MENTAL NOTE

"Though we cannot make our sun stand still, yet we will make him run."
Blue, resist the urge to use facebook. You can do it. Good luck.
Cats and dogs can be friends. So can cowboys and indians. So can we.
Why try to be the best when there's no hierarchy in heaven?

Sunday, May 10, 2015

That Vast Array of Mommas on a Sunny Mother's Day

Being somebody's kid is like playing roulette. Some are lucky, others not so. Let's recap on a sunny Mother's Day and ignore the guys they call fathers.

There are many kinds of mothers. Some don't care about their children. Some just smack them in the face. Some want to be their children's friend and tell them to pretend they're sisters. They insist on being called by their first name and to keep smiling as the sister game unfolds. Some may even jump their kids like a horse on Sunday and rape their tiny asses till they can't walk no more, while others treasure them like they might get stolen by the den of thieves they know some scheming folks really are. They call their kids their offspring. They hide them from all the pain in the world singing Michael Jackson songs or humming, It's true we'll make a better day, just you and me, and feed them oatmeal. 'No McDonald's for you, son. Just healthy, nutritious fibers and love that'll make you grow so you, too, can become the new president of the United States. Or China. It sort of depends on where you live. It's possible. Now, eat your oatmeal.'

Some mothers don't see their children as possessions or a second chance to make up for all the foolish things they once did themselves, and want them to understand the meaning of life, the value of money, the virtue of hard work and what it takes to be a good human being. As hard and subjective a task this may be, they'll try anyway. My Momma falls into the latter category of mommas around the world. She taught me right from wrong, and I'm thankful for her that she did. I'm thankful for all her hard work, for I assure you I was a piece of work that needed a bit of tweaking. The only thing she couldn't do — and that's a shame — was give me eternal life. But, then again, nobody is perfect.

Thank you, Blue Momma.

Did I mention that I love you?


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86 comments:

  1. My mother falls in the later category as well. And I got the eternal life from God, so it all worked out.
    You are blessed, Blue. And definitely not scum.

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    1. Good morning, Alex. Seems to be you've got it made :) Have a great day.

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  2. did Momma Blue eat a lot of blueberries while pregnant with you, Blue?

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    1. I just knew it....
      What is Momma Blue doing today?

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    2. Just enjoying her retirement. Taking it slow.

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    3. was she a teacher too before the retirement?

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    4. No, but she taught me a lesson on many an occasion - if you know what I mean.

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    5. using the spanking method?

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    6. Yes, sir. And, I'll tell you, I deserved each and every spanking session.

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    7. Haha! You two are in good form today :)

      Nice post, Blue.

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    8. do you ask Angelina to use spanking method on you just for the old times sake? :)

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    9. No. I have not asked Angelina to use the spanking method on me. But thanks for asking ...

      Hahahahaha!

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    10. Haaaaaahaaaaaaa good one, Wendy! Yeah, thanks for asking, Dezzz.

      Just for ole times' sake...

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    11. oh, my, that day when Wendy is channeling Blue....

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    12. I have no idea what Dezzy is talking about. He must be drinking tea again.

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    13. I think I'm channeling both of you, sadly. Has Angelina used the spanking method on me ... ?

      I thought I was safe here in the 'blue lagoon.' Honestly, I don't know what the world's coming to ...

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    14. Satan only knows with what things Blue has infused my teas with :)

      Wendy, Angelina would be Blue's wife Angie, whom we dearly love and often mention here :)

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    15. Wendy, you're quite safe in the 'blue lagoon'. He's been talking about spanking ever since I sent him to my Booty Camp. There's a picture of it in the right hand column. At least Linda is amused. That should count for something.

      Dezzy! Behave. All I put in your tea was a tranquillizer. It's clearly not doing what it's supposed to be doing.

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    16. Dezzy - Yes, I am well aware of that :))

      Blue - Dezzy clearly has a problem. Do you think he requires a jolly good spanking?

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    17. of course I require it and well deserve it.... by an army of hunky Spartans....

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    18. Give us one reason why you deserve such a spanking?

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  3. Now why would you be a scum, Blue?! cheer up. No body is perfect, even me, if you ever thought so ;)
    i miss my mom, and my family. sometimes it's so hard to be far away from them.

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    1. Even you? I had such hopes ;) I can only imagine what it's like to be so far away from your loved ones.

