Thursday, August 9, 2007

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So, like I said, Toby is sick. He has never-ending snot, and a cough, and whiiiiiiiiiiiiiiining..... I know he feels lousy. We both need a tranquilizer.
R2 has started now with the snot, and I'm hoping Brynn won't get whatever this is. I am applying the hand-sani pretty constantly... fat chance. Toby looks around at 1900+ square feet of space, and chooses to cough directly in her little face. So there you go.
I am thinking of becoming a domestic goddess. I want to make a weekly meal plan and only grocery shop every 2 weeks. So I'm percolating...
Currently, Toby is whining himself to sleep (done). Brynn is mostly asleep, and R2 is hanging out with Toy Story 2 (But you've banned television, maybe you're saying) I'm a single parent for a week! That makes TV my friend... or babysitter during naptime, anyway.

Now, back to being a domestic goddess. The thing is, it has to be pretty flexible. I can't say we're having pot roast on August 25th and be happy about it. But I can say, maybe, beef something every thursday. Capisce?
I also have to make a cleaning plan but I don't wannnnnnaaaaaa

And now my throat hurts. Call the waambulance.

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  1. i am NOT a domestic goddess. however, once or twice i have succeeded in buying 4 or more weeks worth of the staples -that i know we're going to use- all at once. and i LOVE the results!

    it feels so good!

    i sat down and wrote how much sugar i think i use in a week and how much tea and how many times i run the dishwasher, etc., and then i multiplied and so forth. it was totally successful.

    i fully support your percolating aspirations and encourage you to pursue them. the satisfaction is wonderful.

    also, if i didn't take too long to type this, i think i'm frist, whatever that's worth

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  2. Jenn-
    I can't find the phone, but I'll be here all day.

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  3. now . . .

    nothing wrong with having meal plans and/or cleaning routines

    just don't get bogged down

    have fun with it

    you might even get the kiddos involved with cleaning chores

    hand them an old cloth & show them how to dust the coffee table or whatever - for a while they will find it quite amusing

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  4. Ok I will let Matt know to just bring it by. I am a former domestic goddess. I would like to re-gain my title. But alas I have a regular job. Being a domestic goddess is a full time job. I have a cook book called How to be a Domestic Goddess, that was the beginning of it all.

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  5. next time you bake muffins or cake see if you can't get r2 to help stir the ingredients

    boys like to cook

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  6. R2 LOVES to cook. He also always wants to wash the dishes... I need to get plastic dishes.
    He will sit and watch cooking shows until we make him stop.

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  7. Nebulizer is on its way.

    Madison loves to cook, my only problem is I totally dominate the kitchen. I have a hard time letting the kids help me because I am so particular. I do try. They dump ingredients sometimes, and stir. They help out at my mom's house more than with me. Madison always liked to pretend she was making soup. I would give her a big bowl, a spoon and all the scraps from whatever I was cooking.

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  8. For the record, I have no aspirations to be a domestic goddess.

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  9. So this is what happened on my road to becoming domestic goddess, I like to cook yes, I like my house a certain way, and I went through this phase where I had to be the best at everything. The best mom, the best cook, the best friend, and the best house cleaner what ever it was I had to find a way to be the best at it. So I got this cook book and started churning out the scones, cream Brule, chocolate molten lava cakes, the like. In the mean time I devoured every gourmet magazine that was around so I could be on the cutting edge of food trends. I also had books on how to make your own household cleaners so I never bought commercial products, I made everything. I was a woman obsessed I tell you.

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  10. Oh come on Josh I bet you would look really cute in one of those frilly aprons baking cookies!

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  11. With that out of the way, now here’s the news.

    Our “home laboratory” appointment was moved up a day to last night.

    In 9 months Keith will be a big brother! We are very hap, hap, happy!

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  12. Wow Josh that is great!! Congratulations to you both. That is very exciting. Maybe a little Joshalina!

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  13. Ok I am way to spoiled. Matt has been off this week, and it started over the weekend, he suprised me by finding someone to watch the kids all weekend and we went to Austin. He has been home all week watching the kids, cleaning the house, doing all the laundry, he brought me lunch, and now he just stopped by and brought me a snow cone. I am telling you I am getting addict to all this attention.

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  14. YAY! PETERSON BABY!

    Jennifer, now you're getting TREATED like a goddess...that's better than being one.....=)

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  15. Here is a name suggestion for you. This is a true story. There is a couple in Australia that has been trying to get there babies name finalized for two months. But the gov't will not let them name there baby a number. They want to name him "4 Real". With the prolonged fight they have gone through appealing to every gov't agency. They have decided to make his official name Super Man but plan to call him 4 Real.

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  16. is that for real?

    ; )

    I beat Josh to it

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  17. 'who just saved the whole city from disaster?!'

    'it was super man!'

    'for real?'

    'well, yes! him, too!'

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  18. we're expecting a baby!!

    sorry about the illness there, Jess. I pray it quickly leaves.

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  19. & we're not expecting 'for real'.. just for real. & some other name.

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  20. Congratulations Shannon!!! And yes that story was 4 real. Check it out.
    http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2007/08/08/1999997.htm

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  21. not the peterson kid, the 4 real superman kid

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  22. many happy congratulations shannon!

