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


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


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
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


#1. Glue
#2. Print out these air mail envelopes by Ruffled & scale it to 50%

#3. Print out these stamps by Uppercase & scale them to 25%

#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
Plastic container
Petroleum jelly
Moisturizing cream
Cotton swab

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.

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?

What the fox say?

What the elf say?

What the elf say?

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

How will you speak to that
What the elf say?

What the elf say?

What the elf say?

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

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


Thursday, December 12, 2013

Stained-Glass Sugar Cookies


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)


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

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 know 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)

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

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.