Too Much Coffee? No Such Thing.

coffee and beans

I’m a huge fan of memoir. I enjoy reading stories about people’s lives.

And I love getting to know you, my blog readers. Every once in awhile we have a day here on the blog where you get to tell us about yourself.

So today, let’s do Six Word Memoirs.ย I’m game if you are. (My Six Word Memoir is the title of this post.)

Put your six word memoir in the comments.

Let’s get to know each other, six words at a time.

Have a good weekend!

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Rachelle Gardner

Literary agent at Books & Such Literary Agency. Coffee & wine enthusiast (not at the same time) and dark chocolate connoisseur. I've worked in publishing since 1995 and I love talking about books!

329 Comments

  1. Lady Quixote on December 31, 2012 at 9:52 PM

    Lost-Found, Broken-Healing, Lonely-Loved.

    ๐Ÿ˜‰



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  4. Suzanne McRae on November 7, 2012 at 9:11 AM

    Life lessons and student for life.



    • Karrlin Bain on November 7, 2012 at 9:34 PM

      Right there with you! ; )



  5. Cindy Hansberry on November 5, 2012 at 5:40 PM

    What does this experience make possible?



  6. June Maddox on November 4, 2012 at 7:20 PM

    Write it down, please.



  7. Jennifer Major @Jjumping on November 4, 2012 at 10:39 AM

    “I have your back”, says Jennifer



  8. Karrlin Bain on November 3, 2012 at 6:30 AM

    Rainbows are Magic and Unicorns Exist!



  9. Gary on November 2, 2012 at 5:14 PM

    Laugh sing work play love hurt



  10. Loren Due on October 31, 2012 at 3:38 PM

    A man who overcame a kids worst nightmare!



  11. Hรคnnah on October 31, 2012 at 1:19 PM

    Seeing them free makes it worthwhile.



  12. Stephen Pate on October 30, 2012 at 3:49 PM

    Searching for a rhythm of wonder.



  13. Noelle MacLeod on October 30, 2012 at 11:58 AM

    LOL! I figured everyone would see “9 months” and assume BABY!



  14. James Rogers on October 30, 2012 at 10:07 AM

    Chased by dark to the light.



  15. Shawn Smucker on October 29, 2012 at 10:18 PM

    When adventure calls, answer the phone.



  16. Brian Henwood on October 29, 2012 at 9:32 PM

    Full of ideas, but loathe marketing.



  17. Meredith Towbin on October 29, 2012 at 7:08 PM

    I live in query letter hell.



  18. Le'sleigh on October 29, 2012 at 1:56 PM

    I am not the oldest, anymore!
    Respectfully submitted.
    Le’sleigh



  19. Catherine Hudson on October 29, 2012 at 6:06 AM

    Why God? How? Wha-la! There’s a story
    (oops, 8)



  20. James L. Rubart on October 28, 2012 at 11:03 PM

    You.
    Know.
    Me.
    Already.
    Darci.
    Says.
    Hi.
    Whoops.
    That’s.
    Seven.
    Uh.
    Twelve.



  21. Tim Klock on October 28, 2012 at 6:31 PM

    Will I EVER be an author?



  22. Lorraine Hopping on October 28, 2012 at 5:41 PM

    Serious fun is not an oxymoron.



  23. Tamara Fickas on October 28, 2012 at 4:33 PM

    Called by name. Enjoying the journey.



  24. Christopher Norris on October 28, 2012 at 3:48 PM

    Some pitches soar, others belly flop.



  25. Ellen M. Gregg on October 28, 2012 at 3:45 PM

    Living a boundless life this time.



  26. Kevin Bemel on October 28, 2012 at 3:42 PM

    Same room someone. Silence. True friend.



  27. Shamus Williams on October 28, 2012 at 1:54 PM

    So many stories, so little time.



  28. Crystal Laine Miller on October 28, 2012 at 11:55 AM

    Wipe the blood off and continue.



  29. Exploding Mary on October 27, 2012 at 11:07 PM

    Jerk of all trades; mastered one.



  30. Beth Browne on October 27, 2012 at 10:27 PM

    A love affair with the sea.



  31. Judith E. on October 27, 2012 at 10:23 PM

    Aging me; happier, smarter, wiser me.



  32. Otin on October 27, 2012 at 9:11 PM

    I write. I work. I’m broke. ๐Ÿ™‚



  33. Bethany Jett on October 27, 2012 at 8:09 PM

    Stand up. Stretch. Sit back down.



