Friday, January 19, 2007

True Love.

Post 117 - - - - - Friday, 20 th January, 2007.

Hi Everyone ~~ Another short drop of rain and more humidity. Live in hope we will get some real rain, while it is hanging around. Time will tell.
I hope everything is going well for you all, and life is looking good, with the weekend
just ahead of us. I hope you all have a great one. I hope to have an enjoyable one.

Birthday alert - - - Our friend Robyn of Puss in Boots has her birthday on the 20th
Have a wonderful day Robyn. Why not pop over and say Hi. ?

It is also 5 years since we lost our Dad and he will be missed always.

Tonight's story is called "True Love." Hope you enjoy. Thanks again Linda.

It was a busy morning, approximately 8.30 am, when an elderly gentleman in his 80s
arrived to have stitches removed from his thumb. He stated he was in a hurry as he had an appointment at 9.00 am.

I took his vital signs and had him take a seat, knowing it would be over an hour before someone would be able to see him. I saw him looking at his watch and decided, since I was not busy with another patient, I would evaluate his wound. On exam it was well healed, so I talked to one of the doctors, and got the needed supplies to remove his sutures and redress his wound.

While taking care of his wound, we began to engage in conversation. I asked him if he had a doctor's appointment this morning as he was in such a hurry.
The gentleman told me no, he needed to go to the nursing home to eat breakfast with his wife. I then inquired as to her health. He told me that she had been there for a
while, and that she was a victim of Alzheimer's Disease.

As we talked, and I finished dressing his wound, I asked if she would be worried if he was a bit late. He replied that she no longer knew who he was, that she had not recognized him in five years now.
I was surprised, and asked him, "And you still go every morning, even though
she doesn't know who you are ?"

He smiled as he patted my hand and said, "She doesn't know me, but I still
know who she is."

I had to hold back tears as he left. I had goose bumps on my arm, and thought,
"That's the kind of love I want in my life."

True love is neither physical or romantic.
True love is an acceptance of all that is, has been,, will be, and will not be.

Oh by the way, peace is seeing a sunset and knowing who to thank.

"The happiest people don't necessarily have the best of everything; they just
make the best of everything that comes along their way."

Please share this with someone you care about -- I JUST DID.

Sorrow looks back, worry looks around, but FAITH looks up.


The first joke tonight was sent to me by our friend Sue at susie-sspace. Thanks Sue.

Football FINALLY made sense - - - - A guy took his blonde girlfriend to her first
football game. They had great seats right behind their team's bench. After the game, he asked her how she liked the experience.

"Oh, I really liked it," she replied, "especially the tight pants and all the big muscles,
but I just couldn't understand why they were killing each other over 25 cents.
Dumbfounded, her date asked her, "What do you mean?"

"Well they flipped a coin, one team got it and then for the rest of the game, all they
kept screaming was 'Get the quarterback ! Get the quarterback !'
I'm like -- - - Helloooooo? It's only 25 cents.

And for something different --- An exercise program. Thanks to Warren.

New exercise routine. If you are over 40, you might want to take it easy at first,
then do it faster as you become more proficient. It may be too strenuous for some.

consult your doctor before starting any exercise program.








That's enough for the first day. Great job. Have a beer !!!

A man walks into a bar, sits down and orders a drink.
The barman gives him a drink and a bowl of peanuts.
To the man's surprise, a voice comes from the peanut bowl -
"You look great tonight."it said.
"You look really fantastic and that aftershave is just wonderful."

The man is obviously a little confused, but tries to ignore it.
Realising he has no cigarettes, he wanders over to the cigarette machine. . . .
"You loser, my gosh, you stink," the machine says to him.

By now the man is extremely perplexed and turns to the barman for an explanation.
"Ah, yes sir," the barman says, "The peanuts were complimentary, but the cigarette machine is out of order."

Amazing !! You hang something n your closet for a while and it shrinks two sizes.

Just when I was getting used to yesterday, along comes today.

For Sale: Parachute. Only used once, never opened, small stain.

If everything seems to be going well, you've obviously overlooked something.

Many people quit looking for work when they find a job.

Evening News is where they begin with 'Good Evening" and then proceed to tell
you why it isn't.

Before borrowing money from a friend, decide which you need more.
(Friend or Money.)

Death is hereditary.

When you are right, no one remembers. When you are wrong no one forgets.

There are 3 sides to any argument: your side, my side and the right side.

A consultant is someone who takes a subject you understand and makes it sound

I like work. It fascinates me. I sit and look at it for hours.

If you can't see the bright side of life, polish the dull side.

Evaryone makes mistakes. The trick is to make them when no one is looking.

Everybody wants to go to Heaven, but nobody wants to die.

That is enough for tonight. Take care friends, Have a great weekend. Merle.

Post 117 - - - - - - Friday, 19 th January, 2007.


Pamela said...

Merle, True Love, was so sweet! The blond joke..."get the quarterback", that was pretty clever! Lastly, what a hoot,"The peanuts were complimentary, but the cigarette machine is out of order." lol

Stay comfy and hope you get more rain! :)

JunieRose2005 said...

WELLLL.....I like that exercise plan! I can DO THAT!!


PEA said...

Whew, I'm all tired out from that exercise routine!! LOL Loved it! Hello dear Merle, hopefully you will get that much needed rain sooner than later! I've seen pictures and it's terrible how dry everything is over there!! I had found out about Robyn's birthday a couple of weeks ago so I will be posting wishes for her on my blog tomorrow:-) Loved all your other jokes and quotes...and that True Love story is just so very touching, I had goose bumps reading it. Have a wonderful weekend dear friend! Hugs xoxo

Susie said...

The true love story was wonderful. So touching.
Glad you liked the blonde football joke!!

Puss-in-Boots said...

Dear Merle

My,my you're a cheeky one, nice though, lol! How did you know it was my birthday? I don't recall telling anyone the exact date. However, thank you very much for your thoughtfulness.

I liked the complimentary peanuts the out of order cigarette machine! Very funny.

Have a great weekend Merle and once again, thank you for your thoughtful gesture.

Love and hugs xoxo

Lee said...

I read about your Dad on Peter's blog, Merle. He sounds like he was a wonderful man. Hold onto all your happy, loving memories. :)

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Thanks, Merle, for the love story and the jokes. You need rain? I’ll ask a friend of mine who is a Native American shaman if he’ll do a rain dance for you.

Gattina said...

I wish I could send you some rain ! we have more than enough of it here ! We didn't have any damages but the storm was quite rough 47 people killed in northern Europe ! The worst was in Germany with a wind of sometimes 200 km/h ! We only had two people killed by falling trees. In the UK it also was very very bad !

Meow said...

Hi Merle, it has been raining on and off all day today ... nothing heavy, but nice and wet. My garden is smiling !! Hope you get the rain there, too. It's just wonderful.
Hope your weekend is going well.
Take care, hugs, Meow

Anonymous said...

My thoughts are with you regarding your dad's memory.

Thank you so much for your kind words on my post about missing my mother. I am going to try very hard and use your advise. Your comments are most appreciated.

Take good care of yourself. Hope all is well with you.


Jeanette said...

Dear Merle
I had goose bumps and a tear trickled down my face when i read True love.
Memories of your Dad are yours to Keep always.
good jokes you gave me a giggle.
Still no rain Merle but very humid
Take care, keep smiling love Janxxx