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Pyjama Party!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

So, my sister is having a pyjama party on Saturday night for a few of her friends and me. Here's what the invitation says:

"What you need to know:

No boys allowed!!!!
Anyone who arrives without pjs will either be sent home or forced bodily into a pair of my old pjs (which are really ugly). Pjs compulsory!!!

Please also bring a bedroom pillow (for the pillow fight), teddy bear or other stuffed animal, sleeping bag to lounge on, and your favourite pj party paraphernalia from your youth (the mid to late 70s for me and the late 70s to early 80s for the rest of them) -- possibilities include chips, chocolate, glittery nail polish, pictures of cute boys, cheesy magazines, hair accessories, make-up kits, haagen daaz, ouija boards, sissy drinks, retro greatest hits CDs, tapes or LPs and party games.

I don't expect you to sleep over, but we should spend time lounging around on sleeping bags where we'll talk about our first periods, play truth or dare, practise our levitation and hypnosis skills, make prank phone calls to the loved ones we left at home, have tickle fights, tell ghost stories, do silhouette tracings of each other's hands and feet on paper and then colour them, and indulge in any other especially giggly pj past-times. Other possible activities include giving each other back or foot rubs, fixing each other's hair, painting each other's toe or fingernails, and choreographing our favourite songs. (Does anyone have a karaoke machine?) All activities optional. You're only young once, but you can be immature forever."


So, I don't have a sleeping bag and I'm really not the frivolous/silly kind of person so I'm not planning on bringing a pillow for the pillow fight but I am planning on bringing some music that I liked in the 70s and maybe some quasi-junk food (I'm thinking popcorn and chocolate milk), maybe a Tiger Beat magazine and I used to love True Confessions magazine and a stuffed animal but I can't decide which one so I'm going to post my choices and maybe, you can help me decide. This is Hyacinth, my Barbadian female rabbit:



And, this one is Aristotle and Aristotle Junior (Gund):



And, this one is Fozzie Bear:



And, here's a group photo:



Any help would be appreciated.

  
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BSKTCON 4/17/2010 12:46PM

    I'd take Fozzie. He just looks like he's ready for a party. I've had these parties with my two sisters, my three teen-age nieces and my three grown daughters. We laugh until we're weak! You will have a BLAST. You say that you have never been frivolous or silly...well I think it's time that you turn over a new leaf and BECOME frivolous and silly! Come out of your shell...let yourself go...do things you've never done before. Obviously, since you are on this site, you are making positive changes in your life. Some of the most positive experiences I have ever had have been while being "silly" with my besties. Get your "silly" self to that party, and ROCK THE HOUSE! You deserve to let go and enjoy yourself and your friends. You ARE worth it! You'll be so glad you did! I can't wait to hear about the party. Please post about it!

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NURSEMOMTOTHREE 4/14/2010 8:14AM

    "You're only young once, but you can be immature forever" I love that line.

Have a great time, and I vote for Fozzie too.

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JHADZHIA 4/13/2010 10:04PM

    2nd that Fozzie bear!! He is so cute! I would bring the pillow! I am not into silly stuff either (I don't even own a stuffed animal!) but every once in a while, you do have to let your hair down and act freely and wildly (its the best stress reliever!!).
Wow I remember doing levitation, and it really worked! We also did hypnosis and that worked as well! Our PJ party got kiboshed however, when the glass candle jar exploded :( That was my first and last party lol. I used to do Tiger Beat, that is still around?? 70's is my music! Would enjoy being there very much! Its a wonderful idea, and you should just relax and enjoy it!
Good for your sister! Acting young and having a youthful attitude will keep your spirit young!

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CINDYMCD1 4/13/2010 6:33PM

    Fozzie Bear! Have a great time! That sounds like so much fun!

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For all my fish-loving friends...

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

I read this article in my Eating Well magazine and I thought it was enlightening so I wanted to share it with all of you:

www.eatingwell.com/food_news_origins
/green_sustainable/how_to_make_sustain
able_seafood_choices_at_the_fish_market

  
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TRAINOF4 4/4/2010 8:02PM

    Thanks for sharing. I've just read a similar article in Cooking Light. It's becoming so much more important for everyone to do their part as stewards of the earth! emoticon

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 3/23/2010 1:41PM

    Interesting. Thanks for sharing! I eat mainly tilapia and salmon (usually Alaskan) so I am on the right track at least.
Cyndi

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Quick Poll

Wednesday, March 17, 2010



Did you wear green today?

