Wednesday, February 18, 2009

~♥~ I WISH WEDNESDAY ~♥~

WOO HOO an "I Wish Wednesday" that is actually on Wednesday.....because sometimes....that's how I roll.


I wish....................Parenting came with instructions....Because I'm pretty sure the manual would read..."do not fold, spindle, or mutilate"







I wish....................That I had some "CLASS" in my decorating like Debra over at "The English Cottage".....that stuff in the bottle....Dish washing soap! Now THAT'S classy! Check out her blog...it's filled with all kinds of amazing ideas.










I wish................I could spend some time with these guys....Mom misses you soooo darn bad...... I miss all your silliness and the laughter you bring.



Lindsey & Jessica
Lindsey, grandma, Jared & Jessica

And I wish you had been there with us too. You need to come see your mommy....all of you!....and SOON!
Lacey










I wish....................That I had the incredible writing skills of Denene Millner over at "My Brown Baby"....not only did her latest book hit the #1 spot....but she writes the most heart warming posts like THIS one. She is a joy to read and a MUST visit.








I wish....................Some people had friends who would tell them the truth.




I wish...................That this adorable little nugget will just keep on growing and growing so Joel & Becca can bring her home from the hospital. Isn't she the cutest thing! You can visit her over at "Making Memories of Us" . Just stop in and say a little prayer for sweet Lila.




I wish..................Everyone would turn this darned thing off!!! I have come to really hate "word verification". I guess it's because I'm old...but sheeesh sometimes I can hardly read the stupid letters...and it takes me 2 or 3 tries. I know Braja ,who is a very hip and cool lady, hates it too....are we the only ones out there that this is driving BONKERS?











I wish......................that everyday was filled with laughter....and to help you out with that I'm sending you to one VERY funny post done by this VERY funny lady over at the Fragrant Liar. Click HERE and let the laughing begin...seriously...don't skip this....I'll wait.........





I wish.....................that some days just weren't like this.







I wish.........................that every time I eat Chinese....this thought doesn't run through my head.






Thanks for coming by for "I Wish Wednesday" .......Here's to hoping that wishes do come true....and that people only wish "happy stuff". So tell me....what do you wish for?

108 comments:

Real Mom, Real Life said...

ok -- the baby in the basket is just wrong...

funny, but wrong.

Love the one of the girl on the beach... I have had too many days like that.

Sandi said...

I love Wednesday's at your blog!

I HATE WORD VERIFICATIONS! HATE THEM!

TURN THEM OFF PEOPLE!

Thank you for allowing me to yell in your home Nikki!

Nancy said...

Oh, I can relate to that girl on the beach... ;) and that poor baby in the basket...WOW! and Yes, people please turn off those word verification things!
Love these Wish Wednesdays!

Susie Q said...

Dang but i love your Wednesdays...and I HATE word verify! It is hard enough fo rme to leave comments without that too! Except sometimes they jumble up into something pretty darned funny...obscene even!
Not that i would ever giggle about that. Nope.

Love,
Sue

Renna said...

I hate word verifications, too. Arg!

::Jan:: said...

Love it all Nikki. And that link to the cottage was awesome. And your gorgeous kids.

Sad about that baby. So sad.

Take care.

Anonymous said...

I only wish HAPPY stuff...

xo
Kathy :)


***Off to bed right now, but I will be back with a cup of coffee in the morning to read more thoroughly, nite nite Nikki :)

Leslie said...

In regards to your first picture....don't be alarmed, Den can do that too, that's why I'm marrying him ;)

LuckyMe said...

DOWN WITH CAPTCHA!
UP WITH NIKKI CRUMPET!

tam said...

I wish my nose and butt weren't so darn big! LoL!~Tam :D

Tristan said...

Already been praying for baby Lila..I found her through some blog..lol..but can't remember!

I too hate the word thing..and I don't think I'm old..so!

Oh..and we all knwo what I wish/pray for right?...though so ;)

wendy said...

