Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Happy Shrove Tuesday


Whether you call it 'Fat Tuesday, 'Mardi Gras' or 'Shrove Tuesday' it's a day to indulge in the goodies before Lent begins tomorrow.

Now normally I do make pancakes but this year I'm messing it up for my kids and making waffles along with some sausage strips.

We've been having pancakes for supper on Shrove Tuesday since the kids were little and they love it.

Do you follow this tradition?

Monday, February 23, 2009

My FLS Progress


I just finished the body last night and now have the sleeves yet to do. I need to buy a 12" circular to do them so it's on hold.

Meanwhile on the way home I picked up two more balls of Lionbrand cottonease in Hazlenut to make a 'just because' sweater for my lil sis.

That's how much fun this sweater is to make.

Don't mind my 'knitting mess' in the background. I'm just getting set up to start my evening of knitting.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

My New Toy


This is my new friend, I just love it. I was one of those people who mocked all the high tech people with smart phones. I really couldn't see a reason for me to have more than my basic 'make a call' kind of cell phone. In fact my old cell phone didn't even have a camera, which seemed to be all the rage when I got mine 2 years ago.

What I really like about it is that I have a calendar with me wherever I am, I sat and wrote in birthdays and anniversaries for all our family members and the calendar will mark them as yearly, so I don't have to keep entering them, sweet. I never have to wonder what a recipe calls for again when I am at the store, that would drive me nuts.

Add to that the fact that I can check my emails, send emails, search the web, read blogs and anything I can do with my internet on my PC - it's friggin awesome! I signed up for Canadian Living Mobile - from that I get daily articles and recipes new each day with a touch of a button no matter where I am in Canada - well the States too, but the charge to surf the net in the U.S. on this is highly outrageous.

I was thrilled that they offer a $30 unlimited email/internet browsing package. From what I've heard that is one of the best Blackberry packages going in Canada - not to mention that BlackBerry is a Canadian product.

Both my DH and I have one so we can also messenger each other for free using the BlackBerry Messenger and like with other cell phone companies are calls to each other are always free. DH did sign up originally for text messaging but being as I am the only one he would message I think he will call to cancel it, why pay for it if he won't use it.

*Oh, on a side note my back is getting much better. Some good days of a heating pad have paid off well.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Out of Commission

I probably won't be on for a few more days yet. I slipped and fell on my walk last weekend and it's turned out I've hurt my back. I'm not sure yet how bad, I'm seeing the doc this morning. All I know is it hurts like a son-of-a-bi@@ and I'm not a happy camper. I've tried doctoring it on my own to no avail.

Sitting here hurts too much, well pretty much everything does so I'm off to bed for now - catch up later when I'm better.

Happy Valentine's Day to all!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

WW Zero Point Soup


I think it may be time to start eating some of this soup. Have you ever tried it before, it's a great way to get in food with not too many calories. I think on the WW plan you can eat as much as you want to keep you feeling satisfied throughout the day. I would probably add some Franks Red Hot Sauce to make it to my liking.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Spray pot with non stick cooking spray saute onions carrots and garlic for 5 minutes.
  2. Add broth, Tomato paste, cabbage, green beans, basil, oregano and Salt & Pepper to taste.
  3. Simmer for a about 5-10 minutes until all vegetables are tender then add the zuccini and simmer for another 5 or so minutes.

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Log Drivers Know How to Waltz



I was reminded of a good childhood memory on the way home from work yesterday. The announcer on the radio was referring to this video that used to be on CBC between shoes. Apparently he was being teased that he looked like the cartoon version of the log driver as he wore a flannel shirt, jeans and a toque into work.

I'd almost forgotten seeing this video so I had to look it up on you tube and play it, does this bring back any childhood memories for you?