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Today is Blog Schmog Funnies because I don’t have the energy or time for brilliance. Or maybe because my kiddo’s are so dog gone fun!

♥ Peewee is scrubbing everything she can reach in the kitchen with a wet dish towel singing, “Ju-ah (her name for Loud) has tinky (stinky) butt, Ju-ah has tinky butt….”

♥ A friend of mine brought us dinner one night and as we were eating her soup Loud said, “That girl who brought us dinner is a good girl! But, I don’t like those things shaped like rainbows.”

I guess he doesn’t like celery. 🙂 That might be my fault but shhh.

♥ Loud Kiddington – “I don’t like that kid at kids church.”

Me – “That’s not nice son,” but he is crying so I persist, “why do you say that?”

Loud – “He pinches my cheeks and says I’m cute!”


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Spoon Saga – Spoon is in Minnesota

This postcard came from Spoon

This is what it said.

We are on another adventure. And guess what? We found our friend Minnie here.

Love Spoon, Buddy, Sigu and Minnie

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Spoon Saga- Another letter from Hawaii

I received a condolance card allegedly from a friend of Spoon that said;

So sorry to hear about the loss of your spoon. I know you need him but he’s having so much fun traveling he doesn’t want to come home. He even found his long lost Hawaiian buddy! They’re having a great time hanging out and catching up with each other. Here are some photos. – the yellow scribbles are Judah’s addition.

The following pictures were attached…

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Spoon Saga- Postcard from Hawaii

Dear Family, I sure wish I could say I missed you….BUT this being held hostage thing isn’t so bad. While I was on my quest to find that stupid dish that left me hanging some how I get hijacked and ended up in Hawaii at some royal court with the Kind (Kakiehukie lama or some thing like that) & his queen! Go figure!! Love Spoon p.s. who knows where I’ll end up next.


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Spoon, come back!


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The Spoonnapping Saga Continues…

After receiving this ransom notfor by beloved kitchen Spoon I waited for more correspondence and this letter arrived from Phoenix AZ…
The letter reads…

Dear family,

I’m okay.  I’m being treated well. I only scoop premium ice cream. I think this guy is just lonely and jealous that a spoon like me has such a nice family to take care of him. He sometimes talks about his family. There was a crazy cat who played violin and a cow. The cow went away one night when the moon was full. He was never seen again. That’s when all the trouble started with running away.
We’ve been seeing a lot of the country. I’m a well traveled spoon! It was very snowy and cold in Montana so we went to Wisconsin. Lot’s of cows there. I think he was looking for his old friend. Didn’t find him. Now we’re in the sunny west. He’s questioning all the cowboys. I have to mail this before he gets out of the bathroom! I’ll be home soon.
Love Spoon

…and it is scrawled on the back of this poster that even makes jello wiggle with fear…

Has anyone seen Harley Quinn?


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Blog Award, you are ALL nominated.

How’s that for breaking the rules?
My friends like to tease me that I am a strict rule follower so I’m practicing being flexible…
My cousin nominated me for this award and I’m passing it along to any and all of you who would like to participate!
We have so much fun here I just had to share and I’d love to read your posts.
Seems a bit of a contradiction since the name of the award is Honest Crap…er I mean Scrap.

So now I:

a. post 10 interesting things about myself. 

b. nominate 7 other blogs.

Let’s begin…

1. I’m always cold and sleep with socks on most of the year.

2. I’m STILL trying to learn Japanese. I can read all the hiragana and am slowly learning kanji (ask me about it in a month, I need accountability!)

3. I like to fly fish, though I’m not very good.

4. I wear dresses so RARELY that my boys had to ask what “strange pants” I was wearing for choir and “how do you hold them up Mom?”

4. My favorite personal feature is my hair.

5. I really like BIG dogs.

6. I really don’t like…hmm…that’s a hard one… I can’t think of a single pet I couldn’t enjoy. Speaking of pets. I currently have 25 chickens, 2 dogs, 4 barn cats (okay, so I don’t prefer indoor cats), 2 horses and one draft -he is in a different league ;), 1 beta fish and am about to get pigs again.

7. I HAVE had in my life guinea pigs, a hedgehog, an iguana, a tarantula, snakes, praying mantis (ha), milk goats, a duck – she hatched chicken eggs for me, that was a crack up watching her try to get those little chicks to take a swim in the kiddy pool, and I think that’s all. I’ve never had a rabbit.

