Sunday, February 04, 2007
Hunting for Hidden Treasure
Jules, at Everyday Mommy, has a Treasure Hunt going on. You can go here to get all the details, but basically it's to spotlight specific posts, in a number of categories, that are great writing. Posts that might have gone unnoticed, or maybe even blogs that are still a well-kept secret.

I'm one of those girls who wasn't crazy about changing clothes, in gym class, in front of E.V.E.R.Y.O.N.E. That little blue, one piece jumpsuit with snaps running up the front, was just a tad difficult to get into. After you shoved your legs in, then you had to fling your arms up and back behind your head, try to pull the top half on. Back then my physique was an understatement. Blonde bombshell Veronica, on the other hand, could barely snap the snaps over what God had chosen to endow her with. (And yes, you DO hear me screaming, "It's not FAIR" here. I'm convinced she got some of my share.) I thought my discomfort at being so exposed was the lack of womanly curves going on, but since there's more than enough of that now, and I still feel pretty much the same way, I guess I'm just a wee bit P.R.I.V.A.T.E. To tell you everyone I voted for is a stretch for me. Sort of like changing into that two piece blue contraption in front of God and cyberspace.

Jules' 'Hidden Treasure Hunt' isn't about who I voted for. It's about spotlighting good writing, and good blogs. I do want to tell you about a couple of really good posts that came to mind.

Humor - I don't tell jokes, ever. I got my lack-of-joke-telling genes from my mom, who actually tells jokes, and when they flop it's still okay because she cracks herself up til she's literally crying over them, so it's okay that she can't tell a joke. I just avoid the whole process. I am rarely funny when I try to be. My version of funny is putting on one of those lycra camisoles right after a shower, and seeing myself in the bathroom mirror, when it's stuck to my still-damp body. But Big Mama - it just pours out of her, and she's hysterical. All the time. This post had me LOL and crying at the same time. She's the perfect solution anytime you're having a less than wonderful day. I had a hard time choosing just one of her posts to spotlight. Sometimes I save up her posts, then when several have gathered, I settle in with a good cup of coffee and enjoy the daylights out of them.

Current Events - I knew Toni needed to be nominated, and her post on September 11, and how it impacted her children, was very touching. Her writing is sharp. She's someone I'd love to have a margarita with. And just listen to her talk. I'd get more of the chips and salsa that way too.

Gwen, the mother at Ivey Sirmans, wrote "Are You Qualified?", a post that typifies Faith in my book. I never leave her site untouched. For some insane reason I cannot link to that post without it erasing this post, but the address is:

Other categories include Children & Family, Marriage, Motherhood, Homemaking, and Life. Great categories - it should be easy to find many posts that fit perfectly.

Go here to check out the details of this Treasure Hunt, then enjoy looking for those posts that others will be blessed to read. Send your votes to Jules, then tell us about your great finds. If you want to wear your dorky gym suit too, that'll be okay with me.


  posted at 9:14 AM

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