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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, November 19, 2010

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


HOW TO LIVE TO BE A HUNDRED! (Thanks Crystal Lindsey)

"The only thing that gets me through is a sense of humor." ~ Martin Scorsese

Now, where can I find that dang duck? (Afflack)

I am passing this on to you because it definitely works, and we could all use a little more calmness in our lives. By following simple advice heard on the Dr. Phil show, you too can find inner peace. Dr Phil proclaimed, "The way to achieve inner peace is to finish all the things you have started and have never finished."

So, I looked around my house to see all the things I started and hadn't finished, and before leaving the house just now, I finished off a bottle of White Zinfandel, a bottle of Kahlua, a package of Oreos, the remainder of my old Prozac prescription, the rest of the cookie dough ice cream, some Doritos, and a box of chocolates, and a half bottle of scotch.

You have no idea how good I feel right now.
(Thanks Sharon)

Questions from Absolute Newsletter?


Why the sun lightens our hair,but darkens our skin?
Why women can't put on mascara with their mouth closed?
Why is 'abbreviated' such a long word?
Why is it that doctors call what they do 'practice'?
Why is lemon juice made with artificial flavor, and dish washing liquid made with real lemons?
Why is the man who invests all your money called a broker?
Why is the time of day with the slowest traffic called rush hour?
Why isn't there mouse-flavored cat food?
Why didn't Noah swat those two mosquitoes?
Why do they sterilize the needle for lethal injections?
You know that indestructible black box that is used on airplanes? Why don't they make the whole plane out of that stuff?!
Why don't sheep shrink when it rains?
Why are they called apartments when they are all stuck together?

Thank you Jerry for all the gold!

Now, this is for my dog friends and my friends who need to smile! (Thanks Janet)

An older, tired-looking dog wandered into my yard. I could tell from his collar and well-fed belly that he had a home and was well taken care of. He calmly came over to me, I gave him a few pats on his head; he then followed me into my house, slowly walked down the hall, curled up in the corner and fell asleep.

An hour later, he went to the door, and I let him out.. the next day he was back, greeted me in my yard, walked inside and resumed his spot in the hall and again slept for about an hour. This continued off and on for several weeks.

Curious I pinned a note to his collar: 'I would like to find out who the owner of this wonderful sweet dog is and ask if you are aware that almost every afternoon your dog comes to my house for a nap.'

The next day he arrived for his nap, with a different note pinned to his collar: 'He lives in a home with 6 children, 2 under the age of 3 He's trying to catch up on his sleep. Can I come with him tomorrow?'

My son, his beautiful wife, and gorgeous son.

Welcome to the world my new dear grandson. Now I have two of the best grandsons ever!


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"I think laughter may be a form of courage… As humans we sometimes stand tall and look into the sun and laugh, and I think we are never more brave than when we do that. ~ Linda Ellerbee


Sandra said...

laughter is good for the soul. thanks for the smiles today. of course my favortie is the dog story and that beautiful dog photo. i love dogs as anyone can tell. I love babies to if they belong to someone else. adorable babya nd beautiful family

Knitty said...

Congratulations to all on that beautiful baby boy's arrival!

I hope Grandson #1 is excited too. He can teach his cousin many things when the baby gets a little older.

varunner said...

What a sweet baby face! Awesome!

Angela said...

Love the pictures of your son, daughter in law and the new baby! That is so sweet! What a handsome little man you've got! And I'm not just talking about the baby! hehehe

I sent the Geico funny to my insurance agent. She wrote back. "What a riot"! She printed it out and showed it around the office! lol

Great funnies for Friday as usual!

Have a Wonderful Weekend!

Thena said...

You are so blessed. Congratulations on the new grandson. I know you are just beaming with joy. I've had Emily(my grandaughter) a couple of days here and there this week and it has been wonderful.

Mimi said...

HI CHATTY!!MY Dear Sandie!!
Love those big eyes!!
You are Blessed with 2 great ones!!
Hope you have a Great day today!!
hugs 2 U,

Susan said...

