Friday, June 27, 2014

June Funny Friday!
Today's post is June's Funny Friday, a regular feature published on the last Friday of every month. Funny Friday is a collaborative project. Each month one of the participants submits a picture, then we all write five captions or thoughts inspired by that month's picture. I like to ask my kiddos to give me their captions as well. Links to the other bloggers' posts are below, click on them and see what they've come up with! I hope we bring a smile to your face as you start your weekend!
Here's todays picture. It was submitted by ME!
1.  Even the Statue of Liberty gets a lunch break! 
2. "So dude, can I get your number?"
3.  It's like going to the prom and seeing someone wearing the same dress as you......
4.  "You lost your torch?!  I've gotta write you up for this."
5.  "Baby please don't sign those divorce papers! I don't even know a chick named Venus de Milo!" 
Click on the links below and let some other bloggers make you smile!

Friday, June 20, 2014

Fly on the Wall -- June edition!

Welcome to a Fly on the Wall group post. Today 15 bloggers are inviting you to catch a glimpse of what you’d see if you were a fly on the wall in our homes. Come on in and buzz around my house, and see a little of the nonsense that comes out of my kids' mouths :)
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Me: "Check out this song"
Mr. 15: "Did you and Adam and Eve used to jam out to this song?"
Miss 14 (hands me a piece of ice):  "Ice for that burn??"

Mr. 15:  "Where the heck is the nether-lands? Is that near the Promised Land?"

Miss 14:  "Mom, what do you want for Christmas?"
Me: "A whole day free of your sass."
Miss 14:  "I meant a present, not a miracle."

Mr. 15 (doing homework): "Mom, have you read 'Lord of the Flies'?"
Me:  "No."
Mr. 15:  "It's just like one of the SpongeBob episodes."
Me:  .........
Mr. 15:  "You know the one where SpongeBob and Squidward are in a tree house?"
Me:  "No..."
Mr. 15:  "And they get flung out into the woods?"
Me:  "...No..."
Mr. 15:  "And they have a magic conch shell?"
Me:  "I'm gonna hafta read this book."

Mr. 2 is crying.
Mr. 12:  "You don't need to be sad, just address the issue."
Click on these links for a peek into some other homes:                          Baking In A Tornado                                The Rowdy Baker                                Just A Little Nutty                      Spatulas on Parade                             The Sadder But Wiser Girl                Stacy Sews and Schools                         Menopausal Mother                              Dinosaur Superhero Mommy                      Juicebox Confession                     Someone Else’s Genius                    Black Sheep Mom                                     Go Mama O                            Battered Hope                                      The Momisodes                                      elleroy was here

Friday, May 30, 2014

Funny Friday - May edition!

Today's post is May's Funny Friday, a regular feature published on the last Friday of every month. Funny Friday is a collaborative project. Each month one of the participants submits a picture, then we all write 5 captions or thoughts inspired by that month's picture. Links to the other bloggers' posts are below, click on them and see what they've come up with. I hope we bring a smile to your face as you start your weekend!
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Here's today's picture. It was submitted by Baking In A Tornado:

1.  Was taking my cookie really worth it?!
2.  I WILL be an only child!!
3.  All aboard! Last call for the 8:07 to No-More-Siblings-Ville!
4.  He's not gonna do it. He's not. I'm telling you.

5.  He's gonna chugga-choo on that boy!  (this quote courtesy of my 2 year old)
Thanks for reading!  Click on the links below and let some other bloggers make you smile:

Friday, April 25, 2014

Funny Friday - April edition!

Today’s post is the first of what will be a monthly feature here.  It’s called Funny Friday and is a collaborative project between the lovely Karen from Baking In A Tornado and yours truly, that we'll post on the last Friday of every month. Each month one of the participants submits a picture, then we all write 5 captions or thoughts inspired by that month’s picture. Links to the other bloggers’ posts are below, click on them and see what they’ve come up with. I hope we bring a smile to your face as you start your weekend!

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Here’s today’s picture. It was submitted by Confessions of a part-time working mom.

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1.  Dad's making dinner again!

2.  That's one tough lid.

3.  Who ticked off Mom again?!

4.  Looks like no dinner tonight.

5.  Pasta with butter anyone?

Click on the links below and let some other bloggers make you smile:

Friday, February 14, 2014

Use Your Words! My Vacation

Today's post is a writing challenge, dreamt up by the fabulous Karen from Baking In A Tornado. This is how it works: participating bloggers picked 4 – 6 words or short phrases for someone else to craft into a post. All words must be used at least once and all the posts will be unique as each writer has received their own set of words. That’s the challenge, here’s a fun twist; no one who’s participating knows who got their words and in what direction the writer will take them. Until now.

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At the end of this post you’ll find links to the other blogs featuring this challenge. Check them all out, see what words they got and how they used them. 
The words I got were:  Mother Nature is a .... ~  Polar Vortex ~ Vomit ~ Wondrous ~ Tropics ~ Germs              
They were submitted by: 
Thank you Evil Joy!
Come on over, pull up a lounge chair, and grab yourself a cute umbrella drink. I'm glad you could join me in the sunshine, with the warm breeze, the sea air, and the swaying of the palm trees. Why did you decide to head to the tropics?  Me?  That damn polar vortex forced me out of my east coast USA hometown with it's frigid temperatures. Yeah, yeah, I know, I'm a New England girl, I should be used to the cold. But there's cold and then there's cold. And in my heart I'm a sunshiney beach girl. There's nothing like kicking back in the warm sand, the wondrous sound of waves lapping the shore, and the sun beaming down on your face.  
The weather back home? It was the final 16 inches of snow that did it for me. Snow, on top of ice, on top of snow. And the negative temperatures. I mean, come on, negative temperatures??! That crap is just not necessary. You lose feeling in your fingers and your face freezes from the frigid air. And red is not my color, I do not look good sporting a rosy nose. I don't know how winter is flu season; how can germs survive in that kind of frigid atmosphere? As if the bitter cold isn't enough, let's add in a hacking cough, snotty nose, and vomit.
So, here I am, relaxing in the sun, enjoying the warmth and calm. Wait, what's that you said about the tropics? Cyclones? Hurricanes?  ................
Mother Nature is a...... *&#*$!!
Links to the other “Use Your Words” posts:                   Baking In A Tornado                 Just A Little Nutty             Battered Hope          Juicebox Confession   Stacy Sews and Schools              Confessions of a part time working mom         Spatulas on Parade            Searching for Sanity               The Bergham’s Life Chronicles                      FBX Adventures (In Parenting)                     Healing Tomato                Dates 2 Diapers 2               Follow me home . . .                       Outmanned
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Friday, December 13, 2013

