March Forth

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HIGHLIGHTS FOR THIS MONTH

  • Big dog – March 5, 2015
  • Introduction – March 12, 2015
  • Snarks ‘R Us - March 19, 2015
  • Wheels – March 26, 2015

Be sure to adjust your schedule to allow time to read this blog each week!

Yes, Paul Curran will be guest posting this month, and every month, but he has opted to surprise us rather than commit to a specific schedule.  There will also be other guest posters (you might be pleasantly surprised at who I got to come along with me, silver fingered comment-and-email-typer that I am) – so click on that “Follow” button now! – and then you won’t miss a thing.

Also, be sure to sign up for the email notifications so you don’t miss any other unscheduled posts.  Sometimes,  my muse makes me write something on a whim – and those are often the very best posts!

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Cordelia’s Mom reserves the right to modify the above schedule, or to insert additional posts.

And don’t forget to follow me on Facebook and Twitter!

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The Awesome Power of Tiny Triumphs (Re-Blog)

As a very special treat for my readers this weekend, I am pleased to re-blog a post written by my daughter, Kelly Gurnett a/k/a Cordelia (did you think I made up “Cordelia’s Mom” out of thin air?). 

Kelly’s post was originally published on her site, Cordelia Calls It Quits.  She normally doesn’t allow re-blogs of her material, but hey – who can refuse her mother, especially when said mother promises a very nice dinner at a good restaurant for the privilege?

So, without further ado, I hereby present:

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The Awesome Power of Tiny Triumphs

by:  Kelly Gurnett a/k/a Cordelia

 

It all started with a dirty medicine cabinet.

One night as I was absentmindedly brushing my teeth, I suddenly realized the shelves inside our medicine cabinet were kind of… disgusting. Abhorrent, really.

I’m far from a model homemaker, and have never pretended to be (ain’t no freelancer who brings in her family’s sole income got time for that). But my bathroom is usually comparatively clean. The bathroom and the kitchen counters are the two things I refuse to let guests (or myself) see in a state of ick. It’s a matter of general decency. Yet somehow I’d overlooked this spot for so long that a layer of unidentifiable dinge had accumulated so badly it was almost fascinating.

I was seized with an overwhelming urge to clean it, immediately. So I did.

I took everything out and scrubbed every last inch of that medicine cabinet sparkly clean, toothbrush still hanging from my mouth like an old-timey comedian’s dangling cigar. Then I put everything back in and spent several minutes proudly admiring how showroom-worthy my medicine cabinet shelves now looked. Compared to how they’d been only moments earlier, they were gorgeous, and I was disproportionately proud of them. When you go months with vacuuming an entire floor of your house (shameface emoji), things like this are worth feeling disproportionately proud over, because they are triumphs.

I had executed a minor triumph. And, to my surprise, it wound up making a bigger difference than I could have expected. ………………

To read the rest of Kelly’s post, click here.  Leave comments over on her site – comments are disabled here for this re-blog.

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Posted in Guest Posters, Re-Blogs, Relationships, That's Life

The Widget Question

Cody112914Here’s a quick poll for my readers.

(Aren’t you impressed that I learned how to do that, all by myself ?!)

I noticed recently that there’s a Flickr.com widget which can be added to this blog.  That widget would allow everyone to follow my Flickr.com submissions so as to watch me evolve from a somewhat shaky amateur photographer into something else (but I don’t know what).

You have one week to vote!  Go for it!

(PS:  I promise that not all photographs are, or will be, of the silly dog.)

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I love to hear from my readers.  You may comment on this post, comment on my Facebook or Twitter pages, or email me at cordeliasmom2012@yahoo.com or notcordeliasmom@aol.com

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Image by: Cordelia’s Mom  (but I can do better, just so you know)

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Spam-Bam Thank You Ma’am (February 2015)

 

 

Love Bug in Spam

Ah, love has been in the air this month, and the spammers continue to show their love for dear old Cordelia’s Mom:

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Comment (excerpt):

“I reckon something genuinely special in this website.”

Response:

Well, howdy, pardner!  I reckon y’all say that to all the pretty bloggers.

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Comment:

“Great article! This is the kind of info that are supposed to be shared across the internet.
Disgrace on Google for no longer positioning this publish higher!
Come on over and seek advice from my web site. “

Response:

Sure, I’ll be right over – I wanna be a spammer, too!  And I really need your advice to do it well.

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Comment:

“I haven’t checked in here for some time as I thought it was getting boring, but the last several posts are great quality so I guess I’ll add you back to my daily bloglist. You deserve it friend.”

Response:

I’m so glad I improved enough to meet your high standards.  God knows, I deserve all the spammers I can get.

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Comment:

CorrespondenceThank you for the auspicious writeup. It in fact used to be a enjoyment account it. Glance advanced to more introduced agreeable from you!
By the way, how can we keep up a correspondence?”

Response:

Huh?  Learning to write proper English might help in your quest to correspond with me.  Or not.

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Comment:

Awesome issues here. I am very happy to look your article.
Thank you a lot and I am having a look ahead to touch you. Will you please drop me a e-mail?”

Response:

Touched by a spammer – every girl’s dream!  Be sure to check your email every 15 minutes – I’m just gathering the proper words for my reply.  I may need to get Not CM‘s input to do it properly.

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Comment:

“somehow discovered your internet site when i was kind of stoned. good read”

Response:

An honest spammer – hooray!  Actually, I think a good percentage of my readers are “kind of stoned” (or drunk) when they read my blog – but what the hey, readers are readers, eh?  (I especially love my Canadian readers.)

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Spring is right around the corner (one can only hope!).  Once the snow has melted, and the piles of doggie do reappear in the back yard, can new spammers be far behind?  Check out this blog next month to find out!

(As usual, apologies to the appropriate commenter if any of the foregoing weren’t, in fact, spam.  I realize that some comments suffer in translation, and I try to take that into account when determining what is spam and what is legitimate.)

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I love to hear from my readers. You may comment on this post, comment on my Facebook or Twitter pages, or email me at cordeliasmom2012@yahoo.com or notcordeliasmom@aol.com

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Images by:  Simon Brass, and Lenore Edman, and Cordelia’s Mom, respectively

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