Monday, June 25, 2012


11 Questions for My Fiends

1. Do you cut your sandwiches into squares or triangles?
I used to cut Nutella sandwiches into triangles, but  they would remnind  me of the Blessed Trinity, and then I'd feel guilty about eating it so I take a cookie cutter and make them round. and called them TADA Wheels

2. Do you know Beethoven as one of the greatest composers who ever lived or as a big dog in a rather ordinary children's movie?

3. What colour is your toothbrush? And, is your toothbrush interchangeable with your spouse's? With their full knowledge and consent??
White and green. No.NO
4. Do you stir your coffee left to right or right to left? And do you ding the top of the cup until the rest of the family starts yelling blue murder?
I have no idea what you mean left to right or right to left; I stir clockwise. No.  I'm the family member who screams bluemurder when  someone else does it.

5. Is perspicacious part of your vocabulary?
I have a keen understanding that this question is not what is appears to be.  The question is to determine whether or not the player understands the meaning of the word, not so much whether or not, you use the word on a regular basis.

6. Do you ever wear odd socks? And, if so, do you always start the day by saying you hope you don't die today?
I don't wear socks or stockings for 11 /12 months of the year. In February, where I might be tempted to wear socks I generally make sure that they are paired.  Further to that, what few pairs of socks I buy, I buy all the same so they are easy to match up.

7. What was Donatello before he became a world-famous Ninja turtle?
The Italian Renaissance Artist (painter) Donato di Niccolò di Betto Bardi (@1386 – December 13, 1466)

8. Does your exercise regime challenge more than your Wii controller muscles?
 I would per force have to say yes, because I have no Wii Console or Controller. I exercise the old fashioned way: stationary bike watching TV

9. What are the names of Donald Duck's nephews?
Huey, Dewey and Louis

10. Do you laugh hysterically at your own jokes? At Confession???
No, and yes: Yes: I have laughed hysterically at jokes that I want to tell, but can never get out the punch line because I am laughing so hysterically.  No: I don't actually get to tell my joke so......
Confession: Are you serious.  My sins are not funny, I can't even say they are exciting, more along the lines of putting the priest to sleep.

11. And, lastly, for fans of the brilliant Charles Schulz, have you ever had reason to call any of your children 'Pigpen'?
On a daily basis.  Galadriel isw such a slob..........  O Never mind

TAGS: Richard Collins, and Dimbulb

No I am not linking

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The Diss

Arwen came home with this little ditty.

Don't let me snap my fingers in a zed formation;
Hip rotation, booty sensation
Elbow, Elbow, Wrist, Wrist;
Quiet Girl, you just got dissed.

Why are nine year old girls singing about hip rotations and booty sensations?

Then I found this

The girl is younger than Arwen.

Don't make me snap my fingers in a z formation
Hip rotation, booty sensation
Elbows, elbows, Wrist,Wrist
Snap Snap; Kiss Kiss

What is the world coming too, when dissing someone is the name of a song?

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Bad knees, and the Lord`s Name

I am taking my mom out to the bank.  I am pushing Frodo's stroller.  Mom is on a cane, and on my arm.  She took an Extra Strength Acetaminophen before we left for the bank..( NOTE: I try to get her to take a lengthy walk at least once a week. She has arthritis in the knees, but she is also diabetic, so walking to keep circulation up is very important- besides she doesn't have a debit care, and so she has to actually go to her branch to take out grocery money.- but I digress)

Any way here we are mother, daughter and grandson.  We meet one of mom's many "paesan" (distant cousin, from the same village, less than friend more than acquaintances, 

Friend: L. how are you? Haven't seen you in a while.  How have you been doing?

Mom: Well, you know, how it goes, as we get older everything starts to go south.  I'm doing Okay, at least I would if my knees didn't hurt so much.

Friend: I know what you mean, but you know, I find that around here everyone's knees are bad.  Everyone has trouble with their knees. I wonder why that is?\

Puff: Every Catholic's knees are horrible, because we bend them every time we hear the Lord's name. And man do we hear the Lord's name used alot around here.   

Just then a man comes out of the nearby restaurant/pub cursing the Lord.

Friend:  I thought you were joking, but you know I think you may  be on to something.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

On a Certain Aspect Regarding Galadriel's School Gas Leak

Apparently the news reports regarding the custodian's attempt to light the stove, to which I refer here is "not accurate."

