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I Stood Frozen

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I am once again participating in Jenny Matlocks, Saturday Centus.  This is where she gives a phrase and you have to write using that phrase and only 100 words.  It's not easy.  And neither is today's prompt.  I will do my best to keep it at 100. 

I was getting my daughter ready for preschool.  Everything about the morning was normal.  Breakfast for her, me, and the baby.  Our little TV on in the kitchen.  It was Good Morning America.  But that day was not a good morning for America.  At first, I thought a building was being demolished.  Then I heard the reporter utter, "My God."  I stood frozen in front of the flickering images on my TV.  I wanted to call my mother.  I needed to call my husband--who was in the Coast Guard.  I called Rich.  He already knew.  The base was on the highest alert.  I called my mom next.  A horrible day indeed.

Brownie Points

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I am trying to earn my brownie points today.  I am going to earn them by participating in Glamazon's weekly confessional!
I made Little Middle go to bed without her treasured "Bunny"  A blanket with a bunny head.I left it in the washer. Do you ever do this?  Only to realize at 11 at night you have to put it in the dryer?I put it in the dryer and promised to remember to give it to her--wake her up per her request.I hope I remember this.Remember I forget stuff.I made brownies today.Why did I do that when I want to lose 15 more pounds?My dishes are only half done.I would rather work on my blogs than tend to them.I would also rather sleep for a day or two...you know recharge my batteriesBut for what point and purpose?  The house would fall apart.So have I earned brownie points today?  How about a brownie?

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Never Mind...

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I couldn't help it.  It was just there.  When I saw the color of the rainbow for this week was "violet" the very first thing that popped in my head was:  Gilda Radner's SNL character, Emily Litella.  Poor confused dear.  Why can't we have more "violins" on television?





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I am never prompt.  Well that is not true...I was...once.  The day I was born.  I was born on my exact due date.  Which was on a Wednesday.  So, no I was not premature.    
And now....
1.  I was held back in kindergarten 2.  I went to 3 elementary schools 3.  I was interviewed for a controversial piece in the school newspaper.




Dancing with the Stars

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It is that time!  I can't believe it is already here!  Dancing With the Stars Season 11.  And here are the stars and their partners. Michael Bolton:  Singer.  Everyone always makes fun of him.  I liked him better once he cut his hair.  His partner:  Chelsea Hightower.  She is young, tiny and tough.  I think it will be a good match.
Brandy:  Another singer.  The only thing I know Brandy for is for the remake of Rogers and Hammerstein's "Cinderella."  It was pretty good.  I still like Leslie Ann Warren's better.  Brandy is paired with Maksim "Maks"  Chmerkovskiy.  He is hard core.  I think Brandy will be too.  
Margaret Cho:  Comedienne.  I remember her vaguely.  Is she funny?  I can't remember.  She is paired with Louis Van Amstel.   Hmmmm....will she talk about her "Jiggly parts" too?  

Rick Fox:  Actor and Carrie-Ann Inaba's eye candy.  Rick is one lucky guy.  His partner is perhaps the best female pro DWTS has:  Cheryl Burke.  She is to…

What Day Is It!?

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Do You know....

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Does anyone know why we celebrate Labor Day?  I didn't know.  Rich didn't know.  We were talking about it the other day and he asked me, "What is Labor Day for anyway?"  I gave an honest answer, "I have no idea."  So of course this got me thinking.  What is Labor Day and when did we start celebrating it.  Well google is your friend--most of the time....sometimes it scares me!--here is what I learned about our three day weekend...

******From Wikipedia******

The first Labor Day in the United States was celebrated on September 5, 1882 in New York City.[1] It became a federal holiday in 1894, when, following the deaths of a number of workers at the hands of the U.S. military and U.S. Marshals during the Pullman Strike, President Grover Cleveland put reconciliation with the labor movement as a top political priority. Fearing further conflict, legislation making Labor Day a national holiday was rushed through Congress unanimously and signed into law a mere si…