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hello all [10 Oct 2005|05:33pm]
[ mood | hopeful ]

hello awl.. nothing big from our end... just settling in to married life, not that it's much different from living together life, but anyway...

i had an interview at planned parenthood today and am really hoping for this job. i'd be setting up appointments, answering phones, and helping with patient education. not my dream job, but a lot closer to it than being a grocery checker. it's also in line with my plans to become a nurse, so... everybody think good thoughts and hope that i get the 'you got the job' callback.
love y'all

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http://www.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~morph/ [10 Oct 2005|12:27am]

well, i've finally found a subject worthy of its own posting in the family blog. so here is my entry, an effort to revitalize this thing. i discovered a website that transforms the face in a photograph into many quite disturbing alternatives. here are some of the horrific results!

happy halloween!!Collapse )
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Come as you are [09 Jun 2005|05:59pm]
[ mood | content ]

I am so excited whenever I see a new post from one of you. I hope we do continue this, it would be sad to lose such a great way to share. Oh well, come what may.


I loved KILL BILL VOL 1 & 2

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I don't think we are crazies, we need to stay away from the crazies [02 Jun 2005|03:05pm]
[ mood | confused ]

A friendship that was forming may be ending, because I can't take their brutal honesty.

Karla thinks our friendship took "10, maybe 5 steps back" because when I visited her at work, I showed up without my hair combed sufficiently and I (gasp) DIDN'T WEAR A BRA. The bra thing was the biggest crime of them all. She says if I showed at her house looking like that she wouldn't let me in.

This bugged me. Am I too sensitive? Am I missing etiquette knowledge?

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Contact with Bo Bice, the ROCKER shoulda-been-IDOL [02 Jun 2005|06:57am]
This may be an automated e-mail. Oh well.

Subject: Thanks for the support.
Date: 6/2/2005 2:05:50 A.M. Central Standard Time
From: BoBice@sugarmoney.net
Reply To:
To: carriepookie@aol.com

Thanks for the support.

Much love,

Subject: How cool!
Date: 6/2/2005 2:05:17 A.M. Central Standard Time
From: CarriePookie
Reply To:
To: BoBice@sugarmoney.net

I am a big fan of the Daily Show and a fan of yours. It was so cool to see you sitting there yukking it up with Jon. You are really great and will surpass the AI identity. I agree though, it was a great vehicle for getting where you want to be. Congratulations on everything and I cannot wait to see you for years to come.

Carrie Newman
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How can these woman of our family get our hormones in check? [02 Jun 2005|06:50am]
[ mood | evil ]

DMS (during MS) is rearing its ugly head. Mindy and I have discussed a theory that our problems stem not so much from mental illness, such as too much serotonin or not enough...but rather we think it may in a good amount be HORMONAL.

When I talk to the Gyn who are mostly men, they don't seem to get it. Who can help us on this question?

I theorize that my troubles started after I got off Depo. I think I became off balance. Yes, I have some mild depression and anxiety too, which was well treated by Paxil, but its my hormones that went all wacky and ended up in my leaving a good job. Not SSRI, hormones.

I think the women of this family understand. Is there a hormones doctor I can consult? I can't afford to return to Depo.

My hormones are causing me to have evil thoughts, mad, unusual.

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oh my [27 May 2005|07:04am]
Well kids, we got our first bid yesterday, a good bid, one that we have accepted! Our realtor was stunned at the speed and thrilled with the price. HE'd told us average around here was 60-90 days & I had to tease him "did you mean to say 60 to 90 HOURS?"
Pending the inspections it is a done deal. The new owner wants to move in July 31-Aug15. I have a realtor in CB on the job of finding us something quick, and we may have to make a special trip SOON to start looking at stuff. We will continue to show the house till we get a backup offer, just in case.
We are overwhelmed,but excited.The way things are going our way right now I need to go buy my first lottery ticket.
Tony's going fishing on the big lake today- Lake Michigan- for big salmon & such. A dream of his.
I'll keep ya posted.
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songs touch me sometimes [25 May 2005|07:07am]
[ mood | touched ]

Daughters by John Mayer

I know a girl
She puts the color inside of my world
and she's just like a maze
Where all of the walls all continually change

And I've done all I can
To stand on the steps with my heart in my hand
Now I'm starting to see
Maybe it's got nothing to do with me

Fathers be good to your daughters
Daughters will love like you do
Girls become lovers who turn into mothers
So mothers be good to your daughters, too

Ooh, you see that skin
It's the same she's been standing in
Since the day she saw him walking away
Now she's left cleaning up the mess he made

So fathers be good to your daughters
Daughters will love like you do
Girls become lovers who turn into mothers
So mothers be good to your daughters, too

Boys you can break
You find out how much they can take
Boys will be strong and boys soldier on
But boys would be gone without warmth from a woman's good, good heart

On behalf of every man, looking out for every girl
You are the god and the weight of her world

So fathers be good to your daughters
Daughters will love like you do
Girls become lovers who turn into mothers
So mothers be good to your daughters, too
So mothers be good to your daughters, too
So mothers be good to your daughters, too

I first saw this performed at the Grammys. I can't hear songs like this without welling up, in my heart if not in actual water from my eyes. Simon Garfunkle has a recent song too about fathers and daughters, gets me every time. Even some cornball ones. Blessed we are.

