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from foursquare :
Hope YS got that quarter out. I'm still giggling over that. :) Anyway, I actually replied to your comment over at my blog but then I realized you might not be stalking the comments. CH's hair color actually is closer to how you've pictured it. I never would have thought about it until you said it, but the lighting or something in that picture made his hair look darker than it really is. He used to be very blonde and it's slowly darkened as he's aged. It fluctuates now between a sandy brown and a medium, plain sort of brown.
from catsoul :
So glad you didn't graze all day and that you figured out that, you should have had the muffin tops and peanut butter. I love peanut butter. Have you tried it on a banana yet? I just open my PB jar and daintly apple PB with a knife. So fancy and satisfying. I also make PB grilled sandwiches, which are awesomely delicious. =^..^=
from yarnsmith :
Ditto what Yankee Chick said. If I had young kids now they'd be in trouble cause I don't have the energy anymore.
from yarnsmith :
I'm having a heck of a time reading your entries. Type is too small to see and seems run off the page. Did something happen to your template or is it my browser?
from webmiss :
I was unable to leave you a comment on your latest entry. Diaryland gave me an error that your comments have been turned off. Just wanted to say something to the effect of so sorry you got cornered by the church ladies. Were the cookies at least worth it?
from webmiss :
I love your entries. You blog with such variety! It's always entertaining.
from seereason :
You've like the guy since 6th grade? Wow.
from kitchenlogic :
I rejoined WW online this weekend! And I started a new diet blog: http://baublehead.wordpress.com
from yarnsmith :
I am always obsessed with something too, unfortunately it usually isn't trying to make myself lighter and healthier.
from grizmom :
Hey cuz, congrats on the WW's!. Me, well I'm on again, off again. But HD bought me a new, expensive bicycle and I'm going to give that a try. Actually we're going to do it together since he's an old rider from way back. I have to do something. Time til the wedding is ticking and I'm not getting any thinner! :)
from yarnsmith :
Hi...thanks for the comment regarding Webport Village. Of course you can join us. I'm going to mark you on my favorites so I can get to know you and won't forget to let you know when and if the time comes...I say "if" because I am learning some really difficult web development software to bring my dream to fruition (it's getting frustrating) and I don't know how long it will take me to have the capabilities to build this site but you can be sure that when the time comes you can move in. I'll let Megan know there is a message for her on my comments.
from thebeesknees :
u: snitches p: stitches
from loki-katt :
Just catching up here. Glad you enjoyed the note...maybe I'll find time to do it more often. I just like to write now and then. Move again, huh? Seems like old times...there was a time I swear that everytime I talked to you, you were in a different state. Hope it all works out for the best!
from grizmom :
Junkmel, it's a true test for y'all. And I'm sure, no matter what decision is made, you'll work your way through it. That's something you are very good at. Hang in there.
from grizmom :
Junkmel, I'm sorry you and Willy still have to sort through your brothers things. I can't exactly imagine how terribly painful it must be, but I can fashion it to going through my parents things. By far, one of the very hardest things I ever did. I'll be making homemade salsa that weekend, I wish you were doing something fun instead too. I'll be thinking of you... Cuz
from beyondpanic :
Your neighbors are going through a rough spot right now and they're very lucky that you are being so understanding. How wonderful that you have turned a negative into a positive. We all need neighbors like you!
from my5cents :
Thanks for your comment on my Oatmeal & Kisses story. I have enjoyed writing it using the facts I have and my imagination too. It's getting harder now because the people involved are so close to me...
from foursquare :
Buddy is a WONDERFUL sleeper! It's funny about that, and it's definitely a big difference from how Booger was. He usually always takes a great nap, and always goes to bed at night easily. It's very rare that he wakes up at night, and if he does, it's short lived and I don't need to go to him. It must be from wearing himself out. As of this second, I see he has removed cushions from the easy chair and is stacking them up against the entertainment center, getting prepared to climb the shelves. *sigh* My day is spent watching the clock, waiting for his bedtime...
