Emma Lou Writes: Hodge Podge

Well friends, it is 11:14pm on Sunday and I have been staring at this blank blog post all. day. long. I’ve been waiting for inspiration to strike and to be honest, I got nothin’. All I have are a few random tid bits to start your Monday off. So today, no deep, thought provoking post to start your week, rather an interesting poem, a picture of me as a child, two inspiring quotes, and at the end a video that will make you smile so much your face will hurt.

My birthday is Sunday! Hip, hip, hooray! This evening, my parents and I were talking about the poem “Monday’s Child,” which describes qualities that children supposedly have based on the day of the week they were born. I think it’s cute and interesting, here is the poem so you can check and see which you are:

Monday’s child is fair of face, Tuesday’s child is full of grace, Wednesday’s child is full of woe, Thursday’s child has far to go, Friday’s child is loving and giving, Saturday’s child works hard for a living, But the child who is born on the Sabbath Day Is bonny and blithe and good and gay.

(I was born on Saturday, hoooooooray for hard workers!)

photoI know, I know, it just isn’t really fair that I was this cute as a child.

While I was browsing Pinterest, hoping to have a post idea pop into my head, I pulled these two quotes as potential inspiration


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It wasn’t until I went to upload them here that I noticed they are both by Kurt Vonnegut, I did a little Wiki research and found that he is the author of Slaughterhouse-Five (among other things). I’ve never read any of his books but I absolutely love both of the above quotes. I think they are great reminders of the way we should look at life, a good reminder on a Monday, I think.

And last but not least, some of you may have already seen this video, but it is worth watching again. This wedding, this couple, is so amazing. If nothing else, you have to watch just the first two minutes to hear their vows. I don’t even have words to describe how wonderful they are.

That’s all I’ve got for you today friends, have a wonderful start to your week. I hope these quotes and the video encourage you to do a little extra lovin’ on those you care about today.

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3 Responses to Emma Lou Writes: Hodge Podge

  1. Terri says:

    That makes me want to get married again!!!!

  2. kate says:


  3. Julie says:

    The the quotes, Vonnegut has been my favorite author since high school. I think I have all of his books if you want to borrow.

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