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Miscellaneous Miscellany & Caption Contest Throwdown

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It has been a very long week.  We were without internet last week (and had to talk to each other for goodness sake).  We have spent 32 years perfecting our not talking routine…which involves a few universally understood hand gestures, meaningful looks, blowing of kisses and some rather easy to interpret body movements along with the occasional Post-it-Note.  The internet only enhances our ability to communicate wordlessly – without it we were sunk.

I was lucky, I got to go to work, where I do have internet and have been known to occasionally (well, okay….frequently) check my e-mail and blog info.  I also have a smart phone, so can check e-mails, internet, etc (although it gives me a headache to do so).   My husband, not quite so lucky…home all day, no internet.  No smart phone.  I feared for the Comcast guy’s life – my husband was a little beside himself by the time normalcy (?) was restored.

Then Thanksgiving.  Away from home and family.  It was a sad day for me.  We did have a lovely dinner with friends (and all I had to cook were the homemade honey oatmeal rolls and a loaf of bread).  I had nearly forgotten how wonderful it is to make homemade bread – how therapeutic the kneading of dough, how sweet the smell during “proofing” and how marvelously butter melts on a still-hot-from-the-oven dinner roll.


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Then, several days of intense migraines.  By intense I mean being terrified that I would die from the pain, then being terrified that I WOULDN’T die from the pain…but I survived.

AWARDS – I have been nominated, yet again, for the Versatile Blogger award by Barking in the Dark and Years Struck.  While I thank these blogging buddies (please check out their blogs if you haven’t already) – I have been nominated for the award 8 times now and I will have to pass on most of the requirements of the award.

Rubik's cube

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Except the 7 things about me…

1.  I can solve Rubik’s cube.

2.  I have not figured out how to put the “award” logo on my blog so that others will know that I have been so recognized.

3.  I relish being versatile.   I can write some pretty silly stuff, stuff that will make you cry (makes me cry, anyway), recipes, beadwork, and boring vacation photographs.  Where else can you get all that?

4.  I also relish relish, it is so tasty

5.  I make a mean pot of chili.

6.  I do not have a middle name, not even an initial.

7.  I have an amazing husband, but I forget to tell him sometimes.

And, saving the best for last……

I am once again a finalist in the Good Greatsby’s Caption contest.  I happen to think Darla’s caption (She’s a Maineiac) is funnier.  But she has taken some time off from blogging, so I’m hoping she won’t mind so much if I win.   Maybe she won’t even notice, even though it has been her life-long dream to win the darned thing once and for all.  Honestly, I felt so bad that her monkey, Mr. Skittles ran away from home and came to stay with me for awhile the last time we were embroiled in a caption contest throw-down.  AND Pegoleg and I hijacked her blog post and ate all of her snacks in the process.  So get yourself over there and vote for me, or Darla.  Or any of them.

Thanks.  Now I have to go get caught up on my reading.



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Vote Early – Vote Often

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It is not too late to go to the caption contest and vote for my caption.  I am currently LOSING but I’ve had a lot of fun hijacking posts and bantering with Darla (She’s a Maineiac) and Pegoleg .

I even visited the blog of REscarcega (currently in the lead until my paid voters show up – maybe I shouldn’t have recruited voters at the bar?).  I urge you to grab a box of Kleenex and go over to his blog and read the account of the death of his brother.  I’ll wait…….

There, there.

Now, wave to my husband “Sweet Cheeks”.  Say Hi, honey.  He lurks around my blog everyday, now, waiting for me to say something profound and praying I don’t say anything embarassing about him.  I may lose the caption contest, but I have won the husband lottery, so it’s okay.

Now I am going to go plant some stuff before my dog eats any more of it.


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