It’s been one of those days. For that reason, it’s also time for another popular installment of Letters to Crazy People.

Dear Local School Officials,

When you send home an information sheet regarding a survey that will be administered to students later this week that uses the words, sensitive and material, you better believe I’m going to be all up in there asking to see a copy of it before it is presented to my kid. I don’t trust any of you jokers to do the right thing.

Sincerely,

That Parent

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Dear Rude Driver,

When you approach a construction zone on the interstate and see the “Right Lane Closes In 1 Mile” sign – that is YOUR CUE to GET OVER into the left lane. It is not time to speed as fast as you can in front of every other vehicle slowly and cautiously merging into the left lane and then expect those drivers FOLLOWING THE DANG RULES to let your sorry butt over, because I can tell you this: I will never, IN A MILLION FRIGGIN’ YEARS let you over.

You can take that to the bank.

Aggravated and Agitated,

The Gal Driving That Cute Little Saturn Sky That Refused To Let You Over This Morning

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Dear Taco Bell,

Your “I’m Ronald McDonald and I love Taco Bell’s new breakfast” commercial, is um, confusing, yet brilliant.

Amused,

Julie

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Dear People with the last name McDonald,

Who names their kid Ronald?

Curious,

Julie

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Dear FOX Television,

“I Want To Marry Harry”

Really?

I mean, is it really the Prince Harry?

So Excited,

Princess Julie

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Dear Crazy Person Driving The Blue Truck,

When hauling a truck-load full of junk (and that’s exactly what it was) you need to make sure you secure the junk, so that a hot water tank doesn’t shift and almost fall right off the back of your truck into traffic.

Strap Your Crap Down Clown,

The Poet

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Dear Alex,

I know that new glasses are exciting. And I get that you “can’t really wait” because WHERE DO YOU THINK YOU GOT THAT LOVELY TRAIT FROM? but you can rest assured that I will let you know the minute the call comes through saying your glasses are ready. There’s really no need to ask me every hour if I’ve heard from the glasses place.

I Love You,

Mommy

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Dear Julie,

When your eleven year old (WHO DOESN’T MISS A THING) tells you that his game is at noon on Saturday, and not at 6:00 PM, even though that’s what you have written on your calendar, you might recall that you are 40 and your mind is not as sharp as it used to be.

Yours Truly,

Julie

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What would your Letter To A Crazy Person say today?

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It was a PERFECT day for a topless ride in a bright chili pepper red, perfectly washed (thanks, McDaddy!) Saturn Sky. It has been W-A-Y too long since I’ve enjoyed my hair flappin’ in the wind while my SKYTUNES playlist blared from the radio.

1. The black Fit Bit bracelet looks much better after adding some bling on a string.

2. The bling on a string is holding up much better than I thought it would.

3. For those of you interested in finding it, bling on a string, is actually called bling on a roll and can be found in the scrapbook section at Michael’s.

4. The more I clean out and organize, the more I am motivated to clean and organize every single thing in this house.

5. It feels so good to clean out and organize.

6. I have no business buying Rocky Road ice cream.

7. If you purchase a bedroom suite from a friend and discover that the bed rails do not accommodate your queen size mattress, you can purchase bed rails separately at Big Sandy.

8. There is A LOT of clutter in this house.

9. Redfoo is a WEIRD-O.

10. It is not easy to find a green taper-candle in the city of Charleston.

11. My boys really enjoy watching Jeopardy.

12. There are fewer things I enjoy more than cuddling with my sweet boys.

13. Having a Goodwill-type store within two minutes of my house is handy.

14. A stink-bug flying around this room is enough to drive me crazy crazier.

15. The stupid stomach bug has stayed way too long up in here.

16. Oak furniture makes a room look much lighter than pine furniture.

17. I dread our home phone ringing these days because there is a 97% chance it is a telemarketer, a politician, or some sort of recorded nonsense that I have no interest in.

18. Michael’s has kinetic sand.

19. Kinetic sand is really cool.

20. A mammogram isn’t nearly as painful as I thought it would be.

That’s what I learned this week.

Now, what did YOU learn?

To join in on the What I Learned This Week carnival, simply follow these steps.

1. Any time this week, publish your What I Learned This Week post on your blog and link to this post.

2. Link up with the Mr. Linky form down below. Please put the link to your POST, not the front page of your blog.

3. Then visit the other participants and see what they learned this week.

Alrightythen. Ready, Set, GO!



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For those of you coming here today to find out if we found a solution to our bed situation, I am so sorry to tell you that our mattress and box springs are still sitting on the floor. McDaddy didn’t have any luck finding wood that would match at Lowes today, so now we must find out if a carpenter friend of ours might be able to make some rails to fit our mattress set.

