ANYTHING BUT CANCER...

Anything but CANCER!

Obviously Ovarian cancer is what has brought us to this website and group, but sometimes we just need a break from talking about it. When you are in treatment or even past it, it can consume every part of your life and thoughts. I predict there will be many other things we have in common besides that awful disease. So for just a moment let’s forget about cancer and talk about something else.

Going to the basics:

What 3 movies could you watch over and over again and never get sick of?

The first movie you saw in the theatre?

Music can bring us back to a moment in an instant so what is the album for you as a kid, teenager, young adult, adult and now?

First concert you went to?

What is your favourite food?

Who is the last person you high fived?

And finally it’s cold in Canada right now but we can still have fun so what is your favourite activity to do in winter (even if your answer is travel somewhere warmer 😉  )?





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  • What 3 movies could you watch over and over again and never get sick of?

    The first movie you saw in the theatre? ET

    Music can bring us back to a moment in an instant so what is the album for you as a kid, teenager, young adult, adult and now? Shania Twain - I was a huge fan back in my teen years and still am

    First concert you went to? N Sync 😂

    What is your favourite food? Tie between perogies and quesadillas 

    Who is the last person you high fived? Likely one of my little friends I watch every day 🙂

    And finally it’s cold in Canada right now but we can still have fun so what is your favourite activity to do in winter (even if your answer is travel somewhere warmer 😉  )? Snowshoeing. I got a pair last year for Christmas and they helped get me out of my cancer funk.




  • Thank you @jemgirljeri - a fun topic for us.

    What 3 movies could you watch over and over again and never get sick of?

    Grease, Pretty Woman and anything Disney

    The first movie you saw in the theatre?

    Grease

    Music can bring us back to a moment in an instant so what is the album for you as a kid, teenager, young adult, adult and now?

    Well, you know I have the album - lots of pics from the movie on the cover .... Grease is the word.......and that is dating myself!

    Currently, I am into Shania's new album "Now" - and love to do as @AmandaRoseRebs says - "blast your music and just dance"

    First concert you went to?

    Glass Tiger way back in the 80s

    What is your favourite food? Spaghetti 

    Who is the last person you high fived? a random stranger at a sports event

    And finally it’s cold in Canada right now but we can still have fun so what is your favourite activity to do in winter (even if your answer is travel somewhere warmer 😉  )?

    Skate and travel

    Thanks again for posting - nice to focus on the good stuff!


  • terrylee said:

    What 3 movies could you watch over and over again and never get sick of?

    The first movie you saw in the theatre? ET

    Music can bring us back to a moment in an instant so what is the album for you as a kid, teenager, young adult, adult and now? Shania Twain - I was a huge fan back in my teen years and still am

    First concert you went to? N Sync 😂

    What is your favourite food? Tie between perogies and quesadillas 

    Who is the last person you high fived? Likely one of my little friends I watch every day 🙂

    And finally it’s cold in Canada right now but we can still have fun so what is your favourite activity to do in winter (even if your answer is travel somewhere warmer 😉  )? Snowshoeing. I got a pair last year for Christmas and they helped get me out of my cancer funk.




    I forgot to answer the first question....3 movies....Any Harry Potter, Dirty Dancing, The Parent Trap
  • Great idea...I'm game!!
    3 movies...Ghostbusters, Uncle Buck and Christmas Vacation
    1st movie seen in theatre....Jungle Book (back in the early 60's)
    music I like....has to be Adele right now
    1st concert....The Monkees
    favourite food....sushi with Thai food a close second
    last person to high five...my granddaughter 
    favourite winter activity...knitting, crotcheting or reading



  • This is the fun page / topic - if you would like to share - post here!
  • @jemgirljeri - skating today was fantastic - hope you have been able to get out and about!
  • What 3 movies could you watch over and over again and never get sick of? The Color Purple, Schindler's List, and Dances with Wolves 

    The first movie you saw in the theatre? The Sound of Music

    Music can bring us back to a moment in an instant so what is the album for you as a kid, teenager, young adult, adult and now? As a kid I enjoyed the music of the Partridge Family with David Cassidy, as a teenager I liked British and Irish groups like U2 and the Eurythmics, today I often listen to music by Canadian musicians like Leonard Cohen, Neil Young and Jann Arden

    First concert you went to? It was Billy Joel.

    What is your favourite food? Spaghetti and other Italian pasta dishes

    Who is the last person you high fived? I don’t high five often but I exchanged a high five with Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi at last year’s Walk of Hope.

