Thursday, May 17, 2007

Daily Survival Kit.

Post 207 - - - - - Thursday, 17th May, 2007.

Hi Everyone ~~ Nice to be back with you after a few days with no
computer. Now I have two, and am using the old one. The new
computer is lovely, but oh the problems. First it was not compatible
with the old modem. So, we got a new modem, but that wasn't any
good either. So hopefully tomorrow, I will have the technician here
with another new modem -- and that this one will work. So that
explains my absence, so I will try to catch up as I can.

I hope you are all doing well as we head for another weekend; time
flies when you are having fun, and also when you are not !!
Thank you for those who have commented on my post, "The writing
on the wall." I thought it was such a nice story, with a message for
all of us, not to jump to conclusions. Check it out, before we yell !!

Tonight I have a "Daily Survival Kit" that you may like - or not -

Daily Survival Kit. Items needed:

1. Toothpick
2. Rubber Band
3. Band Aid
4. Pencil
5. Eraser
6. Chewing Gum
7. Mint
8. Candy Kiss
9. Tea Bag

Why ???

1. TOOTHPICK - to remind you to pick out the good qualities in
others. - Matt. 7:1
2. 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
3. BAND AID - to remind you to heal hurt feelings, yours and other
peoples. - Col. 3: 12-14
4. PENCIL - to remind you to list your daily blessings. - Eph. 1:3
5. ERASER - To remind you that everyone makes mistakes, and it's
OK. - Gen.50:15-21
6. CHEWING GUM - to remind you to stick with it and you can
accomplish anything. -Phil 4:13
7. MINT - to remind you that you are worth a mint ! - John 3:16-17
8. CANDY KISS - to remind you that everyone needs a kiss or a hug
every day. - 1 John 4:7
9. TEA BAG - to remind you to relax daily and go over that list of
blessings. - 1 Thess 5:18

Friends are a very rare jewel indeed. They make you smile and
encourage you to succeed. They lend an ear, share a word of praise
and they always open their hearts to us.

What's so great about hugs ??

There's no such thing as a bad hug - only good ones and great ones.
They're not fattening and they don't cause cancer or cavities. They're
all natural - with no preservatives, artificial ingredients, or pesticide

They're cholesterol-free, naturally sweet, 100 per cent wholesome,
and they're a completely renewable natural resource. They don't
require batteries, tune-ups, or x-rays. They're non-taxable, fully
returnable and energy efficient.

They're safe in all kinds of weather, in fact, they're especially good
for cold or rainy days. They're exceptionally effective in treating
problems like bad dreams or the Monday blues.

Never wait until tomorrow to hug someone you could hug today !!


There was a case in one hospital's Intensive Care ward where
patients always died in the same bed, on Sunday morning, at
about 11 A.M. regardless of their medical condition. This puzzled
the doctors and some even thought that it had something to do
with the supernatural. No one could solve the mystery as to why
the deaths occurred around 11 A.M on Sundays.

So a Worldwide team of experts was assembled to investigate the
cause of the incidents. The next Sunday morning, a few minutes
before eleven, all the doctors and nurses nervously wait outside
the ward to see for themselves what the terrible phenomenon was
all about. Some were holding wooden crosses, prayer books and
other holy objects to ward off the evil spirits.

Just when the clock struck 11:00 . . . Pookie Johnson, the part-
time Sunday sweeper, entered the ward and unplugged the life-
support system so that he could used the vacuum cleaner.
Still having a bad day ?

The average cost of rehabilitating a seal after the Exxon Valdez
oil spill in Alaska was $80,000. At a special ceremony, two of the
most expensively saved animals were being released back into the
wild amid cheers and applause from the onlookers. A minute later,
in full view, a killer whale ate them both.
Still think you are having a bad day ?

A woman came home to find her husband in the kitchen shaking
frantically, almost in a dancing frenzy, with some wire running
from his waist, towards the electric kettle. Intending to jolt him
away from the deadly current, she whacked him with a handy
plank of wood, breaking his arm in two places. Up until that
moment, he had been happily listening to his Sony Walkman.
STILL think you are having a bad day ?

Two animal rights protesters were protesting the cruelty of
sending pigs to a slaughter-house in Bonn, Germany. Suddenly,
all two thousand pigs broke loose and escaped through a broken
fence, stampeding madly. The two protesters were trampled to
What ? STILL having a bad day ?

