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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

Friday, October 18, 2013

Fun Friday with a little help from my friends...

“What we see depends mainly on what we look for.”

Sometimes we look for happiness and we can't find it.
Sometimes we're sad.
It happens to me too all the time.
What I have to do is make a choice.
Do I want to feel happy or sad.
Now, not all the time I'll admit - but a lot of the time -
I can find happiness if I directly look for it.
I can do the same with sadness.
Like so many things in our life - it a choice of what we look for.

HALLOWEEN IS COMING!


Find the grey  and  white cat!!   It is there, walking in plain sight.
Thank you Debby.






A woman brought a very limp duck into a veterinary surgeon. As she laid her pet on the table, the vet pulled out his stethoscope and listened to the bird's chest. After a moment or two, the vet shook his head and sadly said, "I'm sorry, your duck, Cuddles, has passed away." 
The distressed woman wailed, "Are you sure?" "Yes, I am sure. Your duck is dead," replied the vet.. "How can you be so sure?" she protested. "I mean you haven't done any testing on him or anything. He might just be in a coma or something."
The vet rolled his eyes, turned around and left the room. He returned a few minutes later with a black Labrador Retriever. As the duck's owner looked on in amazement, the dog stood on his hind legs, put his front paws on the examination table and sniffed the duck from top to bottom. He then looked up at the vet with sad eyes and shook his head. 
The vet patted the dog on the head and took it out of the room. A few minutes later he returned with a cat. The cat jumped on the table and also delicately sniffed the bird from head to foot. The cat sat back on its haunches, shook its head, meowed softly and strolled out of the room. The vet looked at the woman and said, "I'm sorry, but as I said, this is most definitely, 100% certifiably, a dead duck." 
The vet turned to his computer terminal, hit a few keys and produced a bill, which he handed to the woman.. The duck's owner, still in shock, took the bill. "$150!" she cried, "$150 just to tell me my duck is dead!" 
The vet shrugged, "I'm sorry. If you had just taken my word for it, the bill would have been $20, but with the Lab Report and the Cat Scan, it's now $150."

Thank you Sharon.

Halloween vampire cupcakes.  Pinterest.



This is great.
I KNOW YOU WILL ENJOY THIS ONE.
 

You should see how will this pup is trained - he's amazing. Thanks Monica.







This gets to be quite hilarious as it progresses ---   Ask me why I Love the SOUTH -

Okay winter is coming - thanks Susan.


Thanks Jenn - isn't that cute?



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65 comments:

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I do agree for the most part that we can find happiness if we look for it. If we can concentrate on the things that make us happy then that goes a long way in lifting us out of sadness :)

Sr. Ann Marie said...

Love the duck story and the Charlie Brown quote. Had a problem with finding the grey and white cat and almost gave up. Then I went back--was ready to give up a second time and then he popped into my sight!

Sandee said...

Happiness comes from within. Always has and always will.

I have yet to find the grey and white cat in that trash heap.

Have a fabulous day my friend. Big hugs to you and scritches to Disco. :)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Fun Friday at Chatty Crone's place!
Enjoyed all of them but the Lucy and the place was my favorite. Enjoy your weekend, make it a happy one...Debby

TexWisGirl said...

the vampire cupcake is hilarious! and creepy! :)

TexWisGirl said...

yes, i saw the cat.

mail4rosey said...

You've got some really good ones here. The deer would scare me, I've read where they get scared if they go in a house and then they go nuts trying to get out.

The vet one is too accurate to be funny. ;)

KIDDING (sort of). :)

Have a fun weekend.

Jackie said...

You have some great contributions, and I thank you for sharing them with me.
I would love to get a shot like the one of the little bird looking at itself in the mirror. Precious.

Willow said...

It is always such fun hear !
I found the cat too :))

Betsy Adams said...

Oh My----got hung-up looking at two things:

Looking for that cat.... I had found it once before a long time ago... Can't find it today!!!! Dang.

AND---watching that Winter Video.... I love Winter --but I hate ice....

Hugs,
Betsy

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

wow, you changed up things here at the blog. i love the header. ( :
i love the birdie - my parents have met many folks who have had issues with bird or woodpeckers hitting their car mirrors. i guess it is more common than we realize.

happy weekend!!

Sandra said...

the deer, the bird and the cupcake in that order...did not see the cat

Sharon said...

Oh Sandie, I am still laughing at the Lab Report and Cat Scan. Gosh, that was funny!

