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Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Wonders of the World

Rebecca Ramsey of the blog Wonders Never Cease is hosting a Wonders of the World Wednesday! If you have not visited Rebecca's website, you really must as she has a different spin on anything she finds in any way wondrous!

She is also the author of a book called "French by Heart," a story of her years spent in France. Anyhow, being brave and intrepid, Rebecca has invited us to share anything that we find "wonderful, whether weird, wacky, beautiful or breathtaking, heartwarming or hilarious." We were even allowed to venture into the realm of "bitter or twisted" if we woke up with our panties in a knot. First I am going to post some things in the outside world that I found wondrous, before moving on to something that truly made me wonder...something found in my own house. It may fall under under the category of twisted, weird, and hilarious.

Edited to add: None of these pictures are mine until you reach the one of the crazy boy with the gun. I borrowed them all from Google Images!

Here are some wonders I have actually beheld: the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France! It really is breathtaking when you first see it! It's even more beautiful at night, and if you can view the City of Lights at nighttime from high on the tower, it is truly a stunning and memorable sight. I was able to do this in 1999.
While in Paris, I also got to go to the Louvre and see the Mona Lisa. It's actually not a very big painting at all, but it was so cool to see something that is so well known!
Back a little closer to home at the Toledo Zoo in Ohio, I actually got to see the great pandas! This was really a treat! That was about 20 years ago.
When I was a teenage, I got to see this horticultural wonder in Tombstone, Arizona: the world's largest rosebush.
On South Bass Island (Put-in-Bay) in Lake Erie, there is a crystal cave, actually like a large geode. It's really pretty cool.

I consider oceans to be pretty breathtaking too. I have been lucky enough to see both the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. I'm simply drawn to their beauty and can't get enough.
Then there are some wonders that I haven't actually got to see, but would like to some day. Here is the Grand Canyon in all its majesty.
And how I would love to travel to Japan to see Mount Fiji! I really wish I could just see Japan, but more like it was in the old days.
This brings me to a wonder in my own home...the kind of thing that makes me wonder. Let me introduce the key players (villains) in this saga. The first is son Sean and his little plastic pellet gun.
The next two villains are son Jared, and family dog Jake, also known as Sir Poops-a-Lot, or the turd mongrel.

One night I was innocently heading toward my bedroom door, the door on the left. The door on the right is son Sean's bedroom door. I had already opened the door when I happened to see something above me on the ceiling. Oh merciful heavens! My heart skipped a beat. In the last two houses I had lived in before this one, I had experienced bats! Now this was brown, on the ceiling, and just about the right size for a bat with his wings folded. (Unfolded, the damn things look like condors flying through the house.)

But no, this was not a bat. This was something far more sinister and unexpected.
This was dog poop. Oh yes. I shall heretofore probably be known not as the woman with big hooters, but as "the woman who showed you poop." Well, last I knew, Jakey was not able to climb walls and ceilings (Spider Pig, Spider Pig!). I called my son out of his bedroom and asked him how in the Sam Hill (the real words were not so genteel) dog poop got on the ceiling. Ok, here is the story: Jake had an "accident" in the upper hallway (real blame goes to lazy boys who did not walk the dog while mom was at work). Sean decided to pop out of his bedroom with the plastic gun and shoot little plastic pellets at Jared. In his rush to get away, Jared stepped in pooh (EWWWW!), and to get even with his big brother, decided to kick the pooh off of his foot at his brother. Sean ducked and stayed clean. No one thought to figure out where the poop....
...went. Well it went here. (And yes, I went there!) Ugh! I promptly called Sean over to clean it up before it fell on me. Don't you feel dirty now?

Ok, after that I feel the urge to show you something pretty, more in the true nature of my blog. Here is a pretty hibiscus.
And here is a pretty chair that I refurbished with pretty paint and pretty fabric.
There, I feel pretty much better now... better as I am going to feel with an incontinent dog and two rowdy boys!


Justine said...

OmG! OMG!!!!!!!!!! This was so hysterical!!!!!!!!!! When did this happen? Just recently? OMG, imagine that. Dog poop on the ceiling! ONLY YOU, Kady! Only you girl!!!!!!!!!!!!! heeheeheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Justine :o )

Smilingsal said...

lol This is gross! I think that those boys deserve a swift kick in the pants! (But at least it wasn't a bat!)

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Kady, you are hilarious, you "woman of big hooters" you, you "woman who showed me poop!" I said to feature weird and wonderful wonders and boy did you come through!

I loved the world wonders too. That crystal! Amazing!

Thanks for making me laugh, as usual. And for joining in on the party fun!
Give yourself a hug for me!

Dawnie said...

I love that chair, and it was needed after the ceiling story! I have 3 sons to..and one time one of them wrapped cat poo in a box and gave it to me as a christmas gift. YUCK!

Deb said...

Well! I would be very thankful that it was poop and not a bat! At least the poop can't attack! But seriously I have to admit that poop on my ceiling would have killed me, I have popcorn ceilings and the thought of having to dig poop out of it would have just killed me. Great outside wonders! Bad inside wonder! LOL!!!!!!!!

adrienne said...

