I have had a little blog block lately. And I still haven’t gotten all the software downloaded onto my computer so I can’t upload pictures (stupid hard drive). Therefore, I asked my dear friend Deanna to write a guest post for me. Did she ever! With no further ado, “Let’s eat Grandma!” Or is it, “Let’s eat, Grandma!”?
I felt honored by Mary’s request to be a guest blogger on her page. I’ve never written a blog before, so bear with me. Or is it bare with me?
Which leads me to the subject of my blog, word confusion and improper phrases.
Who among us has not had that hair pulling moment when trying to remember the proper time to use their, they’re and there? Or bear and bare? Or except and accept? Or affect and effect? Is the phrase, “woks of life or walks of life?” or “chester drawers verses chest of drawers” or should that be versus???
As you know, one slip and use of the wrong word or usage of the wrong phrase and your sentence has taken on a whole different meaning. For instance, you are writing a letter to your boss asking for a raise and you ask him/her to “bare with you” while you explain your reasoning for deserving a raise. Hmmm…well, it might help depending on how well your boss likes you!
Or how about “For all intensive purposes, an air mattress is the worst choice for everyday use.” OH really?
My husband is not a speller. We have been together for 17 years and I still have yet to convince him that smile only has one “l”. My eleven year old and I will get bored sometimes and ask my dh to spell words just to get our jollies. Luckily my husband laughs about it as much as we do. It makes the grocery list quite comical when he says we need cat liter. Even more interesting is when we broke our salad “thongs” and needed to purchase a replacement.
One day my brother got really aggravated with me and finally yelled, “Deanna! It is NOT anyways!” Hrmph. What does he know?
Here’s to hoping you all remember when to bear and when to bare!
Totally off topic, Mary saw a few of my recent crafts using my Cricut Expression that I received for Christmas. I have to give credit to the folks who inspired my creations. I am using a program called “Sure Cuts A lot” which I purchased off of Scrappydew.com. I got the SVG cuts for the baskets Lacey Stephens blog http://handstampedbylacey.typepad.com/my_weblog/ and the cuts for the lattice work and the butterflies from the svg files at craftedge.com sure cuts a lot forums, svgcuts.com, from Wanda at http://wandascrafts.blogspot.com/ and Penny Duncan (who answered my emails lickety split!) at http://pennyduncancreations.com/ . I have had so much fun with my Cricut and I am inspired by reading and viewing the crafts from other Cricut owners. Maybe something I post will inspire you as well.
Blessings to all!
(These next 2 are DVD cases.)