Monday, August 31, 2009


Last night our fireman neighbor brought over two smoked salmon fillets which he had just done.

Talk about wonderful and mellow. We had eaten dinner but grabbed some crackers and pigged out!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Spring Cleaning - for 2003 or some year - - -

Sadly, I do not do spring or fall cleaning - it's just perpetual motion all year long.

Anyway, yesterday I "did" the back entry which connects garage to kitchen and laundry room.

By the time I finished washing everything, it consumed my morning. By the way, the garage side of the metal fire door was the dirtiest of all areas - and you couldn't see that. When I looked at my cloth it was black, similar to soil you find on the car windows. What's with that?

Monday sounds like a good day to tackle the laundry room. I have never painted but may give a try in there - if necessary, I can get someone to re-do it.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Potential for Danger - - -

We were standing in line at Tim Horton's, a father and his 2 young daughters and a son ahead of us. The one daughter, about 10, kept bugging her father to go to their car.

Finally, after several whiny requests, he gave up in frustration and said, "Ok, ***, you may go to the car."

Now this is 8 pm and darkness is falling. He did not look back but I sure did. I stood there ready in a moment to run toward her if someone should bother her.

It's a sad commentary of our world but after reading yesterday how Jaycee was abducted outside her home, father right there seeing it all, I got chills.

We sat at a table and the family sat down elsewhere, totally out of view of the car. Maybe that's why my tummy is always upset, I worry ~ ~ ~

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Coats, coats, coats and more coats!

So how many coats do you have? I'm too embarrassed to give my number but darn, I love each one.

I never buy anything unless it's just "so perfect I can't do without it". See my problem? There have been a lot of perfect coats in my life.

Today I spent working on my clothes. Have a large size garbage bag to donate, and other to give to my Sis' friend and one for the garbage.

Have decided to keep only one ski jacket, which one? I don't ski anymore but I still need a ski jacket. I have two, yes two, parkas. One is midnight blue and the other chocolate brown. What to do, what to do?

Don't get me started on fleece type jackets. I'm tired just thinking about it.

Anyway, I am washing everything washable. Will line everything up and it they had better talk nice to me cause I'll be ruthless - sadly not one is afraid of the cut!

Unspeakable Loss

Another hero has sacrificed his life to save lives. A helicopter pilot water bucketing in a canyon, crashed.

A fellow flyer saw him in the water and tried to rescue him to no avail. Perhaps the strong current and maybe hypothermia had set in. No details given.

We salute you for "giving your all" and send love and prayers to your family and friends.

Thank you.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Burglars Offended - Thank Goodness!

Seems it's Ok in their mind to break into homes and steal personal effects as long as these effects don't have por*n on them - and thank goodness these burglars have "morals".

Anyway, some guys stole a laptop, discovered child po*rn on it and turned it over to police - I wonder if anonymously!!! Anyway, the robbery victim received a 3.5 year term in jail and rightly so.

No mention is made of the burglar's end result - this happened in England.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Buddy, the pacifist

Buddy is very good at seeking out a bug or spider - - - then he just sits there, fascinated. I know he has "prey" when over time, his head swivels and he crouches lower and lower to get a good look at it.

If I have anything to say, I grab it and it's immediately promoted to "bug heaven".

Now, house flies are another story. He will leap and pirouette, smacking the window with his sizable paws til he wins.
I try to get the fly before Buddy does - he eats them. They don't go down easy and he chokes and gags his way til he's successful. I sit choking and gagging watching - mercy!