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There are those days when you don’t know what you are supposed to do next.  You ponder your purpose. You are stuck.  I know.

So while I contemplate my purpose (or just have a glass or two of wine!), I found some pictures to share with you what really “stuck” looks like. Hope it made you smile! 😉

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Proper Priorities

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Maybe it’s age, maybe it’s hormones, maybe I just think too much, but I don’t sleep.  I can get to sleep, I just don’t stay asleep.  And when I wake up at 2 or 3 in the morning, my mind is off and running!

I don’t know why I just can’t quiet my brain.  I tell myself to knock it off and go to sleep, but I don’t listen to me.  Very frustrating I tell ya!

https://i2.wp.com/media.heliohosted.com/plugins/Clipart/ClipartStock1/man%20carrying%20groceries%201.pngLast night I was remembering one of the first snow/ice storms we had in my neck of the woods.  I was pregnant with my first child and craving cantaloupe and honey-dew melon ALL the time.  My lovely Hubby stopped at the grocery store on his way home to get a few groceries, including the melons.  Our house at the time was at the bottom of the street and our house had the steepest driveway in the neighborhood.  So Hubby had to park his car at the top of our road (because of ice) and walk down to our house.  He managed to carry the grocery bags down the road without slipping and falling.  Once he got to our yard, he decided to walk up hill on the grass of our yard, so not to slip on our icy drive way.

Well, he did slip.  As soon as the grass ended and he had to step on the driveway, he lost his footing.  And as I watched, with horror, as he slid all the way down our driveway, all I was really seeing was the melons bouncing down the hill past him.  My poor cantaloupes!  I mean my poor Hubby!

It occurred to me, as I laid wide awake in the middle of the night, how our priorities change as we get older.  Because now I would most definitely be concerned about ALL the groceries tumbling down our driveway, not just the melons. 😉

Happy is in the House

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I started out 2012 with the blog name Ode to my Abode.  This past year I changed it to House of 34.  I wanted to share more than just DIY projects.  House of 34 is about sharing ideas and experiences, laughing and making fun of myself (and occasionally others, all with love of course), as well as DIY Projects.  My goal in writing about my DIY projects, though, is to encourage you to try new things yourself.  I’m not an expert at anything.  But for reasons not yet known, 😉 I’m not afraid to try anything either.  I believe if you have an idea in your head, you can do it.

Thanks for all your support!  Blogging has been a wonderful experience.  I have “met” some pretty awesome people in cyberspace! 😀  House of 34 is a happier place with all of you in it.

Thought I would share some of the top posts from 2012.  Thank you again!!

Top Five DIY Projects

Framing a Bathroom Mirror

Storage Cabinet Makeover

Arm Chair Makeover

Entryway Curtains

Entryway Curtains

Painted Architectural Pediment

Most Popular Humor Post

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Happy New 365 Days!

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Happy New Year!

I’ve thought about this past year, and although I managed to get a few projects done, I wondered if I made any sort of meaningful contributions to the world.

After scouring all of 2012’s posts, it became clear I didn’t change the world, but here is what I know… a) I have amazing followers, b) you still follow me even when I share my dorky moments, and c) some of these dorky moments maybe, just maybe, contributed a teeny tiny bit of wisdom, goofiness and laughter. 😉

Developed a revolutionary way of cleaning mattresses!

Discovered flat abs requires more than 8 once-a-week exercise sessions.  I wish I had better news on that.

Took a job as Test Drive Dummy and pushed my finger “through opening”.  It hurts like the dickens, people.

90 percent

Gave a name to a troubling condition called 90 percentitis.   It’s a problem many DIY-ers have when they have too many creative thoughts in their heads at one time.

Told the world to go crazy and buy TWO cans of frosting with cake mix!!

AND, last but not least, gave you way better directions on how to deposit a check at the ATM machine than Hubby gave me.  (The folks behind the security camera are still laughing!)

I hope this New Year brings you happiness, joy and oodles of laughter!

