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Good Intentions

Posted Tuesday, June 19, 2007, at 9:10 AM

This blog site is for women only, at least until such time that a male might have something worthwhile to contribute to the subject at hand, which is deemed highly unlikely at this point. The site is intended to provide an open line of communication between women whose shared experiences through the menopausal or post-menopausal years might enlighten those who have been there as well, or those who are immediately headed in that direction. It is intended to bring forth the lighter side of process called aging and to celebrate it as we "mature" into this next phase of life.

A thought to share comes to mind and I'm wondering if anyone else out there has experienced this phenomenon I've come to refer to as "good intentions lost." I awake to a day put aside to clean house. I'll begin with the bathrooms. I take the towels and wash cloths to the laundry room…might as well start a load with them, but there's not enough to make a full load, so I gather up the kitchen ones as well. Whoa, that kitchen sink sure needs a good cleaning. It'll just take a minute. When was the last time I gave the drain a good dose of baking soda. Might as well do it now. I'll just use the box in the fridge…it's been there awhile. That glass shelf in the refrigerator is a mess. Better clean it now. That jelly jar's been in there for six months and I don't remember what year I bought that jar of jalapeno peppers, but I think I can read the year 19--something and this is the 21st century. Better pitch 'em. Well now, that trash is pretty full… better take it out. In the garage, I notice that the floor is a mess from various plant clippings, etc. Better give it a good sweeping. The broom in the garage is right next to the hoe, which reminds me, I really need to weed that flower bed in the front…and so on and so on. At 10 p.m., I've worked in every room in the house and none of them are clean, but there's always next weekend. Anybody identify??


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Wow! You must be tired! I'm ALWAYS full of energy when I clean house. Why this morning I tossed a load of towels in the washer and then...what's that? Dust on the TV? Hey, DR. PHIL IS ON!!! And ROBIN is on today TOO! She's just SO cute! Did you know Oprah is on RIGHT AFTER Phil? I figured I'd take a peek just to see what she's up to...then what do you know - that cute little PAT SAJEK appeared...that VANA is SO pretty...I bet I know that winning phrase...

-- Posted by letseatcake633 on Sun, Jul 8, 2007, at 9:18 PM

Since when have men ever had anything significant to say about women?

-- Posted by goat lady on Wed, Jul 11, 2007, at 10:50 PM
Minne O'Pausal's response:
Well, now, I'll have to differ with you on this one. Just Tuesday I was at WalMart and asked a man with a blue vest on where the Dove chocolates were and amazingly, he directed me right to them! And I recall back in '68 when a nice gentleman told me....mmmm, nah, I think that was a woman who told me...

We won't want to turn this site into a man-bashing machine, but a little knockin' 'em around never hurt 'em.

I resent that. haha

-- Posted by CoreyN on Thu, Jul 12, 2007, at 6:55 AM

My husband used to think all his remarks were significant. God rest his soul.

-- Posted by letseatcake633 on Thu, Jul 12, 2007, at 11:48 AM

Ah, letseatcakee633, now you make me feel guilty! My husband thought so, too, and now I wish he were here to make those remarks that I thought were so insignificant!

However - can't think about that! The point is............ Mmm..what WAS the point?? Oh, yes - men-bashing. Yeah, you are right, Minnie - a little bashing won't hurt them, not by a long shot!

Nice to see that we lured at least one guy into the conversation. Cute, Corey!

-- Posted by goat lady on Fri, Jul 13, 2007, at 7:33 AM

Funny stuff! I'll definitely be back.

-- Posted by vambfly on Fri, Jul 13, 2007, at 12:14 PM

Don't you just love the way these blogs stray from the original topic and take on a life of their own?

And, say, letseatcake633, on one of the other blogs, you mention your second husband. Are you making those husbands up???

-- Posted by goat lady on Fri, Jul 13, 2007, at 6:26 PM

How absurd...why would I do such a thing? Actually, I rarely even talk about my husbands. My third husband was such a dear...that is until he met that young thing down at the five and dime. God rest his soul.

-- Posted by letseatcake633 on Fri, Jul 13, 2007, at 10:58 PM

Ah, so true! Men always want more than they can handle.

I experimented a while back with Match.com, and you wouldn't believe the 65-year-old men who were looking for girls 18-45!

Hahahahahahahaha!

-- Posted by goat lady on Sat, Jul 14, 2007, at 7:10 AM

Age is just a state of mind.

-- Posted by letseatcake633 on Sat, Jul 14, 2007, at 9:27 AM

Then most of those guys on the internet dating sites are out of their minds!!

-- Posted by goat lady on Sat, Jul 14, 2007, at 2:06 PM

MMMMMMmmmmm, Minnie, this is probably the only blog that seems to have stalled! No action since Saturday, while the rest of them are hopping!

What can we do to give it a kick start??

As for me, I sympathize with Jabelson on one of Corey's sites. He said that all the blogs were beginning to get mixed up together in a confusing pile!

That happens when those guys argue with each other on all the sites.... Cloning, disrespectful kids, Iraq....food with faces....It's all related!!

