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MEANCHEF's picture

Got out of Seattle a day early because of potential snow.  Good hing because the next day it did snow enough to cause havoc.

I am now happy as a pig in $hit.  This is the woman I should have been with.  I am sad that it has taken almost 50 years to be together, but I guess this is the way it was meant to be.

We live in a little 3 bedroom house that looks to me like it belongs in Architecticual Digest. Jerseygirl has amazing skills.

So far we have spent our days shopping - Trader Joes, whole Foods etc etc.  Great store choices here.

Otherwise I am having a hard time feeling like I live here as apposed to just visiting.  It will take time for me to feel like any of this is mine too.

I am soo much in love that it is scary.


AnnL's picture

(post #57244, reply #1 of 39)

Enjoy it, you old grump.

"The elders were wise.  They knew that man's heart, away from nature, becomes hard; they knew that lack of respect for growing, living things, soon led to lack of respect for humans, too."  Chief Luther Standing Bear, Lakota Sioux

"The elders were wise.  They knew that man's heart, away from nature, becomes hard; they knew that lack of respect for growing, living things, soon led to lack of respect for humans, too."  Chief Luther Standing Bear, Lakota Sioux

tones's picture

(post #57244, reply #2 of 39)

I am really so happy for you and hope you soon feel "at home".  You didn't mention one very important thing (next to being with a very special, important person)'s the kitchen?

Heather's picture

(post #57244, reply #3 of 39)

Better late than never! I'm really happy for both of you. Have fun!

lukasz448's picture

Hello to everyone... (post #57244, reply #39 of 39)

May be it is not the right place to introduce here anyway I am new to this forum. I like cooking forum  very much. There are many interesting and knowledge able discussion threads in this forum. The forum community have knowledge and sense about the discussion topics.

Jean's picture

(post #57244, reply #4 of 39)

Who are you --- and what have you done with the Mean One?

Birthdays are good for you. The more you have, the longer you live.

A  clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
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assibams's picture

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Oh, and Mean (can we still call you that, hmmm) and Jerseygirl, lots of love and good times together!

Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.

"A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort."
Herm Albright

TracyK's picture

(post #57244, reply #5 of 39)

Awwww... so happy for the pair of you!

CT poster in bad standing since 2000.

Gretchen's picture

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WELL, the LEAST you could have done is brought ALL that rain that fell on Seattle with  you!! You would be king of Georgia!!

I am really really happy for what you are expressing. And I think/know it is being returned.

Will you remain "Mean"?  Think about it.

Marie Louise's picture

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Details. I want details.

How did you reconnect? Accidently, on purpose, who sought out whom? What happened to the SOs/ spouses? Are the kids okay with it?

The best part is the happy ending. Best to both of you!!! I must confess, after all years of your wicked sense of humor it is a little unnerving to think of you drooling in love and sugary sweet, LOL.

samchang's picture

(post #57244, reply #8 of 39)

>I am soo much in love that it is scary.<

MEANCHEF, is that *you?*

The South is making you soft.

Theodora's picture

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Oh my. This is a very big change. I know my leaving Portland last year was painful. So much to miss in that part of the country, and Seattle is even more wonderful than Portland. But I love being back in the south, and I hope you grow to love it. You have a strong and delightful inducement, and I am happy for you. I think you will enjoy the Georgia winter and early spring.

soupereasy's picture

(post #57244, reply #10 of 39)

I offer you my congratulations.


KitchenWitch's picture

(post #57244, reply #12 of 39)

awwww. wishing you only the best.
I'm so happy for you, you old poop.
be nice to JerseyGirl, or I'll pinch your head off.



helena1's picture

(post #57244, reply #13 of 39)

50 Years passed or not, you still found eachother :o). Lots of happiness to the both of you!!

chiffonade's picture

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Congratulations and enjoy that glow!  It's a rare space to occupy. 

"Sandra Lee is the Culinary Anti-Christ and I am the Anti-Sandra Lee.  The precious moments you may take to measure a level cup of flour are NOT wasted time!"


