The “Sidelines” of Blogging… That’s What I am Thankful For!

Posted on Apr 27 2014 - 5:18am by momcafe

The Sidelines of BloggingEvery blogger has a platform, where they display their writing gift, their art, their mission, their business, and their voice.  We take center stage when we post an article we deem worthy of reading, sharing, and publishing out for the world to see.  There are countless men and women that work behind the scenes, connecting and networking and establishing community and support for various book launches, sponsorship, link ups, marketing/advertising, and exposure for the vast blogging scene that offers endless possibilities.  What you don’t see dear readers, is all the work we do on the side lines… the hours we spend organizing, communicating, planning and structuring our various opportunities to share our work.  This is where the majority of our time is spent.  This is where relationships are built, support is provided, encouragement lingers, and contacts are made.  It’s the behind the scenes of the show- it’s the make up, and the rehearsals, and the costumes, and all the directions and instructions and never ending preparations for our ‘performance’ that hides in the wings.  Every blogger does this.  Endless emails, and facebook groups, and messaging are taking place in the backdrops of our blogs.

It’s pretty amazing, really.

But sometimes?  It just gets down right goofy.  And sometimes?  When you’re in the thick of things…  it’s simply just meant to be.  A waste of time?  Maybe.  But really?  It’s in those moments, you connect- and you laugh- and you glow with a lightness in it all.  Perhaps- these are those moments are simply are the finest, and I’m thankful for them all.  I could share endless conversations I have had with so many awesome women that we did on ‘the side lines’.  Oh so many.  And I am simply honored to be connecting, relating to and above all growing beautiful friendships in this gig. 

Seeing as I never play by the rules- I will simply say that there are surely TEN things of thankful hidden in this personal message thread.  I may even count the play on words poop… surely there are ten!!  Thank you Kerry and Lizzi for the perfect on purpose ‘time out’ for fun and down right giggles! 

It was sorely needed.

4/17, 3:11pm

Kerry O’Hora Bergeman

I’m picking you two if you are interested. It’s a chain if you will. I was picked and accepted but now I have to pick two. If you accept then you would also pick two writers and ask them to submit a post on why they write. Interested?

How I Write

Blog post at sarah-reinhart.com : When my writer friend Kristin (of Two Cannoli) asked me to join in a blog tour which asks participants about their writing process, my [..]

4/17, 5:03pm

Lizzi Rogers

Tempting…does the link explain more?

4/17, 5:12pm

Christine Carter

I have read a bunch of these! I would love to do it! Is there a timeline on when? I won’t get to it until next week sometime….

4/17, 5:14pm

Lizzi Rogers

(hey Kitty – cool dis, huh?)

4/17, 5:15pm

Christine Carter

HAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!

Cool dat.

4/17, 5:25pm

Kerry O’Hora Bergeman

I don’t know who kitty is you two cyber besties:) yes that link gives you the instructions at the bottom, check it out before you commit. I’d love to hear your reasons;) and yes Chris you have time;)

4/17, 5:26pm

Lizzi Rogers

She’s Kitty, I’m Tigger

Thanks – I’ll take a look

4/17, 5:26pm

Kerry O’Hora Bergeman

Ooooooh that totally makes sense now

4/17, 5:26pm

Lizzi Rogers

Cos I have the tigger suit, right?

4/17, 5:28pm

Kerry O’Hora Bergeman

Yes

I forgot about that costume until you just reminded me

4/17, 5:29pm

Lizzi Rogers

lol naaah it’s kinda become my ‘thing’

4/17, 5:37pm

Christine Carter

Wait! I thought I WAS TIGGER!!!!???? No wait. Kitty!!! No wait…..

4/17, 5:37pm

Lizzi Rogers

I a Tiger

4/17, 5:37pm

Christine Carter

I a kitty. prrrrr……..

4/17, 5:38pm

Lizzi Rogers

mrrraaaoooowwwwr (right?)

4/17, 5:42pm

Kerry O’Hora Bergeman

Weirdos! Hahaha

4/17, 5:42pm

Lizzi Rogers

card-carrying and proud of it.

 FOUR DAYS LATER:

Christine Carter

Kerry- are you going to write about how you write as well? Then add us to continue the ‘chain’? Just not sure when or where or how blah blah blah… I will check out the link you shared and see if that answers my questions!! I am just looking into writing my post for this now…

4/21, 11:56am

Lizzi Rogers

CRAP I forgot all about this! SO SORRY

What am I meant to do?

