Archive for February, 2009
Thursday, February 26th, 2009
With our temperature in the deep freeze these past few days… I think it’s time to recognize those who go outside!! Bless them! (Use bless as your bonus code)
Letter Carriers! Thank you for delivering our mail! Couriers, our business wouldn’t survive without you. Police officers, the fire department and EMS! What would we do without you? Thank you for being there for us on our city streets! And bless those who still ride their bikes and jog! How do you do it?
I know I’ve missed several workers out there! If you work outside – we thank you!!!
Tuesday, February 24th, 2009
Looking for the Perfect Preschool?
It’s never too early to start looking. The best place to start is by asking questions. If possible, attend the preschool’s open house, or arrange for a visit. Find out everything you can about the school. Don’t forget to take into consideration things such as convenience, class times, fees, location, and recommendations from other parents, types of toys and equipment available, etc.
For more parenting tips go to Calgary’s Child Magazine.
Monday, February 23rd, 2009
Chiropractic Patient Support Needed! (Chiropractic is your bonus code)
Recently, there has been media coverage about the potential delisting of chiropractic services in Alberta.
Here’s what you can do …
Chiropractic patients can help by immediately writing a personalized letter to the Hon. Ron Liepert, Minister of Health and their MLA in an attempt to stop the government from delisting chiropractic services.
Here’s how to go about it …
Clinic staff will provide you with everything you will need, including either a stamped, pre-addressed postcard or sheet of paper with a stamped, pre-addressed envelope. Please write your post card or letter before you head out the door. It is important to act now. A simple, hand-written message is all that’s needed.
It is important that your letter identifies why you want or need chiropractic funding. Here are some ideas from other concerned citizens that you might want to include in your personalized letter:
* I won’t be able to afford chiropractic care without government funding. I don’t have access to third-party insurance.
* My family won’t be able to afford chiropractic care without government funding. We don’t have access to third-party insurance.
* I don’t understand why health care premiums were cut and now I may have to pay the price by losing my chiropractic health care option for my family.
* As a taxpayer, I want some choice with my health care dollars.
* I don’t want my funding of chiropractic services cut. It helped me get back to work and I wouldn’t even have considered going if the government didn’t fund a portion of it.
* I already can’t get in to my medical doctor when my back hurts. It is easy to visit my chiropractor for effective pain relief. Please don’t take away this option by cutting my funding.
Or, you might chose to provide a testimonial on why chiropractic has worked for you and why the funding is important to you.
Contact Information for the Minister of Health and PC MLAs
The address for the Minister of Health and Wellness is:
The Honorable Ron Liepert
Minister of Health and Wellness
323 Legislature Building
10800 – 97 Avenue
Edmonton, AB T5K 2B6
MLA contact information:
The best ways to access MLA contact information and electoral ridings online are as
* For MLA contact information visit www.assembly.ab.ca. Click on Members of the
Legislative Assembly. From here you can scroll through the MLA names or Riding
names or click on Who is my MLA?
* Another way is to visit www.electionsalberta.ab.ca and click on Who’s my MLA.
Note: (Platinum VIP’s you have until Midnight March 1st to enter your bonus code)
Wednesday, February 18th, 2009
Last night I had the opportunity to see Annie at the Jube. I couldn’t convince my husband to go with me, so I took my good friend Jo. Bless all the dads who brought their little girls to the show. I loved how the kids dressed up to see the show. You could tell that it was a special night out to see Annie.
Oh Annie. A childhood favorite of mine. As a kid, I related to Annie in so many ways. I wasn’t an orphan but I was a red headed little girl who had to stand up for her self and be tough. I had parents, but they were divorced and had hoped one day that they would be together again. But as life went on I’m thankful for my Step Mother and Step Father who came into my life.
Right… back to Annie… (Use Annie as your bonus code).
