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Sunday, June 24, 2007

Helloooo out there in Blogland!

Not dead here. Aw go on, you say? It's true. My bones are still kicking around this old earth. If I were being paid to blog I'd have been fired by now. Someone needed to coach me through the initial stages of bloghood. Shame on you for not!!! My current excuse is that my laptop is permanently sleeping or someone euthanised it when I wasn't looking. At any rate I have to share --- and in spite of having grown up with Bert and Ernie I don't share well with others! Hey, speaking of Bert and Ernie!!! I want a cookie! Send COOKIES!!!! So today we did the family thing in Utah. Ah the family thing...ya gotta love it. Actually today we were welcoming my sister and brother in law home from their mission/adventures in Uganda. Now huddle up for this one--my B.I.L. Doug is an anal WAIT!!!! DID I SAY ANAL????? I meant AVID journal keeper. He has volumes and volumes and bookcases full of these intricate entries. Rumor has it that when he gathers his clan (they number in the dozens now) he READS out of these journals to them....six years ago on Christmas, when Noelle was born yadayadayada---(I think his journals are one of the coolest things about him, actually, And he is way cool--been in our family since I was 9 for heaven's sake) Well, for the last 7 years he's been journaling on his computer. A few weeks back he put all 7 years on a thumb drive. Smart move????? Au contraire, naiive reader!!!! Some nasty bandit Ugandans broke into their house and snatched away that thumb drive which was resting inconspicuously in a brief case side pocket!!!!!! Are you just gasping???????????? I nearly wet myself at this point in the story being the English writey bookish sort that I am!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Poor poor poor Doug...It knocked all the wind out of his sails for journaling. Well, I GUESS SO!!! But the rest of the story is that a missionary couple is bringing the computer home with them soon, good son Darrin is going to take it to work with him at the F.B.I. (Can you hear the cavalry sounding in the distance???? Oh reader! Let it swell in your breast!) and they're going to extract all 7 years. I'm sobbing here...Isn't that a great story? Aren't you glad I'm back??? Now comment and I'll write more and you'll comment and you'll send COOKIES!!!!! Right???? Oh, I have so much more to say. Another time. Au revoir.


Mad Hadder said...

Can I comment on my own blog? We'll try. Oh, Marilyn!!! You're so clever! You're so quippy! Do write on!!!

Laurel Jensen said...

Ok, if anybody needs cookies, it's those of us who are temporarily staying in a home with a severely underequipped kitchen. We don't feel sorry for you! Hope all is well with you. Don will be home to try to get Snoppy's forgiveness this week. Laurel

TannerJ5 said...

IT'S ALIVE!!!hooray!!February...long time ago. what brought you back?One trick to keep readers, click on the blogger name, visit their blog and comment.How's the house?Getting done?Library ready?Ice cream machine working?Fridge out of the garage?

TannerJ5 said...

oh, and by the way...I did give you lessons.See your first blog post.

Shelly said...

Way to go Mom! I knew you'd pull through. I go into the dreaded oral exam today. Lets just hope I somehow magically uncover the genetically inherited gift for words that you have. Love, Shell

Mom said...

Hi, Marilyn!

I'm hanging with entirely serious people until I have the pleasure of meeting you when I tag along with Lana to your homestead. I need my "laughter" muscles in good form! So I am on a laughing diet until then! I, too, am one who "pees her pants" so it is lovely to know we already having something in common though we haven't met yet. I do like to bake cookies- so what is your favorite? I can be bribed! Perhaps the thought of cookies will help snag me a place to sleep! See you soon! Debbie

TannerJ5 said...

and, more thing, good way to keep commenters is to respond to their comments with your own comment, for example...In my comment I would put..
Mad Hadder-yes, yes you can.ANd you are.
Nana Jensen-Yes, your kitchen is underequipped.
(I'll skip my own)
D and S Myers-Good luck with the exam.
Debbie- good luck with the laugh diet.
of course, your's would be more personal responses.People like contact.

Tracy Giles said...

What I love the most about the blog is that you commented on your own work! You are quite possibly one of the most creative people I know! I love your blog. Now I just can't wait for you to post pictures of the farm for all to see!

Melissa Chipman said...

So glad to hear the journal was recovered...I'm an avid journal keeper myself, so I felt his pain.

TannerJ5 said...

You need to respond to the people!!

TannerJ5 said...

MARYLIN!!!You losing them!!!

TannerJ5 said...

The audience has...somewhat...left the building.How's the house?

Shelly said...

Tanner, you're funny! But you are so right, she needs to keep the ball rolling.

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