Archive for May, 2009
Tuesday, May 26th, 2009
Okay. The fact that this website exisits is disconcerting. Remember these people with all the bad judgement walk amongst us. They drive on the same roads as you and I. Their children go to school with your children. I’m perplexed as to how these seemingly normal folk can suffer lapses that casue them to take such photos. Plus, they had to convince the other family members to go along with it! You’ll understand my concern when you get to the one with the “Winnie the Pooh” theme. I don’t get it. It actually frightens me a little.
Wednesday, May 20th, 2009
Start in the “About Us” section, then take the before and after “House Tour” and don’t forget to peruse through the “Wedding Album.”
What an innovative, amazing, thrifty bunch of young folk!
I will be copying….err….mimmicking….err …using their decorating advice on many an upcoming project.
Thursday, May 14th, 2009
Here’s the NEVER shared before recipe of my kick ass, award winning, much requested signature cocktail. I make a mean Caesar. All those years behind the bar left me with some mad skillz people.
It was 40 years ago today when Calgary bartender Walter Chell invented the Canadian cocktail. Here’s my famous recipe. Do you feel lucky?
*1 and 1/2 shots ….oh who am I kidding….2 shots of Vodka (go big or go home…)
*Celery salt (around the rim and in the glass *Do the rim first as to not wash it off while making the rest of the drink!)
*big ol’ dash (three shakes) Worchester sauce (pretty sure I spelled that wrong..but you know what I mean…)
*big ol’ dash of tabasco. (Don’t be scared.)
*a generous spoonful of horseradish (TRUST me. Just do it.)
*Clamato (must be Mott’s. I know I’m a slave to the name brands.)
*2 lime wedges (squeeze one into glass, use other for rim garnish)
*kick ass garnish skewer (see pic ..I’ve also done a skewer featuring a jumbo shrimp for my East Coast peeps.)
Hold your applause……I know. It’s simply fantastic. You are very welcome
Wednesday, May 13th, 2009
Girls! Haven’t we ALL felt like this before?
Smiley Girl @ http://tlc-smileygirl.blogspot.com/ posted it yesterday and it made me feel better about my rapidly spreading pregnant waistline. PMS, pregnancy, puffiness in general…..
Off to buy some new pants with that super sexy, stretchy waistband!
Friday, May 8th, 2009
Here are 2 blogs I think all Mom’s will fall for:
The Pioneer Woman is my hero. She’s lovely. She’s a fabulous cook. She’s funny and poignant. She’s not afraid to show you the pile of yuck she sweeps up from the floor of her gorgeous, rustic home. She adores her children and husband yet calls them out if they’re behaving like punks. The gardening, the food, the country life. These are a few of my favourite things. Prepare yourself! You WILL need to set aside a few hours (days!) to peruse through her blog. It’s addictive. As is her recipe for homemade chocolate milk syrup. So good, in fact, I’m considering naming this unborn child o’ mine “Pioneer Woman.”
Next on the list of fabulous blogging Mamas is Karen Berger. She is an inspiration. Karen is Mom to David and Katie and wife to Greg. She bravely lets you and I into her heart via her blog. Scars and all……….
Karen and her family have faced and are surviving the ultimate loss. Her radiant daughter Katie passed away in August of 2007 after a courageous battle with cancer. Her blog is her journey through the following days. She is raw and honest. Her Faith is strong and very much her own. She has a grace and quiet beauty about her. Karen truly appreciates moments and life’s simple pleasures. Hunting for beach glass, a good cup of coffee, a long walk. She teaches me to slow down and just breathe. It’s funny, because I’ve never met Karen in real life but I feel like I really know her. She reminds me of my Mom. She makes me smile.
It’s quite amazing to me that these two wonderful ladies/mothers/wives/sisters play such a role in my life. I love to learn from them and sneak a peek into their daily lives. I never realized the therapy, comfort and blessings a blog could provide. Thanks girls. And Happy Mother’s Day.
Monday, May 4th, 2009
and Paul McCartney was my mother’s favourite. I mean she loved him the same way she loved my father, brother and I. Seriously. She took pictures OF THE TV if The Beatles were on. She had every record and we danced/ listened to at least one of them every day. The first song I knew by heart was “Eight Days a Week.” One of my first memories is of my beautiful mother, long, straight hippy hair to her waist, crosslegged on the living room floor, tears streaming down her face watching TV coverage of John Lennon’s death.
After she died I found a ticket stub from a Paul McCartney concert my father took her to tucked in her jewellery box along with all her other most precious items.
She was his biggest fan.
Mother’s Day is fast approaching and it’s always hard for those whose Moms are gone. As I am in the process of becoming a Mama myself……I imagine emotions will running extra high.
When I found this this morning it reminded me that my Mom is always close. She would have adored this. She probably would’ve taken a picture of the computer while it played and maybe even shed a tear or two.