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Monday, March 31, 2014

Any takers?

For my 41st birthday I am going skydiving!  

Go Skydive has a $250 deal.  I hope to go May 3rd but nothing is finalized.  If you don't want to jump with me come watch and then we will go for lunch/dinner. 

 The more the merrier!!
Checking off another adventure off my bucketlist!!!

Check it out www.goskydive.ca

Sunday, March 30, 2014

I am not a cougar but a jaguar...

DONT'T TALK TO STRANGERS
 
She was a bottled blond
She had her sevens on
When I think about it now
Just a cougar on the prowl
She was hotter than hell
Had me under a spell
Got that ass doin' yoga
Didn't care that she's olda
Got off the stage
Ended up at her place
We were burning up the bed
Fire needed to be fed
Morning sun hit her face
Maggie May showed her age
I remembered what my mamma said
Don't talk to strangers
(Don't talk to strangers)
Don't do all the thinking with your little head
like mamma said
Just like mamma said
and my mamma said
Don't talk to strangers
(Don't talk to strangers)
Just wrap it up so you don't wind up dead
like mamma said
Just like mamma said
and my mamma said
She likes them nice and young
She likes them fresh and hung...ry
With fire in her eyes
Let you try her on for size
Show you a trick or two
Teach you something new
Full of Bacardi and Botox
She's 40 and so hot
but the light of the day
Has something different to say
My head started to spin
When I saw he son walking in
I bet he felt like a fool,
Cause I knew him from school
I remembered what my mamma said
Don't talk to strangers
(Don't talk to strangers)
Don't do all the thinking with your little head
Like mamma said
Just like mamma said
And my mamma said
Don't talk to strangers
(Don't talk to strangers)
Just wrap it up so you don't wind up dead
like mamma said
Just like mamma said
and my mamma said
Hey pretty lady it's crazy you're almost twice my age
I want to dance on your body the way I shake it on stage
Don't talk to strangers
(Don't talk to strangers)
Don't do all the thinking with your little head
like mamma said
just like mamma said
and my mamma said
Don't talk to strangers
(Don't talk to strangers)
Just wrap it up so you don't wind up dead
like mamma said
Just like mamma said
and my mamma said


Read more: Hedley - Don't Talk To Strangers Lyrics | MetroLyrics

THE CONCERT WAS AMAZING!!

AMAZING
 
Say a prayer, say a little common sense
Stay right there, stay right there in our defense
Give a little, bit, give a little bit more
Just a little bit, babe a little bit more
You're amazing, you're amazing and its true
No one can save me, no one can save me like you do
This is crazy, yeah its crazy but its true
So baby save, baby save me like you do
Stay away, stay, close enough to care
I love that name, yeah I see it everywhere
Can we get along, can we get along much more
Just a little bit, babe a little bit more
You're amazing. you're amazing and its true
No one can save me, no one can save me like you do
If this is crazy, yeah its crazy but its true
So baby save me, baby save me like you do
And when you found me I was barely breathing
You take my heart and you make it even
I'll be your strong side
I've grown
And every part of me will never go back
Its what you started in me you better know I'm all yours...
So believe me when I say
You're amazing, you're amazing and its true.
No one can save me, so baby save me like you do
This is crazy, yeah its crazy but its true
Baby save me, baby, baby, save
You're amazing, you're amazing and its true
No one can save me, no one can save me like you do
Yeah this is crazy, yeah its crazy but its true
Baby save me, baby save me like you do
Baby save me like you do


Read more: Hedley - Amazing Lyrics | MetroLyrics

I am 1/2 Crazy & half Canadian

CRAZY FOR YOU
 
You whole lotta crazy
I think you like it too
But let me tell you baby
I'm so crazy for
That's some good shit
Whoa yeah, that's some good shit (oh)
That's some good shit (ooh)
That's some good shit (yeah)
There's something 'bout the bright lights
You find them on the right nights
Forces you just can't fight
You're trouble but it's alright (yeah)
Take control, please own me
Only love can save me
You whole lotta crazy
I think you like it too
But let me tell you baby
I'm so crazy for you
So lose your mind, you psycho
I think I like it too
I gotta tell you baby
I'm so crazy for you
So crazy (oh)
So crazy (ooh)
So crazy, baby
I'm so crazy for you
That's some good shit
That's some good shit
That's some good shit
Upper class corruption, stone-cold seduction
It's that I just can't get enough of
Your freak show keeps me coming (yeah)
Take control, please own me
Only love can save me
You whole lotta crazy
I think you like it too
But let me tell you baby
I'm so crazy for you
So lose your mind, you psycho
I think I like it too
I gotta tell you baby
I'm so crazy for you
So crazy (oh)
So crazy (ooh)
So crazy, baby
I'm so crazy for you
That's some good shit
That's some good shit
That's some good shit
I'm so crazy for you
That's some good shit
That's some good shit
That's some good shit
I'm so crazy for you
So crazy (yeah yeah)
So crazy (yeah yeah)
So crazy, baby
I'm so crazy for you
So crazy (yeah)
Oh I'm so crazy for you
Baby, I'm so crazy for you
Take control (that's some good shit)
Please own me (that's some good shit)
Only (that's some good shit)
Love can save me
You whole lotta crazy
I think you like it too
But let me tell you baby
I'm so crazy for you
So lose your mind, you psycho
I think I like it too
I gotta tell you baby
I'm so crazy for you
So crazy (that's some good shit)
So crazy (that's some good shit)
So crazy (that's some good shit)
Baby, I'm so crazy for you
So crazy (that's some good shit)
So crazy (that's some good shit)
So crazy (that's some good shit)
Baby, I'm so crazy for you

