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


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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How Embarrassing!

     Well, that’s embarrassing.  I must’ve done this drawing wrong.  Now, I’m gonna’ hafta’ go back an’ see how I can do it better the next time.  I’m sorry that I did not post properly so someone coulda’ won the prize.  Please bear with me.  I haven’t done so many contests, so I kinda’ in foreign territory here.

     I’m not allowed to run another contest for awhile, but hopefully, I’ll be able to learn a little more before the next time so’s someone will actually win the prize.

     I hope you all are doing well.  Are you ready for the holidays?  No?  Me, neither.  We sure did enjoy walking around our small town for Halloween, though.  I was amazed at how many kids were out an’ about.  I think there must have been at least 200 kids going from door to door.

     You may not think that is so many, if you live in a big city.  But consider this; I live in a town of fewer than 200 people, according to the last census.  If there were more than 200 kids, uhm… where do the adults live?  Jus’ wondering…

     Until the next time, keep a hug on.

 ~ Yaya

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Is the world really getting smaller?

     Do you blog?  Do you Tweet?  Facebook?  Digg, etc?  I’m realizing that life has become one round of learning an’ keeping in touch.  There’s a saying that ‘The world is getting smaller.’  When I was a kid, I thought that meant that parts of the earth were disappearing an’ maybe traveling to new an’ exciting planets.  When I studied ’bout the ‘Dust Bowl’ years I was even more convinced that the world was getting smaller… literally.  After all, if that much dust was being relocated didn’t that mean that it hadda’ have someplace else to go?  Surely, the state of South Dakota was not simply relocating to say, Kansas, right?

     Kids comprehend things differently, but I think I was especially vulnerable to getting comments like that confused.  Since I traveled around so much, I seldom finished any school year within the same state.  That much moving carries with it a whole set of circumstances that make learning very difficult.  Today, we meet many more people than in the past an’ we are able to stay in touch more easily.  Or, so I’m told, anyway.  At the same time, our lives have become more transparent because of the internet an’ social networks.

     You may have noticed that I’ve been peeking my nose around corners in summa’ the different places like Facebook an’ Twitter.  This is where you will get a glimpse of my ‘Shy Attacks.’  I like to think I am a very outgoing person, but in truth, I tend to be quite shy in crowds of more than, oh, say… three people.  If you happen to see me peeking around a corner at some big function like Facebook or one ‘uh those famous party places like Twitter, then please don’t hesitate to come an’ take my hand.  I promise you I will be forever grateful for any ways you can show me around.  An’ in case you haven’t guessed by now, I may be in the room on summa’ those sites, but believe me… I have no clue what I’m doing there.

     So if you see a little red-haired girl in a Little Red Wagon who looks especially confused, please stop an’ lemme’ know if I’m among friends.  Although the world is supposedly getting smaller, it’s still a very big marble an’ I have a habit of getting lost in small buildings.  You can imagine how lost I am in this great big world.

     Until the next time, keep a hug on.

 ~ Yaya          Don’t forget to enter the drawing for a free copy of MyMemoriesSuite.com.  The rules are in the previous post.

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