Thursday, September 30, 2010

Recall- Canada/US

Visit ThisBird'sDay for all the details!
It is a pretty extensive recall, for both Canada and the United States.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010


Thank you to everyone who signed up to be a Bone Marrow/Stem Cell Donor on the registry i posted last Thursday. Even if i have you just *thinking* about it, please further consider that today's procedure is easy peasy--and very similar to giving blood! No more surgery!

Now, click on over to Sonja's blog to read the GREAT news!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Hallowe'en is still 1 month away!

This year, they really get what happens.
Prepping hard.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Tell Me Tuesday

Tell Me Tuesday with Canadian Mama
Hosted by Canadian Mama
Alright, so it's that time again...
Tell Me Tuesday!
Today's Issue:
IronMan2 comes out on Blu-ray/DVD today.
I know this, because i love me some Robert Downey Jr.
and have already pre-ordered it!
I pick it up soon.
!Sounds of Glee and excitement!


Hubby is away on business all week.

He wants to see this new film (not really) as much as i do!

Do i:
A) Watch it and not tell him?
(who am i kidding??
- i'll blow the whole plot before we even watch it!
B) Watch the awesome Tuesday television line-up this season
-GLEE, Being Erica, Parenthood!-,
 and wait till DaddyO gets back?
(Not sure i trust myself??)
C) I can, of course, watch the newly released IronMan2;
while Pvr'ing regular Tuesday t.v.
To be watched at any other sucky point in t.v time,
throughout the rest of the lonely week!

Hosted by: Nimbler Grove,  
Chubby Cheeks Thinks,
and New to Mom.
Alright, so that's the dilemma!
And, just so i don't make the wrong choice...
i am dragging more of you over here to help me decide!
(Welcome Tuesday Blog-Hoppers!)
Because, i really do want to be a good wifey...
but am afraid that Mr. Downey Jr.
Oh boy.  HELP!
 For what it is worth, i know that i should be watching
'chick flicks' while DaddyO is away.
But i believe Mr. Downey Jr. is worthy of the change in line-up!*

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Sunday In My City~ Yard Work in Colour

Unknown Mami

In the words of Unknown Mami (our lovely host):
"I showed you mine,
will you show me yours?"


Thursday, September 23, 2010

I ask...

Lots of us like to live in our little *ideal* worlds where we want to believe that nothing can take us down.  We dream of living forever... of making more money and of having more time to do the things we love.  Foolish things, really.

In my life lately, i seem to know a lot of individuals with Leukemia.  And my heart aches for these families, called to action by an unknown force.  I have seen such strength exhibited;  strength that i question in my own self.  I cannot even think of these people without tears welling up in my eyes... i often wonder, how the heck they even manage to get through their day?

I guess, what saddens me most is that i am away from them.  These people do not live near me.  I cannot offer the hugs needed, or even, to cook them a meal.  Pitying myself, or the ability i lack to help in the ways i would is useless.  Especially, if what is truly needed is bone marrow...

This is my friend Sonja.  Her husband Richard, is fighting his 2nd bout of Leukemia. (Their highlighted names include links to their blogs.)  Their two boys are the exact same ages as my kiddos are.  They are great, super awesome people-- always willing to lend a hand.  AND i know, most certainly, if the shoe was on the other foot, they'd have my back.

So- thinking forward and with positive thoughts, i am offering up a link that is worth checking out!

If you are not currently on a donor registry, that is okay. 
 BUT- will you at least take this opportunity to see if you could help?? 

Maybe you will not be able to help Richard, but you might be able to help another person in need!
(The donor registry works worldwide--so you can help from just about anywhere!) 

Doesn't sound that hard, right??

In fact, it is THIS easy...

1. Follow the link.

2. Click 'join'.

3. Fill in the online form.

4. Someone will call you to verify that you signed up and will perhaps ask you a couple questions.

5. They will mail you swabs for your mouth.

6. When the swabs arrive, you spend 2 minutes swabbing your mouth.

7. Put the swabs in the envelope provided and stick it in a mailbox.

Don't live in Canada??
Find your Country link below!

