Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Doggie treats

Jesse and I just finished baking some dog treats for Jes and thought I would share the recipe with anyone who makes homemade dogs snacks. I make this kind a lot. They are super easy and Jes really likes them. Although he also likes hand cream and hair glue, so he might not be the best one to go by. Either way...Here's the recipe:
Golden Cheese Dreams:
3 cups of whole wheat flour
2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup shredded cheese
1 egg, beaten
1 cup milk
In a large bowl, combine flour and garlic powder. Make a well in the flour mixture and stir in oil, cheese, beaten egg and milk until well blended. Knead dough on a floured surface, about 3 minutes. With a rolling pin, roll dough to 1/2 inch thick. Cut with a small cookie cutter. Place on greased baking sheet and put in 400 degree oven for 25 minutes. I let them cool and then place them in freezer bags and freeze them. It makes a lot and this way they last a long time. I give them to Jes frozen, as a special snack. Jesse is so cute when I bake for him. He knows it's for him and he stays with me the whole time and literally lays by the oven while they bake. No joke. It must be a familiar smell that makes him know when it's for him and when it's not.

Monday, February 27, 2006

Rice Pudding Recipe?

I spent the morning doing some baking. I made muffins and cookies with pieces of scor in them...Yummy! Anyway, I would love to find a good recipe for rice pudding. I have become obsessed with it and buy it all the time at a cafe beside my work. I would like to be able to make it at home but the recipes I have tried just aren't that good. If anyone has a yummy recipe for rice pudding, please send it to me. Thanks!

Sunday, February 26, 2006

Why oh why can't he be this mellow when I'm not home and stay out of trouble?!

A good renter

Oh and one more thing...We rented "Crash" last night and watched it with Darryl and Stacey, really good movie. I would recommend it, if you haven't already seen and are looking for a movie to rent. Just my opinion but worth seeing...

Lazy Puppy

So it's been a pretty uneventful day so far. Steve is at Darryl and Stacey's working on the new dresser he is building for us. I can't wait! I've been cleaning and well, as you can see Jesse has been chillin'...It really is a dog's life! This pillow that he is relaxing on comes from our bed. He actually drags it off our bed, out of our bedroom and into the living room to lay on!
When he gets bored of sleeping on the pillow, he moves to our bed.
Something tells me he wasn't in the mood for cuddles! Okay we need a walk. Hopefully we'll go out soon! It's cold here today though:(

Friday, February 24, 2006

French class is finished for now!

So it's official...I have successfully finished "Niveau 3" and can now move on to the next level of French lessons. I'm thinking of taking a conversation course next in order to practice some of what I have learned. I got a 'B' which I was pretty happy with. I must say I learned a lot. Now I just have to get the confidence to use it in everyday life...That's the tough part...

Thursday, February 23, 2006


So, I am writing this as a way to procrastinate on the studying that I should be doing. Tomorrow is my French final. It's also my last French class until the Spring! That's exciting...I really enjoyed it in the beginning but now I'm tired and looking forward to just leaving work and coming home with no class or homework to worry about....Okay must go study...

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Random Pics

I thought I would post a pic, this one was from our wedding. We made shirts that said bride and groom, in case people got confused. We wore them to our wedding rehearsal......
Bye now...


Saturday, February 18, 2006


Would anyone like a dog? Going once...
I just came home after a long day to discover that Jesse ate my entire tub of hair glue, plastic and all. AND it was on my makeup table, where I thought he couldn't get at anything. He must have jumped up to get it. I"m worried about him getting sick now. It was full and hard plastic. Only the cover was left. This is getting out of control. He has been out a lot this week, so now I don't think it's that he isn't getting out enough...I'm getting very frustrated. This is getting ridiculous. Sigh. He's four now and we've never had problems like this with him before. I guess everything I own will have to go in closed cupboards. Sigh again...