I love your wednesday wishes --they crack me up. Nice looking family....is Lacey your daughter, THOSE ARE SOME SERIOUS ABS. She must have the same trainer as me (HA HA HA HA, big time joke) I will check out all those places you mentioned. And little baby Lila, I'll for sure say a little prayer. and I'm glad you don't have the word verification....

Tootsie said...

I HATE word verification too!!! I have in the past done and entire post whining about them!!!! Does no one feel my pain??????
I went to the english cottage blog...(I think that is what it is called).....WOW I am a fan already!
thanks for the giggles...and for outing us for our secret desires!!!! lol

tardevil said...

I strongly dislike word verification too. I really doubt that it keeps "spammers" or whatever it's suppose to prevent away. I hope you get to see your kids soon. Your youngest daughter reminds me of a NON-TRASHY Paris Hilton! Have a happy Wednesday - what's left of it!

Diane said...

Good one Nikki! I loved your family photos. They're awesome!

I hate word verifications, too and evidently I can't type because I have to keep on trying sometimes. :0{

dana said...

I was giggling and wiggling and laughing like a fool as I read this super fun packed post of yours---UNTIL I got to the Chinese Rest. Marque thingy about CATS!!! Now, Nikki, I am a cat lover from the word GO--the THOUGHT of someone munching on feline cuisine is JUST one of the most upsetting thoughts that could possibly cross my foggy mind. Oh my, oh my! I am holding my furry buddies close--NO one shall nab one of my precious babes to be used as (gasp!) a MAIN COURSE surrounded by snow peas! :)

You've outdone yourself--once more! Dana

JyLnC said...

Great post but I can't believe the folded child.

MBB Founder and Editor Denene Millner said...

I wish that the world was full of sweet, thoughful, funny people exactly like YOU. Thank you for the MyBrownBaby shout-out; it's incredibly kind, and scored me BIG TIME brownie points from the hubs, who now thinks he's THE MAN because a bunch of the ladies are staring at his picture.

HA!

Smooches!

Grand Pooba said...

I so agree about the word verification thingy! Hate it, but loved your post, off to check out those blogs you noted!

squawmama said...

Hey Nikki... Another fabulous I Wish Wednesday post... Loved all your wishes but especially the word verification... I HATE WORD VERIFICATIONS! What a pain in the butt they are... When I first started out someone told me please don't have that feature on, so I promptly turned it off... Now I know why she said that. Have a great day girlfriend

(((HUGS)))
Donna

roy/elisabeth dean said...

I wish that everytime I get upset with my calico cat Peggy Sue (aka "spawn of Satan") that I didn't threaten to take her to Ding How Restaurant.
I wish I had a tummy like Lacie
I wish I could fold up and sleep like that baby
I wish that guy would come into my store....I would be honest with him.
I wish all babies were born healthy and full term
I wish I had time tonight to check those blogs but my bed is calling.
I wish I had known you longer!
Goodnight~
♥ Lilly

Simplicity Cottage said...

Nikki...

I love your blog.
I love your house.
I lover your dogs.

I have been perusing older posts on your blog...trying to catch up and I must say...I love it!

You are one of my favorites!
Hugs~Donna

Mimi Sue said...

I wish my house cleaned itself while I blog. I hate the verification thing too. It makes me spend even more time at the computer instead of cleaning my stupid house that doesn't clean itself.

Happy To Be said...

Nikki girl another great Post...now on that word Verification thingy I hate it...as My old eyes aren't as good as some of these young ones..I wish I had your daughter lacey body, I wish I had your humor, I wish I had your kitchen...I wished for and got your I wish Wednesday and on Wednesday..does that count ha ha!!and I wish you a good night...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Sue said...

Gotta love the Chinese resturant sign....probably the same people that have the baby scrunched up in that basket...

bernthis said...

I love this. I circumstances would change and I could move back to NYC very very soon

The English Cottage Collection said...

Nikkicrumpet- thank you so much for the kind words!! What a suprise when I popped on over for my knee slapper laugh before bed...you're the bomb!! And OMG, the Fragrant Liar is hilarious:)now I'm going back to read the others...Thanks again girlie!
Debra

Lilly's Life said...

I love yor Wednesday posts and all your wishes. The kid in the basket is all shades of wrong!