4/21, 11:57am

Christine Carter

I think we are supposed to write about our ‘writing process’… but I haven’t seen Kerry’s post about it yet… oh KERRY!!! Where ARE YOU!! She’s probably nursing or changing diapers or chasing kids or some such thing…

4/21, 11:58am

Lizzi Rogers

She’ll get here. Right I found the original link

Hm. Is it a blog hop? What IS it?

4/21, 11:58am

Christine Carter

A ‘pass it on’ thingie… I’ve read a few of them around…

4/21, 11:59am

Lizzi Rogers

Chain mail?

4/21, 12:00pm

Christine Carter

Not really- you would write about how you write, then pick two bloggers to tag so they then write about how they write…

4/21, 12:00pm

Lizzi Rogers

Okay, so Kerry needs to write hers, tag us and then we respond

4/21, 12:00pm

Christine Carter

And btw- HI LOVELY!!! Hope your Monday is going good Tigger!

4/21, 12:01pm

Lizzi Rogers

HEYYYYYY *grins* Yes thanks. Saw my Bezzie, had lunch, bought some new jeans and then got grocery shopping outta the way. Now WRITING

‘cept so far I’ve done nothing

HEY that post got HUGE good responses, by the way – thanks for the encouragement to publish it

How are you?

4/21, 12:04pm

Christine Carter

Oh WONDERFUL!!!!! I am SO glad about that!!! And your bezzie and new jeans and and and…all of it!   I am trying to sift through tons of crap and figure out my priorities… typical day here! lol

Christine Carter

It looks like there are questions to answer? I am gonna wait til Kerry does hers- I think she still needs to write hers? Not sure who tagged her in this…

4/21, 12:05pm

Lizzi Rogers

We wait

There are questions

Good ones, and it looks like fun, but until Kerry’s tagged us (KERRY ARE YOU LISTENING?) we should do nothing

4/21, 12:06pm

Christine Carter

Yeah- I will work on the four hundred other posts I need to kick out! lol

4/21, 12:06pm

Kerry O’Hora Bergeman

Lololol I love how annoyed you two are getting that I hadn’t chimed I yet! I’m here and you are right I have to answer mine I’m just waiting for my lovely Greta to tag me them I’ll tag you two. You girls are the cutest!!!! Tigger and kitty… Roar meow

Ps I know you aren’t annoyed really

4/21, 12:21pm

Lizzi Rogers

Kerry you SOD!

*giggling* This feels very vicarious all of a sudden

4/21, 12:22pm

Kerry O’Hora Bergeman

Is there a British slang use for sod or did you just call me grass?

4/21, 12:22pm

Lizzi Rogers

LOLOLOLOL

*dies laughing*

it’s along the lines of a rapscallion/rascal

4/21, 12:23pm

Kerry O’Hora Bergeman

Don’t dude your about to get tagged

Lol so appropriate!

4/21, 12:23pm

Lizzi Rogers

Quite

Aw I hope I don’t have to do this straight away – I’d have to fit it into the A-Z thing

(CHRISTINE wherever the heck you’ve gone) re letters/kids etc – I’m happy too

4/21, 12:24pm

Kerry O’Hora Bergeman

No you have some days. I’m excited to read how you ladies go about your process.

4/21, 12:25pm

Christine Carter

HI KERRY!!!! I am doing ‘other things’- got distracted!!!! (I pooped okay? I freaking POOPED!)

4/21, 12:25pm

Kerry O’Hora Bergeman

This is what I’m doing along with a massive pile of laundry I kept out of the photo

(Precious photo here of her two beautiful twin babes!)

4/21, 12:25pm

Lizzi Rogers

I can do it for X, next week

4/21, 12:25pm

Christine Carter

I will hold off on writing mine then (whew!) and wait to read  Kerry’s post when you’re done with it, Kerry….? What does the X stand for Lizzi? X-rated? Hmm….