  34. Heather Day Gilbert on October 27, 2012 at 8:01 PM

    Cloud-dancing dreamer, feet in clay.



  35. audy walker on October 27, 2012 at 4:06 PM

    Sublime joy, writing, like deep wounds.



  36. […] in just six words? Thatโ€™s Rachelle Gardnerโ€™s (@RachelleGardner) challenge to her readers in Too Much Coffee? No Such Thing, which, by the way, is […]



  37. Rebecca Bradley on October 27, 2012 at 1:39 PM

    More hours and more energy please.



  38. Amy Young on October 27, 2012 at 4:33 AM

    Grace + Truth = Messy, that’s OK!



  39. Natalie Sharpston on October 27, 2012 at 3:56 AM

    When evil is ignored, it flourishes.



  40. Laurie on October 27, 2012 at 2:41 AM

    I feel at home nowhere, everywhere.
    #TCK



  41. Cathy Stevens on October 26, 2012 at 10:41 PM

    Unexpected kid illness but happy nonetheless



  42. Tyrean on October 26, 2012 at 10:06 PM

    Kids at a party. Husband home. ๐Ÿ™‚



  43. Mandi Lynn on October 26, 2012 at 10:04 PM

    Teen author who’s editing like crazy!



  44. Diane Rivers on October 26, 2012 at 9:58 PM

    “I never did get it right.”



  45. Traci VW on October 26, 2012 at 9:48 PM

    Here there be dragons. Oh, cool.



  46. Crystal on October 26, 2012 at 8:53 PM

    Bath, Coffee, Comforter, Book … Friday Night!



  47. Pamela Carey on October 26, 2012 at 8:51 PM

    Writing Survival Guide with Elderly Parents



  48. Celia Jolley on October 26, 2012 at 8:40 PM

    Truth stranger than fiction historical addict.



  49. Rebecca Vance on October 26, 2012 at 8:29 PM

    Retirement? Second career, Living lifelong dream.



  50. Cheryl Russell on October 26, 2012 at 8:21 PM

    Reading. Writing. ‘Rythmatic-not so much.



  51. Julie Luek on October 26, 2012 at 7:34 PM

    46 quit career, 48 now writing.



  52. Jane Daly on October 26, 2012 at 6:59 PM

    Nothing will ever be the same.



  53. Storyteller SilverLoom on October 26, 2012 at 6:46 PM

    I’m pressing on. God is faithful.



  54. Peter DeHaan on October 26, 2012 at 6:29 PM

    I wield words to create art.



  55. Lesley on October 26, 2012 at 6:09 PM

    Introvert who appears as an extrovert.



  56. Paula Beavan on October 26, 2012 at 5:58 PM

    Love. Read. Write. Walk. Cook. Eat.



  57. Adelle Gabrielson on October 26, 2012 at 5:45 PM

    Living the life I never planned.



    • Beth Browne on October 27, 2012 at 10:29 PM

      I’d like to steal this. It’s great!!



  58. Philip Heckman on October 26, 2012 at 5:38 PM

    Curmudgeon? What a load of crap!



  59. Martha Bechtel on October 26, 2012 at 5:14 PM

    Teaspoons move mountains– so does dynamite.



  60. Dolores Wilson on October 26, 2012 at 4:51 PM

    I blame it on the paste.



    • Beth Browne on October 27, 2012 at 10:29 PM

      Love this!!



  61. Kristin Laughtin on October 26, 2012 at 3:38 PM

    Things worked out unexpectedly. Squirmed, adjusted.



  62. Raejean on October 26, 2012 at 3:29 PM

    Time for a change. Doing what?



  63. Noelle MacLeod on October 26, 2012 at 3:23 PM

    Nine months until my new life.



    • Heather Day Gilbert on October 28, 2012 at 8:04 PM

      Curious about this one!



      • Noelle MacLeod on October 29, 2012 at 5:38 PM

        It’s not what you are thinking!



        • Heather Day Gilbert on October 29, 2012 at 5:40 PM

          I don’t know what I’m thinking…you’re going into hiding with Witness Protection? You’re getting married? You’re having a transplant?? Still stymied!



  64. naureen on October 26, 2012 at 3:06 PM

    He with her. ‘Her’ wasn’t me.



  65. Janet Bettag on October 26, 2012 at 3:04 PM

    We’re out of coffee? Oh, no!



  66. Gdub on October 26, 2012 at 2:39 PM

    They called me raffish; I complied.



