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Thursday, September 28, 2006

I'm not one to make excuses.


So, I'd like to apologize for being away for various and sundry reasons. It isn't because I don't have things to blog about. It's becuase I have some things that I'd LOVE to blog about that aren't resolved enough to blog yet. It's also because I've been trying to spend some quality time with S. since he's been home. It's also because I have been covered up with a lot of work.

I know.

I said I wasn't going to work as much.

I know.

This is how things go with me, haven't we been together long enough to know it's true?

After S.'s arrival, I have been busy trying to play Donna Reed and June Cleaver, to no avail. I can't keep the laundry done, I can't keep the kitchen clean, I still find a way to cook meals, but it's all hit-and-miss. Sometimes, even after a short absence, getting back into the two-person routine is rough after re-adjusting to a one-person routine.

One big important thing we've done since he's been home is, though, we've gone looking at cars.


that's right.

We're going to get a new car. Well, a new(er) car anyway. Right now we have a little red v6 Mustang. And it's pretty and we love it, and we've done a lot of things to it. You know, upgraded exhaust, some body modifications, typical "project car" type stuff.

But now? Oh yeah, now we're moving up.

As Mustang fans, we've decided we are going to buy a 2003 Mach 1. It's a faster car, with a V8 engine instead of a V6. It's also beautiful. And the one that we've picked out is kind of a charcoal grey (called Dark Shadow Grey) and is a real garage queen... hardly been driven.

So we put our car out on the "lemon lot," which is the resale lot out on the base, and we're hoping to get a nibble this week. If/when we sell our car, then we're immediately going to go for financing for the new(er) car, which is being held for us by someone who knows we want to buy it.


Perhaps that's part of the reason I've been feeling okay with having a lot of work. :)

I wish I could say the last couple of weeks have been filled with excitement, but that's about it. Just re-adjusting, car-shopping, home-cooking, and work.

How have all of YOU been?

Rose typed all this stuff at 7:28 AM | #


Wednesday, September 27, 2006


I'm sorry.

I have been working and having lots of quality time with S.

I'm going to come up for air VERY SOON and we'll have fun, just like old times.

Don't break up with me!

Rose typed all this stuff at 3:43 PM | #


Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Instant Messaging Fun With Andie And Rose

Okay. So yeah. Because, you know, I love Andie and because we are soul sisters and because this is what it's like to crawl into our brains after we've spent the whole day typing the words of other psycho people:

Andie: speaking of food
Andie: I dunno if you like Paula Deen or not, but I bought her magazine
Andie: it sucks
Andie: don't get it
Rose: oh no!
Andie: Rahael Ray's is much better
Rose: I love her!
Rose: OH NO!
Andie: me, I love her
Rose: See, I love Paula Deen, and I mostly just like Rachael Ray.
Andie: but the mag is really bad
Andie: me too!
Andie: but seriously, Ray's mag is super good
Rose: Sometimes I want to strangle her when she says ee vee oh oh.
Andie: I've made a drinking game with her show LOL
Rose: AHAHAHAHAH no way!
Andie: everytime she mentions family you must drink
Andie: LOL
Andie: drink twice if she says her "daddy's from down south"
Rose: What about her "sicilian mama"
Andie: drink three times when she says her "secret ingredient is a little grated nutmeg"
Rose: "It'll make them go, 'Hmmmmmm, what is that in there?'"
Andie: ROFL!
Andie: you only have to drink once when she mentions her mom
Rose: Do you drink for a "screamin' hot pan?"
Andie: but you have to drink twice if she said her mom worked in the food business
Rose: Bwahahahah!
Andie: screaming hot pan!
Andie: ack!
Andie: yes you must drink for that!
Rose: heeeeee
Rose: There is always! a screaming! hot! pan!
Andie: or
Andie: a screaming! hot! grill pan!
Rose: Yessssssssssssssssssss.
Rose: excellent.
Rose: Any others?
Rose: By the way, I am TOTALLY going to blog this.
Andie: LOL LOL
Andie: that's awesome
Andie: one drink if she is carrying stuff from the pantry
Rose: You're awesome for thinking of a Rachael Ray drinking game! Seriously! This is fabulous!
Andie: "and she says her mom is going to kill her"
Andie: hahaha!
Rose: OKay so wait, the carrying and the saying are combined, right?
Andie: right
Rose: In-transit with the goods, and her mom's gonna kill her.
Andie: right
Andie: or how her mom always tells her to make two trips
Rose: hahaha!
Andie: bonus points if it's an old episode and she tosses the salt over her shoulder
Andie: two drinks if she mentions how she lives in the boonies
Rose: You should have to drink when she lectures you about coming home on Sunday from the grocery and dissecting all your greens and washing them and wrapping them in a wet paper towel and putting them in a zipper bag so they are READY! TO GO! WHEN YOU NEED THEM!
Andie: S just said that one!
Andie: hahaha!
Rose: Ahahahaha, we're tuuuuuuuuuuned in, me and your S.
Andie: And always rub your mushrooms and celery with a damp cloth! DO NOT! RUN THEM UNDER WATER!
Andie: AND!
Andie: It keeps better than stock from a can
Andie: because you can snap a lid on it and KEEP IT IN THE FRIDGE!
Rose: And just pop it out! And sip it into your sauces! And stoups!
Rose: Because it's brothy like soup! But chunky like stew! STOUP!
Rose: Oh my god, I am cracking myself up. The dog is staring at me.
Rose: And also? I hear her on in the background, it must be 5pm.
Andie: OMG! I did I forget about STOUPS!
Andie: hahaha!
Rose: Oh my god, this is the best drinking game ever.
Rose: I better be prepared to sit down for an hour or two when I play it.
Rose: You're amazing.