Awwwwww, Sandie. I'm SO HAPPY for you! And for your son and daughter-in-law....they are a beautiful little family. They look soooo happy. William is quite the dapper young gentleman, too.

Also loved the Gatlin Brothers song and video. I always liked them.

Awwww, I'm just so doggone happy for you I could cry, and I did! Susan

Ginny said...

Awww!! What a cutie!!! And a wonderful happy family picture, I have been waiting for the baby pictures!! The thing about finish what you started, I thought at first "You have got to be kidding!!" Then I read the rest, that's MY way of finishing stuff, what a scream!!! As usual, your post is so full of great thoughts, jokes and pictures that by the time I comment, my senior brain can't remember it all! But I've printed out the Ever Wonder, good stuff!!! And the dog story!!

That corgi :) said...

Your son and his family are so gorgeous (handsome, beautiful, everything). They look soo happy and that baby---how will you ever put him down when you go and visit??

You are so indeed deeply blessed. Two wonderful grandsons, each uniquely made by God, but totally loved by you all! Wonderful blessing indeed!!

loved the lady smoking with her 100 birthday cake! so unhealthy to smoke, but drew a smile on my face :)

happy weekend


Melanie said...

I enjoyed your post today as I always do!!
I really like the puppy story...too cute!
What sweet pictures of your new grandson! He is adorable!
Have a great weekend! ♥

Sharon Kirby said...

Again, Sandie - that is just the cutest little baby! Is he William or Josh yet?

Hmmm...I'm going to have to try "finishing up" a few things around my house.

I think the hawk ate the duck BEFORE he got to the gecko - that's how he got "dibs" on the gecko.

Ever wonder why a woman's wisdom increases as her memory decreases? (I just made that one up...)

Adorable dog story - so funny. Adds a whole new dimension to the phrase "dog tired!"

Laughter - yes, I agree - it can be an act of courage. Laugh at the hardships of a fallen world, and the devil has no comeback!


Maria@BubblegumandDuctTape said...

what a funny post Sandie, loved the video.

Your new grandson is beautiful, what a proud gramma you must be right now. And the baby looking at his daddy is so precious. Thanks so much for posting these pictures, he's such a cute little angel. The older is a cutie too.

hugsxxx congratulations

Pat MacKenzie said...

The baby's adorable - don't you just want to kiss those sweet little cheeks! A handsome family.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

You know I love Fun Friday's! My favorites of this week are those sweet grandsons of yours!!

Together We Save said...

Oh your new grandson is so precious!! Congrats!!

Whosyergurl said...

Sandie, Congrats! You have a beautiful family and are sooooo blessed! XO, Cheryl

Linda O'Connell said...

What a delight to arrive at your site. There were things to laugh at, smiles from heaven, ashock when you wrote, finish what you start. Then I read on a and laughed some more. Your grandson is a beautiful baby.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

They are all gorgeous -- baby, his parents and Grandson #1....

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you.


I think I would take up smoking if I could be assured I would look as good as that old lady :-)

Have a great week


Rose said...

the new addition to the family is so cute. enjoy and love with alot of kisses to your grandson. rose

Velvet Over Steel said...

Your new grandson is absolutely Beautiful, Sandie!! & so is his immediate family!!! Great pictures!! So happy for you!! I'm still waiting on some 'grand-angels' but that's ok! Time will make me a better grandma by watching & learning awesome Grandma's like You!!!

Have a Very, Very Happy Thanksgiving, Sandie!!
Blessings & Many Hugs,
PS. Sorry I didn't make it over here sooner. Been so busy at work and home this month. Good thing for blogger scheduling and re-done post. :-)

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Oh Sandy how did I miss this wonderful post. I have been waiting to see pictures of your precious new Grandson, he is adorable. You have a beautiful Family. I can tell you there is nothing like little boys. I had 5 before the little girls came along.
Thank you for sharing your sunshine with us.