A friend of mine from church, SaraJane, sent us this funny story about her son:
getting ready for graduation, and my eldest is looking through photo albums to
choose the special few. She and my youngest were sitting together, when
pictures of their sister as a newborn came up. My youngest said, “EWWWW!
Get those away!” My eldest inquired as to what would make him so upset.
His reply? “I don’t like seeing when their extension cord gets cut
off!” I guess we have too many home improvement projects, and not enough science
– now we have to teach him what an umbilical cord is!
The clan just returned from a Christmas gathering at Grandma's house. Our hope is that you too had a wonderful holiday. We leave you this weekend with the Friday Funnies. Here's a gift we're glad we did not receive for Christmas. See you Monday, Nicole for the girltalkers (PS - Thanks, Rachel!)
How to make bedroom slippers out of maxi pads:
You need four maxi pads to make a pair.
Two of them get laid out flat, for the foot part.
The other two wrap around the toe area to form the top.
Tape or glue each side of the top pieces to the bottom of the foot part.
Decorate the tops with whatever you desire, silk flowers (this is most aesthetically appealing), etc.
These slippers are:
* Soft and Hygienic
* Non-slip grip strips on the soles
* Built in deodorant feature keeps feet smelling fresh
* No more bending over to mop up spills
* Disposable and biodegradable
* Environmentally safe
* Three convenient sizes: (1.) Regular, (2.) Light and (3.) Get out the Sand Bags.
Girltalk headquarters (although it's probably a stretch to call it that) is split between our homes in Montgomery County, MD (Mom, Janelle and Kristin) and Fairfax County, VA (Nicole). Both counties are suburbs of Washington, DC.
Every region has its quirks and peculiarities that only locals are familiar with, and DC is no exception. To help give you an idea of what things are like around here, and to prepare you in case you ever come to visit, here are a few facts you'll want to know. Although you may decide not to come after reading this week's Friday Funny.
Nicole for the DC girltalkers
Washington DC Area Explained
For those who plan to visit/move to our area... First, you must learn to call it by its rightful name. It is DC or 'the District' - only tourists call it Washington. Next, if your road map of Montgomery County is more than a few weeks old, throw it out and buy a new one: it's obsolete. If in Loudoun or Fairfax County and your map is one day old, it's already obsolete. In DC, it doesn’t matter. Whatever road you want is probably one-way in the opposite direction from what you want.
All directions start with “The Beltway…” which has no beginning and no end, just one continuous loop. Locals believe this is somehow clarified by an 'inner loop' and 'outer loop' designation, but which makes no sense to ANYONE outside the area.
If you get over in the exit or entrance ramps for an interstate in a timely fashion, you are definitely a tourist. You’re supposed to either get over early and cruise down the shoulder at 90mph, or wait until 3" before you pass it, to exit.
The morning rush hour is from 5–11am. The evening rush hour is from 1–8pm. Friday's rush hour starts Thursday morning,
It is illegal to drive faster than 5mph past an accident or disabled vehicle or policeman writing a ticket. You must stop and stare before you pass any of these. The farther off the road they are, the more you should look. You must not stop and offer help of any kind, however. Also, if you hear a siren, make sure you do not stop or move over; just slow down to 15mph, or stop and park in the middle of the roadway.
Rain causes an immediate 50 point drop of IQ in drivers. Snow causes an immediate 100 point drop in IQ and a rush to the nearest grocery store for toilet paper and milk and bread.
Rebecca sent us this week's Friday Funny which is sure to make you laugh. Caramel contest winners coming up next week! Signing off for now...
Nicole for the girltalkers
A friend of mine has four little kids and lives across the street from a school. She was busy with the youngest child last week when she got a call from the school secretary - "Do you know where your children are?" She admitted she had lost track of two. The secretary informed her that they were on the playground of the school, after crossing the street themselves. My friend apologized, and said she'd be right over to get them. "Well," the secretary hesitated, "we don't really mind them playing here. But they're naked."
This week's Friday Funny is from Katie. She's meeting with a group of
friends who just began reading through Feminine Appeal together. Here is the story behind the picture below: "Last week we met for the first time to
discuss our new book choice, and one of the ladies in our group pulled
out her copy of Feminine Appeal. As she pulled the book out of her
purse and noticed what was stuck to it, she held up her book and
jokingly said, 'Can I just tell you about the kind of week I've had?!'"
Hope you have a great weekend! Nicole for Carolyn, Kristin, and Janelle
Janelle and MJ came home from the hospital today and hopefully they will both have a good night sleep tonight. We'll sign off with just the Friday Funnies today. Maybe this young girl can give Caly some babysitting tips!
Thanks again for all your prayers for Janelle! Nicole for the girltalkers
Until Monday (unless there is a special appearance from baby over the weekend), Janelle for the girls
An older, tired-looking dog wandered into my yard; I could tell from his collar and well-fed belly that he had a home and was well taken care of.
He calmly came over to me, I gave him a few pats on his head;he then followed me into my house, slowly walked down the hall, curled up in the corner and fell asleep.
An hour later, he went to the door, and I let him out.
The next day he was back, greeted me in my yard, walked inside and resumed his spot in the hall and again slept for about an hour. This continued off and on for several weeks.
Curious I pinned a note to his collar: 'I would like to find out who the owner of this wonderful sweet dog is and ask if you are aware that almost every afternoon your dog comes to my house for a nap.'
The next day he arrived for his nap, with a different note pinned to his collar: 'He lives in a home with 6 children, 2 under the age of 3 - he's trying to catch up on his sleep. Can I come with him tomorrow?'