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Marilee J. Layman

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08:29 pm: Mother Would Be 75

Last night I decided to stop watching No Ordinary Family -- too sheer -- and Life, Unexpected -- too soap operaish. So I watched Glee and taped NCIS. I like to tape the shows I like best because then I can go backwards to see important parts. I watched NCIS at 9pm and then taped The Good Wife and a new 1980s show Glory Daze. I was so tired and sleepy that I read the paper during that time and as soon as the 11pm news was over, I left the last two sections of the paper and went to bed.

I finished reading (and sleeping) a bit before 4am and set the alarm for noon. I slept until 5am when Junie started jumping on me and dashing at Loki. At one point they both jumped on me. I gave up, got up at 6am, came out and watched the crawl on the early news and then The Good Wife while I ate crackers and cheese and read one of the sections of paper. I went to bed at 7:30am and went to sleep with the alarm set to 2pm.

I took the trash and recycling out, got money for next week, and then had lunch at Ruby Tuesdays. I thought they didn't have that molten chocolate cake most restaurants have, but they do. My parents belonged to a very fundamentalist sect where you couldn't have stimulants because they were evil. I think my dad probably had what he wanted at work and didn't tell, but my mother loved chocolate and coffee and sometimes gave in and had it. She'd pray for hours afterwards. So on her birthday, I have chocolate cake and coffee. This is the first year she's been dead longer than she was alive.

I've been online working on a project for hours and may point you to it or post it here.

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From:ritaxis
Date:November 18th, 2010 02:41 am (UTC)
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How old was your mother when you were born? My mother was 19 when she had my brother, and she would have been 79.

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From:mjlayman
Date:November 18th, 2010 09:58 pm (UTC)
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She was 20 -- it was always easy to tell her age because it was 20 years more than mine.
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From:serge_lj
Date:November 18th, 2010 06:46 am (UTC)
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I kept forgetting about "No Ordinary Family". What did you mean, regarding its being 'sheer'?
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From:mjlayman
Date:November 18th, 2010 09:59 pm (UTC)
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The plot and action are so sheer you know what's going to happen.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:November 18th, 2010 08:30 pm (UTC)
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A wonderful (and sweet) way to remember your mother.
Doris
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From:mjlayman
Date:November 18th, 2010 10:00 pm (UTC)
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Particularly because I don't like chocolate and coffee!
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