A little Consideration, a little Thought for Others, makes all the difference.

- Winnie the Pooh

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Days end....

belly laughs and giggles
chasing one another
down hallways
and around chairs.
occasional bellows from
a grumpy uncle
sounds like a foghorn
as the day winds down
and nights breathing
is heard in tree and
bird song.
this is the twighlight hour
that must be filled
with stories and songs-
rituals hearalding
bedtime and dreams.

Thank God. *laughing*

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Humorous Headlines *snickering*

Include Your Children when Baking Cookies

Something Went Wrong in Jet Crash, Expert Says

Police Begin Campaign to Run Down Jaywalkers

Safety Experts Say School Bus Passengers Should Be Belted

Drunk Gets Nine Months in Violin Case

Survivor of Siamese Twins Joins Parents

Iraqi Head Seeks Arms

Is There a Ring of Debris Around Uranus?

British Left Waffles on Falkland Islands

Eye Drops Off Shelf

Teacher Strikes Idle Kids

President Wins on Budget, But More Lies Ahead

Enraged Cow Injures Farmer with Ax

Plane Too Close to Ground, Crash Probe Told

Miners Refuse to Work after Death

Juvenile Court to Try Shooting Defendant

Friday, April 24, 2009

Daddy, how was I born? *giggling* (in my email)

A little boy goes to his father and asks 'Daddy, how was I born?'

The father answers, 'Well, son, I guess one day you will need to find out anyway! Your Mom and I fell for each other at first site in a chat room on yahoo after she was googling me. I set up a date via e-mail and met with Mom at a cyber-cafe. We sneaked into a secluded room, where your mother agreed to a download from my hard drive. As soon as I was ready to upload, we discovered that neither one of us had used a fire wall, and since it was too late to hit the delete button, nine months later a little Pop-Up appeared that said:

Scroll down..You'll love this ..

'You got Male!'

another meme...What Time of the Day Am I? :oD

You Are Sunrise

You enjoy living a slow, fulfilling life. You enjoy living every moment, no matter how ordinary.

You are a person of reflection and meditation. You start and end every day by looking inward.

Caring and giving, you enjoy making people happy. You're often cooking for friends or buying them gifts.

All in all, you know how to love life for what it is - not for how it should be.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

*giggling* In My Fortune Cookie...

Men are like fine wine. They all start out like grapes, and it is our job to stomp on them and keep them in the dark until they mature into something you'd like to have dinner with.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The All-Knowing Chocolate Oracle...

(posted under duress...)

The Chocolate Oracle Says You're Mellow

You are sweet, mellow, and easily satisfied.

You don't like anything too intense and dramatic.

Deep down, you're a kid at heart... and you're nostalgic for the past.

You are honest and straight forward.

You have a distinct personality, and you make your opinions known.

And while people like that you keep it real, you can come off as judgmental.

You love being by yourself and thinking. Developing your own theories and ideas is fun.

You feel lost when you're forced to be social. Being with other people can be lonely for you.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Still here...

but very busy. Megan has gone to Montana for a week to look at houses with her husband, and we are keeping the children for her until she gets back. We all felt it would be too confusing for the wee ones to go to another house for a week, then leave Daddy again to come back to this one. Needless to say, I am beyone tired. I am not used to being 'on' 24/7 anymore with 'littles'. *grinning* It makes for one really good night's sleep though, I tell you! *laughing*

We have been busy in the garden of late- the bluebells are up, as well as a single yellow tulip. The sweet peas have been planted, and the flower mixes sown. Soon the whole front yard will be a riot of color and perfume! speaking of perfume, we have the most divinely smelling bush in our side yard. A varieagated (sp) Daphne. It perfumes the entire block! Lovely! I will enclose the few pictures of the flowers I have taken. There are too many of my birdlings to post now. I am hordeing them until I need to use them to soothe my lonliness after they all move. *small sigh*

Anyway, besides battling a spring cold, and being run ragged, things are wonderfully splendiferous here. I hope life is being as kind to all of you.
{{hugs}} and much love- Gina

Friday, April 17, 2009

a meme...

My Political Views
I am a left moderate social libertarian
Left: 4.8, Libertarian: 2.35

Political Spectrum Quiz


Johnathon doing the 'Robop Dance'...*laughing*...Kaitlin shaking her 'booty' to 'The Itsy Bitsy Spider'...Scooby Doo and Ben 10 marathons...making and then devouring peach blueberry cobbler and home- made vanilla icecream...a green pea fight...'smashed 'atatoes' and 'porn chops' *giggling*...telling scary stories and listening to the endless re-tells...*grinning* Singing the same songs over and over until a little girl can sing them with me...lullabies and late night snuggles as the house sleeps around us...sunny days at the lake park, watching the ducks and geese beg for bread crumbs and seed...running outside together to watch and hear the swans fly overhead on their journey south...planting sunflower seeds in the garden for the birds...going to the tulip festival and sliding down a gigantic slide while hearing my grandson gasp in awe and laugh and laugh in delight...funnel cakes and marionberry icecream cones turning our tongues and lips purple...reading Mercer Myer books again and again...'Dinoshores' and 'fossils' being the main topic for hours on end as we sit on the floor and play make believe...finger painting all over yesterday's news...long talks over coffee every morning...braiding hair with ribbons and bows...fairy wings and frilly dresses...*sighing and smiling*...

