Wednesday, September 30, 2009
I took it in the Christmas tree shop in South Portland, Me. I tell you, I could really work there! All those things to look at....and the deals! I found some really nice curtains for the living/dining rooms....turns out they were 6.98 each panel, I had to buy 11. It was much cheaper than the ones I had seen back home (29.99 a panel). They sold themselves!
Ok now the more serious subject. As you might know by now....I'm jobless and have been for a little while now. Well I'm going to a job fair today! I'm kinda excited yet anxious, like at Xmas.
Anyways I see it as a learning experience...Keep you posted! :)
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
And we took the scenic route: Valleyfield, Ste-Barbe...the beautiful fields..So we arrive in Ormstown and no Patate Leblanc! OMG! Where is it?
Guess what? We're in the wrong town! And it's not the first time we make that mistake! Patate Leblanc is in Huntingdon! So we go to Huntingdon and we find Patate Leblanc....YUM! BIG YUMMO!!!
In the box we have: 2 toastés moutarde chou et une patate a 2.25.
Translation: 2 toasted hotdogs with slaw and mustard and a 2.25$ fry. No frozen crap here! All fresh all the time. You can hear the guy behind the counter cutting the potatoes with his special guizmo...French fry heaven! And the restaurant is always full, and a good portion of the clientele is American! Huntingdon is not to far from the border with N.Y state. You can tell they find it quite exotic, with the cardboard box. After that satisfying lunch we went back to Ormstown and it's charming boutiques.
I found the Delphite (Pyrex) veggie bowl in a small antiques shop and I wasn't sure if I would buy it...So Dan said, what are you waiting for? You don't find Delphite for that price anywhere (15$) and besides I don't want you whinning because you regret not buying it! Well that was to the point!
Turns out that for that price was also included a Delphite creamer! I say! An even better deal!
You can admire the bowl in the first pic with the apples in...Delphite...just like buttah!
I'm glad we took that outing, Ormstown was even better than I remembered! Huntingdon was worse than I remembered, but was saved by the delicious fries!
Friday, September 25, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
In the early 90's, when I fell in love with the Martha Stewart line of sheets, the poly/cotton blend was soooo stiff you had to wash them multiple times to get them soft.Today with just one wash they were very soft and the color! How can I not fall in love with the color??? Tell me!
I needed a short and light topic today because I'm sick as a dog! All congested and coughing and I believe my brain is melting...I can barely form a sentence!
DWTS was quite entertaining last night. I felt the judges were too tough on the ladies. They are sexists. Len needs an enema...Yes I said it!
Macy Greay was not as bad as I thought, but not great either. I can't wait to see who gets the boot...Later readers
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
On saturday morning we went in the basement and cleaned out all the old paint,chemicals,garden products that were suspiciously old...There was a lot! I found some products I don't remember buying...Scary!!!
We filled the car again and brought everything to the municipal garage. It was their annual hazardous household waste collection. t was about time we went! 14 years of old toxic crap in the car...OUT OF THE WAY PEOPLE!!!! LET US THROUGH!
I swear the basement has never been soooo big! And the garden shed too! I was able to fit both bicycles! Cool!
On to another subject! Due to the success of the franchise, the producers of So You Think You Can Dance have really been cramming it down our throats. I watched the summer season, I even tried to follow the canadian version, I know the american version just started a new season, but please stop it I can't deal with it anymore! It's a great show but I need a break!
So I stopped watching the canadian version (I can't handle Jean-Marc Genereux anymore) and didn't even start to watch the american one! How come men's hair dye always looks SUPER fake? And please Jean-Marc lay off the botox! It shows!
Last night was the premiere of Dancing With The Stars (I had taken a break from that as well) and I found it entertaining. Only the men danced. I enjoyed the performances of Aaron Carter,Donny Osmond and Marc Dacascos (the host of Iron Chef America). I felt the judges were too strict with them but that's just me.
Some were painfull to watch...especialy UFC champion Chuck Liddell, it was like Frankenstein dancing....Poor guy
However I didn't get to see their second dance because I had a fever and went to bed, maybe it went better for everybody!
Tonight it's the ladies turn and I can't wait to see Macy Grey dancing. I'm not expecting much because the poor thing doesn't move well, she even had trouble getting down the stairs last night!
Monday, September 21, 2009
write about the Pick 'n' Paw!!! I discovered the little church in 2007. I bought one of my first Pyrex bowl there. I was trying to complete the Primary colors set (I only had the green one from my mom). I still didn't know about the colors, so I bought a minty blue 402.....When it should've been a red 402 (oh well). It took me quite a while to figure out that the bowl belonged to the Horizons set!
You picked out the stuff you wanted and he gave you a price. I found some great stuff that I don't need (what else is new!) but will share in the shop. A pink planter, a salmon peanut dish
Saturday, September 19, 2009
I mentionned this place earlier in the blog...The Pick 'n' Paw! Mysterious place...It certainly looks like a flea market....A demented flea market! Huge piles of stuff all over the ground....An Old barn. It was closed when we passed in front on Aug 29th but one week later on the Sept 5th it was opened, and we almost missed it! We went back. There was piles of stuff as far as the eye could see, huge piles. Rotten cardboard boxes full of dishes, of rusted metal boxes,of old phonebooks....Whatever you wish for they probably have it but you need to dig! And it's filthy! EEEEWWWWWW!!!!
