So, this was Thursday...

I opened the curtains to this:


So, I decided to do this:

Leek, Broccoli & Potato Soup
(from scratch - with bacon)

Have a good day all ;)


WWC: Food & Drink

The Weekly Words Challenge this week brings us the words Food & Drink.

Sibu's food & drink.

A better choice than bottles for drinking water.

My food & drink.

Our new hostess is Janet (from Fond of Snape) is getting the hang of things. Next weeks words are Friends & Family. If you would like to join or see more offerings check out my sidebar for links.

Have a good day all.


The time has come...

to add the hated word verification to the blog. My apologies all, I hate it as much as you do.

So, these are what I have to wear wrapped around my arm - every day.

This is what it looks like after I take them off.

Five days left! Then we order me a new sleeve to wear every day for the next six months and do it all over again.

Have a good day all ;)


WWC: Chip & New

It's still Tuesday, so I'm not too late ;) The words for this Week's Word Challenge are Chip & New. Please click to enlarge.

I know, weird place for a chip!

Some people have chips on their shoulders.

Paint chips on my new chair.

My new down winter coat - keeps my knees warm.

My new bookmark. 
It is called a BookRug, this pattern is from the rug that covered Freud's couch.

That's it for another week, check out my side bar for other participants.

Have a good evening.


Eminent Eights

Kcinnova tagged me for this. She has the idea that I may have eight answers to life's important (or not so important) questions ;)

8 TV shows I watch:
  • Cold Case
  • Chuck
  • Fringe
  • The Mentalist
  • NCIS
  • NCIS Los Angels
  • Heros
  • Flashpoint

8 Favourite places to eat/drink:
  • Friend Sally's (damn I keep forgetting what alias I have given her)
  • Home
  • The Bag Lady's - my sister (and she's only third because she is so far away)
  • I can't afford to eat out
  • Boston Pizza
  • Home
  • Quizno's
  • Home

8 things I look forward too:
  • Winning the lotto - who's buying me a ticket?
  • Getting back into a shape that is based on the human form as opposed to the whale-esque form I am currently sporting
  • Energy
  • Someone giving me a car?
  • or a job?
  • Health
  • Spring
  • Return of brain function

8 things I did yesterday:
  • Worked
  • Ate
  • Took Pictures
  • Surfed the net
  • Read
  • Tidied up
  • Coloured my hair
  • Told you it was a bore

8 things I love about winter:
  • Yeah, right
  • No, seriously
  • Okay, no bugs
  • All the city stench is usually frozen
  • But then so am I
  • Laughing at the snow closures for an inch of snow (I kid because I love you all)
  • The glorious clear blue sky
  • Christmas - but I miss my fireplace

8 things I am passionate about:
  • Reading
  • Sibu (my cat)
  • My camera
  • This is hard
  • Swedish and English ancestry - we aren't passionate about much
  • If I were Italian or French, maybe it would be a different story
  • is that eight yet?
  • yes!

8 words/phrases I use often:
  • Shit!
  • How fucking stupid can one person be? (in my head - usually)
  • Yeah! Right!
  • Oh, look at that! (said most often with camera in hand)
  • Flat footed cow! (referring to my upstairs neighbour - or other words that start with f)
  • Transfer please! (I hate public transport)
  • Where the hell is the bus (why I hate pt)
  • and I always tell the cat to "look after the house" as I am leaving

8 things I have learned in the past:
  • Karma is a bitch - act accordingly
  • if you've ever peed using the back bumper of a truck (for support), you might be a redneck
  • If you've ever frozen to the bumper...you must be a misplaced southern redneck
  • learn to laugh at all the shit life thows your way, otherwise you spend most of your time with a stuffy nose and red eyes - not attractive
  • if you open your mind - amazing things will enter
  • Common sense isn't so common
  • Backbone can't be taught or lent to someone
  • Patience only works the first couple of times, then you have to pull out the bitch

For those of you still here by this point... WAKE UP! It's over. I will not be tagging anyone, but please feel free to do this on your own.

Have a great day all.


Once upon a time...

...in a world of two suns,

lived a bunch of bloggers that did a Weekly Word Challenge. The original host had started this phenomenon several years ago and then passed the torch along. Once again the torch for the WWC is being passed along, this time into the capable hands of Janet, from Fond of Snape.

The last words that Tink left us with are 5 and Red.

 I think these were all put in by different people (or after a liquid lunch).

This was given to me by a new tenant, it is for luck (I thought good...).

5 wrapped up fingers


do you know how hard it is to take a photo of your right hand?

The first words from Janet are New & Chip, if you would like to join us, please feel free to do so. Links on the side bar will lead to where you can find other players.

(For those that haven't seen this before, I have my hand and arm wrapped for the 2ndary lymphoedema that developed after my lymph nodes were removed under my arm. The purpose is to move the fluid out of the arm and while aggravating, it is not really painful.)

Have a good day all.