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Old 12-23-2012, 09:41 AM
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Many of my facebook friends are posting pictures of angels in Christmas-y settings - I have to fight the urge to comment "Don't Blink!" on each one!
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Old 12-23-2012, 09:43 AM
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Going to be a grumpy day around here.
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Old 12-23-2012, 09:47 AM
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Old 12-23-2012, 10:09 AM
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Well, I'm about to venture forth in search of milk, tissues, and maybe some medicinal ice cream. Or perhaps some cough lozenges. I shall do my best not to breathe when in the presence of humans...
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Old 12-23-2012, 10:24 AM
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I'm watching The Wizard of Oz for the umpteenth time - "Hurry" Dorothy cries "the hourglass is almost empty!" Even at age 7 I asked the TV why she didn't just turn the stoopit thing over.
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Old 12-23-2012, 10:30 AM
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Any Bay Arean MMPers out there? Am I nuts? Or, is this a bad idea, in case me being nuts is not a deciding factor?
I would go for it! Join Audible and listen to audio books while you cruise back and forth, or look for a bunch of podcasts you like. Given that traffic isn't an issue, I would think as long as you view the commute as time to chill, rather than an annoyance, it would be fine!

So, some vile plague has descended on Dark2Phoenix and he was up all night with tummy rebellion, now also laid low by body aches. No fever though, so we are puzzled: food poisoning? tummy bug? delayed reaction to rich foods, combined with soreness from said all night rebellion and exhaustion? Urg, sometimes being overly analytical will make you crazy. I'm hoping hard for something non-contagious.

Meanwhile, I was up three times with the little one, to deal with a leaky pullup, then two rounds of sore throat.

At least I know the sore throat isn't a virus - we mucked out the study yesterday so the nice man could fix our internets. It hadn't been cleaned, dusted, or vacuumed in mumblemumble, and we removed more than a cup of dust, to judge by the vacuum. But of course a lot of dust just broke free to float about and cause surges of histamine in the susceptible family members.

Anyway, I'm exhausted, had to get up and pay bills/budget, which I hate, and now I get to do all my chores plus Dark2's.
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Old 12-23-2012, 10:59 AM
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Afternoon all,

Was a Helpful today- the housemate has been leaving everything absolutely last minute regarding shopping, and had told me last night that she really needed to get everything done today... so at 2pm, realising the shops shut in 3 hours, I woke her up... I then spent the next three hours frantically driving round getting presents for all her family, finally getting the last one less than 5 minutes before the shops all shut.

I've got her to knit mittens for cousin's babbeh, I reckon she owes me one... Found a really nice finger puppet for babbeh's big bro, in a craft 'n toy shop less than 200 meters from the house. Don't know why I didn't think of there rather than going all over the city to mahoosive toy shops and fighting the seething hordes- they're dead close, have really nice stuff, and are incredibly cheap, but anyway- that should be it, but Dad's present has still not arrived, it has tomorrow morning, otherwise I'm going to have to get something else on the way... Wish me a fast postie!

I'm glad we only have to do this rubbish once a year.
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Old 12-23-2012, 12:50 PM
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Howdy Y'all! Home from deheathenization and a trip to The Maul!!! Actually it wasn't to bad bravin' The Mail. I found a close parkin' space and managed to go into the two anchor stores I needed to go to without enterin' The Maul proper. I've had me a hoagie sammich and some chips and am now in chill mode.

Nuts appropriate/inappropriate appendages crossed for your dad's present arrivin' tomorrow.

ForbiddenSpice appropriate/inappropriate appendages crossed that no vile plague has descended.

MOOOOOOM ice cream is always medicinal when one has the vile plague.

I'm really likin' the term "vile plague."

I have decided that I am in desparate need of a nappy poo.

Laterz!
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Old 12-23-2012, 01:50 PM
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Fruitcake in oven. Even being verrah tired, it's hard to be cranky with the smell wafting through the house!

Best part is I put together a "kit" for making a second batch as I was measuring and chopping and all. So later this week I can make moar fruitcake with minimal effort!
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Old 12-23-2012, 02:31 PM
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Many of my facebook friends are posting pictures of angels in Christmas-y settings - I have to fight the urge to comment "Don't Blink!" on each one!
Again, I double dog dare you.
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Old 12-23-2012, 03:30 PM
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I just got off the phone with my mother. She has made the followin' goodies:

Red Velvet Cake
Coconut Cake
German Chawklit Cake
Fried Apple Pies
Sweet N.O.T. Pie
Pee-Kahn Pie
Chawklit Chip Cookes
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Chawklit Fudge
Peanut Butter Fudge

Geez ma! Cuttin' back this year?
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Old 12-23-2012, 03:41 PM
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swampy - how many folkses will your mom be hosting this year?? Yoiks!!

I've eaten yet more soup, and I just finished emptying and refilling the dishwasher and cleaning the cat box since I forgot to do it earlier. This afternoon has been a marathon sneeze-fest that has now turned into a cough-a-thon. ugh. I finished making a hat earlier, then started another - I'm not worried about germifying whoever gets them since I always launder my creations before I donate them. It's rare that something I make doesn't end up with some dog or cat spit on some of the yarn, since they think my hobby is their plaything. Idiot animals...

