Inspirational & Humorous Survival Kits
with Poems, Quotes & Sayings:
- Survival Kits starting with " D "
* Please leave names on poems.Thank You! :)
Survival Kits - starting with the letter "D".
Compilation by Jazz. *
1. Decorate a small box with a picture collage from magazines or drawings and secure it with clear contact paper.
2. What goes inside? What does dad need to remember that you are thinking of him?
Dad needs a photo of you, maybe surrounded by a homemade frame.
He'll need a paper heart to remind him you care.
A Band-aid in case he needs some TLC
A Quarter or a Phone card so he can call home. (or ride the pony at the store)
A home made ID card with your fingerprints on it so he knows what kid he belongs to.
A drawing of you and him eating Mom's cookies together or some other activity you share.
A piece of paper,and a stamped,addressed envelope, to mail you a letter
A Hershey's kiss (or a lipstick print on paper)
A personal item such as a rock, if you and dad like to collect them, or a fish hook taped to a card...
A cassette tape, with you telling dad a bedtime story.
An I love you dad note in your best printing.
A tracing of your handprint with a piece of string glued around one of the fingers, and words that say "Don't forget, I'm thinking of you"
One of your small toys, like a small action figure or doll. So he can think about playing with you.
Things you can never find when you need them, a rubber band, a paper clip, a thumb tack, a safety pin...
3. Put everything inside the box, tie the box shut with a ribbon or a piece of yarn and label it "Dad's survival kit"
4. You may want to put your dad's name on it if he's going to be around a lot of other people called Dad too.
**This is an excellent way for young children to express what they feel dad needs from them and by decorating the box on the outside, it becomes a special piece of artwork from the heart.
Daddy's Diaper Doo Kit/Belt
This kit can be customized to suit your favorite Dad, Grand-dad, Uncle or Big Brother
To get started here are some suggestions:
Tool/Nail apron( waist or bib style)
( These are found in Home Building Warehouses or at your Discount Super Store)
... Diaper changing apparatus (Clothespin)
...disposable changing pad
...disposable scented diaper bags
.... Early morning sleeping aid (ear plugs) "I didn't hear the baby at 2:00!!
... Feeding set(spoon and bib)
... Goo and Poo remover (Wipe)
... I love my Daddy Bib
... List of local phone numbers for advice
(911 should be first, poison control, pharmacist, Aunt Sue, Mom, Sis, etc...)
...nose clip - clothespin; 'air freshener'
...rattle/small stuffed anima/teether(for distraction purposes)
...Tongs can be fun too
...The world's best Dad medal
... Weekly allowance "only a dollar...get used to it" (dollar bill)
Oh the list could go on and on and just use your imagination. Now if you want to stencil something on the front of this belt you need to do so and let it dry for at least 24-48 hours.
I use " Daddy's Doo Kit", "Daddy's got to Doo Kit"
"Daddy's got a Doo Doo Kit"
Or use your imagination....
Now the best thing to do is lay the belt out flat and fill it from the back to the front using of course the tallest things in the back. Pin the diaper pins on the front and if you do add the "World's greatest Dad" medal also pin that to the front.
It's also easiest to put into a box that can be easily passed around and lifted up to show your gift, because everyone will want to see it.
Daddy's Nappy Doo Doo Kit
By Shirley T.
First clip the clothes pin to your nose...
This is just the beginning of your woes!
Carefully pull on each surgical glove.
Remember you do this out of love!
Don the goggles and you're ready,
Oh, the things you do as a new daddy!
With tongs & nappy, head for the trash
Setting a new record for the 3-yard dash!
Now those wipes will come in handy...
Just a few good swipes and all is dandy.
Then sprinkle on a little smelly powder
And you just couldn't be any prouder!
Oops!...Hurry and cover that little tush
Before you have a fountain gush!
And now your reward is one of bliss...
A great big slobbery hug and kiss!
1) TOOTHPICK - to remind you to show the Spirit of "Goodness" - pick out the good qualities in others.
"Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you." - Matt. 7:1-2
2) RUBBER BAND - to remind you to show the Spirit of "Gentleness" - be flexible; things might not always go the way you want, but it will work out.
