Happy, happy Monday everyone...
A nice breeze is blowing.
The sun is peaking through the clouds.
The birds are contently chirping (but not in an annoying way like the overachieving bird outside my window yesterday who seemed to have a severe case of rooster-envy).
And I have breakfast pastries:
Please form an orderly line behind Reid (sorry that he is a little slow but that is part of his charm).
It is good to be alive .
Top billing this week definitely goes to Peep of the Week:
You people are FUNNY!
You should really have a blog. The bar was set VERY HIGH very quickly after last week's roll out of Peep of the Week. Many comments on that very post had me crying.
Then came the comments for the pink sparkly contest. Really people, you are FUNNY and CREATIVE.
You should REALLY have a blog. I can't even begin to pick my favorite on that. But I should mention that several of you have HALF the answer correct to the TWO PART question, but NO ONE has the full answer YET. Enter often! Especially if it is funny...
Oh where was I? Oh ya! Peep of the Week! I am going to address the contest and the resulting comments at a later date (Shhhhh...Friday, don't tell anyone). They are excluded from this week's Peep contest.
This week I am giving out some honorable mentions to the following commenters: Madge, Standing Still, Momo Fali, Lisa and The Bloggess.
The winning Peep of the Week comment is:
i once found a little green army guy in my coffee.
you know -- the best part of waking up is soldiers in your cup?
by Janet from the Planet of Janet. Thanks Janet!
Did you see that I was part of Jennifer's fantasy? Not only would I willingly take part in her fantasy, but her fantasy has become my fantasy....it's poker, people!
And now it is time for What is in Holly's Fruit Bowl?! (If you are in the dark as to why Holly's fruit bowl is in the dark, this will enlighten you: part I and part II. Please don't ask Holly why she can't tell you this simple story in only one post.)
(I hope that wasn't too big of a let down)
I received 5 visitors last week that Googled the word "blogger". All I can say is that you 5 people must be the MOST persistent, patient people in the universe to actually get to my site on such a general term search. I was probably on page 325 of that search. You are welcome to stay and chat awhile after that long journey...please get another pastry and I will look for a Lego-free cup of coffee for you.
Do you know Claudia? She is the sweetest (and smaaaaart!). I love her blog and am addicted to her unconscious mutterings.
*new feature alert*
*new feature alert*
HOLLY'S BLOG TALK**
**Holly's blog talk will conclude with a photo of her child(ren) which will be a signal that Holly's blog talk is over. This is because Holly has come under some criticism from readers who do not blog that Holly might be getting a bit too technical *insert Holly-who-can't-figure-out-her-fancy-phone's laughter here* and sometimes slant her writing toward readers who blog. Holly is
hypersensitive to criticism this issue and hopes that if you agree with this feedback that you will skip ahead to the photo. Holly will not be taking any complaints from people who were warned, yet read on...
Phew! Now that they are gone we can really chat...
First, I would like to again declare my undying love for the new blogger blog list function. Liv warned me against "feeding the blogger ego" which I totally get, but can not help myself because it has changed my life. I haven't visited my reader in over a week. I feel so young, pretty and free...
Second, since I am no longer using the "share" function on my reader to highlight your posts that I adore. I am learning to use StumbleUpon to stumble them. It is a work in progress right now, but I am slowly learning. I really appreciate Jennifer's timely post that has helped me out. My StumbleUpon page is here. Once I figure it out I will try to post this information on my sidebar. Suggestions and help are encouraged!
Third, a huge thank you to Good Mom, Bad Mom. They have included me in several of their Blog Share Sunday features. Good Mom, Bad Mom was my largest referral source this month. I love reading this blog and the Blog Share Sunday posts are always one of my favorites (and I am not just saying that) because I always find some really, really funny stuff.
Alrighty, guess it is time to bring the others back in...
*this marks the conclusion of Holly's blog talk*
Oh, I almost forgot my new favorite feature:
What is up with Holly's coccyx?
I am still toting around a donut. I am returning to yoga today which will help me recover my outward appearance of sanity.
I will end this
three hour potluck with this:
Boys: Mommy, do you like diapers?
Boys (already giggling): Why?
Me: Because it keeps babies from pooping and peeing on the floor.
*boys are squealing in delight and laughter for 10 minutes and then return to beg to repeat the conversation*
May your Monday be as funny as a diaper...
When I am not here.
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