29 January 2010


Its a snowy kind of day

We love snow!  I dorve alot this morning - butchers, farmers market, made donations to 3 places, home a couple of times.  When I left it was sunny and nice.  It is now snowy and blustery!  But I like that.

28 January 2010



ANd as a reward for putting up with my something old post, here is my muffins I had for breakfast.  They were tasty too (blueberry!)


Something old.


Bet you'll think twice about the weekly challenge now!


Love letters

My 5 year old loves to paint and draw and she makes a lot of good art.  Lately she figured out that she can sound out words to read them, therefore she can sound out words to spell them.  This is one of the results of that.  "I luv yoo I luv my mum"


The dog shit tree.

This is known as the dog shit tree.  It has these things that look like dog shit growing on it.  Its bizarre.  It looks like it was burned, but it wasnt.  I wont touch it - not even to shop it down.  Dh's friend came over with his kids and asked about the tree, and my Dh just blurted out that its the dog shit tree and the name stuck.



I love it.  I buy the PC west coast dark roast and put this much in a pot (12 cups of coffee).  Anyone who has been to my place has had this and will probably agree its just bitter/strong enough.  If you like it stronger, then you must be like my mom. 

My mom was the one who stayed with the kids while we were in the falls.  When I took the basket out to make a pot of coffee, her grinds were in there.  They looked like this:

That is about 4x as much coffee grinds as I put in mine. HAHAHAHAHA!! DId I ever laugh.  The poor woman.  She did that cause she just didnt know how much to put in I think.


Testing! Testing!

We are into human food for the baby.  I gave him a hunk of celery to see what he would do with it.  This kid is going to be a garbage pail - he loves everything!  I bet he would eat tomatos and brussle sprouts if I allowed them in the house.


Some more shots from our hotel.  It was pretty cool to see everything so high up!
We figured it would be cheaper to go across the border to fill up and get some breakfast so off we went!

I had never been to New York, and basically all we saw was the post office which was pretty neat back in the day, now its just overwhelmed with sineage:

So we filled up and decided to eat in Canada.  Back across the boarder...

And we went to the IHOP (Have I mentionned how much I LOVE IHOP?  And I'll confess I stole a mug), then we drove home.

At some point, there is a shipwreck pirate ship looking thing (I think near burlington):

I love that thing!  One of these days I am going to go back to take some serious pics of it, and I'll head to Grimsby, cause if you get a nice day, you can see the CN tower across the lake, and that would be a great shot with my telephoto!


A weekend in niagra - kid free!!

Dh's company does their christmas party in January.  So we went last weekend to the party.  As you can see we had a nice view of the skylon, but no falls view. Oh well.  You will also see we have his and hers whisky to celebrate the no kids part.

27 January 2010

Gosh its wednesday and I suck

Yep I suck.  I am not updating today - I promise for tomorrow though.  I am just really down and upset about some crap thats going on.  Cant vent about it anywhere else really cause it involves people, but here I am safe.  I actually just wrote out a whole vent and deleted it.  Felt good doing that.  You guys should try it.  See you tomorrow - and others next tuesday.

20 January 2010


Things that are wood.

The fantastic cat crapper.  There you go pancake.  Sorry to just notice I didnt photoshop the crap out of the first shot.  Fortunately I did get it out of the second.  Should have had Tansie make a duckface on the crapper in the bathroom.  Thats classic duckface background.

What wood Tansie do?  Well she's not trying to 'use' the cat crapper.  It was just a way to combine 2 things Pancake wanted pictures of into one.  More thought should have been put into this pose I think.  LOL


Have you met my skinny friends?

Must be nice to have hips like that and flat stomachs.  I wonder what their secret is...



My DH.  He doesnt like me taking his picture.  Too bad. LOL



I love metal bridges, and every time I go on/under/over one I have to take a picture.  This is downtown Elora.


I am suprised we need signs like these.

This is the first sign you will see going onto the 402 from exit 69.  I suppose its common sense not to ride your bike or walk or drive a tractor down any 400 highway, but the sign caught my eye for the first time today.


Ducks and trees - nature in Strath.

Stopped at the conservation area on the way home to take pictures of the ducks.  They always are out there on the ice, and I actually worried they were frozen in the ice cause they didnt move much.  Turns out they like it there?  To each thier own.  I think I'll get some ducks for the pond when we move.  Unless they eat all our fish.  It would be nice to catch bass in the backyard.


Life as a Strathroid.

I went to my friends store to get some cloth diapers and saw some nice scenery. Yes I take pics while driving, but when I am at a stop of some sort.  Still, probably naughty.  The first shot is the busiest intersection in town and the second is right across the street from the store I was in, right downtown.

13 January 2010


Night out with the ladies

So I know you have all seen these all ready.  SO I suppose its double duty, and possibly cheating, but what can I say.  Also, I realize I didnt post this in the right order (date wise) and I'll get it right soon enough. =)


Random stuff I saw on our drive

Yep.  The title says it all.



Scenes from a farm

This is a few random pictures from my FIL's farm.  He loves John Deere.  I cant even explain to you the extent to which he is obsessed with the brand.  The best I could do was with the picture of his tractor and the cross.  Made me and DH laugh our asses off too.



So I thought butter is something that you should be able to cut through nice and easy peasy?  Nope.  I am now down one steak knife.

Butter = 1
Steak Knife = 0


School Drop off.

Just some random things I saw at the school when dropping off Caitlin on Monday.  The crossing guard is the nicest one EVER, by the way.  And the lisence plate is not mine.  I thought it was at first, cause ya I would drive like that - right into the snowbank - but nope, not me. LOL!