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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, December 13, 2013

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





THANKS SHARON -







  If my body were a car, I would be trading it in for a newer model. I've
      got bumps, dents, scratches; my headlights are out of focus.   My 
      gearbox is seizing up; it takes me  hours to reach maximum speed. I overheat for no           reason and every time  I sneeze, cough or laugh either my radiator leaks or my                     exhaust backfires!



Don't sweat the small stuff and truth is - it's all small stuff.


Okay Okay it's Friday, but it is still cute.
















            Painting  the Church
                   
            There was a Scottish painter named Smokey MacGregor who was very
            interested in making a penny where he could, so he often thinned
            down his paint to make it go a wee bit further. 
            As it happened, he got away with this for some time, but eventually
            the local church decided to do a big restoration job on the outside
            of one of their biggest buildings.

            Smokey put in a bid and, because his price was so low, he got the job. 

            So he set about erecting the scaffolding and  setting up the planks,
            and buying the paint and yes, I am sorry to say, thinning it down with
            turpentine......... 

            Well, Smokey was up on the scaffolding, painting away, the job nearly
            completed, when suddenly there was a horrendous clap of thunder,
            the sky opened and the rain poured down washing the thinned paint
            from all over the church and knocking Smokey clear off the scaffold to
            land on the lawn among the gravestones, surrounded by telltale
            puddles of the thinned and useless paint.

            Smokey was no fool. He knew this was a judgment from the Almighty,
            so he got down on his knees and cried:

            "Oh God, Oh God, forgive me; what should I do?" 

            And from the thunder, a mighty voice spoke.

            (you're going to love this)

            "Repaint! Repaint!  And thin no more!" 






















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THE LAUGH (MORE):





THE LIFT:








69 comments:

Joyce Olson said...

Oh, what a fun start to a good weekend with these anecdotes-
I am so partial to snowmen that you have made my Friday-don't you just hate those hot flashes!!
Love,
Jemma

HOOTIN ANNI said...

LOL

Your body sounds like MY body. The exhaust pipe is about the only thing that really works well these days. LOLOLOL

Sandra said...

many times in the past i have had hot flashes that could melt me to the ground... thank goodness they are past since i am to OLD for them now...

Sandee said...

Repaint, repaint and thin nor more. Bwahahahahahaha.

Loved them all.

Have a fabulous Friday the 13th. Big hugs to you and scritches to Disco. ♥♥♥

Inger said...

Happiness is indeed catching snowflakes on your tongue. I remember doing just that as a kid. I loved the dog and cat stealing cookies so much that I stole it from you and will post it on my blog later as Christmas gets closer. I too blame my theft on Santa.

LL Cool Joe said...

So many great pictures this week! Thanks for the smiles. :)

Rose said...

Oh those hot flashes!

Great post. Thanks for the chuckles.

Alice Arthigton said...

that is such a cute photo of cat n dog eating santas cookies

Eva Ason said...

Your Friday post is always so uplifting :) and I am ontime this week yeyyyyy. Having some free time in between tasks. Have a great Friday Big Hugssss

BECKY said...

Hi Chatty!! I always love your Fun Fridays, but today's is especially just wonderful! Laughs, smiles, happiness all around! Have a wonderful weekend! Big hugs!

Pooja Mittal said...

I missed looking at your post for so long, was waiting for fun Fridays
The dog and cat eating is so cool..
I am going to catch snowflake with to tongue next time I visit a hill station where snow falls
Happy Weekend
Keep in touch,
www.beingbeautifulandpretty.com

Aunt Betsy said...

I remember those hot flashes! Loved both snowmen and oh boy, is that last one about the ugly heart the truth. Have a wonderful day!

SweetMarie said...

I don't want hot flashes! I'm already hot all the time it seems.
Love the milk and cookies, such great team work!
HUGS,
Marie

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

I love the first pic! Happy Weekend:@)

jack69 said...

Love the entry. Having a little trouble seeing it all with a little blind spot in my vision. I get this every once in a while.

Love ya!

Ms. A said...

Even if I can't trade in for a newer model, I could sure use some body work!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I love fun Friday! Thanks for the chuckles!! Have a wonderful weekend!

Beth said...

A really great fun Friday Sandie. I loved it all!

Sharon said...

Oh my goodness - this is the heartiest laugh I've had in a while! I really enjoyed today's installment of Fun Friday. Thank you for the gift of laughter today -

And a possible radiator leak.

love you!

Susan said...

Hi Sandie...Cracked up over several of those! Hilarious. Thanks for the chuckles, chickie. Susan

TARYTERRE said...

LOVE them all. But my favorite is snowflakes on the tongue and Frosty selling snowcones.

Paula said...

Oh Sandie I needed a good laugh. They are sooo good, thank you.

Merlesworld said...

A lot of truth there with a touch of humour.
Your body sound like mine.
Merle.........

Terri D. said...

That last one is sure true!! I always look to the heart!

Happy Friday and weekend!! Thanks for the chuckles!

Donna said...

I'm loving the hot flash...Hahaaaa
Happy weekend!
hughugs

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

Happy Fun Friday laughs.

Thanks Sandie.

Ginny said...

I love the church paint joke and will probably put it on our church line. And LOVE the pretty face one, it is so right!!

Wanda's Wings said...

Love the dog and cookies!

Betty said...

I'd love to catch snowflakes like that one last time!

The dog and kitten were cute together. I couldn't help but laugh out loud.

Theresa said...

I want that little black pug puppy in my stocking this year!

mail4rosey said...

