Well, in actuality, I don't really want you to "move along" because, as always, you are welcome to camp out here at Smithellaneous as long as your little (or big) heart desires.
However, the "There's nothing to see here" part is pretty accurate.
I have spent over two hours today starting (and discarding) two different entries. Each time, I got sorta impatient with them and thought, "Hmmmm. There's nothing to see here."
So if I'm not liking my own writing very much, I would certainly not be fond of foisting it upon my fine and fabulous friends.
The truth of the matter is that life is sort of closing in on me at the moment. I'm feeling slightly discouraged, quasi-depressed and a tad bit soggy in spirit which simply means that writing inspiring and/or funny words is a bit of a challenge.
And so . . . if a picture is worth a thousand words, I'll sign off with a few pictures, just so you're sure to get your money's worth from your visit here today.
As far as pictures go, I know that I usually post pictures of Sarah on her web page but since Snowy is also in the picture, I figured that maybe I could get away with posting them here on the family page instead. If anyone has a problem with those particular improper posting procedures, you shall be whipped twenty times with a wet noodle. So take THAT!
Okay. Moving right along . . .
Sarah was in the midst of sorting the laundry and obviously thought she needed an assistant. I'm not real certain that Snowy was thrilled about the whole endeavor but he tried to be a good sport.
He even managed to pose manfully for the inevitable mommy-taken photo. (Or at least as manfully as a fluffy white doggie can possibly pose while being carried around in a laundry basket by a GIRL!)
Here is a similiar photo except this time it features The Dithering Mother in the Mirror. (That sounds like the title of an opera.)
Snowy was at long last rescued from the laundry basket by the lovely fair maiden and is now contemplating a lifetime of therapy to get over the trauma and indignity of the Laundry Basket Incident Of 2009. Poor fella.
Alrighty then. Two things in closing:
1. All entries for the give away are due by midnight Saturday. Um. Not that I'll be awake at that time, or anything.
2. Becky from the UK asked the difference between a thrift store and a consignment store.
As a rule, consignment stores sell things on behalf of customers, with the consignment store and customer dividing up the proceeds according to a certain percentage. Therefore, consignment stores are more expensive to shop at because they are trying to make some money for their consignors as well as themselves.
At a thrift store, however, merchandise is usually just donated outright and the people who donate don't receive any money. Therefore, the selling price can be a lot less. And usually (but not always) the proceeds from thrift stores go to help the needy.
I'm now going to take my "soggy in spirit" self away. See ya soon!