Galadriel's principal sent a letter home, and aside from giving a chronology of what the school's administration knew and did when, was that little tidbit.

What wasn't included was an accurate statement regarding the custodian's attempt to light the stove?

Where did the reporter get that piece of the story?  Could they have misinterpreted something? I don't doubt it.

But the statement is not accurate.  So what would be the accurate statement? Unfortunately she didn't include that accurate statement.  Well, maybe the police are playing this close to their vests.

I must admit, for a letter that was supposed to answer questions, it did. But it also is cause for more questions.

I don't think we are ever going to understand exactly what happened or the precise timeline until the trial, if then.

Thank you for your prayers

Sunday, June 3, 2012

With Galadriel's Permission-How her school almost blew up

The \following is chronological account of the reasons for prayer requests below.

Let's start with Thursday.
After taking Arwen to school, and checking on my mom, I get back home

As Bear heads out the door.  He informs me that Galadriel had called saying something about being dismissed from the school trip to the ROM from the ROM and won't be returning to school... rest of the day off.

I didn't catch all of what he said, because well, he was heading out the door when  he said it. 

A few hours later, Galadriel comes home.  

Galadriel:  There was a Gas Leak at school and after they shut off the gas, the odour was so bad, they just sent everyone home. So we got dismissed from the ROM. I later was informed that the kids met their teacher at the evacuation site (Queen's Park) and then proceeded to walk to the ROM (Royal Ontario Museum)

Puff:  Okay ....Now what Bear had mumbled made sense.

That is Thursday.  Gas Leak at school. School was safe, but the odour forced them to cancel school for the day.  Accident, One of those things. etc etc. Read on.


Arwen has no school, She works on her project (see barumpa post below.)

Around 2:50 Galadriel called.  Her voice a little shaky.

Galadriel: Mom the TV is mine from 5 till whenever.

Puff:  Why?

Galadriel:  I have something to tell you when I get home.

Puff: What?

Galadriel: I want to tell you about it when I get home.

Puff:  Good News or Bad News

Galadriel: Bad news.

Puff: Just tell me, please. I'm getting worried


Galadriel: The Gas Leak was intentional.

Puff: Oh Galadriel, come home.  I want my baby girl home.

 Later waiting for the 5 o'clock news. I read a letter, that had been given to the girls to give to their parents or guardians. It was full of:  You may have already heard.... Intentional... allegations made against staff.  Arrested. Please remember that everyone is innocent until proven guilty. Yada yada yada.

She fills me in on what happened at school, during last period when the letter was handed out to the students
The teacher had given the class time to read the letter.
The reaction from Galadriel's friend was: I'm confused.
Galadriel asks:  This was intentional?
Teacher nods.
The class is stunned, silent, shocked.

Finally the news started.  The opening story was a flooding at a major subway station.  Then finally the report.

Head Janitor.. arrested... cut gas line.  light the stove ..Facing 6 charges, including attempted murder....  attempted to blow up the school. 

At that last phrase, Galadriel looks like she's been kicked in the gut.  Her entire world is upside down.

Galadriel is always at school early for breakfast club.  (She was early that day too, because she had a school trip to the Royal Ontario Museum.) She gets motion sickness if she eats and then gets in a vehicle, so she prefers to eat at school.  If he had succeeded in his plan the school would have exploded with Galadriel in or near the cafeteria.  She realized she could have been deliberately killed.

Thank the guardian angels.
Thank GOD
Pray for Galadriel and her friends
Pray for him.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Prayers of thanksgiving to Guardian Angels, God.

Please join us as we thank a multitude of Guardian Angels on jobs excellently done.

Please offer prayers in thanksgiving to the Good Lord.  We often talk about God's  Ordained Will, and God's Permissive Will, yet I would like you to marvel at the Good Lord's  Non-Permissive Will: when God says, "No, this shall NOT happen."

Join me, as I wonder at the  steadfast love that is God, when he protects and defends our loved ones. Even when we don't know to ask for His protection, He protects our loved ones any way.

Please pray for Galadriel as she comes to terms events that have overwhelmed, and shocked her.

And pray for the man responsible for all of the above.  Please pray for him, because, right now, I can't.

