I keep thinkin’ of stuff, and yeah, I also posted at my Blogger blog, so I am up to four posts today. I’m binging…bereavement…gimme a break.
1) Since I haven’t been able to read "y’all" much if at all over the past week or so, email or comment here your favorite posts from the past week–yours or someone else’s you read. It’ll save me lots of time rather than trying to read the gazillion posts you’ve written. My, y’all have been prolific! I cleared my Bloglines because unread posts were in the thousands…no wonder I have shaky blog legs!
2) Merriam-Webster has begun sending me "Word of the Day" emails; I usually skate right past ’em, but today’s word made me SMILE with all my teeth showing! It’s one of the titles I almost named my blog, look at the etymology of the word and you’ll understand why. Plus, it’s just plain fun to say :). AND, one of my favorite restaurants in the Tennessee Valley offers this and THAT’s one of the reasons it’s one of my favorite restaurants :).
Simple things make me happy, and THAT’S a good thing!
Okay, my friend, I’ve been waiting and waiting at the Blogger site for you. Then I realized that you meant it. You traded in blogger for typepad. So I finally found you (Bono).
Robin…check you link to BloggerBooger. It doesn’t think it remembers you.
Will read ALL you posts tomorrow.
Thanks for covering my back, Swampy. I fixed the link :).
See? I meant it when I said “shaky blog legs”!
I’m glad you are back.
Okay. I’ve got the new site in my feedreader now.
Ooooh! Amuse-bouche. That would be a great blog title! I love it!
Thanks, Vicki, it’s good to be back :).
Glad you updated, Carol (thanks for the offer to help me!).
Susan, isn’t it just FUN???
Hmm, I suppose this means I’ll have to add your Blogger blog back into my rotation as well. My parents are going to go off and retire to Tennessee in about three or four years. They said they’d be looking for a nice, cozy restaurant to become regulars at. Maybe I should take recommendations from you 🙂
You know very well that I’m thinking in terms of a limerick —–
However, I will defer it to another more appropriate time. (which of course, is never)
you need to “see” the post off – between Karmyn, Amanda and Susan
The sleeping kid’s galore
It just has more meanings than I can even fathom…
ooooh, Robin, that is a fabulous word…fun to say too
JC, I’m a woman…I like to keep ya guessing (don’t get rid of Blogger-Pensieve, you never know when I’ll play over there…!).
Pamela, I’m having another round of limericks, soon…stay tuned!
I DO need to see the post off between those three! In the morning, I’m just sneaking in for a quickie right now :).
Karmyn, you have no idea…wait a second, I think you do ;).
Claudia, I KNEW you’d think it was FUN! Is there a similar Italian term???
Not that I know of…I love the “flavor” of different languages, but for some reason, French has a particular….je ne sais quoi!! 🙂
That words sounds like the pubic hair of one of those big cow like creatures you find in Canada.
ROBIN! This is what I get for being too busy chopping ice for the past several days. I had no idea about your father until just now…though I had wondered “where’s Robin?” more than once over the past week. Finally had some breathing room this morning so I could check my blogs…and I read your news.
So, so sorry about your dad. I haven’t lost a parent and can’t imagine the emotions. I’m so glad you got to speak at his funeral; I’ll bet you did a bang-up job, knowing you.
I’m sure the acute pain is starting to pass…but just wanted to say (((sorry))).
And I LUV your new blog, sister!
Claudia, I don’t know either ;).
WT, YOU CAN NOT RUIN ONE OF MY FAVORITE WORDS NO MATTER HOW HARD YOU TRY!!!! Sheesh!
Ree…ummm….thanks for your sweet words. If my blogpeeps don’t read my “news” here, there’s just no way I’m gonna tell ’em outright, ya know? Glad you know why I’ve been awol, though, I’m sure I’ve missed some “goodies” while I had leave of the blogosphere. I’m not even trying to “catch up”, there’s no such thing!
Yes, great minds DO think alike. Amuse-bouche!!! I love this word… mostly because it’s French. Did you know that “je parle Francais?” Oui. C’est vrais. Unlike you Yankees, we Canucks study le Francais, instead of l’Espanol in school. Am I bilingual? Well, no. But I did get by pretty well in France. The Frogs insist you speak their language, and I was quite happy to oblige!
(Willowtree, what WERE you thinking???)
As for my “stuff”: a quick summary. Ma mere died a decade ago… diabetes, traumatic. This year, over the holidays, mon pere’s wife took a turn for the worse, and will be moved to a nursing home. I spent last week sorting out some of their affairs, helping mon Papa plan for his move to a retirement residence and on. Terrible to watch him grieve the end of their married life (so to speak).
My hop north over the border was cheering, and I know my Pop appreciated it. He’ll probably live another decade, since long life (into the 90’s) is in our family genes. It was very special to have one-on-one time with him… haven’t had that since childhood. (Like you and your sibs.)
I know where you’re at sister… just let it all roll over you. One day you’ll wake up, and the acute phase of your grief will be over.
Big hugs! e-Mom
Emom, I think WT was licking frogs or something, I’m not sure he read the same thing EVERYONE else read;). Oui, j’parle aussi (not really, lawd knows I’d like to, though!).
And…:(ugh…IT IS SO HARD WATCHING YOUR PARENT GO THROUGH THIS! SympatheticEmpathetic hugs to YOU! For ten years ago, for now! I’ll buy you coffee, let’s chat!