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You Have To Love Marriage!!!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The older you are and the longer you have been married, the funnier this is.

The wife and I were sitting around the breakfast table one lazy Sunday morning.
I said to her, "If I were to die suddenly, I want you to immediately sell all my stuff."
"Now why would you want me to do something like that?" she asked.
"I figure that you would eventually remarry and I don't want some a_ _ _ _ _ _ using my stuff."
She looked at me and said,
"What makes you think I'd marry another a_ _ _ _ _ _?"

  
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ROBINSNEWNEST 10/21/2010 5:10PM

    ahahahahahahaha!

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BENDER7 10/20/2010 7:38AM

    Enjoyed it!

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HEALTHYBY20 10/19/2010 9:45PM

    This was hilarious!

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SUNNY332 10/19/2010 7:35PM

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FLAME42 10/19/2010 5:39PM

    Shouldn't that be one of those jokes that ends with And then the fight started...?
Did enjoy this joke.

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TEACHLDY4 10/19/2010 4:44PM

  Love it!

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MCSNYDER1 10/19/2010 4:40PM

    I'm speechless---and that is a miracle! That is abolutely hilarious!!!!!

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NJOHNSTON64 10/19/2010 2:24PM

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SHERYLDS 10/19/2010 12:18PM

    emoticon you are funny

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PJSTIME 10/19/2010 11:52AM

    Good one.

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ROZELL99 10/19/2010 11:14AM

  I don't know if funny is the right word. Painful perhaps.

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THECRAZYMANGO 10/19/2010 11:06AM

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Are You A GrownUp?????

Monday, October 18, 2010

A little lightness for a Monday.......

25 Ways To Tell If You"re Grown Up

1. Your houseplants are alive, and you can't smoke any of them.
2. Having sex in a twin bed is out of the question.
3. You keep more food than beer in the fridge.
4. 6:00 AM is when you get up, not when you go to bed.
5. You hear your favorite song in an elevator.
6. You watch the weather channel.
7. Your friends marry and divorce instead of "Hook Up" and "Break Up."
8. You go from 130 days of vacation time to 14.
9. Jeans and a sweater no longer qualify as "Dressed Up."
10. You're the one calling the police because those %&@# kids next door won't turn down the stereo.
11. Older relatives feel comfortable telling sex jokes around you.
12. You don't know what time Taco Bell closes anymore.
13. Your car insurance goes down and your car payments go up.
14. You feed your dog Science Diet instead of McDonald's leftovers.
15. Sleeping on the couch makes your back hurt.
16. You take naps.
17. Dinner and a movie is the whole date instead of the beginning of one.
18. Eating a basket of chicken wings at 3 AM would severely upset, rather than settle, your stomach.
19. You go to the drug store for Ibuprofen and Antacid, not condoms and pregnancy tests.
20. A $4.00 bottle of wine is no longer "Pretty good Stuff."
21. You actually eat breakfast food at breakfast time.
22. "I just can't drink the way I used to" replaces "I'm never going to drink that much again."
23. 90% of the time you spend in front of a computer is for real work.
24. You drink at home to save money before going to a bar.
25. When you find out your friend is pregnant you congratulate them instead of asking "Oh s_ _ _, what happened?"

BONUS-----

26. You read this entire list looking desperately for one sign that doesn't apply to you and can't find one!!! Sorry.......

  
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FLAME42 10/19/2010 9:08AM

    Loved this blog-you know how many of those apply to me!
Even have to admit to the one MCSNYDER added sort of, we have bought and put in place our tombstone. (How old does that make me)?

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BENDER7 10/19/2010 7:03AM

    Thanks for the smile--most apply so I guess I would fall into the grown-up category.

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LINDABENEDICT 10/18/2010 10:43PM

    hahahahahahaha

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NINJACHIC121988 10/18/2010 9:59PM

    This is funny as heck its kind of like those things a teenager would send from friend to friend and each one of them would say at the send of each message.I don't get it let me know text me back ok.And then the friend would text back explaining it.And the friend would send back.Oh ok (lol).



