Monday, March 29, 2010

The Monday Minute

It's time for the Monday Minute, and once again I am linking up with Ian! Feel free to join in by heading over to Ian's place. Just copy the questions, link up and have fun!

Monday Minute

1. Why did you start blogging?
I started blogging, because I thought it would be fun to have a place dedicated to my writing and ranting.
2. Name a blogger & list their URL , whom you think deserves special attention for whatever reason you choose.
I have so many bloggy friends that I could list here, but I think I am going to list The Girl Next Door Grows Up, because she sent me a package full of the most wonderful goodies! Especially these delicious white chocolate pretzels that I am enjoying at the moment. You rock lady & so do these esquisit pretzels! Thank you for your unbelievable kindness.
3. Name one of your heroes, someone you know or knew, in your life.
My Daddy is my hero. He's the best. Really. He makes me laugh, I learn a lot from him, and I know he would do anything for me. When he looks at me, he looks at me with an unconditional type of love that a Father feels for his daughter. It's amazingly comforting. Friday night when I found out Mercy (my dog) had drowned, my Daddy was able to calm me down without really having to say a word. I count myself very fortunate to have a Daddy who loves like mine loves me.
4. Whose feet smell worse, yours or mine?
Well, at the moment, my feet don't stink. So, I'm assuming yours?
5. Which TV show's setting would you most like to live in?
Remember the show The O.C? I would have absolutely, positively LOVED to have lived in that show, in the O.C, with those people. Also, I wouldn't mind being a Desperate Housewife either. Me and Gabby, we'd be B.F.F's.

In case you missed my post Saturday night, my weekend started with my dog drowning. Mercy was our first little family dog, that we have had since I was 11 years old. My Daddy buried her Saturday afternoon, and we have all been a little sad this weekend. Life just feels a little bit different without Mercy being here. I miss her...more than I ever thought I could miss a dog. I don't know if there is a doggy heaven, but I'm sure that if there were...Mercy has already kicked the 'god of dogs' off of his throne, and taken over herself. I'll smile when I think of her, and I'll never forget her.

"The good times of today, are the sad thoughts of tomorrow." - Bob Marley

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Melissa said...

I said that I wanted to meet "The Girl" too!!!

As to Mercy - the day my dog Abby passed away was the hardest day of my life. We had to put her to sleep. It's been 4 years - March 24th, 2006. We celebrate that day every year... even though it was the day that she died, we try to use that day to celebrate her life (she was 14-years-old when she passed away and I had gotten her as my pet when I was 10).

I loved her so much, and it's still hard thinking about her.

Good luck to all of you as you mourn Mercy's passing - and you are right - I am sure she is in Dog Heaven right now havng a great time (there is a book called 'Dog Heaven' by the way - someone gave it to me after Abby passed away... it's a cute book, you may want to check it out).

Aphrodite's Mortal Friend (ME) said...

One of these Mondays I'll have to get up early enough to play this meme- anyway, it's nice to know your dad was your hero- that is lovely!

Ian said...

Thanks for participating, especially under the circumstances. I'll link you up :)

The Girl Next Door Grows Up said...

Oh my goodness Samantha, I am so sorry for you and your family. That is simply tragic. I am going to find a poem someone sent me and send it to you.

Also, I am honored you listed me. Thank you SO much.

Menopausal New Mom said...

Cute post today. Feel like I know you just a little better :)

Salt said...

Ahhh we started blogging for the very same reason. And my dad is my hero too!

Why didn't I think of the OC!? It's gorgeous there!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I'm so sorry to hear that your dog died, Samantha. :( Hope things calm down around your place.

Miss. Candy said...

I am so sorry to hear about your dog, that is so sad.

Ally said...

Aww I love what you said about your dad. Too sweet.

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Helene said...

Oh no!! I'm so sorry to read about Mercy. Losing a pet is basically like losing a family member. Your heart hurts just as badly.

When one of my rabbits died, a friend of mine sent me a poem called Rainbow Bridge. I'm not sure who wrote it but I'm gonna link it here so you can read it. Hopefully you'll find as much comfort in the poem as I did.