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T'was the Day before Christmas

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It was the night (actually day) before Christmas and all through the house
not a creature was stirring to help mama clean, not even a mouse

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care in hopes that someone who would help clean would soon be there

The teenagers were nestled all snug in their beds while mama cooked, cleaned and slaved needing her meds

And mama in her "kerchief" (WTF?) and dirty dishes in the sink I hoped for a miracle or at least a stiff drink!

When out of nowhere there arose such a clatter I sprang from my chair to see what was the matter

Down the hall I flew in a flash opened the door with a smash

When what to my wondering eye should appear but two fighting teenagers over xbox and their gear

I screamed out loud and moved so lively and quick and said there will be no presents from St. Nick!

I've had it with you two They'll be no more fighting I'm through!
More rapid that eagles their chores came I shouted them out by name
Clean toilets, clean mirrors, pick up …

Tag and Award

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I just received this award! Thank you Tam!! This is the first for me and I will display it with pride and affection.




After receiving the award, I remembered that I never played along when Tam tagged me for a game. I told her I would, but, being the forgetful (lazy) person I am, I never did it. I guess I really don't deserve the award (but I'm not giving it back!) but to try and make up for it, here's the 6 Random Things about me. I recently tagged some people in another game, so I don't have any fresh meat to tag. Thanks again, Tam for the tag and the award. Tam is at Yakiddy Yak Yak
Go Yak something at her!

~Rules to this Tag~
1. Link to the person who tagged you
2. Post the rules on your blog
3. Write 6 random things about yourself
4. Tag 6 people at the end of your post and link to them
5. Let each person know they been tagged and leave them a comment
6. Let the tagger know when your entry is up

Random Things about Me:

1. I have only one dimple on my left side (face peop…

Mashed, Poked and Ignored all in the name of Healthcare

Yesterday was my annual visit to the OB-GYN. Oh what fun! Everyone can relate I'm sure. However, if your are under 40 there are things you may not have experienced yet that I have been so rudely introduced to on this last visit.

First the mammogram should be called the pancake-o-gram. My God! This hurts. I know this is necessary due to breast cancer awareness, but can't we come up with a better way to check out those girls? I asked the tech if she had ever had one to pop on her, not yet, she said...ha ha. She said the reason it was hurting "me" so bad was because I was so "dense".

I said; "What?"

She meant my breast were very dense, not much fatty tissue so that makes the "mashing" hurt more. I'm glad to know that my breast are thin since the rest of my body is full of fat! Thanks, lady.

I went in with a list this time. Do you ever get in front of the doctor and completely forget what all you wanted to tell him about? I was prepared t…

Just Call me Katharine

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My result for "Are You a Jackie or a Marilyn?" Or Someone Else? Mad Men-era Female Icon Quiz...You Are a Katharine!
You are a Katharine -- "I am happy and open to new things"

Katharines are energetic, lively, and optimistic. They want to contribute to the world.


How to Get Along with Me

* Engage with me in stimulating conversation and laughter.
* Appreciate my grand visions and listen to my stories.
* Don't try to change my style. Accept me the way I am.
* Be responsible for youself. I dislike clingy or needy people.
* Don't tell me what to do.



What I Like About Being a Katharine

* being optimistic and not letting life's troubles get me down
* being spontaneous and free-spirited
* being outspoken and outrageous. It's part of the fun.
* being generous and trying to make the world a better place
* having the guts to take risks and to try exciting adventures
* having such varied interests and abilities



What's Hard About B…

Cheese, Wrestling and Updates

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I wanted to give up dates for everyone on a few recent posts. (Actually I'm just too tired to think of anything creative and fun to read)

Here we go:

Not Speaking to Mama: Some readers have asked if my son is talking again and how long it took. He did manage to breakdown the very next day and asked me; "What are you cooking for supper?" He has been his normal teenager-mumbling-under -the breath-self ever since.

