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Watch Out!…You Might Get a Reputation!

I get up later than usual…ski0076

That’s probably a good thing… We’ve been pretty sick with sinus infectionupper respiratory… etc. … Sick_Day

So… I think we could finally breathe no coughing… or sneezing

Sleepwonderful sleep… u16429660

I fix my coffee as usualapl0045Love that first cup… Won’t drink any after that… but, it jump starts me for sure…

Jill, my cat… and I decide the air was warm enough for us to sit on the front porch… and just take in the scents k13172356 sounds… and what little activity is going on…

My eyes immediately took in that the squirrels had dug holes in both my pots of flowers I had just planted this past week… I’m not sure what they took… but, the dirt was scattered and holes were dug deep in both pots…

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Dirt scattered!OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA  See that bare spot!OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Both pots looked just the same!

Mmmm… hate that!… and the culprits seemed to be hiding out… like they knew I was looking for them…k5433051

Jill finally spotted one… and went it’s way… of course to no availOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

They are quite sneaky and quick…

Jill proceeds to eat a little grass… and I sip my coffee… u11487283

We finally meander to the back… I love these quiet mornings

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Then I notice my first Rose bud…  that I had anticipated opening… was gone… Like something had just nipped it off with a pair of scissors

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Those pesky squirrels at work here too???… or was an aggressive bug of some kind… another Mmmm moment!…k10618616

My only salvageable moment  was that my Iris had finally bloomed… and it was intact

Thank goodness!… OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

My little neighbor and her grandson… are coming back from a walk to Walmart… to get prescriptions filled… So I unlock our gate and let them take a short cut to their house…OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

they have had the “crud” too… as I call it!…

She tells me that her purple Iris has bloomed k4857255… We had planted them at the same time two years ago…

We go our separate ways… with “feel betters” Me.. looking for that hairy varmint with the bushy tailk7896149

He will be blamed for anything that happens in my yard now…

He has gotten himself a “reputation!”…k13797931

Daily Prompt: Million-Dollar Question

Why do you blog?

Really… the question is directed to me… so…

Why do I blog?

I started blogging k6584220after viewing a friend’s blog and just enjoyed her thoughts on many subjects…

I learned more about her by reading than I ever did actually talking face to face with  her…

Isn’t that a shame!…

It seems we are way more truthful when we blog… It just flows from our fingertipsx10900469

I also had retiredWhat to do with some of my time?…

I had been wanting to write about my adventures while working with Special Education students for 30+ years…

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There were adventures to tell…pgi0201

There were funny incidences to tell…

There were personalities to share…k10454203

There were sad stories

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There were humorous stories

There were heartachesk12483651

There was loveu10961440

There were teaching momentsk0337539

There were learning moments

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It was pure joy!…

It seemed to have a lot of details that could capture an audience

So, I wrote for a year combining tales of mine with tales from my “Special Kids”…

It was amazing!…

I now write to express myself

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I enjoy “Other’s writings” also…

It makes me thinkk11242244

It has given me friendsk9896399

It keeps my mind busy…k12351686

It keeps me up on world news

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It keeps me up on happenings that I’ll never encounter

It makes me more aware of people and the different facets of others lives…k0248957k0248957k0248957

It gives me contentmentcfr0252

It makes me proudk6050565

I belong to a special “community” now…k7481127

I like the way others have accepted me … even has raised my self-esteem… I’ve received a clearer picture of who I actually am…k10359530

and it doesn’t seem too bad!

Daily Prompt: Karma Chameleon

Reincarnation: do you believe in it?