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  23. superman peterson

    sounds pretty good to me

    oh . . .

    wait!!!!

    spiderman peterson
    much better

    (wow i could get carried away now)

    wonder woman peterson
    green hornet peterson
    the hulk peterson (here comes the)
    super woman peterson
    batman peterson
    robin peterson
    underdog peterson

    i think you get it by now

    :-)

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  24. Yes, I'd say you're getting very carried away.

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  25. Jess- sorry to hear about your snotty kids.

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  26. maybe something irish
    or french
    or german
    or portugese

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  27. hmmmm, what rhymes with keith?

    beith
    deith
    geith
    leith
    meith
    zeith

    nope, there's nothing there so forget that

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  28. goodness. we need to call Jere & Mere.. they don't know yet. I should now before it gets to them.

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  29. thank you! pretty amazing thinking about the wonder of pregnancy again.

    little one growing. grow. grow. grow.

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  30. ive got it

    mickey mouse peterson
    daffy duck peterson
    cinderella peterson
    sleeping beauty peterson
    shrek peterson

    orrrrrrrrr (drum roll please)

    Napoleon Dynomite Peterson!!!!!

    That's the one!

    Nap Peterson

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  31. NO ONE TELL JERE & MERE. We will be calling them this evening.... oh, and my parents.

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  32. If you keep it up, we surely won't name them

    Anonymous Peterson

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  33. Nap Peterson- That was pretty good.

    Jess- Whatever, you're just mad cause you have snotty kids.

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  34. May all your children have snot.

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  35. Telling them this evening.
    Josh & I just spoke with each other about it.

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  36. or nappie peterson if it's a girl

    Napoleona Dynomitina Peterson

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  37. its just that the clark kids have more than others

    its a fact jack

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  38. all kids have snot

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  39. Well. if you mean the collective Clark kids... then, yes. Rob has 17 children, and we have at least 10.

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  40. and it's going to be really hard to keep the baby thing a secret. i'm going to see jeremy in roughly 7 minutes. i was planning to tell him congratulations on becoming an uncle again.

    you spoiled it for me.

    i don't really know if i'll be able to hold that in....that requires an ENORMOUS manifestation of self-control.....

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  41. i can't believe you haven't called them yet.....

    =)

    just kidding

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  42. ONE MINUTE


    ....i don't know.....

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  43. Go ahead and tell them. Beth. It's ok with me.

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  44. Watch it, Mother of snotty little boys.

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  45. there >>>>>>>

    is that bettah???

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  46. Country Home for Lease
    4 bedrooms 4 bath
    open living areas
    Lots of trees
    Scenic 5 acres with 1 acre pond with great fishing for kids!
    Call me if interested...

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  47. VPMHTSYD. KPDJ SMF DJSMMPM###

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  48. oops, i mean....

    VPMHTSYD. KPDJ SMF DJSMMPM@@@

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  49. along with hairbrushes brought to Richy next Sunday, let's bring boxes of Puffs Plus to Jess and the kiddoes..

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  50. HELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLP!!!

    I'MALLALONEINHERE!!!

    CAN YOU GUESS WHAT I HAVE IN MY MOUTH???

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  51. yes...

    me, the one who, at age 25, wanted to tear out the last chapter of Proverbs...

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  52. SPOOKY NOW

    that's too many of me allinarow

    ok

    your turn

    one day i'll tell you how i have conquered the goddess of the house pipedream...

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  53. Pam.. I'm pregnant.. ; )

    did you see? did you see?!
    yeah!!!

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  54. Yippeeeeee JOsh and Shannon and Keith has a baby sister on the way.......

    WOW.............


    Kyly.......Kanoy...Kirby......
    KC.......Kirsten.......Kristen...
    Kirsty.....Kanopee.....Keithereena
    Josharella.......Shannon...

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  55. holy moly. single mothers have to be superhuman. I'm going to bed. And may morning find me after 9 AM!

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  56. maybe Kanopee?? ..no : )

    Josh is thoughtful & sweet; he brought me flowers, dark chocolate, & the good original black licorice that I like, for his expectant wife

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  57. yes, shannon 12/14

    that hyroglyphic message was to you and josh... could you interpret it???

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  58. happy,

    leif does NOT rhyme with Keith

    if it did, you would pronouce the precious baby boy's name Keef

    i thought YOU were the grammer enthusiast...

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  59. good night jess

    meanwhile

    we'll play a game where everyone tries to figure out what I am holding in my hand and/or putting in my mouth

    ok

    guess

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  60. Easy Pam- It's a pipe in your hand.

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  61. Interp of Pam's comment:

    CONGRATS JOSH AND SHANNON!!!

    ---------

    Thank you!!

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  62. It's not a pipe!

    I still think Keith and Leif is cute.

    I don't know what the grammar enthusiast would have to say about it.

    I put Campho Phenique (spelling help?) on my burn, and it seems better - but smelly.

    Thanks you for the non-haunted picture.

    mmm...i love licorice!

    did you (josh and shannon) ever call jeremy and meredith???????

    ok i think i have to go to work now

    good day all
    and FRIST

    (slackers)

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