Monday, March 17, 2014

Chuckles and Chortles

Happy Monday, everyone! I hope you all had a great week. I really missed you all, and I’m pleased to be back in the blogging world. I enjoyed having some time off to relax, and even catch up on other things, and I may do this from time to time as the weather gets better. But not for a week at a time. Maybe just a couple of days off here and there.

Tuesday was a gloriously warm and sunny day, so we spent the afternoon outdoors touring
our city on foot and taking photos (I'll share some of them with you in future posts).
Thank goodness we went out that day because on Wednesday we had a snowstorm!

I will confess that with my morning coffee, I did peek in on blogs. How could I not? I wanted to see how Birdie was feeling, and whether there was any news from Margie. I wanted to check on Richard and Chistiane as they battle cancer as a united force to be reckoned with. I wanted to see how Ron, who suffered recently from a heart attack, was doing, and how his husband, Jim, was holding up. And how could I not peek in on Carolyn to see if her daughter-in-law had made it as a Warrant Officer? She did!

Honestly, I have no idea how some people quit blogging and walk away from it and all the people they’ve connected with forever. I could never do that; you’re all too special. Group hug, everyone! {{{{{squeeeeze}}}}}

Okay, enough of that. Let’s start the day off right...with a smile!










Wishing you all a lovely week!

38 comments:

  1. I think we all need an occasional breather from blogging every now and then. A vacation is always a good refresher. I am taking one myself in April. Glad to see you back :) thanks for the Monday morning laughs!

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    1. It was a nice break, but I'm very happy to be back. It's always fun interacting with my blogging pals.

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  2. Oh I love all the little sneaks and I hope that the people you think of are doing really well, you are a real sweetheart, and the laughs were wonderful...especially the one about being a parent in a car, it made me laugh so much, welcome back Martha it's good to see you and I'll pray for your friends (some are mine too)

    Allow me to butt in for a second HEY KEITH UP THERE WHENEVER YOU GO AWAY IN APRIL YOU HAVE TO BE ON BLOGGER because IT,S MY BIRTHDAY ON THE 21 lol

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    1. I'm happy to be back, Lorraine! I really missed you all. I'll be taking breaks now and then when the weather warms up, but not for a whole week. It's much too long. Maybe I'll just skip a blogging day every once in awhile and use that day to do other things.

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  3. Loved the chuckles -- especially the men with the couch. :)

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    1. Glad you enjoyed, Nancy! Stay far away from couch tossers :)

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  4. Welcome back Martha,

    I’m all for a group hug this morning! {{{{{squeeeeze}}}}}

    You know, I really think you have potential to be a nice person one day hahahaha

    I didn’t get what was wrong with the men moving a couch :)

    That’s all for today, I have to get my cereal, apparently there is a toy surprise in them…

    Have a great week

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    1. I'm working on it, Richard, and perhaps one day I'll be that nice person. For now, I'll just continue to be my rotten self...hahaha...

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  5. Welcome back Martha! Thanks for today's laughs.

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  6. Glad to see you back Martha! I'm glad you had an enjoyable week. Tuesday was a wonderful day and then there was Wednesday :( But...we're back to sunny although cool but the snow is still melting. I loved the prize in the cereal box! Our old cat used to do this to us and our young children (at the time) fell for it!! Thanks for the laughs and memories. Have a super day today!! May I also mention that I'll add Ron, Richard and Christiane to my morning prayers, meditation and quiet time.

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    1. Thank you Cathy, you will also be in our prayers. Richard

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    2. It was a wonderful break, Cathy. The weather wasn't the best every day, but we got a few nice periods. It can only get better from now on. Sooner or later, winter will be completely gone, and spring will rise! Can't wait. I hope to see you soon so we can catch up.

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  7. A break refreshes. that's good. Yes we build relationships and they would be hard to leave.
    Your photos were a great way to start the week.

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    1. It's fun meeting people from around the world and getting to know them. I can't imagine just leaving the blogging world and never communicating with them again!

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  8. I take breaks now n then. I need them. My fav is the cat in the box (the surprise) too funny!!!

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    1. Breaks are good, and I expect I'll take some when I need to, especially during the spring and summer. For now, I'm happy to be back!

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  9. Morning, Martha ... love the rascal cat in the cereal box! I've been there! hahaaa... yeah, taking a break is a good thing. You know? the fun thing I found I missed when I don't blog are the comments on my iPhone by my bed before I get up.

    Weird. I don't know why I do that. Well? I guess I do ... it's kinda like a good morning to me from m'blog pals. I like it.

    AND .... I woke up this morning to kblump kaaaaablUmp kblump kaaaaablUmp kblump kaaaaablUmp ings... wth?

    Opened the blinds and my neighbor was cleaning off her windshield! what? covered in about an inch of frosty snow/ice.

    Another wonderful reason to realize ... I am retired. 20 car pileup on 630 and so on and so forth. I'm having coffee and reading blogs.. hah!

    Some good things do happen when y'get old... yeah

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    1. I think the comments from bloggers is one of the best things! It certainly makes blogging that much more fun. I've met some wonderful people from different areas in the world, and that is quite exciting. I wish I could meet them all in person. That would be the best.

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  10. I don't know how people walk away either - it's become my sanity!
    Great post as always Martha - thanks for the laughs - love the one about the car ( shamefully can remember those days lol )
    xoxo

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    1. The one about the car and kids had me laughing out loud. Been there, done that! Hahahaha...

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    1. So glad you enjoyed. I am very happy to be back!

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  12. Welcome back Martha! There was a void all week! But happy you enjoyed your time off.
    Thanks for these laughs!...LOVED the 'cat surprise! Now wouldn't that scare the bejeebers out of ya!!lol

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    1. Can't stay away too long from all of you, Jim! I consider you all friends, and I enjoy learning about you and your lives. I could never stop blogging and just walk away from everybody. No way!

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  13. Ah so very kind of you Martha!
    I am taking life so very easy right now and plan on it for awhile to come. I do believe I know why my lack of comments on so many blogs over the passed couple months developed. It had mainly to do with just not having the energy. I would begin something and just not finish. January made the obvious, not totally obvious until the end of Feb hit and bam, I was in the hospital. So now I sit and wonder....almost sounds like a song! Jim and I and Sophie too are hanging in and taking 1 day at a time. Jim knows all about my situation even if I had more issues internally. So kind of you for mentioning me and I promise to be more "LOL" on blogs soon!!
    Ron

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    1. Well, I'm really glad that everything turned out well, Ron. A lot of people were concerned and worried about you...including me! It's funny how we've built such caring and close relationships with people that we've only met online. And it's wonderful, too. This blogging world is fantastic. I love being able to cross paths with people from around the world that I'd never be able to cross paths with otherwise.

      Take it one day at a time. That's all any of us can do! I'm so sooooo happy that you are okay!

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  14. So happy you're back! :). The men with the couch are not the sharpest knives in the drawer for sure. Lol

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  15. I'm surprised me nor my brothers ruined any birthday cakes

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  16. You sweet woman. I am feeling better but super tired today.

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    1. I'm so happy to hear that, Birdie! Onwards and upwards!

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  17. Missed you, dear Martha.
    Glad you are back
    Smiles
    xx

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    1. I'm very happy to be back, Margie! Missed all you wonderful people! xoxo

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  18. Welcome back. This is Ivy (The Happy Whisk), using my husband's account. Nice to see you back. Glad your break was a good one.

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    1. It was nice to take a break, but I'm happy to be back!

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    2. Very cool. It's nice here today. Just finished all my kitchen work, until supper, but all my writing work, is done. And now ... I get to go scoop poop.

      Ah ... the good life.

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