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May 31, 2009

RANDOM: Me Want Cookies


I just read in Saturday's paper that there is a doctor from Miami, Florida who has created a cookie that helps you lose weight. Before you get a speeding ticket heading to the Oreo aisle lets be clear this is no ordinary cookie. It is a cookie that costs $59 US for a weeks supply. For us Canadians it is about $5,000,000 if you get my drift. It is all the rage in Hollywood so we know it must be great, right?
These special little guys will curb your appetite due to the special proteins in them. You still have to be on a calorie reduced diet for success. My question is why don't you take the $240.00 a month you can save by not buying these and reward yourself with shopping, movies, manicures/pedicures, massages etc. as you lose weight with a regular low calorie diet. That could be one heck of an incentive I think.
Here are some more wonderful diet ideas that have come down the turnpikes in past years:
  • 1757-Dutch physician, Malcolm Flemyng figured you could use soap as a cure for fat because he noticed it washed away fat and grease on his linens and dishes. He suggested eating or drinking it. Might I suggest a full bodied Palmolive with your grilled chicken.
  • In the early 1900's Horace Fletcher was known as "The Great Masticator". How brilliant was this guy. With his plan you could eat anything you wanted. That is right you heard correctly, anything. You just couldn't swallow it. Chew and chew and chew for as long as you could and just swallow the juices and spit out what ever was left. I find this works especially well with wine. I chew and chew then swallow the juices. Whoops, nothing left to spit out.
  • In the first half of the 20th century you could get a prescription for something called dinitophenol. This tasty treat would raise your body temperature and put you in a feverish state causing you to burn calories without doing anything. The fact that it could lead to blindness and death was a small price to pay for that size 4 body.

May 30, 2009

GENEALOGY: Health Issues

When you are looking for your ancestors sometimes you are not thrilled with some of the things you may find.
They could be crooks or criminals, crazed or coldhearted, dishonest or immoral. Or they could be genetically dangerous to your health.

As a French Canadian I was stunned to find out that I have a greater chance of having Oculopharyngeal Muscular Dystrophy. That is hard to say in French or English. It turns out that my 9th Great Grandparents, Jean Emard (Aymart) and Marie Bineau somehow were the carriers of this genetic disease. Jean and Marie were born in France but they came to New France (Quebec) and their daughters were born here.

Oculopharyngeal Muscular Dystrophy has many different syptoms. It can weaken the facial muscles and the pharyngeal muscles. This weakening of the throat muscles can cause a diffuculty in swallowing known as dysphagia. Another symptom of this disease is the weakness of the muscles that control the eyelids. Ptosis is the name for droopy eyelids that can cause vision problems by covering your eye. My 2 sisters have this problem and the doctors they saw thought it was just an droopy eyelid like lots of people get. It would be considered cosmetic to have it fixed. However it is not cosmetic when your eyelid blocks your field of vision and any persperation runs directly into your eyes. The doctors can look with a high powered microscope at the muscle tissue from sufferers and see inclusions in the cells along with bubbly structures.

Although not limited to French Canadians, those French people who do have it can trace their familys back through time to one of the 3 daughters of Jean Emard and Marie Bineau. These women were Barbe Emard, Anne Emard and Marie Madeleine Emard.
My line is as follows:
  • Barbe Emard married Jacques Cochon in 16611.
  • Genevieve Cochon married Joseph Huot dit Laurent in 17082.
  • Joseph Huot dit Laurent married Marie Louis Cote in 17313
  • Charlotte Huot married Jean Baptiste Marion in 17594
  • Marie Amable Marion married Jean Baptiste Beaugrand dit Champagne in 17865
  • Emmanuel Beaugrand dit Champagne married Madeleine Laderoute unknown
  • David Alexander Beaugrande dit Champagne married Melanie Carriere in 1873
  • Ziphirin Champagne married Marie Octavie Carriere in 1907
Next in line was my mother. I dont' ever recall her having any problems with her eyelids or with swallowing but I must say she had a whole host of other health problems she had to deal with. It leaves me wondering what else may have been passed down from our ancestors.

