Monday, December 24, 2007
I'm taking a break from blogging until after the in-laws are safely on the plane home. They'll be here until the 6th of January.
Merry Christmas if you celebrate it and Happy New Year!
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
2. Real tree or Artificial?
3. When do you put up the tree?
Usually, a few days before Christmas.
4. When do you take the tree down the tree?
New Year's Day.
5. Do you like egg nog?
No. Nauseates me.
6. Favourite gift received as a child?
I guess the mouse my mother use to burn with her cigarettes. I still covet it.
7. Do you have a nativity scene?
8. Hardest person to buy for?
9. Easiest person to buy for?
10.Mail or email Christmas cards?
11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received?
A cat ornament.
12. Favourite Christmas Movie?
Scrooge. The 1950s version. I watch it every year late at night.
13. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present?
14. Favourite thing to eat at Christmas?
15. Clear lights or colored on the tree?
16. Favourite Christmas song?
Oh, Holy Night and Little Drummer Boy.
17. Travel at Christmas or stay home?
Stay home. Weather is too unpredictable. We did it once and it was a nightmare.
18. Can you name all of Santa's reindeers?
Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner and Blitzen and Rudolph.
19. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning?
Growing up I opened them at midnight. Now that I'm married Jeff doesn't let me open anything until after breakfast on Christmas Day.
20. Most annoying thing about this time of year?
Christmas music blaring in the stores. I just hate it. I end up leaving as soon as possible.
21. Favourite theme ornaments or color?
Red and white. And blue of course.
22 Favourite food for Christmas dinner?
23. What do you want for Christmas this year?
Well, I already have my two front teeth so an iPod would be nice.
24. Who is most likely to respond to this?
25. Who is least likely to respond to this?
26. Do you believe in Santa?
Hmm... with all the other things we believe in, sure why not.
Sunday, December 16, 2007
Well, I finally finished the dang thing. Skoot on over and have a gander, vote and leave a lovely message. You'll have to click through a "mature" content screen before you get to the lens.
* The Full Body Project Lens
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Kathryn drew on her personal experience as a tree planter to write this story of a young woman named Alma who plants trees for the summer in northern Ontario.
In an emotional freefall after a passionate affair with a charismatic newcomer and a vicious attack, Alma retreats, pregnant and alone, to an abandoned mining settlement. There, with the help of the camp’s single inhabitant, she constructs for herself and her unwanted baby a world that grows more and more ominous. To keep terror at bay, she weaves cloth from thread made of stinging nettle fibre.There's something sexy about the story... even the cover is sexy. I've put this one on my "wishlist" for when I have some spare change. Kathryn of course is a Canadian author so check her out.
* Purchase The Nettle Spinner from Amazon.
* Visit Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer's official website.
Monday, December 10, 2007
About nine times out of ten I never answer the phone. I either let Jeff answer it or ignore it all together. Usually the one time I get the urge to answer the phone it is a telemarketer trying to sell me meat, home insurance, home security or credit cards. Oh, and my favorite, "someone you know has submitted your name to a draw and you've won an all expense paid cruise". Yeah right! If it's someone I know, tell me their bloody name so I can give them a smack in the head for giving out my phone number.
All that being said, I can not imagine not having a phone. I mean what would I listen to during the day? Music? TV? Barking dog?
Have I mentioned I'm a product of advertising? I would totally love to have a pink fido...
Saturday, December 01, 2007
Onward and forward!