“If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?” Milton Berle
I think Mr. Berle is onto something.
It seems to me that when a woman gets pregnant
along with a baby growing there should be
an extra arm and hand that sprouts at the waist.
It would be fully grown and operational
when the baby is born.
When the child goes to first grade it
would drop off and disappear.
I thinkk this sounds quite reasonable.
There is the added plus that once the third arm falls off
the mother gets a new wardrobe because she
no longer needs clothes with an extra arm hole.
There are people who are kibitzers.
We all know one or two.
These people are experts and authorities on everything
and they are always ready to give an opinion and unasked for advice.
The giving of their opinion is okay I guess, everyone has a right to their opinion
even if they know nothing about the subject.
But giving unasked for advice as a self-proclaimed expert or authority
well, we need to be putting the kibosh on that!
I missed posting last week.
I planned to have a post for it, but it just didn’t happen
so I will have a twofer today.
The prompts are
# 11 Someone who inspires you
#12 Your favorite personality trait
There are so any people who inspire me.
There are those who are no longer living,
but I am focusing on those who are in my life today.
I have friends who inspire me every day.
They are kind and generous, have wonderful humor,
are smart, humble, strong, and helpful.
They encourage me, laugh and cry with me,
tell me the truth be it good bad or ugly, and
most cherished by me, they pray for me.
They inspire me to be a better person because
they believe I am better than I am.
I want to be the kind of person they think I am.
I love them dearly.
I am thankful they are in my life.
The traits listed above are ones I appreciate in others
and hope I have at least a smattering of all of them.
The trait I have that is my favorite is
my sense of humor.
I laugh easily and people around me
seem to laugh.
Well, most but not all. I guess some folks just don’t get me.
I am grateful that I do have
a good sense of humor.
It has gotten me through some rough times
and makes the good times even better.
I am linking to Two Shoes Tuesday
the prompt this week is
I have worked in furniture stores for over 20 years. When I first went to work selling furniture all I knew about furniture was what I liked and didn’t like. Over the years, I learned a lot! How things are made, what to look for in construction and materials. That high price doesn’t always mean quality, but cheap does usually mean lack of quality. Most people don’t have a clue what they like, some think it is a pain to buy furniture, and others find the process interesting and fun. There are those who just want something to fill the space and don’t care what it looks like or if it fits their lifestyle. Then there are those that only care about what it looks like, that it is the thing to have now and if it has the right “name” on it. Most people have a budget and sometimes it isn’t realistic and for some people a budget isn’t even considered. I also learned that it doesn’t matter what I like, everyone is different and there really aren’t rights and wrongs. Well, sometimes there are wrongs but we won’t go there now.
Some things I learned about myself while working in furniture stores:
I have a “style”, sort of shabby chic but not really, traditional with a contemporary feel. I like color but have learned to tame it a bit…same with pattern. I like comfort if something isn’t comfortable I don’t want it. It is important to me that my home be a place that is welcoming and has a peace about it. A place you can put your feet up and relax. For me, a home must be cozy, comfortable, calm, a sanctuary from the craziness of the outside world.