Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Wednesday word day....The W's ...

one thing wonderful: tonight was pretty darn wonderful

one thing wacky: Me, i am sometimes way too wacky.

three things wild: cougars, Urban color, and my cousin Carli.

one thing wet: outside..ok duh. The inside of my tall glass.

five things wilted: plants outside, one pumpkin, cupcakes from the other day. a plant inside, and a very cool hat that i wore tonight in the rain.

one thing weary: poor ole' thunder is looking as weary as a dog can look. *i guess he doesn't like the bangs or crackles of halloween much*

seven things wasted: ben mal stan are so fact happily wasted. Maybe my fake eyelashes, our pumpkin that someone exploded on the road,*first time* ..a timmys three days old in my fridge and $10.00 i spent to return something today...arrg.

eight things warrant-less: ....humm ...i need your input.

one thing wiggly: my toes every night before i fall asleep.

one thing written: Picnics for Lovers by Gabrielle Kirschbaum

one thing wanting: my bOOts...please come this week!!

ten things worthless: worn out pants, un-savable food, bad advice, used tp,
*worthless is such a large meaningful word... so many things are worthless to one, but is a treasure to another... i think ten is too big*

one thing weightless: a clean baby feather

one thing wobbly: my old rocker

one thing wrinkled: a ok several clean ones.

a few things wealthy: well hands down Donald Trump is. Although i often feel quite wealthy....maybe thats weird to say? First i mention Donald then me....haha i think my husband does nOt feel wealthy.
but most of us can agree wealth is so beyond money

well thats my wordy wednesday

*which is really TAG*

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

...tiny tuesday..

i have bloggers crumbs... or cobwebs ...

i should have plenty to share...
but i don't.

i could post all about candy.
but i won't.

i would be excited to post about a certain pair of boots....
but i don't have them yet.

i did go to the gym tonight...
but i ate some mini mars bars...

i am excited to walk tomorrow with my buddie Jenny.
but if its too cold?...will she venture out?

sigh.... i guess its time to go to bed.

Friday, October 26, 2007

i am so glad today is Friday!!

Sunday, October 21, 2007

did someone say menus please?

always revising... everyday brings on its own.. but i still like to have a plan.

Salmon baked in a lemon herb/oil with rice and peas. Sliced Apple Coffee Cake with a dollop of cream.

Meatloaf and KD peas/carrots. Maybe a dessert muffin or choc nobake cookies.

Steak, Mashed Garlic Potatoes, Salads. Tarts -hopefully 'butter' as so i can bring some to a certain brother-in-law.

Thursday: Hashbrowns - eggs, bacon, peppers and cheese.

Stew, Buttermilk Biscuits

Saturday: might try those Chicken Saltimbocca's with rice and veggies. Baklava ..


Today is a cold grey windy Sunday... but the coffee is warm and lovely.. and the company is cute .. large and friendly... my chair always happy to hold me and today unlike every other day of the week there is nothing to rush too. Sunday it is a wonderful day ... can be a very restful sort of day....also a preparing day for the week to come....cookies.. muffins...pies.. little bit of family cleaning time. lol-everyone loves that...*wink* Sometimes finishing last minute homework... haha No one 4 sure loves that part..but it must be done. We are together for the least mostly and we enjoy it.

I wont be making Beef Dinner tonight, instead we will be having our waffle meal. mmm with the trimmings of course.

What a great day to start a new week... i hope you all are having a restful or at least pleasant Sunday..

Saturday, October 20, 2007

a very long questionnaire...

there was no number i guess we move right along to number two.


3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? umm printing is good.

4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT? fresh cuts from the deli.


6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU? i guess it would depend on who the other person i turned out to be was.


8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS? not the ones i was born with.. well my first pair were taken out.. but i have a second pair growing in.

9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP? eeek.. i don't know... i would like to but i eeesh i don't think so

10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL? maybe pops ... ick i shouldn't write that,... um oatmeal porridge



13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM? real maple walnut in a freshly made waffle cone is pretty darn good.


15. RED OR PINK? blue

16. WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF? in appearance? duh weight,... in who i am.. kinda lacking a lot of smarts.. so rather the lazy thing.

17. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST? my brother in England (six more weeks to go)

18. DO YOU WANT EVERYONE TO SEND THIS BACK TO YOU?...with it all filled out.*smile*

19. WHAT COLOR PANTS AND SHOES ARE YOU WEARING? pink pj's with little blue bathtubs..and tan suede sheep lined slippers

20. WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE? pumpkin pie (hehe busted)

21. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW? in the distance i hear my oldest boyz

22. IF YOU WHERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE? today i would be a rainbow.. like the ones you could get years ago from mickyDs

23. FAVORITE SMELLS? morning: fresh coffee.. in my truck: vanilla/strawberry... on me vanilla..


25. DO YOU LIKE THE PERSON WHO SENT THIS TO YOU? opps i stole it again.. well she said to anyone.. so i didn't really steal it. i am using it with permission. i actually don't know her.. just of her, on blog land.

26. FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH? always the same, if my boyz are in it i love it..

27. HAIR COLOR? they say strawberry blond

28. EYE COLOR? green


30. FAVORITE FOOD? eek busted....sweets

31. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS? so happy so very happy

32. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED? Transformers (so rocked)

33. WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING? well black sleeves variegated knitted orange/red vest

34. SUMMER OR WINTER? its fall. Fall

35. HUGS OR KISSES? this is so funny. with whom? friends kisses LOL no hugs .. with my partner? OH yeah!!

36. FAVORITE DESSERT? *smile* ..

37. MOST LIKELY TO RESPOND? i think Allie ... Gwen? Jenny! .. Lucy girl...

38. LEAST LIKELY TO RESPOND? should i name you?

39. WHAT BOOKS ARE YOU READING NOW? b-o-o-k ?? what is that again?

40. WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD? yea i would like to place my many mice on a pad alright....grrr.

41. WHAT DID YOU WATCH ON T.V. LAST NIGHT? well actually we don't even have the local i guess season one of.. Men in Trees.

42. FAVORITE SOUND? not Sheldon's alarm clock.

43. ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES? is this a repeat?


45. DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT? again with the talent.. gee wizz


47. Butter or Margarine? really now? BUTTER or no thanks.

well there is my very long Saturday questionnaire ... now i am off to walk with my best walking buddie Jenny*

ps 'tag' your it!

green crocs and pink eyelashes....


Earlier this week i lost my brother.. i lost him for about hour and half.

i was very scared and i panicked slightly. ok a little more than slightly ..

he was suppose to ketch (sp?) the 5:20 .. home by 5:50/6:00... He was going solo... (eek-what was i thinking!) The scene.....Me pacing...'soon the bus will stop and Stan will walk in'... me more pacing.. i phone the bus number.. just to make sure..... ok bus people all gone home....pacing..... bus passes at 6:00. NO ONE WAS ON THAT BUS!!!..let alone did it stop.....AHHH i dash inside the house ..grab my truck keys, Jer jumps in. i yell for Sheldon to stir the soup!!!
oh helter skelter!!
btw if you could see me. i was wearing neon green crocs *home use only* and well bright pink fake eyelashes...*lol home use only* nuts.. at least i wasn't wearing one of the fake mustache that the boyz all had on!!..(another story) So what to do!! what else!!

Follow that bus!!!

ok so i over took the bus in no time...and the bus is clearly empty.. and still needs to go another route before it would head to town.... ahhhh ok we go to town first.. ....

Searching main street... "Stan where are you!?!"..... searching .. and lots of frantic praying!... He must have missed the bus? Did he get dropped off at the wrong stop? Well if he did miss the bus he would be at one of the bus stops...eek ...passed the second one and NO Stan!! Ok dashing back out of town.. redriving the route that the bus would have gone on... NO STAN.. ok starting to loose it. Phone husband he is going to look one way while i head back to town to find the bus driver!
Jer phones workers who then phone other workers to find out who and where Stan was with last. Also Jer calls parents who were on their way home but turn around to comfort ME. Also to help find Stan.

ok i find the driver .. after many long minutes.. we determined that Stan was not on the 5:20 .. ahhhh where is my brother?????.. tears or weird laughter was beginning to swell at an unstoppable place.

Bus driver takes his CB, and asks all drivers about the situation.. more long minutes.. Anyone with a Stan?.............................. Yes, the Thornhill Driver, the 6:20 (which was the bus at one moment behind this one) had a Stan. Everyone was quite sure it was our guy. ok thanks to all drivers especially this one who had patience and spent the time we needed with us even tho he also had a schedule to keep... blessings on you. *i won't ever grumble again for waiting for a late bus* ..sniff sniff...

Jump back into truck...........oh the melt down was to close...... deep weird wailing won for about 1 minute. .........ok HOME TIME. He may not be our Stan?? <<>> i can not go there. I just need to go and wait.

