Monday, March 28, 2016

Chuckles and Chortles

Happy Monday, everyone. I hope you all had a great weekend. And for those who celebrated, I hope you had a lovely Easter. We enjoyed the long weekend but we actually don't celebrate Easter until May 1st when the Christian Orthodox Easter takes place. Why does it fall on a different date sometimes? For a couple of reasons. First, the Christian Orthodox Church continues to follow the Julian calendar when calculating the date of Easter while the rest of Christianity uses the Gregorian calendar. And also, Easter must take place after the Jewish Passover in order to maintain the Biblical sequence. And now you know.

Speaking of long weekends, my younger daughter came home on Thursday evening and she'll be leaving tonight to return to Ottawa. It's been wonderful having her here. University life has been good to her. She's doing well in school and having a great time in her new city. And even though she's only been away for a few months, she seems so much more grown up. In any case, it's very comforting to see her happy and well adjusted.

Now how about some funny stuff? Let's get to that...







Have a good one!

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  1. Glad you are having a great Easter weekend with your daughter. Thanks the the laughs!

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    1. It was wonderful to have her home. So hard to believe how grown up she is!

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  2. haha for first one dear,

    i did not know that like over here in your country too things like this happen as different dates for Easter like we have different dates for Eid day,

    it is nice that you met your sis ,it always looks huge change in them who live away from us for months or years ,have a lovely week ahead dear

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed, Baili! It's always nice to laugh. I hope you are having a great week!

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  3. I am laughing so hard at the fake ID. My college age son has some funny stories of fake ID's of his own.

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    1. Those young'uns do make us laugh! And I think many of us have just as funny stories from our youth :)

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  4. I didn't realize that the Christian Orthodox Easter was later...I learned something new. By May the weather should be prettier. Still it was nice that you had a chance to have your daughter home. It does seem that children mature quickly after they move out. I remember thinking that when my kids came home for visits.

    Very funny pics. As a cat lover, I always especially love funny cat jokes. "ignore your distress" hahaha

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    1. I can imagine a cat doing just that, totally ignoring your distress. Especially if it's nap time!

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  5. I just hugged my university daughter goodbye after having her home for three days, too. I always enjoy your Monday tradition and particularly like the cat one (looks like my tabby). Have a good week! -Jenn

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    1. Oh, that is great, Jenn. You must have had a wonderful time with her. It's nice to have the kids home.

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  6. How funny they all were; liked the fake ID one the best :) Glad you got to see your daughter! Soon she'll have her first year of school "under her belt."

    betty

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    1. Indeed, Betty! It's amazing how quickly the first year went. She is looking forward to school coming to an end. Then she'll be busy moving into her first apartment and working.

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  7. It is wonderful your daughter is doing so well. That is what we all hope for...happy, independent, well adjusted children who love us.

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    1. You said it perfectly, Gail! That is truly all we hope for.

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  8. Thanks for the laughs. Really like the note from the meter reader. Spider with red fangs! Ha!

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  9. Hilarious pics! and I had no idea about the Gregorian/Julian calendar showdown, that is quite interesting. Happy pre-Easter Easter then? ;) Thanks for the giggles, so many great pictures!

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    1. I think having a good sense of humour is the best thing in the world! So come back every week and I'll make you laugh :)

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  10. These all made me laugh. :-D I'm glad you had a nice visit with your daughter and that she's doing well.

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    1. It was wonderful having her home. But I'm also so proud that she's out there living her life and spreading her wings!

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  11. ha! I saw the spider one over on FB - it made me laugh! Glad to hear your daughter is adjusting so well to school. Mine is off to college next fall, so we are right behind you :)

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    1. Oh, that is nice to here! There are exciting times coming up in your household!

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  12. Glad your daughter is doing well.

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    1. Thanks, John! It is a good feeling knowing she's so happy.

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  13. it's good that you had a great weekend. I like the last cartoon. You look at it first and don't get it and then it hits you.

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  14. Great collection, but my favourite is the second one!

    So pleased your daughter is doing well, it's always great when the family are around.

    Enjoy the new week ahead

    All the best Jan

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    1. Having family around is always the best, Jan! Thankfully none of mine are too far away, so it's easy to visit.

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  15. LOL, Martha! I don't know which is the funniest, but they're all great! I'm glad that your daughter is enjoying university life! Have a great week!

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    1. She is having a great time, Louise. That is a great feeling knowing she's very happy where she is.

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  16. Thank you for the smiles! I liked the one about the massive spider best! When I was a little girl in Portland, my parents let a huge garden spider build his web on our front porch, so that they could watch him...he may have scared some guests. We didn't have a dog, but we did have our own personal watch-spider!

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    1. HAHAHA! That is such a fun story :) Your parents sound like interesting - and wonderfully quirky - people!

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  17. Loved these...especially the 'meter reader'!, 'until SHE came along' lol. and Pug/seal!!

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    1. Laughing is the best vitamin, Jim! Don't ya think?

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  18. Gotta love animals, they have the darndest facial expressions, especially pugs.

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  19. Norbert would most definitely let me drown. He would have been the one to push me in.

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    1. HAHAHA! I shouldn't be laughing but that is funny :)

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  20. Very cool that your younger daughter is doing so well.

    Funny about the spider.

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    1. She is loving it in her new city. May 1st she'll be moving into her first apartment with a few roommates. So excited for her!

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    2. It sure is. I'm just so happy that she has adjusted very well. That's a really good thing.

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