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Friday Funny... Irony

Thursday, January 7, 2016

I clicked on the "Humor" link on Pinterest and scrolled down... I was chuckling and sharing the pics with my girlie when I added the word "Irony" to see what would pop up...

Few of what I found were actually ironic but many made me laugh out loud... 
I thought I'd share the ones that made me chuckle, giggle, guffaw and/or belly laugh with all of you.



Not really "ironic" but defiantly not a good example of "Freedom of Choice" either. 



 Again, not ironic but not a good grip on the word definition...


 Literal and probably made me laugh too hard... Possibly because I searched "Irony" and this was the fist picture that popped up. 

Gramatical Irony... 

Possibly the cutest irony I found!

 Hmmmm...

Oh no you didn't!


As UN-Breakable at the Titanic was UN-sinkable... 

This particular movie is full of irony...


Or not...

A tv show about a man with OCD... I see what you did there! 

Not so much ironic as cruel...

Brings the phrase "Freedom isn't Free" a whole new clarity...


I guess someone decided 100 years was enough of that...

I wonder if he saw that coming?

I found a lot of "dog training" irony... Makes you wonder who trains who...


Not so much ironic as extremely accurate...

Maybe they just want you to appreciate the product when you can finally use it...


Again, not irony, but defiantly a poor name choice! 

Except this...


See... Now that is irony... 


This is possibly the most ironic picture I found...


Ever hear the phrase "Those who can't do, teach"?


Don't look now, but it looks like someone is trying to kill us...


It could only be more ironic if it added "especially at dinner time"! 

Hmmmm...


I wonder who will do the repairs...


At least upon delivery you know what you are getting...


Maybe they should have used one...


Not ironic, just the best truth in advertising I have ever seen! 


And you wonder why your car still pulls to the left...


So adhesives aren't any better then fasteners...

Everyone except that guy...


Except bells I guess...


I wonder if this is in Pisa Italy? I guess it would be in Italian... 


Irony & a little free science lesson for you...


I wonder where they could get something to fix this problem... 

I hope some of these give you a giggle too... 
Happy Friday Everyone!


Thanks for listening,

Today...


So it's an ordinary day... 
Nothing special happening, just life... Isn't that grand! 


We finally have snow here... It took a long time but we finally have some. That being said, my husband assured me the El Nino effect on our winter is not over and most if not all of the snow will be gone by Monday... Bummer!

We got the Christmas stuff all packed away and stored this week and I am doing my normal switch up of picture, etc as I once again have blank slates to work with. I will post pictures as I complete things. 

My girlie is headed back to school Sunday. I will admit having another adult in the house full time has been challenging but I will miss our late night chats and her infectious laugh.

She has worked at this ultra cute shop in downtown Camden since about a week after she got home. It is called Jo Ellen Design and the couple who own it are as sweet as the shop is cute. She designs beautiful hand hooked rugs, bedding and illustrates books, he is a retired school teacher and they run the shop as basically a family business. 

Here is a peek at the shop window for Christmas this year... 


As you can imagine, I have gotten into some trouble in that shop, but I was just supporting my daughter... Yeah, that's my story and I am sticking with it! 

Well, that's kinda it... Nothing overly interesting to say. Mary & Martha is having a clearance sale so I will try to remember to post the sales flyers tomorrow so you can snag a bargain or two but other then that life is feeling blissfully normal. 

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Resolutions...

Friday, January 1, 2016


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My Word of the Year...

Thursday, December 31, 2015


"Dwell" is my word for 2016... I love this Emily Dickinson quote... So hopeful. My verses for this year both offer peace & rest when we "dwell" in the right things...

Psalm 91:1 "He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty."

Psalm 23:6 "Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever."

This year I will dwell on possibility by dwelling on the Lord first in all situations. HIS plan shall be my only goal for 2016!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!


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(Nearly) Wordless Wednesday... Meme Edition

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

You guys know there was no chance for me to be "wordless" unless I go away again! 
Here are somethings that I have seen online this week and saved for one reason or another... I thought I'd share. 

This plays into my new word of the year... 2014 was "Joy", 2015 was "Real" so come back Friday to hear this year's word. 


I don't know if I have ever been as happy as this sheep but just looking at this pic makes me smile!


Our weather has been crazy this winter... Super warm and lots of rain... 
Until yesterday! 


This made me laugh way too hard... I posted it on FaceBook a few weeks back and then had to explain why I found it funny... It made me realize Goobie isn't the only quirky one around here!  


I an taking a little "time off" so to speak and this is totally how I feel about everything this week! 


I have a whole bin of lids and four containers... How????