Crazy Weather

The weather here today is crazy. We started off last night with snow, then a freezing rain warning which turned to rain as the temp went up. Now there is a flash freeze warning in affect. It has already gone from plus 5 this morning to -7 this afternoon. It's supposed to be -15 by tonight. Plus there was so much water on the roads this morning that they were closing parts of the highways. I took the train. Imagine when that freezes. On top of that, we're experiencing high winds (90 km an hour). Some streets in downtown have been closed because windows are being blown out of buildings! Anyway, all this to say that I can't wait to be cuddled up in my jamies on the couch watching Ghost Whisperer and whatever else is on TV on Friday nights. Have a good weekend everyone!

Friday, February 17, 2006

My doggie daycare concern...

Well after a very special Valentine's Day, thanks to my amazing husband, the week has actually gone by quite quickly. I'm looking forward to Friday and am very busy at work. Jesse spent all day yesterday at doggie daycare and Steve and I haven't totally decided if we like the place or not. Is it normal for an environment like that to stink of pee? I know there are tons of dogs but the place really smelled like urine. Even Jes had the smell on him when we picked him up. Steve and I have don't really have any other doggie daycare place to compare it to. If anybody reading this as any thoughts on this matter, please post me a message...I wish Jesse could tell us if he likes it there...Maybe I should try taking him to a animal communicator..........
concerned new-to-doggie-daycare pet owner...

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!
Here's to a very snuggly and romantic day for all!

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Jesse's first big day...

So...Jesse spent his first day at doggie daycare. The people there said he did great and was welcome to come back anytime. Iwas so proud. Jes is the first Duck Toller they have ever had and they have a lot of dogs. Anyway, we ended up leaving him there for 6 hours to play and let me tell you...he is one tired puppy. Hopefully this will really help with his undying urge to destroy things, while Steve and I are at work....
Cari Dickinson

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Doggie Daycare...

Due to Jesse's non-constructive activities during the day, I have decided that he needs Doggie Daycare. He goes tomorrow for his "intro visit" in which they assess him and his personality and decide if he will interact well with other dogs. I'm stressed out and have been trying to prepare him:) No humping...share the dog toys and no telling other dogs off...Steve thinks I'm crazy! Anyway, if all goes well tomorrow, then next week we'll start sending him one full day a week or 2 half days, depending on my schedule. I'll let you know if he passes tomorrow. This is the place where hopefully he'll be going...



Thursday, February 09, 2006

Poor Me...

I'm sick :( I have a really sore throat and therefore could not sleep at all last night. So much for bragging that I haven't been sick since August. I think I caught it from this guy who sat beside me on the train a few days ago and spend the entire 25 minutes into downtown coughing, sneezing and blowing his nose all over me. Gross. Here's to Contact Cold and Sore Throat.
We signed the lease tonight for the condo we will be renting. May 1st is moving day. Anybody free to help move on that weekend? :)

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Finished table

Well after about 5 or 6 weekends of work I finally got the coffee table done. Its going to look good in our new place in May. Today was also my first day at A2M...so far so good.

Monday, February 06, 2006

Sunday Dinner

Shamus and Stacey came over for dinner...

Tired baby

Baby butt, Cari butt, and almost some Stacey butt.

our weekend thus far...

It's been a pretty busy weekend. Friday night we went out with a bunch of people from Steve's work to celebrate his last day at Ubisoft (he starts his new job on Monday) and last night I went out with friends to this really cool lounge in Old Montreal and then dancing in the Village. We had a good time. Now today, Steve is finishing our coffee table (grouting the top) and I have to study for my French midterm on Tuesday. Definitely going to bed early tonight...
PS. It's raining pretty hard here...what a weird winter eh?

Friday, February 03, 2006

our soon to be new home...

Well, we never got around to posting any pics from last weekend, but I do have some news. The condo that we went to look at was really nice and we're moving there on May 1st. It has hardwood floors, a fireplace, a dishwasher (Yeah!), a HUGE bathroom and a garage. It also has stairs going up to a separate dining room! I'm excited about that! Anyway, we just told the guy today that we want it, so nothing has been offically signed yet. We're staying on the West Island and actually in the same area as where we are now, just the much better part of it. No gansters hanging around outside this place!:)