Saturday, August 16, 2008

Random Thoughts on a Lovely Saturday

It's Saturday and I'm sort of gonna take it easy next week. I hope.

* I'm thinking of changing the title of these hodgepodge posts to "Yada, yada, yada" or somesuch. Suggestions? Be nice.

* I'm not feeling better yet but the doc thinks on the whole I'm a pretty healthy girl. She totally ignored that I had a temp of 100 -- said it wasn't a big deal -- and I politely told her that I have never been 98.6 in my life. I'm usually 97.5 so the men who call me a cold b*tch are prolly right! LOL My blood pressure was fine as it mostly has been for decades unless I get stressed which I figure is pretty normal. The aches in my legs she thinks could be an iron deficiency so I get to feed the A- vampire again and take iron pills along with the handful of vitamins I already take. The hives are a job for my dermatologist. I see her in a couple weeks unless she goes into premature labor. The lil' darlin' doesn't look a day over twelve much less old enough to have to have finished med school and be on her way to being a mommy. And oh yeah, Dr. Rama ordered a pneumonia shot for me and told me to keep doing what I'm doing.

* If y'all look in my sidebar, there's a new widget I swiped from darling Fran over at her wonderful blog Sacred Ordinary. I am a sunflower which is pretty cool since I just love them -- I can't look at them without grinning. There are farmers down in Amish country who grow huge fields of them and it's an annual pilgrimage to go look at them. If you like the widget, click on it and take the quiz to find out what flower you are. Please feel free to report back! My quiz results say:

I am a

What Flower
Are You?

"When your friends think smile, they think of you. There is not a day that goes by that you can't find something good about the world and your fellow human."

I don't know how true it is but I surely do enjoy sunflowers. Cool, huh? Then again, it probably means that I'm a doormat -- just like Wednesday's quiz said! LOL

* I like the Olympics. It showcases the sports where the athletes aren't millionaires who work extremely hard for nothing more than the love of their sport. Some get big advertising contracts but most don't get anything more than the satisfaction of a job well done and hopefully, a medal. What's your favorite sport in the Olympics? Go on over and check out Xtreme English's blog. Her nephew is representing the U.S. on the men's rowing team and she'll tell you all about him. Now there are some fine looking specimens of American manhood! (If I were 40 years younger I could fall in love! LOL) I like swimming best probably because both of the Dynamic Duo were swimmers from grade school through college where both were on scholarship for swimming. It's the sport I understand best and ya gotta love a sport that paid for college, kept them busy, provided them with jobs (both were lifeguards and instructors), and even gave my son his career! I didn't know what I started when I took them to Tiny Tots swimming classes as toddlers. I guess it was one of my better investments.

* I have been slow of late on How I Got to Be Me. I am working slowly on the next segment because I've been busy with a lot of things -- like having fun and work and now, having worn myself out, not feeling well. I hope this weekend is quiet and that I can get down to some serious work on HIGTBM. I will let y'all know when it's ready -- hopefully next week.

* Is everybody on the Ageless Project besides me? I submitted my blog a long time ago and obviously was rejected. Should I try again? Or is my blog that bad? Yeah, I get insecure a lot. Blame my mother and a lot of other hypercritical types who have crossed my path through life.

* My good buddy Steph over at Incurable Insomniac gave me the Spread the Love Award now ensconced in my sidebar. I was starting to wonder if I was chopped liver or what because during my attempt to catch up with y'all, it seemed as if everybody and his brother had received some new award or another and it was making me insecure. Invented by Barbara Doduk of The Love Blog in 2007, she began by passing it on to ten blogging friends (talk about a challenge to only choose ten since y'all are so sweet!) and I am passing it on to a dozen and thought of doing more but in the interest of space I limited myself. I may make more nominations later 'cause I love all y'all! I hereby nominate the following:
Millie at My Mom's Blog
BearNaked at BearNaked
Suzz at Suzzwords
Granny Annie at Fools Rush In

The Groaner of the Week will appear on Sunday instead of Monday this week. It's being prempted for a very special post on Monday! Some of you prolly know why but I'm not telling!!!