8. I’m mostly Italian

9. I’ve had three of my four kids naturally, the last was at home on purpose.

10. I’m the oldest of three kids but I bet you could guess that based on my paragraph of disclaimer at the top and maybe a few small other hints! Teehee!

Your turn!

Don’t forget to link back here so I know where to find you.


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Spoon-napping. Funny practical joke STILL going!

A year ago I go this letter…

…from a “Harley Quinn”, with this picture attached…

…and I haven’t seen my beloved Spoon since!

Stay tuned for the ongoing chronicles of the spoon-napper.

This is serious stuff folks. What’s a mother to do, less one spoon? We are lost without you Spoon, come HOME.

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My littlest boy sings opera.

Check out my little Pavarotti. Yes, he dressed himself for the “concert”.

Loud Kiddington sings Jesus Loves Me opera style.



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Fun Friday – Random Lines From Books.

Kaye Dacus’, self admited, “Lame Game” Join in if you like! I don’ t have 10 different shelves and some of my shelves hold books with less than 219 pages for the Thinglets so I had to improvise.

Today is 2/19/2010

So on page 219 of 10 books (chosen by pulling every 10th book from each of my ten shelves of fiction—counting from left or right, whichever I deem fitting at the moment), I’m going to randomly quote the sentence(s) that falls on the 20th line of the page.

stories1. Jo’s desperate wisper snapped Kate back to the moment. She scrunched herself down into the box, telling her younger sister as she did, “Hurry and hide yourself in those big leaves.” (Annie Jones, The Barefoot Believers)

2. It looked all brown and black: elf-locks bristled out from beneath a white band which passed under her chin, and came half over her cheeks, or rather jaws; her eye confronted me at once, with a bold and direct gaze. (Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre)
3. “Out on te coast,” reported Wisdom as he unsteadily accompanied Perry. “Logging camp, up north of Grays Harbor. Rain! Perry, do you know it’d sometimes rain a week steady? I just did not know it could rain that much.” (Ivan Doig, English Creek)
4. “Yep.” Mike looked north. “There he is going off – but he Ain’t got the purty stud.” (William Marshall Rush, Wild Horses of Rainrock)
5. The mix of excitement and dread had driven her from the little nest she had prepared. (Thoene, Warsaw Requiem)
6. Well, it was printed, and she got three hundred dollars for it; likewise plenty of praise and blame, both so much greater than she expected that she was thrown into a state of bewilderment, from which it took her some time to recover. (Louisa M. Alcott, Little Women)
7. The Pharisees’ misunderstanding about what is required to make full atonement for sin lay at the root of their errant theology. (John MacArthur, A Tale of Two Sons)
8. How many guest rooms would there be in this four-story building? PhotobucketSixty? Eighty? More? Would a day actually come when all of those rooms would be filled with guests? Morgan must think so or he wouldn’t be pouring so much money into its development. (Robin Lee Hatcher, A Vote of Confidence)
9. “My leg! Oh, God! They cut off my leg!” and Sally collapsed in a faint on top of him. (Lynn Austin, Candle in the Darkness)
10. “But sir,” Gideon replied, “if the Lord is with us, why has all this happened to us?” (Judges 6:13, Holy Bible, NIV)
Sorry about the formatting. Something is wrong with the post and I can’t fix the italicss and the spaces between lines.


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Redneck Story Board

writing, craft, plotting, story board, fiction, fun

“What’s this?” You ask. (By the way how do you punctuate that little sentence?)

This is my Redneck Story Board! I’ve been learning a lot about the craft of writing a fiction novel and I realized that my story needed drastic revisions. So, like Walt Disney, I took it to the drawing board. This little exercise resulted in cutting out 10 thousand words from my 30 K manusript but I do believe the result is a much better story. Now to fill in the gaps.

Say hello to Taz, who is looking in the window and wave at my three horses. Nevermind the standard issue (in redneck land) blue tarp barn.

Bye for now.


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Last Random Dozen of 2009

Lid says,  “Let’s go out of 2009 with a bang, not with a whimper, shall we?” 

Visit 2nd Cup of Coffee to join in the fun!

1. Do you find it gross to share drinks with family? Friends?  YUCK!  Most my family are little kids so yes, yes, yes!

2. What have you learned this year? (You didn’t see a question of that weight coming, did you? At least not for #2.) See #10

3. When do you dismantle the Christmas decorations? When I get bored with them.

4. Something you wish to accomplish before the end of 2009 is: Sleep

5. How do you feel about winter (after Christmas)? Bring it on baby!

6. Have you participated in after-Christmas sales? Nah, I don’t want to have to take someone out in the Wal Mart parking lot.