So my parents who swiftly came back into town because of me... Mom kept saying everything will be ok.....Thank you Mom for always being a calm in my storm.... Jer phones home Mal and Ben are waiting at the bus stop... Sheldon is making his way home.. workers have the message..... and so here we are ... Dad Mom Jer Mal Ben thunder....and me all waiting at the bus stop.. (mom even took out her camera) and finally which felt like the longest wait ever... The Bus Comes Down our Street!! we gasp!!! it stops!! and yes Stan is on it!!! He did have the oddest expression on his face ... a toss between my crazy family ...and did i miss something? haha he so didn't know why we were that happy to see him!!? ......sigh....

We never really did get what all happened.?? He was at one stop... but he ended up at another..So we assume he walked over?...missing his first bus and then waited for the next one. How he managed is a bit of a mystery?? There was a hushed discussion with my husband later that night on whether i should let Stan pursue the use of the bus... at what cost is independence worth?? Maybe we aren't ready for solo? Well the main reason we couldn't talk with Stan is his cell phone wasn't working, because we would have phoned him and then known where he was in seconds...sigh (he did have it- and is fixed now)..and there is truth to what my husband said, "He did what anyone would do.. he missed the first bus .. so he went on the next one." He did well and he was fine." sigh.... in the near future you may see a glimpse of us..the one in the bus will look quite content. The one following in a tire squealing truck on the other hand...??

........................... groan .... name is joan... i chase buses....

Thursday, October 18, 2007

to my friend Jenny

Jennaliscious its your birthday!!!!!!!! whoot whoot!!! i am so happy for you.(i do love birthdays you know) I am so happy you were born!!! whoot whoot!! It is a special thing to have a random friend you didn't know through anyone really.. one you didn't grow up with... or one you didn't meet through your you might not have met at all....sniff that would be awful!... but i am so thankful we did meet!!..and that we did hit it off..*phew* and that we are the best walking buds ever. Did you ever notice that we never once have been out of things to chat about!! (we walk for about 2 hours...talking nonstop lol and this sounds funny but sometimes at the same time!! lol) You so rock Jenny. i honestly don't ever want to walk alone again! Thank you for making time for us to keep at it. I treasure our friendship. You are so a gift. you sister. Happy bestest Birthday.
*seea tomorrow*

you sexy moma



Wednesday, October 17, 2007

dull day

i think dull days are lacking color.... so when i can .. i buy flowers. Just a bunch at safeway... save-on-foods.. nothing so incredible.. but a little pick me up. Set on my kitchen table or waiting in the bathroom, it just gives a cheerfulness to the house.

so the other day i did a little "what flower are you?" quiz, and as it was, i turned out a snapdragon.. surprised ? yes.. really? so i took it again.. and yea i was a snapdragon.. which i did plant this year and i so love the little mischievous little girls..really a lovely little flower.. but me? ok so i wanted to post it but somehow lost everything but the flower.. so i went to retake the test one more time... and

You Are a Sunflower

"When your friends think smile, they think of you. There is not a day that goes by that you can't find something good about the world and your fellow human."


go figure ?.. anyways.. tonight i feel like myself... so i think i'll keep the sunflower hehe. And if the weather gets you a more than a little down that you can't get to the store.. better give me a call.. hope you like yellow. *smile*

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

menu meal plan ...

Well here is my Menu planning... thanks Jenny for all your inspiring meals.

Sunday: Roast Beef with Yorkshire Puddings, mashed potatoes, gravy, peas or corn and Fresh Apple Pie also Lemon Meringue Pie. (only because my oldest son whinned all day for some) Sleeman Original Draught taste very good with this meal.

Monday: Dill Soup. *thanks Jaime for the fresh dill* with soft white buns, cheese and a lovely red wine. left over Apple Pie.

Tuesday: Tacos: ground beef with spices, diced tomatoes, lettuce, grated tex mex cheese, salsa, sour cream. Pumpkin Cake with butter icing.

Wednesday: Creamy Fettuccine with Prawns... garlic toast, salad. Chocolate cake with pudding.

Thursday: Wok Food *lots of veggies and a little chicken and steamed noodles- very tasty. edit: we are now having LEFT OVERS

Friday: Chilli with fresh whole wheat bread and butter.
Maybe i will make some homemade doughnuts *SMILE*

Saturday: Waffles and Pudding with cream and peaches.. maybe sausages or bacon.

Sunday: Roast Beef Dinner (dido from last sunday)

Monday: Meatloaf and KD peas/carrots. Maybe a dessert muffin.

Tuesday: Stew, Buttermilk Biskets and Tarts

Wednesday: Spaghetti with extra Meaty sauce, garlic bread Ceaser salad .. humm maybe chocolate cake? Pumpkin roll?

