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Old 05-20-2012, 07:22 PM   #811
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Thanks Jim,
I've been working with this needy couple for over a year, biting my tongue and listening to her ridiculous complaints (its all her..he's ok but controlled by her).
I can't even stand the sound of her voice anymore.

And to top it all off, she brings the lord into everything.."its in god's hand" ..."we've prayed about this one" Don't get me wrong I'm not against being religious, but when she doesn't get her way because of HER OWN decisions, its not her fault or even God's.

Guess who she blames..GRRRR
I understand what you are going through, I can't stand a jerk like that, sorry but that is how I feel about them.

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Old 05-20-2012, 10:20 PM   #812
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Thanks Jim,
I've been working with this needy couple for over a year, biting my tongue and listening to her ridiculous complaints (its all her..he's ok but controlled by her).
I can't even stand the sound of her voice anymore.

And to top it all off, she brings the lord into everything.."its in god's hand" ..."we've prayed about this one" Don't get me wrong I'm not against being religious, but when she doesn't get her way because of HER OWN decisions, its not her fault or even God's.

Guess who she blames..GRRRR
My guess is that YOU get the blame Jan. It's the same way for me. By default, daycare is blamed for every issue kids have.

Sniffles, sneezes
Childhood diseases
Missing socks*
Throwing rocks
Biting, hitting, acting hyper
Diaper rash or runny diaper
Overweight or underweight
Every little tummy ache
Billy hears daddy swear
Still, we'll say it's from daycare
I don't want to pay your fee
You should watch my kids for free


*this one is true.

I have to say though, the kids I watch are . And all of their parents are super.... most of the time.

The difference between working with adults and working with kids is that most kids don't whine as much as some adults. I used to be a union steward at a big bakery. A few times, when someone came to me complaining about something silly, it was tempting to ask if they wanted crackers and cheese with that whine.


Sorry Ross! We've managed to derail this thread again.

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Old 05-20-2012, 11:57 PM   #813
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Barb: You are a poet..That was awesome..well done.
Thanks for the support. You guys are the greatest
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Rossi ...where are you....

Here's a pic of my lawn you so merciless razzed me about. I shall post ongoing pics until its all fantabulous.

Actually I went out anyway cuz I heard the balloon.
Hi!
I'm here.
You're lawn looks much, better!
(Ours does too! - still "fighting" it though - you can "train" animals -
grass is harder to train!)

Where is I???
Remodeling "Hello"!!!!
(It gets - "bad and worse!!!)
What's a Poor boy to do!?!

"Barb"
This is my "thread" -
take it anyplace you want!!
(Maybe, you could take us all to - Tahiti!!!)
"RF"
(Some more recipes would be nice??!!)
(Nice "poetry" kid!)
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This thread has been awfully quiet lately.

I miss all of you!

Will anyone be grilling this weekend? Cooking over a campfire? Making some corn on the cob? Driving through McDonald's? Anyone going camping?

Here's my baked beans recipe...

Saute' 1 large onion. Two, if you really love onions.

Pour 1 or 2 cans of Bush's Baked Beans in a saucepan.

Add the onions to the beans.

Add a few tablespoons of brown sugar.

Add a couple tablespoons of honey.

Cook on high heat, uncovered, for about 5 minutes.

Stir occasionally.

Turn heat down to simmer for 20 or 30 minutes until they've reached the thickness you like.

Not much of a 'recipe', but they're good.
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Hi Barb!!! Gee I really missed you guys too.

Your recipe sounds good..baked beans are actually a good source of fibre and protien. How about you throw in some hotdogs to balance out all that nutrition
Barbs beaners and weens

That would have gone over well at my nieces fancy wedding. I snapped a pic of the menu.
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How did it go with having the kids table there?

