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Wednesday, November 30, 2005 Families & Holidays


Well, we made it through Thanksgiving. Now it's time to make plans for Christmas. Always a fun and interesting holiday around our house what with blended families, extended families, etc. My single, childless, vegetarian, OLDER sister (had to add that), from New York comes and stays with us every year. The kids love her visits because, well, she's a big kid. She and I couldn't be any different if we tried. That's fine as this makes our visits very interesting. This year she asked if her "boyfriend", should he be able to come (um, maybe not a good word choice), could stay with us as well.

I had a hesitation because, well, I didn't even know there WAS a boyfriend let alone have time to absorb the fact that he would want to come for a visit. Oh, there's more. She's actually only been with him a few times as he lives in a different state. They met over the internet!

This may sound bad, but I'm not worried about her. She's an adult. After all, I've met my share of men in, shall we say-questionable establishments (a long time ago honey). But when she asked if he could stay with us, I just didn't feel comfortable with that. I mean, she really doesn't KNOW this person. I have children-A TEENAGE DAUGHTER in particular that I'm responsible for.

What do you all think? Did I make the right decision?

BTW-he wasn't able to make the trip so I am off the hook. But, if he would have been able to join her, ??????

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Wrong Email Address

The Gallaghers, a couple from Minneapolis, decided to go to Florida during the icy winter. They planned to stay at the same hotel where they spent their honeymoon 20 years earlier. Both husband and wife had hectic schedules and it was difficult to coordinate their travel schedules.

The husband left Minnesota and flew toFlorida on Thursday while his wife planned to fly down the day after. Mr. Gallagher checked into the hotel and decided to send an email to hiswife. But in typing he accidentally left out one letter in her email address. Without realizing his error, he sent the email.

Meanwhile, in Houston, the widow Gallager returned home from her husband's funeral. He hadbeen a minister of many years, called home to glory following a sudden heartattack. The widow decided to check her email, expecting messages fromrelatives and friends. After reading the first message, she fainted.

The widow's son rushed into the room, found his mother on the floor, and sawthe computer screen which read:

To: My Loving Wife

Subject: I've Arrived

Date: February 5, 2004

I know you're surprised to hear from me. It's amazing-they have computershere now and you can send emails to loved ones. I've just arrived and havebeen checked in. Everything has been prepared for your arrival tomorrow.Looking forward to seeing you then! Hope your journey is as uneventful as mine was.

Love,Harry

P.S. Sure is hot down here!

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Tuesday, November 29, 2005 The Geek's 10 Most Wanted Gift List


My husband, jkOnTheRun, has once again published the "Geeks Most Wanted" gift list just in time for Christmas. If you have a geek in your life, check it out. There's some cool stuff that I might even get for my geek!

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How to Make a Mountain Out of Floral Foam?

I love setting out my villages every year. When G2 was very young, they were almost magical for him. Every so often, I do try and change it up a bit because I have been doing it for so long. During the lean and mean years I figured out a way to make cheap mountains for my houses and I still do it this way today.



Start by purchasing several blocks of floral foam. Stack them in a rough setup of what you want, and then hot glue them together. Now for the fun; I use a large serrated knife and shape the foam however you want it. Please do this outside because the foam is dusty/messy when you work with it. Then I use spray paint (white) and spray it down. Now the foam is so porous that it will not cover well with the spray paint. The spray paint acts more like a sealer so that the foam stays intact and doesn’t disintegrate. After it dries (this does not take long at all) I use an acrylic paint and cover the whole thing.



What is nice is you can remove the bases off your trees and directly put them in the foam. This gives your villages a truly personal touch, and if you want something different the next year, they are cheap enough to throw away.


This one I did make a few years ago. I have saved it because I like the look of this set up so why try and reinvent the wheel? I'll post pictures once I've finished the final details (still need to add the snow and a few more accessories).


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Monday, November 28, 2005 A Treat To Start The Week Off Right!


Here we have the *Yummy* Good Luck Angel!
He's good luck because he probably made ya smile.
I know I smiled.
When you are finished trying to see up his loincloth....
Copy and send it on to someone who needs a spiritual lifting.

Oh and be sure to wipe the drool out of your keyboard...

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Sunday, November 27, 2005 A Quick Post.......

To let you know that, if it wasn't for SuZan, our blog wouldn't have had any new posts during the holiday. Life sometimes gets in the way of good intentions in my house. I had all of these wonderful plans of things to take care of during the Holiday week. Well, not much got done including getting the Christmas decorations up.

My kids spent Thanksgiving with their dad and his family and didn't make it home until 1:30 p.m. on Friday. My oldest had to be at school for football practice by 2:00. I cook Thanksgiving for our family on Friday. Between the dinner, the football practice and the awesome "we have no children at home to disturb us" relations with my husband (I know your jealous), the decorations didn't even make it out of the attic.

On Saturday, we woke up to torrential down pours coupled with the fact that my son's high school play-off football game was to be held at 2:00 p.m., again, nothing got done. Between making a good breakfast, getting him to school, taking a shower, trying to convince the dog that he would explode if he didn't go outside and take a shit, the morning was over and it was time to leave for the "big game". By the time the game was over, not only were we drenched, it was also dark.

Now today, I was hardly able to get out of bed. My back is hurting so bad today that I can hardly get up and walk to the bathroom. So, what do you think the chances are of the decorations getting up today? You're right-not too promising.

Again-thank you SuZan for keeping our blog going. Hopefully next week will be a lot more productive than this past week. Happy Sunday!

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Saturday, November 26, 2005 Christmas Decorating…Hazardous To Your Health

After getting over the initial shock of all the Christmas decorations we have acquired through the years, I started unloading them. I started emptying out the boxes constantly saying “I’m missing stuff!” The only one thing that I could pinpoint missing was the garland I use on the mantle.

By the time I went through all the boxes, it looked like the Christmas bomb had exploded in my living room. We finally realized that we were missing a box, so G2 went up to the attic and sure enough came back down with the final box (sigh).