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MS.ELENI 10/18/2010 4:47PM

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CJJANISS 10/18/2010 1:24PM

    emoticon for a great blog...unfortunately, I too, am a grownup. I don't wanna be though.... emoticon Carol

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MCSNYDER1 10/18/2010 1:12PM

    I can relate to every one of those except #9!!!! I still LOVE my jeans! In fact, IF I have a traditional "burial", I will be buried in my favorite jeans---no joke--it is in my will!!!

And there's something else to add to the list---pre-planning funerals!!! (boo....)!!! LOL!!!

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WALKIN_GIRL77 10/18/2010 1:05PM

    Yup. They're all true! When did I grow up??? emoticon

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JABCLUB 10/18/2010 12:55PM

    AAAAAGH!! emoticon

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LUPE9231 10/18/2010 12:54PM

    this was good! There were a few that did not apply to me but many did and it made me feel good to feel like an adult :) I am a 3rd grade teacher, and being with kids all day sometimes makes me feel like a kdi myself. :)

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SJSLIM2B 10/18/2010 12:50PM

  Oh no!!!!

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I Ate Too Much!!!!!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Last night, my family went to a Thanksgiving Dinner at my Mom's church. They have it every year and it is a huge fund-raiser. It is very well attended because ALL of the food served is out-of-this-world delicious!!!!! It is served family-style and you can eat as much as you want. Knowing that the food is good, I decided at the get-go, that I was going to take a small amount of everything. Even the small amounts filled my entire plate. There was Turkey, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Squash, Coleslaw (which I didn't eat), Cranberries, Stuffing, Dinner Rolls, Milk, Coffee, and either Apple or Pumpkin Pie. I also prepared for it by eating a small brunch around 11 AM and then drinking lots of water before I left. I was still miserable after the meal!!! Today, I decided that my husband and I HAD to do something about all that we had consumed last night. We drove to a nature trail about 45 miles from our home and walked and climbed until I thought we would have to call 911!!! The only meal I have had so far today was a brunch around noon. Our supper is going to be very light. A wonderful thing has happened to me in the year I have been on SP. I CAN'T eat LARGE anymore without being uncomfortable and almost sick afterward. This is a GOOD THING!!!!! Now if I could only be grossed out by chocolate.......... emoticon

  
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SUNNY332 10/18/2010 7:33AM

    Sorry you were left feeling so miserable. I do understand. Been there - done that - too many times to count.

Good job on the walk.

Have a GREAT week.

Sunny

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BENDER7 10/18/2010 6:58AM

    Great weekend--enjoying a special & delious meal then enjoying exercise in the beautiful WI fall weather & scenery

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FLAME42 10/17/2010 11:01PM

    Great way to spend a beautiful WI day, walking and hiking. Bet you will sleep well tonight after all that outdoor activity.
Don't think I can ever be grossed out by chocolate, let me know if you find that secret!

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PJSTIME 10/17/2010 9:18PM

    Great way to work off those yesterdays calories. I feel the same way when I overeat and it doesnt take near as much to fill me up anymore.

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MS.ELENI 10/17/2010 8:33PM

    Good for you on doing the walking emoticon

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TEACHLDY4 10/17/2010 8:00PM

  I know how you feel! Too full happens much more easily. Sounds like your exercise was fun!

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46SHADOW 10/17/2010 7:29PM

    Like your solution to the problem...maybe i should go for a walk...100 cals over today!

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2BFREE2LIVE 10/17/2010 7:17PM

    Now that you know how to eat healthy. It is a no brainer that you would feel terrible after eating to much.
Good for you on the hiking, I just got back from a 45 minute hike myself.
Have a wonderful week. Sandy

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SHERYLDS 10/17/2010 7:11PM

    Sounds like you had an excellent day. Good for you

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Why Has Halloween Become Such An Important Event?????

