like answering questions? I do!! And how would you like to get paid for it? You can get paid for answering questions about anything. It's called MyLot. I started a discussion today on Big Brother 8...and yesterday it was about my celeb boyfriend Milo....you can talk about anything there.....try it!! Click on the MyLot link to get started....getting paid is a good thing.
You can make a personalized ABC Adventure for your child...here is Ty's I did two different pics of him. THis is an actually pic of him....
I don't know when parents are going to learn. You don't put anything to stay in a car while you run in. What is so hard about bringing your kid in with you? If the kids are cranky then just come back the next day. It makes me angry to hear stories like this because it can be prevented.
Sorry I didn't post yesterday but we went to the mountains for the day. We also had to drop my daughter off at camp. It really takes my breath away every time I see them. I have only lived in the east (always within a half an hour of one of the Great Lakes) and now I am by the mountains. It almost makes up for it. The picture is one I took at Christmas time when we were on the same stretch of road. I couldn't see the mountains this good yesterday though. I have lots of pics I took though...of the horse I cuddled up to again! And of the beautiful camp Jenny is staying at...those will come later!!
Sunday, July 29, 2007
My Sunday Favorite today is 100k comments. This blogger is trying to get 100 thousand comments to his blog. The last I checked there were 53...we can all help his cause right? I can't keep on being the only one to keep posting there. Go on over and leave your comment!!
Blogs we luv published my Ten Questions. My real name is even there. So for those who didn't know will know now!! Thanks guys for the great comments!
Here are the kids on a ride. I totally hurt myself on this ride. When it whipped around the corners it pulled at my side...They love the camera!!
Friday, July 27, 2007
These are more pictures...no pictures from a house except the middle one...are those ghosts around the box...or is it just blurry? I really like the black and white pic of the train. Looks like I was back in the old days. And that's the horse that I was cuddling with it. It's called a Percheron and those are the ones that I want.
What an amazing story about this cat. I love stories where they can pick out something we can't see. How comforting would it be for those people to have Oscar be with them when they die???
Thursday, July 26, 2007
I think people that do things like this to children should be punished severely for it. It's not right to be drugging other peoples kids. Or drugging them at all. And like the one mom said...who knows how much she gave her son....
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Today we had a Field Trip...(the coolest thing is that I spelled that right!). It was like to this Pioneer village thing. I was going to upload my pics but I will put them in later. I took like 110 pictures there. The bad thing is that my recyclable batteries are dead...they won't recharge anymore. So I will have to get some more. Just another thing to spend money on. Thank goodness I have like a million writing jobs! So, we had a pancake breakfast there...pancakes good...sausage (was it even considered meat???)...orange juice good. Then we started to look around the old houses. These are all original period houses that were in the city or the surroundings and they moved them to this place. The one house there is freaky...the last time I went there I took about five pictures with a disposable and when I developed them all the pictures were there...except the ones that I took in that house! Very freaky!!
So anyways I had a fun day going on rides with the kids...cuddling with the horses. The one horse kept nuzzling against me. It was a nice feeling. Unlike other city folk (which I am not!) I was all for it. Then the other horse got mad and charged at me and the horse. He stopped at the fence and I wasn't scared. I was more scared for the kids...
So anyways, this is why I am writing...I had such a good day with the kids. Jenny was laughing and we were joking around...and I forgot how my daughter and I aren't really not getting along. But then we come home and everything is back to normal. I just want her to do the chores and she says after supper. Well she ate and they aren't done. Next it will be when Ty goes to bed. But I have to lay down with Ty and she just can't focus. So then she will be out here while I am trying to write my articles I do before I go to bed.
I never have time to relax by the end of the night. Most of the time lately I am just so pooped at night I don't finish up my work. I can't...I can't think...I am just fuming about it. Thanks for listening....
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
So yesterday if you saw my movie you saw my tattoo on my wrist...so now this is the tattoo above my ankle. I really liked the picture of the frog before he tattooed it on me. He had these wrinkles under his eyes that I loved....do we see them no?? This was how bad...it got infected and if you look really closely you can see where the ink is bleeding ....which means he put the needle in too hard....He's cute...I just want to get him fixed up....
I was on the USA today website looking for the new Gap ads...but anyways I didn't find them. I found this article instead and I just had to share it with you...
Site of Calif. outhouses yields mysterious artifacts
VENTURA, Calif. — A spot where a pair of outhouses stood 130 years ago is proving to be a treasure trove for archaeologists who braved the lingering smell in the dirt to uncover some 19th century artifacts — and a mystery.