After getting all the villages set up, I started putting the up the Christmas tree. The first problem was that I couldn’t find the stand, so smart me goes and gets the stand from the old tree (now, why we still have it I have no idea). Of course it doesn’t fit, and I’m trying to come up with clever ways to make the old stand work (hmmmmm, I could cut off a broom handle, shove it up the pole of the tree, put it in the stand and screw the stand to some plywood). STOP! Big-G told me to just stop and retrace my steps. He was right (damnit), went right to it in the closet.

With that crisis handled, I stared putting the darn thing together. Insert stem C then B, and I am connecting the cords as I go (pre-lit tree); I'm reaching through the branches, grabbing the cord from C and trying to find the cord from B and then “POLK”, a damn branch polks me in the eye. Not a little “ouch…I’ve got something in my eye” but a full fledge “POLK, I about polked my $@#*&^! eye out! Of course Big-G’s wit and charm come out in moments like these and stated “shall I get you some safety glasses for decorating?”

((grumble))

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Friday, November 25, 2005 After Thanksgiving!


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Thursday, November 24, 2005 Thursday Thirteen


Even through it's Friday
Thirteen Things that SuZan is Thankful for:

1…. My Family! (the G-men in my life)

2.... Even though I complain, I really do love my job and am thankful for it.

3....Margaritas & Mexican food

4....I am thankful that it no longer is 100 degrees with 97% humidity.

5....Hair irons (stop laughing...I live in Houston!)

6....I am thankful I still have my Grandparents.

7....My cat Mercedes

8....I am thankful that Big-G puts up with my impromptu demolition so we can start construction. :)

9....Gas prices declining

10....I am thankful that my problems are so insignificant when I really look at them.

11....Going back to school has opened so many doors and options.

12....I am thankful for the Thelma (Sheri) to my Louise (Big-G gave us that name years ago).

13....And finally, I am thankful for all of you. Blogging has turned out to be such an unexpected joy..............HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Thirteen Things Sheri is Thankful For!

1....My husband. He's a very patient man who helped me grow to be the person that I am and will continue to help me be the person I'm going to be. I love you!

2...My children and the fact that they are healthy, intelligent, caring individuals.

3....My Aunt Lois who became my second mom when I moved down to Texas at the age of 18. My mother passed away within a year of me moving out. My Aunt stepped in and loved me and kicked my ass when it needed to be kicked. She loves my children as much as her true grandchildren. The best compliment someone could give me would be to tell me that I remind them of my aunt.

4....I am thankful to the doctors and nurses that literally saved my husband's life 4 years ago. I truly appreciate every day that we have together (even when he acts like a butt!)

5....I'm thankful for my dogs, Bradley & Oreo who love me and snuggle with me even when I'm in a bitchy mood!

6....I'm thankful that I have a job. It may not be the ideal job, but it is a job non-the-less.

7....I'm thankful for my mother-in-law, sister-in-law, brother-in-law, and their extended families who love me and accepted me and my children. They treat my children just as if they were my biological grandchildren.

8....I'm thankful for my step-daughters and Kurt who again loved me and accepted me when their dad brought me home. They are great girls.

9....I'm thankful for the house and transportation that God has blessed me with.

10...I'm thankful for my friends G1 and Suzan who stood beside me through some very difficult times. I'm also thankful that G1 will sit beside me at the football games and not slug me when I start yelling and cheering.

11....I'm thankful for the teachers in staff that work so hard in our school district to give my children a great education.

12....I'm thankful that we have some of the best Mexican restaurants in Texas that KNOW how to make Margaritas!

13...I'm thankful for all of our blogging buddies! You all are awesome!



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Wednesday, November 23, 2005 We've Been Tagged!

We have been tagged by Suz. Be prepared Suz, we will remember this :-0

So here are the rules. Pay close attention because you may be the next to partake in all the fun!

Remove the blog at #1 from the following list and bump everyone up one place; then add your blog to the #5 spot.

1. Blither
2. Tammy
3. Erin
4. Suz
5. Sheri & Su Zan

Next select 5 friends to piss off :
1. Spiky1

2.
Kami
3.
Crazy Ride Lady
4. Whoever else wants to play

5. This is fun!


What were you doing 10 years ago?

Sheri: I was a SAHM of three kids, two were in school, one was a toddler. I was in a very unhappy marriage.

SuZan: I was taking anatomy & physiology classes, waiting to be accepted into OT school. G2 was in first grade and we truly learned what a social butterfly he was. My job had me traveling and opening up Rehab programs in south eastern Texas.

What were you doing 1 year ago?

Sheri: My father-in-law died last year on November 21st. We buried him the day before Thanksgiving. My step-daughters and step-son-in-law were in town and staying with us. Granny usually cooks every Thanksgiving, but understandably did not want to. So me, my step-daughters, and my daughter went to the grocery store after the funeral (10:00 p.m. the Wednesday before Thanksgiving) and picked the shelves of anything that we could remotely use to make Thanksgiving dinner. Then we sat around drinking beer and making pies and talking until about 2:00 a.m. It turned out to be a very special Thanksgiving.

SuZan: A rather uneventful Thanksgiving (this is a good thing). We all gathered at my sister-in-law's house. I made the dressing and the green beans. It was a great day visiting all of the family.


5 snacks you enjoy:

Sheri: Chocolate, popcorn, Baked Lays, Yo plait FF Yogurt, Chewy Granola Bars

SuZan: Anything chocolate, trail mix, M&Ms, did I mention chocolate?

5 songs to which you know all the lyrics:

Sheri: Richard Marx-Oceans Apart; Alanis Morissette-Princess; Alanis Morissette-Jagged Little Pill; Journey-their entire album from the 80's; Happy Birthday.

SuZan: Yesterday-Beatles; Imagine-John Lennon; Africa-Toto; Underneath Your Clothes-Shakira; Addicted to Love-Robert Palmer/Power Station

5 things you would do if you were a millionaire:

Sheri: 1. Pay of all my debts, wouldn't everyone? 2. Give some to charities 3. Share some with family members 4. Put my kids through college5 . Buy a nice house 6. Hire a chef, personal trainer, and a house keeper (sorry, couldn't stop at 5)

SuZan: 1. Pay off all my debts. 2. Buy land and donate to BSA. 3. Give some money to my sister. 4. Build the dream house. 5. If he could get in, send G2 to University of Michigan (his dream school).

