Rule #1: Do not blog about anything that might give the adversary (i.e. Lucifer, Satan, the devil, Beezelbub or, as the Big Guy styles him, “that little dragon”) a clear view of the chinks in your armor. He might not be able to read your thoughts but he can read. (I know.)
Rule #2: Do not blog about how you are committing yourself to serving others when there are others in close proximity to your location who might be reading and expecting to be one of those, er . . .others. Between that well-read adversary putting up roadblocks and the people around you quite possibly hoping for cookies on their doorstep (they know I am hopeless at full-blown dinners) (though I do make a mean chicken noodle soup) (with canned stock and shredded rotisserie chicken b/c I can’t cook a chicken to save my life) (let’s hope it never comes to that) you might end up feeling like you just might explode from the self-inflicted pressure. (I know.)
Rule #3: Do not blog about "serving enough for it to pinch" without first making clear the truthfulness of James’ comment on my last post. (Everyone go read James’ comment—it’s very good and oh, so true! Also, James is soon to be published. James is so lucky!) (And while you are at it, read the other comments, too, because they are all sweeter than candy with a whole lot less calories.) (Just in time for Valentine’s Day. How lucky are we?)
Rule #4: Do not blog about service and kind words and meaningful acts of support and encouragement without being prepared for lots of sweeter-than-candy comments that you read repeatedly, cutting (deeply) into the time you could be serving others. (You guys are the best and I love you to pieces!) (Honestly, you are all getting me through a very difficult time and it means a lot! In fact, I wish I could put your words on conversation hearts and eat ‘em all up!)
I’m going to leave it at four because it is one of my favorite numbers (I don’t have just one favorite of anything which is rather odd when one considers that I have very specific tastes) and add a little off-topic comment, here. I have recently been doing edits on MD2 which I haven’t read in nearly eight months and can I just say . . . Sir Anthony still rocks. And Lucinda is still a hoot. And Ginny is still madly in love and Lord Avery is still talking about duels and Grandaunt/Grandmama is still sharp-nosed and eagle-eyed yet (and this is the best part) they are all even better at it. Can’t wait for you all to read it! So. Much. Fun.