Buahahaha on Frosty selling his body. oh I shouldn't have laughed but I did!! :)

Weekend-Windup (John Paul) said...

Very insightful....

The Boston Lady said...

It's always good to see these Fun Fridays Sandie. Thanks for brightening my day! Ann

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Have a happy weekend. Hope your feeling better
love
tweedles

Janette Dolores said...

Hi, Chatty:

Every time I visit you, you make me smile and nod in agreement. "A pretty face is nothing if you have an ugly heart." Love that. So true!

Happy weekend!

~JD

betty said...

I love that one with Santa saying "oh great, a flat". Tood cute, all of them! Have a great weekend!

betty

catskillblogger said...

Too funny and too cute, look forward to next week's!

Sue said...

Loved the hot flash cartoon!! Sorry you will miss having lunch with us on Monday....we will miss you!!

Jackie said...

You always find and share the NEATEST stuff! Love these!!
Hugs a bunch to you, my friend.
Love,
Jackie

Betty Manousos said...

what a delightful post, my friend!
happy friday/weekend!
thanks for the chuckles!

Granny Annie said...

These were all so great. Especially Millie's hot flash!!! Thanks Sandie.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

The snowwoman hot flash cracked me up :)

Betsy Adams said...

Ah---what a great post this morning. It's rainy and yuky here today!!!! SO--I needed a laugh!!! Thanks!

Loved the leaky radiator one... TOO funny.

Hope you all have a fantastic Christmas... It's coming MUCH too fast!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

Lee said...

Thank you for my Sunday smiles, Sandie. Great way to start off the morning! :)

Terri Buster said...

Oh I love it all! Have a great Sunday!

Starry Dawn said...

Hi Sandie,
I agree with you.
If I were a car, I would trade it for a newer model.
Aging is the pits, I know...
Fridays are my favourite days.
When I visit you on Fridays, you always leave me cracking up with good laughters.
Thank you for sharing your great humour with us, Sandie!
Have a Happy Holidays with your beloved ones!
Big Hugs,
Starry.

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

I love all the Christmas jokes and the quotes at the bottom. It is the heart that counts when it comes to beauty. Hope you have a wonderful weekend

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

Thank you this post did lift my mood.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Still chuckling over the repaint one. The hot flash snow lady comes in a close second for me. :)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Just catching up on posts and your Friday funnies always make me smile! Hope you are having a good weekend!
hugs,
Linda

Cranberry Morning said...

Ah, Sandie, I loved each and every one of these. But my favorites were the Scottish painter, the doggies eating Santa's cookies, and the first one with the dog. SO CUTE, Sandie!! Thanks for the fun.

Nikki (Sarah) said...

These are cute...puts me in the mood for Christmas. And you were right. We got snow blasted. Woke up this morning to a blanket of snow. Can't wait for the kids to wake up and all of us get outside. Stay safe out there Sandie.....and have an amazing week. From my heart to yours....

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

OK - my highlite was Santa and his tree where the elves had decorated it!! I sooooo remember when my girls would decorate the tree and they each had a spot that they would hang the ornaments. I'd tell them to spread them out - so they would move an ornament one inch over. We had some funny looking trees for a couple of years :-}}}

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Catherine said...

Sandie, I love the one, if I were a car!!
These are all so cute and they made me happy to read.

I hope your weekend was a good one.
I also pray you are feeling much better.
Blessings my dear and hugs, Catherine xo

Beth Edwards said...

so sorry to hear that Frosty has to sell his body. love the pug - so cute!! ( :

Karen Lange said...

Your posts always make me smile! :) Hope you have a wonderful week!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I needed this SO much. Thanks for the laughs! xo

Marcia Shaw Wyatt said...

Loved the snowwoman hot flash picture, but - Repaint! And thin no more!!! That's the best! I loved your entire post! Thank you much! :)

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Sandie...you asked me about houses in Texas, and slab foundations. I tried as best I could to explain it in a comment response on my blog this morning if you're still interested.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Love these! I hope you had a great weekend :-)

Munir said...

Thanks so much for the laughs. I so needed it. It has been extremely cold and we had a lot of snow. Some more to come tomorrow. Your blog post warmed us up.:)

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Sorry, what I responded is under your comment/question about slab and piers... look for your comment, my response is directly under yours.

http://hootin--anni.blogspot.com/2013/12/the-weather-outside-is-frightful.html

Dee said...

Always fun on Fridays at your blog....I love the one where the elves hung the ornaments on the tree and if my body was a car...I find it true that my exhaust has begun to backfire a little more often....LOL

Dee said...

Always fun on Fridays at your blog....I love the one where the elves hung the ornaments on the tree and if my body was a car...I find it true that my exhaust has begun to backfire a little more often....LOL

Lucy said...

Fund out what the camera problem was. Somehow at one of the stops the camera kit made, someone put a Kodak cable to hook to the charger so I drove out to a camera store and he discovered it. I got a replacement and the thing looks like it will work great. Forgot to get a picture chip for it. I worked in a camera store nearly 50 years ago and let me tell you, it was nothing like that one. Laughs are great at your place.

Renae of Simple Sequins said...

Oh Sweet Sandie!

I have to thank you from the bottom of my little heart for making my day with your sweet comment about getting younger as I get older, hahahahahahaha. THAT MADE MY DAY!!!!!!

You don't like snow? Well then can't imagine why? We Utahns dread it but we still live here and still have it and still stay here year after year. doh. LOL

Blondee said...

So much fun!! LOL

Wishing you and that super family of yours a VERY Merry Christmas. :)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Poor Frosty .....LOL!