messages to catinasnit:
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from boxx9000 :
MERRY CHRISTMAS 2005!
from goingloopy :
You haven't updated in forever, so I took you off my list. But send me a note or leave a comment if you come back, and you'll be back on it. :) Hope everything is good in your world.
from kidzpinkcat :
Thanks Mom!
from cosmicrayola :
Missing you lady!! Where are you. That's a damn long two weeks!
from radiogurl :
Wooohooo! If you happen to drive through this region, I'd love to hear from you. If you think you might, I'll email you my phone number. Just let me know. :)
from acaldwell :
thats a cute picture!!! happy trails!!!
from radiogurl :
The locked diary has real names, among other things, lol. I am fine with any of my regular readers seeing it - email me at leilani@twisterjester.com if you want a password :-p
from radiogurl :
Awwww... I'm so sorry your furry rescue mission didn't save the groundhog's life, but at least he died in as much comfort as was possible, under the circumstances.
from acaldwell :
thank god there are people out here like you! dag! them alleriges *whahhh* are hitting me big time
from goingloopy :
Poor little groundhog...I'm glad you at least tried to rescue him.
from treedreams :
Poor little fellow. You did a good deed, giving him comfort and safety at the end.
from chaosdaily :
yea dang those allergies anyway *sniff* at least his last few hours were safe and warm
from treedreams :
A fox in your yard - how neat!
from yarnsmith :
I am looking for a shed to put together now. My husband and I are arguing back and forth between utility and cuteness. I want to buy a kit that looks like a little house and you paint it to match your house and shingle it yourself to match and it has window boxes for flowers. He has no use for such foolishness. He is with my sister...just get one of those plastic "rubbermaid" sheds. Did you know that rubbermaid made sheds? They look like giant plastic containers with snap shut lids. Giant tupperware for your outdoor storage...No Thanks.
from acaldwell :
yay! the garden shed is nifty clean, and organised!!! stuff ready to go! and now, theres mr. fox! so the fox peered back at ya, what did he do???
from yarnsmith :
As I read your beautiful description of your garden, the birds, quail and even the buzzing bug, It makes me look all the more forward to the nice backyard I will be sitting in just 3 weeks from today. However, it will be another year before I can make it my own. I look forward to hollyhocks too....however, I do believe there will be time to stick in a couple of tomato plants this year and I have already ordered my Doyle thornless blackberry bush which promises 20 pounds of berries on one plant once it is established. YUM!!!
from junkmel1 :
Well, right now I'm in Charleston, SC, but I'm headed to Mississippi next summer. Going to work from afar there for the next year. Long story, but we've got it worked out between the the other reporters and the judges. SC has NO certification at all!! Shocked me! You just need a notary to go to work here. What speed(s) does Arkansas test? I passed the national 20 years ago, when I first started reporting, and it was the smartest thing I ever did. I've reported in five states now (including SC) and haven't had to retest in any of them. I have a close friend who went from teaching to reporting, too.
from treedreams :
Thanks for your thoughtful note. Yes, it did feel good to share some memories of Smokey. Sort of therapeutic.
from junkmel1 :
Hi Cat, I've never commented on your notes before, but just wanted to say hi. I'm a court reporter, too. Freelance for now, but headed to circuit court in another month or so. I got married in Eureka Springs, AR 13 years ago, and we loved the city. Are you close to it? Love your writing, and I'll keep reading. :)
from treedreams :
What a perfect way to begin your day! (with yummy cherry jam also?) Love the hollyhocks!
from radiogurl :
If you go to work today, maybe I could come babysit your garden ;) It sounds and looks heavenly!
from acaldwell :
what a yummy peaceful morning!! ahhhh!! i can picture it and breathe it all in!! its so relaxing, and stress free!!! you are so lucky to live there!!!
from cosmicrayola :
Us Green Dragons have to stick together!
from acaldwell :
i was gonna say use mason jars!!!! they look yummy!!! wanna sell one or two of em??? let me know~~ ♥
from treedreams :
What a beautiful entry! When I look at our American flag, I feel proud and lucky to be an American. I'll not deny eagerly looking forward to the three-day weekends, but I stop to think about the meaning of the day. There's a lot there to contemplate, and a lot of people who don't stop to think about why they have the day off.
from radiogurl :
Aha! It's Weather Underground - and actually I'm already familiar with it. I get my weather forecasts in part from their site every day, lol.
from yarnsmith :
What a wonderful tribute and the beautiful hats and spring colors in the photo remind us that those that lived before us made it possible for life to go on. There is life in a cemetary, stories of lives, rememberances of life. How I wish we celebrated Decoration Day up North here. My sister and I will go to West Virginia next week to see Grandma. Her family plot is now complete...and we must be the ones to go plant the flowers now.
from radiogurl :
What a wonderful tribute... And the hats are gorgeous, hearkening back to an era of genteel spirits and refined tomfoolery. I see the glint in every eye. You're none of you as innocent as your relatively sedate attire suggests!
from radiogurl :
Hi Megan - I was looking for Wonderground Photos but couldn't find the site.
from acaldwell :
that was well said. on memorial day, i look at the flag and thank god i live in the united states of america, where men a generation before i was born fought the evil that was trying to subdue the world, and killed that evil, so we all can live free from tyranny. today, we face the new evil, and i wish that people in this country would wake up and support our president and troops like the people did in world war 2. these people today do not have a clue, none whatsoever, that if it wasn't for the fact that the american people pulled together here at home, and gave our military the proper tools to defeat that evil, that today would be a much different, sadder world, yet unfortunately, too many people will take the day off, and go pickincking, or whatever. most places dont even have a parade anymore, and have no clue as to what memorial day means. ok. i will shut up now. ♥
from radiogurl :
And the morning minuet is recounted in flawless detail by catinasnit, whose way with words apparently never fails her! :)
from hissandtell :
Naughty Shadow and Bullet, but naughtier Dwain. And I adore it that you quote Shakespeare to your pusscats. Love, R xxx
from yarnsmith :
Watching cats is therapeutic. This is why we are cat slaves. They charm us, then we don't mind enslaving ourselves to them....and they know exactly what to do to cast their spells.
from yarnsmith :
I could almost smell your garden from your wonderful description. Pulling weeks does have its rewards. You have me all excited to plant my own garden when I get my new house. You just can't have a proper gaden in a condo and the Ostrich Ferns sound like they will be devine. Where did you find them?
from radiogurl :
What a sweet vignette and lovely imagery. Not to mention the photo. Thank you for reminding me to stop to weed the garden - whether literally or figuratively. It's good for the soul :)
from purple-momma :
Gardening, wow, do I NEED to do it! It used to be my stress reliever. Now, no time, or when I do have time, its too dark! I am glad to see you back. Your writings are truly an inspiration to me.
from acaldwell :
i always have a hard time pulling weeds...hugs to you!!
from acaldwell :
welcome back!!! what happened to ya?? i missed you terrbly!!! i hope all is been well with you! i kept asking folks, wheres catinasnit? no one knew!!! ♥
from fortybuddies :
I am positive you created a cherished moment in your mom's heart. I have missed you, Yvonne
from purple-momma :
And one more "I'm glad you are back!!!!!" I know, I am not the best in updating, but, I do check in from time to time. Hope all is well with you . . .
from her-story :
WELCOME BACK!!! Missed ya!
from cosmicrayola :
4 months you were gone!! Please don't do that again, we were worried sick! Ok, enough ranting. Glad you have returned.
from goingloopy :
Yay! Now you and Jayme are both back :) I missed you guys.
from kidzpinkcat :
I love you too mom! Never doubt yourself for one minuet. You ARE the best. I still look to you and see what I hope to become when I grow up someday. Happy Mother's Day! P.S. I'm so glad you're back! Love, Jayme.
from chaosdaily :
welcome back! glad you had a good mothers day!
from yarnsmith :
Your back at Dland....I hope for good.
from treedreams :
I am SO delighted to see that you are back! :)
from debsiobhan :
Great to "see" you again!
from yarnsmith :
YOO HOOO...Megan...Where are you?
from cosmicrayola :
Where are you??????
from forty-plus :
Missing you like crazy!
from yarnsmith :
Hey there....are you OK????? It's been almost a month since we have heard from you...You haven't left diaryland have you?
from treedreams :
I've been thinking about you also. Hope everything is all right.
from her-story :
I haven't seen you update in a few... is everything ok?
from laineyducks :
I'm so glad he's all right. Ooger suffers from high fevers and they're terrifying.
from yarnsmith :
So Glad David is OK...those high fevers can be scary.
from cosmicrayola :
Whew! Glad she is fine. You may want to find out what the number is for that hospital for future reference. ((hugs))
from treedreams :
Great news! I'll bet you're very relieved. I saw a PBS special on Ansel Adams - quite a life!
from purple-momma :
I was so glad to read your daughter called YOU! Fevers are a horrible thing! Poor little one! Glad all is well. My youngest, 13, had scarlet fever 1 month ago. No other signs before the fever and rash! It went away quickly. she's fine now. Weird!
from forty-plus :
Wonderful!
from acaldwell :
i am glad all is well again, and it feels good to be needed!! hava happy friday!! ♥
from forty-plus :
My thoughts are with you, Jayme and little David. Kids can tolerate much higher temperatures than adults. I am glad she took him to the hospital, it is probably just "something that is going around," but it is so scary when he is your baby (or grandbaby). I hope you hear from her first thing this morning and the news is all good.
from radiogurl :
*Hugs* I hope that the baby is all right. I don't know how old he is but no matter how old, they're always babies when they're sick :( Please let us know when you can...
from yarnsmith :
It is 10:48PM and I am hoping with all my hopes that you have heard from Jayme and that David's fever is coming down and there is nothing drastic to worry about. Please let it be so. WIll keep David, Jayme, Mark, You and Dwain in my prayers tonight.
from acaldwell :
ya me 2 just like loopy sez hugs to u guys!!
from treedreams :
Another poor little one - I hope that fever breaks SOON! Thanks for your sweet comments. I'm also adding you to my favorites.
from goingloopy :
Poor Jayme and poor David...keep us posted! I hope his fever goes down very soon.
from cosmicrayola :
I tried to send you an e-mail. I sent it to your link, catsinasnit@diaryland.com and it said you are "unbalanced". I'm not touching that line with a 10 foot pole! lol
from hissandtell :
Oh, you poor darling. I still think of asking my mother - who's 1200 kilometres away - the answers to all sorts of things that trouble me throughout the day, too. Love, R xxx
from cosmicrayola :
If she still hasn't called, I would call the ER and ask if she is still there. They may let you talk to her. I know this feeling. I worry sick about my grandbabies when they are sick too. Let us know.
from goingloopy :
Thanks for the compliment...and the surveys are just stream-of-consciousness. I try not to think about them too much. :)
from acaldwell :
ACTUALLY, i make up the prices! if i was rich enuff to own my own diner, those would be the prices i would charge, and homeless people would eat for free, once a day.
from yarnsmith :
So when are you going to publish the cookbook? Two great recipes. When you find it, you will have to share it with us.
from purple-momma :
Your entry gave me new hope for McDonald's. It has never been a favorite of mine--however, I have taken my girls there many, many times! Yes, a letter to the manager would surely be wonderful. The "brownie points" do add up!
from goingloopy :
Can I come to your house for dinner? ;) Good luck recreating the recipe. I think I'm about where you started...if it doesn't come in a box, I don't need to cook it.
from radiogurl :
Awww, sick babies are always so hard to deal with. You'd give almost anything to make them feel better instantly, but unfortunately Mother Nature almost never permits that. :(
from treedreams :
Poor little one; I hope she feels better soon. I'm enjoying reading diaries; I'm doing much more reading than posting. We're in Reno NV where they haven't had this much snow since 1916. Last year the snow that fell didn't last more than one day. I'm a native of the SF Bay Area and lived in Oakland for nine years before moving to Reno last April. Looking forward to reading you regularly.
from yarnsmith :
What a sweet face. Poor little thing. I hope she feels better tomorrow.
from cosmicrayola :
Yes indeed, it's nice to hear about acts of kindness. Hope your grandaughter is feeling better.
from sasori-gal :
Alivia is adorable~ poor darling. I do hope she is feeling better and hugs to you for being the loving, special Grandma that you are.
from acaldwell :
i hope the lil one feels better soon!! unusual to hear about the teen employee caring like that!! restores faith somewhat!!! take it easy!
from forty-plus :
Poor little Alivia and what a good grammy you are! Hope she is feeling so much better today.
from poolagirl :
What a wonderful story! Hope the little one is feeling better. I am pleased to know a fast food place could have heart like that. How wonderful!