  
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JHADZHIA 3/18/2010 8:39AM

    I wore a green hoodie and green T-Shirt!
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CGARR442 3/17/2010 2:43PM

    earrings.

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MOLLIEMAC 3/17/2010 2:36PM

    Just a bit of green trim on my jacket- I will enjoy an Irish beer later but it won't be green:). emoticon emoticon emoticon

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VHALL89 3/17/2010 2:23PM

    I have a bright green pony tail holder in!

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ETWBOK 3/17/2010 2:21PM

    I slept in green pj's and since I am still in them.. the answer is yes!

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LUVIN2BEME 3/17/2010 2:20PM

    No. I never do. I am Irish and just have never worn green.

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BKWERM 3/17/2010 2:19PM

    I did. I wore a emerald green t-shirt.

Comment edited on: 3/17/2010 5:33:16 PM

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One word answers only, please

Friday, March 12, 2010

Where is your cell phone?
Purse

Spouse?
Bathroom

Your hair?
Blonde

Your mother?
Dead

Your father?
Karate

Your favourite thing?
Reading

Your dream last night?
Weird

Favourite drink?
Water

What room are you in?
TV room

Your hobby?
Reading

Your fear?
Heights

Where do you want to be in 6 years?
Healthy

Where were you last night?
Restaurant

Something that you aren't?
Thin

Muffins?
Banana

Wish list item?
Money

Last thing you did?
Dinner

What are you wearing?
Clothes

Your pets?
Cat

Friends?
Some

Your life?
Good

Your mood?
Content

Missing someone?
Mum

Drinking?
Water

Your car?
Envoy

Something you're not wearing
Earrings

Your favourite store?
Bookstore

Your favorite colour?
Red

When is the last time you cried?
Forget

Where do you go over and over?
Work

Five people who email me regularly?
SparkPeople, Dad, Sister, Husband, Library

Favourite place to eat?
Dad's

Favourite place I'd like to be right now?
Cuba

  
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MOLLIEMAC 3/13/2010 12:22PM

   
Where is your cell phone?
Don't have one.

Spouse?
An artist

Your hair?
Auburn

Your mother?
Deceased

Your father?
Deceased

Your favourite thing?
Gardening

Your dream last night?
Crazy

Favourite drink?
Wine

What room are you in?
Family room

Your hobby?
Gardening

Your fear?
Increasing pain as I wait for hip replacement

Where do you want to be in 6 years?
In a smaller house

Where were you last night?
Visiting with friends

Something that you aren't?
A social butterfly

Muffins?
Don't eat grain products


Wish list item?
Hip replacement NOW!

Last thing you did?
Ate a spinach salad for lunch

What are you wearing?
Jeans and a tee shirt

Your pets?
Two dogs, two cats, one chinchilla and four fish

Friends?
Special


Your life?
Good

Your mood?
Eager

Missing someone?
No

Drinking?

Licorice tea

Your car?
Honda Civic

Something you're not wearing
Makeup

Your favourite store?
Cleo

Your favorite colour?
Red

When is the last time you cried?
At our son's wedding

Where do you go over and over?
Daily walk through town

Five people who email me regularly?
Friends, family and of course Sparkers

Favourite place to eat?
The Port Bistro

Favourite place I'd like to be right now?
On the Fundy shoreline


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SUNSHINE667 3/12/2010 8:19PM

    Where is your cell phone?
Counter

Spouse?
Sleep

Your hair?
Black

Your mother?
Deceased

Your father?
Michigan

Your favourite thing?
Exercise

Your dream last night?
None

Favourite drink?
Water

What room are you in?
Great

Your hobby?
Golf

Your fear?
Spiders

Where do you want to be in 6 years?
Healthy

Where were you last night?
None

Something that you aren't?
Fake

Muffins?
Bran

Wish list item?
Vacation

Last thing you did?
Homework

What are you wearing?
Jammies

Your pets?
None

Friends?
Yes

Your life?
Blessed

Your mood?
Happy

Missing someone?
Mama

Drinking?
Water

Your car?
Mercedes

Something you're not wearing
Makeup

Your favourite store?
Macy's

Your favorite colour?
Purple

When is the last time you cried?
Hmmmm...

Where do you go over and over?
Starbucks

Five people who email me regularly?
Husband, SparkPeople friends, MIL, Son, personal friends

Favourite place to eat?
PF Chang's

Favourite place I'd like to be right now?
Jamaica !!!

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JHADZHIA 3/12/2010 7:56PM

    Where is your cell phone?
vest

Spouse?
N/
A

Your hair?
red

Your mother?
home

Your father?
B.C.

