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    Sunday, January 12th, 2014
    11:17 pm
    Stick a Fork in Me- I am done.
    Tired, sick and feeling a bit out of sorts = done. Just done with the snarky bitch of a neighbor, the snarky bitch of a landlady- and that snarky ass at work too. Why is snark an acceptable form of communitcation in our everday lives? Why? I just can't figure it out, what has changed so much in the last ten or fifteen years that it's ok to act like that all the time?
    Monday, January 9th, 2012
    9:29 am

    You were born during a Waning Gibbous moon

    This phase occurs right after a full moon.

    - what it says about you -

    You love to let people in on the story of how things come together. You know the background of ideas and have a deep understanding of things others just touch the surface of. You can surprise people with your wide variety of knowledge, and they'll remember and appreciate you for it.

    What phase was the moon at on your birthday? Find out at

    Monday, November 7th, 2011
    2:28 am
    Stolen from Sighmypapyrus
    1. Mary
    2. Mare bear
    3. Mare mare
    4. murry duck
    5. Hey you

    1. PJ bottoms
    2. pj top
    3. undies

    1. For my mom and dad to be here (not gonna happen)
    2. Sleep
    3. For Max to be here. These things are not necessarily in order of importance. But Mom and Dad are number one.

    Everyone who hasn't.

    1. Made dinner
    2. spent time with my bff Deb
    3. Fell asleep on the couch watching tv with aforementioned bff

    1. My daughter
    2. My sons ex girlfriend
    3. The aforementioned bff Deb

    1. Finish a math test
    2. Take a quiz in Behavioral Neuroscience
    3. Work on my sculpture

    2. Water, especially after a good long bike ride. Mmm. Water.
    3. Pomegranate Vodka, on ice. So yummy!
    4. Diet Pepsi (this should really be number two)

    1. My daughter
    2. The Walking Dead
    3. Hallow my kitteh! She is heavily influenced by basement kitteh!

    Current Mood: geeky
    Tuesday, June 14th, 2011
    8:39 am
    Right Weirdness Level

    So, murry_duck, your LiveJournal reveals…

    You are… 0% unique, 0% peculiar, 0% interesting, 0% normal and 100% herdlike (partly because you, like everyone else, enjoy reading). When it comes to friends you are normal. In terms of the way you relate to people, you are keen to please. Your writing style (based on a recent public entry) is simplistic.

    Your overall weirdness is: 11

    (The average level of weirdness is: 28.
    You are weirder than 20% of other LJers.)

    Find out what your weirdness level is!

    Monday, January 31st, 2011
    11:07 pm
    Writer's Block: The name game
    What's the origin of your username? If you could change it to anything else, would you, and what would it be?

    MurryDuck comes from a nickname my brother gave me-he couldn't say my name properly.
    Monday, October 4th, 2010
    11:09 am
    Spirit Day
    Originally posted by neo_prodigy at Spirit Day

    It’s been decided. On October 20th, 2010, we will wear purple in honor of the 6 gay boys who committed suicide in recent weeks/months due to homophobic abuse in their homes at at their schools. Purple represents Spirit on the LGBTQ flag and that’s exactly what we’d like all of you to have with you: spirit. Please know that times will get better and that you will meet people who will love you and respect you for who you are, no matter your sexuality. Please wear purple on October 20th. Tell your friends, family, co-workers, neighbors and schools.

    RIP Tyler Clementi, Seth Walsh (top)
    RIP Justin Aaberg, Raymond Chase (middle)
    RIP Asher Brown and Billy Lucas. (bottom)

    REBLOG to spread a message of love, unity and peace.

    Friday, December 18th, 2009
    8:02 am
    All I want For Christmas
    A new set of Paula Deen cookware ya'all! Not really, but yes I do want a set of her cookware.

    What I really want is for my family to actually all get along and for my pop's to be home this year. *sighs* Ellii is going to her sister's on Christmas day, and coming home New Years Day, and while I want her to go, I am going to miss having her around.. I want her to have an amazing visit and spend time with her big sister, and do all that sister stuff she misses out on because we live so far apart.

    This year is just going to be different, we all know it, and none of us are having an easy time of it. The last few years mom hasn't been able to come home, she was supposed to last year and we all know how that turned out. I feel like our glue is gone, that my sister and I have to be the glue now, and we aren't doing such a great job of it. We are both having a hard time adjusting. Our birthdays are so close to Christmas it's a double whammy.