from sandysands :
Thank you for the note about the survey. Sometimes I learn something about myself, that is why I like them! :)
from treedreams :
Adorable! You wanna see too cute? Check out my Dachshund puppy (Jan 20). I'm not sure what I thought I'd be, a basically gentle puppy wanting to be loved and petted. Your cat in the bag looks like one of my neighbor's cats.
from hissandtell :
Oh, goodness. 16 bean soup and corn muffins. Like all UNsuccesful dieters, I shall be obsessing over those all day. Oooh, that reminds me: have you ever read any of the Virginia Rich "Cooking School" murder mysteries? I'm just remembering "The 27-Ingredient Chili Con Carne Murders" - I must dig them out and re-read them all. (Here's a thought - I suspect a dish like that would light a fire under one's husband!) Anyway, I love your writing, as always, and am still looking forward to catching up on your older entries. And thank you so much for adding me to your buddies' list - I'll be delighted to reciprocate next time I update my profile. Love, R xxx
from sasori-gal :
Thanks for your nice notes! I actually saw other diaries that did that and decided to do the same. It helps to remember what you've already talked about if it's a special remembrance day. I took the quiz and figured I'd be a Golden Retriever (which I was) because I'm always playing with kids and I think the first impression people have of me is a friendly one. However, I've taken similar quizzes where I've been a Bernese Mountain Dog and a Cocker Spaniel! I tend to believe my I'm more like a Siberian Husky which is why I chose one for my pet. :)
from acaldwell :
i was hoping for a german shepard, but i got the dashund puppy! when you describe all that cleaning ya gonna do, i picture the "Swiffer" gal in that commercial, dancing, and cleaning all around!!! hehheeheee
from poolagirl :
I had sorta picked out golden retriever for me - kinda goofy and willing to play all the time.
from hey4eyes :
What do you mean old photos? It's 1955. Thanks for the support. I need it. Bobbie Sue Dicks
from poolagirl :
We are litter mates!
from radiogurl :
Oh fun... I love paying extra for computers to go berzerk, lol. At least the other option was out there, this time. Watch those computers, though, they'll get you every time ;)
from goingloopy :
You're welcome. :) And if you figure out how to crochet & knit...clue me in on the secret...because I'm seriously beginning to think I just "don't get it."
from acaldwell :
hiya! aint computers WONDERFUL???? sheesh! first, diaryland goes kaplooie, then ya car wash spits only soap, and im on dial up today, waitin for the fone co. to flip the dsl switch!! sheesh!!! after i read diaries, the daily drivel will have a short update!! stay tuned!
from her-story :
Yenta is a Yiddish word meaning, "A person, especially a woman, who is meddlesome or gossipy." So, in this instance, she'd be someone interfering with someone's lovelife to try to set them up.
from goingloopy :
Evil Empire = Wal-Mart. There are four links in that sentence near the top that give a random sampling about why it sucks...even though that's almost self-evident. :)
from yarnsmith :
I'm gonna make me some of that soup! I have never seen more than one male and one female cardnal at one time. It must be awsome to see a whole branch full like that...did you get a picture??? I was wondering where our mourning doves went in the winter...they go eat at your birdfeeder. Say Hi for me.
from acaldwell :
oh my! did u grab pictures of those swell birds?? the only birds we have here is the state bird; the seagull!! which is illegal to feed!!! 100 dollar fine!! i just love me some warm cornbread sauteed in melted butter!!! YUM!! im gonna try that recipie!!! thanks!!!
from radiogurl :
The birds sound heavenly. I miss that here. While of course we *have* birds, most of the ones I see are quail, roadrunners, sparrows, or crows. None of the beauties and none of the songbirds from more temperate areas, darn it.
from purple-momma :
What a wonderful afternoon! Any left-overs? How about the actual recipe?
from normaltoilet :
don't be silly, you're never intruding!
from radiogurl :
Mmmmm.... I just had dinner and you made me hungry all over again, LOL!
from yarnsmith :
OK Lady..Now that you've made me completely hungry..the recipe please.
from laineyducks :
Mmm. That soup sounds delish! Plus that's one of my favorite books - and the only one that I've enjoyed the book and movie equally. You should learn how to knit - I've found it very therapeutic especially after the chaos that is work.
from forty-plus :
If you are going to tease, you really need to share!
from acaldwell :
i didnt know there is 16 different kinds of beans!!! any leftovers?? hehheeee!!YUM!!
from yarnsmith :
A Bass Pro Shop that has a shark tank? Wow that's interesting. Enjoy your trip and say Hi to Jaymie.
from radiogurl :
How does Dwain like his new job? It sounds like y'all got our share - that storm hustled its way across Arizona so we got off easy. *Hugs* Stay dry!
from acaldwell :
i lived in west memphis for a time back in the 70's when i was in the navy, and later on in the early 80's. aint nuffin there as far as im concerned. i have been to graceland more times than i can count both when elvis was alive and after.
from acaldwell :
poor bullet! did ya let bullet go outside? howling wind and all?! hava happy friday!
from purple-momma :
you said it! exactly how I feel! I cannot believe all of the horrible things going on around me. Our storms here in Southern California have left for now. No, I did not have any damage. However, hearing of all the terrible damage and loss of life is enough to bring me to the breaking point. I watched a news report this morning of a family in the LaConcita (not sure of the spelling) area. It is north and east of where I am. Anyway, the husband survived and a 16 yr. old daughter. His wife and 3 other childern were burried under tons of mud from a hillside. She was his "one and only". They met in high school and have been together since. I couldn't believe how he spoke. He wanted to do more for the other families. He helped dig. He tried to get the reporters and photographers to help dig. The police took him away in hand cuffs. It did make me think how lucky I am at the point. It always seems no matter how bad I feel my problems are, someone else always has larger and more "important" problems.
from yarnsmith :
I often wake up to bad news on my clock radio and then feel guilty for the bitching I do. I then thank God for my blessings. My warm bed in my warm room and a job I like. Too much food in my belly and a warm shower every morning. I often wonder why some are blessed and some are not. Even other cultures in the third world though, enjoy their lives and their customs and wouldn't want ours. As far as tragedy...well, I suppose tragedy happens here too...even to people with money. The tradedy in Indonesia is of a rare kind that probably happens once in 5000 years or longer. That same tragedy could happen in our own country. I guess all we can do is live one day at a time...one blessing at a time and enjoy the day we are given, for tomorrow it could be taken away. As far as laughter...I think it would be a tragedy in and of itself not to enjoy your life and laugh, love, eat, party, and enjoy when you can. To stop laughing because someone else cannot doesn't help them at all. There are other ways to help. Ways to contribute both with money and with thought, deed and prayer. Keep laughing.
from acaldwell :
you should alone NOT take the worlds burdens upon your shoulders! dont feel guilty because other people are suffering! its not your fault! if you can contribute a dollar or two to help thats good, if not thats good too, you can just pray that they get the help they need, but please do not feel guilty because we have it so good here; we have been blessed! big hug for you!!!
from laineyducks :
The mess that is Christmas sounds like this house - we still haven't put anything away, but the disorder is driving me insane.
from her-story :
Thanks for the encouragement. I had an epiphany last night. I'm thinking that maybe I'm unintentionally sabotaging myself... because deep down inside, I don't want to leave my youngest... yet. However, I have another chance with another interview elsewhere. So, we'll see where this goes. I plan on employing a new strategy this time... not to do my interviews like I had previously. Because once the horse is dead, there's no sense putting a saddle on it. *grins*
from yarnsmith :
If the sun don't shine hear soon, I'm gonna scream. Watch that ice.
from radiogurl :
Happy Friday - I hope yours was peaceful :)
from acaldwell :
me quit smoking?? thats like getting the president to resign! never gonna happen! been smoking too long! i been a faithful follower of the Monsigneur Phillip Morris Catholic Marlboro Church since 1969! heheheeheee!!!!
from acaldwell :
happy friday! you bring real life to your surroundings!
from purple-momma :
thanks for the note. She'd doing ok. I tried updating more this morning and couldn't -- diaryland thing -- anyway, he is home. His mom isn't going to talk to him until he contacts her. I don't get it. He needs his parents right now! He's a kid that is definitely using his independence in a bad way. I am really worried about him.
from hissandtell :
Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving me your kind note. I remember reading quite a bit of your diary once before, not too long ago - I've bookmarked it now so I can come back often. I do hope you'll check out mine in a couple of weeks, too, when I hope to have photographs to put up of three healthy fat little worm-and-insect-stuffed Rufous Songlark chicks! Have a wonderfully irresolute 2005, darling. Love, R xxx
from her-story :
Honestly, deep inside I know I didn't get the job. It always seems that good things begin, but hardly ever do they stay. *sighs*
from forty-plus :
The three pooches were delighted I was not feeling well. They spent many hours lounging on my bed pressed warmly against my poor, sick body! As I slowly cleaned the house today, they followed me room to room with nap-expectant eyes.
from radiogurl :
Awww dang... How sad that it couldn't be saved :(
from acaldwell :
maybe they built the cabin around the piano?? i agree with miss poola, save a chunk and frame it for a momento!! happy new years!!
from poolagirl :
Maybe you could save a piece of that piano and frame it - to keep its presence with you forever.
from yarnsmith :
And go forward with confidence I shall. Life is Joyful for sure. Isn't the weather funny, last week we had sub zero and today I was running around in almost 60 degree weather with no coat. Temp is dropping now though..Oh well..nice repreive. Enjoy the chilled Champaign. Happy New Year.
from sasori-gal :
"Go forward with confidence!" I like that! Happy New Year!
from radiogurl :
Happy New Year - come snow or sun!
from forty-plus :
Happy New Year!
from acaldwell :
hip hip hurrah!! happy new year! may all ya daze in 2005 be alive thats my motto for the new year!! stay alive in 2005!!! wishing special thoughts for your happiness in the new year!!! now, go read my drivel!! heheheee!!!
from im2qt2kr :
No..still around. Just couldn't find the words to express the mix of emotions I've been feeling. Thanks for the supportive words. Big hug to you
from goingloopy :
...I may have to try those herbs...what's the worst that can happen, I'll be up all night? Yeah. And you may be right about the holiday thing. Here's hoping. Oh well, at least I have a new video game to entertain me...and tell kidspinkcat hi, I saw her entry, and was going to leave her a note, but by the time I got back from the fam's house, I figured she'd be gone from yours. :)
from normaltoilet :
thanks for the note! BTW, i've been on a bit of a Joni Mitchell kick lately as well as my favs that are listed, i saw her in yours too. :)
from her-story :
I love your story. I've been thinking a lot about my grandmothers..one died in 2000 and the other this past summer. I miss them... a lot.
from forty-plus :
Another pearl to add to your string. So sweet.
from yarnsmith :
You wonder where a moment of coherance comes from when you know that the memories are like jumbled beads that have broken from the string. I think it comes from God and it is truly a gift. I can't imagine the pain of a loved one having Alzheimers.
from acaldwell :
awww dont bee sad; be happy you now have another memory with ya mom to cherish for the rest of ya life!take it one step at a time, and turn a bad thing into a good thing! huggs for you!
from radiogurl :
As difficult as it is to see her lose so much, treasure the moments that you have, and be happy that you can communicate at all. Mothers are one-of-a-kind. Once they're gone, there will never, ever be another who's truly yours.
from fairygodmum :
Merry Christmas KID and CAT! Sounds like you guys are having a Very Wonderful Time with your family... the Children sound marvelous! Hugz, Bebe da FairyGodMum
from radiogurl :
Merry Christmas to your family, young and old :)
from sasori-gal :
Merry Christmas! *holiday hugs*
from forty-plus :
What a nice holiday treat to hear from Kidspinkcat! Merry Christmas to the whole family.
from boxx9000 :
MERRY CHRISTMAS cat-in-a-snit and kids-pink-cat AND the whole family! It was so good to hear that all is well and the little ones had a visit from Santa. The best thing about Christmas is FAMILY and FRIENDS. Enjoy! ~Love, BoXx
from acaldwell :
merry xmas!!!! if ya want free help with the puter, im always in yahoo messenger as acaldwell1958 also, email me with details of why the puter aint working, and i will send you solutions! we here at who did it and ran have a motto! tennessee tuxedo will not fail! andi hope y'all continue to work things out!!
from yarnsmith :
Merry Christmas!!! Ho Ho HO!!!!
