Monday, September 26, 2016

Random Summer Reflections // And a Very Random Game

I figured it was about time for me to give you an update on what's been going on in my life as I'm sure you've all been dying to know.  (How do I reckon that, you ask?  Well, it stands to reason.  When one lives the sort of extraordinary and exciting life I live,  people are bound to want to hear about it.   Common sense, folks.) (And no, that bit about my life being exciting was not a lie.  It was sarcasm.)

Right.  So I shall be dividing this post into sections as I did with another such post back in March.  Only this time each section shall be headed by a movie quote.  (Don't ask me why.  I just get weird ideas sometimes.)  And since we're going to have movie quotes sprinkled throughout this post, I thought to myself, why not turn this into a quote game as well?  Good idea, right? 

So, if you feel inclined to play just leave a comment guessing where the quote comes from and who said it.  (10 points for every correct guess.)  Then if you wish to comment on this post in general (you know, like comment on all the witty and wonderful things I say) please leave that as a separate comment so I can publish and reply to your regular comments right away, instead of waiting until the answers to the game are announced.  Does that make sense? 

Anyway, I hope it does because I can't say it again.  Ain't nobody got time for that. 

[P.S. The title does not lie.  This truly is a very random post.   You have been warned!]
"Knittin', Zeb?"

As a matter of fact, I have been doing quite a bit of  knitting this summer.  Much more than I've done the past couple of years.  And it's been quite fun.  I hadn't realized how much I'd missed having a handwork project to work on.  Usually I make doilies, dishcloths, or potholders, but being rather tired of that (and already having way more of those things than any sensible person needs!) I decided I'd make a blanket this time.  Which was a very wise decision considering that I had a lot of cotton yarn cluttering up my hope chest, and it was about time I cleaned it out.

Here's a picture of the finished blanket.  It's a conglomeration of different colors because...
well, that's the reason I buy cotton yarn, for the colors!!  And the more the merrier, right?

Like I said, it was a wise decision, making a blanket.  However, being the orderly person I am, the colors had to go well together, and since I had some colors that just didn't mesh, and not enough of the ones that did...well, you get the picture.  I had to make a trip to the store to buy more yarn.  And my blanket, though being made to my satisfaction, did not quite fulfill the purpose of cleaning out my hope chest, as I ended up having leftovers of some of the newly purchased yarn.  So yeah, I think I have just about as much yarn cluttering up the place as I did before.  *sigh* 

"You speak as though it was something to eat."

(This quote is actually referring to babies, and I plan to talk about babies later...but for now I'm going to use this quote to continue talking about yarn.  You follow me?)

Because you see, when I was at the store looking for cotton yarn I came across this delicious, mouth-watering, scrumptiously soft, baby yarn.  And I said to myself, "I need to make a blanket out of that someday."  So when I had finished my first blanket and was beginning to feel rather lost, not having a project to work on, I remembered that yarn and made straightway to the store to purchase some. I am now working on my second blanket, and here's a picture of my progress so far.

Actually, I'm farther along now than when this picture was taken, but at least
this gives you an idea of what it looks like.

As I said to my twenty-one-year-old brother, "Isn't it yummy?"  (And my brother's reply: "Yeah.  Let's just skip the pizza and have yarn for supper instead."  Har, har.) 

"Madness in this weather.  Insane!" 

So it's been summer, right?  And summer's hot, correct?  And when summer's hot, you're hot (or I'm very much mistaken).  

Now, tell me.  When you're feeling hot do you go out looking for ways to make yourself feel hotter?  Of course not!  That would be silly, right?  

I think so. 

Which is why I'm so terribly confused as to why, on one of the hottest days of the year--when I was already as listless, and dull, and lazy, and hot as ever I could wish to be--I actually agreed to play badminton with my fourteen-year-old brother?  I don't get it. 

