Friday, September 3, 2010

FF: Closing out the season

~My youngest boys put a black light in their room this week, and I shared their disappointment when the dog's white chest failed to glow.

~We bought an electric smoker a while back and I'm convinced I don't know what I'm doing with it.  The ribs from the restaurant are just so much better than the ones I make.  Please, please, please help me by telling me how to make better ribs.  Did I say please???

~Some neighborhood driver has installed a train? truck? fog?  horn on his car.  He likes to test it during the night.

~We went for a walk the other night and crossed paths with another family. We stared at each other while we disentangled our dogs and then went separate ways, but then we crossed paths again at the end of the our walk.  Checkered and I admitted to each other that they looked familiar but we didn't know who they were.  Our son reminded us that it was the same family we had camped with for AN ENTIRE WEEK-END earlier this summer!  I feel better knowing that they didn't recognize who we were either!

~On Sunday, during what should have been a very special service for a beloved former pastor who is very, very ill, my eyes kept shifting to the backsides of various women.  I was fascinated by the way so many of those backsides don't really fit on the chairs.  Then I tried to discreetly measure my own backside.

~Coincidentally, I'm getting serious about Weight Watchers again next week.

Until then, I'm going to party!!! Join me??

P.S.  Happy birthday, DAD.  You're a wonderful man and a great dad.  Love you!!

Mommy's Idea





Cranberry Morning said...

This is hilarious. I laughed all the way through this post, especially the part about not being able to place the people you'd camped with for an entire weekend. lol

Busy Bee Suz said...

You always make me laugh.
If our backside is too big for the chairs, maybe we need bigger chairs? nahhh.
I think everyone looks different while camping.

One Photo said...

Your FF posts are always the very best and funniest. I can picture you looking at all those backsides, oh my!

betty said...

LOL about the camping friends! will join you with WW but not partying since I made it through the first week of dieting this week :) we can do this!

enjoy the weekend in the meantime!


joanne said...

Oh my!! Thanks for the laugh today. Enjoy your long holiday weekend and stay safe...

Su-sieee! Mac said...

This is my first visit. It won't be the last. I like your observations and the way you present them. Staring at that couple you went camping with, priceless! I'm thinking it was a large group of people. The couple must've been wondering the same thing. LOL!
Su-sieee! Mac
This and That. Here and There. Now, Sometimes Then.

claudia said...

You made me giggle.
I go through life not recognizing people. But these are people I really should remember...ACK!
Oh yea...backsides...mine is getting up there, again. It's WeightWatcher's for me starting next Tuesday. We can all compare notes. Recipes, tears, pounds flying off...

Kristin - The Goat said...

Bummer that the dog didn't glow. I would have wanted it to glow, too!

OK, so were you camping in the same camper? Sharing a tent? Sharing marshmallows? Hysterical that both of you didn't recognize the other.

Oh I totally rate my backside against others. It's on a "I'm not that bad scale" all the way to "Oh dear, I'm the largest rear end here!"

Kristin - The Goat

Kelli Nørgaard said...

the best line..."Getting serious about WW...NEXT week!" :-) week starts in a few hours! Enjoy!

Laura ~Peach~ said...

would you believe that ribs are one thing i never can get to turn out worth a poot... i finally have given up and will simply go out when i desire them...

Mental P Mama said...

Wait. You're not supposed to look at backsides in church?

Unknown said...

Love your blog! Very funny posts!
Following from bloghop...would love to have you follow back!

rite said...

Hilarious post! I look forward to reading more. I am a new follower from one of the friday blog hops. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!


Mrs4444 said...

Not sure why I failed to comment the first time I read this post!

I'm grabbing that first fragment for my favorites :) So cute.

That you forgot those people you camped with is scary. Get some help!

Did you read my SparkPeople post this week? You should join!!

Mr.4444 makes the BEST ribs. The next time he makes them, I'll take pics and put it on Mrs4444 Cooks, just for you!