October 24, 2011

Just A Reminder

I want to remind everyone that voting starts today . Your votes can get my idea funded. Please vote now. #ACF12453 http://bit.ly/pOun3F 
When you share, your happiness expands. - Mustard Seeds

October 20, 2011

The Aviva Community Fund

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Aviva Community Fund. All opinions are 100% mine.

Aviva is giving Canadians a chance to share in the $1,000,000 Aviva Community Fund by creating an idea that will have a positive effect on their local communities. The most popular ideas will have a chance to share the $1,000,000 . To enter the Aviva Community Fund competition here is what you need to do :
  • submit your idea -  ideas can be submitted until November 30,2011. 
  • Winners are chosen based on number of votes, so spread the word ! 
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Vote for My idea . I think it will benefit every ones health to eat fresh and organic vegetables and fruit all year round. Hydroponics makes it easy to grow fresh greens indoors. Once the system is set-up it is self regulated and all you need to do is watch your produce grow.

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October 19, 2011

Vote for My Idea in the Aviva Community Fund

hydroponics nutrients
Aviva community fund is giving canadians who have an idea for making positive change in their community a chance to win a million dollars .

My idea is to grow a hydroponic garden in our community. I think it would make a positive change in making people more aware of what they eat . It will teach people the basics in how to grow food out of a garden without soil and people will be able to access fresh rich produce without purchasing it at the store. Think of all the benefits! You can plant whatever you want , whenever you want. A variety of fruits and vegetables all year round. I meant to take a class in hydroponics awhile ago but I never made it . I feel hydroponics is the way to grow go if you live in small urban areas without a lot of space like in apartments with decks and patios and balconies.

You can help by supporting my proposal ! If my idea receives enough votes, it could share in that prize.

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  • Having a hydroponic garden is soil-less 
  • You don’t need a lot of space to grow 
  • It offers the promise of feeding our families 
  • It provides a sustainable food environment
  • With a continuous supply of fresh produce
  • It’s clean
  • It’s therapeutic
  • It’s profitable

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October 18, 2011

Home Is...a warm place

Home is where the fire burns and the flame is never extinguished and the heat of passion is its constant fuel ; insufferable. moments .

Where the smell of dinner permeates the walls and the warmth of the hearth ignites emotions and the wine effects your senses to find each other embrace at last.

October 16, 2011

Reality TV Stardom

3 top Reality TV shows I'd like to try out for :

The Biggest Loser because I need to lose weight although I'm not that fat. Given the incentive I imagine cameras follow every move you make. I've never watched a full episode so I don't know what qualifies other than being overweight but I think I could do it.

I'd like to be on a game show like the Price is Right or Wheel of Fortune for the money . Who wouldn't?  but I don't know if this is reality TV .

Retro or Rubbish?I also think I wouldn't mind being on What Not To Wear because I really don't know what to wear.  Btw, I have a pair of shoes in black just like these . They are called fedoras , who knew? I used to wear them a lot but apparently they haven't been cool in decades and it makes you look like you are trying way too hard. Anyway, given $5,000 dollars you can go shopping with the help of Clinton and Stacy , plus you get your hair and makeup done . The transformations are remarkable.

My boyfriend and I like watching Wipeout because it's funny as hell . We both think it would be a blast . I think I've only seen one person make it through all the balls without wiping out right off the bat. It's hilarious but at the same time it looks dangerous as you see their bodies bend out of shape becoming more flexible than perhaps they're use to .

October 14, 2011

A Book Recommendation

The Boy in the Striped PajamasThe Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne

It's about a nine year old boy named Bruno whose family is relocated from their Berlin home because of his fathers new job as a commandant . He explains what it is like living in .....Out With . Can you guess where that is?

Anyway he meets a boy who lived on the other side of the fence and they become friends even though they would both be in trouble if the soldiers or his father knew about it . He manages to keep it a secret but tells his sister that he has an imaginary friend .

At one point it brought tears to my eyes when Bruno gave his new friend some food in the kitchen and when he got caught he told the soldier that he had never seen Shmuel before, which was a lie and it kind of reminded me of Peter denying Jesus .

It is a very carefully written story about how the Nazis treated Jews . Of course we see it through the eyes of a naive child named Bruno but that is what I liked about it.

I recommend it and I hope to watch the movie as well .

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October 12, 2011

The News On The Bus

I normally don't read the newspaper but the Calgary Sun is easier to read. It isn't as big as the Calgary Herald - a giant ass newspaper that's hard to hold .

I usually skim through the news and if I like an article it's because of the headline . I could care less about sports or money or business .

Actually the free paper is more interesting and you can always find a metro while taking the bus somewhere hiding between the seats .