The one-time site of privies for men and women has been built upon repeatedly. Recently, crews demolished a former school bus barn on the 3½-acre downtown site in order to build a condominium complex and a parking garage.
But first, archaeologists were called in. Beginning in late May, they started digging into the ground in a discovery effort that could last several more weeks.
They uncovered a pistol, a bowie knife, whiskey flasks, a set of false teeth, two dog skulls and a blade from a set of sheep shears.
"It might be an early crime scene," project archaeologist John Foster said. "It looks like the two dogs were decapitated. Then whoever did it dumped the skulls and the blade, thinking the women probably wouldn't be looking too hard into the bottom of the privy."
And the funniest thing about it was the pic that they included....
What is this guy really looking at?? A piece of poop?
Monday, July 23, 2007
I remember when I worked at drive thru at Wendy's I would have prairie dogs come to my window. I would toss out the french fries to them. But then my boss said they had to have pest control come to get rid of them...opppsss. It was all because of me!
Here is the clip I have for you of Belle...this was taken a day after we got her. She made this cute crying noises and I just had to get it on tape. (You can also see my wrist tattoo...!) Listen to how cute she is...I am just playing with her. No animals were harmed in making this clip!
Sunday, July 22, 2007Links to this post
Here is this Sunday's favorite-Ms Danielle. I love this girl. She tagged me awhile back so this is how I am repaying her. She always has something to say about everything...including me! I really like it when bloggers mention my name...hint hint. But go see her...I got this clip off her site. IT's her baby Binky. How smart is this thing???
Saturday, July 21, 2007
Here is some placenta recipes that you can make....(OKAY JUST GROSS)
1-3lb fresh placenta (must be no more than 3 days old) 1 onion 1 green or red pepper (green will add colour) 1 cup tomato sauce 1 sleeve saltine crackers 1 tspn bay leaves 1 tspn black pepper 1 tspn white pepper 1 clove garlic (roasted and minced)
(Preheat oven to 350 degrees)
1. Chop the onion and the pepper & crush the saltines into crumbs. 2. Combine the placenta, onion, pepper, saltines, bay leaves, white and black pepper, garlic and tomato sauce. 3. Place in a loaf pan, cover then bake for one and a half hours, occasionally pouring off excess liquid. 4. Serve and enjoy!
Ingredients: 1/4 cup fresh, raw placenta 8oz V-8 juice 2 ice cubes 1/2 cup carrot Method: blend at high speed for 10 seconds. Serve. A tasty thirst quencher!
Ingredients: 1 fresh, ground, or minced placenta, prepared as above 2 tblspns olive oil 2 sliced cloves garlic 1/2 tspn oregano 1/2 diced onion 2 tblspns tomato paste, or 1 whole tomato Method: use a recipe for lasagne and substitute this mixture for one layer of cheese. Quickly sauté all the ingredients in olive oil. Serve. Enjoy!
Placenta Spaghetti Bolognaise
Ingredients: 1 fresh placenta, prepared as above 1 tblspn butter 1 large can tomato puree 2 cans crushed pear tomatoes 1 onion 2 cloves garlic 1 tblspn molasses 1 bay leaf 1 tblspn rosemary 1 tspn each of: salt, honey, oregano, basil, and fennel Method: cut the placenta meat into bite-sized pieces, then brown quickly in the butter and olive oil. Add the rest of the ingredients and simmer for 1-1.5 hours. Serve. Yummy!
Dehydrating your placenta
Instead of cooking your placenta whole, you can dehydrate it and then add it to meals! The following method is extracted from an article entitled "Thinking About Eating Your Placenta?" by Susan James, which appeared in the winter 1996 issue of "The Compleat Mother". It was discovered posted on a newsgroup noticeboard, so we cannot absolutely guarantee its authenticity, or that it is an actual verbatim account of the magazine article.
Cut off the cord and membranes.
Steam the placenta, adding lemon grass, pepper and ginger to the steaming water. The placenta is "done" when no blood comes out when you pierce it with a fork.
Cut the placenta into thin slices (like making jerky) and bake in a low-heat oven (200-250 degrees F), until it is dry and crumbly (several hours).
Crush the placenta into a powder - using a food processor, blender, mortar and pestle, or by putting it in a bag and grinding it with rocks.
Put the powder into empty gel caps (available at drug and health food stores) or just add a spoonful to your cereal, blender drink, etc.
The recommended doses vary, some suggest up to 4 capsules a day, others just one. Perhaps the best advice is to take what makes you feel good.
Is it just me or is this just a little silly??? I mean I wouldn't eat the darn thing. But I would plant it...