Sure, I protested to begin with.  Of course I did.  But in the end I said yes, and  I don't know why.  For I am not the kind of girl to do that sort of thing.  It really should have been the death of me considering the condition I was in at the time (I mean, I could barely walk, let alone run), but funnily enough, it didn't kill me!  No seriously.  I survived, and actually felt invigorated.  (Crazy, what?)  But that's not all.  I even won the game!  ME!  MYSELF! (Yes, you're right, this story is becoming quite bizarre.) But I assure you, it's true.  It was England versus the United States. Olympic level badminton.  (We sort of had Olympics on the brain.  Go figure, since we were watching it every single evening.)  And England won!  I won! I beat them all!  I was an Olympic gold medalist!  I WAS THE BEST!  I   (Let's go inside, shall we?) 

"My advice to you is get yourself a job and look after your kids."  "They're not my kids!"

Right.  So I have gotten myself a job  and I am looking after kids...though "they're not my children."  ("But they're somebody's children, Mr. Potter.") (Am I in a movie-quoting mood, or what?  How do I turn me off?)   To speak plainly, I have now begun working at a preschool, three mornings a week.  I just finished my second week and boy! am I tired.  Having to get up at 6:15 every morning is no piece of cake, especially considering that I have yet to learn the art of going to bed early the night before.  It's been good for me, though.  I know it has.

"I do wonder he did not remember the book."

I would like to announce that unlike the gentleman featured in the above quote, I have been a good lad lassie and not forgotten to check out some of the books which my blogging friends have recommended to me.  Thus far I have checked out three from the library and finished reading two of them.  (Okay, so that's not very impressive.  But it's something.) Those books were:

Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell.  It was Olivia's review that sparked my interest in this book and I'm very glad I read it.  It's not a favorite or anything but I enjoyed it. Elizabeth Gaskell is an excellent author.  She really understands people and knows how to write about feelings that are common to all of us.   If you like classic books and have never read any of hers I'd definitely recommend that you do so.

Random Elizabeth Gaskell quote

With Every Letter by Sarah Sundin.  Natalie wrote a lovely review for this book here, and after reading her thoughts on it I decided I'd better read the book myself.  I must say, it was quite good.  There were a few boring spots every now and then (didn't care for all the technical war stuff), but overall it was a sweet story.  I liked Mellie and Tom's relationship a lot.  The way they fell in love was quite refreshing coming from a Christian romance novel.  (Ahem.  The sequels were not nearly as good, though.  Sadly, I couldn't even manage to read them the whole way through.)

Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell.  I'm afraid this is the one I didn't finish. (Sooory, Jillian.)  I assure you, I had the best intentions in the world, but I quickly found that I had picked a bad time for it.  My mind just wasn't in the right frame for tackling such a large book.  So I sent it back to the library and it will have to remain on my to-read list for a while longer. 

"My father taught me that victory goes to him who takes the greatest risk."

(I told you this post was going to be random, right?)

This quote always reminds me of playing Farkel with my siblings because it happens to be my twenty-three-year-old brother's favorite line whenever we play that game.  It's his motto, and his most common explanation for why he's choosing to roll the dice one more time, when it really would be advisable for him to refrain.  (By the way, have you ever played Farkel?  It's a dice game.  5's and 1's count as  points and also any combinations you get like 3 of a kind, 4 of a kind, and stuff like that.  It's fun.  You should try it sometime.)  

So anyway, I played a few very good games of Farkel recently--one in which my older sister got the first ever 6 of kind, to my brother's and my deep chagrin.  She was super lucky that night.  And I was about as bad as I could be.  We were even playing with my dice--which was adding insult to injury.  (Traitorous dice.)  However, we had our usual witty remarks flying back and forth throughout the game, so it was quite fun and entertaining...despite my epic loss.

The traitors themselves.  Oooh! You, naughty dice! Shame for shame!
I brought up the subject of Farkel because...well, I don't know.  Why did I bring it up?  ("Because you wanted to use that quote. "  Oh.  Well...maybe.)

"I do not enjoy dancing and I'm not good at it."

That's not strictly true in my case, since I'm sure I could enjoy dancing if I would let myself, but you see, I don't let myself.  We attended my cousin's wedding earlier this month and I had the opportunity to dance, but I didn't take it.  Why?  Well, because.  '"Tis not my way or my nature" to be obliging about these sorts of things.  Puts me too much out of my element.  In the end, I confess, I almost wished I had danced, just because it did look rather fun.  But I comforted myself with the thought that there were already too many people dancing.  (Which was actually true.  I did not make that up just to ease my conscience.)