from fairygodmum :
Don't you just love getting dressed up at the spur of the moment! Happy Holidayzzzz... Hope there is More Glitter in Your Future! P.S. The show went really well... we were the show stoppers! Hugz, Bebe da FairyGodMum
from purple-momma :
Thank you for your note. Yes, its a scarey situation. She will be home soon for the holiday. I hope, no I WILL, be talking with her more about this.
from radiogurl :
Thank you for the comment on my design. I liked the red but it was too... red. I wanted something lighter, still elegant. I decided the color of the moment for me is gold, lol.
from acaldwell :
me comments section is fixed now, the notes section is off!!! so use the comments section!!! cya!!!!
from sasori-gal :
Thanks for the message! Luckily, the day following the "palace" was a Sunday! *whew* Hope you enjoyed your Christmas party~ I'm sure you sparkled and shined! :)
from goingloopy :
Thanks for adding me....and kidspinkcat should understand. I think it's cool to see all different perspectives, because you can learn so much that way...a lot of my friends are closer to my mom's age than mine, but it's helped me have a better relationship with my mom...okay, I'll get off my soapbox. It's way too early for that nonsense anyway. ;)
from yarnsmith :
Something always comes along and ruins the cozy comfy fleecy slippered warm good book nights...doesn't it?
from goingloopy :
I wore a white satin shirt, black pants, and a red and black blazer. (My fashion choices are limited...I've lost weight, and all my real "party clothes" are way too big.) Tell kidspinkcat to hang in there. Computer problems are extra-frustrating. Hopefully she'll get hers fixed soon...
from acaldwell :
yay! candy canes! ty for the comment! only 12 more shoplifting daze til xmas!! ho ho ho! green giant!!
from her-story :
I appreciate that. And, I might have something on the horizon... I'll let you know when I know for sure. *grins*
from radiogurl :
I know how you feel. I wish I could take off the week of Christmas. Heck, I wish I could take off any week about now, I'm so tired. But I don't have the luxury of saying no to work. There's no one else to do my job and sometimes stuff can't wait. :-/
from goingloopy :
Don't feel bad. But you're right, working for someone mean rubs off. I figured it was a mean-spirited lawyer, because why else would they want a transcript over the holidays, if not to put someone else in a foul mood? And if you try flavored coffee, go with some chocolate-y latte, and put some sugar in it...mmmmm.
from goingloopy :
...being a paralegal myself, I sympathize with both of you...because I know her boss is going to being chewing on her butt for the next three weeks until the transcript magically appears. But I feel for you because you have the right to enjoy your holidays, and lawyers don't seem to ever recognize this fact. Hope the party is fun. :)
from her-story :
Are you KIDDING me... uuuuugh!
from radiogurl :
*Sigh* There are so many young mothers, so many bruises, and so many sons-of-bitches who get away with it while people look the other way :-/
from acaldwell :
that is so sad...i can never in my SOBER life understand WHY beaten down trapped women get orders of protection, then remove them! it MUST be frustrating for the courts to waste time like this. it SHOULDNT be the complaints choice; once the order is done, then it should be un removable. i pray that that gal and her daughter dont end up dead!
from her-story :
I didn't realize how emotional this research would make me. When I presented the book last night to class, nearly everyone felt the same way as I did. However, I did say in the beginning of my presentation, "and if anyone is affiliated with the Klan or any white supremist group and you disagree with my presentation, then tough crap." I wasn't there to win brownie points for the Klan. I was there to present a book written by a SOUTHERN author about the atrocities of the Klan. A burning cross scares me not... mess with my kids and I turn evil. It's funny though (not funny haha, but funny weird) that this book details certain areas in the South (Alabama being one) where I've BEEN or know people who are FROM there... like I have a friend in Florida who lives IN the town that supposedly had the most violent Klan groups in Fla. I lived (for a short time THANKFULLY) in York County, SC... another hotbed. And, I have to say that the town WAS a bit freaky. (Dueling banjos anyone?) And recently I met someone from Meridian, MS who didn't even know that his town was the center of this HUGE riot regarding labor... huge numbers of Klan members were attacking black people for "taking their jobs." Nope, he defended not knowing the Klan even EXISTED in his town. (GEEZ...) So, the book is worth reading ONLY if you intend to do research on issues facing Reconstruction. If not, the book is LONG (like super long 500+ pages long) and has too much detail. Did I mention that I have tons of Klan pics from the 1800s? That won me brownie points w/ my prof who asked me to send him some for his undergrad class. That's me... provider of all hard-to-find historical pictures.
from sasori-gal :
Loved your descriptions in this nostalgic story. I felt like I was there! :)
from yarnsmith :
Mr. Whinert...that is too funny. Since my phone call with my "troubled" lady, I have thought of 100 ways I could have helped her. I guess I was so busy and in the middle of trying to wrap things up at work so I could have a peaceful vacation, I looked at the situation as an intrusion instead of God offering me an opportunity to help someone. I should have taken her name and number and made a few phone calls. People like this make their own beds and I guess they have to lie in them even when they are 95. Something tells me though that even if you give someone like this help...they never appreciate it...still...would have been good for my soul to try to help..at least help her poor dog.
from radiogurl :
What a bittersweet memory. I remember the days of playing outdoors in the streets, riding your bicycle without worrying about being shot... Thanks for the blast from the past. :)
from acaldwell :
very nice nostalgic story!!i love to hear about the days of old when knights were bold, and t/p wasnt invented yet! as always your tome's put a smile upon my face! and what would happen to the phantoms if they crossed that line? back when i was a rugrat, and thought Superman was real, there was a place in outer space called the phantom zone, a sometimes escape proof massive bubble where occasionally Superman would banish the Super-Criminals, and sometimes they escaped and crossed that line! hehehheee.
from yarnsmith :
What a cute story. In the neighborhood I grew up in we didn't have a "haunted house" but a house with two elderly brothers who were always diggin retangular garden areas in the back yard...the story with that was that they were murders who buried bodies in the yard. I do remember though an old lady in my Grandmas neighborhood who I was sure was a witch and who I was sure would "cook" me in a large pot if she ever caught me. I do remember there being the imaginary line in which once crossed...I was safe. I found that insight to be so endearing in your story.
from her-story :
Thanks... but I think radiogurl and I are working on a surprise. *wink* That conversation with your dad sounded just like what my mom would have with my grandmother (but she'd purposedly 'lose' her hearing aids...teeth... money... keys). *ahhh memories*
from radiogurl :
I know the feeling. I'm just glad my dad never phones. He would but the one advantage to my working ungodly hours is he never knows when I'll be home, lol.
from chaosdaily :
my mother is like that on the phone too.... everyone in the house knows whos calling just by my answers..... uh huh... no... no... uh huh
from acaldwell :
wow! very heartwarming story! you are a good person to be able to talk to ya daddy like that! not many our age have the oppurtunity!!!
from forty-plus :
You are a good daughter! {{Hug}}
from yarnsmith :
Your posting summed up my experience with Granny and my Mother in law. It can be irriating at the time but endearing when you think about it later. What I get a kick out of is the hearing aid...how they turn them down because all that background noise bothers them...then when you say something to them it takes them awhile to realize they are being talked to and they say "wait a minute" and then the futzing around with the hearing aid begins and you have to repeat what you said.
from boxx9000 :
My Mom used to do the same thing. When she called it was to talk AT me, never a converstaion. I could put the phone down and come back later and she would STILL be talking. I hope I never do that to my daughter. However, I miss my Mom and I would give just about anything to have one more phone call with her.
from yarnsmith :
Thanks for your encouraging note Megan...Don't know what I would do without all you wonderful puter buddies...you all feed my ego and keep my spirits pumped. Hope your daughters computer problems get sorted out so we can read her life again soon...Paula
from her-story :
I'm sorry about her computer... I swear they have a mind of their own. HEY... tell your daughter that I found the CUTEST toy... it's an eeyore with ears that flap as he sings a flying song.
from goingloopy :
Yeah, I'm not fond of the Quack-in-a-Boxes, either...but that is a funny story about the kids. Thanks for letting me know about kidspinkcat...I was wondering where she was!! Computer problems are extra-frustrating. I'm going to add you to my favorites...I don't know why I haven't checked you out before!! :)
from cosmicrayola :
I never got beyond "one!" with my kids. I swung on "two". Good thing spanking wasn't against the law back then. Shouldn't be now. You would have a generation of better behaved kids.
from chaosdaily :
hope you're feeling better. we call those clinics "doc in a box"
from radiogurl :
I hope you're feeling better by now. Sorry it took sitting through McDoctor.
from acaldwell :
ah! the doctors office! what a story! just goes to show ya the lack of real disipline with that child. yelling 1 2 3 has no effect. what did the doctor say what happened to you? are you ok? you didnt say!
from yarnsmith :
You can laugh at my story...I always try to put a little humor in it..I am laughing also...not only at my trying to be Martha Stewart to a bunch of unsophisticated eaters, but at your story of the doctors office. I haven't been in a situation like that since I stopped having to take my kid into a pediatrician. You described it beautifully and brought back many "not so fond" memories of the countless Shaylynns and their mothers and their endless "One, Two, Threes" which are never acted on because the kid knows exactly how far into three she can go and how many seconds to wait to start the shenanigans again thereby earning another session of "One, Two, Three." The one that gets me the most is when the parents then say "Two and a half"...stalling before they get to three..anything to keep themselves from turning the little monster around and methodically swatting the little padded butt.
from forty-plus :
A happy Thanksgiving {Hug} to you! Your diary is one of the things I am thankful to have discovered this last year. I hope you have a wonderful day with your family.
from poolagirl :
WOW! Another amazing entry. I am in awe of you. Happy Thanksgiving!
from acaldwell :
once again, u create a treasure trove of words! happy thanksgiving!!!
from indigo-love :
happy thanksgiving!
from yarnsmith :
Have a great Thanksgiving Megan..don't know if I will get a chance to get online tomorrow...Will be Kitchen Slave til Thursday night. Enjoy the holiday...Paula
from acaldwell :
heheheeeee! nice note! its not all that bad around here, 99% of the time if ya just glare at the idiots, they scurry away like roaches!
from her-story :
It's a 'gross out' icon. By the way, I couldn't help but notice... I've read Rebecca Wells' books, too. I cried like a baby through the "Little Altars Everywhere." I did see the Yaya movie, but was reaaaaaaaaaally disappointed (the scenes they cut and showed later were by far the most crucial to the story)... but cried nonetheless. It was just so sad... Oh, yeah, the icon... each one means something different. You'd have to click on the link to find out the key, since I forgot to post it. There's like 6 or 7 icons. It was a really funny article, nonetheless... grossout factor and all.
from radiogurl :
How sad for the Shermans. My parents were like that. No one was ever good enough, there was always something wrong, and anything negative that happened, including a lightning strike or other act of God, was always the fault of the person it happened to. God help them. :-/
from ani-daniels :
~~ Bono... divine? Oh YES! You hit the nail on the head. I can't believe your friend got her picture taken with Chelsea! How cool is that!! I just love the Clintons. I think Clelsea is one of the most interesting and classy people ever. I'm glad you know people who were there and you were able to share the excitement. ~~ I'm sorry it took me so long to reply, but I've been bogged down at work. Working 12-hour days lately. I even worked through the weekend. But not today! I'm going to take a nice, warm bubble bath. Work will still be there in the morning! LOL
from yarnsmith :
Ya wonder what makes people sour like that. Here he has a wife and freinds and a wonderful church family to have brunch with and yet so sour...reminds me of Mr. Potter of I'ts a Wonderful Life. Yet here you were waiting on people who had no one and yet showed up and were respectful and I am sure Thankful of your hospitality.
from forty-plus :
I knew exactly what you meant when you wrote, "Some didnít have family. They were solitary and old, their eyes revealing a sense of aloneness." When I worked at my town's senior center, I saw that look too many times. It still breaks my heart.
from boxx9000 :
THANKS for your nice note. I wanted you to know i appreciate your kind words. You work with lawyers all the time, how long CAN this nightmare go on for?
from acaldwell :
theres always ONE in every crowd to try to spoil the soup, so to speak~people like that should be tossed out on their ears! i am glad that that idiot didn't spoil your day! you handled him gracefully!
from yarnsmith :
You have a wondeful holiday too if I don't get a chance to leave you a note or if you don't get a chance to post...This is the week when us Thanksgiving hosts have to put everything else aside....The count down is on. I am thankful to have such a great buddy as you too Megan...I am glad we found each other in this cyberspace.