Annie was played be Madison Kerth from New Orleans. She’s a cute red head with a powerful voice. I’m not sure she needed a microphone, her notes packed a punch. I was also in awe of little Molly from the orphanage. Molly was the youngest cast member, and I think she definitely has a future on the stage. Molly was played by Mackenzie Aladjem. At 7, her credits include CSI Miami and several commercials. I was also a big fan of Miss Hannigan, played by Lynn Andrews. Even though Miss Hannigan mean, who mistreats the girls in the orphanage, I felt sorry for her character, drawn to her hoping the best for her.
It’s a great night out with a loved one or with your kids. You can still get tickets through Broadway Across Canada. Annie runs until Feb.22nd at the Jubilee Auditorium.
(Platinum VIP’s you have until Midnight Sunday Feb. 22nd to enter your bonus code)
Tuesday, February 17th, 2009
The time has finally come. Your child wants to stay home alone. Are they ready? Are you ready? Before you even consider this new stage, both parents and children need some new skills to meet the challenge.
Determining if your child is ready to stay home alone is the key.
Ask yourself the following questions:
How well does your child adapt to new situations?
Do they feel safe being alone?
Do they have any fears or concerns?
Does your child follow your household rules?
Can they reach you or another responsible adult by phone?
Can they go outside?
Can they have friends over?
Is cooking allowed?
Do you need homework or chores done?
Remember clearly communicating your expectations is the key to success.
The Family Program offers a terrific course to ensure your child is all well prepared to be home alone, call them at 290-5757.
Friday, February 13th, 2009
Today’s the day to enjoy your family and have some fun! (Use fun as your bonus code)
There’s some things open and some things closed! Go to the City’s Website for a full list of what’s happening around Calgary. Click Here.
CALGARY TRANSIT WILL BE OPERATING ON A SUNDAY LEVEL OF SERVICE MONDAY.
GARBAGE COLLECTION WILL NOT BE AFFECTED.
A NUMBER OF RINKS AND POOLS AROUND THE CITY WILL BE OPEN FOR FREE SKATES AND SWIMS.
FORT CALGARY, HERITAGE PARK, THE CALGARY ZOO AND THE TELUS WORLD OF SCIENCE WILL ALL BE OPEN AS REGULAR ON FAMILY DAY.
(Note: You have until Sunday Feb.22nd to enter your bonus code)
Wednesday, February 11th, 2009
So it’s been going around facebook – 25 Random Things About Me. So I thought I would blog it. Feel free to make your own list.
1) I have been very blessed in my life with my son. He is my breath and my inspiration everyday. If you’ve ever wondered if you have a soul mate – have a child.
2) My husband is “Mr. Handyman”. I admire him for all he can do and accomplish. He doesn’t stop until it’s done.
3) When I was a litle girl I thought my dad was my hero. I would look at my mom and think “she’s so pretty”.
4) I think about my brother everyday. I love you.
5) I cry. I cry when I’m happy. I cry when I’m sad. I just a crybaby!
6) I get embarrased for people. I hate to watch someone be embarrased. I get a stomached ache when someone in embarrassed.
7) I was arrested once as a kid for making prank phone calls to Genes Refrigeration.
When I was little I wanted to grow up to be a teacher. (use teacher as your bonus code)
9) When I was in grade 6 my house burned down to the ground. We lived out of district so the fire department wouldn’t come.
10) When I was 13 I started writing children’s books. I have about 8 of them – never published.
11) I used to love being in the theatre. I miss the stage!
12) In grade 11, my average for math was 99%. But don’t ask me now how to do math now!
13) I grew up with a reading disability – but covered it up well. Look at me now… I read for a living.
14) I LOVE my job.
15) I had my first speeding ticket at age 16. I was driving with my grandparents through Invermere. I was so nervous, I cried when the police officer came to my car. I couldn’t drive after that, so my grandpa took over.
16) I used to skip out of school. I grew up in Castlegar, and would “borrow” my parents car to go to school and would drive to Nelson for the day.
