Whew! I only have 59 minutes left before I turn into a pumpkin,....but more importantly, before I miss a day in the September to Remember contest - and give Lea, Mary, Laura, Lori, Jilma, or Kanani a chance to slip by me into the #1 spot.
(You did know I was in the Top Spot, didn't you girls? :)
Why am I so late tonight? Inquiring minds want to know (and so does my husband...who is waiting for me to make the bed so he can get into it.)
Well, there are two possible reasons.
(1) I got my weekly sitemeter.com report and noticed that my average number of readers this week was 77 per day. However, the number for today was only 33. So, being the Brainy Blogger I am, I figured most readers must take the weekend off.
So, why blog into thin air?, I not-so-humbly asked myself.
On the other hand, I realized that perhaps one of my sly competitors might have rigged the sitemeter thingy to throw me off. Mary's very good at computers...and Kanani is a math whiz... Either one of them are capable of something complex like that.
And Laura's very competitive (even used to be in the armed forces),so maybe all the stress of the contest got the best of her. Heck, even Lea isn't above trying to get the edge on me. After all, this contest was her idea and she's putting a ton of time into her (very lengthy and sentimental, picture-laden) blog. She's going to feel awful when she loses to me.
Jilma or Lori?....Nah...Jilma is too busy with her mega-babies to even post daily. And Lori...well, she's blogging about Scripture memory, for heaven's sake (literally). No way would she do it. Her blog might get hit by lightening or the ground might open up and swallow her laptop.
(2) If it's not a plot to destroy me (and deprive me of my rightful grits), then it could be because I spent 3+ hours tonight Blog Hopping on different decorating blogs.
I'm pretty sure it's (1).
So, I don't have pictures of a corner of my house tonight. Although I could show you a picture of this comfy chair my behind has been sittin' in for the past 180 minutes.
But instead I offer you a few paragraphs from a book I'm reading to justify...er, inspire me in my current House Focus/Infatuation.
It's from Keeping House by Margaret Kim Peterson (and even though time is ticking and I now only have 42 minutes left, I'm going to link you to amazon, because I care about you (and there may be a tie-breaker where you'd have to vote - so I need to keep you firmly on My Side.)
Uh, Oh...I just wasted 10 minutes trying to choose from the pages and pages I'd like to quote from.
This book is SO GOOD.
I've been especially convicted by the chapters on food. I've been surprised to read how much the Bible has to say about food, not just the eating of it, but the choosing and the preparation also. Jesus used food in many analogies. One of the fundamental characteristics of humans embodied nature is that people need to eat, and they need to eat every day.
OK, I give up. Tomorrow is the Sabbath and that would be a better day to quote from this book anyway, since it's all about the sacredness of keeping a house.
And that gives me another day of blogging material, without having to upload any pictures or clean any corners of my house to be photographed.
Like I said, I am One Brainy (rationalizing) Blogger.