"We know that all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose" - Romans 8:28
3) BAND AID - to remind you to show the Spirit of "Love" - heal hurt feelings, yours or someone else's.
"Clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity" - Col. 3:12-14
4) PENCIL - to remind you to show the Spirit of "Self-Control" - Be in control of your time, and spend time with God. List your blessings everyday.
"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ." - Eph.1:3
5) ERASER - To remind you show the Spirit of "Kindness" - Remember that everyone makes mistakes, and it's OK.
"Joseph said to them (his brothers) 'Don't be afraid'. Am I in the place of God? You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives'" - Gen.50:19-20
6) GLUE - to remind you to show the Spirit of "Patience" - stick with it and you can accomplish anything with the help of Jesus Christ.
"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me"
- Phil 4:13
7) MINT - to remind you to show the Spirit of "Faith". - Trust in God and remember that you are worth a mint !
"For God so loved the World that He gave His only begotten Son" - John 3:16-17
8) CANDY KISS - to remind you to show the Spirit of "Joy" - Rejoice and be glad, everyone needs a kiss or a hug everyday.
"Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God."- 1 John 4:7
9) TEA BAG - to remind you have the Spirit of "Peace" - Relax daily and go over that list of blessings.
"Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." - 1 Thess 5:18
10) CANDLE - to remind you to share Jesus Christ with others.
"Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in Heaven" - Matthew 5:16
... Band aids to comfort your boo boo's
...Ben gay to comfort your tired muscles
... Chapstick to protect your beautiful lips
... Deodorant to keep you smelling oh so pretty
... Power bar to get you through practice
... Scrunches so we can see your beautiful face
... Smiley sticker to remind you to smile, smile, smile
... Solarcane to take away your burning
... STAR to remind you that you are
...Sunscreen to protect you from burning
... Tape to keep it all together
...Throat lozenger to comfort your tired throat
...magnifying glass to help with your aim
...small container of baby powder to keep your hand/fingers dry
...small replica of the dart board and add on it the points value for each color/section for easy referral; for when you're way off Target or to get you back on Target
...list of rules that could be laminated
...some individually wrapped handi-wipes to help keep the game clean
...eraser to erase any mistakes made
...pencil & paper to keep score
...Marble - keep you on the ball.
...Nail - for nerves of steel.
...Tissues - wipe the sweat from your brow.
...Earplugs - to block out the roar of he crowd (or your competitors laughter).
...Pair of glasses (or maybe there's candy that looks like carrots): to help your eyesight
"Steadies your arm, improves your eyesight and helps everyone else to pipe down!"
... Angel- To watch over you each day.
... Flower- to let you know that If Daughters were flowers, I'd pick you.
...Heart-to remind you that there's no one like a Daughter to fill ones heart with love.
... Kiss- to remind you that "THAT I LOVE YOU"
... Mint- You are "Worth A Mint' to so many People.
... Penny- to make sure you're never broke
... Ribbon- to let you know our Friendship is a special gift, tied with Ribbons of love.
... Rubber band- To give you the extra stretch and Flexibility to meet the demands of each day.
...Smiley Face- to remind you to always share your smile with others.
