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Well, Tuesday being 'trickster's day' for all you April Fools out there, I just wanted you to know, I got 'had' twice. Dear Man o' Mine got me pretty good. I showed him the photo of our daughter's baptism from my blog yesterday morning and asked:
"Do you know who this is?"

He looked sincerely puzzled, blinking his eyes and leaning over the back of my chair, and said:
"No!" "One of your blogging buddies' baby?"

I took him seriously and was completely flabbergasted. Then, I turned from the monitor and looked at him in a very strained way, thinking to myself, 'you've GOT to be kidding' ---by the time my eyes made contact with his eyes, his dimples became quite visible with his grin. The turd!!!! Of COURSE he knew who it was!!!

Then, Sharon, she comes to my blog and leaves a comment for me in the morning. Telling me I had just missed her day's blog entry. I, in turn, clicked on her link and lo and behold she decided to quit blogging. Much to my dismay!!! I read her explanations of her decisions and was just about ready to tell her in no uncertain terms that she will truly be missed and I was devastated that she would no longer blog.........

She then added a line after scrolling down to the comment link ---"April Fool's!!!"

:::sigh::: Yep, I'd been had. She got me good. How many others fell for her joke I wonder?

Okay, so I could not NOT end the day without doing a trick. And I waited 'til the right moment. I was in the kitchen, by the sink, and hubby was at the table, reading the newspaper for the day---I inhaled deeply hoping he would have heard me, tore off a paper towel, came around the room divider and said as I was looking down near the corner of the room [where it's quite dark] and said:

"Oh my!"

He moved the paper, looking down on the carpet where I was looking following my vision movements and me chasing towards him with my paper towel saying:

"Look at the size of THAT cockroach would you."

He immediately lifted his bare feet up on the table's leg support and said as he was looking in all directions ---

"Where?" "Where is it?" He was primed and ready to move out of 'harm's way' at any moment.

I quickly walked toward him as if to pounce on the roach any time now!..........

And tweaked his nose with the paper towel..."April Fool's"

He said ---"Funny, real funny!"

[he hates.....#$@!$!!roaches, not to mention rats, but that's a whole other story to tell someday]


  1. *** Our backyard corner...rose tree!! [pelican statue]

  2. Hey, thanks for visiting my site. I enjoyed your April Fools post! :)

  3. Cute pic, and I love how you were 'had'!

    Ours is up as well at burntofferings.

    Have a great WW!!

    Off to see Sharon's blog now...

  4. Heh heh heh haven't pulled any pranks yet today but it's not over yet. I love April Fool's day!

  5. That garden is so pretty.

  6. My son will shout if he sees cockroaches! Nice look for April.

  7. Happy WW!
    I love your backyard! Wish we will have one someday!

  8. Great photos Anni! Good WW to you!! :D

  9. Your back yard is really pretty. So glad you are not having the flooding.

  10. Ha! sound like you had a perfectly appropriate April fools day!! enjoy...

  11. Good Evening/Morning Anni,
    The roses and Pelican Statue in your backyard are just beautiful. I must say you do have a beautiful looking backyard and I know you and your hubby put alot of work into keeping it that way. The grass is so green. Okay, I must say you did get had on April Fools. LOL. I like how you got your hubby back tho. LOL. That was just too funny there. I stayed home and didn't go anywhere today, so no one got me. Nope, not anyone. The girls did play some jokes on each other a bit ago, but that's about it. My DH and his Uncle finally was able to start driving again around 10:15a.m. this morning. He called me and told me there would be some Icy Spots ahead of them. They didn't make it to North Las Vegas in time this afternoon to get unloaded there, so it will be in the morning before they get unloaded there. It will probably be Thursday morning sometime before they get back to Memphis. I don't know if they will be able to make their Minnesota and Wisconsin run or not since it picks up tomorrow. I'm hoping he will get to come home this weekend since we have more softball games on Friday night and Saturday morning. I do appreciate the prayers you prayed for them. I have heard my DH talk about the Sherman Mountain there in Wyoming. He has also talked about the 3 Sisters mountains which I have forgotten what mountains those are. Take care my friend and have a great evening/day. May God Bless You and Yours.

    Love & Hugs,
    Karen H.

  12. Actually that was pretty good for him to recognize the baby. I am afraid they all look much the same to me at that age. Thanks for popping over to my site.

  13. I like the Pelican statue!! :) Happy WW Anni

    My WW here & here

  14. I sooo want a rose tree! I have roses as well, love them, my favorite! What a beautiful back yard, I need some spring weather, I can't wait til everything is green and lush once again. It sound like you had a fun fools day! Have a great WW!

  15. You have a very beautiful and well maintained yard out there, i love it! Happy WW!
    Oh by the way i just got back from one month away of participating the WW so these are my entries now.
    A Dozen Pupppies
    Beautiful Sunset

  16. Oh no! What a day you had!

    I posted about a joke I played on my sister today. Feel free to come on by and read about it :)

    Hope all is well, and that you have a great week.

  17. Anni,

    I just LOVE the photo. Your yard is very beautiful and I know how hard you work on it. It's a never ending battle to keep it looking like that. Wish mine looked half as good.

