Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Ailing Camera!

My bottom-of-the-line, 5 year old Canon digital has been acting out lately; she overexposes all my pictures and I cannot make her behave!  So, I must bite the bullet and buy another one.  Isn't it something how much we hate to do without our lovely digitals?  Technology gets under your skin and into your blood stream doesn't it.

Anyway, until I can take my own photos again, I must use Mr Google's supply (which seems to be endless).  Here's a cute blog idea which I'm taking from Ricki Jill Treleaven at Art @ Home.  And she got the idea from Crazymama

1. What is your favorite go to breakfast recipe for special occasions or company?

Blueberry buttermilk whole grain pancakes topped with strawberries, maple syrup and whipped cream and served with a side of crispy bacon.  

2. What is your policy for kids that don't want to eat what you are serving?

My kids always have a choice:  you can eat what's prepared or you can not eat what's prepared.  There are no other options in the refrigerator because this is not a restaurant.  Tough words maybe, but they learned to eat everything and they never went hungry.  Now as adults, they tell me that they're glad I did it that way.  

3. Do you take treats to neighbors? What kind?

Not since I moved to town; everyone works here and I don't know my neighbours.  But when we lived in the country, YES!  I would bring over fresh scones or jars of home-made jam and pickles. 

4. What is your most used spice in your cupboard? (Besides salt or pepper)

Ground chili peppers.

5. What is your favorite fruit ? Do you have a  Fave veggie? 

Fruit is easy:  fresh Ontario peaches in July, juicy and sweet.
Veggie is harder:  But I'll say red Swiss Chard because I can usually only get it in summer; steamed with lashings of butter and sprinkles of vinegar.  

6. It was tax day here in the US (Canada too). Did you get a return? How do you spend it? 

Yes, I got a nice little return.  I paid off my credit card (which means I now actually own my refrigerator and  TV!); and I'm treating myself this weekend to lunch on Friday and dinner & a dance on Sat with my friends.  

Well, a girl's got to have some fun with her hard-earned money.
Frivolity is good for one's health!


Nezzy said...

Neighbors...what are those? Heeehehehe!!!

I loved your answers sweetie!

I'm sorry 'bout your camera. This tech stuff is great as long as it works!

The only problem I've had usin' other pics is that they sometimes get pulled and your left with a big old blank down the road. I've found several of my post that the pics got pulled. (wish we could be notified) {{{SIGH}}}

God bless ya sweetie and have a sunshiny kinda day!!! :o)

(ya know Mother's Day is comin' up ya might drop a few hints)

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Hope you can get your new camera soon. I know I'd be lost without mine too. I got to say that your choices of what's for dinner are the same as mine. You get what is here or else...The most expensive spice right now in my cupboard is white pepper. I saw several recipes lately that called for it so I started looking around and found out it costs much more than black pepper. I've yet to use it but I've got it now. Hope your Wednesday is a wonderful one!


Those Ontario peaches have my mouthwatering. Never had Swiss Chard. Is it similar to kale??? I am so sorry your camera is giving you a fit. I guess a new one is on order since you got a refund??? LOL Take care.

Sharon said...

Doggone technology! Stuff has a mind of its own, doesn't it? My internet connection was messed up all day yesterday despite all my efforts to "fix" it. Of course, by last night, it had just fixed itself when it got good and ready!

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

my computer is hanging on by prayers! Our little digital camera too - saving pennies and such for new ones....we do get accustomed to them - I have enjoyed my visit strolling through your blog! I am happy to be your newest follower,

rubyslipperz said...

if my washing machine, dryer, dishwasher, stove and dishwasher ALL went out...I know I could survive...quite happy.

But, look out if my computer is broken or the internet is down! =P

=) new follower =)

joe said...

My folks had the same policy: just eat it or go hungry. There's only one meal they used to make where they'd let me have something else: creamed salmon. I'm NOT making this up, people....

joe said...

... do you have any idea how nasty that stuff was?????

Diana said...

You mean you didn't buy a new camera! I have a Kodak Easy Share and I think it's dying. The photos seem to come out grainy no matter what settings I use. I'd love to get a good Cannon or Nikon!!
I never tried Swiss Shard. I love Collard Greens cooked in bacon grease with a little sugar. Not the most healthy that way but oh so good! Love Di ♥