Thursday, May 22, 2014

Karma, baby! By Rula Sinara


I can't believe we're already coming up on Memorial Day weekend! Somehow, even with school still in session, this holiday makes me feel like summer has begun. The pool at our park opening up probably has something to do with that (it's all my boys are talking about :). However, they still have 3 more weeks of homework to focus on. I may have to resort to bribery. Summer fever is much worse than spring fever LOL.

Now, as a mom, I'm not sure what's worse...dealing with micromanaging the school, homework and schedule demands of three kids when school is in session or dealing with an entire summer of...well, you know what I mean. I have three boys. Enough said.

My magic coping mechanism is humor. I especially love funny quotes because they have a way of changing our perspective and attitude so quickly. And laughter is always energizing. Of course, I'm only human and sometimes, as organized as I try to be, humor gets lost with my car keys ;).

Now, here are a few quotes to get you through life's zits with a smile and kick off your long weekend on a happy note...

This one I plan on hanging or stenciling somewhere in my kitchen (without the tiger pic of course):


Welcome to the Karma Cafe!
There is no menu.
You get what you deserve.

You think my boys will get the message? LOL :).

And a few more for parents forgetting to eat right and sleep well because they're too busy trying to keep up with kids:

"Cleaning the house while your kids are still home is like shoveling while it's still snowing."
                                                                                       -Anonymous

"Never, under any circumstance, take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night."
                                                                                      -Dave Barry

No chuckles yet? Come on! Laughter beats prescriptions. Okay, one more for fellow writers (and chicken lovers) struggling with GMC (goal, motivation and conflict for anyone not familiar). This one I plan to hang over the roosts where my chickens sleep in their newly built coop:


Not questioning motives? Isn't that a writer sin? LOL.

And with that, I leave you all to enjoy a wonderful, long weekend. I'm so thankful for the heroes who have given their lives to make ours better.

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So get out there. Be happy. Eat watermelon. Laugh. Do good. Because it's all about karma, baby!

16 comments:

  1. Rula, you definitely put a smile on my face, starting with the picture of the little girl eating the watermelon! As you note, this long weekend is the unofficial start of summer. It can't come soon enough after the harsh winter most of us experienced.

    I wish you, your family and all our readers an enjoyable weekend, filled with family, love and laughter!

    Kate

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    1. Isn't that pic adorable? It made me think of my youngest. He'll do anything for watermelon. Seriously, LOL. When he was a toddler, we caught him eating right through the rind!

      Have a great weekend!

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  2. Rula, love your quotes. And I think summer is here. I just bought the best watermelon. In the summer I can always just eat that for lunch and be happy. But last year I never picked a good one. (sigh) Remember to fly your flags for Memorial Day weekend.

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    1. Watermelon is so great in the heat of summer, Roz. I never did master the art of picking a good one at the store. I've tried all the tips. This year, I'm taking a shot at growing my own. We'll see how they turn out! And absolutely fly our flags! :)

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  3. Hi Rula! Great quotes-especially the one about cleaning! I hate cleaning, especially my truck-and I totally use the excuse that once Jake is older, then I'll clean out that backseat-before then, the effort is futile lol:)
    All I can say is-three boys all summer-never mind, I can't even wrap my mind around that concept long enough to offer advice lol:)
    My son will continue to attend daycare thank goodness for another year, but I will pick him up earlier for splash park days:)...maybe.

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    1. Hey, Jen! Cleaning is soooooo frustrating with kids around, LOL. I'm a neat freak and hate clutter, yet sometimes I just give up. I only have so much time and energy and the return on how long a clean room lasts with my boys around is just not good. Sigh. And I've put time and energy into training them too...it just hasn't clicked yet LOL.

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  4. Thank you, Rula! Great way to start my day. I love quotes - had them all over my folders when I was in high school. The chicken is particularly hilarious. I have a June 1 deadline and a sister arriving day after tomorrow for four days - not as bad as three little boys to entertain, but still . . . thanks for the laughs! Happy Memorial Day everyone - I underline Roz's reminder. Don't forget to fly the flag.

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    1. I love the chicken one too, Muriel! :). Especially since I've fallen in love with my chickens. They've grown tons since I got them as baby chicks in March and they (at least one of the 18 has turned out to be a rooster) are very entertaining. At least another month before fresh eggs though...Maybe I'll get the roo to cocka-doodle-do right under my boys' room windows every day this summer LOL. Heh. Heh. Karma ;).

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  5. That did it. I'm not cleaning my house at all this summer. LOL

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    1. Ha, ha, Pam! I'm thinking this means no cleaning until they're in college. Okay, my OCD just won't let that happen...but at least until my next deadline ;).

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  6. Rula, thank you...this made me laugh out loud! I feel the same way about this weekend--it feels like the summer kick-off and I love summer...

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    1. Hey, Carol! Glad I made you laugh :)! It stormed last night, but we're supposed to have a gorgeous weekend. I wonder, after the crazy winter we had, if we're due for crazy summer weather or not.

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  7. Great start to the day! How are those chickens?

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    1. The chickens are great, Mel! I'm a total 'pet' chicken addict now. I think that when you get excited over finding 'nutritious' weeds and happily collect grubs and bugs and take them to the hens (and roo) while calling out, 'Hey girlie girls! Treats!'...it means that you're officially a crazy chicken lady. At least that's what my boys call me LOL. I think they're jealous ;).

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  8. Thanks so much for the chuckles, Rula :) Laughter is the best medicine!

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  9. You're welcome, Karen! Absolute truth behind the saying :).

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