Tuesday, December 31, 2013

New Years Eve!!!!

Went out and bought about 6 bags of chips, 1 dip (french onion), plus we have a hummus dip. My Aunt Wendy gave us some homemade goodies, so lots of cookies for tonight. I have lots of different chocolate as well. I also have ice cream bar things.

Taylor is now over (it is 4:00) to hang out with Cassie all night, and Dan will be coming over later on to hang with me and Dave tonight for a few hours. We will all watch the ball drop tonight. My dad will give Dan a ride home when he wants to go.

Me and Dave have a few different drinks, mine is better. He has some beer, and rum to go in pop. I have vodka to go with my martini set. We also have Baileys, tequila and a few shooters.

I am making french fries and gravy for supper, Cassie wanted poutine but I have no cheese/curd.

Monday, December 30, 2013

Boring

I dropped my cell phone on my toes on my left foot and man did it hurt!

I went through my hallway closet and got our tree and decorations put away for next year. I moved my living room around a bit.

Watched Simpsons.

Cassie went to a small party with friends.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Random-ness

Started to undecorated for Christmas. Took the things off of the tree and took the top half off, but my stomach ache and coughing made me stop. Got rid of the stomach ache just in time as my migraine came on. Now it is a little late to finish it, cause our neighbors downstairs may complain, so I will finish tomorrow.

I had lots to do in the past few day which was why I had not posted much of anything.

I am now getting ready for New Years. Me and Dave will have Dan over and have a few drinks together and celebrate the New Year. Cassie will have a friend over, Taylor, and have treats and pop/juice. They usually have fun together on that day, they have been together in the past. They will be allowed to stay up as late as they wish to. We usually all gather in the Living room and watch the ball drop together. The next day, I will be making Turkey and the fixings, with Chocolate cream pie for dessert.

My migraine is still going on very strong, so will not be typing much more, as it hurts to look at the screen. I have not found a great medicine that works as of yet, and my doctor hates trying to give me medicine. Maybe cause my mom was on so many different kinds and he fears I could too, but I doubt it.

I deleted some of my ranting that was here cause I just needed to get it off of my chest without having anyone seeing it.



I love and miss my mom, she passed away from a heart attack in the middle of the night a few years ago now. My dad came and let me know quickly, as we were living just down the hall in the same building and I was completely in shock. Though I have to say knocking on my door and saying your mom is dead is not really the best way of finding that out. Especially as he had woken me up when he knocked, so I was half asleep when I answered and quickly followed him into their place.

The police that day really Pissed me off and I can still hear them. While they were in the living room where my mom was I heard laughing. That is NO WAY to deal with this and knowing we are grieving should be more of a reason to not laugh at whatever they thought was funny. I had no strength to go and yell at them or find out what they thought was funny.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Mademoiselle Butterfly

credit goes to the above link, this is just a post on what they have.


Colorful and beautifully crafted, hand-stitched felt wings can turn anyone into a bright butterfly. Combine them with a plain black top and pants, and a headband with pipe-cleaner antennae. Tools and Materials

1 1/2 yards dark brown wool felt
Butterfly Template http://images.marthastewart.com/images/content/web/pdfs/2010Q4/sip_hall10_mademoisellebutterfly.pdf
Scissors
1 yard polyurethane foam
1/4 yard blue felt
8 by 10 inches each of orange, white, and green felt
Needle and thread
1-inch-wide black elastic
2 brown pipe cleaners
Brown headband
Mademoiselle Butterfly How-To

Fold dark brown felt in half; place template on top, aligning left side with fold, and cut out (do not cut at fold). Repeat with piece of foam. Repeat process with remaining brown felt and foam, this time cutting along the fold. Cut out 2 sets of markings from colored felt, using template as a guide. Topstitch markings to each felt wing. Stack pieces as follows: whole foam wing; whole felt wing, faceup; felt half wings, facedown; foam half wings. Stitch around perimeter with a 1/4-inch seam allowance. Turn right side out. Whipstitch center opening closed; this will be underside of wings.
Cut elastic into two 11-inch strips; hand-sew crossed straps onto underside of wings as shown, stitching through one layer of felt and foam. To make antennae, wrap pipe cleaners around headband; curl ends.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

DIY- printable little envelopes and stamps


Materials

#1. Glue
#2. Print out these air mail envelopes by Ruffled & scale it to 50%
http://ruffledblog.com/free-printable-air-mail-envelope-and-save-the-date-card/

#3. Print out these stamps by Uppercase & scale them to 25%
http://uppercase.squarespace.com/uppercase-journal/2011/9/7/collecting-less-than-100g.html

#4. Scissors
#5. Pen
#6. 10 minutes of your time
#7. & This guide of course!

Step one: After printing out and cutting the envelope and stamps, choose one of the stamps and glue it onto the corner. Then address your letter!

Step two: With the leftover scraps from the envelope, cut out a small rectangle to write your note.

Step three: Place your letter inside and close it up. Do so by gluing the sides, be careful not to glue your letter onto the envelope.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Glow-in-the-Dark Lip Gloss



Glow-in-the-Dark Lip Gloss


Things You'll Need
Glow-in-the-dark cream makeup
Teaspoon
Plastic container
Petroleum jelly
Moisturizing cream
Spoon
Cotton swab


Instructions
1 Squeeze 1 tsp. glow-in-the-dark cream into your plastic container. If a larger volume of glow-in-the-dark lip gloss is required, increase the amounts accordingly, ensuring equal parts are used throughout.

2 Add 1 tsp. petroleum jelly and a pea-sized amount of moisturizing cream and blend well using a spoon. Make sure the lip gloss is thoroughly mixed to ensure an even finish.

3 Apply mixture evenly to clean, dry lips using a cotton swab.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Merlin's Shadow (The Merlin Spiral #2)



By Robert Treskillard
Published by Zondervan

I have read the first book in this series, and wanted to continue reading of Merlin's life. It did not disappoint me. I loved reading it through and will continue to find the other book(s) and read them as I find them and they come out.

