Not the dreaded query letter, but the dreaded Girl Scout Patch

     In one corner is me: a mom, a writer, a friend,

a teacher of Children’s Church. 

     In the other corner, is the “innocent” girl scout


Innocent girl scout patch: I don’t know why you

can’t adhere me to your daughter’s vest. It’s not

that hard. All the other moms do it.

Laura: Oh, trust me. I have tried. I am experienced

enough in patches to know by the feel of one whether

or not it will iron on to the vest like it’s supposed to.

Innocent girl scout patch: Shame on you then,

for not taking the time to sew all of them on, like a lot

of the other moms do.

     Laura rushes to the store and buys something

called Fabric Fusion. The word fusion conjured

 up in her mind images of patches fusing onto

the vest with no problems.  She tries but can’t

understand the directions. She makes a phone call.

Friend with a math brain: Hello

Laura: I’m trying my hardest to be a good mom. But

this Fabric Fusion isn’t working.

Friend with a math brain: Do you have to iron

one piece onto the vest, and another piece to the patch?

Laura: Both pieces are fuzzy. Fuzzy doesn’t stick to fuzzy.

Friend with a math brain: Is there another role in the


Laura: (after checking package) Oh, yeah. The other strip

is different material.  (thanks God for smart friends) Bye.

        Now understanding how Fabric Fusion works,

Laura irons on the pieces, but alas, velcro is just velcro.

There is no fusion. Just a patch hanging

precariously to the vest by velcro.

     The girl scout patch comes out the winner. (Boo Hiss)

     (I do not have a math brain. That is one of the reasons

  I write. More on that topic another post.)


4 Responses to Not the dreaded query letter, but the dreaded Girl Scout Patch

  1. Laura December 20, 2009 at 5:13 pm #

    Hey! Someone has to leave a message on my blog. 🙂

  2. Susan December 20, 2009 at 8:43 pm #

    Hey Laura, I even had enough time in my “snow day” to catch up on your new blog. Yeah for you. It is perfect.
    Love, Susan
    PS. I have a free blog template. How do I win Jimmy over??????

  3. Trisha Puddle January 3, 2010 at 9:18 pm #

    Hi Laura. I didn’t know you had a blog. Yay! Now I can see you lovely face. Funny, you look just how I pictured you too. 🙂

  4. Laura Pauling January 3, 2010 at 11:57 pm #

    I just wish I had pictures of kangaroos in my back yard! The most interesting wild animal I had was a black bear, but it came and went too fast for me to take a picture of it.

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