5 bad habits:

Sheri: 1. being over sensitive 2. always saying shit 3. I am a worry wart 4. things have to be done right away or I will do them 5. Being a bitch to my husband when I'm over-stressed (i.e. Thanksgiving morning when I wake up at 6:00 to start the damn turducken. We won't go any farther because my husband is a good husband and I don't want to make him out as an uncaring person. Just suffice it to say, I was a bitch this morning :-)

SuZan: 1. Being a control freak (me?) 2. Biting my finger nails 3. Wanting things my way (I'm really working on this one) 4. Over-committing myself 5. Wanting to DO IT ALL!

5 things you like doing:

Sheri: 1. Watching "chic flicks" 2. Shopping 3. Playing/spending time with my kids 4. Spending time with hubby which is rare 5. and why blogging of course

SuZan: 1. Playing at the lake 2. Shopping 3. Ceramics 4. Working on the house with Big-G 5. Road trips with Hubby and son

5 things you would never wear again:

Sheri: 1. Big glasses 2. Bikini ... stole this from Suz 3. leggings 4. Fake Eyelashes 5. Brushed out perm

SuZan: 1. Farrah Hair 2. Coke bottle bottom glasses 3. A perm (if you can believe that one, I have curly hair) 4. Blue eye shadow 5. School uniform

5 favorite toys:

Sheri: You see-here is a good thing about these "look inside yourself" things. I just realized that I don't have a favorite toy. I can't even say my computer because I'm on one all day at the office. When I come home, getting on the computer is more like work!

SuZan: 1. Digital Camera 2. PDA 3. Computer 4. Roomba Vacuum Cleaner 5. Paint & Paint brush

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Happy Thanksgiving!

TWAS THE NIGHT OF THANKSGIVING, BUT I JUST COULDN'T SLEEP
I TRIED COUNTING BACKWARDS, I TRIED COUNTING SHEEP.

THE LEFTOVERS BECKONED - THE DARK MEAT AND WHITE
BUT I FOUGHT THE TEMPTATION WITH ALL OF MY MIGHT

TOSSING AND TURNING WITH ANTICIPATION
THE THOUGHT OF A SNACK BECAME INFATUATION.

SO, I RACED TO THE KITCHEN, FLUNG OPEN THE DOOR
AND GAZED AT THE FRIDGE, FULL OF GOODIES GALORE.

I GOBBLED UP TURKEY AND BUTTERED POTATOES,
PICKLES AND CARROTS, BEANS AND TOMATOES.

I FELT MYSELF SWELLING SO PLUMP AND SO ROUND,
'TIL ALL OF A SUDDEN, I ROSE OFF THE GROUND'.

I CRASHED THROUGH THE CEILING, FLOATING INTO THE SKY
WITH A MOUTHFUL OF PUDDING AND A HANDFUL OF PIE.

BUT, I MANAGED TO YELL AS I SOARED PAST THE TREES....
HAPPY EATING TO ALL; PASS THE CRANBERRIES, PLEASE.


MAY YOUR STUFFING BE TASTY,
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MAY YOUR TURKEY BE PLUMP.
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MAY YOUR POTATOES 'N GRAVY HAVE NARY A LUMP,
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MAY YOUR YAMS BE DELICIOUS, MAY YOUR PIES TAKE THE PRIZE,
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MAY YOUR THANKSGIVING DINNER STAY OFF OF YOUR THIGHS.
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HAVE A WONDERFUL THANKSGIVING!

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Tuesday, November 22, 2005 Oh, So That's How the Internet Started!


The True Origin of the Internet

In ancient Israel, it came to pass that a trader by the name of Abraham Com did take unto himself a young wife by the name of Dot.

And Dot Com was a comely woman, broad of shoulder and long of leg. Indeed, she had been called 'Amazon Dot Com.'

And she said unto Abraham, her husband, "Why dost thou travel far from town to town with thy goods when thou can trade without ever leaving thy tent?"

And Abraham did look at her as though she were several saddle bags short of a camel load, but simply said, "How, dear?" And Dot replied, "I will place drums in all the towns and drums in between to send messages saying what you have for sale and they will reply telling you which hath the best price. And the sale can be made on the drums and delivery made by Uriah's Pony Stable (UPS)."

Abraham thought long and decided he would let Dot have her way with the drums. And the drums rang out and were an immediate success. Abraham sold all the goods he had at the top price, without ever moving from his tent.

But this success did arouse envy. A man named Maccabia did secrete himself inside Abraham's drum and was accused of insider trading. And the young man did take to Dot Com's trading as doth the greedy horsefly take to camel dung. They were called Nomadic Ecclesiastical Rich Dominican Siderites, or NERDS for short.

And lo, the land was so feverish with joy at the new riches and the deafening sound of drums that no one noticed that the real riches were going to the drum maker, one Brother William of Gates, who bought up every drum company in the land. And indeed did insist on making drums that would work only with Brother Gates' drumheads and drumsticks.

And Dot did say, "Oh, Abraham, what we have started is being taken over by others." And as Abraham looked out over the Bay of Ezekiel, or as it came to be known "eBay" he said, "We need a name that reflects what we are." And Dot replied, "Young Ambitious Hebrew Owner Operators."

"YAHOO," said Abraham.

And that is how it all began. It wasn't Al Gore after all.

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Do You Think He Would Appriciate This?


Had to laugh when I saw this picture. I was pondering if Big-G would appriciate this as a gift not so much because of the car that is in the picture (however I don't think anyone would object) but because of the CLEAN GARAGE....LMAO!

