Here in Canada we switched to the Metric system in the 70's - that's been plenty of time, don't you think?
Although I know that 29 or 30 degrees celcius is beautifully hot - I still find myself constantly scrambling to work out the equation in my mind of what it is in Farenheit - then and only then do I think ahhhh - how wonderful !
My kids don't understand when I say - oh my gosh - it's going to be 90 degrees today - don't forget your sunscreen - but they were born into this and know nothing else.
( They also don't get - why - in their 30's I'm still reminding them to wear sun screen but that's another disorder of mine altogether and doesn't belong on this post )
Same with miles - if we're taking a road trip I still find myself converting kilometers into miles to gage how far we'll actually be going. For instance I know that Manhattan is 350 miles from Montreal - don't ask me what it is in kilometers - and I don't feel like figuring it out right now anyway )
We work in fabric - with European mills - who, of course, all work in metric too - and yet?
I'm frantically working out what a meter is in yards when I'm purchasing fabric for myself.
And I can't - for the life of me - convert liters per mile ( of gas ) as opposed to gallons per mile.
I'm metrically challenged in all honesty.
Or as I prefer to say - I'm an Imperialist.
Just trust me when I tell you that they're calling for a lovely week ahead !
I made a large batch of meat sauce this week -
I save all my glass jars to store it in - but you know - you give a jar out here and there to your kids when they visit ( in case they're starving to death and just not telling you lol ) and next thing you know - you're low on jars.
Suzan says - I need to pick up some containers.
John says - We have a ton of them in the mudroom
Suzan says - We do?
John says - Yeah - at least 8 of them
Suzan says - Oh I don't think so John - why would I have put them in the mudroom ?
John gets up - goes in the mud room - and comes out with my beloved blue bell jars - which grace the garden with tea lights all summer
John says - Here you go
Suzan says - horrified - I CAN'T USE THEM !
John says - Why not? I thought that's what they were for?
Suzan says - OMG - they're for my tea lights in the garden
John says - NO THEY'RE NOT ! MY MOTHER USED TO PUT HER HOME MADE MARMALADE IN THEM !!!!!!!!!!!
Suzan says - Well I save the jars from your store bought marmalade - wash them out and then use them for storage..............
John says - And somewhere - in your brain - there's logic in that, right?
Later on John says - Why are you gorging on pickles?
Suzan says - with her mouth full - I NEED THE JAR - IT'S A PERFECT SIZE..................
John says - There's not that many left - why don't you store them in a smaller jar?
Suzan says - Because I DON'T HAVE SPARE JARS !!!!!!!!!
If we were a song -
These would be MY lyrics
When I was young, it seemed that life was so wonderful,
A miracle, oh it was beautiful, magical.
And all the birds in the trees, well they'd be singing so happily,
Joyfully, playfully watching me.
And these would be John's
But then they sent me away to teach me how to be sensible,
Logical, responsible, practical.
And they showed me a world where I could be so dependable,
Clinical, intellectual, cynical.
i HAVE TO WATCH WHAT I SAY - OR HE'LL BE CALLING ME A RADICAL
LIBERAL, FANATICAL, CRIMINAL..................................
Quick everyone - I need egg recipes that can be frozen - besides Quiche ( which I'll make a couple tomorrow )
He will NOT eat devilled eggs - so that's out
He's not that crazy about my chopped egg salad because there's miracle whip or mayo in it.
John does the groceries because I can't be trusted he claims - I handed over the reins quite willingly though
Eggs were on sale
3 dozen for 5.00
Plus we had a dozen in the fridge
Suzan says - WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO WITH ALL THESE EGGS?
John says - Eat them ( there's that logic again )
Suzan says - They have a life you know !
John says - What do you mean " they have a life " are you nuts ? They're eggs
Suzan says - A shelf life John - we can't possibly eat this many eggs that quickly
So I guess along with Spaghetti Sauces - I'll be handing out eggs to visitors as well
Here honey - here's a meat sauce - and a dozen eggs - love you !
Actually maybe I'll bake all weekend..................
Or have a give away for 2 dozen eggs - anyone interested?
Otherwise, In the news....................
THE MOST RIDICULOUS
Georgia Trash Collector Jailed For 30 Days For Showing Up To Work Early
A Georgia trash collector will spend 30 days in jail because he showed up to work two hours before he was supposed to.There's a new show on TLC !
About Little People !
Let me see now...................there's already been
Little People Big World
The Little Couple
The Little Family
Seven Little Johnstons
and now there'll be a new one - how exciting !
All they air at this point is HUGE people or LITTLE people..................
Or people with huge families.
And I keep watching.
I think I'm turning into one of those ornery people who just like to complain actually -
God help me.
I wanted to watch GOING CLEAR - the Scientology documentary.
But HBO Canada wouldn't let it be shown for fear of repercussions from the " church "
( Tom Cruise went to elementary school in Ottawa - our Country's capitol - maybe they're afraid he'll show up and jump up and down all over their furniture like he did on Oprah? )
This Country has the wimpiest policies - I mean really - when you're afraid of Scientologists ..................
ENGLAND has the mighty LION as their national animal
The U.S has the fearless EAGLE as theirs
AUSTRALIA'S KANGAROO will kick you to the ground in a heart beat
We've got the BEAVER - be careful or he'll gnaw you to death !!!
Or scurry back under that ferocious damn he's built and hide.
In case you sue him.
Oh Canada we stand on guard for thee ..........................♪♫
We're the Leave it to Beaver's of the Western World - and we don't give a damn ! ( unless you ask nicely )
Tokyo recently named GODZILLA as their official tourism Ambassador.
What a twisted way to say " WELCOME !!! "
That's like using Freddy Krugar as a Maitre D' - don't you think?
Ok - I have to ask my Son in Law if he can download ( upload? sideways load? ) a copy of that documentary.
If anyone from the Canadian Government is reading this - I'm NOT talking about the Scientology documentary
Have a wonderful weekend every one !
Much love from here...............
to there ( wherever your there may be )