I know folks think I make up stuff for my column. I know because they tell me.
“Oh, Cathy,” they say, “you’re making that up!” Um, no, I’m not. I may be using what we in the writer biz like to call hyperbole. But geez, everyone does that.
So, I took this picture, just now (Not hyperbole, promise). And when you read my column from January’s Modern Senior Living, you’ll see why.
I’m sorry that I can’t get you a direct link; you’ll have to click on the mag and go to page 6. But it’s short and funny, and I think you’ll like it. Plus, I thought I’d share the love and try to get my magazine a few followers.
Speaking of which, TIME IS RUNNING OUT for the contest here at the Hall of Fame! (Also not hyperbole. More like yelling.) So, round up your friends and followers and gently push them over here to sign on.
Oh! Don’t forget to tell them that I need to know from whence they came, blog-wise! So many of you have blogged about the contest that A. I’m overwhelmed by your generosity and B. I can’t tell who came from where. And I want to make sure to get the entries right!
I’m going to have a drawing for all the bloggers who blogged about the contest, too. I think I’ll add another B & N gift card to the giveaway for those folks.
Because honestly, my friends and followers ROCK. (Not hyperbole at all. Just the gospel truth!)
Stopped over at the Senior mag and enjoyed your article. Your previous boss's idea is a good one, once the kids are out of the house!
Happy to help, Cathy!
Glad you liked it, Sally. And as far as I know, my boss employed his idea while the kids were at home. They were older, but still…I wish I had written down some things for those days. The man had a TON of brilliant ideas! :-)And thank YOU, J. L.!
an instructor, I had a lifetime ago, did the same thing only she toted her tree out to the shed. And I'm with you…not such a bad ideaWith that said our junk, err priceless heirlooms are gathered in the garage, waiting for the elf to put them in the atic…here elfy, elfy, hey elf get over here:oP
That's what I'm talking about, Paige…I'm with you on that elf idea, too. When you find him (or her?), let me know. I'll pay him (or her) double to put MY stuff away!
Cathy,Fun article. I'm all for tossing a floral design sheet over it, propping it in the corner and calling it a monstrous bouquet.
Great piece, Cathy! Can totally relate as wanting to throw sheets over everything as it stacks up because it kind of describes my housecleaning approach!
Who knew so many of us thought alike? :-)(But then, we're a scathingly brilliant bunch! Not so keen on house-cleaning and such, but that in no way detracts from our brilliance!)
Your article reminds me of the time I threw dish towels over my husband's clutter corner in the kitchen when company was coming. Trouble was, everyone thought I was hiding delicious treats. Boy, were they disappointed when they peeked!Fun article, Cathy. I enjoyed it very much!
Stacy, that's hilarious! You could sell that story ;-)(Thanks for the kind words,too. I love writing my monthly column–you never know who's gonna turn up in it.:-)