Monday, May 11, 2009

And That's How I Got This Little Twitch...

...Right Here Under My Eye. See It?



THANK YOU to everyone for your sweet, supportive comments on the last post (regarding our unexpected family health crisis). My goodness, what a gift you lovely people are. We all appreciate your thoughts, wishes and prayers so much. (((Hugs.)))

Big thanks to Anna Liffen at A Storm in a Wine Glass for the unprovoked and unexpected shout-out she gave me in this post. Her blog is fantastic!

Thanks
to Joanna at Applecrumbles for recommending LJKGW to her readers. Her blog makes me slobber (in a good way).

More thanks to Write from Karen for including my post "Curb Appeal" in her Blogger's Best Carnival for April 2009.

Thank you to Joppa Road for dedicating the Beatles tune "'Till There was You" to me. Dude, you picked one of my favs - thanks!

And thank you to the wonderful Pseudonymous High School Teacher (not to be missed!) for this delectable morsel:

69 comments:

sheila said...

I may have heard a couple of these myself this week! lol

ms. bliss said...

bwahahahaha...it seems so much funnier when I am not hearing these comments in my own house!!!

Sornie said...

If there's one thing I've learned, it's not to accept someone's invitation to "come smell this".

MommyTime said...

Our smells are currently all coming from the dog. Charming. But we did manage to lose and to find several insane things in unexpected places this week. Thanks for the hilarious round-up.

kmoye said...

So happy to have you back. Your blog always puts a smile on my face.

The Retired One said...

Funny post! I just need to know what smelled so bad!!! ha

Kate Coveny Hood said...

So you're saying I should enjoy these early pre-verbal days?

Actually - my three are all pretty verbal now - but as toddlers and speech delayed preschoolers, they mainly talk about stuff I can pretend I don't understand.

Amy Jo said...

My Wii remote smells like pancakes.

We'd be set if we could find someone with an Orange Juice scented Wii-mote!

phd in yogurtry said...

All in a mother's day work. Sigh.

Expat From Hell said...

A twitch? I am surprised you don't have a full-on seizure after hearing these comments! Great post. Your creativity is an inspiration.

EFH

Domestic Goddess (In Training) said...

Hilarious! I couldn't write what was heard at my house... I don't know how to bleep things out on a blog.

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

It is so important to write things down when you hear them, yes?

My son this week said he's changed his mind about wanting to be an orthopedic surgeon. He would rather be a stunt man, or be on a show like Wild Boys.

Ann's Rants said...

Welcome back, Dude!

elohssanatahw said...

Glad to see you up and running again.

The Blue Ridge Gal said...

Soooo, what was the smell?

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

Sassypants Wifey said...

So glad you are back and at it. Hope all is well and that smell issue has resolved at your house. Random mystery smells are unfortunage. Once a bottle of milk got pushed under tiny's mattress. That nearly drove me over the edge.

Jeanne said...

That whole smell thing makes me think of something that happened here last week.

Someone a few miles away kept smelling gas. They called out the utility company -- twice -- but their super-detecto-meters showed nada.

I drove by the blackened shell where their house used to be yesterday....

Lynda said...

Now, that was big fun!

Swirl Girl said...

Wow- How do you get your kids to speak in colorful thought bubbles like that? My conversations are in just plain old ordinary clear thought bubbles.

Gotta start drinking red wine, I guess.

Samantha Elliott said...

Those are priceless. I'm afraid me and my roommate aren't that entertaining, but I'm thinking that might be a good thing! Great blog!

Kim Hightower said...

LMAO!!!

Lisa said...

As it all swirls around us, we just carry on, twitching.........

This was a a scream because it was so very familiar.

suZen said...

Absolutely the funniest lines in the universe! Thanks for the giant laughs today! Hope all is well!

Anna See said...

sounds like a pretty mellow week, huh? i sure enjoyed reading these, particularly b/c i have to make an egyptian princess costume asap.

Kulio said...

hahahaha...that's so funny, I was just thinking about blogging "things you never expected to hear as a mom." I love it. My favorite at this house so far?

"Stop licking my leg."

And I'M the one who said it!

Anna Liffen said...

Anna, what can I say - I absolutely LOVE you and you crack me up without fail every time there's a new post on here. You are but you're one of a kind! Also saw a clip on YouTube - the air quote is a classic! You had me doubled over!

Love the "heard at home" comments. Priceless!

SO glad to have you back - never go away again!! - and I hope that whatever the crisis was, that you and your loved ones are OK now.

Anna
xxxxxxxxxx

Mary K Brennan said...

Wait just a darn minute. I think I smell it too.
Yep, I definitely smell it.
Don't know what it is, but I think it may be viral.
Thanks for sharing!

CaraBee said...

Hilarious! My husband would probably be happy if the Wii remote smelled like bacon.

Prometheus said...

Lol this is pure gold. Kinda makes living alone seem boring...

The Big Blue Frog said...

That's exactly what I needed after today. Thank you!

feefifoto said...

Ur funny. I found you through Nobody But Yourself. Send her a thank you note.

I'm subscribing. Hope you don't mind.

