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Dis-gust-ing August 4, 2008

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That is what teenage boys are.


Set Up: *Son takes a piece of “pig ear alternative” off a corner and puts it in his mouth*

Son: Better than dog treat. Not too bad actually.
Me: *make face and almost gag*
Son: I’ll go over here so you don’t have to see…

The enigmatic “they” were right when THEY said “Teenagers will eat anything!”


A few minutes later…

Son: Is that yummy? *directed towards dog who is eating the rest of the ear*
Son: I thought so too.



Unsatisfied August 2, 2008

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I went to a friend’s place of business earlier this week to see if I could help her out with some thing. While there the subject of lunch came up. Once she discovered that I had never had anything from one of her favorite places, it was settled. She would order in.

I followed her advice and had a tiny sandwich and a bread bowl of soup. It was not bad, nor was it great. Since it was mainly the sauce on the sandwich that I did not like, I was willing to give it another try. After all, the soup was pretty good.

Tonight my family went to this place for dinner. It was my first time going there. It may very well have been my last time there as well. Son liked his. Hubby thought his was okay but was not a good value. Daughter and I left hungry. We spent too much money. They rung the order up wrong. The employees looked less than thrilled to see us there even though it was over an hour before they closed. They made my sandwich wrong, my soup was not hot, Daughter’s kid’s salad was lacking… Let’s just say, the only thing good, from my point of view, was the bread the tiny sandwich as made on. That was some tasty bread! However, it was not $30 worth of tasty. Yup, we spend over $30 at a sandwich joint and half of us left hungry!

$30 may not seem like much for a family of 4 for dinner. Remember though, it was a sandwich place, messed up order, rung up wrong, and we’ve had no earned income since Hubby’s stroke. This was a splurge and a treat from an unexpected blessing. $30 is a lot all things considered. Especially for a place like that.

Let’s just say, to put it mildly, I’m an unsatisfied customer.

Randomness July 30, 2008

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It is hot outside.
Or, as some might say “It’s hotter than a 3 legged hog trying to get away from the head cook at a pig roasting!” I’m not really sure who would say that, but I am almost certain that some would.

We have approximately 18 days, 14 hours, 34 minutes and 2 seconds until school starts here.
But that is just an approximate. I mean, it’s not like anyone is counting or anything…

This summer went nothing like I had planned. Just sayin’

Man is looking for a job. I have a lead on a job or two myself. I don’t know if I still have “a job” with my “home work” or not since I’ve not turned anything in in a very long time. Maybe I’ll be able to get back to that now that things are settling down again.
I feel like I’ve said that before……

I have hardly been to the farmers market this summer. I sure do miss their yummy garden fresh goodies.
I have been unusually busy lately but I couldn’t tell you with what. I mean, it doesn’t sound like much when I think about it. Somehow though, it is.

Busy watching youtube videos is still busy. Right?

The End of Day Five July 25, 2008

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The children have made it home safely.

Technically, we have all made it home safely.

Daughter is already asleep and Son will soon be asleep as well.

Oddly enough, I think I’m going to head off to sleep soon too. I’m worn out and I didn’t even go to camp!!

….Before I go though….

I just wanted to add that at our very late supper (we didn’t get home until late from picking them up) had no complaints. Wait, let me rephrase that statement. There were no complaints voiced. Someone had a stack of food (yes, the food was literally stacked) and made claims of being full. Someone said something “tastes strange”. When asked if that was a compliment, a quick “Yes” was given. I think Hubby almost burst out laughing there.

Yup, Mom (that would be me) is done with complaints at meal time.

Day Five July 25, 2008

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Ah… Day Five of Camp.

Looking at the clock I can say that by now the campers should be loaded on the bus and heading home. In just a matter of hours my little monsters angels will be home talking non stop telling me all about camp. I cannot wait to hear about the friends they made and the fun things they did. They went to different camps so they will be arriving back at different times.

Oh, actually, I should be getting ready to go pick up Daughter….

Spider Daycare July 25, 2008

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There are some things you just don’t want to see on the porch…


And since I have absolutely no desire to have little baby spiders crawling on me, I left them there. Yes, you read that right. I – left – them – there!!

But let me tell you this…
As soon as those babies are gone, the porch is getting a thorough cleaning.
After all, I ain’t tryin’ to run no spider daycare here!


(Side Note: ppppffff. Yes, I know, bad grammar. Loosen up a bit, would ya?)

Day Three July 23, 2008

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I’ve been making wonderful meals and there have been NO complaints.

Monday we had brunpper (one meal that was breakfast, lunch and supper) with a light late evening snack.
Tuesday we had a late wonderful quesadilla lunch with baby back ribs for supper very late at night.
And today… today I did not get up for the day until 11:30!

I slept for around 11 hours.
Oh yeah!

(Side Note: Yes, I do love my children and miss them… I do not miss having to get up early or the compromise of meal times.  Just sayin’)

One more thing…
For supper tonight, spaghetti with mushrooms and a side of asparagus.
Again, NO ONE will complain.
*sigh of contentment*

Day One July 21, 2008

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It’s late.
I’m tired.

Before I head off to bed I must note that I spend much of today (between napping and eating) watching the clock and thinking of my children.

….They should be arriving at camp now.
….I wonder if they are all settled in.
….They are at their last event for the day now.
….They are getting ready for their first night away.

Don’t feel sorry for me. I did also listen to really loud music, did not cook when I was not hungry, slept instead of ate, “dressed” comfortably, and did not hear any bickering.

Day 1 down of camp down.
Tomorrow we (Hubby & I) have an early appointment. The day after I will sleep in without guilt. Oh yeah, Baby!

Sweet Release July 19, 2008

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Daughter is at my mother’s house.

Son is at a youth event.

Hubby is at his mother’s house.

I’m home all alone


Is it wrong to be this excited to be home alone?

What’s that? I can’t hear you over the music.

Whew! I can’t believe I use to dance for hours on end…
Yes, I do call that dancing…
Oh, hush!

FYI July 17, 2008

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Cutting grass in a dark teeshirt, black capri pants, around 11:00 AM on a sunny cloudless day may not be the smartest move in the world.

Just sayin….

Now I’m off to take some allergy medicine with a glass of water, hit the inhaller and jump in a cold spring or river… pants and all.