    Loved the April Fool's jokes. I didn't get "had" this year, but am hoping some April Fool's Day fun went on at the boys' house.

    Take care, Anni. I've posted more about Brandon's Asperger's today and some of the things he's struggled with.

    Have a great Wednesday.


  18. That's pretty funny~ You got him good.

  19. Haha you had quite an April Fools Day Anni! Happy WW

  20. Lol ! you both fell in the trap !
    Here in the Belgian news they said that it is not allowed to speak french anymore in the street on your mobile when you are in a flemish area. Mr. Gattino just wanted to get furious when I reminded him that today it's April 1 !

  21. I hate hate hate roaches, but Annie gets them for us most of the time...Bless her little cat heart!! I read one blogger that woke up the other morning and felt something near her nose. She felt her cat jump up. About that time her husband said something was on his back. It was a roach...but one of the roaches legs had went up HER NOSE!! UGH!! I hate those things..Tell Bud I am right with him. Sandy

  22. Beautiful ♥ love the rose and pelican

    LOL at April Fool jokes -

    My WW is up
    My Little Drummer boys

  23. WOW -- green earth. We still have snow and that is no April Fool's joke.

    Anything with a bug is creepy. LOL
    My grandmother use to have a fake ice cube with a fly in in it that she would put in our lemonade.

    Thanks for stopping by and meeting the "incognito jokers" on my WW.

  24. Anni, a couple of funny April Fool's stories! Thanks for the laughs! Happy WW! :)

  25. I love your yard/garden! So green! Thanks for visiting mine

    You crack me up: Energizer Bunny-LOL!
    Have a great day!

  26. Thanks for coming over for WW! Your yard looks lovely - ours should be "greening up" pretty soon with all the moisture we've had! Today is supposed to be warm, with yuck to return tomorrow. We'll see.

    I love the April Fool's stories - and especially the picture of your firstborn. I think alot about those board we used to carry then in - putting them on the car seat and reaching out our arms to save them from disaster when we put on the brakes! Fat chance of that, eh? I think about it every day when I put kids on four different car seats several times a day - 8 times last Friday!

    Quitting blogging was a great theme for yesterday - one of my blogging friends did the same, but I figured it out. Great idea.

    The blue flowers are windflowers, according to my hubby, the horticulturalist and landscape artist of the family.

  27. You have flowers--NOW? We can only wait.
    Loved your April Fool story. MB

  28. Wow Anni! I know you are pretty clever and a jokester yourself, so I am flattered that I "got" you yesterday! Ha! I got a lot of people, kind of naughty, but fun!

    I'm glad you got your hubby too after he got you in the morning!

    Pretty back yard photo too!

    Have a super duper day!


  29. nice backyard! looks very relaxing!
    Happy WW!

  30. Hi Anni, I love your elegant pelican in your beautiful yard..I hate cockroaches..I will wake up my husband at night to kill one for me..My daughter has the same fear as me..they are all around in the oak trees and palm trees..My husband sprays every month..these scary will find away inside of the house
    , even come down the fireplace.. Thanks for sharing the pelican , but not the roach...

  31. I really like your lovely yard sweetie.

  32. I have been struggling to leave a comment and then our electricity went out.

    Looks like a great garden to relax in.

    Happy WW.

  33. I THOUGHT I was being pranked when all the Web tools at work didn't work, but then I found out it was no prank. darn it. :)

  34. Hi Anni, Just stopped by to let you know I have a little something for you...stop by when you have a sec.

  35. wow you must have a very beautiful backyard with full of flowers and i am jealous.


    Check out mine too!

    Sleeping Beauty

  36. Do you know where I can get one of those "green thumbs?"

    Nice picture!

  37. Greetings, Annie!

    I love this poem and I LOVE Spring! I have blogged several posts on Spring lately.

    I love meeting new bloggy friends. I am so glad you stopped by today.

    Many blessings, Annie!

  38. Oh my dear, I'm only a very simple and stupid Viking.
    I love your WW photos. Do you hear me, they are excellent.
    But, my lack of English makes it hard for me to comment on TWO-IN-ONE post.


  39. Your backyard is looking lovely! I love how you got your husband...cracked me up.

  40. Pretty funny ... I'm glad you had a chance to 'even' the score (so to speak). I managed to make it through the day without being 'had' ... but played no jokes on anyone else either. I did find lots of things to laugh about ... and did my One Single Impression post on LAUGHTER at Sacred Ruminations since it seemed perfect for April Fools Day ;--)

    I'm happy to be getting you jazzed about tennis ... added a bit more today ... though not a whole lot because I'm too busy WATCHING matches today!
    Hugs and blessings,

  41. Lots of April Fool's fun! Have a great one!

    kari & kijsa

  42. Anni,
    I so much loved your April Fool's post! I'm still smiling! My eldest daughter tricked me into believing I had a pimple on my nose, and I tricked DH with the same trick. Plus at a meme a lady had me believe they were eating as children from disposable paper plates. (Yes, I believed her. My mum loved Tupperware).
    Happy April!

  43. OKAy I have a ? if he beleived you that there was one of those icky things in your house have you had them before? Never ever have had them here thank god!!!!!!! And I didn't evan do an April fools at all!!

  44. Terrific job, Anni. Happy April Fool's Day!