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Monday, November 21, 2005 Turkey Day Traditions


Well folks, I guess it's that time. I mentioned in another post that Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. I think it is more so than Christmas because you don't have the stress of the presents and spending that money that we never seem to have enough of. Thanksgiving traditionally is a time for families to get together, visit, talk, laugh and of course-EAT! In our family, everyone brings something so that one person doesn't have to do all of the work. My specialty is sweet potato pie (my southern side) and candied yams (my Yankee side). So far, I have not succumb to the need to go stand in line at 4:00 p.m. waiting for stores to open so that I can get that just to die for deal. I hope I never do. When the kids were little, after dinner when the sun went down, we would go down to the Galleria for the tree lighting and the festivities that go along with it. Now, my kids are wondering just how long they have to wait before they can try to get together with their friends. That's OK, I did the same thing during my teenage years. They'll come back and realize just how much they enjoy the family gatherings - eventually!

As for as tradition, we used to make hand turkey's. You know, you trace your hand. The thumb becomes the turkey's head and the fingers are the feathers. But would we stop there? Nooooo. We would then insist that mom had to hand them on the refrigerator! When the kids were little and I shared this craft, they instantly fell in love with it and made about-500! My favorite food would by far be my mother-in-laws' corn bread dressing (from scratch) with homemade giblet gravy! Yummy!

We want to hear what you fine folks enjoy doing for Thanksgiving. What are some traditions that you did and enjoyed so much that you now do this with your kids? Is there a certain food item that you look forward to all year?

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A Glutton For Punishment!

Now ya’ll are going to think that I am just plain nuts. Yes, I do this to myself every year, and add to the madness every year too. When G-2 was small and impressionable, these villages were magical for him and his friends.

The first picture is of all the houses (after unboxing them). Now it didn’t start out this way (sigh), it has just grown throughout the years.

These are all the Christmas decorations. I laugh when I see this picture because the first Christmas after we were married, all of our decorations just about fit in a shoebox.




This would be the gluttony part. Yes, I needed some shopping therapy; so what do I do? Just add to the Christmas cr@p.

So the madness begins!

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Sunday, November 20, 2005 Are You a Yankee or a Rebel?


I ran across this little test online over at Meritt’s site. I thought this would be interesting because of my screwy background; having been born in East Texas, raised in Mexico City. When I first moved back to the US, everyone thought I was from the north, largely because my only American friends down there were from Ohio. But I guess this proves you can’t take the Texan out of the girl

SuZan is 65% (Dixie). Just under the Mason-Dixon Line

Take the test and let us know what you are......Are you a Yankee or a Rebel


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Saturday, November 19, 2005 TEENAGER FOR SALE…CHEAP….Hell I’ll pay you!

Anyone? Please…before I kill him!

Personal hygiene is good (he uses more toiletries then I).
Very smart (but doesn’t apply himself to his full potential).
He can cook (you might have live on hamburger helper and chili cheese dogs, but he can grill also).
Not a picky eater (but will clean you out of house and home)
His room? (we just won’t go there)
Sight: Good
Hearing: Selective
Mouth: Fully functional

ANY TAKERS?

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Friday, November 18, 2005 Mommy Chuckles

On a few blogs this past week I've read a few mommy stories that just make me laugh my ass off. Not in a bad way, but more in a "been there, done that" sort of way. Not sure what I mean? Well, before you had kids, did you ever say "My child won't do such and such!" or "Why can't that mother control her child?"

Yeah, me too. I just knew my kids were going to be sweet angels who never would talk back, throw a tantrum, be a bully, or act spoiled. Boy, were my eyes opened - OFTEN!

Where am I going with this? Well, I was thinking of something that happened when my kids were younger, and it still makes me laugh, even though I'm sure the "non-parents" in my neighborhood weren't so amused. Now, you are really going to have to picture this to get the fully belly laugh this story deserves. Ready?

Setting-an upper middle class neighborhood in the making. Only about 100 houses completed and lived in of the 1400 house planned community. All lawns carefully manicured and the person in charge of enforcing the deed restrictions on constant alert ready to send a "you were a bad person" letter at the drop of a hat. It a beautiful fall Sunday late afternoon. The sun was going down, but it was not quite dusk.

Characters-3 kids (two boys with a girl in the middle) aged 9, 8 & 5. These children were clean, smart, and for the most part, well behaved children. Their wonderful mother worked very hard to make sure they were well rounded children that enjoyed a mixture of school, sports, reading, and recreation. The mother, well, she was of the anal variety. You see, it was Sunday as I said earlier. The housekeeper used to come on Monday. What was this mother doing? Cleaning up before the maid came. Now that I don't have a housekeeper, I continually try to figure out exactly what I was thinking when I did that crap.

Scene one: Three hellions (I mean angels) were outside enjoying a breath of fresh air (yelling, screaming, running, etc.) All of a sudden, oldest son comes in and says "Mom, you need to do something. Daughter is beating the crap out of son #2!" With a surprised look I ask "What do you mean son #1, your sister was letting your brother use her skates. They were playing quite nicely when I looked out a few minutes ago!"

So he says "Mom, you really need to go out there!"

So, off I go, hair flying, my yellow rubber gloves on, and dressed in my "grubbies". I look to my left-no kids there. Then I dare to look to my right. What do I see you ask? One daughter on foot with a skate in her hand chasing one son who has one skate on and one bare foot trying desperately to escape the wrath of his sister. I know I should have been horrified at what our neighbors thought, but I was to busy laughing hysterically. Picture it, one hop-a-long kid being chased by one mad daughter with a skate in her hand that may have just used that skate as a weapon should he not succumb. Then it happens. She TACKLES him on the neighbor's lawn. He's laying there helpless, flat on his stomach with his cute little "surfer cut" hair style that used to be so popular while squeezing his eyes trying not to cry while his sister is straddled on top of him, facing his feet, bending the leg with the skate on in an attempt to remove said skate. She's pulling, and pulling, and pulling. Finally, when the realization hit me that a) people were watching; b) this wasn't our yard; and c) she was pulling so hard, his foot may have come off with the skate, I stepped in and the mommy in me took over.

I brook up the fight. Got the skate off and handed it to my daughter. I gave the typical mommy lecture. Made them swear that they won't ever do anything like that again. Then told them to get their butts into the house.

