Monday, May 4, 2020

Chuckles and Chortles

Happy new week, blogging friends! How is everyone doing? And what's going on where you are? Nothing has changed around here yet. I've read that the province will start implementing minor changes this month with businesses but for now we're all still on self-isolation. I think caution is important at this time, so I'll deal with whatever needs to be done to keep the vulnerable safe. No one is happy about this situation but sometimes sacrifices are made for the good of all.

Okay, off my soapbox...

So we finished watching The Innocence Files and - boy oh boy - was that ever hard to get through. The most amazing man in the world and I were stunned at what these innocent people (and they are just a drop in the bucket of injustice) went through. If you haven't seen this documentary on Netflix, you might want to give it a try. We're now only watching Life in Pieces (very funny!) but we are thinking of also starting up Modern Family. Has anyone watched this? I've heard a lot of about it but don't know much else.

Our weather has been up and down but there have been a few decent days, and when they come around, we take advantage of them. One of those days we spent in the garden. We cleaned up, took out a few seasonal items, prepared the bird bath, hung the bird feeder and got rid of the weeds. Doesn't sound like much but I loved it! Nothing like being outside and enjoying nature. I don't have a lot of things planted yet but there are some gorgeous tulips putting on a show as I write this.

And that's all for now. Let's get to the funny stuff. We could all use some humour. Enjoy!









48 comments:

  1. Thanks for the laughs Martha. My daughter is recommending the Michael Jordan documentary to us, it's on Netflix if you are interested. Apparently life didn't come easy to him, he is a fighter.

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    1. I'll have to check it out, Christine! Thanks :)

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  2. Being outside is SO FUN. No, I haven't seen it. We just went back to watching Forever Knight on DVD. Very fun in the new office area where we watch spooky stuff and other things.

    Four dollars. That's my range!

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    1. Sounds so cool. And I like that you watch spooky stuff. Definitely for me. My hubby? Not so much. But he does it for me :)

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    2. Hubby's are the best. Hey Martha. Guess what? It's been I think a week and no snow. How about them apples? Hope your Tuesday is going well. I just wrapped up a filming shoot with my Canon. I tell you what? I won't go back to Nikon. I'm sold on Canon all the way.

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    3. I LOVE Canon. I started with Nikon and ended up even happier with Canon. Good products, for sure. Very cool about the filming. Sounds like you're having a grand old time!

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  3. Many seem to be missing the idea of sacrifice for all. The protests look like selfish tantrums.

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    1. I couldn't agree more! We're all in this together.

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  4. Ha ha, cheap wine and the roomba! And I love Modern Family -- very funny and cleverly written. I think you'd enjoy it. There's a LOT of seasons to watch too, so it will keep you busy for a while.

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    1. I checked it out and we're now watching Modern Family! I suspect we'll be doing so for quite some time along with other shows. Thanks!

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  5. LOL with the one with the hubby stuffed into the trash can :) I loved Modern Family; so funny! I'll have to look for the Innocents. Our state is opening up more and more as the month of May continues. Hair salons and the like are getting to be opened on Friday of this week! Sit down dining on Monday of next week. All with social distancing tips of course and limiting numbers of people at all those places.

    betty

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    1. Small changes will be made everywhere, I suspect, as we watch and see what happens as we do. Hopefully all goes well.

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  6. Thank you for the funnies, Martha - I love that Roomba one especially!

    Spring has been slow here, too. The few good days we've had, though, have been so appreciated, just like yours. I hear there's a polar vortex coming your way - yikes! Stay warm!

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    1. There is! It was freezing last night. Hopefully this is the end of bad weather. I'd like to spend more time working on the garden. I picked up some flower seeds today at the market today and I'm excited to get them going. Simple pleasures while we stay at home.

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  7. Happy gardening dear Martha :) may you find more fine weather to plant your picks for the garden
    bird bath sounds so sweet ,reminded me clay pot mother would keep in garden and on shade over door of rooms bird would take bath and would eat the bread crumbs she would throw for them ,no bird feeder she had then
    your funnies are hilarious ,i have watch castaway many many times ,it somehow strengthens me
    more blessings to your beautiful world!

    this is brave of you to finish Innocence Files ,i will try it again
    b

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    1. It was very difficult to watch the Innocence Files. My heart ached for these people who lost years of their life. I'm glad they were finally found innocent and they were released. But my goodness, the pain they went through. Just awful.

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  8. Parks and trails have reopened here in Nova Scotia. We are happy for that and hope all will abide by the rules.
    We have been gardening like there was no tomorrow......our garden has not been this cleaned up in years! Amazing hat one can do when you are limited as to where one can go.
    Poor Mona! Good call though Leonardo.
    Have a good week.

