Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Laughter is Contagious - Erma How We Miss You

Disclaimer: Long Post - Not for those without some time to kill
I've loved reading Erma Bombeck since I was a kid. I've always thought she was funny, but I think she's even funnier now after having raised kids and being married. Now I've probably really dated myself and some of you might not even know or heard of Erma Bombeck, hence the little linky thing for you to get acquainted. I think she's pretty timeless for a lot of things, like husbands and kids and household things. Such as this quote "My second favorite household chore is ironing. My first one being hitting my head on the top bunk bed until I faint." or this one "Never loan your car to anyone to whom you've given birth."
Everyone does a lot of linky parties which is fine. I love linky parties. It's what gets me through the days. Looking at all your houses and projects and the beautiful, creative things you do. So maybe a funny stories linky party? or Maybe you just browse this blog for a funny story. But who's saying I'm funny. I think I'm funny but the kids and hubby don't always think so. Perhaps you'll think I'm funny, perhaps you won't. But laughter is always the best medicine and it's said to be contagious. So a challenge, okay maybe two. Next Monday have a funny story ready to post. It can be short, it can be long, it can be past or present. Just a humorous story to get us through another day. #2 read something by Erma, just to get your writing juices flowing. Her "The Grass is Always Greener over the Septic Tank" is hilarious and can probably be found at your local library. Perhaps this isn't appropriate on a blog pretty much dedicated to decorating. But I always think humor is appropriate, but keep it clean. I have sensitive eyes. :o) 
So now I'll leave you with an Ode to Pottery Barn 
Of course I was thinking of this while perusing the catalog last night at midnight and feeling sorry for myself in general. 
Pottery Barn how I love you. If only I could afford you. Which I probably could if I gave up my mortage, my car, perhaps eating and definitely the hubby and 2 college kids. Okay perhaps not the hubby who does earn the majority of the income. I wouldn't cut off my nose to spite my face. Somebody has to pay for that stuff and it certainly won't be me on my itty, bitty salary. Do you think PB would look good in a tent at the KOA? Sigh... for now I'll have to content myself  with my dog-earred catalogs and knock off decor. Hmmmm..... anyone know what the lottery jackpot is at right now?
Mucho Hugs to you all~
Of course the credits:
Erma Bombeck photo - Wikipedia
Pottery Barn photo - Pottery Barn  (because of course that's not my living room in that gorgeous lake housey type photo)
Thank ya very much (courtesy of Elvis)
In case you're wondering about my visit to the specialist. I have early stage arthritis and a torn meniscus. That's a shocker. Okay sarcasm isn't nice. There's very little they can do for me. The meniscus will never heal and surgery would probably accelerate the arthritis. We certainly don't want to make the bone any more upset. They gave me a cortisone shot which is helping a lot this morning but not last night which is the reason I was up so late. They said no more high impact sports.... shoot there goes the Boston marathon and that whole catch-up game with the Lakers. Cause of course this svelte body is always doing those kinds of activities. Oh wait that's right you don't know I have a svelte body because I never post a picture of myself. Trust me the morning glories are prettier. Besides I could walk by you in your own home town and you wouldn't even know me. Keeps the paparazzi away ya know. Oh yeah and they said loose weight. Yeah like it just falls off now that you've told me that. Didn't work when the regular doctor told me that too. So this is a whole different post and I'm sorry I've rambled and vented.
Have a great and awesome day everyone. Amanda

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