Your favourite thing?
exercise

Your dream last night?
N/A

Favourite drink?
Water

What room are you in?
bedroom

Your hobby?
Reading

Your fear?
health

Where do you want to be in 6 years?
maintaining

Where were you last night?
home

Something that you aren't?
outgoing

Muffins?

date

Wish list item?
friend

Last thing you did?
exercise

What are you wearing?
Clothes

Your pets?
N/A

Friends?
onl
ine

Your life?
Good

Your mood?
Content

Missing someone?
grandmum

Drinkin
g?
Water

Your car?
N/A

Something you're not wearing
rings

Your favourite store?
WalMart

Your favorite colour?
black

When is the last time you cried?
Forget

Where do you go over and over?
bridge club

Five people who email me regularly?
Sparks, sister

Favourite place to eat?
Asian Buffet

Favourite place I'd like to be right now?
Mom's

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PICKIE98 3/12/2010 6:50PM

    cell phone:none
spouse:with next wife
hair:brown
mother:abusiv
e
father:dead
fave thing:traveling
dream:death
d
rink:root beer
room:Lodge
hobby:reading

fear:house fire
in 6 years:retired
last night:sleeping
am not:fake
muffins: huckleberry
wish list:retirement
last thing:shower
wearing"flannel nightie,fuzzy robe
pet:dog
friends:worldwid
e
my life:hard
mood:grateful
missi
ng someone:Dad
drinking:Fit and Active sugar free
my car:Buick LaCrosse
not wearing:watch
favorite store:books
favorite color:red
cried:yesterday
go over and over:work/church
5 who email:karen, sparks, Kristy, June, Connie, Kimberly
fave place to eat:Gulino's
" " " be right now:California


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SHERRY257 3/12/2010 6:48PM

    Excellent

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I really do love food!

Friday, March 12, 2010

So, I took my dad out to dinner last night for the Taste of Burlington, which is where a bunch of restaurants decide to set a fixed menu for a fixed price.

We ended up going to Ivanka's Downtown Bistro & Grill and my husband ended up coming with us, too. The restaurant wasn't the easiest to get in and out of for one person with rheumatoid arthritis, one person with a broken ankle and one person with a swollen knee because of all the stairs but I believe it was well worth it because it was very good and a very good value, too ($35 per person, which included appetizer, entrée, dessert and coffee or tea).

To start with, my dad had a Pear & Fig salad, which was chilled mixed greens garnished with fresh pear, sundried cranberries, candied walnuts, stilton cheese, drizzled with mission fig port dressing. My husband had the Peppercorn Shrimp, which was sautéed Black Tiger Shrimp in a Madagascar green peppercorn Dijon cream sauce over grilled baguette and I had a Cream of Broccoli soup with double smoked bacon and Gruyère cheese and they were all very good.

For the entrée, I had the 10 oz Veal Chop, which was lightly seasoned and grilled, topped with a wild mushroom hunter sauce, served with garlic mash and fresh vegetables. My husband had the Prosciutto Cordon Bleu, which was boneless chicken breast filled with Gruyère cheese and prosciutto, dusted with thyme scented panko crumbs, topped with a creamy garlic and spinach sauce, served with savoury roasted potatoes and sautéed mixed vegetables and my dad had the Gorgonzola Penne, which was mild gorgonzola fresh cream, sautéed leeks and double smoked bacon tossed with roasted walnuts and fresh penne.

Anyone hungry yet?

And, for dessert, my husband had the Bourbon Pecan Pie, I had the Crepe filled with warm hazelnut, fresh fruit, topped with whipped cream and my dad had the Berry Mousse.

And, my dad and husband both had coffee and I had a Chai tea.

I think it was well worth the $35 per person, don't you?

  
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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 3/12/2010 5:23PM

    Sounds like a great value with everything you ate. Glad you enjoyed it! I almost always take the stairs anymore, unless I'm going with someone who can't navigate them.
Have a great weekend! Make each decision the best one possible!
Cyndi

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JHADZHIA 3/12/2010 10:11AM

    Yes, it certainly was, very exotic food, and it sounds like they didn't scrimp on the portion sizes either. Some hoity poity places stick a tiny serving in the middle of the plate with fancy drizzles and what not swirled around the plate. You appear to have gotten your money's worth there. Glad you enjoyed it!
I am surprised there are still inaccessible places around. At the very least some will put a chair lift going up the stairs on a rail. But I will do stairs as opposed to the easy way out in spite of my RA as my knees are both fixed now anyway.
Hope you have a good weekend!

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