Songwriters
Howes, Brian / Hoggard, Jacob / Van Poederooyen, Jason


Read more: Hedley - Crazy For You Lyrics | MetroLyrics

Excuse the blogging, I have blogging diarrhea

 My favourite HEDLEY song:
 
 SWEATER SONG
She said baby don't leave
Be home, stay close, be close to me
Boy don't be gone, boy don't be gone
He said baby you know
I gotta run I gotta go
I won't be long, girl I won't be long
She said boy don't you flirt
And baby please just don't get hurt
And if you feel alone then here take my shirt
He said forever girl
I know you hate the weather girl
So maybe you should hold onto my sweater girl
Na na na,na na na na,na na (x2)
She ran picked up the phone
Said babe I miss you come back home
It can't be long, boy it can't be long
He said I hate this place
I miss your smile, I miss your face
I wrote a song, girl I wrote a song
She said you make me better boy
I just mailed you a letter boy
And oh so you know I'm still in your sweater boy
He said girl don't be hurt
I've sweat a lot and smell of dirt
But I think I'd feel naked without your shirt
Na na na,na na na na,na na (x2)
He said you're looking great
I'm home, I'm back, I couldn't wait
Girl way too long, that was way too long
She said get over here
I crave you close I need you near
Now play that song, boy play me our song
He said back to forever girl
Hope you endured the weather girl
Now all I wanna do is get you outta that sweater girl
She said I love the way you flirt
I'm so glad you didn't get hurt
Now let me see you naked without that shirt


Read more: Hedley - Sweater Song Lyrics | MetroLyrics  

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Dear Diary: Please no puberty for my children, Thanks

This fall Daphne joined Girl Guides.  On the registration form it asked if she was aware of menstration?

I checked YES, but haven’t spoken to her about it yet!

It is not because I have a hard time speaking of such topics.  Believe me, I can and have gone into detail about my own (sharing the time I managed to put two tampons in ---TMI).  But the reason I hesitate to talk to my daughter about this HUGE life event is because it will take away part of her innocence.  She is so innocent.  She is my little girl.  Although nine may be considered early for some, it can happen.  My heart would break.  She is already growing and changing and these changes pull at my heart strings.

This is a little girl who was the Tooth fairy for Halloween and still believes in Santa.

I also want to be a parent that speaks openly about all things and want my kids to come to me about anything.  Now, I think my kids think I talk too much about some things.  I would rather talk than say nothing at all.

I will let you know how it goes.


 

Friday, March 28, 2014

Costco size but mini household...

So there are certain items I like to buy from Costco, bread, tortillas, milk, frozen berries, Greek yogurt, wild rice, etc but then there are items I buy and because we are a mini household ( I only have the kids 50% of the time) I have bought items that go bad. 

The big container of fresh spinach and the large jar of crushed garlic in oil.

For both of these I have to freeze at least half.


The garlic we placed in ice cube trays, froze it and then stored them in a tubberware container in the freezer.  I just take out what I need for cooking.



As for the spinach, again I freeze it in a Tubberware container or a Ziploc bag.  The leaves stay individually.  I use them in spaghetti sauce or in a smoothies.

Just thought I would share:)

PS if you do freeze the garlic use cheap dollar store ice cube trays because once they are used for the garlic you will never get the garlic smell out of them:( 
You could use them again for freezing homemade pesto hmmm.... another blog?

Monday, March 24, 2014

Grazia


For B&D 
For each friend I saw this weekend.  
For the extra snow?  So the kids an I can go skiing again next weekend...

Sunday, March 23, 2014

There done!!!

So I was kinda relieved that we had an extended winter...  because then I was able to complete my LEG WARMERS!!!

I had a slight delay because one of the tools broke and I had to contact the company LionBrand to acquire a new hook.  They did not respond to my email but when I called their 1-800# they got a new one in the mail and in 7 business days I had the new hook.  I have to admit I tried improvising with a fork.  It did not go well.

Should you expect a pair for Christmas this year...

We shall see:)

Plz no comments on my toe nail polish 

Confession

So I have a confession to make:

I quit ballet.

Yup for the second time in my life I have quit ballet.  No I did not get in trouble for not having my hair up nor was it when the teacher asked me if it was my first time to class.  It was my third class (I did have a two week break but as I said before I was really bad).

It was when she asked who would like to do a recital.  And 2 out of the 5 students said YES!  

HUH?  I am a forty year old woman I do not need to get up on stage and perform a routine for family and friends!  We would wear matching outfits and perform in the year end recital.  Oh we didn't even get to what the outfits would be or whether we would be posing for a group and individual photos, which seem to be part of the dance world's customs.