4/21, 12:25pm

Kerry O’Hora Bergeman

Lolol Ewww pooped . You should take us next time so we don’t miss out…

4/21, 12:26pm

Christine Carter

I will video it if you’d like… it’s quite entertaining…

4/21, 12:26pm

Kerry O’Hora Bergeman

Not visually just bring the phone so you stay in the thread

4/21, 12:26pm

Lizzi Rogers

LOL I know you love my smut, but NO

X is for eXpository

so it’s kind of perfect for this post

4/21, 12:26pm

Christine Carter

Not visually? Crap. (see what I did there?)

4/21, 12:26pm

Kerry O’Hora Bergeman

Ha brilliant!!

4/21, 12:26pm

Christine Carter

Exposiwhat?

4/21, 12:27pm

Kerry O’Hora Bergeman

I love a good play on words Chris

4/21, 12:27pm

Christine Carter

Suppository?

4/21, 12:27pm

Lizzi Rogers

NO EW!

4/21, 12:27pm

Christine Carter

Thanks Kerry!!

4/21, 12:27pm

Lizzi Rogers

expository ɪksˈpɒzɪtri/ adjective adjective: expository

1. intended to explain or describe something.

It’s a STYLE OF WRITING

4/21, 12:27pm

Christine Carter

Oh…… always teaching me something- you.

4/21, 12:27pm

Lizzi Rogers

I hope NONE of the writing styles I’ve done are pieces that anyone feels like ramming up their ass…

4/21, 12:28pm

Christine Carter

BWHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! Gently pushing is more like it…

4/21, 12:28pm

Lizzi Rogers

I think YOU should write a freakin X-rated post

4/21, 12:28pm

Kerry O’Hora Bergeman

Me too. Lizzis post is going to be amazing while mine says “my girls did something so I jotted it down followed up by a prayer that my father doesn’t read it to yell at me about my grammar

4/21, 12:28pm

Christine Carter

Okay- now I HAVE to write or I’m in deep DO DOO…. (Kerry? See what I did there?!!!)

4/21, 12:29pm

Lizzi Rogers

Well, if you have to write, just don’t sit down too suddenly, given the *ahem* content of this convo…

(Kerry, whatevs – we’re all different, innit)

You have the cute baby pics which make everyone go all gooey and mushy, and which most everyone can relate to, so there’s that

4/21, 12:30pm

Christine Carter

Kerry- all you have to do is put up a few of your photos… and all our hearts will melt. No words necessary. Lucky you.

4/21, 12:30pm

Lizzi Rogers

GET OUTTA MY BRAIN

4/21, 12:30pm

Christine Carter

What? You STOLE MY WORDS!!!!

4/21, 12:30pm

Lizzi Rogers

*hackles rise*

4/21, 12:31pm

Kerry O’Hora Bergeman

Lol this is hysterical!

4/21, 12:31pm

Christine Carter

STOP IT!!! *Runs at top speed toward you with head down aiming at your belly to tackle you over*

4/21, 12:31pm

Kerry O’Hora Bergeman

Christine keep up with the play on words they’re killing me

4/21, 12:31pm

Lizzi Rogers

*hunkers down, eyes narrowed, just the very tippy-tip of the tail twitching, watching you helter-skelter towards me*

4/21, 12:32pm

Christine Carter

*Crashing to the ground rolling over and over with giggles and screams of “GET OFF OF ME YOU NUT!!!!!!!*

kerry- after such a long weekend I am so POOOOPED!!!! Damn I’m so good.

4/21, 12:33pm

Lizzi Rogers

*POUNCES HUGE with great big whompy paws, pinning you and tickling til you agree THEY WERE MY WORDS FIRST*

4/21, 12:34pm

Christine Carter

*Starts crying ‘STOP!!! THAT HURTS!! IT DOESN’T TICKLE!!!!” Trying to squirm my way out of your grasp and hold and pinned down so tightly I can’t move an inch, so I cry harder*

4/21, 12:34pm

Lizzi Rogers

*growls*

4/21, 12:35pm

Christine Carter

It always ends in tears doesn’t it? Go ahead…. call me a cry baby. Meow.

4/21, 12:35pm

Lizzi Rogers

You cry so easily

Someday I’m gonna pin you and you’ll pull out one of those Acme hammers and clobber me ten bells sideways

4/21, 12:35pm

Christine Carter

Sensitive soul I am… it just comes right out of me… (see what I did THERE Kerry? Damn I am SO good!!)