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  4. Leave it to Mom
    She's the one
    Who does good
    All for the brood
    Without being asked
    Takes care of all tasks

    Hank

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  5. Of course, every Blue Boy would have a Blue Momma. That cartoon is precious. It says so much.
    Does your Mom enjoy her ipad? I remember when you said she got one but still had to learn how to use it. I like the iPad most of all my electronic toys. It's "funny" I don't know your Mom but I sometimes think of her when I open my iPad.
    Wishing you the "best mom day," ever.

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    1. Thank you, Manzanita. So kind of you to say that. My Mom loves her iPad. I don't have one, but of course she does. If memory serves, we bought it for her when she got to retire. She is modern that way... while I keep missing my old cassettes and records. Why didn't they upgrade that Atari computer back in the eighties? Why? Um... but I digress. This is not about me. I get distracted so easily, you'd think I'm a cat.

      I will tell her :)

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  6. You and me buddy . . . we are both very fortunate that the deck of cards came up trumps for us when our mothers were chosen for us. Alas mine is no longer with us yet I am so grateful for the love and upbringing she gave me and this modelled my entire life. Mum's cannot give us eternal life ~ but God can and will for anyone who puts his trust in him. Imagine it ~ unimaginable joy, for ever, against a mere 70-80 years here . . . . and I for one will see my mother again and thank her for all she did for me . . . :)

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    1. So true, Eddie. So true. Good to hear you were lucky that way too. But... how am I to imagine.... unimaginable joy? Especially since I'm blue...

      How's the leg?

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    2. Easy . . . as you get more ancient like me the blue colour may fade gradually and give way to blue plus other colours, reflecting some more hopeful thoughts which may seem impossible right now . . . . the downside is you might have to change your blog tittle, perhaps to "The Multi-coloured Gumster . . . . lol

      Leg is so much better ~ the medics cannot understand how I can be healing so fast ~ I told them I am the bionic man . . . really great though to feel well again and to see it get better week by week. . . . :)

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    3. The Multi-colored Grumster hahaha.... Well, I sure will consider it. Good to hear you're doing much better, Mr. Bionic Man. :)

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  7. Got the later too, as for father, pffft to him at my zoo. I know of a few who wanted to be like a sister though, still pretending to be teenagers as over the hill they go. Then there are more than a few, here at least, who like to get hammered with their kids like it was a feast. Not just once or twice, but many a week they roll the dice. Brain cells in the ditch. Hopefully they get fleas and itch.

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    1. Well... too bad we have that in common too. Pffffft to him, alright.

      Hammered with their kids? Say it ain't so. 'Bye bye brain cells. Sorry you won't be missed.'

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    2. Big pffft is what comes due
      And yep, hammered like they were still in some college dorm zoo

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    3. Cat, did you know
      You got Lauren to rhyme at my show?

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    4. I just saw
      I'll give a one up claw

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    5. Like a cat's thumb up?
      Milk in a cup?

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    6. I know he never gives me a one up claw. The only claw he gives me... well, you know that cat.

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    7. The claw in the air
      Sure is rare
      If you need a spare
      I can throw in some cat hair

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    8. Why, thank you. I'll raise you a Scooby Doo.

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    9. It's good to know
      That Pat Hatt's show

      Isn't like, "Talk to the claw"
      As he shakes his furry paw

      'Cause that would be bad
      And make Blue very sad.

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  8. My mother was in the latter, thankfully

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    1. Good to hear you were lucky that way too.

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  9. My Momma falls into the latter category of mommas around the world, too!!!!!

    Happy mother's day to all mommas everywhere, including momma Grumpster! She has wise words: people says lots of things, and lots of people are idiots!! So...

    Even though you are a grump
    Doesn't make you a chump
    All those peeps are wrong
    You just sing a different song

    So don't be blue
    Because you are you
    And there's no one like you
    Because you are Blue!

    ......

    I just had
    Rhyme Time bad
    It's a Pat Hat
    Attack cat

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    1. Now that's what I call a great comment.... again.

      A Pat Hatt, you say?
      Did you hear that, Kitty Cat, at your bay?
      What did you do?
      Did you steal her blue suede shoe?
      Did you make fun of Scooby Doo?

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    2. lol the cat in your head
      Oh the dread

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    3. That's what I said
      Off the top of my head

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  10. My mom passed away almost 4 years ago. But she was a great momma. Love your cartoon, how cute is that.

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    1. That must have been hard. I'm sorry to hear that, Mary. Thanks for stopping by again.

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  11. We both are lucky to have mothers that fall in the latter category. And fall other places too (they're clumsy).

    And if you're scum, then, well, I guess that makes us whatever stain is left underneath scum after you scrape it up.

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    1. That's good to hear, fellas. (The first sentence, not the second...)

