Friday, June 27, 2014

Celebrate the Small Things and Grammar Friday!



Yay! It's that time of week again! What time of week? The time when we are reminded by Vikki over at Viklit that it's the small things in life which really count. So, stop. Think back at all those tiny (or not so tiny) things this week, which simply made you smile.


I'm celebrating:


1) My computer works again!!! I was dragging my feet about buying a new one, and I'm so glad I did. The other night, my son sat down and figured out what was wrong with my laptop. And he fixed it. *happy dance*


2) Our first cutting (hay) is done and our hay barn is 1/3 full of big rounds (bales).  I thought it would be a great moment to make a new banner for FB + twitter (mine are always so boring). So my daughter grabbed a huge arm full of books, and we went photo shooting. Lol! I'm just glad my daughter didn't take a picture while I was jumping up onto the bale (so embarrassing.)




3) Fireflies are out.  We didn't have these where I grew up in Denver, and I was always so fascinated when we visited my grandparents (south of St. Louis) to find these amazing bugs flying around. I love sitting outside in the evening and watching them blink over the field.


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Then, I want to mention that an awesome author personage I know--Donna Fasano--is having a Bye-Buy June sale on her book MOUNTAIN LAUREL over on Amazon for $0.99.







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And now, it's time for another. . .




http://picasion.com/gl/2Qq3/




This week, since my brain is still fried from the loss of my computer (Yes, this was an emotional tragedy!), I'm going to hit something a little more simple and fun!


The last four weeks of Grammar Friday have covered semi-colons. And most of you should know by now that I'm quite the comma freak.

But why? Is punctuation really that important?

YES!!! GOSH, YES!!!  (Yes, I had to scream)

Here's a little joke I found, which really shows just how important punctuation is (and then I'll let your brains rest and soak some summer sun before I hit an awesome punctuation rule next week. Sound good?)



An English professor wrote a sentence on the board and asked the class to add the correct punctuation.

A woman without her man is nothing.


The males in the class wrote:

A woman, without her man, is nothing.

 
The females in the class wrote:

A woman: without her, man is nothing.



Interesting?


Anyway, what wonderful things are you celebrating this week? Did you get to enjoy a writing frenzy? What bugs/insects do you like? Have any great sentence examples where the punctuation makes a huge difference?





25 comments:

  1. Glad your laptop is working again!
    Those examples were really funny.

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  2. YAY--mazel tov on your laptop. What was wrong with it?

    I'm confused--why are there no fireflies in Denver?

    HAHAHAHA! LOVED your punctuation joke. *snort* No kidding.

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    2. Ugh! Try this again...
      The last round of updates killed some system files. Luckily, my son knows how to fix those.
      As to fireflies - I assume it has something to do with the climate, but nope, they aren't there.

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  3. Yay for your laptop getting fixed! And for fireflies. :) I love fireflies.

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    1. They aren't in Germany either...just something called 'glow worms' which aren't nearly as bright. So my kids are loving them too.

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  4. No fireflies in Denver? Is that because of the altitude? How strange. I thought they were everywhere. But now that I think about it, it's strange that I would assume they were everywhere and not just typical of certain climates.

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    1. Different places, different things ;)

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  5. We don't get fireflies here, I wish we did! Glad you got your laptop fixed, and cut all your hay :)

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    1. :) Now, what to do with all that hay?

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  6. LOL on the grammar joke. Yay for getting your laptop fixed! The fireflies sound awesome. Don't have them where I live either. Have a great weekend!

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    1. I'd pack some up and send them to you, but they might not survive ;)

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  7. Congratulations on your achievements this week. It is awful when one's computer goes on the fritz. At least it is working again. I think I would love to see fireflies.

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    1. It's sad how depend we've become of them. . .the computers, not the fireflies ;)

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  8. Congratulations on your computer being fixed. Saved you some money. Those bales of hay are huge. HUGE (had to emphasize). Makes for a pretty banner, though.

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    1. They are big! I think my handful of calves will be snacking on one forever.

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  9. Yay to getting your laptop fixed. My stepdad said they don't have fireflies in England. I had never even thought about it before...they were just a part of my summer every year!

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    1. Fireflies should be everywhere. They are so pretty.

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  10. Yay for your computer being fixed and the bales! Love that photo. My victory of today was surviving a battle with my four-year-old in cutting his hair. I have no idea where he gets his stubbornness from. *whistles innocently* Have a great weekend!

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    1. *hahaha* We get everything thrown back at us, don't we? I lost my 8 yr-old in Walmart today because of his stubbornness. *rolls eyes* Kids!

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  11. Congrats on the computer and the barn full of round bales! Love how punctuation changes everything.

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  12. Smart kid!!
    And look at those bales of hay! Those are really nice. What do you do with those?
    Great examples for Grammar Friday! Lol! Punctuation is SO important! So yeah, yelling so necessary. ^_^

    Fireflies are so awesome. I used to chase them as a kid. ^_^

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    1. Feed them to the calves and goats. If nothing else, sell the extras ;)

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  13. Big Yay for a working computer, well done to your son, hate it when mine's on the blink!

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