7. Do you have plans for New Year’s Eve? See #4

8. Is there anything special awaiting you in January? See #5

9. If your life this year was a movie, what category or genre would it be? (Romance, Comedy, Drama, Thriller, Suspense, Farcical, etc.) Trajedy

10. How much time per day do you spend blogging? Please do not lie. I will know. By blogging do you mean,writing, reading, surfing and the like or simply writing. And by bloggin do you include time thinking about writing, reading or surfing? Okay, I plead the 5th!

11. Who runs your household? Who wears the pants? That’s a dangerous question.  My husband and I share duties.  We are a good team.

12. Share one hope/dream for 2010. To finish writing my novel.



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Thanks Toby Mac – From the Mouth of Babes

The funny things kids say, motherhood, humor, short story, boys will be boys.

Thanks to Toby Mac my oldest is now thinking of changing his look! 

I never knew he thougth of such things.  Sometimes, if I don’t catch it he even sleeps in his jeans. YIKES!  So when he got back from the Winter Wonderslam Tour this week with Dad and Thing Two I was surprised to hear his take on the concert.

“I loved it Mom and Toby Maxx (they have a cousin Maxx) did not look like I thought.”

“Oh yea?”

“Yeah mom, he had ORANGE hair!”  Thanks Toby!!!  “And Mom, I thought he was going to be American!”

“He wasn’t American?”  I know what Toby looks like but where is he going with this?

“Well, he was all black” 

YIKES!  My heart lept into my throat! am I raising a culturally insensitive son?

You know, like he had a black shirt thing like my cousins wear to church and black pants.  He was— well —a gentleman!” 

WHEW!!  My heart quit surging out of my chest.  I get it, a black outfit.

“So why wasn’t he American?”

“Well, what I mean is he was like… Californian or from Seattle I think.”

“Really, how do you know?”

“Well, he didn’t dress like us.  He dressed— nice, like I said.”

“Oh, I see.  How do ‘American’s’ dress?’

“I guess not American, I mean Idaho.”  He looks down at his jeans and t-shirt.  “Like this.”

I get where he is going with it.  As long as he doesn’t start begging me to dye his hair orange anytime soon I can handle the “Californian”  attire.


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Random 12 – since I can’t spell

Time for Random Dozen, hosted by Lid at 2nd Cup of Coffee!


1. Which Wizard of Oz character are you most like? The Wizard of Oz –  I really did think this one through.  Now there’s Dorothy and her little dog, everyone wants to be innocent and sweet Dorothy but that’s not me.  Well not the sweet part! 😉  Then of course the witch sisters.  Some would argue I should pick one of them.  Some, meaning my little brother who is the soft hearted lion.  Then there’s Tin Man and Scarecrow and while I’m definitely full of it and a bit rusty at times I decided to go with Oz.  A mean ol cuss with a loud bark who really just wants to be liked.

2. When you’re deciding what you’re going to wear each morning, which item do you select first? Why? Underwear, they go on first. If you mean which item do I put the most thought into that would have to be jeans!  I love jeans and if I’m wearing the wrong pair it can ruin a perfectly good day.  Usually the “wrong jeans” are 6″ too long and that’s just a tragedy.  As short as I am it’s a miracle to find good jeans that actually fit.

3. What kind of animal do you think the world could live without? Big Foot, I mean he’se never around when you need him.

4. How many Christmas trees are in your home? One.  My husband was so proud.  He cut it off our property to thin a stand of fir and he claims it was a BRANCH not a true tree but it looked so perfect he had to bring it “home”.  Someday I’d like to have two trees.  The kid tree and the “mature” tree.  Can’t imagine what I’d hang on that one but I’ll come up with something.  Now don’t go getting your mind in the gutter!

5. Would you prefer to be emotionless if it mean you didn’t have to feel a heartbreak? Ooo good question.  I have often thought I would but then there would be no reason for fun meme’s would there?  Humor evokes emotion too.

6. Do you ever experience holiday let-down or depression? Yes, right after everyone goes home.  Actually up North the days are so short that I think the holiday blues are due more to lack of sunlight and a sense of feeling cooped up than anything else.

7. Do you like Michael Jackson’s music? I’m bad, I’m bad, you know it. So just beat it!  Can’t you feel a brand new day?

8. Why is it that we never judge people who have their teeth fixed for cosmetic reasons, but every other cosmetic procedure has a stigma?  What’s that mae? I can’t hear ya, let me get my hearing aid.  Oh you can’t hear me now?  Let me get my teeth!  Oh yes, I’m all natural!  I plead the fifth.