Rose typed all this stuff at 5:13 PM | #


Thank You, Kasora Teas!

So. I heard from a.k.a. Monty, I believe, about this new tea company called Kasora Teas.

They are doing a link-rewards thing similar to what Adagio Teas did last year.

If you put a link to Kasora on your blog and then visit their site to find out where to e-mail them for link rewards, they will send you a thank-you gift commensurate to your Google page rank. I also highly recommend looking around their site, by the way, at all the beautiful and exotic teas that they have in stock.

On Thursday, I e-mailed them to let them know I had put a link on my blog to their site. (This blog has a Google page rank of 5.)

On Monday, I received an amazing gift from them!

I received a sampler pack of 9 different beautiful display teas, as well as four delicious-looking teas (one black, one green, two white) from their exotic collection in foil sample packets that are designed to keep out the light, air, and heat.

I am thrilled! And, we can't wait to try them out. The display teas SMELL delicious (I had to open the pack, I couldn't wait) and we imagine they will BE delicious. I am certain we will become frequent customers, too, with the cold weather right around the corner. We are most definitely a tea-drinkin' family in the wintertime when something warm and soothing is the best. thing. ever.

I'm particular interested in their white tea selection because I can't drink black tea (I get headaches). But, S. loves black tea and can't wait to tear into the black tea sample we received. And the display teas, we might just have one of those tonight. SO GORGEOUS. And they smell floral and green, so I think I will be able to drink them too.

Thank you, Kasora Teas!


P.S.: S. is home! He finally made it home at 6:30pm on Sunday, after a couple of postponements. We are settling in and getting back to a normal routine around here, and everything is going swimmingly.

I have a big pot of homemade chicken soup on the stove right now (getting to be soup weather here, finally) and we're going to enjoy it together tonight.

Rose typed all this stuff at 2:11 PM | #


Monday, September 11, 2006

9/11 Tribute: Patricia Stanton

A while ago, I quietly signed up as a volunteer for the 2,996 project. The Blogosphere, standing together to remember the victims of the 9/11 tragedies, individually.

I was matched up with Patricia Stanton, who was killed in the attacks on the World Trade Center.

I don't know anything about Patricia. Well, that's not completely true. I have found out that she was from Guayana.

It is all the things I don't know about her that made this project all that more important, moving, at least for me, I think.

Did she have children? Certainly, she was someone's child. There were other Stantons, other Guayanese people named Stanton, who were killed in the attacks. Were they siblings? Family? Were they together at the time of the tragedy?

The people like me who were on the outside looking in, that fateful morning, we may never know these things for sure. We speculate. And we do our best to extend our hearts and minds to remember what happened, and not to take the memories of the victims in vain.

But in doing all the research I tried to do in order to honor Patricia, I have learned about many more of the victims of the events of 9/11/01, and on this five-year anniversary of the tragedy I encourage everyone to remember. Just for a moment, remember how it felt to be watching it on the news. If you were out of touch with a loved one who could have been in harm's way, remember how it felt to worry for them and to worry for all the people who were in such danger.

Here, I honor Patricia Stanton. I honor her memory, and I extend the love in my heart to her family and friends. And by doing so, I honor the memory of all the victims. I encourage you to do the same.

Don't be afraid to remember.

Rose typed all this stuff at 8:00 AM | #


Friday, September 08, 2006


I love the USAF. I love the USAF. I love the USAF.

S.'s return has been delayed at least 24 hours. They're having technical difficulties.

I love the USAF. I love the USAF. I love the USAF.

Rose typed all this stuff at 1:51 PM | #


Thursday, September 07, 2006


Oh my god, S. comes home tomorrow. TOMORROW.

And then I am taking days and DAYS AND DAYS OFF WORK.


Rose typed all this stuff at 7:28 AM | #


This is relevant.

Besides just being stuck in my head for the last couple of days, this song is oddly relevant to something that happened to me this week. If you know why it is relevant, then you know.

If you don't know, then that's okay too, but I probably won't be writing about it. :)

But I'm fine, I promise! :-) And I am anxiously awaiting S. to come home, and I CAN'T FREAKING WAIT.

So anyways... when I used to actually blog every day, I would make posts that just said, "Music touches me." And then I would post lyrics. This is one of those songs.

KT Tunstall - Black Horse and Cherry Tree

well my heart knows me better than I know myself
so I'm gonna let it do all the talking.
I came across a place in the middle of nowhere
with a big black horse and a cherry tree.

I felt a little fear, upon my back
I said don't look back, just keep on walking.
when the big black horse said look this way
he said, hey there lady will you marry me.

but I said no, no, no, no-no-no
I said no, no, you're not the one for me
no, no, no, no-no-no
I said no, no, you're not the one for me

and my heart had a problem, in the early hours,
so I stopped it dead for a beat or two.
but I cut some cord, and I shouldn't have done that,
and it won't forgive me after all these years

so I sent her to a place in the middle of nowhere
with a big black horse and a cherry tree.
now it won't come back, cause it's oh so happy
and now I've got a hole for the world to see

and I said no, no, no, no-no-no
I said no, no, you're not the one for me
no, no, no, no-no-no
said no, no, you're not the one for me

big black horse and a cherry tree
I can't quite get there cause my heart's forsaken me.
big black horse and a cherry tree
I can't quite get there cause my heart's forsaken me.

Rose typed all this stuff at 5:32 AM | #


My job as a military wife is
to make it as easy as possible
for my beloved husband to do his job.
Where he leads, I will follow.

Name: Rose
Age: 36
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Husband: SSgt, USAF
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