January 16, 2015

Use Your Words - January 2015

Today’s post is a writing challenge. This is how it works: participating bloggers picked 4 – 6 words or short phrases for someone else to craft into a post. All words must be used at least once and all the posts will be unique as each writer has received their own set of words. That’s the challenge, here’s a fun twist; no one who’s participating knows who got their words and in what direction the writer will take them. Until now.

My Words -  colder than ~ monkey balls ~ glittery ~ chocolate overload ~ best day ever ~ maniacal
Submitted by - Evil Joy Speaks

Here lately I've been doing free associations with my words. We've been having a blast with that. You just never know what anyone around here will say.... Seriously...
This time I decided to go WAY back... Way back to my blogging beginning. Back to when I rambled on and on and on.... 

You see when I first got my words, things were tumbling around in my head all crazy like they normally do and I thought to myself, why not! They can't possibly think you are any crazier than you really are! Go for it.

So here I am.... Rambling like a crazy person.

As I sit here typing I can't help but pat myself on the back for remembering to put 2015 on the post title! WOOO HOOO!!! 
And as I look at the title the word January pops out at me. Now, usually January is colder than monkey balls around here.
Wait... Monkey balls wouldn't really be cold would they? I mean, they are mammals... And even if monkey balls were cold how would I know??? I've never been close to a monkey.

Anyway, it really hasn't been that cold around here lately. Know what that means??? NO SNOW darn it!!! The only things that I have seen lately that even resemble snow are the glittery luminaries I made a couple of weeks ago! 
Darn it! I feel cheated!! I thought for sure we would get tons of snow this year!!! SIGH... The winter before last we were in the VERY deep south, almost in Florida!! Then last winter we were in Tennessee! We had a dusting! I thought for sure that since we were back in the mid-Atlantic we would get at least a few inches by now. 

As The Hubby and I have been out running around in the non-cold, non-snowy weather, we decided to try some new places out. There's this store that's supposed to be like a cheaper World Market. Umm, cheaper, yes. Like World Market?? Not so much. 
Anyway, The Hubby bought tons of chocolate from Serbia. I am in the middle of a chocolate overload here.... Not that that's a bad thing, mind you. I love me some chocolate. 
The Hubby does have a tendency to go overboard, though. He once burnt me out on doughnuts! I would never have thought such a thing was possible! He was putting away more than a dozen a day by HIMSELF!!!! 

Which brings me to another issue bouncing around in my brain. WHY can men (at least the ones in this house) eat and eat and eat and never gain an ounce??  SO NOT FAIR!!! I just look at The Hubby eating and I gain weight. GRRR!!!

Back to the running around... Today I had one of my best day(s) ever!!! We hit Hancock's and Joann's all in one day! I walked away laughing maniacal(ly) at all the fabric I managed to score for under $100!! You just can't beat some good coupons and teacher discounts!!! LOL

Speaking of all the fabric, I am so stoked!! I got some great pieces and I can't wait to share whatever it is that I will make with you. LOL

Some of the pieces I bought were kinda crazy and most definitely impulse buys. Not sure how I'm going to use super soft, red fur but I saw it in the remnants bin and just had to have it.

I did make sure that I bought some fabric for some upcoming projects. I found some great printed burlap for St. Patrick's Day and some really cute toile type cotton for Valentine's Day. 

Hope you enjoyed this edition of Use Your Words!!!
Don't forget to check out all the FABULOUS bloggers that are participating!!!! 


  1. I love your use of "colder than monkey balls". I live in New England and it has been SO cold. I may have to borrow your phrase. ;)

    1. LOL Go right ahead!!
      Of course, after I wrote this it got very cold!! We had some ice but just a dusting of snow. :(

  2. From the temperature of monkey balls to burlap. Only you! Thanks for the Friday morning laughs!

  3. Chocolate overload from Europe? Sure! Make it Switzerland or at least Belgium, though. Serbia? I don't think so!

    Can't wait to see what you are going to sew for Valentine and St. Patrick's Day!

    Hey, I thought this week there was a lot of snow on the road? The day you spent hours and hours in traffic?

    1. Yeah, I love chocolates from Switzerland and Belgium. The kind from Serbia had weird fillings and we couldn't read what they were! LOL

      Well, we had more ice than snow and I actually wrote the post right after I got the words. SIGH... I want SNOW but the ice can stay away!!! LOL

  4. I don't think I could ever overload on chocolate!! lol!

    1. I would have never thought it was possible but with The Hubby it is! LOL

  5. I have definitely overloaded on chocolate... and doughnuts... and food. LOL

    It's colder than a monkey's balls in the Himalayas here ;)

  6. I'll take any chocolate you don't want! I am so jealous of people that sew -- I bet it is great therapy as well, right?

    1. It's the best therapy EVER!!! The only way I make through the day sometimes. ;)

  7. Chocolate overload? I can get on board with that! Lol.

    Can't wait to see what you do with the fabric!


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