Actually I don’t… but have thought of the idea surrounding this…

I kiddingly say, “I must have been a cat in my before life”…

Only because I remind myself of one…k8139787

I can be all sweet and fluffy k2488734 … and then turn around and pretty much ignore you… if I’m focused on something I’m wanting to do… where’s that catnip toy (bloggging on the computer)

I love my back scratched… and would probably meow and purr (sigh and say that feels so good) … 1766519

I like to stretch my whole body out when I wake up… loosening my cramped muscles as I stretch out on the kitchen floor x10668197 (in my bed before I get up)

If I don’t like something to eat… Just don’t try and make me eat it… I don’t like that wet cat food ( mushy food)…k6584467

I’d prefer to wait for the type I like… dry  x18575539 (nice and crunchy)…

And yes… I like to get alone and hide in the grass k12426119  (have a quiet place to sit and think)…

I am pretty curious… and love to investigate areas that are unique

… Oh, you caught me under the table…  k11582548 (looking under the table)

but, will not get into tight places… just like my whiskers (mind and body)  let me know if I can enter a small space…

I don’t  like that closed in feeling… IS292-048

I prefer being  close to my own family members… Rubbing 159324 (hugging) them when I see them… and licking (kissing) them…

I don’t like just anyone pettingk8941580 (touching) me…

but, let my loved ones come near me I’m all purrs k6195481 (giggles and smiles) when I see them…

I love to watch from high places k7028602 ( from a little distance) to check out people and situatuions…

Mice k6036908(pork and bugers) are my favorite meats… with an occasional bird (chicken)… tempting my taste buds

I love my warm cover to lay on… the fuzzier the better… as I lay on the back of the couch 126370 (on the couch)…

I tend to shed my hairk9177085 (get my hair cut) only if it’s hot summertime…

So… I don’t know why I would think I was a cat reincarnatedk5153430Meow!!!

“Jealous Cat”

I adopted her after my Mom moved in with us… Mom was 92… So that’s how I can keep up with her age… Her certificate says that she was 8 weeks old when found… Brought into the Humane Society on July 18, 2001… She was a stray … a DSH breed…

My Mom has since passed… at 98 years old in 2007… but, I still have my “Jill”

DSH breed means… ordinary house catDomestic Shorthair

Now, I will differ with the “ordinary” because she’s mine!…

and I’m crazy about her!…

People have asked this week, “How can you like a cat that did that to you?”…

How can you keep her?…

How can you love on her like you do?…

How can you still rub her and want her to be your pet?…

You see… She bit me! not a nibble… not in playing She meant it!… and I have the marks to prove it…

As I’ve said, “She is my cat… she likes my son …she likes my husband… but, she loves me!” …

My husband says, “No way!”… a cat can’t love… she  is just a cat!…

After having her for so many years… I thought I’d learned her ways…

I know when she’s hungry and wants food

I know when she wants to go outside

I know when she needs the door opened to her potty

I know when she wants to play “hide and go seek”…

I know when she’s sleepy and just wants to be left alone

I know when she needs the blinds opened where she can look outside

I also knew she was a little jealous at times of anyone getting too close to me… even my husband

So… as my husband and I were watching TV the other night… She proceeds to get in-between us and start giving us the evil eye… as I call it… The ears are laid back… she stares… and there’s a different look about her body…

And then she pounced!…

She jumped at me and bit the top of my hand and instinct took over…

me screaming with pain

my husband swatting at her with a not too easy hand…

me jerking away as his hand hit mine instead of the cat…

as she ripped my hand across the top with her teeth

She runs! … I’m wrenching with a pain I’ve never felt before…

and my husband is just wondering how I could be in so much pain!…

He doesn’t realize he has hit me with full force of wanting to stop the cat from biting me…

Jill has ran away as fast as she could… plainly knowing something has happened bad and she must have had some part of it…

I’m scrubbing my hand with soap and hot water … because I’ve read a cat bite can be very dangerous… As much as I love her… I know she does some disgusting things sometimes…washing ( licking) her body all over … using her potty… and just being outside

By morning my hand has started swelling… I’m getting a chubby hand and by the next morning chubbier fingers

I take off to the Emergency Room

My story is quite funny… but, when said… It sounds like I have a deranged rabid cat … with vicious sharp teeth … and an abusive husband who likes hitting me on just my left hand

Of course they know better… and just asked if Jill is up on her shotsYes, she is !… I proudly say…

They write down a version of what I said… it did need wording quite right… and then proceeded to baby me with … “you poor thing”… and “How old is your baby?’… and “Exactly when did this happen?”…