-- Posted by goat lady on Mon, Jul 16, 2007, at 9:03 PM
Minne O'Pausal's response:
OK Goat Lady,

A question I know is on all our minds. Do you eventually devour those little bearded faced goats? I recall that at the annual Puxico Homecomeing (not too many miles from Avert), they serve goatburgers and just wondering if you might be their supplier. Fess up!

ACK!!! No way would any of those Puxico barbarians ever get their paws on one of my goats!!! As for their famous (or infamous) goatburgers, I'd just as soon eat my daughter! (ohmygosh! I wish I hadn't thought of THAT image!)

Quick---new image!!

I had a cousin who used to live on Bainbridge island in Seattle: One summer the neighborhood dogs started disappearing. Turns out that a family - won't mention the nationality (must be politically correct!) was eating them!! They admitted that the black dogs tasted the best!

ACK! New image! New image!!

Too late! I'd just better cut my losses on this posting!

Anyway, did I answer your question, Minnie??

-- Posted by goat lady on Tue, Jul 17, 2007, at 7:42 AM
Minne O'Pausal's response:
GT...

Can't say that your second image was much more inviting than the first! Glad to hear, though, that your little bearded friends are not fodder for Puxitonians. Must admit, I tried one once over there and as I recall, it didn't taste like chicken. More like really strong beef. I didn't seem to suffer or have any ill-effects, except of course for that nasty little habiit I acquired of devouring all my houseplants. The only relief I got was when I was really full, I could stretch out and moan, "Baaaaaaaaaaaa." Or maybe that was after the lamb chops...

Oh, ick, Minnie! Stick to the frozen popcorn!!

I'm curious. Is it you or the cake lady who sounds like a vegetarian? I'd have to look back through the blogs to see who said she would never eat anything with a face. Could have been either one of you, actually. You sound like sisters!

My daughter went from vegetarianism to veganism. It's really interesting going shopping with her, I'll tell ya! She read labels like nobody's business!

-- Posted by goat lady on Wed, Jul 18, 2007, at 7:17 PM
Minne O'Pausal's response:
Just curious, herder of ours...

What exactly is veganism..anything like Paganism?? I can think of a lot of isms that sound like more fun than vegan"ism." Does it, perchance, consist of veggies, and "an"imals and "isms?" If so, why don't they call it,"vegananimisims?" Just a thought. A fleeting one, as most of mine are.

Wow, we haven't talked on this site since last Wednesday!!! What a waste!!

Ya know, I need to time how long it takes me just to check all Minnie's blogs (since those are by far the most important, relevant, and mind-challenging)---

I think that if I check them ALL, I may just spend an entire morning doing it.... Depends on whether our regulars are awake or sleeping.....

-- Posted by goat lady on Sun, Jul 22, 2007, at 9:07 AM

I agree goat lady, this blog is the best. My Min-clone comes up with the MOST interesting observations! And your comments are most astute also...anyone who rescues little bearded faced goatlings from becoming sandwiches is remarkable in my book.

-- Posted by letseatcake633 on Sun, Jul 22, 2007, at 1:48 PM

As long as we're passing around the compliments, LEC633, I must say that I greatly admire your views on the illustrious institution of matrimony! I feel that your approach is even more practical than Ducky's method of "catch and release."

A fine blend of culinary delights and practical necessity!

-- Posted by goat lady on Sun, Jul 22, 2007, at 6:48 PM

Ah, speaking of culinary delights, I somehow missed our glorious leader's question about veganism (up about 4 postings)....

Heaven forbid that the "ism" in "veganism" should have anything to do with animals, oh wise one of the kitchen (and all things domestic and otherwise)..... As my daughter so convincingly explains it, this practice involves never letting anything that comes from animals (meat, bones, bee saliva...etc.) come in touch with one's mouth..

Now, there are many, many, many points on which I agree with my last born fledgling's eating habits ....(force-feeding geese or little baby calves to produce various delicacies is downright barbaric!), but I like honey and I'm not sure I see the evils of using it!

-- Posted by goat lady on Sun, Jul 22, 2007, at 7:04 PM
Minne O'Pausal's response:
gt..

I had a lengthy response for you and somehow lost it in the translation, but basically said this...honey is a good thing, for sure, as are products from "Bert's Bees," in case you haven't been a party to them. They all derive, apparently, from the the product or bi-products of beeswax, so you be the judge.

Anwyay, I expounded on the veganite theory of eating anything with a face (as reflected upon earlier) and what of the garden grown veggies that vegetate and take on the appearance of the face of the Christ Child or the Virgin Mary or, even worse, Mickey Rooney or Phyllis Diller?? Is a Vegan to devour these faced veggies? Are they an exception to the rule of veganites? Oh, thoughts to ponder and food for thought, quite literally.

The cake lady's position on this matter is that a Vegan may devour any strain of veggie that may take on the appearance of the face of the Christ Child or the Virgin Mary (or possibly Mickey Rooney) as long as he or she has the appropriate dispensation from Ducky AND properly displays his or her Medic Alert necklace during consumption. Phyllis Diller would require special dispensation from Minnie.