Friday, July 20, 2007Links to this post
Thursday, July 19, 2007
So here I am...still sweating up a storm. Air conditioned stores are my favorite place to be! I went out with my son last night to MacDonalds...I love that Big Mac....he didn't eat much but we took the french fries home and he ate them later. He loves the cold french fry. Silly guy. So since I love thinking about food ... here is the next quiz....
|You Are Smores|
Unusual and unconventional, you make your strange ways work for you.
You've got personality - no one's denying that!
Remember to come back and tell me what you are!
Wednesday, July 18, 2007Links to this post
Tuesday, July 17, 2007Links to this post
It is day three that my daughter is gone. It seems weird without her around. MY son is driving me crazy. He cries for her most of the day. IT is STILL very hot here. I wish that we could just have a little relief...it has been overcast most of the day so I hope it rains. I am making supper for the two of us but I would rather just go across the road to Subway! Subs have always been my downfall. When I was pregnant with my daughter I would walk 5 blocks to just get one Subway sub.
What have been some of your weird cravings?? (I think my weirdest was turkey and whipped cream!)
Monday, July 16, 2007Links to this post
It is so hot here still...last night we had a tornado warning. It was the first for this city. I was out on the patio with my husband watching the clouds swirl. I thought at least I would see the tornado coming. But it disappeared and we didn't get that much rain even. Today it is supposed to rain all afternoon. I hope it happens because then the humidity will go away.
My daughter is off to camp. She left yesterday. It is crazy here without her. I have to do all her chores plus play with my son. Man oh man...he isn't making it easy for me to work. I just started a new writing job this morning and I was all nervous about it...and Ty wouldn't let me do anything!
Sometimes working at home really sucks. My house is my big office....
SO since I can't get eating out of my mind lately...here is today's quiz...
|You Are a Ham Sandwich|
You are quiet, understated, and a great comfort to all of your friends.
Over time, you have proven yourself as loyal and steadfast.
And you are by no means boring. You do well in any situation - from fancy to laid back.
Your best friend: The Turkey Sandwich
Your mortal enemy: The Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Remember to come back and tell me what you are!
Sunday, July 15, 2007Links to this post
Here is this Sunday's favorite...40s Singleness-Dating in your 40's. This blog is done my girl Lisa. Don't let the title scare you though. I am a happily married woman and I go to this blog quite often. And my name is mentioned alot too!! But seriously Lisa talks about how it is to date in your 40's while being a single mom. I really wish I knew her when I was a single mom because she would be an inspiration to me. (Well she is anyways.) So Lisa...this is for tagging me!!! Go stop by her blog...you won`t be disappointed.
And remember Scott from Wallhogs featured another one of my pictures. This one is of my husband. Go check it out!!
Saturday, July 14, 2007Links to this post
Friday, July 13, 2007
I'm not a big cereal eater, but when I find the cereal I like I eat all I can. These are my two favorite cereals at the moment. The Vanilla Rice Krispies are my most favorite right now. (Well it usually depends which one is on sale!!) I went through a whole box in one day...it is that yummy!! Which is your favorite?
I saw this clip and I was very mad. How come if a toddler is being annoying they get kicked off? I don't know, I guess I can see the point of the other passengers too but I found they were quite rude to her. What do you think?
Thursday, July 12, 2007Links to this post
Sorry, I am writing so late. I had to go to the hospital to get the MRI done of my head and back. A while back I had these chest pains and my left hand went numb and my left eye went black. I went to see an eye doctor and they couldn't find anything so I went to go see a MS doctor. They say they are pretty confident it isn't MS but I wanted another brain scan just to make sure. The MS doctor says she thinks its just a pinched nerve in my wrist.
I am so scared of small spaces. I had a MRI in Semptember so I thought I would be ok. But this time I saw what was on me and I saw how close the walls were...I started to hyperventilate but I calmed myself down. It was so long I managed to calm myself down so much I fell asleep.
After I was done that we went out for supper at the Chinese restuarant. My husband loves it because he can eat all he wants. And boy did he ever. The people next to us were commenting on our tattoos...I don't think I look like a freak...mine are pretty small (for now, wait till I get my sleeve!). I don't think I would scare anybody. I don't know...some people don't like them.
Wednesday, July 11, 2007Links to this post
These summer days are the hardest to be a parent. That's because the kids are out of school and there is no routine. I am so wiped everyday it seems because we don't have a routine. My son has been doing alot of crying and whining. My daughter is off to summer camp on the weekend and I know he will miss her. It will be so quiet without her around...but I need a vacation from her. She has been pushing all of the wrong buttons and I am starting to get very upset. I told her to pretend I was a mat because I felt like she was stepping (more like stomping) all over me.