4/21, 12:36pm

Lizzi Rogers

*face in hands, shaking head*

*backs away slowly* PEEEWWWWW dude DID YOU JUSt……ohmigosh….*holds nose*

4/21, 12:36pm

Christine Carter

HAHAHAHA!!!! Or scrap ya like a LYON!!!!! I am going to copy and paste this sucker on a post… I SO AM gonna do that. Kerry- do I have your permission? Lizzi- you are in this no matter what you say!!!!!

*Runs away crying hysterically holding my bottom*

4/21, 12:37pm

Lizzi Rogers

*dies laughing* HERE’S YOUR AMAZING CREATIVE PROCESS, POO AND TIGERFIGHTS

(am I indeed *sly look*)

4/21, 12:37pm

Christine Carter

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!! YES YES YES!!!!!!!!!!!

4/21, 12:38pm

Lizzi Rogers

And you’re gonna post this word for word

*innocent eyes*

4/21, 12:38pm

Christine Carter

With Kerry at the window peering in with big eyes and dropped jaw!!!

4/21, 12:39pm

Lizzi Rogers

Well yeah, she invited you to do a piece about your WRITING process, not your morning dump…

4/21, 12:39pm

Christine Carter

I might have to ‘bleep’ out that word- even though it totally makes that so much funnier!!!!!  (I did take out her really bad word.  Shame on Lizzi.)

4/21, 12:39pm

Lizzi Rogers

oh NUTS dont do that

4/21, 12:40pm

Christine Carter

Hey- you boobs were calling for me, and I had to explain where I was!!! I felt ‘the pressure’… (See what I did there Kerry???!!! OHMYGOSH I AM SO FREAKING GOOD AT THIS)

4/21, 12:40pm

Lizzi Rogers

Who you calling a boob, you tit?

4/21, 12:41pm

Christine Carter

Now that is a BAD word… like crap versus SH–. You have to be kinda choosy on my site… I may have youth reading it! And Lord knows I need to try really hard to be a good role model. *Really hard*

4/21, 12:42pm

Lizzi Rogers

Hmmmmmmmm

4/21, 12:42pm

Christine Carter

BTW- Kerry totally left us. She probably regrets ever asking us to join this ‘writing process gig’…. lol

4/21, 12:42pm

Lizzi Rogers

Her loss. That or she’ll come back later and see it’s descended into poo and boobs jokes and she’ll regret even knowing us

4/21, 12:43pm

Kerry O’Hora Bergeman

Hey hey hey settle down you two changing poop

4/21, 12:43pm

Lizzi Rogers

oh she has REAL poo

4/21, 12:43pm

Christine Carter

I think it descended long ago… we are just hanging in the muck now- rumbling and rolling down… (KERRY!!! YOU ARE MISSING ALL MY BRILLIANCE!!!! See what I did THERE?)

4/21, 12:44pm

Lizzi Rogers

honey I am rolling in NOTHING you just produced

(see, I can totes double it)

4/21, 12:44pm

Christine Carter

Oh wait. Excuse me… ahem. Kerry, here I GOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!! (last one, PROMISE!!! lol)

4/21, 12:45pm

Lizzi Rogers

Ah the glorious vision of writers at play *leans back and spreads le-NO WAIT…not here*

4/21, 12:46pm

Kerry O’Hora Bergeman

It’s going to take me a good pumping session to read all this I need a day job where I can actually get on Facebook more

4/21, 12:46pm

Lizzi Rogers

hahahah pumping. Want some warm water and a tube?

Our words will go right in

4/21, 12:47pm

Christine Carter

It’s the BEST time suck EVER Kerry!!! Now, how do I copy this thing? Lets see….

4/21, 12:47pm

Lizzi said really REALLY nasty stuff here that I deleted.  She’s probably gonna kill me for it.  (Save me!)

 4/21, 12:49pm

Lizzi Rogers

BOOM! OHYEAH I broke the thread

I didn’t even get as bad as I could’ve…

4/21, 12:49pm

Christine Carter

Truth.

4/21, 12:50pm

Lizzi Rogers

*giggling so hard*

4/21, 12:50pm

 

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55 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Alison April 27, 2014 at 6:11 am - Reply

    You guys are hilarious!
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  2. KerryB April 27, 2014 at 6:50 am - Reply

    Hahahaha
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    • momcafe April 27, 2014 at 1:13 pm - Reply

      Really? THAT’S all ya gotta say to this? Do you know how many hours I SPENT editing this crazy marathon conversation?