The book continues to follow Merlin and his sister through their continuing life. She hating him, he trying to keep Arthur living so he can one day take over his fallen father's throne. This book definitely grabs you as you are reading and keeps your attention.

This book falls in many Genres in the book, so this is a great read for so many different kind of people who like different things. I would definitely read the first novel first though, so you can better understand what is going on in this second book.










Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review.








Book Description:

Betrayal.

After destroying the sinister Druid Stone and freeing his people from its dark control, Merlin finds himself a royal advisor without a king. Along with his friend Garth and Natalenya, his betrothed, Merlin treks north with the orphaned Arthur in hopes of keeping the young ruler safe from soldiers misled by their turncoat captain. Relentlessly pursued by his old nemesis Vortigern, Merlin and his band make for the fortress of Dintaga.

But dangers multiply when Merlin realizes that Vortigern is not his only enemy. Even his own sister appears bent on Merlin’s destruction. As the threat on all their lives increases, Merlin discovers their only hope is sailing to the lands of eternal darkness and once again cleansing the world from an ancient and powerful evil.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Christmas Gifts almost done

Today I have mostly all the friends and family gifts except for all of Cassie's gifts bought and wrapped up. I paid for the emissions for the van, it passed.

Tomorrow I will be finishing her shopping and wrapping. We are also getting the safety for the van, and if it passes then we are getting Linda to meet us at the License burrow to sign an affidavit saying we exchanged no money for the van, and then changing into my name.

Saturday I will be going to a town a ways away to get the rest of the gifts for friends and family. It is only small things but I am hoping they will still like them. And also getting a few last minute things for Cassie. I will be going to Taylor's to give them their Christmas gifts.

Sunday I will be picking up our Christmas meal.

Monday will be my relaxing day.

Tuesday we are going to Sheila's Christmas party for an hour then heading to Piper's for their Christmas party and giving them their Christmas gifts.

Wednesday we are of course opening our gifts. Having supper at Debbie's place, and then we will be heading to Linda's that night for the night, so we can wake up on Thursday for another "Christmas morning".

Thursday we will open Linda's gifts to us, and she will open ours to her.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

What does the Elf say?

Today Cassie had a Christmas concert at College Street School Her class sang "What does the Elf say?" They didn't change much in the song. This is the song as far as I know.

Dog goes woof
Cat goes meow
Bird goes tweet
and mouse goes squeak

Cow goes moo
Frog goes croak
and the elephant goes toot

Ducks say quack
and fish go blub
and the seal goes ow ow ow ow ow

But theres one sound
That no one knows
What does the elf say?

Ring-ding-ding-ding-dingeringeding!
Gering-ding-ding-ding-dingeringeding!
Gering-ding-ding-ding-dingeringeding!
What the fox say?

Wa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pow!
Wa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pow!
Wa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pow!
What the elf say?

Hatee-hatee-hatee-ho!
Hatee-hatee-hatee-ho!
Hatee-hatee-hatee-ho!
What the elf say?

Joff-tchoff-tchoffo-tchoffo-tchoff!
Tchoff-tchoff-tchoffo-tchoffo-tchoff!
Joff-tchoff-tchoffo-tchoffo-tchoff!
What the elf say?

Big blue eyes
Pointy ears
Making toys
and spreading joy

Tiny feet
in the snow
Suddenly you're ready to go

Your coat is red
So beautiful
Like an snowflake in disguise

But if you meet
a friendly reindeer
Will you communicate by
mo-o-o-o-orse?
mo-o-o-o-orse?
mo-o-o-o-orse?

How will you speak to that
ho-o-o-o-orse?
ho-o-o-o-orse?
ho-o-o-o-orse?
What the elf say?

Jacha-chacha-chacha-chow!
Chacha-chacha-chacha-chow!
Chacha-chacha-chacha-chow!
What the elf say?

Fraka-kaka-kaka-kaka-kow!
Fraka-kaka-kaka-kaka-kow!
Fraka-kaka-kaka-kaka-kow!
What the elf say?

A-hee-ahee ha-hee!
A-hee-ahee ha-hee!
A-hee-ahee ha-hee!
What does the elf say?

A-oo-oo-oo-ooo!
Woo-oo-oo-ooo!
What does the elf say?

The secret of the elf
Ancient mystery
Somewhere deep in the snow
I know you're hiding
What is your sound?

Will we ever know?
Will always be a mystery
What do you say?

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Legends of Hockey Charity Classic

I bought tickets for the event pictured below for Dave and Dan to go

Legends of Hockey Charity Classic - Friday, January 17th, 2014

http://legendsofhockey.ca

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Stained-Glass Sugar Cookies

Ingredients

3 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled), plus more for rolling
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon fine salt
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 1/4 cups sugar
4 large egg yolks
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
Very finely crushed hard candy, such as Jolly Rancher, in various colors (1 cup total)




Directions

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar on medium-high until light and fluffy, 3 minutes. Add egg yolks and vanilla and beat to combine. With mixer on low, gradually add flour mixture and beat to combine. Form dough into 2 disks, wrap in plastic, and refrigerate 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees, with racks in upper and lower thirds. Working with 1 disk at a time, roll out dough between floured parchment paper to 1/8-inch thickness. Stack dough in parchment on a baking sheet; refrigerate until firm, 30 minutes. With a 2 1/2-inch Christmas-ball-shaped cutter, cut out dough (reroll scraps, if desired). Place cookies, 1 inch apart, on two parchment-lined baking sheets. With a 1-inch star cutter, cut out dough in center of each cookie. Bake until cookies are pale but set, 8 to 10 minutes, rotating sheets halfway through. Remove sheets from oven; fill cutouts with crushed candy. Bake until cookies begin to brown at edges and candy is melted, 3 minutes. Let cool completely on sheets on wire racks.



Cook's Note

Quick Tip: To crush the hard candy, seal in a zip-top bag and pound with a meat mallet or small skillet.

