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I’ve never been much of a “Tickled Pink” girl.


I’m more of a “Rainbow Brite” type.

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But today? Pink has been a re-occuring theme. And I’m not complaining.

In fact, I’m tickled. By what?

This heavenly sight on my desk today.

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My Mom has been gifting me with nectars of love for the past couple weeks. (Heaven knows I can’t afford them.)

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Finding this little gem on Facebook. Sometimes you just have no words….and then suddenly you do. (thank you ecards)


By hot-pink construction equipment. Genius on so many levels. They’ll really catch your eye, huh? Not the best pic, but you get it.

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And that is why I’m tickled pink.

And that was 0:45 seconds of your life you probably want back. LOL.

My point is….wait. I got nothing. How about this, find ONE thing (or person) today to be tickled by. (If you want).

Don’t I make it look fun??

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What’s lighting your spirit up today?

PS – Though I am an ardent fan of pickles, idioms, phrases and messing around with words. I absolutely cannot say “whatever tickles your pickle” because…..*blush* i guess i have a dirty mind and it makes me feel funny.

PPS- Like my screen saver? I put a bird on it. (0;

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I’d like you to relax…..take a deep breath and get ready for another round of

OMMM- On My Mind Monday.

Where the breathing is deep, but the thoughts? Not so much.

Here are some random thinks I’ve thunk this past week.

In no particular order. For no particular reason. Because.

I re-watched Juno last week and I’ve had “this song” in my head ever since. Total earworm.

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The term “earworm” makes me squirm, by the way.

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Speaking of movies on television – the movie Knocked Up is FOREVER on the E! Network. They’ve shown it about 8,695 times. What’s up with that? Too much of a good thing is a real thing.


Not to mislead you. I actually don’t spend much time watching television. I average 25-28 hours a week at most, usually while multi-tasking. Sounds like a lot, but the average American watches about 35 hours a week (source).

I’m better than that. I waste my time on the internet…like a true sophisticant.


I joined pinterest recently, and am wondering when the novelty will wear off. Hopefully soon. Or I may need a 12-Step.


I’m beginning to hear the audible sound of time being sucked away (even as I type this) – making my guilty pleasure a little heavy on the guilt side. 


In fact, I’m gonna bail out now and do something more productive. You know, so I can have something better to blog about. (I’m Kidding.)

PS: Is it moral of me to waste your time by writing this malarkey?

  • Do you have a Pinterest Account?
  • What was the last “earworm” you’ve had.
  • What’s been on your mind – nothing profound please you’ll give me a complex.


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Wanna know what I think?

(Rhetorical question, of course. Don’t answer. Please.)

Here are five random thinks I’ve thunk this past week.

In no particular order. For no particular reason. Because.


1. “EMTs get the shaft.” I mean, where’s the love? Imagine having that job. All the carnage and crazy they have to fix up? They save so many lives….


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I don’t think they get enough respect. All guts, no glory.

2. “This would make a pretty piece of jewelry. Or maybe a granite countertop.”

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I make pretty wild looking smoothies.

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And have deep thoughts while I drink them.

3. “Who wrote the lyrics to “The Greatest Love of All?” They’re amazing.” This is true.

I’ve been singing this in the shower all week. I know. Random.

4. “Oh. Em. No.  That’s just wrong. I’m done with eggs. Gag.


That thought was quickly followed by “I gotta get a picture of this.”

Talk about shivers down me timbers. I usually pop the yolks out when I eat my eggs. It makes it easier to ignore the fact I’m eating…chicken eggs. But this? I can’t ignore. It screams “MUTANT CHICKEN EMBRYO.”

5. “Whoa. This is crazy. I don’t think I’ve ever sneezed underwater before. I kind-of like it.  I had a sneezing fit while I was swimming laps. An astonishing experience, I tell you.

I kind of felt like this:


Except I was underwater.

  • Will you do me a favor? Again…rhetorical question. I KNOW you will. Go check out Eden’s blog and vote for her Indonesion Pork recipe in this contest. If When she wins she’ll donate $1000 to Susan. Cancer can suck it.

  • What are some stand out thoughts you’ve had?
  • Ever sneeze underwater?

PS- You voted, right? RIGHT?? Good. Now do it again.

PPS- Answer to The Greatest Love of All question found here

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Driving to work this morning I was struck by inspiration.

