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Top 10 Ways To Eat EVERYTHING & Lose Weight…Gina’s Favorites

Top 10 Ways To Eat EVERYTHING & Lose Weight…Gina’s Favorites

by Gina Valley

While I’m scouring my kids’ rooms in search of flatware, so we won’t all have to share a fork on Thanksgiving, laugh along with this Gina’s Favorites post.

Top 10 Ways To Eat EVERYTHING & Lose Weight

Tears well in my eyes as I realize this is one of a just a few times a year when all humanity joins together with a common goal:

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As always, I’m here to help you out.

I have a crack team of researchers working tirelessly throughout the year, gathering tips on how to absorb fewer calories from all those delectable delights that are assaulting us.

Here are 10 of my favorites:

Top 10 Ways To Eat Everything & Still Lose Weight

#10.  Have fast food.  Food eaten while driving on the freeway has no calories because calories cannot travel over 50 miles per hour.

#9.  Add nuts to everything.  Any food with nuts in it is considered a protein and therefore has calories equivalent to an equally sized piece of steamed, boneless, skinless chicken breast.  That’s why fudge is so popular at holiday parties.

#8.  Stand up while you eat.  If you stand while eating, gravity pulls the calories down through your body, out through the soles your feet, and into the center of the earth.  That’s why the earth weighs so much. Make sure you remain standing for several minutes after you finish eating to fully reap the benefits of this technique. I think we’ve all seen people who sat down too soon and ended up trapping all of their calories near their rear-end region.

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#7.  Break your cookies.  Broken cookies have no calories. The breaks cause the calories to leak out. Brownie crumbs are calorie free for the same reason, as is any other favorite food chopped into small pieces.

#6.  Dine with a friend.  Socializing while eating removes half of the calories from your food. So, if you eat standing up while you socialize you will actually lose weight.

#5.  Walk it off.  Food consumed immediately before or after a walk doesn’t count.  Walk to the refrigerator to get those cream puffs or saunter over to the buffet for more meatballs to ensure calorie-free dining.

#4.  Gnosh those leftovers.  All calories in a food are consumed the first time it’s served, making leftovers calorie free.

Humor Funny Humorous Family Life Love Laugh Laughter Parenting Mom Moms Dad Dads Parenting Child Kid Kids Children Son Sons Daughter Daughters Brother Brothers Sister Sisters Grandparent Grandma Grandpa Grandparents Grandfather Grandmother Parenting Gina Valley Top 10 Ways To Eat EVERYTHING & Lose Weight...Gina's Favorites#3.  Plan to run a marathon.  Any food consumed in preparation for a marathon doesn’t count. So plan to run a marathon, because, as a dear reader once reminded me, it doesn’t matter if you’re going to run the marathon the next day or the next decade, that food doesn’t count.

#2.  Eat kids’ stuff.  Food prepared or decorated by children has no calories because the kids consumed all of the calories while licking food off of their fingers during the preparation phase.

#1.  Add something green.  A chemical reaction occurs between green stuff and fatty foods that dissolves all calories.  So, doubling up the lettuce on your bacon double cheeseburger or ham and cheese on rye removes the calories. Green sprinkles on your cupcake make it calorie-free, as the green foil wrapper does for Hershey’s chocolate kisses.

If we all work together, someday, we can have a world that is stretchy pants free.

Laugh Out Loud!

-gina

For more food fun click on over to my No Stretchy Pants Necessary! - How To Eat Everything This Holiday Season AND Lose Weight post.  As always, the extra clicks to get there count as cardio.

How do you win the calorie battle?  If you have anything I should add to my list, please share it.  Shoot me a comment.  I’m looking forward to hearing all about it.

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That Healthy Stuff Will KILL You!!!

That Healthy Stuff Will KILL You!!!

by Gina Valley

My go-to crunchy snack of late is almonds. They’re no Cheez Doodles, but they are a healthy choice. They’re low in carbs, high in protein, and yummy.

