Thursday, June 30, 2011

Petals So Delicate

While the world is in turmoil, my flower blooms
With petals so delicate as to make angels swoon
Transparent, a soft light envelopes them
and allows us to wonder, while under its' spell.
A beautiful flower blooms in the dawn
While the world continues to plunder
Under a wailers' song.
A Lady's Life.

My poor flowers keep blooming year after year all on their own.
and surprise me every time.
I try to buy the wild varieties since they require the least amount of care.
Some gardner I am lol

Today William and Kate are arriving, in a Canadian airplane, used to jet the Prime Minister.
With England waging protests over pensions and having to work an extra year to get them,
I guess England cannot afford their own plane to fly Royalty anymore. lol
Gorgeous William is being protected as he is Englands' prized English Rose, inheriting his Moms' foot steps. His beautiful wife Kate, helps as well. She is HOT!
The rest of the world is haggling over the cost of living and bankruptcy while the rich are still helping people spend.
So apart from all the mumbo jumbo people are being fed,
Where is all the money?
As one greek man said, spending has to be stopped.
Thank fully Kate an Wills 9 day trip will not cost very much but make a lot of people happy.

Have a great day! ;)

Monday, June 27, 2011

Oh Those Pearly Whites

Here is an example of how Insurance works and no one complains to the MP's about this.

I remember to pull a tooth used to cost 50 dollars. Then it increased to 100.00 dollars.
Then they introduced dental insurance. People bought it but noticed it didn't cover all dental work but they were told it was good because it paid for 80% for things it did cover.
Sounds great so far.

Next time you go to the dentist to pull a tooth though, you find the price skyrockets to 350 .00 dollars , without the plan and
80% of which is paid with the plan.
Do the math.
Overnight, because the dental organization saw that people had help to pay for their teeth, they increased their prices 250%.
So the client has to pay for a dental plan whether or not he uses it, plus 20 % of 350.00 dollars it now costs to pull the tooth.
Now they also demand because you are covered by insurance, to take many x rays and to make holes in good teeth, for what they say are microscopic cavities, which may or not may not be controlled or eliminated by the use of listerine and regular brushing. These tiny cavities are drilled into big holes which require fillings and these fillings come out when flossed and need to be redone creating more expensive work for the dental organization to save the tooth and possibly a loss of an otherwise healthy tooth. A rebuilt tooth is a lot more expensive to maintain than your own.

So your premiums on the insurance policy, find many good reasons to go up, to help you keep your teeth in good health.
Most of this is a waste but the idea is sold, to so many people,who really do not know what it is they are agreeing to and no one brings this financial abuse to the government or the insurance companies,
who don't care.
By supporting dental plans, people are making it very difficult for those who cannot afford insurance or even the payments with insurance which now almost triples the price of visiting the dentist.
Without dental plans, healthy competition between dentists for customers, could very well decrease the prices, where by every one would be able to afford a dentist and pay much less than with dental plans.

I'm just sayin. lol
Used to be you got a tooth ache, you went to the dentist and told him it hurts here.
He'd look, see what the problem was and fix it.
After he fixes it he could have a conversation with you about what other things need be done.
Today you go in with a tooth ache, they make you suffer a whole procedure, before getting to the point of the matter.
They always leave what you came for, last.

Have a great day!

Motivated by Life

It is very difficult to keep oneself motivated in this trouble encompassed world.
Every where you look, disaster strikes and then, strikes again and again and again.

My grand mothers' story was all about running. That's all they did back from the early 1900's when civil war, war and revolutions were prevalent.
It was only in North America where they finally found peace, stability, jobs and most of all kindness. By then these people were hard, mature, with strict work ethics. Their goal was to never suffer hunger again. Very few could cry as life had desensitized them from tears. They saw too much sorrow in their lives and lived in survival mode. Todays' youth would never understand these people because they have not suffered. Todays' youth are arrogant but very easy to break because they are not taught what fighting for existence really entails. They believe in their rights to it and now nature is showing everyone, that the truth of the matter is that no one has rights at all. What people have, is privilege.

What is motivational in todays' world, is to see people fighting back to stop cruelty, grief and loss.
Some things cannot be stopped

I wonder. What happens to all these people with mortgages they have to pay, after a hurricane strikes and takes away not only everything they own but places where they earn a living?

What do the banks do to collect their monthly checks?
Do they come and foreclose? Do they declare themselves bankrupt as the people have to??
lol Are their mortgage loans not insured and if they are, then do they not cover their clients as well?

I hate to think that while people mourn, these bankers are sitting thinking, what will all these lawyers they hire who need customers to foreclose, to pay their salaries, come up with next?

Then the thought creeps up, that what if they didn't hire these lawyers to begin with, save their money and help people keep their houses. Wouldn't life be easier on everyone as a whole?
Isn't this the dream they sell people, that they buy and own a home, an asset they value?

But homes today, are not valued. They are treated in the same shabby way people treat each other.

In financial circles they do not look at humanity but financial pages and they, unlike life, are very black and white . Lawyers are hired to destroy people so the financial pages look better for the stock market.
They do not care to see the big picture, that the stock market will never look good if the people are not there to support it.
Destroy the people, destroy the market. People will rebel.

Today, families do not work in a pack mode.
Today they work in a "what is in it for me" mode.

If there is nothing in it for me, then I do not need to do anything.
So we raise people today, to be very short sighted in their views of what life , marriage, and family is all about. As morals and values change, things that once were important, are not.
As a result we see more and more parents killing their children. If they can kill children then nothing stops them from killing old people.
Under different conditions,
it's so easy to walk away or take something away from someone.

As the bank looks for easy ways to bankrupt you, your family also looks for a way to bankrupt you.
The straw that breaks the camels back is when nature also attacks and totally bank rupts everyone.
It is only then that people begin to realize that the "what's in it for me" mode, doesn't apply anymore and angels appear all around trying to give a helping hand.
But even angels eventually have limits. There are not enough of them around.

As a system of barter begins to replace money, spirits and faith in goodness and love
begin to flower once again.
Once again God is revived and man, once again, begins to value what is important in life.
He acknowledges that there is a right and a wrong and that life is a privilege and not a right.

