Shannon Stacey

Random letters

Dear Muse—I gave you the day off yesterday, letting you tinker with the pirate story (which consisted of reading it, remembering how much you loved it, tweaking word choices and typos). It was fun, but now I expect you to hit DG3 hard again. Today would be nice.

Dear residents of my neighborhood—Yes, the child at the end of the driveway at 7:20 this morning, doing the cabbage patch in the furry earflap hat is mine. I don’t know what to tell you.

Dear husband’s carotid arteries—We’re leaving soon to have your pictures taken again. I expect you to behave this time. Dudes, I ate turkey bacon for you. You owe me.

Dear writers of The ShieldI’ve been a fairly loyal fan—I even stuck with you when y’all did that Olympics-worthy leap over the shark of the Armenian money train. And you’re doing right by me this season. It’s intense. And now I want one last thing from you—redemption. Vic needs to take a bullet in a final and fatal act of redemption. kthxbai

Dear writers of CrusoeIf I snort in derision much more, I’m going to damage my nasal cavities. After much heated debate, the Tall Kid did the research and determined that, while it’s crazy-highly improbable, it’s not technically impossible that Friday could have whipped out that butterfly knife. But did you have to make the cannibalistic savage speak umpteen languages, have a lovely accent and, apparently, some kind of Rainman-esque mathmetician? And, instead of how he survives, you’ve made the overreaching story question ‘how will he get back to his wife?’. Since you’ll be lucky to finish a season, never mind twenty-eight years, you done screwed up.

7 comments to “Random letters”

  1. Kelly
      · October 28th, 2008 at 11:23 am · Link

    I see you’ve had a productive morning…lots of interesting letters this morning.

    I know you’ve gotten lots of suggestions for cookbooks and such… :thumb: on the turkey bacon…anyway I wanted to mention the Diabetic and Heart Healthy Cookbook (ISBN-13: 9781580401807), it’s a collaberation of the American Diabetes and American Heart Assc. I love it because it has a variety of recipes with easy to find ingredients (most on hand) and easy to follow instructions.

    Didn’t mean to get so long winded. I hope hubby’s pictures come back looking good…let us know cause I’ve thought of him often with positive thoughts heading his way. Let me know if you ever get to a point you need new ideas or recipe for heart healthy…have had those issues in our house for years so I’ve got lots of books and recipes.

  2. Shannon
      · October 28th, 2008 at 5:09 pm · Link

    Well, he got as close to a clean bill of health as he’ll ever get. :boogie:

    The left side is healed up and cholesterol free, and there’s hope the medication/diet changes will keep the right side from having to be done. They’re going to check the left again in 3 months, and then check both sides in 6 months, but all looks great!

    Jaci talked me into buying the New American Heart Association Cookbook (6th edition), and I’ve looked through it. We are REALLY finicky eaters. I’ll pick that cookbook up, too, so I’ll have both. Easy to find ingredients would be key. I checked out one of websites somebody recommended and didn’t even know what half the ingredients even were.

    We’re simple people. But we’re getting healthier! :boogie:

    Thank you! :hug:

  3. Annmarie
      · October 28th, 2008 at 8:31 pm · Link

    Glad to hear the good news about your DH. I know HE is relieved and YOU are too.

    I hope you have lots of pics of the SK in that hat. When he graduates from HS, place an ad in the local paper using that pic and his class pic to wish him congratulations on coming a long way…unless he’s STILL wearing the hat…

  4. Kelly
      · October 28th, 2008 at 8:33 pm · Link

    Your welcome.

    When I read Jaci’s recommendation I knew you were on the right track…that’s the first one I always recommend.

    I started by scanning through the recipes looking for what we ate or look for what we were in the mood to eat…compared the way they fix it as aposed to the way I fix it. You learn the right techniques for heart healthy cooking…so you can keep your own recipes just healthier.

    Let me know if I can help any further…I’ve comverted lots of recipes not only for heart conscious hubby but also for my type 1 diabetic son…I’m not expert but have done lots of reading and cooking.


  5. Kelly
      · October 28th, 2008 at 9:18 pm · Link

    I got so long winded about cooking I forgot to congratulate your hubby on his wonderful pictures…I hope he continues to have beautiful pictures taken… :boogie:

  6. Charlene
      · October 28th, 2008 at 10:52 pm · Link

    Awesome news on the health front!

  7. Shannon
      · October 29th, 2008 at 10:15 am · Link

    I’m still in the baby steps phase—just trying to figure which of our regular items he can and can’t have. Replacing condiments with healthier versions. Stuff like that.

    It’s hard :gaah:

    But worth it. I guess I’ll be keeping him a while, so I might as well take care of him.

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