I did get one right answer
yesterday... so your playing for one ballot for Midas.... All it
takes to win is one one ballot! I put a cute picture on my home page
this morning.... It showed up in an email earlier this week... Tara
googled Bay of Fundy Tourist attractions and came up with my business
card... think she attached it to the picture of the gallery from my web
site! No plans for the weekend... doubt if I will even leave the
island... I might get to spend another couple of hours trying to fill
out college applications on line for my son... Why do I get to do
this???? Good question! The answer of course is the applications have
to be accompanied by a credit card number... Yesterday I finally
finished one.... guess I took too long though as it came back and told
me my session had expired... not sure why it couldn't have told me that
when it expired... It didn't have to wait until I finished!!!!
Jan 27 The top came down the Ship's gangway with so much momentum that it looked like it might take off and Fly towards the wooden platform beside the train station.....
It was pointed out to me that I should have
included a Haggis recipe yesterday,,, since it was too late to order
the canned Haggis.... So here is your very own Haggis recipe... Yum
Yum! (Yes I have tried it... Haggis not this recipe!)
Haggis 1 sheep's paunch, heart, lung and liver of sheep, salt, white pepper, hotredpepper(cayennepreferred),
1 pound beef
suet, 1/8 tsp.
nutmeg (or less to
taste), 2 onions,
chopped, 6 oz. oatmeal,
toasted, 3/4 pint beef stock Clean the paunch thoroughly and then turn it inside out.
Boil the lung, liver and heart until tender. While you are
doing this, put the windpipe over the edge of the pot, draining into
another receptacle. Chop the meat extremely fine; grate the liver. Mix
the meats with the spices, onions, suet and oatmeal. Mix in the stock
and then stuff into the paunch. NOTE: the oatmeal will enlarge
as it absorbs the liquid, so leave extra room. Sew the paunch up and
then prick it with a needle. Boil in water for 3 hours. To reheat, wrap in foil and bake in the over for around 2 hours; since it paunch could break, this will save the filling!
MMMM mmmm enough.... and this is
prepared for festive occasions! (Oh by the way Bowland is
Irish...(i'm sure the Irish wouldn't lower themselves to eat that
Tripe!... That's for all my Campbell connections...)
It's sunny here now much cooler and very windy....
Jan 26 The top came down the Ship's gangway with so much momentum that it looked like it might take off and Fly !
My mother informs me that the date on my
home page hasn't changed recently... well I changed it but maybe I
forgot to hit the save button after I changed it or it's out of date
because I forgot to save it last week and since I always just add one
to the current date.... (Actually I guess it was the date on this page
that was wrong... I had two Jan 23... Maybe I fugured if we repeated
Monday Canadian's would come to their senses and vote for the good guys
the second time round!) My hair is all gone... guess I will have
to model something so you can all see the new me.... I look like
I'm about 10 if you ignore the wrinkles! Sunny today but suppose
to cool off... I have a whole bunch of really pretty hearts lying
around that I will stick on my home page hopefully later today...
Almost no red hearts... My favorite are dark sage green with raised
topaz stringers.... The topaz flashes as the hearts turn....(too
bad it won't show up in the scan!) I had way to much email this
morning... I tried to down load it in SJ yesterday with my new
'high' speed connection but everytime I tried the computer
rebooted..... Think it is the email virus scanner that appeared
since the last time I was there that is mucking everything up....
Guess who spent the night there last week! My mother also
pointed out to me that it was Robby Burns day so anyone who couldn't
find their Haggis here's your link!!! http://www.darachweb.com/food/images/haggisSirl.jpg
Jan 25 The top came down the gangway with so much momentum that it looked like it might take off and Fly !
For anyone who didn't get the last answer it
was FLY, thought it was most appropriate to continue on a fly
theme..... Off to the big city today, but first I'm getting
my hair cut.... Someone decided that she didn't like her hair last week
and it would look better with bangs.... WRONG so now I'm getting
it all cut off and I'll start over... Woke up at 6 am to some load
crashing noises... the ice laundry was fallin off the
house! I noticed yesterday that the ice on the roof had slid down
and was hanging over the edge about 12 -16 inches looked like a
bunch of little white hand towels... Well they started falling off at 6
am! G got up and prowled the house.. I said it was just ice
falling off the roof... last winter we just had snow it it much better
mannered when it leaves the roof! Got an email this morning from
Japan... I got a little box that popped up that informed me that
if I wanted to read the message properly I needed to install a Japanese
Character set... a lot of good that would do me! Off eat
breakfast then get my hair chopped!
