Monday, June 29, 2020

Chuckles and Chortles

Happy Monday, blogging friends! It's been a while, hasn't it? I don't have much to write about these days, so I visit your sites instead of posting on my own. But I'm popping in today to say hi and make you smile. Our routine hasn't changed all that much over here. We tend to the outdoors, take walks every chance we get, and basically go about our day as best as we can under the circumstances. A lot of businesses have opened up around here and the restaurants have set up outdoor patios, but the most amazing man in the world and I are taking things slowly. We're in no rush for anything. In addition to taking walks with the most amazing man in the world in the evenings, I've also incorporated walks in the early morning (6 AM!) with a friend of mine a couple of times a week. Or when weather permits. This is the friend that I do social-distancing cycling with. It's been a great way to get outdoors and socialize to the best of our ability. Saturday we finally drove up to Ottawa to see my younger daughter and her boyfriend. We had to socially distance, so I couldn't hug or kiss either one, but just seeing them after so much time was sheer joy!

And that's all my news for now. What's up with you? Share in the comments below. And enjoy the funny images! Have a good one, everyone.








50 comments:

  1. LOL with the year 2020 and the rat! Isn't that the truth! Glad you got to see your daughter/boyfriend and spend some time with them! Seems like you are keeping healthy during these times so keep up the good work!

    betty

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    1. Always nice to see the people we love! Hope you've had a lovely week.

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  2. Thanks for the laughs, Martha. Really got a chuckle out of the sell by date. You are more then welcome to stop by my blog and leave comments any time you wish.

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  3. Nice to see a post from you. I am glad you got to see your daughter. I broke the rules the other day and hugged my great nieces, it has been so hard not to and my niece told me it was OK. I guess we have all become rats :) Have a nice week and stay healthy! XO

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    1. Not being able to hug has been really hard! But my daughter and her boyfriend live in a big city and see their friends...so it was (sadly) necessary :(

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  4. The RAT! Yes we are all the rat! LOL!! Thanks for the funnies it made my Monday! Glad to hear you're doing well.

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  5. Hi Martha! Things are quiet here too. Very, very quiet. Love the Michelangelo cartoon and the Ancestry website one, LOL!

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    1. Not much to do these days! But at least we're able to spend more time outside.

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  6. oh they are so funny and my favorite is the cats!! Sounds a bit like us - we are getting out for walks, have only visited one son who lives about 40 min away and other than that just enjoying eating at home for the most part and working in the yard, ...binge-ing on shows, Anyway real good hearling from you - ..I've missed those cartoons and seeing what is up with you.

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    1. We LOVE those walks. Thank goodness the weather is nice enough to do that!

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  7. I know what you mean: I don't have much to say. I'm losing interest in activities I usually enjoy. Nothing much is going on here. We have a rule now in our county after 5 p.m. If you go in a store or whatever, a mask is required. It should be a rule 24/7--anytime we leave our houses. Better get King Henry's milk in the refrigerator now. If it sours, then it's off with your head.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Starting this week, masks will become mandatory when you go inside businesses. A lot of people are complaining but I don't mind. We get visitors from two big cities near us that have had the most cases in the country. So...it's for our protection! Hope you're keeping well.

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  8. Thanks for the laughs Martha! Isn't it great being out in this weather?

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    1. It is! We're in a heat wave again but it'll pass.

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  9. Oh Martha, Henry the 8ths milk and I despise the living.
    Thanks, I needed a good laugh!
    Take Care!!

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    1. Don't you just love those two? LOL! Be well xo

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  10. Oh lol I love the first one! Martha, I'm so happy to hear you're out cycling! And I wish I could join you on your 6am walks...that's MY time to be in the woods, but here, I'm not confident yet...hearing coyotes makes me a wee bit nervous! :) I'm not in any hurry to return to society either. I'm so happy you got to see your daughter!! Life here is busy...well, you know! :) It is raining as I type this though, so I'm grateful to Mother Nature - hoping the water tables will be grateful too! :)

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    1. I LOVE the morning walks. And I would really enjoy walking in the woods with you. How peaceful that must be...lucky girl! It's a new place for you, so it'll take time to get used to it. But I imagine you'll figure it all out and eventually create a path through those quiet areas. I hope you're really enjoying your new place!

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  11. And Covid 19 is the rat poison. Glad you got to see your younger daughter, I bet that was nice.
    Thanks for the laughs. Have a great week!

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    1. It was wonderful! I can't wait to see her again. I hope all is well!