God seems to represent poverty and humbleness. When man becomes rich and can afford to be arrogant, God is put away, attacked and forgotten, until he resurrects again and he will resurrect as he always does, as long as we put our faith into money and banks, instead of in people. lol

There in lies the secret of where true riches is found, in the words and teachings of the true shepherd , protector and defender of mankind.
Have a great Day!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

From the Mouths of Angels

I only know the names of two angels, Hark and Harold.
Gregory, age 5

Everybody's got it all wrong. Angels don't wear halos anymore.
I forget why, but scientists are working on it
-Olive, age 9

It's not easy to become an angel! First, you die..
Then you go to Heaven, and then there's still the flight training to go through.
And then you got to agree to wear those angel clothes.
-Matthew, age 9

Angels work for God and watch over kids when God
has to go do something else.
-Mitchell, age 7

My guardian angel helps me with math, but he's not much good for science.
-Henry, age 8

Angels don't eat, but they drink milk from Holy Cows!!!
-Jack, age 6

Angels talk all the way while they're flying you up to heaven.
The main subject is where you went wrong before you got dead.
Daniel, age 9

When an angel gets mad, he takes a deep breath and counts to ten.
And when he lets out his breath again, somewhere there's a tornado.
-Reagan, age 10

Angels have a lot to do and they keep very busy.
If you lose a tooth, an angel comes in through your window and leaves money under your pillow. Then when it gets cold, angels go south for the winter.
-Sara, age 6

Angels live in cloud houses made by God and his
son, who's a very good carpenter.
-Jared, age 8

All angels are girls because they gotta wear
dresses and boys didn't go for it.
-Antonio, age 9

My angel is my grandma who died last year. She got
a big head start on helping me while she was still down here on earth.
-Ashley ~ age 9

Some of the angels are in charge of helping heal sick animals and pets.
And if they don't make the animals get better, they help the child get over it.
- Vicki , age 8

What I don't get about angels is why, when someone is in love,
they shoot arrows at them.
-Sarah, age 7

Friday, June 24, 2011

We Can Hear the Waves

As we keep bringing more and more people into our countries, we are placing a bigger strain on our electric power grids.
This means the companies have to build more power plants and we we pay the cost with higher prices.

Eventually the cost will have to be curtailed and people will have no choice but to obtain their own solar power.

I read this and thought this would be a good idea when I sell my house and begin to do renos on my country place to retire in. I have two wells which means I will not require city water, which is murky anyway to say the least, and with solar power and a franklin stove, I should do pretty much ok.

We have a lot of wind there as well, especially in winter from the river, so a wind mill would be of value as well.

When we collect things, we get tired of taking responsibility for them. I always wanted a room for a library and yet all my books are in boxes afraid to be un boxed.
I wanted an art room but can never get organized enough to make myself one.
The world has taken a dramatic leap into the future where nothing seems to be important anymore. You can get everything electronically on line and more and yet one day all this will disappear and man will be left without knowledge and no where to obtain it from.

When I talk to bloggers I find everyone has this bohemic need to travel and to see something different and new.
Nothing pleases one more than to feast ones' eyes on a fresh mountain or sky and romantically reminisce that this same sky is attached to your home far far away.

Once upon a time your ancestors walked these mountains and plains.
Once upon a time their blood flowed into Mother Earth and she welcomed it and sucked it dry.

As you travel trying to find yourself, you find yourself going deeper into your soul. Wrapping your arms around the world still leaves you as lonely as the day you were born.

You drift back and almost remember opening your eyes to nothing short of wonder.
What is all this? Where am I? Why am I? Who am I? What am I?
And so begins your journey to discovery, philosophy, religion, politics and war.
You people watch and wonder why they do what they do?

Like Mother Earth, you get sucked in and life bleeds you dry. You get old. You wrinkle and like a withering flower,you gasp a final breath and die.

But in between is a struggle to survive, to laugh, to dance, to love, to give life and share in its' glory and all this is done, still in wonder.

Does any of it ever make sense? Does it have to?
Animals live and continue to live without ever giving it single thought.They have no home, nothing to call their own except their instinct to survive.
They run the plains free and alone and Mother Earth feeds them of her own free will.
Every day has its own miracle to offer them in terms of the gift of life and sometimes even death.

We believe in life and living. We fight for it, as we fight for the air we breath.
We've touched it, experienced it and as the warm rays of the sun touches our brow, we think yes....this is a good thing.This is a perfect thing.

We want children to experience everything.
The pain, the suffering, the tears, the joys, the promise. It's all worth it... to be born in wonder and to live life discovering,learning, growing and eventually withering and dying. It means nothing more nothing less than what it is.
It just is and it will always be for eternity.

We sit by the water front and we can hear the waves. They take us back in time to where it all began and no matter how much we learn, we still sit mesmerized, hypnotized by the shear miracle of having a brain to appreciate the moment.

Have a great day :)

Thursday, June 23, 2011

History of Saint. Armand , Quebec

The area where we have our country place is a very historical area.
We have Fort Lennox on the Richelieu River where many battles took place, Fort Montgomery on the US side.
We had sleeping bombs found where by the people had to be evacuated before they went in to see how to take it out of the river. I used to swim right over it for years and never knew.
The Richelieu River used to have big ships that used to come through into Lake Champlain and Missisquoi Bay, but they stopped now.

Well now we learned a new thing.
We are very familiar with the Uncle Tom stories where by slaves were smuggled across the border into Canada.
In Canada, black people were free people, but in Saint Armand, Quebec, I was shocked to learn, slaves existed, as well as slave owners.

Some of the story is told in these two you tube videos.

Part 2

Engelbert Humperdinck

Have a great Day !

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Earth without the Moon.

In my quest to learn something new each day I found this interesting.

The moon is moving away from our planet . If it does, then life as we know it here, will disappear.

The moon plays a significant role in our lives. For one thing , it protects us from being hit by asteroids.

This video is great and then offers more info to click on if you wish to find out more.
I suppose this is why we believe in God.Man probably had a planet in dire straights so he was moved here to Earth and given a new beginning.

He had a chance to start again with the Commandments at his side to direct him so, man did not annihilate man.
Man , after all these years, still does not understand the concept of peace.
Everything is a battle and a war which makes a sham of religions.
It is no wonder we deny God his rightful place in our hearts and minds.
It is no wonder many do not know him.

Like the universe , which requires a system and order to make sense of things, so does life on Earth.
It there fore can be assumed that if man cannot live an orderly life and prefers chaos,
then why do we expect the universe to be any different?
All the noise we make, send sound waves which disturbs the peace in the heavens and they react to what we do here on this planet.

Can sound waves push away a planet? Why is the universe expanding? Where is it going?

And so the story goes that all the fighting we do, in the end makes no difference.
In the end, there are no winners.

I think the time is here to build a living vehicle to send out into space, never to return, with a society and animal DNA and eggs on board. The mission would be to leave our universe and enter another where a planet can be found which sustains life and possibly know that we can begin again. Survival of the species.

A planet with a moon.
The question is in which direction should we send our space ship ?
The North?
The South?
or West?

The trouble is, that once man feels freedom and is not constricted in living space, he tends to go wild and takes more liberties than he has a right to and this is where trouble begins.

