Hi kids – My faithful readers — all 11 of you are in for something different today. Today I’m not here to make you spit out your coffee as you laugh at the latest antics of EmmaLou, Golden Destroyer. I promise not to rant or give you silly lists to read. Nor will I regale you with stories of my own stupidity, lack of attention to important things like sharp knives, my bouts of CRS and ADD…where was I again? Oh yeah…
Today’s post is about my being given a great honor — the lovely ladies over at Words of Wisdom are highlighting me today as one of their Bloggers of Note (or BON as they say). I am just flabbergasted that they would include this lil ole piddly blog in their list, but I am grateful, nonetheless.
So to all of you visiting me for the first time: Welcome to the somewhat skewed and slightly deranged world of a middle-aged redheaded stepchild who looks around her at what is going on and mostly laughs. I like to poke fun at things and people and I try not to get too snarky – okay a few times maybe, but they probably deserved it.
My bloggy world is made up of my husband of over 26 years known to ya’ll as Devoted Spouse and my adored and spoiled rotten fur-child, EmmaLou, aka The Golden Destroyer. EmmaLou has her own page here and there is also a page where you can see me and read more totally boring information than you ever wanted to know about me. Gah…
I came to blogging in 2007 when I quit my jobfromheck in the cubicle-farm because I was burned out and in need of a change of direction in life (read: if I didn’t get out of there they would have found my dessicated body hunched over my keyboard one day in the 4-person cube-’o-demons). I started this blog Crone and Bear It as an outlet for my big mouth brand of humor. Not satisfied with just one blog I started Oh Crap on a Crutch to show the silly crap that happens to me or crap in general. I also started another blog Parchment Monkey which is a place I go to write stories, memoirs, poems and it highlights the small but ever-present quasi-serious part of me. I enjoy social networking and can be found on Twitter (@Croneandbearit and EmmaLou is @GoldenDestroyer – yes she tweets and her claws are destroying my keyboard). In between all this social stuff, I am reading voraciously, attempting to attain a graduate degree, getting ready to do some volunteer literacy tutoring, hanging out w/Devoted Spouse, and generally trying to make this world a little better by spreading humor and nonsense wherever I can.
Sandy and Pam said I must give ya’ll links to 3 of my posts. D’ya know how hard it was to come up with 3 that I think represent me? Crap on toast – it’s hard enough just getting out of my jammies every day. But here you go – 3 of my posts from the archives of Crone and Bear It.
Here is a post that pretty much sums up my philosophy of life (I obviously relate well to food & please don’t get me started on self-help gurus) If the Egg Is Broken Scramble It
Here is a tongue-in-cheek Christmas letter I did back in 2008 called Holiday Newsletters…Oh Joy
The final post was the most difficult to choose because I had to find something about EmmaLou. I have written many posts about this little bundle of fur – some good and some not so good. When I had my accident in 2009 and broke my back, this adorable dog never left my side – but once I got a little better, she went back to her mischievous antics. So I have chosen something that epitomizes that which is EmmaLou, Golden Destroyer. Here is a posting I called Inside the House Poopers Anonymous (IHPA) which just goes to show ya gotta love your fur-kids, regardless.
Again, thanks Sandy and Pam for showcasing my humble blog. I hope ya’ll have enjoyed getting to know me a little – come back and visit any time – I’m usually here ranting and raving about something. sigh…
Oh, and don’t forget to visit Words of Wisdom for other Bloggers of Note!