Usually.

I’ve also started taking a multivitamin. Technically, I’ve always taken multivitamins, but I’m not so good at the pill swallowing thing, so, for the last decade or two, I’ve had those gummy vitamins. My sister, the doctor, recently pointed out that “someone your age should have a much broader spectrum of nutrients in their supplement to aid in brain sharpness than is available in a gummy bear.”

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I pointed out that, first of all, they were not gummy bears; they’re gummy vitamins.  And, that my age is 10 years younger than hers.

But, I knew she was right (nobody tell her I said that), so I found a multivitamin with all the bizarre brain sharpness supporting stuff in it she said to take, and I’ve done pretty well swallowing the giant pill each day for the past month. I think I’m almost a grown up now.

When I began this pill-swallowing-act-like-a-grown-up routine, I realized that my stomach was less than welcoming to the giant pill, and quite prone to reject it altogether (and to return it to sender in a most rapid and disgusting manner) if I did not have a little snack right before I swallowed the near-submarine-sized chunk o’ health. So, I usually eat a few almonds when I’m getting ready to trip the pill fantastic.

Today, I grabbed my 12 almonds (yes, I count them. OCD – the gift that keeps giving!), and started munching them while I got out my multivitamin and my fish oil capsules out of their bottles. Yes, I’m becoming quite the health nut (Chocolate is still healthy, right?).

I was just about done with my almonds when I bit into what I thought was an almond, but was clearly a minion of satan.

I immediately wanted to cry out “Something evil this way comes!” but I couldn’t because it tasted so bad I was gagging (and no one was home to hear it anyway, other than our dogs, who have never put anything into their mouth that they didn’t find delicious).

This taste was worse than the rotten, cherry cough-syrup taste usually gifted to me by the occasional bad nut in each bag (almonds are not technically nuts, but still). It was beyond-this-world horrible.

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I gagged. I coughed. I spewed the rancid mess into our kitchen sink.

Then, I gulped from the faucet and swished and gargled and spit in an attempt to rid my mouth of the foul invader.

I was truly a vision of breathtaking femininity.

The nasty nut had crumbled and wedged pieces of itself in between my teeth. I briefly wondered if the power washer we rented to clean off the patio would fit in my mouth or if my dentist would consider opening his office on his day off to blast my teeth with that water jet thing they have.

But, it occurred to me that, were I to bite into some good tasting almonds, the pieces of those yummy almonds would dislodged the pieces of the evil almond, rendering them spit-outable.

Just as I was tossing the last two almonds from my hand into my mouth in an effort to get the foul remnants of the disgusting almond out of my teeth, I remembered the reason I was munching on almonds in the first place. I was preparing my sensitive stomach for the arrival of my multivitamin.  The horrible almond, I realized as the last 2 almonds landed in my mouth, was not an almond at all.

Humor Funny Humorous Family Life Love Laugh Laughter Parenting Mom Moms Dad Dads Parenting Child Kid Kids Children Son Sons Daughter Daughters Brother Brothers Sister Sisters Grandparent Grandma Grandpa Grandparents Grandfather Grandmother Parenting Gina Valley That Healthy Stuff Will Kill You Duh! Moments HealthIt was my multivitamin. (how are vitamins good for us when they clearly are made out of evil?!?!)

And, I realized just in time to abort the first chew, those last 2 almonds I’d tossed into my mouth to save me from the evil almond, which was not an almond, were not almonds, either. They were fish oil capsules.

I think the multivitamin is not so much helping with my brain-sharpness.

So, I’m calling my sister, the doctor, to tell her, as soon as I get back from the store.

I’m buying some gummy vitamins.

And, a bag of Cheez Doodles.

They may not be good for me, but at least they’ve never tried to kill me.

Laugh out loud!

