Friday, April 15, 2011

Just some stuff...

I just learned about ellipses...those little dots I always use after my post titles, in text messages and Facebook posts.  I just can't help myself.  I like them.  My learning about them was the result of this post and a subsequent post by the Queen Bee.  In my quest to know more about ellipses I found a site called Grammar Girl.  I'm going to "like it" on Facebook so I can get useful tips on grammar.

I was kind of intrigued by Anna's recent post on her blog.  I wish I was brave enough to let it all hang out.  If I ever do offend someone or am bitchy to someone I tend to dwell on it for days.  That doesn't include DH of course, he bears the brunt of most bitchiness but I'm trying harder to be nicer now that it's just the two of us at home. 

I am a cynical person.  I am not one to always look on the bright side or to be optimistic about stuff.  Does this make me a bad person?  I certainly hope not.  I am a realist and a  pragmatist.  Do I always have to answer that I am "great" or even "fine" when someone asks me how I am?   It really depends on who is doing the asking.

My stitching progress has been pathetically slow lately and I have no photos to share.  I'm not one to show progress pics unless there is great progress.  I did start Simply Live by The Primitive Needle in memory of Lisa Roswell.  I was moved by her loss.

Some of you may have noticed that I share the name of my blog with another stitching blogger.  When I realized that I was using the same name I emailed March and apologized.  She was so kind and said she didn't mind but it still bugs me.  I think I need to come up with another name.  There are so many stitching blogs out there now that it's amazing we don't replicate names more often!


The Queen Bee said...

Well, you're the only Stitching Again I read! Took me a year, easily, to come up with a name. Longer, really. After about a year I came up with a name I couldn't use. Someone already had it. I didn't know I could alter the site title but have the title I wanted on the heading of my blog. Live and learn.

I'm like you with progress pictures. I just did it recently simply because I couldn't think of anything else.


mainely stitching said...

Thanks for the Grammar Girl tip! I've 'liked' her on FB now, too!

Jeanne said...

I have to say I've always been a pessimist...wish I wasn't but when I look at my parents I can see how I would have a negative outlook as they were the same way. So don't feel bad about it lol. I wish I could change my blog name but oh well....stuck with it now. I also like the Grammar Girl - I don't seem to remember a thing I ever learned in school about grammar!

Siobhan said...

Thanks for the info on Grammar Girl! I will like her on FB. I listen to a podcast by Grammar Girl--I think that's the name of it--not sure if it's the same person. Okay, I just liked it--and it is the same. Score!

I am a pessimist, too. I wish that I wasn't, but I am. My husband is much more positive so hopefully we balance each other out. I think it's a fine line between letting it all hang out and hurting people's feelings. I'm not saying that anybody does that--but I know I am quick to open mouth, insert foot--and I need to watch that with myself.