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January 11th, 2009

Monster Mania @ 12:29 pm

I got a sewing machine for Christmas (it arrived late and broken so a new one had to be sent and it just arrived a couple days ago). The first thing I made was a monster of my older son's creation. I told him to draw me something and I would sew it. I made it out of a couple of old sweaters that I had shrunk to make something else, but never did. I think it turned out really well, considering that stick arms and legs and scribbly fangs are a little hard to sew.

He's actually happier about his monster than he looks.


January 1st, 2009

Bet you wish you ate at my house this morning @ 10:23 am

We had waffles! Just like Donkey in Shrek. They are Cinnamon Pecan waffles cooked in this, my 70 year old waffle iron. My grandparents got it as a wedding gift.

my waffle iron circa 1938 my waffle iron circa 1938

I'm testing recipes for someone who is writing a cookbook, so I can't share the recipe, but they were terrific! Crisp on the outside, moist and fluffy on the inside, with just the right amount of cinnamony kick. Here's a peek:


September 3rd, 2008

Yep, that about sums it up @ 12:04 pm

Your Issue Profile: 52% Obama, 48% McCain

Truth be told, you're not really satisfied with either of the candidates.

You could vote for either of them. You are the typical coveted swing voter.

You may want to narrow yourself down to a particular set of issues in order to pick your president.

Or start looking at third party candidates. One of them might suit you better.


June 26th, 2008

June 12th, 2008

Katie Couric @ 07:54 am

I dreamt about Katie Couric a couple of nights ago. I really don't like Katie Couric, but I decided to post about my dream so everyone can see how weird my brain works.

Anyway, the dream started with my husband and I riding these big clunky black mountain bikes. We were trying to get away from somewhere and had swiped the bikes as our getaway vehicles. As we approached a little town, we knew we'd be recognized as escapees by the bikes we rode, so we stashed them on the outskirts. We walked into the town square, which was dripping with fake charm. In the center of the square was a little park with a gazebo/bandstand in the middle. I went to the bandstand and sat down and out of nowhere I had a bottle of beer in my hand. It was kind of nasty, but ice cold, so of course, I start drinking it. Katie Couric arrived at the bandstand and a crowd gathered. She was here to give a little speech and to honor some local yocals for something or other. She came over to me and said, "I wouldn't have thought YOU of all people would be drinking a beer here!"

To which I responded, "Why shouldn't I? I mean, I know it's a domestic, but that's all I have. I'm a 35 year old woman and I can have a beer anytime I want! And Katie, you're a hell of a lot older than I am!"

It was at this point that she got really mad at me, but then the ceremony starts. She gave her little speech and then started honoring the local people, one by one, by (get this) giving them each a spoonful of Delsym cough suppressant. It was then I found out that initially she had picked me to be on the list of honorees, but had taken me off after our little beer discussion. I was relieved because I was concerned about how the beer would interact with the cough syrup.

I really can't stand Katie Couric.


June 8th, 2008

Baby socks @ 09:53 am

baby socks
Originally uploaded by wetlandsusie

No, I'm not having another baby, silly people! They will probably be given to nephew #4, even though I'm sure that he doesn't need wool socks in summer. I knit these see if I like to knit two socks at once. I decided that I DO NOT like to knit two socks at once, kthxbi!


June 1st, 2008

Douthat State Park @ 01:12 pm

Originally uploaded by wetlandsusie

We went camping last week. Here's the lake where we swam. It was cold but the kids didn't care. My tribe consists of the specks in the lower left corner, just left of the lifeguard chair. Out of respect for my husband, I'm not going to post the one of him jumping off the diving board, although I'm tempted.


April 26th, 2008

Meat & Douches @ 09:39 pm

I was at Kroger this morning, a fact that is uninteresting in itself, but I was waiting in line behind another customer who buying copious amounts of marked down meats of assorted varieties and a big honking multipack of douches. Who douches anymore, anyway? I've heard nothing but bad things about them. But as I waited my turn, my mind created such a nasty picture of what that woman might be doing today after she got home with her purchases. Ugh.


April 24th, 2008

chocolate pudding @ 09:18 am

chocolate pudding
Originally uploaded by wetlandsusie

This kid is wild about chocolate pudding. What's not to love? He just about scraped the bottom out of the bowl getting every. last. drop.


March 16th, 2008

Guess what? Cat butt!!!! @ 10:33 am

Bad Girl
Originally uploaded by wetlandsusie

Meet Bad Girl. This is what we had to do to her a couple of nights ago because she continues to pee and poop down her rear and legs. We have a buzz razor specificially dedicated to her. The sad part is she still smells vaguely of cat piss. And she's really, really dumb, and no hair cut in the world's gonna change that.


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