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Got a good reason For taking the easy way out

To all who celebrate Thanksgiving tomorrow - May your day be filled with blessings! I'll be back blogging full speed on Friday, hopefully.


A young man named John received a parrot as a gift. The parrot had a bad attitude and an even worse vocabulary. Every word out of the bird's mouth was rude, obnoxious and laced with profanity. John tried and tried to change the bird's attitude by consistently saying only polite words, playing soft music and anything else he could think of to 'clean up' the bird's vocabulary.

Finally, John was fed up and he yelled at the parrot. The parrot yelled back. John shook the parrot and the parrot got angrier and even ruder. In desperation, John threw up his hands, grabbed the bird and put him in the freezer. For a few minutes the parrot squawked and kicked and screamed.

Then suddenly there was total quiet. Not a peep was heard for over a minute. Fearing that he'd hurt the parrot, John quickly opened the door to the freezer.

The parrot calmly stepped out onto John's outstretched arms and said, 'I believe I may have offended you with my rude language and actions. I'm sincerely remorseful for my inappropriate transgressions and I fully intend to do everything I can to correct my rude and unforgivable behavior.'

John was stunned at the change in the bird's attitude. He was about to ask the parrot what had made such a dramatic change in his behavior, when the bird continued, 'May I ask what the turkey did?'

Wolfie tagged me.
I'm supposed to list 7 things about myself.
Here goes:

1] I've done a lot of genealogy for my own roots [back to the 1600 Ireland].
2] Small towns and close-knit communities fascinate me --they're so loyal to one another [unlike living in large cities]
3] Speaking of close-knit, the Amish Society is ideal in this day and age, I think!
4] Roses are my favorite flower.
5] Weeping Willow is my favorite tree.
6] I love to sit outdoors [or work outdoors]...for hours.
7] I love cooking Mexican food from scratch!! [much tastier!]

I don't tag, but if you do the list of seven, let me know, I'd enjoy reading more about you.


Let's face it ladies, we've no doubt had fantasies of exotic looking men, wealthy beyond our wildest dreams, handsome and debonair...those kind of men, ya ---fantasies of having them sweep us off our feet and be our one and only. Even if it's for an hour or two in a dream or daydream! Now I don't really do this myself. But hey, this guy is rich! He's got style [pun on words]!! And stuff to make any woman's fantasy a memorable one....

While out and about, we were at a small strip mall, and ended up going into Marshall's the other day, I was perusing the aisles, looking for a cute sweater for our daughter to ship off to her for the holidays. Her boys are going to be at their father's house this year, so our daughter is taking a trip back home to Colorado for Christmas. I thought a new sweater would be nice for her to wear in the cold climes. Anyway, for one reason or another I ended up back in the linen department. Just browsing the bedding and such. To make a long story, short --I painted the master bedroom a deep rich plum purple. And when I did do this, purples were not 'en vogue' at the time. So, bedding to match was difficult if not impossible to find. So, I settled for a striped beige, green and plum bedspread. I really wasn't pleased with it, and always had in mind a deep, rich, quilted plum color bed covering --with flowers. Deep in color for the hubby...flowery and feminine for me.

And lo and behold, there was one in the plastic zippered bag...just the color I was looking for long ago!! And it was the king sized to fit our bed!! YES!!! I pulled it out off the top shelving, and heavy as it is, I managed to stay free of disaster of everything else falling on my head from above. It was plum colored. It was rich in other was flowered! It was MINE! But what really sold me was, I am now able to say I lay under Ralph Lauren every night!!!!



  1. Have a very Happy Thanksgiving, Anni! and I love your new linens. Very luxurious!

  2. Happy Thanksgiving! The comforter is gorgeous! ABSOLUTELY gorgeous and so cool to sleep with Ralph Lauren too!

  3. Your joke was funny!!! The linens are really beautiful!!

    I said I would be back on Saturday but I go out and do Photo Hunt on Friday evening!
    Melaine told me don't twich to much from blogging withdrawls!!

    I can do this! I can do this!! I do love to blog!! Happy Thanksgiving! Blessings,Carolyn

  4. Hey,
    I love roses too..I like the white ones..

  5. Loved the joke!
    Your bedspread is beautiful, I have only seen RL in an episode of Friends...
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, will miss you tomorrow :)

  6. That only confirms my suspicions that you must have Irish blood in your veins ! If you also discover an A. Indian and Italians (!!!) then I wouldn't be surprised !

  7. :)


    You always make me smile!

    Well, the parrot joke was very funny but your bedspread story was great! :)

    Happy Thanksgiving!


  8. Lovely bedspread. Love you Christmas theme.

    Happy Thanksgiving!!

  9. Enjoyed your 7....Mexican food from scratch......amazing!
    I got tagged for seven on my site too:)

  10. Hehe! Great turkey joke! :) Have a super Thanksgiving! :)

  11. pssst...... Don't tell anyone but I came over here, and I saw the adorable icon and it is now on my sidebar!!! Thank you so much I love it!! I can read what I wrote yesterday and I left out some of the words, oh my!! But Like you say in 100 years no one will care!! Love and Hugs Carolyn Ok, I am really not blogging!

  12. Happy Thanksgiving to you too. See you again soon.

  13. Love the Christmas look. :D

    The Linens are just beautiful.

    I got a good chuckle out of the joke. :D

    Have a great Thanksgiving. :)

  14. New linens, sweet dreams!!! :) And a lovely Thanksgivin' ta ya!

  15. Anni,

    I love your new header and the Christmas fairy graphic.

    The bed linens are beautiful. I'm so happy you were able to find exactly what you wanted, even though it took a little time. I also like plums and purples. They are so rich looking.

    Enjoyed the seven things about you. My favorite tree is also weeping willow.

    Happy Thanksgiving, dear Anni. May you be abundantly blessed with the love of family and much laughter around your Thanksgiving table.


  16. Well, if that's what Ralph Lauren looks like, I don't blame you for boasting...I would, too.

    Love your header, too, Anni. Happy Thanksgiving.

  17. Happy Thanksgiving. I really enjoyed the joke.

  18. Ooooh Anni, how I love your faerie header...I'm green with envy! hehe May today and every day be blessed with simple, quiet moments of thanksgiving!! Happy Thanksgiving to my dear American friends from across the border:-) xoxo

  19. For Friday Feast the Chef is away so I put up a feast on my blog if you want to join.

  20. OMG - I must admit admit, I dropped off for a while. My English you now.

    But Black Friday . that's positive, when accounting goes from red digits to blacks. Hurray.

    I'm happy you all had a fine T G. It's important. 4 U.

    Thanks for sharing.

    ps. we are only one week away from our great silver honey moon to South America.

    have an extrodinary week end