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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Q is for Queen

art by mary engelbreit, embellished by me.


We moms are awesome, aren't we?
Go ahead and say 'Yes!" It's OK to acknowledge our accomplishments
and talents!  If you're a mom, have you counted the number of hats
(or crowns!) you wear?  And most often, we wear more than one at a time
because we, after all, are generally great at multi-tasking! :)
I like to joke here on my blog that I have a wonder woman tiara and
someone (who shall remain nameless) is trying to give me the 'crazy cat lady' crown.
I'll gladly add those to my wardrobe..... hahaha  ...along with the regular mom hats!

Just to name a few of our hats we all wear... we're the chief cook, nurse, chauffeur,
counsellor, mind-reader, disciplinarian, house keeper, accountant, shrink,
interior designer, baker, shopper, secretary, mediator, dish-washer,
tailor, dietitian, veterinarian, gardener, cheerleader, mechanic,
nose and bottom wiper, science project coach, seamstress,
barber, doctor, teacher, activity coordinator, hostess, referee,
laundress, germ-killer, protector, best listener and friend. 

We also have great memories, great intuition, and eyes in the back of our heads!

We also set the mood of the entire family, have you noticed?

And we are on call 24/7!

And most of us earn some type of paycheck besides all of that!

So, Q is for Queen.  Because we really are Queen of Everything!


I've joined the A to Z Challenge for the month of April!
We are celebrating the letter Q all day, Thursday the 19th!





76 comments:

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    1. haha...she's nearby...I can feel it! :)

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    2. Oh dear
      So my curse my rear

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    3. "She may"
      Oh the dismay
      But more comments from me
      I really win at your sea

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    4. AMEN lolol.
      We ARE the mood setters for the whole family.

      My husband subscribes to the wisdom of the bumper sticker that says " IF MAMMA AIN'T HAPPY...AIN'T NOBODY HAPPY"

      Thanks for sharing...
      Hope things are going well for you guys. Haven't spoken with you in a while. I trust that Spring has completely Sprung in your part of the world?
      We are dealing with pollens a few months earlier than usual...woohoo. This translates to lots of students with drippy noses and red scratchy eyes. It would be comical if I weren't dealing with a drippy nose and scratchy eyes too. Lol

      Anyway... Hope you and your guys are happy and healthy.

      In Him,
      Grace

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    5. Hi Grace...yep that's right and I try to remember that if I act angry or stressed soon everyone else does, too!

      The word is that my area of Ohio is 5th on the list for the top areas of the country with the worst pollen right now. I'm miserable and most certainly have OD'd on allergy meds. lol.
      Almost makes me want winter back! ha.

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  2. Wow I'm tired just reading all of that
    Bottom wiper is just eww to the cat
    You can keep that title
    With it the cat will remain idle
    And no one would even notice the cat crown with all of those crowns about
    But I'll be sure and give it a shout
    Germ killer I can do quite well though
    And remember everything at my show
    The rest it is just too much for me
    I'll go hide in the bush with the tush at bush number three

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    1. oh, some day you might have a Pat Jr.
      and his bum you'll wipe with ferver
      probably won't leave any skin to see
      with your germ ocd.
      lol.

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    2. LOL poor kid would have no rear
      Oh that would be something to fear
      I suppose at least he wouldn't get sick
      So that would do the trick

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    3. no rear, but he'd be really, really clean. hahaha.
      you might have to share your Pringles, though
      at your show!

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    4. I'm sure that I could do
      I would just hide some from view
      And buy a few extra if need be
      Plus that be more empty ones for each kitty..haha

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    5. yep, parents always have a secret stash
      hiding places to make things last.
      haha.
      We've been known to hide things, it's true
      chips, crackers and chocolate, too.
      :)

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    6. hahaha only way to save the stuff
      As kids can't get enough
      And then chow it all down
      Complaining about their tummy as they give a frown

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  3. If the shoe... er... crown fits, wear it!! haha-very true though. There are wonder woman among us!:)

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    1. including yourself, dear...including yourself! :)

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  4. I love this. My hat(s) off to you and all moms.

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    1. oooh...and you have grandma hats, too! :)

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  5. What a fun sign to use for "Q".
    Love it....its you!
    Nice list too. 8~)
    Take care,
    Nancy
    P.S. Like the "wonder woman" wannabe. 8~)

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    1. and you have grandma hats, too! :)

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  6. true so true, love the art work as well!

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  7. I suppose so :) although sometimes I feel more like a wondering woman. haha, it's all good though. Thinking is good exercise for the brain, which is the only part of me that got much of a workout today on account of the chilly much needed rain. My pocketbook however got worked over a bit too! groceries are not free you know :)neither are the plants for the deck and porch that found their way into my vehicle. Let the fun begin!!

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    1. wondering woman...haha...well, I suppose that's better than a wandering woman. lol. :)

      so flowers jumped into your vehicle like things jump into my cart? lol.

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    2. yes they do! I went for groceries (walmart) and less then 20 minutes after I got there I was walking out of the garden section with a hibiscus, oleander, 2 topiaries, a palm tree and a fern!! haha I blame the rain for preventing me from working outside. and yep wondering is a notch above wandering.ha

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    3. Oooh..you got some really nice things! Our Walmart has had a really nice assortment of stuff, too. It's irresistible when you have spring fever!

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    4. definitely Spring fever! Not usually that far out of control :) can't say though what I would have done if they would have had, say... 2 Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangeas! I want!!