Jan 24 The Horse & Deer gallop past the paper lying beside the Tent on the Black Sand which sparkles in the morning May
sun, while the dragon leans on the Bar admiring his Button collection!
Final two words are in blue... will start a new game tomorrow!
Yes I voted yesterday and no I didn't vote for the party that now has a minority government...but if I did my math right the balance of power is held by a radical talk show host from Quebec! Could be an interesting couple of years... and no I don't think this government will last 4 years!
Started snowing here yesterday afternoon,
looks like we might have a couple of inches but it's sunny
today... Most of the night the snow slid off the roof sounded
like we were being bombarded... Made hearts with gold leaf
floating (that was the theory..) in them yesterday see if any of them
survived! Or if I have any pairs... One colour hearts I can
make pairs of... but as soon as I start adding things forget it...
should make my earrings with one big heart with a tiny xtal and
one little heart with a huge xtal... so that the mismatch looks
intentional! I got 8
bunnies out of the kiln yesterday morning and I'm sure I only put two in....
Jan 23 The Horse & Deer gallop past the paper lying beside the Tent on the Black Sand which sparkles in the morning May sun, while the dragon leans on the Bar admiring his Button collection!
Today is election day in Canada... My
opinion of this election,... a gross waste of Tax Payer's dollars... I
don't think it really matters which 'crook' is governing... and
the last set being a minority governement probably was more honest than
most! Yes I will vote... but will my vote count, no ... In
the Canadian system if you don't win you don't count.....Enough on
politics! Need to go check my Kiln and see if Bunnies really do
Multiply If you leave two together!
Jan 22 The Horse & Deer gallop past the paper lying beside the Tent on the Black Sand which sparkles in the morning May sun, while the dragon leans on the Bar admiring his button collection!
Got a couple more right answers
yesterday....Most creative wrong answer so far is Pub Signs... I said
I'd accept it if he sent me pictures of the signs!... Our power
went out again last night at 9:30 went out then came back on
again just long enough to get the DVD back to the spot where it had
quit the first time! I was muttering that we should be finding
flashlights etc... not restarting the movie! When it went out
again... it didn't come back on again until 8:20 this morning!
Yesterday I made a bunch of little bunny
head beads.... Emmy has found a new way to entertain himself...
he sits on the deck railing and trys to kill his tail which is hanging
down the outside of the railing...Sort of wraps himself round the
railing like a pretzel batting at the fat grey string.... I figure he
will ultimately fall off because he's a bit of a clutz! G saw a
mouse run across the floor last night... Will have to get Duddies
onto him.... Emmy would just think it was some sort of atomated
toy! We changed the light fixture in the kitchen earlier this
week and there was a mouse hole under the flourescent fixture... G
doesn't think the mouse came from there... The one inch hole in
the kitchen ceiling is a nice decorating feature though.....
Jan 21 The Horse & Deer gallop past the paper lying beside the Tent on the Black Sand which sparkles in the morning May sun, while the dragon leans on the Bar admiring his button collection!
Still only one right answer, well one person
sent me two answers last night, one of which was right and I have
someone else that is really close.... Still warm out here but it
is suppose to cool off and snow.... Just after I finished my
update yesterday I did my morning cat stretch and something in my neck
popped OWEEEEE... According to my DH I lay on the floor break
dancing for the next 5..10 minutes... sweet man! Actually it
seems much better today... the nerve obviously has gotten out of the
way of the wayward disc! May have to spend an hour checking out
the jets in the new Jacuzzi tub again today though...
I did manage to make beads and walk to the store yesterday after lunch
Jan 20 The Horse & Deer gallop past the paper lying beside the Tent on the Black Sand which sparkles in the morning May sun.... Yes I have one correct answer...
and G informs me that Deer don't gallop...picky picky!!!! But
keep guessing.... There was only one ferry running yesterday
morning when I tried to escape... but I only waited 55 minutes...
