August 31, 2016

Mama Kat's Writer's Workshop: Creating a Post (and Finding my Mojo) Through Shameless Host(ess) Promotion

This post is thanks to Mama Kat and her pretty much world famous Writer's Workshop. The prompt I selected:

Write a post where the first and last sentence contain any form of the word “find.”

I gotta FIND some new hobbies, or restart old ones. I've pretty much given up on blogging. This working from home full-time gig is great, but at the end of the workday, I want to do nothing more than waste time on Facebook, and coerce the Mister into spending craploads of money for items on Craigslist.

Hey, we bought a house - post-purchase conspicuous consumption is where it's at! And by 'post-purchase conspicuous consumption', I mean Missouri - that's where it's at.

And frankly, it's hard not to want to spend money when the flooring in one of your rooms is nothing but pennies.

Ninety THOUSAND pennies - a constant reminder that we'll never be broke, so why not buy [insert next bright and shiny object I desire that happens to cost less than $900].

Anyway, tonight, while wasting time on Facebook, Mama Kat had a post about Instagram and the Dixie Chicks...and before I knew what was happening to me, I fell into the rabbit hole that is MamaKatTV and LPS Days.

Mama Kat, how many zillions of dollars have you spent on Little Pet Shop (LPS) characters and their accessories?

They're cute and all, and I kinda wish one of the grandkids were into LPS so I could gaze upon all the amazing stuff (as long as the parents pay for it).

I'm lying. I would totally use a jackhammer to pull up the flooring to buy some LPS stuff for the little darlings.

Your videos are funny and engaging and IS HASBRO SPONSORING YOU?

I enjoy the vignettes and life lessons you deliver in your videos, and it makes me want to get all back into blogging and airing my family's quirks and dirty laundry on the internet again.

Don't even get me started on all the great tips Mama Kat has provided in her shopping excursions to her Dollar Store...I'm a big fan (now).

Thanks, Mama Kat. I think I've FOUND my inspiration.