Iraqi terrorist, Khay Rahnajet didn't pay enough postage on a
letter bomb. It came back with "return to sender" stamped on it.
Forgetting it was the bome, he opened it and was blown to bits.

There now, feeling better ?
This next one was sent to me by my friend Robyn. It is called
"Love Story." Thanks Robyn.

I will seek and find you

I shall take you to bed and have my way with you.

I will make you ache, shake and sweat until you moan and groan.

I will make you beg for mercy, beg for me to stop.

I will exhaust you to the point that you will be relieved when
I'm finished with you.

And, when I'm finished, you will be weak for days.

All my love,

The Flu.

Now get your mind out of the gutter and go get your flu shot !

Bye for now, my friends, Love and best wishes to you all, Take
care of each other and enjoy your lives. Cheers, Merle.

Post 207 - - - - - Thursday, 17th May, 2007.


Ava said...

Great post! Love the daily survial kit!

Anonymous said...

Dear Merle,
You are just what I needed today!!
I have been feeling blue and I am not sure why...You always make me smile. Love stopping in and seeing you.

Hugs for you,

EmBee said...

EmBee is so glad you are back I was having withdrawal symptoms but I am better now. Enjoyed the flu shot

Susie said...

Hi Merle!
You were missed. Too bad about the new computer!
Loved the daily survival kit. Hope you have a wonderful day.

"Early Bird" said...

Computers...what did we ever do without them...I hope yours is running smoothly soon!
I loved this post...lots of good stuff here!!

PEA said...

Hello dear Merle:-) Isn't it a shame that you have a new computer and yet you're having to use the old one for now! Hopefully your new one will soon be up and running! I put together a similar survival kit but it was for a Baby Shower...everything enclosed had to do with mother and baby:-) After reading "The Bad Day"...I must say my day has been going FABULOUSLY! lol Take care my friend! xox

Lee said...

I'm sorry to hear of all the problems you're having with your new computer, Merle. It's so frustrating, isn't it?

I hate it when things like that happen...I have no patience at all when things don't go to plan! ;)

~ Janice ~ said...

Loved reading them all! I look forward to what you have next. Thank you!

Peter said...

I'm just glad you didn't get the new computer when I was down there in March.

Val said...

That family of yours is something. I just finished reading Peter's wicked joke, and then I get to your blog with the letter from The Flu.
Tsk tsk! heh heh!

Leann said...

Im having a great day,best in a long time.was up early did my house cleaning.and moved stuff looks nice and clean again.
I always tease and say "I dust every six months if it needs it or not".one friend thought I really ment it.

truth is it dont get all messed up cause I live alone.once it gets cleaned it pretty much stays that way.

I got a big kick out of the jokes and sayings always have the best things on here.where do you find them all?

you crack me up.I stop in for a good laugh,and to see how things in your neck of the world is.

glad your back.those darn computers can be a pain in the drain.I know when I frist got mine I was about to teach it to fly every day.I live on the 7th floor so it would have flew real well...

but praise the Lord he helped me alot.Id say Lord you got me this darn thing. so eather help me with it, so I dont get so stressed.or Ill teach it to fly.

it wouldnt take long and it was fixed.dont ask me what i did,all I know is Id just keep pushing bottens and soon it was fixed.

God bless have a great weekend.hope your computer wow,s are a thing of the past.

Gwen said...

Hi Merle.
Thanks for your visit,great post
I'm getting my servivial kit together now.
Hope that new computer starts being
nice to you.
Since our visit to you I have indulged in some of those caramel
cookies,have acquired a taste for them I cant seem to control.
Stay Well Dear Merle talk soon xoxo

Jeanette said...

Dear Merle,thank you for your lovely comments,
Sorry to hear your still having computer problems and Hope you get your New computer up and running very soon. ive got my survival kit all except the chwy so will have buy some.
lol great jokes .., Take care keep warm.. cold weather on the way forcasting snow Monday... luv Janxoxox

mreddie said...

Hope your computer woes will soon be over. The one about the hugs was very meaningful to me since we are a family of huggers. Our church family also hugs, normally the brothers hug the brothers and vice versa. Hugs are good! ec

LZ Blogger said...

Welcome back Merle! I had wondered where you had been. No PC is not really GONE... it just feels like you're gone! ~ jb///

Carolanne said...

I love the hugs thing. :) Any time's a good time for a hug.

audrey` said...

Dearest Merle

Thank you so much for your prayers, care and concern for my child, Bel.
We're very grateful =)