Disks of dough can be refrigerated overnight or frozen, up to 1 month, and thawed in the refrigerator. Let sit at room temperature until soft enough to roll. Cookies can be stored in airtight containers, up to 1 week.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

YMCA today &book info

I finished reading the book called Storm, it is part of the Swipe series by Evan Angler. It is a great series and I can't wait to read the next book. And just in time today, before I started reading a new book I got in the mail the second book of the Merlin series "Merlin's Shadow" by Robert Treskillard. I read the first one and it was greatly detailed, and very interesting.

We are going to the YMCA today for a nice swim. We have Taylor and Piper going with us, they came here after school to hang out with Cassie before going swimming.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Uses for Vaseline

Keep an outdoor light bulb from sticking
Have you ever unscrewed a light bulb and found yourself holding the glass while the metal base remains in the socket? It won’t happen again if you remember to apply petroleum jelly to the base of the bulb before screwing it into the fixture. This is an especially good idea for light bulbs used outdoors.



 

Remove watermarks on wood
Your most recent party left lots of watermark rings on your wood furniture. To make them disappear, apply petroleum jelly and let it sit overnight. In the morning, wipe the watermark away with the jelly.



Take out lipstick stains
You set the table at that lovely dinner party with your favorite cloth napkins, but your girlfriends left their mark all over them. Now dotted with lipstick stains, those napkins may be headed for the trash. But try this first. Before you wash them, blot petroleum jelly on the stain. Launder as usual and hopefully you will kiss the stains good-bye.



Eject wax from candlesticks
The long red tapers you used at last night’s candlelit dinner were a beautiful sight until you saw the candle wax drippings left in the candle holders. Next time apply petroleum jelly to the insides of the holders before you put the candles in. The wax will pop out for easy cleaning.



Remove chewing gum from wood
Did you discover bubble gum stuck under the dining room table or behind the headboard of Junior’s bed? Trouble yourself about it no further. Squeeze some petroleum jelly on the offending wad, rub it in until the gum starts to disintegrate, then remove.


Keep a bottle lid from sticking
If you’re having a hard time unscrewing that bottle of glue or nail polish, remember this tip for when you finally do get it open. Rub a little petroleum jelly along the rim of the bottle. Next time, the top won’t stick.

Moisturize your lips and more
If you don’t want to pay a lot for expensive lip balm, makeup remover, or even facial moisturizer, then your answer is a tube of petroleum jelly. It can soothe lips; take off foundation, eye shadow, mascara, and more. It will even act as a moisturizer on your face.



Make emergency makeup
Oh no! You’ve run out of your favorite shade of eye shadow. What do you do now? It’s easy — make your own. Add a bit of food coloring to petroleum jelly and apply as usual. This is a quick way to make stopgap blush, lipstick, or eye shadow.



Lengthen the life of perfume
You’ve picked out a great scent to wear on your night out, but it’s got to last. Worry not. Dab a bit of petroleum jelly on your pulse points. Then spray on the perfume. Now you can dance the night away and not worry about your perfume turning in early.





Soften chapped hands
If you’re constantly applying hand lotion to your tired, chapped hands, but then taking it off again so you can get more work done, try this tip. Apply a liberal amount of petroleum jelly to your hands just before you go to bed. By morning, they’ll be soft and smooth.

Smooth wild eyebrow hairs
If you have runaway eyebrows — the ones where the hairs won’t lie flat but curl up instead, control the wildness with some petroleum jelly. Rub a dab into your brows. They’ll calm down and behave.



Heal wind burned skin
You’ve just had a glorious hike through the countryside in autumn. And as much as you enjoyed the changing colors of the season, the hike has left you with an unpleasant souvenir: windburn. Grab a jar of petroleum jelly and apply it liberally to your face or wherever you’ve been chapped. The jelly helps relieve the pain.









51 more uses:

1. Put a coat on your eyelashes before you go to bed. Lots of people swear by this – and say it will make your lashes grow longer and thicker over time.

2. Put a coat of Vaseline on your feet at night, cover them with socks and wake up to softer feet – every day!

3. Put Vaseline on your elbows every day – they will stay soft!

4. Put Vaseline on your cuticles several times a day for softer and better looking cuticles every day.

5. Put Vaseline on chapped lips

6. Use Vaseline as lip gloss

7. Mix a little Vaseline with a little Kool-Aid powder and make a colored and flavored lip gloss!

8. Melt Vaseline and one chocolate chip in the microwave, mix and let re-solidify for chocolate lip gloss!

9. Maintains perfume scent longer when applied at perfume points before spritzing the perfume.

10. Can be used as a moisturizer for acne sufferers (it is a misconception that it clogs pores)

11. Moisturizes severe dry skin

12. Use Vaseline on your knees to prevent that dry, ashy look

13. Mix with sea salts to make a scrub!

14. Applying Vaseline on your teeth prevents lips from sticking to teeth for celebrities and contestants in beauty pageants who smile a lot

15. Applied on teeth before applying lipstick prevents lipstick from sticking on them

16. Massage, baby!

17. Warmed up can be used as a night cream

18. Makeup remover

19. Protects skin exposed to adverse weather

20. Applied under eye shadow it can create a shiny effect

21. Applied on cheeks for a dewy look

22. Can be used to smooth and soothe skin after shaving

23. Used in manicures under cuticles

24. Gets rid of dry skin lines which can arise from washing

25. Lubricates ear lobes and helps to make earring insertion easy and painless

26. Keeps fingernails pliable and resilient

27. Use with your lipstick to create a cream blusher for your cheeks

28. Helps to ease off stuck on rings

29. Tames unruly eyebrows

30. Defines eyelashes and leaves them with a glossy and waterproof look

31. Conditions scalp per-shampooing

32. Can help prevent chaffing

33. Aids with healing after cosmetic surgery procedures

34. Reduces scaling and itching associated with dandruff

35. Therapeutic when applied to lesions caused by poison ivy

36. Can help improve condition of those with atopic eczema

37. Helps heal and protect new tattoos

38. Can protect against harmful hair dyeing, perming and straightening chemicals when used as a mask around the hairline

39. Use a tiny dab to put a quick shine on your shoes and bags

40. Smear a tiny bit on your hands and scrunch through your hair for a choppy look

41. Use just a touch on the ends of your hair to hide dry and split ends

42. Remove makeup stains from clothing

43. Rub Vaseline on the neck of your nail polish bottles and they won’t get stuck to the caps

44. Make your week old nail polish look new again – rub a small dab over the polish.

45. Use a touch of Vaseline mixed with powder eyeshadow pigment to make new colors, or a more solid eyeshadow that won’t get all over your face when you put it on.

