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Where 'ya been and watcha' been up to?

Sunday, November 12, 2006

I caught the babe's nasty stomach flu and was knocked flat for a few days, and am only just starting to feel better now. Then yesterday, while doing yard work, we noticed black smoke pouring out the vent from our furnace room and the entire day was spent trying to sort that whole mess out. We need a new oil tank, but thankfully the house and everyone who resides in it are fine :). The worst thing of all however, is the fact that my favourite Hershey's chocolate bar has been recalled due to a salmonella scare.....

But today is a bright and better day...we now have Sunday shopping in Nova Scotia and I am going to the Bookstore! I'll let you know what I purchased, because I know that you are waiting on the edge of your seats to find out...

  1. Blogger Trundling Grunt said:

    Well - ick to the stomach flu. Glad to hear you're getting back on your feet. I dunno about Hershey's chocolate as I've never been a great fan of it (except Symphony - that's one of there's isn't it?), so salmonallea down that line doesn't impact me too much. Now, if it was salmonella in chocolate Digestives I'd be in a funk.

    Cool to see what books you buy - I'm between stuff at the minute and looking for inspiration.

  1. Blogger [eric] said:

    Stomach flu is rough. Glad you are feeling better. ^_^

    Your description of your furnace troubles reminds me of those scenes in "A Christmas Story" when the dad is always coming out of the basement cussing in a cloud of soot.

  1. Blogger fb said:

    Re: Your Question. Different cat picture.

    Have fun shopping.

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    I love O'Henry bars; do you have these in the US?...I know that you have many that we don't have.

    We ended up at the Toy store getting some Christmas shopping done before the mad rush.

    I'll make a book-related post early this week.

    Rough...you have no idea...
    And Mr.C's favourite movie is Christmas Story; I love that scene with the furnace!

    I love your artwork. Both cat pictures are wonderful. You should seel your art. Really...

  1. Blogger Ben Heller said:

    Aw Cathy, when I send this mixed CD to you I'm gonna add a bar of Cadbury's Dairy Milk.

    Chocolate is good for a touch of Jelly Belly I've been told.

  1. Blogger Devil Mood said:

    oh yes, we are! I've been reading such crappy books, I need something really exciting :)
    Hope you feel 100% soon and that ring looks terrific on you!

  1. Blogger Brooklyn Frank said:

    that's why i never hang around children. li'l disease carriers are they. lol

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    Yes please!
    Would you like for me to send you a Canadiana cd and an O'Henry bar (once the salmonella scare is over, of course...)

    We went to the toy store and were all too tired and cranky to go to the bookstore. But I will make a book post very soon and tell you about what I have been reading...

    Unfortunately unavoidable; I live with them. Or rather, they live with me ;)

  1. Blogger SkyeBlue2U said:

    I'm glad you're feeling better. :)

  1. Blogger LZ Blogger said:

    Hope you are felling better! For me... shopping would make me feel ILL! ~ jb///

  1. Blogger mrsmogul said:

    I've never been to Nova Scotia. But my family is from Montreal. I liked THE SHIPPING NEWS...that was filmed there right?

  1. Blogger vani said:

    ewww, glad you're feeling better. stomach flu's are no fun....by the way, love that ring! very pretty.

  1. Blogger Stephanie said:

    Glad you're feeling better and the house is okay! My landlord needs to buy a new furnace, and every year it's an adventure trying to get the heat on for the first time.

    Of COURSE I always want to know about the books you buy ;) Currently (still) reading The Best American Nonrequired Reading and Spook here.

  1. Blogger PEA said:

    Oh no, so sorry to hear you caught that flu as well:-( Hope you're 100% real soon! That's scary about your oil tank...glad you're all safe! We had to have ours changed last year. I hadn't realized that in Nova Scotia you didn't have Sunday shopping yet...it's been a few years since we've had it here. There was a lot of grumblings about it but the malls are very busy on Sundays so I guess people like it!!

  1. Blogger Dinma said:

    Good ridance to bad rubbish.At least you are feeling better enough to go shopping.I love books(novels especially) so i'm eager to know what you got.

  1. Blogger holy chaos said:

    sorry to hear about the bug! it is hard when the mom is sick! we aren't suppossed to get sick, are we? i went shopping for L this weekend. she is a great kid. she loves to get clothes and decorative items for her room! i need to good book to read...actually i need the time to read a good book!

    love your ring,too.

    our family loves "A christmas story" we always laugh at the sames scenes every year!

  1. Blogger Devil Mood said:

    Ok cool, thumbs up!

  1. Blogger HORIZON said:

    l can really sympathise with you Cathy. Sam and l caught a stomach virus and it wiped us out for the weekend. Hope you and the wee one continue to get better and that problem with the furnace get worked out.
    Bests for now my friend

  1. Anonymous Anonymous said:

    Which chocolate bar is that?
    Now you make me want this candy bar I can't get here. I ate it in Cananda when I was there this summer. It's called a wonder bar.


  1. Blogger Vesper said:

    love your ring!

  1. Blogger Chloe said:

    what is this stomach flu thing? why do i never get it so i can stop eating for a while.
    Glad you are well now. Missed you sooo much. xxx

  1. Blogger Pat Paulk said:

    Glad there wasn't any smoke damage. Waiting anxiously...

  1. Blogger Meow said:

    Glad you are one the mend, Cathy. Stomach flu can be nasty.
    Hope the furnace is fixed ... no smoke damage ??
    Too bad about your Hershey Bar ... have some Cadbury Dairy Milk instead !!
    OOoh, can't wait to see what books you buy ... such fun, I looooove books.
    Take care, have fun, Meow

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