Saturday, May 30, 2009

After the Rain...

God in His wisdom made the fly
And then forgot to tell us why.
~Ogden Nash, "The Fly"

....come the mosquitoes! LOL... DH decided to mow last night after the rain stopped (yes, it was still wet, no he didn't care), so was out about 7ish and I swear he was followed by clouds of bugs. I suppose they didn't eat much the past few days while the rain fell and were making up for lost time. Yikes!

Was reading Jen's blog yesterday (see, Jen... told you I was lurking, lol) and she's going to start doing Local Love Fridays -- she'll be highlighting small, locally owned businesses in her area. And, I thought that was a cool idea. So, although my local area isn't as big as Ann Arbor, I'm going to give it a try. I'll consider all of NH my "local area". That's fair, right? I mean, I'll bet NH isn't that much bigger than Ann Arbor, lol. My DD finds it amusing that the population of L.A. is higher than our entire state's.

In any case, maybe some of you might be interested in doing the same. In this sluggish economy, it helps to give the little guys a boost.


Last weekend, Judy and I took a little time off over at the LASR/WC site -- we did was was urgent, but let the rest sit. Neither of us has done that in... um... ::scratches head:::... forever?

And now I realize why. Why, when I only took three days "off", do I feel three weeks behind? LOL... So, if I haven't had time to comment on your blogs, that's why. I'm reading when I can, and will be by the moment I have time to breathe.

So, I'm working this weekend. What are YOU up to?


You Are Thick-Skinned

People may not always love you, but that's totally fine.

You're happy with who you are, and you don't really crave outside approval.

You love yourself, and that's the most important thing. You have high self esteem.

And because you don't care what other people think, they tend to like you a lot!

LOL... this is about half right...



Ceri Hebert said...

Going yard saling this morning. First time in years, now I don't work Saturdays anymore. Then I have to, at some point to laundry. Joy.

Good idea about promoting local businesses. There are plenty around there that deserve it.

Website. Oy, I really need to learn how to manage my own. But Front Page is like a foreign language to me. So much to do though. And I'd like to change the appearance.

Have a good day!

Allie Boniface said...

Hey...look at your new blog template! I like it :)

MomJane said...

This pretty much fits. How do they do it?

You Are Medium-Skinned

You can be sensitive at times, but that's totally normal.
Your sensitivity means you can be empathetic and compassionate, even if you're a bit thin-skinned.

You take what people think into account but you try not to let it get to you.
It's hard not to take things personally, but you do your best.

Tori Lennox said...

Do not get me started on mosquitoes!!!

Dru said...

I'm back from the Book Expo and I had a blast. From what I'm hearing this year was a bit lowkeyed compared to the previous years and not a lot of goodies were given out. I did score some romance books and met a couple of authors.

Now I'm home to read, relax and enjoy the sun.

re quiz: I'm thick-skinned.

Brandy said...

Yuck on the mosquitos! I hope you get some sun today. I am thin-skinned. I already knew that. *G*

I hope you have a fabulous day!

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Oh, Marianne, I'd love it if you joined! And I agree that local "area" works just fine.

I hope you're having a lovely weekend and that Dd did well for DD!