Monday, April 02, 2007

Mental Feng Shui.

Post 181 - - - - - Monday, 2 nd April, 2007.

Hi Everyone ~~ I hope all is well with you and that you have a terrific week
ahead. I had my cousins, Gordon and Phyll come for a meal and visit. They
had to come to Shepparton on business, so it was great to have them here.
I was able to give Phyll a birthday gift as it was today. Gordon fixed a door
that was not staying closed for me, so he earned his corned beef meal.

Gordon is the patriach in our family, since my Dad died. He is 75 and as
such deserves our respect. Not that he gets that often, but we love him.
He and Phyll have taken me on many trips to Queensland to visit Dad and
Ada. Dad was a favorite with all the cousins. Brendon was the one in
Peter's story who used to raid the freezer for ice-cream while Ada and Jan
went shopping.
Thank you all for your comments about the photos. It was late afternoon
when my visitors left, so I will aim for more photos tomorrow when I have
more time. My son Geoff and his wife Joanne are coming up at Easter
and I am going back with them to visit my cousin, Michelle at her new
home at Bacchus Marsh for a few days and she will bring me home. She
is the one who visited me and we had breakfast in the gazebo last year.
Her sister, Sandra died on January 5 th. It will be great to see her. I don't
know if I will be able to post from there, but a break will do us all good.

My daughter Julie in Queensland sent me the first item which is called
"Mental Feng Shui" with some good advice for us. Thanks Julie.

1. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.

2. Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get older, their
conversational skills will be as important as any other.

3. Don't believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep all you want.

4. When you say "I love you," mean it.

5. When you say "I'm sorry," look the person in the eye.

6. Be engaged at least six months before you marry.

7. Believe in love at first sight.

8. Never laugh at anyone's dreams. People who don't have dreams,
don't have much.

9. Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but it's the only
way to live life completely.

10. In disagreements, fight fairly. No name calling.

11. Don't judge people by their relatives.

12. Talk slowly but think quickly.

13. When someone asks you a question you don't want to answer, smile
and ask, "Why do you want to know ?"

14. Remember that great love and great achievments involve great risks.

15. Say "bless you" when you hear someone sdneeze.

16. When you lose, don't lose the lesson.

17. Remember the three R's: Respect for self: Respect for others: and
Responsibility for all your actions.

18. Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.

19. When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to
correct it.

20. Smile when picking up the phone. The caller will hear it in your voice.

21. Spend some time alone.

Remember, a true friend is someone who reaches for your hand and
touches your heart.

Some nice ones there, Julie - - Love, Mum.

The Hotel is Full.
A Jewish lady named Mrs. Rosenberg many years ago was stranded late
one night at a fashionable resort - one that did not admit Jews. The desk
clerk looked down at his book and said, "Sorry, no room. The hotel is full."

The Jewish lady said, "But your sign says that you have vacancies."
The desk clerk stammered and said curtly, "You know that we do not admit
Jews. Now if you try the other side of town . . . ."

Mrs. Rosenberg stiffened noticeably and said, "I'll have you know I converted
to your religion." The desk clerk said, "Oh yeah, let me give you a little test.
How was Jesus born ?"
Mrs Rosenberg replied, "He was born to a virgin named Mary in a little town
named Bethlehem." "Very good," replied the hotel clerk, "Tell me more."

Mrs. Rosenberg replied, "He was born in a manger."
"That's right," said the hotel clerk. "And why was he born in a manger ?"

Mrs. Rosenberg said loudly, "Because a jerk like you in the hotel wouldn't
give a Jewish lady a room for the night !!"