from radiogurl :
I've wanted to buy the Betty Crocker cookbook forever. Unfortunately I so rarely have time to cook any more that it would probably collect dust on the shelf now. :(
from yarnsmith :
I am a recipe whore...I have a million recipes I have collected over the years and have only made a handful of my favorite things. I found a wonderful recipe program on the internet called Accuchef. They let you use it 60 times before buying and then it only costs 20.00 to download. It is a wonderful program...When I clip out a recipe...I type it right in that day...now don't ask me what I am going to do with them all...but if I want them...I have them. LOL!!!
from sasori-gal :
Mmmmm! I'll bet your kitchen is going to smell divine with all your cooking and baking. You know, that's something I miss. Nobody has bake sales here in Japan. *sniff*
from acaldwell :
i have rarely used a cookbook, i just go~ a lil bit of this, a lil bit of that....happy thanksgiving!
from radiogurl :
Awww... Criminals - arsonists or whatever - are the most selfish people alive. They don't care who they inconvenience. It's all about them. Thank God for the wonderful folk like Dennis who can turn a negative into an opportunity to make friends!
from her-story :
Would she like it or not like it? I think it's creepy, personally...
from ani-daniels :
Good, I'm glad you'll click on the animal welfare site. It's a great site, and too easy to ignore. =) Also, thanks for the heads-up on Bono being at the Clinton Library opening. That's fantastic! I can't believe you know people who are going to attend. WOW! Please let me know what they say about it. I'm interested to see how close they get, and what their experience was like. =)
from acaldwell :
did they catch the friggen firebug arse-in-ist??
from allelse :
Mom, read ani-daniels's entry about the animal rescue thing. It's interesting.-----Jayme
from radiogurl :
Aww that sounds wonderful! Sundays really are meant to be a day of rest, and instead, seems like so many people run harder Sundays than any other day :-/
from hjulie :
Thanks for visiting my diary and signing the guestbook. I'll be back soon to read some more of your diary.
from acaldwell :
well, its me again! im afraid the beautiful template i chosen was defective. mac users couldnt see it, and the archives was a mess. so, i found a suitable template that all can enjoy, it only took 5 hours, and the archives work! heheheheeee. thanks!
from acaldwell :
that is so perfect....hurrah for you! and dwain! BTW, i changed my template, would ya go see and tell me how it looks? thanks!
from forty-plus :
Your Sunday sounds quite perfect to me! I remembered your kit meals entry as I was reorganizing the pantry. I still have shelves of stored food in the basement to organize. This is the perfect time for donations another plus in my new venture.
from chaosdaily :
sounds like a lovely day.....
from her-story :
Ya, the mere mention of his name makes me ill. I just can't phatham why a person would kill another person when a DIVORCE can be so accessible. I hope puppy gets the needle, that's all I can say...
from radiogurl :
I've gone the Miss Clairol route a few times, though I swore off a while back. It looks good - the only hard part is touching up your roots when they grow out. You most DEFINITELY don't want to re-dye all of your hair, it will destroy it.
from yarnsmith :
I used to color my own hair and was always pleased with the results. As a matter of fact, the only reason I still don't do it is because I paid for 40 years worth of coloring up front when I put Michelle through school. LOL!....The only real difference I can see between the do it yourself and the professional is that a professional can get the color pretty close to your natural color, where the box's color isn't quite as refined...it is refined enough though and I would definitely pay the 10.00 for the box over 100.00 + tip at salon. I am sure it looks fantastic. P. S. Another thing Michelle does during a color job is use a brush to apply it directly to the roots instead of smooshing it all in with your hands like a shampoo. She even used a small paint brush (wall brush...not artist) last time when she forgot her coloring brush.
from forty-plus :
No more tinsel! I love it.
from poolagirl :
No, the chickens are mean little rat bastards. They DO lay wonderful eggs, however. Life is always a compromise. I am singing "In My Life" for the memorial. "There are places I remember......" The old Beatles tune. Good luck with Mike!
from poolagirl :
Mike is going to give you major shit.
from radiogurl :
Okay... now that is just BIZARRE, lol.
from acaldwell :
the problem was with me and not the site or dland, not enuff coffee and i forgot to add some > to the links! heheheee. glad u came back to look! thanks!
from chaosdaily :
it sure must be awkward cause hes having a rough time with any form of discipline. but we do already have the grunting and door slamming, so maybe its almost over. one can hope anyway. thanks for the comment
from acaldwell :
thanks for todays comment megan. i was having probs gettin my links to work right, so its all fixed when the links were boke, some text was missing, so u might wanna go back to my page and read it again, its all fixed!
from yarnsmith :
That's funny about Mountain Home. Some developers must have run all their advertising in Chicago during January and convinced a bunch of retirees that Mountain Home was just the combination of solitude and decent weather to spend their retirement in. I'll be that Mountain Home now resembles a Chicago suburb with putty colored mini mansions all in a row on their "shaved" and leveled lawns. LOL!!
from yarnsmith :
The secretary from our owner's other pallet company retired and moved to Mountain Home. She says it is lovely there.
from acaldwell :
i hate hunting too its unnecessary. them poor deer dont do anything to deserve that.
from kidspinkcat :
Mom, I loved your story so much about Christopher. I just sat and cried for a minuet. He would beam with pride to know that this was written about him from you. Have you told him this is how you feel? I think he needs to hear it most from you. I tell him all the time how proud I am of him but I think deep down, he really wants to impress his mother. I love you and I love the way you love us. We are lucky kids to have you. (sniffeling right now, wiping a tear) I love you!!!
from purple-momma :
Oh, what wonderful writings come from you! You really should write a novel! A cake meeting is a bridal consultation meeting. I make wedding cakes--that's my business--I also get the lovely job of meeting with the brides to discuss and pick out their wedding cake. It has its ups and downs, like any "job". Mine started as a hobby in my home. I own it with my 3 sisters--yes, 3 sisters! It works pretty well. We step on each other's toes only occasionally. I am the one in the shop 90% of the time. It sometimes feels like I live there. Now to my own diary. What to write about today? Whatever it will be, won't come close to your lovely writing! Keep it up. You are definitely an inspiration to me.
from sasori-gal :
That was a lovely tribute to your son! Happy birthday to him :)
from chaosdaily :
its kind of a mind over matter thing... it only hurts when i bump it, otherwise, if i dont think about it, i dont really even know its there
from poolagirl :
What a amazing entry about your life and your son. Thank you!
from radiogurl :
Happy birthday to your son. Sounds like you have every possible reason to be proud!
from her-story :
You're welcome for the link(s)... anytime. I usually am online procrastinating instead of working on my presentation (kinda like now)... I think it's because I'm bored with school. I've been in college a total of: 13 years. You'd THINK that by now I'd have learned my lesson...
from forty-plus :
Happy Birthday Chris! I love a proud mama!
from acaldwell :
good job! once again your writings take hold and enthrall! hurry! write the NOVEL!!!!
from yarnsmith :
There is nothing like having raised a child past all those uncertainties that can grab them and hold them down and side track them, and watch them actually make it into a fully responsible adult. Ya done good Mom.
from chaosdaily :
thats a big NO on the stitches. i used to work in a hospital, so i know what needs them and what doesnt. but i also know i can treat myself.... well to a point... i get a lot of cuts at work, and havent had any go sour yet, and have avoided stitches. besides, it hurts to get them!
from her-story :
No problem, that's what I'm here for... they call me the 'finder.' I'd also suggest looking at highlights.com because they do have some building stuff. Also, goto bizrate.com if you find the exact thing for him. If it's listed with bizrate, it'll do a price comparison for you so you can find the best prices.
from yarnsmith :
Beauty school is the best bang for your educational buck..that is if the person likes doing it. Personal care can be a nasty job too....I guess like anything else...to suceed, ya gotta love it. Someday I'll have to write about her appreticeship year and the smelly homeless man who came in and left without paying.
from spritopias :
thanks for your note, I appreciate it.
from acaldwell :
thanks for the note today! yes i am doing much better, i actually overslept today! dland is drivin me up the wall today, i been tryin to add stuff and i keep having to wait! its frustrating!
from her-story :
I posted in my today journal what kinex are for you... you can find them at toysrus.com (amazon). My son loves them, but they are for ages 6 and up. He started playing with them at about 7 years old and has been building things ever since. Also, highlights.com has some great building things if he's into that...
from radiogurl :
There's something about this time of year that signals contentment despite the insanity. Enjoy it, m'dear!
from yarnsmith :
Ditto what Art Caldwell wrote. You do have a way with dialouge and description that makes even reading about your evening puttering around at home interesting. I could feel the mood and hear Dwain snoring while you sang to yourself and folded clothes...heck....I could even smell the Downey.
from acaldwell :
if u write a novel, i will read it! u are a wonderful writer!!!!!
from forty-plus :
It's so nice when the clouds lift.
from purple-momma :
Oh, the mail system! I hope it is returned to sender showing it was addressed incorrectly! Yes, I have a cell phone that also is a camera. I love it. I am sure I don't know all the ins and outs of it, but it is great. Don't think it does movies . . . I had to go back and look at your fall photo again. It is still beautiful!
from radiogurl :
*Sigh* I hope that the letter is delivered in a few more days - or else comes back marked undeliverable. Sadly, the postal service being what it is...
from yarnsmith :
Must be the geographic areas we live in. I live in a deep deep blue state. I am like a freak here. Even independents who usually vote Republican are bashing regular Republicans this year. Our state Republican party is an embarrassment and I am voting Libertarian for any state offices. It has gotten to the point where I am actually afraid to admit I am Republican. I get ganged up on. Politics does evil things to people on both sides of the spectrum. I even have a cousin who is a Catholic Priest. He is the sweetest, most gentle soul on Earth and I love him dearly, but the last family gathering we were at, he cornered ma and got down right in my face about how Republicans are evil, racist and want to starve old people. That is what I am tired of. It seems like even the people on tbe news have an opinion that if you are Republican you are hateful, racist and homophobic. I suppose you must get tired of getting the "LIBERAL" card thrown at you being a Democrat. For some reason, depending on our upbringing and personal circumstances, different people see things different ways. If I think for a minute that the "other side" looks evil, I have to realize that to good people on the other side, "my side" looks evil. It has gotten so polarizing that it's scary. I do agree with you though and thank you for reminding me that we should pray and stand beside our leaders once elected and stand, under God as one people. That is what the Bible tells us to do after all. I saw a documentary on the war of 1812 and just at the hour that the British marched into an abandoned Washington DC and were going to take it over, a hurricane blew up....then after the hurricane, a tornado swept in and blew them all away. When I saw that, I realized that God is indeed with this nation and we are lucky that the most that happens duirng an election here are hot words. No one blows anyone else up and we don't hurt each other over it. It is heartening to see the great voter turn out though. Maybe that is God's purpose in this tight election.
from sasori-gal :
Oh man...what a day! You deserve that nice big pot of soup and cornbread! *yummy*
from yarnsmith :
Seems like the most loyal employees are always the ones who get the crap. I am glad you had Dwain on your side there able to tell off the judge.
from yarnsmith :
Full Sized Butterfingers!!!! Wow...you must be one of the "Rich People". LOL!!! (That is how a kid would define it.)
from forty-plus :
How nice to have Dwain stand up for you! Sorry it was needed.
from acaldwell :
GOOD FOR YOU! they know all good and well u didnt get that message! what kind of game are they playing? hurrah for dwain for standing up for you!
from her-story :
The churros were tasty... after the first 2 batches. Then, after the 3rd, 4th and 20th, I can't get that 'greasy' feeling off of my skin. BUT, I figured that I'd tell ya they taste like fried up little sugary donut-worms (they look like lil french fries) and I'm sure my pants will burst if I eat anymore. I had to make ANOTHER cluster of these things today w/ my son b/c he has club tomorrow and has to bring them for up to 60 KIDS... 60. God hates me... the environmentalists HATE me... my skin hates me. I think I'll go eat some worms... some fried sugary coated doughy WORMS. (yum!) Unfortunately, I didn't get to pee until later... bah!
from boxx9000 :
HAPPY HALLOWEEN.....BOO!
from radiogurl :
Gorgeous photo, as everyone else said. And the lunch sounded wonderful, too!
from yarnsmith :
Wow...I never knew a famous photographer before. What a beautiful shot.
from forty-plus :
Congratulations! The photo is beautiful and definitely publish-worthy.
from purple-momma :
congrats on being famous! What a beautiful picture! I consider myself lucky. I have 4 liquid amber trees outside my shop I can see turning colors. That's it. 4. Here in California we have green most of the year. My 4 trees are great right now. I love the color! Also, your tribute was moving. I hope I have someone I can touch like that sometime . . . .
from acaldwell :
great story! and i want that apple jack turkey sandwich! sounds yummy! and a wonderful pic too! thanks!
