1. Does anyone use Craigslist? I’ve only been on there a couple of times and get overwhelmed with the massive amounts of information and I also can’t get rid of that lingering thought that if I use it I might end up being portrayed by Dana Delaney as the dead chick at the bottom of the stairs in some really bad Lifetime movie.
Any advice for using it safely? What’s been your experience?
2. Adrienne From The Comments Who Doesn’t Have A Blog asked me yesterday about the pig in the puppy. When Gretchen and I were on our road trip, we kept seeing signs for “King’s BBQ, Home of the Pig in the Puppy”. We didn’t pull off the road because we were on a schedule, but the curiosity is killing us and may require a special trip back just to stop in, do the hokey pokey, and see what it’s all about. I’m guessing (hoping?) it’s smoked pork dropped in hush puppy batter and deep fried. For some ridiculous reason that sounds good to me, and as I’m typing this, I’m trying to figure out how to get Mr. CPQ to head over there with us and give it a taste test.
Survey says it’s not going to take a lot to get him to jump on that bandwagon.
3. I’ve been using the white board on my refrigerator to list the kids’ chores for the day. I’m moving them out of the “I’ll let you sit on the couch and play video games” portion of their vacation and into the “I’m training you to be productive so you can grow up and get a job and support me in my old age” phase. I’ve found that writing down what’s expected to get done that day helps all of us. I don’t have to nag, they don’t feel nagged, and they can choose what they want to do and in the order in which it gets done. When they’re ready to check off an item, I do a quick inspection to make sure it’s done quasi-properly, and then I let them have the dry erase marker and check to their heart’s content.
My mom did something similar for me when I was a kid. She would write my to-do items on a piece of paper and hand it to me, and I would then figure out how and when I was going to get it done. Somehow reading it on that scrap of paper made my chores feel somewhat less draconian and I was more accepting of my mother’s authority in that way.
I am so weird.
And have serious control issues.
And a great mom.
4. I have been warned that I would bring bad karma upon myself if I didn’t let others know about giveaways on other blogs, so I am reforming my evil ways to let you know that my friend Lynn is having a fun drawing on her blog for a new mixer, and Kellie is also doing a giveaway in celebration of her 1,000th post.
Meredith HAD a giveaway because it was her 1,000th post as well, but I just remembered it closed last night so you’re out of luck, but go over there anyway and say congratulations if you haven’t already because 1,000 is ridiculously amazing achievement.
5. I have no 5, but you know how I am about lists that don’t end well-numbered.
Have a nice day.