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"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

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Tails and Tales

Tails and Tales

Let's pretend we are having some coffee at my table from my house on the ocean today.

SOME BUSINESS I NEED TO TAKE CARE OF



A lot of people wrote about boiling water and plastic as not being a good thing.
So I think I found another way to cook and shuck corn at the same time.
So please try this instead.




I borrowed this from my friend Linda at A La Carte - I am so sad about the bombing in Boston - and I know all our thoughts and prayers are with them.
REMEMBER THAT THERE IS SOMETHING GOOD IN EVERYTHING!!!




Thought I would share our birthday lunch last week for Cheri at Chez Cheri - Me - Linda at A La Carte - Joyce and Suzanne at Rue Mouffetard (who is taking the picture).   We always have such a great time when we get together and we always laugh.

Now Disco wants you talk to you about some things.

1.  Remember to exercise and stretch this week.


2.  Put your prozac away in a safe place.

3.  Don't blame your pet for all your troubles.



Love, chatty and  ...



...AND HER SIDE KICK DISCO



THE LAUGH:





THE LIFT:








56 comments:

Linda O'Connell said...

Thank you for the uplifting post, a reason to smile among all the sadness with the tragedy in Boston.

LL Cool Joe said...

Great photo of you! Looks like you had fun. That photo of the cat on anti depressants is classic!

mail4rosey said...

These are all great, and that dog on the couch looks a little too comfy. :)

I love the quote from Mr. Rogers. I've thought of that before when I've seen something bad happening.

The news in Boston is terrible, Sandie. Heartbreaking and senseless. I don't understand those things.

Changes in the wind said...

Really needed to hear that from Mr. Rogers...it is the truth.

Sandra said...

i like the lunch photo, i like to see what and where you go and what you do. Disco has great advice and i like that last flying dog... wish i could do that.

Pondside said...

Today I intend to go about my business as though someone left the gate open!

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

I do love that picture and quote about living like someone left the gate open. I'd like to think that I try to do that every day. Every day may not be good, but there is something good in every day. Have a terrific Tuesday!

jack69 said...

Thanks for the great smiles. I lvoe today's photos SO MANY smiles.
((HUGS)) from North Carolina!!

jack69 said...

Of course the Big Dog's story is a LITTLE suspect, Disco would never do that!!!

Bev said...

Another great post friend!

andy said...

Thanks for the up lifting post !!!!

Shelly said...

I so appreciate your well of goodness here today~

My Journey With Candida said...

I seen the Mr Rogers thing on Facebook. He was such a kind man. Terrible thing that happened...

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Aww, cute kitten yoga!

Terri said...

You always make me smile Sandie...thanks!

TexWisGirl said...

love that last one. :)

Inger said...

I love the last one too. It would somehow fit my theme of 50 Years in america!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I love the Mr. Rogers quote. I sent that out in my Thought of the Day email this morning :)

Sandee said...

What a great post from start to finish. Love the view in that first shot.

Love the Mr. Rogers quote too. Right on the money.

Way to go on that corn. I'm going to try that this summer. Can't wait for some corn on the cob.

Love all the cute graphic as always.

Thanks for the smiles and have a fabulous day. ☺

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

The great dane photo on the destroyed couch and the dog running in mid-air are my faves! I saw the Mr. Rogers photo on FB yesterday. So true.

Munir said...

Thanks for teaching how easy it is to remove the husk from corn.
It is sad what happened in Boston. Our son studied in Boston about ten years ago and he has a lot of friends there. I hope they get the culprits.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Looks like a fun lunch! I love the photo of the little kittens! So cute! Have a great day.

Betty Manousos said...

wow, looks like a great day had by all.
loved seeing those happy faces.
great photo of you!

i also love the last one:)

Ginny said...

You gals look like you are having such great fun! And Disco has some great advice. Disco...our cat did not get into the Prozac, but he DID find the steroids, opened a capsule, maybe ate it!!

Renae at simple sequins said...

Sandie! Come on over and see my post about my dream you were in.

I love all of these things you wrote about especially the doggie running like the gate was left open. I love it!

Cathy said...

Loving the kitten yoga and also the corn husking information. We do our corn in the husks in the microwave, but I never knew about cutting the bottom like that. Will try that next time.

Thanks.

Carol said...