I was told how dangerous cat bites are… Humans being #1… Cats #2… and Dogs #3…

I was given a tetanus shot… a humdinger of an Antibiotic shot in my caboose… and a prescription for more “horse”pill antibiotics to take twice a day for 10 days…

This was after an x-ray of my hand in several positions… Thank goodness nothing was broken… I was worried about how forceful the blow had been…

Later I was glad I got the blunt of the force… or my cat might be in “Kitty Heaven” now…

Of course my husband would never hurt me… this was purely accidental… but, I do know… no one… human or cat… better hurt me… because he would take my side every time!…

My hand looks like it’s starting to go down a little… a little tenderness on my arm and fanny due to shots… but, I do think I’ll survive

I am now known as having Cat Scratch Fever

Almost half the cat population carries the disease

and the bacteria  is contained in the cat’s saliva

A very powerful bacterial diseaseBartonella henselae medical name…

and if it doesn’t clear up… I will have to have surgery to remove all of the infected area

No way!… I’m taking all of my medicine … keeping the area clean  and I’m not going to sit too close to my hubby from now on when Jill is around…

I’m now aware of just how jealous she can be…

Day #3…Coming to a close…

Memory…

We decided our energy was a little depleted… so we decided to head back to the room… when “Dick’s” Last Resort caught our eye… We had said, “We will have to check this place out”… So we made our way across the street to what seemed a favorite of many…

We asked when we went in if we could go upstairs to the balcony  area… It actually looked like it might rain… The waiter  assured us that it wasn’t… Wondered how he knew???… They weren’t exactly very friendly but, we made our way upstairs by way of an elevator  … As we came into the upper level they seem to know we were wanting an outside table… I imagine they keep in touch with the downstair‘s folks… We sat where we wanted… and it wasn’t long before our young waiter  came for our order… We actually had no menu at this time… and when we did get one there were no prices… and only appetizers listed…

We asked how much certain drinks were and the waiter says, “I don’t know!”… Do you want a drink or not”… We looked at each other and Vera kept asking questions… The waiter kept saying He placed two long sheets of white paper torn off of a roll in front of us for place mats… OK… we were a little suspicious at this point… He proceeded to write on Vera’s ” place mat” with a magic markerCHEAP! and proceeded to mine and wrote DITTO!   … and back to Vera’s to write LOSER! with an arrow pointing to her… We had to laugh at this point… and a lightbulb went off in my head… of my son describing a place like this that he and his friends had went to on the beach… I said “Oh, Brian told me about this place”… and I told Vera they acted like that on purpose… As the waiter left…He says, “I heard that!”… We really didn’t know what to expect from that moment on…

We had decided on a Mike’s Black Cherry Hard Lemonade  and fried dill pickles … to start off with… There had not been a menu given us… and then the waiter arrived with a big board… 3′ X 4′ … listing main course selections

 

… And at this point it began to rain… I gather that was another gag from the waiter below to show our stupidity… The roof kept us dry… just had to move back a little from the edge… we put our feet up   … drank our drink… ate our pickles and watched the rain fall… The people below on the street seemed oblivious  to getting wet… and kept on looking and walking the Parkway… I guess we talked for about two hours… and just enjoyed the view… Our sweet little waiter would check on us periodically and was very nice to us… telling us we could stay as long as we wanted  … He told us it was in his job description to be rude… obnoxious…and give the customer’s a hard time… It was the custom of the restaurant… At times an explanation had to be given to some of the people who didn’t quite understand… or he would find himself in big trouble…

I had to use the restroom … and proceeded to the LADIES  room… I opened the door only to find a wall painted with a funny picture of a lady sitting on the pot … I laughed… I had been gotten good… I was almost fearful to try the other door marked for WOMEN… but, proceeded in and it seemed fine… As I left through the door from this bathroom it had painted on it “MEN” I had to laugh again… So fun!… and memorable… Our only regret here was that we didn’t get a tall white paper hat as we had seen others wearing… I guess we had outstayed our welcome…

