For 2016

"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Friday, January 04, 2013

Fun Friday with a little help from my friends.


“Laughter is the fireworks of the soul.”
Josh Billings


Isn't this a cool cake - I found it on pinterest - and I think it just was their 40th anniversary! 
May the force be with you!

 
I found this on Pinterest too - I just wanted to share because it is so pretty!  Can you tell I am addicted to Pinterest???




What is the difference between "complete" and "finished"?

Finished and Complete: No English dictionary has been able to explain adequately the difference between the two words.

In a recently held linguistic competition held in London, England attended by the best in the world, Samsundar Balgobin, a Guyanese man from Bachelors Adventure, was the clear winner with a standing ovation lasting over 5 minutes.

Here is his answer which made him receive an invitation to dine with the Queen who decided to call him after the contest. He won a trip to travel the world in style and a case of 25 year old Eldorado rum for his answer.

His final question was this.... How to explain the difference between COMPLETE and FINISHED in a way that is easy to understand. Some people say there is no difference between COMPLETE and FINISHED .

Here is his astute answer ....
When you marry the right woman, you are COMPLETE. And when you marry the wrong woman, you are FINISHED.
And when the right one catches you with the wrong one, you are COMPLETELY FINISHED!





 
 




 



PECANS IN THE CEMETERY
On the outskirts of a small town there was a big, old pecan tree just inside the cemetery fence. One day, two boys filled up a bucketful of nuts and sat down by the tree, out of sight, and began dividing the nuts.

'One for you, one for me, one for you, one for me,' said one boy. Several dropped and rolled down toward the fence.

...
...Another boy came riding along the road on his bicycle. As he passed, he thought he heard voices from inside the cemetery. He slowed down to investigate. Sure enough, he heard, 'One for you, one for me, one for you, one for me...'

He just knew what it was. He jumped back on his bike and rode off. Just around the bend he met an old man with a cane, hobbling along.

'Come here quick!' said the boy. 'You won't believe what I heard! Satan and the Lord are down at the cemetery dividing up the souls!'

The man said, 'Beat it kid, can't you see it's hard for me to walk?' When the boy insisted,! though, the man hobbled slowly to the cemetery.

Standing by the fence they heard, 'One for you, one for me. One for you, one for me.'

The old man whispered, 'Boy, you've been telling me the truth. Let's see if we can see the Lord!'

Shaking with fear, they peered through the fence, yet were still unable to see anything. The old man and the boy gripped the wrought iron bars of the fence tighter and tighter as they tried to get a glimpse of the Lord.

At last they heard, 'One for you, one for me. That's all. Now let's go get those nuts by the fence and we'll be done...'

They say the old man had the lead for a good half-mile before the kid on the bike passed him.
 (Thanks again to Jerry at As The CrackerHeadCrumbles).



Thank you Lisa Two Bears Farm and the Three Cubs!



I think I am going to do this - so I can physically see the good things!  Thanks Kelly.




THOUGHT FOR THE DAY!

“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language, and next year’s words await another voice. To make an end is to make a beginning.”

T.S.Eliot




56 comments:

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

I love your definitions complete and finished!! Very good!

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Another great start to our weekend! Thanks for the smiles this morning!

Sandra said...

i would love to have a hare in my food... woo hoo and i can attest to marry the wrong man and you are finished, i did that once.

Shelly said...

Enjoyed all of these, and I LOVE the finished/ Complete one. So true!

andy said...

I loved all theses !!! Happy Friday everyone !

Jackie said...

I can verify the definition difference also. That was great.

Your posts are always so amusing. Hey why not pop over and add your link to Feline Friday? You do have a cat on your post today!!

Thanks for the smiles! Happy day and weekend too I hope!!:-)

Jeanie said...

Great pictures today....thanks for the smiles to start the weekend.

Kim said...

Those are good ones! I love your friday chuckles.

LL Cool Joe said...

Oh that poor cat outside!

Loved the stories and photos!

Gloria Hood said...

AWESOME, Thanks!

Gloria Hood said...

AWESOME, Thanks!

Susan said...

Hi Sandie...I like the good things in a jar idea. Hope you have a good Friday. Got a hoot out of several of your items. Susan

Ruth Kelly said...

Happy Friday to you.

Susannah said...

You get better and better .....I love Fridays! The cemetery one made me chuckle the most. Oh, each one was great.

Have a nice weekend, Sandie. Lots of wind here today.... and blowing and drifting snow. BRRRR.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I saw that idea for a good things jar too. I'm counting all the things I'm thankful for this year 3 at a time. Actually I started on December 2nd. I'm listing them on my Bright Side blog every day. It'll be nice to go back and see what my list of a 1000 gifts are this year. Have a fantastic Friday!

Inger said...

Your Fridays are so cool. Now that I have my new computer and some speed, I have to visit Pinterest and all the other fun sites.

Beth said...

Great post as always. Have a wonderful weekend!!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I laughed at the cat one's of course!
hugs, Linda

Nonnie said...