As I started my assent with the required "mommy stomp", it's then that I realized, I still had on the yellow rubber gloves. I turn around to glare at my kids and what do I see? Daughter nudges son with foot with gloating face and says "I guess that will teach you not to cheat when you are borrowing my stuff!" As she turns and does the required "big sister stomp" into the house, my son in all of his cuteness "STUCK HIS TONGUE OUT AT HER!"

Every time I think of my "gimpy" running from his sister, it never fails to make me laugh until I cry!

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Thursday, November 17, 2005 Thursday Thirteen


Thirteen Things about Sheri

1…. Wow! Thursday already! One more week until Thanksgiving. This is my favaroite time of year.

2....I'm looking forward to putting up Christmas next week

3....Because it gets dark out so early, I am totally not motivated to do anything after dinner except veg in front of the TV!

4....My 15 year old daughter starts driver's ed the Monday after Thanksgiving! She asked if she could drive (on the freeway!) to pick-up Aunt De De when she comes in for Christmas. I started to hyper-ventilate at the thought (not really, but could have).

5.....My 16 year old (almost 17) son doesn't even have his permit yet. He's not happy. He is the reason he doesn't have his permit yet. He can't fit in time to go to the DPS office to get his permit because of his social life (his words, not mine

6.....I haven't checked my home email for almost a week. That drives my husband crazy!

7.... It actually got below 60 last night (it got all the way down to 38). The first thing I wanted to do was drink hot chocolate!

8....When it's cold, I have no desire to eat salad. Give me a burger and fries, baby!

9....I'm taking the kids to the mall this weekend. Am I crazy?

10...My 12 year old son who never was a stellar performer in school is getting better grades than my oldest son was at his age. My oldest son was on the honor roll until he turned 12. Then hormones kicked in!

11....Celebrating Women will be podcasting again in the very near future. If you would be interested in being a guest on our show, or if you have ideas about topics to discuss, drop us an email.

12...I am making a gourmet meal of hot dogs with mac & cheese.

13....The server at work is not being nice. I..must...go....kick (I mean fix)..it!



Thirteen Things about SuZan



1…. I'm looking so forward to having the week off next week!

2.....We found out last night that our heater doesn't work (the coldest darn day of the year, so far).

3.....I have all the Christmas decorations down from the attic waiting patiently in the spare bedroom.

4.....I love the cold weather we are having despite the fact that we all woke up like popsicles this morning.

5.....Algebra II and Spanish are going to be the death of my son.

6.....I am excited that the only thing my son needs to do to become an Eagle Scout is finish one merit badge and complete his Eagle project.

7.....After our Girls night last weekend I realized how much I miss that.

8.....I have never claimed to be a good cook, but I make some awsome dressing.

9.....I have new glasses and my perscription actually improved.

10...I am afraid of heights (I am 5'3" for a reason).

11....I have been asked to be a presenter at the Spring conference of the Houston Area Association for the Education of Young Children.

12....Since the cold front blew in, my allergies have improved.

11....It has been such a busy week that I'm looking forward to the weekend to catch up with my blogging buddies.



Links to other Thursday Thirteens!
1. Karin

2. Jen

3. Carolyn

4. Renee

5. Christie

6. Katy



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Stress Reduction Kit


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Wednesday, November 16, 2005 Great Test For Cataracts


Check out this website. It's never to early to start checking. Let us know your results. I was a bit surprised about mine!

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Girls Gone Wild…well not really!

This past weekend, the G’s went rappelling so I had the house all to myself. I mentioned this to Sheri and she quickly stated that we needed to have a girl’s night (heck…we can justify anything). You know the ole saying…’When the cats away…the mice will play’. So, five of us got together and drank & feasted ourselves silly. The first choice was of course MARGARITAS, so naturally we decided to have Mexican food.

We all contributed and there was so much food that I know Big-G would say that WE never eat meals like that (LOL). Now there are not many photos to post, but that was because I was threatened with my life folks and most of them came out blurry (operator error). So no you can't see Jenneen with the fuzzy cat mask on; no you can't see Kathy playing with the bathroom lights; and no you may not see Sheri tell us all how she amost burned down her old house cooking with electric as she fixes spanish rice on MY electric stove. I did manage to click this one in; what you might think you see is four ladies just sitting nicely viewing what could be the television.



What you don’t hear is that I discovered on our Time Warner Cable, we have free Karaoke, and that you are looking at four drunken women (yes….5 total, me included) trying to carry a tune. We did OK with Sweet Home Alabama, but we really made a mess out of Respect; Bobby McGee; and Girls Just Wanna Have Fun. We just couldn’t keep up with the music.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2005 Things To Think About

Think about them one at a time BEFORE going on to the next one... IT DOES MAKE YOU FEEL GOOD, especially the thought at the end.

1. Falling in love.
2. Laughing so hard your face hurts.
3. A hot shower.
4. No lines at the supermarket
5. A special glance.
6. Getting mail
7. Taking a drive on a pretty road.
8. Hearing your favorite song on the radio.
9. Lying in bed listening to the rain outside.
10. Hot towels fresh out of the dryer.
11. Chocolate milkshake. (or vanilla or strawberry!)
12. A bubble bath.
13. Giggling.
14. A good conversation.
15. The beach
16. Finding a 20 dollar bill in your coat from last winter.
17. Laughing at yourself.
18. Midnight phone calls that last for hours.
19. Running through sprinklers.
20. Laughing for absolutely no reason at all.
21. Having someone tell you that you're beautiful.
22. Laughing at an inside joke.
24. Friends.
25. Accidentally overhearing someone say something nice about you.
26. Waking up and realizing you still have a few hours left to sleep.
27. Your first kiss (either the very first or with a new partner).
28. Making new friends or spending time with old ones.
29. Playing with a new puppy.
30. Having someone play with your hair.
31. Sweet dreams.
32. Hot chocolate.
33. Road trips with friends.
34. Swinging on swings.
35. Making eye contact with a cute stranger.
36. Making chocolate chip cookies.
37. Having your friends send you homemade cookies.
38. Holding hands with someone you care about.
39. Running into an old friend and realizing that some things (good or bad)never change.
40. Watching the expression on someones face as they open a much desired present from you.
41. Watching the sunrise.
42. Getting out of bed every morning and being grateful for another beautiful day.
43. Knowing that somebody misses you.
44. Getting a hug from someone you care about deeply.
45. Knowing you've done the right thing, no matter what other people think.