    The realization that I won't ever get another birthday card from her, or hear I love you again just hit me in the face last Sunday, and it hit hard.. I had a great day don't get me wrong, it just hit me where I live as I was sitting in my kitchen and looking at all the cookies and candies I have been making. And I thought to myself "Overcompensate much kiddo?" We always did cookie weekend when mom lived here in Wisconsin, and Jules and I try to keep up the tradition when mom hasn't been able to be here. this year though, yeah it was fun and all, but mom shoulda been drinking Brandy Alexanders with us and making fun of Julie girls cooking skills. Which have come a very long way since she got married and I gave her, her first cookbook! She can out cook me in some ways, and that friends and neighbors is saying something.

    I just don't feel all that much in the spirit of things. There has been too much that has gone on this year.

    Maybe by next week I will feel better- Finals will be done and I will be able to relax more.

    Merry Christmas and Merry Solstice and all that jazz~

    Current Mood: contemplative
    Tuesday, November 10th, 2009
    1:39 pm
    These days are~
    Full of wonder, and mystery. My son must take me for an idiot, my other son is pure genius, while my daughters just know where they want to go, and how they want get to there, One is well on her way, the other is already more than half way there.

    And as for me? What do say I about myself? I finally figured out what I want to be when I grow up? But how do I get where I want to go? I have wonderful Professors, who are sending me where I need to go. Giving me all the tools I need to succeed, and yet I feel as if something is missing.

    It's not all gloom for me , mostly not- school keeps me very busy- and wow, just wow my Professors are amazing!

    I wonder where the next year will take me?

    Current Mood: contemplative
    Sunday, September 27th, 2009
    2:21 am
    Don't know why but I always loved this song
    Silent Lucidity, Queensryche~

    Silent Lucidity lyrics

    (Chris DeGarmo)
    Hush now don't cry
    Wipe away the teardrop from your eye
    You're lying safe in bed
    It was all a bad dream
    Spinning in your head
    Your mind tricked you to feel the pain
    Of someone close to you leaving the game of life
    So here it is, another chance
    Wide awake you face the day
    Your dream is over...or has it just begun?
    There's a place I like to hide
    A doorway that I run to in the night
    Relax child, you were there
    But only didn't realize it and you were scared
    It's a place where you will learn
    To face your fears, retrace the tears
    And ride the whims of your mind
    Commanding in another world
    Suddenly, you hear and see
    This magic new dimension


    I-will be watching over you
    I-am gonna help you see it through
    I-will protect you in the night
    I-am smiling next to silent lucidity

    If you open your mind for me
    You won't rely on open eyes to see
    The walls you built within
    Come tumblng down, and a new world will begin
    Living twice at once you learn
    You're safe from pain in the dream domain
    A soul set free to fly
    A round trip journey in your head
    Master of illusion, can you realize
    Your dream's alive, you can be the guide but...


    I-will be watching over you
    I-am gonna help you see it through
    I-will protect you in the night
    I-am smiling next to silent lucidity

    Tonight it reminds me of my daughter- it was her first Home Coming dance-

    Current Mood: calm
    Sunday, August 23rd, 2009
    8:05 pm
    Very Cool Poem a dear friend found~
    Feel a tomato, heft its weight in your palm,
    think of buttocks, breasts, this plump pulp.
    And carrots, mud clinging to the root,
    gold mined from the earth's tight purse.
    And asparagus, that push their heads up,
    rise to meet the returning sun,
    and zucchini, green torpedoes
    lurking in the Sargasso depths
    of their raspy stalks and scratchy leaves.
    And peppers, thick walls of cool jade, a green hush.
    Secret caves. Sanctuary.
    And beets, the dark blood of the earth.
    And all the lettuces: bibb, flame, oak leaf, butter-
    crunch, black-seeded Simpson, chicory, cos.
    Elizabethan ruffs, crisp verbiage.
    And spinach, the dark green
    of northern forests, savoyed, ruffled,
    hidden folds and clefts.
    And basil, sweet basil, nuzzled
    by fumbling bees drunk on the sun.
    And cucumbers, crisp, cool white ice
    in the heart of August, month of fire.
    And peas in their delicate slippers,
    little green boats, a string of beads,
    repeating, repeating.
    And sunflowers, nodding at night,
    then rising to shout hallelujah! at noon.

    All over the garden, the whisper of leaves
    passing secrets and gossip, making assignations.
    All of the vegetables bask in the sun,
    languorous as lizards.
    Quick, before the frost puts out
    its green light, praise these vegetables,
    earth's voluptuaries,
    praise what comes from the dirt.

