Sunday, August 28, 2011


I'm sitting here tonight tapping keys and Jilda is typing so fast you'd think she snorted fresh expresso coffee straight out of the grinder.
She kind of wiggles when she's on a roll. Tap, tap, tap, wiggle, wiggle, wiggle.
I want to reach over and smack her off that high horse,  or at the very least distract her enough to derail her train of thought, and get that smile off her face.
I have to remind myself the obvious, IT'S NOT A COMPETITION. Actually, our blogs are very different. She writes about how to be a better person, her love of music, friendship, and food, while my blog is kind of like a daily journal.
It really is not a competition. I am very proud of what's she's doing.  But on days like today when the words seem to flow out of her like honey and mine are flowing like snuff, I get a little snippy.
"I'm through, have you posted?" she chirps.
I silently recite the Serenity Prayer
Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
Courage to change the things I can,
And the wisdom to NOT do something stupid, when I'm miffed.

Y'all have a great week.


  1. That kind of made me smile to myself. Every once in awhile I find myself in a sort of competition over this or that with my husband. I don't think he's even aware of it. So even more surprising/baffling to him when I'm a bad loser. Silly the things that will annoy me at times.

  2. My favorite prayer - have it on my blog too.

  3. Oh my. Well, you have one of the greatest prayers to help you!

  4. :)) Yep, I understand. :))

  5. Ah, Rick, I happen to think that being snippy in an inoffensive way is a rare art form.

    Just think of yourself as Picasso or Monet. :)

  6. I'm thinking that there may be some moments in Jilda's memory bank where she has felt the need to recite the prayer while you are tap tapping away on the keys...

    Just sayin'


  7. Anonymous5:54 AM

    Well, she gave you something to post about so maybe you should thank her. Just sayin'.

  8. LOL!!!!! Amen! Take care

  9. This post is adorable!

  10. I love this! I might have to recite your prayer when my beloved wins a competition against me that he didn't know her was in :-)

  11. Anonymous3:51 PM

    Very nice post. You have a great week also!


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