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This is the fairy tale that should have been read to girls when they were little:
Once upon a time in a land far away, ~~~~~~~~
a beautiful, independent, self-assured princess ~~~~~~~~
happened upon a frog as she sat contemplating ecological issues on the shores of an unpolluted pond in a verdant meadow near her castle. ~~~~~~~~
The frog hopped into the princess' lap and said: ' Elegant Lady, I was once a handsome prince, until an evil witch cast a spell upon me. ~~~~~~~~
One kiss from you, however, and I will turn back into the dapper, young prince that I am ~~~~~~~~
and then, my sweet, we can marry ~~~~~~~~
and set up housekeeping in your castle ~~~~~~~~
with my mother, ~~~~~~~~
where you can prepare my meals, ~~~~~~~~
clean my clothes, bear my children, ~~~~~~~~
and forever feel grateful and happy doing so. ' ~~~~~~~~
That night, as the princess dined sumptuously ~~~~~~~~
on lightly sauteed frog legs ~~~~~~~~
seasoned in a white wine and onion cream sauce, ~~~~~~~~
she chuckled and thought to herself: ~~~~~~~~
I don't freakin' think so.
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
The downside is that since I am the only member of my 7 member family who does not have a W o W character I didn't feel a need to put my name on the waiting list for the computer, and didn't get to blog, or view all of my other favorite blogs, much. I did however, (finally) get all the Christmas lights and decorations down, cleaned and organized the garage, drained the water heater, did the dishes (about 3 times), scrubbed the kitchen counters and cabinet fronts, mopped the floor and scrubbed around the edges and corners with a brush, baked brownies, deep cleaned the boy's bathroom (gross!), washed and folded 4 loads of laundry, took Mark to the game store, and made dinner (Jambalaya!). And that was just yesterday.
Monday, January 21, 2008
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Sunday, January 13, 2008
They have returned to Virgina and had their open house here. At the open house they had a scrapbook which had a quote on each left hand page and a picture of them on each right hand page and room for friends to leave notes to them all around.
I especially liked 2 of the quotes from their book and will repeat them here.
"To have JOY one must share it" -Lord Byron
"The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved." -Victor Hugo
Congratulations Matt and Kim.
Saturday, January 12, 2008
The first was from my brother in law Drew (sometimes known as Tom), husband of my sister Lillie. He said that FROG also means Fully Rely On God. A good addition to the original post.
The second was from my sister Lydia. This was her reply:
DEEP FRIED FROG LEGS
Med. frog legs (dressed)
1 c. flour
1 tbsp. lemon pepper
1 tsp. salt1 tsp. black pepper
2 eggs (beaten)
Cracker crumbs (fine)
Vegetable oil for frying
Wash frog legs in cold water, drain. Put flour, lemon pepper, salt and black pepper in a bag and shake to mix. Shake frog legs in the seasoned flour to coat, dip in beaten egg and roll in cracker crumbs. Deep fry at 365 degrees for 7 to 8 minutes or until golden brown.