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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, February 18, 2011

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

I messed up a bit - my birthday is 2/27 - the gals celebrated mine early - sorry about that. My daughters is 2/15. Thank you so much for all sending me birthday wishes - when my birthday comes - no worries. Lol

Advice of the day (thanks Jerry I didn't know this) - Don't chew gum when exercising!

This is cool! Try not to spend all day at this... (I think it's impossible, but Monica said to watch the way the wind is blowing).


Written by a third grader, on what his grandparents do.

After Christmas, a teacher asked her young pupils how they spent their holiday away from school. One child wrote the following:

We always used to spend the holidays with Grandma and Grandpa. They used to live in a big brick house, but Grandpa got retarded and they moved to Arizona .

Now they live in a tin box and have rocks painted green to look like grass. They ride around on their bicycles, and wear name tags because they don't know who they are anymore.

They go to a building called a wreck center, but they must have got it fixed because it is all okay now, they do exercises there, but they don't do them very well.

There is a swimming pool too, but they all jump up and down in it with hats on. At their gate, there is a doll house with a little old man sitting in it. He watches all day so nobody can escape. Sometimes they sneak out, and go cruising in their golf carts.

Nobody there cooks, they just eat out. And they eat the same thing every night - early birds.

Some of the people can't get out past the man in the doll house. The ones who do get out bring food back to the wrecked center for pot luck.

My Grandma says that Grandpa worked all his life to earn his retardment and, says I should work hard so I can be retarded someday too. When I earn my retardment, I want to be the man in the doll house. Then I will let people out, so they can visit their grandchildren.

(Thank you Fran)

THE UGLY FROG (Thank you Jean)

An older lady was somewhat lonely and decided she needed a pet to keep her company. So, off to the pet shop she went. She searched and searched. None of the pets seemed to catch her interest, except this ugly frog. As she walked by the jar he was in, she looked and he winked at her.


The old lady figured, what the heck! She hadn't found anything else. So, she bought the frog. She placed him in the car, on the front seat beside her.
As she was slowly driving down the road, the frog whispered to her 'KISS ME AND YOU WON'T BE SORRY..'!

So! The old lady figured, WHAT THE HECK, and kissed the frog.

IMMEDIATELY the frog turned into an absolutely gorgeous, sexy, young, handsome prince








SHE TURNED INTO the first Holiday Inn SHE COULD FIND!!!

She's old . . . . NOT DEAD !!!!!

She's old...... NOT DEAD!!!!!

PS I stole that Valentine Border and I forgot who I 'borrowed' it from - sorry, but thanks)

Especially if you know chatty . . . lol

My Friends

When I was little,
I used to believe in the concept of one best friend,
And then I started to become a woman.
And then I found out that if you allow your heart to open up,
God would show you the best in many friends.
One friend is needed when you're going through things with your man.
Another friend is needed when you're going through things with your mom.
Another will sit beside you in the bleachers as you delight in your children and their activities.
Another when you want to shop, share, heal, hurt, joke, or just be.
One friend will say, 'Let's cry together,'
Another , 'Let's fight together,'
Another , 'Let's walk away together.'
One friend will meet your spiritual need,
Another your shoe fetish,
Another your love for movies,
Another will be with you in your season of confusion,
Another will be your clarifier,
Another the wind beneath your wings.
But whatever their assignment in your life,
On whatever the occasion,
On whatever the day,
Or wherever you need them to meet you with their gym shoes on and hair pulled back,
Or to hold you back from making a complete fool of yourself .
Those are your best friends.

It may all be wrapped up in one woman, But for many, it's wrapped up in several..
One from 7th grade,
One from high school,
Several from the college years,
A couple from old jobs,
On some days your mother,
On some days your neighbor,
On others, your sisters,
And on some days, your daughters.

I want to thank all you for being in my circle of friends!(From Fran)

Love, Chatty

Thought of the day:
“When we feel love and kindness toward others, it not only makes others feel loved and cared for, but it helps us also to develop inner happiness and peace.”


Jane said...

Sandie I loved all this post! Don't know how you do it,but keep it up, Blessings jane

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I'm old not dead! Cracks me up every time. I love the saying about true. You know how I feel about you. Have a great weekend. hugs, Linda

The Boston Lady said...

Frog story - so funny! Friends triute - so true! Ann

Sue @ Not the Good Scissors! said...

Thank you for starting my day in the most perfect way.
Hugs, Sue

Sr. Ann Marie said...

Whenever your birthday comes, it's a great time to celebrate--before, during, and after! Have a marvelous birthday, Sandie!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

The way I look at it, you can never receive too many happy birthdays ;-)
Yeah, I try never to chew gum when running. It gives me side stitches.

Knitty said...

At 4 PM, will you call me at 438-633-5463 (get-off-line) and remind me to stop playing Parachute Jump?

Angela said...

Hey Sandie!

The frog story was hilarious! I thought she was going to turn into a frog herself! lol I think you stagged the heart divider from ME! hehehe No problems with that at all as I got it from a free graphic place myself. It looks wonderful doesn't it!

Happy Fun Friday!

Ginny said...

I have read the retarded thing before, it is hilarious!!! We LOVE the duck parachute game!!!! Anne Marie has been playing it forever now, and would only let Phil have two tries before she grabbed the computer from him!!! Her excuse "Here grandpa, I'll shpw you how to do it!!!" She actually hit the bullseye a few times!!

Sandra said...

I tend to get Feb dates mixed up, with both my sons, 14 and 22nd and Valentine Day and sons anniversary and our anniversary is Feb 8. both my sons were born on holidays, valentine and george washington's birthday.

Susan said...

Great post, Sandie. Loved it. Have a great afternoon! Susan P.S. Can't wait for more photos of the little GS!

Journeyin' Lady... said...

As usual, an upbeat, uplifting Blog - made me smile :-)

Home In The Hollow said...

Old NOT dead, say I!!! You go girl!...:)JP

tattytiara said...

Oh fun stuff, thanks for the giggles!

Kim said...

I love the "friends" story. How true.
But "Old not dead" just cracked me up! God love her!!

Cindy Caudle said...

I love the stories you have printed today. I can't wait to be retarded. It's my goal in life. LOL. Wonder if the frog has a brother or cousin.

DeanO said...

"old ladies rock" that was hilarious

Crystal Mary said...

And a friend is one who sends you kisses.. xxxxxx
The Mad Hatter friend in OZ. xxx

That corgi :) said...

LOL with the old lady joke, I didn't see that one coming!! I knew your birthday was the 27th; it is also Elizabeth Taylor's, right??

betting you are having a blast!!


Sharon Kirby said...

OK, I've been having some fun!!

Tried the Daffy thing - I did manage to land 3 times out of 10! WOO HOO! But, if you don't react fast enough to even get Daffy to jump out of the plane, they count it as a turn - UNFAIR! Don't they know that an old lady's reaction time is slow...

...unless she's turning into the Holiday Inn, that is.


Loved the poem about friends. One of my favorite friends is chatty...

xoxo to you!

Mevely317 said...

This poem re. friends just spoke to my heart; it's a KEEPER ... and so are you, sweet Sandie!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

We like the friends poem
have a nice weekend

Linda O'Connell said...

You alwasy bring such joy to everyone's life with your posts.The frog was a good one!

Granny Annie said...

I am proud to be a "retarded" grandparent.