Mar 25, 2022
My family gathered again on March 13th to celebrate yet another birthday. This time around it was my sister Kim.
We held the party at my mom's and as I like to do, I created a game for everyone to play. It wasn't quite as elaborate as the card matching game we played at my mom's birthday party in February, but it was still fun. Each person (except me) took turns pulling a white pipe cleaner out of a tall plastic container. Some of the pipe cleaners had yellow painted on the bottom. The object of the game was to be the first to pull out two yellow tipped pipe cleaners. Sister Jane won this one and got a solar powered animated moving cactus man wearing a sombrero.
I also helped with dinner and decorated with some balloons mom had purchased.
Although we had a little boo boo cooking the lasagna, it was still very tasty. Since it was well received, I made the same salad that I prepared for mom's birthday.
Also like we did for mom, we had a McCain's cake. Funny thing, we discovered on Facebook, our pal Maria and her family also celebrated three birthdays that weekend and they had three of those McCain cakes too.
Everyone had a good time and as we see here, Kim got a bit silly when it was time to take photos. When you're the birthday girl, you can be silly all you want.
Today I received an email from the radio station telling me that unfortunately Elton has cancelled this show.
I was sad, but also a bit confused. I knew Elton has cancelled his March shows because there were restrictions in place as to how many people could attend (which have since been lifted) but from what I had seen, September was still a go.
I checked Ticketmaster and the show is still listed and tickets are still available. If it were cancelled, why would Ticketmaster not show this?
So I emailed the radio station and asked if maybe they had mixed things up. I figured I was probably wrong but it was worth asking about.
A few minutes later the radio station replied. I WAS RIGHT! They had made a mistake. The September show is indeed still on (knock on wood) and I was asked to disregard the first email.
WHEW! That little scare worked better than Metamucil!
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LOOK FOR THE LUCKY LITTLE LEPRECHAUN CONTEST RULES: You must be on Scribbles mailing list or Ken's Facebook friend to enter. One entry per person. If your guess is incorrect, we will let you know. You can then try again, up until the contest deadline Mon. Mar. 21, 2022. $10 prize is in the form of an e-transfer, gift card or cheque (your choice). Personalized fridge magnet will be created exclusively for the winner. Our draw will occur after Mar. 21st. Good luck everyone!
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THIS BLAST FROM THE PAST HAS BECOME AN ANNUAL SCRIBBLES ST. PATRICK'S DAY FEATURE. IT'S OUR FRIENDS IN THE OTTAWA VALLEY ENJOYING ST. PATRICK'S TO THE MAX AND IT JUST NEVER GETS OLD.Even if we actually aren't, we're all welcome to feel a wee bit Irish on St. Patrick's Day. One place where that really holds true is the town of Douglas, Ontario, located in the Ottawa Valley. The entire town goes all out for St. Patrick's celebrations and residents decorate their homes, much like we would do for Christmas or Halloween.
Mar 3, 2022
When it comes to how old our pets are, I always thought one year for us equaled 7 years for our tail-wagging pals.
Not necessarily so according to this chart I saw at my vet's office recently. It does apply initially, but as your pet ages, it's size and weight also contribute to how old they really are.