Laws of right and wrong are broken . New gods are created and new struggles for power ensues corrupting all the good that was found in breathing fresh air and drinking fresh cool water.

Have A Great Day!

Bill and Ben were walking home from the pub. Bill says to Ben, 'What a beautiful night, look at the moon.'
Ben stops and looks at Bill, 'You are wrong, that's not the moon, that's the sun.' Both started arguing for a while when they come upon a real drunk walking in the other direction, so they stopped him.
'Sir, could you please help settle our argument?
Tell us what that thing is up in the sky that's shining. Is it the moon or the sun?' The drunk looked at the sky and then looked at them, and said,
'Sorry, I don't live around here.'

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

No More Bread and Butter.
WOW!! People are angry all over the world. We will have to seek new planets to work in and send our dump to if Earth is to be saved.


We got some shrimp from the fisherman who put them on ice for us.
We cooked them in garlic and butter but for some reason they did not seem to be very fresh and we were disappointed.
Then this morning they spoke of the ocean dying within this generation, unless people stop doing everything immediately which means stopping cities dumping into it.

I don't understand how Mayors of cities do not see the importance of not dumping into the ocean. Should this not be everyone's concern?

Or at the very least should things not be filtered before they enter the ocean?

I feel most people feel the same way I do about this planet so why are things not changing?
I guess man feels if he paints more pictures on his body, spikes his hair and looks tougher, he is safer than every one else but nothing could be farther from the truth.
The CO2 is rising, warm water affects ocean currents, and weather will change our normal routines in food growth and insect and animal behavior.
With Mother Earth enraged, no one is ever safe.

It is better to recycle each household waste at home and as for companies, well they must recycle the products they sell and if they can't then they should not sell it.

People should repopulate the seas with fish and scrape the bottom of all the lake pollution we put into it, so our food is clean.

The job begins at home, in towns and cities and then nations.
How Old Are You on Other Planets?

Have a great Day.

Friday, June 17, 2011

How to Air Travel.

This is interesting I have to try it. How Air Will Travel.
Apparently it has something wrong with it so I wouldn't advise downloading the program.
Communion on the Moon

I love this. How many of you knew? Too bad this type news doesn't travel as fast as bad.

Communion on the Moon: July 20, 1969

(This is an article by Eric Metaxas)

Forty years ago two human beings changed history by walking on the surface of the moon. But what happened before Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong exited the Lunar Module is perhaps even more amazing, if only because so few people know about it. "I'm talking about the fact that Buzz Aldrin took communion on the surface of the moon. Some months after his return, he wrote about it in Guideposts magazine.

And a few years ago I had the privilege of meeting him myself. I asked him about it and he confirmed the story to me, and I wrote about in my book Everything You Always Wanted to Know About God (But Were Afraid to Ask).

The background to the story is that Aldrin was an elder at his Presbyterian Church in Texas during this period in his life, and knowing that he would soon be doing something unprecedented in human history, he felt he should mark the occasion somehow, and he asked his minister to help him. And so the minister consecrated a communion wafer and a small vial of communion wine. And Buzz Aldrin took them with him out of the Earth's orbit and on to the surface of the moon.

He and Armstrong had only been on the lunar surface for a few minutes when Aldrin made the following public statement:
"This is the LM pilot. I'd like to take this opportunity to ask every person listening in, whoever and wherever they may be, to pause for a moment and contemplate the events of the past few hours and to give thanks in his or her own way." He then ended radio communication and there, on the silent surface of the moon, 250,000 miles from home, he read a verse from the Gospel of John, and he took communion. Here is his own account of what happened:

"In the radio blackout, I opened the little plastic packages which contained the bread and the wine. I poured the wine into the chalice our church had given me. In the one-sixth gravity of the moon, the wine slowly curled and gracefully came up the side of the cup.
Then I read the Scripture, 'I am the vine, you are the branches. Whosoever abides in me will bring forth much fruit. Apart from me you can do nothing.

I had intended to read my communion passage back to earth, but at the last minute [they] had requested that I not do this. NASA was already embroiled in a legal battle with Madelyn Murray O'Hare, the celebrated opponent of religion, over the Apollo 8 crew reading from Genesis while orbiting the moon at Christmas. I agreed reluctantly.

I ate the tiny Host and swallowed the wine. I gave thanks for the intelligence and spirit that had brought two young pilots to the Sea of Tranquility . It was interesting for me to think: the very first liquid ever poured on the moon, and the very first food eaten there, were the communion elements.

And of course, it's interesting to think that some of the first words spoken on the moon were the words of Jesus Christ, who made the Earth and the moon - and Who, in the immortal words of Dante, is Himself the "Love that moves the Sun and other stars."


Q. What do you call a clock on the moon?
A. A lunartick.

Q How does the moon get a hair cut?
A It eclipse it

A teacher asks their students "Which is more useful, the Sun or the Moon?"
After a moment of silence a ten-year old student puts his hand up and answers, "I think it's the Moon because the moon shines at night when you want the light, whereas the Sun shines during the day when you don't need it."


This seems so easy to do and yet people pay hundreds of dollars to buy speakers or boom boxes as some would have them called.
The weather in BC continues to be dull, overcast with a hint of rain, to come at any time.
Not entirely how we would like it to be.

Manitoba and Saskatchewan have floods while the US is burning because of lack of rain.
We certainly all are suffering from severe weather fluctuations which will probably be seen in food prices rising again.

All that is left now is for BC to have a tsunami or maybe we are waiting for Japans' radiation to get here. Who knows?

While people go on with their lives our destiny is slowly, quietly being planned for us.

Vancouvers' recent riot is still being aired on TV as people keep sending pictures of the Villains who torched and stole and vandalized our city. For the first time our Premier Christy Clark is asking , where are the parents?

I found this to be a very bad question because the answer is: The parents are all with the Liberals who say everything is ok."
Children are not given a structured life to live with rules.They are the bosses while parents are the children, taking orders. Not only that but parents help the children assimilate into bad behavior which they themselves are involved in, in such things as drugs, sex, and no strong family values.
Before children all had chores to do and today you ask them to pick up their clothes and they think they did you a big favor.

The world has turned from a generation of doers, into a generation of whiners.

So we see this in the young people as they act out their frustrations and tantrums on city streets in opportunistic fun.
Now parents will have to fork out thousands of dollars to keep them out of trouble or let them stew in their own juices.

Raising my kids, I always told them to behave and not be involved in trouble because if they are
and I found out that it was their own fault, I would let them take full responsibility for their own actions. I became over night a very bad Mommy.