"I always wanted to be a June bride.  And have a baby right off.  In the Spring maybe."

Dreams can come true!!  Guess what, people?  I'M GETTING MARRIED!  IN JUNE!



That was just a joke.  I don't even have a boyfriend yet. ("No boyfriend?"  Miss March bursts into tears at the remembrance of her lonely, unhappy state.)  ('Hem.  Not really.) 

Anyway, where was I going with this?  Oh, yeah!  What I was meaning to say--before I so rudely interrupted myself with that poor attempt at a joke-- was that MY SISTER'S GOING TO HAVE A BABY!  Yaaaaaay! We are all very, very excited about it.  Indeed, how could we not be? BABIES ARE THE BEST!
"I fear you have long been desiring my absence.  I shall leave you now."
Whew.  Thank goodness.  I'm happy to inform you that this post is now coming to an end.  I hope you managed to get something out of all this mumbo jumbo, but if not...well, I'm sorry.  There's nothing I can do about it now.  I'll just leave you with a short poem by Mr. Ogden Nash.  (Because after all this rambling I feel a great need for some real, deep thoughts.)
The Egg
By Ogden Nash
Let's think of eggs.
They have no legs.
Chickens come from eggs,
But they have legs.
The plot thickens;
Eggs come from chickens,
But have not legs under 'em.
What a conundrum!
I hope you all had a lovely summer! 
What's one activity you indulged in a lot this past season? 
How about an activity that you associate with summer, but never actually got around to doing this year?  (For example I didn't go swimming at all, which isn't actually unheard for me, but which still seems like it ought to be a regular part of the season.) 
And for those of you who are just heading into the summer, what's one thing you're very much looking forward to doing over the next few months?
Thanks for plowing through this long and rambling epistle.  If you wish to take a crack at guessing the quotes in this post, please do!  I've included them down here for quicker reference.  Answers will be up next week sometime.  (Also, just so you know, some of the quotes come from the same movie.  'Cause I'm so creative.  ;))

1. "Knittin', Zeb?"
2. "You speak as though it was something to eat."
3. "Madness in this weather.  Insane!" 
4. "My advice to you is get yourself a job and look after your kids."  "They're not my kids!"
5. "I do wonder he did not remember the book."
6. "My father taught me that victory goes to him who takes the greatest risk."
7. "I do not enjoy dancing and I'm not good at it."
8. "I always wanted to be a June bride.  And have a baby right off.  In the Spring maybe."
9. "I fear you have long been desiring my absence.  I shall leave you now."
(P.S.  If I misquoted any of the quotes, I apologize.  It's hard to remember them word for word sometimes.)


  1. Miss March!!! How dare you distract me from school! (No, it completely wasn't my fault for checking my blogger dashboard when I should have been revising my research paper. Nope.)
    But anyway.
    I loved this post so much! It made me laugh about every three seconds (somewhat inconvenient because I'm sitting in the library. Thanks, dear). It was, in fact, just what I needed. It was perfectly lovely.

    I love the blankets! You are so talented! That yarn IS delicious! Just is.

    THAT IS INSANE. I cannot believe that you actually agreed to play because no way would I play either of my brothers in any sport (sports are so not my thing), especially in the HEAT!!! You're crazy. BUT YOU WON!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!! That is awesome. Go Miss March!!!!! (That's just amazing. I could never beat either of my brothers at badminton.)

    That sounds like such a fun job! Tiring, definitely, but fun! I love kids.

    Traitorous dice. :(

    I can relate to not dancing! :) I don't know how to dance, strictly speaking, but at church dances, it's not "real dancing" I "dance." ;)

    MISS MARCH. I was so happy for you for that 2.5 seconds! ;) Ah, well, the fact is, you're simply too good for anyone you know so far, and so you have to wait until someone who's really good enough comes along. You know, like Gilbert Blythe, Mr. Knightley, or Mr. Thornton. Someone like that. :) But that's so exciting for your sister!! And you, to have a baby niece/nephew!!!

    That poem was great. Very deep, just as you intended. :)

    One activity I indulged in a lot this past summer? Wasting time. Hahaha.

