Friday, January 23, 2015

Celebrate the Small Things!




It's Friday and time to Celebrate the Small Things. Welcome to our wonderful oasis of mini-celebrations. A big thanks to the new host, Lexa Cain, and her wonderful co-hosts: 

L.G. Keltner @ Writing Off The Edge         Katie @ TheCyborgMom.


There's a few oddball celebrations going on in my head. Come on in...let's check them out:
  • I just finished a great book. When I read a book and find myself pulled in and caring about the characters PLUS there's an interesting backdrop of historical events, it's like literary crack. Look for a review next week.
  • Hubzam will be home tomorrow night. I was finding it hard to sleep without his Godzilla sized snoring. Who saw that one coming? 
  • When Hubzam is gone, Gonzo and I treat the kitchen like a 24 hour cafeteria; one more reason I'll be glad when he gets home. I have no idea why; it's not like he is telling us not to eat like rabid ravenous raccoons when he is home. Yet, when he is away, we throw all caution to the wind and we'll bust a diet in a second. We'll be remorseful, but the diet is kerplunk. Startin' back tomorrow. 
  • Spell-check, I can disagree with you, if I so choose. In fact, I like to misspell words for my own amusement. It pleases me when I say kerplunk and you try to force spelunker on me. (While we're on the subject, if raccoon is correctly spelled, magical mystical Spell-check, why are you putting your crazy red underline beneath raccoons? Worse yet, the only other option you provide is in the possessive form. What would you like me to use, Spell-check demon spawn of the clustered alphabet? Raccoones? Racceese? Is there a rule that says if you use the plural form of a animal noun with more than one double letter, it will always be wrong? Forget about how many raccoons are around, just give them ownership of something?)
  • I had fun with a bunch of kids yesterday as they tried to build a lunar module that could be dropped without losing their "astronaut" passengers (marshmallows). The funniest part occurred when I looked down and saw that two of the girls had taken straws and given their marshmallows pilot headsets. It was hilarious. Then they took a mini-marshmallow and made a child passenger that they called "Peanut." I kept calling it "Marsha," which made them giggle. It was a good day.

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29 comments:

  1. Oh, good. The return of Hubzam. Spell check quite often claims that words I've spelled correctly are wrong. I'm so glad you read a book you enjoyed. Reading a good book feels almost as good as hugging Willy Dunne Wooters.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. I'm glad to see the mention of WDW once again!

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  2. Yay for the awesome new book and the return of your husband! I'm the opposite of you - I eat much more when hubby's home because I have to cook. When he's gone I won't bother and will just forage among the leftovers or eat Ramen... Racoon is tricky because it's "racoon" in the US and "raccoon" in the UK. Have a great weekend!

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    1. Maybe I'm busting out my UK alternate self, eh? I didn't realize there were two racoon/raccoon spellings.

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  3. Spell-check and I have our moments too. My neighborhood kids crack me up - sounds like you had great fun, Cherdo! No serious book this weekend - I need a "snoozer". Speaking of... hubzam should have you sleeping peacefully soon!

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    1. I think I'm gonna sketch and paint my way through this wet, yucky weekend. Hope you have a good weekend, Dixie!

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  4. Glad you read a good book, and your husband is coming home soon! I also find spellcheck frustrating, and always second guess myself when they come up with crazy spellings. I don't even know how teachers correct papers anymore, because of the anything goes rule of texting, many words have more than one way to spell them.

    Julie

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    1. There's a few homeschooling kid in my group that need to pay more attention to spell-check, ha ha.

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  5. Getting those old spell checkers? Good on you. Glad the hubby's coming home.

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    1. Me, too, Marilyn! Hope you have a great weekend.

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  6. Marsha! Marsha! Marsha!

    Good morning, dear Cherdo!

    It is I/me, Shady Del Knight, the rabid ravenous raccoon, the kerplunk spelunker of blogging! I'm late because I needed to reply to your stellar comment on my blog. By the time I finished I needed to pause and get the kiddos off to school.

    I'm currently working my way through Horton Hatches the Egg. It's a page turner. I can't put it down!

    Since "hubzam" is obviously a thing (defined as a Godzilla sized snoring spouse who causes you consume mass quantities when he's not around) then I think Spell-Check should officially add that word. By the way, isn't it spelled Spell-Czech?

    Happy Friday, dear friend Cherdo, and have a great weekend!

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    1. I'm not going to tell you how the Horton tale ends....it's suspenseful, to be sure!

      Loved your post yesterday!! One of the things that I really like about the internet is the ability to pull up old music/musicians and hear them once more.

      Regarding Paul Williams - check this song out. It's my favorite, favorite song that he recorded. I love the lyrics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d93Y1rJI6s8

      Have a great weekend, Shadykins.

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    2. I watched A Boy in a Plastic Bubble years ago but forgot about that song. Thanks for remind me about it, Cherdo! (Thank you for not being a Horton spoiler.)

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    3. Oh, no! My nose is broken and I have a date with a groovy guy tomorrow night.

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  7. Thanks for sharing your celebrations, Cherdo. I loved the kids story, they are so creative and natural. Have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Linda! :-)

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  8. I remember my kids doing the marshmallow thingy in school. Thanks for the memory. My husband sounds like a revving lawn mower, now he says I snore too!! Hahaa...payback!

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    1. ...it's the least we can do, Cathrina!! Ha ha ha.

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  9. Spell check annoys me to especially when I spell it the old fashioned way like "colour" which is actually the correct English spelling if i may be so bold:) You will welcome your hubzam with such open arms and it reflects you miss him from not being on your diet. I am glad your enjoyed your day with the kids-passes great time

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    1. Be so bold, Birgit! We're flipsters! Or phlipsters! We spell the way we want to, today and always!

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  10. Sometimes I'm so sure of my spelling that I select the "Add to dictionary" option. It's very satisfying to say "Well, now it is correct. Deal with it."

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    1. ...'cause we're in charge - not the box of wires! :-)

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  11. My hubzam is in San Francisco...and here I am in Nashville. Fun fun! But get this--last night I was awoken by snoring and looked over--my dog never sleeps next to me but there she was, all curled up by my shoulder, snoring away!!! She was taking over snoring duty, I guess.

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  12. It's funny how we miss things that would normally be annoying from those we love and Raccoones sounds good to me!

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    1. Raccoones, it is! Have a good weekend, Maurice!

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  13. Spell-check annoys me sometimes. I keep hitting ignore. Kids are fun to be around. Their creativity and joy is contagious.

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  14. I wish my weekend was spent with Marsha the astronaut marshmallow. That sounds fantastic.

    I gave up on spell check a long time ago, and that raccoon/raccoons one kills me, too. Also, our latest novel is a dystopian thriller... which is hilarious, since spell check flags the word 'dystopian' and asks if we meant 'Utopian.' Apparently Word refuses to acknowledge that global sadness can exist.

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Thanks for your personal yada, yada, yada,
Love, Cherdo