January 2008January 1st 2008
Well happy new year to you all.
I added some new beads for sale and below is an example of the beads I just made.
am working on transfering pictures from the pc to the mac and then
converting them to be able to put them here. It is alot of work and
Quinton is not helping.
have this book that I am reading on and off about living healthier and
being more eco friendly. What amazes me is the products that we use
that have cancer or potenial cancer agents in them. One potenial agent
is parabens and once you start looking a lotion labels, you would be
totally amazed. Parabens ,they know for sure, mimic female hormones
but there have not been enough test to prove that it is a carcinogen.
So let us just say that in the years to come it does, well I looked at
Quintons' well known baby lotion and it has 3 types of parabens in
them. That worries me because it is a lotion that we put on the our
skin and we have been putting it on since birth and will paraben build
up in the body? And how dangerous will that be at a later date to us.
those handy Mr clean cleaner sponges have formaldehyde(a known cancer
agent) in them and it can evaporate in the air when wet so I won't be
using those any more.
I know I will not be changing everything in my
life but I want to take steps to a better future. And I think it is
important to start to become aware of things that are not good for us.
And lets face it, it will be easier for me to change using most of
these items then to give up chocolate.
I got some sad news today. My furance in the garage has been making
weird noises, so I called the company that installed it and they came
to check it out today. Well they have to replace my fan that blows the
air in the garage. Which means I have no heat in the garage until they
replace the part. Which means I will not be able to make beads because
I got spoiled and don't want to torch in a cold garage.
unfortunately the potatoes I had in the garage, I forgot about and they
froze. So now I have no potatoes unless somebody knows a way I can
prepare frozen potatoes in a yummy meal.
it does not mean I will be doing nothing when I am not torching. I have been working of
exporting pictures to put on the website and redoing some of my gallery
Well yesterday I took a day off from the computer and spent it with Quinton and it did not go well. He was fussy.
I have been working on updating pictures on the website since I am
working on not using the pc anymore. I have made changes to the
gallery page of bracelets and I am working on the gallery of beads
now. It may take a couple of days before you see it.
I have been mostly working on the gallery pages so that I can get most of that out of the way.
month is normally the month that I do my scrap booking from the past
year but I have not started yet. I may just end up trying the scrap
booking you can do on the computer, where you do all your designing on
a page and then print it. I have a fascination to paper but I admit
that I need to clean up my hobby room before it gets out of control.
What possessed me to go see a movie that is kinda scary by myself?
Last night I went to see "I am Legend"
and if you like scary movies, you probably won't find it scary but I am
a wuss. And there was one scene that I literally jumped out of my
seat. Good thing there was only 9 people in total in the movie, so
that I did not freak out anyone behind me.
So did I want to see that
movie? Well it is Will Smith and I like most of the movies he does and
the concept of being the last person on earth.
I know that it is
not a buyer for our dvd collection though. I find now with Quinton we
don't buy as many Adult theme movies because it gets hard finding time
to watch "Resident Evil" when the kid is awake. Yeah he is two and knows exactly what TV is.
We even find it hard to watch NCIS and CSI and the Unit when he is up because of the content.
Okay we are big lego fans. So imagine my excitement with the release of the Indiana Jones series . Roy really likes that movie and the two sets with the vehicles he really wants.
have started cleaning my 'bead' work station so that I could start
scrap booking. January is usually the month that I do all the
scrapbooking from the previous year and I usually can do it all in 2
weeks. I don't think I am going to be that lucky this year. Quinton
is big into shredding paper right now.
I am thinking of trying
something different also with the pictures. Mac has a program that you
can put your photos onto pages and make it into a book they have and
then they will print it. I know other companies offer this but it is
handy that I can do it straight from my photo album and it has been
easy once I chose all the images I wanted to use.
I did the book already and I am going to get Roy to check it over and check my spelling. Since my spelling can suck.
heard of a lychee nut? It is fruit orignating in China. I had never
had one until a couple of years ago. I asked a lady in the line up
what it was like and she gave me one to try. Well you have to peel it
and there is a seed in the middle of it but it is pretty good. I tell
people it reminds me of a peeled grape with a little less flavor.
I recommend you try it at least once.
I don't normally do alot of surfing for things that would be cool to
share but I did find this site because her recipes are simple for me. Casual baker
It was a little stressful for me yesterday because it was the first day to register for the summer series classes at Red Deer.
Well I started at 8:30am and at 8:45 I actually got put on the hold
line and 22 minutes after that I actually booked my class.
to take the Corina class but the week she teaches falls on the same
week as interPLAY in Fort McMurray so I decided to take a class that
will be taught by Sherry Bellamy.
I am excited for this class for it is working with bigger beads and she makes these lovely beads.
This image is from her website.
Well my furnace in the
garage was making funny noises, so I called to have it checked. The
guy came and up need a new motor to blow the heat.
That was the
beginning of January. I was not so heartbroken because there was
other things to do. Well I called today to see if the part is in and
it is supposedly back ordered which means it could be awhile before
they fix it and the garage is so-o-o cold. Tomorrow I am going to
experiment with a small plug in heater to see if I can make a couple of
beads because I am getting the itch.
Quinton has a tooth that is
turning a very nasty black color, I called the dentist and they told me
that it is probably dead and that it will be alright as long as the gum
does not get infected. I feel sorry for him because it is not pretty
in social areas and he does smile alot. Good thing he is cute.
just got him a very snazzy hair cut, too. And it is a big difference,
I never realized how long his hair was until we did cut it.
have not been watching ET lately so imagine my surprise when I watch
this evening and find out Heath Ledger passed away. He was in 'A
Knights tale', 'The brothers Grim','Brokeback Mountain', and I did not
know that he was the joker in the new bateman movie.
happier note, Quinton said "Tractor" to me today and then all he would
say is "putt,putt". Once he has an important word he usually won't say
it again until HE is ready.
we are going to do fondue for supper. Roy's parents are coming over
and we are going to try a couple of different types like a broth fondue
instead of an oil.
I am looking forward to it because I have been
thinking of it for a while and we just never got the time to do it but
I decided quite suddenly that I was tired of putting it off.
Wish me luck on note burning food or the table top.
Well the fondue was a hit and we all ate too much.
did an oil fondue and tried a broth fondue,a cheese fondue and a
chocolate fondue. Well if you are going to do it, do it big.
broth fondue was not great, maybe if we had an electric fondue pot to
make the broth boiling hot. The fondue pot we used just would not keep
I made this wiener dips for Quinton which were really good
and I made this pork balls which were the hit. Out of a full plate,
there was only 5 left of the pork balls.
The weather has been
nice lately but starting tomorrow, we are to be getting a BIG cold
snap. Good thing Roy started using the fireplace the other day.
is the day that we are going to hide in the house and not do much
because it is -30 Celsius outside which is about -20 F for you in the
states. Plus there is a delightful wind outside which means it is even
Good morning. Yesterday when I woke up it was -38 celsius and in some areas of the province with the wind it was -50 celsius.
morning it was -34 Celsuis. So let me tell you I was happy when Laurel
from the Wild Rose Gallery called me today to let me know I did not
have to bring her jewelry that she was purchasing today. Thank you.
Quinton has a cold and has been so nice to share it.
we have to leave the house no matter what. Quinton has an appointment
at 10:30 and then I have one at 1:15. Which will be at treat
considering he does not want to wear clothes. Makes alot of sense to
me considering on the coldest days, he wants to be naked.
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