17) I’ve always had a pet. Mostly cats. I’ve had a pet rabbit, a pet hamster and a bird. My brother’s and I used to collect tadpoles while camping and bring them home and watch them grow into frogs. Once they were frogs we’d put them back.
18) My best friend and I met in high school comparing freckles. We both had red hair, but she won! She had more on her legs! We’re still best friends to this day. I miss you Jodie! She lives in Vancouver.
19) Grumpy people annoy me. Smile and the world smiles with you. Frown and you frown alone.
20) I’ve hosted a TV show “Antiques Psychic” with my friend Kim. I’ve also auditioned for several other TV shows – but none went through. Only got as far as the pilot.
21) I used to ski race for the Nancy Greene Ski league in Rossland BC.
22) I met Nancy Greene in Lake Louise. That’s where I also met Ian Ziering (from the original 90210), Christopher Reeves, Ed Begley Jr., and Dr. Ruth.
23) I love crafting. I would craft all day if I could. I love to scrapbook! But who has the time now a days….
24) I worked in housekeeping in Lake Louise. I then worked in the Glacier Saloon after that as a bartender (but I didn’t really know what I was doing)
25) I believe in God.
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Tuesday, February 10th, 2009
Is School a Pain in the Neck?
The other day driving home I saw a young boy about 12 caring a backpack. But the backpack was stuffed to the max. It was hanging off his back drooping to the ground. “That can’t be good” I said.
Could your child’s over-loaded backpack be causing your child pain? The typical symptoms are neck, shoulder, mid-back and low-back pain. Students should be encouraged to use their lockers throughout the day, rather than carrying all their books with them. Use both of the backstraps rather than slinging it over one shoulder. Carry no more than 10-15% of your body weight in the backpack.
Another thing you can do, is make sure your child has supplies at home so they don’t need to bring them home everynight. Like paper, pencils, books.
For more parenting tips go to Calgary’s Child Magazine.
Monday, February 9th, 2009
This weekend we had a top notch gourmet meal… made by us. By us, I mean 20 of us. My friend set up a surprise birthday party for her husband at The Cookbook Company. We do all the cooking! (Use cooking as your bonus code).
To be honest, at first I was a bit freaked out… knowing my history in the kitchen. But the head chef Dee Hobsbawn-Smith was there through every step. From the appetizer of shrimp to the curry bison. We were broken into either groups of 2 or 4. From the prep to the cooking to the finished product. And to my surprise, I really enjoyed myself. I have this huge fear of cooking (more so just the fear of making something that tastes awful). But it all worked out. It was delicious. It also gave me a greater appreciation for fine dining and what goes into it.
I may go back to The Cookbook Company for more classes! I’ll be a good cook one day! I just know it!!
(Here’s a link to Dee Hobsbawn-Smith’s books click here.)
(Note: Platinum VIP’s you have until midnight on Sunday Feb.15th to enter your bonus code)
Wednesday, February 4th, 2009
Today is my 1 year anniversary of being on Lite 96. I can’t believe it’s been a whole year that I’ve have the opportunity to hang out with you everyday from 9am to 2pm. This is a true blessing to me to have this job. Even though I don’t consider it a job, it’s too fun to be work.
I really do owe you a huge thanks (that’s your bonus code thanks). Thank you for letting me be me. I’ve been in radio for 18 years now, and the biggest thing I’ve learned is that it’s not about the talking. It’s about the listening. Listening to what’s going on around you. Sharing stories that make you say “me too!” It’s about being a human being.
I hope that I can make you laugh, smile and forget about the weight of the world on your shoulders. I hope that the music makes you feel. And I hope that I can give you inspiration for your day.
I know, I know. I talk too much about my son. But, honestly that’s the sunshine to my day. I hope I can share with you, so you can share with me. I hope that you’ll send me your stories too! There’s always room in my “inbox” for you! email@example.com.
My promise to you is to play the music. To share feelings. To help those who need it most. I offer you my best, and my best is being true to who I am. I’m a mother, a wife, a daughter, a sister, an aunt… and last but not least… a radio announcer.
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