1. I realized about a month ago that many people probably gave little girls the name “Hope” last year due to the painful overuse of the term by the Obama campaign. I would like to go on record as saying that Maddie’s middle name has nothing to do with politics whatsoever. 2008 was a year of rekindled hope in our family and in my life, and I wanted to use the opportunity of her name as a remembrance, a worshipful signpost in the course of time.
2. I have spelled and said the word “sherbet” incorrectly for my entire life up until this week. (Truth be told, I had to correct that typing of it, as well) I have always said and spelled it “SHER-BERT.” If I hadn’t volunteered for our church’s cookbook committee I might never have realized the error.
3. As much teasing as my name caused me in elementary school — Kelly rhymes with “jelly,” “belly,” and “smelly”– no one ever attempted an insult using the word “deli.” This came to me as I lay in bed doing a crossword puzzle last night.
Now that your life has been changed by this blog post, you may go on with your day.