Friday, February 14, 2014

Sharing Love and Laughter on Valentine's Day!

I like the laughter that opens the lips and the heart,
that shows at the same time pearls and the soul.
                           Victor Marie Hugo


I could not think of a better way to celebrate the Day of Love then to share the gift of smiles. Random 5 Friday with Nancy seemed to be that perfect way.


1-   So Bossy2 seems to be smitten with my hat, after I let her wear it and take a few photos that one day she now seems to think it is hers. While bending over to pick up a stick lying in the snow she snatched it off my head so I pulled it out of her slobbery wet mouth and placed it on her head then she wanted me to take her photo. This is not looking good; I seemed to have created a Diva.


2-   I tried the same thing with Red and tried to convince her that she would look so beautiful in it and she could also be famous. Her reply “It is Bossy2’s hat” I had a feeling this sharing thing was not going to work. I placed that wet hat on my head and continued on my way wondering if Red was waiting out for a better hat. All I have to say is that it is a slippery slope.


3-   Late last fall I had gathered up all those Black Walnuts that tend to bounce off your head on those windy days and blanket our yard. The plan was to take them in the house and dry them for the winter. Well it seems life had gotten in my way and I never did pick up that last container. I watch as a Red Squirrel sticks his head out of a crack in the chicken coop wall, looks around and then scampers across the snow and disappears down a supply tunnel in the snow only to turn up a hundred feet away right in front of that container of nuts. He grabbed one turns to look at me and smiles, then disappears once again down the supply tunnel hole and heads back to the chicken coop. This is now a daily occurrence. You’re Welcome.


4-   I have convinced My Hero that I have found the secret to curing the flu. I had him drinking a concoction made of lemon juice, lime juice and a whole lot of honey that I keep in a jug in the refrigerator and I make him eat a whole lot of sauerkraut in our daily soups. He is now cured and you may now call me Dr. Buttons. Who knew?


5-   I was carded today. Do you remember being carded when you were young and trying to get any alcoholic beverage? If you were under 19 here in Canada or looked younger they always carded you or so I have heard, not that I would know anything about that. Well that was not a big deal but I was actually carded at a Value Village thrift store while buying a bag of yarn. The reason was it was 20% off Seniors Day and the girl (who after this episode in front of total strangers I really wanted to hug) could not believe that I was over 60. After I showed her my driver’s license she still could not believe it. I have to tell you this made my day, I actually skipped out the door with smile on my face and possibly if this 100% wool makes me itch, a huge bag that cost $11 of new hat wool for a certain Red Cow, not mentioning any names.

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone and BA I do hope this made you laugh. BA is my best friend since we were five years old and she is sitting at home waiting and healing. BA has an important message that she would like to share with everyone out there and if you have a little time check back for Monday’s post.

Random 5 Friday

Later.

79 comments:

  1. that is so funny you being carded. Dh was in South Carolina and was flattered until it turned out everyone is when you buy alcohol!!

    Such a joyful post for valentines Day. Miss Nora is wishing everyone a hsppy Valentines day on my blog!

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  2. Happy Valentine's, thanks so much for the smiles! Wasn't it grand to be carded for that reason? *hugs*

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  3. You knitted beautiful hats so no surprise there when Bossy 2 wanted one!

    I would be happy being carded too :)

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  4. Happy Valentines Day!
    love your post today :) and your cow photos!!

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  5. Congrats on being carded! Very cool!

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  6. Great nostrils on that first guy there!

    Happy Valentine's Day!

    ;-}

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  7. I never get carded any more... lol. Good for you -- quite the ego boost!

    Happy Valentine's Day and loved this post. xo

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  8. i got carded the other day at Walmart. it was a bit embarrassing because the clerk was younger than me ... & she was like i know you are like 20 something right? but i have to do my job. you know??! i was like i understand but still i always feel strange. why i usually make the hubby buy. not me. Happy <3 Day!! ( :

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  9. Oh my gosh yes you really have created a diva indeed. So adorable :)

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  10. I like the hat on the cows :)
    Hope you are having a lovely Valentine's Day...it's just about over here. Hugs M xox

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  11. Great post....ummmm, Dr. Buttons!!!

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  12. Carded! Way to go! Dr. Buttons is living right! Fun post. Happy Friday!

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  13. This was cute . Yes I did smile all the way through . Thanks for that . Oh Bossy 2 is soo cute with her hat . I bet you feel great that the young girl didn't believe you were over 60 I didn't know you were either your like me never in front of the camera lol. Thanks for sharing . Happy Valentines Day to you and your Hero .

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  14. Oh, Buttons, you did make me smile. :-D How wonderful that you were carded! lol Have a happy day, sweet lady. xoxo

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  15. That's cute you got carded. I got carded the other day for a bottle of wine - kind of ridiculous since I'm about a year short of 40.

