Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Smiles, Giggles and Laughter...

After I finished writing my latest post I thought back to when I created this blog, way back on April 10, 2011 I published my first post. Now 970 blog posts later, completely ignoring this space for years, I have returned to this page. Thinking back 2011 was a stressful time for me. My sweetie was still living at home, failing fast with Alzheimers, my mother who had been living with us had passed away the previous November, I was apart from my friends and activities, but blogging, along with photography was a savior to me.  Kind of like I am today. The circumstances are totally different, but not really.  Blogging was a stress reliever for me back in 2011 and now in 2020 it's emerged once again to be a repeat performance of stress relief. I hope each of you has found something, anything to relieve the tension that has become a daily dose.  If I had young children now and had to be responsible for helping them learn at home, the scene would be a complete failure.

However, along with the tension and stress there has been some outloud giggles and laughter. I have collected some of these "funnies" I have seen posted on Facebook and want to share them with you and maybe you can laugh outloud or at least put a smile on your face. But I gotta admit that the absolutely funniest one I've seen and can't post are the pictures of honest to god folks and their inventive means of protecting themselves. Now if you can, picture this....woman in grocery store with a party hat strapped around her head as protection for her mouth and nose, pointy and colorful, another lady totally wrapped in plastic, not sure how she was breathing, and the man paying the grocery cashier with a paper bag over his head, a black garbage bag over his arms and torso, plastic packing wrapped around his legs, trying to get money out of his wallet with yellow plastic gloves as protection for his hands all the while the cashier is trying really really hard not to laugh at him. And finally the lady at Home Depot with a zippered plastic blanket container over her head with the clerk again probably trying very hard not to laugh, not to mention the lady on the motorcycle with her bags of groceries hanging from the handle bars with a kitchen sponge wrapped around her face, you know one of those yellow sponges with the green scrubber on the backside. At least she had the scrubber part facing out. You gotta give them credit, just trying to protect themselves.

I've also read these funnies....
If you see my kids 
crying outside and
picking weeds just
keep on driving.
They're on a field trip.

Wear your mask at home.
This is not to avoid the
virus, it's to avoid the
constant eating.

Does anyone know if we can
take showers yet or should
we just keep washing our hands?

Remember when we were little and had
underwear with the days of the week
on them? Yah. Those would be
helpful right now.

Home schooling question:
Does having your children fix you mixed
cocktails count as chemistry?

Gwenyth Paltrow said in an interview we should take
this time to learn a  new language or write a book.
I just shook chip crumbs out of my bra & I don't know
what day it is. I'm fairly certain I'm not going
to attempt either of these things.

Ran out of toilet paper and now
using lettuce leaves. Today was just
the tip of the iceburg, tomorrow romaines
to be seen.

Anyone else's car getting 3 weeks 
to the gallon at the moment?

Stepped on my scale this morning and it
said: Please use social distancing,
one person at a time. 

Remember when you wished the
weekend would last forever?
You happy now!?!?

First time in history:
We can save the human race by
lying in front of the TV 
and doing nothing.
Let's not screw this up.

And finally, Steve Krasinski from "The Office" and Prime Video's "Jack Ryan" has a youtube video entitled Some Good News with John Krasinski...check it out on youtube, it will definitely make you smile.  In the search box type in Some Good News and it will pop up for your enjoyment.

Until next time, stay safe, stay well,


  1. This is a day brightener. Thanks so much!!

    1. Thanks, glad I brightened your day. Gotta laugh even tho the news continues to be dire.

  2. I always enjoy your posts.
    And the flowers!!
    And this post with a few smiles with a lighter virus note about thoughts, jest, gear!

    My husband has been going to the store when we have had a DIRE need.
    We really do have enough in the fridge, freezer, cupboards, pantry . . . .
    BUT there have been a few needs. (Wants might be a better word.)
    Yesterday I made a list, off he went .
    I am sure you know how one persons direction might
    translate to another person differently!!
    Making a roast, with carrots, onions, potato’s sounded yummy to me,
    the fragrance alone. So, as I tried to explain, a roast, like
    a rump roast, round steak, not prime rib . . he said,
    “got it”. . . meaning he understood, I guess.
    He came home with 22 dollars worth of “two foot long tenderloin TAIL steaks!”
    This 80 year old has never seen “TAIL beef” let alone
    would I ever eat one, and doubt I can ever get it out of my mind.
    A return was made shortly after . . .
    Since he was going to the store, and thinking about how many more weeks,
    this might be, I suggested a package of toilet paper.
    (Each time a store trip had been made, TP was sold out)
    Home he came with 45 giant rolls of an off brand . . .
    It is always good to have a bit of levity in life.

    Life is good!
    Stay happy, safe, well Deanna . . .

    (Curious, do you find people commenting more/less
    using FB versus your previous publishing mode?)

    1. Gave me a good laugh, Lynne. Sounds exactly what my sweetie would have done. I still haven't gone out....really scraping by on what I can find in the lonely cupboards. Those 45 giant rolls will last you awhile (insert smile). I post on Facebook because so many have stopped blogging and this way at least I might have some viewing. If I just depended on blogger I probably would get very few viewers. But that's not why I'm blogging, I'm blogging for me, if other people enjoy, that's a bonus. Thanks always for your kind words!!

    2. I guess I will be doing a bit of research on “Tenderloin Tail” . . .
      Not really TAIL says my daughter.
      Research won’t happen until the visual escapes my being! 😏

      I occasionally post my blog on FB . . .
      I still enjoy the creating and writing for a post.
      The reason I started in the first place.
      It is always great to receive comments, but what
      I really like is the freedom to “go to” my
      Irish Garden House and just “put something together” being me.

  3. I'm so glad you're blogging again. I like the pace of blogging. I laughed at the chips in the bra part. Oh yes, oh yes. And then I think, why is this bra so itchy!

  4. Definitely put a smile on my face, thanks for a good end of my day. Keep safe and God bless.


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