Girl verses ATM Machine

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My Hubby asked me to deposit a check.  He said it’s easier now.  No deposit slip.  No teller.  Just go to the ATM machine.  The check gets scanned and you’re done.  Got it!  Sound like something I can handle.

I apparently over-estimated my banking abilities.  I pulled up and rolled down my window.  I saw where the check needed to go.  The directions said to “deposit check here”.  So I hung myself out the car window, to reach the deposit slot.  But the check would not go in.  I tried again and again, forward, backwards and upside down, the ATM would not take my check.

Thinking Mom just wasn’t doing it right, my daughter unbuckled herself and climbed over to the front seat.  She was going to try.  Now she’s kneeling on my lap, wedged between my chest and the stearing wheel, hanging out the window herself.  She tried and tried, but the ATM stood its ground.  It would not take my check.

Hubby said it was easy!  What was I doing wrong?  And at this point I realized that I was most like being taped by a security camera.  I don’t even want to think about what we looked liked.  I can only imagine the roaring laughter that would occur if anyone watched that tape.  Mom and daughter, half way out the window, shoving a check at an uncooperative machine.

I almost gave up and drove away.  Then a thought occurred to me.  What if I insert my debit card in to the ATM machine?  When I want the machine to give me money, I use my ATM card.  Maybe that would work!

And what do ya know… The deposit slot opened up and took my check.  And I swear, as the ATM was finally scanning my check for deposit, I heard  snickering coming out of the deposit slot!  I think I even saw the sides of the slot turn up in a slight smile.

I’m only telling you this embarrassing story in hopes that it will prevent any one else from listening to her Hubby about how to work an ATM machine.  He missed telling me a several crucial steps.  Like.. Take out your ATM card.  Put the ATM card in to the machine.  Punch in your security code.  Choose “DEPOSIT” then insert your check.  Those are important!  Like really important.  Otherwise you will just be hanging out your window trying to jam a check into a CLOSED deposit slot!  With people watching.  And laughing.

Made You Smile – Holiday Style

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Some holiday giggles and smiles for you.

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Made You Smile

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Ever have one of these days??

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What was I saying…? 😉

Answer Me This

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I’m cleaning my house today.  Joy.  It’s not one of my strengths, at all.  Not even a little.  But bathrooms don’t clean themselves.  While I’m cleaning the yuckiest rooms in the house, the thought strikes me (AGAIN), why do the grosses rooms in my house not have windows?  All three and a half baths in my house are windowless rooms just screaming to be aired out!  Seriously!?  In what world is a bathroom, with no source of fresh air, a good idea??

So answer me this… What would you change or do over if you could rebuild your house?

I love my house, but if I could do one thing over I would definitely make sure all the bathrooms have windows.  The kind that opens up! 😉

What would you change?

Made You Smile #3

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May your day be a good hair day…

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This is how I look when I’m helping others with their driving deficiencies. It’s a community service I provide. 😉

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Bad Hair Day

A Peek at my Week

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High School.  It starts way too early!

Isn’t it odd that when your child reaches High School, it’s also the time they are growing, changing, and like/need to sleep?  I, too, am getting older, and to keep me sane, charming and lovable, I really, really need my sleep!  Monday through Friday 5:15 a.m.  It’s not pretty.

Just when my son is finished with High School, my daughter will be starting.  That’s eight years of being sleep deprived!   Do I need to say this could get ugly? 😉

A peek at my week.  Can you relate??

And the week begins… MONDAY 5:15 a.m.

MONDAY PILATES.  I do believe a mat and a towel means nap time. I went to Kindergarten, I know this to be true!

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY… Bible Study. Dear Lord, please help me fall asleep when my body is tired but my brain won’t be quiet. And please help me stay awake when my brain is exhausted but my body need to keep going. Amen.

FRIDAY… Going to bed early with the sheer joy of knowing the alarm is not set.

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SATURDAY!  Oh Yay! Happy day! Sleep is a beautiful thing!  Mom is full of giggles! 😀

SUNDAY… Two whole days of waking up AFTER the sun rises!  Can ya feel the joy??!!

