May 31, 2011

Sick of being sick!

I have been sick for a good 10 days and when I'm not delirious with fever I'm bored
because I'm so wiped out.  Please pray that my children (and hubby!) have the
stamina to continue in my task-master role until I am better.

Meanwhile, here's your challenge:

I want you to give me a laugh with a funny caption!

PHOTO 1 (identity concealed by clever strip over the eyes)



Please leave a comment and I will publish it as soon as possible!

The goal here is laughter!!!

May 29, 2011

May 28, 2011

Worst Birthday Week Ever

Do you ever have the feeling you are having the Worst Birthday Week Ever?  Remember that fever I told you about?  Well, things got a little worse so I decided to take a mini-vacation at the hospital.  I'm back home, but still not great.  Prayers, of course, are always appreciated. - as are funny emails and comments.

Laughter is always the best medicine.


This may or may not have been a vodka drip.

Raise up for super uncomfortable, lower for semi-uncomfortable.

They put this sign up in 1983.   Time for some new lettering, people!

Mrs. D and the kiddos gave me lovely gifts.

This is *almost* Institute Blue Jell-o.
It's amazing what one will eat after having NOT eaten for 24 hours!

May 24, 2011

Joyeux Anniversaire!

If you forgot my birthday, don't worry.  I have Italian Alzheimer's.
I forget everything except the grudges.

Birthday morning - my hair dryer caught on fire and I had to throw it out on the front porch.

Birthday custard.

Birthday glasses.
Birthday stances.
Birthday HP.
Birthday week s'mores.

Birthday beverages.

Birthday brown-nosing.  I'll take it.

Birthday cake and lies.  Good ol' 39.

All of this was to be finished with a birthday fever - which hasn't left.

I realized there was no birthday beer cow.  I'm going to have to fix that - NEXT year.

May 23, 2011

Tree Pruning 101

Today a huge gust of wind went through my neighborhood, broke a huge branch off of my maple tree, broke 5 rungs of my upper deck and then...

went THROUGH the glass of my little side table which matches my large deck table.  Unfortunately, my sweet potato vines and the coelius which were waiting to be transplanted were on that little table.

A smaller branch fell into the chicken coop on one of the dumb poor chickens.  I'm sure it was on Bertha, so I don't feel too bad about that.  She is MEAN.

This looks like a job for Dad.

Don't mind the large sticks in your yard, ladies.
Again, this looks like a job for Dad.

Glass and dirt everywhere!

This actually looks like it would have killed someone!
My poor table! My poor plants!

May 20, 2011

Um, did you forget something?

Happy Birthday!

I think you forgot to post my birthday photo montage!

Oh!  I'm so sorry!!!!!  Here is your photo montage!
I hope you had a great birthday!!

Assisting during Brown Scapular enrollment.

Losing the ball to a 10 year old.

I've never seen you do this!!

Realizing things...

I don't *think* there's anyone hiding over there...
Skating into the sunset...

 Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

May 16, 2011

Inaccessible to little siblings!

Sometimes when you're building a replica of a Boeing 787 Dreamliner that has 1,197 pieces you
 need a little space, privacy and, really, just a place where little siblings can't reach.

That place, of course, is the bathtub.

They'll never find me here!

May 13, 2011

Happy Birthday!!!

Here's to a very blessed birthday, Canon H.

First mass at St. Francis de Sales.

Reception after first mass.

Captain for the Blue Birettas!

Sizing  up the competition at the football game.

I don't know who this is.

Basketball against the kids.  We won.

Hey, Meadowlark! Pass the ball!

Deja vu. I don't know who this is.

Looking sharp.


The Beeretta

Do you ever come up with a great idea that you can't wait to share with the world?  No?  Sorry.

Well, I have come up with a great way for biretta-wearing priests (or abbés) to enjoy their favorite drink without having to move a muscle.

Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you THE BEERETTA (patent pending).

I'm partial to malt liquor, myself.

May 8, 2011

First Holy Communion and Mother's Day

What is the greatest gift a mother could get on Mother's Day?  Diamonds, of course! But, a close second (I kid, I kid) is for a child to receive his First Holy Communion.  And there is no better place to receive one's First Holy Communion than here:

Luckily Canon told the children which parts they were supposed to listen to.


Receiving  First Holy Communion

Believe it or not, no veils caught on fire and no boys set fire to the church.

I had to share the blue cassocks again because
I LOVE them.
Enrollment in the Brown Scapular.

Getting ready to be photographed as a group.
That lady up there is amazing as she is the one who gets this all together every year.
She also tells great jokes.

The Canons and Abbe about to hand out the gifts (which were lovely, by the way).

What goes better with a Lego Batman t-shirt than a brand new crucifix???

I hope you had a blessed Mother's Day as well.