WordPress ate my post!

I’m so ticked!

I just wrote what was probably the most brilliant post I’ve ever written, all about how I’ve not a thought in my head and when I clicked “preview” it disappeared!


It was gone. Nothing left but the title — I’ve got nothing! — great title, huh?  I thought so too.

Now what? 

I can’t remember all the gems of wisdom that flew from my fingertips, so I guess I’ll just have to go with Plan B.


I have to go to a big HR conference for work in a couple of weeks and am trying to decide whether to finally spring for an iPad or lug around my 5 pound MACBook for 4 days. I’ve done that a few times and, let me tell you, it gets pretty heavy along about the middle of the second day.

So, if you have an iPad, please let me know what you like and dislike about it. The temptation to get one is getting to be almost overwhelming.

Then there’s the other little conference problem I have.

Shoes …

I’ve done a 4 day conference in heels and I’m never going to do that again. It was way back in 1994 but I still remember the agony my toes suffered all in the name of looking stylish and professional.

Anyway, choosing flats is a given but which flats? The ones I wear around the office everyday? They’re okay but I’ve actually worn them to a 4 day conference and, even though they’ve been resoled, I’m pretty sure about half way through the second day (I’m beginning to see a pattern here), my feet will hate me.

I just realized that I’ve had those shoes since 1997. I know this because I remember wearing them at a big conference in 1998 where I had to work the booth. They are the sweetest little pair of Antonio Melani loafers with the softest leather ever. They’re black so they go with everything. But, as much as I love them, they’re killers after a few hours of trekking through a convention.  So, what to do?

I know — Keds!

You can never go wrong with Keds.

All I have to do is get a pair of black slip on Keds and I’m all set. Then again, those hot pink skimmers are pretty nifty, too.

So, do you think a bunch of HR types would think me too terribly weird if I show up for the big conference in hot pink Keds?

Might be fun!

Definitely a conversation starter. I’m just guessing, though, that I probably wouldn’t be included in any of those conversations.  LOL!

What is it?

I saw this tiny little flying insect in my garden this afternoon. Can anyone tell me what it is?

It moved constantly so I couldn’t really get a pic in focus with my iPhone. In the last pic, you can just barely see its wings.

I’ve never seen one of these before and was just fascinated with it so I hope somebody can clue me in!


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So, maybe it is nepotism!

Okay sweet sister, we’re gonna’ have to stop sending each other blogging award nominations or some of the nice folks out there in blog land (I know you’ll agree that the bloggers we’ve encountered so far are all very nice, except for that one, but we won’t talk about that) are going to start kicking up a fuss (not a very nice thing to do, just sayin’) about our relatedness and how us nominating each other has just gone too far and truly isn’t fair to unrelated bloggers.

Anyhoo …

Thank you Preacher’s Wife in the Know for sending me the Reader’s Appreciation Award. It’s always lovely to be recognized by ones peers.

And, now for the rules …

Most blogging awards have a bunch of rules (this one is no exception) and, of course, I always abide by them. The rules for this one are simpler than most (not) so without further ado, they are:

  1. Include the award logo somewhere in your blog. (it’s up there, on the right)
  2. Answer the 10 questions below, for fun if you want to. (see below)
  3. Nominate 10 to 12 blogs you enjoy. Or you pick the number. (also see below)
  4. Pay the love forward: Provide your nominee’s link in your post and comment on their blog to let them know they’ve been included and invited to participate. (did it)
  5. Pay the love back with gratitude and a link to the blogger(s) who nominated you. (up there near the top, higher, keep lookin’, you’ll find it)

More than you ever wanted to know about me …

  • Favorite color: Blue, any shade, except royal blue, not a fan of that one.
  • Favorite animal: The one that’s not trying to sit in my lap, hurling regurgitated dinner at my floor, or missing the litter box. That leaves out my kitties so a dog maybe?
  • Favorite non-alcoholic drink: Milk (what else could it possibly be?)
  • Facebook or Twitter: FB. The twit fest can be so annoying.
  • Favorite pattern: Simplicity, but I like Butterick and McCall’s too.
  • Getting or giving presents: Giving but don’t go thinking it’s because I’m big-hearted. It’s really because I’m so picky, I hardly ever like what anyone ever gives me. There a re a few folks, though, that ace it every time. For example, my daughter and my sisters.
  • Favorite number: Gazillion.
  • Favorite day of the week: Sunday, or maybe Saturday morning. Tuesday is nice but then there’s Friday. You gotta love Friday. Although, some of the nicest things have happened to me on a Thursday or Wednesday. I know for sure that my least favorite day of the week is Monday, but isn’t that pretty much everybody’s least favorite?
  • Favorite flower: Iris, peony, impatiens, rose, hydrangea, lily, buttercup …
  • My passion: My daughter (until I have a grand baby, then all bets are off).

And now, for the nominees …

So, I went a little overboard.

Couldn’t help it.

All of the blogs listed above are written by wonderful people as well as talented writers.  Try them out and you’ll see what I mean.


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