Well that certainly didn't stop me! After all we have wet ones in the car (the thrifter's best friend!). After going through a couple of boxes I found a 503 lid (Pyrex). It's the lid that goes on the biggest refrigerator dish. Great !I needed one, especially for 50 cents!
Did I mention that this place is in the middle of nowhere? In a field? I can't see anybody! I only hear crickets....We walk around the grounds and obviously they don't get a lot of traffic, the grass is waist high. At the far end a bunch of chickens are running around, scratching and pecking .
The building is missing windows and planks. Near the entrance are 2 clean and nice looking teenagers. I peer inside and it's looks really dark and creepy. And there's stuff all over the place, from floor to ceiling. It's a cross between Children of the Corn and Supernatural!
I'm pretty skittish and we hesitate. But curiosity and the prospect of treasures (Pink Pyrex) win us over.
I found those 2 Pyrex cups in an unknown pattern for 50 cents each too. No Pink Pyrex,or bowls. Is it necessary to mention that they don't give you a bag? LOL
This place definitely scared the bejesus out of me, I had goose bumps for at least an hour after!
But stopping at the Pick 'n' Paw was on my dream list and I will bring Dad next time we're in the neighborhood!
Friday, September 18, 2009
This little table is now known as the 4$ table. There was plenty of amazing stuff at that sale, but room was lacking at home! We hit a couple more and I got some interesting stuff for the store.
Unfortunatly today I'm pressed for time...We have a roadtrip ahead....Maybe apple picking or antiquing, one thing is for sure....We will stop at Leblanc Patate for a snack!
Thursday, September 17, 2009
His speciality? Molecular gastronomy! When watching the food network Canada if I see chefs doing weird things with food (mainely foaming stuff) I always feel that it's snobism and superfluous....But when was I going to Spain? And besides I was curious!
The meal started with a Beetroot and Yoghurt ice lollipop. This was fun to eat but not beety enough for my taste! A plate of puffed saffron rice,Quinoa,fried wild rice and crackers came with it. All of those were amazing and fun to eat! I could not fit the pics in this post because of the space and didn't feel like writing a 2 part post. Next came the watermelon,tomato and grapefruit kabob. Tomatoes go really well with watermelon! That's quite a surprise! The green sauce is basil oil, it was nice to drag the fruit in...YUM
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
I get the brisket and Dan the chicken. The brisket was DELICIOUS (is it real BBQ? I don't know? But since Guy Fieri won't return my calls-kidding!). Dan's chicken was way udercooked, I flagged our waitress and presto changeo a new chicken appears perfectly cooked, with profuse appologies!
Of course it was way too much food for us! we really liked our experience. Great service, great food, we already know what we'll be eating next time we go!
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Yesterday I spent the afternoon in the garden shed with garbage bags and the shopvac. I ask you: how many plastic pots (for plants) does a girl need???
Really! I think I put around 100 in the recycling bin, I kidd you not! Oh the mess! I confess! I can be pretty lazy and I open the door and throw things in! So by the end of summer, you can barely go in the shed!
There were seeds (of unknown orgin) all over the floors and I also found some mouse poop in the corners.MOUSE POOP!!!! EEEEWWWWWWW!!!!!
I hate mouse poop, it makes my skin crawl (probably why I don't want to go clean today!). A couple of years ago I had some fruitcake wrapped in foil on a shelf in the entryway closet. Some mice got in and ate a small hole in the foil then proceeded to eat the whole thing! That fruit cake was so laced with booze...Happy drunken mice pooping all over!
It took me quite a while to find the mess. I called the exterminator STAT!
Now every speck of food is in a Tupperware, a metal box or a Mason jar! We never know. The mice might come back this winter. I live accross the river and it's not really the suburbs anymore...
I have to go now...I must be ready for the big Garbage day on Friday
Sunday, September 13, 2009
But I was sure glad to meet Lenny. Yes it is made of real chocolate, all 1700 pounds of it! I was quite surprised because he looked much better than in the pictures i'd seen on flickr (he looked all white, like old chocolate).
Here's a close up of one of Lenny's pals a cute bear cub,also made of chocolate. But why the pink cap?
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Still on the fence about those too! I'll try to post a better pic so you can see how cute they really are!
Last but not least....Drumroll please! the Vintage Pink Carry-on Case with vintage stickers! Dan gave me some mad money for my B-Day so I took advantage of it!
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
DELICIOUS! The room (condo) was amazing. Tons of space, 2 floors,2 living rooms (so Dad can watch his old black and white movies and I can watch the Food network) 2 bathrooms...And the deck! It was on the third floor just like a cherry on a sundae....Sunny,windy the perfect place to enjoy a drink before supper!
The water was cold,and the wind colder!!! Brrr! Where's my electric blanket???
No matter. We are here and we will ejoy no matter what!
Speaking of enjoying....How about a fishermen's platter? Fried food....at The Lobster Claw in Saco (just a short drive from OOB).
It was delicious! I split it with Dad, becasue there's no way I could eat that all my myself! Extra lemon please! The lemon makes it easier for the body to digest that mound of crispy joy!
No dessert for me....
Tomorrow...the Arundel Flea Market!