from grizmom :
It sounds like your home is just beautiful, even with grunge inside! :) I'm so glad you're thrilled with your place and you and hubby are pulling together to make it a wonderful place for your family too. Enjoy your mini vaca - kick your feet up and forget about things for awhile.
from grizmom :
I have a 30 minute hypnosis cd - Fredrick Winters - that I have used. I usually fall asleep, but it does seem to have helped with the sweet tooth thing. He says play it 21 days - 21 days to build a habit, right?? I would make you a copy if you wanted it. I too am following the WW points system although I don't go to meetings. A few of us meet on Fridays at noon to go over our food journals - accountability - and I've lost 2 pounds since starting last week. I emotionally feel like I've lost 10 pounds. Love ya cuz!
from grizmom :
HAHAHA Shudder away. You're in GOOOOOOD company! Been there, done that! It will be you sooner than you think! :) Thelma is armed and dangerous with her permit in tow. Mom is just hoping she lives to tell the stories! hahaha
from grizmom :
I do have some experience at the ole wedding planning thing. We have actually talked about just going away somewhere and doing it and calling it done. I'm just so incredibly happy and my life is so amazingly good. I can barely remember my life before him, and I can't quite yet believe this is my life! I never DREAMED my life would be like this. Ever.
from grizmom :
HAHAHA don't fool yourself. They've been living with me since they were out of high school, and have now been married just shy of a year. So, we're talking nearly 5 years now. "Just Keith" might not come as soon as you hope! LOL But you're right, misery does like company. You've got that here! :)
from my5cents :
I left you a thank you for your comment to me but I forgot to comment on your blog. I really enjoyed it and intend to read the back entries too. You have a real gift of expression and I know I will enjoy the read!
from pattypat :
thanks for the nice note! I serve mango salsa with chicken, fish or pork (or sometimes I just eat it out of a bowl.) Take two mangoes, peel and cut into chunks. Take the juice from 1 lime, finely chop a red and green pepper, two tablespoons of finely chopped sweet onion (like Vidalia), two tablespoons of finely chopped cilantro leaves and a pinch of salt. Mix together and serve. You can also add tomatoes if you like, and hot peppers if you like it more zingy. The Corn salad is just a bag of frozen corn (or fresh cooked corn cut from the cob.) If you have Trader Joe's near you, they have the BEST frozen corn. 4-5 tablespoons fresh basil cut into thin ribbons, a bit of chopped sweet onion to taste, and 1/4 cup vinagrette. (I use Good Seasons frequently but you could just use balsamic vinegar and olive oil.) Mix well and serve.
from grizmom :
The date of Mom's passing is quickly approaching too, as well as Mother's Day and her birthday would have been a couple weeks ago. I always dream about her alot around this time. I don't know if she helps me in any way particular, but I'm sure she laughs whole-heartedly at me aLOT! :)
from grizmom :
Do you have a Sylvan Learning Center near by? We have one near us and it does WONDERS for kids who are struggling. I wish I could do more to help. Nothing hurts a mothers heart more than to watch her child struggle.
from loki-katt :
Well that explains a lot, doesn't it? I've finally made the leap into the current century and have started using on-line bill pay too. I don't know why I waited so long to do it! Now I just have to find a place to plug in my shredder so I can take care of all those bills piled up on my desk!
from nycme :
Holy Moly! Did the death certificates ever turn up? Gladys rules, btw.
from lizzzygizzzy :
I liked the e-mail about "Skidboot" the dog. I can't figure out how to leave loki a note--but with all her laughing about Paul's myspace page I had to go take a look. I didn't see the picture of Paul and his dog, but I did see the very large women he had on there. I am kinda old and out of it and there is alot about myspace I don't quite understand:)--anyway, pass that along to loki for me.
from nycme :
Poor Andrew! I hope Oldest son doesn't get sick, too, or any of you. Those peanut butter cookies sound good. I think they used to make those in nursery school with the kids. I've never tried them at home. It's so cold I should bake some today just to keep the oven on!
