Monday, April 22, 2019

Chuckles and Chortles

Annnnnd we're back! Happy new week to all. How are you doing? What's going on these days? We've been keeping somewhat busy but still squeezing in some time to relax. Very important for us introverts!

Hey, you know what I did last Tuesday? Of course you don't, so I'll tell you. I got together with three other ladies and we had our very own paint party. We followed a video on YouTube and worked on creating a "Hipster Grizzly Bear with Glasses" (video here). We didn't finish it all, so we'll be getting together again tomorrow evening. And in fact, we are considering making this a regular get-together. I've never done something like this before but it certainly won't be the last time. It is so much fun! And with YouTube, there is no end to how many paintings you can follow along with...for free!

Saturday evening we met up with my best friend and her husband for coffee in a neighbouring city. We had such a great time, as we always do, and laughed our heads off. My friend and I have known each other since we were four, so we go waaaaaaay back. She is the kindest, most beautiful soul I've ever been fortunate enough to know. Nothing like good people in your life.

And that's it for now. I'll leave you with some funny stuff to put you in a good mood. Enjoy, and happy Monday!







34 comments:

  1. Loved the last one! How cool with the painting party, Martha! A great way to spend time with friends and be creative at the same time!

    betty

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    1. I love it, Betty! I'll start doing it at home on my own, as well. It's a fun hobby.

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  2. It's so good to be able to get out more with the better weather, isn't it? Your painting get-together sounds excellent. "Hipster grizzly bear with glasses" is funny :) I hope you show us your finished painting.

    Love the chuckles this week, as always - especially the Mother Nature one! Thanks for providing :)

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    1. I'm debating sharing an image of it. It's the first time I've ever painted on a canvas, believe or not. It turned out okay for a first time effort and we'll be starting a new image this coming Tuesday. It is so much fun. I should've done this years ago!

      I am loving the better weather. Finally! Now we can start taking very long walks and going for lengthy bike rides. I'm also looking forward to road trips to neighbouring. I have to get back to taking photos regularly!

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  3. What a great idea to do a free paint party! Thanks for the chuckles.

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    1. With so many YouTube videos, you can do your very own paint parties!

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  4. Haha, that cat's face says it all!

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  5. "207 mosquitoes liked your post" -- hahahahahahaha, life in Canada! Your paint party sounds like fun! And yes, aren't old friend just the best?

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    1. Don't you just love that one? It had me howling with laughter!

      This paint party stuff is the absolute best.

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  6. Many thanks for the chuckles.

    The paint party get-together sounds a lot of fun, and it's always such fun to get-together with old friends.

    Have a great week … it's already Tuesday here!

    All the best Jan

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    1. You are welcome! I hope you've been having a wonderful week.

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  7. We can fit all four seasons in an afternoon where we live; but, thank goodness, no mosquitos! I think the look on that cat's face was the funniest of all. You certainly know how to pick them, Martha! I'm glad you had a good weekend. We did too.

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    1. It's the same with our weather, Louise. All four seasons in one day sometimes. But soon I expect that'll settle down. I'm just happy the snow is all gone!

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  8. Love these, especially the last two...Raising my cup of tea to you, Martha...Have a good week.

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    1. Thank you so much. I hope you've been enjoying a wonderful week!

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  9. how exciting to draw with friends dear Martha ,i bet it must be not just great fun but better chance to earn more

    spending time with old specially childhood friend is soul refreshing event
    your sweet words about your dear friend are so appealing and provoking to see know her closely :)

    loved the chuckles

    mother nature is the boss ,lets see how she deal with our requests

    hugs!

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    1. HAHA Yes, Mother Nature is indeed the boss! She gave us a tough winter over here but I hope she's not angry anymore and generously lets us enjoy a nice summer :)

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  10. Our 'camping season' starts usually around Victoria Day weekend.......that's when those little varmints show their ugly heads!!
    Painting on You Tube eh? Well.....I will investigate(said this non artist. lol)

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    1. HAHAHA! You're being silly :) But hey, there just might be an artist in you waiting to burst out. LOL

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  11. Sorry I am late. I was having technical difficulties yesterday. I just checked out that bear- very cool. I want to see yours when you complete it. I didn't realize there were tutorials for the paintings online. I have been to 2 paint and sips even though I don't sip. I like painting, but there were too many people for my comfort level,this is perfect. Great comics, as always. I hope you have a wonderful week. XO

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    1. I'm so glad you enjoyed! And there's never any need to apologize. Stop by whenever you'd like xo

      I think you will really like painting at home. It is quiet and relaxing, and there are so many videos to choose from!

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  12. When will you share your paintings?

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  13. hahah love the "sit your ass down" one - too funny. And those doctors - i use to work with doctors and i think this is true!! Sounds like you had a great time at your paint party. I remember the days I would get together with my best friend and we would have such a good time and my sister would join us and her sister would also. Laughter - I forget how that must be laughing with old friends. She passed away in 2010 and we moved to the mountains a few years later and typically don't seek out friends ...we like our quiet life although I wouldn't mind those laughs here and there.

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    1. I've never done a paint party before. And in fact, I've never painted on canvas before either. I can't believe how much fun it is! I suspect I'll be doing more and more of it as time goes on.

      Sometimes it's fun to get together with girlfriends and laugh about things that we totally get. Takes me back to my silly teenage years!

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  14. Happy Monday, Martha! I hope that you had a great weekend! Ours was laid back. Maybe snow tonight ~ Yikes! Enjoy your day!

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    1. Oh no...not snow! LOL It's time for spring flowers :) We have had amazing weather this weekend. George and I took long, leisurely walks, which were so enjoyable!

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  15. Laughter is such good medicine, I really like that image of that cat sitting patiently!

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    1. It is great medicine, Lon! Nice to see you here. Thanks for stopping by!

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  16. Wow this is so much happening in your beautiful world dear Martha :)))

    i am so glad that you achieved weight loss goal awesomely ! CONGRATS FOR THIS MY FRIEND! i agree that slow and steady is BEST WAY TO REACH ON TARGETED DESTINATION!

    i am also curious about metaphysical group which sounds profoundly amazing!

    best of luck for you spring cleaning my friend
    our will start in mid of Ramadan ,some do it before Ramadan though

    loved the fun stuff :)
    hugs!

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    1. Thank you, Baili! Losing the weight went so smoothly. I just started eating healthier and focusing on getting enough sleep and a decent amount of exercise. It took quite a few weeks to reach my goal but I wasn't in a rush. Slow and steady always works best for me.

      The metaphysical group is a lot of fun! It is a wonderful bunch of people and we discuss such interesting topics. I look forward to it each week!

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