Easier said than done though. lol
Schools help teach kids to lie to their parents because they push condoms and tell them sex is ok and help with abortions and take the side of the child to keep info away from parents until its too late and then everyone jumps on the parents, like they should have known and had control over their kids. Needless to say, I think everyone can see that I am not impressed.

I am very glad that my time for raising kids is over. Now they are responsible for their own lives
and all my husband and I can hope for is that we taught them enough and well.
The young, will have their own kids to raise now and see, just as we did, that society doesn't help.
Society asks for hand outs which people can use to raise their own kids to keep them safe and involved in family activities. Society helps irresponsible behavior to proliferate. Today people with no education, jobs or ambition, have kids and the first thing they do, is shove them into the face of society and accuse it of not feeding their child. The money is extorted from you under the guise of human rights and given, to be used for cigarettes, alcohol and drugs. More and more we hear of Mothers who kill their children because they interfere with their dating agenda.
This only points to people becoming more and more cold hearted, disconnected and insensitive.

Others extort money from the government and then have a better life than most people because they also have a drug selling job and prostitution no one knows about.

If everyone was allowed to grow marijuana, then people would run meth labs or some other kind of drug to make money on. It never stops at any one thing.

Under these conditions, it's better to keep your money in your own pocket.
If people want social welfare, unless they really are disabled or old or too young, they should be given a job to do to obtain it and attend a self help course to help employ them.
Last night leaving the grocery store, an old woman was standing with hand crutches.
She asked me if I had any change. I looked at her and felt sorry but having no change I gave her 20 dollars.
She began to cry thanked me and blessed me and began telling me stories of the beatings she got and how hard life is today. I agreed. but it was dark, I was alone and who knows who she was and why she was there? I told her I hope her situation improves soon and she said she also hopes so and prays to God it will.
I thought if she really is in dire need then I hope I helped her at least to go to Tim Hortons across the street which is open all night and if not then she will answer to God one day. We are all sinners so no one escapes.
While putting my groceries away a car full of young guys drove by and they were looking at me and I was thinking that if they stopped and ran out, I would not be able to get away fast enough from them and then there was the little old East Indian Lady. What was to become of her??

I didn't have my cell phone to call the police to come check up on her but there were other East Indian ladies walking around her and I hoped one of them would stop and take care of their own.

This is how they find old people dead on city streets.
Teens feel they are invincible and people like me keep watching the hallabaloo happening all around them and wondering where this is all going?.

Have a great Day!

The mother and father had just given their teenage daughter family-car privileges. On Saturday night she returned home very late from a party.

The next morning her father went out to the driveway to get the newspaper and came back into the house frowning. At 11:30 AM the girl sleepily walked into the kitchen, and her father asked her, "Sweetheart, what time did you get in last night?"

"Not too late, Dad." she replied nervously.

Dead-panned, her father said, "Then, my precious one, I'll have to talk with the paperboy about putting my paper under the front tire of the car."


Neither teenagers nor cats turn their heads when you call them by name.

No matter what you do for them, it is not enough. Indeed, all
humane efforts are barely adequate to compensate for the privilege of
waiting on them hand and foot.

You rarely see a cat walking outside of the house with an adult
human being, and it can be safely said that no teenager in his or her
right mind wants to be seen in public with his or her parents.

Even if you tell jokes as well as Jay Leno, neither your cat nor
your teen will ever crack a smile.

No cat or teenager shares you taste in music.

Cats and teenagers can lie on the living-room sofa for hours on
end without moving, barely breathing.

Cats have nine lives. Teenagers carry on as if they did.

Cats and teenagers yawn in exactly the same manner, communicating
that ultimate human ecstasy -- a sense of complete and utter boredom.

Cats and teenagers do not improve anyone's furniture.

Cats that are free to roam outside sometimes have been known to
return in the middle of the night to deposit a dead animal in your
bedroom. Teenagers are not above that sort of behavior.


Love of Science and Scientists.

Bike Phone charger.

This is something every woman would find useful to know and very important if you don't have electricity and are stuck somewhere with a discharged phone.

This is like something taken out of the MacGayver series where he uses things around him to get him out of jams.
Sometimes it pays to know a bit of science. I often wondered if what he did on TV was true.
In any event if your child is in cub scouts or girl scouts,knowing stuff like this is cool.

And if you ever think of receiving a love letter from a scientist, here is an example to expect:

                     Love Letter from a Mathematician
My Dear Love,

Yesterday, I was passing by your rectangular house in trigonometric
lane. There I saw you with our cute circular face,conical nose and
spherical eyes,standing in your triangular garden.

Before seeing you my heart was a null set, but when a vector of magnitude
(likeness) from your eyes at a deviation of theta radians made a tangent to
my heart, it differentiated.

My love for you is a quadratic equation with real roots, which only you can
solve by making good binary relation with me. The cosine of my love for you
extends to infinity. I promise that I should not resolve you into partial
functions but if I do so, you can integrate me by applying the limits from
zero to infinity.

You are as essential to me as an element to a set. The geometry of my life
revolves around your acute personality.

My love, if you do not meet me at parabola restaurant on date 10 at
sunset,when the sun is making an angle of 160 degrees, my heart would be
like a solved polynomial of degree 10.

With love from your higher order derivatives of maxima and minima, of an
unknown function.

Have a great day.:)

Amazing as Spring.

In the weightlessness of space a frozen pea will explode if it comes in contact with Pepsi.
The increased electricity used by modern appliance parts is causing a shift in the Earth's magnetic field. By the year 2327, the North Pole will be located in mid-Kansas, while the South Pole will be just off the coast of East Africa.
The idea for "tribbles" in "Star Trek" came from gerbils, since some gerbils are actually born pregnant.
Male rhesus monkeys often hang from tree branches by their amazing prehensile penises.
Johnny Plessey batted .331 for the Cleveland Spiders in 1891, even though he spent the entire season batting with a rolled-up, lacquered copy of the Toledo Post-Dispatch.
Smearing a small amount of dog feces on an insect bite will relieve the itching and swelling.
The Boeing 747 is capable of flying upside-down if it weren't for the fact that the wings would shear off when trying to roll it over.
The trucking company Elvis Presley worked at as a young man was owned by Frank Sinatra.
The only golf course on the island of Tonga has 15 holes, and there's no penalty if a monkey steals your golf ball.
Legislation passed during WWI making it illegal to say "gesundheit" to a sneezer was never repealed.
Manatees possess vocal chords which give them the ability to speak like humans, but don't do so because they have no ears with which to hear the sound.
SCUBA divers cannot pass gas at depths of 33 feet or below.
Catfish are the only animals that naturally have an ODD number of whiskers.
It is again wet and dull The the skies have unbelievably low clouds.
We are indeed not going to see summer if this keeps up.
However I got my contractor garbage bags to fill with over grown blackberry and rose cuttings.
I found out now that it is a wise investment to get a goat who can take care of this problem for me.
They eat prickly blackberry bushes. I had no idea.