from summer-gale :
I love the new look but can't figure out how to add a comment like the others did. The page loads but with errors. Maybe it's me. Let me know!
from m-lewis :
I don't usually leave messages for you here, but I got SPAMED on your message board. We had a murder trial like the one you described one time. The trial had to be transfered from two counties over to the one I live in. This old boy was a monster, let me tell you. He cut up his wife and distributed her from one end of Missouri and into Arkansas. That's where part of her was found -- in an ice chest in a lake. A fisherman found her (poor guy). I hate rape and murder trials. The poor jury, having to sit there before Christmas, listening to the gory details and look at death photographs -- eeewwwwuuu. P.S. I thought I was nearly through with this appeal. I found out yesterday there had been an additional proceeding in February of this year that I hadn't remembered (this awful custody case took FIVE DAYS and was tried over a period of a year and a half). I just want to cry!
from kidzpinkcat :
Ha! I read your entry! That is too cute. I can't wait--gulp--to help my kids with their projects. They are called "Family Projects"? That means mom and dad projects and the kids get the credit. I had a million of those as a kid but I usually did all the work, and I also have no artistic abilities WHATsoever. Mine usually looked like I had little to no help. Sad, sad pieces of poorly glued together paperboard and popsicle sticks. Ahhh yes, I remember.
from kidzpinkcat :
Thank you. I don't want to jump the gun here by saying this but my husband and I are doing better. We still have our issues but I think things are doing better. They aren't getting worse anyway, thank God! (knock on wood) I will now read your latest entry. Thank you for adding me!
from lizzzygizzzy :
Glad ya'll had a nice trip! I have not taken the candles to school 'cause I don't want anyone to feel obligated to buy, and then if no one buys I would probably get my feelings hurt--so I haven't taken them to school. Wanda has been very non-supportive of this candle venture. She informed me that she doesn't buy candles, she doesn't like them. Something is wrong with Grizmom's "notes section" on my computer. The last comment I see is when I sent her a note congradulating her on her new car purchase--and that has been awhile back.
from thecrankyone :
Just wanted to drop in and say hi! Thanks for adding me. I know what you mean about a clean house. I finally got mine under control (minus my son's room, I think Jimmy Hoffa could be hiding in that place). I've found I actually like comming home and being home now that I'm not overwhelmed by the disaster of it all. Actually I've found a few minutes here and there to keep it up, is easier than the all day cleaning sessions I used to have to do when I finally just couldn't take it anymore.
from lizzzygizzzy :
No, thank God, I have not been sleepspending and my balance is in the positive at the bank. But I am definately not happy with the bank--I'll make a new entry tonight.
from pattypat :
Sorry - didn't mean to neglect your earlier note about the new journal, and boy what a difference a few weeks makes! I was getting a little crush on this journalist, who fortunately lives on another continent, and at first I found his writing so poignant and somewhat erotic, and then - wham - I realize that he is just as neorotic, frustrated with his lot in life and mean to his spouse as I can be! And he seems to not be able to getout of his own way. I think I was just intrigued by his erotic writing which I never ever write myself, and rarely ever read. That's the part I was referring to - I'm just to old and tired at this point. If you email me, I'll give you the name of the journal, I just don't want to get into it and hurt anyone's feelings (because it is only my opinion) on a more public forum like our notes. I'll look forward to hearing from you if you are curious.
from nycme :
Oh my god, that plug law would be the BEST law ever! re: food - I think I've always been pretty offhand about different foods and been sure to say who in the family loves it, usually I'd say something like "oh, pumpernickel bread is your dad's FAVORITE!" or "When your dad was a little boy like you all he wanted to eat was falafel!" hehehe...little lies, you know. And they always wanted to emulate their dad, or the Prince of Morroco, or whomever I name dropped. Other than that, I just served lots of different things and let them cook with me and experiment. Older son was a vegetarian for 5 or 6 years when he was in grade school, his own choice for ethical reasons, so that was a challenge, and then finally, with much guilt, he began to eat chicken cutlets, the first time hiding in his room with it, and then I remember him worrying that somebody would tell the chicken. Poor guy. These days he eats meat guilt free, but prefers Asian food of all types.