...Stars- To remind you to "Reach for the stars"
... Almond Joy Bar - to remind you what "Joy" these children can give back to you
...bag - to keep it all together
... Band aid - heal hurt feelings, yours and theirs
... Battery - to help you keep going, and going, and going
... Candle - an extra one when you are burning yours at both ends
...Crayon - to remind you to color yours and the children's day bright and colorful
...cup - for when yours is overflowing
...Ear Plugs - when you just can't take anymore
...Eraser - to remind you everyone makes mistakes and they can be erased; every day is a new day
...Hugs and Kisses - because lots should always be shared
...Jewel - to remind you that you can be as valuable as a precious stone
...Lifesaver Candy - You may be the one to save the bright light in a child
...Marbles - to replace the ones you've lost
...match - to light your fire when you feel burnt out
... Mint - to remind you that you are worth a "mint" to your children's parents
...Mounds Bar - to replace the "Mounds" of love you give your children
...Nuts - to remind you it's OK to get a little "Nutty"
...Paperclip - to hold it all together
...play dough - take time to have some fun
...Puzzle Piece - you are an important part of these children's lives
...Rope - for when you get to the end of yours, tie a knot & hang on
... Rubber band - to remind you to be flexible
...Shiny Penny - to remind you, that each will shine in their own special way
...snickers - to have a good laugh every now & then
...sponge - to soak up the overflow, when your brain is too full to hold anymore
...Starburst - to give you a "burst" of energy when you need it
...sweet & sour - there are always 2 sides to every story
...Tissues - to wipe away the tears...yours and theirs
...tootsie roll - to remind you not to bite off more than your can chew
...Wiggly eyes - so you will have an extra pair in the back of your head
Paulette, TLC Creations 2000
A Block - to help "build" your competitive spirit cough drop - so you can clear your throat and speak comprehensively and intelligibly
Calendar - so you can remember important dates Nesquick - to help you explain complex ideas in a "quick" and efficient manner starburst - for the "burst" of energy so you can always think critically about information file folder - to help you be more organized Mounds bar - for the mounds of memorization and work Pen - to help you express your thoughts clearly
Battery - to help you keep going and going
Pin - to help you argue your "point"
Q-tip - to help you listen more efficiently
Smarties - to help develop and improve communication and critical thinking skills
Envelope - To help you have a persuasive "delivery" and strong analytical arguments to win
construction paper - to help you construct persuasive arguments
glue - to hold us together
pom pom - to remember to always have "team spirit" confetti - to celebrate your victory
In this can are things you know,
will help you hunt deer in the snow.
There's masking scent so they won't see,
you hiding up there in the tree.
Trail tacks here for when you roam,
to help you find your way back home.
There's also an orange safety vest,
so your fellow hunters don't lay you to rest.
Hand, foot warmers and chapstick too,
so that mean frostbite doesn't get to you.
The face mask is for you to wear,
so icicles don't form on your mustache hair.
There's a pocket wrench that sure looks dandy,
I know that it will come in handy.
Just put the ear plugs into your ear,
so that when your done you still can hear.
You can munch on a nutritious snack,
while you plan you reindeer attack.
And when all is done and you go to bed,
just take some aspirin for your head!
...aspirin - for those pains that drive you to extraction
...disposable gloves - to lend you an extra hand
...false teeth (remember those waxy, candy ones like for Halloween?) - so you can sink your teeth into your work
...false teeth plastic dish - so your teeth won't be like stars, & come out at night
...modeling clay - to make a good impression
...plant - to remind you to visit the dentist often to get to the root of the problem
...pliers - so you won't lose your pull
...smily face - hygienists brighten the world one smile at a time.
...tooth brush - to remind you that you don't have to brush your teeth: only the ones you want to keep.
...tooth picks - because Dental Hygienists are picky people!
...vice grips - to grab hold of your dreams & hang on
Maybe make a tooth-shaped 'bag' from 2 sheets of white felt, to put the items in.
... Gum- Too give you something to chew on when you need to keep your mouth busy
... Lifesaver- I took the Calories out of the Hole!
...Magnifying Glass- So your Portions will appear larger.
... Rubber band-Use as a finger and toe exerciser and watch those Calories just melt away.
... Safety Pin- To help you hold your clothes up when they get too big!
... Toothpicks- Miniature chop sticks: guaranteed to help you eat less Food.
...Tootsie Roll- Because sometimes you just have to have something chocolate
-- Source Unknown (Submitted by Rhonda)
Dieting can be stressful
no one will tell you that it's fun
but the battle to get slim
& lose a few pounds has begun
To help you stay on course
to aid you on your way
here's a little encouragement kit
for when resolution starts to sway.
APPLE BANANA & ORANGE - I have even supplied you with lunch so you can get a fruity attitude.
BATH SALTS - a rewarding way to unwind at the end of a healthy day.
A BELT - Soon you will need this to keep your clothes from falling down.
ENERGY BAR - OK so it's not chocolate, but it really isn't that bad.
MAGAZINE & SCISSORS - Cut out photos of your head and stick over the models in the magazine to see instant slimming results.
