Your Weekend Chuckle ๐Ÿ˜…

Hello my lovely friends ๐Ÿ’• Thank you so much for peeking in! ๐Ÿ˜

Warning: Continuing may result in bursts of laughter…look around make sure you’re alone ๐Ÿ˜œ

๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿฆ„๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿฆ„๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿฆ„๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿฆ„๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿฆ„๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿฆ„๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿฆ„๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿฆ„๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿฆ„๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿฆ„๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿฆ„๐ŸŒบ

And this, my dear friends, is what we call ‘Schadenfreude’ ๐Ÿ˜‰

๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿฆ„๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿฆ„๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿฆ„๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿฆ„๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿฆ„๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿฆ„๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿฆ„๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿฆ„๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿฆ„๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿฆ„๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿฆ„๐ŸŒบ

Most definitely! ๐Ÿ˜‰

๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿฆ„๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿฆ„๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿฆ„๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿฆ„๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿฆ„๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿฆ„๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿฆ„๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿฆ„๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿฆ„๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿฆ„๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿฆ„๐ŸŒบ
There are photos ๐Ÿ˜

๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿฆ„๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿฆ„๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿฆ„๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿฆ„๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿฆ„๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿฆ„๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿฆ„๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿฆ„๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿฆ„๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿฆ„๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿฆ„๐ŸŒบ

 

Hubby tried it yesterday….it works! ๐Ÿ˜‚

๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿฆ„๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿฆ„๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿฆ„๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿฆ„๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿฆ„๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿฆ„๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿฆ„๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿฆ„๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿฆ„๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿฆ„๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿฆ„๐ŸŒบ
Poor guy ๐Ÿ˜œ

Alrighty….that’s all for today ๐Ÿค“ I hope this tickled a giggle or two out of ya ๐Ÿ˜Š

Have a fabulous weekend ๐Ÿ˜Ž I’ll see you in October ๐Ÿ

Until then ๐Ÿ’•

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Blankets, Blooms, and Other Random Thingsย 

Hello my lovely friends ๐Ÿ’• 

First of all…Happy Monday! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

It may not be perfect 


…but at least you’re not that guy ๐Ÿ˜œ

Now I wanna show you a few pictures, and tell you about my weekend ๐Ÿ˜Š

Saturday was our ‘Citywide Yardsale Day’ ๐Ÿ˜ƒ There were a lot of little flags on the yard sale map…it looked promising. 

My daughter is accessorising her new house, so she was in. ๐Ÿ˜ We took off bright and early, and were not disappointed! 

Do you know the easiest, fastest (and cheapest ๐Ÿ˜‰) way to get your hands on a ‘Granny Square’ blanket? 

You find a person that doesn’t care about any of that, and sells you one for $ 2 (two) ๐Ÿ˜œ


Talk about a lucky find! She also sold me the other one in the picture for $2 ๐Ÿ˜ 

I asked her if she knew anything about them, but all she could tell me was that she found them in an old trunk she discovered in the basement of the foreclosed home she bought “as is”. 

They were a bit dusty, but 2 cycles in the wash (last one with Lysol – you never know ๐Ÿ˜‰) and the colors pop again. ๐Ÿ™‚

As we were out and about we stopped at a State Park with an amazing view over the Missouri River into Missouri…I think our little corner of the world is quite pretty ๐Ÿ˜Ž


Back home I washed my treasures, and as I hung them out to dry I noticed that some of my flowers gathered some strength for summer’s last ‘Hurrah’ 


The blanket in the background โฌ†๏ธ is another Yard Sale beauty ๐Ÿ˜

     
Sometimes when my brain seems to be on overload….in Lorelai Gilmore fashion ‘Monkey, Monkey, Underpants’ ๐Ÿ˜† …. I like to sit outside, and just watch the bees, the flowers, and the clouds ๐Ÿ˜Š

 
Other people get Angels….I get Daffy Duck ๐Ÿ˜†


Aaaaand…..poof….the weekend was over – but that’s ok. ๐Ÿ˜ Every new week brings new possibilities and ideas and ways to make new memories. ๐Ÿ˜Š

I hope you have an amazing week, and am sending you Love, Hugs, and Smiles ๐Ÿ’•

Your Weekend Chuckle ๐Ÿ˜น

Hello my lovely friends ๐Ÿ’• 

I can’t believe it’s already Sunday afternoon ๐Ÿ˜ณ Man, this week has just flown by. 