from grizmom :
I really enjoy the smell of Ginger. It's hard to find, but I like it! :)
from pattypat :
Thanks for your notes! I bow in YOUR presence -surviving a move, AND getting through it while being sick. I hope things go exactly as you want them for you and your family. You deserve a spectacular new year.
from nycme :
Thanks for your note. Living in Smalltown is one of my secret fantasies. My brother moved to Smalltown Arizona (in the mountains, population 1300) last year and he has a bit of the same experience as your judge driving down your block, knowing your business. His wife is a teacher and he can usually know where she is by asking ANYONE (who will tell him where her car is parked in town) The people in his Smalltown notice ALL, and comment FREELY! Sounds kind of nice, in a way...
from lizzzygizzzy :
I hope you are over your bronchtis. Don't ya think it's time for an update? :)
from lizzzygizzzy :
I don't think I have ever had bronchitis but it sounds awful. I hope you feel better soon.
from lizzzygizzzy :
I'm so glad you're back in good 'ole Mississippi! Moving in the NEW "home sweet home" sounds so exciting! Tell us all about Mr. Emu!
from summer-gale :
Merry Christmas and I hope your son is better quickly. My cold has hung in there for two darned weeks!
from final137 :
You don't know me.. but Merry Christmas.
from nycme :
I can't stand when my guys leave without eating!! Even as teens they pull the food power struggle thing. Although, come to think of it, I'm probably the only one struggling. Oh well. A morning without food never killed anyone, although I always fear it will make them edgy or faint (but maybe that's just how *I* react without food!) :) Microwaved breakfast sandwich sounds good right about now.
from grizmom :
PC, I had forgotten how delicate you guys are down there! The wind blew so hard here yesterday that it moved a big wooden swingset across the Big G ACE parking lot (by Wally's) clear out to the street.. just blew it along like it weighed nothing. The wind blew here until like 6am today. I'll try to remember how delicate you are when you're dieing of heat! Love ya!
from nycme :
Your guys are gorgeous!! Total heartbreakers. Watch out. :) re: sweet potato balls, I just mash them up with butter for the balls to keep it thick enough to hold shape as a ball. It's a very forgiving recipe - more an idea than a recipe. After I have the balls assembled (you could even roll up the balls with mini marshmellows in them, but maybe that's too sweet) anyway, after I roll them up and cover with nuts, I place them on a baking sheet and drizzle melted butter over them. I bake them until they are heated through, so maybe twenty minutes - if I do them the day before and they have been refrigerated then it will take longer. They're actually pretty good room temperature too, so they sit out well on a buffet!
from grizmom :
Thanks PC. I just feel like I'm raining on the parade. This shouldn't be about me, yet it feels like all my "mothering" has just slapped me in the face. I don't know what to say to Son so I just don't say anything. Hopefully God will keep my big fat mouth shut and help my heart heal. Right now it feels like it's just a gaping wound.
from nycme :
The court reporter fear is hilarious! Has he ever been to work with you to see what a court reporter does? I'm trying to think what kind of job "court reporter" sounds like, if having no prior knowledge of it. Heh. Also, Target t-shirts are very funny. I got Younger son one last year that says "I do all my own stunts"
from grizmom :
Kathy is out of town today - but I've taken good notes and will talk to her about it. She doesn't always "join in" so this might be a hard sell. So, if that's the case, I'll either have to find someone who will go with me, or figure out plan B! But, I did go for a 25 minute walk tonight - jamming to Journey all the way. That felt good!
