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Aug. 23rd, 2010

Kermit Strumming

Kindergarten today!

Hunter started Kindergarten today. I am SOOOOO incredibly proud of my big boy!!

May. 23rd, 2010

Kermit Strumming

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I just entered to win a free copy of Love & War by John & Stasi Eldredge, and you can too! Just go to http://themommysalami.blogspot.com/

Dec. 4th, 2009

Kermit Strumming

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Some potentially good news! From our realtor: I did receive a bit of good news today, your file is now showing on the banks website as “Held”… I believe it is the last stage before approval; the site shows the timeline as “new” -> “negotiating” -> “held” -> “accepted.” Hopefully I will have even better news for you next week.

This is the first sign of actual progress we've seen since mid-October. I hope this is good news!!
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Nov. 30th, 2009

Red Not Myself

Murder...

...It's on my mind.
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Nov. 29th, 2009

Blinking Frog

House

I know it's been something like a bajillion weeks (or, you know, 12) since I posted last, but remember the house situation I mentioned forever ago?

We *might* hear something tomorrow. Maybe. 'Cause it's only been 10 weeks since we signed the purchase contracts, no need to rush these things. Their bank said they wouldn't make a decision before November 29, which is today, so that means they might have something to tell use tomorrow. Maybe. Grrr....

IF we hear something this week, my brother/loan agent said he can have keys in hand by Friday, which means we might be moving this weekend. Scary, but totally exciting!! So, anyone potentially available to move this weekend, or maybe next? :-)
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Sep. 2nd, 2009

Red Not Myself

No Sense...

I simply cannot understand why babies have to die...
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Aug. 19th, 2009

Blinking Frog

Remember me?

I know, it's been somewhere near forever since I posted.

So, here's a basic rundown of the last few... well, we'll stick with weeks, it's easier to follow.

1. Work got slow, then my co-worker took 3 weeks leave because his brother died, so I got slammed with his case load, and am just now surfacing from that.

2. My landlord called about 3 weeks ago, adn said he wants to sell us the house. Then last week I got a call from the property management agency they have contracted to SHORT SELL the house. So, we're probably moving >:-{ We're going to make an offer, but we can't afford nearly what they are projecting will be the final sale price of the property.

3. We've been cleaning like madmen because they are coming Saturday to take pictures. I only know this because I asked. Good thing I asked.

4. I found out Tuesday that my friend who's daughter died in May was robbed on 8/14, and the thief took the camera with the pictures from Samantha's funeral, so I have been stalking craisglist and calling pawn shops trying to help her get them back.

Other than that it's the normal "I have 3 kids and a full time job"  business. Good busy, but still busy! :-)

So... hi. *waves*
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Jun. 6th, 2009

Red Not Myself

Reflections

As some of you might have heard, and most of you likely haven't, a good friend of mine lost her daughter to SIDS two weeks ago Friday. It's one of those things that hits you, then keeps sneaking up and beating you with sorrow when you're least expecting it.

The thing that keeps getting me is that as much as I love my friends, I barely knew their daughter. I had only met her once, because "life got too busy" for me to go visit. I missed out on knowing an amazing little person, because I was "too busy".

Please, don't be "too busy" for people. You truly never know when they will be gone for good.
Kermit Strumming

"Save Dora" Update

Copied from my e-mail: 
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Now we're jazzed up by the wonderful open letter Linda Holmes wrote to Pixar (now owned by Disney), asking them for a lead female character in one of their movies.  We liked her positive take so much that we turned her request into our next petition.  Read her amazing letter and then go to www.ipetitions.com/petition/realgirls to ask Pixar to turn their wildly creative imagination to the development of a girl character all children (and adults) can love!

 

Thank you for your help making a difference!

 

-The Hardy Girls Team

 

P.S. Check out the Packaging Girlhood and Hardy Girls blogs about the need for more girl lead characters.

 

P.P.S. Sign our petition today asking for more real girls in Disney/Pixar films!

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May. 22nd, 2009

All the Fraggles

Writer's Block: There Can Be Only One

Do you believe in monogamy?
For myself - yes, I do. I am an inherently selfish person. I want to know that my spouse (or partner, or whomever) is solely and completely MINE. I want to know that no one else gets the privilege and joy of being with him, because he's MINE. It probably helps that when I decide who I want, I don't generally want anyone else. Therefore, I see little need to seek an additional relationship with another person, because for the time my partner is meeting all (or at least enough) of my needs. If that changes, I will seek to fix the problem, and if it can't be fixed I will leave that relationship and find another that meets my needs better.

That being said, I have absolutely no problem with people who choose to not be monogamous, as long as all parties involved are aware of the lack of monogamy. Full disclosure is a must, IMO. If everyone involved is happy, then more power to them :o) 

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