from kidspinkcat :
You're right and I consider myself a VERY hands on kind of mom. I can't imagine it any other way. We did the naked in the mud thing today. It was totally Woodstock, but without the music and the drugs and the smelly hippies. What I DO do for them is try my best to be the best mom I can be. I love those boys and I wouldn't have anything less for them.
from radiogurl :
What a poignant tribute. You invariably bring us little slices of beauty with each vignette you type. Don't ever stop. Your words reconnect us to the simplest and deepest parts of our souls :)
from sunnflower :
Hi from Suburban Island. I'm so glad you stopped by to visit my diary via Boxx. Now I have discovered yours! My toothache is a little better and I am holding off on going to the dentist. We went to see - Princess Diary II - because I really wanted to see it versus Spiderman 2 (even though I am sure that is a fine movie too).
from yarnsmith :
What a beautiful description of a hometown I wish I lived in. You are blessed to have such a nice close community and to have known someone as wonderful as Marion must have been.
from poolagirl :
What a beautiful entry for Marion. You made my morning.
from forty-plus :
Thank you for writing Burying Marion. Quite a testimony of your wonderful community.
from kidspinkcat :
OHMIGOSH!!! Mom! You are the best! You just reminded me that we do have an ally (spelled right?) in our corner. One of David's teachers can watch the boys. Thanks for reminding me. As a matter of fact, I am going to ask one of his current teachers if she would ever do me the favor and sit for them. She's older and she's the sweetest thing and she's soooo good with David. She's kind of like a grandma to all the kids. I like her alot. She's the one who was in P.E.O. for years. Her name is Ms. Elizabeth. I will ask her first thing tomorrow. Thanks Mom!
from fairygodmum :
I've been contemplating putting braids in my hair. Fortunatly I don't have to put glue in them to take hold as I have naturally curly hair. It's either braids or a perm. A perm straightens my hair so then the possibility of doing a hair weave. I do my own Thank You Very Much! Saves on the expense of say $400.00 I have bought my own hair.. when they ask IS that Your Hair.. I say YES.. don't ask how much it cost! Hugz, Bebe da FairyGodMum
from her-story :
Don't be that impressed... I totally botched the potroast a few weeks ago. Chicken soup is the one thing I make really really well (that's not Italian). It was good, but the 2nd day is better (once you scrape the fat off of the top). I usually wear rubber gloves, but they DISAPPEARED... and I'm thinking that my kids took them for some devious purpose. (When I find them, they'll be planted carefully in their beds, in their sheets.) Thanks for stopping by! :)
from yarnsmith :
Michelle's hair is shoulder length and the extensions stay in about 3 months..they grow out with your hair and then you cut them off. You have to be careful combing your hair though..you can't put a comb all the way through up by your scalp..gotta use a light brush and only comb the lower level. I wouldn't want them but she is consistanly doing 2 sets per week and last customer paid 1500.00 and tipped her 250.00. Not bad!
from chaosdaily :
i never enjoyed cooking until i was about 26 or 27. then i enjoyed making something new, but always with a recipe. it wasnt until i was in my 30s that i started baking, and that just took off. i always wanted to have a restaurant where i could just cook and bake, the deli is kind of like that. i really do enjoy the baking thing though, i dont know why, but i do. i particularily like making cakes, and the more chocolate, the better. i would have to say brownies are my second favorite...
from poolagirl :
Oh, don't worry. I live about 3 miles from the coast - until the "big one" comes. Then I will have beachfront property (of maybe that will be radiogirl in Phoenix). HA!
from radiogurl :
I wish I had a little natural curl in my hair. No such luck :-/ It's as straight as a string!
from yarnsmith :
I had to chuckle when you mentioned the glue in the hair because of the extensions. My daughter just learned how to do extensions. Her first client wasn't to put the extensions in but to remove the glue from the hair of someone who got a botched job at another salon. The class and equipment cost her 2000.00. She charges anywhere from 1500.00 to 2000.00 to put extensions in people hair. A full head of long hair. Out of that...the hair costs about 500.00. She has to give 20 percent to her salon which is about 300.00 which leaves her 700.00 for 5 hours of continual work. Not a bad hourly wage and the tip is about 50 to 100 bucks or more on top of that. Very very lucrative thing for people to get into. I can't believe that people pay 2000.00 just to have long hair and then will sit 5 or 6 hours to have it done. Look at the pictures of Michelle on my site...that long long hair is extensions. Her girlfriend did hers and she did her freinds...can't even tell its fake. She gave me nails too but after a about a month the real nail underneath was paper thin from so much sanding and I couldn't stand it...kept breaking them..It has been a month now and my real nails haven't yet fully recovered...almost back to normal. She will give me regular manicures and I will just keep my normal..real nails.
from her-story :
Ever since I was pregnant with my 3rd (the baby), I've been getting headaches. I think my headache stemmed from me being overwhelmed w/ work... and then having to sit in a hot room with 15 people all arguing over slavery.
from radiogurl :
Interesting conversation. I've only had my nails done once. Loved the result but don't have the time, money, or transportation to have them done on any kind of regular basis :-/ I can't even get a perm right now...
from acaldwell :
us men got it so easy, all i do is go to the barbershop and 10 minutes later im done. i remember those beauty parlors when i was a kid, seein all those women sittin under dryers for hours....
from acaldwell :
wot is a kit meal?? by the way i changed the link, just for you so go look at it, you need the latest flash player to view it, and theers no flashing screens involved! have fun!
from yarnsmith :
Kit meals are the only way to go, however Mike would starve before he would even nuke himself a frozen meal...so I don't have to arrange. Dont have a pantry anyway. Have fun..do you alphabetize?
from acaldwell :
megan! OMG! im so sorry! i forgot that some people can go into seasures when they see stuff like that! are you ok? it was just a gag, maybe i should put a disclaimer on it. TY for agreeing with me on my rant. please tell me u r ok.....
from purple-momma :
At least your husband gets the "Christmas Spirit"! I am lucky if mine gets the outside lights up in time. We broke down about 5 years ago and bought a "fake" tree. It is about 10 feet tall--extremely heavy box. It has become my job to get it out and up. I hate it! Oh, I miss my catalogs! I haven't purchased anything through one in a number of years, so, I don't get very many any more!
from her-story :
Thanks for stopping by. (I like your background, too... hehe) Feel free to stop by whenever... :)
from radiogurl :
Awww - I hope Dwain appreciates you. Sounds like he's very lucky to have you in his life. :)
from yarnsmith :
I called the village social agency and they said that they can't do anything for anyone who doesn't want help. My next step is to call the County Dept. of Human Services and see if they can do anything for he as the forest preserve is county property....and people aren't suppose to be living there. Even if they arrest her...at least she will be warm and maybe then they can get her some mental help.
from yarnsmith :
I am still laughing over the bereavement ornament. That has to be a joke..huh? Was that really in a cataloge? That's the funniest thing I've heard all day.
from kidspinkcat :
Sorry but all I can do is snicker at what Dwain did to you. You POOR thing! I know how it feels to have a moment that belongs only to you, snatched away. I feel your pain, Mom. Truely I do. So what'cha getting me for Christmas, mommy? Huh-Huh-Huh??!! Just kidding. If you gave me a hug and a smile, that's all I would need. You give me so much all the year long, other stuff just doesn't matter as much. I love you! You're the best.
from acaldwell :
ok, this is the prime reason i do not suscribe to the social whims of the holidays! so damm money hungry and materialistic! it disgusts me also that its not even hollow`weener yat, and already the christmas crap is out! what? no thanksgiving junk? cya! again, you write especially well
from acaldwell :
ok, heres the answer to the other people with elvis and nixon~ the guy on the left is sonny west, and the one on the right is charlie hodge!
from radiogurl :
Ack... *Shakes head* I hope he's not planning to send them to any of YOUR friends...
from inkdragon :
Everyone should have a grandpa sweater!
from kidspinkcat :
I will tell you later when I have the strength to hold my achy body up and my eyes open. It's not too bad, but it's mostly about how I needed a break today (not feeling good and all) and I didn't get one. I'll call you later. I love you!
from sasori-gal :
Thanks for your nice message. I was surprised too to hear that they have so many seminars and classes to deal with Parkinsons. I think it's great that these seminars also teach loved ones how to deal with the changes that are going to occur and how to take care of someone who has Parkinsons. I have a lot of respect for my parents who take everything in stride and maintain their positive attitudes. By the way, your latest entries have left me soooo hungry! I need some comfort food from the USA!!! El Acapulco! *drool*
from yarnsmith :
Good luck with the paint job. All I managed today was a coat of stain on a table I am refinishing (will put on coat 2 or 3 tonight) and a grocery shopping trip...Will catch the multicultural grocery store tonight for my fruit, veggies and deli items. Saturday and Sunday nights you can go there and manage to find your way out before sun up the next day. I will probably paint the hall tomorrow and forget the fall leaf tour I was planning...Oh Well..at least I will be able to hang my picture gallery and new mirror back up.
from yarnsmith :
A grandpa sweater? Sounds like my husband's ideal. If it weren't for my daughter he wouldn't own anything stylish. You are such a good descriptive writer. You make a story about shopping so interesting...It reads like a good book.
from radiogurl :
Hey! A sale is worth a little starvation now and then! ;)
from cosmicrayola :
Wow, you say the nicest things! Thank you. Feel free to print and stick it wherever you would like. I am honored.
from acaldwell :
the stories on my page are actually links, if ya mouse overthem and click em u will see more!
from radiogurl :
I live dangerously - no flu shots, ever. So this year, for me, is no different. But for some people I can well understand the panic.
from kidspinkcat :
Guilty feelings?? Give me a break, you need one just as badly as my boys do. Only they won't be getting one probably this year even though they qualify (because they are minors and they are both asthmatic.) There is such a shortage this year and our doctor doesn't carry them and every where else that is giving them--I hear you have to stand in line for up to four hours!! FOUR HOURS??!! Imagine me with the boys in a line for 30 minuets? Impossible. I pray to God that the boys are super human this winter and don't catch the flu.
from acaldwell :
what a very nice story! i was able to picture in my mind every detail! you are such a wonderful writer, and i love the kitty on ya template too! thanks for a cheerful tale!
from purple-momma :
I LOVE THE NEW LOOK!!!!! MAKES ME WANT TO GRAB THAT KITTY AND HUG IT!!!!! I haven't been crocheting long -- but I love it. And still extremely basic. I wish I had actual time for "classes" but, -0- time for that since most of my spare time is at 10:00 p.m. or later!
from yarnsmith :
Thank you for your continued compliments on my postings...You have a blanket Okey Dokey to print out any of my postings you want.
from kidspinkcat :
I read poolagirl's entry and laughed so hard, I cried. Just glad the kids are still sleeping! I really, really laughed out loud. "Master needs you!" Now that's funny stuff!
from sasori-gal :
I've been away from the computer for a bit so it was really exciting to see your new template and photos. They're lovely!
from radiogurl :
Oooh, I love the photo. It is so rich and green - doesn't really look like the classical depiction of autumn, but the cool rainy day still evokes nostalgia in me. :)
from poolagirl :
Thanks for stopping by! I can see almost immediately that you are a soul-sister. We have a lot of common D-Land friends - and you like Rebecca Wells. I have just made you a fave!
from yarnsmith :
Sounds like a wonderful day and what a great picture.
from nikita84 :
Well, don't you sometimes wish to learn another language? If you were to choose a language to learn which one would it be? x0x PS: updated my diary and finally took some time to write more than a couple of lines! :)
from acaldwell :
now thats MY kind of sunday! i fixed the top image on my site if ya wanna go look! i love the ozarks, thats a swell pic! thanks!
from inkdragon :
What a wonderful photograph! I'm going to check out that site.
from ani-daniels :
I'm training for a marathon, so I actually have a long ways to go! It felt good to run the 12 miles on Saturday. I'm up for 13 next weekend, which is 1/2 way to the marathon! Don't sell yourself short for walking 3 miles, 4X a week... I think that's WONDERFUL. I remember when I was able to run my first mile without stopping -- I thought I was invincible! LOL We all start somewhere, and believe me, I started at the very bottom. Walking is extremely good for you. I'm glad you guys do it together, that's awesome. Happy Monday! *big smile*
from acaldwell :
thanks, cat! sorry about ya dish! want a cheaper alternative? i have this; goto http://www.usdtv.com
from nikita84 :
Hello there!!! Thank you for checking my diary and for the note! Well, i'm a Brazilian girl. So my 1st language is portuguese. My family's european thou. My mom's side from Portugal and my dad's side from Italy (his dad) and Spain (his mom). Out of those languages i just don't speak italian. But i prefer not to write in spanish...i hate it! I understand, i speak, but i hate to write in it! I've learned a little from other languages but nothing worth mentioning. Well, i hope to hear from you soon again! Have a nice day! x0x
from inkdragon :
The template image! How perfect. Sorry your Friday afternoon was messed up. I love the knowledge of having my children at my fingertips via cellphones but I also like the days I "forget" it at home and life becomes so peaceful.
