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12-25-2001, 08:51 PM
Is everybody having a wonnerful wonnerful day? I hope so. We hauled our big ole ham down to my in-laws and had a 1:00 dinner. It was yumptcious, I must say, even if I did cook half of the meal myself. We managed to open all our presents before we left. I got many electronic items. We're such a hi-tech family. I also got a new vacuum (well, I asked for it!). My nutty inlaws asked us to chip in on some upholstering they want to do, and not give them anything else, so we gave them a check. Guess what they gave us? A check, for the same amount. One for each of us. Plus presents. Like I said, nutty.

Merry Christmas night.


12-26-2001, 01:09 PM
Hi Cows! I'm back! I had a lovely holiday. Friday before the big day I had the fil, bil & spouse, sil & spouse & all their offspring over for dinner. Opened gifts and had a great time. Saturday was an open house at friends, rested on Sunday, then Monday was Christmas Eve at my parents house. It's always total chaos, but in a good way. My whacky sister behaved herself and my wacky brother didn't show, so it was pretty uneventful. Then had the fil over for Christmas breakfast after opening gifts. Then back to my parents for Christmas dinner, then on to DH's Aunt & Uncle's house to visit. Whew! I'm so glad to be back at work so I can rest.

I love my DH. When we pulled into the driveway Christmas Eve and he saw his new truck we was speechless. He kept saying he couldn't believe it and I shouldn't have. I said "well you worked hard for it" and he broke down and cried. Something about a big man blubbering that just makes you crazy for them.

DH gave me a beautiful diamond pendant, and so did my kids (only the diamond was a bit smaller :) and the kids also gave me a beautiful jewelry box.

Aaaahhh. It was a loverly Christmas.

Hi Kiwi, vacuums are definitely a great gift as long as the recipient asked for one. My parents gave us a check too, but we gave them gifts that neither one of them really needed. In fact, we gave my Dad a leaf blower because we thought it was the last garden tool he didn't have. Unfortunately he already had one. Oh well. Did the rest of you survive?

12-26-2001, 05:08 PM
WABBY!!!!what a lovely story about dh getting all veclempt----gotta love that!!!THANK you for your adorable card---you are a sweetie!!!!Kiwi-----love the ham story----did you put shake and bake on it,like I would have???I think I have forgotten how to cook--we had Christmas dinner at my brother's{HE prepared the meal and cleaned it all up---the house was sparkling,and there were around thirty people there}this is my brother MIKE,not Marty,the one that peach and kiwi met----AMAZING----put all the men to shame{and he's not the fem type---he's a huntin,fishin,four wheelin kind of man!!!!}ANYWAY---I gotta go to Mom's for another turkey dinner----IGOT A DIGITAL CAMERA,SO LOOK OUT---I WILL BE SENDING YOU PICS AD NAUSEUM!!! XOXOXOXOXO BAGZZZZZZZZZ LOVE YAS!!!!!:dizzy:

12-28-2001, 01:29 PM
Is that what happened to some of you? Are you still buried under wrapping paper and bows?

I've had migraines lately. I think it's because I've been eating too much chocolate. I think I read somewhere that chocolate is a trigger food for migraines.

Bagzie, your brother is impressive. I'm assuming he's single. Too bad Peaches is already taken.

I have nothing interesting to say. But you notice that didn't stop me.

12-28-2001, 03:26 PM
Wabby, that is so cool about dh and his new truck. You have earned major points. Sounds like he did his part too -- can't complain about diamonds for Christmas, eh?

We are having email problems now. Our isp is messed up. Fortunately it doesn't affect our internet access, so I can come on here and whine.

Bagz, you have such a great family. I'm very impressed with your brother. Is Mike as adorable as Marty?

