It’s All Fun Until Auntie Jack Finds Out

Mr. Bernie wearing his new shirt for Christmas

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! Mr. Bernie and I celebrated with a quiet day at home. We open presents on Christmas Eve. My Mom has good taste and usually ends up buying some great shirts for Mr. Bernie. Note the word usually. The Mr. was opening his gifts and all was as normal. Gold Toe socks, check. Jeans, check. Then he opened a shirt box, looked at it in an odd way and let out a belly laugh like I have not heard in a long time. I couldn't see the shirt and couldn't fathom what she would send that would make him laugh so hard. He finally showed it to me and I was shocked and appalled!  It was a brown t-shirt with the universal symbol for the men's room, with a twist. The man has his hands up in the air as if to say, Yippee!  It has writing on it and says, "I Pooped Today!" What the hell?? Surely she did not mean to send this to MY husband. My husband who loves his t-shirt that looks like a tuxedo shirt and wears it for special occasions. She did not mean to send that to … [Read more...]

~Bernie

Wordless Wednesday

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Nothing screams Christmas like flashing Santa! He seems to enjoy it from the smile. An interesting way to sell stockings. Ho-Ho-Ho!   Image via: Jonwilliamson.com … [Read more...]

~Bernie

Santa Called Me!

This morning my phone rang and it was my friend Michele's phone number. After a pause,Santa started talking to me!!  He called me Home Skillet. I loved it. I have been having Santa call my friend's and family this morning. I thought I would share the info with all of you and you could have Santa call your kids, family or friends.  Its provided by Google Voice.  Here is the link: Send a Call From Santa It allows you to personalize the call with their name, favorite food, Christmas wish and so on. If I had kids I would have Santa call them too. I hope you all have a Merry Christmas! … [Read more...]

~Bernie

An Offbeat Spirit of Christmas

I have a dirty little secret that I want to share this morning.  Most of you have been able to figure it out by reading my blog posts or my comments on your blogs. We don't have a tree up this year. We do have a tree, it's a pre-lit tree in a box. We also have a whole nativity set we could put out in the yard. All the Christmas stuff is boxed up nicely in the garage, behind a queen bed and other assorted items. We have never been big on setting up for Christmas. We don't have kids. We don't have company over that often. It makes us sound like hermits. We do socialize every few months. I think we just get into a rut. In the six years we have been a couple, we have decorated for Christmas twice. Usually, we are out-of-town for Christmas. We have gone to Minnesota a couple of times for Christmas and went to see Mr. B.'s mom in Arizona once. We didn't feel the need to decorate only to get off a plane and rip it all down. Call it lazy or smart. Your choice. The realization we didn't have … [Read more...]

~Bernie

Wordless Wednesday

Image from http://skuds.org I'm not sure if she is laying on the floor because she is throwing a tantrum. OR She is smiling because she is thinking of all the ways she can kill her husband on his sleep for his "thoughtful gift" … [Read more...]

~Bernie

Meet Me On Monday

Java over at Never Growing Old has a fun blog hop on Mondays. She asks five questions and you answer them as a post on your blog. Then head on over to her blog to add your blog to the hop. Feel free to leave me a comment and share your answers. Have a great Monday! 1.  What will your Christmas dinner consist of? Not a clue in hell. Christmas Eve will be appetizers and wild rice soup. Its a tradition that my family has had for years. Cheese and Crackers Shrimp VIPS Bar b que meatballs Not sure what else Wild Rice Soup   2.  Do you watch commercials or flip through the channels? I tend to read during commercials. The Mr. is a flipper. 3.  How long will you leave your Christmas decorations up? We never got around to putting any up this year. We are happy to just have our baking and most of our shopping done. I do love my ballerina cow we bought this year. 4.  What movie makes you cry every time you watch it?  There are two answers for this. One is the movie, … [Read more...]

~Bernie