And wouldn't you know while I was at the store, I forgot to get cough drops and hot chocolate mix... I knew I shoulda made a list. Oh well... back to knitting...
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Old 12-23-2012, 03:50 PM
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Still a grumpy day.

I'd take it to the pit but I'm too fed up and angry to even post it there.
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Old 12-23-2012, 03:53 PM
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MOOOOOOM there'll be sixteen for dindin but others will come and go durin' the festivities of the day so all totaled around twenty-five. My mother is a bakeoholic. Seriously. She cannot like bake a cake or a pie. It's at least one of each and that's just on a normal ordinary day. Oh and do not ever suggest she use a store boughten crust. The horror!

ETA: {{{sari}}}

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Old 12-23-2012, 04:03 PM
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I have decided that I am in desparate need of a nappy poo.

Laterz!
I googled "nappy poo" just to see what I would get. It wasn't pretty.
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Old 12-23-2012, 04:09 PM
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We don't have cats, we have miniature mountain goats.
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Old 12-23-2012, 04:14 PM
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We don't have cats, we have miniature mountain goats.
We don't have two cats, we have one cat and one pig.
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Old 12-23-2012, 04:23 PM
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We don't have cats. We have the walking pile of fur, the old bastard, and the wallflower.
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Old 12-23-2012, 04:25 PM
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I just got off the phone with my mother. She has made the followin' goodies:

Red Velvet Cake
Coconut Cake
German Chawklit Cake
Fried Apple Pies
Sweet N.O.T. Pie
Pee-Kahn Pie
Chawklit Chip Cookes
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Chawklit Fudge
Peanut Butter Fudge

Geez ma! Cuttin' back this year?
What? No rum balls?
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Old 12-23-2012, 04:30 PM
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What? No rum balls?
My sweet, innocent, lil' ol' southern mama once asked the manager at a local grocery store in ye olde hometowne where she could find the rum because she needed a small bottle of it to make a glaze for a pound cake. Understand that, in Jawja, one cannot buy distilled spirits in a supermarket. Beer and wine yes. Go figure. So, no, no rum balls. In order to make said glaze she called me (this was a long, long time ago when I still lived there) and asked me to go to the liquor sto' to get her some rum. I got miles out of that!
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Old 12-23-2012, 04:47 PM
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Bachelor attempts brownies.

Film at 11.
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Old 12-23-2012, 04:52 PM
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My Grandmother would request that her Husband or one of her sons to purchase run or schnaps that use used for fruitcakes.
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Old 12-23-2012, 05:07 PM
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Flytrap, I posted this in your anti-penguin thread, but I'd thought I'd share it here too
It's a Very Penguin Christmas

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Old 12-23-2012, 05:11 PM
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Gotta go decorate 5 or 6 dozen cookies, brb
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Old 12-23-2012, 05:11 PM
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My Grandmother would request that her Husband or one of her sons to purchase run or schnaps that use used for fruitcakes.
I guess it's just one of those southern grandmother/mother things. Ladies of their generations would never set foot in a liquor sto'. It would be unladylike. Or, they figured "one of those heathen boys I raised is probably goin' there anyways so I'll save myself the trip."
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Old 12-23-2012, 05:51 PM
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I guess it's just one of those southern grandmother/mother things. Ladies of their generations would never set foot in a liquor sto'. It would be unladylike. Or, they figured "one of those heathen boys I raised is probably goin' there anyways so I'll save myself the trip."
I guess it would be five Christmases ago, I went to Ye Olde Alcoholic Beverage Control store (all NC liquor stores are run by a state entity), and loaded up my basket with lots of rum, bourbon, and brandy.

Did I mention that I was heavily pregnant? I felt the need to mention that I was baking, yes, lots of baking, so no one should assume that I was going to go consume any of these bottles, still wrapped in the paper bag or anything.

By the way, I felt it my duty to test one of today's fruitcakes to make sure they're OK. So I had fruitcake and tea for dinner. (They're more than OK.)

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Old 12-23-2012, 05:52 PM
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We don't have cats, we have miniature mountain goats.
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We don't have two cats, we have one cat and one pig.
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We don't have cats. We have the walking pile of fur, the old bastard, and the wallflower.
Well, my cat is a cat. =^.^=
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Old 12-23-2012, 05:58 PM
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Read it all. Didn't retain much other than, feel better already, dammit, FCM!!!

The HFUNs descended upon us today and we made:

Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies
Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chocolate Cream Cheese Cookies
Vanilla Cream Cheese Cookies
Butter Balls
Pecan Crescents

And then I rested.
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Old 12-23-2012, 06:02 PM
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Read it all. Didn't retain much other than, feel better already, dammit, FCM!!!

