-A mostly true journey of a girl, her man and their three kids; all trying to live harmoniously in a house somewhere in Utah. Names and exact locations may be changed in order to protect the grouchy...

Friday, February 27, 2015

Funny Friday: February 2015

February Funny Friday


Today’s post is this month’s Funny Friday, a regular feature published on the last Friday of every month. Funny Friday is a collaborative project. Each month one of the participants submits a picture, then we all write 5 captions or thoughts inspired by that month’s picture. Links to the other bloggers’ posts are below, click on them and see what they’ve come up with. I hope we bring a smile to your face as you start your weekend.


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Here’s today’s picture. It was submitted by Angela@ Sanity Waiting to Happen     


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1. "Hold the phone, people. I forgot. I'm scared of heights."


2. "Just give me a second, Helen. I KNOW I put the Christmas lights somewhere up here."


3. After eight fabulous lives, Tom was finally ready to go toward the light.


4. "Blast the Led Zeppelin, Honey. If this isn't the stairway to heaven, I don't know what is."


5. Tom vowed that this would be the LAST game of "Truth or Dare" he'd ever play with the dog.


Click on the links below and let some other bloggers make you smile:



Happy Friday, Friends!
-Michele

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Fly on the Wall: February 2015

Hey there!  Welcome to the February Fly on the Wall Group Challenge. This month, 13 amazing bloggers and I are describing what it would be like if you were to take a peek inside our homes....



Have a "look" around mine, and then go visit the other blogger's pages. There's always something fun, sentimental, or better yet, embarrassing going on. It's like your house, only we're admitting to the craziness. You have our permission. Buzz on over!

Cast:
Me
The man
Alex, the eldest (daughter, 21) 
C., The middle (son, 16)
J., The youngest (son, 10)

Hot Pockets:
The man, C., and I were watching a TV show. Something really "saucy" came on and I was uncomfortable. That doesn't happen too often, but still. A few awkward sexual innuendos, an elbow shove from the man, and I blurted out "Hot Pockets." I didn't just say, "Hot Pockets." I sang the words. Like the comedian, Jim Gaffigan. C. and the man started laughing and rolling and none of us could look each other in the eye. It's become our thing. Any topic that's a little inappropriate? Someone sings "Hot Pockets." That's how we deal with the hard stuff, folks.

From the kids:
Alex: "Mom, now I understand why you love puzzles. I know you told me not to touch yours, but I couldn't stop! When I put together the border, I felt empowered. There should be background music for that kind of glory."
***
J.: (eyes closed, he holds his finger up to stop me mid-sentence) "Wait...Okay, go ahead. I was singing 'Don't stop Believing' in my head and I had to wait to finish the song."

School:
I was helping C. study vocabulary for his Anatomy class. I'd say the word and he would tell me the definition.
Me: Pre...Pres..(looking closely) pres-by-opia?
C.: "It's 'Presbyopia'. That's poor vision caused by aging, mom. Go get your glasses."
***
Alex: "I'm graduating from college!! On May 1st! Feel free to tell everyone you know, including any person you pass on the street, see at Target, meet at Costco or happen to friend on FB."

Um, Yeah.
In my fight to "Use up the paper goods", I've vowed to not buy any paper cups/plastic forks/napkins until we've used up our old ones. That means Thanksgiving napkins for last Sunday's dinner or Gold graduation napkins for Superbowl Sunday. The best came this weekend. I reached in the closet for napkins to use on Valentines day and found these:
Only two of my three children had Elmo-themed 1st birthdays, which means: These napkins are either ten years old or twenty. Wow.

What weather?
First off, let me say "Thank you" to the big man above for blessing my little part of the world with unusually mild weather. There is no bragging here. After 25 years of living in Michigan and almost twenty years living in Utah, I know snow and cold. And grey and wet. Wind chills, dreariness, and snow days... all of it. Somehow, we've dodged major storms and I couldn't be happier. After I publish this, we will probably have a blizzard of epic proportions. But for now, I'm smiling. Current weather: Sunny and 55. Practically balmy. 

Love Day:
Alexandra texts me about an elaborate Valentine's Day plan for her husband:
Michele:
It's a cute idea :)
Alexandra:
        Haha I tried to make a treasure hunt around the house but it's too small to divert him so I could make breakfast haha
Michele:
Nah. Just buy donuts. 
Alexandra:
Hahaha mom... It's our first Valentine's as married people.. I need to at least try this year. I figure I have the next 95 years to buy donuts. Plus, deep in my heart I hope one day he will catch on to these romantic gestures and he'll realize that he should be doing them, not me ;) LOL
Michele:
I get it. I hope dad brings donuts.

Finally:
Superbowl Sunday. Commercials and food galore. One commercial is for the "Little Blue Pill". Great commercial; not kid friendly.
J.: "Mom! You need one of those blue pills for your Fiat!"
Me: "Nope. I like my car just the way it is."
J.: "Come on! It would be so cool. Where can we buy those pills?"
The man: "Ask your Grandpa."
C. and me: (in unison) "Hot Pockets."

Happy Friday, Friends!
-Michele
Fly on over and check out all of this month's participants:
Disneyland in Kentucky                        
Baking in a Tornado                          
Spatulas on Parade                          
Follow Me Home                          
Menopausal Mother                          
Stacy Sews and Schools                        
Dinosaur Superhero Mommy                                 
Juicebox Confession                    
Battered Hope                              
Eileen's Perpetually Busy          
Go Mama O                                  
Someone Else's Genius                       
Just a Little Nutty                             
The Momisodes                                       



Friday, January 30, 2015

Funny Friday:January 2015

January Funny Friday


Today’s post is this month’s Funny Friday, a regular feature published on the last Friday of every month. Funny Friday is a collaborative project. Each month one of the participants submits a picture, then we all write 5 captions or thoughts inspired by that month’s picture. Links to the other bloggers’ posts are below, click on them and see what they’ve come up with. I hope we bring a smile to your face as you start your weekend.


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Here’s today’s picture. It was submitted by our host, Karen@ Baking In A Tornado


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Here are my five captions:


1. Dave never seemed to win at 'Hide and Seek'.


2. After seeing his shadow, the young man burrowed deep for six more weeks of winter.


3. Wrestling With Furniture. Brown Sofa: 1, Teenager: 0.


4. "Best. Party. Ever."


5. "Ugh. Five more minutes, mom!" said the boy, 3 hours ago.


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Happy Friday, friends :)
-Michele
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