What can I do?? Grit my teeth and bear it. It's all I can do. This too will pass.
There is a new website out there...its called 15 Blogs. Here is how it goes...Well basically its a self serve site for promoting your blog. You simply go there and put in your link, where you’ll see yours and 15 other people who wanted a link back. The links are mirrored and crawled by Google at a few of my most popular sites. So go ahead give your website or blog some shameless self promotion and toot your own horn. So go there now and get your blog or website out there...
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
In the spirit of my new kitten, here is todays quiz...Remember to come back and tell me your answer!!!
|You Would Be a Pet Bird|
You're intelligent and witty, yet surprisingly low maintenance.
You charm people easily, and they usually love you a lot more than you love them.
You resent anyone who tries to own or control you. You refuse to be fenced in.
Why you would make a great pet: You're very smart and entertaining
Why you would make a bad pet: You're not interested in being anyone's pet!
What you would love about being a bird: Flying, obviously
What you would hate about being a bird: Being caged
This morning I went to the grocery store with my kids. I had to take both of them because I can't carry anything still. My daughter always helps me with that! Anyways...they were in this car type thing that is attached to the cart and this old man comes up to my son and makes a funny noise. My son just kinda gave him a dirty look. It really didn't seem out of the ordinary for me because stuff like that happens all the time. What got me was the young guys in front of me laughing. They were floored that this guy just came up and did that to my son. I guess that is when it hit me that people just think they can come up and touch your kids without your permission. My son hates it when we go out and people always want to talk to him...especially the old people. I just kinda say..."Sorry, my son doesn't talk to strangers."...or "He is in 'that' stage."...(what stage...the I don't want to talk to crazy people stage?) It's just like when you are pregnant and everyone wants to touch your belly. I hated that...one girl used to rub my belly like it was a crystal ball. Some people, eh???
Monday, July 9, 2007
Go! Smell the Flowers is having a competition to win flowers. Go check it out!! I entered too...you can see my answer and many more....
This is my new blog layout...and I love it. Thanks to Lemonade Designs for designing this for me!!! I am just learning how to work it so I may be underconstruction for about a week...please be patient while I figure it out....Thanks....
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Sunday, July 8, 2007
Hello...Sorry I took so long to write...I was just at the local "carnival", now at this "carnival" there are celebrities running all over the place. I had my camera ready and didn't see one!!! Anyways, we see celebrities here all the time (yeah everyone but me! only person I have seen is Bret Hart!) But anyways, my kitty, Belle is doing awesome. My Gilbert was crying this morning because he couldn't find her...it was so cute. So to keep with the theme I am saying my Sunday Favorite today is:
Sleeping Kitten, Dancing Dog-She also tagged me and since I am not doing them anymore I will show my link love to this feature. Theresa is quite the character so you need to go see her and her cat Bobby...I know all about him!! Meow!!!
Have a good night everybody!!
Saturday, July 7, 2007
I was hearing about how my online friend had this kitten and I told her...I don't ever want to get one...but then, guess what WE GOT ONE!! She stole my heart. My Gilbert isn't too happy about it!! But here are some quick pics I took...I warn you know they aren't very good. But don't worry...I'll get better ones! Her name is Belle!! She is so cute!! (Gilbert does not look impressed!!)
Sometimes I wonder if having a girl is a full-time job...I'm afraid that by age 16 she'll be like this!!
But look at the things they have to look up to...I found this picture to color at a website. This is one pic I was not happy to see. My daughter is 11 and wants to dress like this....I say NO WAY!
(Picture courtesy: TheDollPalace.com)
Friday, July 6, 2007
Today was actually a nice day. It was almost something back to my normal day. I have a heck of a time trying to get back into my old routine. And now my daughter is off for the summer. We went to the library and then we went to the park and played. I got the latest Harry Potter book, The Half Blood Prince so I will be ready when the new one comes out. I have been reading the buzz on the book and I am wondering what will happen. There is no way that they will keep the ending secret because it is her last book. Who knows though may be she'll surprise us. Go girl power!!! (I have nightmares while reading Harry Potter but never from Stephen King...weird eh?)
So here is my quiz for the day. I am always wondering about past lives. If it is true and what I was....
|You Were a Parrot|
You are a master of language, and you use your wit to mock and tease others.
But you are also wise, and you often think carefully before you speak.
I'm deathly allergic to birds...I wonder if this is why?? Let me know what you are???
