THURSDAY 13 ~ FUN THOUGHTS


Thursday Thirteen

I know everybody and their brother got this email, but it was too fun to pass up for a Thursday 13.
  1. I think part of a best friend’s job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die.
  2. Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you’re wrong.
  3. I totally take back all those times I didn’t want to nap when I was younger.
  4. There is great need for a sarcasm font.
  5. How the hell are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?
  6. Map Quest really needs to start their directions on #5. I’m pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.
  7. I can’t remember the last time I wasn’t at least kind of tired.
  8. Bad decisions make good stories.
  9. You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you know that you just aren’t going to do anything productive for the rest of the day.
  10. I’m always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes – to my ten-page research paper that I swear I did not make any changes to.
  11. I hate when I just miss a call by the last ring (Hello? Hello? Damn it!),but when I immediately call back, it rings nine times and goes to voicemail. What’d you do after I didn’t answer? Drop the phone and run away?
  12. I keep some people’s phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.
  13. I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet, on any given Friday or Saturday night, more kisses begin with Bud Light than with a Kay jewelry product.
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THURSDAY 13+ – FUN SIGNS

THURSDAY 13

  1. Sign over a Gynecologist’s Office: “Dr. Jones, at your cervix.”
  2. In a Podiatrist’s office: “Time wounds all heels.”
  3. On a Septic Tank Truck: Yesterday’s Meals on Wheels
  4. At a Proctologist’s door: “To expedite your visit, please back in.”
  5. At an Optometrist’s Office: “If you don’t see what you’re looking for, you’ve come to the right place.”
  6. On a Plumber’s truck: “We repair what your husband fixed.”
  7. On another Plumber’s truck: “Don’t sleep with a drip. Call your plumber.”
  8. On a Church’s Billboard: “7 days without God makes one weak.”
  9. At a Tire Shop in Milwaukee: “Invite us to your next blowout.”
  10. At a Towing company: “We don’t charge an arm and a leg. We want tows.”
  11. On an Electrician’s truck: “Let us remove your shorts.”
  12. In a Non-smoking Area: “If we see smoke, we will assume you are on fire and take appropriate action.”
  13. On a Maternity Room door: “Push. Push. Push.”
  14. On a Taxidermist’s window: “We really know our stuff.”
  15. On a Fence: “Salesmen welcome! Dog food is expensive!”
  16. At a Car Dealership: “The best way to get back on your feet – miss a car payment.”
  17. Outside a Muffler Shop: “No appointment necessary. We hear you coming.”
  18. In a Veterinarian’s waiting room: “Be back in 5 minutes. Sit! Stay!”
  19. At the Electric Company “We would be delighted if you send in your payment However, if you don’t, you will be.”
  20. In a Restaurant window: “Don’t stand there and be hungry; come on in and get fed up.”
  21. In the front yard of a Funeral Home: “Drive carefully. We’ll wait.”
  22. At a Propane Filling Station: “Thank heaven for little grills.”
  23. CHICAGO RADIATOR SHOP: “Best place in town to take a leak.”
  24. Sign on the back of Septic Tank Truck:“Caution – This Truck is full of Political Promises”
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Wedding Memories


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The prompt for last week or this week was things you loved about your wedding. This is such an easy list!

  1. I married my best friend.
  2. We were married in the same church that his parents were in 1948 even though the church has been physically moved several times in between.
  3. That even though my father had passed away before our wedding, my god father was able to fly in and give me away.
  4. Our photographers were my brother and our niece so the pictures were personal AND awesome!
  5. All of our closest friends and family were there with us to make it special.
  6. Our reception was on a paddle wheeler on a lake with an awesome staff.
  7. The music and dancing was so much fun.
  8. Everyone had a great time.
  9. The inevitable snafus were not insurmountable.
  10. The food was excellent.
  11. The cake was so good that everyone grabbed one last forkful on the way out and the top tier was just as good one year later as it was the day we were married.
  12. We did it our way.
  13. We do it again every year on a smaller version.

