Friday, November 13, 2009

Randomosity and Inspiration

Piles and piles of papers. They seem to sum up my life pretty well.

In the first two pictures I was working on a filing system for the songs we're putting together with our worship team in Manteo. And the third picture shows our home school stuff stacked on the kitchen table.

Um. Apart from that brief and illuminating explanation, I really had no good reason for showing you those pictures except for the fact that I took them and really hated for them to go to waste.

So thank you for being a part of the "Helping Pictures Not Go To Waste" Task Force Team. I just don't know how I'd get along without you all. (I mean, "Y'all.)

Speaking of "y'all," I just wondered how everyone spells that word. I had a friend on Facebook who says that everyone usually spells it "ya'll" but that was wrong. Actually, I am one of "those" people who has always spelled it "ya'll" and so I guess I've always been wrong. (That gives me a nice warm feeling. Always. Wrong.)

Anyway, does anyone have the gen-u-INE spelling for it?

Boy, this is certainly a random post. (You don't have to agree. Out loud.) Sometimes randomness is called for though, early in the morning, before I've had my first cup of coffee.

Except that I don't drink coffee. Except that I hate, loathe and despise coffee. Except that I also hate iced tea. Which in the South, makes you a highly suspicious person.

Which is really random. Which seems to be the theme of this whole entire post.

Have any of you guessed yet that I have nothing to say? And that I'm taking a long time to say it?

Yes? You have?

Okay then. Maybe I should just stop saying what I don't have to say and go and start packing something. Or re-arranging a stack of papers. Or organizing music for the weekend. Or correcting Sarah's math pages from yesterday. Or putting together my grocery items for our trip. Or eating the rest of the candy corn I bought on sale.

Y'all (ya'll?) have a good day now, hear?


P.S. Just because I feel really bad about the fact that you dropped by here today and got nothing but a large-ish dose of randomosity, I am including for your inspirational reading two quotes that I gave to Nathan quite a few years ago.

He taped them to the back of his bedroom door and they have hung there for a long, long time. In fact, the quote on the larger paper, which I gave him about seven years ago, even made the trip from our last house and got re-taped to the door in this house.

I gave him that one to encourage him to be faithful to practice the two things that have been the most important to him in his growing up years--basketball and drums.

(Quote is by Ed Macauley--former NBA player)

The second one I clipped out of a magazine and gave to him when he was discouraged about practicing and trying so very hard at basketball and still playing against guys who were better than him. I didn't ask him to tape it to his door but he did it anyway. Nice to have a son who actually thinks his mom gives him fairly okay advice.

This quote is certainly not just about basketball. It's a good quote of encouragement for all of us, whatever we might be doing.

The basketball playing, drum thumping, quotation reading son of my heart.

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njcmema said...


you-all  /yuˈɔl, yɔl/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [yoo-awl, yawl] Show IPA
–pronoun Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S. (used in direct address to two or more persons, or to one person who represents a family, organization, etc.): You-all come back now, hear? Tell your mother it's time you-all came to visit us.

Yes, I've been doing it wrong all these years also!

Any house update?

Angie said...

I've always spelled it y'all because it's a contraction of you and all. My husband sometimes does the contraction you'll for it and I tell him he can't....that contraction already stands for you will! Drives me crazy!

Saffyres said...

I's "yall" no apostrophes anywhere because nothing's left out. Just yall. And when you're talking to a whole group of people, it becomes "all yall." Contrary to popular Hollywood-esqe belief, "yall" is never used for a single person.

I was raised in the South, and "yall" is still a part of my daily vocabulary, no matter how hard I try to dump it.

I know several linguists who love this word because it's more descriptive, appropriate, and accurate than "you guys."

Stefanie in St. Louis

Anonymous said...

I agree with Stefanie, I think it's "yall" because no letters are left out! I grew up in GA, so I say "yall" all the time.

I've sinced lived in FL and PA. Whenever I say "yall", then next question to me is always "where are you from???"

I live near Pittsburgh now and they say "yins" instead of "yall". I haven't been able to figure that one out yet!

Hunker, PA

Melanie said...

I hate iced tea, too. AND, I will only drink coffee if it has lots of cream and sugar in it. AND, being from the south, I get those suspicious looks, too.

amysahoot said...

Hi Becky. It is y'all except I try not to be proper southern cause I don't know if I really am southern, but I do LOVE really sweet Tea,I am from southwest Missouri.
Also, I absolutely love that Coca Cola chair in Nathans room.

Anonymous said...

I would say it's "yall" also...
and "all yall"... :)

Karo said...

Hey Miss Becky! I have always spelled it y'all since it is a contraction of you and all.