46. Stretch your favorite lotion by mixing it with Vaseline.

47. Put Vaseline on your lips, leave it a few minutes, then scrub your lips with a toothbrush to exfoliate and leave them SO smooth

48. Remove false eyelash glue from your lash line

49. Apply a small amount on dry spots on your body before fake tanning lotions are applied, and prevent uneven tanning!

50. Generously apply Vaseline all over before taking flights to combat associated dryness

And just for fun, this one is totally not beauty related, but VERY timely – here is #51:

Once you carve your Halloween pumpkin, rub Vaseline on the exposed edges. it keeps it from rotting or going dry.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

un-poppable bubbles /personal

Mix Together:
6 cups of water,
1 cup of corn syrup,
2 cups of regular strength Joy dish soap.

Bubbles are industrial strength, un-poppable



Personal part of post:
Had a great breakfast out, and a nice lunch out today.
Dave went to Golden Hawk game and they lost 3-1.

I have a stomach ache, so I am a little sore right now, but wanted to update this post.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Random posting

Made my chicken today again. it was delicious. Put shake and bake on it, oven to 350 and cooked for an hour.



Apparently Cassie's so called friend, TJ, has said he is not allowed to come over, again, but won't give her a reason other than his parents are strict, though he can go over to AD's house. He de-friended me on Facebook, but I don't care, since I was never sure why he added me to begin with. I always accept friend requests, whether I now them or not.

The two apartment below me are switching places because the 1 and 3 year old are "making too much noise" and they had complained to the landlord and he threatened them to keep the kids quiet or move. That is against the by-law rules, but I guess they don't know that.

I am just glad neither of them are into the drug scene though.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Quick day today /Candy Cane Hot Chocolate

Went to a church for lunch. Had noodles, meatballs, salad and Lemon pie with graham cracker crust.

Dad picked Cassie up from school today and walk her home here.

Me and Dave took Cassie to the wagon rides downtown, for a ride and then she went to foundations.

On the way back I went to the dollar store for a couple throw away pans that are deep

When I picked her up from foundations I bought me and her a small candy cane hot chocolate. Man are they expensive, $2.00 for a small! But they are really good.

We walked over to Metro cause I wanted to see about some icing, but they were closing.



Brought out chicken to cook for tomorrow, and will be using a deep pan I bought today, it makes sure the grease doesn't splatter everywhere in the oven.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Chinese jumprope (make/play)

This is a game I used to play when I was in school, I liked playing it and would even use chairs at home if no one was around.

Make a Chinese Jump Rope
1. Purchase a spool of elastic cord in any color.
2. Measure out at least 64 inches of the cord and cut it.
3. Tie the two ends together to form a large loop of rope for the game.
4. Overlap two rubber-bands. Fold the top rubber-band underneath and pull it up through the circle created by the two rubber-bands to connect them together.
5. Repeat Step 4 to connect all 36 rubber-bands together.
6. Tie the two ends together to create a continuous loop of rubber-bands.






Play Chinese Jump Rope
7. Loop the rope around the legs of the two people who are the holders. Stand at least four feet apart with the rope taut and legs about shoulder-width apart.
8. Jump so each foot lands on the outside of the ropes, one on each side, while calling out "out."
9. Hop to one side so the right foot is in the middle and the other foot is on the outside of the ropes, then hop to the other side so the left foot is in the middle and the other foot is outside. Shout "side" with each hop.
10. Repeat Steps 1 and 2, shouting "in" and "out" with the corresponding moves.
11. Jump onto the rope with each foot landing on one side while calling out "on."
12. Move the rope up the legs gradually until the jumper misses. The jumper then changes places with a holder and the holder becomes the jumper.




How to Play Chinese Jump Rope
Demonstrate the jumps to any new players.
"In" means both feet inside the rope.
"Out" means both feet outside the rope, one on either side.
"Side" means both feet outside the rope on the same side, usually followed by a jump to the opposite side.
"On" means one foot on top of each side of the rope, pressing them to the ground.

Chant the steps in order as the player jumps them: In, out, side, side, on, in and out. For more advanced play, have one of the holders chant a random series that the player must follow



another one

How to Make a Chinese Jump Rope

Things You'll Need
36 Rubber Bands (At Least 3-Inches-Long)

Instructions
1. Hold one rubber band loosely in one hand so that you can fit a finger into the center. Insert a second rubber band through the center of the first one about a third of the way. Then slip remaining part of the second rubber band around the side of the first rubber band and back through the center of itself. It will go into the loop inscribed by the first third. Pull the second rubber band all the way through so that it is tight. Two rubber bands will be linked together.

2. Continue chain-linking the rubber bands in the same way until all 36 rubber bands are connected in one long chain. The most difficult part of making a Chinese jump rope is to connect the first and last rubber bands so that the rope itself will be strong enough to stay linked during the game.

3. Connect the first and last rubber bands in the chain that will become your Chinese jump rope. Begin by pushing the last rubber band in the chain into the first one. It will seem that the entire rope is one very large rubber band going into the first one. Wrap the ends around the sides of the first rubber band, but do not pull the whole rope through the loop. Instead, pull the end of the last rubber band into the rope for the length of one rubber band only i.e. about 3 inches. Double it back through and around the first rubber band again. There will be close to two inches of rubber band available to tie around itself as when tying a knot in a piece of thread when sewing by hand. Tie a double knot.

