"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation.

You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."
Dr. Adrian Rogers 1931-2005

Thursday, February 2, 2012

BRB:Updated at Bottom

Please excuse my absence as I am a bit out of sorts.

Let's see if you can guess why.

  1. I slipped on ice and twisted my ankle. Oh and yes, we have ice, up in the mountains. I took Fourth ice skating with her friends in Cloudcroft, NM, when I slipped getting out of the truck.
  2. I had food poisoning~I had a corn dog from Sonic...with green chili. I am not sure I am giving up Sonic but perhaps corn dogs!
  3. I let Rose the Hen take me on a joy ride and we were picked up by the law! Now Rose and I are the farm criminals. She is used to dressing in black and white stripes, I am not.
  4. I misunderstood the mirror when it said objects are closer than they appear.
  5. A ram let me know why he is called a ram, and am very sore, although pleased I was thrown several feet and for a few moments was impressed, until ground and I joined!
  6. I was flying back east and TSA screeners scared me-my own fault, I am not a fan of flying and I had a wig-out moment, and was escorted out of the El Paso International Airport.
  7. I am 5 months pregnant! I know, with my youngest being 16, we waited a good amount of time to ensure all was going well, before announcing the news.
  8. We are in the midst of a construction project and no matter much I pretend I am okay with such disorder, but truth be told, I am not!
  9. I have a job! Me! The eternal housewife has actually found work outside the home, and I LOVE IT!
  10. My oldest eloped and we have been planning a wedding reception as well as time to get to know his wife!

Now~have fun guessing which two are correct! I am going to be reading and catching up with all my blogity friends soon. I hope to have a few posts up...

So stay tuned~for a post on SNAP(foodstamps), God not being politically correct, life before the farm, making Spanish Rice, A listing of books from readers, as well as my more detailed listing of books I love, and posts in my draft file~407 to be exact!

Have a great day!


Updated: I am not responding to the posted comments, as I usually do, until Saturday night or Sunday Morning...no need to respond and give the two away!


Andrea said...

Hmmmm....if you were pregnant....I don't think you'd be able to think up the rest of the list! And I'd hope #1, slipping on the ice wouldn't have happened...dangerous.

But, I will guess slipping on the ice and the construction project. Whatever the answer, you are obviously creative! :) love,andrea

kymber said...

oh Jen...i can't guess and it is killing me that you would ask me to try?!?!/!?!

dear sweet one - i just want a msg back from you saying that you are well and fine. and happy. that's all i want to hear.

love, so much love being sent to you!

your friend,

Glenn B said...


Gayle said...

I'm going with 5 & 8.... the ram got you and the tore up kitchen is getting to you? (Although I ate at Sonic in Sept. in CA and got sick, too. Something is up with that).

Ma said...

1, 7, 10 are my guesses!

Maria said...

1 and 5???? lol Hope you're feeling better soon :-)

Anonymous said...

Okay here are my thoughts:

1 - Possible
2 - NO
3 - NO-Your hen isn't that mean
4 - Possible (are you tall enough to use the mirror?)
5 - Possible
6 - NO
7 - NO
8 - Very Possible
9 - Possible
10- Not probable

So I'm left with
1 - 4 - 5 - 8 - 9 -10

I am whittling this down to 5 & 8?
Or is it 8 & 9? Hmmmm

Okay I'm guessing... 8&9

Anonymous said...

Oops - forgot to sign my guess of 8&9

VA Sis

Sassy said...

Is it #1 & #8. I hope it's not #1, hate to see anyone suffer. Some of those are pretty funny yet others are "Oh my" ish. LOL

Angela said...

Wow. You had me going with all of those. It'll be interesting to see what the correct ones are.

And I'll be interested to read your post regarding SNAP. I've been thinking of doing my own... wonder if our viewpoints will be the same or differ.

Take care!

Rocky Mountain Homemaker said...

Oh my word! I'm guessing that 1 and 4 are true. Eager to see your results!

Andrea said...

OOhhh..I hope I remember to check back for this mystery! After I posted, I did note you used alot of !!! and you did seem happy. My last pregnancy was at 45, so I do think that could make you happy. Or, it could be something exciting like an elopement. Just some thoughts thinking of your happy mood. But, I will stick with my first choices. love,andrea

musemater said...

Jennifer, you've made my morning! I had to read your post aloud to Pinky, my youngest daughter who is 16 also, she and I got a barrel of laughs out of it!

I'll put my money on numbers 7 (I think you would be if you could be, you love em so much!) & 8.

Or 8. & 9 to hedge my bets.

I can't imagine you having TIME for a full time outside job, but maybe part time? Or maybe you're being clever with the "outside" the home phrase? 6. No, you'd be prepared for that you know too much already.

Please, Please, Please! tell me it wasn't 2. the Sonic dog! I use the the suggestion of them to torture my kids with the memory of our last hotdogs we had there a couple of years back.:D :D :D

3. I can SEE it! What a picture!:D :D :D!!!

debbieo said...

I didnt get the gist of the post until the end by which time I wanted to come give you a hug and drag you away from the horrible trap you were in. lol Then I realized what you were doing. My mind went haywire for a sec. I will not even try to guess now.
Hope you are well at least and what ever happened was the good items.

http://milkmaidrecipebox.blogspot.com/ said...

Okay,... love your list! Just making the list had to be fun............. I'll guess No. 1 because that could easily happen right here with our freezing/thawing/freezing/thawing kind of weather. Then, with all the 'hand-holding and smoochy-smoochy'-- well,... No. 7 would be a natural, and while it would definitely be life changing,it would also be a heck of a lot of fun! Again, LOVED the list of (Oh-- I very much hope No. 1 reason didn't cause harm to No. 7 reason!) Happy weekend to ya.