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I didn’t spill o.j. in Japan.

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“Oops!” my nine-year-old said as she opened the orange juice.

“Did you spill it everywhere?” I asked.

“Not everywhere,” she said. “I didn’t spill it in Japan.”

Can’t argue with that logic.

Sorry I haven’t posted in a while. (I’m just going to pretend you’ve noticed and have been concerned.) Now I seriously want that delicious looking glass of o.j. With a little something extra in it. Triple sec? Amaretto?

What’s your drink of choice?

Let’s just try this again, shall we?

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Here’s what happened:

Our Aristocats book was lightly scribbled in by one of my daughters years ago, like so:

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When Joe asked about it, I told him his sister had done it. The next day, I discovered more scribbles, like so:

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“Joe, did you scribble in this book?” Parenting note: I already knew the answer to this question, so I shouldn’t have worded it in such a way that would encourage him to lie. Nevertheless, it was the first shocked response to come out of me.

He responded: “No.”

“Oh really?” I said. “Then who did?”

“My sister.”

“Your sister is old enough now to know better. I know you did this, Joe. Would you please say, ‘I’m sorry I colored in the book'”? Read the rest of this entry

Alive and chippin’

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masksRecent conversation with a friend:

Me: I laugh at all these gaining-weight-due-to-quarantine memes, but then looked down at my stomach and thought, “Oh.”
I wondered where the tummy was coming from as I reached into the cupboard for my nightly potato chips…
Friend: You only live once. 🙂
Me: It will be a shorter life if I die in a pile of potato chip crumbs…. 😉
Me: Instead of flowers, people will bring Ruffles and Lays to my grave site.
Me: Ooooohhhh…. Can I just have that now??

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Nap time for Mommy

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Out of energy, I flopped myself down on the couch. Of course, that’s about when my son woke up from his nap. One of the older children retrieved him from his crib, and he found me.

Rather than demand I get up and play with him, he gave me a stuffed kitten and laid his beloved blankie across my back.

“Should I read you a story?” he asked.

“Yes, please,” I said.

He grabbed the book, Dear Zoo, and read it quite well from memory.

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“Would you like a song now?” he asked. Read the rest of this entry

Laughing in the face of craziness

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I’d feel a little guilty posting my usual silly home life stuff in light of all the insanity facing our world.

So, instead, I’ll just make light of all the insanity facing our world!

I’ve seen so many funny memes about COVID19. You’ve probably seen some too. But not all of them! So here are some of my favorites. Enjoy!

Let me know which ones particularly got you smiling. 🙂

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In which I show my blog buddies I care.

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Exhibit A: Fried Pickles

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Fried pickles

When I saw the words “fried pickles,” I set my menu down. No need to check the other options, thanks to Mark’s praise of fried pickles on his blog, Swinged Cat. I’d already eaten and just needed a little something, so this hit the spot. Fried with cajun seasonings and dipped in ranch dressing, they were so delicious. Thanks for that tip, Mark!

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If you give a kid some sunshine

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The neighborhood cat will take notice.

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Note cat paw in upper right corner.

If the neighborhood cat takes notice, he’ll want to become your cat.

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If the cat wants to become your cat, your kids will gladly accept.

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If you continue to leave your door open, a bird will fly inside. Read the rest of this entry