      Listen girlfriend, when you’re done nursing and pumping and changing the poop diapers- you get back here and give me more… MORE!!! ;)

      • KerryB April 28, 2014 at 12:47 am - Reply

        Hahahaha oh my gawd Chris I’m dying at you right now! You are hysterical. Reading thus again clearly made me realize why I got nothing done that day! And Lizzie is good but man you nailed a crap load of the play on words seriously bravo!!!! I
        I love the introduction to this post by the way; perfect!
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        • momcafe April 28, 2014 at 4:08 am - Reply

          You said CRAP LOAD!!!! And you didn’t say “See what I did there?”. You played on the WORD!!! :)

          And thank you once again, for totally reITERATING that I completely and thoroughly TRUMPED Lizzi with my poop play.

          You’re my new best friend.

          And your girls are so freaking adorable, and your babies are so freaking precious- that you really already won me over at first *sight* anyway.

    • Considerer April 27, 2014 at 1:30 pm - Reply

      Owwww! Honey you in TROUBLE NOW! You don’t wanna see her when she’s mad – she gets this crazy glint in her eye and then starts RUNNING RIGHT AT YOU…

      …it’s terrifying.
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  3. Michelle Liew April 27, 2014 at 8:33 am - Reply

    Yes….contrary to what most people think, we don’t just sit lamely in our own world behind the computer daily. We plan. We network. We look for opportunities. And we find each other.

    So well said!
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    • momcafe April 27, 2014 at 1:10 pm - Reply

      AMEN Michelle!!!! I get that a lot- it’s truly an entire world of networking and planning and engaging, much like any other business- but better! A whole lot better because of the relationships that are built. SO grateful for that! :)

  4. Considerer April 27, 2014 at 8:38 am - Reply

    Now here’s something you didn’t consider, my lovely – I COULD JUST POST THE REST OF THE CONVO ELSEWHERE!

    And you would have NO CONTROL (see what I did there?)

    I might be tempted, at some point, and it would all come RUSHING OUT (again – dang I’m good!)

    Buuuut maybe not, because those SUPER FILTHY PARTS (? I’ll take it) were just for you and Kerry ;)

    Also, FRIST! (I hope)
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    • momcafe April 27, 2014 at 1:08 pm - Reply

      You know who beat you? The incredible omnipotent Janine!!! She is amazing…

      I figured those ‘parts’ were for our *private conversation* :)

      You ARE getting a bit better at your play on words!! LOL Keep working on it hun! You’ll get there… if you need some mentoring, just let me know.

      (The parts I laughed the hardest were when you FREAKED at Kerry about not being ‘noticed’)

      Now I seriously wonder if anyone will really ever read this. Not necessary- I’ve got it ‘down for good’ now… I can come back and read for the sheer joy of it. :)

      • Considerer April 27, 2014 at 1:28 pm - Reply

        *double pouts* I just don’t know HOW SantyKid does it! She’s incredible :D

        Aaaaaaaaaaaaand I did not FREAK, for the record – I just wasn’t the ONLY one dropping bombs (see?) and YOU were getting all the mucky glory :D

        Maybe it’s funnier when you do it, caz, yaknow, yer so pure and all *mischievous grin*

        But. I see you kept a small snatch (oho!) of the allusion to what will remain unpublished – did you forget to take that out? Or did it just make you giggle?

        To be honest, this whole THING made me giggle, and I loved it. And that this kind of conversation is SO totally standard for us…Kerry had no clue, bless her boots :D

        (we can teach her…)
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        • momcafe April 27, 2014 at 1:33 pm - Reply

          Oh CRAP…. did I miss something? All the words were blurring together- you don’t know how much I had to do to pull this thing off!

          Uh, but you freaked. Ya did.

          I know it’s hard to have someone ‘one up’ you with words. I know. But ya gotta know- POOP is my THANG. ;)

          If I was doing the A-Z- P would have been for POOP. seriously. I got issues, yes- I know that too. lol

          • Considerer April 27, 2014 at 1:40 pm - Reply

            Well, now I’m thinking you’re batcrap crazy for liking it so much.