    And finally it’s cold in Canada right now but we can still have fun so what is your favourite activity to do in winter? I admit that I mainly like to stay in where it’s warm. However, one of my favourite winter activities has always been a trip to Banff to look at the snow-capped peaks and swim in the hot springs. 

  • lakelady3lakelady3
    edited February 1
    Three Movies I could watch over and over are  The Fisher King with Robin Williams,  Dirty Dancing and  Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,  Music I love Elvis, John Hyatt and Aaron Neville. My 1st concert was Sha Na Na and Dr John in Peterborough. My favourite food is Chocolate. The last person I high fived was my 3 year old grandaughter.  It is very cold here today minus 20 and windy, but I still love snowshoeing and shovelling. This is a great way to get to know our fellow comrades in OVC. Oh yeah, the 1st movie I saw in the theatre was Son of Flubber (the Shaggy Dog series with Fred McMurray )
  • Into recipes anyone? this is the latest, a fantastic bagel that is super fast, tastes great toasted and you add extras in.
    It makes 4 regular size but I half them to end up with 8 minis
    https://www.skinnytaste.com/easy-bagel-recipe/
    I'm all about the add ins - try lemon (peel and a little squeeze of juice) poppyseed or try adding cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and a handful of oatmeal.

    Do you have a fav recipe?
  • @Flowergirl I love the recipes by Skinnytaste!!!! I used a lot of her recipes during my Weight Watchers journey. One of my most used recipes are these zuchinni muffins. I love all of Laura in the kitchens recipes. I make these muffins almost every Saturday,  individually wrap them and freeze them for the week. Grab them in the AM and they are perfect by snack time!

    http://www.laurainthekitchen.com/recipes/chocolate-chip-zucchini-bread-muffins/
  • Thanks @red1976 ... I'll try those too... it is nice that they include the Weight Watchers points.
    My go to is banana bread or muffins - same version, super easy and fast. Yum!
  • This is my new favourite muffin recipe! I don't like pumpkin but I love these! And they're bran, and as per previous discussions, who can't use some bran 😂

    http://www.kraftcanada.com/recipes/spiced-pumpkin-bran-muffins-184118?crlt.pid=camp.HJyQXdAFw4O8

  • Thanks @terrylee - tired this on the weekend and added dried fruit and bran buds soaked in buttermilk - so good!
  • Gardening is around the corner - if you are into it, what is your fav flower or veggie to plant? 
    I have a peony plant that was my grandmother's -from back in the 50's... hardy plant, great big, pink blooms every year!
    also love those garden tomatoes and beans!
  • Every year I start flowers from seed and hope for the the best! I usually end up making at least 1 trip to the green house lol
  • Thinking of spring bake & craft sales - something exciting to look forward to!
  • FlowergirlFlowergirl Mod Vol
    still cooking good stuff
    tried these 
    http://greattastesmb.ca/?s=strawberry+scones&post_type=recipe 
  • and more great recipes - it is that time of year for Ice Cream
    This one has ginger in it - leave it out if you don't like it
    You will gobble all this up - it is so good
    http://www.canadianliving.com/food/baking-and-desserts/recipe/no-churn-rhubarb-ginger-ice-cream
    Enjoy
  • I found a recipe for apple fritter muffins but didn't really like denser consistency so I altered it a bit. Here's the link to the original and my version below 🙂

    http://www.thebakingchocolatess.com/country-apple-fritter-muffins/

    A P P L E  F R I T T E R  M U F F I N S

    1/3 cup brown sugar

    1 tsp ground cinnamon

    1/2 cup white sugar

    1/2 oil

    2 eggs

    1 1/2 tsp vanilla

    1 1/2 cups flour (I use half white and half whole wheat)

    1 3/4 tsp baking powder

    1/2 tsp baking soda 

    1/2 cup milk

    1 large apple peeled and cup into small pieces tossed in cinnamon 


    Preheat oven to 350. Mix brown sugar and cinnamon and set aside. In large bowl, beat white sugar and oil until smooth. Beat in eggs one at a time. Add milk and vanilla and beat until blended in. Add flour, baking powder and baking soda and mix until just blended. Fold in apples.

    Fill each muffin cup with liner half full. Sprinkle brown sugar and cinnamon mixture in top then top with remaining batter. You may sprinkle leftover cinnamon and brown sugar on top.

    Bake 20 - 25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

  • ooh these would be yummy - thanks 
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