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5pm and I'm ready for bed

Sorry for the lack of substance here today. As you can guess, it's been a long day. In fact, it's been a long, tiring week. I really wanted to get into the whole aspect of church and state - and religion in general - today but ran out of time. Stop back tomorrow for that discussion. Just wanted to thank everyone for the support/advice today. You guys are the best. See you in the AM.


Take care and get some rest and hold your kiddies close. I'm sure they need your love and attention tonight, even if they say they don't :)

Sleep well my friend.
- Paulie Wallnuts

Michele, isn't there a bottle of tequila lying around your house taking up valuable space? A little Fall cleaning may be in order.

Get some rest because tomorrow we begin the long-awaited process of dissolving the separation between church and state! Get ready for the overhaul that we Evangelicals have been waiting for a long, long, LONG time!

Thanks For All That You Do.

Nat - just a note to say we're all thinking of you and are here for you.

Mom - Hope you can rest & relax tonight. We're all burned from the election - to have to deal with this is a real drag.

Ooooh, good one. Topic for tomorrow, that is. The one thing about this election that does concern me is the continued intrusion by the religious right into the agenda of the Republican party.

Take heart in the security of knowing how great a parent you are. Keep up the great work here. While you were gone there in September my mornings just weren't the same. You are my first destination every morning. Glad to have you back.

Sending nice calm relaxing night vibes to the whole household.

Quick! While she's asleep! Let's rearrange the furniture!

Sleep tight, schnookums.

You guys are the best.

Hey, we can't all be the best. You just don't want to choose...

Seriously, get some sleep. You've done the right thing in dealing with Norman Bates Jr, and maybe the little psycho will get some help. Who knows, maybe you saved someone else's life.

Winkin', Blinkin', and Nod, one night sailed off in a wooden shoe;
Sailed off on a river of crystal light into a sea of dew.
"Where are you going and what do you wish?" the old moon asked the three.
"We've come to fish for the herring fish that live in this beautiful sea.
Nets of silver and gold have we," said Winkin', Blinkin', and Nod.

The old moon laughed and sang a song as they rocked in the wooden shoe.
And the wind that sped them all night long ruffled the waves of dew.
Now the little stars are the herring fish that live in that beautiful sea;
"Cast your nets wherever you wish never afraid are we!"
So cried the stars to the fishermen three - Winkin', and Blinkin', and Nod.

So all night long their nets they threw to the stars in the twinkling foam.
'Til down from the skies came the wooden shoe bringing the fisherman home.
'Twas all so pretty a sail it seemed as if it could not be.
Some folks say 'twas a dream they dreamed of sailing that misty sea.
But I shall name you the fisherman three - Winkin', Blinkin', and Nod.

Now Winkin' and Blinkin' are two little eyes and Nod is a little head.
And the wooden shoe that sailed the skies is a wee one's trundle bed.
So close your eyes while mother sings of the wonderful sights that be.
And you shall see those beautiful things as you sail on the misty sea,
Where the old shoe rocked the fishermen three - Winkin', Blinkin', and Nod.

Sleep well.

I love that little tale.

They were swedish right, I mean wooden shoes and all...

I think it's Dutch people who wear the wooden shoes.

You're a great mom Michelle, hope tomorrow brings better.

I'm a little late, and a dollar short, but for what it's worth I think you did a Very Good Thing by reporting that child to the police. I may not have any children of my own yet, but I'm confident in my belief that I'd rip the lungs out of anyone who ever threatened them the way you say Natalie was.

And then I'd go to work on them.

You've chosen a great topic. If anyone wants to warm up, Doc over at Doc's Office wrote about this very thing yesterday. Here's the link:


Rest while you can, Michele. The libs aren't going to let us rest for too long.

I saw Bush reach out to the secular community today - "I will be your president regardless of your faith, and I don't expect you to agree with me necessarily on religion. As a matter of fact, no president should ever try to impose religion on our society. ... The great thing that unites is the fact you can worship freely if you choose, and if you - you don't have to worship." I know the last sentence is a near-Bushism "[and if you don't choose]" but bless him, he knew what he WANTED to say.

I'm glad your kids are okay. I'm sorry you had to put up with all that but it's over right? Best wishes.

Sherard, Sherard, you are delusional.

If it was'nt for the Christian Coalition, you would have a Democrat President.

You owe us, and we will get paid. If not, we will not show up at the polls on November 4, 2006.

Y'all need to take a good look at Congressman, er, I mean SENATOR DeMint--he is the future. Moderation, in both parties, is a thing of the past.



michele, can I ask a favor? I'd REALLY like to be there when you start the discussion of religion, but I'm going to be busy all weekend ... any chance you could hold off until Monday? I know I'm being COMPLETELY selfish here, but heck. Can't hurt to ask, right?? :)

Have a great weekend, get some rest, enjoy your family, and know that we're here with you 100%.