Holy Shrimp…I almost forgot! SpReAd the Love Weekly Update

By the way…before we get started,

DO NOT look up “Holy Shrimp” on Urban Dictionary — I know you’re gonna do it, just don’t say I didn’t warn you!

Logo designed by Gisborne's Boy

Logo designed by Gisborne’s Boy

Now, back to STL…


Our new total of kindnesses given and received reached 175 on Sunday!  We had one enormously huge donation that has renewed my faith in my fellow humans.  Negativity is always out there, lurking, but every time I think it just might get the better of me, someone comes along and tells me something incredible.  The giver of the kindness would prefer to remain anonymous, but trust me when I say the world would be a kinder place with more of her in it!

I do have a kind of cool story that happens to have come from my own neck of the woods…my front yard actually.  Last week Tuesday I received the following text message from my husband:

Obscurus is a man of few words, and even less punctuation  ;)

Obscurus is a man of few words, and even less punctuation 😉

Kindness must be contagious!  You could have knocked me over with a feather.  Don’t get me wrong, my husband is a good guy, but I practically have to light a fire under him to get him to unload the dishwasher!  I take this as a sign that the universe is soaking up all of the kindness.  He was there, at that place, at that time to offer a little assistance to an elderly woman who was stranded and alone in the snow and cold. Turns out she knows my Grandma Anna and they had a nice chat!

Plans are moving along for the March book challenge…there is still plenty of time to reflect on a book that was important to you as a youth or one that your children loved.  Let us know if you need a blog to post your reflection on.  Mini Me is busy scouring her shelves in anticipation of a guest appearance…stay tuned.

Also, don’t forget the Secret Valentine…I’ll bet if you whisper sweet nothings in her ear, Guylty can probably hook you up!

Have a week filled with kindness, and pass it on!

PS:  to the clerk who made me go back out to my car to fetch my ID before he would sell me a bottle of wine…

Your kindness counts too!

Your kindness counts too!

32 comments on “Holy Shrimp…I almost forgot! SpReAd the Love Weekly Update

  1. jazzbaby1 says:


    • obscura says:

      I know…I feel like running around yelling “Holy Shrimp!” like Spongebob, but no doubt there is someone among the college crowd here who will be familiar with the “alternate meaning” – Not Going There! 😀

  2. Perry says:

    Reblogged this on Armitage Agonistes and commented:
    We’re very close to meeting the goal for the end of February for achieving the matching cash donation.

  3. Thanks for the smile!

    Tweeted. I have more followers there.

  4. zan says:

    Reblogged this on Well, There You Go … and commented:
    Way to go, gang! Awesome! 🙂

  5. zan says:

    Cool!!! 🙂

    And I didn’t look it up … nope, not me … nu uh …

    *goes over in the corner and giggles to herself*

  6. Leigh says:

    Congratulations! Great progress 🙂

  7. guylty says:

    Well, after all the hints in the comments I will now have to look up the holy shrimp…
    Thanks for the shout-out, Obscura. And congrats on a kind-hearted hubs and more contributions to STL!

    • obscura says:

      You are a very bad girl…I said do NOT do it (of course ensuring interest by creating taboo…ha, anthropology class pays off!)

      My pleasure…I hope I didn’t speak out of turn and overwhelm you with a deluge of last minute Valentiners. Yeah, sixteen years and he still has the power to surprise 🙂

      I’m feeling all giddy about how much good we are putting out into the universe…it’s a team effort!

      • guylty says:

        No, the deluge has not materialised. In fact, if there is a reader here who hasn’t yet signed up but would like to – I am in need of one more participant! 🙂

  8. Servetus says:

    Reblogged this on Me + Richard Armitage and commented:
    Great news!

  9. Servetus says:

    I am NOT looking this up. I will, however, point out that shrimp lack fins and scales.

  10. Helen says:

    Lol! Gracious me! 🙂

  11. Kitty says:

    WooHoo!!! Kindness rocks!!! That other reference does not rock. You knew, by saying don’t look it up, that we would look it up. My face will be red for days.

    • obscura says:

      Who me? (I used to wonder why my Grandpa called me an instigator 😉 )

      Kindness SO rocks!!

    • Giggles Kitty! Hmmm. Something untoward or goofy with shellfish? *shakes head* My not knowing makes it even more mysterious, Obscura. LOL! No, I did not look it up. Ha!

      Besides, my hubby keeps me in stitches with his end of the day fatigue malapropisms. Case in point, before getting into the car in our deeply cold weather, he proudly told me that he “kicked off the ice” from the fender. But he got the vowel sound wrong. Think about it. It has become our running joke this week. Ha!

      • Kitty says:

        Those vowel sounds vary from one dialect to the other, Gratiana. We were driving down the road when my cousin, who had finished her drink and didn’t want to hold on to the cup, asked, “Do you think the people in this town would mind if I flung my “ice” out the window?” to which I replied, “Yes, I do believe these people would mind if you flung you “ice” out the window.” In true Hick, the word spelled i-c-e is pronounced “long i-ce” not “long i-eeeece”; we do not end our long i sound w/ the ee sound. So when Cousin, who is not fluent in Hick, said the word “ice” it sounded like “donkey” (blushing).

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