  67. Mom_of_ten on October 26, 2012 at 2:38 PM

    Yes I know what causes that.



    • Janet Bettag on October 26, 2012 at 3:03 PM

      **giggling** I love this one. ; )



    • Noelle MacLeod on October 26, 2012 at 3:24 PM

      hee hee…



    • Beth K. Vogt on October 26, 2012 at 4:23 PM

      You are obviously the right woman for the job.
      ๐Ÿ˜‰



    • Meghan Carver on October 26, 2012 at 5:49 PM

      I have six and get that too!



  68. Annie on October 26, 2012 at 2:35 PM

    God rescued me – shipmates as well.



  69. Meghan Carver on October 26, 2012 at 2:25 PM

    Homeschooling six children. Need more chocolate.



    • Martha Bechtel on October 26, 2012 at 5:15 PM

      O_O That’s a lot of chocolate!



  70. Jennine G. on October 26, 2012 at 2:21 PM

    Mother, teacher, student – too many jobs!



  71. Janet Bettag on October 26, 2012 at 2:19 PM

    Why be normal? Amazing is better.



    • Meghan Carver on October 26, 2012 at 2:25 PM

      Yes. Normal is boring.



    • Lori on October 26, 2012 at 2:37 PM

      Definitely!



  72. Elissa on October 26, 2012 at 2:16 PM

    Still trying to figure this out…



  73. Abbigail on October 26, 2012 at 2:10 PM

    Unfolding slowly, a small life well-lived.



  74. Patrick E. Craig on October 26, 2012 at 2:06 PM

    Born, bands, bad, born again, books.



  75. christine cook on October 26, 2012 at 2:06 PM

    What you resists, persists. Go vegan.



  76. atothewr on October 26, 2012 at 2:04 PM

    A father, husband, writer, and runner.



  77. M. G. King on October 26, 2012 at 1:48 PM

    Comma, comma, comma, period. Exclamation! Ellipsis. . . .



    • Abbigail on October 26, 2012 at 2:10 PM

      Excellent!



  78. karen lee hallam on October 26, 2012 at 1:45 PM

    Give and let live & press-on.



  79. Kristin Nador on October 26, 2012 at 1:44 PM

    Broken pieces glued together by Love.



    • Lady Quixote on December 31, 2012 at 10:10 PM

      Oh I relate!!!



  80. Mary Miller on October 26, 2012 at 1:33 PM

    Laughter and the happy ever after!



  81. Shelley Paden on October 26, 2012 at 1:32 PM

    Quit Doubting Starting to Dream Again!



  82. Denise on October 26, 2012 at 1:27 PM

    Getting My Life Back. Grateful. Hopeful.



  83. Van Vasko on October 26, 2012 at 1:22 PM

    It is what it is, always.



  84. Anabelle on October 26, 2012 at 1:06 PM

    Changes her mind all the time



  85. Ruth Taylor on October 26, 2012 at 1:02 PM

    Pregnancy: a good excuse for naps



  86. Jaime Wright on October 26, 2012 at 1:02 PM

    Found coffee, found love, that simple.

    Sorry, not trying to plagiarize your’s Rachelle, it was just so similar to what I would have put anyway ๐Ÿ™‚ LOL



  87. Heather on October 26, 2012 at 1:00 PM

    create people items small, medium, large.



  88. Addy Rae on October 26, 2012 at 12:47 PM

    Bad, worse, worst, survived, now good.



  89. Sandi Brower on October 26, 2012 at 12:39 PM

    spontaneous short student sparkling
    on sphere.



  90. Jerry Eckert on October 26, 2012 at 12:38 PM

    Working together, we changed their world.



  91. Lisa Godrees on October 26, 2012 at 12:38 PM

    Today is my second 21st birthday.



    • Beth K. Vogt on October 26, 2012 at 4:24 PM

      Happy second 21st!



  92. Jerry Eckert on October 26, 2012 at 12:37 PM

    Thre fingers bourbon, on the rocks.



  93. Christi Corbett on October 26, 2012 at 12:35 PM

    Nothing worth having ever comes easy.



  94. Sarah (@reravelling) on October 26, 2012 at 12:33 PM

    writing pieces together my broken heart



  95. Keli Gwyn on October 26, 2012 at 12:33 PM

    Confessions of a hopelessly sentimental romantic.



    • Jaime Wright on October 26, 2012 at 1:02 PM

      LOVE!



