Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Smile When You Say That, Pardner!

Have y'all missed me bunches? I sure have missed y'all! I just have to tell you how overwhelmed I was by the comments left by all of you. Y'all are just the best and I sure hope y'all know what I'm doing...'cause I don't have a clue! I have wrote a working outline and several pages, but the research is whupping this chubby lady. It's a little more involved than I could have ever dreamed, but I'm loving it...just like I love all of you for believing I can do it!

Speaking of love...I got this award from Trish at The Domestic Fringe several days ago and I wanted to post about it before time got away from me. For those of you who are familiar with my posts, you know I just love to read her blog. It's one of my musts for laughing and crying. She's my Erma Bombeck and her take on life and family just knocks me out. According to her, I'm supposed to list ten things that make me smile and then list ten other bloggers who I think deserve this award as well. So let's get started...what do you say?

First off, we can just go ahead and check off number one as being Tricia. Like I of my favorite reads and I owe her one for saying I'm sweet. My family got a big kick out of that and Cat Daddy remarked how much he liked reading her fiction!

Second, my trashettes can always get a smile outta me quicker than a cat can lick his whiskers! 'Course y'all knew that, right? Graycie informed me over the holidays I have style! (High praise from a seven year old, I gotta tell you!) After much thought she added she must have got her sense of style from me! Oh law...I didn't know Hannah Montana and I had the same personal stylist!

Third...Cat Daddy! Need I say more? It's either laugh or go crazy in this house, so I choose laughter.

Fourth...clean sheets are a must. Not to go all Oprah on y'all, but I could change our sheets everyday (if I had enough)! I love the crisp feel of fresh sheets...sans wrinkles!

(~Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.~Mark Twain)

Fifth...a fifth...just kidding! Although y'all know I love a good dirty martini and if it's made with Belvedere with ice crystals floating on top AND a couple of almond stuffed're gonna see a big ol' smile on this face!

Sixth...early morning quiet. I love getting up when it's still dark outside and sitting in the silence. It's the only time my mind is my own. Once the sun is up...thoughts crowd in and then it's a race to stay focused, but for just a few brief hours each morning I am clear as a bell. (Note to self...try writing in the wee hours of the morning.)

Seventh...performances by children. There is nothing as entertaining as watching kids sing, dance, and act with no inhibitions. Seriously, if your kids are ever in a talent show and you have an extra ticket...I'll take it! They are fearless with their talents and don't care who is listening or watching. It's a shame adults can't be the same way (except for those poor delusional fools on American Idol!). Think how much we could accomplish if we weren't so worried about what others might think.

Eighth...Yellow Boxes! I am the walking poster child for these flip flops and if there is one thing I hate most about's that I can't wear my YB's. Psst!...Actually I can and do...but I sure get a lot of funny looks!

Ninth...matching underwear! I don't have any, but if I did, it sure would make me smile! There was a time long ago and far away, when all my lingerie matched...but time and gravity have separated me from my Victoria's Secret catalog. I shouldn't say I don't have's just white cotton Hanes are not what dreams are made of...although they sure are comfy! Besides undies have changed over the last twenty years! I've spent a lifetime trying to keep my underwear outta I'm expected to pay good money to put it there on gotta be kidding me!

Tenth and last, but certainly not least...birthday/wedding cake. I love the taste and will go and buy one just because I can. Why should I have to wait for a special occasion? I'll even tell 'em to write a name on it...just for fun...anybody's name...I don't care...just as long as there is white cake and butter cream frosting under that name!

Now I am to list ten bloggers who make me smile. Heck, I can do better than that! I'm picking the 55 who made me smile and cry just by leaving a comment on my previous post. Right this moment...y'all have made me happier than the law allows. Can you see my big ol' toothy grin? Thank you so much!
Well, as Cat Daddy likes to say...time to go to work! I'll be checking in again real soon! In the meantime, see if y'all can stay out of trouble 'til I get back!


Debbie's Garden said...

