Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Time for a change

Yep, you are (still) here!
I've changed the header photo.

Time for a bit more orange in my life, and a little less blue.
A bit more sherbet, and a little less poo.

A dish of ice-cream, a bowl of sauce,
some cleaner sneakers, a new lip gloss.

A tidy desk , a cleaner car,
a day perverse
and a night bizarre.

A frozen meatball, a jar of jam,
a life-sized toy-boy
carved from spam.

a new bird feeder, a guest
some afternoon tea,
or a Kafee Klatsch!

(did I spell that right?)

a breast augmentation,
some fat reduction,
a tummy tuck
after liposuction!

an enzyme peel, a bikini wax
an accountant's help
with my income tax.

a turkey wattle, a chicken gizzard,
some hot mcnuggets,
and a DQ blizzard

a step machine
to work my thighs
to heck with that,
a side of fries

Just had to end this with a rhyme
so here I go for one last time

Ok, that is enough I guess.
Can you tell there's nothing on TV tonight?
(and I'm a mess...)

Monday, July 20, 2009

Why I am going crazy

Several reasons for why I'm going crazy. Not all I can share in detail, but some I can.

(This is a flower from a pot on my deck. I think the flowers are trying to communicate with me. This one screams "Good morning!", doesn't it?)

1. There is cat vomit on my carpet. A new batch every day, it seems. One blob, in particular, looks a little like Elvis! Not sure whether to clean this one up or sell it on Ebay.

(This flower looks like Lucille Ball. "Ricky, Ricky!", she's calling....)

2. My son called me at home, from his cell phone, to ask when supper would be ready.
The punchline? He was calling from his bedroom. It took me a full minute to understand that he was, in fact, phoning me from inside my own house. (Kind of like those atrocious horror movies from the 80's where the babysitter finally figures out that the killer is ALREADY INSIDE THE HOUSE!)
Once the light bulb went on in my addled brain, and my mouth stopped flapping silently like a fish out of water, I was able to suggest that perhaps he could walk to the kitchen and ask me in person next time. If it wouldn't be too much trouble.

(These guys ar walking towards me, like zombies! See their little legs?

3. A customer at work phoned me, and reamed me out, because I did not read his mind.

Really! This led to another episode of me staring at the phone trying to comprehend what was happening, and spending a few seconds doing the fish-mouth thing again.
Much later, after a blunt phone call back from my dear husband to aforementioned customer, and then an apologetic phone call from customer to me, I have developed a slight uneasiness around the phone. Trouble is - I have to answer the darned thing about 200 times per day.

Who will it be? Will they be mad at me? Will they want supper? Are they already in the building?

(This one looks like a pink elephant. See his ears? His trunk?
Apparently he's just gotten out of the shower.)

4. The nasturtiums are taking over the world!

(I think they ate the cat)
I need a vacation.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Red Pepper Jelly

Hi all,

A gruelling work week.

However, it's not all drudgery......

I made some hot red pepper jelly and it's such a wonderful colour I just have to share. If you can't taste it, at least you can see it.

I didn't take any shots of the process until the jarring up was over. But you can see the baby jars in the mother ship, er pot, and you can see the sunshiny glow of newly-born preserves.
(Have I mentioned that I am a nearly-empty nester and have the urge to turn everything into mother-child analogies?)

Happy Birthday little jelly jars!

Saturday, July 11, 2009


I just found out that the husband of a friend of mine passed away the other day.
I never met him, but he must have been a wonderful man, because she is a wonderful woman, and people like that seem to hang around each other.
I am so sorry for her loss, and can't imagine what she and her son must be going through.
I just can't go on with posting trivial bits of news and thoughts without acknowledging that this happened.
I'm thinking of you.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

The campin' trip. hyuck hyuck hyuck (goofy laugh)

This is my macho man fishing at beautiful Kentucky-Alleyne Provincial park.
We had a groovy time with friends, critters, food and fire.

These are our friends Alison and Brice. They are the SALT (and pepper) of the EARTH !

We love them....and they are cautiously approving of us, in return.
I went to high school with A and B (before they were a couple) so we go waaaaaaay back.

The rest of the photos are critter pictures. Enjoy!

Kathryn : )

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Latest Chapter in the Saga

Hi all,

When we last left off I was about to tell you of my adventures of late. Kind of a catch-up thing.



Well OK - the handcuffs.

Dave and I were invited out to a customer's house for dinner. There was drinking involved.

(Not me - I can't handle it). Among other things, the customer (I'll call him Bobo) is an ex-RCMP officer.

He still has his handcuffs, which he was eager to show me. Suddenly they were ON me!

How amusing.

I did get them off, obviously, because he had also kept his key. Much later, Dave and I made a hasty exit (after lots of stories, dancing, singing, chanting - all on the part of our host).

Interesting evening. I won't go into more detail than that.
Next post: Camping!