SCRAP OF PRETTY MATERIAL - a start on next years bikini.
A SIGN SAYING NO! - This needs no explanation, just stick it on your fridge.
SIGN SAYING "YOU CAN DO IT" - Because I know that you can
SKIPPING ROPE - When the weather is too miserable for walking or to tie your hands together when they keep heading toward the biscuit jar.
SPARKLING MINERAL WATER - Pretend it is expensive champagne and sip slowly.
TIC TACS - Only 2 calories each AND fresh breath, what a bargain!
...bubbles - blow your troubles away
... Candle - to light up the dark times
...Cotton Ball - to cushion the rough roads ahead
...Ear plugs - to block out gossip, criticism, etc.
... Eraser - to remind you that you can start all over, each day with a clean slate.
... Hugs & Kisses - from me, whenever you need them.
...Jaw breaker - if you can handle this, you can handle anything
... lemon drop - to remind you that "when life gives you lemons, you make lemonade."
... Lifesaver candy - for when you feel you are drowning in litigation & having one of THOSE days
... Marbles - to replace the ones you will loose
... Pack of Gum - to remind you that your friends will "stick" by you.
... penny - to give you the extra cents (sense) to know which battles are worth fighting, and which are better ignored.
... Paperclip - to help you hold it all together
...Piece of String - when you get to the end of your rope, tie a know to this and hang on
... Rubber Ball - to help you "bounce" back.
...Shampoo - to wash that man right out of your hair.
... Skittles Candy - to remind you that there is a rainbow at the end of every storm.
...Tootsie Roll - to help you roll with the punches.
©Paulette, 1999~~TLC Creations
...A little black book
...A little black dress
...A little black purse with an emergency $20, a list of excuses to cancel a date, or leave early on a date.
...Calling card - in case she needs a shoulder to cry on
...Emergency Phone Numbers.
...A gift certificate from Baskin Robbins and Blockbuster...
...Butterfingers-so you never have a case of your own
... Coke-Caffeine, Caffeine, CAFFEINE
... Fireball- For the times you feel completely "burned out"
... Gum-use this to get out of "sticky" situations
... Lifesaver-To remind you that you are a real lifesaver
...$100 Grand Bar- incase some patients can't pay their bill
...Pacifier-For emergencies (when you need to pacify those that are unhappy)
... Plastic Maze-This will remind you that you are truly "amazing"
... Rubber band-For when your "patients" are being stretched
... Snickers- After all--Laughter is the best medicine
...Starburst-Chew when you have been on call too long and you need a quick "burst of energy
...Tissue-for drying tears
...Tylenol-take 2 and call me in the morning
...bone - bone jour!
...book - for a doggone good read
...bowls - because your dog is so lova-bowl
...brush - for hairy situations
...collar - to encircle your dog with love
...dog biscuits - as a treat when your pet has worked like a dog
...fireball - happiness is a warm puppy - Charles Shultz
...flea shampoo - to make the fleas a complete wash-out
...toy - for a doggone good time
3. Laffy Taffy "Dogs laugh, but they laugh with their tails."
- Max Eastman
4. Smarties "If your dog doesn't like someone you probably shouldn't either."
5. Jawbreaker "The reason a dog has so many friends is that he wags his tail instead of his tongue."
6. Candy Watch "We give dogs time we can spare, space we can spare and love we can spare. And in return, dogs give us their all."
- M. Facklam
7. Life Saver "My goal in life is to become as wonderful as my dog thinks I am."
- Eileen and Toby Green
8. Heart Lollipop "It is true that whenever a person loves a dog he derives great power from it."
- Old Seneca Tribal Chief
9. Cinnamon Toothpicks "Acquiring a dog may be the only opportunity a human has of picking a relative."
- Mordecai Siegal
# Get a container, it can be either a pretty bag or box.
# Add a Happy Face Sticker - to remind her to smile, smile, smile. (I found smiley keychains at the dollar store)
# Add a Throat Lozenges - to soothe her throat after yelling for the team. (I did mints)
# Add a Rubberband - to remind her to stretch before jumping. (I made the slip-proof hair elastics with ribbons tied on for their hair)
# Add a Star - to remind her to always do her best and reach for the sky. (I used little star tattoos they put on their faces)
# Add a Puzzle Piece - because without her the squad wouldn't be complete. (I painted puzzle pieces with their team colors and added their names and made pins out of them so they could wear them on their uniforms)
