Thursday, February 08, 2007

Another nice story.

Post 135 - - - - - - Thursday, 8 th February, 2007.

Hi Everyone, This is a "Clayton's" post, meaning it s not going to be a real one. I had
so much trouble putting the last one on and could not post or save as draft and typing
the darn thing, and losing it twice. I gave up, typed it for the third time this morning
and it posted straight away. So I am not planning to write too much.

After the last power failure, my TV is all blurry, I have lost Pay TV but they are coming to fix that next Tuesday. I have jammed a cd in my stereo and the door won't open. Went to do my blood test last night and the machine has packed it in too. Hopefully only needs a new battery. So with Blogger playing games, my cheery disposition was seriously challenged.

So after getting all that off my chest, had a nice surprise this evening when my son
John took me to Bunnings where I spent too much money as I tend to do there,
but I got a few more plants, some mulch, potting mix etc. Now if I had the energy
to get the work done, that would be great. Make haste, slowly !!
I owe you all some return visits, but I will get there.

My dear friend June sent me another nice little story. Thank you, June.

It is a little similar to my Bell story of the two horses.
There was this 14 year old Labrador dog, named Cashew that was blind and deaf.
Her best friend was Libby, 7 year old, her seeing eye cat. Libby steers Cashew away from obstacles and leads her to her food. Every night she sleeps next to her.

The only time they are apart is when we take Cashew for a walk.
Without this cat, we know Cashew would be lost and very, very lonely indeed.
It is amazing, but it is true. This is one animal who knows what needs to be done,
and does it day in and day out for her friend.

This was written by Terry Burns from Pennsylvania.

We have to have a joke or two - - - -

A man is sprawled across three seats in a theatre. The usher comes by and he
whispers to the man, "sorry sir, but you are only allowed one seat."

The man groaned but didn't budge. The usher became impatient, "Sir, if you don't
get up from there I'm going to call the manager."

Again the man just groaned which infuriated the usher, who turned and marched
back up the aisle in search of his manager.

In just a few moments, both the usher and the manager returned and stood over
the man. Together the two of them tried repeatedly to move him, but with no luck.

Finally they called the police. The cop surveyed the situation.
"Mate, what's your name?" "Barry," the man moaned.

"Where are you from?" the cop asked. "The balcony."

I went to the store the other day. I was only in there for about 5 minutes and when I came out there was a darn parking officer typing up a parking ticket. So I went up
to him and said, " Come on mate, how about giving a guy a break."

He ignored me and cntinued writing the ticket. So I called him a pencil neck nazi.
He glared at me and started writing another ticket for having bald tyres.
So I called him a moron horse face. He finished the second ticket and put it on the car with the first one. Then he started writing a third ticket !!

This went on for about 20 minutes, the more I abused him, the more tickets he wrote. I didn't give a damn. My car was parked arond the corner !!

A man is dining in a fancy restaurat and there is a gorgeous woman sitting at the
next table. He's been checking her out since he sat down, but lacked the nerve
to talk to her.

Suddenly, she sneezes, and her glass eye comes flying out of it's socket towards
the man. He reaches out and grabs it out of the air, and hands it back to her.

"Oh my, I'm so sorry," the woman says as she pops her eye back in place.
"Let me buy you dinner to make it up to you," she says.
They enjoy a wonderful dinner together, and afterwards they go to the theatre followed by drinks. They talk, they laugh, she shares her deepest dreams and he
shares his.

After paying for everything, she asks if he would like to come to her place for a night-
cap and stay for breakfast. They have a wonderful time and the next morning, she
cooks a gourmet meal with all the trimmings.

The guy is amazed. Everything had been SO incredible.
"You know," he says, "you are the perfect woman. Are you this nice to every guy
you meet?" "No," she replies. "Just the ones that catch my eye."

What would life be like if we had no courage to attempt anything.
- - - - Vincent van Gogh.

Worry is like a rocking chair. It will give you something to do, but it won't get
you anywhere. - - - United Church Observer.

When you reach for the stars, you may not quite get one, but you won't come up
with a handful of mud either. - - - - Leo Burnett.

Don't be afraid of failure; it's a stepping stone to success. - - - Oprah Winfrey.

Bye now my friends, I hope all is well with you. Sorry for the whining.
Take care of yourselves and each other. Cheers, Merle.

Post 135 - - - - - - Thursday, 8 th February, 2007.


Karen said...

Rats, what a time you're having! I hope everything gets sorted soon and you won't have any more trouble. *HUUUGS* You're not whining, you're venting - there IS a difference.

Take care!

Kentucky Gal said...

Sounds like you are having quite the!!
I hope all is well soon!!

Tonya said...

sorry you were having a lousy day Merle.. I sure hope things improve for you very soon! Cute jokes!!

Lee said...

What a very frustrating time you've had, Merle...but at least a bit of retail therapy at Bunnings fixed it all up by the sounds of things! ;)

Susie said...

Hi Merle,
You've certainly had a bunch of things go wrong. Not surprising with blogger. It's more wrong than right lately.
Touching story of Cashew and Libby!
Glad you got to the store to get some things for your garden. You'll be into fall before long!

Leann said...

if you cant vent with your friends who can you vent gets to a person some times.and it helps to get itt off your chest.Love you girl.

God Bless you.have a great weekend.hope you get all back to normal soon.

mreddie said...

With all that going wrong, my cheery disposition would be challenged as well. We have a couple of plant acquiring places fairly close and I tend to spend too much in them as well. Hope you got all planted OK. We still have a few more weeks before spring, but I'm getting ready for it. ec

Jeanette said...

Dear Merle you are having a bad time of it. Hope you get everything back in good working order very quickly,
specially your blood machine as thats very important.Now all you have to do is find were you lost your energy. lol so you can get out and do you potting. Take care get plenty rest Love Jan.
P/s Had my blood tests today get the results when I see specialist next friday.just a check up.

Pamela said...

Merle, so sorry to hear of all the trouble you are having posting, along with your the CD jamming, and not being able to test your blood sugar. Nice that John saved the day and got you out of there!

Loved the one with Cashew and Libby. Animals are so smart and it is just heartwarming when you hear a story like this, where they help each other out. :)

"Only the ones that catch my eye" was adorable! lol

Margaret said...

Dear Merle I am sorry you have been having all those things going wrong to upset your sunny nature. I can see why, it was just one thing after the other really. Hope it is all finished with now.
Love Margaret

audrey` said...

I'm very sorry to know that there were some challenges with the electrical appliances lately. Hope they are ok now.
Take care, my friend =)

Puss-in-Boots said...

Hey Merle, you make us laugh every day with your jokes, you're allowed to vent. Anyway, sounds like Bunnings cured the!

Hugs xoxo

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