Have A great Saturday!

The Fine Design

This is part of my back yard.

Over grown and ready for my fiskars lol


The 2011 Dirty Dozen


  1. Celery

  2. Strawberries

  3. Peaches

  4. Spinach

  5. Nectarines (imported)

  6. Grapes (imported)

  7. Bell Peppers

  8. Potatoes

  9. Blueberries (domestic)

  10. Lettuce

  11. Kale/Collard Greens

Cilantro was tested for the first time this year with the samples contained 33 unapproved pesticides on 44 percent of the samples tested. This is the highest percentage of unapproved pesticide on any item included in the guide since EWG started tracking data in 1995. Since cilantro just missed inclusion in the "Dirty Dozen", coming in 13th in the rankings, you can imagine the contamination of the top twelve.


"Clean 15" includes onions, sweet corn, pineapples, avocado, asparagus, sweet peas, mangoes, eggplant, cantaloupe (domestic), kiwi, cabbage, watermelon, sweet potatoes, grapefruit and mushrooms.

Geodomes can be a solution to many problems.
Not only do they grow healthy food in the dead of winter but they can withstand 200mi/hour tornadoes.
Sorta makes you rethink about how we should build our homes.
Go 4 feet deeper into the ground and dome the top.

Have a great day!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Boston Wins the Stanley Cup!!

Boston Wins the Stanley Cup and Brings the Cup Home to the USA!!!
Congratulations Bruins!!

Most of Vancouver was sad our Cunucks lost and then there were some who were angrier than others or just taking the opportunity to have themselves a very good time.
This is going to cost Vancouver plenty and the people are not very happy.

The fans turned over trucks and police cars and set them on fire.

They looted stores and hit some Bruin Fans who lay bloody on the ground.

There were knifings, and when the riot police began to throw tear gas, many ended up at St Pauls Hospital who had no more space and began refusing patients.

The buses were stopped, streets and city bridges were closed and only the sky train was able to take people home.
Most left quietly but those who remained will probably be all arrested for the damage they caused.
I personally saw a Cunuck loss.
The games were affected by the NHL Presidents Speech, which expressed the need for a US win because of all the money the US put in.

Well I am glad the US made money but we lost money. Everything we made is going to have to pay for the damages incurred by just plain foolishness, inclusive of bad publicity.
So we thank the NHL President for this.

His was an invitation for the refs to ignore rules in favor of the Boston Bruins.
Our Cunucks took beating after beating till nothing was left to play in the final game, while the Bruins came on fresh and with their good goalie, they managed an easy win.

The East was happy because they knew Boston had many Canadian players and the Cunucks also had US players so some one in each country, had a player who felt good with the win.

Boston was very quiet and happy. Maybe they will party when the team gets home.
This morning they arrived and no one was as exuberant as Chara carrying the cup.

So the day ended with excitement but not the positive excitement we wanted to have in Vancouver.

We Love Our Cunucks!!!
We will Continue to love OUR CUNUCKS!!

May they have a well deserved rest and take time to lick their wounds, of which they have many.
Till the next game Boys!!
You never lose till you give up
This drinks' for you!!!
Thanks for the great games
Sleep Well.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Preserving Limb and Life

Our Coast Guard seems to be very protective of our sea life as we see them using boats propelled by fans instead of under water propellers.
This means they can approach any whale with out worrying they hurt anything under water.
We see these kind of smaller boats in the Florida Everglades as they ride through marsh lands.
Florida Manatae are victims of many boat propellers.
It is always nice to see good intentions and people who really do care about our planet.

It is hard to imagine that the hippies who once cared, suddenly realized that unless you have money and power, caring wasn't going to be enough.

Ideals change with life and surrounded by immoral standards, gets you sucked into things you have no way of knowing what you are in for.

Ideologies get broken as people get broken, as life gets broken.
You get into big business and you realize they will not stop for you and your ideals.
You are either with them or against them.

So the people who had ideals once, cave in. They know the engine because they are the oil that feeds into it. So the question is, when are they going to pull back , cut off the motor and come full circle?
Will they? Or have they become different people now?
Do they give their money to charity really believing the right things will be done with it by someone else?
Today, every man is for himself with a family to feed at home.
Views become myopic because problems are much closer to home today.
Without a paycheck, your family lives homeless.

As life goes on and you read more and more stories, you think to yourself , that man has become a pretty disgusting animal.

He only talks about sex when the world is talking overpopulation, poverty and hunger.
He talks about mascara fashion and entertainment, when the world sits in garbage dumps, no one knows what to do with.
He talks about preserving the world, while working to destroy it.

Is man a bad animal or just confused?
Are we sending mixed messages by the kind of life we lead?
Do we really have the power to say no to big business?
I really don't know.
But what I do know, is that we can be a pain in the ass. lol
We can only hope big business reflects and changes its' behavior.
We can only hope man can remain free to say no and to live a life where mini changes can be made that would make a small difference, away from technology pesticides and insecticides.

Garden Talk

"When's Honeydew? The Thyme's getting on."

"Crikey it's chilli in here. Let's turnip the heat."

"Does a Bok bring you Choy? Then Lettuce all smile."

Have a great day!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Ocean Gold

These sea urchins are one golden opportunity to catch when hunger strikes you.
They were selling them 3 for 9 dollars.
What you have to do is cut around the top where the mouth is and pull everything out.
Then you chop up the meat and fry it with eggs for break fast.
Here they gave it to you in sliced pieces with lemon.
They were very good.
You would not want to step on one of them in the water because the needles are quite sharp
and have venomous spines and pedicellaria.
The spines give you very painful wounds and the pedicellaria which are in between the spines have venom. Both result in a lot of pain and even infection which can even result in paralysis
fatigue, death, respiratory problems. So even touching them with your hands can be risky if you let it.

The urchins here seem to be small but some have spines that are 8 inches long and if you are a diver, you don't want to bump into them any more than you want to bump into jelly fish.

In any event what fishermen bring in their boats to show the people is indeed interesting and worth going to Steveston to see what they come up with next.

A man is skydiving off the coast of Florida, enjoying his free-fall. When he reaches the altitude where he must open his parachute, he pulls on the rip cord but nothing happens. "No problem," he says to himself, "I still have my emergency chute." So he pulls the emergency parachute, and once again, nothing happens. Now the man begins to panic. "What am I going to do?" he thinks, "It's curtains for me!" Just then he sees a sailor flying up from the earth toward him. He can't figure out where this man is coming from, or what he's doing, but he thinks to himself, "Maybe he can help me." When the man gets close enough to him, the skydiver cups his hands and shouts down, "Hey, do you know anything about parachutes?" The flying sailor replies, "No! Do you know anything about gas stoves?"