from nycme :
I've also been looking at the aerial photos - trying to determine if the Loyola Avenue NO Public Library is flooded as they housed some stuff I was interested in genealogically...but I'm not familiar with the streets so all I can tell really is that it is not far from the Superdome...I'm hoping that your mother's house is safe! re: appetizers - well, if you're making a sit-down meal and want something nice and delicious to start, and easy, you could make some sort of shrimp salad - like cold boiled shrimp with hunks of avocado on mixed greens - dressed with fresh lime juice, olive oil & salt & pepper - or, if you're looking for a finger food type of appetizer to eat while you're watching the game you can make some sort of bruschetta - slice a nice baguette, brush with olive oil and rub with garlic - toast in the oven until brown and then top with things like fresh tomato, chopped olives & garlic, pesto or even thin slices of yummy cheeses, make a variety - I'm a big fan of anything on toasted french or italian bread!! Have fun.
from nycme :
Ha on the lettuce! I used to dread having lettuce put on a sandwich by mistake for my kids cause even if I pulled it off they'd insist there was "lettuce juice" still on there! Argh!!
from nycme :
I've got your family and friends in my prayers.
from grizmom :
You can use the bbq chicken theory with pork chops too... yummy! And, the whole crockpot business saves heating up the kitchen. Yes, UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE! That's the name of the game here. Elvis magnet? Well, was leaning more towards the entire Elvis outfit. I'd look GOOOOOOD don't you think?
from grizmom :
Yep - 10 kids. 8 girls and 2 boys. Hispanic family. Very nice people and she's a fantastic cook. She's forver bringing something like homemade tamales over.. darn the bad luck!
from grizmom :
Not just everyone would give up 30 minutes of prime beading time to help their oh-so-computer-challenged cousin. I will update as often as you do! :) I still say that my mid-west adventures just can't compare to yours. I just laugh and laugh and laugh - outloud - at work! That's ok, gives them something to talk about!
from nycme :
I think the piggy bank charm is a lovely idea. *hugs*
from loki-katt :
I was noticing that you've been doing this longer yet I have more entries. Does that make me a better writer or just in greater need of therapy? :-)
from catinasnit :
Yeah, well, the court reporter's in Arkansas are required to pass a pretty difficult test to become certified and we also have to acquire 30 continuing ed hours over a three year period. The test is given in three parts: Supreme Court Rules regarding court reporters, English grammer and three timed tests; 180 wpm, 200 wpm and 220 wpm. It's probably not as difficult as the national certification. Reporters who come here from other states are not allowed to be "grandfathered." They have to take the same certification test, no matter how many years they've worked in another state. Talk to you later. My husband and I are going on a weekend camping trip.
from catinasnit :
I added a comment to the spot on your entry that says: Comments here. I can't see where they came up, but I hope you got them. I do live near Eureka Springs... and Branson... and the Buffalo National River too. What area of the country do you live in?
from chaosdaily :
i usually just go ahead and laugh, it kind of eases the tension. i agree though, they pick the weirdest topics to battle on....
from pattypat :
Thanks for the kind words. I'm thinking of having tee shirts made - "If it is not one thing, it's your mother." I also wanted to say how much I enjoy reading about your family, and I'm thinking good thoughts that everything works out the way you want it to.
from foursquare :
Getting back to your note from a couple days ago --hee hee, that's you! :) Glad you like the name by the way.
from amb1valent-k :
Thanks for adding me!
from summer-gale :
Blame it on Hunter!
from summer-gale :
That sounds like agreat weekend. Everyone I'm reading today had a god one. I think it was in the stars and all our horoscopes were good at the same time :)
from summer-gale :
Ha! I think I'm your first note. I just wanted to say how sorry I am that your family was so torn up by accidents. It's a tough thing to deal with and will have long term repercussions. I also wanted to mention that my husbands cousin lost a leg in a motorcycle accident. He stopped wearing the prothesis within a year. It was a hassle and it hurt some and by then we'd all adjusted to the new situation. So it's possible he won't wear it except for special occasions too. Just saying.

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