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Today's Mantra

Minions, I Need Minions!

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Hi folks! We’re out celebrating Labor Day, but we haven’t forgotten you. This week we offer three old favorites for your reading enjoyment. We’ll be back next week with more new posts.

This Post originally published September 15, 2011.


Wouldn’t it be grand to have a minion or two at your beck and call?

Awhile back my niece-in-law, Rikki remarked on facebook, “Minions – I need some…” And I chimed in, “me too!” But just to be sure that I understood the meaning of the word, I checked it out:

A minion is a follower devoted to serving his master relentlessly.

Origin of MINION: Middle French – mignon darling. First Known Use: circa 1500

In my last post I grumbled over trolls that in interrupt our lives with pain and worry… yet today I’m minion-hunting. That’s because I’m of the opinion that Continue reading » Minions, I Need Minions!

Today's Mantra

Minions, I Need Minions!

Creative Commons LicensePhoto credit: lu_lu
Wouldn’t it be grand to have a minion or two at your beck and call?

Awhile back my niece-in-law, Rikki remarked on facebook, “Minions – I need some…” And I chimed in, “me too!”  But just to be sure that I understood the meaning of the word, I checked it out:

A minion is a follower devoted to serving his master relentlessly.

Origin of MINION: Middle French – mignon darling. First Known Use: circa 1500

In my last post I grumbled over trolls that in interrupt our lives with pain and worry… yet today I’m minion-hunting. That’s because I’m of the opinion that Continue reading » Minions, I Need Minions!

A boy crying because he is sad his hot dog fell

Sadness as Motivation

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You cannot prevent the birds of sadness from passing over your head, but you can prevent their making a nest in your hair.

— Chinese Proverb

We’ve finally gotten everyone in this great big mess around my father’s house to agree that it really is our house.  As they say in Fiddler on the Roof, “Wonder of wonder, miracle of miracles.”  Our next step, once the title is insurable, is to list it.  Because it’s been listed before, there are pictures online of how it looks now.  It is simply GORGEOUS!

It makes me so sad.  This is the house my mother would have loved.  For her entire married life, she never had a Continue reading » Sadness as Motivation

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Celebrating 4th of July

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If you’re a proud citizen of the USA, how do you plan to commemorate 4th of July?

You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness.  You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism.

— Erma Bombeck

I don’t know what’s happening in your neck of the woods but around here folks make a pretty big deal over the 4th of July.  It’s not too hard to find a parade, a community picnic or a festival of fireworks somewhere nearby.  And all the neighbors show their flags and decorate their gates and cars and trucks…

So, in advance of all the whoop-de-doo that’s scheduled, I’m gonna indulge in a bit of whimsical celebration with this quirky list: Continue reading » Celebrating 4th of July

Blue Hair

Byes Make Lazy Work

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I need a bye so I’m going to indulge my lazy; hopefully my bye will work for you and for me.

Bye: when a participant advances to the next round without playing.

— Merriam-Webster.com

Our family celebrated Mother’s Day on Saturday afternoon/evening so that all the Moms could enjoy a real-deal-day-off on Sunday… but I forgot to make real-deal-day-off plans and, as a result of this lack of pre-planning on my part, I also didn’t prepare any posts for this week.  And now it’s Sunday, the “for real” Mother’s Day and I’m in the midst of Continue reading » Byes Make Lazy Work

Cup o’ Inspiration

cup with steam swirl

Take a short break and consider the following:

“Sitting still and wishing makes no one great. The good Lord sends the fishing but you have to dig the bait.”

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