(Luckily it was sunny so I didn't have to run the engine... since I was
rather low on gas!) I have waited almost 3 hours on each end on some
occasions.... One of the things I was looking for in Calais was a
package of small bubble wrap envelopes, think they are about 8*6 maybe
a bit bigger... so far I'm recycling ones people send me... where do
you buy them... All the ones that I'm getting are coming from the
US... Gas is $2.59 / gallon in Calais and $103.9/litre (canuck
bucks) in NB the $103.9 works out to $4.90 / gallon in US
funds!!!! Yes I bought gas yesterday!
A distant relative of my fathers contacted
him a couple of days ago... The common ancestor is I think a
great/great/great grandfather and was born in 1814.... (so does that
make him a third cousin once removed?)
Jan 19 The Horse & Deer gallop along the Black Sand
which sparkles in the morning May sun.... I have an answer
that is really close but NOT QUITE RIGHT! We lost our power
at 5:30 last night just as I was thinking about super... the barbecue
wasn't an option it wouldn't have lit... the winds were horrendous and
the rain was coming down in buckets.... Sunny today but much cooler
still above freezing though! Lights came on at 11... considered
making super then... but decided staying in bed made more
sense! However I should get brownie points for yesterday
afternoon.. I spent threee hours in the dungeon working on my window
comission... Now that it's started... I can probably motivate
myself to work down there occasionally! When it rains
here there is a nice river flowing though my dungeon... pre sump
pump ... ie the first winter Stuart and I were here we had water 8 - 10
inches deep down there which we bailed into the shower....
so much for all my card board boxes.....
Off to Calais today, actually I'm off to St Stephen... Calais is just cheap gas!
Jan 18 The Horse gallops along the Black Sand
which sparkles in the morning May sun.... No right answers
yet.... Warmed up over night and got windy... freezing rain is
forcast we're above freezing but the mainland probably isn't...
Made another Puffin yesterday... yes my flock is increasing! Not
much else exciting is happening....
Jan 17 Last weeks Multibon answer was GLASS.. much too easy since two people got it right with two clues! Forgot to post that yesterday...
The BLACK SAND sparkles in the morning sun.....
OK maybe that was slimy... you
actually had two words yesterday, but the 'phrase' needed both words to
make sense... The sun is out again here and the sun is
sparkling on our black shale intertidal zone.... The temp may
make it up to freezing and maybe our mailbox will thaw out... we have a
community mailbox... the fronts are covered with 1/4 to 1/2 inch
of ice... they aren't opening... may not open until we've had two or
three days above zero... I WANT MY MAIL!!!!! Made a
few more ice cubes yesterday... and one puffin.... I've run out
of short bits of clear glass... so will have to temporarily
suspend Ice production! Checked out a site with this summers
fashion trend colours this morning... teals, mustard yellow and
Eggplant....The teal works with my available glass colours the
others....also a lot of pastels.. I can do those!... Not sure how many
people can continually afford to buy jewellery in this years
colours.... Unless they make it themselves!
Jan 16.... New Multibon this will run until Sunday or longer if I don't have a correct answer!
The BLACK sand sparkles in the morning sun.....
Todays' guesses all get a ballot after today you have to be right.....
It's SNOWING here today and really windy ...
what happened to spring? Yesterday I got called to breakfast and
never got around to finishing the Rant.... Curling was
fun.... Once or twice a year is enough fun for me though! G
who was the skip commented that the only broom I was on was the one I
rode from one end of the ice to the other.... (When you throw
your rock you are suppose to aim for the skips broom if the rock goes
were it was suppose to you were on the broom... otherwise......)
I won a wind shirt as a door prize... bit large but that just means I
can stuff more clothes underneath it! G got a really classy
windshield scrapper and brush... with a padded handle no less!!!!
Driving got really interesting coming home yesterday... the rain turned
into sleet with ice on the highway... of course I had my
thongs on still... left overs from Saturdays +15 (59 F).. had to
pick my way through the slush in the grocery store parking lot!
(I wear sandles any day it is above freezing as long as the snow
isn't too deep!) Got home yesterday and discovered that Duddley
had spent the day /night in the house... the lid of Em's kitten food
was off so he didn't even starve! Em discovered Duddies outdoor
bowl when he got turfed at 4 am.. after he stuck his paw in my
mouth! To keep Em quiet in the truck coming home I fed him french
fries..... Actually it was his idea to eat my fries not mine it was
just easier to give him bits of my fries that have him climb into my
mouth after the entire fry! He thought they ran out way to soon!