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Thank U Universe [25 May 2005|06:53am]
[ mood | thankful ]

I am thankful every day that I am part of this clan. Michael, Ginny, Molly, Mindy, Psyche, Ian, Ashley, Eli, Darren, Tony, Ron, and Mark Newman. That's everyone right, sorry forgotten family members. Wow, I am alzheimers already.

Seriously, I think that we have a blessed family. Maybe we don't have all the attributes that we dream of, but who does? We all love one another and that is evident. We certainly all have great respect for one another. I feel blessed and very lucky.

When others talk about their families in the negative, I feel so positive that I have nothing bad to say. Sometimes young people think they do, fortunately for me, I never have felt that. I remember as a teenager being very disturbed by other kids who trashed their parents. At that time, not realizing that they may have good reason to be unhappy. But I've always known love and respect, which a lot of people don't get.

Everything has to be cared for, polished once in a while and revised, but I am damn lucky to be a part of a life that involves all of you and I would not trade it. I love you all.

And I sure miss Dad.

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[24 May 2005|09:40pm]
Hello sistas, dawters,mums, fellow insani-ites etc.
House went on the market yesterday. (You can find it at realtor.com or wilderealestate.com. Never knew I lived in a cottage?!) Had a showing already today at 5...they wanted to come Saturday before the house was even listed but we weren't ready.........the potentials were supposed to leave at 6 but stayed till 6:30 while all of us plus both dogs drove around & around the 'block.'. Realtor called this a.m. to ask to show tomorrow at 1. Then called back at noon to show tomorrow at 2:30 as well. Says this is a bit more than just a typical initial flurry. 2 of the 3 showings are Madison realtors. The place looks better than ever though. We've done so much in just the last 2 weeks.I've been sick all this week, Tony has been super hyper.We've burnt everything burnable (couches,dressers,furniture galore.),trashed alot of what's trashable,packed up & reorganized the big garage; painted, spackled, filled cracks,re-plumbed our grey water, fixed the alarm in the shittank, fixed electric, put in new plumbing to the well (which turns out to be a 500 gallon monster tank...thats twice the norm), fixed our previously sub-code deck railings,bricked up the hole in the foundation the cats use,painted over Josh's memorial wall and the art work in all the kids rooms (that was kind of sad)...but saved Psyche's elephant door....mowed,weeded,wacked, put up trim board, scrubbed,scoured, de-mildewed,....basically have touched every inch of this place. And biggest...removed about 60 lbs of dirt, rubble,cat shit & dead carcasses from the brine tank....and hosed out the basement, thereby miraculously de-funking the funk! As long as we've lived here it has never approached being this nice. Don't know why we were never motivated while it was home. Maybe because we have been absolutely busting our asses, absolutely aching & exhasted every day to do itall.Well, the house anyway. The studio is still a nightmare. We have to figure out how to keep making pots. Lots of orders on the board and lots of shows coming up. This thing is happening sooner rather than later, we thinks. We're joking today we'll have a bid by the end of the week, but it won't be funny then. And how to get back to Iowa to look at houses asap......
well, now that Psyche's tutored me a bit I can post this rather than email it..........
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I'm not depressed anymore, but still a little anxious [24 May 2005|05:11am]
[ mood | to my sister Mindy ]

I want to update all of you on my condition. I've had a difficult 6-8 months, but I can tell you with a smile on my face that my life has taken a turn for the better. Mostly because of Mindy and my counselor. Mindy really woke me up when I was trodding through the depths of sadness. The suicide talk wasn't sitting well with her. I never wanted to committ suicide, mind you, for those who don't understand what "suicide talk" meant. However I was somewhat pre-occupied with the topic. Very pre-occupied. I think on some level I may have been doing that because I was on the edge of my depression. Whatever it was, Mindy's e-mail and a positive visit to Kevin helped things click. I can and will choose to be happy. I wish I remember what IT was that caused the switch to come on. Oh well, the most important thing is that I am doing really well. I am not fully exploring getting back into the job market just yet, but I do know that day is not far away. Thank you, Mindy!

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Come along Mi Familia [24 May 2005|05:06am]
[ mood | determined ]

This could be a really fun way to share. Share news, share photos, share what is interesting us at the moment, share movies we should see. I am excited about this. Thanks to Psyche for thinking of this. Props to her. She is the dawg (sorry, Randy Jackson, my other personality briefly took over)

So anyway, I encourage you all to join join join!

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Jane Velez-Mitchell texts during the Michael Jackson trial! [23 May 2005|02:00pm]
[ mood | excited ]

I just got the following e-mail from Jane Velez-Mitchell. She covers the Michael Jackson trial on Nancy Grace. Her show, Celebrity Justice (Jane's show) just got cancelled. So I sent her an e-mail and she responded on her blackberry. She must either be bored or on a break. Yeah!

That's so sweet of you!!!!!!
Sent from my BlackBerry Wireless Handheld

-----Original Message-----
From: carriepookie@aol.com <carriepookie@aol.com>
To: Velez-Mitchell, Jane <jane.velez-mitchell@telepixtv.com>
Sent: Mon May 23 01:18:47 2005
Subject: sorry to see CJ go

Name: Carrie Newman
Email: carriepookie@aol.com
Phone: Topic: sorry to see CJ go
Description: I hope you can continue your reports on Nancy Grace. I believe we will see you again. You are really great at what you do!

How come Anderson Cooper never replies to me?

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