Monthly Archives: January 2011

Mindful

Oddest thing happened to me at the grocery store the other day.  Darc was pushing the cart with the kids while I went down an aisle to grab something.  I heard a woman start talking but ignored it.  People talk all the time in Walmart.  Then I heard my husband respond.  What?  Someone’s talking to Darc?  Out of the blue?  That just doesn’t happen!  Curious, I grabbed what I was looking for and went to see what was going on.  Turned out the woman thought our son looked like a boy her daughter knew from school or something, and she’d seen Darc give the KnytLite a hug and so she commented on that. 

Yep, we hug and kiss our kids in public.

Anyway, she started chatting.  She was talking about school, because of course when she asked what school we sent our kids to, Darc explained that we homeschooled. 

“Wow!  Really?  You guys must be like super smart!”

I think we both struggled not to say, “Oh yes, we both have genius level IQs.”  Winking smile 

Darc went off to fill up the cart, leaving me with the talkative mom.  So she and I chatted a bit about homeschooling, and faith too, believe it or not.  She had a very sanguine personality and was one of those people who everyone they meet is an instant friend and they’ll chat companionably for hours.  Smile

It was just one of those interesting kinds of experiences.

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Later I was reading a post from one of the moms I follow.  She’s really funny, and she actually created quite a stir in the beginning of her blogging, because she actually got offered a book contract for her stories of being a mom to her 6 kids.  Naturally, being married to a writer and knowing lots of writers, I knew it wasn’t typical for book contracts to just fall out of the sky like that. 

Life has dealt her some blows the last couple of years though and she’s really struggled to cope.  I can relate to that.  I can SO relate to that.  What I love about Dawn is that it seems she has a built in humor meter, something I have always lacked.  She recently did a post about perspective and it really touched my heart. 

Naturally I had to share it with you.  Smile  I am trying really hard to be like the 2nd story.  I have a long long long long long long long way to go, but then again, it’s not so easy to overcome all those years of bad habits.  But I’m trying!

I hope you check out her post.  Smile

A Tale of Due Pities
Below are two stories about the stuff that has happened the last few months. I’ve written two different accounts of the same events. They’re both true stories. They’re both accurate.

Because I Said So- The official Blog of Author and Mom Blogger Dawn Meehan

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Replacement

Yeah, Mr Happy-Go-Lucky is like me, sick of Winter!  Is it Spring yet?  

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BlogTour.org now up.

My friend Bryce has started a website for authors!  I had to spread the word, because I know a lot of writers.  :D  Go check out Bryce’s new site, sign up!  Do a blog tour if you have a book!  A great way to spread the word and I’m looking forward to seeing what’s next.  :)

BlogTour.org now up.

So if you have a blog and you’d be willing to let book authors do a tour stop on your blog, please go sign up and help me test the thing. Or if you have a book for sale, do the same thing.

BlogTour.org now up.

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C’mere

Ooooh, kitteh must be a parent! 

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Funnies

THE BADGE OF AUTHORITY

A DEA officer stops at a ranch in Texas, and talks with an old rancher.  He tells the rancher, "I need to inspect your ranch for illegally grown drugs."
 
The rancher says, "Okay, but don’t go in that field over there," as he points out the location.

The DEA officer verbally explodes saying, "Mister, I have the authority of the Federal Government with me."  Reaching into his rear pants pocket, he removes his badge and proudly displays it to the rancher.  "See this badge?  This badge means I am allowed to go wherever I wish…. On any land.   No questions asked or answers given.  Have I made myself clear?  Do you understand?"

The rancher nods politely, apologizes, and goes about his chores.

A short time later, the old rancher hears loud screams and sees the DEA officer running for his life chased by the rancher’s big Santa Gertrudis bull.  With every step the 2,000 pound bull is gaining ground on the officer,  and it seems likely that he’ll get gored  before he reaches safety.  The officer is clearly terrified.
 
The rancher throws down his tools, runs to the fence and yells at the top of his lungs…..
"YOUR BADGE! SHOW HIM YOUR BADGE!"

h/t to To The Point News for this one.  Smile

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My Car! My Car!