            (see, even THERE, and I was nice – I replaced the worse word)

            Bless your boots for doing this in spite of being so tired to do it. I suppose that you don’t want me to tell you I just discovered a dead simple way to copy and paste it WITHOUT getting all the skanky coding and stuff in there, so that you just have to track back and put the names in and be done with it?

            Nah. I won’t tell you that. I’d get chased up a tree or something.

            I didn’t freeeeak. You would KNOW if I had. I just had a teeny-tiny temper tantrum. Miniature. Wee. Likkle.

            The last PROPER one I had (about a month ago) involved me flinging myself to the floor, screaming, pounding my fists and kicking my feet against the carpet. For. Real.
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            • momcafe April 27, 2014 at 9:17 pm - Reply

              HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! Oh Lizzi- you are CRACKING ME UP!!!!!!

              1. See how GOOD you are at EDITING your words??!!
              2. Don’t you DARE tell me that you can copy and paste without all the skanky coding. Don’t you freaking DARE.
              3. Why do I think your temper tantrum would be SO ADORABLE if I was there watching it happen? Gosh, if I giggled- you would pounce on me and tear me to SHREDS eh? Then I’d cry.

              • Considerer April 27, 2014 at 9:26 pm -

                I am, but then there are those moments when I let rip and love to tease about getting [censored] in the [censored] so hard that I [censored] and then [censored] [censored] [censored] all over the place…especially when it’s with you ;)

                No, no, okay, I don’t want to make you cry and undermine your hours of hard work by telling you that if you’d run it all through Notepad, it strips out all the coding and you can play with it really easily. Because I care about you and hate to think of you weeping and smashing your head against your keyboard in a fit of frustration.

                (but also, in all honesty, I genuinely don’t want you to have to go through hours of struggle and editing for something which is really very simple, my lovely – sorry, but it is, and just damn well ASK ME next time, if there’s a way around it…I got your back)

                Ah it was kind of adorable, even as I was so upset (I’d spent three turns setting up the most delicious Scabble move, where I’d get a 10 point ‘z’ on a triple letter square, in TWO directions, and get a minimum of 60 points, and Mum stole it for a word which scored her TWELVE POINTS. I flung myself across the room, and she and Husby were both cracking up, which made me scream and yell and kick even more…
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              • momcafe April 27, 2014 at 9:36 pm -

                HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

                I love your mum. And Joe. We’d all get along just fine. ;)

  5. Janine Huldie April 27, 2014 at 11:29 am - Reply

    Here is where I say I just woke up and am trying to follow the conversation, but alas I am still probably half asleep. However, the Tigger reference made me picture Lizzi in her big old Tigger costume and the rest was just a distant memory after that! But seriously, you ladies are too much and looks like there was a lot of fun happening during this conversation and couldn’t picture it any other way!! ;)
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    • momcafe April 27, 2014 at 1:01 pm - Reply

      OH bless your sweet tired eyes… I wondered honestly if anyone was even going to venture through this twisted conversation!!!! It took me hours to copy it and take out as much of that ‘fb garbage’ that came with it- weird blocks etc.

      Bless your heart for trying Janine!!! It was just a bunch of play on words for poop and tackles of each other and Kerry being entertained by the show. Typical stuff. ;)

  6. Manal The Go Go Girl April 27, 2014 at 1:13 pm - Reply

    You guys are so funny! That must have been a long day:)
    And that’s why I love blogging with you all. AWESOME friendships! Hugs and kisses

    • momcafe April 27, 2014 at 1:26 pm - Reply

      It WAS the best waste of time ever! LOL Oh, how I just adore such beautiful blogging friends like YOU Manal!! I need to go catch up on your posts… gosh it’s been too long!! ACK! (SO sorry!!)

      • Manal The Go Go Girl April 27, 2014 at 5:39 pm - Reply

        No worries, I’ve been too swamped to write.. I’ll go back to it soon. In the meantime, I’m enjoying you all’s blogs and friendships:)
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        • momcafe April 27, 2014 at 9:10 pm - Reply

          Oh bless your heart Manal!!!! I adore you, and I pray you are persevering with your strength and incredible passion sweet friend! We are all here- and will be here when the time comes… :)

  7. My Inner Chick April 27, 2014 at 1:57 pm - Reply

    HAaaaaaa. Talk about FUN connections! xx
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    • momcafe April 27, 2014 at 9:14 pm - Reply

      Do you know what I JUST opened??!!!! OHMYHEART!!! Oh, Kim. Thank you from the deepest part of my heart! I am hanging it in my car… every time I get in my car (which is too often!) I am going to look at it and think of you… and pray for you. K?

