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Monday, January 31, 2011


It's that time again, over at Stardom Awaits! this month's theme is "Food". If you'd like to participate in the voting click on the above link and head on over.

The voting will be open for approximately 2 weeks and then the winner(s) will be announced.

We have a new entrant too, Kadee is awesome! Enjoy the photography and thank you for making this possible for us. :-)


Thursday, January 27, 2011


These were cute, thank you to my friend Monica. I took a few out and added a few of my own. :-)

Dear 2010,

So, I hear the best rapper is white and the president is black? WTF happened?!

Sincerely, 1985

Dear Yahoo,

I've never heard anyone say "I don't know, let's Yahoo it!" Just sayin'...

Sincerely, Google

Dear Skin-Colored Band Aids,

Please make one for every skin color.

Sincerely, Black people

Dear America,

You produced Miley Cyrus. Bieber is your punishment.

Sincerely, Canada

Dear Icebergs,

Sorry to hear about global warming. Karma's a bitch.

Sincerely, The Titanic

Dear Mary,

Just admit that you slept with someone else. This is getting out of hand.

Sincerely, Joseph

Dear Osama Bin Laden,


Sincerely, United States

Dear World of Warcraft,

Thank you for ensuring my son's virginity.

Sincerly, Parents Everywhere

Dear Batman,

What was your power again?

Sincerely, Superman

Dear Customers,

Yes, we ARE making fun of you in Vietnamese.

Sincerely, Nail Salon Ladies

Dear World,

Please stop freaking out about 2012. Our calendars ends there because some Spanish d-bags invaded our country and we got a little busy ok?

Sincerely, The Mayans

Dear White People,

Don't you just hate immigrants?

Sincerely, Native Americans

Dear iPhone,

Please stop spellchecking all of my rude words into nice words. You piece of shut.

Sincerely, Every iPhone User

Dear Giant Spider on the Wall,

Please die. Please die. Please die. Please die. CRAP! Where did you go?

Sincerely, Terrified

Dear Dr. Phil,

Look man, there's only room for one fake doctor in this world and I was here first.

Sincerely, Dr. Pepper

Dear Man,

It's cute, but can you pick up peanuts with it?

Sincerely, Elephant

Dear Children,

Remember Noah's Ark? Please do your part regarding Global Warming.

Sincerely, God

Dear Kids,

Yes we DID walk to school every day 10 miles barefoot uphill both ways.

Sincerely, Parents

Dear Atheist,

I can't wait to see your face when you get to Heaven.

Sincerely, Believer

Dear Claustrophobic,

Let me hug you. Mua haha.

Sincerely, Confined Spaces

Love Jude

Thursday, January 20, 2011


One of the people I've had in my bloglinks almost since I started blogging years ago is a young gentleman named Michael. Over the years he has dazzled his friends and readers with his fabulous photography skills, and nature drawings. This guy has honest-to-goodness serious artistic talent but he's so modest about it.

Another light in his life has always been music. And not many months ago he started up a band, and they are now enjoying many local gigs and have an EP out! Of all their songs so far "Borderline" is my absolute favourite, and they just did that song in a video! I'm bragging up his band, "Rain Must Fall", because I think they are really good and could definitely go places. :-)

The video was apparently put together very quickly and it's quite funny. But it's the song I love most. Mike, you have golden tonsils honey!

Turn up your sound for "Borderline" by Rain Must Fall and enjoy.

*sigh* I feel like a Mom whose son is all grown up suddenly. LOL

PEACE! And rock on!
Love Jude

Sunday, January 16, 2011


Check this video out, this is N.U.T.S. Sorry I'm out of breath in it but I'd just hauled tons of heavy groceries into the house and went right back outside with my camera, LOL

We Can't Be In Hell Or It Would Have Melted By Now

We need a "snow week" here to let the snowplows catch up!

Love Jude

Saturday, January 15, 2011


Congratulations to our winners, only ONE vote separating them! Thank you to all of our entrants for some wonderful entries.

