Friday, September 20, 2013

Sadie Says...A Peek Behind The Curtain




     Bear with me for the next little bit, as I focus on trying to learn how to add a drop down for Sadie's "Recipes." As you know, I am not the savviest one when it comes to technology, but I am learning.  Just to let you know, somewhere down the line, I hope to feature a page that has what I have learned in the past year with launching Sadie's Gathering, as far as the technology goes.  We'll see.
     In the mean time, I thought I would give a peek behind the curtain of Sadie's Gathering.  There are days that I have to jump through so many hoops, that I feel like I might as well be creating Oz.  But I'm just a gal from West Virginia, who hopes to create a site that's fun, cozy, and homey.  If you were sitting around a table with me, these are quips you might hear me say:

"Fine and dandy cotton candy..."  This, I will usually say sincerely, when everything is good.  At times I confess that it gets said with sarcasm. 

"Oh Pickle dickle" Nice way of expressing frustration when my daughters are present and I wish to keep it clean.

"I'm a lover not a housekeeper..."  Utter this pretty much everyday.  It's not that I don't like housekeeping; I do as long as, "the moon is in the Seventh House and Jupiter aligns with Mars."
I need reading glasses these days, so that also is a popular excuse I tout. Although I have found that while performing these menial tasks, is when I come up with ideas that I write about.  Go figure.

"I don't run unless someone is chasing me; then it depends on what he looks like."  I'm married, so these days I usually leave off the latter part of that statement; out of courtesy for my husband.  Just never enjoyed running or jogging; other than a game of tag. 

"F_ _k  A  Duck!"  My fav of many years, I have said too many times to count.  Cleaned up for kids' sake I made a small change: "Muck a Duck."  I confess I relish the times that I can use the original.

"Gimme a f_ _kin' break!" Another one said too many times to count; 99% of the time, said to inanimate falling objects, trying packaging, or the industrious spiders that inhabit my house.

"Mind your own garden."  Usually said to my two daughters.   Just sounds a tad nicer than mind your business.

"Keep your nose out of my privates, unless you're making me happy."  Can be construed one of two ways.  Both apply.

"Oh Bulsh!"  I remember Sadie retorting this to any piece of news she disagreed with or when she thought something was pretentious, overbearing or tasteless.  Given my issue with scatological words, I like it cause it gets the idea across, without saying something offensive.

Gotta mention this, however I cannot claim it as my own.   My great great Aunt Urse, who was Sadie's maternal aunt, said to folks who inquired how she was doing, replied with a sly smile and a twinkle in her eye, "Well, everyone I can, and the easy ones twice."  The fact that she was 90 somethin' at the time, and lived a few years beyond, I have always taken as a testament to how much a benefit a great sense of humor is.