    The quote guesses are coming soon!

    I truly loved this post. Thanks. :)

    1. (Ohhh! What a deliciously long comment!! *happy dance*)

      Dear me. I AM sorry. How inconsiderate of me. ;) (Why of course it wasn't your fault! Putting aside one's research paper in order to check one's blog is just a natural way of things. You couldn't help it. Heehee.)

      Aww. I'm so glad you enjoyed this. (Haha. I really was making things difficult for you that day, wasn't I? Sorry about that. ;)) Really? Awesome!! :D

      Hehe. Well, I don't know about that. Considering that it's probably about the simplest knitting pattern there is--the same stitch the whole way across--and that I still go running to my mom whenever I make a significant mistake...yeah. I'm not quite sure talent has anything to do with it at all. Haha! Thanks, though. At least it looks impressive. ;)

      I know, right? Where was my BRAIN?! Sports aren't really my thing either, though surprisingly enough I do actually enjoy playing badminton sometimes. Thanks for the congratulations! :) (*clears throat* Yeah, well. The part of the story I didn't mention was that I played my brother two times since then and lost each time! So apparently, under ordinary circumstances, I can't usually beat my brothers, either. Heh.)

      Yes, it is rather fun actually. Some days are more fun than others, though. :)

      That's it exactly. I'm just so extremely awesome the guys can't even begin to measure up to me. Hahaha. ;P (Aww, yes. Gilbert and Mr. Knightley and Mr. Thornton. WHERE ARE YOU GUYS?!)

      Wasn't it, though? I love deep stuff like that. ;)

      HAHAHA! Wasting time? I LIKE that answer! :D

      Oh, yay! Thanks for playing!

      Thank you so much for your sweet comment, Rae!! It made my day. Truly. :)

  2. 1. "Knittin', Zeb?"
    Ooohh, this seems so familiar. But I simply cannot recall.

    2. "You speak as though it was something to eat."
    Anne of Green Gables: The Sequel, Mrs. Harris, to Pauline (I think.)

    3. "Madness in this weather. Insane!"
    Emma, Frank Churchill

    4. "My advice to you is get yourself a job and look after your kids." "They're not my kids!"
    No clue.

    5. "I do wonder he did not remember the book."
    Emma, Harriet Smith

    6. "My father taught me that victory goes to him who takes the greatest risk."

    7. "I do not enjoy dancing and I'm not good at it."
    Emma, Mr. Knightley (?)

    8. "I always wanted to be a June bride. And have a baby right off. In the Spring maybe."
    Oh, dear, again, this sounds so familiar but I cannot place it. :(

    9. "I fear you have long been desiring my absence. I shall leave you now."
    Pride and Prejudice, Mr. Darcy, the scene where I almost cry and where I fall completely in love with Mr. Darcy because he's so sweet.


    1. Yeees! Mr. Daaarrcy! How could anyone not love him?

      Thanks for playing, Rae!! :D

  3. Yay! You posted again! *high-five* :D

    Wow, you really have a talent for knitting, Miss March. :) They're both so very pretty! I don't think I'd EVER be able to knit like that. As a matter of fact, I can't really knit at all. I tried it once. (And never again. Ahem.) My little sister is going through a knitting phase right now (well, who knows - maybe it's not just a 'phase'!) so I leave that to her. ;)

    Haha, your badminton game. XD I'm pretty awful at that. (I used to think I was pretty awful at EVERY sport, but it's really weird because lately I've played a random game of sport and actually wasn't too bad at it - and had people telling me so. Who knew I could shoot a ball into a hoop?! I didn't. :P) That said, pretty sure I've never won a game of badminton in my life, so my hat is off to you, (and England)!

    Wow, working at a preschool would be... rough. Hard, to say the least. So, you like working with children, then? :) I'm actually not the greatest at that. I mean, I like children and I play with them when the situation arises (I babysat some kids I hadn't met before two weeks ago during a prayer meeting at 'church') but I'm not a natural. Sometimes I get little children following me around (you know, when they continually want to play with you) but generally speaking I'm not the first person they go to. ;)

    Congratulations on reading 3 books. Well, 2 and a bit, haha. It's harder than it sounds, I understand. I struggle reading lots as well, but that's not exactly a bad thing. I generally get to read a little every day.