-gina

Do you take vitamins? Are you good at swallowing pills? What healthy stuff do you do? Shoot me a comment. I’m looking forward to hearing all about it.

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Friday Funnies – uvuvc

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It’s Friday.

End of the week. Start of the weekend.

Pull up a chair & grab your favorite beverage.

Time to get your giggle on.

 

Friday Funnies –

Smiles From Around The World Wide Web

Complied by Gina Valley

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 I think they’re already lining up outside.

 

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 That is just the cutest thing ever!

 

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Yeah! Has anyone really checked into that?

 

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 I know what he means.

 

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This makes me laugh way more than it should!

 

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 I hope she’s friendly!

 

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 How about if you yell, “Uno!”

 

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 It does It really does!

 

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 Totally, go me!!!

 

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 Does he give little, tiny tickets?

 

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 Works for me!

Have you fanned me up on Facebook? If not, here’s your chance!  Click on over and hit “like” so you don’t miss a giggle (be sure to hover and select “Show in News Feed” while you’re at it, so Facebook will show you the giggles).

My pins for the week are here on my Latest Great Pins Board.

 

This Week On The Gina Valley Blog:

My recent humor posts include

Friday Funnies – ucvc (a weeks worth of funnies),

Top 10 STUPID Things I’m Thankful For (sometimes it’s the little stuff that’s big),

A Failure To Communicate…Gina’s Favorites (what they mean & what they say are not at all the same),

Tuesday Tickles – udovc (a week’s worth of funny quips),

Well, THAT’S Not A Kodak Moment! (we have moments we wished we’d forget).

I hope they gave you some giggles, too.

Laugh Out Loud!

-gina             

What made you smile this week? Did you have a good week?  Any big plans this weekend?  Have you scheduled time to relax?  I’m looking forward to hearing about it!  Shoot me a comment with all the details!

Well, THAT’S Not A Kodak Moment!

Well, THAT’S Not A Kodak Moment!

by Gina Valley

It’s that time of year.

I’m a bit envious of all the Hallmark and Kodak moments everyone seems to be having.  It’s even worse now that they arrive via email and Facebook, along with the ever faithful snail mail batches.

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What we have is closer to America’s Funniest Video moments, except that, of course, no one brought the video camera, and even if they had, it’s not charged and the memory card is full.

We have moments like when I noticed my youngest son had something brown running down his leg when he got out of our van in the school parking lot. Keep in mind his leg was in pristine, post-shower condition when we left our house, so the mystery substance was somehow acquired en route to school, while in our van.

My husband gave me the “Don’t ask! Don’t tell!” look that parents often exchange when they know there is no way the answer can be good news.  I, fool that I am, ignored him and asked our son what was running down his leg.  He shrugged, and said, “I dunno.” Then, he stuck his finger in it and tasted it, before pronouncing it “Bar B Q sauce!”  I had an “I’m Not Sure Whether I Should Throw Up Or Laugh” moment.

We have moments like when my oldest daughter over-slept, and we were all in our van waiting none-to-patiently for her when she came dashing out of our house, dressed in her school uniform, and practically threw herself into our van. She was carrying her shoes and backpack while she frantically brushed her hair and tucked in her school uniform shirt.

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I immediately drove off, as we were so far past late at that point we were almost early for the next time. As I pulled into the church parking lot, she asked, “Why are we stopping at church?” to which her oldest brother replied, “because it’s Sunday morning, smart one. Nice outfit, by the way.” My daughter, then, had an “I Need A Hole To Crawl Into Now” moment.

We have moments like when I went to have the nail lady make me look like a grown up again (I really should not be allowed near nail polish.  It’s not my gift) & our boy puppy, (despite the fact that I gave him his medicine, which has the side effect of making him sleep for a couple hours, before I left) apparently only slept for a couple minutes, got bored, and shredded everything he could get his paws on in our family room, including all of the empty gift bags I had bought the day before to use for Christmas gifts.