My good friend Raggedy sent me this next one. Thanks Raggedy.
Men are Like . . . .
1. . . . . Laxatives . . . .They irritate the crap out of you.
2. . . . . Bananas . . . . The older they get, the less firm they are.
3. . . . . Weather . . . . Nothing can be done to change them.
4. . . .. Blenders . . . ..You need one, but you're not quite sure why.
5. . . . . Chocolate . . . Sweet, smooth, and they usually head right for your
6. . . . .Commercials. . . You can't believe a word they say.
7. . . . .Department Stores . . . Their clothes are always half off.
8. . . . .Government Bonds . . They take soooo long to mature.
9. . . . .Mascara . . . . They usually run off at the first sign of emotion.
10. . . .Popcorn . . . . They satisfy you but only for a little while.
11. . . . .Snowstorms . . . You never know when they're coming, how many
inches you'll get or how long it will last.
12. . . ..Lava Lamps . . . Fun to look at, but not very bright.
13. . . . .Parking Spots . . . . All the good ones are taken, the rest are

A young blonde woman goes to an office for a job interview. The
interviewer decides to start with the basics. "So, miss, what is your age ?"
The blonde counts carefully on her fingers for about 3 seconds, before
replying, "Ehhh . . .23 !"

The interviewer tries another straight-forward one to break the ice. "And can
you tell us your height please ?" The young lady stands up and produces a tape measure from her handbag. She then traps one end under her foot and extends
the tape to the top of her head. She checks the tape-measure and says,"5ft3in."

This isn't looking good so the interviewer goes for the real basics. "And just to
confirm for our records, your name please ?"
The blonde bobs her head from side to side for about 20 seconds, mouthing
something silently to herself, before replying, "Stephanie."

The interviewer is completely baffled at this stage, so he asks, "Just out of
curiosity, miss. We can understand your counting on your fingers to work
out your age, and the measuring tape is obvious, but what were you doing
when we asked for your name ?"

"Ohh that !" replies the blonde, "That's just me running through 'Happy
Birthday to you, happy birtday to you . . . . . ."

Other things may change us, but we start and end with family.
- - - Anthony Brandt.

Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents
sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children. - - -Alex Haley.

Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from
themselves. - - - -James Matthew Barrie.

Man does not live by words alone, despite the fact that sometimes he
has to eat them. - - - Adlia Stevenson.

Bye now folks. Have a great week, nSee y next time, Love, Merle.

Post 181 - - - - - - Monday, 2 nd April, 2007.


Margaret said...

Dear Merle, have a lovely time at Baccus Marsh. I am very fond of that place and my has'nt it changes since I lived down there. I loved stopping there on our way to and from Melbourne from Daylesford and drinking the Apple cider from the orchards there, I always wanted more, perhaps that is why I am fond of Strongbow now. Loved your post as usual and th philosophy from your daughter.
Love margaret.

"Early Bird" said...

I enjoyed your post today...the mental feng shui and the bit from Raggedy was hillarious!

Dixiechick said...

Oh I'm laughing my buns off at the comparison to men and laxatives... buwhahahahahahahaha... I may borrow sometime if you don't mind...

Oh, and I'm back...

mreddie said...

Sounds like a very good visit with the cousins and another coming up, I know you will enjoy that one as well. Much wisdom in the Feng Shui. ec

Leann said...

as always a good read.glad you had a nice visit.would love to see some more pictures.
your corn beef dinner sounded yummy.
have a great week.God bless.

Jim said...

I'm glad your neighbors are watching over you. You could have been in trouble.
In the winter our sprinkler back valve freezes and we have a gusher out int the front yard. A couple of times the roving constable found it, one time a neighbor did.
We can't tell from inside the house it is happening.
I rested yesterday and didn't see your family pic until today. I am ready for your others.

RUTH said...

Lots of laughs here. Glad you had a good time with your relatives. A blogpal and I are doing an Easter egg hunt to raise some money for Charity. Donating is voluntary...bloggers can just play for the fun of it if they want...please drop by if you get a chance.

Jeanette said...

Dear Merle. Have a wonderfull time with your cousin in "Baccus Marsh"
Great to see you posting Photo.s and I had a good laugh at all your jokes today. Take care Get plenty of rest. hugs, Janxoxo

Raggedy said...

Thanks for the mention.
Great post!
Huggles and Love,

audrey` said...

Your daughter, Julie, had shared some very important tips with us.
Thank you =)

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