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Stormy grey sky. Bumper-to-Bumper action. It’s not Friday yet. A textbook preamble for a “crumby day.” No worries. I don’t let this stuff get me down.

But let’s face it. It’s not one of life’s finer moments.

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In light of this, I started thinking about Life’s Beautiful Moments

Wanna hear ‘em? Here they go:

That moment of pause before you tell someone how much they mean to you. That precious moment of baited breath is as lovely as the words that follow.


That moment when you amuse yourself by being ridiculous even though you’re alone.

Still waiting for someone in the office to discover my addendum to this sticky.

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Yesterday Jesus asked me on a date. 

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That moment right after a good cry. I believe tears are beautiful. When we cry we are closest to our true self. Close to God. Such a release.


It may not look so beautiful though.

That moment when you are so HAPPY for someone you could BURST.

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That moment when you are touched by the kindness of a virtual stranger.

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This beautiful necklace was a gift from Joy. It reminded her of The Hungry Caterpillar as she made it. It grew and grew and ended up a beautiful necklace with a beautiful lady. She sent it in a sparkly box with a butterfly card. Thank you so much Joy!

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I think I am gaining weight in my nose!

Ash, LeeLu and Kezzie passed along awards to me. (Thanks!)

I’m differently-abled when it comes to following directions so instead of writing about how beautiful I am I wrote about Life’s Beautiful Moments.

In the spirit of spreading the love, share some life moments that capture your heart. Leave a comment or write a post about it!

PS- If you’re ever going to be late on one of your bills just call beforehand. They’ll grant you an extension. Works every time. Thank me and you’re welcome.

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Thank Goodness Yesterday Was Thursday

Or, TGYWT! <—with necessary exclamation point.

Yup. It’s that time again.

It’s Friday.

And you know what? I feel pretty shnazzy.

Allow me to share my good mood, kind-of like in the movie “Friday”

“I know you don’t smoke weed, I know this; but I’m gonna get you high today, ’cause it’s Friday; you ain’t got no job… and you ain’t got sh*t to do.”

Except without the contraband.

Come cruise with me in my mini-van (if you want). Enjoy!

If you’re ever in South Florida I will fo-sure take you for a ride, but I’d make you eat a pickle and peabee with me first.

I’d be nice about it.

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But if you resisted, I’d get tough.

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Thanks so much for your all comments on my last post!

Remarkably, I feel a bit better. There is something to be said for reaching out so special thanks to

these three ladies

I’ve never reached out like that before and I am so amazed at how much it really helps.

  • Do you sing in your car?

Of course, you know I do. All the time. I have never videoed it before, though.

  • Are you barbequing this weekend?

I haven’t had any invites but you never know. I’m certainly gonna get my fair share of sunshine.

**I think my blog might have graduated to “mature” – the drug reference, curse words, and of course my bra.**

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I found a new toy (thanks to this wonder-woman). Wordle!

Here is what my blog looks like in cloud form.


It’s kind of cool how the words come together to form a bigger picture.


It’s like looking at myself in word form, which is sort of like blogging.

If you read the things I write, after a while you get a sense of who I am. Or do you?

I don’t get too explicit about my day-to-day dealings. I try and use my writing to help me stay positive and learn from experiences. A lot of the negatives remain behind the scenes (and in the comments I leave on your blogs!). 

But I’m nothing if not honest.

That being said written, I invite you to read between my wordle.

I created this from an email I sent today.

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I’m gonna look you in the eye and let you know…

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I’m not okay.

That is all.

If my blogging seems random and uber-glossy right now it’s because if I don’t have anything nice to say, I choose not to say anything at all.

Right now I have nothing to say about recovery.

  • Nice pic huh? That’s me in the RAW. But that’s how I feel right now.
  • Have you tried wordle?
  • How honest are you on your blog?
  • Do you feel like you know me? Have you dreamt about other bloggers? I totally have (in a PG way of course). It creeps me out but in a good way.


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I caught this commercial while waiting for my favorite Sunday Morning program to begin:

(go ahead and pretend like you don’t watch cartoons every once in a while)


In light of the horrendous childhood obesity epidemic, I couldn’t help but wonder…..Seriously?

*I’m not trying to make this more than what it is – just a children’s game. However, sometimes you gotta stop and say: what the….what??*

PS- What can’t you find on YouTube? 

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