4. Test the strength of your Chinese jump rope by stretching it out between two people. Then try putting around the ankles of two people and letting a third person jump in and out. One of the best things about this Chinese jump rope is that if it breaks while you are playing, all you need to do is to replace the rubber band that gave out. It is a cheap and easy toy to make yourself that you can continue to use for a long time.



Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Golden Hawk game

So today was apparently very icy out so all the buses were cancelled, Cassie was allowed to stay home from school today.

Bought a medium pizza for lunch. Double bacon and peperoni.

We are going to a Golden Hawk game on the Base. We pre-paid for Dave's ticket, I was given a pre-paid ticket from Dan, and I will be paying Cassie's way in so we can all enjoy the hockey game. When we get there we will stop at Tim Horton's and get a candy cane hot chocolate.

Will update this with the score;
Trenton Golden Hawks:
Trenton RCAF Flyers:

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Homemade Mosquito Trap



Items needed:

200 ml water
50 grams of brown sugar
1 gram of yeast
2-liter plastic bottle

Or US conversion:
1 cup of water
1/4 cup of brown sugar

HOW:
1. Cut the plastic bottle in half.
2. Mix brown sugar with hot water. Let cool. When cold, pour in the bottom half of the bottle.
3. Add the yeast. No need to mix. It creates carbon dioxide, which attracts mosquitoes.
4. Place the funnel part, upside down, into the other half of the bottle, taping them together if desired.
5. Wrap the bottle with something black, leaving the top uncovered, and place it outside in an area away from your normal gathering area. (Mosquitoes are also drawn to the color black.)

Change the solution every 2 weeks for continuous control.

Monday, December 2, 2013

First day back to College Street

All in all Cassie had a good first day today. She is in Taylor's class. Cassie sits beside Taylor in every class, except one and it isn't assigned seating. Jessica is in a different class. Though Devin is in her class and keeps bugging her. Devin sits at the back of the room. She misses her friends from grade 6, they don't have the same lunch breaks anymore.

She made a few new friends. One was named Lily, and Cassie says she looks ....different, but she is really nice. She gave her some chocolate at recess.

She has French everyday, which she says sucks. Someone made Cassie made today, they threw a piece of paper at her head, some boy name Dalton. Her old teacher, Mrs. Sanders is now her art teacher (guess she didn't like teaching at the high school).

She loves this class she is in, they had a supply teacher in french and the kids wouldn't be quiet and making everyone laugh. Devin was yelling at the teacher for no reason, saying "I'm sexy and I know it!"

Cassie decorated our tree today.

I made chicken thighs with Southern fried shake and bake spice. It smelled so good cooking, it was making me so hungry but it tasted even better! I also made some potatoes and cheese sticks, which were also good themselves.

On the walk here to the apartment we stopped at the Dollar Tree and I picked up more Icy Squares, they are a great chocolate, very delicious.



I watched the new episode of The Witches of East End, it was very neat. Freya tried on her new Wedding Dress, and she lost her powers in the last episode, so they are trying to figure out their enemy.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Ok, rant time again, sorry.

I have to say this cause this seems to happen way to much.

TJ tells Cassie he is going to come over and then takes off to AD's not even 5 minutes later. I asked why he doesn't just ask AD to come over to Cassie's with him (since she is supposed to be Cassie's friend too) and he just mumbled and said he didn't want AD mad at him. I am SO not sure why she would be mad if he asked that but whatever. It just shows that we made the right choice in getting Cassie into a different school, since NO ONE wants to hang out with her at all from Prince Charles!

When someone says "I'm coming over" they don't usually have other plans with a different friend for the same time bracket. Cassie was already a little depressed before he came over, I thought it was a good thing him coming, but now she is even more depressed then she was before he came over. Cassie has been having some problems lately and this SO didn't help matter any.



God I am so tempted to go on Cassie's facebook and block him, so this doesn't happen again to her.

Well hopefully Cassie will feel a little better since her friend Taylor is being driven over after she eats to hang out for a couple hours, and lives a ways away on the other side of the bridge.

Well, Taylor is here, and it seems Cassie is happy, at least she looks like it on the outside. They will be with each other tomorrow at College Street School as well. I had told my dad what had occurred and he said fuck them then., Cassie will have better friends now anyways.



Saturday, November 30, 2013

Boring day today/My Quick Garlic Bread recipe

I have ordered the second book in the Merlin Spiral series: Merlin's Shadow. I can't wait to read it!

Helped Cassie build her snow fort in front of our place, accidentally knocked part of down and grabbed some big snow balls to replace what I dropped.

Went to my Mother-in-law's place tonight. She is out right now, but should be home soon. Fixed her paper jam in her printer, because I was bored.

Dave was watching the hockey game Toronto versus Montreal. We root for Toronto.

When I get home I am going to make some garlic bread. There are two different ways I make it.

One way is:
Take a slice bread, spread butter/on it lightly sprinkle garlic salt on it, place in microwave/oven for a little bit, and it really good.

The other way is:
Take a whole thing of margarine and grind up a small section of a garlic clove and mix it in. Let it sit for a few days to let the garlic get nice a strong. (I call it garlic butter) Spread the mix on bread and place in microwave/oven for a little bit, and it really good also.

I have some garlic butter in the fridge that had been there for a while, so should be nice and strong.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Goodbye Prince Charles

I already typed all this and lost it, so now trying to remember what all I wrote about lmao.

Took Cassie to Prince Charles, to pay for her chocolate and return her library books. We got permission to say goodbye to her friends. She got smothered to death by all her friends. A few of them got quite emotional saying goodbye to Cassie.



Took Cassie to Foundations, she stayed about 45 minutes and wanted to go home. I took her to Tim Hortons and we tried out the candy cane hot chocolate, it was delicious.

I so wonder if any of Cassie's friends will come over this weekend, I doubt it since most seem to busy with other things, people, each other, etc, but one can hope.