# Add a Starburst - to give her a "burst" of energy when she needs it.
# Add some Peanuts - to remind her that it is OK to be nutty sometimes.
... Balloon-to remind you not to blow up at other drivers
... Button-to remind you that sometimes you have to button your lip
... Car Key,
... Cotton Ball-to help cushion the rough roads
... Drive-up Gift Certificate (like at a fast-food restaurant or espresso stand),
... Gum-to help you 'chews' the best driving conditions
... Key Chain,
... Lollipop-to help you 'lick' any problems that may occur
... Registration case
...Rubber band-to remind you to be flexible
... Safety Pin-to remind you to stay safe
...Sponge-to soak up the rain so you won't have to drive in it
... Steering Wheel Cover,
...Sunglasses holder (to attach to visor),
...Velcro-for when you need to get a grip
...Wiggle eyes-for those extra eyes in the back of your head
...poly pellets (like for doll making) as rain drops
...cotton batting for clouds
...bamboo umbrella like used for drinks
...piece of a ruler or tape measure for a rain guage
...do they still make those plastic hair bonnets that go in a purse? that would be funny to add
...card that says 'just add water'
Duck for the Holidays
This is the time of year when we need to be aware of flying reindeer. When out & about, keep a sharp eye out for them overhead. If per chance you hear them coming, put your arms over your head & assume a squatting position. You will know the coast is clear when you no longer hear a whistling sound.
Dust Bunny survival kit
...a pair of tweezers - for careful handling of your pet
...tiny baggie of dryer lint - as a 'starter crop'; or to make your pet feel at home; if your pet is looking peaked, use for building them a nest;
...small paper fan - to help them move around freely
...extra pair of googly eyes
...small plastic fly or bug - as a toy for your pet
...make a tiny belly button brush but call it something else - like for grooming your pet
...list of care instructions, rolled up & inserted in the gum ball container
...list of name suggestions: Fuzzy, Lumpy, Hairy, Dusty, Roly-Poly, etc.
...according to the dust bunny site, they can reproduce when single & rapidly. sooo....maybe a pinch of dirt or some small beads or pebbles for birth control
...a pinch of glitter - for when your DB goes out
...a small piece of bonded quilt batting - for when your pet wants to play 'dress-up'
...yarn & fabric scraps - cut into 1/2" pieces; for when your DB wants to craft
...Cross in my pocket
Little Lord Jesus, first bed was of hay,
Some Easter grass we're using today.
A bag of coins - betrayal of Christ,
Judas betrayed; paid for that tryst.
Chocolate rooster shows Peter debased;
3 times denial, he looked in Christ's face.
Basket is woven together with thorn
To symbolize the crown Jesus had worn.
A hollow egg shell for the tomb that is bare,
Yes! Jesus arose - He Lives! But NOT there!
Marshmallow bunnies, a soft yellow chick,
New life & a new birth - He wants us to pick.
Some foil-covered eggs like streets, shiny gold
Streets like in Heaven where no one grows old.
Our Jesus lives there, inviting us too,
mansions He's building for me & for you.
The Easter basket, symbolic today
Story of Jesus, to show us the way.
---Joy Hall, Feb. 2003
...Easter Jelly beans & poem
...plastic canvas & ribbon crosses
...take a walk with Jesus
...bunny - hoppy to see you; somebunny loves you
...chick - from your favorite chick
...candy - sending sweet thoughts
...eggs - have an Egg-stra special holiday
...peeps - peeping in the wish you a Happy Easter
...sheep - I'm going on a lamb to wish you a Happy Easter
Use real items in an Easter basket, or use cutouts or punched things, stickers, etc.