    "Vegetable Love" by Barbara Crooker, from Radiance. © Word Press, 2005.
    Courtesy of The Writer's Almanac

    Current Mood: amused
    Wednesday, August 12th, 2009
    1:17 pm
    I Am Completely Disgusted~
    So this is my country on Democrats huh? Nancy Pelosi calls those of us who question health care reform Un-American? Steny Hoyer does too? Calls a grass roots effort to halt the rush to that reform astro-turf? What the fuck? But all during the Bush administration Swatiskas are plastered all over the place and it's all good? (Not to mention all the hate speech from the looney left that went on. George Soros anyone?) I seriously want to vomit everytime I turn on network news..

    Claire McCaskill threatens to use her mother's voice and doesn't understand why so many are so upset? When so many have admitted to not reading the draft version's of the bills in the Senate and Congress that are under consideration, I have to repeat (Again) WHAT THE FUCK? Arlen Specter (Did I spell his name correctly?)is rude to a gentleman and let's others get away with pusing people during a meeting? Once more with feeling friends n' neighbors.. WHAT THE FUCK!

    Where is the transparency? Where is the hope, the change that we were promised? Because I sure as hell haven't seen it yet! And please do not say to me it takes time, I know it takes time! I get, I grok it, fully-

    But really, let's be honest here. It's time for Congress and the Senate to stop blaming W.. Let's not forget who has been in charge for the last two years. That's right, I remember all the noise about W. being a lame duck, and the Democrats crowing quite loudly about who was in charge. Do all of you?

    I am terribly afraid for my country- I have to echo what a woman said during a meeting yesterday, George Washington and the framer's of our Constituion must be rolling over in their graves~

    I worry that my children, and their children may wake up in a country that is not the one I grew up in. Say what you will about Sarah Palin, but I think on this subject she is on the money. Will I have to worry that my son Joshua won't get the care he needs because some panel decides he is not worthy of it? Would my mother have received the care she did if some panel had been choosing her care and not her family? It truly terrifies me, I have read both the Senate version of the bill of two versions of the House bill. It is very scary stuff indeed. It would behoove every citizen of this country to do so. In the great rush to pass much needed reform in health care, are we in such a hurry that we are forgetting that we should care enough to read it, and mull it over before we pass it? Are we in such a rush that we should not force the people who purportedly work for us to read it and mull it over before they vote on it? IF we are going to pass this reform should we not require all citizens in this country including those who purportedly work for us to have this same health care?

    Read it, think about it. Then decide and call your Senators and Congressmen and women, make them hear your voices! It is the right thing to do! I bless my family every day for having a medical background, it has made me very aware of what is going in this country regarding this issue..

    Current Mood: angry
    Sunday, August 9th, 2009
    10:02 pm
    True Blood Is Made of Win!!!!!!!!
    I am so in love with this show- All of the characters just speak to me.... From Bill to Eric- Lafayette, Eric, Tara- I love them all. Although, Godric just won my heart this week, so soft spoken, so kind, so loving and gentle, cultured, and kind. so. made. of. win.

    Did I mention Godric is frakking hot? Yeah, hot, and young enough to be my kid, what the hell? ;)

    The End!

    Current Mood: calm
    Saturday, August 8th, 2009
    4:37 pm
    *grumbles* Not one of you commented on my new Icon? WTF?
    Maybe this will get your attention then? LOL

    So, how do you like me now, hmmmm?

    Current Mood: amused
    Monday, August 3rd, 2009
    2:46 pm
    New Icon!
    I think I am in love with it! What do you guys think? LOL

    Current Mood: cheerful
    Saturday, July 25th, 2009
    3:38 pm
    Ganked from Signmypapyrus~
    A meme I'm snerching from Signmypapyrus ( who snerched it from pennyfeline) to get to know all of you who are on my friends list a bit better. Answer 33 questions so I can get to know more about you, no matter if we´re already buddies or don´t talk that often, here´s your chance! and mine! ;-D

