Archive for the ‘Humor’ category

Never trust a hedgehog to hold your “dibs”

November 14, 2013

There’s a spot in our front entryway where the sun hits perfectly mid-morning. It’s coveted by everyone in the house, both feline and canine, so we laid down an old bed and blanket. The spot (“The Best Spot of the Morning”) is big enough for all 3 cats to lounge with no problem. Unfortunately, Twila has discovered the spot and a silent, passive-aggressive war is being waged (but only for a few hours every day).

As you see, Twila made it to The Best Spot of the Morning first on this particular day. For the next few hours, cats came and went, giving fierce stares.


And the famed “cat back,” clearly conveying disapproval. (There may have also been a cat nap involved, but we won’t judge. Even the best of soldiers gets tired at some point.) Twila stood firm. Or, more accurately, lounged intently, while terrified, but comfortable in the morning sun she so proudly claimed.


The battle had been fought and won that day. But, oh no, this would not be the end of the war. The next day, George made it to the coveted Best Spot of the Morning before Twila could claim her position. There was much pacing and obvious upset from the greyhound who finally decided she would try to take what was rightfully hers. Without upsetting the terrifying cat, of course. As cats often do, George just held her ground. And napped. Unfazed at having to share her space with the enemy (she’s old and uninterested in being bothered by such things).


Days later, Twila has devised a plan! It’s a GREAT plan! THE BEST of plans to thwart those pesky cats and claim The Best Spot of the Morning once and for all! She called DIBS! And she did so in a way only a greyhound could. She enlisted her all-time favorite hedgehog to claim her place. Sure, his grunter doesn’t work anymore and he’s missing the toes on one of his feet from battles hard-faught, but he was up for this challenge. His greyhound needed him and he wasn’t going to let her down!


Except, well, he’s a stuffed hedgehog, and he’s not even the jumbo one. That cat didn’t care one iota.


Nor did the other cats, as you can see. All morning long, cats came and went to share The Best Spot of the Morning with a cute little hedgehog. Because, you see, there’s plenty of room to lounge when you’re a cat or a battle-worn hedgehog (a hedgehog who surely now understands the appeal of The Best Spot of the Morning). When you’re a sad, dejected greyhound who finally has to concede to another battle lost, the most you can do is collapse in the hallway, occasionally gazing sadly at The Best Spot of the Morning.


Moms Tweet?

August 14, 2012

Please visit and enjoy. Though I definitely identify with a good number of them, I only wish I was as funny as these women.

Funniest Mom Tweets

I could eat a what??

December 24, 2011

Conversation with The Kid just moments ago:

The Kid:  Are we having anything special for dinner tomorrow night?
Me:  Yup – a spiral baked ham!
The Kid:  Isn’t that what we had last night when Grandma was here?
Me:  No, that was prime rib.
The Kid:  Wait – Isn’t that ham?
Me:  No – it’s beef.
The Kid: [confused look]
Me: It’s like having steaks only they aren’t cut into slices until AFTER it’s cooked.
The Kid:  Ohhh! I thought that was horse!
Me:  [stunned silence] . . . No.

(Just for the record, I’ve never eaten horse, considered eating horse, or considered feeding it to my family.)

Knee-Slapping Terror?

March 16, 2011

I can only imagine the terror in this house should there be a flu outbreak. In the meantime, that kid has quite an effective way of dealing with fear. (Kudos to DH for sharing.)

Now, can someone please give me some hand sanitizer?

Martha Won’t Be Joining Us

November 24, 2010

I’m hosting Thanksgiving this year and I’m totally stoked about it! Really, I am!  But just to be sure expectations aren’t set too high for my guests (and yours, if you’re also hosting), I suggest the following as mandatory reading for all guests prior to arrival (thanks to Six for sharing, again). It should help take some of the surprise out of the day and maybe even offer unsuspecting guests a glimpse into what’s actually required to pull off Thanksgiving.

Thank you all for stopping by. I hope your holiday is memorable – whether those memories are relaxing or fodder for cautionary tales to tell your kids years from now is up to you.  😀

Martha Won’t Be Joining Us