LOVED the ‘girls day out’ pic! Girls know how to have FUN!

Disco….he writes the best column! I could relate to all of the pictures. Most especially “Live like someone left the gate open!”

Disco ROCKS!

TARYTERRE said...

My ocean front cottage would be far less elegant than the one pictured here. BUT that view is priceless. LOVE IT.

Grammy Staffy said...

What a fun blog! Thank you for stopping by my blog. I hope you will come again. It is nice to make new blog friends.

barbara l. hale said...

I agree with Mr. Rogers. He was such an uplifting and positive force in this world. Thanks for the laughs today. We can sure use them.

barbara woods said...

always make me smile even when i don't feel good

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I've done the corn in the microwave and it works great! I would have to fight my cat if he got near my antidepressants...lol!! Love you and Disco!

Linda

....Petty Witter said...

Some great images, some funny, others thought provoking. Thanks for sharing.

Donna said...

So sad....Thanks for the smiles friend!
hughugs

thisisme said...

Hi Sandie. I agree, this was a lovely uplifting post today. Just what we all needed. We so have to look for the good and kindness in this life. Otherwise the evil will prevail, and we can't let that happen. Blessings to you.

A Joyful Chaos said...

Thanks for this smile filled post!

Blessings~

Eva Ason said...

Lovely photo of you and your friends :-) it's important to have our buddies and to have fun every now and then. The cat on anti depressants is just hilarious!
Hope you're having a great day!
Hugs x

val's alentejo blogspot.com said...

My thoughts are with the people of Boston today too.
A terrible cowardly act.
How great to get together with good friends.. always good fun.
poor kitty.. very confused! ):
I like the look of your new blog Sandie.
happy Tuesday
Val x

SweetMarie said...

I love what Mr Roger's mother told him. :)
Glad you enjoyed lunch with friends.
Disco has some great advice. :)

Grandma Bonnie said...

It's so sad about the Boston Tragedy.
My heart goes out to all involved.
The dog does not even look a bit guilty laying there on that couch. Happy Tuesday.

Ann said...

well I certainly enjoyed the coffee in your ocean home :)
good quote from Mr Rogers.
That last dog kind of reminded me of Duke

Retired English Teacher said...

I'm glad you had that time with your girls, a time of laughter. I think that those times reflect the last poster you shared. I love that thought, "Live like someone left the gate open."

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Yes the bombing was so tragic. I have been keeping everyone in my prayers.

Sharon said...

A wonderful mix of good stuff, Sandie. I just love that quote from Mr. Rogers - and it's true. Somehow, in the midst of horrible suffering, the best in people comes out. That is a blessing.

Loved the photo of the dog on the *slightly chewed* bed! Sometimes my son gives Marty notebook paper - just for the fun of tearing it up! Who needs a shredder???

xo

Jill said...

I miss Mr. Rogers. We need more like him. And more people like you, my friend.

The Boston Lady said...

Mr. Rogers always had it right. I believe that we are at our best when things are at their worst. God Bless The Helpers. Ann

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Oh, I love that "Live Like Someone Left The Gate Open" one!

Susan said...

That was a hoot, Sandie. Loved, especially, the kitty who swallowed the anti-depressant pills. ha hahahah Good one!

Thanks for your visit and comment to my blog today, too. You're a sweetie. Susan

Terri D. said...

Thanks for the smiles!!

Diana said...

Great post!! With all the sadness, yes, we do need to look for the good. Loved the other photos, so cute!!

Diana

Annesphamily said...

I love your share today! Trying to catch up a bit. Enjoy the week~

Jim said...

You and the 'girls' looking good here, Sandie. I know it was fun sharing with each other's tales.

Tails today got out over here too, it was a neighbor's dog just came strolling out the back door. (We were parked in the driveway.) His Grandma came and got him back in.
..

Lynn said...

Love seeing Mr. Rogers - very comforting.

Debbie said...

I know I'm so late to this that you will likely be posting your Wednesday post before I hit publish, but I'm trying anyway.

I loved that Fred Rogers quote. I needed to read it too because focusing on the bad guys in my world right now has taken a punch on me. The marathon bombing just about did me in. I love the admonition to look for the helpers.

Theresa said...

Love what Mr. Rogers said:) Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

This post was very upliting and made me feel good thank you I needed a lift today