I hate MONDAY mornings! 😉

Twin Sisters

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Twin sisters share a special bond.  At least I do with my twin.  We happen to be fraternal twins, but we still have the same closeness that many identical twins experience.

My sister and I can talk about anything.  And we have!  There are times when we spend an hour or more on the phone, just being silly, reminiscing about the past or talking about our families.  My sister lives in another state, so we don’t see each other as often as we like.  So those special conversations really mean a lot to me!

Today, my sister and I had a memorable text chat.  I love how we can get right to the core of our lives and share it freely with each other.  I don’t think she’ll mind if I let you in on our lovely conversation today.  It went like this…

Me:  Hellooooo

Sister:  Hi

Me:  What’s new?

Sister:  I got nuthin… lol

Me:  Me neither.  Good talkin to ya.

I know!  Such depth.  Such feeling!  It brings tears to my eyes.

I can only hope that those who have a sister have a relationship as close and special as we have.  We are so close, in fact, we’re almost telepathic.  I know right now she is thinking what a dork she has for a sister, and she know I know she loves me anyway.  Truly amazing, huh?.  😉

 

Welcome to my World

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Tell me if this isn’t true.  Or don’t.  I like living in my own little world. 😉

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Sucking in you stomach while standing on the scale will make you weigh less.

appliances,feather dusters,household,housekeepers,vacuum cleaners,women,peopleVacuum tracks on the carpet makes your house look clean.

Laundry Basket Web ImageLaundry causes guilt.  Let me explain…If you wash the clothes, then you have to dry the clothes.  If you dry the clothes then you have to fold the clothes.  If you fold the clothes then you will have to put them away.  If you do all that then you’ll be tired and need a nap.  And if you nap, then you’ll feel guilty for wasting the day.  So don’t do laundry. 😉

Clean dishes in the dishwasher is like a bonus kitchen cupboard.

Isn’t my world better? 😀

 

Happy Dance Day

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Back to school for my kids tomorrow!  Woo Hoo!

I know there are moms out there who love spending every single moment with their kids.  Moms who are quite sad when it’s time to let them go back to school.  I’ve met them.  They are crazy awesome.  But I don’t think they love their kids more than I love mine.  I ADORE my kids!  They are the best thing I ever did.  It’s just that I’m happy when it’s time for school to start.  I admit it!  I’m GIDDY!  Tomorrow I will be doing the happy dance, even though I have to wake up at 5:30 to get my high schooler on his way.  Oh happy days are here again…!

Cuz by the end of summer, this is what I tend to look like…

Dear Lord, give me patience, give me strength.

I’ll be okay. One more day. I’ll be okay.

It won’t be easy getting use to our new, very early routine.  But I’m confident all will go well tomorrow.

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My son tomorrow at 5:30 a.m!

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My daughter’s schedule stays the same as last year.  She is excited for school to start.  She’ll be up on her own and ready to go!

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My Daughter is next to wake up. She’s a piece of cake. She can’t wait for school!

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Happy dancing home from the bus stop! Now we’re going antiquing! It’s the most wonderful time of the year…! 😀

What? Writing a blog post in one sitting? Really? I can do that?!

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Made You Smile #2

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I love these pictures!  Hope they made you smile!

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I’ve had days like this! 😉 (the only link I could find on this picture is Tumblr.com)

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Yep, I give up!

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Made You Smile

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I couldn’t resist sharing these pictures!  Hope they made you smile!

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Aging Gracefully…NOT!

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It’s been one of those weeks.  You know, the kind when you aren’t feeling particularly upbeat, or attractive or young.  The kind when your brain has taken a vacation and forgot to let you know.