ball - all work & no play can make you a basket case
basket - don't put all your eggs in one basket
bonnet - an Easter bonnet can tame even the wildest hare
bunny ears head band - Everyone needs a friend who is all ears
cheetos - walk softly & carry a big carrot
chocolate bunny - no matter how mature & sophisticated you may become, you never outgrow your need for chocolate bunniescolorful, hard-boiled eggs, confetti - to show your true colors you have to come out of the shell
Easter grass, paper shred - the grass is always greener in someone else's basket
Easter thoughts in a jar - Let happy thought multiply like rabbits
frosted brownies - the best things in life are still sweet & gooey
hair clips, etc - everyone is entitled to a bad har day
jely beans - keep your paws off other people's jellybeans
jump rope - all work & no play can make you a basket case
M&Ms - there's no such thing as too much candy
mini marshmallows, cotton balls, pompoms, tictacs, etc - a cut little tail attracts a lot of attention
peeps - good things come in small-sugarcoated packages
plush bunny toy - some body parts should be floppy
--Reader's Digest by Peter Scallion
...coupons, coupon hldr
The economy is depressing,
it keeps on regressing,
It's not looking good
Like we know it could.
To help you cope
and to give you some hope,
Here's a little kit
that should help a bit.
E.M.T Rescue Kit
...Sticker/picture of an Angel: because to most you are an angel of mercy
...Bandage: to heal all the hurt you encounter
... Band-Aid: To keep you stuck together when you feel like falling apart
... crayon: to color your day brighter than the day before
... Hershey hug or kiss: to remind you that you are loved
... Lifesaver: because that is what you are
... Puzzle Piece: to let you know this community is not complete with out you
... Safety Pin : to remind you that safety always comes first
...tissue: to wipe away the sadness you see and feel
... Toothpick: To help you pick the right course of action
...Tootsie Roll: so you are always ready to roll
...anything sweet - may every memory you share be sweet
...book - to wish you a happily-even-after life together
...calendar - may the 2 of you be more in love with every passing day
...candle - may the glow of romance always be a part of your love
...confetti - to celebrate your special day
...crayons - for a colorful life together; may every tomorrow you share together be beautiful
...Dove 'promises' - for your promise to love, cherish & honor each other
...eraser - to remind you that every day you can begin with a clean slate
...good & plenty - may you always remember the 'good' times & may you have 'plenty' of them
...gum - to celebrate chew-sing each other
...hugs & kisses - to remind you to love each other unconditionally
...journal - may every day of your engagement be a beautiful page of the story you'll write together through the years
...match - because you are a perfect match
...mints - because you were mint to be together
...peppermint patty - for the 'cool sensations you give each other
...rubber band - to give & take
...seeds - may your love grow stronger, happier & even more wonderful with each passing year
...skittles - for the rainbow of excitement you share
...smiley face - to put on when you don't feel like smiling; may every day you share together be happy
...starburst - to give you a burst of energy on the days you don't have any
...sweet & sour - to appreciate your differences
...sweetarts - because that's what you are
...Band aid - To remind you to heal hurt feelings, yours or someone else's. Col 3: 12-14
...Candy Kiss - To remind you that everyone needs a kiss or a hug everyday. 1 John 4:7
...Chewing gum - To remind you to stick with it and you can accomplish anything with Jesus! Phil 4: 13
...Eraser - To remind you that everyone makes mistakes, and it's okay! Gen 50: 15-21
It is always the right size, and the color suits beautifully. I never have to return it for defects or damage in transit. It comes wrapped in the pretty wrapping of dawn colors, and at night, when I put it away with the memories of the other gift days, it creates memories to warm my soul forever.
...Mint - To remind you that you are worth a mint to your family & to Heavenly Father. John 3:16-17
...Pencil - To remind you to list your blessings every day. Eph 1:3
...Rubber band - To remind you to be flexible, things might not always go the way you want, but it will work out. Romans 8:28
...Tea Bag - To remind you to relax daily and go over that list of God's blessings. This is what makes life worth living every minute, every day. Thess 5:18
...Toothpick - To remind you to pick out the good qualities in everyone, including yourself. Matt 7:1
***Place these items and a card with the explanation of each item in a ziploc bag.
Daily Exercise for the non-athlete
Rumor has it that calories can be burned by the hundreds by engaging in strenuous activities that do not require physical exercise.
