Saturday, May 11, 2013
Hold the presents and drama, please
Moms: we love them, some of us are them! There is considerable sentiment that the greeting card and floral conspiracy could just give it a rest, already, and bring us some cheezy bread and peace, immediately and as needed. Thank you.
A hearty Welcome Back and Congratulations to Queen of West Procrastination, whose Li'l E doesn't need surgery!
Congratulations to Purple Kangaroo, who is expecting!!
The coveted Elevated Risk of Mullet Award goes to Miranda, for retail therapy: "whenever some silly work concern would threaten my Zen, I remembered how good I look in zebra print and everything was all better." (Hat tip to Sue for the nomination.) Runner up for Mullet is Esperanza, for her response to Miranda's work whine: "I know you didn't mean it this way, but "promotional grooming" strikes me as kinda icky. :)"
Liz wins the Stylin' Award, for her sensible approach to a common ailment: " My bigger pants aren't fitting. I'm NOT going to fall down the rabbit hole of dieting, but I think I do need to visit the briar patch of regular, effective exercise. Even if it doesn't deal with the pants issue." Yay!
The Excellence in Automotive Terminology Award goes to Sue, who explained how her vehicle "calfed," leading to the purchase of a new car: "I heard a series of loud clunks and the van died at a stop light. When I got out of the van, there were engine parts rolling toward the curb. Thus, it calfed, as in - it gave birth to small car parts." The vehicle is dead; long live the brand new vehicle, hopefully with no dings.
Kudos to Sweet Baboo, who was kind to Lonely Girl. Yay! Fingers crossed for Esperanza, as she works out the school choice and OT conundrums.
Hugs to Neighbor Lady, who reports both vertigo and tantrums. These, too, shall pass.
The Cluestick Posse will deal with Muffin Man's teacher, who is missing some fundamental fairness material.
Many thanks for everybody's support. xoxox
Next up at the Wednesday Book Club: 5/22/13 - Sandcastle Girls, by Chris Bohjalian (hosted by Esperanza). I really really like this book!