I dyes the tips of Cassie's hair, and also dyed my whole hair (mine is different than hers of course.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Merlin's Blade (The Merlin Spiral #1)

So today we went out for lunch, had lasagna, salad, and cookies. We will be having hamburger, rice, and potatoes for supper. I read my Merlin's Blade book.

I found out the Vampire Diaries had a new book series out: The Salvation 2 out of the 3 are already released. I now have the two on my cell (not my main one that I talk with). I read the other series but this, and have watched all the T.V episodes to date so far.

So Cassie will not be going with her school to Quebec, which is a trip they plan for the kids every two years for the end of June. We will instead be taking her to Niagara Falls and having a great time down there. She will have more fun in Niagara anyways.





By Robert Treskillard
Published by Zondervan

Average Blogger Rating: 4.67 Stars

I first thought to pick this book, because pretty much everyone knows the name Merlin. So I thought this would be a great read, to see what this could be about him as a child, and not the most famous part of his life as an adult. I was not disappointed, it was very detailed writing and of course I really love the cover. This is a great book to choose to read, so please do so.

I will be looking forward to finding and reading the other books in the series:
Merlin's Shadow & Merlin's Nightmare

Merlin is a half-blind boy (wounded in a wolf attack years ago). He has a lot of courage and tries to do the right thing. He offers up prayers when he is whipped. He has a friend name Garth, who has done a wrong thing in the beginning of the book, it is right after a fight they have with two other boys.

While he is in some woods with his friend they see two people, though Merlin can't really see much, they see a flash of light that comes from some kind of stone.

Merlin is attacked in his own home by a wolf (but there was more outside of the home), which his sister calls her friend. His sister, Ganieda, says the wolf was her friend and she was only protecting herself. Merlin is taken in as a bard by the king. We find that he possess a wisdom and courage that no one knew he had.



Info on the book's character's (mostly for my own information)

Merlin's real mom's name is: Gwevian
Merlin's step-mom's name is: Monda
Merlin's his half sister's name is: Ganieda
Merlin's his father's name is: Owain
Merlin's friend's name is: Garthqys
Merlin's crush name is: Natalenya

Natalenya brothers: Rondroc & Dyslan
Natalenya father: Tregeagle
Natalenya mother: Trevenna

Monda's father: Morganthu
Monda's brother: Anviv










Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review.








Book Description

When a meteorite crashes near a small village in fifth-century Britain, it brings with it a mysterious black stone that bewitches anyone who comes in contact with its glow---a power the druids hope to use to destroy King Uthur’s kingdom, as well as the new Christian faith. The only person who seems immune is a young, shy, half-blind swordsmith’s son named Merlin.

As his family, village, and even the young Arthur, are placed in danger, Merlin must face his fears and his blindness to take hold of the role God ordained for him. But when he is surrounded by adversaries, armed only by a sword he’s named Excalibur, how will he save the girl he cherishes and rid Britain of this deadly evil ... without losing his life?

Book includes location map and detailed character index.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Chocolate Lasagna

Bought a brand new red Wii Mini from EB games today and it came with Mario Kart.

I watched some episodes of Impractical Jokers, it is one of my favorite shows to watch, they are really funny.

I seen this and it looks SO good!!!


INGREDIENTS
1 package regular Oreo cookies (Not Double Stuff) - about 36 cookies
6 Tablespoon butter, melted
1- 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup sugar
2 Tablespoons cold milk
1- 12 ounce tub Cool Whip, divided
2 - 3.9 ounce packages Chocolate Instant Pudding.
3 1/4 cups cold milk
1 and 1/2 cups mini chocolate chips


DIRECTIONS
Begin by crushing 36 Oreo cookies.
Transfer the Oreo crumbs to a large bowl.
Stir in 6 tablespoons melted butter and use a fork to incorporate the butter into the cookie crumbs.
When the butter is distributed, transfer the mixture to a 9 x 13 inch baking dish.
Press the crumbs into the bottom of the pan.
Place the pan in the refrigerator while you work on the additional layers.

Mix the cream cheese with a mixer until light and fluffy.
Add in 2 Tablespoons of milk, and sugar, and mix well.
Stir in 1 and 1/4 cups Cool Whip. Spread this mixture over the crust.
In a bowl, combine chocolate instant pudding with 3 and 1/4 cups cold milk.
Whisk for several minutes until the pudding starts to thicken.
Use a spatula to spread the mixture over the previous cream cheese layer.
Allow the dessert to rest for about 5 minutes so that the pudding can firm up further.

Spread the remaining Cool Whip over the top.
Sprinkle mini chocolate chips evenly over the top.
Place in the freezer for 1 hour, or the refrigerator for 4 hours before serving.

http://centercutcook.com/chocolate-lasagna/

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Drama...........

I got my new book today Merlin's Blade, and I can't wait to read it, I will post about it as soon as I can.

I will be buying a new WII tomorrow, so hopefully her friends will wanna come over more to play it with her, and give her company.

Our family is just so damn sick of the fights and drama with our daughter and her new so called friends at Prince Charles we will be moving her back to a better school. One where everyone will know better than to mess with her. She has never been very happy in Prince Charles, she has very few friends and those she does have hardly ever want to come over and hang out with her. They usually hang out with each other.

We are taking her to the school tomorrow and letting her say her goodbyes to the few "friends" that she does have, and letting them know they are still welcome to come over as long as they are not complete jerks to her. We will be going to the new school tomorrow to start the process of getting her moved into that new school.

' I was watching her Facebook as her "friends" were yelling at her and calling names. I was SO NOT IMPRESSED with that, that is for sure. If she keeps them for friends, it is fine, but if they ever said that in person in front of me, they would see my beast within, and that is a scary thing I am told lol.

So that is my little update/rant of the day today, I am so glad we can give my daughter what she wants and get her out of that hellhole of a school, that she never wanted to go to to begin with.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Witches of East End

This cold/flu/phnumonia (whatever it is I have) is knocking me on my bum. I can't sit or stand for a long period of time or my asthma works up really badly and I can't breathe well, it feels like someone is sitting on my chest weighing me down.