*For all my USA friends:
US Bone Marrow/Stem Cell Donor Network

*For all my UK friends:
UK Bone Marrow/Stem Cell Donor Network

*For all other countries:
Bone Marrow/Stem Cell Donor Network Listing

No matter where you live;
 whether it is for Richard,
 or someone else in your life,
 you can help!

Join in the fight!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Wordless eh...??

I can think of a few expletives i'd be yelling right about now...

This proved to be the 'easier' way to get our wood for the winter!

Good work DaddyO and friend!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Tinkerbell & The Great Fairy Rescue- Out in Stores Today!

Do you have a little girl in your life who adores fairies??

Tinkerbell & The Great Fairy Rescue has been released on DVD/Blu-Ray today!

Just in time for some early Christmas shopping...

If you're in Canada,
i have a coupon for you!!

Save $10, off the purchase of a Blu-Ray/DVD Combo pack!

Tuesday HOP!

It's been awhile since i joined in to hop the big bloggy world...
so here we go!

*Please leave me a comment so i will know that you have landed here!*
(Psst--i look forward to meeting you!)

And... thank you oh so much to our lovely hosts:
(be sure to visit them too!)

~Now, let the hopping begin!~

Monday, September 20, 2010

Music Monday

A Little R.E.M to start the week....

Don't Forget!

@7pm (check your local listings)
on CBC

Pick up your pair of 3D glasses, from any Canada Post Outlet!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

My Garden (oh, how i loathe thee...let me count the ways!)

I know that i haven't discussed my vegetable garden and greenhouse at all in awhile. That is because, i just can't.

Mother Nature has not been overly kind to me this summer (um, wth did summer even go?? rain, rain, rain!). She left me with cases of blight, maggotty roots, aphids that would not leave and mad bolting of veggies right to seed! Did you know lettuce tastes super terrible after bolting?? The only thing it has been good for this summer, is to feed the horses next door.

And the deer...oh dear.


Truly horrid creatures! I had carefully moated the garden full of garlic and marigold, hoping to keep the deer away. For the most part, that did work. Until the end of summer...when they really wanted to get into the garden! Xman is standing next to my prized tomato plants.  I say *prized* because i jokingly planted these tomatoes outside the greenhouse, fully believing that they would, indeed, DIE. While Mother Nature snaked me in other ways, she too seemed to have a fondness and love for these plants. Carefully guarded from the wind, she allowed them to blossom into huge bushes! But, because these plants were a total after-thought addition, i had no marigold- nor garlic- surrounding. And Mr. Deer- oh dear- walked right through them!! It was kinda hard to believe it when i saw it and i only wish i had a picture of said destruction. Guess he really wanted to get at those soybeans!! (Which he so patiently waited to be just-ready to pick-ugh!)

I digress...


I did manage to muddle out lots of peas, potatoes, carrots and zucchini! But how the heck that stuff even grew is beyond me. Just as the monsoon rains ended, the frost began!~ Since Mid-August, the garden has endured at least 10 hard frosts. NOT COOL. Knowing that pumpkins take more days that Alberta sun is willing to deliver, i started these puppies super March. And once again, good ol' Mother Nature (she's such a bitch sometimes!) showed the wrath of her power!

Yucky, wilted, leaves.
Yes, the forecast for that night was not sooooo accurate.
And then Mother Nature sucker-punched again... this time with some hail!

The greenhouse yield was improved dramatically over the previous season. The addition of windows and heat-at-night really helped!!  Helped keep a colony of aphids pretty gosh darn happy, that is! But there were a few spectacular moments...



If i was the type that gave up easy, i'd burn the whole greenhouse and garden down. What a dreadfully, disappointing season! While gardening was a super experience for the kidlets, i am very thankful that i am not a farmer who depends on their crops. I think some heavy duty bribing of Mother Nature would be in order. She clearly is not a fan of mine!

(Case in point-yesterday...)

How did your garden do this summer?
Big yield, little yield?

Was Mother Nature kind to you?

Friday, September 17, 2010

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Well, maybe DaddyO will be Wordless when he sees what Beebo did to his Jeep!