Jen said...

After reading this post, my only wish is one of yours - that the poor man with no friends will be rescued before anymore onlookers have to pay the price of his fashion-nonsense.

That was truly painful.

Michelle said...

I wish everyone would turn off their WV too.

I have only been spammed three times in the year I have been blogging. No biggy....you just delete the posts.

One sneaky spammer thought they could put their spams in old posts on my 365 blog. But I'm too smart for them. Mawahahaha!

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

I wish someday my blog will grow to be even a tiney shadow of your reflection!!!
I'm tired of word verification too. So I'm granting your wish and will remove mine. So don't spam me now.
Please tell me that was a Cabbage Patch doll in that basket!
What gets me is the guy in the mini looks better than I would!

Sweet Wishes,
Sara

LadyFi said...

OMG - I'm still laughing! Those last two pictures are pure classics! Still, isn't dog pee supposed to be good for your hair?

French Fancy said...

Your Wednesday posts are classic. Your family are just too attractive, Nikki. You've all got other people's share of beauty.

The Blonde Duck said...

I DESPISE word verfication too! Drives me nuts!

KC Mom said...

Yes...I'm opposed to word verifications too.
You got me hooked on a couple of new blogs today...shame on you.
I pretty much wish for the same things as you!

Kristen said...

Word verification drives me BONKERS too.
Thanks for the tips on these great bloggers!

Happy Wednesday/Thursday

joelandbecca said...

Thanks for the shout out and every little prayer helps us now. You have crazy traffic on your blog, so wow! I appreciate it tons and tons! Thanks for being such a sweet friend. Love, Becca

Smilingsal said...

Oh that poor baby! And the jerk with the long hair and vest! Your mom and babies are sweet; no wonder you miss them.

I totally agree about turning off "word verification." I turned mine off months ago, and I have had no problems.

Justine/Justiney/Tiney said...

I love your Wednesday posts! How do you find all these funny pictures? And OMG, the word verification! That is the one thing I forgot to add to my Q&A post when French asked what pisses me off about bloggers. What do these people think they're protecting by making us do that? It's damn annoying!

Your kids are all beautiful. They all live far from you?

Justine :o )

tammy said...

I love that sign! I think everything is better when it's said in a Chinese accent. And what an adorable baby. My best friend has a little grandson who was born very preemie too, and he's just a few ounces under her weight right now. So so tiny. Hate Hate HATE word verification!! Especially when you know you typed it right, but it doesn't think so.

thedomesticfringe said...

The Chinese Food place killed me!

HATE word verification! I usually have to do it two or three time, even when I KNOW I was right the first time.

The baby is so sweet. I pray she be able to come home soon.

Gotta say that I was surprised to see this post on Wednesday...you're throwing me off today. ;-)

-FringeGirl

dana wyzard said...

I do believe I detected a bit of nostalgia in your day. I wish I had half the readers you do. I wish my bones didn't have to speak to each other as I stand up. All that clicking and popping is getting on my nerves. I wish I had half the readers you do. Did I say that already? And I DON'T have word verification.

(a lot of people don't know HOW to turn it off)

That Girl in Brazil said...

Hahahahahaha!

Oh, I needed this ....

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

Oh goodness! That folded baby is very disturbing! yikes! Your family is so precious! but your last photo made me peepee in my panties!!!! I wish I had a depend right now :)

Warm Wishes!
Hugs,
Kathi :)

Darlene said...

Again you have made my day better by giving me a huge laugh!!!! I have a hard time with those word verifications too. I hate to keep re-doing them trying to get the correct letter!

Rachel said...

Oh man, having lived in China, I know that stuff like that only happens *in* China...stuffing babies into weird basket contraptions...so crazy!!! Urg, I hate word verification too!!!!!!!!!!!!

Natalie said...

Yep, they sure did! First thing she said to me after the ceremony was "Tia (auntie in portuguese), I'm MARRIED!!!" as she showed me her ring.

Might be one of the best moments of my life.

Once again I agree whole heartedly with all your wishes!!! LOL!!!

Chris said...