Saturday, October 16, 2010

I received an email this morning from a childhood friend who asked me this question and I couldn't answer it. I remember as a child (as did she) going Trick or Treating for UNICEF through our church. When finished, we would give all of the money to our Pastor and then we would have a Halloween party at the church. We also went Trick or Treating on our own after this event, but it was usually just in our neighborhoods.
Now there are actual weekend events centered around Halloween, houses are decorated with even more items than you see at Christmas, and it isn't limited to just October 31st. I have visited a town North of us that has decorating contests and events that last for 4 days!!! When and Why did this happen? Why do you think that Halloween has gotten to be such a big deal? I am not against it............I just wonder why?????

  
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BENDER7 10/17/2010 7:17AM

    I think it keeps growing mostly because it is fun, although in our culture there is the mindset to out-do last year or the neighbors too.

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SUNNY332 10/17/2010 7:00AM

    Given the situation with the economy, I could certainly understand why people may just want to become "someone else" if only for one night.

I worked in a Costume Shop back in the early 80's and it was big business then too. My boss made enough that month to carry the business through the hard times he did have during the year.



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FLAME42 10/16/2010 11:39PM

    I do think people do like to have fun dressing up, young and not so young. However, I do think it is going overboard when parents cart their children to 2-3 towns to gather candy. So much of the "loot" is then thrown away, what a waste.

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CHARMED3337 10/16/2010 8:02PM

    It's a creative release for a lot of people! We decorate our house every year. I will say that I have 5 Halloween totes full of decorations, but I have 13 Christmas totes. I just like the idea of a day were we can be someone else for the day. And the kids like it, because they get candy. And it is fun to see what your friends and family come up with to wear as costumes!!! It's just a weekend to have lots of fun with!!!!

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POSEY440 10/16/2010 7:28PM

    It should never get bigger than Christmas I feel one day is enough for this holiday. Just my opinion. emoticon

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MS.ELENI 10/16/2010 5:02PM

    I also think it is because it is fun. I always enjoy seeing the kids in their costumes.Even the little ones that you know the parents are going to eat the candy.

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MCSNYDER1 10/16/2010 3:11PM

    Commercialism! That's why! It's funny---I've seen houses decked out more for Halloween than for Christmas!!!

When I was a kid, we did the Unicef thing--then walked ONLY in our own neighborhood for treats! I did the same when my son was young!!

Until 2 years ago, I lived in a nice subdivision where carloads, truckloads, and even tractors pulling wagonloads of kids were left to trick or treat! I will say this----there was never any real "mischief". Even the great big kids ( I mean high school age and possible even some college kids) were always fun, respectful, and just out having a good time!

I was known as the "Popcorn Ball lady" because that's what I gave out every year---long before you could buy them at Wal-Mart! WHen I moved, the kids at school fussed because my house was empty and they wouldn't get their popcorn ball----so, I gave them out at school!!!!

GREAT place to get them----
www.popcornfactory.com

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LINDABEAR3 10/16/2010 2:32PM

    I've always liked Halloween but can't decorate or buy candy because I live in the woods and we don't get trickor treaters. I think it seems like it is getting to be a bigger and bigger deal now. I saw they put out the items in the store in July and now they have one section of the store devoted to the stuff. I don't mind as I think its mostly in good fun.

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SHERYLDS 10/16/2010 2:26PM

    People need to have fun. With all the stress in our lives, it just something to play with and have a good time.

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TEJAS1291 10/16/2010 1:51PM

  I think it has more to do with promotions from sellers of these particular decorations and costumes than anything else.The churches are involved to try and keep as many kids as possible in a safe environment.Even in this case manufacturers and stores still make large profits. emoticon

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PJSTIME 10/16/2010 1:49PM

    Another way to have fun and not have to go anywhere. And for some just another reason to have a party

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MARLINDA5 10/16/2010 1:19PM

    I think people just want to have "fun" - With more technology than several years ago - we are going to see more types of decorations just like Christmas. emoticon

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REILLYGIRRRL 10/16/2010 1:18PM

  I think people just like Halloween. Things aren't as simple as they were when I was a kid. We went Trick or Treating on Halloween night in home made costumes using a pillow case.

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Are You A Coupon User???

