That was the most recent email subject line from my mom. I haven’t gone to the accompanying link yet, but in case you want to:
seriously, why did my mom send me this? and why was she watching it in the first place?
Latest email from mom, to my brother and me:
Subject: laudry machine
Are your front loading laundry machine smell ? Mine does even after I wash the machine with a special stuff made for getting rid of the order. I also wipe dry the chamber after each washing. no use !!
What else I should do ?
Piece of an email from mom this morning:
Also, I am emptying the kitchen cabinet these days and found many cups, utensil and formula bottles you guys used 30 some years ago….Should I still keep all of them? the nipples of formula bottles have turned hard and dark.
As per Syd‘s request…
There’s lots of things that I grew up eating that I really miss, to my utter surprise. I often try to recreate them, sometimes with help from my mom. Recently I picked up ham hocks from the new Publix down the road (which is not shy about selling animal parts), so I asked my mom how to make the stew that I love so much.
Here’s what she told me:
* Put the hocks perpenticular in the pot if you can (so the skin won’t touch the pot and won’t burn)
* Add water just to barely cover the hocks
* Add ginger, garlic, small amount of green onion if you like, soy sauce, sugar, a tiny pinch of five spice powder (not required)
* Cook to tender. You may want to turn the hocks from time to time to prevent burning
Like me, my mom doesn’t cook with recipes or measurements. But I think they turned out ok. The Little Red Haired Girl, of course, will not eat them.
Edit: We used to eat this in a bowl over spaghetti with a squirt of ketchup mixed in.
recent email exchange with mom:
I am so happy not have to work any longer.. Please use my hotmail address from now on. I am struggleing to use my new HP laptop..
ps. I will digitize our family photos …
I saw 6 turkeys in your backyard
My mom often sends me bizarre, hilarious, and/or infuriating emails. Occasionally I post them here. Well today Brittney twittered about this blog, which is a compilation of a bunch of MomMail. Fantastic.
From mom today in response to receiving our holiday card and a question about buying Frontline online:
next year, pls dress oliver in Chinese costume..that would be very interesting. but pls let him run when you take picture. I like to see him flying in the air when he runs
I saw the front line ad in TV..will let you know when I see it again..I will google it then I will remember the name.