    • Beth K. Vogt on October 26, 2012 at 4:25 PM

      And you do it so, so well!



  96. Deborah on October 26, 2012 at 12:32 PM

    Loyal lover, involved mother; compassionate friend.



  97. Janice S. on October 26, 2012 at 12:27 PM

    Recovering perfectionist leaning heavily on grace.



    • Abbigail on October 26, 2012 at 2:14 PM

      I can identify with this one.



  98. Karen Maag on October 26, 2012 at 12:24 PM

    Abused by chance, survivor by choice!



    • Lady Quixote on December 31, 2012 at 10:08 PM

      Wow. Love it. I relate.



  99. Stephen Swartz on October 26, 2012 at 12:24 PM

    Forgotten shadow suddenly remembers mirrors lie.



  100. Sideshowdoug on October 26, 2012 at 12:23 PM

    This should be worth a mil.



  101. David Clark on October 26, 2012 at 12:22 PM

    Tougher, yet more diplomatic than most.



  102. Darlene on October 26, 2012 at 12:21 PM

    Said I’m a late bloomer. So?



  103. Linda L Christianson on October 26, 2012 at 12:21 PM

    Polio Survivor; Living Life to Fullest!



  104. joylene on October 26, 2012 at 12:20 PM

    Slow Down, breathe deep, stay focused.



  105. Pippa on October 26, 2012 at 12:18 PM

    Over him, loving life, no anxiety.



  106. Cheryl Koevoet on October 26, 2012 at 12:17 PM

    Day by day discovering God’s will.



  107. Cyn Rogalski on October 26, 2012 at 12:17 PM

    Classic with a bit of patina.



  108. Ray Pace on October 26, 2012 at 12:15 PM

    Chicago, Key West, San Francisco, Honolulu!



  109. Matthew Kreider on October 26, 2012 at 12:13 PM

    I collide(d) with truck and grace.



  110. Sam on October 26, 2012 at 12:12 PM

    Jersey, then Vegas, teacher, writer, happy.



  111. Shannon Schuren on October 26, 2012 at 12:11 PM

    Creating children, crafting chapters,
    craving cheesecake.



  112. Carrie Crain on October 26, 2012 at 12:11 PM

    Cooking is two towns in China



  113. Julie C on October 26, 2012 at 12:10 PM

    My muse won’t let me sleep.



  114. Chrissy on October 26, 2012 at 12:08 PM

    Fruit of the spirit, and corn.



  115. Kate Kopp on October 26, 2012 at 12:00 PM

    Family, chocolate beach: all is good.



    • Lady Quixote on December 31, 2012 at 10:06 PM

      Wow, a chocolate beach!LOL Chocolate’s my favorite antidepressant, and one of the reasons I believe in God.



  116. Brian Kahler on October 26, 2012 at 12:00 PM

    Too soon oldt – too late shmart



  117. Nancy Petralia on October 26, 2012 at 11:59 AM

    Almost caught up. Now a hurricane!



  118. Trina Schilling on October 26, 2012 at 11:58 AM

    Three Time Breast Cancer Warrior, Thriving.



    • Heather Day Gilbert on October 27, 2012 at 9:45 PM

      I hope you’re writing a book, too, Trina! I know many women who’d be blessed to read it!



      • Trina Schilling on October 28, 2012 at 2:13 PM

        Indeed writing a book, I began writing my memoir for my 16 year old son while undergoing chemo. Check out my blog where I post excerpts; Trinaschilling.wordpress.com. Thanks for your support. xoxo



  119. Rachel Joy on October 26, 2012 at 11:47 AM

    So many paths, so little time!



  120. Jody on October 26, 2012 at 11:45 AM

    Crazy sister from New York!
    ( My Midwest family calls me that!)



  121. Robin Patchen on October 26, 2012 at 11:39 AM

    Slave of Christ, chauffeur of kids.



  122. B. R. Corder on October 26, 2012 at 11:26 AM

    Deep! Few words–so much said.



  123. Lori on October 26, 2012 at 11:17 AM

    It was a dark and stormy…



  124. R.A.Savary on October 26, 2012 at 11:14 AM

    I’m not that important. Are you?



    • Jeanne on October 26, 2012 at 11:23 AM

      I like this. Great reminder.



  125. Carol Wong on October 26, 2012 at 11:14 AM

    Old, poor, retired but very happy!



  126. Cathy Mealey on October 26, 2012 at 11:10 AM

    Keep moving. Nothig to see here.