GM Wild One, I think you should leave your brain to science. LOL When I first started to Blog somebody told me to turm that annoying WV off, si followed instructions, now I'm so glad I did....Your daughter is beautiful. I bet she takes after you.

Love Ya,
Chris

Twice as Nice said...

Funny and informative once again. Hey when you figure out how to get rid of the word verification and having to enter your password and such let us know so we can get rid of it. It came with the blog when we started it and I know it's a pain.

Beth at Aunties said...

Wonderful and fun wish post on Wednesday!
You do have a beautiful family and it wasso sweet they were with your mom! Now they need to visit their Mom! Or you come west for a good old Vacation...
I too need to know how to delete the word verification. Sometimes I have to do 3-4 times!:-) I thought it was my age catching up.
Hey, Mitt is selling his home and your kitchen...
Thanks for being so wonderful:-)

Cynthia said...

I wish I had EVER, for even 5 minutes in my life, had abs like Lacey's!

xinex said...

The baby in the shopping cart....how uncomfy he must be but he looks like he is napping so peacefully. Poor baby! You have a beautiful family, Nikki!...Christine

Loving Annie said...

Wednesdays at your blog are always great, Nikki ! The shopping cart cracked me up, and yes, I hate word verification, too.

You put such time thought and effort into all of your posts - it's a joy to read here.

I'll keep telling you that because it's true :)

Laura said...

I think your daughters get their sense of humor from you!

And yep, I hate the word verification thingy too!

Jill said...

Thanks to this post I have some new friends to make! I am on my way to their posts now. Any friend of yours is a friend of mine :)

You are funny as ever!

Firefly@www.firefly-shop.org said...

LOL as always very awesome post :) :) :)

Mama said...

I agree with all your wishes today Nikki, esp the one about your children visiting you more, I have had to fly across the pond to see mine (and my bloody arms are aching now) :-) Kathy.

Melissa said...

I wish I had Lacey's body! Job well done girl! And I wish you a happy Thursday, thanks for making laugh AS ALWAYS!!

Michele said...

I absolutely hate word verification..I can't get it on the first try half the time. It sucks!

Your Lacey is so beautiful...

Thanks for making my day...I love your blog!

Hugz,
Michele

Heather said...

I agree, word verification sucks!! Spamers have better things to do then leave crazy comments on your blog!

I just noticed the pictures on the side of the rooms in your house. They are beautiful.

Twice as Nice said...

Where do you go to take off the "word Verifications"

Alyson (New England Living) said...

Here's to hoping you get to see your kids soon!

You are a funny lady!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I wish I could fnd the time, (or not require the sleep) that you do to visit so many blogs! Great "I Wish" post. laurie

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

I wish that I had abs like Lacey's. Not going to happen though.

You come up with the best pictures to post and make comments about. Not only is that picture with the baby in the basket wrong, but so is her butt in those sweatpants. I know, judge not lest ye be judged but I couldn't resist!

I checked out Fragrant Liar's blog. Oh my! She wrote about exfoliating her va jay jay! Too funny!

Kady

Marrdy said...

I wish your kids would come see you too. Are they here? Can I kick a few butts for you? AND I hate word verification for the same reason you do. Even with my bifocals I can't figure it out sometimes.

And that Lindsay is one cute girl! Holy Cats!

Yaya said...

OMG! We no see your cat! Lol!

Gonna go check out the different link you posted now!

~♥~ Monica S said...

Right now.. I wish I had some vacation coming!

Your wishes are so neat!! LOVED that first one hehe!! poor thing!

Monica

JANE said...

Girl those are great!!
Tell me, did the begging work? Are they coming to visit??

Ginger said...

I love your I wish Wednesdays...somehow I missed it yesterday.
I wish I had your daughter's body. Shoot, even when I was her age, I didn't have that body.
I hate the word verification thing too..sometimes I just give up and forget my comment cause it won't go through.
The dog on the beach is funny.
Ginger

John Deere Mom said...

I wish that you keep posting I Wish Wednesdays because I LOVE them!

Bo said...

