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Is yawning a sport?

If it is, I have just finished a marathon.  Awake at the ungodly hour of 2:00 a.m. Why you ask?  Old age, too many things running around in my head?  No idea why but I sure hope this stops. 

I did manage to get most of my wrapping wrapped up   J

I imagine that by 10:00 I'll be just like Snorlax....

Merry Christmas Eve Eve Everyone.

Strange finding of the day. Don't ask how I came across this one!

Fences and Detention of Stray Livestock Act
Detention and sale of stray livestock

9 (1) Whenever any livestock strays onto the lands of a person and the ownership of the livestock is unknown, such person may detain the livestock.
(2) If not claimed by the owner within forty-eight hours, a person detaining stray livestock shall forthwith transmit to the municipal clerk an adequate description of the livestock that will enable the owner to recognize it together with an indication of the time and place of finding and the place where the livestock is detained.
(3) A municipal clerk who receives the information referred to in subsection (2) shall file a notice with a description of the livestock and post a copy thereof in his office and shall place the notice and description in two advertisements at least seven days apart from each other in a newspaper of general circulation in the municipality in which the livestock is detained.
(4) The last advertisement referred to in subsection (3) shall st…

You can never get back your lost Toys R Us time

One of the dilemmas of the holiday season is what toys to choose for a child.Whether you need to buy something for a child you don’t see very often or are choosing a gift for a child from one of the many Angel Tree’s around the city, it can be very hard to know what kids are into at any given age.What do 5 year old girls play with?What is the current trend for 10 year old boys?Added to the regular stress of choosing gifts for family and friends, this can send you over the edge.
I spent an hour in Toys R Us on Saturday going through this.I needed toys for a 2 year old boy, 5 year old girl and a 7 year old boy.If money was no object, shopping wouldn’t be a problem but when you are trying to be cost-efficient (my 2017 term for cheap), you can lose an entire day in Toys R Us.You pick something up, put it in your cart and then you find something else that would be better/cheaper/more fun.This can happen many times (I know)!When you have finally gone up and down each aisle twice (because you…

Space - the final frontier


End of the Week Laughs

I hope everyone had a decent week but here it is end of day Friday and I don't know about you but I am ready to check out.  It is our work party tonight but my eyes are just not ready for a party.  I have regaled my co-workers with some of the back-in-the-day party stories.  Certainly an eye opener for some of them.  I did hear that the party two years ago had some fun things going on but we don't have names (damn!).

I doubt that tonight's party will be as "interesting" as the old ones mostly because all of the really fun people have left.

I will go home, put some drops in and rest my weary eyes.  Eye doc says that they aren't doing what they were told to do (yet).  Far/near, near/ it that my eyes are confused or my brain?  Who knows.

And last but certainly not least...

One of the wives who belongs to the "Guy with two wives" neighbour out sweeping their laneway this her crocks.  She also cleaned off the car.  What a good woman…

Not for the Faint of Heart or How Criminal Minds Relates to My Life

Can you believe that December is already here and well on its way?Where does the time go?Seriously, I couldn’t believe that today was the 7th.So much has been going on lately that November is a blur.Planning and holding Steph and Arun’s engagement party was both fun and a very busy time.As those of you who know me can attest, I tend to be my own worst enemy so when I started planning a travel themed party I ended up going off in a bunch of different directions which took planning and time but it was worth it.Great ideas for my next life as a party planner. It was very much standing room only with a lot of “excuse me’s” on my part to get in and out of the kitchen to replenish drinks and food. Everyone had a great time.I still can’t believe that we didn’t break a fire code with so many people gathered in our house at once.Would have been great to have been raided by the fire department.
Sorry, getting carried away.  Actually, not very sorry :) During engagement party planning we also h…

I know that you are with me on this one.


What better way to spend a snowy day at the office....

Our team had a fun event today.  In preparing for the Christmas (yes I said it - Christmas!) season we picked names and are making advent calendars for each other.  To get in the proper spirit I made everyone a special pair of footwear.  I don't want to take mine off.  I'm using the excuse that everyone in the office hasn't seen them yet :).

Now we are thinking that the whole office should do this.  There is still time to apply for a job here - lol.

Word of the (Wednes)Day:


Let's try using it in at least one sentence today.

Puzzler of the day:  The plug for our fridge is upside down so that the cord is bent.  Does yours do this?  The big plug for our stove is the same.  Who designed this?  Is it so that the cord will break and we'll have to get new appliances?  Crafty thinking or just mean manufacturers?

Might I also add that I pulled out the fridge in preparation for the engagement party this weekend and ewww, just ewww.  No wonder fridges die.  There was a giant furry creature attached to the motor.  You'd think they could design it in such a way that dust wouldn't collect but then I suppose your fridge would last forever and the manufacturers can't have that.

Strange licence plate of the day (well, last Sunday anyways):  IHV4Kids

So.  Do you want an award?  A day at a spa maybe?  Cudo's for being so prolific?  Why would you want this on your car?  Is it …

Text conversation with my son


Jonathan:  For the record, the poison soup in the fridge is an option for dinner, correct?

Me:  Yes.

History:  I put a poison sticker on the soup at work so that no one would eat it and left it there when I brought it home.  No need to call Children's Aid - LOL

Man, I thought I was cranky yesterday!


Am I cranky?

I love Dead Fred.  I would have way too much fun with one of these.
Can't decide if I'm being cranky or if I am justified in my frustration. 

Meanwhile, I was waiting for the bus this morning and got a front row seat (standing actually) to a little a.m. drama.  A young woman and her dad were dropped off at the bus and she noticed that she didn't have her wallet.  .

Daughter: "OH NO!  I don't have any money for dinner tonight.
Dad:  You had money in your pocket.
Daughter:  Yes, but I put it in my wallet. [sounding a tad whiney at this point]
Dad:  Well, where did you leave your wallet?
Daughter:  I think in the car.  It must be in the car. 
Sandra's thinking:  Gee Dad, give her some money to get her dinner.
Daughter:  It must be in the car, that's mom calling me. (telephone conversation ensues)
Mom drives back.  Daughter haughtily checks car.  No wallet.
Daughter:  "OH NO!"  It must be at home.
Dad:  The bus is coming.  Are you going to get the next one?

I g…

What were they thinking?

Who chooses the statues that we see outside?  A good question, right?  Do they have a committee?  An entire government department?  Probably both.  I just don't understand some of it.  Give me a statue of Samuel de Champlain and I understand that.  I'm such a progressive woman - lol.

I got out for a much needed run today and multi-tasked because I needed to go to the Museum of History (formerly known as Civilization - thanks Stevie!) to pick something up so it was a good excuse to get out for some long overdue lunch exercise.  On my journey I crossed the Portage Bridge over to Gatineau (formerly known as Hull - thanks ????) and they have these three statues on the path.  What?!? Why?!?  A headless person?  What the heck?  Exchangeable body parts?  Ideas anyone?

It was a lovely day for a run but I was kind of hoping for a bit of rain to splash in.  It looks like tornado weather outside the window right now so I'm sure the rain will happen when I go to catch the bus because…