  127. Marla Taviano on October 26, 2012 at 10:57 AM

    Life re-routed, choosing joy. What’s next??



    • Abbigail on October 26, 2012 at 2:16 PM

      This can describe so many seasons of life! Love it!



  128. J. M. Tompkins on October 26, 2012 at 10:53 AM

    Maybe I’m quirky, but I’m happy.



  129. Ang on October 26, 2012 at 10:47 AM

    Life’s journey: faith, sweat and tears



  130. Heather Marsten on October 26, 2012 at 10:45 AM

    Survived incest, totally healed by God



  131. Sarah Thomas on October 26, 2012 at 10:44 AM

    Chocolate makes just about everything better.



  132. Susi Robinson Rutz on October 26, 2012 at 10:40 AM

    modern contemplative–pondering, considering, reflecting, musing



  133. Ellen Parker on October 26, 2012 at 10:37 AM

    Walk. Think. Write.
    Rinse and Repeat.



  134. Terri Weldon on October 26, 2012 at 10:30 AM

    Love God. Love family. Love Westies.



  135. Daniel F. Case on October 26, 2012 at 10:24 AM

    Living above Dad’s expectations (and demons).



    • Beth K. Vogt on October 26, 2012 at 10:36 AM

      Now there’s a story there …



  136. Jeanne on October 26, 2012 at 10:19 AM

    Grace gifted, pouring grace out.



  137. Krista Phillips on October 26, 2012 at 10:18 AM

    A little weird but that’s okay.



  138. Rebekkah N on October 26, 2012 at 10:15 AM

    Riding dragons; be back for tea.



    • J. M. Tompkins on October 26, 2012 at 10:54 AM

      Ha, awesome!



    • CM Keller on October 26, 2012 at 12:25 PM

      Love it! Do you have an extra dragon you can send my way?



      • Rebekkah N. on October 26, 2012 at 2:55 PM

        I’ll send you one! ;D Just guard your donuts; it’s a well-known fact that dragons are terrible doughnut thieves.



  139. Cherie Burbach on October 26, 2012 at 10:08 AM

    Encouraging more poetry in this world.



  140. Jible on October 26, 2012 at 10:06 AM

    Definitely no such thing!! Unless you get the shakes that is!



  141. Jill Kemerer on October 26, 2012 at 10:02 AM

    Big mouth, big laugh, big heart. (big butt…no! Sorry. ๐Ÿ™‚



  142. Mieke Zamora-Mackay on October 26, 2012 at 9:52 AM

    Writer, mom, wife, instigator, learner, idea-generator.



  143. Johnnie on October 26, 2012 at 9:50 AM

    Ordinary gal loving God’s extraordinary world.



  144. Jennifer Fonseca on October 26, 2012 at 9:49 AM

    Making Truth truer than my lies.



  145. Carol Hatcher on October 26, 2012 at 9:48 AM

    Sheep to the right. Goats – well…



  146. Cathy West on October 26, 2012 at 9:48 AM

    If I’m Crazy, What Are You?



    • Beth K. Vogt on October 26, 2012 at 10:35 AM

      This is so you, Cathy.
      Love it.



      • Cathy West on October 26, 2012 at 11:00 AM

        Haha. I think I will take that as a compliment. ๐Ÿ™‚
        My other one is, Life Doesn’t Make You Crazy, People Do, but that’s not 6 words!



        • Beth K. Vogt on October 26, 2012 at 4:19 PM

          It is a compliment. I love your sense of humor.



  147. Ann Bracken on October 26, 2012 at 9:46 AM

    Living my happily ever after today.



  148. Heather Sunseri on October 26, 2012 at 9:32 AM

    Finding joy in the small things.



  149. Janice Stringer on October 26, 2012 at 9:31 AM

    Well traveled, mind, body and soul



  150. Sue Harrison on October 26, 2012 at 9:30 AM

    So many books to write. Hooray!



  151. Wendy Paine Miller on October 26, 2012 at 9:27 AM

    Love this.

    This is what I’m going with today…

    Frenetically faithful, wandering but not lost.

    ~ Wendy



  152. CG Blake on October 26, 2012 at 9:22 AM

    Every day I write the book. (title of an Elvis Costello song)



  153. James Montgomery Jackson on October 26, 2012 at 9:10 AM

    suckled, toddled, schooled, produced, giving back.



  154. CM Keller on October 26, 2012 at 9:08 AM

    Tired mom turns stress into stories.



