Friday, July 23, 2010

Friday Foibles ~~ An "EL OH EL" from the Family Files

Oh boy, it's the weekend! {Anybody wanna come help me with my daughter's garage sale...the daughter who's still sleeping when we have so much to do to get ready?!}

Before I unveil today's funny, how's about sending a few prayers to Louisiana and the Gulf area? Not only are we dealing with the BP oil spill Hurricane Bonnie has us in her evil sites! Ug.


Okay...this really did make me laugh out loud: daughter "Queenie" recently reached the age of majority, so my twin and a friend threw her a painting party at a local park facility. Everyone had fun, did some creative painting over canvas covered with modge podge-coated newspaper strips of a zebra striped high heel shoe, and natch, downed some good vittles.

The following is the thank-you card Queenie's father and I received for the twenty-first birthday bash. It's one of the perks that makes changing poopy diapers and dealing with teenage drama all worth it ~~

And just in case your eyes are as old as mine, the note says:

Mom & Dad,

Thanks for the AMAZING birthday party and for being such loving and caring parents. I couldn't ask for better role models. I love you both will all my heart.

"heart" Queenie

PS: Mom - thanks for the 9 months & 32 hours [32 hours was my labor time]
      Dad - thanks for the initial 10 seconds. :)


Carrie Link said...

A ton of prayers to the Gulf. Yes.

Anita said...

Prayers for you all! Thanks for the laugh too. What a witty girl you've got!

Queenie said...

lol well mom now I'm awake and you're gettin' your hair did. So humph. Love you :D

The Paper Whisperer said...

Perpetual prayers for my old stomping grounds. Amanda most certainly gots the wittiness! What a great morning laugh I had! She's the cutest of patooties and I can hardly believe she is "of age." Making you....well, you get the picture. And speaking of are rockin' that profile pic sistah! Gorgeous with a cap G!! Love you/miss you/mean it!

Terri Tiffany said...

LOL That is too funny!!! Sounds like you raised some great kids. I guess I admit to being glad you all are getting the storm instead of us over here--nice sunny and a slight breeze:))

Debbie said...

Awwww. You done good raising that one!
My prayers are always with you guys. You seem to just be taking one lick after another.

Midlife Jobhunter said...

Hahahahha! Gotta love her.

Indeed, prayers to the Gulf.

Karen said...

Oh, your daughter sounds alot like you! And a sweetie, too. Yes, always remember the Gulf, I live on the west side of FL in Tampa Bay area.

Deb Shucka said...

That acorn didn't fall far from the tree. Ten seconds indeed. :-)

You are such a great mom to be helping with the garage sale at all, let alone while she's still sleeping. Wow.

Prayers for the gulf continue as they have from the first day of this latest tragedy.

Marguerite said...

That thank-you note is priceless! And the p.s. is hilarious. Looks like we might dodge the bullet on this one.

JKS said...

has her mother's sense of humor - uh-huh! Tell your blogience their prayers helped... we're no longer expecting a significant "weather event" Knock on wood!

colbymarshall said...

hahah- the PS cracked me up!

Kathryn Magendie said...

OMG *LAUGHING!* ... (and please tell me something I can get her for this momentous b'day - when you come . . .:) )

Hilary said...

She inherited Mom's sense of humour. Best thoughts coming your way.

patti said...

Oh, what a LOVELY life-treasure, gifted by your baby!

Sigh. I will pray for the Gulf...not only my "home" state, but as my brother is the NO F-15 commander and liason with the governor on this mess, I have an even more personal interest in things getting cleaned up! Poor bro has had like five days off in the last three months.

Thanks for bringing Louisiana up here to Normal.


jinksy said...

Wow! Have you got black-on-black comment doo-dah so's us poor old followers can't see where you are?! The smell of the pud let me track you down! LOL. :)

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