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  16. Mmmmm, that flu cure... Are you sure he didn't just say he is cured, to not have to take your "medicine" any more????

    -ducking, running and hiding-

    And a Happy Valentine's Day, to you!

    Gentle hugs,
    Tessa~

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  17. Brave soul that you are, Buttons, putting on a cow-slobbered hat! It sort of reminds me of extracting half-chewed bagels from my Ridgeback Charlie's throat when he couldn't choke them down (he would always try to swallow it whole, and gag.)

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  18. I love to be mistaken for younger - it just makes your day! Happy Valentine's Day :-)

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  19. Funny post - being carded - life goes in a full circle. Happy Valentine's Day to you and your girls.

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  20. Watch out, you may have to knit hats for all your cow-divas!
    I think a certain Red Cow will look lovely in a pink and white creation.
    Happy St. Valentines day!

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  21. ❤️LMAO. I love waking up coming to Nancy's for this very reason! Starting the day with a smile!! Your diva cow is fabulous!! Please hug her for me. And tho I'm no diva, I like her style. Great post today. Happy V-day!

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  22. hat loving cows....what a great start to my day
    Happy Valentine's Day Buttons...you young chick you.

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  23. Thanks for the smile, B & Happy Valentines Day to you & yours, and the soon to be owner of the new red wool hat.xx

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  24. Love the drink concoction. My dad use to make me something similar when I was little, except that it was a hot drink.

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  25. i do believe that basketball-sized hat has a taker! too cute.

    and i like your cure. :)

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  26. Congratulations I'd love to be carded but as of yet Never, one look at my little face no one needs to ask boo-hoo. You do make me laugh, this time over Bossy2 and Red. I hope you can get a photo of your little squirrel I bet he is very thankful to you.

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  27. Aw love that she loves your hat, too cute. The flu was a bad one this year and remedy drink sounds like one we used here and it worked great! Looks like you scored on the yarn too, nicely done B. Happy Weekending

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  28. I was wondering what you were going to do with all those hats you were knitting. Happy Valentine's Day to you and yours, dear Buttons.

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  29. Bossy2 is so cute, and definitely a Diva! I cure hubber's colds with onion and garlic soup. No one wants to be near him for a day or two, but it works! I'm not over 60, and one day a salesperson asked me if I would like to use my seniors card (which I don't have). I never shopped there again! Happy V day B!

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  30. I think I heard on the news that cows in Canada now all want knitted hats! :-) You've started something . . .

    I'm sure your squirrel is thankful for the gift of the walnuts and is smiling and telling all his friends about you.

    And congrats on being carded!! That's cool. Hugs to you, B. Happy Valentine's Day!!

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  31. Well! Dr. Buttons...I am thrilled that you were carded at Value Village! Not just because it made me laugh so hard, but also because I didn't know that Value Village had a discount for 60+ 'seniors' ...
    Can I just say how much I love your joie de vivre and sense of humour! *hugs*

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  32. Getting carded is way better than getting flowers!! LOL!
    I'll have to remember your flu "cure" and try it. How long did it take to work?
    Love the hat loving cow! Too funny.

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  33. Very funny about being carded. Love the hat on your cow. Great post and images!

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  34. I wouldn't have guessed you were over 60 either! :-D

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  35. Bossy2 has such a nice hair do (wig) as I call them. To cover it up with a hat? Too cute.
    I LOVE getting carded...

    Happy Valentines Day!
    Cheri

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  36. You really have created a diva! So cute. Keep the hat photos coming! I'm glad you found something that works to cure your colds. Sauerkraut is great for you because of the fermentation. Adds good bacteria to your gut!

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  37. Time for two fancy hats! So funny about being carded. Have a good day, doctor. :)

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  38. Oh my the carfef story made me laugh aloud.... :D

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  39. I bet you actually left those nuts there on purpose for Mr. Red Squirrel, didn't you?! That's funny! Love your cows' hats! :)

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  40. I can already see the girls next winter, each with their own special hat. Skip a few stitches on each side for a ear fitting cow hat. This could be a new money crop for you. Cow Hats!

    Green walnuts water covered will make great dye and it kills thistles. I bet you already knew that.

    I have yarn envy. I am out!

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  41. I always love it when I am carded, they have to do it at Target when you buy any alcoholic beverage...always makes my day. I think I might keep your recipe for sickness in case I come down with a bug!! Don't know if I can do the sauerkraut tho.

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  42. B,

    Happy Valentine's Day My Friend!!!

    Love the pictures of your adorable cows.

    Okay hand over all the yarn!!!!