-- Posted by letseatcake633 on Sun, Jul 22, 2007, at 10:08 PM
Minne O'Pausal's response:
And Minnie may or may not grant that dispensation, depending upon if the Phyllis Diller face is indicative of Diller prior to or following 38 facelifts. If likeness is found to resemble Diller post-lift, then it will be required by veganite to appropriately scrunch up the aforementinoed face so as to depict Diller's pre-lift likeness prior to consumption. Then, and only then will the consumer be granted the required dispensation.

This is truly CLASSIC MINNIE AND CLONE HUMOR at its finest, girls! I am only sorry that Ducky chose to sleep last night, instead of getting in on these excellent mental gymnastics!

Mmmm....38 face lifts for the Diller kisser, eh??? Sounds plausible to me. I guess the insults (mostly male) just became too crushing to the ego --- even if it did mean Killing the Goose that laid the Golden Egg.... After all, her (pre-lift) face was her fortune!

-- Posted by goat lady on Mon, Jul 23, 2007, at 7:41 AM
Minne O'Pausal's response:
I still like Phyllis (she IS still alive, isn't she??), but the one I really have trouble with is Joan Rivers, who used to be truly funny, but somehow has turned into something that she's not. Well, I guess she is since she's there, but you know what I mean. She's everything she used to ridicule and in the name of entertainment, she justifies it all, which makes her not so funny anymore in my book (granted, my book doesn't have very many pages).

Hey!!!! Ducky did not sleep! Ducky had to be mundane and earn money because no one but Minnie can survive on just her good looks. (See previous spackling compound blog.) Well, perhaps letseatcake633 is surviving on the insurance money from all those 8 husbands.

Ah, faces or no faces all veggies are fair game. You may eat at will!

-- Posted by Ducky on Mon, Jul 23, 2007, at 8:01 PM

I thought the Diller was much funnier with her veggie face than post-veggie face. I mean, what's to separate her from all the other pretty faces??? Her uniqueness was gone when her self-esteem came up.

Come to think of it, I have no idea if she is still alive!

Where have all the flowers gone......??

-- Posted by goat lady on Mon, Jul 23, 2007, at 9:09 PM

Now she's just another veggie face in the crowd. When will they ever learn....?

-- Posted by letseatcake633 on Mon, Jul 23, 2007, at 9:26 PM

I saw a practical joke she pulled on Richard Simmons where she led him to believe he would be leading a NUDE aerobic activity. When he showed up everyone had on robes, but only she opened hers. I thought the poor man was going to have a heart attack. Guess she didn't have the rest of herself "lifted". I'm sure it wasn't pretty. I'm like goat lady, no idea if Phyliss is still alive. I remember when her husband "Fang" died.

-- Posted by Ducky on Tue, Jul 24, 2007, at 1:06 PM

Oh, my - Was "Fang" real?? I thought he was part of her comedy routine!!

Diller was unconventional, but I had no idea she was THAT wild!! I would love to have seen Richard's face!!!! Hehehehe!

I guess one of us should bite the bullet and GOOGLE her!!! I'll do it and let you know!

-- Posted by goat lady on Tue, Jul 24, 2007, at 6:13 PM

Ah, Minnie, once again, you are LIGHT YEARS ahead of the rest of us!! Now if we can just figure out which blog you posted the Diller biography on!! (If you'll excuse my ending my sentence with a preposition, Ducky Dear!)

-- Posted by goat lady on Tue, Jul 24, 2007, at 9:44 PM
Minne O'Pausal's response:
I forgive the misplaced preposition. Ending a sentence in such was a pet peeve of my mother (yes, the bra-stamper Egglady, ambulance chasing mother). But what came to mind as you mentioned it was one of my favorite all time moments in tv-land. It occured on one of my all time favories, "Designing Women," when all the women from Sugarbakers were seated at a round table with several other uptown designer types and Delta Burke (Suzzanne) asked, "So, where are ya'll from?" to the ladies across the table from her. The snooty woman's reply was, "We're from where you don't end a sentence with a preposition," to which the well-endowed Suzanne replied, "OH, well then, let me rephrase that...Where ya'll from, b----?" Still makes me laugh out loud. (only she didn't say "dash, dash, dash..."would have kind of ruined the effect.

PS Phyllis is 90 and going strong(ly).

I saw that episode of Designing Women!!! A classic!! Loved it, loved it, loved it!!! Why do we not have any shows like that anymore??

If I remember correctly, the writer was from Poplar Bluff!

-- Posted by goat lady on Tue, Jul 24, 2007, at 10:18 PM

The writer from PB is Linda Bloodworth; she also wrote some for the MASH tv series. Each year at Christmas she brings people in from Hollywood to decorate her grandmother's old home and opens it to the public; it is headquarters for the Claudia Foundation,

which provides scholarships for local girls and women. Last year there was a costume on display from an old Designing Women episode where the Betty White (I think) character made herself a holiday skirt from a Christmas tree skirt. The house was decorated beautifully and worth the nominal admission which goes to the foundation.

Goatlady, not to be disrespectful, but what are your goats for, if not to eat?

-- Posted by gardengirl on Wed, Jul 25, 2007, at 12:55 PM


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