A very successful lawyer parked his brand-new Lexus in front of his office, ready to show it off to his colleagues.  As he got out, a truck passed too close and completely tore off the door on the driver’s side.  The lawyer immediately grabbed his cell phone, dialed 911, and within minutes a policeman pulled up.

Before the officer had a chance to ask any questions, the lawyer started screaming hysterically.  His Lexus, which he had just picked up the day before, was now completely ruined and would never be the same, no matter what the body shop did to it. 

When the lawyer finally wound down from his ranting and raving, the officer shook his head in disgust and disbelief.  “I can’t believe how materialistic you lawyers are,” he said.  “You are so focused on your possessions that you don’t notice anything else.”

“How can you say such a thing?” asked the lawyer.

The cop replied, “Don’t you know that your left arm is missing from the elbow down?  It must have been torn off when the truck hit you.”

“My God!” screamed the lawyer.  “My Rolex! My Rolex!”.

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Have a great weekend and don’t forget to smile at least twice.  Smile

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This Week’s Thoughts

Unbelievable!  Ever been in a car accident?  So was this kid, lived to tell the tale.  Asleep at the Wheel… Pedal to the Metal… and Real, REAL Lucky

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Bring on the fear!  Letting Sleeping Dogs Lie in Your Bed Can Kill You  I once knew a woman who kicked her boyfriend out of bed because he didn’t leave enough room for her Labrador to sleep next to her.  

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20 Companies That Cratered in 2010  Oriental Trading Co?  Say it ain’t so!  I love that place! 

Where You Might Not Shop In 2011  But I like Quiznos!

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Goodness!  The things people will write for “news”!  Your Handbag, Your Self  Yep, I’m a “multitasker” but heck if I’m paying $600 for a freaking purse!  Are they insane?   :roll:

Pillow Talk: What Does Your Pillow Arranging Style Say About You?  It says I have too much time on hands and obsess over silly details too much.  It also says I’m romantic, and traditional with a twist. 

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Ha!  Vindication on the salad dressing!  75 Surprising Expiration Dates

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First Person: How We Cut the Cord and Now Enjoy (Almost) Free TV  This is a good article, and I thought some of the comments at the end were interesting – which is saying a lot considering it’s a Yahoo site.  At least there was no “FIRST!” jerk there.  Cable companies really need to start reevaluating their service.  We used to pay nearly $200 a month just for TV and Internet, no phone service, and that wasn’t even for top tier services, just mid-line stuff.  Darc talked to AT&T and they wanted hundreds right off the bat, for installation and equipment.  Just for Internet service, no TV.  Now I’m at the point of checking into seeing if there are any local providers so I can bypass both Comcast and AT&T all together.  I’m sick of both of them and their rip-off policies. 

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Don’t piss off Taco Bell

Some of my fast food favorites are on the block.  I guess giving up fast food had a bigger impact than I realized. 

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FaceBook – how to piss off all your customers and stay in business.  Facebook to let advertisers republish user posts.  Fight back!  Stealth Mode: Making Yourself Nearly Invisible on Facebook

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Can I just say that I really really really hate chicken breasts?  I am a dark meat girl to the core.  And don’t go making any dirty cracks about that either!  Perverts.

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Wondering

imageY’all hate the travel posts, don’t you?  (Just for giggles, there’s a poll at the bottom of this post – would you take it please?  Thanks!)  Thing is, I really don’t want to do the other 47 if you hate them. 

My daughter has decided that now is the time to play in mommy’s old make-up.  She’s 5.  *eyeroll*  Last week I had to put lipstick on her.  Yesterday it was green eyeshadow.  I didn’t even know I had green eyeshadow!  She found it in some gift bag thing I had.  I figured I had a few years yet, but now I see I’m going to have to put bars on the windows and get that 12-gauge much sooner than anticipated. 

Is it just me, or has a good portion of the blogosphere fallen away?  Seems like a lot of people aren’t blogging anymore.  I miss them. 

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