  1. Quebec Vital Records, Drouin Collection, 1621-1967, ancestry.ca online [http://www.ancestry.ca/], accessed, Chateau Richer, 1661-1702, page 248
  2. Quebec Vital Records, Drouin Collection, 1621-1967, ancestry.ca online [http://www.ancestry.ca/], accessed, Chateau Richer, 1691-1719, page 73
  3. Quebec Vital Records, Drouin Collection, 1621-1967, ancestry.ca online [http://www.ancestry.ca/], accessed, St. Antoine de Tilley, 1727-1732, page 15
  4. Quebec Vital Records, Drouin Collection, 1621-1967, ancestry.ca online [http://www.ancestry.ca/], accessed, St. Antoine de Tilly, 1757-1767, page 20
  5. Quebec Vital Records, Drouin Collection, 1621-1967, ancestry.ca online [http://www.ancestry.ca/], accessed, Berthierville, 1786, page 31



May 29, 2009

C'MON TO MY HOUSE, MY HOUSE

Well it was quite a production but I did it. This is a picture of my house. I am not in a plane but using Live Search aerial view. I managed to get the picture. First I had to do Ctrl Print Screen and put it in my paint program. Then I had to crop it down and save it.

My car is in the driveway, gray Volkswagen Passat Wagon. This picture must be a couple years old because my husband no longer has that truck parked on the pad to the left.

Along the roadside I have a weeping birch, red maple, blue spruce, purple ornamental plum and a huge Deodara cedar. It is taller than the house. There is also a regular spruce tree there too but you can't see it along with a big kidney shaped flower bed in the middle of the front lawn and a perrenial garden lining the driveway that is about 7-8 feet across in spots. It is a 1/4 acre lot.

All those big green trees to the right are in a greenbelt that borders us. They have grown so tall that they shade my vegetable garden too much.
There is a fence across the back of the property, the brown thing. I have perennials planted all along there. I am thinking that is the patio umbrella you see right at the back of the house. There is a darker strip of grass going from the back of the house to the fence line/gate.

One day I asked my BB to put in a walkway of paving stones or something so we could walk to the compost pile at the back or to the gate to the neighbours. In his usual overkill manner he lined the sides of the walk with landscape ties that were 3 feet apart then filled it in with river rock and placed paving squares along the middle to walk on. He is 6'3 and I am 5'. I had to jump from square to square to go to the back. I fondly (not) referred to this walkway as the Great Wall of China. He was not amused. Finally as the ties rotted and we couldn't get the lawmower across it anymore as it did stick up the full height of the landscaped ties, we removed it and put down sod. Of course this sod is a completely different grass than what we had so TaDa there is our green stripe in the lawn.

The yard behind us is where our very dear friends used to live which is why we put in the gate. The live 5 hours away now and it was their son's wedding we went to on the Mother's Day weekend. When the kids were little we would take out a whole six foot section of the fence in the summertime so they could use both yards. It was great. The adults visited on our big deck and the kids played in their yard. We sure do miss them.

Well thanks for visiting me at my house.

AWARDS: Atta Girl


I have read about some great things that my fellow bloggers are involved in. Charitable causes, protecting children, animal welfare and many others. I volunteer at our Senior's Centre and I know the time involved as well as the satisfaction it brings.
I have created an award to give out to a deserving person. If you know of such a person too you are welcome to take my award from the sidebar as long as you post a link back to this post and let me know to whom you have awarded it and why you chose them.

This presentation goes to:
  • Sue @ Luxe Lanai - Sue fights the fight to get through PTSD and the depression that comes with it. To help her get her days on track she is adopting a dog and will not only give this dog a great home but she will also visit the Seniors Center in her area with the new pooch to brighten up the lives of the patients there. ATTA GIRL SUE

May 28, 2009

ATTA GIRL AWARDS INSTRUCTIONS

Anyone may give out this award but I wish to keep track of who receives it so please follow these instructions and post them on your site when giving them to the person so they can follow them too.