I am filled up with the love and laughter that lights up our home. Have a good day everyone. I will. *smiling*

Thursday, April 16, 2009

It's Punday! The Potato Family...*giggling*

Potato Family

One night, the Potato family sat down to dinner - Mother Potato and her three daughters. Midway through the meal, the eldest daughter spoke up. "Mother Potato?" she said. "I have an announcement to make." "And what might that be?" asked Mother, seeing the obvious excitement in her eldest daughter's eyes.

"Well," replied the daughter, with a proud but sheepish grin, "I'm getting married!" The other daughters squealed with surprise as Mother Potato exclaimed, "Married! That's wonderful! And who are you marrying, Eldest daughter?"

"I'm marrying a Russet!" "A Russet!" replied Mother Potato with pride. "Oh, a Russet is a fine tater, a fine tater indeed!"

As the family shared in the eldest daughter's joy, the middle daughter spoke up. "Mother? I, too, have an announcement." "And what might that be?" encouraged Mother Potato.

Not knowing quite how to begin, the middle daughter paused, then said with conviction, "I, too, am getting married!" "You, too!" Mother Potato said with joy. "That's wonderful! Twice the good news in one evening! And who are you marrying, Middle Daughter?"

"I'm marrying an Idaho!" beamed the middle daughter. "An Idaho!" said Mother Potato with joy. "Oh, an Idaho is a fine tater, a fine tater indeed!"

Once again, the room came alive with laughter and excited plan for the future, when the youngest Potato daughter interrupted. "Mother? Mother Potato? Um, I, too, have an announcement to make."

"Yes?" said Mother Potato with great anticipation. "Well," began the youngest Potato daughter with the same sheepish grin as her eldest sister before her, "I hope this doesn't come as a shock to you, but I am getting married, as well!" "Really?" said Mother Potato with sincere excitement. "All of my lovely daughters married! What wonderful news! And who, pray tell, are you marrying, youngest Daughter?"

"I'm marrying Dan Rather!" "DAN RATHER?" Mother Potato scowled suddenly. "But he's just a common tater!"

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


Things are good and very very busy. Every day is filled to the brim with baby giggles, singing, tears, and stories about 'Robops' and 'Dino-shores'. *grinning* I am having so much fun! The birdlings are everything and more than I expected. Of course, I am more exhausted than I remembered I might be *grinning*, but that just means good, healthy sleep at night, right?! :oD

The kids (my daughter and her husband) have been approved for a home loan, and will be moving towards the end of the summer, so I am making the most of the time I have rght now.

I hope all is as well in your worlds as it is in mine.

ttfn- Gina

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

A Meme...

You Are a Black Panther

You see through people. You understand others' motives and plans.

You have a knack for predicting the future. You just know what people are going to do.

People are attracted to you. You are naturally able to influence other people's thoughts.

You have the charisma to be a beloved guru or dictator. It's all about how you handle it.

Monday, April 6, 2009

It's Punday!

As migration approached, two elderly vultures doubted they could make the trip south, so they decided to go by airplane.

When they checked their baggage, the attendant noticed that they were carrying two dead raccoons. "Do you wish to check the raccoons through as luggage?" she asked.

"No, thanks," replied the vultures. "They're carrion."

Sunday, April 5, 2009

The Latest Happening's 'Round Here...

It's been a very busy month here, adjusting and enjoying having the birdlings and Megan with us. I will miss them all very much when they leave at the end of the summer.

Yesterday we added two more little ones to the mix. Meg has a friend from Germany who lives very close to us, and she brought her two little girls over for Johnathon and Kaitlin to play with. We spent 4 hours at the near-by park, and then came home to bar-b-que'd hot dogs, fruit salad, and cheese puffs. *grinning* (love them cheese puffs!) We put on Sleeping Beauty, and all 4 fell asleep well before the end. It was one of those perfect moments. *smiling* Sweet smelling babies, pleasantly tired adults, snoring dogs...very nice indeed.

Tomorrow will be another park day, as the weather is finally spring like here. Amen for sunshine!!! (and 60 degree weather!) The girls and their Momma will be meeting us there with picnic food! Woot!

I am also looking forward to the summer this year. It will be warm enough then to take all the kids to the beach. Johnathon and Kaitlin have never seen the ocean, and Steven and I are pleased that their first visit will be with us. We are planning a camping trip with my sister and her family in July, so it will be much-o fun-o.

Steven is making pork sate tonight for supper. I am very glad. It happens to be one of my favorite foods. Love those Thai flavors!!

And that is all she wrote for now- TTFN!
~ Gina

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

For your amusement...*laughing*

During one of her daily classes, a teacher trying to teach good manners, asked some of her students the following question:

Michael, if you were on a date having dinner with a nice young lady, how would you tell her that you have to go to the bathroom? Michael said, Just a minute I have to go pee.'

The teacher responded by saying, "That would be rude and impolite. What about you Sherman, how would you say it?"
Sherman said, "I am sorry, but I really need to go to the bathroom. I'll be right back".

"That's better, but it's still not very nice to say the word bathroom at the dinner table. And you, little Edward, can you use your brain for once and show us Your good manners?"

I would say: Darling, may I please be excused for a moment? I have to shake hands with a very dear friend of mine, whom I hope to introduce you to after dinner.

The teacher fainted.