Wednesday, 9 January 2013

For ME & YOU

My Cousin Vi emailed me this Survival Kit just after New Year's Day.  Since I love sharing, trying to as often as I can,  thought maybe you out there could also use a Survival Kit too.


Today, I am giving you a
to help you each day............ 

Toothpick ... to remind you to pick the good qualities in everyone, including yourself. 
Rubber band ... to remind you to be flexible. Things might not always go the way you want, but it can be worked out. 
Band-Aid ... to remind you to heal hurt feelings, either yours or someone else's. 

Eraser ... to remind you everyone makes mistakes. That's okay, we learn by our errors. 
Candy Kiss ... to remind you everyone needs a hug or a compliment everyday. 
Mint ... to remind you that you are worth a mint to your family & Me. 

Bubble Gum ... to remind you to stick with it and you can accomplish anything. 
Pencil ... to remind you to list your blessings every day. 
Tea Bag ... to remind you to take time to relax daily and go over that list of blessings. 
This is what makes life worth living every minute, every day Wishing you love, gratitude, friends to cherish, caring, sharing, laughter, music, and warm feelings in your heart in the 
year 2013.

I don't know about anyone else, but I plan on keeping my Survival Kit very near and dear to me
all Year through !

Another friend emailed me something that I laughed about and smiled the whole way through.  Thanks for sharing with me Marie.   I thought maybe I would also love to "share" this too .....

I hope you enjoyed both the Survival Kit and the "Beary" shares as much as I enjoyed both of them.

I had to share something nice as really my day wasn't that exciting whatsoever ....

I was pretty proud of myself yesterday of sticking pretty much to the list I had been making the past Year for when I went next to a Costco Store, yesterday being that day.

"Rice, Freezer and Sandwich Bags, Canola Oil, Parchment Paper, Pure Vanilla, Corn Starch, Socks, Razors, Batteries, Lint Rollers and Vitamin D had been on my list.  Neutrogena had not been on my list, or the bag of Ciabatta Buns Rob had picked up, however there was Black Pepper and one other item on my list that I never got, so I consider it evened up.  Grand Total was $173.43.  What I do know, I will not have to buy most of this stuff for some time, with the exception of a couple items, I am probably good for another 1 1/2 or 2 years.

Outside the many times I go with our "Checkerboard Aussies", today wasn't one of the greatest.  As my friend, Cathy, had said on her Facebook Status, what kind of footwear should she be wearing out today on her walk, Winter boots, Rain Boots, or Skates?  Ha Cathy I could not have agreed with you more as my driveway was quite the challenge for me even with my winter boots on, as I almost fell flat on my behind a few times.

Lexus and Bandit were in their glory, as they LOVE ice in any shape or form.  

"Really how I missed Lexus carrying a huge chunk of ice into her kennel was beyond me.  I did get a little grin out of her, probably in satisfaction that she had pulled the "ice" over my eyes."

Pssst ... if you didn't already know we are expecting puppies on or about the 6th of February, and The "Checkerboard Aussies" have had their very own Blog for the past few weeks.  You are more then welcome to check it out by *clicking* HERE.  They even have five of their very own followers who have "joined" them there !  

Trying not to fall on my butt on the ice was probably the most excitement I really had all day, as most of my day was spent finally tackling more "Crabby Cabbie" book work. 

"Two months down and one more to go, along with a few phone calls that had also to be made today ... boring !   Dinner wasn't so boring but was rather Easy Peasy as 1-2-3 to make.  Chicken and Rice in one dish cooked in the Oven.  Rob loves this Dinner."


That was just the kind of day I had here.  I can't wait until Rob gets home as I am thinking I would LOVE to have myself a Candy Kiss from him, "Just North of Wiarton & South of the Checkerboard."


  1. Awww...more puppies!! Can't wait to see the pictures of them! Your dinner sounds simple and looks delicious. I think it goes into my recipe book.

  2. If you lived closer, I'd like to see the new puppies.
    I never walk out of Costco with purchases less than $100 but you are right, some bulk items lasts you for a year and more.
    Aimee from Craftmates

  3. Always happy to look at puppies!

  4. What a sweet survival kit! And by the way I love how you have a separate "printable recipes" page. So awesome.

  5. I am a co-host on the GYB hop and I wanted to stop by to say hello and follow your page.

    I love the survivial kit and will have to make a few up and send them off! I can't wait to see photos of the puppies!

    Cynthia at

  6. I love your survival kit... great idea and I hope you won't mind me stealing it.. Found you at the GYB hop and would like to invite you to our Foodie Friends fRiday linky party if you have some recipes to share. Newest follower here.


How nice of you to drop around to have a wee visit with me to see what I have been up to from time to time. I look forward to your comments as they add much brightness to my each and every day to know there are such wonderful people out there.

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