STEPS TO TAKE WHEN GIVING THIS AWARD: 
1. Please add a link back to my site so others can find the award too.  
2. Please contact me with the name of the blog you are awarding so I can add them to the list.*very important*  
3. There are no requirements to be met, things to list or the need for the recipient to pass it on.  
4. Share it with as many people as you like as long as I receive notification and you also post these steps with it.  
Thank you for following the instructions. They are the only way to keep the list going which was the intention of the award. To showcase those "ATTA GIRLS"



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GUEST ROOM THOUGHTFULNESS

I often get my brain wave ideas for my posts after commenting on one of your blogs. Just now I was over at Life on an Artistic Shoestring having a look at more of her guest room that she posted simply because I demanded asked.
I mentioned to Shirl that I had an idea from a packaging store in my area. Put one of these lovely containers in your guest room and put in some essentials that your guest may not have brought with them. The name of the shop is Essential Packaging of course. Have a look for some great ideas. They have many other containers so you can get lots of ideas there.
You can put in something for headaches, heartburn, diarrhea, toothpaste, mini soaps, make up remover, lotion, all kinds of things. How nice for them and you when they don't have to knock on your bedroom door at 3:00 a.m. for some antacid, or suffer all night.
How about some local attractions, maps, shopping etc. for when you are at work. The sky's the limit. Let me know if you actually do this and what you have put in yours. Maybe some things to munch on if they get hungry in the middle of the night.

May 27, 2009

BLOG RECOMMENDATION: Twirl and Taste

I just read a post by Libby Murphy over at Twirl and Taste and it is a good one. Head over and have a look but make sure you read right through. A true southern lady's description of all things Southern. It cracked me up. Y'all have a look eh.

Gertrude Hawk Chocolates


On Monday's Small Talk meme I read about salt water taffy @ Frugal Creativity by Melissa. I have never had it before but went looking to see more about it.
I found more than I was looking for at Gertrude Hawk Chocolates. Oh my goodness look at the goodies on this site. I have never seen dipped apples that looked like this. What an amazing dessert surprise they would make for your guests.
Then there were the chocolate covered strawberries. They really look elegant.
Fudge, boxed chocolate Cranberry Pomegranate Preserves, sugar free treats. They have a wedding section too. They are in Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey but they ship all over, even to the "hot" states using ice packs. Too cool.

OUTDOOR WEDNESDAY




If you head over to A Southern Daydreamer (after you are done here of course) you will see some amazing blog posts for Outdoor Wednesdays. Make sure you leave comments for us. We love to hear from you.




This Outdoor Wednesday picture is not of my home, yard, town, province or even my country. It was taken some time ago by my BB (big burly) husband while he was in Florida. I know Sue @ Luxe Lanai is having so much rain right now and I remembered this photo of a huge storm that blew through their hotel patio. Of course a short time later the sun was out and they continued on with their work. (Work, yea right)
Thanks for stopping by. Leave your mark.

May 26, 2009

RANDOM: Somebody Lubs Me


My BB guy brought me flowers today. He has been out of town a lot lately and is on his way again tomorrow. He even missed the lovely river front dinner with my coffee group.
They were completely unexpected and such a nice surprise.
Somebody LUBS me.

THREE OR MORE TUESDAY


Once again it is Tuesday as it is every week whether we are ready or not. Tam at The Gypsy's Corner is hosting Three or More Tuesday as usual and although the day is half over on the east coast it isn't lunch time here on the west yet so I am hoping to squeak this post in while it is still morning here.
Have a look at the other posts at Tam's and make sure to leave a comment there as well as here. Hey you might even want to post your own 3 or more.