Jan 15 Greetings from my lap top...
I'm on hi speed... it's so neat to have almost instant gratification
when you click on something.... Final word for this week... Making T RANSPARENT BEADS that SHATTERED can drive you to DRINKING from your OPAQUE SLIPPER..... You
still get one ballot if you send me the correct answer
today.....Raining this morning guess our heat wave is almost over...
suppose to have snow tomorrow...
Jan 14 Making BEADS that SHATTERED can drive you to DRINKING from your OPAQUE SLIPPER..... It
almost 9 degrees (48) here this morning... spring in January...
Oh well we never got spring at all last year..... Midas has replaced
Hamish on my site... Can't promise that he will turn everything he
touches to GOLD but his ice cube is covered with most of a sheet
of gold leaf.... He's hoping to move somewhere warm and
tropical.... We're off to SJ over night today, a curling
party... the emphasis on party not curling Two years ago
when we went you got points for everything but where the rocks ended up
in the rings.... G is a somewhat serious curler so I think he
figures this is somewhat beneath him! But that reminds me need to
clean the bottoms of whatever booties I'm wearing on the ice
tonight... Ice caretakers don't like rocks.. (the sharp little
ones that stick in the botom of shoes kind of rocks anyway....!)
Jan 13 Making BEADS can drive you to DRINKING from your OPAQUE SLIPPER..... Must
be Friday the 13th my HTML editor won't work! It was clear over night
so there is frost everywhere... but I think it is suppose to stay warm
for a couple of days but get windy and rainy for the weekend! We
discovered just how much of a pig Em is yesterday.... Last week we
stuffed his worm pills into him with a pair of long nosed pliers....
not fun... yesterday we threw them in his food bowl.... Food for me, oh
thank you ... GONE! Now I have had other cats that could pick crushed
pills out of soft food.... Duddly will not eat pills unless they are
stuffed into him... however if he thought he was stealing Em's food....
Now there's an idea! Midas the second still doesn't exist so will
Photograph "Midas" today.... and his Gold throne! Hopefully he will
appear on this page ..."LIKE MAGIC" later today...
Jan 12 Making BEADS can drive you to DRINKING from your SLIPPER..... Actually
two people got the right answer yesterday so all correct answers are
now only worth one ballot... I will start a new game on Monday
morning (but I will post a few more clues....) It's pouring
rain here... no snow, there is ice in some parking lots though.....
I took my unloved laptop (I bought it so I would
have a computer in Sakatchewan when I was there for the summers....)
into Saint John yesterday and bought a wifi card so now can play on
line hi speed on evenings that I'm in Saint John... I find the
laptop hard to type on though as the key board is set so far
back! The birthday gift... did work it was in two boxes and the
inside box was just loose in the outside box! Had musical cats
last night... one went out at midnight... the other one came in then
and yelled until he got his second bowl of food.... then howled for a
couple of minutes just because he could.... then G started snoring so
loudly that the windows were rattling... actually it was probably the
bed frame as I think some of the bolts need to be tightened! Duddley
went out again at 3:30 actually he wanted breakfast then... even though
supper had been 3 hours earlier.... He got pitched into the rain for
his efforts! I am making beads today!
Jan 11 Today's word ... Making BEADS can drive you to DRINKING .... Doubt
if I can keep adding the words into a sentance all week...Got Stuart's
gift yesterday so we're off to Saint John today to take him out
for dinner and deliver it... Doesn't sound like it's very well packed
as it's smashing around in the box... I thought being electronics
it shouldn't rattle! Midas's ice cube is definitely a keeper...
however think I will make Midas the second... He actually says
it's his ice cube though since he slept with it all night in the
kiln.... Yesterday was a lovely sunny day, and there is snow on
the mainland... we have none at all today.... not sure about
tomorrow... No beads will be made today either.... I have some
pictures of hearts that will be posted tomorrow!
Jan 10 HAPPY 21st BIRTHDAY TO STUART.......
THE WINNER OF HAMISH McPUFF IS FIONA FROM ENGLAND..... (And
the fact that it is cheaper for me to mail a parcel to England than any
where in North America has nothing to do with her winning!)