Are you going to post a pic of the menu? Or maybe just type it out if the letters are too small (for those of us with eyes over the age of 45 ).
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Menu coming up, I didn't want to come off as a snob, but since you asked haha. It turns out there was no kids table. The wedding was lavish and extravagant. It was actually a jewish wedding. It was so much fun. Way better than a christian wedding.
The band sang hava negila (sp).
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There was valet parking and champagne and expensive cuban cigars, and an open bar of course. My brother would never dream of telling me how much he dropped, but I'm willing to wager 6 figures. How uncouth of me to discuss it ..lol Barb I can't imagine ever spending money like that on a wedding. Barefoot in the backyard suits me just fine..
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It looks pretty tasty. Although I have to admit I've never heard of or had a few of the dishes - potato pave, wilted spinach, cauliflower puree, grainy mustard & tarragon cream. It would be neat to try it though. Did you like what was served?

I can imagine that it was an expensive wedding. With a menu like that, do you think it was $75 to $100 a plate? Maybe more?

My cousin got married in Chicago in '94 and I heard the reception was over $50,000 - 18 years ago. The father of the bride paid for it and, the poor guy, he had 2 daughters that had weddings that year... ouch.

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Yes, a small wedding in the back yard would be much nicer, MUCH less stressful and MUCH MUCH cheaper. Well, maybe not nicer, but.....

I always think of how smart it would be to use the money for a down payment on a house instead of a wedding that's only going to last one day. To each his own though, and if someone can afford it, more power to them.
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The food was amazing. the executive chef at the Granite club is a world class chef, trained in Europe.
Honestly, I have no idea how to calculate the per plate cost. As long as we are confessing, the truth is, I've actually never been married. Just had a three kid committment with someone it turned out I didn't really like all that much.
The whole thing was easy 100,000. About 100 people tops But factor in the venue itself, the band the champagne, wine, open bar, appetizers earlier in the afternoon, the photographers, the flowers, the dresses and limos, ect, ect
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Good gravy, that is so serious bucks. I do agree, a small wedding like a preacher and a couple of folks. For crying out loud, you are just as married if it cost $50 or $50,000, to me the high dollar weddings are a waste of money. If more folks focused on the marriage than the wedding they would be much better off. Once all that money is spent, it is gone, and for just memories and to show off, I agree, it would be much wiser to put the money down on a house or to get a good start. OK, I'm dun now.

By the way, that bean recipe sounds good. Back in the navy we had beans in tomato sauce and cornbread for breakfast sometimes, I learned to really like it. Back then I hated cheese, pizza, olives, shrimp and other city food, if it wasn't country cookin I didn't like it. I was so countryfied it was unreal, can't say that was a bad thing either. Know what I mean Vern.
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For my second marriage, we got married at the court house and had the reception the next day. We made all the food and a friend who had a catering business and also made wedding cakes made our cake and helped with the food. And we only paid $25 for the reception hall because it was in the township building (out in the country, smack dab in the middle of nowhere!).

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Back in the navy we had beans in tomato sauce and cornbread for breakfast sometimes, I learned to really like it. Back then I hated cheese, pizza, olives, shrimp and other city food, if it wasn't country cookin I didn't like it. I was so countryfied it was unreal, can't say that was a bad thing either. Know what I mean Vern.
I wonder if that's where they got the name 'navy beans', Jim. Unless they didn't use navy beans.

I was raised in the country, but my mom was raised a city girl and didn't fix any of the country or southern foods. I've never had grits, hominy, jowls, collard greens, crawdads and probably a few other things. Not that I haven't had the chance since I moved away from home.

I also never learned how to cook with dried beans or peas or how to make fried chicken (the way it should be made).

But I make really good pork chops now... thanks Judy and Jim!
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Thanks creeper -
That's one of my usual, dinner menus!
I always have "White Truffle Essence and Fresh Asparagus" with my
"Quarter Pounder"!
I usually like my Asparagus - Blanched - (shaken, not stirred!)
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I think asparagus is in season here, or almost. Strawberries too - soon.

Happy Memorial Day everyone!

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