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Groggy Is As Groggy Does

22 May

Yesterday was a long day because we had visitors and, as they were people we’d never met before (an airline geek internet friend – and his wife – of the Hub; a lovely couple), that meant a major clean (actual) and declutter (pretend – everything went in the shed and will come out again today) of the house, followed by pretty sandwich-making on my part.

They left around seven and the Hub and I watched a movie before bed, but I struggled to sleep because I was still feeling wound up by the unusual activity (cleaning).  I finally fell asleep some time after midnight but the alarm woke me at six-thirty in the middle of a dream in which I felt really ill – so ill, in fact, that I still felt it when I awoke and I was groggy for about an hour after.

I put the shower on for Spud (yes, I spoil him, but he’s in the middle of exams and I want him to have as much sleep as he possibly can, and I can add five minutes by preparing his shower) and went downstairs.  It was only as I was waiting for the kettle to boil that I realised I had forgotten to wake him.  Not good on a day when he has two exams.

He was done and down before I’d made his breakfast (a boy doing his exams must not do them on an empty stomach), half-asleep as I was; and he couldn’t get much sense out of me.

He tells me his thought processes went like this: Mum’s weird this morning.  I wonder if she could be having a stroke?  Oh no!  Who’ll make my breakfast in future?

When I related this to the Hub, he suggested that Spud might have some difficulty at university without me.

Spud reckons it won’t be a problem: he’s going to live off cereal and tomato sauce butties.

Well, it’s been nice chatting to you but I must go: I have to prepare a summer-long cookery course for a teenager: I want grandchildren one day.

Joke 790

22 May

Some silliness is called for…

English: Joke shield of Princess Beatrice of York.

English: Joke shield of Princess Beatrice of York. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

What do you call a grizzly with no teeth?

A gummy bear.


What do you do with a sick boat?

Take it to the doc.


Why wouldn’t the shrimp share his treasure?

He was a little shellfish.


What is invisible and smells like carrots?

Rabbit farts.


What game would you play with a wombat?



What do you get when you cross a sheep and a bee?

A bahhum bug.

From theoatmeal.

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