Secret Subject Swap - Dec. Take Two! Friday the 13th edition

Welcome to another Secret Subject Swap! 12 fantastic bloggers picked a secret subject for someone else and were assigned a subject to interpret in their own style. Today we are all simultaneously divulging our topics and submitting our posts! 

My topic is:  "Today’s Friday the 13th. What does that mean to you? Anything? Do you feel any different about it or is it just the same as any other day?" 
It was submitted by Karen of Baking In A Tornado, the fabulous blogger who created and puts together the Secret Subject Swaps, and someone I am honored to call a friend.

Friday the 13th

7:00 am:  This is the time my alarm goes off so I can get the teens off to school. Make sure everybody is up, wearing clothes that don't smell like hot dragon breath, and give medicine to the kiddos that take it.  Today my alarm does not go off.  I sleep right through the noise of morning rush hour.

8:00am:  I wake with a jolt, sit straight up and look at the clock. I missed them. They're all already at school now. Hopefully smelling acceptable, yet unmedicated. Should be getting a phone call  or two from the school later on about questionable behavior. Awesome. And I didn't say goodbye and wish them a good day.  ~sigh.

8:05am:  I go downstairs to start coffee. I step into the kitchen and right into a puddle of dog pee.  Terrific. I guess I didn't see it there because I was too distracted by the trash strewn all over the floor from the afore-mentioned pee-er.

8:30am:  Floor is cleaned up. Time for coffee! I just love my Keurig! The one that is making questionable noises at the moment..... and leaking out the side..... and not putting caffeinated deliciousness into my cup..... AHHH! Seriously? Do not mess with a woman's coffee!

12:00pm:  I grouchily make my way through the morning chores. I break the mop, load the dishwasher then realize we are out of detergent, and knock over the same trash I spent 20 minutes cleaning earlier. Fabulous.
It's time for lunch, so I begin the daily battle of trying to find a lunch acceptable to the 2 year old. The kid doesn't eat anything but Goldfish and mini muffins.
"Macaroni and cheese?" "NO!"  "Peanut butter and jelly?"  "NO!"  "A pop upside your  How about Goldfish??"

2:00pm:  Phone rings. It's the school. Crap. But it's not actually about behavior. It's about my parent teacher conference. That started 20 minutes ago. Where are you? They ask me. Oh I'm on my way to crazy town, lady. And I don't think I'm coming back.

2:45pm:  Kids get home from school. "Mom don't forget I have to be at the school for 3:30 for practice."  "Well why didn't you just stay after?"  "Cuz I was hungry! What do we have to eat? Nothing? Ugh! We never have anything to eat around here! It's so dumb. Can I have Goldfish?"   Super.

3:40pm:  I drop a kid off at practice, hopefully the right one, and head to the store. I defrosted chicken and need to figure out something to do with it. I decide on Honey Bunches Chicken and grab the ingredients. I get to the check-out counter, and realize I left my wallet in the car.  UGH.

6:00pm:  I've done 3 drop offs and pick ups and have one more to go, but I've got to squeeze in making dinner. I'm glad I took that chicken out of the freezer -------  Dammit!!  Grilled cheese it is.

7:00pm:  Time to struggle through both the 6th grader's and the 8th grader's math homework. I hate math. Why does that have to be the subject they need help in?  Oh good, the 8th grader only has 4 problems to do. Oh wait, each one has a part A, B, C, D, and E.  Fan-freaking-tastic.

8:00pm:  "Mom, my cell phone bill was due today, they just shut it off, can you pay it?"  "Mom, I need $10 for my field trip tomorrow."  "Mom, do you have any money so I can go to the movies?"  Teeeerrific.

8:30pm:  This day is dumb. I decide to pour a glass of wine and surrender. The glass is half way to my lips when Mr. 11 says "Mom, don't you have to pick up Mr. 15 from practice? Like now?"  Grrrrrrrr.

9:30pm:  That's it. I'm done. I'm not doing anything else today but killing this glass of wine and maybe a little reading. But first, I decide to get the biggest, darkest sharpie I have so I can cross off today, Friday the 13th, on my calendar. Cuz this day was a train wreck, but I survived and now I can cross it off!!
I march determinedly to the calendar, pull the cap off the Sharpie, and go to cross off today.




The 12th.


Here are links to all the sites now featuring Secret Subject Swap posts.  Sit back, grab a cup, and check them all out. See you there:                            Baking In A Tornado                      Home on Deranged               Evil Joy Speaks                         Writer B is Me            Discovering Me                      Confessions of a part-time working mom                              Dinosaur Superhero Mommy                         Moms Don’t Say That                          Spinster Snacks            Black Sheep Mom                  Spatulas on Parade                             Just A Little Nutty