  155. Mardi Link on October 26, 2012 at 8:59 AM

    Newspaper reporter; University press author; Knopf!



  156. Maurice Overholt on October 26, 2012 at 8:52 AM

    Discovering God Discovering Me Discovering Life



  157. Martha Reynolds on October 26, 2012 at 8:51 AM

    Big, jokey girl hiding deep sadness.
    (with a nod to the fabulous Anna Quindlen)



  158. Kathryn Elliott on October 26, 2012 at 8:51 AM

    Live for today, pray for tomorrow.



    • Kate Kopp on October 26, 2012 at 2:45 PM

      Love this… and will remember it always. Thank you!



  159. Dina Santorelli on October 26, 2012 at 8:51 AM

    Always have hope. Never give up.



  160. Stacey Thureen on October 26, 2012 at 8:49 AM

    Please pass the cream and sugar.



  161. Lisa on October 26, 2012 at 8:48 AM

    I always feel vulnerable. God restores.



  162. Ken Bible on October 26, 2012 at 8:41 AM

    Passionate Bible student and hymn writer.



  163. Kathleen Heady on October 26, 2012 at 8:39 AM

    Tired of routine? Make a change.



  164. Darlene L Turner on October 26, 2012 at 8:39 AM

    Dream, believe, fly. Go for it!



  165. kiffy on October 26, 2012 at 8:36 AM

    turned all my tests….. to testimonies



  166. Joe Pote on October 26, 2012 at 8:24 AM

    Peaceful life in a chaotic world.



    • P. J. Casselman on October 26, 2012 at 12:35 PM

      And it shines through you, Joe!



  167. Roxanne Sherwood Gray on October 26, 2012 at 8:03 AM

    Wife. Homeschooling-mom. Widow. Wife. Writer. Believer!



    • Beth K. Vogt on October 26, 2012 at 10:34 AM

      Love this one — and I’ve watched it up close.



  168. Diana on October 26, 2012 at 8:01 AM

    Two dogs, two cats, two kids.



  169. Dorothy Stewart on October 26, 2012 at 7:58 AM

    Living, learning, writing, sharing, loving it!



  170. Jay on October 26, 2012 at 7:57 AM

    Serve the Lord? Working on it.



  171. carol brill on October 26, 2012 at 7:44 AM

    Suit by day-beachbum at heart



  172. Debra Chapoton on October 26, 2012 at 7:40 AM

    Learning through mistakes – mine and yours.



  173. Jenn N on October 26, 2012 at 7:33 AM

    Crazy nomadic mama living her dream.



  174. Jill W on October 26, 2012 at 6:57 AM

    Happiness is fleeting ~ Joy is eternal.



  175. LarryTheDeuce on October 26, 2012 at 6:30 AM

    Diet Moutain Dew. Oh so good.



  176. Jon on October 26, 2012 at 5:39 AM

    Only six words? That’s not enough.



  177. Ilima on October 26, 2012 at 5:18 AM

    Luckier than I deserve to be.



  178. Marina Sofia on October 26, 2012 at 5:03 AM

    Freedom of words. Explore, connect, discover.



  179. P. J. Casselman on October 26, 2012 at 5:00 AM

    My grandfather died tonight. I’m sad.



    • Joe Pote on October 26, 2012 at 8:22 AM

      Oh, PJ! I’m so sorry. I’m sad for you, my friend!



    • Jeanne on October 26, 2012 at 10:16 AM

      I’m sorry, Jim.



    • Terri Weldon on October 26, 2012 at 10:23 AM

      My heart goes out to you.



    • Beth K. Vogt on October 26, 2012 at 10:34 AM

      Oh, PJ, I am so, so sorry. Sending you a hug wrapped in a prayer.



    • P. J. Casselman on October 26, 2012 at 12:18 PM

      Rachelle, I’d just received the news when I wrote that. Now I feel inappropriate for posting it here. I guess I forget this is a business blog sometimes and treat it like an online hangout. For that, I apologize.



      • Becky Doughty on October 26, 2012 at 12:40 PM

        No apologies. Family prays for family.



        • P. J. Casselman on October 26, 2012 at 1:16 PM

          Thanks for the reminder, Becky. ๐Ÿ™‚



    • Andrew Budek-Schmeisser on October 26, 2012 at 3:11 PM

      I am so sorry, Jim. Barb and I have you in our prayers.