I think you deserve a spa day.

Shelia said...

lol. Oh, my goodness, Kady, you're halarious today! Dog poop on the ceiling. I'll bet you're the only one's whose ever had that happen! Well, your sons and poppy little dog are precious anyway.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

linda said...

Oh my goodness I'm still laughing at this one...just sooo funny! Who's ever heard of poop on the ceiling...but leave it to kids to get it there...and then not clean it up!!

nikkicrumpet said...

ummmmmmm.....I think I'd have chosen the BAT!

Donna Lynn said...

Boys, dogs, poop...things like this happen in my house too! I have some really terrible stories too, but don't want to relive them, much too scary!
Hopefully the poop did not leave a serious stain on the ceiling, but if it did, it would be fun to point it out on house tours!!! :)
Donna Lynn

Anonymous said...

Thanks for coming by. Your are welcome anytime.God bless you,Brenda

Nikki via The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

Bwaaaaahahaha!!!! Too funny! The boys are lucky you didn't "rub their noses in it"...hehee!

The places you've been and seen are truly wonderous. You must see the Grand Canyon, and Bryce Canyon too.

Must go, I feel the need to wipe off my computer screen.....*snort*

BittersweetPunkin said...

LOL.....I don't think I have ever visited a blog where they had a photo of poop...let alone poop on the ceiling!!

Robyn said...

I'm laughing hystericaly!!!!

LW said...

Oh you are too funny...

what a wonder..!!!

I do love the panda cute..


bj said...

ahhh, here's your sweet attitude showing again!! Dog poop on the CEILING would throw anyone into a state of panic!! lol you are so cute, Kady.
Oh, and I am in love with your "new" chair and ottoman!!
love, bj

Sara Cox Landolt said...

Hey there Kady,
Thanks for visiting my blog. Wasn't the blog party fun?

I would love to go to Paris someday. I also liked that picture of the geodes, very cool.
Thanks for sharing your wonder-full post!

Rue said...

Hi Kady :)

I'm sooo envious of all the places you've been! The poop... not so much LOL


SchmeckyGirl said...

LMAO!!! I thought you were going to say he put poop in his pellet gun and shot it out. Yikes! I'm kinda feeling pukey right now.

What an eclectic post you got here. You've seen some beautiful stuff in your lifetime. Lucky you. Grand Canyon is on my list when my girls are older. Mt Rushmore too.

The chair came out great. Your boys are cute too!

Janet said...

I'm so glad you've got the breast cancer thing up. I get these periodically in my mail to click on and always do. Am gonna do that now... and the story about the dog poop is hilarious! guess that's what you get with boys!!

Buffie said...

That has to about the FUNNIEST thing I've ever heard!!!!! ROFLMAOPIMP! I raised two boys, I feel your pain!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

That poop is a wonder--You've seen quite a lot of wonders in your lifetime!

I am also a Better or Worse fan, thanks for the post on that! I appreciated it.

Somewhere In Time- Christie (yardsalequeen) said...

Oh Girrll!!! (laughing so hard I'm pure crying) Oh, that's the funniest thing I've heard in a long time. I just love the way you tell this story.... You are a hoot and I love it! Oh, and I love all of the beautiful scenery in this post too!

Thanks so much for visiting me and for your comments too!
Have a great weekend!


Jojo said...

I was stopping by to thank you for visiting my blog and to marvel at the thought of being about to camp out in a gypsy wagon. But when I started reading your poop post, I was so distracted that it took a minute for me to remember where I was. I just kept thinking about falling poop! There used to be a time that I would take my lunch hour and go eat in the park but I stopped. I was sitting on a bench, eating my lunch and minding my own business when I felt something warm land on my head. A pigeon passed overhead and left droppings!!! It was disgusting. That ended lunch in the park.

Diana Lyn said...

LOLOLOL,,,,,,,, too funny! I love your post! Love the chair too! I ihave been some pretty neat places also! Have a beautiful day and thanks for stopping by! XO Diana Lyn

Anonymous said...

Travel is WONDERFUL. I'm a big fan of the Pacific too:) Thanks for stopping by my blog. LOVE your photos BTW. Gorgeous. Have a great weekend!

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Oh Kady! I remember the days of my 2 boys and the "I don't know who did it"! Isn't amazing what goes on when we're gone? You are a brave girl to post this but you have made lots of mom's feel so normal now, having had their own mysterious happenings while they're gone! LOL LOL LOL too funny!
Great chair makeover!
Hugs, Sherry

Shabby Addict said...

That dog poop on the ceiling is classic! Haha what are the odds of it ending up on the ceiling! I absolutely love the chair in your last picture. Ahhh, so relaxing!

Shelia said...

Hi Kady!! Hope all is well in your world and you have no more dog poop anywhere except outside!! Thanks for popping in to see me and for liking my fallness! I think my new sofa looks like fall. But it'll have to look like winter, spring and summer, too! lol
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Pink Slippers said...

When I visited the Grand Canyon I had some very tiny little ones with me so I was a LITTLE nervous on my trip. Where are the fences, please? It was beautiful though...not like the poop LOL. Wendy