Loved all the rest of your Friday Fun - as always. Especially the last message about loving those who love you. Charlie Brown and Snoopy - two of my favorites.

Have a great day! xo

(I finally found the cat...)

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Love the bird on the side mirror! Have a great weekend:@)

Debbie said...

I have NOT found that cat!! I even enlarged the picture.

And I loved the video about the winter but cringed all the way through it. I have a whole renewed respect for my northern friends and family.

(But now, I AM getting tired of wearing sleeeveless shirts in OCTOBER. UGH.)

Shelly said...

People are so clever vampire cupcakes! I don't know why I can't ever think of things like that...

TARYTERRE said...

LOVE the little bird in the mirror. And vampire cupcakes.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I watched the winter video. It's 82 degrees here right now....and I'm so very thankful! haha! What a mess! Enjoy your weekend sweet friend! Hugs

LL Cool Joe said...

I love that last quote, and I'm glad to say I found the cat too!

Some fun stuff here again today!!

Eva Ason said...

Great post ^_^ I had to enlarge the photo to see the cat. Hope you're having a good Friday. My work day is over and it's evening here...loving the feeling of being off work now. The wind and rain is back so might just be a chilled weekend indoors. Hugs, Eva

Terri D. said...

Found the cat! Love the cupcakes. Will check out the videos soon!! Your posts always make me smile! Happy Friday and weekend!

Renegades said...

I agree that we can do a lot for ourselves by choosing. By not just buying into the mood.

Theresa said...

Where is the cat? I can't find the cat! I was happy until I couldn't find the darn cat hahahah!

Jeanie said...

I found the cat pretty quick....and then I worried about that being a dangerous place for it to be. :)
I like the idea of looking for things that make us happy...most of us can find a lot of them.

Ginny said...

I love your own writing at the top, You are RIGHT on!! How s your leg, anything new on it? The pug in the red pigtails is adorable!

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

Try as I might I can not find the damn cat........

Yes many people have to take the time to look for happiness, but are in fact to lazy to do so.

Loved the duck story

Terri Buster said...

I don't have my glasses on so I can't look for the cat...(LOL) Thanks for the smiles...have a great weekend!

Joyce Olson said...

Was this a deer in someones house trying to eat flowers?!! Wow! I love this and the little sweet bird peering into the side view mirror! I am amazed at how people get these photos! So nifty and makes me happy!
Thank you dear Sandie for brightening my day!
Love,
Jemma

Ann said...

I'm a firm believer that if you want to be happy you just have to make up your mind to be.
Love the Lucy cartoon and that video of the dog is amazing.

Gail Dixon (LaBelle) said...

The lab report and cat scan had me rolling. I could NOT find the cat and I'm usually good at those kinds of things. Hmph!

Aunt Betsy said...

Love that dog in braids, the bird, especially the cupcake but I could not find that dang cat!!! Daisy writing your name is cool!

Katie Clooney said...

You can choose to be happy or not. When I read your blog and all your darling stories and pictures, I am making the choice to laugh and enjoy life!! thanks Sandie...

Paula said...

I agree we choose to be happy or not most of the time. I also like this quote and have it posted here by my desk "He who angers you controls you".

Susan said...

ha ha hahaha Lab and Cat scan was hilarious.

Awwww. Can't you tell us where the gray and white cat was? I saw junk and toilet paper but no cat.

Good post, Sandie. Funny. Susan

jack69 said...

I am liking the "Life Laughter and Love". The vampire cup cakes are neat and ingenuous.
I found that danged cat at about 9 oclock on the left. (smile)

Good read, and fun.

Love ya jack & Sherry

Catherine said...

Dear Sandie, Love the dog!! Sooo cute and smart.
Not looking forward to the ice...the video reminded me of that!
Have a wonderful weekend dear and I hope you are feeling good. Blessings and hugs, Catherine xo

Catherine said...

p.s. Your saying at the beginning is very true. We often find what we are looking for. Blessings, Catherine xo

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Spook day is coming soon- and I see your already thinking about it.
love
tweedles

Susannah said...

Well...the snow and the ice got to me. I am so afraid of falling but there were so many really funny things today on today's post!!!! I think I will try the vampire cupcakes on my `14 yr. old grandkids. I think they will think Grandma is cool if I make those! The duck story is fabulous. Our vets are charging an enormous amount lately. Good example, Miss Chatty!

Susannah

Marsha Young said...