    • Heather Marsten on October 26, 2012 at 9:01 PM

      praying peace that passes all understanding



    • Tamara Fickas on October 28, 2012 at 4:30 PM

      So sorry. Hold the good memories close.



  180. Beth Cole on October 26, 2012 at 4:44 AM

    Standing under the waterfall of grace.



    • Johnnie on October 26, 2012 at 9:46 AM

      This one touched into my spirit.



    • Jeanne on October 26, 2012 at 10:14 AM

      Love this one. It’s similar to what I’m pondering for mine. ๐Ÿ™‚



    • Terri Weldon on October 26, 2012 at 10:22 AM

      Awesome answer. Terri



    • Janice S. on October 26, 2012 at 12:29 PM

      That’s beautiful!



  181. Shannon Young on October 26, 2012 at 4:12 AM

    Did something hard. Did it well.



  182. Dabney Hedegard on October 26, 2012 at 4:11 AM

    Chasing words through my forgetful brain.



    • Beth K. Vogt on October 26, 2012 at 10:31 AM

      I completely understand this one!



  183. Katie Hart on October 26, 2012 at 4:01 AM

    I’ve lived 1000 lives through stories!



  184. Neil Ansell on October 26, 2012 at 4:01 AM

    I always leap before I look.



    • Dabney Hedegard on October 26, 2012 at 4:12 AM

      Now that’s a book I’d read.

      ๐Ÿ™‚



      • Neil Ansell on October 26, 2012 at 5:32 AM

        You can! My first memoir is in the shops, and my second is due out in the spring. ๐Ÿ˜‰



  185. Diana Trautwein on October 26, 2012 at 3:44 AM

    Tilting at windmills is my specialty.



    • Lady Quixote on December 31, 2012 at 9:59 PM

      “Tilting at windmills. Somebody has to.”

      ~that’s my line, too!



  186. Zita Consani on October 26, 2012 at 3:30 AM

    a rogue princess who sings God



  187. Andrew Budek-Schmeisser on October 26, 2012 at 3:05 AM

    Andrew, you brought home a WHAT?



    • Jeanne on October 26, 2012 at 10:13 AM

      LOL. Let me guess, your wife wrote this one for you. ๐Ÿ™‚



      • Andrew Budek-Schmeisser on October 26, 2012 at 1:18 PM

        I wrote it. She dictated.



        • Jeanne on October 26, 2012 at 4:20 PM

          He-he!



    • P. J. Casselman on October 26, 2012 at 12:30 PM

      Many animals are thrilled you care



      • Andrew Budek-Schmeisser on October 26, 2012 at 1:27 PM

        We’re supposed to preach the Gospel to all creatures…and in truth I’ve seen more evidence of Christian behavior in dogs than I have in many people who profess to be Christian.

        I’ve seen them share food with a fellow canine who was sick, and a rogue Jack Russell helps an ancient Pit with balance problems, by walking alongside him to keep him steady.

        There are times I think I heard God, whispering in their ears, and it’s an honor to be able to help them live happy lives.



        • Lady Quixote on December 31, 2012 at 9:58 PM

          Yes! Love this!



  188. Becky Doughty on October 26, 2012 at 3:03 AM

    I’m ready! I’m ready! I’m ready!



  189. Teresa on October 26, 2012 at 2:56 AM

    Rooms available at hotel? Oh yes!



  190. fiona on October 26, 2012 at 2:52 AM

    Living freely, laughing often, seeking good



    • J. M. Tompkins on October 26, 2012 at 10:53 AM

      second that



  191. fiona on October 26, 2012 at 2:51 AM

    Live freely, laugh often, seek good



  192. Chance Scoggins on October 26, 2012 at 2:50 AM


  193. Kim Kasch on October 26, 2012 at 2:48 AM

    Running faster, as days get shorter ๐Ÿ˜€



  194. Andrea Nell on October 26, 2012 at 2:36 AM

    Fictional characters live in my head



    • Ang on October 26, 2012 at 10:45 AM

      This one made me smile. ๐Ÿ™‚



  195. S. Kim Henson on October 26, 2012 at 2:28 AM

    Right where I’m supposed to be



  196. Camille Eide on October 26, 2012 at 2:26 AM

    Learned Most Stuff The Hard Way.



    • Jill Kemerer on October 26, 2012 at 9:58 AM

      High five!



    • Beth K. Vogt on October 26, 2012 at 10:30 AM

      … and brilliant because of it.
      ๐Ÿ˜‰ (Yeah, I added to your 6 words.)



