Thursday, September 15, 2016

Stuff and Things: vol.2

Let's jump right into this thing:
  • I'm still making my way through all the Show Us Your Books links.  I like to read them allllllll every month. 
  • When I participate in link ups, I really try to read and comment on the hosts' posts and read as many of the links that I have time for.  Often, I read them all.  But, I've been slack the last few weeks, and I feel blogger guilt because of it.
  • I posted this on twitter.  I'm sure we've all felt like this, am I right?
  • As most of you know, the husband and I work together.  His day off is Tuesday, and I must admit I miss him on Tuesdays.  We've developed a really good rhythm and are a good team in the store.  When he's not there, it's all on me.  Sometimes I feel overwhelmed; other times I feel like I miss opportunities with customers that I know he'd captialize.
  • Speaking of work and Tuesdays, a potential customer came in this week.  After looking at some things, she emailed Neil later with some ideas for a custom design.  She told him that the "Canadian lady" was helpful.  I have to laugh every time someone confuses me for a Canadian.  I'm from the furthest U.S. state away from Canada, except Hawaii and the tip of Florida.
  • I was stopped by three women, at least ten, possibly twenty years older than me.  They asked about my book tattoo and told me how "lovely" and "wonderful" it is. This exchange made me happy. 
  • I sent a care package this week.  I love sending care packages.  The world needs more care packages.
  • Happy 3rd birthday to my number one cuddle buddy, my sugar booger, the cat who changed me that day at the Animal Welfare League when he crawled into my lap as an 8 week old kitten, Astro.  Not a night goes by that we don't have a five to thirty minute cuddle session when I go to bed, and my heart is fuller because of it.



Linking up with  Kristin & Joey

25 comments:

  1. Maybe people describe you as Canadian to be on the safe side... so you're not offended if you actually ARE Canadian and they thought you were American? ;-)

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  2. I'm right there with you on the blogger guilt. I am about a week and a half behind on commenting on blogs that I've linked up with and on replying to the comments that ppl have left on mine.

    I really laughed out loud about you being mistaken for a Canadian. I haven't heard you, but I have a friend from TX and I know his TX accent. If you have any TX accent left, you definitely do not sound Canadian! LOL!

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  3. It's hard to keep up with blogs sometimes - I usually try to read most of the SUYB link ups too, but sometimes there just isn't enough time! Or sometimes I'll read a post and then forget to comment. Sounds like you have had some busy times at work & with the work transition too!

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  4. I'm not a tattoo person myself, but I have to admit that your book one IS lovely. It's fairy-tale-esque.

    Sometimes there's days I want to hide in the bathroom too. Sigh.

    I will read the SUYB posts eventually. It's just a lot of work on a Tuesday :)

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  5. haha the canadian thing! i guess it's because you're super nice and people think that all canadians are super nice?

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  6. not sure what specifically but this post made me smile. i love your tattoo and i love how they seem to bring random strangers together. i find that i can strike up convos centered around mine alone. that's hilarious about the canadian thing! it's just like how so many americans confuse australian and british. lol it's so sad. and that tweet - yes please!

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  7. Aww! Happy Birthday to cuddly Astro!

    When I was in India I confused a woman's Australian accent for British and felt SO BAD about it. She wasn't upset or anything- probably just as happy as I was to see another foreigner! Haha!

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  8. I once was confused for Scottish and I had to try so very hard to not laugh in their face!!

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  9. I'm with ya on the link ups and trying to visit/ leave comments! I really need to do better on reading a few after work, rather than just eating and going to bed!! - Dorrie @ Rt 1 US 1

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  10. What the heck? I wonder why they think you're Canadian!!! That's funny.
    I LOVEEEEE your book tattoo!! So you!
    I've hidden in the bathroom MANY a time at work

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  11. I only regularly participate in the Show Us Your Books link-up, and do my best to read everyone too. It is definitely time-consuming but worth it since I'm always on the lookout for good book recommendations. I love it that your customer thought you were Canadian. LOL! And happy birthday to Astro! Such a handsome young man and I love that he is a snuggle bunny. So is Max who celebrated his 5th/6th birthday last week. Since I'm not exactly sure how old he is, we celebrate his birthday on his adoption date. He did not like wearing his birthday hat but likes chewing on it. :)

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  12. Hah! What was it exactly that makes people often mistake you for Canadian?! That's funny.

    I always get a warm fuzzy when people compliment my tattoos too (so long as it's not the men in grocery stores who literally trace the outline of my back tattoos as a means of introducing themselves... yeah, that happens!).

    Happy birthday Astro!

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  13. LOL soooo, I read your posts in a Feedly and then click over to comment. I saw the 1st version that said "I ain't Canadian and I ain't a lady!" That made me LOL. Maybe Aussies don't really understand the American accent or believe that Americans live in AUS, so they assume that all ex-pats are Canadian..

    I'm with you on the blogger guilt about not reading other's show us your books. I was reading my regular subscriptions and that was me commenting on other posts. But dude, the linkup exploded and there are a mabillionty linker-uppers and my free time needs to be spent reading, so commenting on other blogs takes away reading time!

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  14. I have been so overwhelmed with work this week and am still catching up on the SUYB posts too, and haven't replied to my own comments... Definitely feeling the blogger guilt!
    What an adorable kitty, He reminds me of the cat I had growing up. Orange tabbies will forever be my favorite.

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  15. i always try and make it through all the show us your books links, though i miss the super late ones sometimes. i genuinely like reading at all the book posts though haha. not so much on other link ups sometimes (which is why i rarely participate, except for mine or things like stuff & things).
    lol i swear, i get more english, south african or bostonian than i do australian, if you can believe it. to be fair, i couldn't tell the difference between american and canadian when i lived at home... though i probably still couldn't because i don't actually know any canadians in real life.
    happy birthday to sweet astro!

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  16. Hear hear for more care packages! That's so sweet of you! I love your tattoo. And I'm with you on commenting on the host's post in linkups, because I feel like it kind of rude not to ya know? Though usually I will read the people I know who participated first, and then if there's time I'll go through others.

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  17. When my sisters and I went to Australia in January, we were asked if we were from New Zealand a couple times. We're always excited when we can pass for another nationality, but I think the end of story is that Australians are about as clueless as Americans when it comes to placing accents! I got tired of trying to find stuff to say to people who have a list of books I'm not interested in. So now I only comment if something piques my interest. But kudos to you for doing it all!

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  18. I don't work in retail, but I am a teacher. And I fully understand this hide in a bathroom thing.

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  19. How much of your Texan accent do you still have? That's definitely a different twang than Canada. Minnesotans being mistaken for Canadians I could understand, but not Texans. I still love your tattoo. It's so gorgeous and so you. Yes to more care packages, they're one of the best things for warm fuzzies to send and receive.

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  20. I love your book tattoo & I love that the older gals are diggin' it too! Awhoo hoo!

    & Canadian?! Whaaaaat?! That's silly. :)

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  21. Canadian?! That's funny! I love your book tattoo. Happy birthday, Astro!

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  22. Hahaha Canadian lady? Wow. They are just a little off there. I agree that care packages should happen more often. Or just because mail in general!

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  23. I am totally behind on blogger things this week! I have major blogger guilt about it too. Hopefully I will be able to make it through the link up this weekend though.
    Also your tattoo is brilliant and super cool and I can see why that many people stop you to say how awesome it is!

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  24. So awesome of you to send a care package like that... I bet it made the person's day. You're awesome! :)
    Happy birthday to Astro!

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