*Edit* I accidentally posted my Ugly Mug winner's post without the actual winner, of course, which basically means I gave away all of my prize secrets, which makes me want to shoot myself in the foot or something. Then I deleted it, but if you saw it in your reader, then you already know about "the goods." Maybe it will inspire you more!
Wow, time flies when you've got nothing interesting to take pictures of. And I have no idea why my slideshow is repeating pictures. It doesn't do that when I edit it, of course. It only happens here on my blog. Nice.
Anyway, here is week four, in a nutshell:
Sunday: A picture of the latest scarf, which is to die for: purple, white, and black, three of my favorite colors. I now have enough scarves to do a nice Thursday Thirteen post about them. I thought of the TT post because I hate singling them out in pics like I have here. I mean, how can I show favoritism when they're all so sweet, like good children that don't talk back but only hug you around your neck. Scarves = biblical full-quiver blessing.
Monday: Back to work. Yes, Indiana is that flat. If we didn't have trees, we could see across the state line. This is the road I travel every day at least twice a day, usually more. Quite scenic, if you're not into scenery.
Tuesday: Yogurt. It's what's for breakfast. And lunch. I'm eating a lot of low-fat yogurt, people. That's two to three a day, seven days a week. Imagine what my grocery cart looks like. The cashier probably thinks I'm bathing in it. And I have finally succumbed to the guilt of not washing, saving and sending in the foil lids to feed the hungry somehow (I haven't read the fine print yet). When I was an occasional yogurt consumer, I just licked that foil and tossed it. Now every time I lick it, I see the writing on the lid, and the guilt has grown to the point where I am actually washing and saving the foil as if I'm actually going to follow through on this good deed.
Bonus pic: That corn on my chair at work? The "Corn Fairies" (the teenage interns) left it there for me when I stepped away from my area. Also this week they left a thawed Freezee popsicle thing in my chair. In years past, other interns have left me Neil Diamond albums and live goldfish in a bowl and "You Rock" spelled out in Styrofoam peanuts, all on my chair. Ah, youth ministry.
Wednesday: Wednesday night is Girls' Group night, where we have coffee and talk and laugh and celebrate milestones together. This week we celebrated our friend Diane's birthday. Diane is my friend whom I've told you in previous posts is battling cancer. As you can imagine, her birthday is pretty special. And she does NOT look 51, but she is. Here she is seen holding the pretty mug I gave her with chocolate in it and a pink scarf that I gave her. I bet you'd like to receive a pretty mug just like that one, wouldn't you? Gee, wonder how you could do that?
Thursday: Self-portrait entitled, "Nanook Leaves for Work in the Morning."
Friday: Attended a PJ birthday party for my beautiful co-worker and friend whom I shall call "Hope" because I have called her "Faith" in previous posts. I'm clever like that. There were three other "girls" there. We watched Wife Swap and talked and laughed and ate. I was the oldest woman there. So I decided to turn that lemon into lemonade by telling them that I had not had a period since October 4, my 46th birthday. They were all envious. Very envious. Making younger women envious of me in whatever way I can? Tres sweet, mes petite bon bons.
Saturday: Fooling around trying to take pics to post on my ugly mug contest Monday. This is called "mugging for the camera." Get it? "Mugging?" Yeah. Well, I gave my best attempt about 36 times and then gave up, as evidence by the exasperated look in that one pic.
Funny thing is, I've seen that same expression in many of Mama Belle's pictures of herself. You know how they say that people who are together a lot tend to take on each others' traits, habits and expressions to the point of looking alike? Do you think it's possible I'm doing that with Mama Belle from a zillion miles away?
*Bonus pic that is blurry: Zoe is kissing the camera lens. She's a diva.
Come on back tomorrow (Monday) to visit our Ugly Muggin' Friends around the 'Net as they sign in via Mr Linky. Then come on back and vote in my comments. Tuesday, the Queen of the Ugly Mug receives her scholarship, sash, and cash prizes worth millions of dollars.