Happy (end of the) weekend, friends!
I was really excited about the TToT 25th weekaversary party…and somehow I am here at the eleventh hour (oh, shocker) finishing up my list. Hey, somebody has to be the last to arrive, right?
I’m kind of drained and not feeling too hot right now, so this is going to be a down-and-dirty quickie of a list. But I’m doing it anyway and then heading to bed early. Continue reading
I am working on another prompt for Mama Kat’s Thursday link-up, but it’s going to be late. Or I won’t finish it. We’ll see.
In the meantime, I can absolutely think of an “old school” song that makes me happy. I have loved it my whole life. OK, well, since I was about five years old, since it was released in 1975. This song never fails to make me happy. If I hear it in the car, all the windows get opened wide and I sing my little heart out while doing some car dancing.
If you don’t prefer the “wow those dudes are getting long in the tooth” live version, here’s a great remix. This one came out the year I graduated from high school.
And of course, the original…
Are you happy yet? I am. Still love it.
For your viewing pleasure and a snappy little Wednesday Earworm, we offer you Kidzilla’s current favorite song and video.
We first saw this on Lizzi’s blog and Zilla has loved it ever since.
You’ll smile and cry and laugh all at the same time.
Have a great day!
…and yes, I would like fries with that, thank you!
I am honored. Twice-honored.
In a moment of generosity (or perhaps insanity), Lizzi passed a Liebster award my way late last week.
At first, I was confused. Mostly because I had absolutely no idea what it was. Shows you how knowledgeable I am about the whole blogosphere thing. Even after nearly a year and a half, I am still finding my way around.
So now that I have figured out exactly what I have coming, I hereby accept my award with all the grace and style of Sally Field’s oft-misquoted speech when she accepted the award for her performance in Norma Rae…
HOLD EVERYTHING! Continue reading
Isn’t that the worst title for a post? It’s like I’m inviting everyone not to read my post because there’s nothing going on. But really, that’s kind of what the week felt like. It took a long time to get this TToT post going. It’s not that I don’t have anything to be thankful for…I guess I just haven’t had enough moments to process the week very well. And as I did my reflecting and processing, I realized there wasn’t much exciting going on this week. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing. So here are my ten items of thankfulness from a week of not too much to report. Continue reading
OK, so I totally blew off Mama Kat’s weekly writing prompts because I simply could not get inspired. The best option for me this week was the prompt about the meaning of your name and whether it suits you.
Every website, bookmark, or framed art I’ve ever seen that explains the meaning of my name tells me that it means “consecrated to God” or “devoted to God.”
Does that suit me? Hmm…
“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet…”
I’m fairly certain that I probably fall short of hitting the “consecrated” or “devoted” mark. I’m just regular. I have a strong faith. I do indeed love God. I say my prayers, try to do the right thing, and only swear every once in a while. Somehow, that just didn’t seem like enough to spin into a snappy post and tossing in a line from Shakespeare doesn’t really fill the void.
Anyway, I read a few of the Mama Kat posts and saw that more than one person had checked the meaning of their name on Urban Dictionary. I had no idea this was even an option. (Clearly, I need to get out more.)
So, I decided to check out my own name. Now there’s something to say about it… Continue reading
It has been a long and exhausting week, friends.
At the moment, I feel like Atlas holding up the celestial spheres. Things to do, things to think about, places to be, worries weighing on my mind…
In the midst of the chaos, though, I have a few favorite moments to share. Perhaps these are a bit more serious than some other Friday Favorites have been, but they are what come to mind right now. And, in a strange turn of events, I’m posting these on Thursday night – early – in a week where pretty much everything else has been late. Sometimes the world just makes absolutely no sense.
Anyway, here are a few favorite moments from my crazy week… Continue reading
Since my Monday post happened on Tuesday, I think I’ll just continue the pattern and go wordless for Thursday this week rather than Wednesday…
I was commenting on a blog post last week and related a tale of my childhood fear of the toilet.
Yes, the toilet.
See, I was afraid to use the bathroom in the dark because of the alligator. I was convinced that a horrible alligator lived in the sewer underneath my Grandparents’ house (no, there wasn’t actually one there) and that if I used the toilet in the dark, the alligator would somehow know I was there, come swimming up from the depths of the sewers, and snap my naked little butt off.
I have no idea why I thought that. It’s probably because of some ridiculous story one of my uncles cooked up to scare me. That’s my best guess.
And then I got to thinking…alligators popped up in more than one of my childhood nightmares. Continue reading
Nothing like a Monday Listicles post on a Tuesday, right?
I admit it. I am generally late or nearly late for just about everything. The Fab Hub says it’s because I grossly underestimate how long it takes to do, well, everything. I’m certain that all meals take thirty minutes or less and it takes fifteen minutes to get everywhere. Except Vermont which takes longer than I like to be in a car or South Carolina which takes for-flipping-ever. Continue reading