I think it just called me mommy

Sometimes things want me to adopt them, take them home, and love them forever. If I don't, I wind up feeling guilty, like I've seen a tiny child shivering in the snow without a coat and rather than bundling them up and making them some soup, I have just said "I don't care what happens to you. Be on your way little waif." Heartless and cruel. See....I'm not GREEDY. I'm actually really selfless for wanting to open my heart and home to these wayward widdle babies.

Examples of innocent little vagabond children that need my love and warm soup:

Tiny Pony in Jar

Do you see that little face? He needs me! The caption even asks me directly if I'll take him home!

G is for Giraffe
Too tall for flowers, but not too tall for a hug from yours truly!

The Blue Bird of Happiness and the Little Red Bird of Crankiness

Which one will I be today?

I can't explain why I need him. But I do.

Bird Circle



And so, dear things, I am truly sorry that I currently cannot financially support your presence in my home. You should know however, that you are loved.


Things That Rock!

Burt's Bees Replenishing Lip Balm
My lips, which moments ago were chapped and ouchy are now smooth and well....replenished!

JR Watkins Apothecary Lemon All-Purpose Cleaner
Not only does this stuff smell good, clean well, and have pleasing-to-the-eye packing, but it is also the following:
  • Amonia Free
  • Animal Ingredient Free
  • Benzene Free
  • Biodegradable
  • Boron Free
  • Butyl/Ethyl Free
  • Clorine Free
  • Diethelene Ethyl Free
  • Dye Free
  • Formeldahyde Free
  • Petrochemical Free
  • Isopropenal Free
  • Kerosene Free
  • Mineral Spirit Free
  • Non Toxic
  • Phosphate Free
  • Phosphoric Acid Free
  • Propelyne Glycol Free
  • SLS Free
  • Sulferic Acid Free
Post-it Highlighter Pen
Highlight! Flag! Highlight! Flag! Office supplies make my heart joyful.

Aveeno Calming Comfort Baby Lotion

For a lady with crazy sensitive skin, this stuff is pure magic in lotion form. I try to use Aveeno products for most things because I find that being consistent with the brands I use helpful in the care of my skin.

Sometimes we just need to hug something. And sometimes it feels like the whole world needs a hug. Problem solved!!!

Lots of other things rock, but I just felt the need to sing the praises of those particular items this afternoon. More to come!


Glitter Paint Pony's Pony Parade!

Help me Obi-Wan Kepony. You're my only hope.

I pity the foal!

Those aren't scars! I'm a magical pony!
I was simply eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches filled with hopes and wishes!

Edward Scissor Hooves

All the single ponies, All the single ponies
Oh, oh, oh


Great Gift Idea

I play Jots and Tittles all the time.
But it has nothing to do with Bible Trivia.


The Greatest Story of All

Mary? Check!

Joseph? Check!

Baby Jesus? Check!

Random farm animals? Check!

Angels? Check!

3 Wise Men? Check!

Drunken hobo wearing a cape?CHECK!

Sigh....my favorite part of the story has always been when the drunken hobo in a cape gave the baby Jesus the most majestic birthday present of all...

Half of a week old breakfast sausage and a Coca Cola bottle filled with his pee.



My Great Great Great Uncle....i think

I mean I know he's my uncle of some greatness. And it sounds like he was pretty great. I'm just not a hundred percent how many greats he gets in his association with me. His claim to fame was designing the font "Bell Gothic", commonly seen on your computers as well as in your phone books. Fancy, eh?! I love looking at this picture of him. I like to think we have the same eyes. Maybe?
Chauncey H. Griffith (1879–1956), American printer and typeface designer.


Sounds like somebody needs to sing a Christmas carol

I wish everyone was filled with joy and jolliness at this time of year. I know a lot of people are. Little kids are. I try to be. I was watching the news this morning and they were talking about how your happiness is directly effected by the happiness of those around you. Even more reason for me to work really hard at being upbeat and positive. It's hard when people are always trying to SUCK THE JOY out of life. Joysuckers. You know who you are.

Dos and Don'ts for the season

When I am hanging up decorations, go with your first instinct!
Be excited about the snowflakes!
Go ahead and exclaim "Snowflakes! Pretty!"

Continue with "That one doesn't match. It's completely out of place."
Yeah. Great. Thanks.

Be welcoming and excited to have as many willing voices as possible
join in your
festive holiday refrain!

Glare at me and grumpily retort "Great. Now there are too many sopranos.
You shouldn't be allowed to join our choir unless you bring a man with you." Wow.
How very charitable and Christ-like of you, you cranky old church broad.

Embrace the happy accident of your sign malfunctioning and
turn it into a lovely holiday
Be a joysucking journalist and accuse those who are full of the spirit of goodwill and
magic of only seeking attention.
"The company did it on purpose. And is looking for publicity. Suddenly we felt cheap and used. A patsy for a holiday promotional stunt. Our belief in the magic of Christmas shattered."
Sure! Of course it probably helps their business, but it also fills me with glee when I exit the Interstate. I would like to think that that is their true motivation.*

*Okay...so their article got more positive and apparently the majesty of it all worked it's Grinch-transforming power over them and
"warmed their cockles, our Christmas spirit rekindled, our faith in humanity restored."

I guess what I'm saying is that I would like our first, last, and constant state of mind to be as cheerful and happy as possible. I am by no means claiming to be a master at this. It is hard to get out of a funk once you're in it. Still....that should be no excuse.

This season I am going to vow to stay as shimmery and festive in my attitude as humanly possible. If some one's negativity starts to change my outlook I will try my best to remember that perhaps my positivity could change theirs. I would like to believe that we all have naturally good tendencies. We want to be happy and to make others happy. It can't possibly be that hard if we just stay conscience of the impact we have on others.

So all together now! Deep cleansing breath. Aaaaaand....GO!


If I were a celebrity...

I would name my babies the following (Boy or Girl? You be the judge!):









Quewhin (pronounced Kevin)

Feel free to comment with more suggestions!


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