October 11, 2011

what do you find most surprising about humanity?

In the words of the Dalai Lama via Frank Weathers blog 
Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices his money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he doesn’t enjoy the present; the result being he doesn’t live in the present or the future; he lives as if he’s never going to die, and then he dies having never really lived.

If I Had the World's Attention for Two Minutes

Mind not the deceit of this woman
I believe the world as a moral entity or a union of persons is Babylon The Great and I always have the attention of the  world whore cause she's a bloody leech, it's the peoples attention I don't have.

The leech has two daughters: Give and Give. Three things are never satisfied; four never say, “Enough”.- Prov 30:15 ESV

I'd tell the world to go off herself and to pull up her pants cuz nobody wants to see her crack, I mean , fall,(Rev 8:2) and to stop doing drugs, but I don't think she has a brain, and her mouth is full of poison.

Revelation 17:3,5 And I saw a woman sitting upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. 5 And on her forehead a name was written: A mystery; Babylon the great, the mother of the fornications, and the abominations of the earth.

A Memorable Thanksgiving Weekend

Canada celebrated Thanksgiving this weekend and Phil and I, were invited to my brothers who lives on the outskirts of Calgary in Copperfield .

I am very thankful for having a car because I don't have to rely on anyone and I feel more independent.

I was thankful Phil and I could go since we had a fight the previous night and I was left wondering if we would even see each other.

It was a beautiful and sunny day. I had planned on bringing a side dish of spicy roasted broccoli with almonds but with all the running around , I barely had time to get ready and make it back to pick phil up from work.

We got to my brothers place and his girlfriend had prepared everything! She made a thanksgiving feast fit for a king . The smell of turkey and stuffing filled the house and the table was beautifully decorated. The turkey was bought at the local farmers market from a Hutterite vendor-  it was organic . What I had not known before was that normal turkeys' feed is made with formaldehyde and that is usually why we feel tired after eating turkey.

In keeping with the tradition of her family , Debra explained what the candles were for . Holding the lit candle you are supposed to say something about which you were thankful. My brother started first and lit Phil's candle . Phil said he was thankful for me and for celebrating thanksgiving with my family. Phil lit my candle and I was thankful for my brothers generosity . I lit my sisters candle etc...

The laughter came when my dad was lighting his girlfriends candle . She ended up snuffing out dads candle, then she said she was thankful she got her candle lit ~:)

Debra is a modest cook and she didn't know if everything was going to be that good so she jokingly offered us to drink more wine.

It was my brother who burnt the gravy but the rest of it was pretty good . We had homemade cranberry sauce, mashed potato, sweet yams, a very tasty salad together with turkey and stuffing made with wild rice , it was fabulous. After the table was cleared and put away we had a choice of peach pie , blueberry pie or pumpkin pie for dessert ...I had a sliver of each.

I always get out of doing the dishes and this occasion was no different only better because I got to put the whipped cream on the pie :p

My brothers girlfriend is such a sweet person .

After a few drinks my dad said he had to leave before it got dark . We played a game of Skip-Bo. I won the first game . Debra won the second game . All in all we had fun and it was a memorable thanksgiving .

Post It Note Tuesday -Happy Thanksgiving Canada

Only Parent Chronicles

October 7, 2011

In what ways do you stand out?

I found out the reason I am slow at comprehending is because I am smart . I can read a book and be thinking of something else at the same time , obviously the book or movie has to be really interesting to hold my attention and when someone is talking to me it is the same thing . I have selective hearing . I hear what I want to hear and disregard the rest . ha!

I used to daydream in school.

October 6, 2011

The Year I Was Born

It was 1964 the last year of the baby boom, and the beatles were famous worldwide with beatlemania . Apparently there was a big earthquake that hit the west coast of Alaska producing giant tsunamis and Hurricane Hilda.

I don't live in the states but their president was Lynden B. Johnson who declared a "War on Poverty" . Pope Paul VI gave his tiara to the poor and signed the 3rd sitting of the second Vatican Council but then the Church abolished the official language of the Liturgy which was Latin . Big mistake .

Lester B. Pearson was the Prime Minister of Canada and I'm almost certain no one cares about that . Canada also adopted the maple leaf flag.

In 1964 Canada issued Social Insurance cards.

Cassius Clay changed his name to Muhammad Ali, the black superman, and became muslim and won some heavyweight boxing title that year.

Stars were born like Keanu Reeves and Nicolas Cage. Sonny and Cher got married as well as Anne Bancroft and Mel Brooks.

More interesting events of that year

Yea all I know is I was born overseas when my dad worked for an oil company in Sfax Tunisia and we lived in Villa Farhat .

