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Friday, March 1, 2013

Frags Are Bustin' Out All Over

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It's Friday and that can only mean ONE thing - - - Frags are bustin' out all over!  If you don't get enough frags here to fill your weekly frag "jones" then how about clicking the icons at the bottom of this post and joining in yourself?
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Last week as we were leaving for the weekend a lovely little carpet genie came in and steam cleaned his way out the door.

It was just wonderful to come home to clean dry carpets!
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While we were in Eau Claire last weekend SOMEONE went down to start the car and scrape its windshield.

SOMEONE managed to lose the car keys - - - MY car keys.

SOMEONE used his feet and hands to clear a path all the way around the car looking for the keys.

SOMEONE couldn't FIND the keys.

SOMEONE called a locksmith and paid $80 for a duplicate key.

Then SOMEONE found my car keys in his backpack in the hotel room where they had been all along.

Sigh.
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Can you see the "dainty" little ice sculpture beside my snowmen sled?
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Um, yah.  Look more closely and you'll see ONE result of having an ice fisherman in the family.

I tossed the whole kit and kaminnow out in the yard where it is now completely hidden under the snow.
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Sometimes when we walk through the Shepherd's Loft we are greeted by a "neked" manni.

Some customers ASK if they can have the manni clothing, others just "strip and go."
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We try to keep our mannis under close surveillance and cover them quickly.
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This is what you call a bad hair day.
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There were some skiers in this year's Birkie who skied the race in the historic gear and garb of the original Birkebeiners who skied the infant prince to safety.

Notice the birch bark wraps on their shins.  Those are what gave the Birkebeiners their name.

Fisherhubby found this photo on the Birkebeiner web site.
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Behind our hotel in Eau Claire was this gully.  It was "the view" from our windows.

Took me right back in time to ANOTHER Eau Claire gully where Sister Pam and I along with our cousins Darlys and Marilee spent happy hours exploring.  Our Aunt Doris packed us roast beef sandwiches for the journey and what an exploration we had!
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Someone got himself a bunch of new colorful socks which he fully intends to wear mixed and matched.

I called him "Herm Edwards" but he had no clue what I was talking about so my witticism was totally lost on him.
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I wore my Bucky Badger slippers completely out and had to replace them with zebras.
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BIL Joe has been at it again - - - this time entertaining the youth group at his church.
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I think he must have some Whirling Dervish blood in him.
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That's it for today folks.

Please hurry over to Mrs. 4444's place
Where you will see frags bustin' out all over.
AND where you can "frag-up" yourself
Should you so choose.
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21 comments:

shannon i olson said...

oooh! Someone was in trouble!!!!
I just may have to try this Friday Frag thing.
ps I love the frozen fish in the yard, how Wisconsin of you. ;)

LV said...

Your fisherman is such a good sport and seems to let you make any pictures of him you want doing his thing. Even tho I would have frozen, I enjoyed tagging along on your weekend outing. Seems you have mastered your new computer very well.

Tracy said...

BIL Joe is quite the entertainer from the looks of it.

Keri said...

I LOVE THE SOCKS!!!!!!!!

Erin said...

Those socks are great! And I do love BIL Joe's attire...too funny!

Rebecca Jo said...

My goodness... lots of things to comment on.

Men in skirts... topless manni's... colorful socks for men... more snow activities... you live in another world :) I like it! :)

Look at it this way - at least you have an extra set of keys now

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Oh this frag post was full of fun!!

Bee said...

That poodle skirt is awesome! Oh, and that manni could use a bra. lol

LuAnn said...

1st - love the picture on top of your blog.
2nd - Only 19 more days till spring.
3rd I am tired of all of our WI snow - I know you enjoy it.
4th - love the socks.

Happy Weekend !!!

Stacy Uncorked said...

We've been sadly lacking in snow this year (by the time we're supposed to get some, it warms up and becomes rain instead...blah.) Can you maybe send some my way, pretty please? But you can keep the fish, thankyouverymuch. ;)

The whole lost keys scenario had me giggling like crazy - sounds like something my hubby would do. ;)

Those socks are great, as are your zebra slippers. :) And the BIL in a poodle skirt elicited even more giggles! :)

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bill lisleman said...

"Herm Edwards" is lost on me too. But not lost in my keys. I get very OCD about them. If I remember we try to take two sets when we road trip.

nancygrayce said...

Sounds like someone is in trouble! Between that bad hair day and you BIL dancing, I laughed out loud a few times and trust me I needed that!

Pam said...

The lost key story comes close to rivaling getting lost between Hayward and Trego!

Mrs4444 said...

Poor Fisherhubby; I'm sure he worked on that do all night, and all he gets is ridicule. Oh, and you should tell him that if he wears his socks unmatched, he'll be joining the ranks of teenage girls, who have been wearing mismatched socks for a while now. I love it, because it shaves time on laundry sorting/mating duties :)

Unknown Mami said...

This was a stellar display of fragmenting.

traci's mixed bag said...

Oh man. There's something so sweet about someone who sets out to do the right thing but it just doesn't work out. Last week hubby decided to surprise me and cook the ribs in the crock pot only there was no pot in the crock. I came to burning ribs..Err..beef jerky.

And then yesterday, he made angel hair pasta and cooked the whole box. For two people of course.

The naked mannequin reminds me of one of the deleted scenes from Napoleon Dynamite, they showed a blue 70s suit on a mannequin and then it was gone, which told us, he bought it.

Doreen McGettigan said...

I don't even know where to start :-)
What a shame about the keys, I feel bad for fisherhubby :-)
That sculpture was scary , all I can think of is how bad its going to stink..ewe..
Have you bonded with your new laptop?

Lea also known as "CiCi" said...

Oh, what aggravation and expense over the car keys. O:(

Hysterical "bad hair day."

Great looking socks, shouldn't have any trouble keeping up with those.

Happy weekend and hoping spring is on it's way to you.

Tettelestai said...

Oh yay, she's back!! So funny! Bad hair, lost keys, and fish...you're life is not dull, eh? I want BIL's skirt!!

Sorry it took so long to swing by. Crazy busy weekend.

Vidya Sury said...

Loving the socks! I would mix and match them too!

What cheerful frags!

Ah, snow!

Karen and Gerard said...

That reminds me, our carpets should get steam cleaned, ugh.

Glad you at least found your keys.

I like the crazy socks and slippers!