Miss Elaine E

Thanks to everyone who soothed my bruised ego in yesterday’s post about the old boyfriend (and his wife) who assumed I lusted after him. The punched-in-the-gut feeling I got from their response has faded away completely.

As I said to my commenters, blogging is such sweet therapy.

***

Last day to vote in the Limerick Chick Contest, so click to read the entries and vote on the right sidebar if you haven’t already. Tomorrow’s the big green day.

***

I just wrote up my questions for the Barren Bi+ches Book Brigade on the current selection, The Mistress’s Daughter by A.M. Homes. As an added bonus, Melissa has arranged to have author participation. There’s still time to read the book and join this book tour (which takes place mid-April) at Stirrup Queens. I consider this book a should-read for any adoptive parent.

***

Usgirls is having a contest to find the worst comment you’ve received about adoption, foster care or infertility. She’ll send the winner a small gift as an “atta girl” for surviving the inanity that can occur. She says,

“Send in the worst comments you’ve heard about adoption, foster care family, or infertility and win a really cool candle (that’s the only prize I can afford right now). This contest will help us feel better about those wacky folks who just don’t get it!

Rules:
1. Do not identify by name who said the thing to you–I don’t want to break up families or get anyone fired!
2. The story should be told in less than 50 words
3. Get your story/comments in by March 30! (My payday)

Surely you have a story to tell. Click on over and share.

***

BlogHer would really like to hear from you for their annual survey of readers (not necessarily bloggers). I took it and it wasn’t painful at all (except for the annual income question, which I always leave blank. The survey requires an answer so I lied).

***

Hope your weekend is going well, my friends.

***

ETA 10:30 am: My dad is, at the moment, having a heart attack. Please send us some healing thoughts.
Edited to Add Again 5:30 pm: My dad is staying overnight in the hospital, but it seems not life-threatening. The thoughts and prayers are sooooooo appreciated. XO.
ETA Yet A: 3/17 9 am: My dad is being released today. None of the tests revealed any damage to his heart. It may have been just a muscle twinge when he picked up my son. But since he had had a heart attack (my dad, not my son :-)) last spring, everyone was extra careful. Thank you for your care and support. I am verklempt.

14 thoughts on “Miss Elaine E”

  1. Agh! All that matters is your dad being okay. I just went through quadruple by-pass with my dad, so email if you have questions or want to vent. Hopefully your dad will need less intervention. I’m praying for him and your family. Love to ya sister.

  2. The rest doesn’t matter in light of the ETA … sending love and hope your dad’s (and your family’s) way …

  3. Agh! All that matters is your dad being okay. I just went through quadruple by-pass with my dad, so email if you have questions or want to vent. Hopefully your dad will need less intervention. I’m praying for him and your family. Love to ya sister.

  4. The rest doesn’t matter in light of the ETA … sending love and hope your dad’s (and your family’s) way …

  5. Thank you all so much.He is being released today. None of the tests revealed any damage to his heart. It may have been just a muscle twinge when he picked up my son. But since he had had a heart attack (my dad, not my son :-)) last spring, everyone was extra careful.Your care and concern mean so much to me.

  6. Thank you all so much.He is being released today. None of the tests revealed any damage to his heart. It may have been just a muscle twinge when he picked up my son. But since he had had a heart attack (my dad, not my son :-)) last spring, everyone was extra careful.Your care and concern mean so much to me.

What say you?