However don't despair Midas is currently cooling his heels in my
kiln with the rest of yesterdays BEADS and
should have his mug shot posted soon! Yesterday... well the snow
turned to rain, so I hoped in my car to go get Stuart's gift got as far
as St George and came home... what was rain and above freeaing
here was wet snow on ice on the mainland.... It's sunny today....
I need to go pick up my tree ornaments that I won at The
Festival of Trees in St Andrews too.... OK so I bid
on a whole bunch of trees in 2004 and didn't win anything, I only bid
on one this year... You don't get the trees here just the
ornaments and a tote box to hold them.
New multibon today.. there will be 6 words
posted, one a day .... that all have one thing in common
the word I am looking for can be either a noun or an adjective...
If you send me your answer today and it's right you get 7 ballots (A
one ballot bonus for getting it right with only one word BEADS)
after two clues a right answer will get you 5 ballots....
Actually anyone who sends me an answer today no matter how ridiculous
will get a ballot!
Last weeks answers were desert, weather (got
this one a lot...) temperature, English (won't accept that
again... however it is right!) , winter, Eyeore....????, would have
accepted SPRING... wishful thinking on my part maybe....
Most people said weather which is the obvious answer..... This
weeks should be pretty EASY!
Jan 9 Last day to get your
vote in for Hamish however his cousin Midas the Feb 10 draw will
be equally cute.... Snowing today, so I'll stay home and
hibernate.... Will start a new multibon tomorrow... If you get
the right answer from the first word you get 6
ballots..... will have to figure out the words today!
Jan 8 Yesterday actually
became sunny by noon... so I went for a ferry ride... I decided I
couldn't live another minute without a dustmop... used to own one...
new ones are cheap plastic things .... cost way too much... but my
floor is now dust free? G suggested I should do the walls
too....! I think he should use the great outdoors for sawing up
his lumber too..... not my bedroom! The bed has now been moved
upstairs... 22 months after he/we started raising the roof...
Still no tiles on the tub or fixtures in the bathroom and the only
furniture is the bed... but the saw is gone (moved into the guest
room....) ! I watched Jaws on TV last night .... wasn't nearly as
much of the background Shark is coming music as I remembered maybe
that's in the sequel... I remember going to that movie in the theatre
in 75 or 76 when it was first released, not sure if I've seen it
since! I found the mentality of the mayor the interesting part of
that movie... cover up the danger at all costs to avoid disrupting the
tourism dollars.... Maybe the NB government would like to adopt
that attitude and get us a backup ferry for the summer...... and a year
round connection to Campobello or East Port....
Must be icey out this morning poor Duddies fell on his face when he went shooting out the door hissing and spluttering at the Evil EM....
Jan 7 Light snow
falling here today... another gloomy weekend.... Haven't done
anything interesting in the last couple of days, walked to the store
yesterday... to buy the paper with the TV guide in it so I know that I
don't even have to turn on the TV... there really is nothing on!
Watched the movie GOLD last night it was (a DVD) based on the Wilbur
Smith book of the same name, by Wilbur Smith standards it is a very
short book, think the book was better, may have to read it again to see
where they screwed up in the movie! Got my replacement parts for
my fountain pen bead pens yesterday... haven't tried to put one
together yet but think they will look much better! Both the cap
and the rod are much shorter need to make somemore beads so that I
can assemble them (no I don't have ANY beads in this
Jan 6 Went to bed last night with big fluffy snow flakes falling and woke up to rain
and a cat desperately pawing at the glass door.... Em gets up on
his back legs and paws at the door.. gets going fast enough that he
almost gets a squeaky blackboard noise... looks really cute.... (nice
noise to sleep too....) Said cat went out at 3am.... Duddley
didn't come in last night so I figured EM would sleep in... wrong,
Duddley usually goes out about 5:30 guess Emmy hides under the bed
until Unkie Duddies leaves.... then he becomes a pest! With
no Unkie Duddies to keep him in line he can become a pest much
Jan 5 I have a few answers to multibond game.... I should point out that correct answers on Tuesday may not work all week as more words are added, but they are judged the day they come in! Today is gloomy think
it might snow...... I am still answering questions on Qwyzzle...
on a Yahoo site this showed up this morning.... sorry can't
I have a friend who wants to start Qwyzzle, but doesn't see anything on
the home page but the starry sky..... Could it be because she is working on an Apple?
