Friday, December 31, 2004


Gabe is back in Kentucky.  It wasn't as hard saying good-bye this time.  The hard part of his training is over, the memories of others no longer haunt me.  He will be fine.  He still needs to learn to keep a clean room (hahaha!  So do I, but I don't have Platoon Sgts. checking up on me!)  He left a bunch of stuff in Art's room, where he was bunking in during his stay, and told his little brother that he could keep what ever he found, including any money.  Art found a bottle of Coca Cola and popped it open.  Inside the cap he found a message that read 'YOU HAVE WON A PS2 SYSTEM'.  Well hot dang!  Art was so calm about it, but I was hooting and hollering, and soooo excited!  We NEVER win anything.  Anyhow, yes, Art is going to claim the system and then send it to Gabe since the kids already have a PS2.  (To Art's credit I thought he would want to sell it and keep the cash, but nope, he knew exactly what he was going to do with it... give it to his big brother!)

The news on TV has been so sad lately.  Its silly, I know, but I find myself tearful everytime I watch the news about the aftermath of the tsunamis.  I try to distance myself, I've never been there, I don't know anyone there... but I can't.  I see the scared look in the eyes of the orphans, the pain in the parents who have found their child's body, I see the remains of the once beautiful land, and I'm bawling like a baby.  How does a country recover from something as devastating as that? 

Okay, too sad... quick change of subject.  Did you know that pearl onions cause gas?  I didn't, and I loaded my curry stew up with them.  And they get better with age!  We ate left-overs last night.  I was trying to be discreet in the bathroom this morning while Dickidoo was sleeping, but it just wouldn't stop and after a while I don't know which end was making more noise, my butt or my mouth cos I was laughing so hard!  I sounded like that stupid French horn the kids have been tooting these past few days.  Okay, phew, got that out of my system.  And I promise... no more about farts for the rest of this year!


purplectigger said...

What a great son you have to think of his brother.
Have a great New Year's .

mumma4evr said...

did you know that a lot of the sugar free stuff theymake now , also gives you gas?  I was out shopping iwth a friend , yesterday and we bought a box of sugar-free Christmas candy and ate it all!  I have been verymusical since then! and still waiting for your curry recipe!

jcole16757 said...

I know you'll miss him, but he'll be back.  Treasure the time he was home to carry you through till his next visit.  That is incredible on the playstation!  What a nice gesture that Art is going to give it to his big brother.  You've raised your kids good when they think of family before themselves. ;) Sorry you had issues in the bathroom.  YIKES

angieabk said...

No more farts this year.... are you aware the year is almost over?  I bet you are.. empty promises.... lolololol

You are so funny!!!

I'm glad that things went well with Gabe.  Love the picture!  You all look so great!

Have a wonderful new year!

Thinking about you!

lacaza3 said...

Hey you and I are the fart sistersHA!

Donna In TEXAS

greyhoundloner03 said...

Oh my.....rolf

maozmon said...

Honey, you gotta get over the not being able to fart in front of your spouse....must be turning 40, cuz I got very gassy all of a sudden...yes, onions cause wicked gas, and its a banner day in this house, when its onions and cabbage...ok, I'll stop LOLOL...glad you had such a good time with Gabe! ~mary anne~

mykesmom75 said...

Omg,,, You made me laugh so much I started crying....Thank for the laugh I really needed it.