These birdhouses are painted on the four sides of a small lamp that I have. Although I do paint this particular piece was not done by me. It is so simple a design but so cute. The lamp base is of course made out of a wooden post. It fits in well with the rest of my country style of decorating.

Thanks for stopping in and make sure you enter my giveaway. Just click here.


May 25, 2009

COFFEE GROUP: Dinner On The River

What better place to have a meal with friends than at the Kingfisher Pub on the Fraser River. We are right beside the little ferry dock and if you look across the water you can see the ferry dock on the other side. IZ didn't make it for dinner due to the fact that he was on the other side in the line up and there he sat for two hours.
I am happy to say that there is a new bridge opening in a couple of weeks and although we will have to pay a toll to cross there will be no more waits like these.
Many people are sad to see the ferries stop running but not me. I would drive around many miles to get across rather than sit in that lineup. Soon it will be a 2 minute crossing.
As the evening progressed the sun was setting and I couldn't think of a better place to be to have dinner with my coffee group.

May 23, 2009

SMALL TALK SIX: Things You Love or Hate About The Ocean



Head over to MomDot.com to sign in for Small Talk Six. Leave a comment while you are there and here for that matter. Check out as many of the other lists as you can.
Todays theme: Things you love or hate about the ocean.

What is not to love about the ocean? Except maybe tsunamis.
  1. Okay lets start with tsunamis. What's up with those? First the water recedes and then it comes back at you with a vengeance. No one ever heard of them before a few years ago now it is common knowledge what to do when the ocean disappears. Living on the West coast of B.C. we could be hit by one at some point.
  2. What touched my leg, what touched my leg. Eeeeeek. I'm outta here.
  3. What is that ugly thing that washed up on shore? Long, green, slimy with a big bulb head.
  4. Change of pace here...I could watch the mesmerizing movement of the ocean for hours.
  5. The sound of the waves is like a massage for your brain.
  6. The ocean is where salmon and halibut come from...I am so in for that.
  7. sorry but I have to add a seventh one here. Men in Speedo bathing suits. You guess if this is a love it or a hate it item.
Surfs up dude.



May 22, 2009

RANDOM: Pirate Laws

Want a bit of a laugh? Head to this site to learn all you ever wanted to know about Pirate Law. Some of these are not politically correct but come on people...we are talking about pirates here.
And Ali our discussions about Jack Sparrow are most entertaining.

GENEALOGY: Stories of my Ancestors


I am working on a new blog. This one is mostly for me but anyone is welcome there. It will deal with my own family history at this point but it will perhaps have other genealogy items in it in the future. I think this is the push I needed to get my ancestors stories down and not just the names, dates and places that are usually out there.
This is just the beginning and is under construction constantly but if you would like to have a look or a follow head on over. As usual the comments are wide open and I love to hear from you.
Stories of my Ancestors

FOODIE FRIDAY: Pizza Hand Delivered

Designs by Gollum is running a Foodie Friday meme today. Drop by and bring a coffee to check out the yummy foods showing there today. Leave a comment so we know you dropped by.

Pizza is one of our favorite foods. My son takes his 'za very seriously. Here he started with a pre-made crust. I often make the dough but this time he bought it. Using a bottled pizza sauce he then jazzed it up a bit by adding Garlic Tabasco Sauce and chopped fresh jalapenos to the sauce.
We love spicy food here so that was just the base layer. Next there was a combination of Mozzarella and Aged Cheddar cheese. The dark bits on there are pieces of a very hot pepperoni and of course there had to be sliced jalepenos on top too.
Stick that bad boy into a hot oven for a bit and voila. I am having pizza for lunch...hand served by my darling son. Nothing could taste better than when your son cooks something and shares it with you.
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May 20, 2009

