Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Blushing



I’m not very good at drawing attention to myself. I go all red and stuttery-like. SO WHY DO YOU HAVE A BLOG WOMAN? I hear you ask. (Lordy knows, I haven’t quite worked that bit out). But as much as I come over all inexplicably squirmy, I also really appreciate positive feedback that isn’t only coming from my long-suffering Mum. So, thanks to Justine at Mixtapezine for letting me be Blog of the Week and Katiecrackernuts for very nicely pointing people in my direction. And while I’m on an Academy Award style roll... thanks to those who generously let me hang around on their blogroll and to the commenty types who are an unexpected blogging perk and delight and fabulous source of work procrastination. Thanks also to the original lovely old ladies, Myrtle and Eunice and the pet angel fish, Myrtle and Eunice.

Sadly, the angel fish Myrtle has passed into the next world. A traumatic time for all, not helped when the middle kid perkily asked what one did with a dead fish and I distractedly suggested a worm farm destination. More than one life lesson learnt there, with an extended period of mourning, a bells and whistles empty-sultanas-packet-coffin and a solemn burial performed in the front garden next to the hose “so we can water her and she’ll be able to breathe”.



Goodness, I can go on.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm SURE you meant to thank me, but forgot - I understand - and I accept.

ME

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

Well , at least you hadn't already flushed the fish down the loo.
Of course we all come and read your blog ! It sets me up for my day at the coal face ...... all the lovely crafty things in just the right colours and the humour that shines through ! I could go on but you might go so red you'd pop . And that wouldn't do !

Top Bird @ Wee Birdy said...

hello there, looks like your blog awards were very well deserved, indeed. nice one.

rip eunice the angel fish - tho' I'm quite loving your rather lovely sultana coffin. xx

sophie said...

I just adore your blog, thanks for the goodness.
The little fishy coffin is so sweet, what kind kiddies!

Sandra @ Pepperberry and Co. said...

Aw, bye Myrtle!! May your rest in soggy peace.

Angus in Northcote said...

60 followers!

Do you raise your bat to all four corners of the oval when you reach 100? The one upside of child-induced lack of sleep: fitness for the oncoming ashes season. I assume Mr M&E will be changing back to previous time zone for the occasion?

My verification word is harfbq, which is the burkha worn by less conservative Moslems.

Nikki said...

I'm so glad I discovered your blog BEFORE you were famous.... kinda puts me in that elite group of "I knew her when she was just starting out"...

Very sorry to hear about poor Myrtle. It's a lovely coffin.

katiecrackernuts said...

You're welcome.
RIP Myrtle.

Sandrine said...

Congratulation for your awards and feature, I can see it be well deserved.Sorry for little your little fish...we went through a similar life learning experience with my kids and our fish...no more fishy now;)

Cindy said...

I am not surprised that so many people are loving your sweet blog. Not hard I think.
I love the very respectful burial, May she be watered well

One Flew Over said...

Congratulations! Blog of the week - well down!

Poor little Myrtle.

Madeline said...

Well deserved! Your blog is wonderful!
Sad about the fish. My sister was quite a fish fan, and I remember more than one solemn childhood fish funeral. We never got around to watering ours though. ;)

Tasha said...

of course you are blog of the week!!! we couldn't survive with out your awesomeness "your highness" **curtseys so her brow touches your shoes** :D

poor myrtle :( I must admit I loved the watering so she can breathe part!! I don't think my kids were that astute ;)

Congratulations Tania :)

Alisa : Ink Caravan said...

How dare I laugh at the passing of a loved one! Oh but I did, belly-laughed even. And I fully expect to be in your shoes some day in the not too distant future as our 'Angel' has been around many a fishy year! I can't thank you enough for the tip on the sultana packet. ; )

mixtapezine said...

R.I.P Myrtle
jus x

Suse said...

Have you seen 'My Year Without Sex' yet? (You should).

It has a very lovely fish funeral scene. Complete with ordained pastor, and the Bulldogs victory song performed at the conclusion. Excellent stuff.

FI from www.fwoglegs.blogspot.com said...

okay, you're officially my blog hero. 72 followers. I'm sure your following has given meaning to the life of Myrtle.
Not many fishies get such heartfelt goodbye's (so gorgeous!!). My fishies were departed from this world by a ravenous putty tat who found their coffin in my backyard whilst I was pottering around...inside... for like, 5 minutes.
I guess it was an irish blessing in a way. After all, the coffin would have most likely been mine after my father found the hole I was about to dig in his fresh lawn.
RIP Myrtle ... Fi