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cathy


Teeth, Bears and Coffee

Thursday, December 08, 2005

The babe says "When you are teething and your mouth hurts like hell, take this pointy finger here and stick it in your mouth and bite down as hard as you can. It doesn't help the pain in your gums any, but your finger hurts so bad, that you forget about your mouth." My smart babe.

Angel asked whether the bear my son was holding in my last post was one from the "Build-a-Bear Workshop". Indeed it is, perceptive Angel Jr. We just got this store here and it is amazing. My son loves the place. Excellent American import (We may have to re-mortgage our house to pay for the stuff from there, but it's fun). In fact most of our commercial, edible and consumable products in general are imported from the U.S. We just got Linens N' Things and the first Applebees in this region. I haven't been to either. I am not sure if I am missing much. One place that is fundamental to a comprehensive understanding of the Canadian citizen is, of course, Tim Horton's (other than Swiss Chalet, which is a Canadian chain, so why the "Swiss" because chicken is really not particularly Swiss at all, but I digress..). I mentioned Timmies in my last post as well, and Heidi, fellow Canuck, picked up on this. I think we could possibly substitute the maple leaf in the middle of our Nation's flag for the Tim Horton's disposable cup. I rarely venture out without going through the drive-thru. See:

And now they have the fine holiday version of the disposable cup; second only to the Roll-up-the-Rim and Win cup. In very polite Canadian terms (in both French and English, of course), the people of Tim Horton's kindly request that you be Environmentally Friendly and dispose of the cup properly. Why don't they make the extra effort and make a cup that can be recycled!

So, you see, there is nothing particularly useful on my mind, other than teething, spending money and coffee....

  1. Blogger Heidi said:

    I thought he was giving us the finger..lol Too friggen cute!


    Linens N' Things and Applebees..Wow maybe Target will be next ;)

    " second only to the Roll-up-the-Rim and Win cup."

    I never did win anything :(..I do hope they bring that back..It was fun..lol

    "Why don't they make the extra effort and make a cup that can be recycled!"

    ^5!

    *** Of Topic****

    Just wanted to let u know The Finale next week of The Amazing race heads to Canada.. Montreal and Toronto. :)

    http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20051208/amazing_race_20051208/20051208?hub=Entertainment

  1. Blogger SkyeBlue2U said:

    7-11 has a cup that now only keeps it "Hot" but the next time you go in with it instead of $1.oo it's.79 cents. You know after a week that adds up! I drink lottsa coffee. :)

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    Heidi;
    I won a muffin once. Yippeeeee.
    Next year, the car.

    I thought they were coming to Canada from the "scenes from next week" clip at the end of yesterday's show. The Maid of the Mist and curling gave it away; should be good. I am off to watch Survivor now.

    SkyeBlue;
    What a perfectly wonderful idea. I will make the suggestion to Tim Horton's!

  1. Blogger Neo said:

    Cathy -Recycle, now there's a plan. :)

  1. Blogger Aly said:

    I don't even know you so you had no reason or alterior motives for saying what you did. It made me cry and I want to thank you. I am at the bottom of everyones list that I know and the fact that you took the time to say that to a complete stranger fills me with some hope for the human race. You are an angel.
    _Aly

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    Neo;
    Why can they not do this? So simple. It must cost too much to amek recyclable cups to-go or something (?)

    "Starfish";
    Everything happens for a reason. You are an angel on this Earth; everyone has the opportunity to do great things, even if they are faced with great challenges. Your challenge is to look above and beyond your place at this moment in time. You will have the chance to do great things. Pay it forward. And hold on.

  1. Blogger Will D said:

    Just wanted to say thanks for the stop by Cathy. So thanks (and I imagin that the weather here in Kansas may be a little warmer then there, so I won't complain )

  1. Blogger momyblogR said:

    What an a-DOR-able picture! That face, oh man. Teething SUCKS, hang in there babe. :)

  1. Blogger Connie and Rob said:

    I think that baby should do a commercial. That face could sell anything. So cute!!!

    Linens N' Things is fun to look through. Sometimes you can find some nice little items. Applebees is a pretty popular place here. Very good for lunch. Take the baby so the teething will be forgotten for a while. lol.
    Connie

  1. Blogger Chloe said:

    Cathy
    I can't stop looking at those big bright eyes. And the hair. And the chubby little hands. His best picture ever.
    I don't care about recycling, i want to pinch these rosy cheeks.

  1. Blogger Marel Lecone said:

    OK. Your baby is too precious!!!

    That Build-A-Bear--we have one a couple stores down from where I work. Everyday, I see people with those boxes. I'm trying to stay away--but, eventually, I will get there with my kids. I'm going to try to wait until they stop taking all of the clothes off all the dolls and stuffed animals that we already have. :) We'll see. :)

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    Will;
    Hello there, my snowy friend. I think Kansas is actually colder (and certainly snowier) than we are right now. The common misconception that Canada always has colder weather and more snow. Not necessarily so! (I wish we had your beautiful snow right now, though).