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  43. I love the Bossy story. What a character. xo Laura

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  44. You go girl! I'm still chuckling about you being carded, that is AWESOME!!

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  45. Well, you certainly shared a lot of smiles with this post. Every one of your entries made me smile. I love the idea of a bovine diva!
    Visiting from R5F

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  46. Hi there Buttons - thanks for all those smiles. I especially love Bossy2's hat modelling - so precious! Cheers now :D)xx

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  47. happy valentine's day! love the pics of bossy 2, so cute! :)

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  48. hehe...i received the "silver discount" at kohls, with out asking for it, and was highly offened!! a few days later i got the "senior discount" at great adventure!!

    i guess i don't look as young as i feel!!

    happy <3 day!!

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  49. You always make me laugh Grace. At first I was "Oh Coolllll!" Gracie got carded, that's such fun. And then I was shocked to hear that you might be over that age...no way are you anywhere near 60!

    Jen

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  50. Lol Buttons! It's been ages since I've been carded. I quite forgot that happens. Love Miss Divine Diva! Happy Valentine's :)

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  51. Fun post -- young-looking Dr. Buttons who gives hats to cows. There may be a book in there . . . :)

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  52. Dear Dr. Buttons! I think that is going to stick with you.

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  53. What a terrfic Friday post! Put a great smile on my face as I call it a day! Thanks for that! I got carded within the past year when I was out with my daughter, getting a 6 pack for the hubby on my way home. Of course, with my gray hairs peeking out, I didn't think I'd actually get carded by the little darling that went to school with my middle child, so I didn't actually have my ID on me. When she asked, "do you have ID?"...well, "actually no, but my 23 year old daughter here does"... hmmm. Aloha and have a terrific weekend!

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  54. Oh, and I have yarn envy! Will check back for BA post!

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  55. Oh goodness the thing with the cow and the hat is so cute.
    Interesting cure for the flu. My hubby is sick right now so maybe I should have him try that.
    Great buy on your yarn.

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  56. Your post has me smiling my friend. Thanks, I needed that. That hat is so cute on your cow. I think you have created a monster..

    Hugs~

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  57. I am thinking a new hat is in order...perhaps a red one to match her coloring??

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  58. I hope you had a lovely Valentines Day! getting carded.....That had to make you feel great! The honey sounds good in that cure for what ails you....I'm not sure of the other stuff. Might be better off with the flu!!!

    Cindy Bee

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  59. Oh that nose, it is {almost} kissable! Rebecca

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  60. Lots of wonderful smiles today! How fun to get carded! The cow in the hat is really cute, that's funny that she has claimed it as her own! :)

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  61. Oh to be carded for that reason! It makes me smile now.

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  62. Bossy2 looks so cute in that hat. :) What a wonderful reason to be carded. Congrats! I was given the 55 y o discount at a major chain not too long ago. I'm 3 years away from that, so I was quite perturbed. But I kept my mouth shut and kept the discount. I figured if she was going to insult me, at least I could save a few bucks to soothe my humiliation. :)

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  63. There is nothing better than to have to prove you are OLD!...:)JP

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  64. Oh, Buttons, your little diva is something, isn't she? So cute and playful. Aren't you nice to leave that little squirrel some buried treasure for the cold winter! Isn't it wonderful to be carded once again....remember when it was such a hassle? You are always young at heart and that is the best way to be young. Hugs xo Karen

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  65. What a hoot about that hat. Cows are so funny. I love that you got carded. I can't wait to see the new hat.

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  66. Well you certainly gave me a big smile Buttons ! :))

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  67. This age thing is quite interesting, I have white hair and a big white beard. My wife's hair is a dark red. On more than one occasion people have mistaken her for my daughter! Neither one of us knows what to make of that, exactly.

    I got carded a while ago. A card from the Canadian government saying that I'm a bona fide senior citizen. It did not make me feel different about anything. To me, I'm the age that I am, and that's that.

    I hope you are not cowed by the treatment your hat has received from the girls.

    Blessings and Bear hugs!

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  68. with her head held high, bossy2 looks like russian royalty! so adorable!

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  69. You definitely made me smile! Fun stories!

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  70. I was thinking--I'd never heard of anyone being carded for buying yarn! Glad you cleared it up that she was checking for your discount approval. That would make one's day.

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  71. Your cows are all so tame? I can't imagine being 'carded' for yarn! That's hilarious!!

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  72. where was i when the post was on?

    and if i was hero, i would like be better IN NO TIME FLAT if someone mentioned a concoction like that...A FREAKIN' WALKING MIRACLE I would be!

    xoxox

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  73. COW NOSES! Love!

    And I chuckled that you got carded. You have such a way of telling stories.

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