Saturday, February 23, 2013

The best comment that I've ever read for a product.

"I have never owned or shot this bow before but in the store I was pulling it back and the string pooped off and wiped me in the face."

Oh, I think I'm going to laugh all night long about this one.  Spell check.  Too bad they don't have it for the comment section on Amazon.  Honest to goodness, it is exactly what it says.

:audible laughter:

When my 9 year old read it, she almost could not contain her laughter.

P.S.  This is the bow that K has been using.  Her friend has one and neither has the string "pooped off" or "wiped her in the face."  Girlie doo managed to get a near bulls eye on a couple of different occasions with it yesterday, so I'm thinking that the store model may have been a bit abused.  Who knows?  It gave me the best laughter ever.  Oh sweet love, I'm surprised that my side didn't hurt from laughing so much.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Convulsive dancing, peasant food and my child's new face accessory

1.  I am no better than Elaine.  I was dancing around the house with K today and for the first time, I think that she realized that her mother truly lacks form in dancing.

2.  We had cabbage and noodles for dinner.  I love cabbage and noodles.  My child is not a fan, but she ate them this evening and claimed that they weren't bad.  Either she likes them or she gave up.

3.  I have a near-sighted child.  She came to me the other day and said, "Mom, Mrs. H wrote 'consonant' on the board and I couldn't read it."  Yup.  I knew.  Since today was a conference compensation day, I ran around with her yesterday after school to track down a place to take her to.  I did, secured her the only appointment available today and they were lovely.  Truly, they worked well with her and the eye doctor was delightful.  He did tell me that he knows that kids at this age do want glasses sometimes, but given the testing that they did and a double check, she really did need them and was certainly not faking the part about not being able to see the board.  In two weeks, girlie doo will have two pairs of glasses.  (A pair and a spare since they were slightly cheaper to go with the two pair than the one with the exam cost.)  She's excited and wanted them (like any other excited kid) yesterday.  The update is that she'll have to wear them pretty much all of the time.  We'll get her a couple of cool looking cases.  It's all good.

Swimming starts tomorrow and we have archery, too.  There's an hour gap between and a half hour drive.  We'll be good.  We have an overlap for a few weeks and we're good.

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Tales from the Trenches: Germaphobia and the nose blower.

I've told all of you before that I work at an art gallery.  My main job is display, but at times like this, I have nothing to do so I'm just doing sales things.  (Generally I do a combo, but now we're really slow.)

I had a customer come up to me yesterday, hand over a gorgeous handcrafted cutting board while still clutching a used Kleenex.  :ewww!:  I took it from her, thankful that Purell was nearby.  Then, she lifts said used Kleenex and with the gale wind force, starts blowing her nose right in front of me.

1.  Yuck.
2.  We all know that Kleenex can give out under extraordinary force tests such as these.  We've all experienced the Kleenex blow-out.
3.  I was directly in front of her.

I very obviously stepped down a giant step (I would have gone further, but that would have called for me to burrow into the wall) and the look on my face was probably not that good.

We have a bathroom.

She could have turned away.

I have a box of tissues and would have been happy to offer her a back-up wall of protection.

:scrunchy face:

I did a beautiful job wrapping her gift, wished her a good day, then promptly Purelled my hands and the pen that she used to sign with.

:even scrunchier face:

We really need to teach people better manners.

:the scrunchiest face:

Aren't you glad that I'm not a teacher?  God allowed me to see my limitations and guided me to other places.


Monday, February 18, 2013

Pinterest recipe success!

I made the Oatmeal Lemon Cream Bars yesterday and they were so delightful and dinner was late because Hubs worked late, that my Lent sacrifice was botched for yesterday.  Rachael assured me that God forgives.  I'm sure if He ate one of those bars, He would certainly understand.

We also had Yogurt Chicken (as I call it) and no Janeen, mine didn't look like hers either.  I really don't know how they got theirs to look like that.  I did do about 10 minutes under the broiler to brown mine up.  The general family vote was to please do it again.  I only had vanilla Greek yogurt and next time I will definitely use the plain.  Outside of that, we found it to be very yummy.

Do you want to check out some other yummy possibilities I've found?  Click the Follow me on Pinterest button at the bottom.  Look under Deliciousness for all of the grand possibilities I have on deck for some day.  One day.  I promise.

Over and out.  Must shuttle on and sell things to the public.  I display and sell stuff.  They pay me.  It's a nice arrangement we have.  :)

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