November 2007 Blog Posts (36)

How much do you trust your kid?

Five local high school students were hospitalized yesterday after taking some anti-depressants one of them brought to school.

Of those, four were released from the hospital and taken to another facility for mental evaluations and one remains in intensive care. It wasn’t reported how many of the pills these students took. A sixth student, who took only one pill, was not hospitalized.

The 10th- and 11th graders took…

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Added by Tara R. on November 30, 2007 at 11:31am — No Comments

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Added by Liz on November 28, 2007 at 4:56pm — No Comments

Chain mail, shamain mail, I'm going in

I got tagged for a meme yesterday. A meme is equivalent to a chain letter for bloggers. I was secretly thrilled…. it made me feel like I had finally been accepted by the huge, and I mean HUGE, blogging community.

I also, in the spirit of full disclosure, have to say that when I get chain e-mail, I typically read it, without opening attachments, and then promptly delete it.

We got a nasty virus from one once, totally fried our PC. Since then, chain letters scare the bejezzus out…

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Added by Tara R. on November 28, 2007 at 2:42pm — No Comments

Black Friday Sales, A crowded Parking lot, 200

Black Friday Sales, A crowded parking lot, 2007

Okay, I did it again. I said I wouldn't do it and I did it. The lure of saving big money runs through my veins like a cheetah after a gazelle, the blood of the hunt too enticing to quit. I didn't do it crazy, though. I did it medium. I got up at 8:00 a.m. with a plan to pick up a pal at 9:00. It was light out, though, so I didn't feel as creepy as last year, like I was doing something illegal and hard-up. I was ready in 15 minutes and…

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Added by Amanda on November 28, 2007 at 10:55am — No Comments

Black Friday lingers

Last year after Thanksgiving JM and I battled the mall crowds on Black Friday. This year, I had to work, but met JM and her boyfriend for lunch at a local mall… I tried to tell them that wasn’t a good idea, but you can’t tell kids anything…

The place was understandably packed. There wasn’t a single table inside, and we only lucked out on finding one outside. The boyfriend told us that his mom and sister had braved the shopping mania, having left their home before sunrise.

I…

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Added by Tara R. on November 27, 2007 at 12:18pm — 1 Comment

Sausage balls and snowmen

During the holidays we have a few time-honored traditions we must observe or it just doesn’t feel like Christmas. A lot of them involve food – green bean casserole, sweet potato casserole and angel biscuits are strict dietary requirements.

Miz Mary from across the street brings over a loaf of fruitcake, and because I am the only one in our family who actually likes candied fruit… it’s mine, mine, all mine!

A Tupperware bowl full of sausage balls is always sitting on the kitchen…

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Added by Tara R. on November 26, 2007 at 1:35pm — No Comments

Exhaustion

It's been a long week folks. It was "supposed" to be Thanksgiving break, but really, it is NOT a break.

What it is, is two solid days of me cooking, and then another solid day afterward of cleaning up and trying to figure out what to do with all those leftovers.

Then, I spent a day grading papers and making lesson plans for this next week.

Meanwhile, my two children completely destroyed the whole place for me, the whole time, sporting devilish grins and smiles that would…

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Added by speciallittlesmiles on November 25, 2007 at 8:45pm — No Comments

Tis The Season To Be Careful

Tomorrow is Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, which marks the first official shopping day of the Holiday Season. Most people have the day off, unless you work retail or if you are a thief. Criminals never get a holiday and this is their busy season. I have a few tips to help you avoid being an easy mark for thieves.



  1. Be aware of your surroundings. Keep your packages and belongings with you at all times. Before you get in or out of your car, scan the parking lot…
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Added by Bad Momma on November 23, 2007 at 6:46pm — 2 Comments

Not me!



if you know me at all (or have read this blog) you know one of my favorite

hobbies is.....shopping. yes. shopping. and all kinds, not just

clothes. i even like to shop for food, granted it creative or different

or high quality. i mean check out my "about me" icon. she's just been

shopping! i don't really care too much about shopping for diapers… Continue

Added by Rad Ponytail on November 22, 2007 at 2:14am — No Comments

And another thing! Thank you

In reviewing some of my past posts, I came to the horrible realization that I am a first class whiner. Seems like I complain about most everything. Soccer, other parents, high school in general, dress codes specifically, in-laws and outlaws, traveling…. blah, blah, blah.

