Skip to main content

And in the middle of this month of writing …

we get this gift.

I hope you'll click and read it. And I hope if you like reading and writing as much as I do that you'll appreciate my lack of words today and, instead, feast on those of Anne Lamott.

You're welcome.


denise said…
A great read - thanks for finding and linking to it.

Unlike Anne, I grew up in a house where the TV was on every waking hour and we had no restrictions on how much we watched while we were home and awake. Primarily this was because of my father who was wheelchair bound and unable to do much more than watch the television.

And, although I have no conscious recollection of having anyone reading to me (my mother tells me that my grandmother read to me as a small child), I somehow still became a voracious reader and a lover of libraries.

I am so grateful for that. Sometimes I talk to someone who says something like "Oh, I don't ever read." And I have to wonder - what do you DO? It sounds like such a depressing existence to me.

In any case, thanks for sharing!
denise said…
My word verification for that last comment was: 100 joymenF...

Can't help but think there's a message there somewhere! ;-)

Popular posts from this blog


Update on the water: the circuit breaker tripped, either due to a power surge when the electricity came back on last night OR when lightning struck in the area. My neighbor's electric fence control box got hit in the same area. He was able to reset the circuit breaker for us and we have WATER! I think I'll go do a load of laundry. Heh.

And the winner is …

Kitten with a Whiplash, who left two comments and it was the second (which had nothing to do with the contest) which won the prize. Congratulations, and since the Kitten was the only commenter who expressed any interest in actually winning it, I'm so glad the Universe took care of it. Heh.

What a weekend! But first, how was yours? I hope you did some fun stuff and got some necessary stuff done, as well. It's all about balance.

Saturday was our fun day (but we had to drive, drive, drive to get there and then drive, drive, drive home again, all in one day, boy was I tired). We went to my husband's granddaughter's first birthday party. In addition to a sweet little doll, suitable for ages 0+ (meaning it has no parts that will come loose, and do you know how difficult it is to find dolls for babies when you live in the Middle of Nowhere?), I made her this:

I haven't sewn anything in a month of Sundays, so was a little apprehensive about finishing it on time, but this p…

I seriously thought this was sponsored by a drug company

My gingersnapping friend posted results of an online personality test, which clearly indicate she is in need of some serious therapy. Since I'm extremely well-adjusted and my psychiatrist husband hasn't pointed out any of my defects (lately), I decided to take it, as well.

Personality Disorder Test Results
Paranoid||||18%Schizoid||||||||||||||58%Schizotypal||||||30%Antisocial||||||26%Borderline||||||30%Histrionic||||||||||34%Narcissistic||||||||||34%Avoidant||||||26%Dependent||||18% Obsessive-Compulsive||||||30% Take Free Personality Disorder Test
Personality Test by
Whew! At least I'm not paranoid. I was really worried about that. Heh.

Similar tests on the internets are sponsored by drug companies. (This one apparently isn't.) They want you to be sick so you'll ask your doctor for their drugs. There are quizzes for disorders that you can physically test – blood pressure, diabetes – and for symptomatic conditions – pain, depression. Since I'm no…