Smile With Me

Happy Monday, Kids!

Since I can’t hand you a piece of Halloween candy through the computer screen, how about another kind of treat – like a smile or maybe even a giggle or two? πŸ˜‰

We haven’t had a Lucky Seven for AGES!

Today’s edition features paraprosdokians! My sister sent them – she’s often looking for something I might turn into a blog post. Thanks, Nancy!)

Hope they brighten your day. πŸ˜€

Seven “Paraprosdokians”

1. The early bird might get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

2. How is it one careless match can start a forest fire, but it takes a whole box to start a campfire.

3. You don’t need a parachute to skydive, but you do need one to skydive again.

4. Hospitality is making your guests feel like they’re at home, even if you wish they were.

5. Some cause happiness wherever they go, others whenever they go.

6. “I’ve had a perfectly wonderful evening, but this wasn’t it.” Groucho Marx

7. If I agreed with you we’d both be wrong.

Which one do you like best?



7 Ways To Keep Your Cool

It’s officially summer and many of us have already been experiencing the three H’s – hazy, hot, and humid weather. πŸ˜‰

For this installment of Lucky Seven, I have 7 tips for keeping your cool when you’re feeling hot.

1. Bring a “Cold” Water Bottle to Bed!
Grab a hot water bottle, but fill it with ice water! Use it to cool your feet, your wrists, and the back of your knees. If you don’t want to share with your bed mate – bring an extra bottle.

2. Wear Natural Fabrics!
Each year, I’m always amazed to see the number of summer fashions made with synthetic materials. Whew! On a hot day, anything nylon or polyester will cling to you like a stubborn price sticker! Cotton and linen are so much more comfortable and will allow your skin to breathe.

3. Invest in a good window fan – or two!
Choose those that have both intake and exhaust settings. Place them in windows on opposite sides of the house. As soon as the sun goes down, run both fans on exhaust for a short time. Then, turn one to “intake” and leave the other at “exhaust”. You’ll begin to feel the cooler air enter your home through one window, as the heat of the day exits through the other.

4. Keep hydrated!
Your body needs to replenish the fluids you lose while sweating. On very warm days, by the time you feel thirsty, you may already be dehydrated – so enjoy a cool glass of water – frequently.

5. Stay away from the oven!
If at all possible, avoid adding heat to the kitchen. Try not to cook during the hottest part of the day. Be creative with cold supper recipes, or batch-cook in the early morning hours to stockpile future meals that will need just a brief warm-up.

6. Strip the bed!
Put away the blankets, comforters, and even the bedspread during a heat wave. A pretty cotton sheet set looks cooler to the eye and certainly will feel cooler on your skin during a scorching summer night.

7. Make a Root Beer Float!
Or whatever cold treat you love. πŸ˜€
If it’s a blistering summer day, treat yourself!!! You can go back to healthful eating tomorrow!


Ok, now. Tell the truth!

Don’t you feel cooler already? πŸ˜€



Lucky Seven

We’re overdue for another installment of Lucky 7!


In the spirit of taking time to stop and enjoy the little moments during the rush of the holiday season, I’ve gathered some words of wisdom with a Christmas theme.

Hope you enjoy them! Which one do you like best? πŸ˜‰

7 Lovely Christmas Quotes

1. The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other. ~ Burton Hillis

2. Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
~ Norman Vincent Peale

3. Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.
~ Hamilton Wright Mabi

4. The perfect Christmas tree? All Christmas trees are perfect! ~ Charles N. Barnard

5. I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month.
~ Harlan Miller

6. Christmas gift suggestions:
To your enemy, forgiveness.
To an opponent, tolerance.
To a friend, your heart.
To a customer, service.
To all, charity.
To every child, a good example.
To yourself, respect.
~ Oren Arnold

7. Maybe Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas… perhaps… means a little bit more.
~ Dr. Seuss (from ‘How The Grinch Stole Christmas’.)


Lucky Seven


In my never-ending search for ways to amuse you, I think I’ve come up with a new feature.

I’m calling it “Lucky Seven”.

I figure if Letterman can have a “Top Ten”, why can’t I have a lucky 7? πŸ˜‰ So from time to time, I’ll post 7 things about … well … something!

For example: 7 good books, 7 ways to save money, 7 ways to de-stress, 7 great snacks … you can see where I’m going with this.

For the first edition I have: 7 Very Wise Quotes.

OK – you know me – I’ll have to be sure that a couple of them will make you smile, too!)

Let us know which one you liked best – or add one of your own if you like!

fairySpecial note: The violets in today’s post are for Carol, who is one of the most dedicated commenters here on the blog! Today is her birthday and violets are her favorite flower!
Have a great day, Carol!!!! πŸ˜€

7 Very Wise Quotes

It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.
~Mark Twain

What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other?
~George Eliot

Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful. ~Buddha

I refuse to enter into a battle of wits with an unarmed person. ~Unknown

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes.
Art is knowing which ones to keep.
~Scott Adams

You don’t stop laughing because you grow old.
You grow old because you stop laughing.
~Michael Pritchard

Veni, Vidi, Velcro
(I came, I saw, I stuck around)