RANDOM: Bloggers Anonymous


Well it is official. I should get professional help. Don't bother staging an intervention as it is too late for me but perhaps you can help these other bloggers. I am giving them this badge to try to save them from a life of crazed blogging behaviors. You know what I mean. The site meter checking, the tweaking of the template, the insertion of the widgets. Come on, you know who we are talking about here. I think the only way to help them is to out them so here I go.
  1. Sue @ Luxe Lanai. This ex psych nurse continuously makes me laugh out loud. Please tell me she isn't just a voice in my head. Rock on Lucy.
  2. Lou @ The Quiet Life. I am not really sure who she is but if I am not laughing I am thinking deeply about what she has said. Plus this girl can get on a serious rant. Woot.
  3. Cass @ That Old House. Okay help a girl out. She has ghosts in her house. Perhaps I should really be introducing her to Sue the psych nurse. I'm just saying.
  4. Kelly @ Housewife Savant. Come on now. If she doesn't qualify I don't know who does. She arranged for posts on her site whilst fleeing a tornado hurricane. Seriously somebody is gonna lose a trailer here.
  5. Lindalee @ Flipside. I think Linda is the one at the table that is pretty quiet. Then all of a sudden she opens her mouth with a zinger and people have their beverages coming out of their noses. Is that who you are Linda? Plus I insulted her husband so I have to suck up.
All in all these are great people who are becoming friends I must say. Now to get the full scope of this award/badge you need to go to MomDot and see if you qualify. If you do you can take the badge for your site and then share it with your poor, hopeless cohorts. Good luck to you all, may you get the serious help you need.
P.S. please comment...it is part of the addiction.
P.S.S. Lola be warned if you check out the comments on the Bellinzona post you will see some of us are coming for dinner.

GENEALOGY: A Shot In The Dark

When you research a family tree in genealogy there will usually come a time when you will have to try to contact a distant or not so distant relative of the client. Of course you must only do this with previous permission from the client. Privacy must be protected.
I have come to that point in a current project. I had the names of some second cousins, their parents names and their occupations. They live in a city called Bellinzona. This is the capitol city of the canton Ticino in Switzerland. The thing about Bellinzona is that they were under Italian rule at one point and they are still basically an Italian speaking canton. The family has long ties to the city and at an earlier time were living in one of the castles that was built for them. Of course a vineyard is involved somewhere.
Here is where I take a shot in the dark. I managed to track down two addressess for the cousins. I don't know how old the information is. They may or may not even be alive anymore. I composed a letter on the computer introducing myself stating what information I already had. I asked for any help they could give me in furthering the family tree for my client. Then I had it translated into Italian online. Now the fun part. I then hand wrote the letter, twice, on some lovely stationary, popped them into the envelopes and mailed them to Switzerland. This was on Saturday. And now I wait.
Will they get to the persons in question? Will they respond? Will I open my mailbox soon and see the returned envelopes undeliverable. Will they let the letter sit and gather dust while I stew and pace back in Canada? Or hopefully will they invite me to come visit the castle and the winery and the beautiful countryside? Talk about your Shot In The Dark.

Here is the Wikepedia information on the family castle:

Montebello castle located on a rocky hilltop east of town is connected to Castelgrande by the city walls Montebello Castle (known as the Small, New or Middle Castle in the 15th Century, as Schwyz Castle from 1506 and St. Martin's Castle after 1818) is located to the east of the town center. It was built before 1313 for the pro-Imperial Rusca family, who occupied the castle following the Visconti victory and occupation of the Castelgrande. By the end of the 14th Century it was in the hands of the Visconti[10]. The castle was renovated and expanded between 1462 and 1490 to its current state. In the 19th Century the castle fell into disrepair and was renovated starting in 1903. A little chapel, dedicated to Saint Michael, leans against the wall of the more recent south-facing section; built around 1600, it is one of the few buildings erected in the castles of Bellinzona under the rule of the three Swiss cantons. Montebello Castle houses the Archaeological and Civic Museum. The museum was opened in 1974 and is located in the tower and the former residential quarters of Montebello Castle. It is divided into two sections-history and archaeology. In the history section there are several capitals from the 15th Century and a rare 13th Century Baptismal font as well as drawings and sketchs from several artists. This section also houses a collection of ceremonial and military arms. The archaeology section includes many items from 1400-1500 B.C. as well as ceramics, glassware, funeral urns, ornamental objects and jewellery in iron and bronze from around the canton. The museum is open from March to November[11].