Lab report and Cat scan ..... oh, hahahahahaha! Funnnnyyy!!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Sandie .. have to say the grey and white cat bamboozled me .. probably didn't spend enough time looking! The vet and duck story - brilliant .. and that little bird looking at its reflection ...

Have a happy weekend .. cheers Hilary

Nikki (Sarah) said...

that snow video was wild. And love the little bird looking in the mirror. Wishing you a beautiful fun Saturday. Hugs to you kindred buddy.

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

The beginning and the ending of today's posts were my favorites. It's true that we can choose the way we want.And I agree...I'm to busy loving those around me to worry. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Changes in the wind said...

What a great Friday! Loved the videos...

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

The cat is in plain site ----- once you have found him!! And AMAZING DOG!! Jumping from the top of the car into his arms???? How do you practice that trick???

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I am STILL going to have to go back to find that cat! LOL! Great stuff, Sandie! Hope you have a wonderful weekend. blessings ~ tanna

CLAUDIA PERSI said...

Loved this!!!:)
Thank you so much Chatty also for visiting me. I don't know what photo you are talking about? :)

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

oh How did I miss your Friday. So here I am but most Fridays are busy times for me.

Oh I am loving the Duck jokeand the vet and the dog shaking his head. My fav. I even remembered it to tell Hubby. A hoot!
Now going to read the rest and you have a vido.

Have a Happy Weekend. Nice choice.


sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

Wow the winter falling video shots were pretty dangerous.

I had to laugh where the guy is taking snow off and his whole roof falls down. How bad is that.

I am surprised that there was not broken legs falling on the streets. With adults, teens.

Wow a real selections of Winter.

A Quiet Corner said...

Happiness can always be found...it's within us, just as you said!...:)JP

Ginger Knox said...

Yeah, that's what I like about the south!!!!!
xoGinger

Retired English Teacher said...

A fun Friday post, as always. I lost patience and stopped looking for the cat. I'm sure it is right there in plain sight.

Sheila Y said...

The little bird was so cute. How stupid was that guy jumping in the frozen pool...ha. Hope your weekend is going well, Sheila

Starry Dawn said...

Hi Sandie,
I admit that it has taken me a while to find the cat, but I did find it.
I love the pic of the venison going inside the french doors to smell the flowers. Lovely!
Halloween is coming up!...
Have a happy Halloween with your grandson, family and loved ones!
Does your grandson still play trick or treat in the neighborhood?
My youngest granddaughter (4 years old) can't wait to play the Halloween game of trick or treat.
My grandchildren used to love getting all dressed up in Halloween costumes, and go round the neighborhood asking for candies. My daughter used to do that when she was a little child, and I enjoyed going out with her. I really miss those golden memories of my daughter's childhood.
I wish we could go back in time, and do the things we used to do with so much fun. Time flies!
Have a great weekend, Sandie!
I have just posted a special for October. I hope you visit me.
I call it, "The last straw."
God may bless you all, dear friend.
Warm Hugs,
Starry.

SweetMarie said...

Love all your peanuts, words of wisdom. :) I finally found the cat! lol

Tweedles -- that's me said...

i like the one that says no time to worry
love
tweedles

Dar said...

your 'funnies' always make my day less stressful. thanks kiddo.
and yes, I make squash pie and it's nearly as good as pumpkin.
now about that danged cat...strained but found him.
love the lil bird.
Life is More Better with You in It

Dar said...

your 'funnies' always make my day less stressful. thanks kiddo.
and yes, I make squash pie and it's nearly as good as pumpkin.
now about that danged cat...strained but found him.
love the lil bird.
Life is More Better with You in It

Jim said...

I found your cat, Sandie. He was near the left side about a fourth the way up. At first I though he was the rear end of a gray and white bob-tailed dog.

I love the Lab Report and the Cat Scan, it's now $150 joke. I also love the South, especially in the winter.
..

Lady Linda said...

The vampire cupcakes are too funny. My SIL would love them!
Always fun to visit you.
Linda

Granny Annie said...

Heard it before but love it always...the Lab Report and the CAT scan. lol!!!!!

Lynn said...

Poor sliding banjo in that film. :) Is it terrible that I was more worried about the banjo?

And it took a minute, but I found the cat.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

My husband found the cat so I had to come back and with a few hints...find the cat! hahaha! Have a great day my friend!

Donna said...

Loved ALL of these!!!
Happy week dear friend!
hughugs

Connie Arnold said...

Those are great! Thanks for sharing all the fun!