Friday, January 23, 2009

out of the mouths of babes.....


Why parents should always check their children's homework before they hand it in.


A first grade girl handed in the drawing above for a homework assignment.
After it was graded and the child brought it home, she returned to school the next day with the following note:
Dear Ms. Davis,
I want to be very clear on my child's illustration. This picture is NOT of me on a dance pole on a stage in a strip joint.I work at Home Depot and had commented to my daughter how much money we made in the recent snowstorm. This photo is of me selling a shovel.

Mrs. Harrington

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Way to go, Dad...now you are President of the USA



I took these two shots off the TV...this picture
says it ALL!!



Tuesday, January 20, 2009

telegram from Martin Luther King Jr. 1960

Last night at our Storyteller's Guild meeting, an older gentleman stood up to tell his story...
it took us back to his days in SanFransico College. He KNEW that prejudice was rampant in the South and somehow he wanted to get involved in 'making things better for the coloured people of the South"...so he organized a rally in SanFransico etc etc...to make a long story very short..this is THE telegram that he received from Mr.King himself to acknowledge and thank him for his work etc.
Imagine all of us being able to see this telegram on THE anniversary of MartinLutherKing Day...
sent shivers over my body.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

A favourite picture of mine

July lst, 2005 ..Canada Day ..the kids watching a basker in the InnerHarbour in Victoria...
(at least it's a blog!!!)

Friday, January 16, 2009

Homemade Soup


Ravioli Soup

Vegetable Stock:
2 carrots..chopped
2 celery ribs..chopped
2 green onions..with skin..chopped
1 plum tomato
3 cloves of garlic..halved
1 pkg (14gr.) dried mixed mushrooms
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. peppercorns
2 bay leaves
7 cups of water
Put ALL in slow cooker for 6-8 hours. Then strain.

1 pkg. frozen cheese ravioli (454g)
2 cups fresh spinach
1 cup thawed green peas
1 cup thinly sliced mushrooms
1/4 tsp salt


Cook ravioli for 10 minutes..on its own

Bring broth to rapid boil...add
peas, mushrooms, salt..then fresh spinach.

Place some of the cooked ravioli in your soup bowl and
cover with the soup... DELICIOUS.
1-15-09 Esther V. Wood

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

the beauty of the seasons.




same driveway scene...just add a little snow!!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

birth of a giraffe

http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid1513658418?bctid=1772783521

if you can't open this by clicking on the above..then copy/paste it ....WELL WORTH IT!!
Amazing video of the actual birth of a giraffe....WOW!

Angel ornament made into tree topper

I INDIVIDUALLY handsculpt these angels using fabric mache'. A friend just sent me this picture below to show that she took out the cardboard cone that is the 'starting point' of making an angel...Then she 'stuffed' a string? of bulbs inside the angel and uses it as her tree topper. ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL....but I hope she uses the bulbs that give off NO heat as this fabric is NOT fireproof. I am going to do one for myself next year but will stand her on my entrance table (hmmm a string of battery operated lights at the dollar store would work!)


no wonder I keep waking up during the night...always thinking!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

My favourite comedian Russell....sooo funny

video

Here is a sample of my favourite comedian...he cracks me up!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Cookie Monsters at Grammer's House

Cookie baking at Grammer's tonight...76 cookies to take home to their parents.
We had a great weekend together. Holidays are now over and school starts again
on Monday. Xmas concert is this coming Wednesday..it had to be cancelled earlier due to blizzards...life is never boring, is it!



Thursday, January 1, 2009

The Party is Over

The Party is over...let the New Year 2009 Begin!!!