May 13, 2003|
Feeling much better now. I'm not even sure
why. Nothing really happened that I can
pinpoint as a turn around. It feels like
*something* broke and I can't imagine what it
was, but I'm sure not going to question!
Just let it all floooowwww and take one day at a
picture really moved me. All alone in
nature, sleeping peacefully, with am angel
standing guard, playing with my hair and
stroking my face and giving me the good sleep
juju. Mmmmmmm. I'm off stranded in
fantasy land right now.
Is this not
just the most precious little piggy?? A
dear friend of mine surprised me with it.
She went to Paris and so he's a little Frenchy
piggy. Anyone who calls it a Freedom piggy
will be killed. Bonjour, mon petit cochon.
Bienvenu à ma maison. Katrina vous aime.
Today is a
sad day in the Rasbold home. I didn't get
any interesting mail. A moment of silence,
Last night, I
stayed up and watched "The Diary of Ellen
Rimbauer," which was almost as wonderful as its
host movie, "Rose Red." It's so rare to
get made for TV movies that are worth watching.
I accidentally came upon Rose Red about 20
minutes into it. I'd intended to give it a
look based solely on the Stephen King
involvement, but forgot about it. I'm not
one of these jaded Stephen King fans who can't
imagine that he often sucks at what he does and,
in my opinion, created most of his body of work
because it amused him in some way or he was
obligated to put something to print for
contractual purposes. When he was bad, he
was about average, but when he was good, he was
red hot. For all of his hits and misses
(the word "Tommyknockers" still makes my teeth
hurt), Rose Red was wonderful. I LOVE me a
good horror story. [Example being "The
Others," which I thought was fairly dismissible
until the last 15 minutes, when suddenly it was
outstanding. "The Sixth Sense" was totally
intriguing all the way through, then turned me
inside out in a great way at the end. I'm
so wonderfully gullible.] Ellen Rimbauer
did not disappoint, even though it was a
different type of movie than "Rose Red."
Loved it. Tired today. :)
should be very nice. Dinner is already
made. For lunch, I put together a pot pie (Of
course, my husband always asks if it's made from
real pot). If you enjoy fairly low fat
comfort food, this is your entree. The
only high calorie, high carb, high fat part of
it is the crust, which you can regulate
yourself. Boil the meat off of 3 large
chicken breasts (I bake chicken the night before
and use the leftovers), then remove all bones,
gristle, etc and separate it out into strings
and chunks and such. Make 2 packages of
chicken gravy, according to the directions.
When the gravy is done, add in the chicken
pieces and three cans of Veg-all mixed veggies
(the small ones). You can also use frozen
mixed veggies (carrots, celery, green beans,
potatoes and such), 1 bag. Mix it all
together and add a dash of salt, pepper and
onion flakes. Pour it into a 9x13 inch
pan. Make Bisquick biscuits (or your own
recipe), roll out and cover the meat, gravy and
veggie mixture with it. Poke holes over
the top to let steam escape and bake at 425
degrees for about 15-20 minutes until the top is
golden brown. Yummy.
5-year-old, is heavily into a Teenage Mutant
Ninja Turtles phase and has collected several of
the figures and all three movies. It's so
interesting to see a second generation of my
children into the Turtles. :)
my mood of nostalgia lately, I'd like to share
something Sage sent to me:
DO YOU REMEMBER WHEN...?
All the girls had ugly gym uniforms?
(From Katrina: But they were sooo comfy
unless you had to pee)
It took five minutes for the TV warm up?
(From Katrina: And the little dot staring,
Nearly everyone's Mom was at home when the kids
got home from school?
Nobody owned a purebred dog?
When a quarter was a decent allowance?
You'd reach into a muddy gutter for a penny?
Katrina: What is the cheapest first class
postage you remember? I definitely
remember 9 cents
and I *think* I remember 7 cents)
Your Mom wore nylons that came in two pieces?
(From Katrina: and when if you wore
you also wore a garter belt or girdle? How
*ow* sanitary belts and "blue roses?")
All your male teachers wore neckties and female
their hair done every day and wore high heels?
(And wigs! Remember wigs?)
You got your windshield cleaned, oil checked,
and gas pumped,
without asking, all for free, every time?
And you didn't pay for air? And, you got
trading stamps to boot?
(From Katrina: And my mom and I could
day on $2 of gas! Green Stamps! Top
Laundry detergent had free glasses, dishes or
towels hidden inside the box?