Exercise....................calories burned per hour
beating around the bush......................75
jumping to conclusions.......................100
climbing the walls...........................150
swallowing your pride........................50
passing the buck.............................25
throwing your weight around..................50-300 depending on your weight
dragging your heels..........................100
pushing your luck............................250
making mountains out of molehills............500
hitting the nail on the head.................50
wading through paperwork.....................300
bending over backwards.......................75
jumping on the bandwagon.....................200
balancing the books..........................25
running around in circles....................350
tooting your own horn........................25
climbing the ladder of success...............750
pulling out the stops........................75
adding fuel to the fire......................160
wrapping it up at the day's end..............12
To which you may want to add your own favorite activities, including:
opening a can of worms.......................50
putting your foot in your mouth..............300
starting the ball rolling....................90
going over the edge..........................25
picking up the pieces after..................350
Let's all get out there & burn some calories!!!
...what about attaching it to a "sweat" band???
These could be included along with the above list:
home exerciser -
The home exerciser is a block of wood with this saying printed on paper glued to it.
1. Place in middle of the floor
2. Walk around it two times
3. Rest, you've just walked around the block two times.
magic weight loss beans
Three-step Diet Program
1 - fork with 1 tine removed: 20-30 lb. Loss
2 - for with 2 tines removed: 30-50 lbs. Loss
3 - all 3 removed: 50 lbs. Or more
Found this - it is very similar:
...beat around the bush
...jump to conclusions
...climb the walls
...wade through the paperwork
...drag my heels
...push my luck
...make mountains out of mole hills
...hit the nail on the head
...bend over backwards
...jump on the band wagon
...balance the books
...run around in circles
...toot my own horn
...climb the ladder of success
...pull out all the stops
...add fuel to the fire
...open a can of worms
...put my foot in my mouth
...start the ball rolling
...go over the edge
...pick up the pieces
...what a workout!!!
N O T I C E !!
This office, department requires no physical fitness program.
Everyone gets enough exercise jumping to conclusions, flying off the handle, running down the boss, knifing friends in the back, dodging responsibility & pushing their luck.
Wouldn't it be funny to make up a sheet with the above list, & columns to check what you have done. then at the bottom, have a 'total calories burned today'. Just a thought.... jazbo
ALMOND JOY -To remind you of the joy a baby brings; share the joy of our new baby
any candy - in our candied (candid) opinion.....
BUBBLES -To just blow all your worries away(and entertain the baby too)
Candle - light for all those hours you'll be up at night
CANDY WATCH -Babies are God's way of showing people what the world looks like at 2:00 a.m.
CHICLETS - Babies are proof that the best things do come in small packages!; because babies are such a nice way to start people
Chocolate orange - 'orange' you glad it's a (boy/girl)
CLOCK -Time will pass too quickly, enjoy every moment
CLOTHESPIN - Diaper aid for Dad. Place on nose then proceed with dirty diaper change.
COTTON BALLS - Early morning sleeping aid
CUP - For when yours is overflowing
ERASER- To remind you that every parent makes mistakes and it's okay.
GLITTER -For the sparkle the baby will add to your life
GUM -To remind you to 'stick' together as a family; by gum! this is a special occasion
HAPPY FACE STICKERS -Soon you'll be seeing your baby's 1st smile
HEART LOLLIPOP - A bundle of love to call your own, has come into your hearts and home.
HUG AND KISS -To remind you how much you and your child are loved; because you're gonna need/give a lot
Jolly rancher, apple - the baby is the apple of our eye
LAFFY TAFFY - Changing a baby's diaper is like laughter. It doesn't permanently solve any problems, but it makes things more acceptable for a while.
LIFESAVERS - In case you start drowning in all the baby preparations; in case you get in over your head with late-night feedings, etc.
