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Old 02-03-2016, 08:18 AM   #11
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Shrek and I are now home owners, it happened at Christmas. We have been married for 31 years now. Shrek turned 70 years old a couple weeks ago.

Other than that, we are doing well and just living life in our little town. That is all our news.

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Old 02-04-2016, 03:05 AM   #12
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Cat, it sounds like Anna has all the love in the world a little girl could possible handle and then some. I am so glad to hear that she is walking. Before you know it she will need a new leg. They grow over night. When my daughter was in the first grade, she was going to be home for almost three weeks due to the Christmas and New Year holidays. When she got up that first morning to go back to school, all the clothing I had just bought her a couple of months earlier, just didn't fit any more. I had to keep her home that day and take her shopping all over again for new clothes.

So be prepared. She will grow like a weed. And some weeds give us beautiful flowers. Little Anna is one of the most beautiful flowers of the world.
Oh yes! Ha! Joyce and I spoke of this today of how she is growing. Joyce suggested of putting bricks upon her head to keep her from growing so very much. I very nicely told her that was of a very silly idea.

Then Justin said, "It worked on you, didn't it?"

Ha! He said that because I am quite short! Mamma has not laughed so much since Uncle Nicu passed while we are here!

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Shrek and I are now home owners, it happened at Christmas. We have been married for 31 years now. Shrek turned 70 years old a couple weeks ago.

Other than that, we are doing well and just living life in our little town. That is all our news.

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Oh Ogress! Merry elated Christmas to you and Shrek! It is so very happy to own of a real home! This is such very nice news of you, my Ogress!

Ha! But you are never a mean Ogress.

Oh my dear, dear friends, I have missed you so very, very much!

Mamma seems to come of life here now. She is laughing and smiling so much more! Joyce and Justin are quite funny and there never seems of anything we can not talk about!

I spoke with Carl and Laki, and all is well of home. Anna seemed to have found of a packet of the computer printer papers and she created of a paper snowstorm of our office room. Carl said we needed not of an electric paper shredder for we are raising our own! Ha!

I said he must teach her to wash of the dishes also! Ha!

Then of the vacuum, then of the clothes washing! I shall be doing nothing of housework when she is five!

We must have to invest of many stepstools, yes?

The parts of Joyce's car are coming soon. I shall be so very thankful! The new garage door comes next Monday, and I am so very happy! It is of a much nicer door! This does not have a chain of it. It is of a shaft door, which is very much nicer and very quiet. Joyce does not care of these things, but I do. They have very nicely accepted of my payment and of the things to be replaced.

I feel so much of better to be able to fix of these things! I became angry of my classmates when one had of an accident. He had hit of a car in the rear, and said it was not of his fault. It was of his fault, yes! When one drives up into of the tail pipes of the car before one, this is quite careless.

He had of a sticker sign of his car which said, "I'm not mean. You're just slow." This is of so very much of the arrogance held of my classmates. Mamma and Papa always told of me this: "The day of which you become arrogant shall be the day you shall learn harshly of humility."

I believe of humilty, of accepting of mistakes, of making of amends, of claiming of responsibility, all of this makes one of a good person. We are raising Anna of this. Yet she is too young to understand of this, these are of the values of what helps one sleep at night.

One must always do of the right things, yes? If we do not, our sleep must be of troubled terribly, yes?

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Old 02-04-2016, 04:41 AM   #13
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Cat, your Mama and Papa have taught you some great moral lessons. And if you and Carl pass these on to Little Anna, she is going to grow up to be a fantastic person. She is so fortunate in having the two of you choosing her to be your child. Just like you were so special in being chosen to be Mama and Papa's child. A family of special chosen people.

I remember when you first decided to tell us that you were adopted. You felt a sense of shame. I was horrified. Shame at being adopted? No child should feel shame for being loved. In this country we celebrate adoption. Everyone celebrates. The whole family, neighbors, even the judge who signs the final papers. Each child that is adopted has two birthdays. The day they were born and the day they were chosen and adopted. Oh how fortunate you and Little Anna are. We have a member here that has an adopted girl. The girl is now 17 and her parents celebrate both days. Just let Little Anna know that both of you were Chosen! Not every child is chosen. You were both Chosen and Wanted because you were loved so much.
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Cat, your Mama and Papa have taught you some great moral lessons. And if you and Carl pass these on to Little Anna, she is going to grow up to be a fantastic person. She is so fortunate in having the two of you choosing her to be your child. Just like you were so special in being chosen to be Mama and Papa's child. A family of special chosen people.