Bibles,books,eyeglasses,eyewear,glasses,hands,holy books,Old Testament,persons,Photographs,readers,readings,religions,religious books,scriptures,text,womenThis week I had an eye doctor appointment.  The doctor’s assistant was chit chatty, as I’m sure she is with all the patients.  But the first thing she said to me was that she noticed my birth year on my chart was the same as her mother’s.  This assistant is 27 years old.  WHAT?!!  REALLY?  Was this pertinent information I needed to know?  I am NOT old enough to have a 27-year-old child!  Good grief!  I wonder what I look like in her eyes.  In my head, I don’t look much older than this chick.  But then again, DENIAL has always been my favorite place to be.  It’s a happy place.  You’re welcome to join me as long as you don’t tell me I’m old enough to be your mother.

I find out my reading eye sight is getting worse.  The doctor said that’s perfectly normal when you get to be my age.  Could you please excuse me while I bang my head against the wall?

And today, I’m having a conversation with my daughter in the car.  After I said what I had to say, my daughter replied, “could you repeat that mom?”  NO I CAN NOT REPEAT THAT!  I don’t remember what I just said.  I told her she needed to pay close attention to me when I say something because I can not be held responsible for what I forget.

So here I am, 40 something, in glasses, in braces, and because Mother Nature thinks she’s being cute, I’m getting zits I never had as a teenager.  Just swell. 😉

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Goofy Like Me

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Sometimes I look at my kids and wonder where they came from.  They don’t look like me at all.  Blond hair, blue eyes.  How did that happen??  But then they do or say something that is so funny, I know it’s their goofy minds that are like me.

My son and my brother are having battle of the cookies.  They each are shocked when the cookies are gone, blaming the other for the disappearance.  My son decided it would be in his best interest if he hid the cookies in his room.  After they were gone, he printed out a message, put message in the empty cookie bag and returned the bag to the cookie cupboard.  So when my brother thought we had more cookies, he got this message from his nephew instead.  “U MAD BRO?”  That’s my boy! I was so proud! 

You mad Bro? Ha!

Then there’s my daughter.  She’s a hoot when she doesn’t even know she’s a hoot and that makes her even funnier!

She saw my Fifty Shade of Grey book on my dresser.  As I’m having a heart attack and nonchalantly putting it away, she asked me what the book is about.  I said, “ahhh, well, umm, it’s ah, it’s a grown up love story.”  She replies “Oh okay, really?  I thought it was a book you got from Lowes.”  Hehehe!  That’s my DIY girl!

Fifty Shades of Grey and fifty shades of gray!

Quiet Please

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Twice this week, in a matter of days, and quite by accident, I came across the subject of introverts.  Seems like a sign to talk about it!

There is a book on the New York Best Seller list by Susan Cain called Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking that has been in the news everywhere.  I haven’t read it yet, but the subject itself hit close to home.

The book’s website features a quiz to see if you are an introvert or an extrovert.  Can you guess which one I am? ; )

I = Introvert. If you answered the majority of the questions true, you’re probably an introvert. Given the choice, you’ll devote your social energy to the people you care about most, preferring a glass of wine with a close friend to a party full of strangers. You think before you speak, and relish solitude. You feel energized when focusing deeply on a subject or activity that really interests you. You have an active inner life, and are at your best when you tap into its riches.

Yep, that’s me!  Of course I already knew that.  And while not having read the book yet, I have some thoughts on the subject.  Introvert doesn’t mean shy.  And it doesn’t mean uneducated.  And it doesn’t mean boring,  And it doesn’t mean we have nothing to say.  And it doesn’t mean we are a doormat or unable to make our own decisions.

It means we take heart in what we say and do and seek out like-minded people.  It means we realize we have two feet, and neither one should be in our mouth.  It means we engage in conversation when we have something important to contribute, not just to hear the sound of our voice.  It means we know our own minds and what we want and will not argue unless you push too hard.  (Then you’ll know we’re mad!)  It means we are strong and independent in a calm, quiet kind of way.  It means we will likely be your best friend because we listen and we are thoughtful and we are considerate.

And here’s a piece of advice:  Never ask someone, especially someone you barely know, “why are you so quiet?”  It’s rude.  And awkward.  We would never ask you “why are you still talking?”

 

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