*You're a REAL person, eat REAL food."


Wolvie's picture

(post #57244, reply #15 of 39)

best to you and Jersey Girl. As long as you finally got there - the journey was worth it. :-)

The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them."

- Albert Einstein (1879-1955)


MadMom's picture

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You old grouch, you've gone and made me cry.  You'd better be good to her or I'll hunt you down!

Not One More Day!
Not One More Dime! Not One More Life! Not One More Lie!

End the Occupation of Iraq -- Bring the Troops Home Now!

And Take Care of Them When They Get Here!

Sondra's picture

(post #57244, reply #17 of 39)

Sniff, sniff.  I love a good love story, and am very happy to hear a cantankerous old crank is so in love.  Won't this be an awesome holiday season??  Not to mention, an awesome 2008.

I know the South is new to you, but I hope it grows on you, lol.  Think of it as a long honeymoon.  You and JerseyGirl are in store for lots of new adventures, blessings to you both.


Marcia's picture

(post #57244, reply #18 of 39)

Well, my goodness, you do sound different.

Enjoy this time with JerseyGirl to the fullest. You are right, that for whatever reason, things were meant to be this way. Please don't regret the past, but enjoy the present.

Adele's picture

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But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

Glenys's picture

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And you thought being "from" Jersey was the best thing about it!
Spoil each other rotten and celebrate that big Capricorn birthday with style.
Take this as a warning fellow Ram, if you begin to look fondly at deviled eggs, I'll have to X you off my list. At least for my sake, hold on to your dignity in the that department. Anything else fair game.

Take it from me, live and love as if every day is the last.

Jillsifer's picture

(post #57244, reply #21 of 39)

This is all JUST the cutest and sweetest and dearest thing. I'm so happy for both of you.

But just in case you need to rediscover your inner curmudgeon, here is a Georgia Bulldog for you. As you probably know, his name is Uga.

Stay happy!


Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.

-- Washington Irving

LuciaK's picture

(post #57244, reply #28 of 39)

Goooooo Dawgs! Sic 'em! Woof woof woof woof woof!

I really can't believe I just did that, I guess that was a surge of alumni spirit.

"I will honour Christmas in my heart and try to keep it all the year."

- Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol.

Minivan Mom. Fueled by Caffeine.

wisekaren's picture

(post #57244, reply #22 of 39)

Mazel Tov to you both!

You are going to have to change your CT handle to MushyChef.

Tuck's picture

(post #57244, reply #23 of 39)

This is sooo sweet! You deserve it. My heartfelt congratulations to you both and may you feel this way for many, many years and may your love grow stronger every day. I am so happy for you.

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shywoodlandcreature's picture

(post #57244, reply #24 of 39)

I toldja so! These CT romances really are the best. Hugs and all good thoughts from us, and the three crotch dogs.

"the meat was prime,/the produce sublime,/but nevertheless/the dinner was/a horrible mess."
Samchang, 2007

RuthWells's picture

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With posts like that, you're going to have to change your name to HAPPYCHEF! So glad to hear that things are going well.

Edited to say, I like Karen's MUSHYCHEF better. Much more apt.

Ruth Wells

"Gardening is the only unquestionably useful job."
- G.B. Shaw

Edited 12/5/2007 5:04 pm ET by RuthWells

Ruth Wells

"Gardening is the only unquestionably useful job."
 - G.B. Shaw

plantlust's picture

(post #57244, reply #26 of 39)

MushyChef.   snork-chortle-GUFFAW!!!

Santa baby, some acreage would be nice for me too. Can do?

Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with parsley sauce, goat cheese garlic mashed potatoes, Galena Cellars Niagra grape wine & Pie Boss's apple crumble topped with Ruth & Phil's sour cream/cinnamon ice cream.

mulch52's picture

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What a great thing to share with us, O Mighty Mean One...thanks for a truly joyous meditation!

annieqst's picture

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Oh man! This is too much of a Christmas present. Best to both of you. Live long & prosper. Have Fun. Enjoy. Celebrate. Love completely.