I am sending this to a few special people today and wanted to challenge you to do the same. With all the negative, and competing and comparing the cyber world inspires I want to spread a few smiles today. Here is my challenge for you, copy this and message and/or email it to someone (or a few someones) not in tour immediate family... Let's spread a few smile together! 


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Our Christmas...

Monday, December 28, 2015

Christmas at our house this year was a very laid back restful event. We tried to selectively pick what we would do outside the home to keep stress to a minimum. I got out voted on the candlelight service but we did many other fun and meaningful things to celebrate. 

Christmas morning is the most exciting when you have a kiddo in the house and this year Goobie understood what was going on and her excitement level grew with the days. By Christmas Eve she was so excited it was hard to get her to nap and nearly impossible to get her to go to bed. 

We didn't take a ton of pictures but I will share the ones we took. 

Here is Goobie after opening most of her gifts. She is actually posing for this picture and the next few... This is a big step for her. Like many toddlers on the autism spectrum she does not speak but her understanding of what we are saying is above average. That being said, she is somewhat decent at eye contact if she knows you and is fully rested but she is not great at looking at the camera so we usually have to try to catch her looking at it so these "cheese" pics are very special to us! 


She was VERY excited for about the blocks and Allie told her to "Say Cheese" and even though she didn't say the word you can see she knows what we meant by it. 


Just because she currently struggles to communicate verbally she is incredibly effective at non-verbal communication if you take time to get to know her and her quirky ways you can have whole conversations with her. 


Goobie has very specific like and dislikes. Many of which we discovered before we knew why she interacted with toys differently. She does not "pretend" play but likes items like blocks, stacking toys,  "spiky" (or sensory) balls and books... ESPECIALLY books. We didn't even notice until later in the day she had not received any electronic toys for Christmas. I even bought batteries in advance this year! 

On a side note how cute are her Christmas pjs? I love new pjs on Christmas! 

We did something new (to us) this year and Paul & I bought each person just 4 gifts. The now Pinterest famous "Something you want, something you need, something to wear and something to read" and the girlies and my mother were asked to buy Paul and myself and each other just one gift each. We did not do stockings (although we will add one in the future for Goobie) and kept to our budgets. After all was said and done we all agreed we liked it much better. Since we were limited in the number of gifts we could buy we all put a lot more thought into the ones we bought and we all had plenty to unwrap and truly loved each item.


Allie got the rain boots she has wanted for about a year now and opening them she gave that same squeal she did as a kiddo and didn't stop smiling for at least an hour. I wonder if she will ever take them off! 


Katy hates this picture and I will admit it's not her best angle but Allie surprised her with some earrings from the shop where she works and they got a "full dimple" smile. 



Here is my mom with the special Swedish lotion she loves. She is IMPOSSIBLE to shop for! 


Santa brought Goobie a mini trampoline. She jumps and bounces all the time and had a tiny one when she was smaller so she was/is thrilled with this gift. As a note about when she was smaller, these pjs are a bit big but also a SIZE FIVE! Yikes!! Yes she is super tall for a 2 year old. 


She also got a tee pee and the abacus she saw at the store and her eyes lit up. She had the same reaction on Christmas morning seeing it and can sit there and play with it for LONG periods of time. 


But what she liked best were her books. She must have 250+ board books in her growing collection. She spends hours everyday "reading" and will let you read her a new one once or twice (maybe more if you are lucky) but she does not want you to read them to her after that. We have become convinced she remembers the story after that. She is ver specific about the books she likes too and it is best to take her with you book shopping if you don't know exactly what she likes in a book. I admit we do indulge this habit with a new book or two frequently. 


These are "spiky" balls (aka sensory balls). She had several and loves them all. I do not understand it but I don't have to I guess. 


These four are her newest spiky balls and this is the order she always lines them up in. Paul took them out of the package in this order and for two days now this is the order they get lined up in. See what I mean about quirky... We love her fun, quirky ways and if you take time to get to know her and talk to her she appreciates it and you. 

Her least favorite thing about Christmas? Unwrapping gifts. She loves the gifts but the unwrapping is not pleasant and she does not like to tear paper or make messes with it. Her favorite thing hands down... The tree! She spent hours looking at each detail and she was in charge of lighting up the tree every morning. A task she took very seriously and did as soon as she came out of her room. (We have a little light up remote thingy she just had to push.) 


Look at that excitement...
Here's the thing, that pose below and the next photo are of her "stems" and I will explain more in a later post but suffice it to say it's something she does when she is feeling a lot of emotion (good, bad or otherwise) but as you can see by her face, this was a very happy Goobie! 



Speaking of happy... Here are the girlies...


Ahh Sisters! It is hard to believe Allie is headed back to school in about two weeks. As much as we get on each other's nerves I can't imagine going back to not seeing her every day. 


Well that's it for this year...

How was your Christmas? 

Thanks for listening,