Saturday, July 13, 2013

Oh Good Grief...

No, seriously. I mean gooooood grief.  

Have you ever had such a serious case of the "reallies?" that you feel like hitting yourself on the head with a hammer? Yeah, well that is exactly where I stand this morning, knee deep in Really Land.

That's because I really... really have a ridiculous reason for not posting for days. I mean, really ridiculous, folks.

You see, when I sat down to write, I discovered that my next post ...this one right here.... was going to be my 500th post.

Really.

Somehow over the course of time,
 I have managed to imagine up 500 random things to yak about. 

 Being such an auspicious post and all, it just seemed to me that it shouldn't be squandered on just any old thing.  It ought to be some sort of celebration. Too bad I couldn't figure out how in the world to go about celebrating.  Really folks, I should be too ashamed to yak about this, but the stress of the whole thing gave me a cold case of keyboard freeze.  

No, really. 

I thought about a tablescape, but well... the rain and all.  I thought about a house tour, but then I'd have to clean the house.  I thought about a blog giveaway, but I didn't know how many takers I would have for a set of  personally crafted decoupaged coasters.  A big old cake was not an option.  It's 104 degrees in the shade, way too hot to bake for a bunch of invisible people.

Finally, I decided to wait for someone out there to pass me one of those Blog Awards. You know the kind, the ones where you get to yak out 7 random things about yourself and everybody has to listen. I love those, which when you think about it is kind of  pathetic... really.  

I waited and waited, but apparently, no one  in all of Blogville wants to hear 7 more random things about Debbie. How embarrassing.

I. mean. really.  

So here I sit. All dressed up and nothing to say. So as not to waste any more blog time, I've just decided to take the plunge and publish a post about absolutely nothing.   I'm sneaking it in on a Saturday afternoon so as not to embarrass myself in front of a crowd.


Yeah, I know.  A little late to start worrying about that now... 

And that, folks, is all I have to say about that. Well, that, and a big fat thank you  for listening to me yak all the way to 500 posts.  I appreciate it more than you will ever know.

And I mean that.
Really.

44 comments:

Christine said...

Congratulations to making it to 500 posts.
This post could be call the Seinfeld of posts because it's about nothing.
The show was a hit and your blog is a huge HIT. REALLY!

The Decorative Dreamer said...

Oh my goodness, you are too funny! I am coming up on 500 posts my self and hadn't even thought about it. Now I am like....really? LOL! Just kidding! Love the photo in the flower! Happy 500th post!

Miss Merry said...

Hey,girl - Congratulations on 500! You don't need to give us a gift - you ARE the gift! I love your sense of humor and writing style. I always have a smile when I read your posts. You have such an optimistic spin on life and it is very uplifting. A big WOO HOO to you!!!!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I LOVE your yakking, Debbie!! Just LOVE it! Congratulations on 500 posts!! Woo hoo! Keep 'em coming! blessings and hugs ~ tanna

Maryann said...

I love your yakking and hope you keep it up for a very long time...no pressure lol. Congratulations on hitting the 500 mark (you weren't going to sneak this one in on me...Saturdays is one day I check my blogs)

Tricia said...

Wow, 500 posts IS something to celebrate! If it were me, it would definitely involve ice cream. I recommend Cherry Vanilla! Keep on yakking!

Terra said...

Cute post and the photo of you illustrates one of my favorite sayings, friends are flowers in the garden of our life. And you certainly are a flower in mine.

Chatty Crone said...

Is that you in the middle of that flower? You are prettier than the flower! 500 posts - congrats. Keep it up we all love you!

sandie

Kathleen said...

Congrats on 500 posts. You have brought at least that many smiles to your readers faces!

Those blog award things seemed to have faded away, thank goodness. When you had to pass them on no one wanted them! :)

Vee said...

Trust me, I am NOT invisible. No, wait, maybe I am. There has to be a reason why I haven't been able to get help in a box store for twenty years. I'm so glad that you can carry on now because carrying on is what blogging is all about. Here's to the next 500!

Mevely317 said...

