This Does Not Compute


What is it about the computer that has such a hold on so many of us?  I find myself blogging, Tweeting, posting on Facebook, sharing an’ generally making something of a nuisance of myself all around the internet.  An’ ya’ know what?  I don’t have a clue what I’m doing.  Nope!  It’s true; I have no idea what is going on.

I remember the first time I was called on to diagram sentences in school.  Now, if you dunno’ what it’s like to try an’ diagram a sentence, may I jus’ say one little thing?  Congratulations!  You have escaped the claws of all that is confusing in school.  I spent several years in school, diagramming sentences an’ I’m pretty sure that when I graduated I could easily have taken home a perfect score for diagramming sentences.  I don’t think I Ever got even one diagram correct.  See?  Perfect score!

Well, now I’m online an’ blogging an’ doing a bunch of other stuff an’ I’m here to tell you… I feel the same way as I did, back then.  I don’t have a clue what’s going on.  On the plus side, though… I’m sure havin’ a lotta’ fun!


Until the next time, keep a hug on.


 ~ Yaya                                                                       Image

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Should I Have Signed Up for CommentHour?

Image     I jus’ signed up for Pepper Ferguson’s CommentHour an’, now I’m getting cold feet.  I no more than signed up an’ felt that sudden an’ familiar sense of a ‘Shy Attack’ coming on.  I have often had these attacks when I go to a real, live party.  I didn’t realize that I could actually feel this nervous ’bout an online party, too.

Well, I’m still going to that party.  I hope you will join us.

Until the next time, keep a hug on.

 ~ Yaya


Hello and Welcome to My New Home on the World Wide Wed

Hello!  I’m so glad you found your way here.  Please excuse the chaos.  I’m still finding my way around.  You know how it is when you move to a new home.  Oh!  Careful of those boxes.  Here, lemme’ move those so’s you can sit down.  May I offer you some hot cocoa an’ home-baked virtual cookies?  They’re my own recipe, you know?

I’m afraid I haven’t figured out where everything is, but with help, p’rhaps this will begin to feel jus’ like home, ya’ think?  I haven’t met any ‘uh the neighbors, yet, although I’ve heard that they are quite friendly an’ helpful.

Please feel free to look around an’ make yourself ta’ home.  Who knows?  Maybe you will be able to show ME a few things ’bout my new ‘Digs,’ eh?  Oh, thank you so much for lifting that box for me.  I wondered if I was gonna’ be able to do that, in light of my recent injury.

Yes, I’m so glad you found me.  I was afraid I would be all alone in my new home.  Now, let’s sit down an’ chat a spell, before you hafta’ leave, shall we?

Stay as long as you like an when you do hafta’ go, remember ~ ~ ~ Until the next time, keep a hug on.

~ Yaya


I’m almost not ready for Christmas

     Ho!  Ho!  Ho!  Christmas is coming an’ I am soooo ready for the fun.  Oh… what?  No, no; I’m not Santa Claus.  Sorry; I didn’t mean to confuse you.  I’m just in a jolly holiday spirit an’ thought I’d borrow Santa’s famous line.  Is my voice getting that deep?  hahahaha.  I guess you couldn’t see me when I called out, “Ho!  Ho!  Ho!”  I can un’erstan’ how you might’ve gotten me mixed up with Ol’ Saint Nick, but no… it’s jus’ me… Yaya.

     Are you ready for Christmas?  Am I ready?  Nah!  Well, I guess I am an’ I’m not.  I’m as anxious as a kid an’ pro’lly twice as annoying in my anticipation.  But there are still so many things to take care of.  We don’t even have our tree up, yet.  No decorations.  Hardly any ‘uh the shopping is done.  I haven’t been blogging as much as I’d like to.  An’ on top ‘uh alla’ that, I dunno’ where to start in my efforts to get ready.

     Oh!  My!  Goodness!  Lookie there.  Your house looks so fine, all decorated up for the holidays.  Don’tcha’ wanna’ come on over here an’ give me some pointers?  On the plus side, I do think we will be warm this winter.  Last year, we hadda’ deal with an Attitude from the forces of nature, so you might say we were climate-ally challenged.  However, I married the right dude ’cause my good hubby-buddy has been a reg’lar ‘Mr. Fix-it’ an’ I think Ol’ Man Winter is gonna’ have a hard time pushing snow into our house, this year.  In fact, I think even the cold is gonna’ have a hard time finding a path into our house, this year.

     Now, about that request for you to come on over an’ help me decorate… how soon do ya’ think I can expect you to be here?  Shall I make us some hot cocoa an’ store-bought homemade cookies?  I’m really good at making those.  At least, I know how to put ’em on my own plate or in my cookie jar.  I tell the grandies they’re homemade oreos.  I’m not sure they still b’lieve me, but they’ve learned to keep it to themselves so as not to hurt my feelings.

     Now, as they say in that one commercial… I’ll leave the light on for you.

     Until the next time, keep a hug on.

~ Yaya


Who is your best friend?

     Who is your best friend?  Do you have a best friend?  I do.  I used to think I was like the third thumb in most groups; never quite fit in with anyone else, ya’ know?  There were times when I felt so lonely ’cause I truly felt like a nut in a world full of hammers an’ nails.  Not much worth there.

     For awhile, I convinced myself that my best friend was my good hubby-buddy.  An’ he certainly is my dearest an’ closest companion.  I was even s’prised when I realized that he is not the very best friend I ever had.  Now, you may be thinking that I’m gonna’ go off on some kinda’ preaching thing an’ tell you that my best friend is Jesus, but you’d be wrong.

     Don’t get me wrong.  I am a Christian an’ I do love my Heavenly Father an’ Jesus very much.  In fact, it was through that closeness with my Heavenly Father that I began to know the importance of knowing who your best friend is an’ truly an’ sincerely knowing your best friend’s heart.

      I’ve learned in my long life that having a best friend begins at home.  If you can’t be friends with yourself an’ appreciate your own fine qualities you’ll find that all other friendships fall short of feeling complete.  My personal feeling is that you must first make friends with yourself before you can truly embrace the love an’ friendship that anyone else can offer.  I really hope that we can all learn to love ourselves so’s we can sincerely love each other.

     Until the next time, keep a hug on.

 ~ Yaya


Are you Following Dear Crissy?

     Are you Following Dear Crissy?  If not, you’re missing out on a great opportunity.  Check out Crissy’s amazing giveaway.  Have you entered?  ‘Course, I’m hoping jus’ a little more strongly that I will win the free Kindle Fire from Dear Crissy than I am for you to win it.  That’s not to say I wouldn’t be thrilled if you won, but you know… I’d sure love one ‘uh those awesome Kindle Fires.

     Will you be entering to win the Kindle Fire?  Leave a message an’ lemme’ know if one of us is gonna’ win, k?

     Until the next time, keep a hug on.

 ~ Yaya
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