To be continued…

“GIVE AWAY”… What You Have

Does it make you feel good to help someone? …I bet it does…My cousin in Illinois said that a lady thanked her for doing something nice for her…her answer back was, “Don’t thank me… I should thank you… because it made me feel so good” … That’s the best way I’ve ever heard it said… Evidently we have in our power to make ourselves feel good …but, do we use it? …I find you don’t always have to have a lot to feel this joy…and maybe it’s when you are at your lowest  that it feels even better … I see so many in the need of a hug , a smile , a kind word…and to give these things is free! … This is a way of helping… I believe people think it’s got to be monetary all the time… Of course that’s what we are bombarded with…GIVE…GIVE…GIVE … and it can make you feel bad that you don’t have it…$$$…to GIVE… So I suggest that you look around and find the things you do have to givea handshake … a few minutes to listen … a piece of something you baked … a funny joke … a pat on the back… We all have SOMETHING to GIVE… just find it and give it away!

“My Kids!”…

If anyone tells me how patient I was with our Special Ed Kids … I say, “It was easy”… If anyone asks me how I could have worked with Special Kids for 30 years?…I say, “It was easy” … If anyone tells me, “I couldn’t do that…work with those type of children” … I say, “It was easy… and you would have learned to love them as I did”… If I was told how “Special” I was to help those children with so many different types of disabilities and needs … I would say, ” They were the ones who were so Special… and it was easy to love kids  that gave me something every day”… They seemed to have found the secret … the power… That to GIVE makes smiles on their faces  and joy in their hearts… and they gave a lot!

“April”…a “Giddy” Month

Thoughts of ???…A refreshing month…washed clean with “April” showers …washed clean with the blood of our Savior…A renewing month…Spring flowers coming up from the Earth that has been warmed by the sun …Maybe a time to recollect and Spring Forward in our own lives!…The warm sun makes our bodies feel better…closed up in the house most of the winter…with snow , rain and cold…Now is the time to come outdoors and see what is going on around us…I know my neighbors are venturing out like us…A time to say, “Hi! How have you been doing?” … I look up and the sky seems clear and blue…It makes my body just want to stretch as far as it will go…getting all those muscles stretched out …Awakening from hibernation like a “Mamma Bear” …Spring, which to me is “APRIL”…makes me want to move…to go places…I get the urge to take trips…make plans…see people I haven’t seen…We’ve already started “Spring” cleaning…I want to get all the inside done where I can enjoy the outside…By May those thoughts should be fulfilled…April of course makes me think of  “April Showers”…that bring the “May Flowers” …Spring really makes me see God‘s handiwork…I love it!…He shows me how wonderful He is in His creation of our wonderful Earth…Everyone around is hearing of so much destruction, so much sadness, so much injustice… I’m so glad I have the Lord in my heart where I can hear those things…but, still know and feel and see the beauty  around me…Thank you Lord for the “Hope” you have given me…the “Love” you have shown me…the”Knowledge” to know there is even more “Goodness” ahead of us that we cannot even imagine!…It seems “April” has brought me more than I had thought of …more than the showers, the flowers, the warmth…It has brought me “Peace”  within myself…and I pray there will be others with such “Peace” this April as we celebrate the rising of our Lord unto the Heavens  to be with His Father and to be with us always…Maybe a time to let those “April Showers” wash away all of our dust and make us fresh again!

“MY KIDS!”…

 at school was a time for “Spring Fever”…I do believe it is a true thing! …”Spring Fever” can be very contagious…and once it hits …you just don’t know what will happen…It makes us giddy…I like that word…it means, “Extremely Happy, Excited, Behaving Foolishly and Impulsively”…I guess “April Fools Day…gets it’s meaning from the word “Giddy” then…A time to play jokes, surprise people and just have !…One of our kid’s favorite days…to be able to play pranks and it be “covered” by, “But, it’s April Fool’s Day!”…I had notes taped on my back  without me knowing it…Things rearranged on my desk…Things said that were not really true… I guess you can say it gave us the Freedom to just be funny and carefree…I think a few days like that would be good for all! Our kids were ready to be outside and so were we…so out to the track we went to walk, play games  and just let some of that pent-up energy out…”It Helped!”…We came back in more relaxed but, also more energized…It made us feel happy…There was talk of warm weather sports, the guys were eyeballing the girls and the girls were eyeballing the boys…Yes, “Spring Fever” can be touched with “Love” in the air…or at least a little flirting…We always had the argument of wearing shorts about this time of year…This is where the “impulsiveness” comes in I guess… Kids love shorts, t-shirts and sandals…”So do I!”…but, there were rules…and we had to call many a parent to bring in different clothes for their child  to put on after they arrived in their shorts and favorite t-shirt……as if they didn’t know the “Rules”…”Giddy” also means in the “Old English” version defintion…”severly mentally challenged”…I had no idea!…so our kids with that title…really only had “Spring Fever!”   How about That!