Hope y'all are having a great weekend!!!!!!!

Happy Blogging!!!!!!!!!



  1. I'm a Canna, it said. Never seen one!

    BTW: You decent ladies would have no chance with the mens' rowing team, because they prefer handling old oars :groan: ;-)

  2. Stu!!!!!!!!! That was soooooooo bad!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. I'm a daffodil...not! i think i'm much more like a cocklebur or locoweed. anyway, THANKS for sharing your award with me. interesting that you got that crud about the same time i did. do you think it was a computer virus??

    and sorry, i am too delicate and pure to understand ole fat stu's remark about old oars. but i gather it would shock my pre-victorial sensibilities, so you can just leave me in my ignorance.

    and p.s....those rowers--boys and girls both--are totally gorgeous. hmmm. be nice to be in such great condition. they have a rowing club here in dc, though i think they may have some kind of fitness, "OK, lift that credit card off the counter ten times and do it FAST!!"

    and p.p.s. he's my GRANDnephew. his momma is my niece, and we won't go telling anyone how old she is.

    hope you're feeling better...i'm having a relapse of sorts, though not enough to cook up a normal human temperature. my temp is more like yours: reptilian...96, 97.

  4. Well, Ms. Kay, I am honored to be included on that list! Thank you.

    To answer your question about Rhett, yes, his namesake is Rhett Butler. Our family has deep roots in Atlanta, and GWTW remains my favorite movie. Naming my son Rhett just seemed natural!

    I hope you feel better. I can't wait for Monday's post.

  5. Thank you for including my blog in your nominations. I am honored.

    Surprise ! I am a sunflower too, but doubt that the description really fits me. Maybe I didn't answer the questions right. ;-).

    I hope you are now on the mend and are feeling much better. Being sick is the pits.

  6. Hi Kay:
    I am a Petunia.
    " You are a tried and trusted friend who will be there for your friends when they need you. But you have a tendency to be nervous about doing things that go against the norm."
    I don't agree with the second part but the first part is spot on.

    Thanks for the award and I will proudly post it on my blog.

    Thank you for posting your support on Bob T Bear's blog for my bears in the "Synchronized Sittin" competition.
    It was fun to participate in the competition but it made me realize that I really need to learn some photography skills.
    Have a great weekend and hopefully you will be feeling better soon.

    Bear((( )))

  7. Thank you for thinking of me and including me in your nominations for the award sweetie. If you may have noticed..I have that sweet award in my sidebar already....I love it, and it means an awful lot coming from you Kay.

    I sure hope you feel better soon and sure hope you have a good weekend sweetie. One thing I've learned about you is that you usually make the most out of every situation that you can...even when you're not feeling up to par. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't get whatever rest you might need young lady. My plan is to work on the computer (what else) and watch the Olympics and the Cubs, and hang out with my two kids a little....feel better fast cookie....

  8. What a bummer to be feeling sick in the summer. Lots of flu going around here and the grandkids had it but so far not us. Hopefully won't be us. Hope you are better soon.

  9. How wonderful to be included in your nominations for the Spread of Love award.

    I love all those nominated and the person who nominated me. ;-)

  10. Rain et al -- August is usually dicey for me. I suspect have the summer allergy thing and this summer is worse than usual.

    Joy and Millie: You both are the best.

    Bear: I think they got you pegged.

    M.E. Grandnephew? You aren't THAT OLD!

    Darlene: You deserve and yeah, you bring sunshine to my day!

  11. you're joking, of course....of course i'm that old! i have a bunch of great-grandnieces and nephews, too. *:0)

  12. Kay, I just found the award. You know I was out of town last week from Thurs. to late Mon. and I had no internet access while gone. Please forgive me for not thanking you sooner!!

  13. Judy -- No problem!!!!!! Life intrudes on blogging! LOL

  14. Got a kick out of this blog post. Seems I'm a snapdragon:

    You Are a Snapdragon
    "Mischief is your middle name, but your first is friend. You are quite the prankster that loves to make other people laugh."

    Yeah, think I'm partial to the swimmers, too.


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