Motivational Monday...At Any Given Moment

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Motivational Monday...At Any Given Moment

 

We had so much fun yesterday for Easter. It was our first time to host our family since our move back to Houston and to spend Easter with our family. easter 2019

 

The most fun was the Easter egg hunt because we had 5 children ranging in age from 18 months to 11 and of course the older kids had fun finding fun hiding places.

 

But,  at any given moment...things can go awry.

 

 

Such was the case in the egg hiding process.  I felt that perhaps great creativity was being used by the older kids when I saw someone walk out of the garage with a yardstick.

However 2 minutes later, my niece came in and asked me for tongs.

Tongs?!

 

It seems that in an effort to find a creative hiding place, someone (not throwing anyone under the bus here) placed an egg in the tailpipe of one of the cars but it rolled too far in.

 

OOPS!

The two young people tried but the egg was stuck. They then did the next best thing...they picked the grownup who they felt would not blow up or get mad at them.

 

And that person was Larry.  The egg was not moving! After some nudging with the yardstick, Larry started the car and the exhaust blew it out.

 

easter sunday

 

These are the moments that make life memorable, that make you smile, and that make you glad that you were there.  





Life is intrinsically, well, boring and dangerous at the same time. At any given moment the floor may open up. Of course, it almost never does; that's what makes it so boring. Edward Gorey

 

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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Kathy,

What an exciting day you had with family, and so happy the egg in the tailpipe was easily resolved.  Wishing you a delightful week.  A

Apr 22, 2019 07:56 AM #11
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Hello Kathy - I wonder how many times a mechanic can fill in the blank:  You won't believe this but this is what happened.

Apr 22, 2019 09:02 AM #12
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What a fun day you all had. The egg in the tail pipe made me smile. Glad it came out ok.

Apr 22, 2019 09:26 AM #13
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Kathy that is funny ...... LOL

But I felt for sure you would have been that trusted adult 

Apr 22, 2019 10:42 AM #14
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Wow!  What a place to hide an egg.  Glad it came out easily :)

Apr 22, 2019 11:32 AM #15
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Hi Kathy Streib - I love the tailpipe story!  That is a very creative place but could cause a real problem if the egg gets stuck!  Larry to the rescue!

Apr 22, 2019 11:37 AM #16
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LOL! With Larry to the rescue, those kids were saved from an embarrassing incident and they learned a valuable lesson too! It sounds like it was a GREAT day!

Apr 22, 2019 12:02 PM #17
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Thank goodness for Larry to save the day!  Now that was an interesting place to hide an egg!  So glad you enjoyed your Easter with your family in Houston Kathy Streib 

Apr 22, 2019 01:04 PM #18
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Hi Sham Reddy and thank you!!!  Life is full of twists and turns. 

Peter Mohylsky, SoWal Is HOME. and oddly enough, the pranksters weren't my young nephews but my nieces. 

Nina Hollander and not everyone found out about the egg in the tail pipe. 

Apr 22, 2019 06:27 PM #19
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Wayne Martin I'm glad that they were adventurous!!! I wouldn't want it any other way. Cooking for 25 was fun and easy and thankfully, everyone pitches in to clean up. Everyone went home with food, which I loved! Hope you enjoyed your Easter in Chicago!!!

 

 

Apr 22, 2019 06:32 PM #20
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Barbara Todaro Larry turned the car on and the egg blew out of the exhaust. 

Donald Urschalitz that's still a good number!!! And that rabbit pancake is too cute. 

Sally K. & David L. Hanson I didn't realize how much I'd missed the big family gatherings. 

Apr 22, 2019 06:34 PM #21
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Carol Williams times have changed!!!! Now they fill plastic eggs with goodies!!! I don't mind that because at least I didn't have to worry about unfound eggs spoiling in my yard. 

Myrl Jeffcoat oh how funny. We still haven't told my brother about it because it was his daughter and niece that put the egg in the tailpipe. 

Apr 22, 2019 06:36 PM #22
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Thank you Brian England Not all of the family was in town or we'd have had well over 30. 

Ron and Alexandra Seigel Thank you!  I had so much fun watching the kids hunt for the eggs!!! 

Apr 22, 2019 06:39 PM #23
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Michael Jacobs good question!!!  It certainly would have made for an interesting Easter!!!  

Sharon Lee me too. They chose to ask Uncle Larry to get it because they knew he wouldn't get too upset. 

 

Apr 22, 2019 06:41 PM #24
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George Souto they bypassed me and went directly to the person they knew would know what to do! LOL

Ricki Eichler McCallum it actually sounds like something I  would have done!

 

 

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Sheri Sperry - MCNE® I'm not sure what we would have done and very thankful we didn't have to find out. 

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP I was so happy to be around my family, it was a very special day. 

 

Apr 22, 2019 06:44 PM #26
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886 We had to hide the eggs in our front yard where there are more trees so I think the cars in the driveway were beckoning to them!  Who knows what goes on in their heads. 

Apr 22, 2019 06:45 PM #27
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 We are trying to become motivational on our Monday post and you always seem to do the trick Kathy Streib 

Apr 22, 2019 10:22 PM #28
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Morning Kathy.

While that was creative on the older kids, it sure could have caused an issue if it wasn't for Larry.  Good job Larry, well played.

Apr 23, 2019 01:42 AM #29
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Sharon Tara
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The egg flying out of the tailpipe will be a memory they will talk about for years. LOL

I love stuff like that.

Apr 25, 2019 08:17 AM #30
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