I signed up to get a different workout experience, to really challenge myself and to cross it off my Bucklist.  The instructor said the class was going to go from a workout to practicing a routine ( and not even a ballet routine but a more contemporary one)!

I left that night never to return.
My ballet slippers are shelved but will be worn  to dance again! Whether it is in my room to the music in my head or throughout the house while the radio plays.

This dancing requires no recital:)

Point pliƩ leap
I am outta here.
Curtesy :)

Sunday, March 16, 2014

I don't read anymore:(

Well unless you count my friends' Facebook posts or the comments they leave on my posts. 
I haven't read a newspaper (not even the little local one B use to deliver) or a book ( unless you count the storybooks I read to my class).
I realized this recently strolling through Chapters with a friend, that I have not read a novel from cover to cover in probably over a year !!
Kinda sad.
I use to read to help me fall asleep but now I will pop in my earphones and put on a show and fall asleep to it on the iPad.
It is not even that I do not have any books.  I have a couple stacks on my bedside table...
Summer plans: read lots of books

Taking recommendations now:)

Saturday, March 15, 2014

The Ski Bunny Is Back!!

As part of our March Break adventures the kids and I decided to hit the hills.  Well at least Mt Pakenham.  Breton and Daphne both took ski lessons there through their school ski club.  It was Breton's second year skiing and Daphne's first.  We met up with my friend Miss Jen and her son Brodie.

I had not skied in over twenty years !!!

We had a BLAST!!!!
For some reason I can not post our videos on here so you will have to check them out on Facebook:)

Friday, March 14, 2014

New Pancakes

As a child my Dad had this "secret" pancake recipe and we would have pancakes at least once every weekend, usually Sunday.  These pancakes were whole wheat and the best part was they were nice and thin when cooked.

I am not a fan of big fluffy and thick pancakes.  Until I recently discovered this recipe Thursday night.


I made a batch and have been eating...uh...one or two everyday...as dessert:). They area thicker pancake but full of flavour.  Come on there is cinnamon and Greek vanilla yogurt in them.

So good!!!

Unfortunately I did not have real maple syrup to eat them with, but they were still good with the fake stuff.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Play it again and again and again

Play It Again Sports has been our go to spot for hockey equipment, skate sharpening and trading in any sports stuff for a credit.  
I have some soccer cleats that will be traded in soon so i can get some new piece of hockey attire for Breton or put it towards these knee high colourful socks I look at every time I go in but never purchase cuz really do I need another pair of sox...
Oh but they are cute and colourful and soft...
Look for them on what I am wearing;)
Maybe
Anyways I just wanted to do a shoot out to Play It Again for the great service and thank the boys there for the occasional free ice skate sharpening;)
Great place if you are on a budget and your kid grows fast!  Don't all 12 yr olds grow fast?

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Get this off my sleeve

Today I hate the fact that I tend to wear my heart on my sleeve.  It is always vulnerable and can get hurt easily.  I must protect it with some armour or just take it right off. 
Only I can do this.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Continues to be a work in progress


So Daphne and I patched all the holes and rough spots in my bedroom.  Now they have to be sanded down but there is no way I am doing it now!  The dust would be flying!  I plan to wait for the spring or summer, when windows can be opened.
Still haven't decided on colours either.  After watching Sherlocke Holmes I have even considered wallpaper!! Big bold print...
I will have to take a trip to The Depot and look at some.
Keep ya posted:)



Check out this bedroom


Do you see the faces?
Yes the trees. more gorgeous artwork from Ranz

Thx

MARCH BREAK!!!

Chapters and Walmart

Watching DD with B&D in bed while drinking smoothies

Warmer weather

Spring forward

Visits to/from from sisters

Sleepovers 

T

Sunday, March 9, 2014

So random?!?

On my iPhone I have given everyone their own ringtone.  I did this so then I know who has texted me or I know right away if the person I am waiting for a text back from, has texted me and it is fun "assigning" people their text/ring tone:)

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Work in progress


I am working on a pair of leg warmers:). Got one made, using this giant knitting loom or a giant corking kit is what it reminds me of (does anyone remember corking as a kid?  With four or six pegs.  I think I made a pot holder?!?)
This is the other leg warmer in process of being created.  Hoping to get it done over the March Break.
Don't worry there will be a photo of the final product!
:0)



Monday, March 3, 2014

Ya that is my oven...?!

Ok yes this is my oven.  Yes it is missing the glass.  It fell over in the back of the truck when moving into the house in 1999!!
No I am not going to replace it.  Actually I did try and find a replacement piece a couple of years ago and it has been discontinued:(. 
The oven still works, doesn't take long to get to the designated temperature and it still cooks my food to perfection:)
Please stop asking about it.  Yes the tea towels are there to make it less noticeable but it works and until it dies I am keeping it:)

Now my blender on the other hand is about to die so you can come over and pay your respects anytime.  

One too any smoothies:(

So thankful for...

Hockey
POF
Sisters/sistas
Rockland Arena
Another truck ride
Wellington Gastropub
Walks and talks
Puppies and Sherlock Holmes 
Sleep and piece of mind