Friday, December 21, 2007

no more eggs at mepkin

most of you might've already heard this. i'm a little slower to blog than most. but i heard this morning on the radio and then read in the paper that mepkin abbey will no longer be producing and selling eggs. apparently peta had been pressuring them for some time and the monks felt like it was interrupting their ability to to live a peaceful and contemplative life. that's a shame because i really believe in locally produced food, and it was the main source of income for the monks. i'm no animal hater (i am a vegetarian, remember. as are the monks, i think.) but come on.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

small hat tip


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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

busy work

i am on the phone with the tracfone company right now. my phone stopped working the other day* so i am trying to see if i can get a replacement. i was almost through with one very nice operator and i was just thinking "wow that was easy." and then we got cut off. so now i've had to go through it again.

"plug your phone in....does it work now?"


"take your battery out and put it back does it work?"



*i haven't told them that it doesn't work because i spilt water in my bag and it got all wet. oopsy!

Monday, December 17, 2007

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

new windows!

our new windows came in today and they are all set to be installed on thursday! i can't wait. we'll have 5 new ones by mid-day.

now, i just have to find a way to swing home for 2 hours in the middle of a work day to wait as they do it..... if anyone knows someone who would like to sit at our house on thursday, i'm all ears.

Monday, December 10, 2007

the gift that keeps on giving

that's how i referred to david's life tonight when i was talking on the phone with chris. there was an article in the vicksburg post today about him. the editor of the paper was a friend and wrote a really nice editorial about him. fuzzy transcribed the write-up here.

Sunday, December 09, 2007

the amazing cycle of life

congrats to my old-time friend maria and her husband, dave. they welcomed their new daughter phaedra ariana brown at 9:52am on wednesday, December 5. she weighed in at 7 lbs 6 oz, 18” tall. no pictures have arrived in my inbox yet, but when i have them, i'll put a picture up here.

slow food turkey tasting

slow food

join the newly forming slow food columbia group sunday, december 16th at 4:30 PM for our first official event, a turkey tasting! we will be comparing an heirloom bird with a traditional bird. admission is free to this event, but guests should bring a side dish prepared with local ingredients. if you're interested in attending, post a comment below before 12/12 and i'll give you the details and location.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

feed a cold, starve a fever

is that the old adage? i can't ever remember. whatever it is, i think they should add "feed the mourning" too.

there has been an unbelievable outpouring of love, support, phone calls, food, food, and more food to the reid household over the past 48 hours. it's like nothing i've ever experienced before. it has been totally great because the last thing we want to think about is what to eat. but it's just a really weird thing to experience. i've heard about the fact that people bring food over after a death, but i didn't really know it would be like this. so, yea, feed the mourning. good deal.

also, david's obituary was in the vicksburg post today:

G. David Reid

G. David Reid died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2007, at his residence. He was 53.

Mr. Reid was born in Jackson and moved to Vicksburg when he was 1 month old. He was a 1972 graduate of Warren Central High School and attended Hinds Community College and Mississippi College. He was an electrical technician with various companies and, at the time of his death, was an employee of IGT. Mr. Reid loved his family, music, movies, animals and laughter. He was devoted to his faith.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia Bane Reid of Vicksburg; a daughter, Erica Reid Gerdes and her husband, Fuzzy, of Chicago; a son, Christopher Reid and his wife, Katie, of Columbia, S.C.; his mother, Norma Reid of Vicksburg; a sister, Susan Mahan of Vevay, Ind.; and two brothers, Carl Reid of Flowood and Kyle Reid of Hattiesburg.

He was preceded in death by his father, George L. Reid.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Riles Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jimmy Biedenharn, pastor of the Byhalia United Methodist Church in Byhalia, officiating. Burial will be at Green Acres Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Wednesday at Riles Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Box 1193, Vicksburg, MS 39181.

Monday, December 03, 2007

David Reid

Chris's dad, David, passed away tonight at around 9:40. I feel honored and blessed to have been among his family as he passed. He is so well loved.