Mail call has become new addiction for 2009


I can add a new addiction to my list of temptations this year.

I’ve become hooked on the internet. The first thing I do each day is log on and rack my brain about something to write about that might interest anyone other than myself. Then I post my inane blogs and answer e-mails from my cyber friends – some I know, and others I have not a clue where they live or even if they are male or female in some cases. (Robin – you are one I enjoy hearing from, but what’s yer gender, honey?)

But hey, this addiction won’t make me fat or stupid (I hope). It doesn’t cost me anything other than a small monthly fee which I would have paid anyway to perform my on-line banking tasks. So what’s the harm if it keeps me out of trouble.

Our readers come up with better stuff than I do….

This in from Tom regarding new years resolutions to try one new thing each month:

“That’s some good resolutions. I’ve resolved to visit and explore a new place in MS every month this year. My first place is going to be Holly Springs. Antebellum homes; confederate cemetery; museum; Phillips Grocery; Graceland too…..Then in Feb. someplace in the Delta. Maybe Clarksdale. I’ll go sit in the Ground Zero Blues Club, sipping something cool and think about you training for a 1/2 marathon. Whoo-Hoo, it’s going to be a good year.”

I liked this idea so much I may make it my February adventure. I may visit Graceland – can you believe I’ve never been there?

And from Jane:

“I did the regular pot of peas and cabbage etc. for our dinner last night but added two of your recipes to the line-up. My entire family thanks you for the black-eyed pea cakes and the cabbage casserole recipes! They were absolutely delicious, especially the pea cakes. Jimmy informed me that he would be expecting them next year and a few times between now and then. Thanks for sharing.”

This in from Huleeta:

“The trouble with life is there’s no background music. Her definition of consciousness: That annoying time between naps.” She sounds like a true deluded diva.”

10 thoughts on “Mail call has become new addiction for 2009

  1. how about the recipe for pea cakes –cabbage casserole? iam typing with one hand–have had major surgery on my right shoulder from a fall–just try some personal stuff with your left hand–l look forward to your mail everyday.

  2. Hey Esther – the pea cakes are a few posts back – The cabbage recipe was waaay back – I’ll look it up and send it to you. Sorry about your shoulder – but remember this, it’s good exercise for your brain to use your left hand – if you’re a righty, that is.

    I’m off for my first day of training for the half marathon. If I survive it, I’ll post the cabbage later – also have a cabbage soup that is dynamite (not the diet kind, though).

  3. Esther – here’s the recipe for New Year Cabbage:

    ! head cabbage, cutup and cooked in water until tender, add
    salt to taste.

    Make a cream sauce from 1/2 stick butter, 1 heaping tsp flour and 1 cup milk. Add one cup mozzarella cheese grated. Combine sauce and cabbage. Stir and bake at 400 degrees until bubbly. Really good!

  4. I too am addicted to the internet. Yours is the first thing I read every morning, then I go a-wandering…..I’ve found some pretty neat sites.
    Google lol dogs and go the first site posted. It’s hilarious!!!

  5. I copied the cabbage recipe but would like the blackeye pea cakes. Thanks. Happy New Year!

  6. Hi Em,

    Now I have another something to add to the list of new things to try in 2009. Well, new to me, anyway.

    Some of you may have learned to play the drums earlier in life, but for those of us who didn’t, the WikiHow site has some good instructions in how to see if you really like it before putting out any $$$ on a drum set. There’s even a video at the end of it. (My secret is that I don’t plan on buying ANY drums or sets or whatever. You can do the drills on anything that makes the sounds you want and is available. Can you keep a secret?)

    Now THESE drills will certainly make some new neurons in our boomer brains, folks. Thus far, I’ve not been able to get past doing 1 and 2 and 3 and….8 and, with one hand while doing 1 – 2 – 3- 4 – 5…8 with the other.
    The instructions say it just takes practice to get in another beat, like say, 2 – 4 – 6 – 8 along with the other two. Yeah right! At least I’m going to give it a try for a few minutes a day. This is one of those things that makes ya move at the same time as you’rer doing new things with ya brain.

    I can’t wait til my brain is all made-over from all this activity, can you? Sometimes I think it would rather be fishin’.


  7. Hey Genevieve -look at the right side bar on the first page of our blog and you will see “categories” – click on food and entertainment and the black-eyed peas are the first recipe listed. If you have a problem let me know and I will e-mail it to you…but if you can find it on the site you will see how they’re supposed to look.

  8. Hey Cuz – I now know we are truly “blood” relatives. While you were contemplating the oboe and drums, I’ve been salivating about learning to play the violin. I’ve even found a potential teacher, but hesitant to invest in a violin because they are pricey and I know how quickly I flit from one thing to another. Do you know of anyone who produces a disposable violin?

  9. Do you outsource your graphic work for your website? I like them and would be interested in knowing who did yours! I’m in the process of designing my template for my new blog but having a hard time. Looking to pay someone to help.

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