Sorry I'm so late getting here to visit...something called life interrupted my blogging time...I LOVE every one of these fun pictures...BUT, move over & let me crawl up on your soapbox & say...'I HATE WORD VERIFICATION'...what is the point? I know it's about auto robots are something but I've never had a robot visit me & if one wants to delete a robot's message, for goodness sake...just hit the little trash can symbol at the end of the comment! It just takes that much more of our bloggy time to mess with that & some of them are impossible to read... ;-) Bo

GaleForceOne said...

I wish Wednesday was actually Tuesday...cause ITS MY BIRTHDAY!!! AND ITS MARDI GRAIS!!! PAARTY PARTY PARTY!! /moon

/shifty eyes..

I mean...uhhhh...that wasn't meant for you..../innocent head shaking

ITS MY BIRTHDAY! YEAH YEAH!! The BESTEST BIRTHDAY GIFT IN THE WHOLE FANG-DANGED WORLD WOULD BE FOR YOU TO COME AND VISIT US!!!

And finally meat your granddogchild..He misses his grandma!

ROFL...lollololl

Jannie Funster said...

You just keep coming up with the zaniest, cutest, and mose heart-warming things ever!

And I iz gonna get me a soap bottle like that, one with a pump.

xo

P.S. Gorgeous Lacey

Shannon said...

I don't care for word verification, either. But I do think it is funny when the letters make actual words!

I love these posts!

Fragrant Liar said...

Nikki Nikki Bo Bikki! Thank you so much for the linky love. I'm having so much fun with my blog and making a bunch of awesome new blogosphere buddies. You rock!

Thanks again,
KJ, aka, Fragrant Liar
http://fragrantliar.blogspot.com

Fifi Flowers said...

I'm with you... I hate those letter verifications too!

jill jill bo bill said...

Okay I am thinking you need to visit that kid of yours down here. And I love your pictures. Just admit that guy is someone you used to date.

lvroftiques said...

Oh how I miss those days of falling asleep with my foot behind my head whilst being pulled over bumpy terrain in a wire basket....memories...light the corners of my......Sorry..had a little moment there *winks* Girl you are hysterical! I know you hear it all the time...and yes I DO sound like a bad record....record...record.... Vanna

The English Cottage Collection said...

I don't always wear these boots, just when I'm lugging heavy furniture like today... I'ts tough to do in pumps or flip flops! LOL!

Jessica said...

Crap~ I have word verification. I'll try to figure a way to turn it off~ I've heard it's really not useful anyway.

Oh, I didn't even say Hi, I just said crap...sorry. :)

Hi Nikki!!!!

Your family is beautiful~ but that poor man? In that "outfit". Oh my....I'm dieing.

Hope you have a great weekend!
Big hugs~ J

Meredith Teagarden (The Things We Carried) said...

I wish I had your fabulous imagination! Well done :).

Joy said...

Loved this post!!! You made me laugh a few times. The baby in the basket reminded me of my middle son. When he was little he would fold in half (head lying on his legs) in the shopping cart and go to sleep---he was comfortable that way.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Shelia said...

Nikkiness! How did I miss this post? I did miss it, didn't I? How could I miss your wonderful Wednesdayness wishes!? Oh, my life is complete now that I've found you! You truly are the most funny one! I made you laugh? wow, I know I'm going to Heaven now! lol
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Frippery said...

I'm trying to catch up on my blog reading. You always make me crack up. I think your meme shows you for the kind loving person you are. I also think my girls would make great "dates" for Oz and Crumpie, they have been "fixed" so it would be entirely platonic anyway. Pam
P.S, I agree with you on word verification however I also get some funny ones now and then. I had "dograp" and "bulsizer" last week.

hellosweetworld said...

Too funny, as usual! And i hate word verification too. Since i don't have blogger either it makes it hard!

jeanne said...

Hello Nikki, I am sorry I missed a few of your posts. I'm back and I really got a good chuckle out of this one. You do make a blogger's day girl. I am just laying around these past couple of days trying to figure out why I decided to get the confounded surgery. LOL. I went willingly too. Oh, don't worry I am having a pity party that's all. In another week I will start therapy away from home and at least I can improve faster that way. This surgery requires lots of patience. I will be released in May and that was my goal. New knees sounds good to me. smile.