Debbie, I don't ever recall smiling so big while reading nothing. You're toooo cute!

Congrats on #500, and puleeeeze don't stop yakking!

Hugs,
Myra

Barbara F. said...

Congratulations, Debbie, on 500 posts. I have enjoyed almost all of them, I think, as I did go back to read prior years' posts. I agree with you about doing things for invisible people, and boy, that wears thin right away. Still trying to find my mojo again. ;-) xo

Denise at Forest Manor said...

Congratulations, Debbie!!! I'm pretty sure I haven't read all 500 posts because you've been blogging a few years longer than me, but you were one of my first blogging buddies, and I LOVE reading your blog!! Sometimes I've laughed so hard I can hardly breathe, and I've read more than one of them out loud to my hubby and son. :-D I enjoy what you write about your family, and your tablescapes are always so pretty and creative.

I would love to meet you, the Duchess, the sisters, Sir Lotsa Hair, Miss Whimsy and The Practical One in person someday. I am personally so grateful to you for becoming one of my first followers when I started my blog with just tablescapes; you're always so good to visit and leave kind comments. Bless you for being such a positive presence in our part of the blogging universe. :)

Congrats again Debbie! I hope I make it to 500 posts one day.

Hugs,

Denise

Lorrie said...

Congratulations on 500 posts, Debbie! Keep yakking. We'll keep coming back.

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Congrats on 500 posts Debbie! Cute pic! Hope you're having a nice weekend, it has to stop raining some day... right?:@)

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

Congrats to you!! that is so awesome!! glad i found you & can follow along with you. i will take 7 random answers or questions from you.
1. what is your favorite color?

2. of all your tablescapes you have done in the past - do you have a favorite?

3. how did you come up with your blog name?

4. are you always this funny? REALLY??!!?

5.what will be your next house/garden or where ever project within your life - why you may ask? cause we all are dying to know. REALLY!! ha. ha!! ( :

6. do you have a favorite outfit & if so how many times have you worn it & will you show us a picture?

7. because i am coming up with the questions here - i will make this one a long one... what's your favorite book & what was your 1st dance song with your husband at your wedding?

i will take a giveaway, please. ... in October i have a 2 yr blogging anniversary coming up... it has flown by so quickly.

but really i just want to say REALLY, over & over again. like REALLY? REALLY? really??!? really??

Mona said...

Congratulations on 500!! That's quite an accomplishment...
Love,Mona

Denise said...

I honestly cannot believe that you've composed 500 blog posts! That's amazing. Didn't I help you with #100? With your first tablescape? Cows in my back yard? It REALLY feels like it was just yesterday. I thoroughly enjoy reading each and every one. I hope you'll write at least 500 more!
Congratulations!

Ann said...

Congratulations Debbie! I can say that I've enjoyed you from the beginning, and before!

You ought to put some together for a book. :)

Cheers!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Haha, what fun, I am still laughing!

Well congrats - and I REALLY mean it!

Now take this cute post over to How Sweet The Sound's Pink Saturday linky party because you just look too danged cute in your "Party Flower!"

Have a wonderful weekend. Really.
Sorry, couldn't stop myself.

Smiles.

Babs said...

Yay,Debbie! Congratulations on your 500th post! Your posts always bring a smile. Hugs and hope you're having a good weekend.

Dianne Hogue said...

So is that you in the flower, I mean really, really you?

We finally get to see you up close and personal???????

Wow, you should have started with your 500th post and worked backwards so we would have known what you looked like all this time.

And btw, I mean, you are, well how can I say this, really, really, beautiful--inside and out--

And see--we are all here so you embarrassed yourself any ole way.

Love you girl,
D.

Debbie said...

WOW I am totally impressed. 500 is quite a bit of yacking. It sure makes me wish I had discovered you (a kindred spirit) a LONG time ago. Think of all I have missed...I LOVE your blog! I always smile or laugh or leave here totally blessed. Looking soo froward to the next 500!

Dayle @ A Collection of This and That said...

Time flies when you're having fun, Debbie! Congrats on reaching 500!

