It’s February. The month of ❤ Lurve. ❤ (imagine I’m saying that with a French accent … it will sound so much better.)
Did you know: That February is the third month of winter? In the Southern Hemisphere February is a summer month the equivalent of August … so G’day down there. Hows your summer?
- Also … In Old English, February was called Solmonath (Mud month) or Kale-monath (Kale or cabbage month). So Kale and Cabbage is on the menu for the rest of the month!
- Americans (I’m informed) have trouble with the word February – last year, a press release from the White House consistently spelt it as Feburary.
- ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ is the only Shakespeare play that mentions February.
- The birthstone for February is amethyst.
- The ancient Greeks believed that amethyst protected the wearer from drunkenness.
So … what have I learned this week?
Well … I’ve learned that what I thought were just ‘quirks’, aren’t. I really do seem to have some sort of OCD problems going on. I’ve always thought I was just weird – or ‘pernickety‘, as my Grandma used to say.
Silly things can make me feel uncomfortable. Sort of ‘wriggly’. A picture hanging at an angle. I’d have to straighten it up. HAVE TO. There is no choice about it. If I walked out of a room and left it … within about 3 minutes you’d find me back in that room straightening that picture. (even if it wasn’t even my house!) But I just put that down to me being a tidy person. Nothing wrong with that, eh?
If venetian blinds aren’t quite level … eventually they’d drive me nuts and I have to stand up and go over to sort them out.
Couldn’t bear it in my old doctors surgery when I saw that the bead chain thing on the bottom of the vertical blinds had come ‘un-hooked’ from one of the slats. I waited until the seat by the blinds had become free, then moved over and fixed it. (Daughter No. 1 wasn’t overly impressed mind).
But … this week there was an article which Mr.Cobs found in an on-line newspaper which he was reading and he told me about it, showing me some of the pictures. Of course, I had to go to the website and have a better look! Worst thing I did. I should have closed my eyes. Gone off and done something to take my attention away. But I didn’t. I looked!
The pictures I share with you here, are a selection from that article. Let’s see how you get along with these.
I’ll start you off with a gentle one …
Ok … let’s move the goal posts and take this one step further into madness ….
Are you starting to feel your level of comfort shifting at all?
Are you beginning to get a sort of itchy feeling going on? Feeling restless?
Have we found your level of ‘un-acceptable’ yet? What number of photograph got to you?
And finally … I’ve left this photograph until last because … well, for me at least, this is the one which is probably THE most serious one of all. This is the one which would get me using the word: DIVORCE! Either from himself or from either daughter. Brace yourself …
These photographs, although featured in an on-line Newspaper article, can be found on a website called Bored Panda … but Bored Panda doesn’t just have these sorts of photos. They have sections for practically everything. Check out the Little Polish Village – where everything is covered in colourful flower paintings! Oh … and while you’re there, do take a peep at the Two Disabled Rescue Cats – which is not in the least bit sad. Watch the video and you’ll smile for the rest of the day!
Anyhooo ... Although I’ve learned a few things this week … I wanted to share this OCD thing with you so that you could have a bit of fun with it too.
So I guess that the only thing left is …. The Jokes! Brace yourself ….
Bob left work one Friday evening. But it was payday, so instead of going home, he stayed out the entire weekend partying with his mates and spending his entire wages.
When he finally appeared at home on Sunday night, he was confronted by his angry wife and was barraged for nearly two hours with a tirade befitting his actions. Finally his wife stopped the nagging and said to him, “How would you like it if you didn’t see me for two or three days?”
He replied, “That would be fine with me.”
Monday went by and he didn’t see his wife.
Tuesday and Wednesday came and went with the same results.
But on Thursday, the swelling went down just enough where he could see her a little out of the corner of his left eye.
Q. What do you get when you cross a sheep and a bee? – – – A. A bah-humbug
Q. How do you fix a broken Tuba? — A. With a Tuba Glue!
Q. What game would you play with a Wombat? — A. Wom.
Q. How did Darth Vader know what Luke got him for Christmas? — A. He felt his presents.
Q. What do Cats eat for Breakfast? — A. Mice Krispies
And those are the jokes folks!