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Thursday Thirteen ~ Eating establishments and their definitions

  1. BISTRO ~ A bistro, sometimes spelled bistrot, is a small restaurant serving moderately priced simple meals in a modest setting. The concept developed in Paris, France. Bistros are defined mostly by the foods they serve. Slow-cooked foods like braised meats are typicaland usually serves wine.
  2. CAFE~ A café is a restaurant that does not offer table service. Customers order their food from a counter and serve themselves. A café menu traditionally offers things such as coffee, espresso, pastries and sandwiches. Cafes originated in Europe and are strongly associated with France. They are known for their casual, unhurried atmosphere. Outdoor seating is another trademark of a café. Panera Bread is an example of a popular bakery-café chain. The term bistro is sometimes interchanged with café. A bistro is actually a café that offers full meals (albeit, cheaper than a full fledged sit down restaurant).
  3. RESTAURANT ~ business establishment serving food and drink
  4. FINE DINING ~ Just as the name implies, fine dining is used to describe a much more upscale restaurant, one that offers diners an elegant atmosphere with high quality service. The chefs in fine dining restaurants are usually professionally trained, and the food is fairly expensive, but worth it.
  5. TAVERN ~ A tavern is, loosely, a place of business where people gather to drink alcoholic beverages and, more than likely, also be served food.
  6. PUB ~ Short for Public House, pubs date back hundred of years to Europe, especially Great Britain. Pubs have a timeless appeal, for their laid back atmosphere. Brewpubs offer beer made in house, as well as a wide selection of other beers and ales. Pubs can offer full menus, as well as appetizers. Many casual style restaurants have a separate pub side to their establishment.
  7. GRILL ~ a restaurant where food is cooked on a grill
  8. CHOP HOUSE ~ a restaurant that specializes in steaks
  9. COFFEE HOUSE ~ is an establishment which primarily serves prepared coffee or other hot beverages
  10. BUFFET ~ a meal set out on a buffet (piece of furniture that stands at the side of a dining room) and drawers at which guests help themselves
  11. DINER ~ A small and inexpensive type of restaurant
  12. CAFETERIA ~ a restaurant where you serve yourself and pay a cashier
  13. BRASSERIE ~ a small restaurant serving beer and wine as well as food; usually cheap or a café doubling as a restaurant with a relaxed setting, which serves single dishes and other meals.

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13 pieces of positive advice


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  1. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.
  2. Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but it’s the only way to live life completely.
  3. Don’t believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep all you want.
  4. When you say, ‘I love you,’ mean it.
  5. When you say, ‘I’m sorry,’ look the person in the eye.
  6. Believe in love at first sight.
  7. Never laugh at anyone’s dreams. People who don’t have dreams don’t have much.
  8. Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
  9. Say ‘bless you’ when you hear someone sneeze.
  10. When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.
  11. Remember the three R’s: Respect for self; Respect for others; and Responsibility for all your actions.
  12. Don’t let a little dispute injure a great friendship.
  13. When you realize you’ve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.

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Thursday Thirteen


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We ran into quite a few MORE issues last week that slowed us down AGAIN! So those in blue we accomplished and the rest is a new list, but I know we will be done for good over the next couple of months.