Did everyone get their cards from me? I hope you were duly amused. :spin:


12-29-2001, 04:13 PM
kIWONK!!!! just got your card yesterday!!!What a hoot!!! and a SUPER idea!!!!!Thank you---all my three dee friends are suitably impressed~!!!One of them had actually heard of this group{Heifers!!} and the other is a VEGAN,so she appreciated that the cow would LIVE---although you ARE stealing milk from it[HHahahahahahah--puh-leez!}I am currently all zonked out with some kind of flu,and all the kids are here from Denver,so the dear dh has taken them all ice-skating----thank the Lord---I am reading a clear your clutter with fung shui book --and hoping for the best---this is my second go round at it----I need it to stick---too much CRAP around here----SOMEONE TELL ME---WHATEVER HAPPENED TO MESSIES???????? XOXOXhAPPY NEW? YEAR COWS----LET'S NOT PRETEND WE ARE HAVING A PERFECT '02---REMEMBER HOW WELL PERFECT 99 WENT---WE GAINED A HUNDRED POUNDS----WHERE ARE PEACHBALLS,SUGAR,AND LUSHBUTT

12-29-2001, 06:49 PM
I got no diamonds for Christmas. BUT I got a pair of 3 lb weights to help me get rid of this extra 100 lbs and an adorable wooden recipe box to finally file my zillions and zillions of rogue recipes. Isn't that exciting? Yaaaaaaawn! Oh, yeah - and the complete Fawlty Towers series on video. Toooo funny.

My gorgeous, perfect, cleanie best friend (who is also a WONDERFUL person, if you can believe it, and loves me just the plain, imperfect, messie way I am) in Vancouver just sent me an e mail about her "little post-Christmas party" for 11 adults and 7 kids. Shrimp Newburg and scallops au gratin. Smoked salmon,antipasto, California sushi roll, cheesecake and so on and so on. Yum! Geeeeeez! Even if I knew 11 people in this town that I would care to invite over, they would NEVER appreciate food like that. They'd all be searching the fridge for bratwurst. How depressing. I should open a gourmet temple right next to the butcher shop.

We had snow, then we had rain, then wind, then thunder and then rain again. At least the weather isn't boring.

Saw Harry Potter today. Very cute but a bit long for my old bones. Started fidgeting after two hours. DS8 loved it and wanted it to be 4 hours long.

:dizzy: :o :p :smug: :lol: :D

12-30-2001, 02:37 PM
What did Marie Veganette say when she was told the peasants didn't have any bread?

'Let them eat bean curd'

Can you imagine a vegan in charge of a hunger program? Of course, I'm sure she's a lovely person, just lacking the proper meat-eating gene.

I'm with you, Sug, I nearly volunteered to host the annual New Year's Eve party, but fortunately our cleanie dietitian friend spoke up before me. Phew! She is having 6 adults and 1 kid (ours) spend the night, and more for the party, I guess. That would be a laugh trying to have people spend the night here at our house. The only people who stay overnight here are DD's friends. In fact her room is the cleanest in the place.

Bagz, I heard that Jenne was hosting the Messies, but I don't know that for sure.

Glad to hear I'm not the only who didn't get diamonds for Christmas, but I sure would like to know what the Peachball got, wouldn't you??????


12-30-2001, 06:21 PM
WELLLL now wouldn't that be rate swate!!!!Peachers is off celebrating her engagement with her 10 carat rock,AND SHE DOESN'T BOTHER TO TELL US!!!!!!Who agrees that we should all be invited to the WEDDING???????anyone else insulted that she has been keeping MUM??????:mad:

12-31-2001, 03:17 PM

12-31-2001, 06:21 PM
Still 47 1/2 minutes to go here in the Fatherland and I'm proppin' my eyelids up with toothpicks.

As of tomorrow we (I speak in the continental European sense, of course) will all be dealing with this wierd new money. It looks pretty good. Shall I send you some.

I dunno if Jenne is doing Messies still. She discontinued her blog and only does the fitness diary. I wish she would come back here. She was our only inspiration.

Any of you cows got fish? We got the kids an aquarium for Christmas and got all the stuff to go with it, including 20 neon tetras, 5 guppies and 2 thingies that look like mini-goldfish. In the past three days 3 fishies have croaked and are currently in a tupperware container in the fridge awaiting burial (it's snowing outside). Poor things. The guy at the fish store just said "One out of every 10 fish will die and guppies are just sooooooo sensitive". Thanks.