Thursday, July 5, 2007
So today I went to our apartment barbeque party. We always have it at the beginning of July to celebrate the summer. Well not for the summer exactly but if I told you the real reason you would know where I lived.
But anyways I had some yummy hamburgers with cheese and potato salad. Now they have been having this party yearly since I moved here seven years ago. I have never won a door prize ever in those years. Guess what this year I won right away! I was so happy!
Sorry my kids ran away and I had to find them...I found them at the park a building down. They are just sooo crazy!
Wednesday, July 4, 2007
Mingle2 - Online Dating
My blog is rated PG...why you ask? Because I have used the following words...sexy (3x) and drugs (1x) and pain (3x). Lets all run and hide!!
This award was awarded to me by 7confessions.It is a new award awarded for bloggers who are committed to their craft. Blogging isn't always easy but when I know my readers want to read fresh content every day it drives me. So here are my five choices for my favorite bloggers that are schmoozilicious (omg that is hard to spell).IF you are awarded this award feel free to name 5 people in your blog to name! But there is no pressure.
Go! Smell the Flowers-These guys are the best. They have been so supportive in the ranting I have done in their comment boards. They have bee stirring the flower pot! They tagged me awhile back so I will pay them back with this award!
Random Thoughts from the Mind of Me-This girl I met through Link Referral. What a great blog different from the rest of the parenting ones out there. She writes from the heart and is not afraid of what people think of what she says. A recent post was about a nursing mom whose child is five years old and still nursing.
Lady Penelopes Thoughts-Penelope and I are pretty new friends. She never fails to leave me with a smile on my face. She is also the leader so far in my kick my butt game!! Way to go girl!
Wallhogs.com-I love that this blog supports the other bloggers on the network. Way to go Scott. You deserve this award!! They always have me thinking over there!
Amanda Carrell-This girl tagged me in my quote blog but I'll get her here instead. She is a writer. A writer of things I can't type on my family site but you can go on her site and check it out. Keep on writing Amanda....go girl power!
Have a Happy 4th of July! Because you are my neighbor I thought I would show a little link love to my favorite American bloggers.
Disjointed Intelligence-Becca (wonderwoman) is one of the most amazing bloggers I know. Well I bet she doesn't know that I know...but I know.
Pop Crunch-Everybody loves celebrity gossip. Since I am Canadian I can't give you my blog address...but if you check this blog out you will see how great it looks. I love the pictures.
Tuesday, July 3, 2007Links to this post
I can't believe it isn't time for bed yet. Today, has to be one of the longest days on the face of the earth for me. My kids are outside playing so I have an actual moment to take a deep breath and write.
So today is the first day without my husband at home. He told me he had to make us some money or something...anyways...the kids have been taking advantage of me ever since he left for work. They know that I can't run after them or grab their arms and walk them nicely to the house. So instead I have resorted to yelling. Even in the house. If I don't pull a muscle yelling I'll be very surprised. Do you know that you use your stomach muscles to talk?? Heck, I didn't until I tried to yell and got this sharp jutting pain.
Then there is the issue of the lump! I have a big lump that runs across my incision...ok insert your gasp here...but my husband said the incision wasn't infected, he finally was brave enough to look at it. Nothing is as good for the self esteem as your husband not wanting to look at you. But I called the doctor and they said to just keep an eye on it. I think its something like blood pooling up underneath or something. Whatever it is...that doesn't sound good!
So I must admit I did something bad today...I went for a long walk with the kids. Like 50 minutes straight. My husband keeps telling me to slow down. But you know it's hard for a mom to do that! I wanted the kids to be happy. It has been so blasting hot...it usually is in the 30's (C) for the first two weeks of July and then it cools off bad....But I wanted to do something with the kids...so I did. But now I am totally paying for it!
Thanks for being here to listen to me....
Try this game...and tell me how far you can kick my butt...
Monday, July 2, 2007
In December there is a new movie coming out called The Golden Compass. They have a web site set up where you can see the trailer and find out what Daemon you could be. I found this on Sweet Pea's blog so I have to credit her for it. So here is my daemon.
What is yours???? Find out at The Golden Compass.
Sunday, July 1, 2007
My Boots n Me-This woman blogger shows her life through breathtaking pictures. I really want to go to British Columbia now!
Temporarily Me-This woman blogger is in Toronto. I am a frequent visitor to this blog. She never fails to put a smile on my face!
I love all my Canadians...so here to you I toast with a coffee (or hot chocolate for me!) from Tim Hortons!!!
Since it is Canada Day I thought I would tell you some of my favorite Canadian things.