As if his destruction was incomplete, while I was gathering up the tattered remains of the formerly beautiful gift bags, our puppy stood in the middle of the mess and started to make that sound that every dog owner dreads: the sound that signals something is about to make a reappearance that should not be making a reappearance. The sound that something evil this way comes. The sound that triggers screaming and the rushing of the canine out of the house.

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But, he’s young and pliable and quick, and I couldn’t catch him, much less relocate him, prior to his completing his re-visitation with the ingested gift bag parts.  I braced myself in anticipation of his “I Ate Too Much Shredded Paper” moment.

Turns out, he didn’t have an “I Ate Too Much Shredded Paper” moment.

No, he had an “I Ate Too Much Glitter…And Someone’s Glove” moment.

I, then, had a “Yet Another Reason I Hate Glitter” moment.

Immediately followed by an “Oh Crud, That’s My Glove” moment.

Laugh Out Loud!

-gina

What kind of moments are you having? Is your family more Kodak or crazy moment prone? Shoot me a comment. I’m looking forward to hearing what you think.

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A Failure To Communicate…Gina’s Favorites

A Failure To Communicate…Gina’s Favorites

by Gina Valley

For Throwback Day this week, laugh along with this Gina’s Favorites post

A Failure To Communicate

What we have is a failure to communicate.

When my son told me that his homework was done last night, I thought he meant that his homework was done. No no poo poo.

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“My homework is done” is not the only misleading phrase in the child/parent language lexicon.

“My room is clean” is another family communication train derailer.  Amateur parents think that “My room is clean” means “My room is clean.”  Not so, my friends.

“My room is clean” means “I have stopped cleaning my room” or “I never actually started cleaning my room” or “I found a cool dead bug in my room” or “I have rebuilt every one of my Lego vehicles. Twice.” or “I sprayed Febreze in my closet and you can’t really smell that ‘something died in here’ sneaker-smell as much now” or “I pushed everything from the floor of my room out into the hall” or “I haven’t even been in my room.”  But, “My room is clean” does not mean “My room is clean.”

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“I fed the dog” means “I have at some point in my life fed a dog, possibly even our dog, on some occasion, but probably not today” or “The dog ate 2 pairs of my socks and my report about the Mayans, so I think he’s all set food-wise for today” or “The dog food smells gross and I don’t want to touch it” or “I left the jar of peanut butter out, so the dog fed himself” or “Why do I always have to do everything?”.  But, “I fed the dog” does not mean “I fed the dog.”

When parents say “I’m ready for bed,” they’re ready for bed.  Not so with children.

“I’m ready for bed” means “I am ready to start asking questions about the JFK conspiracy, why the sky is blue, and where babies come from” or “I have not bathed, showered, brushed my teeth, put on pajamas, or used the loo, and, the second you tuck me into bed, I will insist on doing each of those things” or “I am not in my bed nor near my bed, and I have no intention of lying down in, much less remaining in my bed anytime soon” or “I’m hungry and thirsty.” But, “I’m ready for bed” does not mean “I’m ready for bed.”

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Usually, “It’s mine” means “I want it” or “I took it” or “I like it” or “I found it” or “It’s yours, but I’m keeping it” or “It was in my closet” or “I shoplifted it while you were schmoozing with the butcher” or “I will not give it up without an explosion on par with a thermonuclear detonation.”

Unless a child says “It’s mine” about a mess.

Then, it really is his or hers.  But, it’s also a sign that you need to head to the pediatrician immediately, because no well-child admits a mess is theirs.

Laugh Out Loud!

-gina

What phrases in your house need translating?  Do you have a failure to communicate?  Shoot me a comment.  I’m looking forward to hearing what you have to say.  You’re here already anyway, so, you might as well go for it.

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Tuesday Tickles – udovc

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Complied by Gina Valley

I love to share giggles.

Here’s some of the tweets

that made me laugh in the last week.