MARBLES - To replace the ones you lose from lack of sleep
MOUNDS BAR - For the 'mounds' of wisdom you will pass on to your child; for the mounds of wonderful experiences you have ahead of you
NOTEPAD -To jot down your thoughts and hopes for your child
1000 Grand - ain't life grand?
PEARL -To remind you that your pearls of wisdom will guide this child's life
PENNY - To give you the extra 'cents' you will need
PUZZLE PIECE - Because you are an important piece in your child's journey through life
SAFETY PIN AND LIFESAVER - Safety pin for the little emergencies, and lifesavers for the big ones
SEEDS -To remind you of the years you will watch this child grow
SKITTLES - A rainbow for the new family (assembly required); for a bright future
SNICKERS -To remind you to take time to laugh; Snickers - for when you need a laugh
SPOON - For all the new baby food tasting you'll do
STARBURST -To give you a burst of energy when you wear out and your baby doesn't
Sugar babies - such a nice way to start people
SWEET AND SOUR CANDY - To remind you that every child can be both at any given moment
SWEET PEAS - Babies are the sweet peas in the garden of life
TEA BAG -To remind you to relax and enjoy your baby!
WHISTLE - For the labor coach (use with caution around Mom)
bath eye mask
beaded neck cords
contact lens holders
glass cleaning cloth
Family Reunion kit
...almond joy...........you bring joy to our family
...angel...............because you are special in our family
...button - we've each had to button our lips at one time or another
... calling card- to keep in touch (I print them on my computer)
...candle...............you light up our family
... clock-time passes so quickly
... elastic- we just keep growing and growing as a family
...jewel-you are precious to all of us
...mint.................love is mint for all
...nuts -to remind you of the nutty times this family has shared
...paperclip - like love, holds us together
...Playing card - because you are such an important player
...post it note and pen - .to remember to keep in touch
...Puzzle - I saw one with a jigsaw piece that said - without you life just wouldn't be complete; each of us is a piece that makes the family complete.
... ring - Our Family is a circle of strength and love
...rock -you give our family strength
...scraps - Our family is stitched with love.
...seeds................the love of our family has grown thru the years
...stick of gum.........families stick together
...tape measure........the love of family can't be measured
...tea - have a cup & recall old memories, stories, etc.
As a Family Historian, you are a "life saver" for your family's priceless photographs. Don't be a 'sucker' & let those precious pictures lay around & gather dust. You understand that we MUST preserve the past, enrich the present & inspire hope for the future. It requires commit'mint'! Turning those 'mounds' of photos into creative albums is nothing to 'snicker' about. Put forth the 'extra' effort in your plan, which will result in lots of 'hugs' & 'kisses' from those you love most - YOUR FAMILY!!
... Bandanna: when it gets too hot in the fields
... Candle: to remember to thank God for his guiding light
... Chapstick: to sooth your cracked lips
...flashlight - so you can see your way home after dark
...Gloves: for when you need an extra pair of hands
... Hand Lotion: to remind you that you too need a little TLC; use 'CornHusker' lotion
... Happy Face - Smiling not only increases your face value, it is contagious.
...insulated can holder, thermos, etc - to have something cool to drink
... Lemon Drops: to remind you that "when life gives you lemons, squeeze out a smile"
... Marble - In case anyone ever says, "You've lost all your marbles!"
... Match: To light your fire when you feel burned out
... Mints: because you are worth a "mint" to your family and friends; To help you remember all the things you "MINT" to do.
...neck cooler - just because it gets mighty hot out there
...Notepad: to help keep tract of what was planted
... Paperclip - To help you keep all the details together (of running your farm).
...Pencil: to remind you to list your blessings every day
... Penny - To help you get a start on your retirement fund. (Or So that you will never have to say, "I'm broke."
... Sandpaper - To help you file away the rough spots of the year on the farm.
...seeds - for the new crop
...Soap: to wash away the dust from the fields
... Starburst - For an extra burst of energy on those days you need it.
...straw hat - to keep the sun off your head & to put some of the smaller gifts in, like for the gift basket
...sun block - for obvious reasons
...sun glasses - to keep out the glare
... Tiny Pig: to remind you to bring home the bacon
... Tootsie Roll - To remind you to "roll" with the punches or a roll in the hay.
...toy tractor - a spare when yours breaks down
...WD-40 & duct tape - WD-40 for those things that don't move but should; duct tape for the other things that move & shouldn't
...for sale - dirt cheap
- know the best dirt
- till it like it is
- down to earth
- knows the ground rules
...Old farmers never die, they just go to seed.