If you need some cheering up… I think I can help ๐Ÿ˜

 There is a chance that you come across something that’s just not funny….then please remember that I had to get up 4 times last night to take our little, queasy Lorelai outside. ๐Ÿ˜– So my judgement may have been compromised ๐Ÿ˜

 Lorelai is all better now…catching up on her sleep ๐Ÿ˜†

Alrighty – here we go….hoping for the best ๐Ÿ˜

1. Best photobomb ever ๐Ÿ˜‚ The Dad told the little girl to say ‘Cheeeese’….


๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ


๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ

Oh boy ๐Ÿ˜ณ I hope they fixed this fast…


๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ

We made it…again! ๐Ÿ˜


๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ

Is it lunchtime yet? 


๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ

That’s it for today… I hope you giggled a little bit ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Now lunch, then maybe a little nap….it’s a full day. ๐Ÿ˜›

I hope you’re having a fabulous Sunday…thanks for giving me a few minutes of your time! ๐Ÿ˜

Sending Love, Hugs, and Smiles to you ๐Ÿ’•

Baking, Books, and a Few Random Things

Hello my lovely friends  ๐Ÿ’• I hope you’re having a great Monday! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ  No…I’m not being sarcastic – I really mean it.

But – just in case you need a little pick-me-up…here’s a little penguin doing the splits

Feel better? ๐Ÿ˜ Ready for some shenanigans? ๐Ÿ˜‰

Here we go…

   1. This past weekend Tracy @ It’s a T-Sweets Day hosted another ‘Fantastic Bake-Along’. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
This month’s recipe was generously shared by Kate @ Life, Tea and Everything
She made some scrumptious cookies from a recipe her beloved Grandma used to spoil her loved ones.

I did not participate this month, because cookies in the house result in my eating every single one, which results in pants not fitting (true story!  ๐Ÿ˜œ ) which results in having to buy new pants…which I hate.  So I just enjoyed dreaming about the deliciousness, while reading the recipe  ๐Ÿค” I hope you will make some, and let me know how you liked them.

Here’s the wonderful recipe

 Grandma Thompson’s Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies 

1 cup shortening
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup boiling water
2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup chopped nuts
6 oz chocolate chips

Important: Follow recipe closely as results depend greatly on order of addition of ingredients!

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Beat shortening, sugars, and vanilla until light and fluffy. Add flour and salt. Mix well. Dissolve baking soda in boiling water. Add to flour mixture. Stir in rolled oats, nuts, and chocolate chips.

Drop from teaspoon onto ungreased cookie sheet, 2 inches apart. Flatten with fork dipped in cold water.

Bake 10-12 minutes. Makes approximately 7 dozen.

Thanks again to Tracy @ It’s a T-Sweets Day  for hosting this great event every month. If you like to join

Tami @ Tanglewood Knots

Kate@ Life, Tea and Everything

Brenna @ Crochet539

and other great bloggers in the Bake-Along just go to Tracy’s page, let her know, and she’ll include you in her list of bakers. I’m looking forward to future Bake-Alongs and hope you will join us.

     2. Books – Lately I’m having a really hard time finding books that grab (and hold) my interest. Especially new books in series I used to love are, more often than not, sleep aides. ๐Ÿ˜• Did you notice that too? Or am I becoming ornery? ๐Ÿค“

A few weeks ago I did find a new (to me) series that I love. I read book 1 – 3 in less than 2 weeks. On some nights they kept me up longer than is good for me. ๐Ÿ˜› 

If you’re interested – the series is called ‘The Southern Ghost Hunter Series‘* by Angie Fox. If you don’t mind spooky, ghostly appearances you should give it a try. โ˜บ๏ธ The characters are very likable, the ghosts not too terribly scary, and it’s set in the beautiful South. 

