FERRIS BUELLER DAY!!
Crank up the volume and dance with me, people...
We're outta here... Talk to you later, everybody!!!
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Due to stock market madness, and the resulting general berserk nature of this household (even more berserk than usual, I'm afraid), I find myself woefully behind on many, many tasks... But the very first one I want to catch up on is passing on a few awards!! (Hey, I've got priorities!! Mt Washmore can wait another few hours... and I can always just buy new underwear for the kids, right??)
Several weeks ago, my friend Leann over at "The World Through The Eyes of Me" awarded me this lovely hot pink lion:
Leann's mom is going through chemo, and one evening several months ago, I received an email asking me for a little advice about head-coverings. I was able to pass along a beautifully detailed scarf-tying description, written by the gorgeous, stylish Cancer Survivor, Kim (who writes "The Merits of the Case"). Leann read the instructions, and spent the remainder of the evening practising the technique on her husband's head (since her mom's scalp was still sensitive from the chemo). Leann and many members of the family had shaved their own heads in support of their mom... and that night, I was bowled over by the incredible love Leann and her husband have for their mother, and by the hilarious image I had in my head of the two of them trying to figure out that fancy turban!!
Thank you, Leann. It seems only right that I pass the award on to Kim, who was so generous and prompt to provide all the information you needed!!
Last night, my good friend Shauna from "Up In The Night" sent along this sweet little award:
Over the past few months, Shauna and I have become tremendously good friends, and I really enjoy all of her emails, as well as her blog posts!!
I would like to pass the candy hearts along to:
Mrinz, at "NZ Links", who delights me daily with accounts of her happy life "down under" (and over-the-water a bit... She is a very proud Kiwi!!)
Canape, at "Don't Take the Repeats", who has just seen her best friend through a wildly successful surgery, and is about to give birth to a beautiful "Little Bird" any day now...
Leann, at "The World Through the Eyes of Me", because she's got SO much going on all the time, if I miss a day, I miss A LOT!! Kids, nursing school, and mom's tumour shrinking are only a FEW of the topics she covers on daily basis...
PM, at "Painted Maypole", who "gets" all my theatrical silliness, and shares the details of her life and work with me...
and the dynamic duo, MTM from "Circle of Life", and her husband, SciFi, from "Tales from the Dad Side". These two have been my real-life friends for over a decade, and have been so tremendously supportive of my foray into blogging... Love you both!!
Last, but certainly not least, I received this beautiful button from one of my favourite people, Slouching Mom, from "Slouching Past Forty":
I would like to award it to ALL of you; anyone who is out there, reading! I do so appreciate your friendship, your comments, and your emails.
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Allow me to introduce Toot and Puddle, the newest addition to the Guinea Pig "family".
We are just delighted to have them with us... But in truth, no one seems to be more thrilled to have their company than new "Granny" Cupcake. She has been a little TOO quiet and subdued since the passing of her sister, Cookie, in early December. The presence of the young 'uns seems to be doing her no end of good-- my kitchen is once again filled with the sweet sounds of squeaking and "chattering", as the little animals talk back-and-forth to one another.
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DES MOINES, Iowa - Jane Hambleton has dubbed herself the "meanest mom on the planet." After finding alcohol in her son's car, she decided to sell the car and share her 19-year-old's misdeed with everyone — by placing an ad in the local newspaper.
The ad reads: "OLDS 1999 Intrigue. Totally uncool parents who obviously don't love teenage son, selling his car. Only driven for three weeks before snoopy mom who needs to get a life found booze under front seat. $3,700/offer. Call meanest mom on the planet."
Hambleton has heard from people besides interested buyers since recently placing the ad in The Des Moines Register.
The 48-year-old from Fort Dodge says she has fielded more than 70 telephone calls from emergency room technicians, nurses, school counselors and even a Georgia man who wanted to congratulate her.
"The ad cost a fortune, but you know what? I'm telling people what happened here," Hambleton says. "I'm not just gonna put the car for resale when there's nothing wrong with it, except the driver made a dumb decision.
"It's overwhelming the number of calls I've gotten from people saying 'Thank you, it's nice to see a responsible parent.' So far there are no calls from anyone saying, 'You're really strict. You're real overboard, lady.'"
The only critic is her son, who Hambleton says is "very, very unhappy" with the ad and claims the alcohol was left by a passenger.
Hambleton believes her son but has decided mercy isn't the best policy in this case. She says she set two rules when she bought the car at Thanksgiving: No booze, and always keep it locked.
The car has been sold, but Hambleton says she will continue the ad for another week — just for the feedback.
All I have to say is this:
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There are very few things in life that I love more than a beautiful, White Christmas.However, once the magical holiday season is over, I confess that I am amongst the very first people up here in the Great White North who start whinging and whining:
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