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Monday, November 14, 2005 Procrastination.........


Sounds good to me!


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Sunday, November 13, 2005 LIFE...Ain't It Great!

I'll be happy when...

We convince ourselves that life will be better after we get married, have a baby, then another. Then we are frustrated that the kids aren't old enough and we'll be more content when they are. After that, we're frustrated that we have teenagers to deal with. We will certainly be happy when they are out of that stage. We tell ourselves that our life will be complete when our spouse gets his or her act together, when we get a nicer car, when we are able to go on a nice vacation or when we retire. The truth is there's no better time to be happy than right now. If not now, when? Your life will always be filled with challenges.

It's best to admit this to yourself and decide to be happy anyway. Happiness is the way. So, treasure every moment that you have and treasure it more because you shared it with someone special, special enough to spend your time with .. and remember that time waits for no one. So, stop waiting.

Until your car or home is paid off.
Until you get a new car or home.
Until your kids leave the house.
Until you go back to school.
Until you finish school.
Until you lose 10 lbs.
Until you gain 10 lbs.
Until you get married.
Until you get a divorce.
Until you have kids.
Until you retire.
Until summer.
Until spring.
Until winter.
Until fall.
Until you die.

There is no better time than right now to be happy. Happiness is a journey, not a destination. So work like you don't need money, love like you've never been hurt, and dance like no one’s watching.

If you want to brighten someone's day, pass this on to someone special.

I just did!

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Saturday, November 12, 2005 A Moment In Life With Hubby

Big-G and I were joking around the other day and the conversation ended something like this:

Big-G: Now your just being a Smart-A$$

SuZan: Well, at least I’m smart! (Oh cr@p…I guess I am like Lucy)

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Do You Live Close To Sex Offenders?


I know that Halloween is over, but if you want to scare the cr@p out of yourself, check this out. I was shocked (yes…I am a bit naïve, but I just didn’t realize how much)!



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Friday, November 11, 2005 Happy Veterans Day!

In Honor of Gerald
Gerald was my Father-in-law. A man that not only did I have the pleasure to meet, but who welcomed me with open arms into his family. He was strict but he was fair, he never showed much emotion but in his smile you found comfort and wisdom. He was a Marine, a member of the 5th Marine Division and you know what they say…Once a Marine…Always a Marine.

While most of us in our youth worry about trivial things, Gerald turned 19, and became a man on Iwo Jima. He never talked about those days too much until his later years. Some things he couldn’t talk about, some things I’m sure he wouldn’t talk about. I learned that he was MIA for a few hours when a shell left him unconscious.

I think God ever day for this man. Against the odds he survived and came home. I thank him for his son whom I love with all my heart. I see in my own son many traits of Gerald and am proud when I look at him and remember his Grandfather. I miss him terribly and wish he was with us today, but I am thankful that he was a part of my life, my family.



Semper Fi!

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Thursday, November 10, 2005 Thursday Thirteen

Sheri


Thirteen Things about YOUR NAME



1…. This is the first Thursday Thirteen we're participating in.

2..... I really like blogging. I've gotten to know a lot of cool peeps!

3..... My job is really boring. I'm procrastinating!

4..... I love my husband dearly.

5...... Every year during the holidays, I get the urge and intentions to get really crafty. The problem is, I never seem to follow through.

6...... Sharing 13 things about yourself doesn't seem difficult until you sit down and do it.

7....... Since visiting Merritt's sight, I've had this craving for a Venti Starbucks non-fat, sugar free vanilla, triple shot cappuccino!

8..... Our first playoff game for our high school football game is tomorrow night. I think I'm more excited than my son!

9.....I LOVE seafood. My husband good give or take it. I haven't been out to a real seafood restaurant for A LONG TIME!

10...Our anniversary is December 19th - wow! 7 years!

11....My husband is going to turn 50 on February 7th, 2006!

12....One of my 3 step-daughters does not like me. Her loss!

13....My youngest son and my oldest cousin share June 10th as the birthday!

Hey-I did it! Y'all let us know if you played.







SuZan


Thirteen Things about YOUR NAME



1…. I love Fall & Winter (wish we had them)!

2.....I think my husband and I have done a good job raising our son. I really love him as a son, but I like the man he is becoming.

3.....I have Martha Moments and get a bit creative.

4.....I love to entertain simply because I love being around people I like.

5.....I married the most thoughtful man on earth.

6.....I love Christmas, not because of the commercialism but because of the symbolism.

7.....My father was a concert pianist so I had to take piano growing up...I can only play a mean "chop sticks"

8.....I am fluent in English & Spanish (and I can cuss in Russian).

9.....My birthday is Oct. 29th; my grandmother's is Oct. 30th. She always told me we were the spooks of the family.

10.....I could drink coffee all day long.

11.....I am a loyal friend.

12.....My favorite food is Japanese.

13.....I am so happy that Sheri talked me into blogging; I am having a blast and have gotten to know several of you out there.

Links to other Thursday Thirteens!
1. (leave your link in comments, I’ll add you here!)



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My Day In A Nutshell




That is all............

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Because It Is Worth Revisiting!

I think I broke my toe when I stubbed it this past weekend. It is the one next to the big toe and it is swollen, and VERY tender. Wouldn’t you know that every single darling I work with in the schools has managed to step on it.

I am coming to terms that the change has started (yes…quite early damn it). This week you could have set your watch by my hot flashes (8:45 am) EVERY $@%#&!$ DAY THIS WEEK!
So Katy…I’m borrowing this again!

Sometimes You Are The Bird!

Sometimes You Are The Car!


