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Suzie was all alone. It had been two months since her dear Herbie had passed, and she just couldn’t seem to move on.

“Listen here Suzie,” said her good friend Barbara. “Maybe you should go see a psychic? One of my friends did it after her husband died and it made her feel so much better knowing that her dearest was happy.”

So that’s how, on the next Tuesday, Suzie found herself in a dimly lit room with a crystal ball and a psychic talking in a calm voice.

“Is he here?” asked Suzie.

“Yes, I sense him,” the psychic replied.

“Can you ask him if he’s happy?” Suzie hesitantly asked.

“He’s putting his hand to his mouth like he wants to smoke,” said the psychic.

“Oh, of course,” said Suzie. “He needs a cigar. Herbie can never last more than a few hours without a cigar. I guess they don’t have cigars up there. Did he say where he is or how I can get one to him?” Suzie asked urgently.

“Hmm,” said the psychic. “I can’t seem to get that question across to him. But then again,” she said after a brief pause, “he didn’t say anything about needing a lighter!”

 


 

Silly Sunday

 

Silly Sunday” is a fun blog hop hosted by Sandee at Comedy Plus each week and you can click the link to be transported there. Here is how it works:

  • Blog about something funny, silly or laughable – a joke, comic, funny story, etc.
  • To add your funny blog post in the hop, enter your name and your post’s URL in the Silly Sunday Linky that’s shown below.
  • To add the Linky to your joke post showing all the Silly Sunday joke entries for the week, visit Comedy Plus and grab the code that must be inserted in your text editor. You’ll find it at the top of Sandee’s blog under the heading: Silly Sunday Code. The code changes each week. Simply copy and paste the code for the current week in your text editor where you’d like the joke list linky to appear; hit publish and shaazam it appears.:)
  • Hop around (from blog to blog) and enjoy the jokes, etc. posted by other Silly Sunday participants and have a lot of fun and laughs today!
  • Oh yeah, and don’t forget to comment on the jokes that make you smile or tear up with laughter … because your comment will do the same for the blogger who included and posted the joke.:D

 

Here are the jokes included in this week’s Silly Sunday:

 

 

 

Jobs I

Have you ever wished that you’d either been born rich, or had married into money? Come on. Be honest. Haven’t you wished at least once or twice in your life that you had oodles and oodles of cash at your disposal and that you didn’t have to work for a living?

I know that I’ve made this wish. In fact, I’m pretty sure that I silently re-wish this same wish every single Sunday. That’s the day that my work week begins. I wish that I didn’t have to go. I wish that I could stay home, not work and just be rich.

My wish to be rich and not work is usually very short-lived and is easily dismissed every Sunday as the clock pushes closer to the moment when I must leave my house and set off for for work so I won’t be late. I don’t have time right then to daydream – to imagine what I’d do with oodles of cash and free time if I didn’t have to work. Instead, I must go. I must work. I must once again accept the fact that I’m not wealthy and that my wish hasn’t yet come true.

Every now and then though – when I’m not rushing around like a lunatic to either get ready and get to work on time, or get things done around the house or on my blog, or to get to bed at a reasonable hour so that I can get up again the next day and begin the rush all over again – every now and then I do find a few free moments to let my mind wander and wonder what it would be like to be rich and not have to work. I fantasize about what I’d do with all the spare time that I’d have on my hands.

I daydream about traveling – seeing all the places in the world that I’d love to one day see and having the time to stay and really enjoy and experience them. I daydream about visiting loved ones who live out of town – having the time to go see and stay with them … until they were good and sick of me and would ask me to leave.:)I imagine that I’d shop. I’d buy a new wardrobe. I’d buy the latest computer, cell phone, stereo, etc. and have tons of time to check them out, see how they work … and then buy the newest and latest great ones all over again as they come out and hit the market. I’d buy a really great car. I’d have a really great house! …

And this is usually about as far as I get with my “being rich” daydream before I start realizing that I might grow bored and want something more constructive to do with all my new-found free time. Surprisingly, my daydream then shifts to work. What would I do if I was rich and could work at any job I’d like? If I could work just for pleasure and the sheer fun that I’d derive from it rather than money, what job would I’d like to try?

And that my friends, is conveniently and precisely the topic for this week’s Tuesday Ten:

 

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  • Comedy Plus - I’m retired now, but if I had it to do over again I’d still be a cop. I loved it something fierce. It was what I was meant to do.