from indigo-love :
i LOVE your new layout!
from yarnsmith :
Love the template. My 100 year old granny sits 6 Inches from the TV and has it blaring at top volume...she talks and yells at it too. I got a real laugh about your Dad. Old people are so funny. I sure enjoy reading your court stories. What is an oyster poboy.
from acaldwell :
nice template! where did u get it? im happy u stuck up for ya self! lawyers! sheesh!
from radiogurl :
Love your new layout. Hate work demands that show utter contempt for (not-so-common) courtesy. I'm glad you were insistent and that the judge backed you up.
from yarnsmith :
Hard to believe there are places without thunderstorms and grass....such simple things we don't realize we miss until we don't have them.
from ani-daniels :
Hi sweetie! Thanks to your and your amazing daughter for the words of encouragement. You are both so wonderful. =) Thank you so very much. Things around here are getting back to normal. I'm really busy at the office now trying to catch up. I wanted to ask you about being a court reporter -- do you like it? Does it pay decent? Where did you go to school? You can send me a private email if you'd like. I hope you have a beautiful day! Ani
from acaldwell :
my pic is # 015-12a in my yahoo pics, park city pics: http://photos.yahoo.com/acaldwell1958
from radiogurl :
*Hugs* Sounds like you are the perfect grandmother - a little hip, funny, imaginative, tolerant, and above all, loving :)
from yarnsmith :
Awwwww...I want grandchildren!!!!! My hubby likes teletubbies (I don't think they're on anymore) and he loves SpongeBob....He actually has SpongeBob P.J.'s and wears them...Hard to get intimate with a man who wears SpongeBob P.J.s.
from chaosdaily :
oh go on, watch spongebob and the rugrats. and if your grandkids are watching em too, you can say you are watching the cartoons with the kids! just not in the same house.. hehe
from fairygodmum :
Men need to learn how to open up more. It's like they have this Rule NOT to be a Woose as it reveals their weaknesses. So I learned to play their game of not telling them everything.. it keeps em guessing and shows them in reality how it effects the ones you love. Surprisingly.. they open up afterwards. Try it! OH and btw... Teish was just visiting friend I hadn't seen in a long time... she was not my roomate. That crazy gurl. Hugz n Lub, Bebe da FairyGodMum
from saladwhore :
I don't have real health insurance, I'm enrolled in a program through my county that provides discounted medical care to people with low or no incomes. They cover some lab fees, but apparently not these.
from purple-momma :
Yes, I agree! My husband rarely tells me his "problems". Definitely not work problems. He feels its his work and not mine. Even problems with "his family" (mom, dad, brother) are not talked about with me.
from randommuse :
All I can say is "ditto, yarnsmith."
from yarnsmith :
I think that men don't want to bother women with their problems because it is a macho thing and they feel they need to handle it themselves. On the contrary I think they like when their wives need them and confide in them because it make them feel like the protector they want to be.
from acaldwell :
im one of the most abstract thinkers of the modern era! youre welcome!
from inkdragon :
My father was uncontrollably angry as a young man and I, as the oldest and only girl, represented everything unfair in his life. Thank God for strong will and broken cycles.
from inkdragon :
And our loveys call us the complicated ones?!
from radiogurl :
You might point out that *he* matters to you because you love him. But if he doesn't want to share, don't push him. Just give him a hug and let him know that no matter what, you're there for him. If he still won't tell you directly, you will probably discover things indirectly and without friction :)
from acaldwell :
im a guy and i have 2 super powers, 1. i confide in women(therapist is woman) 2. i dream in colour! technicolour actually!
from yarnsmith :
I have an entire quart of Patchouli Oil. Along with my garden art shop, I had herbs and oils. I bottled them myself from larg bottles. The company sent me a quart bottle instead of the 4 ounces I asked and paid for. It will last me forever because it only smells good in tiny 1/2 drops. Too much is stinky. I knew this young man who was a wanna be hippy. He wore patchouli by the gallon to cover up the smell of the pot he smoked. When ever he came into any body's home there home would smell like patchouli for a hour after. Someone would come in after he left and say "Was Eric Here"?
from sasori-gal :
Ooh~ lovely photos! Sounds like you had a wonderful time~ hooray for the powers of patchouli!
from randommuse :
Damn..I'm sitting here completely jealous. I've never seen the Indigo Girls live and I know the ampitheater in Eureka must have been the perfect venue. I haven't been to Eureka Springs in a while...such a beautiful area that I would love to live in.
from radiogurl :
What a charming community portrait, both in words and in pictures! You should write for travel agencies. :)
from kidspinkcat :
Mom, I KNOW-I KNOW!! Shaynan called me to tell me that you told her about the whole concert experience and what not. She called you a "giddy teenager" I believe. I'm glad you had fun. Isn't Ani Difranco GREAT?? I've seen her and I'll tell you, she was great. Tell me how the party went!
from kidspinkcat :
Mom, I KNOW-I KNOW!! Shaynan called me to tell me that you told her about the whole concert experience and what not. She called you a "giddy teenager" I believe. I'm glad you had fun. Isn't Ani Difranco GREAT?? I've seen her and I'll tell you, she was great. Tell me how the party went!
from indigo-love :
so.......... how was the show? i've been reading reviews from the vote damnit tour. sounds awesome! how was tonight?!? i can't wait for next friday - we're flying to salt lake city to see them. hope you had an awesome time!
from kidspinkcat :
What is dead or dying? I could be so snide and answer that question in reference to my sex life but mother's don't like to hear that shit from their daughters, right? OOPS! I said "shit"! OOPS! I said it again! I'm going now before I get grounded or something!
from purple-momma :
Yes, I am a native Californian. My mom moved here in 1942. My dad 1955 after leaving Japan from the Air Force. I have made a few trips to differents areas of the country--and love them all! I don't like the humidity of the east coast/Florida area -- prefer the dryness. However, I think I would love to see actual seasons! Being close the the mountains, I do see snow, but usually not feel snow!
from randommuse :
Hey! I keep meaning to stop over here and thank you for the notes. I've got you added to my favorites so I won't miss your updates. Oh, Stellaluna is the best, isn't it. I also have to point out another similarity...the Indigo Girls are the queens of life, no question about it.
from yarnsmith :
Larry is 54
from radiogurl :
I love the vignettes you describe, the little details that convey your joie de vivre! Please don't ever change who you are. Your writing is such a wonderful gift. :)
from inkdragon :
Hubby and I would say there are many scary and dying things in Youngest Son's room. I almost dread when he purges his room, the things that end up in the kitchen and down by the washer are frightening.
from chaosdaily :
i guess our answer would be.... whats dying? something in the refrigerator..... lol
from kidspinkcat :
BTW: I loved your pictures! Be sure to bring them when you guys come see us next month. That cloudy sky in the background was sort-of creepy. Jayme
from kidspinkcat :
Alright Mom, that was a good point. You got me there. The, "hey girly" thing would probably have ticked me off way more. How is it that you know everything? You always know the right thing to say. I love you!!! Love, Your Daughter.
from fairygodmum :
LOVE the Sharkhead photo... I bet you and your hubby weren't the ONLY tourist in Biloxi. You and your hubby look simply marvleous together!! P.S. I'd HIRE Me Too! tee hee Hugz, Bebe da FGM
from radiogurl :
"Let me think about it," is my mantra. I live, eat, and breathe it. Trouble is that all too often, I spend so long thinking about it that the opportunity passes and I am either left with the rest of my life to say, "What if..." or I see the evidence of "What if." I am trying to find a balance between the two, which is tough. :-/
from radiogurl :
Terrific entry. You and hubby sound like the ideal pair - he must match your sparkle. I bet you light up everyplace you go :D
from acaldwell :
yay! me2 a vote for kerry is a vote for the restoration of our god given rights!
from inkdragon :
Great photos!
from yarnsmith :
yes...I feel better now. I will just add to that post when ever something new makes me mad.
from acaldwell :
simply amazing! i wish i had that book, oftentimes i find myself with nothing to do!
from yarnsmith :
Did you find that giant shell on the beach? LOL
from chaosdaily :
gee and when theres nothing to do, i usually take a nap!
from inkdragon :
Do you have an email? inkdragon1@hotmail.com
from fairygodmum :
National Lampoon in Bayou Country... that would be hillarious! Sorry your vacation got misdirected and hopefully the people who survived Ivan are doing fine.. I mean.. doing better, considering they Survived! Hugz Bebe, da FGM
from purple-momma :
I am sorry about your trip! However, what wonderful pics and what you saw, look great! We watched the hurricane on TV -- glad I wasn't in the area. People say we are crazy to live in "earthquake country". I don't know, hurricane look mighty bad to me! Thanks for the encouraging note!
from inkdragon :
Hiss is fast approaching 9 inches and Ms. Pari is a dainty 7. They both have put on approximately two inches since joining my family in July. Today was bath day ... they both blew themselves up like little balloons, I was tempted to give a little squeeze to see if they would fart or hiss! I didn't, but they did get a little body massage and towel down until they relaxed. I wonder if there's a market out there for lizard massage? P.S. About the dinner, let's just say it was interesting. It will take a while to write up, but I may share over the weekend.
from yarnsmith :
What a shame Ivan had to screw up your trip. Sounds like you had a nice time though for what it was. Now you can tell your grandchildren how you escaped Ivan by the skin of your teeth..
from inkdragon :
What a bummer.
from kidspinkcat :
Hi mom! I hope you had fun and didn't think about a care in the world while you were gone! I miss you and I can't wait for October. Let me know when you get home. I love you!!! Your the best mommy anybody could ask for!!!
from purple-momma :
My mom is in the beginnings of Alzhiemer's. . . well, where is the beginning? She can still take care of herself, sorta, but has totally forgotten how to cook! My dad never did any cooking, except on Sundays, pancakes sometimes, and he is not learning. So, my 3 sisters and I make extra food for their dinners. Mom thinks she herself has made them! In a way, you do have to laugh at it. If you don't, the situation gets too sad. Have a WONDERFUL VACATION!
from yarnsmith :
Have a wonderful vacation, I will be looking forward to seeing your pics and hearing about your trip. Are you really going to swim with dolphins? How cool is that? Have a great time.
from inkdragon :
If you swim with the dolphins, would you please touch one and silently tell him/her Yvonne said hello? To swim with the dolphins is my greatest wish. Have a wonderful time and be very safe.
from acaldwell :
yes, it was very difficult to post, thank you for understanding, and good luck in biloxi! i went there once to the presidental casino. it was nice! biloxi is a very nice town, downtown has lots of nice shops.....
from yarnsmith :
Hi...I read your daughters post. That is scary. I haven't heard anything on the news about that at all. I hope they find the killer soon so everybody can relax.
from indigo-love :
hi there. i read your profile and i was intrigued by how ATWLI changed your outlook on life. anyway, i read some of your diary entries. good stuff. :) i am adding you to my list of faves... if that's ok.
from acaldwell :
hiya! seen ya note, and i read ya entry! im gonna add ya to my list and i like a good cake too! and i betcha you can draw more than stick figures!
from radiogurl :
Ugh... please don't mention bake sales to me. I was a working mother of four and for bake sales, I have been asked to make as many as 9-1/2 DOZEN brownies, plus other goodies. One sale the first quadruple batch was sold within ten or fifteen minutes. I went home and baked more. Before the morning was over people were standing waiting for me to get back with more. My grandmother's recipe is killer but still...
from purple-momma :
I love that cookbook! The best is the Amaretto cake (pg. 303). Use a mocha filling or raspberry filling. It is great! And, it would be a "different" taste for your sale. Also, it could be done in a Bundt pan with a drizzle on the top! I know you can do it!
from yarnsmith :
Hi..thanks for that neat copyright button. I got my template off of the Pieces of You site. I have a link to it on the list on the right hand side of my template. Chaosdaily has a link to...hers is a little icon that says POY. Click it and sign up and it has a bunch of neat templates you can use free. I enjoyed your post today because I grew up in a Methodist church and I remember my Mother belonging to "circles". Your post sounded so familiar recalling days of old when my Mother would be embroiled in all the politiking that went along with planning church bazzars and bake sales. I got away from church when I was drinking and in my old age now attend a Lutheran church. I still do sometimes attend services at my sisters Methodist churcha and our family used to have a little cottage at the Methodist Camp Ground in DesPlaines Illinois, I don't know if you have heard of it. Thanks for the memories and don't let the group politics get you down.