      You BLESS ME SO MUCH!!!

      • My Inner Chick April 28, 2014 at 11:42 am - Reply

        hello, Sweet Chris,

        God brings the right people together at the right time, doesn’t HE?

        Sometimes HE amazes me.

        The purple cross was Kay’s. It was one of the markers in her worn out, shaded, torn bible, which, btw, I shall be buried w/ one day.

        LOVE to you !!!! xxxxx

        Kim xxx
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        • momcafe April 28, 2014 at 1:32 pm - Reply

          I literally gasped when I read this, Kim. Then I started to cry… and try to steady my breath. But I still can’t… because I am holding this cross in my hands and realizing that your precious sister was holding this cross in her hands… and I am so profoundly affected by that. I can’t pull it together long enough to form the right words-

          That you would send this to me?

          All the history of when those pages were flipped, inked and cried on, and the deep layers of this cross’s place in her world and His…and sparks covering this gift with such honor and trust and giving…

          For me?

          I have never ever received such a gift.

          Now, I must use it as well. In memory and in faith…

          And love. Oh so much love.

          • My Inner Chick April 28, 2014 at 9:06 pm - Reply

            —Chris,
            you want the truth? Kay would have wanted you to have the cross. She ADORED Jesus. And she loved Godly, compassionate women like you…

            Just as I do.

            xxxx KISSssss

  8. jamie@southmainmuse April 27, 2014 at 7:47 pm - Reply

    Next time y’all need to catch this on video. You are right to be thankful for such great bloggy friends.
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    • momcafe April 27, 2014 at 9:09 pm - Reply

      I offered to video when I went to the bathroom… is that what you mean? LOL Lizzi sent me a ‘package’ and I promised her I would video me opening it- It’s pretty darn hilarious- oh that girl! She GOT me GOOD!!! :)

  9. zoe April 27, 2014 at 8:13 pm - Reply

    did I read that correctly in the comments that there was more to this discussion? When do you people have time to work, eat, sleep or pee????

    • momcafe April 27, 2014 at 9:08 pm - Reply

      It’s CRAZY Zoe!!! I don’t have time to do any of those things… ever….EXCEPT POOP apparently. :) Sometimes the chatter takes up TONS of my time- by accident, but yet- it feels a bit on purpose at times too. It’s pretty much impossible to keep up. Pick and choose priorities every stinkin’ day.

    • Considerer April 27, 2014 at 10:02 pm - Reply

      OHHHMIGOSH and what a ‘more’ it was! Owwwwww! I’m kinda disappointed it’s not there. I shocked them BOTH (no worse than I shocked Dyanne with Mott’s applesauce, but I think along those lines, if ya catch my drift ;) )
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  10. Piper George April 27, 2014 at 8:54 pm - Reply

    BEST question ever!!

    Is there a British slang use for sod or did you just call me grass?

    Awesome, made me snort my Baileys – and boy that stings!

    Can I steal that for my collection of ‘Mericanisms?
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    • momcafe April 27, 2014 at 9:05 pm - Reply

      I STILL laugh out LOUD when I read that… is that the greatest or WHAT? Ohmygosh… so funny. I’m sure Kerry would say YES to that!! :)

  11. Lisa @ The Meaning of Me April 28, 2014 at 12:55 am - Reply

    I’m sure there are ten things in there somewhere – and I love that you break the rules. :) I think you said it well – there is more to blogging than meets the eye. (Get it? See what I did there?)
    OK, that probably means it’s time for bed, so…I’m out.
    Hugs and have a great week!
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    • momcafe April 28, 2014 at 4:06 am - Reply

      So you are giving me total and irreversible PERMISSION to break the rules in this link up, RIGHT??!! Cause, I clearly do not follow rules well at all!! LOL

      And either I am really really out of it (Time for bed anyone? Cause this mama is POOPED!!! See what I did THERE?) or I just completely missed what you did there. HA! Was there poop in your eye? No wait- poop in the blogging… no wait. Maybe you are playing on your own words with the eye? Hmm… HELP. ME.