Those were great! Good funnies. I really like the complete/finished definition and the thanks jar. I used to have a little ceramic pot called the Blessing Jar, but I'm kind of embarrassed to say I don't know what happened to it. Must have gotten lost in the move. :-)
The poor cat.
Happy weekend to you.

TexWisGirl said...

thanks for the laughs. another blogger started her jar on new year's day.

rubyslipperz said...

O!! You definitely made me laugh!!! I especially like the horse reading the passionate novel! =)

hugZ,
annie

Cranberry Morning said...

Your blog always makes me smile, Sandie!! Thanks so much for all the fun in 2012. Love that horse in bed. :-)

Cheri said...

Good post Sandie, I love the cemetery story. Might think about doing the jar idea of good things.

Ginny said...

I love the blue sparkly trees!!!! And the finished and completed thing...I thought you were going to get into some heavy theological stuff, then got a big laugh instead, must of forgotten whose blog I am reading! I am doing Lisa's idea I love it!!!!

Betty Manousos said...

thanks for always making my day with your priceless posts!

love the cats.
big hugs!

EM Illustrator said...

Happy Friday my friend :) As usual you have nailed the post - and sharing some funnies with us. Enjoy the rest of your weekend! Hugs to you xx

Renae said...

Sandie! great! I love Fun Friday!

Have you been ok? You have been gone a bit, but just wondering.

Loved the story about the Nuts by the fence. I read it to HM and we both had a great chuckle.

Thank you!!!!

jack69 said...

Oh, I loved this one. Never even though of Complete and Finished until now. NOW I KNOW THANK GOD I AM COMPLETE! LOL And DO NOT want to be completely finished!!! At 74, not a chance anyway!! hahahahaha

Some great ideas, Love the good things and the jar idea, but I forget too soon.

Love and THANKS!

thisisme said...

Hi Sandie. Good selection of funnies there for us today. I enjoyed them all. I've seen the empty jar one going round on facebook, and it really is such a great idea, so that we can see just how blessed we are, and just how much we have to be thankful for. Take care.

Paula said...

Love this entry Sandie. I Still have company, whew, won't they ever go home?

Optimistic Existentialist said...

That cake does look awesome lol. Also, I love that T.S. Eliot quote

Betsy Adams said...

Love your January blog look, Sandie... Very nice!!!!

Great post... Love the pecan story... too funny!!!!

AND- the difference in finished and complete is funny....

Have a great weekend.
Hugs,
Betsy

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

That cat in the snow cracks me up! Cool cake!

Along These Lines ..... said...

Good laugh. Finished vrs complete, hee hee.

Grandma Bonnie said...

Happy Friday! Thanks for the laugh.

Ms. A said...

The man with the definitions, is a wise man... indeed!

Thanks for the smiles!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

thanks for the laughs, Sandie! I think the jar idea is a good one, too. Have a great weekend!

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

i love the horse cartoon, the star wars cake - such a fan of those movies. awesome!! love your signature today. awesome ... you better watch out or you might slip off that chair. ha. ha!!

thank you for making my friday extra special. big big hugs! ( :

Daisy said...

Thanks for all the giggles today. I needed that. Have a nice weekend! :)

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I love the idea of filling a jar with good things from the year! Happy Weekend:@)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

The his answer to Complete & Finished. Very wise man! Also enjoyed the cemetery story.
Have a great weekend. xoxo

SweetMarie said...

Complete and finished is so correct! LOL! Hubby and I are still keeping a grateful journal thanks to you. :) My son and hubby would love that cake. :)
Hugs,
Marie

Laurie said...

you make everyday a bit happier you do!!

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

Some days I am complete and more often than not, when the weekend comes around, I am finished.

Jill said...

50 Shades of Hay! Hahahahahaha!

Ann said...

a hare in my food cracked me up. Good explanation of complete and finished too

Dolores said...

So sad for the kitty left outside in the cold.......
I love the definitions of finished and complete.....
You always make my day ......
Hugs!

Dee said...

Fridays are so much more fun now that I have your blog and friendship. Loved them all....

Sweet Tea said...

"Unbridled passion" - Woooo! Too cute!!

Gina said...

I always enjoy your Fun Fridays!

Dar said...

Completely Finished says it all...and run, old man, run...so funny...my ol' neighbor is going to love that one.
BlessYaSandie for AlwaysMakingMeLaugh

Granny Annie said...

More good laughs. Thanks!

Debbie said...

I think I might have awakened a sleeping house because I laughed right out loud at the nuts by the fence. So funny!!

I would love to meet the mind that thinks up stuff like that.

(Love the Eliot quote at the end, too)

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

LOL! Love the complete and finished definitions!! Hope you have a wonderful, wonderful weekend, Sandie!! blessings ~ tanna

Miss Debbie said...

One of my daughter's friends is getting married on May 4th..."may the fourth be with you" Maybe she should use that as her cake! :-)

Annesphamily said...

Sandie you come up with the greatest stuff!