Tuesday, May 6, 2014

"By Invitation Only" May Post + A GIVEAWAY

International Blog Party

Welcome to the final installment of our lovely 
By Invitation Only
until September, when we resume.

Firstly, and very importantly, I would like to announce the newest member of our
international group:

Pamela Terry
From the House of Edward

that's Edward in the pic with Pamela, just fyi.

also our brilliant writer & blogger,
Elizabeth Smith Otty
Mon Avis Mes Ami
has just published "Ten Tales Told" on Kindle,
let's all support her with this effort and hop on over to Amazon
to see her collection which is about $3.00

Now, on to the topic of today...

5 Things That Make Us Crazy

you cannot miss one episode of this short, certainly witty, and very varied series of posts
from each of our participants.

I really had to think about this because there are probably many things I don't like,
but deal with in a consciously nice way.

then there are THE FIVE

believe it or not, here in Texas, the tests to obtain licenses is given IN VIETNAMESE!
Seriously?  you ask for something specific and you never have an idea IF they understand,
that is until you see the results of what they try to do.


“Be pretty if you can, be witty if you must, but be gracious if it kills you.” 
― Elsie De Wolfe

have we said goodbye to manners?  I know it is discussed from time to time on our blogs and
it is one of the most missed behaviors in my life.
I grew up with a grand grandmother who insisted we all learn proper deportment or comportment
at early ages, it was required and it was instilled into our little heads so that it became
you all know where this is going, so I won't say it.


friends who do not know when to stop talking.
who procrastinate, who complain they have no time (because they procrastinate),
and who think they know something about any subject mentioned (even if they don't).
but who, otherwise, are wonderful people.


cars without a GPS,
can anyone even imagine what us girls did before a navigation system?
or people who drive cars with nav, but never bothered to learn how to use it.
this kinda goes for computer-illiterate people in general.


 the amazing amount of time it takes to deal with
FaceBook, Tumblr, Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter.
this should make a whole bunch of people unhappy,
but, seriously, I am too busy with my family, my dogs, my friends,
planning holidays, visiting friends, going out to dinner,
cooking dinner (sometimes), getting from one end of town to the other,
selecting merchandise for my shop, taking a bath, washing my hair,
getting a mani-pedi and sometimes a facial
to do all this computer stuff.
I also know there is not one person on Earth who would think all I do
is so special that I must talk about it or take pictures of it & post it on the www
for all to see, or NO ONE to see.

only rule
you must be a follower & leave a comment

Ring & Earrings
Vermeil with Pave Crystals

(ring comes in whole sizes only)

Please visit all of the members who are participating today,
I know how much it means to receive a lovely comment.

& a quick pic of Elizabeth Kirkpatrick, La Contessa...
wearing Splenderosa earrings...
would you LOOK at those roses?

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