9. Enjoy horseback riding? My favorite thing in the world!  This summer I went close to three times a week.  I came face to face with a huge Bull MOOSE!  He looked me in the eye from about 30 feet away.  I traveled to the top of a local peak and saw the WORLD! 🙂  LOVE IT!  Want a virtual tour?  See THIS post.

10. Shoes–practical or stylish? It’s hard to horseback ride in stilletto heels.

11. What was the name of your first pet? Feel free to post a pic. Minnie a black and while MALE cat.  Remember the Mickey Mouse Club?  I was a girlie girl in my “younger days”.  At five, Minnie Mouse was my favorite.

12. What percentage of your Christmas shopping is done?  You mean presents? What presents? This question cracks me up, here’s why!  I wrote this short post when it snowed here in October and for weeks the frequent search terms people used to find my blog were; bah humbug, humbug, humbug blog and bah! 

I’m all done shopping but am working furiously to finish a couple of Amigurumi dolls requested by my boys.  A robot and a cool animal.  Check back soon  for picture updates.


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Random Dozon – Thanksgiving Edition

SERIOUSLY why didn’t anyone tell me I spelled DOZEN wrong!?  I guess if you read my answers first you’d be afraid to bring it up.  ACK  I’m going to leave it and say TYPO but you probably won’t believe me. 🙂  ENJOY

Linda at 2nd Cup of Coffee comes up most of the questions for the Random Dozen meme which is usually done Wednesdays each week.  This week due to Thanksgiving she is bumping the meme up to Tuesday!  Check out her blog by clicking the picture below and write your own Random Dozen post answering the following prompt questions.

1. Are you sticking to traditional Thanksgiving foods this year, or are you being culinarily adventurous?  I’m so on top of it I didn’t even realize Thanksgiving is this week I thought I had one more weekend.  Since I just got my hog meat back I’m betting I’ll do a pork roast which is not normal for us.

2. Tell me something concrete that you’re thankful for. (Something you can literally touch, see, etc., not a concept like “hope.”) A laptop and highspeed internet. Is that vain?  I know its hillbilly but we went three years without high speed internet two of which I didn’t have any internet at all.  It is fun to keep in touch, research and blog!

3. You knew the flip side was coming: Share about something intangible that you’re thankful for.  Oh right! Now I’m stuck.  World Peace, oh wait do we have that?  Ok for real I’m thankful that God is teaching me compassion.

4. Share one vivid Thanksgiving memory. It doesn’t have to be deep or meaningful, just something that remains etched in your memory. Last year my boys and I made a craft where each family members face was made into a pilgrim.  But… I had a picture of my grandma from her 80th with a cigar in her mouth.  Naturally she got to be the Indian.  It was great fun.

5. What is one thing that you know beyond a shadow of a doubt is going to happen this Thanksgiving because it always does, year after year?  SNOW

6. Do your pets get any left-overs? I’m hard nosed I guess, I rarely feed table scraps to the animals (uness its pigs) but my hubby will cave and sneak the dogs some I’m sure of it.

7. Does your family pray before the big meal? If so, do you join hands while seated, stand, repeat a formal prayer or offer a spontaneous prayer? Who does the praying?  Yes we pray, usually holding hand, standing or sitting whatever suits our fancy and one of the dad’s generally thanks God for the food. 

8. Will you be watching football in the afternoon? If not, what will you be doing?  No remember the hillbillies?  We don’t have a converter box so its almost painful to watch all the fuzz on the one channel we get.  Definitely no football here.

9. There are two distinct camps of people on this issue: How do you feel about oysters in the dressing/stuffing?  OYSTERS!!  What are Oysters Mae?  Um NO NO NO!

10. Do you consider yourself informed about the first Thanksgiving? Well didn’t Charlie brown learn about thankfulness and serve his friends popcorn at the first Thanksgiving? Or was it Pocohontas who served popcorn?  Yeah I think I know about the first Thanksgiving.

11. Which variety of pie will you be enjoying? Humble pie.  Pie pie, glorious pie. Unless I get cracking and make gluten free crusts we’ll be having apple cobbler or pie filling for desert.

12. Do you feel for the turkey?? (This is a humorous throw back question related to the 12th question in another Random Dozen!What do you think?  See THIS post.

Thanks again guys I’ve enjoyed participating in yet another Random Dozen, have a Happy Thanksgiving!


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