Saturday, February 9, 2013

Maggie's Memos: What is the Deal?

Okay, this is absolutely ridiculous!  Here I put my reputation on the line, talking about all these great posts we had planned.  And what happened?  Nada.  Zilch.  Nothing.

I would like to clarify that this was not my fault.

Hayden was supposed to do a post about January's *gag* Literary Ladies Society meeting, but she's still getting used to the idea of posting on a schedule.  Apparently the numerous helpful reminders I gave her didn't prompt her to get her act together.  They did, however, seem to keep her from making eye contact with me.  She pretty much takes off running whenever she sees me now.  But hey, if she can't handle a few little well-placed nudges in the right direction, that's her problem.

Tess has been working on a new "Tea with Tess" post.  Of course, it's been so long since the last one, I don't think anyone even remembers that ill-fated series.  I have it on good authority that she was caught re-reading "Pride and Prejudice" when she was supposed to be typing her post.

Of course, it's been a while since "Breaking News with Maggie" too, but we won't go into that right now. :}

And Emma was going to write about...something.  Who knows what she had planned.  Whatever it was, it was bound to be never-ending and full of apologies.

Here I was, simply biding my time, waiting patiently (okay...somewhat patiently) for my turn to write since everyone said they were going to take care of it.

But good grief, a doll can only wait for so long.  Between my procrastinating friends, a Belle doll that has unending adventures that MUST be shared at ALL COSTS on her own sappy blog, and Mama's sudden fascination with Facebook and Pinterest, this blog has fallen by the wayside, and it's up to me to save the day.

So, you want to know what everyone was doing when they were SUPPOSED to be posting on here?  Take a look:

Here's Tess, reading her book (she caught me taking the picture at the last moment and put her hand in the way!).  I guess she had a guilty conscience!

And here's Hailey, just getting ready to raid our Christmas candy stash from Mama.

She probably would have eaten it all if I hadn't caught her in the act.

Hayden and Jenna were doing some sort of production from one of their musicals they love.  *Shudder*  I fled at the sound of random singing and did not stop to ask which one.  

Emma and Charlie were taking turns playing "Bop it".

And here's...hey, wait a minute.  Who put this picture here?  Okay, I know this looks bad, but I was very busy this past month.  I must have just been taking a quick break at the time of this photo.  And...just so we're clear, I do NOT play with my toys.  Rachel and I were just...comparing articulation...or...something.   How embarrassing.

Okay, moving right along!  The point is, sometimes, life happens and we don't keep on schedule like we should.  But thanks for always waiting around for us, even when we don't keep you entertained as regularly as you're used to.  We're planning on getting our acts together soon, but I don't want to make promises again after the last post I wrote.  Just know that we're not going anywhere, even if it takes us a while to post.  

And remember, I do NOT play with my toys.  Someone is exploiting me through that photo!  Of course, I guess I wasn't exactly being fair to everyone else with the other photos...but I'll deal with that later.  Right now, I'm going to go...helpfully...remind my friends that we have a blog, and the key to having a successful one is to regularly post on it.  Hang in there, guys.  We'll get back on track soon...I hope. ;)


Anonymous said...

Maggie, it is totally OK to play with toys.

beastsbelle said...

Thanks, Anonymous. I'd just rather be the one to decide when to share that aspect of my personality. :} I suppose I deserve it after that less-than-forgiving post. Whatevs. I'll get over it. ;)


The dolls! said...

Oh good you posted, I thought you were dead. So how many months is it going to be til the next post? (LOL, I'm joking but still it's funny!)

beastsbelle said...

Har har. Just in case you forgot, we're vinyl, so we can't really die. ;)

We'd better have another post up soon or I'm going to be really annoyed. Everyone else assured me they're working on their posts. If they don't get them up, I'll be sure to step in and save the day again. ;)


NovaBabe said...

Where did you get the miniature bop it? Soooo cute! My girls wanted it as soon as they saw it!


beastsbelle said...

Hi NovaBabe. It's been a super long time since Mama found that for us. I think she found it at Walmart, but it's been several years. It really works, too. :)

Hope you can find one of your own! Mama said you might try eBay if you can't find it anywhere else.