And a huge thank you to all of our voters, without you this wouldn't happen!

Stay tuned for the end of this month when the next contest will be "FOOD". YUM!!

Thanks everyone!

Love Jude

Monday, January 10, 2011

THE AFTERMATH.....for now

Somewhere under all that snow (which is taller than I am!) there is a backyard.

It finally stopped snowing last night, and it is lovely to see the sunshine! But in a couple of days it is supposed to start snowing again. Although I love winter I'm glad that we don't get dumped on this badly very often. It's tough on people who drive, and on those that have to shovel out from under the stuff.

Sister Pammie and my hubby both park on the driveway out back in winter so that they can plug their vehicles in when it's cold. He was running out of places to pile up the snow (like everyone else is) so he just made 2 "spots" that their vehicles would fit into.

Up and down the back alley:

Hubby has the heat on low in the garage that needs a new roof, which has resulted in this. He's already hit the biggest icicles off with his shovel:

Out front, their IS a yard with pretty flower gardens in summer, under all of this:

Looks like a bunny was visiting this morning....

Okay you ready for this? Comparison shots:

Our nasty street.... the city has the snowplows out working day and night, but the side streets in residential areas are the last to get done.

I don't think hubby is going to be able to throw the snow much higher...

Okay my fingers are freezing, I'm heading back inside!

Stay warm and safe where you are!

Love Jude

Saturday, January 08, 2011


I wish we did, today nobody should have been out in this and people were getting stuck in our parking lot at work. Not to mention their own driveways, and side streets.

It started snowing (on top of what we already had, which wasn't too bad) yesterday just after lunch. These were taken when I got home from work today around 5 p.m., it's still snowing and it's going to keep snowing all weekend.

I took these shots when it was dark out. But with the cloud cover and the snow cover it's so light out! These are "pano" shots so they look rounded, but it gives you the idea.

Back yard:

Front yard:

Hubby is still out there shovelling!

Don't forget if you haven't already, you can still vote in the "Texture" photo contest over at Stardom Awaits!

Love Jude

Friday, January 07, 2011


(image courtesy of the internet) Although our family doesn't partake in the traditional meal and celebrations of Ukrainian Christmas, we still keep our Christmas trees up until after it is over and quietly observe the dates. My sisters and I are second generation Ukrainian Canadians, our father's parents having come to Canada from the Ukraine when they were young and settling in a small Ukrainian village in Manitoba, called Angusville.

A little information:

"Many families may have taken down the holiday decorations; but a lot of Ukrainians are just beginning to celebrate.

Unexpected, but welcome guests turned up on many doorsteps Thursday night -- carolers greeting households and singing traditional Ukrainian hymns.

The Ukrainian calendar is 13 days behind the commonly followed one, making Jan. 6 Christmas Eve.

It gives us an opportunity to focus on the spiritual, and it’s an excuse to celebrate Christmas twice, in different ways.

Preparation for the massive Ukrainian feast starts days earlier.

They enjoy the twelve meatless dishes, like a boiled wheat and poppy seed mixture, borsch and of course perogies.

No dairy products and the reason for that is when the Christ child was born, animals came to visit him.

But before anyone eats, another tradition. The youngest child of the house must spot the first star.

After lighting the breaded centre piece, known as the Kolach, it’s time for a prayer song before finally digging in.

At the table, an extra table setting, a tribute to the departed."

Merry Ukrainian Christmas!!

And if you haven't already voted and would like to participate, the "TEXTURE" theme photo contest is still taking votes over at Stardom Awaits! for about another week or so.

Love Jude

Saturday, January 01, 2011


Welcome back voters! We're a day late and now into a new month AND a new year, but this is our December 2010 photo contest, and the theme is "Texture".

If you would like to participate in the voting process please go on over to Stardom Awaits! to do so. The voting will be open for approximatly 2 weeks, and then the winner(s) announced. Thank you! :-)

Best of luck to all the entrants, there are some awesome shots!

Love Jude