I cannot believe you said you'd like clean sheets every day if it was possible. I JUST SAID THAT THIS WEEKEND. A crisp, tight sheet every night, be still my heart.

I get the sitting in the early morning dark with your thoughts too, so peaceful and rejuvinating. You recharge your cell phone, why not yourself?!

Dixie said...

hey Deb... you know we're just givin' the smiles back to you don't ya?

Have a wonderful rest of the week... and write somethin'... will ya?

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

I'm smiling while I type this! :)


Sweeter than any old birthday cake ~ that's you! Funny funderwear segment! Wink and a smile ~ Angela

Wizard of Was said...

Just reading your post...well' one can't help but smile! You're doing what God gave you the talent for...Writing in such a way that people can't help but smile and see things just a little differently...all good!
Read ya soon!

donna baker said...

You know, you gotta sleep nekked in good sheets or what's the point if you can't feel em.

Anonymous said...

I like a clean, freshly made bed too, but I don't change the sheets everyday. Unfortunately I don't like laundry that much.

Your underwear words made me laugh out loud!

Thanks for all nice things you said. You're swell (I've always wanted to say that!)


lulu redstar said...

Okay Trash...don't EVEN start talking about underwear around me. I don't believe you don't have mathcing sets. Oooo lulu has her hands full now...just wait my pretty...When you put it out there it will come back to you....tee hee hee

Scrappy Doo said...

Trashettes I love it! and love your list. I so agree with ya on sheets I have a linen addiction it's so bad My boss gave me some fabulous 800 thread counts for my birthday. Have a great day!!!!

red.neck chic said...

Okay - I'm just going to say it... you're gonna have them up THERE before the day is out... why not just START the day with that issue? That's just my theory...


YOU make me smile!!! No really... I'm laughing which requires smiling... now I'm off to buy a cake for breakfast 'cause I just got really really hungry...

;-) xoxoxoxo

Sue said...

My baby girls always bring a big smile on my face! Never miss a day without those smiles.
Take care,

Six in One Hand said...

My bloggy friends make me smile, especially my fairy blog mama!!!!

Queenplinker said...

Just found your blog. Keep seeing your name pop up and wanted to see what the commotion was about. So nice to meet you!

I've been to Athens, almost got kicked out of the Country Club because some drunk chick couldn't hold her liquor...hope you're not her :0)


Lou Cinda said...

I have missed you! BUT, I know you are creating wonderfulness!! Number 10 is me!! All my friends know that my favorite FOOD is wedding cake/birthday cake period!! White on white! I go and buy them for no reason too~

Lou Cinda :)

The Flying Bee said...

LOL about the underwear! Big smiles right back at ya!

cindy said...

LOL....hmmmm Yellow Box...there were some zebra furry ones with a crown...kinda speakin to me! And clean sheets...yes indeedie! And meant to say on the last post....LOVED the banner! Adorable!

yapping cat

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

Back to work. Has Cat Daddy gotten a new two wheeler yet? Yup. I've missed ya. Keep on keeping on! ~Mindy

Laura said...

My husband just asked-
"Who is that singing that song?" (Wynonna from your blog)


Made me wish I was at a VFW about 30 years ago dancing with someone in starched Wranglers and a starched long sleeve white shirt (remember the scene in Hope Floats?).

Oh my...

Laura Belle

Malisa said...

Girl, I do miss you! I so appreciate your comments on Pop Test and Never Ending Story! I hope you are having some successful writing days. Remember that martinis help! Yum...would love one of those martinis you were talking about with the almond stuffed olive...with some wedding cake! Girl, we gotta talk! :)

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Debbie, your so funny you always make me laugh. The birthday/wedding cake sounds good, I usually just eat the icing off the cake.

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

You are so funny!!! you should write and do stand up!!!
good luck with the book!

Janet said...

funny gurl! hang in there on that book! it's gonna be great! stop by my blog when you have a sec, i'm doing a Valentine give-away!

