Dear Spam/Comment of the… WheneverIFeelLikeIt

Having completely lost track of all time, why don’t I catch up on some highlights?

This comment is from Meagan in reply to Cheese Spree:

…I don’t admit this to many people but I have a portion of my grocery budget that is meant for less common cheeses. (If it costs $15lb or more, it probably has my eye on it) my favorite thus far has been a Black Diamond Pimento cheese…I could eat it all day.

Dear Meagan,

You’re safe here at Square Piece.  You can admit your love for cheeses all you like!  I have no idea what that Black Diamond Pimento cheese tastes like.  Do you eat it by itself, on a cracker or what?

I really never thought I’d get such enthusiastic responses to my cheese post!  That spree sure has enhanced my dinners as of late!

Holy XOXO’s,


This comment is from LeAnn in reply to The Failure Incident:

Accidents happen. We, as parents, do our best to protect our children but we can not all the time, no matter how careful we are. I have several stories…. the worst was not even my child. While babysitting for a friend, I was carrying her young son down a flight of carpeted stairs and my foot slipped off the step. He bounced (literally) out of my hands, down the stair and landed on his head. He was crying but no worse for wear. I was a wreck. That young man is 24 years old now and a mechanical engineer. I still Praise God for protecting him!

Dear LeAnn,

Thanks for the encouragement.  I guess what I kept hearing in my head after the fall was, “If you had been paying more attention… If you had been paying more attention…”

No matter how I let myself down, those words are not far behind.  But, darn it, we just can’t be aware of every little thing all the time!  Even if I paid as much attention as I possibly could in one moment, there would still be a whole world (literally) of things that I’m missing!  ‘Tis the tragedy of not being omniscient.

Glad to hear that the boy who landed on his head is doing well today!

Holy XOXO’s,


And why not one more?  This comment is from Charley in reply to Jogging a Memory:

Bennett is going to love looking at these pictures as he grows up. Reading these stories also.

Dear Charley,

I sure hope so.  I worry about spoiling him.  I worry about him growing up with the expectation that he is the center of everything.  I worry about him being annoyed that I shared so much of his life without his permission.  I worry about him thinking that I’m lame.  

Don’t get me wrong.  I don’t live with anxiety every minute.  But sometimes the thought just hits me: What if I’m going about this all wrong?  I don’t have a clue what I’m doing.  But at least I’ll be able to explain, if nothing else, that my intentions were good.

Yes, I really do hope that he DOES appreciate looking back on these pics and stories.  I know that I would have been utterly enthralled with such careful note-taking!

Holy XOXO’s,



This comment is from ????? (no, seriously, that’s what’s in the name column) in reply to Dear Spam/Comment of the Week(ish):


Dear ?????,

“Say.” Say?

Well, I sure do say.  A lot.  Every day.

But since you left this so open-ended, here ya go:

ponder vs. wonder

wander vs. dander

pun vs. run vs. gun vs. sun vs. son vs. ton

chin vs. when

mind vs. mined vs. fined vs. find

The curvy road winds every time the winds blow.

No wonder you stopped at “say.”  The English language probably had you stumped.

Holy XOXO’s,



  1. February 20, 2013

    As I was growing up, I went through the picture box. The older pictures with my mom and dad were priceless. Try to make as many hard copies as you can.

  2. February 20, 2013

    You worry too much.

    Love ya!

  3. February 20, 2013
    Janice Cline

    I firmly believe that Bennett will grow up principled and completely secure in the love that both you and Brian give him every minute of every day. And he will do fine with those unexpected accidents that occur. “Say”.

  4. February 20, 2013

    Maybe your book should be about words. Read the whole piece you wrote above starting with ‘ponder’ and ending with ‘blow’. It’s surely poetry 🙂

    I still maintain and reiterate: There is no ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ in child-rearing, save ignorance and cruelty. How does anyone know they are right? Who’s giving you a grade? Look at the number of adults who are a.o.k. vs the crazies. We still need to highlight the bad on the news, so we know it is not run of the mill. Thank God.

    Who was grading me or your mom? Maybe if you take this more outside yourself it will be clearer. No one is without ‘slip’ ups….to err is human!

  5. February 20, 2013

    OH MY GOODNESS!!! I’ve hit the big times! I have been featured in a blog!!! Lol. Black diamond pimento cheese is simply a pimento cheese spread made with a certain ‘Black Diamond’ sharp cheddar. The cheese is aged quite a bit longer than your average cheddar and thus is that much stronger. I love a good strong cheese. 🙂

  6. February 26, 2013

    bah ha ha ha! Oh spam ???

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