Answer: You need a computer. It will not run on fruit!
Ok now that I have succesfully PO'd my
family back to my rant! Spent yesterday in SJ checking out the New Home
Depot store along with every other person in a few hundred mile
radius! We also went to Kent as there was no one there so really
good customer service! I won a big box of Candy from
Suzifitz beads which showed up yesterday, most of which I have never
heard of! It was a game she was playing on her site I'm not sure
if it was a stupid award for not having heard of most of the
Candy or if it was a random draw....Might stick it in my car for
emergency ferry lineup rations! (it was mailed on Dec 17 in California
actually since Dec 17 they have only deliverd mail 9 times so the
parcel was actually FASTER than normal!) Speaking of ferries.....
Yesterday getting off of the ferry G was first in the line so was
signaled to get off, tried to start his truck, not much happened, tried
again... the ferry guy came over and G rolled the window
down...... Ferry guy, "I think your truck is already
running...." I managed to keep a straight face until we were off
the ferry! Today I will make beads!
Jan 4 Eastport forcast shows sun but the clouds
look pretty thick here.... You might have noticed that I now have
a bunch of red words in my rant.... It is my version of Tribon
only this is Multibon! You need to send me an email telling me
what the words have in common, if I agree with your answer you get a
ballot in Hamishes ballot box, I will list all acceptable answers
every Tuesday, but I will reply to all emails.... If you think your
answer is right you can send it to me every day... however there will
be more than one acceptable answer, get creative....(G my backup judge
doesn't think you should be allowed to send the same word in more than
once...., however will accept cases of smoked salmon etc... as
bribes....) We're off to Saint John today.... For the record...my
ice cube bounced and is just fine... (Hamish will be replaced with
Midas the Puffin....for Feb's draw)
Jan 3 Forcast says no snow
in the forcast..... I screwed up NB kids get another week off,
Gord started curling last night so I just assumed that the kids went
back to school too..... He won, (actually they won since curling
really is a team sport)... I did something yesterday that I've
never managed to do before.... I burned through a 3/32 mandrel (3mm) that takes alot of heat....
I was trying to flatten the bottom of an ice cube with some copper foil
fish and didn't want to heat the foil fish and burn him out too so
.... anyway the flaming ice cube bounced four feet to my ceramic tile
floor before it got grabbed with something and stuffed into the
kiln.... Not sure if ice cubes bounce or not... time will
Jan 2 Warm with small snowflakes
floating down.... Think kids go back to school here today!
Hope everyone had a good holiday! When your self employed one day
is the same as the next... it's sort of what's a holiday, what's a day
Continued cleaning up beads etc yesterday,
I'm sure I'll never be able to find anything now! I've been asked
by a couple of people if we got our lobsters New Years Eve... we
got lobsters, they actually belonged to someone else but the theory was
that an other order was suppose to come in soon,.... so ours were taken
out of an order that hadn't been picked up yet, I would have
preordered when I phoned if she had told me I needed too! Gord
was there within 30 minutes of me phoning..... Duddley loves
lobster, think Emmy does to but he seems to be doing quite well
on cat food 9 pounds (4.1 kg) in 6 months.... He lets out the
most plantive little squeeks if he thinks he's hungry..... Must
have been starving as a kitten ...
Need to go check yesterdays beads and see if they look as nice cold as they did hot....
JANUARY 1 2006 !!! This is the first time that I've got to/had to change the year on my site, I'm rapidly approaching my first anniversary...
Look what I found this morning, on my
kitchen table..... Poor Jack The Snowman the NewYears
party must have got out of hand in the kitchen...
You can see the big red lipstick smack on his tummy, guess he was so excited by whomever kissed him at midnight that he melted
into a melon bicone..... The prognosis for recovery is not
favorable! Hope the rest of my snowmen stay away from the
The movie of choice last night was Double
Jeopardy (Tommy Lee Jones and Ashley Judd) We both thought
it was quite good! Problem was it ended at 11.... But we hung in
til midnight! Gord is hooked on Soduko... he set up a game board
on Excel on his computer..... I like my paper when I erase an entire
board .... I can still see my previous answer....When I asked him this
morning if he was ever going to anything ever again other than play
Soduko he said he was going to waste as much time on Soduko as I wasted
on Qwyzzle.... I only played that after supper! Not all day