The HFUNs descended upon us today and we made:

Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies
Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chocolate Cream Cheese Cookies
Vanilla Cream Cheese Cookies
Butter Balls
Pecan Crescents

And then I rested.
I'm available for test tastin'. Just sayin'...
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Old 12-23-2012, 06:05 PM
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Sticky - I'm trying the best I can!!!! My body just won't cooperate, dammit!

I'm so angry I forgot the hot chocolate - that's what I want now - I'm sure it'd help open up my sinuses...
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Old 12-23-2012, 07:40 PM
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Do you have something hot or spicy you can put on your tongue? That'll get your sinuses opened up.
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Old 12-23-2012, 07:48 PM
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Old 12-23-2012, 07:49 PM
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I just went to Subway (alone) to get something for my grandparents to have for NOL tomorrow. I ordered one foot long chicken, bacon, ranch and one foot long Subway melt (ham, turkey, bacon). The woman asked me if it was for there or to go.

Swampy, I'd mail you some cookies but I don't think you'd like the results once they got there.
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Old 12-23-2012, 07:50 PM
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Finished decorating the cookies, and now I'm waiting for the icing to dry so I can pack them away.
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Old 12-23-2012, 08:02 PM
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Swampy, I'd mail you some cookies but I don't think you'd like the results once they got there.
Not if he needs something to sprinkle on his ice cream...
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Old 12-23-2012, 08:02 PM
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Sticky - I'm trying the best I can!!!! My body just won't cooperate, dammit!

I'm so angry I forgot the hot chocolate - that's what I want now - I'm sure it'd help open up my sinuses...
Chicken soup.
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Old 12-23-2012, 08:10 PM
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Many of my facebook friends are posting pictures of angels in Christmas-y settings - I have to fight the urge to comment "Don't Blink!" on each one!
My one friend has a small stone angerl in her kitchen. It's an effort not to scream when I see it.

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I guess it would be five Christmases ago, I went to Ye Olde Alcoholic Beverage Control store (all NC liquor stores are run by a state entity), and loaded up my basket with lots of rum, bourbon, and brandy.

Did I mention that I was heavily pregnant? I felt the need to mention that I was baking, yes, lots of baking, so no one should assume that I was going to go consume any of these bottles, still wrapped in the paper bag or anything.

By the way, I felt it my duty to test one of today's fruitcakes to make sure they're OK. So I had fruitcake and tea for dinner. (They're more than OK.)
I just noticed your location. That 3 of us Triangle Mumpers.

Flytrap, wasabi will also open your sinuses.
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Old 12-23-2012, 08:14 PM
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Flytrap, wasabi will also open your sinuses.
It is Fairychat's sinuses that are in distress, not mine.

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Old 12-23-2012, 08:46 PM
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Bachelor attempts brownies.

Film at 11.
Ha! My ex-hubbie tried to make brownies once. He used the electric mixer. They could have made a nice doorstop.
He tried pancakes once, I had to throw the skillet away.
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Old 12-23-2012, 10:33 PM
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My DH favors hot&sour soup for sinus, sore throat, and general vile plagues.

Deheathenizing was quite enjoyable today, including a nice song by the congregation kids (ages 3-11).

Still unreasonably tired a lot lately.

Kitchen sink is now working. DH and I solved it with a rush run to Home Despot (as we call it) for a plumbing snake and a side dash to Big Lots for more drain-opener goo. I've run the dishwasher twice now with no sink backup. Under-sink clutter is now put away again and a bit better organized.

Pretty much in vegetate mode right now.
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Old 12-23-2012, 11:06 PM
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My little girl has pinworms. Merry Christmas!
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Old 12-23-2012, 11:45 PM
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Hope everyone's holidays are as stress-free and joyful as possible! (Sorry about your little one, Apes; that has to suck!)
The job response I've been waiting for is still uncertain, so it's yet another week, at least, of 'WTF'. Which I shouldn't complain about, as I spend most of the day with 5 little dogs and two big ones, and it's just a big old puppy pile all day long. I also helped make tamales for the first time, and that is a LOT of work! Quite yummy though.
Tomorrow is some last-minute shopping, and the day after Christmas MrTao and I are going to escape for hotel sex, wheee! (TMI?) There will also be Buffalo Wild Wings involved, and that is always very, very yum.

And this should be the end of the MMP for this week, I think; sorry I didn't have anything interesting to share!
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Old 12-24-2012, 05:03 AM
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Up, caffeinated, off to irk. Christmas Eve dinner with friends if I survive.

Bummer, Apes.
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Old 12-24-2012, 05:07 AM
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Time to be movin' on, doggio!
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Old 12-24-2012, 07:19 AM
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My DH favors hot&sour soup for sinus, sore throat, and general vile plagues.
Oh yes, how could I have forgotten?
It's kill or cure, though. Those nasty little bugs in your tummy must die, not be coddled with comfort food.
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Old 12-24-2012, 10:07 AM
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Where is the new mmp?
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Old 12-24-2012, 10:10 AM
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Oh yes, how could I have forgotten?
It's kill or cure, though. Those nasty little bugs in your tummy must die, not be coddled with comfort food.
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Time to be movin' on, doggio!
Offered without comment....
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