      Thanks. I take that as my first complement of the month ;)

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    1. Blue, this is Adam's first comment at your place as a married man :)

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    2. Happy belated one yourself, Adam! And, once again, congrats. You are officially a husband now.

      'Tis, Dezzy! 'Tis!

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    3. do you reckon he'll be Daddy Adam soon too? Hope he doesn't hire us as the baby's Blue and Dezzling nannies....

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    4. I have no idea. If he cares about said baby, you know he won't.

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  13. My Mom was really funny
    told me jokes,
    called me honey.
    Always helpful
    rarely mad,
    She was the best Mom
    to ever have.

    She would have loved you
    her favorite color - Blue.
    But she loved pink too
    which is me - at my zoo.

    She gave me *The Prophet*
    when I was very young.
    I memorized it's topics
    on reason, love and fun.

    She said, "When you feel sad
    and don't know what to do.
    Read this book - to feel glad,
    And share it at your zoo."

    *The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran.

    P.S. Tell your Mom I love hats too.

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    1. Thank you for sharing that, Dixie. I'm sure my Mom has read your comment by now. Any kind of hats that you like in particular?

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  14. I hope she had a wonderful Mother's Day. :)

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  15. The world needs more Blue Mommas. I was lucky in the Mom department, too. Makes me feel sorry for all those kids who didn't get that foundation. Life is hard enough by golly.

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    1. Hi Robin. Yeah there are too many kids on the earth whose parents should have thought twice to say the least. By golly... You can say that again.

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  16. Moms do indeed come in all possible shapes, sizes, and types. I was pretty lucky to end up with the selfless, quirky, funny Mom that I have. She's the best. I just hope I can reach her level of awesomeness someday. I hope you spoiled your sweet Mom yesterday. It sounds like she deserves it. :)

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    1. Her level of awesomeness... Now, that's what I can paying your Momma a compliment. Yes, I spoiled her, alright. It's the only way when it comes to mommas. Now, kids on the other hand....

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    2. Kids definitely don't need to be spoiled. The Husband and I try not to spoil our chiddlers, but we can't do much about grandparents or Great Aunt Jitter. They all insist upon spoiling them to death. It's all we can do to keep them grounded enough to remember how very fortunate they are. We also have them go through their stuff on a regular basis and donate the things they no longer need or want to charity. Balance. It's all about trying to keep balance. Not so easy sometimes, no?

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  17. Nice of you to recognize your mom, Blue, and celebrate her day.

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    1. Thank you, Sandra. How are you today?

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  18. Happy Ma's day Mamma Blue!

    Mine fell into the latter category. I made her smile on mothers day (after she was telling me what a good job my sister has done raising my niece) by telling her she didn't do too bad herself as after all, my sis & I reckon we turned out pretty awesome :-)

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    1. Pretty awesome and then some. Yes, that's a compliment. Good to hear you made her smile.

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  19. Hey Blue Dude,

    Such glowing sentiment for your beloved mother. I can see you have been raised well, my blue friend. Of course, this was Mother's Day number two. My lucky mum aka "mom", apologies, English, English spell check, gets a special Mother's Day wish from me twice in a year. The British one in May and yep, the one that just happened over there.

    Bless you and your mother.

    Gary :)

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  20. Your mama sounds like one special lady! I hope she felt how much she is loved on her special day!

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    1. I hope she did too. She did like the perfume we gave her.

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  21. Love your blue moma Grumpy!
    I love my mom so much:)

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  22. My mum is awesome too. Just sayn'

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  23. Well that was heavy. Glad you did well in the mom department!

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    1. Heavy but not.... like we need to go on a diet. Well...

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  24. Your momma loves you Blue and you are not scum and don't let anyone tell you differently. I am just glad my mom is still alive she had several heart attacks in the last year. Happy Mother's Day Momma Blue, your son makes me smile and that goes miles :)

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    1. So you told me, yeah. Unbelievable... I hope ste's doingfine right now.

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  25. Hi Blue...
    Anyone who visits my blog, and leaves such nice comments....is not scum!
    Who the heck called you that?
    Your Mom loves you....and so do all of us♥️
    Now.....quit the crap....and get writing some new posts!
    How are you feeling anyway?
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. Just a bunch a folks in cahoots. Maybe because I worked so hard I got my own room... Ha! Could that be it? Anyhooo my skin's as thick as a brick wall, so that's all right.

      Hey, how are you?
      It's good to hear from you at my shoe
      As I spin a little rhyme
      For you this time
      Won't cost you a single dime :)

      Hey, I'd better go back to sleep, Linda. I'm tired and, some would say, a bit squidgy round the edges.

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