I've been busy this week getting our tax information in order and let me tell you...that is just too much fun for one person to have. It's right up there with a root canal...you know what I mean? If I were better about inventory and bookkeeping, it wouldn't be such a nightmare...but I'm not and it is!
About the only thing I have got to do is a little more research. I've been reading up on what not to do when writing...good gosh-a-rover, there are a lot of no no's. Over and over I kept reading the same piece of advice...never use a big word where a small one will suffice. My first thought was but how would anyone know how smart I am, BUT then I thought about the times when I'm reading and come across a word I can't spell, much less pronounce. Yeah, I can dig it...who wants to stop in the middle of a paragraph, grab the dictionary and try to figure out what the author was trying to say? Not me for dern sure Skippy!
So what say I practice on y'all and then y'all can give me a grade? Ready?
In my previous post I had promised y'all a review of the opening of the Barn House Marketplace. One word...WOW! To say they were inundated (swamped) would be the understatement of the year. I'm surprised the whole web page didn't crash! The ladies were lining up and apoplectic (throwing hissy fits) to get registered and start buying. As a matter of fact, I think they just about sold out and are going to have to restock. It's no wonder...everything is antediluvian (rusty, timeworn and primitive) in the Barn House style as only the redoubtable (famous for) J & J can do. In their insouciant (casual) style, they bring grace to the humblest of furnishings and find beauty in the simple things. Sounds easy, but trust me...it isn't. If I attempted to do what they do, it would look like an ersatz (crappy imitation) hootenanny (thingamajig) instead of the rustic elegance they create.
In addition to all the merchandise that is being tendered (offered), they are also doing a largess (giveaway) in the form of capital (moolah). In other words...they are giving away cash prizes totalling $250 in shopping money to four very lucky folks just for stopping by and leaving a comment with your own review. I can't put it any simpler than this...that ain't chicken feed and you better get your rusty dustys on over there! (Whew, that felt so much more like me! That was just way too much work and I probably butchered the words at any rate, so I think I'm just going to go back to talking the best way I know how...Texan!)
Just in case you're wondering why bother...let me just remind you of one thing. According to Lulu, I am the "Amazing Win It All Woman"...why, I don't know...good vibes I guess...well that and I am on a first name basis with Random Generator...I call him Randy when we're all alone! (Psst...don't tell Cat Daddy!) Heck, you'd think I'm also carrying on with my mailman...look what he brought me today! Janet at Talk Sweet Talk held a giveaway and I was one of the winners. Her gift came and it was just as darling as she is. Valentine's Day was the theme and I am so in love with her cards!
2die4, right? Janet, you are MY sweetheart and I just love you to pieces. Thank you so very much!
I've got one more request to make...if you haven't gone over to The Vintage Laundress and voted, click here and do so PDQ! The polls close tonight and she is thi-i-s-s close to winning. Do it for me...do it for her...do it for Texas...do it for the Gipper!