I like to read. I like to write. I like to laugh. Am I always grammatically correct? Heaven's NO. Do I stick commas here, there and everywhere. Yep- I sure do. Do I get intimidated every time I post an update for fear others will think I am an uneducated Bimbo? Pretty much. Do I worry I will offend others? Most of the time (see Bimbo remark). Do I want others to like my ramblings? It is high on my list of wants to be perfectly honest. I write because it makes me happy. I could stick it all on paper and tuck it away in a shabby, worn out journal...that is an option. An option that has worked for many, many years.
Why am I telling you this? Well, because today I was handed a complement. No, that is an understatement, I was compared to Erma Bombeck. You realize, that is better than being compared to Mother Theresa. Well, it is for a mommy blogger, I can promise you that. Do you know who she is? She was an American Columnist/Author that found humor in life and made a career off the observations of her family in suburbia. Her humor was "timeless" because she based it on relationships and everyday aggravations. Here is a quote from her "What's with you men? Would hair stop growing on your chest if you asked directions somewhere?" Sounds like something I would say... doesn't it?
Now, I was not told this "directly". In my family that is not necessary. Our grapevine is strong and rather impressive... so I know it is on the up and up. That said I would like to publicly thank Charlotte...I wish I was better prepared for a thank you speech...(looks from side to side and reaches into bra to pull out a crinkled piece of paper)
This is so unexpected. I can never thank you enough for making me smile and encouraging me to continue on with something I truly love. Up until a few moments ago, I was having a "kinda" bad day... I woke up and an xl top was tight. It made me grumpy... but then .... then ... you happened. I wanted to say... "thanks and you humble me"... I mean , you didn't humble enough to stop writing about how great you think I am... but I think "humbled" comes in levels... ( clears throat mmmhmmm) ...Don't you? ( giggle).
All kidding aside... Thank you Charlotte...(and your check is in the mail..)