Friday, March 02, 2007

Y'all, Come on in!


It's a Blog Party!


Are any of you allergic to cats? Just let me know. I'll put Maggie in the garage. We had some friends over once who didn't tell us ahead of time. They came over for dinner and the poor man started to wheeze and his eyes watered up. I felt just terrible. We put the cat out but it was too late. Our friend ended up going home early.

So, just let me know. Mama always said to make sure my guests are able to see clearly and breathe. That's just a standard of hospitality where I come from.

I lit some candles to get rid of the boiled shrimp smell. We had shrimp for dinner. Now it just smells like vanilla shrimp.

Feel free to have a Diet Coke, some sweet tea, or some coffee. I'll fix it for you. There are some finger foods in the dining room. Please, help yourself.

Oh, and excuse the fingerprints in the fudge. My daughter helped herself to some while I was in the kitchen... let me put that away right now...

Welcome! I am so glad you stopped by my little blog. That begonia on my porch has bloomed for a solid six months! It looks a little anemic and grey, though. The hyacinths haven't lost a single bloom and they have stayed a vibrant lavender. It's really amazing; I've never been able to grow a thing. My husband is the gardener in the family.

I love to write about everyday things. I really love to find humor in everyday things. Humor is what keeps me sane. And, let me tell y'all, I am teetering on the edge. I love being a wife and mom. God has blessed my life so much.

If you are new here, just make yourself at home. Have a seat and stay for a spell. You are welcome at our house any time!



36 comments:

Big Mama said...

You definitely have the gift for finding humor in the everyday things...now bring that fudge back in here, I don't mind a few fingerprints.

Brenda said...

Mmmm. Vanilla shrimp. LOL

Great party, Melanie. Mind if I sample the fudge?

Laurel Wreath said...

I always love visiting here, and Diet Coke please =) Blessings.

Southern Girl said...

I LOVE cats! If Maggie gets put out in the garage, I might have to go out there with her. ;)

Thanks for having me over for the party, Melanie! But then it's always a party where you are. Love your blog!

Cara said...

The first of your favorite posts made me laugh! I wish I could discipline my kids with a "mom look." Thanks for the southern hospitality!
Cara @ WorkingMomsAgainstGuilt.com

redmaryjanes said...

I am a girl who longs to be Southern, trapped up here with the Yanks!! Love your blog, your drawl and the whole nine yards! Drop by my place if you find the time..

Ribbon Rock Star said...

I will definately take some SWEET tea, please! Oh and don't worry about the smell because my home usually smells of BURNT vanilla and apples (All those pizzas I forget! lol)

Linda

org junkie said...

Hello! Thanks for the nice welcome in. Just delurking to say have fun!!

Laura

Tonja said...

Hi Melanie,
I'm a southern girl too...Alabama. Weren't the storms on Thursday horrific? I live about 30 miles from Enterprise and we were under warnings most of the day, too. I have just been watching the governor and President visiting there this morning. Nice to meet yuou, I'll visit again, soon...but I'll call first...I'm allergic to cats. But, I'll definately take you up on the sweet tea...with lemon, please.

KarenW said...

Vanilla shrimp. LOL! Being a true southerner, I'll have the sweet tea please.

Lynne said...

Hi - Just dropped in for a bit of fudge - it is low calorie, right? If you get a chance, drop by my pajama party.

Mommy Dearest said...

Hello, girl! You tucked that hidden treasure button back in your sidebar--good work!

I can smell the vanilla shrimp now (somehow I doubt that Yankee Candle is going to grab that idea from you--it's all yours!).

I am quite impressed with your gardening skills; I, too, have a black thumb.

Tirzah said...

I was born and raised in the south...now I live in the west. It is an interesting difference, but I love it!! Happy Blog partying!!!

Amber said...

This ain't New York? Funny, I thought it was Kanas. :-)

I had some great chuckles; thanks for hosting. :-)

Denise W said...

I'll have a Diet Coke, too. I love coffee but it keeps me up! I put out some great food for anyone that stops by. I'm #513 so I can't wait to see how many newbies come over:-)

Rocks In My Dryer said...

Yes, I AM allergic to cats, but I took my Claritin this morning, so we're good.

Love your blog, Melanie.

Roxanne said...

Is that a picture of your REAL LIVE PORCH? 'Cause if it is, I'm gonna have to hate you for just a minute out of sheer jealousy. . .okay. Done. :) Do NOT cover up the smell of boiled shrimp--got any leftovers? I'll have some with my fudge and diet coke.

Holly said...

Hi Melanie,

So fun to *meet* you. My daughter's birthmom is from Arkansas and the southern hospitality, attitude and accents always touch my heart. I enjoyed the visit!

Hugs,
Holly
Holly's Corner

Barb said...

The vanilla shrimp sounds a little odd, but what the heck. I'm game!

Great party, Melanie.

Monkey Giggles said...

Swinging in for the party!!! Nice meeting ya.

My second party favor give-away has begun. When ya get a chance come on over and let's party!!!

Jodi said...

Saying hi from the party. I'm party hopping.

So I'm allergic to cats, but it doesn't really matter, b/c once the dander is in the house, it's in the house. Good thing we are virtually patying.

Nancy said...

I can just imagine the vanilla shrimp smell. Try some Febreeze and you'll just have a vanilla smell.

I'd like some fudge too....if you made it with Enova. :)

I know what an excellent gardener your hubby is; I remember that stellar vegetable garden when we were neighbors. :>

Nancy said...

I'll take some of that fudge if it was made with Enova and whole wheat flour. :>

And your hubby is the gardener? Has he improved since the last time I saw his vegetables growing? :)

Crystal said...

Just Party hopping, I love your template.....thanks for sharing your sense of humor.....
Blessings

Beth/Mom2TwoVikings said...

Came to see what a blog with such a cool title was like! Was very impressed! *wink* Vanilla shrimp, huh? Sounds like a Paula Dean recipe! LOL

Beth/Mom2TwoVikings said...

Came to see what kind of blog had such a cool name! LOL I'm very impressed! *wink* Vanilla shrimp? Sounds like a Paula Dean recipe! LOL

Michelle said...

Hi, what a fun blog! I am almost in NY, but I can pretend to be southern, can't I??? :) Please? I don't want anymore snow!! Enjoy the party! :D

DK said...

Just stopped in on the party tour. Love your blog - Susie @ Bluebird strikes again! (She's wonderful!) Thanks for hosting such a terrific party. Drop by if you get a chance!
DK
A Flyover Blog

WillBlog said...

"Hey" from a fellow Southerner. Love your blog!

SolShine7 said...

Cool title and nice layout. Let's party!

Becslifeonline said...

Hi hope you are enjoying the party. No-one was impressed by my burnt sausage roll as an appetiser so I'm giving away a book instead :-) Please stop by my blog if you want to be in with a chance of winning. Party on! Becs.

Jen and family said...

Hi Melanie nice to meet you
visit me at http://jenz.wordpress.com/

lauren said...

I love cats, I just took my allergy meds so don't banish Maggie to the garage!

it's me, Val said...

I will take coffee, please. Thank you :)

Happy partying!

Karen said...

What a fun party! Sounds like this is a happenin' place to be.

lil ole' me..... said...

Hi Melanie!
I am just stopping by on my way to work, so don't worry about having to put your cat in the garage. :)
I can't wait to visit your blog again and read more!!!
Have a good day!