Sunday, August 9, 2009

Where does the time go

Well alot has happened since the last time I blogged. We were approved to be Foster parents in March and became Foster Mom and Dad to a beautiful little girl. She is growing big and keeping us very busy.

I have never done one of these meme's before but here goes.

Here are the rules:
Bold the things you’ve done and post this list on your blog.

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii (during a layover on a flight)
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyworld
8. Kissed a stranger at midnight on New Year’s Eve
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Written something that was published
11. Bungee jumped or parachuted
12. Walked across the Golden Gate Bridge
13. Been in a fist fight
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Seen the Rings of Saturn with a telescope
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when not ill
24. Built a tree house or snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Fired a gun
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Visited the Leaning Tower of Pisa
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal
44. Visited Africa
45. Cried yourself to sleep
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Visited the Eiffel Tower
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Pretended you cooked something from scratch when you didn't
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie or commercial
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold something door to door
62. Gone whale or dolphin watching
64. Donated blood, marrow, etc
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Held onto a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten frog legs or caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Time Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Done something illegal
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Sang a solo
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Climbed a mountain
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had surgery
89. Directly saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Seen a loved one die
94. Given birth to a baby
95. Visited the Alamo
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Sent a text message while driving
99. Been stung by a bee

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Hiking with Shilo

One of Shilo's favourite pastimes is to go out into the woods for a good hike.
We try to take her when the weather permits or there's not a Nascar race LOL!

Here are some pics of recent hikes.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Burnt Sugar on Stainless Steel Pot

Yesterday I decided to take some not so good eating plums and cook them up to stewed plums as my Mum said that the ones she got turned out pretty good when they were cooked.

So not to waste them I cooked them..........a bit (lot) too long. They turned into about an inch think BLACK hard mess in the bottom of the pan.

I put in some baking soda, brought it to the boil, turned it off and let it sit overnight. What do I wake up to? Still a burnt BLACK hard mess.

So I used the powers of google.

What do I find? A message board saying to put hydrogen peroxide in the pot and boil it. So this is what I did. About an hour later.....I get a pot that looks brand new. I wouldn't have believed it if I hadn't tried it.

What a great to put in my household binder for future reference.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Sunflowers from last summer

There are a couple of bees on the sunflowers.