 

Great tweets from great tweeps:

Be sure to follow me on Twitter so you don’t miss a laugh!

Don’t miss a giggle.  ”Like” up my Facebook page, and share it with a friend.

Laugh Loud Out!

-gina

What makes you smile?  Where do you turn when you need a giggle?  Do you have a favorite tweeter?  Shoot me a comment.  I’m looking forward to hearing all about it.

Top 10 STUPID Things I’m Thankful For

Top 10 STUPID Things I’m Thankful For

by Gina Valley

Maybe the reason I’m critical of those 30 Days of Thankfulness lists is that I don’t have such a grandiose compilation.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m certainly thankful for the biggies: health, friends, family, and my Savior.

But, it just seems like most of the time when I hear myself offering up spontaneous thanks, it’s for much less impressive stuff.  Stuff that’s less grand and more oh duh.

You know, stupid stuff.

Top 10 STUPID Things I’m Thankful For

#10.  That a cup of tea doesn’t turn into Jello when I reheat it for the 47th time in one day, because I can’t seem to remember to drink it during that 3 second period when it’s between scorching hot and ice cold.

#9.  That my thoughts are not broadcast to the world during my time in the morning carpool line at the middle school…or during the last PTA meeting.

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#8.  That it makes me smile when I look at a digital clock and it’s 12:34.

#7.  When the doorbell rings, and there isn’t any AWOL underwear lying around to hide…in our dining room…again.

#6.  That socks aren’t foot dependent, as far as which to apply them to.

#5.  That my daughter told me that her friend’s mom is more unreasonable about wanting her house clean than I am.

#4.  That our dogs cannot speak to me… or about me.

#3.  That I was on the phone with her, so she couldn’t see the expression on my face, when my Great Aunt Celia told me recently that she doesn’t think deodorant is safe, has decided to stop wearing it, and wants me to check to see if she smells bad the next time I stop by

#2.  That Amazon stocks 1591 natural, organic, safe deodorant products and will ship 295 of them in one day.

#1.  That my son told me that the chicken I made for him to take to dinner with a group of his friends was so good that his vegetarian friend ate a couple pieces.

If these made you giggle, I’m thankful for that, too.

Laugh Out Loud!

-gina

Have you made a grand list of your thankfulness-es? Or, do you keep it spontaneous?  What silly things are you thankful for? Shoot me a comment. I’m looking forward to hearing all about it.

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Friday Funnies – ucvc

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It’s Friday.

End of the week. Start of the weekend.

Pull up a chair & grab your favorite beverage.

Time to get your giggle on.

 

Friday Funnies –

Smiles From Around The World Wide Web

Complied by Gina Valley

Visit the Gina Valley Facebook page and to “like” it up.

Consider this your formal invitation to check out all of my boards on Pinterest.

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Oh, how it hurts!!!

 

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Parallel parking is hard!!!

 

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Step away from the bubble…especially you teenagers!

 

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I just love this one!!!

 

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They are! They really are!!!

 

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Hmmm. Maybe you shouldn’t put your playground next to a grizzly bear. Just sayin’.

 

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It is! It so is!!!

 

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I think I have a couple relatives living on that road!!!

 

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I’ll bet that letter is to the cable company!!!

 

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Our dogs have also been a big help while we are trying to DIY our bathroom! Infinitely helpful!

 

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I really hope that’s contagious!

 

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They freak him out because they are so small!

 

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Be sure to check your hood and under your car for stray cows before you start your engine!

Have you fanned me up on Facebook? If not, here’s your chance!  Click on over and hit “like” so you don’t miss a giggle (be sure to hover and select “Show in News Feed” while you’re at it, so Facebook will show you the giggles).

My pins for the week are here on my Latest Great Pins Board.

