Friday, December 21, 2007

Season's Greetings

The Karp family would like to wish you all Happy Holidays!

Monday, September 24, 2007

Somebody Help Me Please!!!

I can't stop singing it!!!!! Press the button in middle to play. And if you feel like singing along with me, words are below. You have to hear the whole song as the very last seconds crack me up.

Weird Al - I bought on eBay Music Video

to the tune of "I Want It That Way" by the Backstreet Boys

A used... pink bathrobe, a rare ... mint snow globe
A Smurf ... TV tray,
I bought on eBay

My house ... is filled with this crap,
shows up in bubble wrap
most every day, what I bought on eBay

Tell me why ( I need another pet rock),
Tell me why (I got that ALF alarm clock)
Tell me why (I bid on Shatner's old toupee),
They had it on eBay

I'll buy ... your knick-knack,
Just check ... my feed back
"A++" they all say, they love me on eBay

Gonna buy (a slightly-damaged golf bag),
Gonna buy (some Beanie Babies, new with tag)
(From some guy) I never met in Norway, found him on eBay

I am the type who is liable to snipe you,
with two seconds left to go,
Got Paypal or Visa, whatever'll please ya.
As long as I've got the dough!

I'll buy ... your tchotchkes, sell me ... your watch please
I'll buy (I'll buy, I'll buy, I'll buy...)

(Junk keeps coming in the mall, from that world-wide garage sale)
(Hey a Dukes of Hazard ashtray),
oh yeah ... (I bought on eBay)
Wanna buy (a PacMan Fever lunchbox)
Wanna buy (a case of vintage tube socks)
Wanna buy (a Kleenex used by Dr Dre, found it on eBay)
Wanna buy (that Farrah Fawcett poster) (Pez dispensers and a toaster)
Don't know why (That kind of stuff you'd throw away) (I'll buy on eBay)
What I bought on eBay ....

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Heat and Crocheting

It has been very hot in the north of Canada. We reached a melting 30c last week. Jesse and I visited the pool a lot to cool down. Then we had a huge deluge of rain which flattened my corn and broad beans. Jesse was heartbroken to see his sunflowers down in the mud. I tried to get on the garden to tie them up straight away but just got stuck in the very sticky mud.

I did manage to finish a crochet design - needed a fan blowing on me to keep my hands from getting too stitcky though. These are so easy and quick to crochet. I made both in a few hours.

I have finally got a new template for my blog. Things like this take a back seat to Jesse and work and I had been wanting to change it for ages. I also changed the comments from Haloscan so all previous comments have gone I am afraid.

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Happy Canada Day!

I took the plunge and offered to organise a float for Hay River Figure Skating Club. It took Ron and I two weeks to get it together. Of course it rained on Saturday just as were had planned to decorate it all with our silhouettes, streamers etc. This morning was just as bad so we fighting the wind to do it all. Here is a pic of us minus some balloons that we lost to a huge gust of wind before we even started the parade. It also rained before the parade began and our streamers took a beating as the did the photos of famous Canadian skaters that I had along the side but the same happened to other entries. Just after this the rain stopped, we added some more balloons, more skates hopped on and we we had great fun.

And not only that, we won first prize of $175. I am hoping figure skating will allow me to donate that to Sophie Call (principal at Ecole Boreale where Jesse goes to school) and Angela Cole who are getting ready to leave town and work in an orphanage in Tanzania. It is a dream of mine to do something like that. My wish is that they can give the money to the orphanage.

Sorry about the bad pic - hubby took it. The two adults on board are Sherri (Acting President), Me bending over (acting Vice President), kids are Gracie, Paige, Georgia and Mikey. Jesse was around the other side with Meg.


It was pretty tiring for the past two days but the look on the kids faces certainly made it all worthwhile.

Friday, June 15, 2007

More fun with the Camera

Look what's been hovering around my house lately. It has been around a lot in the past week. Kitties watch out! Although it doesn't look like it from this angle - it is a young bald eagle.

This is a young crab apple tree in my front yard - right outside my office window. We even had a bee visiting while I was snapping away.

I had just been watering my hanging baskets. It is rare that I grow baskets as I am often away a lot in the summer. We plan to be at home more this year so I went crazy and planted about 6. Huge fan of petunias. My favourite flower is Lavatera

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Playing with my new camera

I am the proud owner of a Pentax Digital K10D. Very, very, very nice camera with lots of bells and whistles. I used to have a Pentax film SLR - not quite so many bells and whistles but also it didn't let me play around and just delete the pics that didn't work out. Digital is VERY forgiving like that. I can't imagine having to scrap that many pics on film. $$$$$$

My wonderful cat, Cinders. She is a very timid little thing due to her past experiences. I got her from the local SPCA. She doesn't like going outside much but she will if I am out there with her. Her favourite thing to say is "mitmit". We haven't worked out what it means yet.

Jesse taking a well earned work-break. He has had this tractor since he was 2 (and he is 6 on July 3). It is still his most used/loved toy. He was clearing gravel from the ditch. The snow-ploughs pushed masses of gravel into our ditch this year. Not good for the mower!

Friday, June 01, 2007

Missing him..........

Dad would have been celebrating his birthday today, June 1st.

Lots of tears here this morning. I expect my sister and Dad's wife are finding it really hard today too.

My dad passed away in March. It affected me far more than I envisaged. I hadn't been back to England for 10 years. Was just planning a trip at Easter but he passed away before I got there. He didn't know I was coming.

Love you Dad!

Here is the smiling face that I miss so much. Click for larger pic.

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John Tyler - comedian, gardener and drummer and a great Dad!

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Not been up to blogging...

Sad event in my life in March and I don't really feel up to talking about it yet.

So here is something that I am curious about instead.

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Winter Bugs and...

Well as often seems to happen, Jesse caught a cold. The cold turned into a bad ear infection and he got taken to the ER. Rarely can we get an appointment to see a GP so they always tell us to take him to the hospital. He got antibiotics and seems to be improving. Then I went down with the cold or whatever it was too. What a headache I had for 4 days solid. Never had one like that before.

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I did mange to finish my latest little design yesterday. A crocheted bonnet for babies, dolls, little girls and any female as it almost fits up to adult. It reminds me of the bonnets they wore in Little House on the Prairie. Easy to crochet and easy to wear.

Monday, January 15, 2007

I'm a Hockey Mom!

Jesse had begun to get bored with CanSkate lessons. The kids just aren't being challenged enough and they are often left standing around doing nothing. Not good for 5 year olds. Most of parents seem to feel that things aren't going good for their kids at the moment.


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Jesse decided he would like to try hockey. $400 of equipment later and Jesse started Initiation on Wednesday. Couldn't find any 2nd hand stuff in town due to the time of year. He did pretty good considering that he had never skated wearing all the pads etc before. They keep the kids on the move all the time which is great. And the coaches are so encouraging. Then, on Friday, Jesse played his first match. Would have been good if we had mentioned hitting the puck and tackling. Would have been good if we had mentioned what a defender is supposed to do. Would have been a really good idea to tell him that the goalie is supposed to watch the game and not just play with his stick and the net all the time. Thankfully there was not a single shot on goal while he was in the net. The rest of the match saw him skating like crazy after everybody else. LOL

Since then we have watched matches in the arena and on TV so I hope he has a better idea. Jesse had fun playing and that was all I wanted. Ron and I had fun too so that was great.