No Show on the Snow: People have asked why we shut the school down if there was no snow. I guess you have to live in the South to understand this one. Since we rarely get snow, when it does happen, we are not equipped to handle it. There are no snow plows, sand trucks, salt trucks, chains on tires...things like that, so everything shuts down. What happened in this particular case was jumping the gun a bit. There was a threat of it (about a 100 miles away), so the schools thought they would close before it happened. I think it was just wishful thinking on their part. …

No Show on the Snow

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We actually delayed our school openings this morning due to snow. What snow? They made the announcement yesterday afternoon when the forecast showed MS getting some flurries. Alabama did not even get a flake. Heck, it didn't even get to freezing! But I guarantee you that there is not a loaf of bread nor a gallon of milk left on any grocery store shelf in the whole state.
What's up with that?

Good thing....we got to sleep in.

I decided to build a snow man anyway....isn't he cute?

Not Speaking to Mama

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My 13 year old is not speaking to me, literally. He stopped yesterday around 5:45pm when I told him he had to get his hair cut. He is also grounded from X-Box because he didn't do his homework and then lied about it and said he did. His last words to me yesterday were;

"You took away my X-Box, now you're going to take away my hair too?"

How long do you think he can keep this up?? Is there a world record holder in this category?

I've Been Eating Hair

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I spent all day yesterday trying to "de-hair" my house. I have one dog and one cat but you would think I had 12 of each by the amount of hair they leave around. What is up with that??? I swear it's much worse with Ziggy (my dog) this year than it has ever been before. Ms. Kitty is new so I don't know about her except that when we first got her in July she did not shed or cause me to get so stuffed up. You could not open your mouth around here without hair flying in it! I have no idea how many hairs I have eaten over the past month. Disgusting, I know.

First, I put both of them outside. They were thoroughly insulted by this. Then I began the De-hairing process.....

1.Washed all covers they had laid on.
2.Spread armor hammer "pet" deodorizer/hair pick up all over carpets and furniture (how does that stuff work anyway...how can sprinkling it around make your vacuum pick up more hair?)
3.Changed filter in the return and vacuumed the vents
4.Washed curtains and cle…

Just Say NO to Jingle Bells on Shoes

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Here I am at the Comfort Inn on Friday night watching the CMT's Christmas Extravaganza with Larry the Cable Guy. You ask why? Well I drove down to the middle of nowhere to watch my son in a wrestling tournament. It was near Deliverance. We went to eat at Big B's Barbecue House and was annoyed the entire time by the giant jingle bells tied to our waitress' shoelaces. We cringed every time she came by and asked if we all were okay. At first I kept thinking it was my cell phone. I would check it and no missed calls! Then I thought one of those salvation army people must be outside the door. Then, finally I saw her feet and there was these huge silver balls tied to her shoes. Two over sized bells on each shoe. The sound was maddening. You can only image how ready I was to get out of there. (Besides they brought me cold cornbread) The food was mediocre at best. We did order some fried green tomatoes (no Kathy Bates did not bring them out to us nor was their a book signin…

12 Days of Christmas

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My friend at Mom~E~Centric is have a 12 days of Christmas Giveaway. Below are her blog sites where you can find the official rules for entry. I have included a link to one of her sponsors sites that is donating two gifts for one giveaway! You can also find a button in my sidebar for the contest information.

Day One of the Give Away Brings two items for one winner from Adorn Me Jewelry on EtsyYou can find the contests in three places, Mom~E~Centric, Mom is Teaching and Education Uncensored. You may enter each contest up to 3 times on each blog each day.What 'cha waiting for? Go Enter Today and Good Luck!!!

Family Blending

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Here is a picture from Thanksgiving that includes all of my children and grand kids. Yes, I know you are shocked and amazed. How can someone with such youthful looks possibly be a grandmother? (kidding)

Remember I told you in my post titled Step Monsters that I had 3 step children who are now grown and have kids of their own. Their dad and I had two more together but we are now divorced and both engaged to someone else. People find it amazing that we can all get together without any eye gouging or cuss fights. We have always made it about the children, not about our problems surrounding our marriage and divorce.

I had promised a follow up story to the Step Monster post. This is just a short one. I do plan to sit down and write a longer one offering my advice on "step-parenting". Not that I am expert, I have just lived it and can share with you my good and bad experiences.

That will be coming soon!