So anyways since I have had to stay laying down I finally caught up on all my Witches of East End, that I had PVRed on our box. It is a really neat show about witches. The mom, sister, 2 daughters are cursed and have a shape shifter after them. It is very interesting, I have always liked shows/movies about paranormal people/creatures.

I have found out some great news. The Witches of East End have been picked up for a second season by the Lifetime network.





#'s_Name of Episode_____________Release_Date_________
_1._Pilot______________________October 6, 2013
_2._Marilyn Fenwick, R.I.P.____October 13, 2013
_3._Today I Am a Witch_________October 20, 2013
_4._A Few Good Talismen________October 27, 2013
_5._Electric Avenue____________November 3, 2013
_6._Potentia Noctis____________November 10, 2013
_7._Unburied___________________November 17, 2013
_8._Snake Eyes_________________November 24, 2013
_9._A Parching Imbued__________December 1, 2013
10._Oh, What a World!__________December 15, 2013



Summary:
Centers on the adventures of a mother and her two adult daughters, both of whom unknowingly are their family's next generation of witches, who lead seemingly quiet, uneventful modern day lives in Long Island's secluded seaside town of North Hampton. When one of the daughters becomes engaged to a young, wealthy newcomer, a series of events forces her mother to admit to her daughters they are, in fact, powerful and immortal witches.
- Written by Lifetime

Sunday, November 24, 2013

WWE Survivor Series ****SPOILERS**** (November 24th, 2013)

This will be updated at different times of the day today because it is what I always do and also because I want to post this all in one page, instead of multiple postings.

So as I said yesterday I am sick, I can't taste anything, there was a great breakfast I went to, but I couldn't taste it. I used an old home remedy and it worked great. I can now taste and smell a bit.



The wrestling PPV is today. Debbie, Dad, Dave, Dan, Daniel, and Terri will be sitting in the living room. Me and Cassie will likely be in our rooms, or my room. The PPV can be played on all the T.V`s in our house that has a cable, so it doesn`t matter where I am. I can go get the snacks and bring come in my room.

For snacks we will be having:
4 different kinds of Chips, popcorn pre-popped and popped (have spices for the popped one, the other doesn't need it), Skor bars, peanut butter cups, Hershey kisses, dill pickles, sweet pickles, sour cream and onion Ritz crackers, 710 ml Pop bottles, water, egg salad sandwiches, salmon sandwiches, chocolate chip cookies, lemon cookies, gummies, sour pitted cherry's, sliced beets.

Below the pictures is going to have the matches and who won, so DO NOT READ IF YOU DON'T WANT TO KNOW!!!







1st Match - Shield & Real Americans VS Usos & Rhodes brothers & Rey Mysterio
Winner= Roman Reigns (pinned Rey)

2nd Match - Big E VS Curtis Axel
Winner= Big E ((Won Intercontinental Champion ship belt))

3rd Match - Total Divas VS Real Divas
Winner= Natalya (A.J tapped out)

4th Match - Ryback VS Mark Henry
Winner= Mark Henry

5th Match - John Cena VS Alberto Del Rio
Winner= John Cena

6th Match - CM Punk & Daniel Bryan VS Wyatt Family
Winner= CM Punk & Daniel Bryan

7th Match - Big Show VS Randy Orton
Winner= Randy Orton ((Won WWE Title Belt))

All in all, it was a decent show.



Saturday, November 23, 2013

Random & I hate being sick!!!!!!!

Cassie had Tanner over today. They watched some T.V and Fred videos. She stuck her sock in his face, he asked to smell it again and said it didn`t stink, at least not as bad as he has smelled before with others. Watched other random things on Cassie`s computer. She let Tanner use it to watch videos he wanted for a while, and she played on her Nintendo DSi XL. He left to go home.

So TJ had came here a few days ago saying he had a cough. He tried and is still trying to say it is our place, but i know it is only cause he has a cold, since he gave it to me, and now I am sick! I have been sick for a couple days now. I always get different symptoms than those who give it to me, almost like my body hates me and wants me sicker than the one who gives it to me.

TJ has 2 dogs (like we do), and 1 cat (we have 3, but they are never in the same room at once). SO I know it is not an allergy as well, which is the only other thing that could make someone `cough` for environmental reasons inside an apartments, since we don`t smoke.

Right now I cannot smell or taste anything, which is sad, cause I love tasting foods I am eating. Stupid FLU!!!! This always happens when I get the flu or pneumonia. I hope it is gone tomorrow, we are having a PPV with guests over, and lots of treats to eat.

I wish I had a thermometer so I can find out what my temperature is, cause I almost always run a really high fever and need to cool down in a cold bath within the first week. I lost mine recently and don`t get money until Wednesday. Usually goes to 103, but I never feel like it is that high, which is why I always have to watch it. When I hit 101 on temperature it always continues to climb until I take a cold bath, no use of Advil of Tylenol by themselves get it down.......wish me luck and hopefully I don`t hit the dreaded temperature that kills.

Cassie`s rat, Ares, passed on today as well, I think it was old age, but it could also be neglect from her. I usually had to remind her to check his water, and give him attention, which she didn`t really do unless there was a friend over. I nursed him yesterday for 4 hours, and she came one once and held him to take a picture, which I didnt think was right so i took him back. He lasted overnight, but passed on later today. I couldn`t really get him to eat or drink.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Grown Ups 2



Watched this last night with hubby. Recognized a few actors (that are from Family channel).

Deer pees on them when he's scared.
Chris Rock daughter was China from Ant Farm.
Adam Sandler son was Luke from Jesse. (Adam breaks the kid leg in football training).

Steve Austin was in it, he is always a great actor, even in WWE.
Jacob from Twilight is in it.
Pervert from Armageddon is in it as a driving instructor.
Was great fun watching this last night

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Flea Remedies

These are tested by others, and have helped out immensely so thought I should jot them down here for myself and all the lurkers out there with pets :D
I personally continuously use Brewers Yeast with garlic for pets (says it is for healthy coat, but it does help with the fleas as well).

