Winner of the Week

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Well, the Winner of the Week for the I Don’t Do Mornings Contest is Rachel! aka @MommyTalkerRach on Twitter, and Editor of šŸ™‚

There were ten votes on the poll for her and three in the comments so thirteen over all out of the other votes. Contact me with your address information Rachel and I’ll get your surprise on it’s way in the mail. šŸ™‚

Congratulations Rachel!

Now that’s not the end of the contest and none of you are excluded from submitting another photo and going again for the Weekly Win or Grand Prize of $50. So submit your photos to MouthyGirl at Gmail dot com.


Summer Ending

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It’s Labor Day here in America on Monday giving us a three day weekend. But it’s also sort of the end of the Summer. My son started back to school this past Monday and business is picking up at work as it seems to in the Fall and Winter months. I will miss the Summer, I enjoy the season with its long days and the lazy heat but I welcome the Fall. The turning of the leaves on the trees and bushes and the new crispness in the air, the dew on the grass in the morning are all changes of the season that I welcome.

I do look forward to it. I hope this season I have, or I should say make, more time to take pictures of the colors that the Fall brings, I am so fascinated by them and it would do me good to have a sizable photo library with pictures of the seasons to look at on days indoors.

Additionally, I have a lot of ideas and plans for this site, this contest should provide a lot of fun to start the Fall season and around Halloween, I have another contest planned. I don’t have any solid ideas, but my first thought was a Costume Contest, please tell me what you think of that, I think it would be lots of fun. LOTS. I know a lot of you probably go all out for Halloween and in that spirit I think a contest would be great. Again, please share your thoughts on this in the comments, or any alternative ideas as well.

What is your favorite season of the year and why? Do you have any favorite holidays? I like them all, any chance to spend more time around the people I don’t see that often I welcome. Speaking of this I need to plan a get together with my sisters so our kids can hang out and we can chat, it’s fun to spend time around those people we are connected to for life, but that lead separate lives. We all lead such different lives, but find sometimes our responses and reactions to situations are the same.

For example, my younger sister Sarah and I both have the same issues when we get incredibly frustrated or angry in that we begin to stutter, stammer and otherwise appear foolish. Which further frustrates the situation. It seems to be a cycle, but I’m determined to get a hold of it and master my reactions to adversity. I’ve discussed it at length with my sister and it’s funny that we have the same reaction and comforting at the same time to know that we’re not alone in this. But as she and I begin to master this and overcome it, we can share the tips that help.

Do you have any traditions you enjoy celebrating in the seasons to come that you particularly look forward to? We rarely get snow here, but I hope this year we get a little, just because it looks nice…but I’m getting ahead of myself with that…it’s still 96 degrees on a typical day here.


It’s a lazy Saturday here at the Mouthy ranch, thus the rambling post…I hope you don’t mind. šŸ™‚

I’m off to have spaghetti and perhaps play a while on the Wii..


GirlFriday Vote for Winner of the Week!

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It’s time to vote for the Winner of the Week in the “I Don’t Do Mornings Contest.”

Without further ado…let’s kick it off with a favorite song of mine, while I was trying to think of a good song to go with our voting today, Rachel suggested this and immediately I went after a version I could share. So here it is:

Great song eh? I love it. You can’t help but bob your head to that. It. Just. Rocks. So far we haven’t had that many photo submissions, but nevertheless, it’s off to a great start. Let me just say thank you to all my twitter friends who have entered the contest, next to each entrants’ name this week, I’ll put their twitter name, so you can look them up if you like.

The first person to offer up a picture for this contest was DoubleAgentGirl (@DoubleAgentGirl):

After that I got a few more great photos, my first submission was Ruby (@RubyO), then I received a submission from FemaleProdigy (@FemaleProdigy), and finally, the most recent submission brought an immediate smile to my face, Rachel’s submission(@MommyTalkerRach):

The gallery is not in order of submission but, all the same, there are four photos to vote on: DoubleAgentGirl, RubyO, FemaleProdigy and MommyTalkerRach.

The voting will be done by commenting – and I encourage all entrants to encourage people to vote for them, all you have to do to vote is put the name of the person you vote for in the comments, the one with the most votes by Sunday, August 31 at 6 p.m. Central Standard Time wins the Winner of the Week contest. It’s that simple.

Or you can vote in the poll I just created:

free polls Who’s got the best photo for the caption, “I Don’t Do Mornings” ?

The winner gets a link in my blogroll and I’ll even put a badge up if you have one. I’m so nice.


Update **** – It just ocurred to me that those of you that don’t run a website will get virtually nothing out of being the Winner of the Week. So to sweeten the pot, but not give it all away, the Winner of the Week if they run a website or not will get a surprise gift in the mail when they contact me with their address information. Those with a website will get the surprise gift as well as a link from my site for a month.



Pass It On

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Have you ever caught yourself saying something your mother used to say, or your father? Did it freak you out? I’ve caught myself doing it, I laughed and carried on. I catch myself using old euphemisms from my grandparent’s time and it’s funny when I hear them because it shows, in my opinion, where you come from.

Have you picked up any of the habits of your parents, or traditions? I can’t think of any traditions we’re carrying on that either of my parents started. The one thing I think they both shared a love of was music, and I’ve inherited that of course, but I can hardly imagine living a life that didn’t have as much music in it as possible. I think it’s a normal part of everyone’s life. I’d be surprised to learn differently.

I did get a recipe from my grandmother for her green beans, she makes them a special way. šŸ™‚ But that’s the only thing I can think of that I took right from someone in the family. Additionally, my middle name is shared with my mother and my grandmother, but a lot of people share family names. I gave my son my father’s first name as his middle partially because I liked it and partially because my father had no sons, I was supposed to be one, but surprised them. šŸ˜‰

You’re dying to know what it is aren’t you? Alright, it’s Arlene. I try not to gag when I say it, and that’s only because that’s what my mother goes by. She doesn’t like her first name so she goes by the middle name. Kind of ruins it for me but I like my first name just fine so it’s all good.

What are you passing on to your children from your childhood?

I Don’t Do Mornings!
Have you submitted a photo for the contest yet? No? What are you waiting for? It’s $50 man!