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  8. Enjoy your day Betsy !
    Best regards from France...

    Pierre

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  9. hi Betsy, finally I m here, was making my Queen work ha! Im agree with you we make a lot of things and some days never stop, but never feel like a Queen!
    i dont know but maybr we are the work Queen lol

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    1. I love your draw! is funny and nice!

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    2. yes, and you are the ironing Queen, too! ha.

      Oh, I didn't do the drawing. It is Mary Engelbreit..I just made her hair brown like mine and added the sign. :)

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    3. ops sorry I think you made is nice
      yes alwsys say Im iron queen, true!!

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    4. Geez took gloria long enough
      I guess losing to the cat was rough..haha

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  10. Betsy, as my dearest would say...."That will preach, girl, that will preach" And I add my AMEN!

    Because of my age, and being retired ~~ I do wear less hats, but take mine off to all of you who are still juggling plates.

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    1. yes, but you are still a very involved mom and grandma...your hat stack is still plenty high! haha.

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  11. I think you could use this next Tuesday....yes?

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    1. oh, but it isn't my art...I just embellished a Mary Englebreit piece. I need to come up with that...and the letter U on that same day. lol.

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  12. So well said...now where did I put my crown?

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    1. yes, get your crown on, dear! :)

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  13. smiles...i tell you if any deserve a crown it is surely you...for you have a large kingdom, but a heart to go with it...smiles.

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    1. haha..yes, a very large kingdom. :) thanks, brian.

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  14. You are so right on. That's why I flipped out when Ms. Rosen smugly said (to her error) that Mitt Romney's wife had never worked a day in her life. Are you kiding me?!! She raised 5 kids, which is worthy of retirement. Go moms!

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    1. yea...with breast cancer and MS...but the worst was the implication that she didn't have a brain and couldn't possibly comment on the economy and other relevant issues.

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  15. Your Majesty!!! All mums ROCK!! Yay! Take care
    x

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  16. Great to see someone who knows her place is on the throne.

    http://francene-wordstitcher.blogspot.com

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  17. Oh yes! WE ARE!!!! The juggling act can be a rough one! GOOD TOO.

    Seeing you get to "Q" today made me anxious! April is going by TOO, TOO fast!!! I am NOT ready to have school out yet! I have too much to get done!

    Beautiful day here yes??? OH MY I love it!

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    1. April is flying by!

      I'm never ready for school to be out! ha.

      gorgeous weather...I'm going to be out and about enjoying it, too!

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    2. Betsy im in the subway with Esperanza only to say Hi.This queen is working so early, see you later!

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  18. Besty, you are so very right! Especially with setting the mood of the house. If mom is grumpy; everyone is grumpy LOL

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    1. Oh, I know! I've seen it in action! lol.

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  19. Mom: the job my own Mother excels in doing. ^.^ I'm so lucky to have her.

    -Barb the French Bean

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    1. hi barb...thanks for visiting! :)

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  20. Oh I agree 200%!!!!!!! I feel rather queen-like when my laundry is done and my house is tidy and supper is made. :)

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  21. Hail to the Queen!
    Love the drawing!

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  22. I'll give it to you. Moms are the queens of everything. I give all you mommys great credit for dealing with us :)

    P.S. I got your package in the mail today. Thanks so much!!!! :)

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    1. Another package geesh someone is spoiled a bit
      Thanks to Betsy's pit

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    2. that's one of my hats, you know...Ms. Sweet and Dear. lol.

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  23. True to all those hats, but that makes every woman the Amelda Marcos of hats then, doesn't It? lol yes, everyone should appreciate everything their moms do and/or have done for them, for even those who don't get along with, or perhaps worse, with their mothers, well, just remember, if it wasn't for them, you would not be you. Great post Betsy. Thanks

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  24. And, as Mary E's cards like to proclaim, "It's good to be Queen!"

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  25. Yep, you're all of that, and more.

    Still want to see you in the outfit that goes with the Wonder Woman tiara, btw.

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    1. Look Betsy Silver still have this "avatar" sigh!!
      I love Wonder woman too Betsy, always I saw her, will be fun have the powers, LOL

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    2. thanks, silver. :) You keep dreaming that wish...lol...

      Yes, Gloria...he won't listen to me...you talk to him! :)

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    3. oh Betsy if he wont listen you!! to me less, is curious this avatar make me sad, dis you the face man? not only the bottles:(

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    4. Oh, I don't know...I think you could sweet-talk him into it. Just call him 'dear' :)

      I just looked at it on his profile page where you can view it larger. That head doesn't even go with the body! lol. Silly man...what is he thinking? I like his real face the best!

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    5. Ha betsy you are the "twin" of Pat, he always teasing me with this word Im seriously dont use more :(
      Yes I look the face too...

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    6. I always tell him I love his real face or this he use with the glasses is nice! But he love these things sigh!!

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    7. yes, the one with the sun glasses is great...and yours with the sunglasses is great, too! Well, tell him again and maybe you can convince him. ha.

      twin of Pat? Oh, he will laugh at that.

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    8. Pat teasing me so much, so much:(
      Oh my with glasses I never use finally:) I will try to rest dear Im with Esperanza here (cold again) and have a headache sigh!

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    9. teasing is good...that means he thinks you're fun! :)

      ok..tell Esperanza to feel better!

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  26. You are a Wonder Woman too! Great post - thanks for making me smile...you're just s doll.

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