    I've never played Farkel, but I've played games (such as Pontoon) where you risk going in again (oh, and I've played Risk for that matter) and getting double or nothing kinda thing. Most of the time I'm a play it safe kinda girl, but occasionally I'll go all out, hehe. ;D

    Oh, I think you should have danced. ;) It's so much fun, and you don't have to be good at it to enjoy it! Who's judging your dancing, anyway! But I won't push that, 'cause regret never helps anything, ha. Next time, I think you should take the opportunity. :D


    Wow. That egg poem got REALLY deep. You almost lost me there.

    One activity I indulged in a lot during winter... well, I'd probably say drinking peppermint tea, only that's not an activity. ;D Um, playing frisbee, I think was the most dominant activity type thing I did.

    I didn't go ice skating this winter, which I would sometimes do with friends!

    I'm VERY MUCH looking forward to swimming, going to the beach and getting a tan, haha! XD (Well, no, I've already got a tan. A better one is what I mean.)

    Well, I'll take a crack at the quotes, so I'll end this comment for now. :)

    ~Miss Meg

    1. I think the pictures make it look more impressive than it really is. Because to be honest, that's a very simple knitting pattern, and it's about the only one I know how to do, too. If I was a real knitter I'd knit sweaters and socks and complicated things like that...but no. That would be far beyond my powers. :)

      Haha. Thanks. It was pretty impressive, considering that I'm not in the habit of winning at that game. I know, right? It's so funny how that works. We get it into our heads that we don't enjoy sports and could never be good at them. Period. And then we get the chance to play and find that it's actually fun...and doable!! Haha!

      I guess I do enjoy working with children, though I have to admit I'm rather surprised by that myself. Because sometimes I don't feel very comfortable around kids--like I don't know what to say to them or how to react and stuff like that. I don't think I would be considered a natural, either. But thankfully the preschool has been pretty fun so far. Which is a blessing.

      You're doing better than me then. I haven't picked up the book I'm currently reading in days! I really need to do better at that.

      Haha. You sound like me. Yeah, every now and then you can go all out, but not all the time!! That's much too great of a risk. ;)

      I know. I really should have. Maybe I'll be a brave girl next time and just do it!

      YOU PLAY FRISBEE?!!! Okay, so you can be glad you don't live around here or my brothers would be after you to join their team. Because Frisbee is THE sport around our house. It's almost a bit excessive. Get this. I tossed the Frisbee around with my brothers ONE time and they were already making plans for me to become a regular player on Friday nights. Haha!

      Well, I hope you have a WONDERFUL summer!! Have fun swimming and tanning and all that good stuff! :D

      Thank you for another lovely comment, my dear! <3

      ~Miss March

  4. 1. I don't know that one. What on earth is Zeb short for, I wonder? :P (Zebra? *snort*)
    2. That's from Anne of Green Gables: the Sequel and I'm pretty sure Marilla Cuthbert says that one. ;D
    3. That's from Emma 2009 and Frank Churchill obviously cannot abide heat.
    4. It sounds strangely familiar but maybe that's just me. I don't really know it.
    5. Emma 2009 and Harriet Smith says, in her worried, puzzled voice. ;)
    6. Grr, I can't think what this is! It sounds like it's off Maverick, haha, but I don't think it is...
    7. Emma 2009 (can I guess what your favourite movie is? ;D) and dear Mr. Knightley says this one. (Only he IS good at it.)
    8. Um, don't think I know that one. Maybe Anne Shirley says it, haha.
    9.Oh wow this sounds SSOOO familiar. I think I've heard quotes similar to this in a number of movies. (In the Scarlet Pimpernel, that Baron tells Marguerite something similar at her party. Only it's more like, "I've been causing you distress and I'll bid you farewell.") Um um um. THINK THINK THINK. Argh! I don't know! I give up. I don't know. :P

    ~Miss Meg

    1. Zebra? Haha! Now that would be a name I'd be happy not to call my own! ;) I'm guessing it's probably short for Zebediah, or something like that. :)

      Thanks for playing, Miss Meg!

