Slapdash Saturday, edition 12– Less Slap, More Dash

I don’t even know what that means, except I’m in a hurry so this post will possibly be shorter and more random than usual. If that’s even possible.

The other day I was out with my hubby and I saw this sign on a development we were driving past. So I took a picture of it for my friend Dawn. I think she’ll like it.

Then, as we were driving along, I was taking random pictures just to irritate entertain Art, when . . .

Wait, what? Is that . . . ?

Really? Right on a busy intersection in the middle of town? A closer look–

It’s a weird, weird world we live in.

It kind of reminds me of the time we were at my grandparent’s house and a goat walked by, so my sister chased it down the street with her camera trying to get a picture.

For the record, she was twenty-two at the time.

Good times.


Last fall my trusty bread machine kicked the bucket, which we discovered when it baked a loaf of bread that it had failed to mix, which was NEAT. I’ve been wanting a new one but didn’t really have the funds and it wasn’t high on the priority list, so it kept getting put off. Last week I found one on Craigslist for $25, so I bought it, and when I tried to use it it was broken.

I contacted the sellers and they were super nice about it and sent me a refund check in spite of the fact that their townhome had a fire in it earlier this week. Seriously.

But at that point I just had my heart set on a bread machine, so I got looking around on, and I found this one for $50 with free shipping, and my husband and I had $45 in gift cards we had earned through swagbucks, so I got myself a new bread machine for $5.

(If you’re not on swagbucks, you should be. Click my link and you can earn them for you and me too! And then I will love you, my faithful reader, even more than I already do, which is quite a lot.)

Anyway, the bread machine arrived yesterday, so I am planning to use it today, right after it finishes the recommended “dry run” in which it “burns off all the oils used in manufacturing.” Truly. My house currently smells like a bread machine factory.

In other news, here is an exchange that happens often around my house.


Me: What? There’s nothing the matter with you.

Recently, however, Squeezy has altered this conversation a bit.


It’s very cute. And weird. But cute.

That’s why she fits so well in this family.

Did you sign up for swagbucks yet?

Have a great weekend, everyone!


7 thoughts on “Slapdash Saturday, edition 12– Less Slap, More Dash

  1. I don’t get that first picture, but I guess that’s fine since it wasn’t taken for me. LOL

    The deer is just weird.

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  3. oh i LOVE it! and i made camden come right over and see it. he was not quite as moved as i was, but well, he is a 13 year old boy! he did smile though. i think he was just confused. more than i love the picture, i love that you thought of me 🙂 yes sirree… friends of the heart.

    and i can just imagine the laughter/embarrassment , etc that was going on in your car when you were taking pictures. my husband would’ve been horrified, which would have made me continue on and on and on….

  4. Our neighborhood doesn’t have enough forested area for deer, but we do have opossums, raccoons and a family of coyotes (our little dog stays inside).

  5. Okay, so is the deer fake, because it sort of looks real to me! But I don’t know…we don’t get many deer in Nebraska, so maybe I’ve forgotten what they look like?

    Anyway, fun post. And I read below and see your decision to homeschool — I really admire your courage and positive attitude. And especially appreciate your observation that perhaps God wants you to take more responsibility for your children’s spiritual education. I’ve wondered about that myself. I depend a lot on the Sunday School teachers — and that’s just 45 minutes once a week — definitely not enough…but yet I don’t think I pick up the slack very well when it comes to prayer and bible reading and spiritual talk around here.

    Thanks — you have given me a lot to think about on this one.

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