Monday, September 1, 2014

Chuckles and Chortles

Happy Monday, everyone. I hope the long weekend has been good to you so far. Ours has been a mixture. Friday morning we drove to our hometown to attend my uncle’s funeral (my mother's sister's husband). He was 86, so he had a nice long life, but we’ll miss him. And it'll be tough for my aunt. They were married for over 50 years, and it’s heartbreaking when one partner is left behind. We paid our respects, visited with family from Montreal, and with family that had come up from the U.S., and drove home in the evening. It was a very long day.

But despite the exhausting day on Friday, we were restless Saturday morning, and decided to go another road trip. We tossed a few ideas around and settled on Ottawa again. There is so much to see and do, and one trip there is just not enough. We spent the entire day touring the city on our bikes (27 kilometers/16 miles worth) and returned home late at night.

Here we are soaking our tired tootsies...

"Hello, blogging friends!"

After a couple of really busy days, we decided to kick back yesterday and relax. And what’s up for today? *shrug* Whatever will be will be.

What I do know is that it’s time for some humour...

You have to have seen the horror movie 'Halloween' to understand this one.






Have a great week ahead. And happy September, too! Can you believe August is over? It went by like a flash. *sigh*

32 comments:

  1. That phone one is so true. There was a lot involved in being the winner caller: fine motor skills, sharp eye-hand coordination, excellent timing - no simple repeated press of Redial. I used to have nightmares of starting to call for help but never being able to get the number correctly. Back in the day, phonecalling to some brain power.

    Enjoy the day and week, Martha. It's good to see you both relaxing in Ottawa.

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    1. You said it perfectly, Robyn! It was quite a challenge back then, and when you did get through...POW! Success!

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  2. Ugh. Excuse my errors. I'm gonna lobby for a comment spellcheck. (I meant winning instead of winner, correct instead of correctly, took instead of to...and other other spelling/grammar/misc. errors from here on out). Smiles.

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  3. The phone one is funny stuff. Wow, over 50 years together. Amazing.

    I am still at the kitchen table in my jams, playing with my new Halloween gifts. It's like Christmas. No wait, it's like Halloween. I love this time of year.

    You know, these keys are so comfy that I can easily keep writing. But I won't. Instead I'll close this and send you that Halloween mug I was telling you about.

    Cheers and boogie boogie.

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    1. Sounds like a lot of excitement over at your place. You're like a kid with new toys :) Love it. I get that way, too.

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  4. enjoy the good weather, sounds like a great road trip! funny ones today thanks for the laughs! it is a sad stage of life your aunt is going through, sigh.

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    1. It is a very sad stage of life for her. I imagine the next few months will be the worst.

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  5. Your Chuckles and Chortles are always so funny! Yes, I have looked at people and wondered if they have people locked in their basement! In fact, my husband and I were just talking about that last week and wondering that about our neighbour.

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    1. You just never know sometimes...that's the scary part! You hear about stuff like that in the news sometimes and the neighbours of such people are always surprised!

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  6. I bet when you put your hot, tired feet in the canal, the steam rose up from them with a big hissing noise, eh? Looking forward to more photos of Ottawa, if you're going to post some.

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    1. You bet, Debra! Happens every time :)

      Yup, I am planning to share photos of Ottawa. I've taken so many images over the summer that I'll have enough to create posts for months!

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  7. so that's how paper beats rock

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  8. Sorry to hear about your uncle. And after 50 years, his wife will be bereft. So sad for you.

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    1. It is very sad for my aunt. A very difficult time for her. My mother went through this a few years ago, and although she's okay now, the first year in particular was extremely difficult.

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  9. Sorry to hear about your uncle, Martha. It is always difficult to lose family members even if they had long lives. Hopefully your aunt has the support she will need to get adjusted to this big change.
    Ottawa is a wonderful city! been a while but I remember that there was a lot to do and see. And all that biking....you guys are going to be fit as fiddles!!

    Thanks for the smiles too! I remember those days when calling into a radio show to win a prize was next to impossible!

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    1. That was quite a challenge, wasn't it? It took you awhile to dial the number only to get a busy signal and have to start all over again. It was quite a race to get through.

      My aunt has a lot of support, and I hope it will help her through this period.

      Ottawa is such a beautiful city. I am sure we'll visit again and again. We're not quite done yet.

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  10. Social dog media....

    LOL......

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  11. Looks like a great weekend.....good for you and hubby!
    Your legs are in great shape...must be all the cycling!
    Enjoy September...a new gardening season!
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. Thanks, Linda. Let's hope we have a beautiful autumn season!

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  12. Condolences on the lost of your uncle, Martha ...
    I like the shot of you and your hubby soaking your tootsies ... you are a cute couple ;o)
    You are quite the bikers now, it's a great way to get around ...

    Loved the Monday funnies ...as always ...

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    1. Thanks, Margie for the condolences and for the nice comment about our photo. And I'm glad you enjoyed the humour. Same time next week...LOL...

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  13. Very funny C&C ~ The perfect ending to a great long weekend. But the best is the photo of you and your hubby soaking your feet. I'm sorry to hear that you lost your uncle, Martha. And it's hard to think of what your aunt must be going through. My heart goes out to your family.

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    1. Thanks, Louise. I hope that the support she has will help her through this stage in life. It's a very difficult period. So much grief to get through.

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  14. sorry to hear about your uncle. you are right it is sad to lose a partner after so many years together. you guys look like you had some fun in Ottawa. I love that city - truly beautiful.

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    1. I can only imagine what she is going through. At least she has some good support.

      I love Ottawa, too! It's such a beautiful city! There's no doubt we'll be returning again...and again!

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  15. how did I miss this Martha, oh I know my laptop was infected by trojan viruses, it was horrible, anyhoo my son fixed it and now I know how to recognize one and get rid of it...and you and your husband are just so gorgeous and fun and young and wonderful, you were meant to be together, no doubt in my mind, lovely post, i adore the jokes, you always give me hope, thanks sweetie!

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    1. Thanks, Lorraine! I feel the same way about meeting this man. There's a special connection between us, and I truly believe our paths were meant to cross.

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  16. oh how indelicate of me I'm so sorry about the lost of your uncle and of course the pain your aunt will live through, I'm so sorry!!!

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    1. That's okay, Lorraine. Don't apologize. My uncle lived a happy and long life, and it's my aunt that we are heartbroken about. It is such a difficult time for her.

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