Fully Caffeinated Since 1982


Fully Caffeinated - My New Blogging Home

Well, I did it. I've got 'Fully Caffeinated' up and running, and I've moved most everything that I could to my new blog home.

I'm leaving Perle Moon up due to the archives and the fact that I love it. I love the look, the feel, and the mood of this blog so much that I've mirrored it on Fully Caffeinated. Nothing much has changed, really, only the blogger herself. The template remains the same.

Please update your links to the new name and new address. I have included a link to Perle Moon on the new blog, so feel free to visit here whenever you like.

Thanks to everyone and see you at the new space soon!


David Has Been Found!!!

My son has been found safe and alive! I am exhausted, so I will update with details later. For now, I just want to thank everyone for their prayers and good wishes. If I could turn each word into an endless hug for each of you for all you have done, I would do so in a moment.

Robert and I are going to be interviewed on national Fox News Live tomorrow morning. Since Fox is nation wide, I thought everyone would like to hear a little bit of the story for themselves.

There will be a celebratory party at Acts Church of Henry County in McDonough, Georgia for everyone who participated in even the smallest way for helping bring David home.

I'll be relating all this in detail at a later time, but right now I just want to go love on my child and get some sleep.


My Son Is Missing

I posted this earlier on the international cross stitch boards I frequent. I know people read this blog, so I am going to post it here as well.

My son has been missing for 24 hours now. He got out through the back door, and as some of you know he likes to climb one of his play cars over the fence and play in the area behind our fence. We discovered he had been outside around 8am yesterday morning, and the last time he was checked on was between 1 or 2am Saturday night so we know he left the house sometime between 2 and 8am.

The search party and SWAT team were out all day yesterday, but nothing was discovered. At this point, I am convinced he is either being harboured in someone's house or he has been taken out of the area. Here is a link to local Georgia news and a picture of David:

click on the 'Dozens Search For Missing 4-year old'
11 Alive News

Channel 46 News

Please, if anyone knows absolutely anything, please contact the Henry County Police Department in McDonough, Georgia. I don't have to tell you my husband and I are about out of our minds with worry. My whole family has been here. The only reason I am posting this here and other boards is because I know posters from all over the nation and the world is going to see this.

We just want our son back. Please pray that he comes home soon.


Now I'm *Really* Annoyed!

I have no idea what I've done, but now I can't make new posts on the new blog! I've been toying around with it on Blogger, and although I've kept the same template (I told you I didn't really like change) for some reason I can't make any posts other than the one I've already made. I've fixed the image hosting problem, but the free ad is still there, and now I can't make any posts!!

Urgh...I need to go to bed.
I Am Debating

And no, it's not in one of the threads of the doomed TW JPC forum, although I see that things are going hot and heavy. I roll my eyes in that general direction, because one of the reason's JPC is closing is that people just do not let *go*. Sometimes people feel like they have to have the last word, and when more than one person feels this way debate goes out the window and the real heat begins. That usually causes ill feelings, maybe a little name calling, and then a controversial thread gets nasty.

But I digress from why I came here this morning.:)

I am seriously thinking of leaving Perle Moon and embarking on a new journal. I'm coming up on my one year anniversary, and I would like to make the move before then. I love this blog, but I am seriously considering a name change and a new format. I would leave all the archives here and create new ones for the newer entries. I am looking for something a little simpler, and something that represents me a little better.

Here is a sneak peak of what I would use as a title page logo:

What do you all think? I'm not completely sold out to do this, but if you've been around me for more than five minutes you know I get rabbit feet when it comes to sig lines, templates, and logos. It's the one thing that makes me a walking contradiction; you'd think as a woman who hates change I would not be so prone to it in regards to where my blogging is concerned, but there you have it.

I figured with the big change going on at the TWBB board it might be nice to start August out with a totally new name and look. Ah well, we'll see...I am, after all, open to suggestions.:)

EDIT: I've just e-mailed Blogger and asked if I can keep the same "ad free" format for 'Fully Caffeinated' if I'm able to stay with Blogger. It would be so much easier to do it that way! We'll see what they have to say.:)


L'Amore Doo Coffee

You know, I just realized that I have developed an insatiable love for coffee, a love so deep it's almost unnatural.

I've always appreciated coffee. My enjoyment of it began in 1982, when I would sit on the floor with my Mom and play Rummy while guzzling huge quantities of General Foods International Coffee in Irish Creme or Cafe' Vienna. As I began to extensively travel around the globe, my love for it grew as I sampled some of the most wonderful blends in the world (and some of the strongest, let me assure you). I've always preferred caffeinated coffee, even if I did go through a brief stint of de-caffeinated brews (a time that I try to forget).

Lately, however, my passion for the bean has become so great that I'm even wanting to dedicate an entire room to this chicory concoction. My vision for my kitchen currently includes milk chocolate walls, creamy white trim, and some sort of border sprouting a coffee theme. I plan on hitting up my local Garden Ridge for a coffee/cafe' style art piece, or for that matter I could just paint one myself. I want to capture the flavor (if you pardon the pun) of Starbucks and transport it to my comfy, galley kitchen and surround myself in the fragrant aromatic of coffee-dom.

Hmm. Methinks I need to go make a pot. Hazelnut Folgers, fully caffeinated, two scoops of creamer and three packets of Splenda...

