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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Happy Halloween!



Happy Halloween!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Important Stuff

My nephew is a student at Mary Honeywell Elementary School in Barrhaven.  They are trying to get a new play structure through www.AvivaCommunityFund.org.  They are a semi finalist so on Dec 5th remember to vote.  Search Mary Honeywell and you should get them and then VOTE!  I will remind you:)



On a very serious note:  Read the words 1st then watch the video!
This has been going around for years.. I hope it keeps going until every cook in the world has seen it.
Refresher course!*The Key here is to use a towel that is not dripping wet...  wring it out first!!!!

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*Let your kids know too!Friends and loved ones...This is the first time I heard of this simple fire prevention idea...It's so simple and effective, that I'm forwarding it to all my family and friends. Kitchen Fire - Read first then watch...*READ  THIS  BEFORE  YOU  WATCH  THE  VIDEO!* Dear Friends,
I was Executive Director of the Institute for Burn Medicine for San Diego and Imperial Counties when we lived in California . Besides raising the  money to establish a Burn Treatment Center at the University   Hospital    there, I conducted extensive public education campaigns in Burn Prevention.A friend recently sent me the attached short video - and like an old fire-horse, I heard the bell ring and am rushing to send this excellent  prevention piece to each of you. It is well worth watching! And it could  save your life.This is very stunning - please read first and then watch the very short clip.I never realized that a wet dishcloth can be a one size fits all lid to cover a fire in a pan!This is a dramatic video (30-second, very short) about how to deal with a  common kitchen fire...oil in a frying pan.Read the following Introduction, then watch the show...It's a real eye-opener!!At the Fire Fighting Training school they would demonstrate this with a  deep fat fryer set on the fire field. An instructor would don a fire suit and using an 8-oz. cup at the end of a 10-foot pole to toss water onto the  grease fire.The results got the attention of the students. The water, being heavier thanoil, sinks to the bottom where it instantly becomes superheated.The explosive force of the steam blows the burning oil up and out.  On the  open field, it became a thirty-foot high fireball that resembled a nuclear blast.Inside the confines of a kitchen, the fire ball hits the ceiling and fills the entire room. Also, do not throw sugar or flour on a grease fire. One-cup of either creates the explosive force of two sticks of dynamite.This is a powerful message...watch the video and don't forget what you see.Tell your whole family about this video. Or better yet, send this to them.

Friday, October 21, 2011

I gave blood for the first time!

I gave blood for the first time yesterday!
It was pretty pain-less.  I just did not look or watch any part of the blood taking or anyone else who was getting blood taken/donating.  stared at my purse which was on my lap.

I wanted to have a photo to go with this but when I asked the nurse to take it she said  "I am not into that!"  What!???  I told her it was for my blog to promote donating blood and later she said my friend  (really it was Aimee, my sister) could take my photo but by then I was a little perturbed (sp) and just wanted to get out of there. 

Anyways if you can you should do it.  I will go with you too.  I am already signed up for the next one in Barrhaven Dec 22nd.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Fall Favourites

Breton ran in the cross country meet at Baxter yesterday.  He was first for his school and 14th out of 120 runners!  way to go Breton!!!
Thank you to everyone who commented and texted to wish Daphne a great birthday!  That is the most comments any of my blogs have ever gotten:)  Sorry to those who keep trying to comment and are having no luck.  If anyone has suggestions for them comment here!
Fashion cakes for my little fashionista!

the final touch for Daphne's room!

Update: Sue's Crew Shoes:  so I emailed to find out where my shoes will be displayed and my contact is going to investigate and should know by Friday(tomorrow).  will keep you updated:)

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Daphne turns 7! Oct 19th 2011


 Daphne
(female) Name borne in Greek mythology by a nymph who was changed into a laurel by her father, a river god, to enable her to escape the attentions of Apollo. The name means ‘laurel’ in Greek. According to the myth the nymph gave her name to the shrub, but in fact of course it was the other way about: her name was taken from the vocabulary word (which is probably of pre-Greek origin). The name came into use in England at the end of the 19th century, when it was adopted as part of the vogue for plant names at that time.




Happy Birthday Daphne!  We love you sooooo much!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Karma?


Today, after walking the kids to school I found $10!  Wow!  After work I went and bought some milk and chicken fingers at Shoppers and it came to $10.18.  I did not have any change on me and I was going to put the .18cents on my debit or re-do the order to pay by debit but instead the cashier paid the .18cents!!!  Again WOW! My double lucky day.  I will definitely be paying this one forward (no pun intended):)  Hope you have a lucky day!

PS Yes that is a random photo of what is on my kitchen table right now...

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!


Wow I have soooo much to be thankful for...

My health, Jeff, Breton, Daphne,their health, Noelle&Jay& Molly, Aimee&Company, Dad&Bev, Mireille&Larry, Miranda& her Men:)Boys, Connor, Aug&Michelle and their significant others, Grandmaman, Mom's Friends, all my Aunts and Uncles, all the ladies I have worked/work with, our pets, Vanilla & Ruby, holidays, our gorgeous country & my freedom, great music, pretty flowers, the birds & the bees, my students, great yummy food, a warm cup of tea, sunny & rainy days...and snowy days and so so much more:)

Monday, October 3, 2011

2011 run For The Cure

Here are some photos from Run Day!  Thank you to everyone who supported Sue's Crew
The RUNNERS!

Mother-daughter team.  that is who I am running for!

Team Captain Noelle, Jay & Molly:)


So many people out for a good cause.

Molly's 1st race!