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At a Grocery Store

A man observed a woman in the grocery store with a three year old girl in her basket. As they passed the cookie section, the little girl asked for cookies and her mother told her, “No.” The little girl immediately began to whine and fuss, and the mother said quietly, “Now Monica, we just have half of the aisles left to go through – don’t be upset. It won’t be long now.”

Soon, they came to the candy aisle and the little girl began to shout for candy. When told she couldn’t have any, she began to cry. The mother said, “There, there, Monica, don’t cry – only two more aisles to go and then we’ll be checking out.”

When they got to the checkout stand, the little girl immediately began to clamor for gum and burst into a terrible tantrum upon discovering there’d be no gum purchased. The mother said serenely, “Monica, we’ll be through this check out stand in 5 minutes and then you can go home and have a nice nap.”

The man followed them out to the parking lot and stopped the woman to compliment her. “I couldn’t help noticing how patient you were with little Monica,” he began.

The mother replied, “I’m Monica – my little girl’s name is Tammy.”


Hahahaha!  Oh yeah, I think more than a few of us can relate to Monica!  Open-mouthed smile

Have a wonderful weekend!  I know I will – I have a big day coming up Sunday.  Open-mouthed smile 

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My soaps are making their way in the world now.  They’ve left the nest.  I sent them off with our friend who goes downstate to run a ministry, and the next time he goes to the Farmer’s Market down there, he’ll be taking these with him. *fingercrossed*

A lovely pre-fireworks sky.

Independence Day nails, heh.

Playing with the dry ice the grocery delivery guy accidently left in our bag.

The potato vine got a lovely flower on it.

My Amazon package came in.  It was made in Chain.  I’ve never been to Chain, have you?  I hear it’s a hard place to break out from.  But if you put all the right links in your mail, you just might find the weakest spot from which you can break free.  Okay, I’ll stop.

Pizza roses.  I bet if you ask really nice, Tostitos will share their recipe with you.

What a dreamy moon!

I made some little soap decorations to put on the tops of my soap bars!  I used melt and pour soap to make these.  Oh what fun I had that day!

The text alert I got this past Tuesday.  July in Chicagoland.  *sigh*  I know all you TX and AZ friends are rolling your eyes at me and calling me a wimp, but it’s flipping hot!

The text alert I got Thursday.  *drip*

I tried to take a picture of Saturn, Antares, and Mars making a piece of pie, but it got all blurry.  Sky Map helped me out some.

The kids and I, watching the storm.  Yes, I do know that gerunds end in G.  I promise I’ll work on brushing up my diction.  I don’t know when that bad habit started, but dropping G’s was not a thing I used to do.  *embarrassedblush*


Bits and pieces of the last few weeks.  How’ve you been?

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