Have a wonderful day.

Hugs...Jeanne

The English Cottage Collection said...

You have one Rockin' group of followers who came over to visit!!! BIG BIG THANKS! and I'm freahin out right now ...the word verification thingy that we all know and hate was just:
hapicow
OMG! my last post???...can you believe it???
Debra

Mammatalk said...

Now, is that a real baby in the basket? I know babies are flexible, but that is ridiculous!

Lynette said...

Thanks for the L O L - I really needed that today and thanks for the well wishes for mom. She should be coming home soon (I hope)!!

It is about time for me to get off work, I'm going to run by the hospital and then I'm going straight to sleep - I'm exhausted!

Have a good weekend ~

Oh - PS - I HATE word verification too!

Tootsie said...

finally a post that has no food! I am sure my ass grew three axe handles just looking at those foody friday posts!
thanks for the visit and hope to see you making me giggle again soon!

Tink said...

I love your Wednesday posts! Very funny. The pictures make me laugh too! You've got a fun sense of humor. And I ditto your hate for word verification. Bleck! Have a great weekend.

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

I wish...I wasn't so far behind on blog-hopping that I missed this post on Wednesday! ;) But it's still just as hilariously funny on Friday... :)

A New England Life said...

Hi Nikki,

A good one as usual, and on time I see ; )

Thanks for the links! English Cottage is inspiring and I'll certainly be stopping by more often!

You'll be happy to know I turned off the word verification on my blog. Happy now? lol!

Nana said...

I actually thought your post was finished with the word verification picture. Let's just say I spent 10 frustrating minutes trying to get the darn thing to work, and yes I hate them too!!

Anne Fannie said...

Hi Nikki
I loved your post. I always enjoy your I wish Wednesday. I get so annoyed with the word verification that I turned mine off. I loved the picture of the girl and dog on beach. that was great!
Love, Ann

santamaker said...

That woman should be shot for folding up her little baby like that!
YOUR babies are beautiful and I'm sorry they are not near you. I miss mine too.
Word verification is just a pain but it can be pretty funny. Yesterday I got one: AZZLIKE......

Chris said...

God, it's like reading a novel to get to your comment window. LOL Come by when you get a moment and pick up your award. Now can I call you sister. PLEASEEEE. :)

Love ya,
Chris

Anonymous said...

gkidkdiekdls-Is that right? Now recognize that! WOW do I hate it! YOU just make my day with your wishes! Take care. akdjosidlks. Mary Ann

akio said...

parenting is really hard..really need 15 units subjects ro handle it well..anyways..it's human instinct..isn't it?

Laurie - Decorating Fanatic said...

Hahahaha! I love your "wish" days no matter what day they fall on! But Yay! for making it on a WED. :) Love the pictures of your kids, they look like so much fun to be around. Must have inherited that from you! :) but I still can't get over that poor bended/folded child in that cart! thats horrible! I know, anyone can be a parent..sigh... Going to go check out those other blogs you recommended. Have a great weekend. ~ Laurie

Raxx - A day in the life said...

I wish I had the body of Halle Berry this carnival time, because I would feel more confident in my costume!

Funny post as usual Nikki!

WheresMyAngels said...

Gotta send that Chinese sign to my father! lol

bj said...

Great post and YES....I HATE THOSE WORD THINGYS....HATE 'EM !!! I've just skipped writing comments on some of them.....

ann said...

Oh Nikki,i'm with you dear,those word thingies drive me nuts.And I could visit more blogs if we could get rid of em.They take so long to work with em...here here for nikki...ann

Lizzie said...

great wish list, as always :)

i wish an interior decorator would be waiting for me on my doorstep ready t do the entire house free of charge!

Michael said...

LOL at the last pic! Too funny!

Michael said...

LOL at the last pic! Too funny!

Lisa Loo said...

Loved your Wednesday wisdom as usual--but here is my question. So what happens if you take word verification off? They made it sound so scary if you don't have it--yes--I scare easy--that is besides the point. Seriously--I NEED TO KNOW!! And of course you are the first of my 536!

 

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