Arwen Vs Galadriel on school projects

Background:  Galadriel has a habit of procrastinating when it comes to essays.  She also does not ask for help until it is way to late to offer any suggestions or help. And she is always in a mad dash to finish and hates everyone and everything for a few days.

Arwen: This morning. : Oh mom, I have a project due June 7, I have to come up with a cereal product and an ad campaign for media class. I'm going to come up with a new cereal.  


Arwen: Hey mom how do you like my design for the cereal box?

Puff: You are working on it today on your PA Day.

Arwen: Yeah,

Puff:  You just take what Galadriel does and do the opposite, right?

Arwen: Yuup Pretty much. then to Bear: What do you think dad?  Do you have any ideas?

Bear:  I think its very good. But, you know real admen come up with lots of designs and then take the best one.  Why not brainstorm .


Arwen: Mom I'm going to the store.

Puff: Okay, why?

Arwen: I'm going to walk down the cereal aisle and see which colour is most common in cereal boxes.  Off she goes with pencil and notepad in hand. 


4. Mary333 at The Beautiful Gate has hit me up for a meme, because she was hit up for a meme by some one else, though he got the idea from one of her posts, so really it's all her fault.

Here be the rules

1. You must write this post while looking somewhat ridiculous.

2. Next you must tell us something funny or silly about yourself; or something that happened to you that made you look ridiculous. 

3. Then LINK to three other people and invite them to join the Meme.

4. Finally don't forget to LINK back to the person who invited you so that your readers can read about them and join in the laughter.

1. As for me looking somewhat ridiculous, that is my usual state of being, so really, what do you want to me to describe the hilarity that is the usual me. But no I think I am supposed look extra ridiculous.  It looks like I am supposed to describe how I look.  I am awful at describing how I look, but rest assured I always look ridiculous especially when my most recently birthed child is under the age of 5.  When any of my children are between birth and 5, I barely get a chance to shower let alone comb my hair.  So I got into the habit of just putting it into a bun.  That is normal, add to this particular week that Frodo hasn't slept well due to an ear infection and heck, I can't stay awake enough to groom. But I digress.  Every fifth day, I make time to shower and then brush out the rat's nest. So tonight is day five.  I took my shower and I am half way through combing out a massive knot. When I made the mistake of firing up Arwen's notebook and visited Mary.  So I have left my comb in my hair, actually this allows me to give my scalp a break from the pain. 

2.  Okay something silly about myself or something that made me look ridiculous or embarrassed me. Okay.
Let's see.  I must be getting old 'cause I haven't thought of any, well any that I haven't already blogged about.  But then again I could almost swear I have early onset Alzheimer's so... I did what anyone in my position would do and asked the much younger Arwen.  The answer I got was, "Well..... there was the time you fell on the bus,  and you were embarrassed..(because I had tripped over my own boots and the folded up granny cart, and I told the driver I was okay and I just wanted to just go home, but the driver was a stickler for rules and he put the whole bus out of service to fill out the accident report and when I refused to cooperate explaining that I wasn't hurt and reiterating it was my own fault, and I was OKAY really, the driver called his supervisor  because I was being uncooperative, and I was  forced to say my name while everyone on the bus could overhear.)..You were really embarrassed but you didn't look silly, you looked really peeved.  You really should be invited to do a meme about making other people look stupid, you do that really well.

Leave it to Arwen to have all the answers  

3. I name Bear, my dh. over at Spirit's Sword.  He needs to be humbled a little.  Since Mary333 admitted that she thought of Bear too,  he is a freebie so he doesn't count as one of the three

   i.  I name Brother Philip Neri Powell OP PhD at Hanc Aquam
   ii. I name Larry D at Acts of the Apostacy
   iii. I name Terry Nelson over at Abbey-Roads

 and 4. I did at the very beginning

UPDATE:  For those of you who don't know, like Mary333, but the one of the left is a Granny Cart, not to be confused with a shopping cart, below

Scripture to keep in mind

Six things there are, which the Lord hateth, and the seventh his soul detesteth: [17] Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, [18] A heart that deviseth wicked plots, feet that are swift to run into mischief, [19]A deceitful witness that uttereth lies, and him that soweth discord among brethren. [20] My son, keep the commandments of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother. ***Cf:Douay-Rheims Proverbs 6: 16-20


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