Blog Reviews : Patience Please

I have a growing list for the reviews. Please exercise patience. If you haven’t seen your blog and it has been two months or so please feel free to email me, but if you only submitted 2-3 weeks ago you are still on the list. I just haven’t gotten to you. I am doing these in the order I receive the emails.


Remember I get tired when doing strenuous activities… like doing blog reviews and slaying dragons.


Did I Join an Ornament Exchange or a Popularity Contest?

Honestly I don’t think you are out of line and I would be pissed off as well. It isn’t about the objects or their value… it is simple common courtesy that so many people fail to recognize these days. Yes I would be pretty mad and I think you have every right to be put off! The ornament looked great though! -OM
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a funny thing happened when I was learning myself

I wanted to try something new this year, so I finally gave in to the urge to sign up for an ornament exchange program with fifty or so of the closest facebook friends I’ve never met.  We all came together through the mutual love of all things Disney and spend a lot of time online asking each other questions about how to survive large crowds at the theme parks and/or posting pictures of our fabulous vacations to others (knowing that we are probably sending some followers into fits of jealousy).  It’s all a lot of helpful fun and I love being a part of it, so it just made sense to sign myself up to exchange a special ornament to commemorate the past year.

The only real requirement was that we had to send an ornament that was somehow specific to the state we live in.  I figured that it…

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‘The Memory of Running’… A Book Review

That was a great book review and you definitely made the plot sound appealing! Well done and thanks for sharing this link recently on my blog! -OM
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An Unexpected Muse

FullSizeRender (1)“I wrote it for myself, mostly when I couldn’t sleep. I wrote it to help explain the world to myself.”                                -Ron McLarty

You may recognize Ron McLarty’s name from audio books he has recorded plus movie and television appearances. He wrote ‘The Memory of Running’ in 1987 and couldn’t get it published so he decided to record it. Stephen King hears it and calls it “the best novel you won’t

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Trickle Down

Trickle down without a sound. Shedding letters as I shed parts of myself. Falling layers as I fall from what I was intended to be. Will I forever miss the image that I was? How long will that picture last to torment me with what was lost?

I shatter it. I break what was and what I wish to be. I learn to accept myself before expecting to be accepted by others. With that knowledge I grow into a better image of myself. The person I was meant to be.



Guest Post – Questions you should never ask your husband

“Do you know what you’re doing?”

Nope, just  avoid this one. There is no tone, inflection, or body language that you can wrap this one in. Simply asking the question is a complete no confidence vote. Standing by with a first aid kit or a fire extinguisher just reinforces the no confidence vote with props for dramatic effect. Smile sweetly and pour praise over him, because the last words he ever hears should not be, “do you know what you’re doing?”

“Does this make me look fat?”

Literally volumes have been written about this question and how to respond to it. There may well be an active  12 step meeting for people recovering from this question. You shouldn’t ask this question for two reasons, first you’re messing with your own mind, and second, his only form of self defense is going to require him to mess with your mind, too. That just creates a mess.

“Can we afford this?”

Now that’s a difficult one, because chances are pretty good you can’t afford it. On the other hand, if you’ve given birth to 3 or four children, you’ve already proven that affordability is not your  first priority. Let him buy the paintball gun that glows in the dark.

“Are you ever going to fix that for me?”

As the old bit of facebook wisdom goes, you can take a man at his word. If he says he’ll fix it, he’ll fix it. There is no reason to remind him about it every six months.

If a man really wants to win the husband lottery, just agree to fix everything, the bad weather, her crappy day, the way the moon is shining in through window, coworkers, the sound  water makes when it comes through that faucet…

That is what men do, they fix things, like dead hamsters and broken hearts, and assorted other things that can never truly be fixed. It doesn’t matter, it’s the thought that counts. When all else fails, just shoot it with that paint ball gun and tell her it’s glitter. Tell her you painted the ugly fence with beautiful diamonds just for her.

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