Use Salt and Dawn to Kill Fleas

To kill fleas in your home, put down lots of salt in your carpet. Wait 24 hours and vacuum. If you do this every other day, your home will be free of fleas. You have to keep up this or they will come back. Plus I bathe my dog and cats with dish detergent like Dawn once a week or so. It kills fleas on contact. Its cheaper than those expensive dog shampoos.

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Flea Spray Recipe

Ingredients

1 gallon vinegar
1/2 gallon water
16 oz. lemon juice (I just bought the cheap lemon juice)
8 oz. witch hazel (found in Walmart pharmacy section)

Yay, you are flea free now! You can also spray this on furniture, walls, etc.

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Skin So Soft bath oil from Avon. Mix one part Skin So Soft and five parts water. Put it in a spray bottle. It is also great to keep flies away and if you have an itch, it stops the itch immediately. It is great to use on animals just keep it away from their face.

Borax for floors

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Daughter has a Thief 4 a friend

Got all my stuff back today that was on loan. I am so happy, some of these things I have been really missing, like my camcorder and such. Bought a few things for the Wrestling PPV on Sunday. My husband wanted to watch it, so we invited others over, we are charging $10. per person because not only do they get to watch the PPV on a 52 inch T.V. We supply lots of snacks, and pop.

I gave away 3 boxes of groceries, plus 3 bags of treats for the guy's three boys.

Daughter is going to a youth group today. She gets bored there easily though usually. She was going to guitar lessons, but gave up on those.

One of her friends (Brandon) tried to steal 2 of my DS games, but he failed. One had dropped in our house right by where he grabbed them from and the other dropped in the hallway of our building and it was returned to me by our neighbor. Though he doesn't realize it, I had known they were missing the moment they were and was already looking for it, because they were on the couch cushion where he was sitting. He is no longer welcome in my home, as I do not stand for things like that going on!

She didn't last there very long. Came home and messed around for a while. Had some spaghetti, an Oreo brownie, and frozen lemonade.



Here is a great place to get free books to read, everyone should check it out, they do actually come in the mail. You just need to post an honest review about the book you read. I have been requesting their books for about 4 years now I believe.
I review for BookSneeze®

Monday, November 18, 2013

At the Library/House of Night series

I am very bored today. My daughter decided to go to the library with her friend T.J. We are sitting at the computers right now.

I couldn't find a book to read today, nothing really popped out at me. Feel free to leave suggestions, I love all kinds of Fiction type books.

I tried to print some coupons I have been wanting to get, but the library computers need Java and they wont download it right now. They said I will have to try back a different day or something, which kind of stinks.

This Sunday is the Santa Claus parade, which hopefully it will not be too cold for, or raining.

There is now an hour left until the library closes, and I am still not sure what to read tonight. Maybe I will start the third book in the Wicked lovely books, I read the second one a couple days ago and it was just as enticing as the first, but the library doesn't have it. I do have an app on my cell which has the whole series, so I will still be able to read it, thank goodness.

TJ now has the hiccups (again) and this time in the library lol. He is a very loud hiccupper, and it is echoing in here.







I have read a little over half of the House of night books and cannot remember where I left off, and it seems pretty daunting to go back over each of the books. I love each of them, they are filled with exciting pages of reading. It has been a while since I have read these, but I will go back and read each and every one of them again, because re-reading them is almost like saying hello to an old friend you just barely remember.

I loved how the first one had started, it really draws you into the book. How she didn't feel too good and the guy who was at her locker and she thought he had to have made a mistake with who he was looking for.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Nightmare City



By Andrew Klavan
Published by Thomas Nelson

I have been reading this all day today, I started last night (i got it yesterday afternoon), and had a hard time putting it down. This was a very well written book from Tom's perspective. He always has to get to the bottom of the truth no matter the cost.

It starts out he thinks he is dreaming about heaven, but he isn't sure, and wakes up to his cell phone ringing. The womans voice sounds weird and keeps breaking up till the call drops. Tom can't see or hear anyone in hos house or on his block and there is the fog that is rolling in with some kind of creatures in it. He needs to figure things out before something bad happens.

This book make you think of what could happen next. I was pleasantly surprised to find out how right I was.

It talks of what is happening now, but when it introduces a new character then it takes an Interlude to talk about that new person, before then continuing the story. It is a good way of explaining them without having to go to far in depth about them.










Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review.








Book Description

Tom Harding only wants the truth. But the truth is becoming more dangerous with every passing minute.

As a reporter for his high school newspaper, Tom Harding was tracking the best story of his life—when, suddenly, his life turned very, very weird. He woke up one morning to find his house empty . . . his street empty . . . his whole town empty . . . empty except for an eerie, creeping fog—and whatever creatures were slowly moving toward him through the fog.

Now Tom’s once-ordinary world has become something out of a horror movie. How did it happen? Is it real? Is he dreaming? Has there been a zombie apocalypse? Has he died and gone to hell?

Tom is a good reporter—he knows how to look for answers—but no one has ever covered a story like this before. With the fog closing in and the hungry creatures of the fog surrounding him, he has only a few hours to find out how he lost the world he knew. In this bizarre universe nothing is what it seems and everything—including Tom’s life—hangs in the balance.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

November 16th-updated on 17th with pictures and video link

Cassie tried to have a get together with her friends ("a party"). Only AD (girl), Tanner (boy) and T.J (boy) showed up. The others didn't show up and Taylor (girl) cancelled last minute.

The did something called a Nyan Cat challenge where they listened to a cat meowing for an hour, which I sat through as well, but it was weird lol.



AD left and now Cassie is stuck with 2 boys and she is not sure what to do.



They are now going to be doing a "video" starring Cassie with T.J as the director. I am not sure what it is about. It seems really weird though lol. It is about her laughing, they shot her in various place laughing.

This here is a link to the video on my youtube. It is quite funny really.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FKugeknteo