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This morning I helped Mom and Dad move a truckload of mulch from the back of their pickup to the flowerbed. Mom and I got the mulch from the local recycling center for FREE. I have some here at my house to use in my flowerbeds, but need to get more. I only have about half of what I’ll need to finish it.

When we were cleaning out the truck bed after getting all the wood chips mulch out, I mentioned that Chrissie and I were planning to go to a movie in a couple of hours. Mom said, Oh, Sex and the City? I’d already told her of our plans. Then Dad said, What movie?

Here’s the confession part: I am 38 years old. I have 3 children and have been through a marriage and a divorce. I’m raising two teenagers and a tween. I’m proud of the lessons I’ve learned and who I’m turning out to be. I was mortified embarrassed to say the name of the movie in front of my dad because it has the word S-E-X in it.

I didn’t say it, so Mom did. Oh, from the tv show? Dad asked. Yes, I said, as I wished I could crawl under a rock.

What is that? Why in the world would I be embarrassed by that? I wasn’t standing there in front of my father talking about ME having sex, which would be awkward and a good reason for embarrassment, I believe. Good grief.

And another thing. . . the movie was really good. I do not know why I cried through almost the whole thing. Not sobbing or constant crying, nothing crazy like that. Just little moments of tears throughout the movie after the first 30 minutes or so. I think I may need antidepressants.

Saturday 9

Satuurday 9: Another High School Meme

1. Can you sing the fight song? I can hear it in my head, hum the tune and play the notes (clarinet) with my fingers, but I don’t know if I ever knew the words.

2. Who was your favorite teacher? Mrs.Walters – government and history.

3. What was your school mascot? Savage

4. Did you go to the Prom? Yes

5. If you could go back, would you? If I could keep the knowledge I have now, yes, definitely.

6. What do you remember most about graduation? Where my family sat in the audience.

7. Where were you on Senior Skip Day? I was out of school for Senior Week – the entire week before graduation a bunch of us camped at the lake in campers.

8. Did you have a job your senior year? Yes, I worked at Wal-Mart Pharmacy from the time I turned 16.

9. Where did you go most often for lunch? Sonic. Standard order: cheese pickle-o’s and iced tea.

Thanks so much for joining us again at Saturday: 9. As always, feel free to come back, see who has participated and comment on their posts. In fact sometimes, if you want to read & comment on everyone’s responses, you might want to check back again tomorrow. But it is not a rule. We haven’t any rules here. Join us on next Saturday for another version of Saturday: 9, “Just A Silly Meme on a Saturday!” Enjoy your weekend~!

internet filter

Do you use an internet filter to block out sites with inappropriate language and images? I’m currently searching for a good internet filter and have downloaded one called K9 Web Protection by Blue Coat Systems. I did a search for several “bad” words (as a test – to make sure it was working and to see how it worked) and was completely blocked by Google SafeSearch. The only issue that’s a concern is that the Google SafeSearch settings can be accessed with a click of the mouse. I have not seen a way to password protect Google SafeSearch yet.

Ideas and suggestions are welcome.

I’m a Star!

A couple of weeks ago, I was able to attend training to be a volunteer at the Civic Center Music Hall.  The program is called STARS.  I’m quite excited about being able to support the arts locally.  Two of the first shows I get to volunteer for are Spamalot and The Sound of Music.  🙂

my big fat movie quote

The other night, youngest daughter came into my bedroom saying how her foot hurt.   Without thinking, I said, “Put some Windex on it.”  Just like the dad in “My Big Fat Greek Wedding.”  🙂

So she did.

I’m not sure why she was using the bottom of a plastic bowl as a foot rest.

It was so funny!


Many thanks to Michelle (of Michelle Martin Photography) for the use of this great photo.  It’s one of my favorites from her flickr photostream.

six plus one

It’s now been six months since my niece Megan’s death.  Well, six months and one day today.  It’s hard to believe that it’s been that long.  It really does not seem like it.

Please keep my sister Chrissie and her family in your thoughts and prayers.  This has been so hard on them and nothing that we can offer is comfort enough.