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Yes, I've missed you, Deb. But you've got a grand plan that you've got to fulfil, so keep going. Speaking of flip-flops, it's warmed up, up here in Montreal to about 30 F, and I actually saw a woman at an intersection wearing flip-flops! (there's snow and slush and everyone else is still in snow boots, though!)

Frippery said...

You know how to bring a smile to everyone!

Dar said...

Mercy Child, you are a hoot. I will return...just to get a giggle for the day. I totally agree with the first thru the make me laugh
Blessings Be Yours

Tracey said...

Ha and double ha!! You always make me laugh...I just love how you write!!!

Congrats on your award Debbie!!!!!!!!!!

Oh and btw, wedding cake is my #1 all time fav dessert!

:) T

Anne~Fiona and Twig said...

You make me smile, do you know that?
I, I KNOW....that you need to have your own column in a magazine! I'd love to read your take on the in's and out's of day to day life. Now THAT is one magazine I would gladly subscribe to!


Lee said...

Hi Deb,
I am going to take a bloggy break as well... keep writing, I gotta paint.
Love you,

the gypsy chick said...

You crack me up!
I think that you can wear your flip flops as long as you want to here in TX!

Attic Rat said...

I was just picturing you wearing flip flops with those toe socks so that you could wear them in the winter. LOL

I'm thinking that cake for breakfast would be great. Too bad I don't have cake.

Great big toothy smiles,

The Tattered Cottage said...

God saw a talented gal and whispered in her ear, "You can do it, I will be right beside you".
You have a gift of writing and I love starting my day with you. It's best to always start your day with a smile and you always bring me a smile.

Cake is great anytime, in fact I just finished my piece of chocolate cake with my morning cup of Chai Tea :) YUM! Flip flops for me are the only foot accessory (well, maybe a toe ring) :)

Lou Cinda said...

Okay, yeah, I am really missing you! Thank you for your sweet comment, always makes me smile! Seth's deal was froo froo and I am so NOT a froo froo gal. Everytime the poor boy turned around I was in his armpit! lol I left my house at 8:00 and was back home at 10:15! Yeah, real party girl I am! It just wasn't my environment! Steve didn't go cos' he would have had to wear a tux and well, he just frowned on that for 2 hours. So did I, so I went alone! ALONE!! YUK! Me and my Sears Roebuck on sale 79.00 dress! lol The things we do for our kids right?

Take care and keep writing!!

hugs to you...

Tracey said...

Debbie ~

Happy Wednesday! I have some good news for are the winner of my giveaway!!! Congrats!!! Please email me your address so I can send you your goodies :) Yeah for you!

:) T

Sammy Girl said...

Hey, galfriend ... now just WHY are we supposed to stay out of trouble until you get back?? That is SO NOT FAIR!!
I just came from Debbie's blog ... where she announced you winning her giveaway! (Oops, just noticed she already told you ...)
Well - best I'd be getting my tush (also in non-matching underwear) out the door. Ya know what makes up for not having matching underwear? Bras in animal prints ... SERIOUSLY! Try it!
Hugs --
Betty :)

Rebecca said...

Hey there!
Can't believe your smile list has a dirty martini with Belvedere - My personal favorite but the topper is the olive with an almond - sister we are cut from the same cloth :)
Blessings to you today

Ginny said...

I tripped on your blog as a link from another one I read. Once I started, you, dear lady, are addictive! Love, the comments about the underwear.....and the realization that we have passed on from lingerie (or Ling-ER-Ree and my dear departed Daddy used to say) to 'drawers!!!!! You keep it up, Deb. We need more smiles zipping around the planet.

BTW: on your thoughts about what different terms mean: the cat's pajamas, now I have a cat and I really don't want to be on the receiving end of trying to put pj's on the cat, would you?

Anita said...

Oh my- I never thought someone else would admit to the cake thing. I buy birthday cakes about once a month. The grocery clerk says- oh a birthday? Yes, I say and smile....every time. It's the frosting....