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.
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.
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.
And now, it's time for another. . .
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.
A woman: without her, man is nothing.
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?