Friday, October 15, 2010

I have been a coupon cutter and user for many years. My husband used to kid me about it until I kept track of what I saved for an entire year and showed him the numbers. He hasn't kidded me about it since!!! Following are some things I have learned over the years that have maximized my coupon savings:
1. Coupons are only effective if they are used. Keep clipped coupons in a wallet that is brought to the store, otherwise they many be forgotten at home. There are wallets available that have product dividers that make it easy to sort and find the correct coupons.
2. Coupons come in many forms. Check the supermarket flyer for store coupons, subscribe to the newspaper.....especially the Sunday edition.....for many manufacturers' coupons, and don't forget about the clipless coupons available by using a store's convenience card.
3. Only use coupons for items that are routinely used in the household. Don't feel obligated to purchase an item just because there is a coupon for it. This could result in impulse buys that end up costing shoppers more money.
4. Try different brands. This expands the number of possibilities a person has to use coupons.
5. Always comparison shop to ensure the best deal is being had. Just because there is a coupon for one item, another may be lower priced.
6. Find out which stores "Double" coupons or allow customers to combine coupons. Shop there for the most savings.
7. For those who shop primarily online, there are a number of websites that offer coupon codes for popular online retailers. Enter the code for savings.
8. Be conscious of coupon expiration dates. Remember to utilize the coupons before they expire.
9. Sign up for promotional material from different brands that are used in the home. For example, certain baby formula companies will offer coupons or discount checks simply by becoming a "Member" online. I used this one for our grand-daughter.
10. Sign up for promotional material from the stores that are regularly shopped by members of the family. Often these retailers will send coupons in the mail.
11. We also belong to a Warehouse Store in our area. Buying items that don't spoil in bulk has saved us a lot of money.

Do any of you have any other tips that have worked for you?????

  
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SUNNY332 10/16/2010 7:35AM

    I love coupons but never thought of keeping track of the savings. I think I will do that and save the $$ to a special fund to use sometime during the year (maybe DH's birthday).

I just found some great resourses on line where you can print out your own coupons.

Coupon Mom

www.afullcup.com

Don
't know if you use either of these but they are great.

Hugs to you, Sunny

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BENDER7 10/16/2010 7:20AM

    I used to use more coupons, but time is a factor now. If a good coupon finds me I'll use it, but I no longer clip coupons on a regular basis. I remember the savings were substantial.

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2BFREE2LIVE 10/16/2010 2:03AM

    I have been a coupon user ever since the children were babies, well let's just say almost 40 years now. I have gone completely paperless with coupons---I load the coupons to the grocery store cards, I only shop at two or three stores and I can load coupons to all the cards and who ever has the best price for the product is where I purchase.
I even forget about some coupons being loaded on the cards and have a nice surprise at the check out when the cashier tells me how much I saved with the E-coupons.
Such fun. Sandy

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MS.ELENI 10/15/2010 11:03PM

    I use coupons all the time. Checking my coupons is just part of making my grocery list

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FLAME42 10/15/2010 9:29PM

    Too often I clip the coupon and then forget to use it when out shopping. Guess getting organized as you suggested is the first step to sensible use of coupons.

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JASPERANN 10/15/2010 6:47PM

    I actually put my coupons in a binder and use the baseball card holders to hold each coupon. I separate it by aisle for the stores I shop at most. I also use the website www.afullcup.com for helpful deal scenarios each week (lots of people post different deals that they have done).

I found that sometimes buying something you don't need can get you things you do need for free. (example: at Rite Aid they have depends for 6.99, but you get a 6.99 reward back for buying... so buy the depends to donate, and use the 6.99 on something you need.)


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MELLYBEANS0919 10/15/2010 6:41PM

    I love coupons.

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TIBURONA 10/15/2010 6:27PM

    I also check the "priced to sell" stuff at the local markets. You can get bargains if you look carefully. I recently got my Mom 10 yoplait yogurts for $2.50 and also a dented box (large) of Cheerios for that same price.

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SANDYLH1 10/15/2010 6:23PM

  I used coupons all the time. I can't think of anything further to add.

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