    1. Can you cook? Yes, I went to school to be a chef
    2. What was your dream growing up? To be an archaeologist actually
    3. What talent do you wish you had? To be able to play an instrument
    4. Favorite place? My kitchen
    5. Favorite vegetable? Cucumbers and eggplant
    6. What was the last book you read? Just After Sunset by Stephen King, short stories
    7. What zodiac sign are you ? Saggitarius, The Archer
    8. Any Tattoos and/or Piercings? 8 Tattoos, 6 piercings
    9. Worst Habit? Picking
    10. Do we know each other outside of lj? Skiffy!
    11. What is your favorite sport? Green Bay Packers Football
    12. Negative or Optimistic attitude? Glass Half Full
    13. What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator with me? Probably talk your ear off
    14. Worst thing to ever happen to you? My mother and father dying, and losing my oldest child to adoption.
    15. Tell me one weird fact about you: I know how to do the Worm
    16. Do you have any pets? Two dogs, Hayden a boxador, and Bam-bam who I inheirted from my mama.
    17. Do you know how to do the macerana? Sadly, yes~
    18. What time is it where you are now? 3:43 pm CST
    19. Do you think clowns are cute or scary? A little bit of both~
    20. If you could change one thing about how you look, what would it be? My toes, ugly little buggers~
    21. Would you be my crime partner or my conscience? Probaly a little of both!
    22. What color eyes do you have? They change, blue to green and sometimes a mix~
    23. Ever been arrested? Once, just once, we don't talk about that~
    24. Bottle or Draft? Bottle when I drink beer.
    25. If you won $10,000 dollars today, what would you do with it? Send 8,000 to my pop's put the rest in the bank.
    26. What kind of bubble gum do you prefer to chew? Orbitz, Bubblefresh~
    27. What 's your favorite bar to hang at? Sportie's
    28. Do you believe in ghosts? Absolutely
    29. Favorite thing to do in your spare time? Read or cook..
    30. Do you swear a lot? Nope, except for the word frak and variations thereof.. too many little kids in my neighborhood, and in my immediate family these days!
    31. Biggest pet peeve? People who drive to fast and talk on their cell phones!
    32. In one word, how would you describe yourself? Loyal
    33. Will you repost this so I can fill it out and do the same for you? Yes indeed, already done!

    Current Mood: calm
    Wednesday, July 15th, 2009
    12:21 am
    Home again~
    I couldn't have asked for a prettier place for my mother to rest.. in a valley surrounded by hills right by my Grandma and Grandpa Walters.. I feel like a lost little girl, wanting what I can't have. I know my mom is at last out of pain, and no longer suffering, but for me this big ache in my heart, empty space in my soul seems like it will never go away. I know time will heal it, it will get better.. And every day will dull the grief, and make the good memories sharper and clearer..but right now, the grief is like a knife in my chest, turning and turning, as if it will never stop. I look around my home, and all I see are pieces of her,things she made me, or gave me, my childrens faces. And while they make me smile, I feel the tears well up and slowly slide down my cheeks, and I wonder when they will ever stop.

    Tomorrow it will lessen, and the next day, and the next. Until one day, all I will feel is the joy of having had such a wonderful and amazing woman for a mother~

    Much love to all of you my friends, see you all soon~

    Current Mood: hopeful
    Wednesday, July 8th, 2009
    1:52 am
    I just had to post this picture
    I got a copy of this picture today and I just had to post it.. It does my mother justice, I don't have many pictures of her that are big enough to really see her in them, nor do I have many pictures of her at this age..

    Wasn't she beautiful?

    Current Mood: peaceful
    Sunday, July 5th, 2009
    7:06 pm
    For those of you who wish to send online condolences
    My mother' service will be on Thursday July 9, at Heritage Funerel Home, 9200 South 27th Street, Oak Creek, Wisconsin viewing 2-5 luncheon afterwards at Slick Willies in South Milwaukee, online guest book Tuesday at starting Tuesday, look for the name Mary E. Stephens, July 7. Burial Saturday, July 11, Hannibal, Missouri, where my pop's family is laid to rest.

    My Icon today show's my oldest daughter and my mama, aren't they both beautiful?

    Current Mood: sad
    12:48 am
    She's Gone~
    My mama, died tonight at 6:26 pm, she went peacefullly surrounded by people who loved her...

    Current Mood: sad
    Saturday, June 27th, 2009
    2:20 am
    This Reminds me of My Mama~
    Shakespeare's Sonnet's

    When forty winters shall besiege thy brow,
    And dig deep trenches in thy beauty's field,
    Thy youth's proud livery so gazed on now,
    Will be a tattered weed of small worth held:
    Then being asked, where all thy beauty lies,
    Where all the treasure of thy lusty days;
    To say within thine own deep sunken eyes,
    Were an all-eating shame, and thriftless praise.
    How much more praise deserved thy beauty's use,
    If thou couldst answer 'This fair child of mine
    Shall sum my count, and make my old excuse'
    Proving his beauty by succession thine.
    This were to be new made when thou art old,
    And see thy blood warm when thou feel'st it cold

    She was so beautiful when she was young, and still is to me, she always will be beautiful to me, inside and out~

    Current Mood: yet sad
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