Thursday: Hashbrowns - eggs, bacon, peppers and cheese.

Friday: Samosas - homemade with mango salsa.

Saturday: might try those Chicken Saltimbocca's with rice and veggies.
Might make Baklava ..

Sunday: Roast beef Dinner....

well thats it for now...

Sunday, October 14, 2007

blog rating

Well thats crazy!! i will just have to spice things up a little i guess!

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Saturday Questionnaires

Saturday Questionnaires ...... i guess i stole this one...hope he won't mind.

What’s the largest age difference between yourself and someone you’ve dated?:: um i think once there might have been about a 10 year gap..he, the older..hehe

Ever been in a car wreck?:: nope

Were you popular in high school?:: nope

Have you ever been on a blind date?:: kinda

Are looks important?:: well if you want soup on your shirt and crud on your face i guess that is up to you..but if you wanna get a little closer... Duh.

Do you have any friends that you’ve known for 10 years or more??:: over 10 by far

By what age would you like to be married?:: hehe.. um 22 was a good age

Are you a good tipper?:: yup, being a waitress has helped.

What’s the most you have spent for a haircut?:: shrugs .. i think about 70$ ? *wash, cut, style, tip*

Have you ever had a crush on a teacher?:: of course.

Have you ever peed in public?:: ick NO WAY... at lest i cannot recall ever doing so.

What song do you want played at your funeral?:: girls just wanna ... HAHA >> jk i don't know yet.

Would you tell your parents if you were gay?:: yes

What would your last meal be before getting executed?:: i would have to decide on the day.

Beatles or Stones?:: can't get no......danana nana ... satisfaction

If you had to pick one person on earth to die, who?:: that is awful.... it would have to be me.

Do you have any phobias?:: i am quite sure i do

What are your plans for the future?:: make it to the next day

Do you walk around the house naked?:: hahahahahahahahha

If you were an animal what would you be?:: i guess a cat. maybe a horse.. a seahorse... ? Oh i know a unicorn....

Hair color you like on someone you’re dating?:: just like my husbands *wink*

Would you rather be blind or deaf?:: deaf... i don't think we get to choose tho

Do you have any special talents?:: i think Alley rapped this one for me a few questionnaires ago

What do you do as soon as you walk in the house?:: hang up my bag and coat yell a hello and wash my hands.

Do you like horror or comedy?:: comedy.....drama, romance, cartoons, oldie but goodies...

Where do you want to live when you are old?:: with my man

Who is the person you can count on the most?:: this seems like a trick question?

If you could go on a date with any celebrity past or present, who would it be?:: Julia Roberts?..Bruce Willis... humm??

What did you dream last night?:: crazy.. about a guy i knew way back and his wife and new baby.. and their reno's and their restaurant that my family keep going to?? nuts....

What is your favorite sport to watch?:: any with my boyz as the super star. *smile*

Are you named after anyone?:: my middle name is after a school friend of my moms.

What is your favorite alcoholic drink?:: red red wine..

Non alcoholic drink?:: coffee

Have you ever been in love?:: always

Do you sing in the shower?:: i sing even out of the shower..

Have you ever been arrested?:: shhh... not yet

What is your favorite Holiday?:: CHRISTMAS

Would you ever get plastic surgery?:: funny you should ask.. *yup*

Have you ever caught a fish?:: yea! and gutted it and cooked it and..(heres what separates the girls from the women heheh jk) i ATE it!! heck i am a northern girl.

Thursday, October 11, 2007


my date was canceled ...oh well .. i met my nephew and his mom at walmart ... i looked around with them for maybe an hour. Joe did manage to find a nice pair of black pants..... (we'll do icecream another time) ..but all was not lost...i had a new date awaiting surprise date phoned me and said to come to our favorite coffee shop.. (my hubby got off early and we love the coffee over at the starfish).. So off to the Starfish i rumbled...sweet!! good coffee, great muffin and the best company, my man. Got to love that!

Yeah plans are funny huh? make em' and break em'. oh well, i am hoping my plans with my walkin' buddie are still on.. eesh i have been blah tired this week...ick.... Well no matter it will pass. Yay for the weekend coming. i am so looking forward to it.. silly when we had such a long one last weekend .. but sometimes it is harder to get back to it *-it, being the real life-* ...h a h a ... ha..There isn't any real laugh there.

Real life .. why do we can the hard parts the real stuff? i think the fun stuff should be called the real life stuff.