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Wednesday, November 09, 2005 A Teenagers Conversation Overheard

So I'm at lunch at Wendy's (yes, gourmet all the way). I was sitting in a booth and overheard the following conversation between a group of teenage girls that I gather are Seniors in high school and nearing the age of consenting adulthood.

Girl #1: "I was like, so what the f*ck? and she was like ih, and I was like whatever."

Girl #2: "You should have so kicked her a**"

Girl #3: "She is such a skank. I mean, she let those other girls in her homecoming group. I mean ick. She should have invited me. I mean, I could have gone, but I was like yeah, whatever."

Girl #4: "Yeah, you should have totally gone."

Girl #2: "So, whatever. You know what I'm going to do for my birthday? I'm going to get totally drunk. I just love that feeling when I'm stumbling to may car. Then I get home and my mom is waiting up for me and I'm like-what the f*ck? She is such a bitch."

Girl #4: "You know you are so going to get drunk before then!"

Girl #2: "No way. I need to like dry out for a while!"

Girl #1: "You should just slam a (I don't remember what she called it). You will be just totally messed up!"

Girl #3: "Me and so and so are making a double headed beer bong. That's going to be so cool. I can't wait until I'm 18."

Girl #1: "You know where we should go? To that place behind the office buildings and build a bon fire and get totally f*cked up!"

Girl #4: "Yeah, but I have bad memories of that place. Someone put a drug in my drink"

Girl #1: "Wow. Cool. Was it a guy? Did he rape you?"

Girl #4: "Whatever"

Girl #2: "I'm really not going to ask for anything for my birthday. My parents are so going to get me a car when I graduate. They better get me like a Mercedes or something."

Girl #1: "Watch-You'll get like a Mustang"

Girl #2: "As if!" My dad told me to get a group of friends together for my birthday and he'd send us to the theater. I was like Yeah-right! I told him that was the most f*cking stupidest shit I've ever heard. I told him he better not ever say stupid shit like that again! Then he walked away all sad and I was like Whatever!"

At this point I had to leave. I couldn't listen to it anymore. Just to set the scene, I was in "The Memorial Area" which translates into houses that are a million plus. This, my friends, was a conversation among our future leaders of America!

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For The Coffee Snob On The Run!

I was shopping at my FAVORITE store (Target) and ran across this little jewel. Many of the Teachers that I work with call me “Gadget Girl” because I love technology and I’m not afraid to try new things. Anyway, what caught my eye were the words “New Self Heating Can” and since I work in five schools and am always on the go, I thought…hell, I’ll give it a try!

Well, the darn thing works! The first one I tried was the Wolfgang Puck mocha latte. Being the coffee snob that I am (this title was given to me by Big-G), I am particular about my coffee. I like a rich, bold, low acidic brew and the mocha latte just wasn’t strong enough for this distinguished pallet. So I decided to try the rich espresso and though it could stand to be stronger, I did like the taste better.

So what is really cool is that if you are on the run, love coffee, this is a product worth while. It is about half the cost of buying a latte at Starbucks, and so far I have found it at Target and Kroger. It is only 100 calories a can and 9 carbs. The directions are easy to follow to activate whatever the hell heats it up and you can have a hot latte any time and anywhere.


Technology….gotta love it!

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Tuesday, November 08, 2005 A You Ready For A Laugh? .....No, I Mean It...You're Going To Laugh!

OK, I was going through our blog roll and went to Just A Girl In This World's site. I was reading this post and....what?....OK, I'll wait whilst you go and read. (whistling sound inserted here). You're back? Yes, wipe your tears. Don't be ashamed. I was sitting in the coffee shop doing the laughing under my breath thing and just couldn't control the snort. What? You didn't look? Oh, come on, you've got to. Come back when you're done and tell me you didn't laugh-I dare you!

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Fabulous @ 40

I don’t know if you ladies had the opportunity to read this article on MSN this past weekend, but, I was floored when I read one of the beauty secretes of this woman. Yes she is beautiful, however one element of her regimen is so unrealistic…see what you think…

Link

I don’t know about ya’ll, but there is no way in hell that I’m ever going to get 12 hours of sleep a night! Most of us are rather sleep deprived and in my case, I don’t even know what I could give up to achieve such a goal….maybe breathing?

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Monday, November 07, 2005 One of These Things Is Not Like The Others


Is this too cute or what?


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Celebrating Women's Blog Pick of the Month

If the sleep deprivation is an effective form of torture than the CIA should seriously consider employing my children.


We know we missed October, but all of you know that sometimes, life just get's in the way. So we are starting fresh with November. Our pick is Sleeping Mommy (and Snoring Daddy too).

This blog is also one of our Favorites. SM lives in Oklahoma, has been married for five years and is a Mother of three. One of the most touching posts we've read was the post she wrote to her son Benjamin on his first birthday (we got a bit misty eyed).

Another surprise to us readers was when SM went out of town back in August, she had a back up! Snoring Daddy filled in and kept us informed and entertained. We enjoy her blog because she writes about numerous subjects. You never know what you will be reading next. Everything from her kids (and they are so darn cute too), to lotto, to evil puppy, and even the pondering question "Why do men have nipples?". She understands that we all need a bit of self absorption and she like the rest of us is suffering from sleep deprivation.

So Sleeping Mommy...

Celebrating Women Celebrate You!


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Sunday, November 06, 2005 I'm Going to Be a Grandmother!


Yes, at 37, I'm going to be a grandmother. No, not one of my teenagers. I have two stepdaughters. The oldest, Misty, is 25, finished college, working and has been married for about a year and a half. She called my husband's cell Friday night to tell us the good news. Seems my hubby thought he had lost his cell phone. He didn't find it until Saturday late afternoon. When he told me the news, I was so excited.

I haven't decided what I want to be called. I figure her mom will be Grandma. My mother-in-law is Granny, I guess I'll be a Mimi or a nana. My husband says I should be called Grandma Sheri. That just doesn't sound sexy! I guess I'll let the baby decide what to call me!

Congratulations Misty & Kurt!

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District Champs! Playoffs Here We Come...

