Dragonfly

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So what does a Modern Princess do the first day she is unemployed? A little bit of Everthing! I do not know where this energy came from, but if I did I would bottle it and sell it. Lord knows, I could use the extra cash flow right about now. But really today, I went grocery shopping, got food in the Slow Cooker, and went to the gym all before 9 am! Then because I am a modern princess,I manged to met some friends from church for coffee and we headed out to a local nursing home to visit and sing with the residents there. All I can say is getting old must suck. But if you a guy, well I think there are 10 girls for every boy at that place, so you might enjoy it. As for this princess, I love the people there, but it makes me remember, and miss my great grandmother, (oh, one woman reminds me of my great grandmother SO much!) and grandmother. We sing with them, and they all say they like it, but I need to work on being a bit more comfortable there, I have such a hard time understanding what they are saying sometimes. After that this modern princess went home and spent some time cleaning the house. Yeah, because you never get laid off from laundry and dishes duty. Took AJ on a special surprise mission to the bead store, she loves that store. All that money that got saved up for the “rainy season”? Gone to art supply stores, all of it....or something like that. After cleaning her home, a modern princess should snuggle up with her husband, but in my case, Tip had WWE OMG: Top 50 Incidents in WWE History on the Netflix. I mean really, how much of that can a Princess handle? So you watch a few, go find a facebook game, and cuddle but not really pay attention. For the record, moment number 8, was AWSOME. But a good princess would never dream to spoil it for you and tell you what happened. Dinner was great, every princess knows that nothing bad comes out of a slow cooker. It just all mingles in there with some magic heat and tastes good over mashed potatoes at the end. After that I got a message from a friend who needed a friend, I applaud her for reaching out. A modern Princess drops her plans when her friends need her. Spending the evening with her was what I needed to do tonight. And still this modern princess got home in time to put the girls to bed. Told ya I did a little bit of EVERYTHING today.
Dragonfly

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anyone else keep getting spam here? I am thinking I need to delete this, but it is a part of my past and I would also like to keep it
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Last week was Christian's birthday. He would have turned 15. I guess he did turn it just was not the same type of celebration a mom normally plans for a 15 year old. The girls wanted to make him a cake, so we did, and put "Happy Birthday Chris" in yellow icing.  We sang to him, and tears but they stayed in my eyes and did not flow. I must be getting a little better.

My Alli Jo loves to bake. She made us Fudge for Valentine's day. She made it, I stood in the kitchen and told her what to do, even with a cookbook, I am not letting a 9 year old have THAT much freedom. I remember when Ken was little I used to give him baking chocolate. I guess I had tricked Alli Jo before, or maybe she is just smarter than that, but Abi fell for it. The chocolate was TERRIBLE! Just like her brother that use to fall for it EVERY SINGLE TIME. It got to the point, when Ken was little that I would tell him it was baking chocolate, and he would still want the chocolate. Boys are dumb. I do not think Abi will ever trust my chocolate again. A few days later I was at a store and picked up a couple boxes of Valentine's candy, always a ton cheeper AFTER the 14th, and then tried to give Abi some chocolate. She kept telling me it was going to taste terrible. That was until she saw everyone else eating it. It was good sweet chocolate.,

When I was little my dad's wife would fix divinity and put green food coloring in it and tell me it was moldy and bad. I had to be really little at the time, but I still remember that. Baking can be a lot of fun.
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their was a song I would listen to when I was younger, the arrogant worms, "Carrot juice is murder'




For my assignment this week in my environmental ethics class we took on eating meat. For 10 years I followed the veggie route. it's only been in the past year that I have started eating meat again. I think I have fallen from my ideals. Food and eating is such a social thing, and I applause anyone who can hold onto these values and not feel like an outcast. Or only be friends with other vegans. The readings for this week are so hard for me to read, stories of factory farming and an odd ball story about cooking babies from Jonathan Swift. The only pro eating meat arguments were 'we bread these animals" and so forth, nothing I would consider moral at all. Did you know that Jainist hindu's don't only advoid meat, but anything that causes violence to nature. Only fruits and nuts and things that can be harvested without killing the plants. I can not do that.


So tonight I made Spaghetti and it had meatballs in it for the meateaters in the house. And I broke with the Jainist diet already. I had carrots for dinner, they would be forbidden because root vegetables not only distrput the bugs and microscopic creatures living in the soil but kill the plants when you eat them.

For dinner tonight we had


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Collapse )Collapse )we also had frozen corn and fresh green beans. My girls are learning to cook and Alli trimed all the green beans and Abi made the meatballs. ;-)