I’m not a generally an unhappy person; I just like to rant… a lot. My husband is not a fighter, my daughter is away at college, and my son doesn’t fight fair… what’s a girl to…

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Added by Tara R. on November 20, 2007 at 10:07am — No Comments

Update: Rabbit, final

The Great Rabbit feud has ended. JM and her roommate had it out Saturday afternoon. JM discovered that the roommate was upset over something that had nothing to do with a rabbit and over something she didn’t even do.

The silent treatment tactic apparently is just how she deals with conflict. What a waste… a week lost over a misunderstanding, when a little conversation could have fixed it immediately. JM even asked her numerous times what the real problem was…

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Added by Tara R. on November 19, 2007 at 4:55pm — No Comments

A letter to E



Dear Ellie-



You are a wonderfully happy and cheerful child! I am very happy that you are so smart and fun and silly. You always make us smile with your curiosity and the odd things that you do. like wearing your shopping cart or trying to call all the things that have Princesses on the them at the same time. I love it when you climb up in our bed and get under the blankets and say "covers, covers!"



Could you do me one little… Continue

Added by Rad Ponytail on November 19, 2007 at 3:32pm — No Comments

Funny Girl Stuff

so i have a 13 year old niece amber, and we are

really close. she lives my dad and his wife because her parents are not

fit. we are super close and have been talking about her getting her

period. all her pals have gotten it but she hadn't.





so last night she calls me and says:





amber: hi, what are you doing?





me: not much, what are you doing?





amber: nothing. i just farted.





me:…
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Added by Rad Ponytail on November 19, 2007 at 11:58am — No Comments

American Music Awards, In front of my TV, 2007

We got home last night a little after seven from picking up the kids, only to turn on the TV and find full-on naked mannequin nipples in my face. Right as I registered what I was looking at I heard shrill screams coming from my bedroom where I had just sent the kids upstairs to gather up their laundry, where they naturally turned on the TV only to find the very same nipples.

All I could really hear beyond their screams were the years of carefully placed parental shielding being…

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Added by Amanda on November 19, 2007 at 11:27am — No Comments

My name is Tara, and I am a bibliophile

Hello, my name is Tara and I love books.

Hello, Tara.

It’s not just that I love books, I buy books, lots of books. I don’t like the frailty of paperbacks. Most of my books are hardcovers, so this is an expensive habit. I don’t like to get my books at the library because sometimes I have to wait for the ones I want… and I want them now, even if I won’t read them for weeks.

I always have a book with me, in my purse, in my car or on my desk at work. If I…

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Added by Tara R. on November 19, 2007 at 8:28am — No Comments

Holiday Hell

Recipe for Disaster

1 bunch of relatives

1 pinch of unresolved issues

a cooler of "adult" beverages

sharp utensils such as carving knives

1 small dining room

seating chart ( optional…
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Added by Bad Momma on November 19, 2007 at 8:13am — 1 Comment

Perspective

i've found more reasons to be thankful throughout the day. the most poignant reason is a blog

that i have stumbled upon. her husband died. it seems it was sudden

from her posts. she has children and is trying her hardest to keep it

together. i so feel for her. for me, even to think about being in her

position is too much for me to take. i can't fathom what it would be

like. i could raise two kids by… Continue

Added by Rad Ponytail on November 18, 2007 at 6:38pm — No Comments

Thankful

i've been feeling very thankful lately. not that i am ungrateful ever,

but sometimes things just make me feel more thankful. this usually

happens when i have a bad day. like when i look down and see a stone

missing from my engagement ring, or walk into ellie's room and can

instantly tell that her diaper has failed us. or when i am totally

ready to go to bed 10 and avery wants to stay awake until 1am. or when

i keep getting hospital bill after hospital bill.… Continue

Added by Rad Ponytail on November 18, 2007 at 6:37pm — No Comments

Did you forget we aren't rich?

When I ask my kids what they want Santa to bring them for Christmas this year, why do I get a mile long list? Not only that, why is every single item on my kids lists, not under the $100 mark?

Money is of no object to them. They have no concept of finances. They believe for years, thanks to their father, that there was a money tree out back of the house that I went and plucked whenever I wanted some cash. ( I joked to hubby that this year things have been so rough, that its only…

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Added by Heather on November 17, 2007 at 9:53am — No Comments

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Added by Rad Ponytail on November 16, 2007 at 6:21pm — No Comments

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