Life isn't about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Tank Comes Peeking

Can't I ever get any peace? :-)


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Smile Day!

There is a factory in Northern Minnesota which makes the Tickle Me Elmo toys. The toy laughs when you tickle it under the arms.

Well, Lena is hired at The Tickle Me Elmo factory and she reports for her first day promptly at 8:00 am.

The next day at 8:45 am there is a knock at the personnel manager's door.. The foreman throws open the door and begins to rant about the new employee..
He complains that she is incredibly slow and the whole line is backing up, putting the entire production line behind schedule.

The personnel manager decides to see this for himself, so the 2 men march down to the factory floor. When they get there the line is so backed up that there are Tickle Me Elmo's all over the factory floor and they're really beginning to pile up. At the end of the line stands Lena surrounded by mountains of Tickle Me Elmo's.
She has a roll of plush red fabric and a huge bag of small marbles.

The 2 men watch in amazement as she cuts a little piece of fabric, wraps it around two marbles and begins to carefully sew the little package between Elmo's legs.
The personnel manager bursts into laughter. After several minutes of hysterics he pulls himself together and approaches Lena ...
"I'm sorry," he says to her, barely able to keep a straight face, "but I think you misunderstood the instructions I gave you yesterday..."

'Your job is to give Elmo two test tickles..


Friday, February 18, 2011

Happy Friday!

Happy Dance Friday!

It's supposed to be 60 degrees here that's cause for dancing.....however it will go back down to the 30's I gotta dance as much as I can today. I've been fighting a bad cold all I feel a little better so I intend to get out into the world today instead of getting in trouble at home.

Trouble, you ask? Well....I almost electrocuted myself. How, you ask? Well...I'm the type of person who thinks they can fix anything. And I proceeded to splice a cord from one of my lamps that Tank chewed thru when he was a pup. I got all the tools and spliced and taped and such...then.....I go to plug it in. Zappppppppppppp........the plug turned black and melted a little....duh? What I learned, later, is that I was supposed to split the cord and then wind the two separately....and I wound the both of them together........ya live and learn.....thank god I'm still here to

Hope y'all have a great weekend.


(wow, I managed to get happy dancing and a monkey in one post...)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


You Are Linus
I always loved Peanuts....See who you are!!!

You are an optimistic and open minded person. You believe that everything will work out in the end.

You are very kind and forgiving. You're always willing to give someone another chance.

You are highly creative and innovative. People sometimes just don't get what you're doing.

You are brainier and smarter than people realize. You are always thinking, plotting, or dreaming.


I woke up today with a sore throat! I never get sore It hurts to speak! Oh nooo.
Drank some tea with honey and lemon. I haven't been sick in ages! At least since I retired. and I was just saying that to someone the other day too. Damn, I must have jinxed myself. I'm so glad I'm not a singer or I'd really be pissed.

Tank the Terror (the Yorkie) got a hold of one my Christmas tea lite candles (the battery operated ones). I was sitting watching TV the other night when I noticed this blinking light our of the corner of my eye. I looked down and there was "the Terror" holding the candle in his mouth while it was blinking green, red and white. I just laughed so hard at the sight of it....I went to grab my camera but he ran away under the bed. OMG it was funny. (ya had to be there, I guess).


Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day????

Hope you have a great day! :-)


Friday, February 11, 2011

Happy Friday.....

What can I say...I have a sick sense of humor.....:-)))


Wednesday, February 09, 2011

OMG I Have a Headache

One of my many nice neighbors is on vacation this week and has her brother staying at her house....she's the one that watches my dogs on occasion. Her brother works during the day and she asked me to go over to let her dog out during the day. She has an alarm on her house and she gave me the codes and told me what to press to disarm it. Ok. sounds easy. Right? Wrong! Twice in two days, I've set her alarm off! lol. That ear splitting alarm that can make a dog and a human go deaf! OMG....I was so nervous that the fire department and the police would be coming any minute. Thankfully, she told the alarm company to call her first before they sent the police. so I got a call from her in Florida and she was just laughing. It's nerve wracking to say the least. At least she was understanding and the police didn't come. (But I think her dog is now deaf).


Monday, February 07, 2011

Movie Time

Have you even been to one of those new movie theaters where they serve you dinner while watching a movie? I have. It was just too cool.

It was a rainy, foggy Saturday so I called my friend, Twinhead, and asked if she was up for going, and off we went.

The seats are overstuffed, very comfortable recliners with a table that slides in front of you. The wait staff comes with a menu and you chose your meal and drink. If you need anything during the movie you just press a button and they come and serve you! And, if you order popcorn, you get a giant bowl with endless refills! The food wasn't bad. I had a cheeseburger and it was rather tasty. You could also order cocktails and they even have a bar in the lobby.
Then they come around with a hot wet towel for you to clean up with. It was wild! and at the end of the movie they come around with a platter of chocolates.

Oh, the movie we saw was James Cameron's "Sanctum", in 3D. Was an interesting movie. The scenery was absolutely gorgeous. It was suspenseful and I enjoyed it. (It was about cave diving and exploration).

(Twinhead fell asleep and was amazed that a few people were, uh, missing from the screen when she woke up. Man, she can fall asleep anywhere!)


Friday, February 04, 2011

Happy Dance Friday!

I used to do a post while I was working called "Happy Dance Fridays"....Now that I'm retired, every day is Happy Dance Friday....and every day feels like Saturday!

It's been a rough couple of years, but I actually do feel like dancing every feels good to feel like my old self again (not that I'm old) lol. So, my advise today is: Keep on dancing!

Have a great weekend.


Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Snow, Ice and Tea

More snow today and a an ice storm is expected tomorrow......Gettiing my shovel arms ready...although I have to give credit to my neighbors, who always help me clear my driveway and sidewalk with their snow blowers. My biggest concern is shoveling paths in the back yard for Snotdog, Tank and's the first thing I do. lol. They need to see the dirt or they don't do their's a riot.

It's been sunny these last few days so I always get my ass out and about each day to just be even went up to 35 degrees Sunday and actually felt warm!

I went to the mall Sunday and bought tea. I'm not a tea drinker but this loose tea from Japan was delish! I also bought a tea infuser cup with a monkey on it! lol. Do you know how many different types of tea there are? Lots! I just may become a tea connoisseur.