Two old men, Bill and Joe, were sitting on a porch reminiscing about World War II.
“It was a real struggle,” said Bill.
“I know what you mean,” said Joe.
“I remember I was struggling all the way. I fought and I fought, and I fought, and when I thought I was tired out, I found the strength to carry on fighting another day.”
“But it didn’t matter, because in the end they made me join the Army anyway.”...

Variety in Orchids Food for Thought

I love orchids and Singapore grew them every where.
All colors. I don't think one household missed owning a few.
People just knew how to behave with these flowers and one shouldn't be surprised as the Orchid is Singapores' National Flower.

The people love flowers and they also keep cages with different singing birds.
They bring them to a certain place to receive prizes for the best singing bird and tourists walk in between them admiring the different species. The birds look especially pretty sitting between so many trees full of blossoms.

British Columbia also loves Orchids and we can see plenty in Richmond where many Chinese live.
It is nice when we see competition between people for things.

In Canada this will soon be a thing of the past as corporations take everything over for global production. This will mean the people will not enjoy the things they grow and prices and land will belong to powerful international companies over which we have no control.
They don't want to talk about their business and therefore service will also be a thing of the past.

No control means they will plunder land for their businesses leaving nothing for people to grow food on and thus limiting the quality of the food we eat to what they produce and how they produce it, tasteless and full of chemicals.

People will then die in hordes if a mistake is made as for example in the olden days when wheat was affected and made people crazy. But in these times it was localized as opposed to today where people could die globally.
Jesse Ventura's Conspiracy Theories don't seem so far fetched after all.

We see this happening with the beef , gas , hydro and pharmaceutical corporations as they go global.
The companies are so powerful, even governments have no control over them.
They are efficient cold and calculating, instruments, without a soul.

They require money to buy their products but they take away more and more jobs, produce less and less variety, promote global warming through the gross amount they produce of any one thing and buy off all the land which is plundered and abused to produce the most.

Our majestic Canada will soon be a thing of the past as will every other place in the world unless people stand up and begin to scream to their governments to disallow huge mergers of corporations and help the small farmers to survive, so varieties of beef and grain exist to keep the prices low as well as jobs for people to make a living off of.
This applies to utilities as well.
Nothing is good when you sell out. It hurts everyone.
Variety is good.
Mass Production is not.

Grow your own food for thought and add a few orchids and cabbages while you are at it.
Once stores see you don't buy from them, they will not buy from corporations but from local small producers. Scream to your MLA's and tell them to stop whining and produce solutions to these problems or not take a job away from someone who can do something.

Thanks for caring

Have a great day!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Vancouver BC YOU'LL LOVE IT!

So much going on here.

Olympics, Fishing, Camping, Sights out of this world
Wilderness Partying Farming, Swimming
Fireworks, Food, Hockey, Soccer, Dog Sledding
Mountain Climbing
Multicultural Events, Gardens, Art
Native Life
Horseback riding.
Disney land - move over. lol
British Columbia is the place to be.
Win or lose, no matter who you are, there is something here for you.
Don't miss out on all the fun . Come join us.
Summer 2011.


While the C-5 was turning over its engines, a female crewman gave
the G.I.s on board the usual Information regarding seat belts,
emergency exits, etc.

Finally, she said, 'Now sit back and enjoy your trip while your
captain, Judith Campbell, and crew take you safely to Afghanistan '

An old Master Sergeant sitting in the eighth row thought to himself,
Did I hear her right? Is the captain a woman? '

When the attendant came by he said 'Did I understand you right?
Is the captain a woman?'

'Yes,'! Said the attendant, 'In fact, this entire crew is female.'

'My God,' he said, 'I wish I had two double scotch and sodas.
I don't know what to think with only women up there in the cockpit.'

'That's another thing, Sergeant,' said the crew member, 'We No
Longer Call It The Cockpit'
'It's The Box Office.'

Quote of the day:

'Whatever you give a woman, she will make greater. If you give her
sperm, she'll give you a baby. If you give her a house, she'll give you
a home. If you give her groceries, she'll give you a meal. If you give
her a smile, she'll give you her heart.

She multiplies and enlarges what is given to her. So, if you give her
any crap, be ready to receive a ton of shit.'

Women are Angels.
And when someone breaks our wings,
We simply continue to fly...usually on a broomstick.
We are flexible like that.


Skipper Taking Care of Business

This is Skipper taking care of his tuna business He knows his rights and is man of his domain
He was such a cute character that so many people paid attention to him instead of the two handsome sailors on the boat who were clearly jealous they were not getting the same attention.

You always get a feeling of whole someness seeing people animals and life working together.
Life at sea must be the best life in the world.
I remember when my Dad had a boat we could sleep in and we'd take it out a bit into the river and slept listening to the bull frogs. I never forgot it.
Then at 4 am it was easy to drop a line and catch breakfast which we then went on shore to fry over a nice fire.
One always wonders why people, having nice clean homes, spend so much money to go sit in the dirt with the mosquitoes and charcoal from wood fires.
It's because no matter how great life is at home, man's spirit longs to be wild, free
and natural.
Here are some Movies Fish like to watch
Marlin Rouge
Jurassic Carp
The Blair Fish Project
Pulp Fishin’
Silence of the Lemmings
The Codfather
Cast Away
O Batter, where art Thou?
Home Abalone
Forrest Gubby
The Full Manta Ray (The Full Monty)
Pearl Harbour
Final Fintasy
Mullet (An Australian current (sic) release)
Happy Gilmore

Have a great day!

Money or Life?

Currently Locusts are eating away at Russia and we wonder why.
Similarly, other events are happening throughout the world.
Not only is man killing man but nature is killing animals and nothing and no one is safe these days, anywhere.

I guess our planet is going through change and adjustments to its' way of existence.
In BC we are worried about the Rocky Mountains going dry leaving the continent without potable water. Every drop is being accounted for.People in the Skeena River area, are fighting to keep coal gas and other mineral development out of BC. The costs of them losing this fight could have devastating effects on life as we know it.
Here we search for other ways to make a living, to heat our homes and run our cars.
The oil and gas companies punish us when we try to cut their services in our homes by charging more and not paying back what they owe in over payments. Life is a constant struggle to stay alive. In the meantime we see videos such as these below predicting an apocalypse as predicted in the Bible. The first thing to die is supposed to be the seas.

The thing about man, is that he has always been able to adapt to life around him.
If there are locusts, ways can be found to eat them.
If there are frog migrations, these could become a major food supply.