from yarnsmith :
Gee...I haven't thought about Hazel in ages. Wish I had a Hazel to care for my home. Hey..where did you get that copyright button?
from sasori-gal :
Oh yes! I remember Hazel as well, but I had no idea of all the interesting Shirley Booth trivia! I'm going to have to look for that cookbook~ it sounds like a must-have. :)
from chaosdaily :
oh i loved that show!! i can remember all the times george was about to fire her... and him yelling HAZELLLLLL .. lol so much better than some of the shows on now... i wish it came back on reruns!!
from fairygodmum :
Aries and Gemini are two of the most compatible signs. You are both quite lucky to have each other as Mother and Daughter! Aries are NOTHING Like Virgo's... perhaps you have Virgo lined up in your Astrology Chart. Aries is the 1st sign of the Zodiac, quite the child at heart with energy to boot! They are usually the one First in Line, First to Speak at a Conference or on a Mic, First to Speak their Mind and NOT to mention a bit of a sore loser. They just LOVE to WIN! They can be impatient at times when they think you are doing anything too slow, and make decisions rather quickly. Who cares what everything else thinks.. You are TOPS on my List.. Most of My Best Friends have been Aries. You can get a FREE Chart at: http://www.astro.com/horoscopes/ahor.asp Hugz n Lub, Bebe da FairyGodMum
from purple-momma :
Hi! Glad you are ok. I have a new diary that is "unlocked" I was cat-momma 10 -- not much on the new diary yet. There will be soon.
from yarnsmith :
Hope your feeling better...maybe you were possessed by something when you wrote the gobbletygook...maybe it means something in another language. I had no idea that you had scorpions in Arkansas. I thought they were only in deserts like in arizona...how big was that thing....YIKES
from sasori-gal :
Whoa~ that's an awesome scorpion and one big turkey! Hope you're feeling better. Sometimes storms in the head are much harder to tolerate than actual storms! Headaches be gone! Take care :)
from cosmicrayola :
Gee, Hurricanes and Turkeys and scorpions, Oh my! No wonder you have a headache!
from yarnsmith :
I cracked up at your note about your Dad. My Grandma is 100 and has been playing her TV at its loudest since she was about 85. Her little rocker is pulled up about 2 feet from the TV and that TV is blaring so loud it could wake the dead. You can hear it all the way down the street. I don't thing she even knows what she is watching. God bless them.
from inkdragon :
Checked out Libraryland's raccoon story. Hurray for her Rob, a truly great guy. Thanks for sharing!
from radiogurl :
I would love an attic apartment if it didn't require stairs, LOL!!! My knees bother me too badly for that. But your parents' attic sounds incredible, your poignant memories a sweet secret. Thank you for sharing them. :)
from fairygodmum :
Gosh I've always dreamed of having an attic too! Always wanted one with a View.. to dream, paint or even have a slumber party with just the girls.. lol Hugz, Bebe da FairyGodMum
from yarnsmith :
I love attics also. My sister bought a beautiful old tudor home with an attic big enough to be a room. It is one of those old spooky kinds of attics. The boys found a box of old letters from a soldier from WWII....they thought they had found ancient history...they actually were able to locate the family those letters were from and pass them along. Joe..the 10 year old is convinced that ghost people live up in that attic and sissy has to sit with him every night while he goes to sleep. He won't go upstairs alone. Interesting post...I want an attic too...you can keep the spirits....BOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!
from inkdragon :
Thanks for adding me, off to add you to mine! Have a great one.
from inkdragon :
I promise I was not angry with Tyson one little bit. In fact, I was loving the chaos he was creating, I just kept clicking away! I kept telling people, if you're at the beach you've got to expect a little sand here and there. P.S. Great photos in your entry.
from saladwhore :
Thank you for the nice compliments. :) There is not "a stain" on my deck - we applied new stain/varnish to the deck. It looked like gray rotting wood before. Now it looks like the cedar it is. :)
from cat-momma10 :
LOVE the pictures! I love hats, but since a have a "small head", I can never find one that fits! and yes, all those "OLD" things are in! My 19 year old daughter found some of my pins from high school -- tennis award pins, rhinestones, girl scout pins -- and is wearing them! Also, my husband's old leather belts -- cowboy-ish looking, wide ones. She has also purchased old style rock t-shirts to wear! I can't believe it!
from boxx9000 :
Those pics were GREAT. You are so very pretty, I don't know why I am surprised
from radiogurl :
I second the emotin that you and hubby make a cute couple. I'm seriously jealous of your figure, your cute new skirt, and I'm green with envy over your green nail polish! ;)
from sasori-gal :
Wow! You are so lovely! And yes, that nail polish is the PERFECT color to accent that skirt! (You know I'm into that sort of thing *heehee*) I enjoyed the photos and your entry very much today! :)
from yarnsmith :
What a fun read your post for today was...You and Dwain are a cute cute cute couple. You Fashion Plate you!
from yarnsmith :
A spooler is a feature of your word processing program that puts your document in queue for printing. It is probably corrupted some how. If you have an anti virus software...see if you can scan just your corel word perfect files and see what it finds. If you have the disc for Word Perfect...try reinstalling it.
from sasori-gal :
I think it's so neat when mothers and daughters both keep online journals! Like the previous diarists, I enjoyed reading your daughter's escapades with her children, but couldn't leave a note. So once she gets them turned on, I will officially welcome her! In the meantime, you sure do observe some interesting characters in your line of work! Enjoy~ ;)
from boxx9000 :
I just went to your daughter's diary. She doesn't have her *notes* activated so I couldn't leave a note. Please tell her that MY kids are exactly 14 months apart. Tom (chuckfilthy) is 21 and Kelly (kitty-kaaboom) is 20. They both have diaries here at Diary Land.
from fairygodmum :
I just took a look at your daughters diary. She sounds like a busy Mom and I wish her well. She is very fortunate in staying home while her children are small. I'm sure she will enjoy this diary very much... Hugz, Bebe da FairyGodMum
from radiogurl :
Pseudo-lawyers. Now there's something to aspire to. (And yes, I know the grammar in that is atrocious. I thought it fitting in this context.) I think bringing a frivolous lawsuit should itself be an offense. How about we instigate the death penalty for the unforgivable stupidity of it? ;)
from yarnsmith :
You must show your daughter how to turn on her notes so I can leave her a "HOWDY"....She sounds so busy with the little ones...This diary will be good for her...it is a way of meeting new people with out getting out.
from yarnsmith :
I will make sure I take a look at your daughers diary. Yes...Larry is an animal lover. He doesn't mean to be obnoxious...and that is why we forgive him. He really is a caretaker type and although he talks about sex, he is really looking for a girl to take care of...trouble is...she has to look like a supermodel..LOL!
from fairygodmum :
Gurl my cartwheel dayz are Ovahhh!!! Besides.. I never could do one! Now ask me about playing the piano. hehehe .... OH.. Plueeze don't get me wrong about that last comment as I often get chickolla whistles and near miss pinches cause they think I'm Spanish! Hugz n Lub, Bebe da FairyGodMum
from fairygodmum :
The day I applied to the Pizza job, I almost applied to be a Merry-Maid which happens to be right next door! Perhaps now that they know me a bit they'll give me a job even though I don't speak Espanol. Yanno.. all those Maids drive SUV's! Hugz n Lub, Bebe da FairyGodMum
from radiogurl :
I bought a narrow wire shelf/holder that at least lets me put all my CD's in one place. They're still not really labeled so I can find the one I want at a glance, but overall they're not too bad. :) Better than it was with the 'one in a basket, one on the TV, one or two in that bowl in the kitchen' method! I have almost no music CD's and no DVD's at all but I have so much computer crap that it's not funny.
from yarnsmith :
If I got a plastic organizer, I would put it somewhere intending to organize when I had time. When I had time...I would forget where I put the plastic organizer. Glad I don't have any more cat stories.
from sasori-gal :
Thanks for your nice messages. I'll have to figure out the best way to photograph the TV rock. It was because it was so unusual that I had to get one! I'd love to share it with you and your son! :)
from radiogurl :
Wow - what a terrific surprise! Wish someone would offer ME a surprise mini-vacation... I have never seen a lighthouse in real life but collect lighthouse figurines. Guess it's not quite the same thing. I'm still intrigued by them. Also am a HUGE fan of CSNY!
from yarnsmith :
What a sweetie you have for a husband...A surprise trip to the Gulf. I can't wait to see the pictures. Also would like to hear more about the lighthouses...they intrigue me.
from chailife :
Thanks for your comments! I just read through your entries and really enjoyed them. I'll be back.
from im2qt2kr :
BOXX is wonderful..we've shared a few notes...we're both Aquarians and live in CA...both artistic..(maybe that's it. ha.) I'll be back, I promise...I like leaving happy, silly, entries..not my recent stuff. They've served whatever purpose they were supose to...but now I need the old me back. Thank you for the kind words. A special hug just for you my new friend (((Cat..)))
from sasori-gal :
Thanks for your notes! If you get the chance to go to the Cheesecake Factory, GO! Definitely! It's worth the wait and the one in my neighborhood is very child friendly. Also, I appreciated the note regarding your friend who dates the married man. I work with K's man's wife so it does make it awkward for me, too. Thanks for understanding!
from cosmicrayola :
Today's entry shows why the courts are so ted up. It was good to see the guy win for a change. Too many times women use the word abuse when it is just a case of her wanting her own way.
from fairygodmum :
Megan.. can you believe that I'm still Good Friends with My ExBF Too! Don't tell me your daughters ex lives in New Mexico TOO???? ROFL He not only cooked, but cleaned, dressed to the 9's and was a gentleman all the way... Oh well.. so much for WHY they're called Ex's... hahaha.. Hugz, Bebe da FairyGodMum
from radiogurl :
I see the outcome of this kind of cases again and again. I've seen the worst of the worst get off scott-free. I want to throttle those responsible, but out innocent-until-proven-guilty system doesn't always permit us to exercise common sense in the courtroom. Sadly.
from yarnsmith :
You must hear some really interesting stuff in your job. I would hate to have to judge people. Lets hope for the boys sake that justice was served...Another great post...Paula
from sasori-gal :
Ah yes...you certainly stirred up those back-to-school shoe memories. Thanks for your message. To answer your question, I do have bilingual broadcast on some channels so I can see most movies, news and some sporting events in English. (thank goodness!)
from fairygodmum :
Gawd... I used to loath.. going to "Summer and Kaufman" (a traditional now out of business downtown shoe store) to get my Back to School "White Oxfords" so they say ... Are Great for the Arches!.. Pooey!... Now back to your comments... I'd love to talk to your daughter.. she's sounds marvelous! Also I agree with her... men should use their good time... cleaning up the weeds in the backyard.. emptying trash... washing the car.. and taking care of household and car repairs... Give me a Man that can Cook.. and I'll show you my Ex Boyfriend.. rofl.. Hugz, Bebe da FGM
from radiogurl :
I don't recall those specific experiences. Our shoes typically came either from K Mart or, before that, from Sears or Black's Department Store. While I grew up in a small town, we were in the suburb of a larger community. I don't remember the shoe experience, perhaps because it was the only thing I got new. Everything else was cast-offs or homemade.
from chaosdaily :
oooo i knew a mr hefley too, only his name wasnt mr hefley...
from cat-momma10 :
I should have read your latest entry before leaving my first message -- what an experience! It never fails, holiday weekends in my family (extended family also) means at least 1 trip to the ER! I can count on my fingers all the trips with daughters, nieces, nephews, the "bloody" trips there! Your time in the ER was so much better than mine--no children's ER here. No fun games, or books, or blankets. So, we have learned to cart our own entertainment!
from cat-momma10 :
Hi! Thanks for the note! If you would leave me your e-mail address, I will send you the unlock code--I had to lock it for the time being. I am thinking of changing my name, but haven't yet. Thanks for trying to read it! I love reading others and getting back feedback. I am glad to know there are more of us "older readers" out there!
from yarnsmith :
So glad to hear he is doing well and that the finger took...Paula
from boxx9000 :
I am so happy to hear that your little grandson is OK. That had to be a very scary experience. It's amazing what the doctors can do with re-attaching fingers. Back in the day that finger would have just been gone. HOORAY for happy endings.