“A Long Day…Why?”

It’s been a long day …I feel it and my husband said the same thing…I don’t really know why it seems that way??? …Nothing unusual to make it long…just draggy   is the best way to describe it…Oh, you know what??? …It was probably because we were waiting on someone to come over and give us an estimate to redo our front porch …It’s the waiting…has to be it!…The “Concrete Man” …I’ll call him …said, “I’ll call you and tell you what time I’m coming over “…well, never heard from him, duh!…so by Noon  today…MONDAY…I told my husband to call him…”The Concrete Man “ was very pleasant…and said he would be out when his brother  finished a job…OK…so we wait again…time is going by slower and slower…It’s the anxiousness, I guess …waitingWe finally received a call saying, “I’ll be over in 40 minutes”…and he was …but, it wasn’t “The Concrete Man” I had talked to…it was his brother …you see, they do the same work…in other words …they work together…I guess it’s those small things that people just take for granite…that we know he works with his brother…or we know he’s coming…just didn’t call to tell us when like he said he would…I think this is what makes us get anxious…wondering if they are coming at all…and then who is this showing up at my door…I didn’t talk to you…I think this makes for a long day!…I try not to anticipate what,  when  or where  something is going to happen…but, when I’m told something…I usually go with that information to plan my day…Well, we finally met “The Concrete Man”  that we had talked to…he showed up about 20 minutes after his brother…so he did come over…His brother had already looked at what we wanted done…made suggestions…listened to ours…and now we will wait for him to call with the estimate…I’m glad he didn’t say when …because I would have been waiting and it would make for another long day !

“MY KIDS!”…

As I worked in classrooms most of my adult life…I observed and took away all the best things I would have brought into “My”classroom… I would always have a bright, colorful  environment for the kids to come into…in other words…”Let’s start the day off on a visually good day”…Next I would greet each student with a smile  and verbally let them know “How glad I am that you are here today” voice…I would try to leave all my worries, pain and thoughts that were on my mind at home …They had nothing to do with those children…they didn’t need to carry my burdens  too…Not that I wouldn’t be honest with them…They needed to know I was human…that I did feel sad  sometimes…but, not to the extent that it carried over onto them…We would definitely have a routine…The students would  know what was expected of them as they entered the room…this would be learned as it was repeated ...maybe for a week or more…and a reminder every now and then…There would be some activity…a simple/fun worksheet  to do immediately…and this took planning…and that was the most important part of teaching to me…repertoire with the kids and planning, planning, planning…to have something for these children to do almost all of the time…and planning could be a “Free Time”so kids could choose for themselves a few minutes each day…Keeping a schedule…keeping updated on things going on in the school, being able to designate jobs, keeping records updated , keeping an ongoing conversation with all parents if possible, making the work beneficial as well as interesting I hope you are seeing a picture here!…A teacher’s job is never-ending!… A teacher’s job is having so many skills!…A teacher’s job is definitely not easy!…Yes, a teacher should be praised and rewarded far above what is given!…A simple  is so appreciated…So if I was the teacher…I wouldn’t want to make the students or parents feel “anxious”I wouldn’t want to make them “wait “I would like them to be “informed”I wouldn’t take the “small things” for granite…I would make some “suggestions” sometimes…I would “listen”  to others…sometimes they have great ideas!…and hopefully this would make for a “short” day …not a “long” day!