Thursday, October 29, 2009

Winning Is Fun & Fattening

Yappy dappy doo...I won something!! This doesn't happen often, but sometimes the excitement of trying is enough in itself so I continue to play bingo (when the ladies at church have it) and even the lottery every once in awhile. This is not me, but now that I think about it Michael's picture with that look would fit right in as he does love junk food and lots of it...

Now what I won can cause a bit of a weight problem so it's a good thing I found this, especially since I am hanging out with all perfect friends now in blogland...

Here is what I won and had to savor and savored so much that I was wide awake from the late caffeine shock at night. Sorry it's blurred but I was so anxious to eat it that my hands were wiggling (only kidding, I'm not THAT pathetic, but pretty close...)

So, I left a comment at Sarah's "So...This Is The Road I am traveling On", where one had the chance to win a bag of yummy Hershey's kisses with macadamia nuts from HAWAII
(I do admit that I was secretly, well maybe not SO secretly hoping, since I dropped her HUGE hints about two plane tickets to Hawaii being a great prize and resulting in a bazillion comments, that I would win the non existent plane tickets).
Anyway, she was overly generous and I got some extra goodies, like this nifty Hawaiian key chain...

Then Michael opened these and said "Looks like she sent you dog biscuits" and I said "Whose name is on this wonderful box, buddy??? Leave my dog biscuits alone!" Even though the doggie treats would have been fine since we have two doggies, these are people treats and Michael had better be nice or no treats!...

Yahoo, there was still one more thing...a very pretty pineapple ornament. The pineapple plantation on Hawaii has the BEST and sweetest pineapples so this is extra special as well as pretty. Thank you so very much, Sarah,

Here's the full beautiful bag which is now missing several pieces and boy they sure are good, so if my next pictures look larger than life it might just be because I have become larger than life...

Let's just laugh about it today for tomorrow we diet...

Fat Chance

Having fought the battle of the bulge most of my life, I found the battle getting even harder as I approached middle age. One evening, after trying on slacks that were too tight, I said to my husband, "I'll be so glad when we become grandparents. After all, who cares if grandmothers are fat?"

His prompt reply: "Grandfathers."
Q. What do you call two fat men having a chat?

A. A heavy discussion.
Scale Worries
During a scale manufacturing convention there were people all over who wanted to test the different scales out and weigh themselves to see if they all would have the same number. There were many though who decided not to participate in this so that no one would know how much they weighed.

There was one very well spoken representative who managed to convince a woman to try out his scale. He promised the he would not look down at the display and see what it said and that she would be the only one to know.

She decided to help him out and stepped onto the scale. After a moment of letting it read her weight a loud, mechanical voice rang out and said, “One hundred and sixty pounds.”

A senior Vermont Congressman called, furious about a Florida package we did. I asked what was wrong with the vacation in Orlando. He said he was expecting an ocean-view room. I tried to explain that is not possible, since Orlando is in the middle of the state. He replied, "Don't lie to me. I looked on the map, and Florida is a very thin state!"
Recently I went to the doctor for my annual physical.

The nurse asked me how much I weighed. I told her 135 pounds. Then she weighed me and the scale said 160.

She asked me how tall I was. I said, "5 feet, 5 inches." She measured me and I was only 5 feet, 3 inches.

So she took my blood pressure and told me it was high.

"Of course it's high," I said. "When I came in here I was tall and slender. Now I'm short and fat!"

~~~Thank You Heavenly Father for the blessings of chances to win and for the knowledge that we ALWAYS win when we follow YOU.


  1. Congratulations on your winnings!
    Sounds like a prize that I'd love!

    Unfortunately that's about all I can do now anyway (admire savory delights from afar) because I have gained five pounds since vacation! Oh well. There are worse things in life.

    Really funny jokes and I appreciate the last one the most (especially right now!).

    Enjoy your trip!
    'Will miss you!
    Love to you!, Eileen

  2. Good morning Marcy,
    Congratulations on your win! I love all of the jokes you post and especially today. they really hit home LOL I've been on a diet my entire life!I hope you have the most wonderful trip. I will be thinking about you ♥

  3. Woohoo! A jackpot even without the tickets! (still giggling over the jokes... &:o) ((Hugs))

  4. Well My sweet Marcy you did much better than I would! My photo would have been of an empty bag!
    Enjoy your treasures! Love Di

  5. Congrats on winning! I've never had them with macadamia nuts!! They must be delicious!!!

  6. What fun!!!! I do love chocolate!!! Lucky you!!! Cathy

  7. Wonderful....chocolate, the best gift ever.
    Enjoy your trip my friend, be safe.....Hugs

  8. Sorry about the tickets, maybe next time? Ha!
    Love the funnies today!! God bless you!!

  9. It's nice to win aometimes. even if the prizeisn't exactly what you wanted. I spend £13 every 3-months on a charity lottry and my delight when (if) a £2 cheque turns up is quite disproportionate!

    love, Angie,xx

  10. LOL I am sitting here at my desk reading posts, giggiling under my breath so not to let the "boss" know I am not working (again) and eating chocolate covered rasins. Break down RA-SIN and you get the picture, but ohhh so good! hehehe. the way, it is totally OK to have a little extra padding as a grandmother....the little ones just fit so much better into the folds! Just ask me! Even when the 5 year old granddaughter asks you (I was in my swim suit) Mema, are you getting preg-ga-net? YIKES! I just laughed and told her NAH Mema's are suppose to look like this so they can have pushy cushions for little girls to poke at! she just giggled! SWEET!

  11. You deserve it my friend, you really do. Congratualations! Happy eating!

  12. Blessed gurl...lucky girl...I'm so happy that you won!!! And....I know that you will have a splendtastic time on your all around, my friend. Bless you, Marcy.

  13. congratulations!! Enjoy your chocolate :-) Love the fat jokes. You are such a fun blogger!

  14. Enjoy you kisses Marcy ...the candy ones and the ones from those grandchildren...Have a wonderful time!

    Diana's comment is funny!!!

    Luv and Smiles,

  15. I lost 3 pounds laughing at your stories! Keep it up.

    Now I have to go back and read you prior posts, because I don't know what trip everyone is talking about! I didn't think I missed any...but obviously did. So, along with the others, I wish a safe & wonderful travels.

  16. Okay, I absolutely LOVE kisses, especially with the Macademia nuts! or almonds! You only live once so I'm glad you savored them. The blurry photo was the result of your choco buzz! LOL! You are so witty and I love reading your blog ... always brightens my day!


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