Love the photo!

Rettabug said...

Yay YOU, Debbie...Kudos to you for yakking so much! LOL

I am SO glad I have finally signed up to get all your blog posts via email. I missed a great deal of those 500 laughs!!

Have a Blessed Sunday, Hon,
Love seeing you, too!
Rett

Scribbler said...

You're too funny! At least you know how many you have written. I couldn't tell you, because I have changed my blog format four times, and all the old posts went to never-never-land. Or somewhere...

You always amuse me. Keep yakking!

Angela Ryder said...

Congratulations, Debbie on 500 posts! That's a wonderful accomplishment! I really love your posts and am looking forward to 500 more!~~Angela

Shanee @ LivingLifeSouthernStyle said...

Congratulations on your ability to yak on 500 times! When you do it, it is too funny....when I do it...my silly bunch calls it babbling! You keep yakking and I'll keep looking forward to reading it :)

Susan Nowell @ My Place to Yours said...

Oh, good grief ... REALLY? I can't get 28 comments on anything, and you manage to get 28 (so far!) by yakking about nothing! LOL You obviously have the gift of gab -- and I'm so glad you share it with us. Congratulations on putting yourself out there 500 times! I hope you'll do it at least 500 more. Really... :-)

Gaby said...

Oh, I don't care what you post about because I will read it 500 times more. Sometimes you make me laugh, and sometimes you challenge me, and sometimes you make me think, and sometimes you inspire me to be creative. Yak away, Debbie!

Janette's Sage/Simply Your Decor said...

Thanks for the smile...a cheerful heart is good like medicine and you just supplied me with a big spoonful of medicine
Blessings and keep on yakking and we will keep on commenting!!

Miss Char said...

Well how about that...500 posts is a pretty awesome thing. Congratulations on having the blog about nothin' today, personally I love it.

elizabeth said...

CONGRATULATIONS! And I'd love to hear 7 things about you any old time!

Sharon said...

Congrats on the milestone! I have enjoyed everything you've yakked about - and I can't wait to read the next 500 posts.

Really.

xo

(PLEASE give us the random 7 at some point, OK?)

The Polka Dot Closet said...

And wishin you many more...Blog posts!!! Girlfriend I like listening to anything you have to say, even if it is about nothin...I saw you peaking through the flower!

Carol

Barbara Neubeck said...

...Debbie... how wonderful to reach your 500th post..... I love your blog and your writing style is fabulous.... you always bring out the humor in life and I thank you for that gift you give to us all...
Hugs .... Barb xxx

Lynn Richards said...

Really? 500 posts is amazing!!!! Throwing confetti over here for you!!!!!!!!!!!!
xo
lynn

Kathryn Ross said...

Congrats, milady - for 500 yaks worth yakking - even when it's about nothing. You still find a way to make it fascinating to read! I'm a month into my summer sabbatical and I have yet to have the kind of blog reading and writing time I had desired. This week I actually have three performing jobs so - yippee - the bills will get paid this month! But - little time to linger in Blogland. However - I hope you stop back - a nice teatime post this week featuring my trip to see a potter make a clay teapot and the gallery exhibit of his works - oh! Just wait til you see what I brought home - though not at thrift store prices . . .
Joy, friend!
Kathy

Kathleen said...

500 posts! That's quite an achievement. Hope you're game for another 500.

Crickit said...

Congrats on 500 posts! I have enjoyed your "yaking" a lot! Really!

Fun post! Have a wonderful week! :)

Mrs.Rabe said...

You did sneak it in! I was busy over the weekend and missed it completely! 500 is awesome!

Love your posts - I think you could make defrosting a refrigerator fun and interesting!

Congratulations, Debbie!

Deanna

corners of my life said...

I must say I have enjoyed many of those 500 posts. Thanks!

Laurie Ritchey said...

Oh Debbie, how you make me laugh - out loud - all alone, in front of my computer! I just love to read your blog! laurie

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Great words on wheels post. Your images are stunning. Love the title and now I get it all.

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