Wednesday, June 16, 2010


I've had another whirlwind busy day, starting with work.  My is starting to get in the way of my blogging!  I usually have at least a free hour (totalled) to do my posting, but things have been hopping and I've had a few emergencies to tend to along the way.

This will be whirlwind quick and I'll do one on my usual blather blah blah posts tomorrow.  But I just have to first thank you all for the positive response to my giveaway!  I'm delighted that so many of you have signed on and hope for more before the deadline Friday at midnight.  I'll definitely do 2 PB2 jars in the giveaway as many want to try it.  I'm really excited about it now and glad you guys are interested in the bags.  It will be great to find happy homes for them, and then I can get back to doing some new ones, thereby using some of my rather extensive yarn stash.  I'm addicted to more than just food, folks!  I've also been hankerin' to do some sock knitting again, so moving this inventory is win win for blogger and recipients.

The only other thing I want to say tonight is that I just hit my 100th follower!  This is very exciting, but I have a confession to make.  Recall that I have an extra bird back in the nest this week, as Chicago based Stephen is here for a visit.  He heard me say something to hubby about my blog, and said, "Mom, I look at your blog every once in awhile.  I'd probably look more but the subject matter doesn't interest me that much."  (I guess not, being that he is tall and skinny - think string bean-esque, plus I'm his mother and of a certain age...)  But an idea was planted..."Hey Stephen, why don't you become my 100th follower??"  He was as enthusiastic as if I'd asked him to drink a cup of hemlock laced with H1N1 virus.  But with continued cajoling, and finally holding him at gunpoint, he acquiesced and put me into 3 digit territory!  Thanks Steve!  Even though I know you'll probably never look at this blog again!  Now I'm trying to get Mark, #2 son, to be my 101th, but he's a hard sell and I'm not counting on it.  Why do I get obsessed with these numbers??!!??  Does hoodwinking my son make me a blogger cheater?

My food has not been very good last night or today.  Dinner out both nights and a homemade cake at work for someone's birthday today...baked by a co-worker's mom who makes the most amazing cakes ever.  If you're going to over-ingest, one of her cakes is ecstatic moaning and groaning calorie-worthy.  (Reminds me of Elaine Benes on Seinfeld determining if dates were "sponge worthy", when those contraceptives went off the market and she was bogarting a supply for only the most premium men.)  Anyway, tomorrow will be better, and I'm swimming for my work out tomorrow.  Can't wait!

That's it for tonight.  If you haven't checked out the giveaway, you can do so here.  Sleep tight everyone.
Hugs from the blogger cheater :-]


  1. Anonymous16 June, 2010

    That is so cute. Congrats on the 100 who cares how you have to get it :)

  2. Congrats on 100, and that it's your son does make it so special. It would be fun to see some comments from him..... What do you think the chances of that are?

    I like your title!

  3. You are crackin' me up about your followers! :) I love it. I'm not surprised you had so much interest in your bags...they are wonderful. Happy knitting. I keep telling myself I'm going to get lessons from my neighbor...
    Have a great workout tomorrow!

  4. Grats on the 100th follower. You can count me as 101 since I read in my rs reader.

  5. Leslie, congrats on your 100! Work harder on that stubborn boy!

  6. Great attitude! Tomorrow will be better! Nice on the swimming, I wish I could do it more!

  7. Congratulations on 100 followers! Too funny about your son - I know my boys read my blog but they are not I have something to hound them about, lol!

    Oh, and I hate it when work interferes with blogging! Hope you get un-busy soon!

  8. Anonymous17 June, 2010

    Ohhhh, cakes. I love cake. I've been dreading Sunday like one dreads the dentist. There will be cake--not jsut any old cake, mind you--but BIRTHDAY CAKE! I'm sure it's some sort of major social blunder to refuse birthday cake. And it's cake for my own two sons--what kind of mother would I be? groan. Cake.

    Love the bags! :D


  9. Hehe! I always get excited when I get a new follower to my blog. :o)

    I wished there was a way (if there is, I don't know about it!) to bring up their profiles so I can visit any blog they have, rather then just getting info about blogs they've recently started following... It's only if and when they post a comment that I can trace back to their blog via their profile!

  10. Hi Leslie. Hope you have a good swim :)

    Bearfriend xx