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    1. That is great, Jim! I think getting outdoors in nature will do everyone a world of good. Hopefully the rules are followed to keep everyone safe.

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  9. Haha That Mona Lisa meme cracked me up. :D Thanks for the laughs!

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  10. I am like you and do my part to help by wearing a mask and not going out except for groceries and veterinarian appointments. I have never seen Modern Family, but it was on for over 10 years so it must be good. Thanks for the funnies- I like the Freudian Slip. Have a wonderful week and stay healthy. XO

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    1. We just started Modern Family and it seems like it'll be fun. We'll see. Stay safe, too! And be well xo

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  11. ahh the funnies - always look forward to them....love the smashing grapes into wine one the best...nice to get out in the garden.
    I've been working outside on and off - lots of pine needs and dirt to rake - ..oh well. I miss my yard. I watched a couple seasons of Modern family - i liked it - but got caught up in other series and didn't get back to it. I'm still enjoying for the most part when not in the mood for drama ' The 70's show from so long ago. I never watched it then really - maybe one or two back in the 90's but now it makes me laugh with every episode. Finished OUtlander and almost want to start it over again.

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    1. We really enjoyed the 70's show. Watched the whole thing. It's definitely a good choice for when you're not in the mood for drama. There are a lot of good choices on Netflix that we can choose from.

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  12. Thanks for the continued laughs, Martha. I know the Freudian slip is an old joke, but it is still funny, and you got me with the $4 wine.

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    1. That $4 wine had me laughing the most. I can see my husband and I in a situation like that considering we don't know anything about wine and usually end up ordering something 'affordable' :)

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  13. Thank you! Roomba and Mona Lisa got me the most this time :o)

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  14. During these present times and restrictions, it's so good to be able to spend time in the garden …

    Many thanks for sorting out and sharing these funnies.

    Have a happy May and a good week.

    All the best Jan

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    1. I couldn't agree more, Jan! Gardening is a great way to relax, enjoy some time outdoors and get through this period.

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  15. That was so fun, I enjoyed all of these, thank you!☺

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  16. Ha - love that last one about Castaway. The other day I was talking to the...oh never mind. I already look unhinged enough.

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    1. HAHAHA! Not to worry. I think many of us are doing this :)

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  18. Yeah, it seems my female friends have actually named their Roomba and call it their boyfriend. This pandemic is making us all deserted-island crazy.

    Thank you, Martha, for the pick-me-ups.
    Stay well and safe.

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    1. You're very welcome, Robyn! We're all a little crazy these days :)

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  19. The Sesame Street one was hysterical! I still remember when my brother Roy and I got two adults to buy tickets for us to see "The Birds." We had the money. We just needed an adult to buy the tickets for us so we could get in. We laughed all the way through the movie because it was unconceivable that seagulls would act like that. Then In Hawaii a few years back we stumbled across a house, years, and trees literally smothered by hundreds and hundreds of seagull. That gave me a whole different perspective, let me tell you! Have a great rest of the week! Hugs to you!

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    1. HAHA! I love that story, Louise! Life has a way of surprising us and challenging our beliefs. Nothing surprises me with seagulls. I hope you are keeping well and safe!

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  20. We all just laughed at him and Wilsin

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  21. Hee hee...that explains Mona Lisa's smile!! That's a great one! I hope you're doing well Martha! So much to do here, and summer has finally arrived. My world is green and I'm trying to figure out what needs to be done before the winter! xxx

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    1. So nice to hear from you, Rain! I'm really happy for you. We'll do a video chat one day. Be well and stay safe.

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    2. I love that idea of a video chat!!! I hope we can get into some kind of routine soon, it feels like the list of things to do is never-ending at this point and we keep putting off something to deal with some other thing more urgent! But I'm not complaining....I LOVE IT. :)))

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    3. Sounds so familiar! LOL We're three years in and we still have stuff that needs done. Last year it was the hedges for privacy in the spring and a new roof in the fall. Both big expenses...the joys of home ownership! HAHA I realize you probably have more things to tackle than we do but taking it one thing at a time with the most urgent as a priority is manageable. I'm looking forward to all that you'll be sharing along this journey. Our home is too new to make for any exciting and interesting posts! LOL Older homes are much more blog-worthy :) Enjoy and we'll chat it up when you're ready. I'll email you my cell phone number, as well, so you can pop in and say hello from time to time. Thank you for that!

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  22. That last one got a snort laugh out of me. I love it.

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  23. It is really great that you improve ours mood during this difficult time.

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