Friday, August 01, 2014

Something special this month ?

Have you received this message? -

"this year, the month of August will count 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays and 5 Sundays. This phenomenon occurs only once every 823 years. Chinese people call it: 'Pocketful of money!' " - but that is not true. It happens every 11 years. You can read more details here.

5 of the same day in one month in 2014

Days that occur 5 times, on these dates:
1 / 8 / 15 / 222 / 9 / 16 / 233 / 10 / 17 / 24
31 day month29th of month30th of month31st of monthComments
January 20145 Wednesdays5 Thursdays5 FridaysSame as October
March 20145 Saturdays5 Sundays5 Mondays
May 20145 Thursdays5 Fridays5 Saturdays
July 20145 Tuesdays5 Wednesdays5 Thursdays
August 20145 Fridays5 Saturdays5 Sundays
October 20145 Wednesdays5 Thursdays5 FridaysSame as January
December 20145 Mondays5 Tuesdays5 Wednesdays
Not occurring in 2014: A month with 5 Sundays, 5 Mondays, 5 Tuesdays

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Swimmin with Da Fishes

Yesterday my last goldfish died. She was big for an aquarium goldfish - over 6" long. She'd survived a lot - a little Nemo fin and damage to her gill  from what I suspect was a change in our city water supply and for the past 4 year she's had a bubbly growth coming from one gill as well, which I'm sure must have made it really difficult to swim (especially with her little stubby fin). I'd had her for over 9 years.

I know many people will not understand why I would be sad about losing this goldfish, but I am. Nine years is longer than I've been married and longer than I've had Eco. I still catch myself looking in the direction of the tank almost every time I walk into the kitchen. The tank now is gone, no more fish for us.

Goodbye fishy, time to go swimming under Rainbow Bridge. 
Perhaps as a 'reward from the universe' today I was blessed with some happy news concerning another cold blooded creature - a beautiful green garden frog!
 He'd surprised me once or twice when I was leaning down to turn on the tap to water my garden so I went looking on the interwebs to see what I could do for him. Most of the advice was 'build a pond' but I just can't do that right now, so the next piece of advice was to provide some sort of water supply and then wait for a 'built it and they will come' type of moment. And it worked!!
I took a plant saucer and put some it water in it, propped up a ceramic bowl on a rock and looky looky - I have a wonderful visitor! It was hard getting his photo as he scootched to the back of the bowl but you can see he's in there - can't you?  I am thrilled to pieces!! Welcome little frog!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Sunburn Pain

We are having the most lovely weather right now, it's even made it up to 32 degrees. This is pure heaven for me. I love, love, lacey-heart-love the sun/heat. So there I was on Saturday busy refinishing a garden table sawing and sanding and painting under a canopy or so I thought.  Until later when I found out I had burned my back

It didn't hurt. Yay ! I'm usually pretty good with the sun.

But no, it was a delayed hurt. I hurt on Monday afternoon. And oh boy did it hurt. I couldn't have anything touch it. Let me tell you it was a rough night  and you know what made it worse? oh playing with the dog and having her nails scraped my red skin! WOWZA!!

Anyway, here's the table. I hope it was worth it:
Green w/white polka dots

And here's my sad dog, wanting to play, sorry that she hurt me - she didn't mean it: 

(holding her toy, sitting in an empty swimming pool) 

Friday, July 25, 2014

Cute Card

We recently had our wedding anniversary as you know but I forgot to show you this cute card from Jp to me:

I just love this girl's outfit, her stance and her facial expression!

I love the card and it will stay out where I can see it for a while. Jp, however, doesn't give a damn about cards and to prove my point, I pulled last year's card out and gave it to him. He pretended to read it and and thanked me for it. He didn't even notice that it had last year's number on it. I had a good chuckle. He picked up on it the next day.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Vancouver Girls

If you're planning on coming to our fair city and would like to know more about some of the areas, perhaps you should try this link. And definitely watch the video on 7 Types of Vancouver Girls

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Hospital Joke

This is a cute joke that has been going around for a very long time, but is still true today (and probably in more than one country):

A sweet grandmother telephoned St. Joseph 's Hospital. She timidly asked,
"Is it possible to speak to someone who can tell me how a patient is doing?"
The operator said,
"I'll be glad to help, dear. What's the name and room number of the
The grandmother in her weak, tremulous voice said, Norma Findlay, Room 302."
The operator replied, "Let me put you on hold while I check with the nurse's
station for that room."
After a few minutes, the operator returned to the phone and said, "I have
good news. Her nurse just told me that Norma is doing well. Her blood
pressure is fine; her blood work just came back normal and her Physician,
Dr. Cohen, has scheduled her to be discharged tomorrow."
The grandmother said, "Thank you. That's wonderful. I was so worried.
God bless you for the good news."
The operator replied, "You're more than welcome. Is Norma your daughter?"
The grandmother said.... "No, I'm Norma Findlay in Room 302. No one tells me

Monday, July 21, 2014

Pattern Request Long Overdue

I found it interesting that someone wrote and and requested the pattern, but also that the Calgary Herald told the story and is trying to locate the request - well done, I say! 

Here'a blurb from their blog:
The Calgary Herald has a long history of providing news to the people who have settled around the intersection of the Bow and Elbow rivers since the 1880s.
It’s not surprising to come across a yellowed page of the Herald that speaks of an era—not to mention culture, technology and prices—long past.
A 1963 ad for a $99 "practical and funful" tape recorder.
A 1963 ad for a $99 “practical and funful” tape recorder.
Today, the newsroom mailbox yielded a piece of the newspaper ripped from that past. It was an envelope neatly addressed to the “Calgary Herald Needlecraft Department”—a department, I’m sad to confirm, that no longer exists.
Inside that envelope: two dimes taped to a piece of loose leaf and a humble request dated July 9, 2014: “Please send patten No. 1859 to…”
More of the article here

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