A very solemn and penitential Lent to you all. Who’s still feeling the effects of cramming thousands of grams of sugar into their bodies up until 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday? Withdrawal Wednesday and onto Good Intentions Thursday, followed by I Can’t Believe I Need To Fast Again Friday.
Anyway, I got my Lenten affairs in order and I should give you a heads up I’ll only be posting twice a week during Lent, and not on Fridays. So if your sun rises and sets on my Quick Takes, I’m sorry. (I don’t really believe it does for most, but if you happen to be my solitary stalker I feel like I should give you fair warning.) And it’s not because I used up all my funny blogging ideas in February…no, way….uh… I’ve still got lots of great material in the ol’ drafts folder I can’t wait to pull out. (The fact that I’m reduced to using adjectives like ol’ should not be construed as a red flag. Kelly’s still got it!)
On tap for today is random pics from our Fat Tuesday / Shrove Tuesday / Mardi Gras / Pancake Day / Faschnaut Day, interspersed with my answers to questions readers have left me. Some bloggers have a Q & A page, but I thought I could just tackle some of them in a post. If I didn’t answer your questions, be sure to leave it in the comments and I’ll get back to you or harvest it at some future time for another post COUGH writersblock COUGH.
“Canadian bacon? What a joke. Ammiright??” – Jenna
Absolutely. No one in their right mind likes Canadian bacon unless it’s on Eggs Benedict. I have it on authority from an actual Canadian, that they don’t like it much up north either.
“My word, are your kids really good actors or are they just used to your antics?” -Christine
I bribe my children with food, money, a reduction in school work on an increase in computer time to get their assistance; Addie being the most cooperative, and Byron the least. I had to pay Addie a whole dollar to get her to take my cover photo for Livin’ #2 cause it was like, ten degrees out.
“Perhaaaaaps as an april fool’s joke for your blog this year, you might consider putting together some [Stich Fixings] boxes for auction? It would be epic. Make it a homeschool assignment for the kids?” -Rosie
While funny, that actually sounds like a lot of work, and I don’t think I have enough cash on hand to motivate the kids to participate in that, even for home economics (or is it “consumer sciences” now?) credit. Maybe everyone could send me more boxes of clothes and I’ll post them. Seriously, I’ll wear anything you send (except a string bikini). Whadaya say?
“I think I’ve asked this before: I own that dress. What shoes do you wear with it?” -Jen
You have, but I don’t know if I answered so BOOKMARK THIS POST, then you’ll never forget. I wear knee-high brown leather boots.
“What can’t pudding cure? -Andrea”
Tetanus, polio, measles, venereal disease; quite a lot actually. Please make sure you see a doctor for those things.
“Do you want me to die of laughter? -Heather”
No. I’m pretty sure that would be a mortal sin. Also, I don’t have a large readership so any time I lose someone, it leaves a gaping hole in my stats….I mean heart.
“If it’s going to be cold, it might as well snow, right? -Francine”
You can just leave now. Gaping hole be damned.
“Once someone starts reading your blog, is there a way to stop… like, for dinner? -Nancy”
I pretty sure there’s a 12 step program out there somewhere that can help you.
“This Kelly lady *SAYS* she lives in New Jersey, but how do we really know that? -Micaela”
Surveillance? Hire a private detective? Become a stalker? Where there’s a will there’s a way!
That should cover the basics. Did I leave out anything important? While you’re pondering that, be sure to swing back to Like Mother, Like Daughter for prettier pics and better answers to all the problems pudding can’t cure….except malaria. Seriously, you need a doctor for that.