Fragrant Liar said...

I heard this one:

"Mom, I'm pregnant! Again."

Fortunately, she's 30 and married, so it's okay. :)

Geeta said...

That's a fun bowl of comments if I've ever seen one =]

Lynn from For Love or Funny said...

I'm so glad you're back!

Yesterday, I discovered that if you keep muddy, sweaty cleats zipped up inside a gym bag, ahem, they don't smell at all!

Karen said...

love it.

Beth Kephart said...

You're back!!

But why was the dog chewing gum?

And what were the purple lines on the back of your shapely knees?

Kim said...

If you have a hockey player in your house, especially a goalie, I KNOW what the smell was! Welcome back!

Tiggy said...

I really want to see a dog chewing gum now.

La Belette Rouge said...

You are making me glad that Lily can't talk.
Miss you! Looking forward to lunch with you.

The Wife O Riley said...

Man, I'm jealous! All I got this week was "Mommy, come quick, there's a worm in my bed!!" This, of course, was at 4am.

Mad Texter said...

Goodness! Each blurb was an instant visual. So funny. That was a succinct burst of humor.

(Now, my co-workers are looking at me with strange eyes wondering what I'm laughing at.)

Thank you, thank u, thank q!

Vicki said...

In our house we only have scratch and smell.

Exmoorjane said...

Oh heck, thank you so much for this...was feeling a bit glum (common state of mind) but you've just cheered me up. Feeling slightly queasy about the smells though.....(oh, and wait a minute, there's the sound of the dog hawking in the hallway....right on cue).

Grand Pooba said...

Oh my gosh, the flossing on is the best! Sounds so rational doesn't it?

Hairline Fracture said...

I'm glad you're back! I am constantly amazed at the things I hear and say around the house now that I have kids.

Mary@Holy Mackerel said...

Yikes! At least half of those I overheard in my son's bedroom....

MuseSwings said...

The Mister asked me several of these things today. But not about the dog barfing. He is conveniently not home when the dog barfs or there is a large bug.

Glad to have you back! Hope all is well

Coffee with Cathy said...

I love eavesdropping in public places ... uh, I mean, listening to random conversations. One of my favorites: "She's going to North Carolina this weekend because she looks to the Cherokee Nation for spiritual guidance -- and pottery."

nikkicrumpet said...

LOL it makes my house seem so bland. And I'm very grateful for that small blessing. Although the one about "I cut it off with my school scissors" had me busting a gut!

Phat Mama said...

Did I take the blue pill, is this the Matrix, are we living the same life?

sherri said...

I'm guessing the sink and the smell were correlated? So glad you are back and hope all is well now with your famil.

Snowbound said...

Glad you are up and blogging again. Loved this post.
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Karen (KayKay) said...

Very funny! However, it would be funnier if it didn't sound all too much like my week.

Brenda Jean said...

I missed your post on the family emergency, but hope all is well. I have that same dang twitch. The only difference is I have cat puke instead of dog puke. BAHAHAHAHAHAHA
Have you also noticed NO ONE but mom can clean up puke or poop of any kind?

Lizzie said...

love those quote bubbles! and what was the smell coming from????

anymommy said...

Hilarious. The splinter one happened in my house yesterday.

hope all is well with your family.

WhisperingWriter said...

Haha!

Were you able to pull off the Mother Superior costume? I can't sew so my daughter would be screwed if she needed something like that.

A Cuban In London said...

Well, thank YOU fo giving us htese tidbits from your household. And yes, I have heard a few of those chez moi. Two kids, eleven and eight. Go figure. Many thanks.

Greetings from London.

♥ Braja said...

So glad you're back my lovely...

Beth said...

I've had a twitch under my eye for the past three years (which coincides with my becoming a principal... hmmmmm....). In my opinion, the twitch should become the *new* normal.

And why is it that people want to share disgusting smells with the world?

HermanTurnip said...

Heh...brilliant examples of catching the public unaware that nothing is private anymore, least of all our conversations. It's when I hear words to the effect of "...and so I popped this boil...", "...and the doctor started probing me down...", or "...and when I got up off the toilet..." that I start to tune them out. There is such a thing as too much information.

http://terribleanalogies.com

Renee said...

Anna I love how this post looks. Those are so cool.

I love the cashier and the purple lines. I love the whole ongoing conversation.

Love Renee xoxo

jubilee said...

Any woman that can work the word bacon into a post is A-OK in my book!

You made me LOL.

Earl Tesch said...

You have inspired me to keep a record of the all-too-often missed quips of wisdom that bounce around my house.

Brilliant!

Rachelle said...

omg ... your blog makes me laugh waaaay out loud, louder than i have ever laughed at any blog. i must add you to my blog roll!

Loved the post about your enlightening weekend as well.

Marinka said...

Hysterical! And I totally smell that.

wenderful said...

My favorite? "I don't need to floss. I only ate big things." Awesome.

The Rambler said...

The dog chewing the gum one did it for me :)

Stopping by to say hi.

musingwoman said...

Only eating big things sounds like a valid reason not to floss to me.

Glad you are back!!