12 December 2005

You Are Blitzen

Always in good spirits, you're the reindeer who loves to party down with Santa.

Why You're Naughty: You're always blitzed on Christmas Eve, while flying!

Why You're Nice: You mix up a mean eggnog martini.

24 November 2005

I've decided...

if I want to make my blog more interesting (if only just to me) then I'd better start contributing to it. So prepare to be lulled to a state of unconsciousness... LOL.

I'm doing well at work, got lots done already and people are noticing, which is nice (recognition WOW haven't had that in a long time). Been sorta offered an extension after March, still not a definite offer but my manager is confident I'll have lots of work to do. Also she offered the next contract directly through Industry Canada instead of through the placement agency -- YES!! CHA CHING BABY! Well, not rolling in riches but cutting out the middle man means a couple dollars more an hour for me to do the exact same job -- LOVE IT LOVE IT!!

The kids are coping pretty well most days, the arrangement is that on the days both myself and Paul need to be in first thing in the morning, my neighbour Kim takes Léa for the hour between when Drew leaves for school and Léa starts. It only works out usually to a couple days a week and we've been paying Kim in Starbucks mochas which she is quite happy with. :-) After school Daniel gets home first, home alone for maybe half an hour before Drew is home and then either one of them gets Léa an hour later. I am usually home about half an hour after that. They have their chores, their homework and a snack and I'm there. And we still have the 'no TV until 6:30' rule in force (such an evil Mom i am). So it works out pretty good, mind you today they were bitchy this morning -- bicker, bicker, bicker. But some days are just like that...

28 October 2005

daniels pumpkin

daniels pumpkin, originally uploaded by mickiegirl.

My 10 year-old's ummmm...creation. Happy Hallowe'en!

27 September 2005

You should have grown up during the twenties

You are cool, sophisticated and hip – even by today’s standards. You like things before they are considered cool, and you like them long afterwards.

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23 September 2005

Lori! What *are* you doing??? ;-)


Great visit this morning from friend Lori from Aberdeen, and local friends Steph and Sarah...weren't the kids great?. Here is the recipe for that Fruit Cocktail cake:

Fruit Cocktail Cake

1 1/2 cups sugar
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 eggs
14 oz can fruit cocktail, undrained
OR crushed pineapple OR peaches, chopped

Gooey Topping:
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup cream OR evaporated milk
1/2 cup butter OR margarine
1 tsp vanilla

1. In a large bowl, mix together all of the cake ingredients, including the fruit liquid. Pour into a greased 9 x 13 (23 x 33 cm) pan.
2. Bake at 350 F (180 C) for 30-40 min, or until the top springs back when touched lightly in the middle.
3. While the cake is baking, prepare the topping. In a small saucepan, bring the sugar, cream and butter to a boil. Simmer for about a minute, remove from heat and add the vanilla.
4. Pour the hot topping over the cake when you remove it from the oven. The sauce soaks into the cake, making a simple cake taste delectable.

Serves 12-15

From: 'Blueberries and Polar Bears : Webber's Northern Lodges Our Most Requested Recipes' 1997