    Have a fabulous day honey. Big hugs. ♥♥♥
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  • Jamie - Man! Now I have a #13 to add to my #TuesdayTen. I want to be a Travel Agent and get to travel to the places my clients go (well, just the places I want to travel to). I also really liked your new car tester and comfort tester ideas! If we could keep the new cars that we tested, we could then sell the ones that we don’t want. Or give them to family members….ReplyCancel

    • Marcia Shaw Wyatt - Thanks Jamie! I loved your list as well. This Tuesday Ten is really giving us some new career ideas this week. I love it! :)ReplyCancel

  • Rabia @TheLiebers - Those sound like fun jobs! I’d love to be a comfort tester!!
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  • Lisa @ The Golden Spoons - Great list and I love your graphics! I would love to try my hand at that comfort tester position as well and I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to be a full time blogger!
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    • Marcia Shaw Wyatt - Was fun to write up our lists and dream this week, wasn’t it Lisa? You and Rabia always have such great ideas. :)ReplyCancel

  • Suheiry Feliciano - What a great list! Careers I’d consider would be floral designer, owner of a b&b, and uh, sniper.
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    • Marcia Shaw Wyatt - Wow! That’s quite an interesting stretch from floral designer to sniper, Suheiry … and I’m going to assume that you’d be sniping for the police or government. Hope I’m right. :) Thanks very much for dropping by and commenting. I much appreciate it.ReplyCancel

  • Marcia @ Menopausal Mother - I always wondered what it would be like to be a private detective!
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    • Marcia Shaw Wyatt - I know. Me too! I do data entry work for a living …. so I’m thinking it would be a whole lot more exciting than that. LOL Thanks very much for stopping by, Marcia and I much appreciate your comment. Thank you! :)ReplyCancel

Thought I’d do something a little different this week for Silly Sunday. Instead of a joke, I’m posting a funny video.:)

I wrote a serious post last week about fear entitled I’d Felt Fear Before, so when I stumbled upon this video it related to something that I’d recently had on my mind. It really appealed to my lighter side so had to share it.

 

SOME KIND OF THERAPIST

 

 

I don’t know where he got his degree, but I’m thinking I could pass the course and start doing this for a living professionally!

I could be this kind of therapist! Money wouldn’t be great … but oh, the fun of it!:)

 


 

Silly Sunday

 

Silly Sunday” is a fun blog hop hosted by Sandee at Comedy Plus each week and you can click the link to be transported there. Here is how it works:

  • Blog about something funny, silly or laughable – a joke, comic, funny story, etc.
  • To add your funny blog post in the hop, enter your name and your post’s URL in the Silly Sunday Linky that’s shown below.
  • To add the Linky to your joke post showing all the Silly Sunday joke entries for the week, visit Comedy Plus and grab the code that must be inserted in your text editor. You’ll find it at the top of Sandee’s blog under the heading: Silly Sunday Code. The code changes each week. Simply copy and paste the code for the current week in your text editor where you’d like the joke list linky to appear; hit publish and shaazam it appears.:)
  • Hop around (from blog to blog) and enjoy the jokes, etc. posted by other Silly Sunday participants and have a lot of fun and laughs today!
  • Oh yeah, and don’t forget to comment on the jokes that make you smile or tear up with laughter … because your comment will do the same for the blogger who included and posted the joke.:D

 

Here are the jokes included in this week’s Silly Sunday:

 

 

fear

 

Today is September 11th.

Whenever I see or hear this date mentioned, my mind flashes back immediately to that awful day … to the horrifying moments of that one single day in 2001 when terrorists attacked the Twin Towers in New York City using two hijacked planes … to the third terrorist flown plane that crashed deliberately into a wall of the Pentagon … and a fourth in a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Nearly 3,000 people lost their lives on that one single day.

I live on the opposite side of New York State – 400+ miles away from New York City. I live several hours away from where the plane crashed in Pennsylvania, and even farther away from the Pentagon. However, on that one single day in 2001, I felt completely terrified. I felt like these tragedies – these acts of terrorism – were happening at the house right next door to me – like they were happening at my own. Terrorists had attacked my country. They’d attacked my home. It caused me to feel fear – fear like I’d never before known. It gripped me. It paralyzed me emotionally. I felt frantic. I didn’t know if this was going to lead to the end of my world … if I’d survive the day … if I’d ever see another. I didn’t know what might happen next. I didn’t know where or how we’d go on from here.

Even before September 11, 2001, I’d felt fear.

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  • Comedy Plus - I’m not living in fear. Being a cop for 25 years you feel fear now and then, but action is where you immediately go. I felt anger that day. I never felt fear.

    Have a blessed day honey. Big hugs. ♥♥♥
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    • Marcia Shaw Wyatt - I felt anger that day as well … and I thank God for people like you, Sandee – police officers and firemen – brave men and women who respond daily when terrorism strikes. They certainly sprang into action immediately and came out in full force on September 11th – many even losing their own lives. America was blessed that so many displayed courage rather than fear that day. Thank you, Sandee! ♥♥♥ReplyCancel

  • mike - thanks for the post. it was very good.
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  • Mrs. AOK - Thanks for sharing your story Marcia. 9/11 is just one of those days you cannot forget, or the following days afterwards as we all waited for good news for families we did not know. My heart aches when I think of that day.
    Fear and worry, are thieves that still your joy. I’m not into that, but I am a Mommy, so sometimes worry tiptoes in.
    All the best~
    xoxo
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