from yarnsmith :
My God Megan...did this just happen yesterday? Again, you are the best at descriptive writing....you had me on the edge of my seat and shedding tears for the little guy...and for you and your family....I can't imagine staying calm in such a situation. Your son in law is really something to have taken charge so rationally while his son's finger had been amputated. I've put little David on my prayer list, that he isn't in too much pain and that the healing goes well...Paula
from sasori-gal :
Omigosh~ you described the scene so vividly I got chills reading about David's emergency! What a brave little boy to have endured such pain! I'm sure it gave everyone (including me) quite a scare. As for IHOP, now you have me craving pancakes! Thanks for the recipe. Since there are no IHOPs in Japan (why???*sniff*) I'll have to give your recipe a try. Hope things have calmed down!
from radiogurl :
Oh mercy! Thank God children are so resilient - he'll probably recover with nothing more than barely-noticeable scarring. But my heart goes out to him and all of your family, including you. It's a terrifying thing to watch one of your babies hurt. :(
from chaosdaily :
the dunes were in a michigan state park, on lake michigan, near petosky where we stayed. the bear and deer can travel between islands and mainland during the winter when the water is frozen. my husb heard one guy say that during the winter the kids use iceboats to get to the mainland to go to school.......
from chaosdaily :
and btw, im glad he is ok now......
from chaosdaily :
wow glad the kids dad had a cool head too. the people who work in places like that are used to the panic and chaos... they usually dont fall apart until the emergency is over. stress levels are very high in emergency room personnel.... now you know why!
from fairygodmum :
Kids with good jobs... lemme seee.. well my nephew is graduating from college this Fall.. and I've been far in life and back around 3 times.. so .. where does that leave ME?.. Oh Yeahhh.... Working with kids that are in college.. geesh.. I'm their Mother's Age!.. God forgive me.. love those kids like they were my.. uhhhh.. nieces and nephews!.. Hugz, Bebe, da FairyGodMum
from boxx9000 :
♥ thanks ♥
from fairygodmum :
Ahhh .. Remember the dayz of Trail Blazing and Survival Kits... Never got too many badges and always felt really sad as I looked at those girls with badges that circled around the backside of that sash. Today, as I look at my chipped natural nails. I reminisce when every two weeks I would spend on average $50 just for nails and toes. And those Designs!!! Being a Girlscout has made me a better person, and I still can't pass up those girls on corner's with Cookies!
from yarnsmith :
What a coincidence, 5 minutes ago, I was discussing my nails with my sister. They are a mess because of acrylic nails. My daughter is a hair stylist...one of the best in Chicago. She only cuts and styles....no coloring....no esthitics....no finger nails. That is how it is now days...Anyway...she does know how to do the other things but doesn't do them on a regular basis. She is good at coloring though and colors and cuts me and my sister and waxes my eyebrows and before anything important...she will do my makeup. She talked me into acrylic tips. They looked great but were too long for me to work with. My natural nail grew out finally and she then just put a layer of acrylic over them for strength, but each time she would have to sand the surface of my nails. The acrylic lasted 2 weeks before it would start chipping off..then she would pull off loose acrylic...sand and fill. One day...they were chipping off around the base really bad so I started pulling the stuff off. I realized that my real nails were sanded down paper thin and were just microns away from sanding into flesh. I told her no more acrylic. I am layering hard as nails and nail polish over them to keep them as strong as I can but still needed to trim them pretty short. They look frightful and will take over a month for them to grow back to normal and healthy again. She will give me a weekly manicure now...but I am done with acrylic nails.
from radiogurl :
Hahahahah! Love the green nails ;) I was never a girl scout but I completely understand about the nail history - I used to bite mine, too. I have only gone to a nail salon once in my life, but it was pretty nice to have perfect nails for a while :)
from sasori-gal :
Oooh~ very nice nails! I love the Girl Scout green. The green kinda looks metallic-y!
from chaosdaily :
the madeline island ferry was a breeze.... it only took about 20 minutes. it was crossing lake michigan between milwaukee and muskegon that was the sucky pits.... lol
from yarnsmith :
You have a great talent in describing scenes and scenearios. Love you descriptions of your excursions into the natural world and your day in court posting enabled me to feel exactly what it must be like to be there. Do you work for the court system, or are you in business for yourself as an independent contractor...must be an interesting occupation....Paula
from sasori-gal :
Hello! Thank you for your nice note and introducing your diary to me! I've just had the pleasure of reading your delightful journal. I'm glad to hear that your colonoscopy went okay. :)
from fairygodmum :
Hugz Catinasnit... I had an aunt who didn't know who the heck I was.. fortunatly she was very pleasant and sweet. Such memories of who she once was, steppin in her high heel shoes, fashionable hats and something that looked like a cute rat that hung around her shoulders... Court Comment: Love the idea of a Court Reporters FAQ for Lawyer's.. Maybe you should add on there; Conservative Dressing for Clients means.. dressing like a GEEK!
from chaosdaily :
that was the same madeline island. im not sure if we will be taking another family vacation next summer, but whatever we do, im sure the dude wont like it. my husb didnt like the island that much, since it really was kind of boring. but thats my kind of vacation!
from chaosdaily :
hahhaha dressed for church......
from radiogurl :
Lawyers and courts are very different animals. Kudos to you - and I'm jealous, because clearly you can type much faster than I can! :) At least, thank God, it's Friday - a whole, lovely weekend ahead to enjoy!
from boxx9000 :
Thanks for your note. I LOVE your diary template. It reminds me of MY cats. My black cat always touches my face with soft paws. Too, cute. I see we share some common buddies. It's always good to meet new ones. ~thanks
from chaosdaily :
what great entries you posted while i was gone. and a good idea with the backpacks. ill miss back to school shopping when i dont have to do it any more.....
from yarnsmith :
Thankyou for your kind comments. I can't take credit for entertaining 50 retarded people though. It was the one little devil that was 50 years old. There were about 5 of them. (that was hard enough). I hope God remembers it as an act of kindness...cause I'm neve gonna do it again. LOL.
from radiogurl :
What an extraordinary description of your ride - love the photos, too. You reminded me of all of the things I miss about where I grew up. Thank you for the trip down memory lane.
from yarnsmith :
What a beautiful description of your Wonderful Sunday and the gorgeous Ozarks. I too prefer to get a head start on hills when I ride. I love your Mothers quote of the "leveling of America"...it is something that makes me sad. I am fearful that all our "wild" spaces will be claimed by housing developments. Thank you for your kind words and please do share my site with anyone you want. It is my hope to get as many people to read as possible. Paula
from yarnsmith :
Thanks for the suggestion and recommendations. I do understand that there is no magic pill and have come to realize tht there is no magic food or way of eating...It is simply calories in verses calories out and portion control. Cookies are not bad for you if you only have two. This time around I was trying to just not think about food. I am tired of all the shopping, meal planning and cooking. I thought that maybe if I could simplify what I eat and have stuff that I could just throw into a bag in the morning and not have to prepare a lunch and then come home and chop and sautee and grill and broil, that maybe I could just see food as "cardboard"...fuel to burn and take my mind off of the myriad of choices in the store and save time by not having to go through meal prep. Trouble is...those meal option plans simply do not control my hunger....I am hungry all the time. I guess I need to find a fine line between complicated meals and easy to pack nutrition. My goal now is to eat nutritionally packed food instead of emply calories and watch the portions. I also need an "easy to prepare" plan. I won't give up and I will see if my Library has those books you suggested. One can never have too much information. I will get a handle on this...I will find a way.
from yarnsmith :
Your posting made me cry. Your mother is so cute. I am guessing she has alzheimers. What a shame and how hard it must be for you to watch her get worse. So sad. President Reagans daughter once described it as having a pearl necklace that is broken apart and no longer strung together...all the pieces are there but there is not continutity to anything. Thank you for your nice comments about my postings. Paula
from yarnsmith :
Wow...what a spider web..is it really as big as it looks? What size is the spider. For a minute, I thought it was a UFO. One day they will tear down all the cabins and shave mother nature of all her flora and build putty colored mini mansions there. Too too bad.
from yarnsmith :
I heard they are inventing a computerized refrigerator that can phone your grocery store and let them know what you are out of so they can deliver it with your next online food delivery. Can do without that...but I really love your suggestion about the feature that can let you know when your are growing a "garden" inside a tupperware bowl....that and the self cleaning. Great idea...maybe Kitchenaid will hire you for a prodect development department....an Idea gal.
from chaosdaily :
gee if you find a refrigerator like that, will you let me know? id like one too....
from yarnsmith :
Glad you done with your day in hell...I haven't had the guts to do one of those yet. I am not a doctor person..haven't been in 10 years...never get sick.
from radiogurl :
Aww, I hope the kitty trusts you soon. She's not going to like it if she meets doggy first, that's for sure! I wish you well on your surgery, though. Sorry it took me so long to get here and read - seems like no matter how crazy it gets where I live and work, I not only don't get a break, but things just escalate more!
from yarnsmith :
I have a soft spot for kittens. We catch them now and then in our warehouse at work. We tame them and then one of our truck drivers takes them home and finds a home for them. They are tough little guys at first and they learn how to hiss right from the start. I prefer feral kittens to the feral humans that live in our woods. I joined "Pieces of you" and got that neat template you commented on. I have a link to it on my page. Give it a try. Good luck with your kitty.. Paula
from chaosdaily :
your kitten could possibly have come from a stray mother.. thats how we got zorro, our youngest cat. the kid found him mewing pitifully 2 decembers ago outside the store. he was so dirty and beat up and HUNGRY that we took him home. it was just sad to see him, and we dont think he would have lived another day, because it was below zero at that time, and he had no shelter. he was 7 weeks old, and weighed less than a pound.....
from im2qt2kr :
Oh, I do! I count my blessing everyday to have been blessed with the best Mom in the world. She was my life, now she's helping me discover what life still has to offer without her at my side.
from yarnsmith :
My daughter saw Sting this past weekend in Chicago. She got to see Madonna too. I don't care for Madonna, but daughter says she puts on a great show.
from yarnsmith :
I laughed so hard at your post about cats and opening doors, I almost fell out of my seat. Your site looks great. Your post described my cat, Abby, exactly....she is a stickler for closed doors, and always stands 1/2 in and 1/2 out...Paula
from yarnsmith :
I think chocolate is it's own food group and everyone should have a little every day. LOL!!
from chaosdaily :
i tried getting a pic of myself in the morning but the camera fell apart... lol
from im2qt2kr :
Thank you! I'm guessing you found me through my buddy "chaosdaily". Yeah, it's hard to admit, but was born in the early 60s. I see you from your profile that we share two more things in common, creating things, and a parent in conv. care. (not easy), both mentioned frequently in my diary as Dad has alzheimer's and I Momma, well most of my diary, at least first half, is about her. I look forward to going back over your. pages.
from chaosdaily :
its actually a grocery store with a deli, bakery and meat department. the bakery has expanded tremendously in the past 7 years since we bought the business....
from chaosdaily :
dang. thats most of my wardrobe.. now what am i gonna wear?? lol
from yarnsmith :
Hi Megan: To add someone as a buddy, simply look at the list on the left of the Diaryland screen and under OTHER STUFF..there is a selection that says EDIT YOUR PROFILE. Click into it and there is a list where you can list your favorite diaries and if you want, make a comment about them. Thanks buddy! Have a good week with the grand kids.
from yarnsmith :
Taking the wild roads is always what makes my day.
from yarnsmith :
Cute kid. That is so cute about the broach. I would wish for a historical old home and to be the kind of wife that gets to stay home and garden and decorate it. LOL. Really enjoyed your post today.
from yarnsmith :
Hey...you figgered out how to put pictures on...looks great. That is a great looking pic of you in your garden. I looks like it would make a good post card to send out to people. I so envy people who have a garden...I only have a condo garden..plenty of flowers but no veggies..I have to get my blackberries from the woods, tiny and seedy. I make syrup out of them because they are too seedy. Thanks for the advice on being myself...I have accepted myself pretty much....I just use my neurosies to feed my writing....I figured that God made me this way so I'll have something to write about. Have a great day..Paula
from yarnsmith :
Hi..regarding my email and puting photos on..the 4th item down in the column on your dland screen says "Upload Images" not download photos like I said. I last went caving when I was 19 years old in Kentucky...sounds like fun. Will have to make a trip to the Ozarks one of these days. Enjoyed your post.
from yarnsmith :
Hi Catinasnit. Glad you joined born in the 50's. I've added you to my favorites list now. Look forward to reading your diary. Paula
from chaosdaily :
hi and welcome to diaryland, and to the born in the 50s diaryring!! feel free to ask me if you need any help with dland things...

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