But dying birds, fish, crocodiles, whales etc..... these pose another problem as we do not know why they died and if this is the case, eating them could result in the end of man.

Prophesies aside, the world is changing and man is also dying in great numbers, maybe not from disease but from natural disasters and if this is not humbling enough,
then I don't know what is.

Today science and technology, bought and developed by the rich and super rich, leave the rest of us behind because no one knows who is doing what and why.

We have people like Jesse Ventura and his Conspiracy Theories, we have terrorists and their religious empire building and we have the unknown which can affect every one, everywhere, at any time, causing domino effects, from which nothing or no one is safe.

No one knows the future. However, it is important for man to be humble.He needs to understand that he can never be God, especially since he doesn't believe in him anyway, but just in case there is one???????? Well, it would be good to have him on your side.

Money or Life? In the end, these are the only two choices we have.

The First, cannot guarantee you the second.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Beachy Fraser River

I like to think of the Frazer River as Ol Man River

Whenever I look at it, this is the song that Pops into my head.

The river is laden heavy with brown sediment which is pushed down into Delta by rapids from the interior, into the Pacific Ocean.
During salmon spawning season, one could stand on the shores and see tons of fish jumping out of the water on their journey to the interior where they were born.Alexander McKenzie discovered the Fraser when he paddled the Peace River with his Voyageurs to Prince George.
From there he paddled to Quesnel.
Simon Fraser later followed his route but then took detours into what was called by the natives as bad water (rapids).
The natives constructed vines ropes and ladders to cross the bad spots as did Simon Fraser along the cliffs to pull their boats.
Fraser thought he was on the Columbia River but found out he wasn't when he reached Hope.
From there they paddled through hostile Indian country into the Gulf of Georgia.
This part of history is interesting because of the Hudson's Bay Company.
James Douglas worked as an assistant to The Hudson Bays' ,John McLoughlin.
He built Fort Victoria in 1843 on the 49th parallel. Then gold was discovered on the Fraser and all these Americans came north for the gold rush, in 1859.
Douglas got himself Matthew Baillie Begbie, who quickly got himself a reputation as being the hanging judge, to keep order.
Joseph Trutch became BC's first Lieutenant Governor, under Queen Victoria, and under him, the Alexander Bridge was built, to cross the Fraser.

And this is how the west, was slowly won. lol
The picture above is a little beachy island.
On the outer side is the Fraser and on the inner side we see here, is also the Fraser but in a sorta Marina setting of Steveston, where fishing and tour boats come to service the locals and tourists.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Benched Pretty

I could not pass by this Mama Pig and Piglet Bench and not take a picture of it.
It was so cute and peaceful like sitting on the street in front of a store.
Certainly something which would look nice in a garden.

Never Choke in a Restaurant in the South!

Two hillbillies walk into a restaurant. While having a bite to eat, they talk about their moonshine operation.

Suddenly, a woman at a nearby table, who is eating a sandwich, begins to cough. After a minute or so, it becomes apparent that she is in

real distress.

One of the hillbillies looks at her and says, 'Kin ya swallar?'

The woman shakes her head no.
Then he asks,'Kin ya breathe?'The woman begins to turn blue and shakes her head no.

The hillbilly walks over to the woman, lifts up her dress, yanks down her drawers and quickly gives her right butt cheek a lick with his tongue.

The woman is so shocked that she has a violent spasm and the obstruction flies out of her mouth. As she begins to breathe again, the Hillbilly walks slowly back to his table.

His partner says, 'Ya know, I'd heerd of that there 'Hind Lick Maneuver' but I ain't niver seed nobody do it!'

Monday, June 6, 2011

Steveston Muscle.

Steveston has lots of boutiques as well as great sea food restaurants.
I was going to buy this shirt for my husband so he could show off his
It would at least get a second look from gals and build up his ego a bit.

I know, however, when they see a gal like me walking beside him, they'll think twice before messing with me. lol

That skinny old guy is MINE


Well the Vancouver Canucks got a thrashing yesterday by the Boston Bruins.
Everything began very well until Bostons' Horton almost got his neck broken by a shoulder hit from Canuck defenseman Rome.
Seems this affected the managers and then the team as things began to go sour for us.
So many fights ensued between the two team members that by the time it was all over we hardly had anyone left to play in the rink lol
Our Stadium was sold out in spite of the fact that the game was in Boston and even in Boston,
there we 14,000 Canuck fans cheering for us.

However this all ends up, our hockey team sure united our Province and country and did a lot for the economy.
They have a day to lick their wounds and to create a new strategy for Wednesdays' Game.
Let's see what happens.

Sincere Condolences to my fellow Blogger George
on the passing of his Sweet Mother.
May she Rest in Peace in Gods' Everlasting Glory.
We shall all meet again.

Life in Pink

It's too bad Arnold Schwarzenegger had this little misunderstanding because
English isn't his native language.

He told Maria (his wife) that their housekeeper wanted a raise.

Maria said, "Screw her."

Any simple-minded, semi-literate Austrian could have made the same mistake,

The above flower was again on a vine and the more you look at these vines the more you like them.
BC is wonderful when it comes to growing flowers. We have plenty of rain this year which makes it easier on the gardners.
In Steveston they opened up small unused areas between houses to make community gardens.
I always find this enlightening. Every house gets a wooden frame to grow anything they like in .

Lots of women were working and enjoying their day around their gardens although I must admit it was very hot yesterday and I wonder how they planned on watering each box. If you don't live across the street, you'd need an extremely long hose to drag out there for the job and or keep barrels full of water to use every day as needed.
Usually, if we are lucky, it rains at night so the plants get water and you just do the weeding. But then again you also have to watch out for the birds helping themselves.
The pleasure you get if things are done right and results are seen, is stupendous.

Each little plant becomes your special baby and a big part of its' life is yours.
This is such a special connection people can share with nature and between each other as they can compare each others gardening skills as well as social skills.

If you don't have a box garden you may find growing potatoes in a garbage bag a lucrative investment. You roll the bag down and put in soil. Once the potatoes sprout to 10 cm shoots add more soil. Keep doing this till you reach the top. Then stop and let shoots mature.
Make holes for water to escape at the bottom, and water regularly.
et voila.
Soon you will have your own crop of potatoes.

Have a wonderful day !!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Sunday Glory

Today was a great day and my husband forced me to go out to enjoy the sunshine.
Usually I try to escape the sun because I think it gets too hot and I burn fast.
But today was wonderful. We went to Steveston . The place was packed with people and good food.
The smell of coffee was incredible!
I took lots of pictures to share and the one on top is one such flower Beautiful British Columbia
has to share with the world.
It looks almost like a delicate flower made of crepe paper but it isn't and grows on a vine.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. :)
Hope you had a great Sunday!!
A riddle for the day

Arnold Schwarzenegger has a big one.