(From Katrina: Crystal Wedding Oatmeal,
It was considered a great privilege to be taken
out to dinner
at a real restaurant with your parents?
(From Katrina: For us, Burger Chef was a
I also remember when the McDonald's sign
said "Over 1 million sold"
They threatened to keep kids back a grade if
they failed. . .and they did?
(From Katrina: Oh yes they did!
Failing was a real and present danger)
When a 57 Chevy was everyone's dream car...to
peel out, lay rubber or watch submarine races,
and people went steady?
(I remember all of that, except my dream car was
one Sage drives, a 1969 Chevy Impala)
No one ever asked where the car keys were
because they were always in the car,
in the ignition, and the doors were never
Lying on your back in the grass with your
and saying things like, "That cloud looks like a
and playing baseball with no adults to help kids
with the rules of the game?
(From Katrina: Softball with trees and
cardboard boxes for bases!
Remember the "pickle" who was the stunt batter?)
Stuff from the store came without safety caps
and hermetic seals
because no one had yet tried to poison a perfect
And with all our progress, don't you just wish,
you could slip back in time and savor the slower
and share it with the children of today?
(From Katrina: Not if I have to trade in
the internet to do it!)
When being sent to the principal's office was
compared to the fate that awaited the student at
Basically we were in fear for our lives,
but it wasn't because of drive-by shootings,
drugs, gangs, etc.
Our parents and grandparents were a much bigger
But we survived because their love was greater
than the threat.
As well as summers filled with bike rides,
Hula Hoops, bowling and visits to the pool,
and eating Kool-Aid powder with sugar.
Didn't that feel good, just to go back and say,
"Yeah, I remember that"?
Wax Coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water
Soda pop machines that dispensed glass bottles
(Katrina: with bottle tops you had to pry
and don't forget pull tabs on canned soda
and something about kidney dialysis)
Coffee shops with tableside jukeboxes
Blackjack, Clove and Teaberry chewing gum
(Katrina: and all three were nasty!
what about hard Dentine!)
Home milk delivery in glass bottles with
Newsreels before the movie
(Katrina: Red ball jets?)
Telephone numbers with a word prefix....(Raymond
(Katrina: LOL a busy signal? a bell
for a ringer?
having to rent your phone? a dial?)
(Katrina: Captain Kangaroo, Mr Moose,
45 RPM records
(Katrina: those little yellow center
stacking records and putting the arm across)
Metal ice cubes trays with levers
(Katrina: That NEVER produced anything but ice
and froze to your hands)
(Katrina: Ahh. that smell!!)
Beanie and Cecil
(Katrina: "Hey, Beanie Boy!")
Cork pop guns
(Katrina: What about clackers!)
The Fuller Brush Man
(Katrina: Ding Dong, Avon Calling
The Tydebol Man,
the Glad Man, Mr Clean,
The Ajax White Knight)
Reel-To-Reel tape recorders
(Katrina: Ahhh. The smell again.)
The Fort Apache Play Set
15 cent McDonald hamburgers
(Katrina: McDonalds is your
kind of place, hamburgers in
your face, french fries between
your toes, dill pickles up your
nose and what about those
groovy shakes? They come
from polluted lakes, McDonalds
is your kiiinnnd of plaaaace.)
5 cent packs of baseball cards -
with that awful pink slab of bubble gum
(Katrina: 5 cent butterfingers)
35 cent a gallon gasoline
Jiffy Pop popcorn
Do you remember a time when...
Decisions were made by going "eeny-meeny-miney-moe"?
(Katrina: Bubble gum, bubble gum in a
Mistakes were corrected by simply exclaiming,
"Race issue" meant arguing about who ran the
Catching the fireflies could happily occupy an
It wasn't odd to have two or three "Best
The worst thing you could catch from the
opposite sex was "cooties"?
(Katrina: Remember the term "French
Having a weapon in school meant being caught
with a slingshot?
A foot of snow was a dream come true?
Saturday morning cartoons weren't 30-minute
commercials for action figures?
(Katrina: and were only on Saturday
"Oly-oly-oxen-free" made perfect sense?
Spinning around, getting dizzy, and falling down
was cause for giggles?
War was a card game?
Baseball cards in the spokes transformed any
bike into a motorcycle?
(Katrina: drag flags? What are
Taking drugs meant orange-flavored chewable
Water balloons were the ultimate weapon?
If you can remember most or all of these, then
you have lived!!!!!!!
Lord, I must
have lived a lot.
I've talked a lot.
absolutely brilliant night!