Friday, December 6, 2013

7 Quick Takes Friday (Vol. 14)

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Last Saturday was Small Business Saturday.  We were on our way home from West Virginia, so I was not able to partake, but I wrote a lovely post about it, spotlighting Franklin's General Store in Hyattsville, Maryland.  You may be thinking to yourself right now, if you are a regular reader, that you don't remember such a post.  That's because I wrote it for another blog, whose name I will not mention here, but for whom I provide my writerly services for free.  Despite the fact that I gave the editor a week's notice and previewed the post with him ahead of time, it did not run.  Despite the fact that I made a special trip to take pictures, it did not run.  This is very frustrating.  I think that said blog may not be receive any of my pearls of wisdom in the near future.

On that note, did you hear the one about the writer who died of exposure?  It is hard, when you are an amateur writer such as myself, to bypass writing opportunities that provide no financial benefit, but get the name out there.  I am wondering, though, if I am selling myself short in this respect.   Sure, if it's something I really want to do, great, but if not, I think it's time to stop giving it away, ya know?

I've been toying with adding a regular link-up to my blog where people can share their parenting success stories.  I hesitate because I don't want to come off as thinking that I have it all figured out.  If you've been to my house lately and nearly died from stepping on a Lego, you know this is not true.  But...while its funny to read about what went wrong, so many of us try so hard and succeed, even if its just for five minutes out of a very, very long day.  Writing this right now makes me think its time.  Meet you here next week for the first ever Triumph Tuesday (Or some such, if I can think of a better name.  Suggestions welcome.)

I considered giving up blogging for Advent, but I realized that my posts have been pretty sparse lately anyway, so then I considered ramping up my blogging for Advent, but that clearly hasn't happened, so it looks like maintaining the status quo it is. 

If you know me in the real world (not the internet one), you probably know that I loves me some crossword puzzles.  I get this from my dad.   I tell myself that time spent puzzling is not wasted, as it is clearly necessary for maintaining my mental acuity.  Since I am forced to talk about poop at least once a day, there may be something to this.  If only I liked jogging as much as word play, the rest of me might be as in shape as my gray matter.

I believe I just heard a summons from the crib of one Isabel Joan, so its time to wrap up the not-at-all quick takes.

My mom is coming tomorrow!  And that is all.

1 comment:

  1. I've been here and it's been lovely. Smooches to all. MAMO