I remember when you first decided to tell us that you were adopted. You felt a sense of shame. I was horrified. Shame at being adopted? No child should feel shame for being loved. In this country we celebrate adoption. Everyone celebrates. The whole family, neighbors, even the judge who signs the final papers. Each child that is adopted has two birthdays. The day they were born and the day they were chosen and adopted. Oh how fortunate you and Little Anna are. We have a member here that has an adopted girl. The girl is now 17 and her parents celebrate both days. Just let Little Anna know that both of you were Chosen! Not every child is chosen. You were both Chosen and Wanted because you were loved so much.
I did feel of shamed then but all of you helped me. I have learned of the understanding when we signed the papers of Anna.

Carl and I did want of her, Addie. We visited of many places and found so very many of normal children but we could only have one. We stopped the visits when we found Anna.

I told Carl, "This is she," just as he looked of me of that pleading face when he asked to marry me. He asked, "Can we have her?"

We didn't consult Mamma or Papa at first. This was of us, of our lives, of our future and of our dreams. But when we did tell them of her and took them to see her, Mamma and Papa had many tears! Papa helped us do this faster for of his lawyer.

Now I do know so much of being chosen. When we were of to bring her home, we could not drive for of all the emotions. Uncle Nicu brought us home and gave of her a bottle of formula first, in our home. He brought me home also when I was chosen, for Mamma was to much of the emotions also.

Oh how I do miss him! This hurts to lose of such a good man when there are of so many good things of life he could share.

We shall teach these moral things of Anna, Addie, we promise. But it is too early of right now. Carl said we must make sure we have of a shotgun and a woodshed for of her boyfriends! Ha!

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I did feel of shamed then but all of you helped me. I have learned of the understanding when we signed the papers of Anna.

Carl and I did want of her, Addie. We visited of many places and found so very many of normal children but we could only have one. We stopped the visits when we found Anna.

I told Carl, "This is she," just as he looked of me of that pleading face when he asked to marry me. He asked, "Can we have her?"

We didn't consult Mamma or Papa at first. This was of us, of our lives, of our future and of our dreams. But when we did tell them of her and took them to see her, Mamma and Papa had many tears! Papa helped us do this faster for of his lawyer.

Now I do know so much of being chosen. When we were of to bring her home, we could not drive for of all the emotions. Uncle Nicu brought us home and gave of her a bottle of formula first, in our home. He brought me home also when I was chosen, for Mamma was to much of the emotions also.

Oh how I do miss him! This hurts to lose of such a good man when there are of so many good things of life he could share.

We shall teach these moral things of Anna, Addie, we promise. But it is too early of right now. Carl said we must make sure we have of a shotgun and a woodshed for of her boyfriends! Ha!

Love,
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Cat, every father of a daughter that I have ever known, has wanted to have a shotgun in the ready. Even my grandsons got a shotgun when they had their daughters. I went to court when my grandchildren were adopted after their mother died. I felt such joy knowing they were going to people who loved them and really wanted them. Adoption is such a wonderful thing!
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Cat, every father of a daughter that I have ever known, has wanted to have a shotgun in the ready. Even my grandsons got a shotgun when they had their daughters. I went to court when my grandchildren were adopted after their mother died. I felt such joy knowing they were going to people who loved them and really wanted them. Adoption is such a wonderful thing!
Oh that is so very nice!

A shotgun is useful, yes? Ha!

No one wanted of Anna. She isn't perfect for of her missing leg. In English, she was described of retarded, mentally dificient, slow, and of physically incapable of leading of a normal life.

This is very wrong. She is so smart and she developes of a normal girl.

Mamma and Papa go of crazy over our Anna. I think of my best moment was said to Carl, "I do," at our wedding, and he put of my wedding band upon of my finger.

But perhaps not. When I found Anna and placed him of holding her, he nearly went of his knees and said, "Our baby, Cat."

We shall raise her of good things; of respect, of humility, of responsibility and also of family duties and those responsibilites which come of these.

I didn't want to leave America! I had worked of very hard to be an American. I must say I was selfish and spoiled as of my Lair and living with Aunty.

Perhaps marriage and responsibilities changes one, yes?

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Oh that is so very nice!

A shotgun is useful, yes? Ha!

No one wanted of Anna. She isn't perfect for of her missing leg. In English, she was described of retarded, mentally dificient, slow, and of physically incapable of leading of a normal life.