I spent most of the day cleaning out our closet and getting rid of clothes we no longer wear. I am determined to clear out the clutter up in here. It might take me most of the year, but I will get it done.

On Wednesday evenings, I teach a Pioneer Class of Kindergarten and First Graders, with my friend Jeana. We are always on the prowl for holiday crafts and activities to do with our kiddos. Years ago, my dad taught me how to make an Easter basket out of a Styrofoam cup. I looked for an Easter craft on Pinterest, but I didn’t find anything I liked better than my daddy’s creation.

They are simple and cute.

Start with a large Styrofoam cup.

Using scissors, make a cut in the “lip” of the cup and cut it off.

This piece will be the handle.

Next, use your scissors to make small cuts all the way around the top of the cup.

This next step would be much easier with an X-acto knife, but since I didn’t have one, I used scissors.

Make a small cut on both sides of the cup.

Put one end of the handle through one side of the cup and place the other end through the hole on the other side of the cup.

Very carefully, push down gently on the top of the cup to “fan” the slats out.

Aren’t they cute?

You can choose to fill them with Easter grass OR you can do what we did and cut tiny strips of green paper to make the grass.

Fill the baskets with candy and goodies.

Finally, send the kids home before they get all “sugared” up.

Enjoy!

 

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It’s been one of those days.

First, I woke up to snow on the ground. Mind you, six days ago, I drove home topless in this…

Do you know how frustrating that is? Especially since the boys are off on Spring break this week. Quite honestly, it wouldn’t bother me if we never had another flake of snow fall here for the rest of my life. Honestly, it WOULDN’T!

It’s been a long, harsh winter, and I am so D-O-N-E with the snow and all its shenanigans.

And if that’s not enough, I’m aggravated because the biggest change in my body after losing fifteen pounds is a really LOOSE watch. Seriously, my wrists? Of all the races for the butt, hips and thighs to win. Nope. The wrists are victorious.

In addition to that, the craziest thing happened up in here, today.

A couple of weeks ago, a friend of mine posted a bedroom suite for sale on Facebook Yard sale. For a number of reasons, I had been wanting a different bedroom suite for quite some time, but mostly because, well, I get bored easily. After looking at the Oak furniture that our friend posted for sale, I decided I wanted it. I posted our furniture on Facebook Yard sale the next day. Within 45 minutes, our furniture sold. Two days later, the buyer came to pick up our furniture. Because I can never do anything the easy way, I talked McDaddy into buying new carpet for our bedroom. The day after selling our furniture, I purchased new carpet and it was installed the very next day. Since that time, our mattress and box springs have sat on the floor and we’ve used square laundry baskets as night-stands.

Because of baseball, scouts, church, and a busy social calendar, it took several days for us to pick the new (to us!) furniture up. We’ve been living out of 31 bags since I emptied our furniture. Last night, we brought the headboard and footboard home, along with the mirror that attaches to the dresser. Unfortunately, our friend had used the bed with a full-size mattress. Because of that, the support slats had been cut to accommodate a full size mattress. As he always does, McDaddy stopped by Lowes today and purchased the wood. He had the new slat supports in a matter of minutes. (Have I mentioned I love that he can do just about anything?)

We picked up the rest of the furniture this evening and I was so excited to get it in place. Once we got the dresser and armoire where we wanted it, McDaddy connected the side rails to the head-board and foot-board, and he placed his newly made support slats in their place. Then, I helped him woller the box springs down onto the bed frame. The only problem was the box springs were too long to fit on the bed frame. The only way the box springs would fit, was to disconnect the side rails from the footboard. As it turns out, the side rails are 75 inches long. Our mattress and box springs are 78.5 inches long.

Math has never been my strong suit, but even I can see the problem with trying to put a 78.5 inch mattress on a 75 inch bed frame.

Y’all.

The craziest things happen to us.

I have no doubt that McDaddy will fix the bed mess tomorrow. And I’d bet the farm he wishes he had talked me down from this latest bright idea, and just kept the furniture we purchased just after getting married 16 years ago, along with the gray shag carpet that was in our bedroom when we moved in here eleven years ago. Instead, our mattress and box springs are still sitting on the beautiful brand new carpeted floor, the head-board and foot board are leaning up against the wall above them.

Either the side rails for the bed have been cut to accommodate a full size bed, or we purchased an extra-long queen mattress and box springs – if they even make such a thing.

All I know is, I couldn’t find one single piece of evidence on the Google that this has ever happened to any other person on the planet.

But that’s not the case, now. I’m changing the face of the internet, one Facebook Yard Sale purchase at a time.

I say it all the time, people. This blog is about so much more than just cheap entertainment.

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