      WAIT! Maybe you just said that phrase because it was said so much and if I say so myself, it is quite HILARIOUSLY BRILLIANT. ;) ACK. I dunno.

  12. Rorybore April 28, 2014 at 1:21 am - Reply

    LOL – this is crazy and brilliant!!
    I was involved in one like this once where we started out talking about recipes to post and one blogger posted their rum ball recipe and somehow we descended into chocolate balls jokes.
    it was bad. so bad.
    and brilliant.
    One of us was going through a lot of CRAP (ha – I can play too!) and desperately needed the laugh. And did we provide.
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    • momcafe April 28, 2014 at 4:00 am - Reply

      I LOVE THAT SOOOO MUCH!!! It was PERFECT timing for your friend, and how could you NOT go ‘there’??!!

      You are NOW IN THIS GAME!!!! You have earned your PLACE!! You can TOTALLY play!

      I think I love you. ;)

  13. another jennifer April 28, 2014 at 2:44 am - Reply

    This is hilarious! And pretty representative of what us bloggers do behind the scenes. :)
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    • momcafe April 28, 2014 at 3:58 am - Reply

      OHMYGOSH Jen! It was such stupid fun… like one of those dips in the reality threshold where you just rattle off and GO! Best time suck EVER! But I paid the price… I was and still am SO backed up now. That was my only window to WRITE… and I am overwhelmed wondering how on earth I will catch up! Still worth it. ;)

      And btw- it was all Lizzi’s fault. She started it. Truth.

  14. Tamara April 28, 2014 at 3:10 am - Reply

    I can’t believe I read the whole thing but I did! It was too funny to resist.
    These blogging friendships are REAL and AMAZING.
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    • momcafe April 28, 2014 at 3:55 am - Reply

      I can’t believe you READ THE WHOLE THING EITHER!!!! HAHAHA!! Do you know what I kept thinking about??? OUR FB convo with the Pinterest board moms!!! Remember the cookies? The wine? OHMYGOSH that was SO funny!! I seriously came soooo close to sharing that one too!!

      I don’t know about you, but THOSE are the best moments. Those are the REAL and AMAZING parts of US. :)

  15. Beth Teliho April 28, 2014 at 1:45 pm - Reply

    Okay, before I comment on the actual post, I want to tell you that I was reading it (from my phone) last night and decided to wait to comment when I could be on my computer. While I was reading, my phone buzzed, telling me I’d received an email . When I checked it – it was notification of your comment on my blog. We were simultaneously reading each other’s posts! COOL.

    Now, as for this post, it’s SO TRUE. The behind-the-scenes action is where so much of blogging happens. And frankly, any conversation involving Lizzi ends up being post-worthy hilarity. She’s cray-cray in the best of ways. :)

    Love this. Love you. XOXO
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  16. Dana April 29, 2014 at 3:34 pm - Reply

    And you thought the conversation between you and Angela was too much for me? You ladies are chatty – I love it!
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    • momcafe May 7, 2014 at 4:28 pm - Reply

      Oh Dana- this was RIDICULOUSLY CHATTY!! Like spiraling out of control giggles and craziness chatty.

      It’s all Lizzi’s fault. She doesn’t QUIT. I have control. Total control.

      Really. I do.

      Of my poo.

      (Had to!)
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  17. Vidya Sury April 30, 2014 at 4:15 am - Reply

    How could I not love this? ♥ Thank you Chris for visiting my blog! :D
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    • momcafe May 1, 2014 at 5:16 pm - Reply

      Oh Vidya! You have ‘met’ the goofy side of me… there is however, a deeper more inspiring side that may be worthy of your heart! Thank you so much for coming by to visit! This was a fun little diddy to share… ;)

  18. Michelle @ A Dish of Daily Life April 30, 2014 at 6:11 am - Reply

    That was absolutely hilarious, Chris! I’m staying up late to read blogs because I feel like I’m behind and I miss my reading, but I think on that note I am going to shut down, because it’s nice to end the night with a fun post that made you giggle. :)
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    • momcafe May 1, 2014 at 5:15 pm - Reply

      Michelle- I am doing that almost every night… I so get it! Too much. Just TOO MUCH!!! You are a SWEETHEART to lose sleep over reading my blog. I am so grateful!!

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