Well, what do you know...the boys did it! They are headed to the Playoffs. Last night's game was really a blowout 14-42 (sad to say...the game was boring). Here are some highlights of the game. Ok not really highlights, but clear pictures. I took a ton of pictures playing with my new toy. The majority came out blurry, my reputation with camaras is not real good as I tend to brake them somehow' so I was hesitant to tell Big-G. After I finally did show him my blurry pictures, he just said it was the operator, that I was moving the camara when I clicked. Whew! I can handle operator error.


Yes I know this one isn't too clear, but Sheri's son Michael is the Center and it is one of the clearer fuzzy pictures.

Our Drill Team!

They say that High School Football is a social event for the students. As you see here Big-G (the red head) has turned into a social butterfly. These are some other really good friends of ours, they are parents of one of G-2's good friends.

The Last Play! District Champs!

Bobcat Fight Never Dies!


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Saturday, November 05, 2005 The Boy Has His Bling!


It is now official, G-2 now has his class ring! It seems we are hitting milestones one after another now. Not to mention the ever dwindling pocketbook. If you think that you can’t wait until they get a little older, STOP. They get more expensive!

I joke with him and tell him that he REALLY has to keep his grades up because his ring says 2007, so he HAS to graduate. He also has been threatened with his life that he is NOT to give his ring to “some sweet young thing”. What is funny is that they give you what they call a “companion” ring (that’s the one you give to the girl), I had never heard of this…My how times change.

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Friday, November 04, 2005 To Be Successful.....

Our middle school principal sends a communication to parents each month. This month she wrote about what it takes to be a successful student. After reading it, I decided that I could put most of these to use to be a successful mother, wife, employee, citizen......actually, fill in the blank. Following are her tips:

  • To be successful, accept life as it is, with all its difficulties and challenges. Adapt to it rather than complain about it. Accept responsibility for their own lives instead of blaming or making excuses.
  • To be successful, develop and maintain a positive attitude toward life. See life as a series of opportunities and possibilities.
  • To be successful, build good relationships. Be sensitive to the needs and feelings of others. Be considerate and respectful. Have a way of bringing out the best in other people.
  • To be successful, have a sense of direction and purpose-know where you're going.
  • To be successful, have a strong desire to learn. Always discover, always grow.
  • To be successful, be action oriented. Get things done. Don't be afraid of hard work.
  • To be successful, know honesty is one of the main ingredients in the character of a good person.
  • To be successful, understand the difference between existing and living, and always choose the latter.

This was very inspirational to me and came during this time when I'm more or less going through a "self evaluation" period. I thought I'd share. Enjoy!

Happy Friday!


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Well we do hear "Blah Blah Blah" all day long!

Found this at Jennifer's World. This was a fun quiz. I think I fudged on a few of the answers because I'm ALWAYS over-analyzing myself. Go ahead-try it!

Sheri

Sally
You are Sally!


SuZan

Lucy
You are Lucy!

OK....now this is too darn funny! Hmmm sort of like calling a spade a spade...at least I'm not crabby...LMAO.

Which Peanuts Character are You?
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Thursday, November 03, 2005 We Are Among Greatness!

Yes folks, all of us who read each other's blogs probably had no idea that one of us is famous. Did ya'll know that Kel from Mom Is Nutz is a writer (and not just an awsome blogger)? She shared an article she wrote with us that was published just last week. The article is along the same lines as the post below. You see, they say that great minds think alike...LOL. Congrats Kel!



Dang I hope ya'll can read it, as for myself...well...tomorrow I have an eye appointment.

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In God We Trust

You may have heard in the news that a couple of Post Offices in Texas have been forced to take down small posters that say "IN GOD WE TRUST," The law, they say, is being violated.

Anyway, I heard proposed on a radio station show, that we should all write "IN GOD WE 'TRUST" on the back of all our mail. After all, that is our national motto, and it's on all the money we use to buy those stamps. I think it is a wonderful idea. We must take back our nation from all the people who think that anything that offends them should be removed. If you like this idea, please pass it on and DO IT The idea of writing or stamping "IN GOD WE TRUST" on our envelopes sounds good to me. I'm having my stamp made today! Or make preprinted labels that you can stick on nicely.

It has been reported that 86% of Americans believe in God. Therefore, I have a very hard time understanding why there is such a mess about having "In God We Trust" on our money and having God in the pledge of Allegiance. Could it be that WE just need to take action and tell the 14% to "sit down and shut up"?

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Wednesday, November 02, 2005 For The Man Who Has Everthing


The holidays are quickly approaching! This is the perfect gift for the man who already has it all.

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Tuesday, November 01, 2005 Um, Yeah! I Think The Ghosts Got My Computer!


All righty then. A little help please. Anyone? Anyone? Yeah! OK! Here's the scoop.

I'm working on my computer and go to pull up a file from my directory on the server. I'm scrolling, scrolling......Holy Smokes-What the f***? I notice a document that I did in Excel has multiplied....as a Word document! I check out the properties and notice it's a temp file. Not unusual, but 150 of them? Now, I was just in this directory on Friday, believe me, these docs weren't there. So, I check out the properties, all created on different days dating back to the beginning of October. I open the documents. Each one was blank! I'm still not too concerned, until I go to delete the files and a message pops up "THAT MY ACCESS HAS BEEN DENIED". "Um, excuse me Mr. Computer (yes, I've decided my computer is of the male species), HOW can I be denied? I am the administrator and all. My God, without me Mr. Computer, you would be nothing but a bunch of parts!" Well, I give the computer the benefit of the doubt and think it may have something to do with me trying to delete a file on the server from my work station. I log onto the server (AGAIN WITH ADMIN RIGHTS) and try to delete the files. Here is the scary part-I CAN'T DELETE FROM THE SERVER EITHER...AND....(gulp, deep breath) THE FILES HAVE MULTIPLIED!!! There are hundreds of them!

Yikes-does anyone else think that our server may have been infected with a virus? If so, any idea as to which one and what the fix is? Also, why just my files?

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With Thanksgiving Upon Us!

How do you think the turkey feels?
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