May 18, 2009

THREE OR MORE TUESDAY: That's A Lot Of Boxes

Once again it is Three Or More Tuesday. Seems like it was just here a week ago. Lol. Tam @ The Gypsy's Corner is hosting us and would be happy to have you stop by to list your own post. Make sure to leave a comment there as well as here and do your best to visit as many of the other sites as possible.


I am posting something rather different today. My BB (big burly for the new people) is in the towing equipment business. One of his customers has one of the biggest tow trucks in Canada and is often called upon to pull semi trailer wrecks out of the mountainsides of B.C. I am showing you a bit of the process here.
My Three Or More Tuesday is about all those boxes that come crashing out of the semi trailer and get scattered about the area. Way more than three here. Sometimes these have tumbled down cliffs and it can be an extremely dangerous recovery. This one is more steep than it looks. The insurance companies would like to salvage as much as possible of course. It is a dangerous job but someone has to do it.

I hope you enjoyed this change of pace from my usual style of post. You can click on the picture to enlarge it.

May 17, 2009

MOSAIC MONDAY: A Day In The Garden

What makes a better mosaic than pictures from your garden. Mary @ Little Red House has invited us over for her meme Mosaic Monday. I just happened to take a few pictures today while I was in the yard. Head over to Mary's site and link up to show us your mosaics. Now looking at Mary's mosaics I know I will have to put more thought into my next one. Hers are spectacular.

Clockwise from the top left:
  1. Weeping Caraganan with yellow blooms and some nasty thorns.
  2. Rose - unknown variety container size.
  3. Tulips - I am partial to black/purple flowers and leaves as you will come to see.
  4. Bird bath - surrounded by Forget Me Knots. How could I they are everywhere.
  5. Poppy - the weed variety. Also self sows everywhere. Smells like carrots when you pull them out.
  6. Lilac - was in my yard but moved over the fence many years ago so I could have a compost bin in that spot. We share the scent.
  7. Calla Lily - very elegant but not long lived in my yard.
  8. Iris - these purple irises smell just like grape juice or koolaid.
  9. Maxine - puller of tree roots from my garden beds. Also known as Miss February for the 2010 Tulameen calendar. Superstar.
  10. Azalea - pink, no real scent
  11. Azalea - orange, amazing scent but the plant is dying.
  12. Tiarella - tough little plant
  13. My new garden gloves and some seeds that may or may not come to fruition this year.
Thanks for visiting. Please leave a comment and check out the other mosaics.


RANDOM: Aging Gracefully

Here is a fun aging game you can play with yourself.
Take your glasses off so you can get behind them to pluck the stray eyebrows... that you can no longer see because you took your glasses off.

You know it was there dammit, keep trying, pluck, pinch, pluck, pinch, ouch where is that eyebrow hair?

Put your glasses back on and realize that you have been trying to pluck a crowsfeet wrinkle from the edge of your eye.

Go pour yourself a glass of wine and put on sunglasses so no one can see the red marks on the side of your eye.

Thanks to Sue @ Luxe Lanai for the inspiration for this post as it was actually a comment I was leaving on her site.

SUNDAY FAVORITES: What Is Up With The Weather

Now when I get up on Sundays I am so relaxed about my posts thanks to Chari @ Happy To Design and her Sunday Favorites meme. This idea is such a win-win situation. We get to re-post something which gives us more time on the weekend for the rest of life and you get to see a post you may have missed.

Please leave a comment here and have a look at the other Sunday Favorites listed on her site. Feel free to join in. Just ask if you need some help.

