Sunday, June 28, 2009
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
What a day! I decided this morning to vacuum the pool. I never had any success doing that. Even if I kept asking questions, to the (pool) service dept, my friends husbands, basically anyone who has a pool, but I still couldn't properly vacuum it!
I've had the pool for 5 years and even if I never did the bottom drain handled the job, but not this year.
The liquid diarrhea has gone and has been replaced by turquoise (yet milky) water ( I take this as a good sign...). I keep testing the water and adding chemicals....but I'm not swimming yet!
Actually I'm dripping! I sweated soooo much today that I sprouted heat zits (how precious). And since I vacuumed I had to empty that little %$#!!%(*&%$ basket in the pump! And a geiser would soak me head to toe each time ( It never happened before), I had to empty that !@#%^&*^$#@$ basket 6 times today=6 chemical showers!
What am I doing wrong??? Don't know! Tomorrow I will call the sexist pool store and get treated like a lobotomized retard because there's something I didn't remember or understand.
Do men get born with the pool gene? I will NEVER give up! The pool will not win! I WILL!
Monday, June 22, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Saturday, June 20, 2009
I have a big bowl of pure stench in my backyard....I'm sure it smells that way in hell!
I started the pool today that's why....OMG! Oh the humanity! I swear it's the first year it smells that much! Probably because I'm a month late, because the tree guy was rather tardy.
Usually it's seafoody,shrimpy even but this time it's dead people,backed up sewer, middle age garbage in the street , New York garbage strike stinky!
I was gagging while I was rincing the pool cover on the clothes line! I can't believe I'll be swimming in this muck in about a week.....EEEeeeewwwww!
Friday, June 19, 2009
Here I was in my garden gathering some mock orange blooms for some bouquets (That sounds soooo like Martha!) and I said to myself : I'll post those pics in flickr....HELLO! HELLO! the lights are one but there's nobody home! I still can't do that, I still have the old rickety computer....LOL
I'm supposed to go get one over the weekend...Stay tuned for further developpements!
Back to the mock orange! I remember being 7 and running down my street, there was this big house with the biggest bush I'd ever seen and in June it would cover itself with the loveliest and purest white blooms, it's scent invading everything nook and cranny of the street. It also meant the end of school! I would stand on the sidewalk just smelling the sweet scent of mock orange and freedom!
When I got my house (The beige one lol!). I wanted to plant a mock orange but couldn't find one in the garden centers. By accident on an Ontario roadtrip I stopped at a hill side garden center and found a whole lot of them! Of course I brought one home!
We would run around the yard trying to find a good place for it. Of course we picked an awful place! LOL! The bush is doing fine but it's blocking (in part) the way to the side door of the fence....And I feel it's too big to try and move it ( I wouldn't want to kill it).
Veggie garden update: The tomato plants are in the soil, as are the ground cheeries, the peppers (pepperoncini,ancho and sweet pickles),the basil, the pumpins, the acorns, the butternuts and the cantalopes, the cucumbers have been sowed (lemon,white,summer breeze). Oh man that's a lot of veggies! I can't wait to see what happens since the big ol' branch is gone and the garden is now more than half the day in full sun!
Have a great weekend!
Thursday, June 18, 2009
When we bought the house 14 years ago, I was soooo sure it was yellow (really,really sure, cross my heart hope to die kinda sure....).
A couple of months go by and Dan mentions the beige siding...Beige? BEIGE???? What do you mean beige siding???? What do you mean it's not yellow??? I bought a beige house! I BOUGHT A BEIGE HOUSE!!!! And then snap crackle pop I start bawling my eyes out ( I couldn't believe it, I bought a beige house??? I hate beige!)
With a green roof and a green balcony it now looks yellower!
2) The I'm just as good moment
That one happened in 2008, after being laid off. 2007 and early 2008 were really hard at work. I had awful coworkers who treated me like crap and let's face it I felt like crap (ok what is happening with the font???).I was feeling not as good as everybody and very self conscious. Always wondering what people would think of me....
I was feeling shy and not up to par. Then it hit me! I'm just as good as anyone!!! I'M JUST AS GOOD AS ANYONE!!!! HEEHAW!!! WHO CARES WHAT PEOPLE THINK OF ME! I love myself! I'm nice and fun to be with and I love Pyrex, and cats and bold colors and hawaian shirts!!!
Needless to say I have been feeling great ever since! LOL
3) The dogs love to work moment
This one hit me last week. I'm more of a cat person especially since the only dog I had (Pogo) got run over by a car in front of me when I was 5 (to deal with the pain I had a 3 color popsicle). Barking dogs bugged me, I found them a pain in the butt.
Until last week when I physically felt the quarter fall (like a pinball machine) and I saw a little light...Dogs are just doing their job!
DOGS LOVE TO WORK!!! I see it in their eyes, they want to do a good job for their masters. And I also hear it in their barks : Go away stranger or hello there friend or I'm watching my territory, don't worry I'll tell you if there's something going on.
Since then I'm friends with all the dogs in my neighborhood!
So for me ,they could be trivial or important, pivotal moments will (there goes the font again???) make you see life in a different way!
