TGIF; lots of butters cooking & it’s been a while since I’ve shanked anyone

Happy Friday!

A few weeks ago I was in the yard on a caterpillar hunt and I hit the jackpot. I slew of them had just hatched from the eggs and I rescued them before anyone ate them. (lizards, wasps, birds, etc)
They’re so small at this stage that I use Q-tips to remove them. Acutally, I used cotton s(c)wabs, with an emphasis on schwab part. That’s how I like to pronounce it.

Thank goodness for my laser vision surgery-they’re tiny!

Well, those babies were eating me out of house and home milkweed for the last few weeks and now I have over 50 chrysalis cooking. (I have two coolers full)

Isn’t that the most exciting thing you’ve heard today?
Ok, maybe it’s just me.

Something that’s been peeving me lately. Getting my goat. Yanking on my nerve.
When you thank someone for something, anything really, and instead of saying “you’re welcome”, they respond with……wait for it…..
……….it’s really annoying……
……………I can hardly stand to hear it……………..

“No problem”

When did NO PROBLEM replace you’re welcome?
Did I miss the memo?
It makes me want to take my shank out of retirement and put it to good use.

OMG. I went back to link a ‘shank’ post to this and I put shank in my blog search….35 posts came up. I’m a shanking queen. I wanted to find the post where Lindsay made me my own personalized shank for Christmas one year, but I can’t locate it, but trust me, my child made me a shank with glitter and bells.

I’m glad I got that off my chest. The ‘no problem’ part, not the shanking part.

Is it bad that I’d like to shank the weather too? This whole week has been hawwwwt. 

 I have much to be thankful for, so, I’m gonna clear the shanking mojo with the good:
healthy family, happy people, love, dogs, butterflies, green grass, fresh pineapple, clean water to drink and it’s Friday.

What’s going on this weekend? Starting your Thanksgiving turkey? Putting up the tree? 

We’re looking forward to a slight change of scenery, but no holiday stuff just yet.


12 thoughts on “TGIF; lots of butters cooking & it’s been a while since I’ve shanked anyone

  1. That is one of my pet peeves too! The proper response to \”Thank you\” or \”It was my pleasure\” or \”I'm happy I could help.\” As with everything else, even the vernacular has gotten too casual.


  2. I am going to have to pay closer attention to my 'you're welcom-ing' -I think I say that and not no problem. But I am nervous that I have made a social faux pas and not realized it. Thank you, Suzie, for bringing this to my attention. :)You must have eagle eyes to spot those little caterpillars! That looks like quite the project. My weekend should include emptying a couple closets or a kitchen junk drawer because I just admitted to my mom that we should move because it would force us to clear the clutter. We are not moving and with travel b-ball starting up, we are NOT making headway on the clutter. Coach hopped on a plane to go to Boston incredibly last minute last night to see Lad play water polo. I will be holding down the clutter fort. Attending b-ball and a local Irish dancing competition.


  3. I admit I say no problem every now and then. It's usually when someone asks me to go out of my way, like do the band carpool pick ups when it's not my turn. I get a thanks, and I say no problem, because it's no problem to pick up the slack!


  4. I don't like the 'no problem' response either. And I especially don't like it when someone tells me about some problem they have and I say, \”I'm so sorry,\” and they respond, \”It's not your fault.\” I KNOW IT'S NOT MY FAULT (I say to myself)


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