This is very wrong. She is so smart and she developes of a normal girl.

Mamma and Papa go of crazy over our Anna. I think of my best moment was said to Carl, "I do," at our wedding, and he put of my wedding band upon of my finger.

But perhaps not. When I found Anna and placed him of holding her, he nearly went of his knees and said, "Our baby, Cat."

We shall raise her of good things; of respect, of humility, of responsibility and also of family duties and those responsibilites which come of these.

I didn't want to leave America! I had worked of very hard to be an American. I must say I was selfish and spoiled as of my Lair and living with Aunty.

Perhaps marriage and responsibilities changes one, yes?

Love,
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Oh yes Cat, marriage certainly does change one. You grow up to become an adult. And that is how it should be. Being married means there are now two of you to share the joys of life. You have already experienced that when Carl took Little Anna in his arms. And there are two of you to share the heartaches. Like when Uncle Nicu left you. Being married means sharing. And it can be more laughs and joys than sadness when you are sharing. Being married is a wonderful thing. That ring on your finger says so much. It tells you every day that you have someone who loves you very much. It tells you I must find Carl and tell him the happy news, whatever it may be. You parents are an excellent example of what marriage is all about. You wouldn't go wrong to take a few pages from their marriage.
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Oh yes Cat, marriage certainly does change one. You grow up to become an adult. And that is how it should be. Being married means there are now two of you to share the joys of life. You have already experienced that when Carl took Little Anna in his arms. And there are two of you to share the heartaches. Like when Uncle Nicu left you. Being married means sharing. And it can be more laughs and joys than sadness when you are sharing. Being married is a wonderful thing. That ring on your finger says so much. It tells you every day that you have someone who loves you very much. It tells you I must find Carl and tell him the happy news, whatever it may be. You parents are an excellent example of what marriage is all about. You wouldn't go wrong to take a few pages from their marriage.
Mamma said that now we know how she, Papa, and Uncle Nicu felt of when they held me first.

Oh now I do know how adoption is of so very special! I was so blessed of this, but then we are of choosing a child.

The doctors are so very happy of her progress and she has been tested of mental things but she is very normal and perhaps a little better than of her age.

In Romania, if one is born of disabilities it is always supposed the child is of mental retardation also until they do of testing. This is of backwards and it is of a stigma which is not always true, yes?

And yes, Addie, marriage has changed me. I hope for the best, yes? But I know I do not know of everything. When Carl and I encounter of a difficulty, we go to Mamma Gloria, Mamma, and Papa. Our marriage must work. There will never be of divorce of us. Uncle Nicu had a terrible divorce. We shall not have of that.

Carl and I have only had of one major disagreement here. We gave up, hugged one another, and went to our three parents of this. They all know of so much more than of us. We are learning of things but we are also learning of being of parents and business owners. We both know as we are young of their eyes, family is so very important.

We listen and heed of important advice. It has done nothing but to help us!

I remember of being appalled at my classmates' actions and treatments of their parents. They were very demanding of money and other things. One girl ordered her parents to buy her of the birth control pills, and she was going to do of what she wanted of her body.

Being wanton of your body only results of unwanted children, fatherless households, and of single parents with no support of the children. One classmate had become of pregnant and her parents did not pay of an abortion. She said she didn't want a child but had no money to pay of an abortion and said she's "stuck" of a child she did not want.

This is very strange to me. If you do not want of children, do not do anything that could lead of having children. Carl and I spoke of this today. It is very simple of common sense.

Marriage is so of special and of sacred. One's body is of also, I think.

Oh my! It is so late! I must go to bed, for we have much to see and do tomorrow!

Good night!

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Cat, you and Carl are going to do just fine with your marriage. Little Anna has TWO parents who love her very much and all of you are surrounded by love.

Good night. And I am sending a kiss to our Little Anna. You can't help but love her.
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Cat, you and Carl are going to do just fine with your marriage. Little Anna has TWO parents who love her very much and all of you are surrounded by love.

Good night. And I am sending a kiss to our Little Anna. You can't help but love her.
She is so very special! Thank you very much, Addie!

I spoke to Carl today, and we talked of how it is so frightening to be parents. Joyce said something very funny! She said, "Oh, you get over it. After teaching her to walk and talk, for the next 15 years, you'll be yelling at her to sit down and hush up!"

Mamma agreed! Ha! I do remember Mamma and Papa telling me to sit down and hush up! Perhaps it was for only 10 years, yes?

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