  5. First off, your knitting. IT'S SO GOOD. I need to knit more. I'm actually thinking of knitting a scarf for my mom for Christmas, but shh. Don't tell her. :P

    Hahaha!! Your badminton story. :D Good job!!!

    Wow, working at a preschool? That's so cool...but oh, it must be tiring. I mean...little kids. :P So. Much. Energy.

    Oh, I'm SO glad you read WEL and liked it!!! (But oh. My. Yes. The sequels. Absolutely horrid stuff.)

    Okay, I admit my heart stopped for a moment when I read that line about you getting married. I BELIEVED YOU FOR HALF A SECOND. Oh, Miss March and her jokes....
    But oh!! You're going to be an aunt! I'm so very happy for your sister. Tell her I send my congratulations! (If you care to. She may not want congratulations from a stranger on the internet. ;))

    One thing I hoped to do a lot of this summer was go to the lake. We went once. ;P Ah well. :)

    Lovely post, my dear!!! :D

    ps. I'm not going to play the game, only because I only recognized about 3 or 4 quotes...I think. :) Sorry!

    1. My lips are sealed. ;) (That sounds like a marvelous idea for a present, by the way. Handmade presents are the best!)

      Well, thank you! *bows*

      Yes, indeed. In fact, there was one day when I came home saying to myself, "Do I really want to be corralling all these kids three mornings a week?" Haha. ;)

      YES! It really was a lovely story. I'm so glad you recommended it. :D (Oh, but I know! The sequels! What went wrong there??)

      Hahahaha. I shouldn't joke about stuff like that, should I? Nobody will believe me when it's the real thing. ;)

      Oh, I'm sure my sister will greatly appreciate the congratulations. I'll have to tell her next time I see her. :)

      Aww. That's too bad about the lake. Maybe next year will be a better year for that. :)


      No problem at all!! I know you've got a lot of things to catch up on. Thank you SO much for your comment! (And just so you know, I have started responding to your email, and I'm hoping to finish it this week and get it sent to you. :))

    2. Heehee, thank you. :D

      I'm sure you must have funny stories from your job. Hey, maybe you could do a blog post about it! (But only if you want to. No pressure, of course. :))

      I'm so happy you enjoyed it. :) Did you like Tom? He's one of my absolutely favorite heroes. (but I think you already knew that...)
      (I could hardly stand some scenes in the third sequel. I skimmed a lot. :P)

      Heehee! Well, I'm sure you'll show us some convincing proof when it is the real thing. Like a picture of your ring or such. :D

      Yay! :)

      I hope so, too. :)

      Glad you understand!!

    3. Well, if you think such a post would be interesting to read, maybe I will do that sometime. :)

      Yes, I liked Tom. He was sweet. I love how he was so faithful to Annie even while he was attracted to Mellie. And that end scene where he finally meets her? Dawwww. I had to read it over a couple times, it was so much fun! (Haha. Yeah, I guess I did know you liked Tom. ;))
      (Yeah. So disappointing. :P)

      That's true. I guess I'll manage to find some way of proving my sincerity. Haha. ;)

    4. Yes, indeed! I would certainly enjoy it. :)

      Awww, yes. <3 They're just SO sweet!

    5. Thanks, Natalie. I'll keep that idea filed away for future reference. :)

      Oh, they are indeed. Very sweet. :)

  6. I have been trying to find time to comment on this post but for the moment I can only submit my guesses and return again as soon as possible! But comment sneak-peek Cordy LOVED IT!!

    1. "Knittin', Zeb?" = No idea...
    2. "You speak as though it was something to eat." = Nope, not a clue.
    3. "Madness in this weather. Insane!" = Frank Churchill, Emma
    4. "My advice to you is get yourself a job and look after your kids." "They're not my kids!" = The Apple-Dumpling Gang?, can't remember the characters.
    5. "I do wonder he did not remember the book." = Harriet Smith, Emma
    6. "My father taught me that victory goes to him who takes the greatest risk." = I got nothin'.
    7. "I do not enjoy dancing and I'm not good at it." = Mr. Knightley! Emma
    8. "I always wanted to be a June bride. And have a baby right off. In the Spring maybe." = Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Dorcas? I think.
    9. "I fear you have long been desiring my absence. I shall leave you now." = "Mr. Darcy of all men!" ;) Pride and Prejudice.