  1. Measure counter tops in kitchen and calculate butcher block. DONE
  2. Install baking center butcher block. DONE
  3. Install final kitchen cabinet. DONE
  4. Calculate bead board needed to finish master bedroom. DONE
  5. Fix broken stair tread that should have been on the house disclosure, but wasn’t. DONE
  6. Build trim work for stairway out of recycled trim from the barn. DONE
  7. Build anchor board for the top banister. DONE
  8. Paint stairway banister spindles. DONE
  9. Paint mantle touch-up. DONE
  10. Clear path to barn from snow. DONE
  11. Paint stair treads with a double coat of heavy duty paint with non-slip granules so I don’t fall and break my tail bone again. We picked a brick red called Chianti. DONE
  12. Clean up all paint drops from floors. DONE
  13. Install Amber’s ceiling molding DONE
  14. Sand upstairs floors DONE
  15. Feed hardwood floors. DONE
  16. Make new MUST DO HOUSE list. DONE – yay down to one page
  17. Repair casing woodwork in Studio.
  18. Paint Studio.
  19. Repair hole in baseboard from the electrician in master bedroom.
  20. Repair bedroom wall from electrician and texture coat over repair and then paint it.
  21. Build Closet frame in master bedroom.
  22. Install closet doors.
  23. Close dining room ceiling now that upstairs shower is finished.
  24. Install dining room ceiling tiles.
  25. Paint dining room ceiling tiles and upper walls.
  26. Finish upstairs bathroom molding.
  27. Paint Upstairs bathroom.
  28. Install kitchen flooring.
  29. Seal basement.
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Thursday Thirteen ~ Children Learn What They Live

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  1. Children Learn What They Live
  2. If a child lives with criticism, he learns to condemn.
  3. If a child lives with hostility, he learns to fight.
  4. If a child lives with ridicule, he learns to be shy.
  5. If a child lives with shame, he learns to feel guilty.
  6. If a child lives with tolerance, he learns to be patient.
  7. If a child lives with encouragement, he learns confidence.
  8. If a child lives with praise, he learns to appreciate.
  9. If a child lives with fairness, he learns justice.
  10. If a child lives with security, he learns to have faith.
  11. If a child lives with approval, he learns to like himself.
  12. If a child lives with acceptance and friendship, he learns to find love in the world.
  13. Dorothy Law Nolte 1972

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Thursday Thirteen


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13 projects worked on last week with issues and the revised list for this week.
  1. Texture coat for linen effect stairwell walls DONE
  2. Texture coat for linen effect Amber’s bedroom walls. changed our minds – decided to paint only DONE
  3. Paint stairwell. DONE
  4. Paint Amber’s bedroom. DONE
  5. Hang Oak Quilt Hanger Bars. DONE
  6. Close dining room ceiling now that upstairs shower leak is fixed. NEXT WEEK ~ HELD OVER DUE TO WEATHER
  7. Finish upstairs bathroom molding. NEXT WEEK
  8. Paint Upstairs bathroom. NEXT WEEK
  9. Repair bedroom wall from electrician and texture coat over repair and then paint it. NEXT WEEK
  10. Finish caulking seams on downstairs bathroom ceiling. DONE
  11. Paint downstairs bathroom. DONE
  12. Take weekend off to watch playoff games. DONE
  13. Work on quilt for stairwell. DONE
We ran into quite a few issues last week that slowed us down so getting 9 out of 13 done was actually quite an accomplishment and then we accomplished 3 from this week’s list too making it 14 out of 13 – even better.
  1. Measure counter tops in kitchen and calculate butcher block. ALREADY DONE
  2. Close dining room ceiling now that upstairs shower is finished.
  3. Finish upstairs bathroom molding.
  4. Paint Upstairs bathroom.
  5. Repair bedroom wall from electrician and texture coat over repair and then paint it.
  6. Calculate bead board needed to finish master bedroom. ALREADY DONE
  7. Repair hole in baseboard from the electrician.
  8. Fix broken stair tread that should have been on the house disclosure, but wasn’t. ALREADY DONE
  9. Build trim work for stairway out of recycled trim from the barn. DONE
  10. Build anchor board for the top banister. DONE
  11. Paint stairway banister spindles.
  12. Paint stair treads with a double coat of heavy duty paint with non-slip granules so I don’t fall and break my tail bone again. We picked a brick red called Chianti.
  13. Repair casing woodwork in Studio.
  14. Clean up all paint drops from floors.
  15. Feed hardwood floors.
  16. Make new MUST DO HOUSE list.

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Thursday 13

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I already did my Thursday 13 this week, but couldn’t resist doing a second one! Our family recently sent us an email that said QUIT COMPLAINING and included these pictures:








Geneva Switzerland
They were right! It can always be worse.
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