Archive for August 2008

Plum Larapin, Y'all!!

The menu for last night’s “Southern” Wine Club at our house: Various cheese and crackers Hot Creole Crab Dip and sourdough baguette slices Fried Green Tomatoes on Creole Sauce and melted mozzarella on top Chicken and Sausage Gumbo on Rice Peach Cobbler and Homemade Whipped Cream Pinot Grigio

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They're Home Again

The kids have a four day weekend. I’m not sure why the school does this, but they start on the Monday before Labor Day, go for four days and get four days off. Maybe it’s the district’s way of easing them into school. You may find this hard to believe after I rejoiced and sang…

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Just Another Oncology Appointment

I got to see all my friends at the White Russian’s office this morning. I was almost sad when he said, “Everything looks great! We don’t need to see you for another six months.” Not the, “everything looks great,” part. The, “we don’t need to see you for another six months,” part. I did something…

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Ye Olde Tale, Part II

But woe to those who didst sing praises and dance joyfully in the morning, for their joy wast turned to sorrow. Though Jenster, wife of Todd, son of Phillip, was gladdened in her heart as her children departed the conveyance of saffron from whence they came, she wast overcome with despair at the multitude of…

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Ye Olde Tale

And it came to pass in those days that a decree was sent throughout the land stating all children shouldst return to their scholarly pursuits. And so it was the offspring of the house of Todd, garbed as was appropriate to their station, boarded the conveyance of saffron which wouldst carry them to places of…

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My Week in Review

SUNDAY Katie sang in the band Sunday evening so I went to watch. Before the service I sat outside, visiting with Ben and his Katie and watching some hot air balloons in the distance. When I walked back out after she sang I saw one of the balloons fairly low just on the other side…

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Starting Over

I’ve done Weight Watchers (this time) for a week now. I’ve counted points and managed to get some exercise in here and there. I drank a lot of water and tried to choose fruits and veggies over non-fruits and veggies. And what do I have to show for it? I’m already one-third of the way…

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I Can't Believe I Said That!

Yesterday I turned on the 5:00 news to see a horrific sight. You may have even seen it on the national news. A large, luxury condominium complex in Conshohocken was destroyed by an 8 alarm fire. Apparently it had been going on for quite some time when I started watching and by then two entire…

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Sunsets and Amishland

The other day I noticed these gorgeous thunderclouds past the field across from our neighborhood so I snapped some pictures: AMISH CAR WASH This is the third time I’ve seen this and it cracks me up every single time. A horse and buggy at the car wash?? AMISH TRANSPORTATION FOR MINORS Did you see those…

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