 

This Week On The Gina Valley Blog:

My recent humor posts include

Funnies – usvc (a weeks worth of funnies),

Top 10 Topics My Sons Are Bickering About (they can argue about anything!),

Tuesday Tickles – uuvc (a week’s worth of funny quips),

I Am A Horrible Person…Gina’s Favorites (those posts drive me crazy!).

I hope they gave you some giggles, too.

Laugh Out Loud!

-gina             

What made you smile this week? Did you have a good week?  Any big plans this weekend?  Have you scheduled time to relax?  I’m looking forward to hearing about it!  Shoot me a comment with all the details!

I Am A Horrible Person…Gina’s Favorites

I Am A Horrible Person…Gina’s Favorites

by Gina  Valley

For Throwback Day this week, laugh along with this timely Gina’s Favorites post.

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I hate those November Daily “I’m thankful for…” posts on Facebook.

I am a horrible person. I admit it.

I know that’s terrible.  It’s such a nice thing for people to do.  I’ve even complained about people’s general lack of gratitude on several occasions.

But, I can’t help myself.  I hate those.

I don’t know what exactly it is about them, but the second I see one my eyes involuntarily roll so hard I can see my brain.  If they’re numbering the days then I get a solid two rolls in.

I’m especially horrible because I have done the whole November daily “I’m thankful for…” on Facebook thing myself before, and even then it irritated me.  That’s got to be more than wrong.

Why can’t I rejoice instead of grimace when Sally broadcasts how thankful she is for all her Great Aunt Marge has done for her?  You remember Aunt Marge.  She’s the one who ran over Sally’s foot with her car last year, and then set fire to Sally’s Christmas tree after Sally brought home a brochure from Golden Acres.

Maybe Sally ought to be expressing her thankfulness for quality insurance coverage and a low deductible!

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How come I have trouble swallowing Lannie’s expression of thankfulness for “everyone in my life – you know who you are!”?  Obviously, Lannie is happy to share her feelings about people, since 3 weeks ago she pointed out that she has been stabbed in the back by “everyone in my life – you know who you are!”

Lannie ought to be expressing thanks for not getting a gnarly whiplash from that mood swing.

And, much as I am rejoicing along with Deena that her little Lawrence has overcome his biting habit and moved on to “bigger and better” things, and I’m not sure that goosing his teacher every time she walks by is truly bigger or better.

Perhaps Deena ought to be grateful Ms. Spritz is not litigious.

Maybe I’m just envious because no one wants to hear that I’m thankful we figured out a way to make concrete at home, which involves running a full canister of oatmeal (quick cook or regular) through the dishwasher. Twice, apparently.

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Or, perhaps I’m jaded because no one seems impressed that our dog has finally figured out which door leads to the outside, and no longer goes into the powder room or  garage while trying to get out of our house. Most of the time.  Well, more like 50/50, but still an improvement.

I don’t know why I can’t seem to bring myself to be whole heartedly-supportive of the Facebooky thankfulness efforts of others.  I really should figure out why that is.

But not right now.

Right now I gotta update my Facebook with “I’ll be thankful when these stupid ‘I’m thankful for…’ things are done.”

I mean that in a thankful way.  Of course.

Laugh Out Loud!

-gina

How do you feel about those November daily thankfulness posts on Facebook?  What do you feel guilty about being irritated by?  Are you a horrible person, too?  Should we get matching t-shirts?  Nothing white, though.  I’m a spiller!  Shoot me a comment.  I look forward to hearing what you think.

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Tuesday Tickles – uuvc

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Complied by Gina Valley

I love to share giggles.

Here’s some of the tweets

that made me laugh in the last week.

 

Great tweets from great tweeps:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Be sure to follow me on Twitter so you don’t miss a laugh!

 

Don’t miss a giggle.  ”Like” up my Facebook page, and share it with a friend.

Laugh Loud Out!

-gina

What makes you smile?  Where do you turn when you need a giggle?  Do you have a favorite tweeter?  Shoot me a comment.  I’m looking forward to hearing all about it.