October 4, 2011

What I Wish I Had Done Differently in School

I wish I had stayed in school and got more help with the subjects I was having most difficulty with , which would have been all of them :/ Particularly Biology . I didn't even take chemistry or physics nor calculus in high school just basic science and basic math. My grades weren't something I admired.

I probably would have become a pharmacist if I could. I like pills and potions but it would have been a lot different if it didn't involve taking them personally *sigh*. Instead I consented to ingesting drug after drug like a guinea pig in a lab. Like once I took some largactil (Chlorpromazine), in the hospital under the doctors care and I thought I was going to choke to death.

FYI sometimes I like revising my plinky answers , cause I can

It's My Birthday !

When my boyfriend took a really hot shower this morning the steam set off the fire alarm . It's not every morning I wake up by fire alarm and when your birthday falls on the feast of St. Francis of Assisi it isn't fair because I want people to wish me a happy birthday too dangit ! I think someone knows me better than I do - hint: God! Thanks to JackFM I got a second birthday greeting so early this morning after my boyfriend.

Happy Birthday Jackie!

Let us be the first to tell you that you look a year older... I mean be the first to tell you Happy Birthday.

 I bet you thought we wouldn't remember. Well we did and we even got you some presents. We deposited 1000 JACK FREELOADER points into your account and we will be by later to give you birthday spanks... probably not but don't let that stop you from having a great birthday.
 Matt + Eric

Thanks guys! I will try to set the world on fire :)

This just in ....

My Ghoul Friday

 With it being your b-day too, you have no excuse not to indulge. Happy birthday!
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October 3, 2011

Tearjerker Books

I hate this because I have never read a book that made me cry . I need to read one. It was pretty frustrating growing up because I was very slow at comprehending what I read and it discouraged me from reading books. I must say archie comics is what first sparked my interest in the english language; it's how I learnt to read english ; so I cannot give school the credit for that.

Lucky for me , I think I have overcome my comprehension disability and I can pretty much decipher what the hell I'm reading now. I don't know about school books because if you don't understand something you probably wouldn't know what you are reading to begin with .

Anyway I still have to concentrate by re-reading paragraphs and sentences over: some of us aren't born genius; and it's funny because I was a very good reader just unable to comprehend what I was reading and I could spell 100% correctly .

Having an audience made it all worthwhile and I started to like reading again . I use to read bedtime stories to my kids and I loved Robert Munsch but I don't remember ever reading anything that brought me to tears . I hear the boy in the striped pyjamas is a tearjerker though.

October 2, 2011

My Middle Name

I quite like my middle name ; it's "awesome". I was named after St. Thérèse of Lisieux also known as 'the little flower' therefore my middle name is Thérèse with the accents and all except I'm not religious but it makes me feel that I am loved just the same. For those who don't know her she became a nun at 15 in 1888 , and was only 24 when she died of tuberculosis . The Church honors her by declaring her to be a doctor of the Church in 1997 by Pope John Paul II. You can read her autobiographical 'Story of a Soul ' here and all I know is she loved Our Lord a whole lot , which is inspiring but I am not as obedient or even "good" for that matter, although I did get pleurisy not tuberculosis but she died and I am still alive . Obviously, she had a very close and personal (intimate) relationship with Jesus , and I don't, so ya I consider her as one who was married to Christ even at a young age .
Her mother died when she was a child and I was abandoned by my mother at age 15 . Other than that I don't think I have much in common with the saint *shrugs

Oh and FYI :p her feast was just yesterday October 1st . The church commemorates their death not their birth.

St. Thérèse Quote taken from The Story of A Soul:
“I assure you that the good Lord is much kinder than you can imagine. He is satisfied with a glance, with a sigh of love… In regard to myself, I find it easy to practice perfection, because I have learned that the way to Jesus is through His Heart. Consider a small child who has vexed his mother by a display of bad temper or disobedience. If the child hides in a corner through fear of punishment, he feels that his mother will not forgive him. But if instead, he extends his little arms towards her and with a smile cries out: ‘Love, kiss me, mamma, I will not do it again,’ will not his mother press the little one to her heart with tenderness, and forget what the child has done? And yet, though she knows very well that her dear little one will misbehave again at the first opportunity, that means nothing if the child appeals to her heart. He will never be punished…”

October 1, 2011

Prayer for the month of October

"O Lord of all holiness,
preserve for ever from all profanation
Your sanctuaries1
by purifying in Your Sacrificial Blood,
their inner self from dead actions; amen;"
1.1Corinthians 3:17 "The sanctuary of God is sacred; and you are that sanctuary."