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Archive for January, 2010

A Life Well Lived

Sunday, January 31st, 2010

“I have waited so long for my ship to come in, finally now that it has, I hope my pier doesn’t collapse!” –My dad.     My childhood was noisy. There were four of us kids first of all, and secondly, my dad was a loud, boisterous, emotional man. When he was home, which wasn’t [...]



Houston, We Have a Winner!

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

Ali at Pickle Sugar Plum won the Corner Bakery card!   Go Ali, go Ali, go Ali, go, go!   I can’t help the lame things I say sometimes. It’s an affliction I have. Weirdness. My teachers said I’d outgrow it.   Well here I am teachers of yore! Forty-plus and still flush with the [...]



Healthy? I Like to Think So.

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

The healthy eating post went well! I’m happy to report that I’ve followed many of your suggestions in the last few days and feel…sick as a mangy dog. But I’m sure that will pass, so to speak. It’s probably just toxins being released into my system for elimination. In the next few days, I will [...]



PROMPTuesday #92: 1,000 Words

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

The Rock helped me out with this one. Tired and spent last night, I couldn’t put a PROMPT together for nothing. So my husband got on Ffffound and procured several images to inspire my thinking. I am including most of the pictures here. This week, I’d like if you were to pick one and write [...]



I Look Like I was Crocked

Monday, January 25th, 2010

This is Episode #2 from Mama Mary’s Crock Pot Talk. I will never get over the fact that I look like a diphead on camera. Still, the pot roast turned out “delicious-ish.”



I Probably STILL Have Candy Corn Lodged in My Colon

Monday, January 25th, 2010

Back when I was thinner and concerned about things like double chins and large butts, I used to mentally calculate the calorie count of everything I ate. In my mid-20s, I even went through a “candy corn dinner” phase, where I’d eat handfuls of the stuff because it was fat-free. No meat and potatoes, just [...]



Tootstacular

Monday, January 25th, 2010

This stream of consciousness brought to you by sugar and a teaspoon of Tylenol for kids.   **********************************   Mom? Would you still love me if I killed someone?   I would NOT be happy that you killed someone, but I would still love you.   What if I killed a devil?   Well……   [...]



Spinning

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

  Like last year’s Christmas stuff on the guest bed, so too are the days of my life.   I really want my blog back. And my life. I’m spinning so fast right now that I can’t keep up with anything. How do you moms do it? Is it just me?   If you’d allow [...]



PROMPTuesday #91: Breakdown

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!   {Deep cleansing breath, deep cleansing breath.}   I’ve missed you.   {More breaths. More breaths.}   Very busy.   {Breathing…breathing…}   WHERE THE CACKALACKY IS MY BROWN PAPER BAG?   {Gasping, gasping.}   Good Golly Miss Molly Almighty in Heaven Above with the Infant Baby Jesus.   {Re-evaluating priorities. Re-evaluating priorities.}   Work [...]



Help Haiti

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

This is a wonderful post on how and why.



PROMPTuesday #90: How-To

Monday, January 11th, 2010

Today? Teach us something. How do you flirt? Make a smoothie? Achieve balance in your life?   Step-by-step instructions please.   Thank you.   Please post your submission in the comments OR post in your blog and leave a link to your blog in the comments.   First time to PROMPTuesday? Read a bit about [...]



Late PROMPT

Monday, January 11th, 2010

{{{A week late}}}   I saw her first. She fidgeted in the coffee line and continually checked her reflection in the display case. A pair of black bike shorts barely cupped her buttocks, revealing far more than just tanned and toned legs. A sports bra worn as a top, white waffle socks, and black high-tops [...]



Identity Confirmation

Monday, January 11th, 2010

Nice of me to check in, isn’t it? Truth is, I’ve been paralyzed writing-wise. There’s been so much I want to write, but am over-thinking due to people I know now read this blog. There’s so many to please! Or at least not piss off. The one friend over here hates when I self deprecate, [...]



PROMPTuesday #89: The Basics

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

Let’s return to bare bones this week, what do you say?   I was given this exercise in a college writing class, and I clearly remember observing an older man who was eating alone. During my 15-minute study, I absorbed his every move and translated it to my writing. The way he carried the tray [...]



Sometimes

Monday, January 4th, 2010

  Many days I forget her crooked smile, how she loved Jeopardy, her potato soup. Unless I’m prepared, I get either upset or downright angry if I have to think about her and me. The way we were together, or more often, apart. Our arguments are legend, still. Truth is, my memories are like an [...]



It’s Not The Things, It’s the Stuff

Sunday, January 3rd, 2010

Do you do this too? Assemble a mental list of things you absolutely need to have in order to be 1) More interesting 2) Less zitty 3) Younger 4) Hipper 5) More enlightened 6) Skinnier; and last and sometimes least 7) Healthier?   I’d say the my personal list compiles at the rate of one [...]



Ringing It In

Friday, January 1st, 2010

Thank goodness for this blog. For days, I couldn’t remember what I did last New Year’s Eve, and through the miracle of archivedom, I discovered that on Dec. 31, 2008, I fell asleep at 9PM and didn’t give up the booty. THIS year, I fell asleep at 11PM.   Again, I managed to keep my [...]



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