Monday, October 30, 2006


You suggested - I made! Works pretty good, no? Still one or two or three Movie Night elements on the way...

Thank all of you who sent a HAPPY BIRTHDAY email or comment for my Miles - he was surprized and touched you would take the time to do this!

Its cold here all of a sudden! As soon as the sun 'went over the hill' yesterday it became VERY chilly. The wind whipped up and blew all night long, howling around the house in the night. Miles and I made a date to run yesterday afternoon, and he considered wearning shorts, for an entire 5 seconds after he went outside... He even wore a nice fuzzy hat to keep his noggin cozy. We ran to Hayne's Point and up through town (about 1 hr) and once we got going it was actually exciting to be out in the wind, being buffetted about. One thing I noticed in particular, was with the wind blowing so fiercely, it 'cupped' the leaves on the ends of the branches of the Cottonwood trees, to look like exotic yellow flowers. You certainly can't enjoy that on a treadmill in a gym... I think thats what keeps me running outside, its the little nuances of the changing seasons. The sense of 'eating up the pavement'. I feel so warm and cosy afterwards, after having come in from the cold.

I took these photos the other day, in front of our local Home Hardware store, on main street. These are Zucca Melons, a type of melon which has a lot of history in this area.

The story of the Zucca Melon is unique to Osoyoos.

4 seeds valued at $1.00 each were sent here (from Italy) in 1938 and production got underway reaching a peak year in 1947 with more than 1400 tons grown. This industry was short-lived because not only was the drain on the soil from these giant melons disastrous, but once the war ended the demand for the candied peel produced from the Zucca Melons diminished.

The melons grew to more than 5 feet long and could weigh more than 300 pounds.

You can see a mural that was painted on the Home Hardware building HERE

I plan to take today to relax a bit... as it is appearing the rest of my week is a hive of activity. I hope your Monday is productive and satisfying! To brighten it up a bit, give you a little giggle, and thru this week, I will post some REAL titles from Country and Western songs. (No offence intended - Miles and I are not huge C & W fans, though we occaisionally like the odd song or two) These titles are soo funny... its easy to poke fun when you read 'em:

  • All I Want From You (Is Away)
  • All My Exes Live In Texas
  • All the Guys that Turn Me On Turn Me Down
  • Am I Double Parked by the Curbstone of Your Heart?
  • Are You Drinkin With Me Jesus?
  • Are You on the Top 40 of the Lord?
  • At the Gas Station of Love, I Got the Self Service Pump
  • Bubba Shot The Jukebox
  • Bubba's Inconvenience Store
  • Cow Cow Boogie (Moo Moo My Love)Cow Cow Strut
  • Did I Shave my Legs for This?

Send a Flake

With the cold weather creeping ever closer - some of you have had it for a while now, its time to send a flake or two to your friends! Ya, dump on 'em!! At this neat site, you can create your own unique flake and email to those special folks in your life!


  1. Thanks for the 3d glasses..they look really cool:) Sorry I forgot to wish Miles a HAPPY BIRTHDAY.:(

    Happy belated birthday to you....
    Happy belated birthday to you....
    Happy belated birtday..dear Miles...
    Happy belated you.

    Does that make up for it?LOL

  2. Thank you for all of the movie night elements!

  3. Hey i read your blog almost everyday and if i miss a day i always make sure i go back and read it
    I had to laugh when i saw the snow days web site
    last year when i was going to college one of my roomates told me about this page we would spend hours a night on it when we should have been doing homework
    Its really cool what you can make on it if you go to

    It tells you how to make really neat ones and kinda give you hidden tricks. This will help you make the profetional ones you will see from other people.

    Man many good memorys and long hours eaten by playing that game

  4. Love the "Movie Night" elements. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful creations with us.

  5. Just browsing some scrap blogs and found yours. So glad I did. I love Popular Front Snow Days and had lost my link. Thanks so much.

  6. yes tell Miles we love him and wish the best for him for the next the movie elements


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