Wednesday, December 12, 2012

What I Know For Sure-27th Edition

1. My Iphone remains a thorn in my side with it's autocorrect.
It constantly texts gaga instead of haha.
It also likes to sign off to my loved ones with coco instead of xoxo.

2. In some instances though I love it, because it also entertains me.
Case in point... a text between Abbie and I:

3. Installing french doors when you have 6 grandkids, 6 years old and under is a recipe for filth.

4. Hotel pillows are now small blocks of torture invented by chiropractors to boost business. Well played Abbie.

5. The Febreeze balsam candle makes a pre-lit artificial tree the best thing since well, the pre-lit artificial tree.

6. I hate to wrap gifts. I have decided to wait until the Mayan calendar expires. No sense wasting valuable time.

7. I am sad to see The Voice ending but I am happy to welcome back Mad Men and Downton Abbey. Hmm... Adam vs. Don Draper...I may even add Bates' name to the list.

8. I handed Caroline her cup in the car and then her chicken nuggets. Next, I handed her her apple slices and she said "I cannot hold that, I only have 2 hands Grandma. I am not an octupus."
Truth from a 3 year old.

9. I have purchased Christmas cards and stamps. I am maintaining that it's the thought that counts.

10. I watched the Elizabeth Taylor/Richard Burton movie starring Lindsay Lohan. She should have been arrested. That was a crime involving the theft of my time.

11. Larry Hagman died so a funeral for JR Ewing on the next season of Dallas is pending. I will miss the white kittens.

12. Instagram is this lazy girl's version of blogging. Follow me  at janiefox2.

13. This gets my jingle on...

Baby Cliff is keeping his hair! 
14. Since I have a fear of heights Jackie helped me put up my Christmas lights since all the ladders were at Mag's house that's being built. Up on the rooftop Jackie  paused ...
Besides, I needed to hold the camera. Pajamas are the standard uniform when decorating rurally.
15. My Christmas to-do list is long but I am taking time to enjoy the preparations. It is about time spent with family and focusing on the true meaning of the season. It isn't important about how well the gifts are wrapped. That is a good thing since I pack the gift boxes and let Stuart wrap them.
16. I have discovered that Toblerone candy bars now come in mini sizes. Further proof that Satan is alive and living amongst us.
17. I am resolved to stick with the Holiday grapes. Satan...get thee behind me.
18. I told a friend shopping was a problem b/c I have 6 grandkids and I wanna get the moon for them. She said buy Despicable Me...he stole the moon. LOL
19. I am ever grateful for the continuing symapathy cards and emails of love and support for my family.
You bless me every day.
20. Merry Christmas to you all. God bless you all.
My favorite Christmas song...


  1. Where do I begin? Hotel pillows...agreed!
    I am heading out to get that tree scented soon as the sun comes up. Love those holiday grapes and had no idea about the banishing that knowledge from my brain.
    Have a good day, Miss Janie. You bless each of us each day as well.

  2. I like. All of 'em.
    What's up with Santa's yellow stain though?
    I've gotta get me some Holiday grapes here. FAST!

  3. What I know for sure ? That my sweet friend Janie made me laugh today and that's a good thing these bleak and sad days here on Lavender Hill.

    That's my absolute favorite Christmas song too... Mary - my Blessed Mother from whom all blessings DID come.....


  4. I love that song. Your lists always make me smile. That CLiff is such a funny baby. Love his wild and crazy hair.
    I have six as well. It is fun shopping for them but keeping it even and getting what they want can be difficult.

  5. One of my favorite songs too. Cliff, you look absolutely terrific, please keep that hair! Agree about LiLo and Liz and Dick - horrible, but I watched it, didn't I? I am still adjusting to the iphone i inherited - the texting hilarity rises a notch when you do it verbally to the evil Siri person who lives in the phone. Have a wonderful, family Christmas. I know you will miss your dad, but he's smiling down on all of you. Ann

  6. Goodness, you wrapped a whole lot of stuff in 1 post! Love the Santa picture! What a cutie! I'm so ready for Downton Abbey to come back on...and Suits.

  7. Another awesome picture to add to your family collection of hair shots. Soooo CAUTE! Yup, my french doors embarrass me constantly. If it's not the little hands, it's the critter noses or ... That song is one of my faves too. LIke Silent Night it always makes me cry. Been volunteering at the school Christmas shop (while fighting bronchitis and losing my holiday mojo)... YOU lift my spirits and renew my energy with the giggles here. Merry Christmas friend!

  8. You're the best. I've thought about your family a lot over the past couple of days.

  9. you make me happy. i need happy today. you look SO tiny. we need to talk, i need weight loss intervention/inspiration meeting. if we get to see each other i'll probably be wearing that #%^@ poncho again;) the octopus comment cracked me up. i need a grandkid.

  10. Love this version of "Mary Did you know?" and love the humorous way you look at life : )

  11. Back behind the keyboard I see . . . so good to read your funnies again. xo

  12. Oh, how I've missed you. And that grandson - what a DOLL!
    We shall have a sixth grandchild in June!

  13. lazy girl bloggers UNITE!!!
    DYING over #10 and #17.
    twinsies we are, for sure.

    i am just cracking up! gagagagagaga!

    cococo :)

  14. That pic with Baby Cliff and Santa.... is too cute!!

  15. I LOVE Cliff's hair he's a like a little baby boy birdie with feathers just adorable!!!!!

  16. Like them , so lovely post, amazing pics.

  17. If the real Santa Claus ever sees Cliff, he will steal him right up and take him to the North Pole forever and ever amen. Or, when I see him I shall steal him and make him live in Crown Point. Not as cool as the NP - but he's still have fun. Screw the snack size Toblerones Janie - man up and eat the big ones. I miss you - and you crack me up. Can't wait to see you in January and work you like a rented mule fixing up my house.

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  21. Yoo Hoo....I am missing your blog.....

  22. I just found you today....a Godwink for sure. I totally get you and feel like I've found a long lost friend. I'm spending my NYE nursing a flu-ridden husband and reading your archives. Looking forward to many more laffs and cries with you. Happy 2013.

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  23. That autocorrect. Oh My Gee. Hahaha!!

    I mean, Gagaga!!!!!!!!!!!!


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