Monday, December 31, 2007

Fun Monday

Peter is our host with the most this week.
Here are his instructions for FUN:

I want you to tell us your favorite joke and/or show us
your favorite cartoon, don’t worry if there is some
duplication that just means more than one person
found it funny.
So come on and regale us with your best joke and/or
cartoon, remember its New Years Eve and we feel
like a good laugh, before 2008 comes along and does its thing on us.

PS, I've left myself too much time to think about this..... we all have
more than one favorite, Right!! hit us with your best selection!!!!!

This appeared in our newspaper under "Reasons Not to Mess with Children."
A little girl was talking to her teacher about whales.
The teacher said it was physically impossible for a whale
to swallow a human because even though it was a very
large mammal its throat was very small.  The little girl
stated that Jonah was swallowed by a whale.  Irritated,
the teacher reiterated that a whale could not swallow a
human; it was physically impossible.  The little girl said,
"When I get to Heaven I will ask Jonah."  The teacher asked,
"What if Jonah went to hell?"  The little girl replied, "Then
you ask him."

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Contest over on Laughing Always Helps

There is a new contest over at Kelly Jean's Laughing Always Helps blog. If you want to enter and win this planner, go over and check out the rules. You just need to come up with a funny story and post it in her comments section.  Hurry to enter by 10 pm Jan. 1, 2008.

Weekly Winners Sunday Meme

Litsy, the hairstylist.....

See more Weekly Winner photos at Lotus'.

Friday, December 28, 2007

Thursday, December 20, 2007

A Major Award

You know how much I like the word "fragile" and this award is very "fra-gi-le."  It came packed in a big, big box with lots of paper.  I could even get inside the box!  And so could my cat.  My new blogger friend Kitten decided to bestow this honor upon me.  What a great Christmas time treat.  We watch this movie continuously on Christmas Day. 

I am passing this award to:
Jeanette-she's on the net
KellyJean-she always makes me laugh
Deborah-she has the best recipes 

Go forth and celebrate!  You've won a major award!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Pensieve's Poetic License-December

The theme for December's poetry is Cinquain-Celebration! Come and join Pensieve's Poetic License this month.  Here is my attempt:
We Are
Pale, frail
Being, breathing, living
Going through the motions

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Weekly Winners Sunday Meme

Lotus has moved herself to Wordpress and taken Weekly Winners along
for the ride. I followed her instructions on creating her buttons on my
page and I am happy to say it worked.
Here are some pictures to enjoy from this cold past week:

Saturday, December 15, 2007

The Cattle are Lowing

Pretty Christmas card.
The second snow.


I wish this didn't have to be true for anyone....

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Louis Armstrong - What A Wonderful World

Have a bright blessed day....

What a Wonderful World

I see trees of green, red roses too
I see them bloom for me and you
And I think to myself what a wonderful world.

I see skies of blue and clouds of white
The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night
And I think to myself what a wonderful world.

The colors of the rainbow so pretty in the sky
Are also on the faces of people going by
I see friends shaking hands saying how do you do
They're really saying I love you.

I hear babies crying, I watch them grow
They'll learn much more than I'll never know
And I think to myself what a wonderful world
Yes I think to myself what a wonderful world.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

C'est Si Bon

This song reminds me of my dad. We used to watch Dean Martin together. I would always ask him, what does 'C'est si bon' mean? He would laugh and never really tell me.

Debonair Dad

Here is my dad at age 45, the day I got married.  How debonair, kind of
like Dean Martin?

Ornament from Austria

My daughter brought this ornament home to me on
Christmas 2004.  She had been in Croatia for 5 months
working as a nanny for some Wesleyan missionaries.
She got to visit Austria during Christmas and go to their
Christmas market (Christkindlmarkt) in Vienna.  

More ice pics (picks)

Aren't the calves cute?  They were slipping and sliding
on the ice.

Power Outage

Luckily for us the power outage was only 24 hours.
They had an estimate of 10 days to 3 weeks.  Oh my God,
that would have been horrible.  I don't know yet what
has made the difference, I just hope and pray it stays on!
Most of the state had been without power.  We were
fortunate to have a couple of gas heaters in the living
room and one bedroom or we would have been very cold.
We also have a gas stovetop so I could cook by candle
light which I did.  

Here are the iced trees.  Not quite as good as iced teas.

I also wanted to show you my new Hunter boots that came
from Nordstrom's just in time for the wintery weather.
My feet remained dry and warm as I stepped outside
several times these past two wet and icy days.  See, Nin!

Monday, December 10, 2007

More Christmas

Daughter Melissa's ornament.  She collects pigs.

Daughter Rebecca's ornament.  She collects elephants.

Son John's ornament.  He liked green things like frogs
and turtles.
Fun Monday Post is still below.

Word Verification

For those of you with word verification I got this one recently from Rechelle's.
f e d o x h b

Now do you think that might be the real name for Fed Ex?

Fed Ox and then hb could stand for homeboys?

Just my sad attempt at humor....

Fun Monday is still below this post.

Fun Monday

Kaytabug is our host this week
giving us these instructions.

Here are rules:
"In the spirit of the season I would like to see your favorite Christmas
tree ornament.  Not to be confused with the WHOLE tree.  I want
you to zoom in and show me one or a few (you know I can't choose
just one!) of your favorite ornaments.  If you don't decorate a tree,
show me your menorah or dreidel, Kinara, or Yule Log.  I want to
see your favorite decoration for this holiday season."

This first picture is my angel on the tree top.

This bulb was made by glass artisans in Egypt.  
Of course, I didn't go there to get it. ;.D
I love being able to see the lights through it.

This glass ornament is painted on the inside.  I can
only imagine how hard that would be to do.
Next week's hostess will be the sweet Kitten.
I hope everyone has a blessed and Fun Monday.

Look at our ice

It is pretty but treacherous.  

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Winning a Contest

This could be my Fun Monday post since it is about a Christmas ornament.  
I entered a contest over at Rechelle's blog.  We were asked to "name that
video" she took of herself chasing her hubby around with the camera while
he tried to evade her.  It seems that he enjoys taping boxes shut whether
they need it or not.  I came up with the title "Who taped the dogs out!" in reference
of course to "Who, Who?"  If you watch the video you will understand.  If you
have never visited Rechelle you should.  She is one humorous lady with a wide
variety of interesting posts.  Here is her post announcing the winners.  My prize
was a Christmas ornament which you see pictured here:

Below I finally added my lights:

She sent me my ornament "speedy delivery" as they used
to say on Mr. Rogers.  It was quick enough to make your
head spin.  This is the same Rechelle that advertised on
PW Ree's place about a month ago.  Now I am showing
her some linky love too.  The ornament arrived in a box
taped shut by....(I wonder who?)

My Weekly Winner's post is below this.  

Weekly Winners Sunday Meme

My husband called me Monday morning on his way to work
and told me I should take a picture of the sunrise.  

This guy looks like he's talking to me.
He's sitting at my backyard fence taking it easy.  

The sunrise was a beautiful sight and so worth getting
up for.

Goats and hens near our house.

A very cool yellow car too.

For more Weekly Winners go see Lotus.