  197. J.M. Bray on October 26, 2012 at 2:19 AM

    I’m learning more…and knowing less.



  198. Gabrielle Meyer on October 26, 2012 at 2:16 AM

    Blessed everyday beyond my wildest dreams.



    • Maureen on October 26, 2012 at 11:23 AM

      A rich response – beautiful!



    • P. J. Casselman on October 26, 2012 at 12:28 PM

      Awesome praise and gratitude, Gabrielle!



    • Meghan Carver on October 26, 2012 at 2:20 PM

      True here too!



  199. Larry James on October 26, 2012 at 2:13 AM

    My purpose: Helping others help themselves!



  200. choann on October 26, 2012 at 2:13 AM

    Everyday I’m learning a new way.



  201. Beth K. Vogt on October 26, 2012 at 2:06 AM

    Walked through the doors marked “Never.”



    • Sue Harrison on October 26, 2012 at 9:29 AM

      Oh Beth, I love this one!



    • Jeanne on October 26, 2012 at 10:12 AM

      Love it!



    • P. J. Casselman on October 26, 2012 at 12:27 PM

      Woot woot woot you go Beth!



    • Heather Marsten on October 26, 2012 at 8:58 PM

      Walked through a few never doors.



      • Beth K. Vogt on October 27, 2012 at 1:10 PM

        Yay! I’ll be looking for you, Heather!



    • Heather Day Gilbert on October 27, 2012 at 8:09 PM

      Love it, Beth!



    • Tamara Fickas on October 28, 2012 at 4:26 PM

      Good one, Beth!



  202. terri patrick on October 26, 2012 at 1:54 AM

    Live the story. Love the journey.



  203. KatieP on October 26, 2012 at 1:27 AM

    Nothing like I’d planned; somehow better.



    • Beth K. Vogt on October 26, 2012 at 10:28 AM

      So understand this — and I’m glad!



  204. ThatGuyKC on October 26, 2012 at 1:22 AM

    Please pass the oreos and milk



  205. Isaiah Campbell on October 26, 2012 at 1:20 AM

    People age while I stay young.



  206. Deanna Gibbons on October 26, 2012 at 1:06 AM

    So many dreams, not enough time.



  207. Blair B. Burke on October 26, 2012 at 1:05 AM

    I’m not sure what to say.



    • choann on October 26, 2012 at 2:14 AM

      Neither am I but still here. ๐Ÿ™‚



  208. kendra! on October 26, 2012 at 12:48 AM

    No prize for skinniest, least medicated.



  209. Natalie on October 26, 2012 at 12:46 AM

    Baby. Girl. Woman. Wife. Mother. Next?



    • Maureen on October 26, 2012 at 11:22 AM

      This is perfect – simple, love it! Yes!



  210. Cheryl Barker on October 26, 2012 at 12:37 AM

    Happy heart enjoying the simple things.



  211. Crecia on October 26, 2012 at 12:26 AM

    Uncomfortable with hearty laughter?
    Too bad!



  212. Chris Norbury on October 26, 2012 at 12:24 AM

    Tried, failed, tried, failed, still trying.



    • Natalie on October 26, 2012 at 12:45 AM

      Love this.



    • Beth K. Vogt on October 26, 2012 at 2:04 AM

      I may just have to say “ditto.”



    • Heather Sunseri on October 26, 2012 at 9:30 AM

      this one needs a “like” button.



    • Meghan Carver on October 26, 2012 at 2:18 PM

      Like.



    • Tamara Fickas on October 28, 2012 at 4:24 PM

      Amen!



  213. Becky Povich on October 26, 2012 at 12:21 AM

    At fifty I found my passion.



    • P. J. Casselman on October 26, 2012 at 12:22 PM

      Woohoo! <-48, so there's hope! ๐Ÿ™‚



      • Lady Quixote on December 31, 2012 at 9:53 PM

        My best years so far have been since I turned 50. Soon turning 60 — can’t wait!



  214. Michael Seese on October 26, 2012 at 12:09 AM

    Kids in bed; life is good.



    • P. J. Casselman on October 26, 2012 at 12:21 PM

      I have one in college and one in high school. I still feel that way.



      • Michael Seese on October 26, 2012 at 11:39 PM

        How about: “Tuition bill. I NEED a bestseller!”



    • SJOlson on October 26, 2012 at 2:23 PM

      She wrote. She ate. She laughed.



    • Kathy on October 29, 2012 at 11:46 PM

      Laughter is my life line!