Saturday, December 31, 2011
Friday, December 30, 2011
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
One idea is decluttering as you put away those gifts. Put away one item, and get rid of two ( donate,toss, or recycle.) Such as DVD's. Put away the new one, and get rid of a couple older ones.
I read about White Elephant Parties (white elephant is a term used to describe a good gift, but invaluable to you ) Supposedly in North America these parties are popular. Six or more people gather, after Christmas, with a white elephant gift . The hostess must share the list of guests coming, as you don't want to be caught regifting a gift you've received from somebody who is there. It proceeds as a "Yankee swap". Hmmm.... tricky.
Keep an eye out for great gift boxes you may have received. They may be useful to store stuff such as ribbon, tea light candles, markers, thread, pennies, nail polish etc..
What about all those appliance and other boxes? Should we save the original packaging? Some claim you should save the original packaging until the store's return date has passed. Some claim you should simply save the sales slip. Others say keep the packaging until the warranty expires. I like to save the original box and the instructions if I think I will be selling it someday. Especially video systems. electronics, and games. It's nice to be able to sell on ebay and be able to offer original packaging.
Monday, December 26, 2011
New Year’s Eve Celebration of Local Food,
Wine & Live Piano Music
Ruisseau Oysters ~ Eel Lake Oyster Farm
Broiled with lemon herb butter served with garnish salad and balsamic vinaigrette
Paired with Grand Pre L’Acadie Blanc
Borsch ~ Riverview Farm(Beet Soup)
Paired with Grand Pre Castel
Turkey Galantine ~ Thousand Hills Farm
Served with squash risotto and fresh vegetables
Paired with Grand Pre Ortega
Local Pear & Grand Pre Vidal Icewine
Orange & Grand Marnier Chiffon Cheesecake
Tea & Coffee
39.95 without wine
Tax & Gratuity not included
5:30pm or 7:00pm
Call to purchase your tickets and reserve your dinner time...762-2112
Your arms need to be quite strong to keep going.
He lies down on his back with his legs slightly apart.
Sunday, December 25, 2011
It's the best morning of the year. Loverboy is cooking breakfast, and the boys are delighted with their new things from under the tree. I am enjoying my coffee, and taking in all the sights and sounds. Thinking about last evening with friends and family, and remembering my brother Craig on this special day. Somehow, he doesn't feel very far away....
The way you spend Christmas is far more important than how much.--Henry David Thoreau
Saturday, December 24, 2011
He said "this was a one shot deal".
I even asked his brother to be a wiseman. He said he was wise, but not that crazy.
I'll be prepared next year !
Friday, December 23, 2011
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Today I decided what was the worst thing about mine.
It's the emotional attachment you develop over the years.
Last night, one of our residents made a permanent move. An unexpected move to heaven.
She had been living with us for 24 years.
Indeed I did love her, and she loved all of us.
I will miss her wit, that grin, her thank you speeches, her little dance, and her laugh.
She was a permanent fixture, and my own sons fondly expressed how they had known her all their lives.
Like a mother who wishes she could shelter her child from harm, I wished I could have changed the outcome.
But last night, I was not in charge.
I learned from her that happiness is always in reach. We, as grown adults, are responsible for making it hard to grasp.
Rest in Peace Bernadette.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Paul Saulnier ( bright and well decorated)
Vernon a Barou (lots of nice lights)
Toddie and Dun (lots of nice trees )
Red Morton (nice multicoloured tree)
Aubrey Spinney ( Nice lit stuff on the fence)
Larkin House on East side ( candoliers in windows, decor on front porch)
Huskins household ( every nice, even the shed, glad we dont pay his power bill)
Marjorie Cunningham (lots of lights)
Ward Cunningham (big blue star)
Joe Nickerson ( lots to see, even a Santa by chimney)
The Martells ( always nice)
Barry Goodwin ( Oh my... some blink, and there is so much)
John Pothier ( nice candy canes)
Elaine and Brian (nice lighted garland and bows on fence)
George and Pauline ( neat and nice)
Carol Anne and jimmy (nice red lamp post)
Rowena and Lindsay ( nice angels with RED letters)
Pere maurice ( always nice)
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
So we have been busy and we may not feel our house is“company clean”.
Here's the important stuff ...
The entrance. Vacuum the floors/mats and dust it. Get rid of your own coats to make room for others. That's where your guests will make their first impression.
The bathroom: needs to be very clean. Chances are they will all visit it during the night. Empty the garbage, make sure there's plenty soap, a clean towel and toilet tissue. If needed, hang a new roll, and your guests won't have to hunt for and change the roll.
Family Room:Windex, dust and vacuum.
Kitchen: Run the dishwasher and empty the dishwasher before guests arrive. You'll be glad you did. Empty garbage.
Dining Room: if you light any candles on the table, make sure they are unscented.
Only concentrate on the areas that your guests will be in.
Monday, December 19, 2011
I had to chuckle at him...
" Mom. Do you know what is the worst part of working there on Monday nights?"
Nope, I replied.
" It's the Monday radio BINGO, and plus Santa's workshop and letters!!"
Guess that's pretty good, if that's his major complaint !
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Friday, December 16, 2011
Thursday, December 15, 2011
1. Sheep-Cot Clod - Sneaks into the sheep cot (pen) and harasses the sheep.
2. Gully Gawk - Tries to milk cows because he loves heavy froth on milk.
3. Shorty - Hovers in the kitchen, waiting for the chance to snatch a roast.
4. Ladle Licker - So thin he resembles the utensil he loves to lick.
5. Pot Scraper - Snatches dirty pots and pans and scrapes the burned-on food by hand.
6. Bowl Licker - Like the puppy of the house, he's adept at licking bowls clean.
7. Door Slammer - Out of sight, late at night, doors go bang in the night.
8. Skyr Gobbler - Skyr is the Icelandic term for yogurt, which he has a penchant for.
9. Sausage Snatcher - Skilled at clambering into rafters, where the sausages are hung to smoke.
10. Window Peeper - A very ugly guy, who can be a fright to see peering through windows.
11. Door Sniffer - Leave the door to the kitchen ajar and he'll stick his big nose into it, looking for food to steal.
12. Meat Hook - Down your chimney comes his long pole with a hook on the end, aimed at snatching meat that may be hanging from your rafters.
13. Candle Beggar - Steals Christmas candles when no one is looking.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Calendars are available at the Archives in Tusket or at the following retail locations:
Pubnico: Tit Paul’s Petro-Can; Tusket: Archives, Carl’s Store, the Ultramart; and the Municipal Office Wedgeport: Credit Union Yarmouth: Frames on James, James St.
Dayton: At the Sign of the Whale