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NOT The Best Laid Plans

I knew Wednesday was going to be a busy day.  We were driving south to spend the day visiting one of my sisters and her family.  So, Tuesday night I decided I better make sure I had all of my gym stuff so I could get out the door early, before we left on our road trip.

The thing is that July 3, Independence Day Eve as it were,

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Happy, Happy Birthday, America!

Happy, Happy Birthday, America!
by Gina Valley

Happy, Happy Birthday, America!!!  You’re looking good for a 236 year old lady!

Here’s a few thoughts for your birthday – some serious, some silly.

This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave – Elmer Davis

Humor Funny Parenting Moms Dads Kids Children Family Life Love Laugh Laughter Happy Birthday America United States Independence Day July 4th Patriotic Quotes JokesWhat did one flag say to the other flag? 

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Give Me Options Or Give Me…Well, You Know

Give Me Options Or Give Me…Well, You Know
by Gina Valley

I like options. Lots of options. I think most of us do. But, have you noticed that we’re missing some, what can only be referred to as, vital options?

Like with the Facebook pages.  We have the option to “like” it or not.  If you “like” it then you’re following that page.  

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You’re A Big Help…Not!

You’re A Big Help…Not!
by Gina Valley

Dear Family,

Thank you to whichever child put the bag of condiments from Del Taco away last week.  It’s always nice when someone puts something away.Humor Funny Parenting Moms Dads Kids Children Family Life Love Laugh Laughter Cleaning Helping Letters To My Family Tacos Condiments Mistakes  And, whoever you are, you put it right where it goes on the shelf in the pantry. Good job.

It’s a rare and special treat for me, as your mom,

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Smile

Smile
by Gina Valley
 Humor Funny Parenting Moms Dads Kids Children Family Life Love Poetry Poem Trees Laugh Laughter Shine Beam Breeze Breezing Happiness Joy Lifting Clearing Cleaning Filling

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Smile

Rhythm of laughter

Shine and beam

Breezing through

Lifting

Clearing

Cleaning

Filling

Happiness and joy

 

May your day be filled with smiles and joy!

Love!
-gina valley

Have you made someone smile recently?  

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The Screaming You Hear Is Me

The Screaming You Hear Is Me
by Gina Valley

Do you hear screaming?

I have a random number generator built into my computer.  When he put it in my IT guy asked if I knew what it was for.

“A random number generator? For filling out my taxes?” I guessed.

Humor Funny Parenting Moms Dads Kids Children Family Life Love Passwords Change Scream Frustration IT Internet Technology Information Random Numbers WordsThat was apparently not funny.  Random number generators are not funny. 

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What IS That? – The Special Joys Of Family Fridge Cleaning

So yesterday I admitted that our fridge is gross a lot of the time, and that I had sought the guidance of an unnamed household guru, today we’ll call her “Smartha,” in an effort to properly combat that problem.  Unfortunately, Smartha apparently lives in a Utopian Humor Funny Parenting Moms Dads Kids Children Family Life Love Refrigerator Coils Fridge Clean Dirty Filthy Martha Stewart Tool Brush Maintenance Haz Mat Cantaloupe Tomatoworld where mess and thus children do not exist.  Still, her advice is not completely without merit.  It’s great for a laugh.

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If You Don’t Clean Your Refrigerator Coils You Will Die

If You Don’t Clean Your Refrigerator Coils You Will Die

Our fridge is gross most of the time.  The interval between just got cleaned and just turned disgusting is measurable in increments smaller than the differences in Olympic time trial running times.  It’s like I shut the door on a sparkling clean family fridgeHumor Funny Parenting Moms Dads Kids Children Family Life Love Refrigerator Fridge Coils Clean Dirty Filthy Martha Stewart Vacuum Crevice tool Brush Circuit Breaker Fuse Box Cobwebs Racoon Broom Handle Stick Maintenance Apple Juice and open two seconds later to find a frat house appliance.  It’s scary. 

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Drills We Actually NEED To Have

Drills We Actually NEED To Have
by Gina Valley

My kids’ school had a fire drill the last day of school.  I’m not sure they really benefitted from that one.  Let’s face it, few of us ever benefitted from the monthly fire drill at school beyond getting some extra time to mess around and maybe to push off a math test.

But, since school has primed our kids to be ready for drills,

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Green

Green
by Gina Valley
Humor Funny Parenting Moms Dads Kids Children Family Life Love Caring Poetry Trees Green Breathe Soul Beauty Light Forgiveness Poem Photograph

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Green

Breathe deep, my soul.

Bask in Beauty.

Soak in Light.

Grow in forgiveness.

Live in Love.

Breathe deep.

-gina valley

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