Have a great one!
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
And the tree guy hasn't showed up yet! I so feel like swearing now!
The cupboard is GORGEOUS! You'll eventually see a pic (eventually is a big word). It was a plain white melamine box before, but now it has a beautiful beadboard back painted the same tender green as the rest of the kitchen. The casing remained white. The edges of the shelves were also painted Corn Husk Green.
On the first shelf I place a Butterprint refrigerator set and a Turquoise one. Second shelf has a primary color refrigerator and some Pyrex party pans (lime,blue, and flamingo) and last but not least on the last one I put a 3 piece Turquoise bowl set (Pyrex of course). Now the only thing missing is a glass door....
It was the first thing I looked at when I came into the kitchen this morning! I love it! And I can hear the Pyrex singing!
Dan did a really good job!
Gotta go if I want to work a bit outside before the forcasted rain.....
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
The bacon show, a bacon recipe everyday FOREVER! What's not to like???
Hum bacon, just the thought of bacon turns my brain to mush just like Homer Simpson. And the saliva gets going....and I crave bacon,like a crack addict!!!
Luckily I happened to read The Crazy Suburban Mom's latest post and the breathing vagina bit from the Doctors just made my bacon craving vanish....
If we ladies all went commando, oh man I just don't want to think about it! There's a reason people invented underwear!
And speaking of The Doctors what is going on with Dr. Lisa's face???? I think a tv show that is supposed to promote good health should'nt allow people to shoot up Botox like there was no tomorrow.
And I saw Oprah too with that forehead all smooth,wrinkle free (we know your age girl!). Leave the Botox alone! It's not attractive!!! I can always spot that fake look.....And when the stars from DWTS all have some work done before going on the show? I'm on to you Little Kim!!!
I worked with this guy obsessed by his looks, but really! Too much tanning salon, teeth too white with braces (at 46),streaks,facials, hair removal (all over) and the Botox! He always looked like a deer caught in headlights. And to me that looks oh! so fake! Like people will think this is natural???
pasty white one day and super tanned the next? So tanned in fact that customs stops you and do a double take on your passport picture?
Now what is wrong with aging gracefully?
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
I had to stop at the Salvation Army! I just couldn't help myself...lol
I made a quick prayer to the thrifting gods and went inside. I found some nice unused mustard and orange napkins (vintage of course) and a melmac cream and sugar set (minty fresh...) and a really cute JAJ casserole with roses on the side. Those items I'll put in the Etsy shop because I can't keep them, but there was NO way I could leave them there, they were just too nice !!!
For myself I found a Pyrex Sunflower 043 lid and 2 delicious milkglass tumblers, and a special cook book for my dad (I can't tell you which one 'coz my Dad is a regular reader and it would mess up the surprise). In case you weren't aware Father's day is just around the corner....The book was a bonus, the bigger gift is supernice if you're into that kind of stuf....
After I made a quick stop at a fancy grocery store to get fancy ingredients I can't find in the boondocks....then a sprint to the Chinatown for some Hoisin sauce and Oyster sauce (and Wasabi peas...come to me..you little green nuggets of JOY!!!) and last but not least a power walk to Old Montreal where the restaurant was.
I was quite surprised by Steak Frites, the steak was tender served with a nice cream and cognac sauce and green beans...plus ALL YOU CAN EAT HOMEMADE FRIES!!!! How can you beat that??? And a salad was included in the price also! It was bring your own wine....good deal
I had a lot of fun with my girlfriends, I hope we all meet again over the summer and that we never loose touch!
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Yesterday was a gorgeous day. I finished working on the front border: defining,weeding adding new soil and planting the annuals I bought the day before. The temperature has been really cold and wet lately and yesterday was supposed to be the only nice day, so I was outside most of the day.
Except that I sneeked in inside long enough to bake some water crackers and make a nice pasta fazul (pasta e fagioli) for supper. What's not to like? Vegeterian,low fat,full of fibre and oh so filling!!! You can even enjoy it at room temperature!
Well that was a success! Dan said I could make that everyday for ever (I don't think so!).
The crackers weren't dry or thin enough. But delicious as well, I'll just have to roll them thinner and leave them longer in the oven. I'm itching to try that recipe with different kinds of flour....
Today I'm heading to downtown Montreal to have supper with girlfriends and a visit to the Salvation Amy (YAY!) maybe I'll even have time to grocery shop in Chinatown.....
Have a nice day! :)
Monday, June 8, 2009
Friday, June 5, 2009
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
After only ten minutes I had bought 4 Pyrex delphite (made in Canada) cereal bowls, in mint condition I tell you! And I got a super good price on them-4 bowls for less than the price of one on ebay.
There was a lot of Pyrex to be seen...A homestead bowl set in the original box, a verde bowl set, lots of Sunflower casseroles, turquoise bowls, primary sets and the prices were very reasonnable! Lots of Delphite too! Besides what I wrote earlier, I saw a big round serving plate, multiple cream and sugar set and a really sad (but really) complete dish set in a box under a table, thoses dishes had been in the dishwasher so many times they made me cringe!