I held off on book 4 only because I found a book by one of my favorite authors at a booksale. Somehow it had slipped through my radar…I hadn’t read it yet.

 Aaaaaaand …. I didn’t finish it. I’m not going to name author or title – but, oh boy, what a doozy. Repeating paragraphs – once or twice I thought I had lost my page because the same sentences kept appearing ๐Ÿ˜ณ and booooring. ๐Ÿ˜ด

I didn’t even skip to the end to find out who the killer was…’cause I’m convinced the ‘victim’ didn’t actually die. He faked his death to get out of this story. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Now off to some ghost hunting…Book 4 is waiting. ๐Ÿ˜

    3.  ‘Feronia’ the Poncho is (almost) finished ๐Ÿ˜ 

I got a little carried away crocheting the squares, so it’s a bit too long…see 

 I’m horrible at ‘Selfie-taking’ ๐Ÿ˜† but you get the idea 

I actually had to add a wide border to the neckline so it wouldn’t slide down, and pool by my feet ๐Ÿ˜›

Then I added ‘Picots’ to the neckline and bottom edge – Thank you, Tracy, for the idea ๐Ÿ’•

 
…a drawstring….just in case ๐Ÿ˜‰ – and tassels 

Now I just gotta weave in the ends ๐Ÿ˜ and I’m done! 

    4. I started another Poncho – this time I’m keeping the squares smaller. As soon as that one is done, and actual Poncho length, I’ll write out the pattern and share it with you. ๐Ÿค—

   5. I did do some baking yesterday. Usually I bake a raisin bread on Sundays…for a quick breakfast during the week. We did get a little tired of it, so I thought something different is in order. From time to time I like to experiment in the kitchen – so- inspired by my favorite chocolate- I made a Chili/Chocolate Chip bread. ๐Ÿ˜ 

And it’s awesome (if I may say so myself…but hubby thinks so too ๐Ÿ˜‹) You don’t taste the Chili at first, just the chocolate, but it leaves kind of a pepper-y aftertaste. 

I will share the recipe within the next few days. ๐Ÿค“

   6. I mentioned yesterday that I’m going shopping – for more yarn ๐Ÿ˜œ It was quite a successful trip 


And that is all for today ๐Ÿ˜Š Thank you so much for visiting and reading all the way down to here ๐Ÿ˜˜

I’m sending you Love, Hugs, and Smiles ๐Ÿ’•

* I am not affiliated with the author/publisher/product mentioned here โ˜บ๏ธ I just really like the books and the yarn. 

Good morning ๐Ÿ’œ


I’m off to buy more yarn ๐Ÿ˜œ then later I’ll be back for the ‘Fantastic Bake Along’ ๐Ÿ˜ I hope you’ll peek in again ๐Ÿค—

Until then ๐Ÿ’•

Your Weekend Chuckle ๐Ÿค“

Hello my lovely friends ๐Ÿ’• I hope your weekend is off to a good start ๐Ÿ˜ŽMy Saturday is turning out to be quite wonderful ๐Ÿ˜ I woke up in time to see the sun come up, had a nice walk with the dogs (after coffee of course ๐Ÿ˜œ), went to a bridal shower for a lovely girl getting married next month, and now I’m sitting here chuckling over some pictures, and hoping you’ll laugh with me. ๐Ÿ˜Š
๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ

I always wonder about them ๐Ÿ˜œ             


๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ

Me in every photo ๐Ÿ˜


๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ

Did you miss out? ๐Ÿ˜œ


๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ

Taking annoying to the next level ๐Ÿ˜›


I hope you enjoyed these little gems ๐Ÿ˜ 

Sending Love and Hugs and Smiles your way ๐Ÿค—

Take good care of yourself ๐Ÿ˜˜

This’ll only take a second… ๐Ÿ™‚

…okay, maybe 2…or 5 ๐Ÿ˜‰

Hello my lovely friends ๐Ÿ’• 

I’m very sorry, I didn’t mean to make you sad…


Let me fix that real quick ๐Ÿ˜


I hope this helped ๐Ÿ˜

Sending Love and Hugs and Smiles your way ๐Ÿ’œ

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