The Nearly Perfect Husband’s response to this morning’s post (he is in grey, I am in blue). How sweet… but perhaps a bit threatening… Huh. I think my oppositional reflex just kicked in. Thanks for readin’. As always, you can come on over to Just Ponderin’s Facebook page to comment or just hang out.
Huh. So a few hours ago I put up a post. Totally altruistic in its intent. And, ya, intent matters. But this is the internet. And as we know, the internet is a place where people feel that they can just haul off and be negative any time they want. And someone objected. And this person didn’t even do it in public! He chose to send me a message on my phone. Because he had the number. Because he is my son. […]
Soul dogs. Or maybe, ‘heart dogs’. No one ever calls them ‘brain dogs’ or ‘spinal chord dogs’, though both of these pieces of anatomy complete the triumvirate of the body’s Very Important Organs (V.I.O.) list. Actually, I’m rather fond of my plica semilunaris. You know, that third eyelid we all have? It … well, they … are pretty important to me, linking me to my fore-lizards. I may refer to my next soul-heart dog as my plica-dog. Except I think there are a number of plicas in […]
Categories: Creative Group At Bedlam Farm, dogs, family, fun with texts, just ponderin', Maine, musings, Nearly Perfect Husband, Old Yankee Man, omd! (oh my dog(s)!), Uncategorized • Tags: comedic writing, comedy, everyday life, german shepherd, humor, maine, musings
Marshal Dillon Dingle, darling Snuggly, sniffle-y, cute and snarling Was born on an August marning Two whole years ago. He popped out with some attitude Being a German ShepHerd dude Also we know he was born nude And his first word was ‘yo’. As Dingles dallied up in Maine This puppy surveyed his domain Keeping his super hyper brain A secret. Huh. Although…. He failed to keep this secret well Cuz from his crate, ne prison cell He was quiet, cute as Hell But oh […]
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So, in the grand Just Ponderin’ tradition of totally dependable follow-through… Okay, totally sometimes-it-happens follow through… I got Mac’s reaction to the heartfelt letter I wrote to her yesterday. Remember? When I poured my heart and soul into a letter to my dear, loved daughter as she graduated college? Here is our text exchange. She is the gray bubbles, I am green. I know. I know. And if I could draw, I would draw two things right now and post […]
Categories: college graduation, family, Feel good stuff, fun with texts, my perfect cherubs, texting with kids • Tags: college graduation, comedic writing, comedy, everyday life, family, texting with kids
I have been asked (many times in my life (by friends and family (and most likely by enemies (but I don’t know (and I’m now wondering if there is a prize out there (for what I’m doing right now (nested parentheses)))))). Where was I? Oh. I’ve been asked, a lot, if I ever get mad. Of course I get mad. And though I would like to tell you that I only get mad when there is injustice in the world (because […]
Many people asked permission to share the poem, Joy Angels, with family or friends who were losing, or had recently lost, a special dog (or cat… and, in one case, a parrot (not kidding, and I really needed to smile at that point so I really appreciate that person (a lot!))) and my answer was – as it is with anything here – of course. I have to say, in all seriousness, that the idea that something has touched your […]
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Shark Tank is a show where contestants pitch their business ideas to a team of investors. It has become a team sport of sorts for self-proclaimed perfect child, Gabe and my nearly perfect husband. Clearly, Gabe is beginning to grasp the concept of ‘branding’.