Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Hug A Veteran

I did! My DH... *G*

But the freedom that they fought for, and the country grand they wrought for, Is their monument to-day, and for aye. ~ Thomas Dunn English

This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave. ~Elmer Davis

It is easy to take liberty for granted, when you have never had it taken from you. ~Dick Cheney




In other news... my cold knocked me on my butt yesterday. That and nearly no sleep the night before... I spent a good part of the day either staring off into space because of the "non-drowsy" cold meds I took in desperation or laying on the couch because I felt so disassociated from my body.

I hate medicine. Now I remember why I almost never take it.

So, no writing. But I'm feeling better this a.m. -- not WELL, but better and functional and I can even feel my legs and the world isn't spinning, so I'm hoping to accomplish something.

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Our microwave broke Sunday night. Not earthshattering news, but I never realized how much I rely on the stupid thing.

Monday morning, I had to--are you ready??--boil water ON THE STOVE for DH's yuppy coffee (he won't drink real coffee, silly guy). And, then later that day I went to make some tea for me. I plopped a bag in my mug, put in some cold water, turned and ... **sigh**

I didn't plan dinner early enough, so pulled frozen stew meat out for DH and... put it in a dish of tepid water to thaw.

All day I kept turning to where it should be... how did we ever survive without them?

What appliance do you think YOU would miss the most (excepting your oven and fridge)?

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How cool is this?

The Long and the Short of It (LASR) got a nod and a sound bite in Karen Harper's latest novel, "The Hiding Place"... go hie yourself to a bookstore and check out the reviews at the beginning.

I feel so special... like we've arrived. *G*

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Okay... I'm about 5'9 1/2" ...

Here's 5'9":




What Your Height Says About You



You are a true adventurer, and you live for the thrill.

You have a lot of charisma, and you're good at convincing people to join you in your schemes.

You are open to the world, and you make connections easily. You have lots of friends.

You are likely to have many life paths to choose from. There are many possibilities open to you.

You are about as tall as the average British man.



And here is 5'10"




What Your Height Says About You



You are a gifted communicator, and you understand other people well.

You are compassionate and empathetic. You feel other's pain a little too easily.

Because of your open heart and open mind, many people admire and adore you.

You are classy and well mannered. You have the art of charm mastered.

You are about as tall as the average Australian man.



Which do YOU think is closer? LOL...

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Groovy, re: wanting my mom closer... you forget, my mom actually lived with me for twelve years until September 2007. I want her back.

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Have a great day everyone!

11 comments:

Ceri said...

I'm between 5'6 and 5'7.
5'6 - You are a sensitive, emotional, and even shy person.
You are a romantic in the truest sense. You see people as you wish they were.

You tend to be a very perceptive person. You are good at getting to the heart of the matter.
You tend to be quite pensive and reflective. You think everything out carefully.

You are about as tall as the average German woman.

That's pretty close.

Hope you're feeling better today. I hate being sick. DH has been sick all weekend.

I'd miss my microwave the most. With 4 kids I'd go bonkers without it.

Allie Boniface said...

Yeah, I'm just getting over a cold here too. I refuse to take medication, though - I hate it. I'd rather just let my body take care of the darn thing itself.

keri mikulski :) said...

Sending hugs.. Feel better soon. :)

Diane Craver said...

Hope you start feeling better soon, Marianne.

I'd miss my microwave but I'd miss my dishwasher even more.

I think you're a lot like the second one - the 5'10" ht. :)

Here is mine for 5'4":
You are a warm, outgoing person. You are a very social creature.
You value harmony, and you often play the role of mediator.

You are a very real and honest person. You know how to kindly tell people the truth.
You crave love and approval. Luckily, you are a very easy person to love.

You are about as tall as the average Australian woman.

Dru said...

I'm beginning my cold. So far I've resisted the urge to take something which is a good thing, I think.

I glad you're feeling somewhat better today.

re: appliances - probably the microwave, unless the TV counts as an appliance.

That is so kewl about LASR being mentioned in Karen's book. WTG!

I'm between 5'4 and 5'5

5'4 You are a warm, outgoing person. You are a very social creature.

You value harmony, and you often play the role of mediator.

You are a very real and honest person. You know how to kindly tell people the truth.

You crave love and approval.

Luckily, you are a very easy person to love.

You are about as tall as the average Australian woman.


Except for the outgoing part - it could describe me.

groovyoldlady said...

OK...Let's see:

5'3" = You are an insensitive boor that makes awkward remarks on nice people's blogs and ought to be horsewhipped. Since that is not feasible (no whip available) you often settle for making heartfelt apologies for being such a lout.

Sorry, Marianne. Truly sorry. I didn't mean to be a jerk. My mom DOES drive me crazy, but I know I will miss her constant phonecalls and gramma-isms when she is gone. In truth she is a godly and enjoyably odd and quirky and decidedly eccentric lady and I love her.

I'm sure you miss your mom terribly!

(Man, can you tell I've been working on increasing word counts, or what?)

writebrained said...

Feel better. Sorry the meds wonked you out.

Melissa said...

I hope you feel better. I sent a virtual hug to my dad and some others! Take it easy today.

And cool about LASR!

Brandy said...

Aww, I hope you're feeling better soon. And I hugged a Vet today, too. *G* (My Hubs.)
I had the same answer as Dru, as I'm 5"4.5" And the 5"5 was SO wrong. *G*
Again, I hope you feel lots better!

Tori Lennox said...

*hugs* on the cold!

I'd have hugged a veteran if I had one close to hand. But the only one I can think of off the top of my head is my uncle and he's about 20 miles away. :)

Jennifer Shirk said...

I. Would. Die. if my microwave broke. (And my coffee pot)

Feel better!