Michael J. Fox has a small one.

Madonna doesn't have one.

The Pope has one but doesn't use it.

Clinton uses his all the time.

Mickey Mouse has an unusual one.

Liberace never used his on women.

Jerry Seinfeld is very, very proud of his.

Cher claims that she took on 3.

We never saw Lucy use Desi's.

What is it? Answer below! (this is pretty good )


The answer is: "A Last Name."

An efficiency expert concluded his lecture with a note of caution. "You don't want to try these techniques at home." "Why not?" asked somebody from the audience. "I watched my wife's routine at breakfast for years," the expert explained. "She made lots of trips between the refrigerator, stove, table and cabinets, often carrying a single item at a time. One day I told her, 'Hon, why don't you try carrying several things at once?'" "Did it save time?" the person in the audience asked. "Actually, yes," replied the expert. "It used to take her 20 minutes to make breakfast. Now I do it in seven."

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Tomorrow as Today

Miss me this morning
or Miss me not
Tomorrow, is another day.

Think of me today or forget
Tomorrow, is another day

Love me today or love me not
Tomorrow, is another day

Forgive me today or forgive me not
Tomorrow, is another day.

Believe in me today or trust me not
Tomorrow, is another day.

Tomorrow is today for me and
You are a flower on my tree
You are the joyous song I wake up to
I miss and love the whole day through

Tomorrow, is today for me.
Tomorrow, is another day
If you'd just look into my eyes
You'd see it too
Nothing matters, cause
Tomorrow, is today
And just for you..
A Lady's Life

Thursday, June 2, 2011

It's A Great Day!!!!

You wake up in the morning feeling kinda dull like the weather and then you see the world all green and lush and you know, it's going to be a Great Day!!
The Coat Hanger:
A woman was at work when she received a phone call that her small
daughter was very sick with a fever. She left her work and stopped by the
pharmacy to get some medication. She got back to her car and found
she had locked her keys in the car.

She didn't know what to do, so she called home and told the baby
what had happened. The baby sitter told her that the fever was
worse. She said, "You might find a coat hanger and use that to open the

The woman looked around and found an old rusty coat hanger that had
left on the ground, possibly by someone else who at some time had
their keys in their car. She looked at the hanger and said, "I don't
how to use this." She bowed her head and asked God to send her help.

Within five minutes a beat up old motor cycle pulled up, with a dirty,
greasy, bearded man who was wearing an old biker skull rag on his head.

The woman thought, "This is what you sent to help me?" But, she was
desperate, so she was also very thankful.

The man got off of his cycle and asked if he could help.

She said, "Yes, my daughter is very sick. I stopped to get her some
medication and I locked my keys in my car. I must get home to her.
Please, can you use this hanger to unlock my car?"

He said, "Sure." He walked over to the car, and in less than a minute
the car was opened. She hugged the man and through her tears she

"Thank You So Much! You are a very nice man."

The man replied, "Lady, I am not a nice man. I just got out of
today. I was in prison for car theft and have only been out for
about an hour."

The woman hugged the man again and with sobbing tears cried out loud,
'Oh, thank you God! You even sent me a Professional!'

Is GOD GOOD - or what!
Two little old ladies were sitting on a park bench outside the local town hall where a flower show was in progress.

The older one leaned over and said, ''Life is so boring. We never have any fun anymore. For $10.00 I'd take my clothes off and streak through that stupid, boring flower show!''

''You're on!'' said the other old lady, holding up a $10.00 note.

The first little old lady slowly fumbled her way out of her clothes and completely naked, streaked (as fast as an old lady can) through the front door of the flower show.

Waiting outside, her friend soon heard a huge commotion inside the hall, followed by loud applause and shrill whistling.

Finally, the smiling and naked old lady came through the exit door surrounded by a cheering, clapping crowd.

''What happened?'' asked her waiting friend.

''I won $1000 as 1st prize for 'Best Dried Arrangement'.''

I thought it was funny lol :):):)

Live A Life

Did you know that sodium is not salt and although sodium is not good for you, salt is?
In fact life would be pretty bland without salt and all the minerals it contains.
So keeping our oceans healthy and non toxic is quite important.
So all corporations out there, beware. Money, will not buy you life.

Likewise, cancer cells do not like an alkaline environment.
They do not need oxygen ,as opposed to normal cells which , we need to combat them, do.
That being said I now come to one of my favorite meals.

I love chick peas. We eat them in humous, in soups and in salads.
No garden should be without beans and they are best eaten fresh.
Beans in general are very good for you but chick peas crunch under your teeth so they are my personal favorite.
Here I made myself a salad of chick peas, celery,a pickle, chopped leek, broccoli, garlic and spinach.
I added black pepper , sea salt, olive oil , oregano and dug in.

It was so enjoyable that if I could eat the whole bowl myself I would but I have a couple of men who will be famished in a few minutes.
If I had some blanched sole fillets to crumple into it, so much the better.
My son likes cheese added to it but he has two hands and can add it himself....right? lol

What I like about salad in my home is that with everyones' schedule being so obtuse, cooking has become a very irritating dilemma in my house so with a salad, they can open the fridge and there it is.
Nice for me, nice for them.
Now I have a few chicken legs to boil to make a bouillon . It would have been better to get an old chicken for that but they are hard to come by since everything is eaten and sold by a certain age.
Chicken doesn't have the same flavor as it did in my Mom's time because it is fed on artificial food so it grows faster. Not good.
This is why back yard chickens and eggs are a treat today because you are in charge of how long they live and what they eat.

I think many people are coming to realize the importance of home grown food because even restaurants are growing their own gardens in up raised containers and before long they will also begin growing their own fowl to get their recipes and reputations specialized , perfected and prized by gourmants who know a good thing when they taste it.

Today people prize flourless bread.
You can either buy or make your own chick pea flour by grinding it yourself.
Its full of carbs and protein.
Sometimes I go out of my way and take out many varieties of dry beans and grind it up in my coffee grinder.
(Great for pizza dough)
One recipe I like is uses Zuccini to make pancakes.
I use chana (chick pea) flour with sea salt and black pepper.
Its served with salsa or curry or with plain tomatoes or eaten by itself.
Sometimes I add chopped fried onions to it.
It's different. lol

Well I hope you have another great day and that the weather changes for the better.
Here it's dull and wet again as usual.
I checked my gutters and the metal pieces I put in to keep the leaves out of the drain pipes are all eaten through and basically gone. hmmm. Acid Rain?