    MomyBlogR;
    We will hang in there, with the Anbesol in hand.

    Connie;
    Wonderful suggestion! I like how you think. I'll let you know if we get the chance this weekend.

    Chloe;
    I wish you were nearer and I'd have you over for coffee and you could pinch his cheeks and goo his cuteness all you like. You could be his honorary Auntie, because his real Aunties, who live nearby (all three of them) never ever see him. Especially two who have not visited nor invited us over since the week he was born in June.

    Marel;
    Don't go! It really is expensive and what they have probably does the trick, anyway. We mistakenly came across the store and I thought it was a great idea, until we paid at the cash. Oh well, my son was very very happy.

  1. Blogger Chloe said:

    I can't believe there would be Aunts, Uncles or anybody really in close proximity, who wouldn't pay to pinch him, hold him and squeeze him. Not to mention smell him, because babies smell so good!
    I love being a Honorary Auntie!

  1. Blogger Meow said:

    Cathy, your little baby is so totally cute ... he has the most gorgeous eyes. He looks almost edible (if you know what I mean !). Poor little thing, teething is such a cruel thing ... why aren't we born with teeth !!

    Regarding recycling coffee cups ... they should make them out of chocolate !!

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    Chloe;
    It is sad but true. My husband and I used to always be the ones reaching out; inviting people over and never ever being the recipients of an invitation. We are givers, never receivers. And then one day we made the decision to stop. We were feeling very abused by these one-way relationships. We wanted to see if they would reach out to us. Never. Didn't happen. Mr. C's two sisters and their families live a half hour away. In the six years since we moved back here, we have never ever been invited to their homes for dinner. The two of them have only seen the babe once; when he was a week old. My sister is different; we do go there and I would love to have a closer relationship with her, but she is busy with her own family and can't seem to find the time (or perhaps desire; indifference).
    So in the void, you my dear, are officially honorary Auntie from Athens! Love and hugs to you today:)

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    Meow;
    Funny that you say that (they should be born with teeth); Mr. C said that exact same thing last night; why must they suffer so? Babes should just be born with them; perhaps evolution will take care of that.

    Chocolate; what a great idea! It would melt from the heat, so how could we fix that? Willy WONKAAAAAAA!

  1. Blogger Chloe said:

    Cathy I've been thinking about what you said. I have a sister whom i constantly see and is one of my best friends too. It's a precious relationship. I generally believe in girls doing things together. I think nothing compares to women being there for each other.
    And something else. Ultimately, when you are essentially happy, in a good place, you want to share this with other people. And you invite them over and want to show them a good time.
    When people don't want to share their lives, there must be something wrong with them (excluding of course the months that people fall madly in love and go totally nuts, which is excusable but lasts only for a while).

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    Chloe;
    Thank you for putting so much thought into your response, as I know you did. I hadn't thought of it this way before and it makes complete sense. Really, it does. So, thank you. I am still wondering about one of the sisters; I can not rid my thinking of the fact that it is simply apathy and disinterest; I think for the other two, they both have serious issues. Perhaps we should conintue to hold out the olive branch and not be concerned with the fact that there is no reciprocity. I am off to the grocery store with the two boys because we are supposedly getting a winter storm tonight!

  1. Blogger tim said:

    the trials of teething. too funny. what a great picture to start my day with. we have the snow you wished that you had. more to come this saturday, i'm more than willing to ship a cooler of it your way.

    was thinking about your fiddler post and reading about winning the muffin... all made me laugh.

    drop me an email @ tcreagan@mn.rr.com and i will ship you off your original rosie artwork. i know you like her and i think you will like this. you are a winner in the random "here it is" contest.

  1. Blogger mrsmogul said:

    First of all that baby is adorable! Second, I've been in Build A Bear Workshops but have never bought anything there. Came by Lois :)

  1. Blogger erikku said:

    At first, I thought he was giving the finger, too. The cutest.

    I went to Applebee's once, and wasn't too impressed. Hold out for Cracker Barrel instead.

  1. Blogger erikku said:

    Oh, and many thanks for the link! ^_^

  1. Blogger angel, jr. said:

    At Applebee's try their Oriental Chicken Salad. Really good, if made right.

  1. Blogger No_Newz said:

    A friend of mine wrote about build a bear. I think, if you have time to read it (it's sooo long), you'll think it is too funny. The series began Jan. 5th at
    http://straitjacketfits.blogspot.com/
    With that out of the way, the little one is tooooo cute! "You lookin' at me?" LOL!
    Have a great weekend!
    Lois Lane

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    Tim!
    OMG, you are the sweetest sweetest. I will send you an e-mail and we'll chat, luv. I'll take the snow!

    MrsMogul;
    Thanks for dropping by. I went briefly to your site, but the babe got fussy (again). I'll check back again later, because your blog looks really interesting!

    Erikku;
    I take it Cracker Barrel miust be good; we don't have it yet, but I'm sure we will!
    No thanks required for the link; I love reading all of your blogs and don't want to forget any.

    Angel;
    Sounds delicious! I think we'll have to go and check it out.

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