Thursday, April 23, 2009

Sunday, April 19, 2009


Lana from “The Kids Did What” tagged me after getting tagged herself from Little miss Sunshine

8 Things I am looking forward to...

* Lana getting her own place (you begged me to say that)
* Getting a visit from my boyfriend (he’s in NZ)
* Going to visit my boyfriend
* Watching my team win the Stanley Cup (Canucks)
* Getting a visit from my boyfriend
* Buying a new car
* Spending the millions I am going to win in the lottery
* Getting a visit from my boyfriend

8 Things I did yesterday...

* Ordered Pizza
* Babysat
* Ate Lana’s donuts
* Talked to Boyfriend
* Watched my sink getting fixed (big leak)
* Watched Hockey
* Tidied up
* Laundry

8 Things I wish I could do...

* Win the lottery (back off Lana)
* Sing
* Do Magic (real real magic – like Genie)
* Get a visit from my boyfriend
* Quit working
* make everyone I love healthy and happy
* wake up in the morning 30 pounds lighter (gotta go with Lana on this one)
* Go visit my boyfriend in NZ

8 Shows I watch...

* Hockey (Canucks)
* Poker (any)
* Hockey (More Canucks)
* Home Improvement Shows
* Baseball (The Jays but have gotten away from it a little)
* Hockey (without the Canucks)
* Golf
* Hockey (WHL)

8 People I tag...

Not tagging anyone. Play if you like….

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

A Paper Me and Milk Chocolate VLOG!

My daughter Lana and I wanted to be "with the times", so we went ahead and did a vlog together. Before this one, we did 4 or 5 "practice runs". While I preferred this one, Lana liked one of our "rough copies" which you can see on her blog The Kids Did WHAT?! Like the vlog at her blog, we may not make a lot of sense as we were giggling like nervous school girls. But we wanted to say hello and show our faces... sort of... Without further ado, Here we are:

(Forgive the low quality sound.)

Your turn!! :)

Saturday, April 11, 2009


Well ... for all of you who love is the link to the biggest one I have ever seen. And the prizes are to die for. Dawn will be happy to see you and to tell you all about it. Go check it out at Bee & Rose


Well Ladies, I did it. I actually went off with my eldest daughter and we did it. Pole Dancing!!!! YUP….you heard me. Pole Dancing. I have no idea if you know what it all about but let me tell you one thing. It isn’t all that you think it is.

We had to sign a waiver. One that said if we hurt ourselves it is our own fault and neither myself or my next of kin could sue. That should have been my first clue. I had rather graphic thoughts of leaping up onto a pole and having it break with my weight, falling through the floor boards and landing in the basement. This, however, and I am pleased to announce, did not happen. Amazingly enough.

I should actually tell you a bit about myself as I failed to do this in the past. I am a 56 year old grandmother of 9. I am not in as good a shape as I should be and I pack around a good 30+ pounds extra. Mostly belly fat. I also am not as physically strong as I should be either. Let me just say this. When the urge to workout strikes me, I usually sit down and eat chocolate until the urge passes. That said I will continue my story.

The ladies at the center were really wonderful. They took the time to show us what the program was all about and offered some great advice on how to get through it. And then we started. First we walked in a big circle while stretching out or in my case finding muscles. Then we were on mats on the floor finding more muscles. A half hour later we were warmed up. That should have been my second clue. How can pole dancing be that strenuous that one would have to warm up for that long? We stretched and we rolled and we pushed every part of our bodies up and down all while trying to do a sexy walk and running our hands over our bodies. Then we got to go to the poles. Okay….here comes the sexy stuff I thought. NOPE… I would be wrong again. Believe me when I tell you that there is nothing about it that is sexy. I just looked like an overweight seal trying to move around something in the way. I am positive I couldn’t and wouldn’t have “turned on” the seal either. Talk about awkward. I was assured that it would come with practice though and if tonight didn’t kill me, maybe I will get better. After about 20 minutes trying to do unnatural acts on a pole, it was time to take on the wall. Yup….you heard me….dancing with a wall. I do have to say that using a solid item like a pole and a wall has its advantages though. They held me up!!!

We did this wall thing and then back down on the floor and the mats to wind down but it was worse than the warm up. And those ladies…let me tell you they didn’t leave one body part alone. They worked every inch and every muscle in our bodies. It was really hard work but fun.

I can see the advantages of doing this work out and believe me, if I can move tomorrow I will be doing it again. I just have to wait and see if I survived this marathon I feel I have just completed. All in all, it was really fun and later when I learn to move properly it will be a sexy addition. Hey… who doesn’t want sexy….Right!!!

Friday, April 10, 2009


Yesterday my 7 year old grand son was showing his mother and me, his "wounds". He had band aids on both of his knees. He raised his pants well over his knees to show us and there on the left side of his thigh was a huge ugly bruise. His mother asked him where he got it and his reply....WAIT FOR IT..... As he pointed to the band aid on his knee and said...."It came with this one!"

I almost peed with laughter. What?? They obviously come in pairs. It was perfectly logical to him.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

How To Fix the Economy?

This is how I would fix the American Economy

Dear Mr. Obama – President of the USA

These suggestions should fix your economic problem if followed correctly. This package will cost you 400 million dollars only.

You will need to pick 39 million working families who earn $35,000.00 per year or less. Pay them each $1 million a piece with these stipulations:

1) They leave their jobs. Thirty Ninety million job openings - Unemployment Fixed.

2) They buy NEW American cars. Thirty Ninety million cars ordered - Auto Industry Fixed.

3) They either buy a house or pay off their mortgage- Housing Crisis Fixed.

Send me One million dollars for fixing your problem.

All this and it's still cheaper than the "bailout"... all for a mere 400 Million

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Thursday, April 2, 2009