Super Laundry!

Watch this superhero oil painting of my son come alive in about 1 minute (time lapse)

My son is college age now, not a little boy like in this art for children’s book “Grandpa Smiles” (about my dad, who died before my son was born, watching over him his whole life in spirit), but he still reminds me of this funny kid. Today he was getting his laundry done because we’re soon to disconnect our washer and dryer for transporting to the new house. I was confused about why he brought his large wheeled suitcase downstairs. The answer to this mystery was quickly resolved when he parked his luggage in front of the dryer, laid it down on its back, zipped it open and opened the dryer door directly over the opening. Then he scooped all of his freshly cleaned, unfolded, balled-up clothes from the dryer directly into his suitcase. That’s it. His clothes were packed! LOL! What does he care about wrinkles, right? He’s efficient, I have to give him credit for that. 😀


Have a Laugh!

“O Come All Ye Faithful” Natalie (on drums) singing with daughters

You might remember this funny story I shared about a vagrant frog who took up residence in our garage, and my drum set? It was in blog post “LOL! What happened today“. The frog actually got more play time than I did. I finally got the chance to play my drums, but the intention was to only tap out a little rhythm. I was a bit too gleeful for the girls’ attempts to sing while standing right next to me (see the ending of this video especially). 🙂

Next, an update on our Secret Santa chef game. It was my oldest daughter’s turn and she made paninis. They were very good! We greatly enjoyed them and there were no leftovers.

You can see some of the ingredients here: fresh mushrooms, provolone cheese, fresh tomato, deli meat, and Irish butter pressed and melted on ciabatta bread squares

Today’s clip (video at the top of the blog) is from the 45 minute Christmas Show 2021. If you’ve not yet seen the show, I hope you can make time for it. I also hope that you are enjoying lighthearted moments and are making good memories this holiday season. Christmas is now only four days away!

LOL! What happened today

Watch this frog painting come to life in just over a minute

(time lapse)

I didn’t have a toad painting to share, so this tree frog will have to do. My funny story is about a tiny toad, about 2 inches long. I said yesterday that I’d tell you a somber but uplifting story, but I’ll bump that to a different day because this hilarity that happened this morning is bursting to be shared!

So, the story began a couple of weeks ago. My husband likes to work out in the mornings in the garage. When he lying on his weight lifting bench, a tiny toad bounced by, spooking him and causing him to jump out of his skin. He was then keen to find the toad and shoo him out of the garage. But, alas, the toad kept evading him. Day after day, the toad would stay in hiding until it was fitness time and then would hop away, back into hiding.

Finally, he found the toad and captured it. He released it at the end of the driveway. The next day, the toad was back in the garage, LOL! He was able to catch it again, and this time he let it go farther from the house. The next day, his toadie friend was back. LOL!

Well, this morning, he went to the garage to work out and I heard my bass drum. What was he doing, messing around with my drum set? I go to open the door, and my husband pops inside looking bewildered. The drumming continues, in good steady rhythm. What? If my husband is here, WHO’S THE MYSTERY DRUMMER?

I open the door and look at my drum set. No one’s there, yet the drumming continues and it’s quite good actually. I look at the bass drum, and way, way down, between the foot pedal and the drum head is our toadie friend! The tiny toad was popping his head forward into the drum on perfect rhythm. His timing was impeccable, he’s a natural! LOL LOL LOL LOL The little guy was rocking it out.

I hurried to get my camera, but I missed it, ugh! I so wanted to show you his drumming debut! But, he might return. What if he rather liked it? Of course he probably just got himself trapped there and kept trying to get out by popping forward, inadvertently into the drum head. But… you never know, he might do it again and maybe I’ll be quick enough to capture it on video next time!

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