I have chosen this snowy post in sympathy with part of northern Manitoba, Canada who actually had snow this long holiday weekend and they are expecting more. I don't live in Manitoba but I am a bit concerned about the weather patterns this year. I know volcanic eruptions can play a part in our future weather. See this post: The Year Without Summer. With the severe cutbacks everywhere I think more people than ever will be counting on home gardens for food. Let's hope the weather cooperates. Now I am off to make coffee and get into my garden. I have some Heirloom tomato plants that need a home.

This is the view from our cabin in Coalmont, B.C. and was taken this winter.
Isn't it beautiful? I know. And me the city girl rarely goes there. (okay there was that trip with Wendy and Rhonda last summer, the neighbours are still hearing the 60's music in their heads)
It is a real haven for BB who goes regularly to de-stress and unwind. He has become quite a good cook up there apparently. I taught him everything he knows.

If all goes as planned Christmas 2009 will be at the cabin. I know Coffee Group will believe it when they see it but I will go if both kids can make it too. Cause I'm like that...giving and cooperative. No, no it is not all about me.






May 16, 2009

GIVEAWAY: Check Out This Blog

There is an interesting giveaway on LoveMy2Dogs.
You can go there to enter for a 16 x 20 poster print giveaway from UPrinting.com .
Check it out. She has black labs so we know she is wonderful.

May 15, 2009

SMALL TALK SIX: My List of Six



Small Talk over at Mom Blogs at MomDot.com has a weekly list meme and this weeks topic is 6 things that are obvious but some people still need to hear them. Check out the other lists posted this week. Here are mine.
  • Don't drink and drive. Obvious.
  • Don't take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night. Haven't done it but it must be a bad idea.
  • Don't wear short skirts or booty shorts. You are a legend in your own mind.
  • Don't ever date one of your kids friends no matter how mature he/she is. This will not end well and you know it.
  • Don't ever ask a woman when her baby is due unless you are so sure she is pregnant that you can see the baby coming out.
  • Don't put anything on the internet that you don't want everyone in the whole wide world to be able to see. Once it is out there it is there forever.
ADDENDUM: Just a reminder to all of you that I am running a contest right now. Enter here.


JOKES: Courtroom Quotations

Okay this one cracked me up and I had to share it. I read it on the site Things People Said: Courtroom Quotations
  • Lawyer: "Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for a pulse?"
  • Witness: "No."
  • Lawyer: "Did you check for blood pressure?"
  • Witness: "No."
  • Lawyer: "Did you check for breathing?"
  • Witness: "No."
  • Lawyer: "So, then it is possible that the patient was alive when you began the autopsy?"
  • Witness: "No."
  • Lawyer: "How can you be so sure, Doctor?"
  • Witness: "Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar."
  • Lawyer: "But could the patient have still been alive nevertheless?"
  • Witness: "Yes, it is possible that he could have been alive and practicing law somewhere."




May 13, 2009

TREAT YOURSELF THURSDAY

Welcome. Join in with us while we treat ourselves with something special. Tell us what you do to treat yourself or others. What would you dream of having for a treat? Join in by posting your own special treat and then add your url for that post (not your whole blog...just that post) to the Mr. Linky list at the bottom of this post. Then do your best to visit the other sites that have participated to see how they treat themselves.

I love fresh vegetables and when I buy them I truly think it is a treat. I like the fresh crisp crunchiness of them. We bought some delicious organic vegetables at a farmer's market. The radishes were huge as you can see in the ladies hand on the left. The were peppery and crunchy. We also bought some long radishes that were even hotter and some mixed greens, asparagus and rhubarb. Yes a treat indeed.Ya right. You really want a treat? Try this chocolate gelato we had in an Italian restaurant on the weekend. Tita's Italian Bistro in Vernon, British Columbia. Gelato is so much more enjoyable than ice cream. Then following this we had some complimentary shots of Black Sambuca with one of the owners. Licorice flavor at it's best. Those Italians know how to treat themselves.

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