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What’s in your wallet (er, couch)?..Link-up!

Written Saturday:

You have all seen that commercial,”What’s in your wallet” right?

It was a lovely Saturday afternoon and I don’t know about you, but by the time Saturday comes around you are sure that an atomic bomb went off while you sleep!  It used to be that on Saturday evenings when the little ones went to bed, Steven and I went into turbo mode and worked like madmen for a couple of hours just to restore an appearance of order.

Now?  Many hands make light work.  I gathered things that were lying around in the main part of the house and put them in the “manly room” where the bulk of the disaster already was and called the troops in!  Yup, especially when Dad is there to declare “Move, move, move!”  It becomes a game and everyone is scurrying like little ants.  Wallah!  It is straightened again.

Next, I can go to work doing the detailing I so enjoy.  And the vacuum comes out and Mom does her therapy (I know, I am a sick woman to love such therapy but I really do!)

And that’s when it happened.  I decided to clean out under the couch cushions (you know, that place where last years candy bar is still hiding and when your kids find it, you can tell them they can still split it…because there are so many preservatives in it, it won’t have spoiled.)

Really, it hasn’t been that long since they were cleaned, but the things down there accumulate faster than the snow up in the mountains of Kilimanjaro.

Then the thought came to me…what a fun link-up for those brave enough to really be honest.  So here is the challenge this Monday morning.

Go clean out under your couch cushions and tell me what is under there.

Here is my list for all to see:

Thermometer case

Playing cards



A dirty sock

A baby outfit

One of my boys lost knives



A wet diaper…ewwww!  (Mind you, it was nicely wrapped up.)

Ok, your turn.  Leave me a comment, or link up!

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I give you permission to go ahead and laugh!

Once and awhile a good laugh at yourself is a good thing.  Yup, a real good thing.  Laughter is good like a medicine.  So today I give you permission to laugh at me.

What do you get when you put together a new pool, a crazy mama and good intentions?  You get a few days on the couch and hobbling around on a crutch!

It all started when my sweet husband found a wonderful deal on Craigslist for a swimming pool for our family.  It’s just perfect for us…3 feet deep and 12 feet across. Enough water for even adults to enjoy, but shallow enough for all my littles (except the baby, of course).  Daddy and the children got it all set up and filled, and Daddy made a gate off the back deck to step down right into the pool via the ladder.  Notice I said step down.

This is while the pool was still being filled up a couple of days before.

Well, I had told dh that I was not getting in this particular day, wanting to let the water warm up a few days first.

Well, I changed my mind.

They were all having such a good time out there splashing and playing-

and I decided to surprise them-

and be a fun mom…

So I changed my clothes, asked mom to hold my baby, and gracefully climbed into the pool to the squeals of delight from my children went dashing across the deck, and hurled into the water.

The three feet of water.

I sure surprised them alright…yup, sure did. And I surprised myself by hitting the bottom of the pool straight legged.  HARD.  It felt like my shins instantly bent with the shock.

I am so not living this down.  Can I be a hero for good intentions?

Within a few minutes it became clear that I could not put any weight on my right foot, but thankfully no bad swelling, indicating a sprain instead of a break.  So I have been on the couch a few days, experimenting on learning how to use a crutch and laughing at myself.

Just for the record...this is not me.

Laughing at yourself…you should try it sometime.

And I did make a memory…just sayin’.

Ok, your turn to share something that you laugh at yourself with. Leave me a comment!

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