Where IS that Peachbat? We want a full Christmas report - a detailed list of gifts received, most expensive first, and a record of every morsel consumed.

01-01-2002, 08:55 AM
two of 'em. Earrings. Beautiful things with a registration certification or some kind of id like that. NOT A RING. Actually, being a DAM woman, I was quite furious. Now, I love them.

DS got a guitar which he did not ask for nor expect and lessons start tomorrow.

You are all so sweet. Wish I had something interesting to say. I'm glad you're all fat.

01-01-2002, 11:12 AM
How wonderful, Peachy! With a certificate and everything. Are they engagement earRINGs??? ?:o

Happy New Year, Cows! Think this year'll be any different than any of the other ones we've shared?:dizzy: :dizzy:

01-01-2002, 07:47 PM
DARLING PEACHGEMS!!!!!HOW LOVELY FOR YOU!!!now please tell us....Did Herbie KNOW that you were not too thrilled to be getting two rings instead of ONE????Or did you just sulk and burn the turkey?????DO TELL!!!!!!!!!Dd 15 got at guitar for christmas as well!She is learning from her father,meself and her sister-----lessons are free.Dd17 got an mp3 player----seems happy enough--all the gang is at Lord of the Rings---anyone see it,Kiwonk?????:dizzy:

01-02-2002, 09:15 AM
By now, Herbie knows exactly how I feel. Not that it does any good.

Who is Viola and where did her message go? And how come everybody in the Bagz family can play guitar? And how come Bagz didn't serenade DS and me when we were in Canadia? And why wasn't there snow?

How is Lush?

See yas.

01-02-2002, 02:07 PM
Ha, ha, ha, chuckle :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: I'm with you, Bagzie, no more pretending that I will ever become perfect. I guess you'll all just have to learn to love the imperfect me.

Kiwi, what a great idea! I love the idea of good works cows. How thoughtful of you, and I've got to tell you it's something I've never received for Christmas before.

Peaches, why do you need the ring? You're sounding like a wife already.;) Of course you should expect one for Valentines Day. Let him know in advance. Not that I had to tell you that.

We saw Lord of the Rings yesterday. Way too long and I guess I was expecting some sort of an end to it. I guess we have to wait for the other 2 movies for that. My other gripe was that the theater was freezing cold, the popcorn was just little crumbly things, and kids were running around & a guy was talking on his cell phone like he was in his own private theatre. It was not a positive movie going experience.

I had a nice New Years. We went over to a friends house, and quietly celebrated with one other couple. The six of us watched movies and ate snacky stuff and managed to stay awake until 12:00. We also did a holiday open house at another friends place on Saturday night. I think it may have been Sugar's friend. Very yahty yahty.

Oh, and Sugar, I'd love some money. Anytime.

01-02-2002, 04:38 PM
I'm starting a new one.

01-02-2002, 04:41 PM
about the Rings movie.

But I don't agree with Wabby about THE ring. I plainly let him know I wanted one for Christmas but NOOOOOOOOOOO, he is just TOOOOOOOOOOOO stubborn or something.

I like this page 2 thing. Makes us seem important, I feel. So I will tell a kitty story.

This black and white beautiful kitty cat was in Herbie's yard a week or so before Christmas. It ran to me when called. It ate and ate and ate and ate. A couple of days later, Herbie's kids and grandkids came over and one grandgirl works with a no-kill kitty shelter. She wanted to wash the kitty. One of her daily duties I guess. (She's 15)

The kitty's ears were gross. Covered with fleas or mites or something in rows. So next day I took her to the vet where it was said she had a respitory infection. We treated her, had her spayed, and gaver her to Herbie's dd who has never had a cat inside the house and who has told me they're creepy.

But she's a sweet woman and she has a 14-yo autistic son who wants one. She's trying it out.

The End. Love, Peachhips