Speaking of Funny..., a funny thing happened today.. this really did make me laugh.. Although it isn't really that funny but it was in the moment... This morning Stan my brother was taking the later bus but because of me...he missed it ..i could have taken him with my truck- But he was so bent on going ...the last few weeks he has been taking the bus on his own and he loves his independence with how can i even refuse when he misses it...?? the bus stop is just outside our driveway.. goes down the road makes a huge circle and then finally heads toward town.. .. Arrg the next bus was in 2 hours...he would miss half of his meeting.....and he wouldn't hear of me taking him..(a 5 minute drive hehe) *Quick thinking* - wait a second!! The bus goes up and around then back down.. down where we are so very near! 'Stan you can still catch the bus if we get a moving!' Well we jumped in the truck me in my pjs haha, and met the bus three blocks over!! HAHA and i followed it out ... mercy it was way to funny. Stan running .. coffee spillin', pjs, slippers, my hair.. Stan so happy ... "BYE JOAN" crazy .. but real... the stuff you get to recall and still laugh and laugh about..... i love real stuff.

shoppin with my nephew..


today i have a date with my nephew to go shopping..he has b-day money and wants to buy pants.
i think ice cream is also a good idea..hehe and maybe a second hand store looksy would be in order *smile*

i have chicken wings marinating in three sauces, (teriyaki, honey garlic and plum) waiting to be baked at supper time... so no worries about supper. All taken care of. *double smiles*

It would be fun to get some pics of Joe and me...i wish our town had an instant photo booth. they are so fun.. oh well maybe we'll go get tattoos instead. *JK-or at least they will wash off*

well time to go get this day rolling... later.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

lets hear it for silly questionaries.. yeahaw!!

Taken from my pooh friend mamaliscious *smile*

.. haha well i do wear aprons.. *wink*

September camp out...

I had a need to go camping...Sheldon was out as it was race weekend... but i needed one more with the boyz before the weather was too cold... which it kinda was, but i had a card up my sleeve...

hey this would so fit my needs....hehehe too bad i didn't have the keys..or i sooo would have..*evilish laugh*

But my great plan... i would take my truck and my aunties little trailer... but sigh.. no under hitch.... Hummm i needed to tweek my plan ... Onto plan B...

Well the big ole' dinosaur has a hitch and a warm place to keep two boyz.. thanks Kenny.

ok pretty good sleepless nite... hehe no worries..
Sleeping in the trailer was awesome. way warmer than tents!!

Time for a walk... want to or nOt!!

Malley and thunder ... btw thunder was an excellent camper.

Ben testing out some chunks of wood ... he almost went

nasty looking...

Just me and the guyz...

Jer ...taking a picture of the remains of ... mr.tweety

Some little mushrooms...

And some bigger ones.....

Thank you Jer for taking the pictures for me... i wish we had brought extra we could have taken pictures of YOU !!

Home again....
resting....before bedtime...

woa..Benny is looking a bit worn out...

Stan are you tired?

thats one O-U-T....

Thats two...

*missed sleeping pictures of Mal and Stan ..hehe but they were out as well...*

SHELDON don't take that picture>>

No worries .. it won't change my mind... Yes i am tired... and Yea i am wondering why i thought all that packing and planning and stuffing stuff.... and and and ...was it worth it?

HaHa, OH Yea of course it was!! I can't wait till next camping year.

Saturday, October 06, 2007

its a dreay saturday but i don't care..stay cozy and keep the pc close.

Copied from Jess's Mess

Two Names You Go By:
1. Joni
2. Jones

Two Things You Are Wearing Right Now:
1. grey roots sweater
2. flannel blue/star pjs pants

Two of Your Favorite Things to do:
1. shop
2. being outside stuff

Two Things You Want Very Badly At The Moment:
1. a bigger better lots of chrome, 6"lift with huge 40"treaded tires with all the lites and whistles...whoa baby ...yea a new TRUCK..*smile*
2. ... new house? renovations? ...improved home.

Two pets you had/have:
1. Ginger the guinea pig
2. Sunny the canary bird

Two things you did last night:
1. watch a movie
2. had a glass of red wine

Two things you have eaten today:
1. last nights homemade pizza
2. veggies with dip

Two people you Last Talked To:
1. my boyz
2. my sister Barbie

Two Things You're doing tomorrow:
1. making pies *its Thanksgiving weekend*
2. phoning my mom

What were your longest car rides:
1. Terrace to Moose Jaw
2. Terrace to Regina

Favorite Holidays:
2. Easter

Two favorite beverages:
1. Coffee *really now!?!*
2. red red wine...

""""well thats all folks"""

phew thanks Jess i did this one in 15 minutes!