Friday, September 23, 2011


I have to say, I LIKE Spider Solitaire.  I play the two-suit version, and almost always win it.

I like it because it sorts the cards into neat little piles and puts them away.


I like organization.  I like boxes and files and containers and everything all neat and tidy and put away.  Like Spider Solitaire.

But it BUGS me that I have accumulated years of papers - YEARS, people... I am NOT kidding - that have to be sorted and organized and put into boxes or tossed into the circular file to be burned by Critter.  (For those of you who may not know, Critter is my youngest son and the official garbageman of the family. He burns the burnables, composts the compostibles, and otherwise makes himself useful.)

So, back to what bugs me: disorganization bugs me.

So does procrastination.

Which is what I am doing when I play Spider Solitaire, instead of tackling the mountain of paperwork.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Bad Grammar and Spelling

I have to say, it bugs me that people do not take the time to learn how to spell, to punctuate their sentences, and to use proper grammar.

I'm not the only one with this problem.  Other old ladies have it, too. Judy Rose has a website devoted to writing proper English.  She calls her work "Writing Repair".

When I was at the Outdoor Farm Show last week, I noticed a banner with a glaring spelling error, and every time I walked by the tent I shuddered.  Oh, for a great big permanent marker to use on offending banners at farm shows!

I know that anyone can make a typing error, and I am willing to extend grace.  Even I, the Grammar Nazi, have  been known to make a typo.

I was looking at my own blog today, and saw this:

The words He speaks are spirit and life too those who live in Him. 

Yikes!  I had to edit the post immediately.

What bugs me about all of this is that anyone can learn the difference between to, too, and two.  A little research and study will teach you that there is no word such as "walla", and there is a difference between there, their and they're.  Don't get me started on possessives - some people can't (or won't) learn how to use an apostrophe properly.

That bugs me.