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  12. Covid certainly has changed the world.

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  13. TEENAGERS! They haven't changed a bit! lol
    Ancestry.rabbits.....lol

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    1. I bet we could go back 2,000 years and the teenagers would be the same! LOL

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  14. Hah! These are great! I especially enjoyed the Henry VIII milk :D

    You are being very sensible in my opinion; if only everyone could follow the rules. It's scary to see big numbers in some places. The virus moves so fast. The only way to keep as many safe as possible is for everyone to follow the rules, especially about social distancing. We have no plans to eat out, see a movie, or anything else that involves being around any more than just our core family unit, until there is treatment or a vaccine. I do realize it is much harder for many people than it is for us, though. If I were young and/or lived alone, it would be so lonely not to be able to socialize. I'm glad you got to see your daughter :)

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    1. I couldn't agree more! We are following the rules and being very careful. Since summer is here, it's easier to socialize, albeit at a distance with the people we're close with. But even so, we've only seen my younger daughter. We're doing this very slowly as we don't feel very confident yet. The majority of the people we know live in Montreal and Ottawa, the two cities with the majority of the cases...with Montreal being the worst! So we're just quietly doing our thing here to see what happens next with all the businesses opening up. A lot of people are being reckless and I imagine it's just a matter of time before we see some numbers rise. I hope I'm wrong but I'm being cautious! Anyhow, keep well. Stay safe!

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  15. This really is such a strange year, but we must get on as best we can.
    So pleased you were able to see your daughter and her boyfriend and spend some time with them.

    Thank you for the funnies, I especially liked the Michelangelo cartoon :)

    All the best Jan

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    1. Very true, Jan. We certainly do have to get on as best as we can. Things are what they are and we'll work around that. Always a pleasure to share some funny stuff with all of you!

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  16. Stealing the rat toon. Does that hit the nail on the head or WHAT!?

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  17. The year of the rat indeed! lol I found a dead rat in my yard the other day! YUCK! It must be some kind of omen.

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  18. Hi—I came to you through Infidel’s weekly roundup. For another view of rats—very smart guys, as it happens—check out Apopo, an organization that trains the eponymous rats to sniff out land mines that are the detritus of war. They save lives and limbs in various places around the world. I’ve written about them on my WP blog. Still enjoyed your array, though.

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    1. Thanks for that info! That is really fascinating. I'll have to check it out.

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  19. These are great, Martha! The Year of the Rat ~ Hysterical! I'm glad that you and George are being careful. Just take a look at what is going on south of you. It's downright scary. Terry and I are probably housebound for the most part until there is a vaccine. One day at a time. Thanks for the wonderful laughs!

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    1. The south...oh my gosh! That is quite the nightmare. We are being very careful. We want to keep the economy going while staying safe at the same time. No rush to get back to 'normal'. I'm perfectly happy keeping my distance and watching to see what happens day by day.

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    1. Thanks, Wonder Woman! I hope we get to video chat one day.

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  21. Just read in your post above that you are going to have a summer break - you will be missed :)

    Have a great summer, stay safe and well.

    My good wishes.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thank you, Jan! Don't tell anyone...but I'm snooping around your blogs :)

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  22. haha last one is hilarious dear Martha and sounds familiar lol

    i am so happy that all is amazing at your corner :)))

    walks ,cycling and eating out wow sounds like a norm :)))
    you stay in my mind when i think about summers of your area ,it makes me happy and serene to think that Martha my friend must be happy to have clear sky and warm days :) i see you in my imagination taking happy walks with friends and specially riding bike with friends ,may you enjoy all the beauty of this season my friend :)

    how lovely to to be able to meet your daughter :) such times are precious indeed ,i am desperately waiting for time when i will be able to meet my eldest son !
    more blessings to you and your's !

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    1. Thank you, Baili. Blessing to you, too. And I hope you get to see your eldest son one day soon! xo

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  23. Missed your blog lots.Glad to hear you're handling the pandemic well.

    I've been exercising in the pool everyday with noodles. Would love a bike ride but each day for the last 6 weeks have been 3-digit temps! My tires would melt!

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    1. Toni, it is so nice to hear from you! I'm sorry I took so long to answer. I found your message in my spam folder. Looking forward to hearing more of your news.

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  24. It is fall, you need to come back now. :) XO

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    1. Awww...your comment really touched me! Thank you for thinking of me. I will be back very soon. I've missed you all terribly! xo 💜

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