    This was an awesome idea by the way. And you say you have no talent for such things. Poppycock! :D


    1. Thank you so much for playing, Cordy!! I loved reading your answers.

      (Poppycock? HAHA! I just saw the last bit of your comment now and that word totally made me smile! :D)

  7. MISS MARCH!!!! (I'm finally stealing a minute to comment!) This was terrific!! You are so naturally funny and you have the best stories to share! :D

    Your knitting is great! I'm so jealous. I'm more of a small project crochet girl. But I wish I had the patience for blankets and such. Your colors are well matched!

    I hope you enjoy this new job! Ahem about this line, "especially considering that I have yet to learn the art of going to bed early the night before." I'm sorry, I can't relate at all...;P Hehehe.

    Loved the practice wedding announcement because, naturally, you can still end up getting married in June! :D :D You made me laugh and you almost had me!

    It's funny you mentioned it because I haven't been swimming this summer either. Like at all--I hadn't thought of that until you mentioned it. Huh. O_O

    A thoroughly enjoyable post, Miss March!!


    1. Thanks, Cordy! I'm delighted that you enjoy my stories, because I love telling them! :)

      You crochet? (Maybe I already knew that...) But anyway, what sort of things do you crochet?

      Oh, that's right. You wouldn't know anything about that would you? I knew that. ;D Haha! (How you do make me laugh!)

      *gleeful chuckle*

      Oh, poor us. Maybe next summer we'll have better luck. (Though, actually, I've found as I've gotten older that even when I do have the opportunity to swim I don't always take it. Sheer laziness, I expect.)

      So glad you liked it, Cordy! And thank YOU for a most enjoyable comment! :D

      ~Miss March

  8. Ooohhhh….such lovely colours in the blanket, Miss March! You knit beautifully :)

    Hehe, congratulations on winning your badminton game ;)

    You got a job! With little children! Awww….so adorable!! <3 Glad to hear it’s going well :)

    I tried With Every Letter and Gone with the Wind too! Loved With Every Letter, but Gone with the Wind seemed too mature for me, so I didn’t finish it :) I’ll just wait awhile before trying it again. Oh dear, the sequels to With Every Letter wasn’t as good? How so?

    OH MY GOODNESS. MISS MARCH. You made me squeal, and it’s close to midnight too! xD I clapped my hands and went “SHE’S GETTING MARRIED!!!!” and then read further down your post. Haha, well, you tricked me, and very well too ;) But CONGRATULATIONS to your sister! So happy to hear there’s going to be a new addition to your family! :) And yes, babies are the bestest! <3

    Really enjoyed this post!!!

    1. Why, thank you! :)

      Haha. Thanks. It was quite a feat, really. ;)

      Yup. I'm rather surprised by how much I'm enjoying it, actually. It really is going quite well.

      Yeah. I just couldn't quite get into Gone with the Wind. Maybe someday. We'll see. You've read With Every Letter, too?!! Yay! I'm glad you liked it. :) Well, the thing I liked most about With Every Letter was that it didn't read like a typical Christian romance. The love story seemed more realistic and not so...I don't know. Silly? The sequels, however, struck me as very typical. And I just didn't care for the characters as much. I guess they kind of annoyed me. :P Have you ever read the sequels?

      Aww. You were excited for me? Dear me, I feel like a heel making you all excited for no reason. (I shouldn't play tricks like that, should I? ;)) Thanks for being happy for my sister. :) Babies really are SO wonderful. Life would be very dull without the anticipation of a new baby, wouldn't it?

      Thank you so much for your comments, Blessing! (We must have been on the computer at the same time last night because I saw your comments just before signing off. They were a nice end to my day!!)

  9. All I know is that 9 is Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Thanks for the game!!!

    1. Did you mean 8? Because 8 is actually the quote from Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, so I'm thinking maybe you just wrote 9 accidentally. Am I right? :) Thanks so much for playing! :D