I'm there! See you all later.:)

Mah mood:caffeinated


Just When You Think Your Day Couldn't Get Any Worse...

...you are met with Teacher Has Kids Tasting Flavored Condoms

Can I just freakin' vomit here? "Education" my big fat foot. Not in a MILLION years, jack, not in a million years.

Okay, I just have to do a dissertation on this. Before I begin, however, let me just state that I don't have a problem with your basic biological sex education under the proper circumstance (i.e. split sessions). This situation, however, is so fried that it goes beyond the pale. There is absolutely zero educational value in a kid sucking on a condom whose flavor resembles a Jolly Rancer.

That said, let's begin:

"The New Mexico Health Department is standing behind a sex-education teacher in Santa Fe who encouraged ninth-graders to taste flavored condoms.

According to a report in the Santa Fe New Mexican, parent Lisa Gallegos said that when her 15-year-old daughter balked at putting a condom in her mouth, instructor Tony Escudero told her, "Come on, sweetie, have a little fun." "

Okay, STOP. First of all, what in the samhill of all that is good and decent is this teacher doing? This is not sex-education, this is sex-eploitation. This has nothing to do with the biology of what goes where, or how a woman gets pregnant, or anything else that resembles scientific sex education. This is letting children test taste condoms. And the, "Come on, sweetie, have a little fun" comment? Hello?? I'd be down there so fast and in that man's face he wouldn't even know when Mama came in the room.

"Also, Gallegos quotes her daughter as saying when a male student expressed his disgust with homosexual activity, Escudero said, "Never say never, because you never know. Someday you might like it that way." "

Slap upside the head, I tell you! We are not even out of the third paragraph and already this guy comes across as a total sleaze. Keep in mind we are talking about 9th graders here, with the average age being 13-14 years old.

It sound to me like this dude is thinking 30 degress south of his waistline rather than with his mind, but I digress.

""I agree with sex ed 100 percent," Gallegos, whose daughter attends Santa Fe High School, told the paper. "I also teach it here at my home. But I think that was inappropriate and wrong 100 percent." "

Scha! You think?

"According to the report, Dorothy Danfelser, deputy director for the public-health division of the state Health Department, said she wrote Gallegos last week to say Escudero did nothing wrong.

"It had been investigated," Danfelser told the New Mexican. "There was no wrongdoing. I have no more comment. ... (Gallegos) may or may not agree with that, but that's her prerogative."

Both Danfelser and Escudero claim this was the first complaint he has received about his presentation, which he has been doing for years."

Okay, we don't have to think too hard about this one. We are talking about young teens...do you remember what *you* were like when you were a young teen? This kind of stuff is *fascinating* to someone with hormones raging from every corner of the earth, so do you really think, in general, the kids are going to complain? And all that aside, how many kids are going to rat on their teacher? This woman's daughter is, frankly, a very rare gem. I pray my daughter has as much guts (and good sense) as this kid.

""He didn't really tell them to just put (condoms) in their mouth," Danfelser said. "What he does, basically, in his classes, depending on the age appropriateness of the class, is to try to get them ... used to condoms and kind of destigmatize them."

To destigmatize them from what? What is the stigma, here? And why should a 9th grader have to be destigmatized from what is, basically, a sexual tool? How does licking flavored condoms enhance a child's education of the birds and the bees, hmm?

Jeeze. Moving right along...

""He tells them, if they're comfortable, they can open up the packages, they can touch them, they can stretch them out and those kind of things. And he has told them, if they're the flavored kind, they can go ahead and taste them if they want to. But it's generally to desensitize the whole stigma of 'Oh my God, it's a condom.'" "

Okay, I'm sorry, but I have to ask...what flavors are we talking here? Regular ol' cherry and grape, or something a bit more exotic? Razzle-dazzle, perhaps, or Privates Parfait? What about Lick'Em'Lime, or maybe Bursting Banana-Berry? As far as 'Oh my God, it's a condom!', do these teachers really think a 9th grader has absolutely no clue what a condom is? When societal sex is in your face nearly every minute of the day, how can one not know what a condom is?? Don't get me wrong: I hope there are kids out there whose sexual innocence has still been preserved, but we are talking about 21st century public American schools, here. Thanks to this fine institution in conjunction with Planned Parenthood (and yes, I have been to their website for teens, thankyouverymuch), there are probably some kids out there that could teach an adult a thing or two. I mean, does anyone else find this whole article as gross as I do, or am I living in bush in some remote outback somewhere? Harumph. I doubt even the remote little bushmen are safe from the far reaches of "flavored condoms" nowadays.

Can me and my kids say "private school"? Yes, I thought we could. If I have to give up the internet, stash, and our second car you bet it's private school.

Lord Jesus, come quickly...


After the past few days I've had, I can officially say I am stressed to the MAX.

Details coming later. Right now I just need a good laugh.

Here it is

Boy, you really can find everything on the internet, can't you?

Mah mood:stressed


My Deepest Condolences

Tomorrow I will post about the frivolity and fun regarding my vacation, but today I want to extend my deepest sympathy to Misty, who lost her mother suddenly this weekend to a stomach aneurysm.

Misty, my prayers go out to you and your family.

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