Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Too Blessed to be Stressed.

Post 261 - - - - - - Wednesday, 18th July, 2007.

Hello Everyone ~~ I hope you are all doing well and enjoying
some nice weather and things are going well for you. I am fine
and have spent half the day cooking up a huge leg of lamb, and
roast vegetables, and various others. I made up 12 dinners, 6
for my friend who provided the meat, and some for my freezer
and for the next few days.

It has been cold, but I had a space heater that Geoff and Jo
gave me a few years ago, and with the oven going so it was a
good place to be, between the two !! Mike is like another son,
and since his mother died, has adopted me as a surrogate
Mum. His mother was my best friend, and I have known
Michael since he was 12 years old, and he will be 50 next year.
He often does a few small jobs for me, and posts mail for me.

I got a nice e-mail today from a friend, Linda, which I would
like to share with you. It had nice pictures on it, so please
imagine a line of little girls looking out to the ocean, thanks!!

There is this line of little girls holding hands facing the immensity
of ocean waves. Alone, they might be washed away, but together
they stand strong.

Thank you for holding my hand somewhere along the way when I
was facing a wave of my own.

I hope you will reach for my hand when your own wave threatens.

All of us girls, Old and young, Near and far,
Hold memories of good times we've shared.

We've had our share of hard times when our friends were there
to make us feel better.

We've shared . . . our hearts, our time, our secrets, our fears,
our hopes and our dreams.
Let us never break the chain of friends.

Someone will always be prettier.

Someone will always be smarter.

Their house will be bigger.

They will drive a better car.

Their children will do better in school.

And their husband will fix more things around the house.

So let it go. Be Happy.
And love yourself and your circumstances. Think about it.

The prettiest woman in the world can have trouble in her heart.

And the most highly favored woman on your job may be unable
to have children.

And the richest woman you know, she's got the car, the house,
the clothes . . . . . might be lonely.

And the word says if "I have not Love, I have nothing."

So, again, love you. Love who you are.
Look in the mirror in the morning and smile and say :

"I am too blessed to be stressed and too anointed to be disappointed!"
I like that !! "Winners make things happen. Losers let things happen."

Be blessed my friends, and pass this on to encourage another person.

"To the world you might be one person,
But to one person, you just might be the world."

<><><> Thanks Linda for that. <><><>

The last of the cows for quite some time !!

This one has a scene painted on it -- some trees, a windmill and some people.

This one is a jersey cow, and can you see the man's face on it? Not sure who
it is meant to be. Possibly an aboriginal elder, as some cows were painted
by aborigines. There are quite a few around here.

This one has squares all over, and perhaps shows the cuts of meat ?

Another scenic one with an old car and people on it.

Lastly, I think these are meant to be flamingos with hats with corks on them.

An old man and his wife lived deep in the hills and seldom saw many people.

One day a peddler came by to sell his goods and asked the man if he or his wife
wanted to buy anything.

"Well, my wife ain't home, she's gone down to the crick to wash clothes, but
let me see what you got," said the man.

The peddler showed him pots and pans, tools and gadgets, but the old man
wasn't interested. Then the man spotted a mirror and said, "What's that?"

Before the peddler could tell him it was a mirror, the old man picked it up
and said, "My gosh ! How did you get a picture of my Pappy ?"

The old man was so happy he traded his wife's best pitcher for it. The
peddler left before the wife came back and spoiled his sale.

The old man was worried that his wife would be mad at him for trading
her best pitcher, so he hid it in the barn behind some boxes of junk.

He would go out to the barn 2 or 3 times a day to look at the "picture" and
eventually the wife got suspicious.

One day she got fed up and after he retired for the night, she went out to
the barn. She saw the mirror behind the boxes, picked it up and said,
"So this is the hussy he's been fooling around with !!"

What do you call it when a blonde dyes her hair brunette ?
Artificial intelligence.

What do you call a blonde with 2 brain cells ?

The pompous patient had annoyed everyone in the ward.The
nurses were tired of his amorous advances at them, and the other
patients had rapidly become irritated with his highly detailed
boasts of his probably fictional conquests of numerous women/

One young nurse decided to teach him a lesson. "Now, sir , I want
to take your temperature as the doctor instructed," she explained.
"So, I'll just close the screens around your bed and then you must
take your pyjamas off."

"Oh Ho Ho !" said the man loudly, "So you fancy a bit of slap and
tickle with Mr. Fantastic himself, eh ? Fancy asking me to take
my pyjamas off just to take my temperature. A likely story.

"I'm serious," insisted the nurse. "The doctor has ordered a rectal
temperature be taken.
"You mean, you want to stick the thermometer up my . . . ."
"Yes, " replied the nurse hastily.

Soon the screens were in position around his bed, his pyjamas were
removed, and the nurse carried out her plan.
"There, I'll have to leave the thermometer in position for a few
minutes," said the nurse, and left the enclosure around the bed.

For the next 5 minutes the ward was filled with muffled giggles
and shrieks of laughter.

"What's all this noise ?" asked the matron, entering the ward
and noticing a lot of nurses and patients peering in through gaps
in the screens around the man.

On entering the enclosure around the man's bed, the matron
demanded of the man, "What is the reason for this?"

"For what ?" asked the man. The nurse is taking my temperature."

"With this ?" demanded the matron, taking a tulip out of the
man's behind to the accompaniment of riotous laughter from
the onlookers who were still peering in through the screens.

An office junior asked : May I have a day off next month?"
Boss : "What for ?"
Office junior : "I'm getting married."
Boss : "But you only earn thirty pounds a week, you look like a
tramp, and you have no hope of ever rising above Office Junior
What sort of idiot would marry you ?"
Office Junior : "Your daughter, sir."

Rachel : "Yours is a big family, isn't it ? Aren't you a twin ?"
Maria : "Yes."
Rachel : "Can they tell you apart ?"
Maria : "I expect so.
Rachel : "How ?"
Maria : :Because Fred has a moustache !!"

A few quotes to finish with - - - -

If you can react the same way to winning and losing, that's a big
accomplishment. That quality is important because it stays with
you for the rest of your life, and there's going to be a life after
tennis, that's a lot longer than your tennis life. - -Chris Evert.

As a nation we are dedicated to keeping physically fit---and
parking as close to the stadium as possible.- - - Bill Vaughan.

To be a leader, you have to make people want to follow you, and
nobody wants to follow someone who doesn't know where he's going.
- - - Joe Namath.

You could be the world's best garbage man, the world's best
model; it doesn't matter what you do if you're the best.
- - - Muhammad Ali.

Enough for tonight folks, Take care of yourselves and each other.
Enjoy your lives. Love and Best Wishes to you all. Cheers, Merle.

Post 261 - - - - - Wednesday, 18th July, 2007.


Ava said...

Good morning to you! I hope that all is well and you have a great day!

Your dinners sound wonderful! Those cows are awesome!

Gattina said...

You cooked 12 dinners ??? Geez, I would drop dead right away !
Very good indeed !
We also had such cows here all over Brussels as an exhibition. Some of them really were funny. Our neighbor bought one for his garden, it looks awful because his garden is almost smaller then the cow !

Jim said...

Ok, Merle, what do you call a brunette who dyes her hair blonde?
You sure are cooking up a storm, I guess Mike will help you eat those dinners.
Stay warm. :-)

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

“Too blessed to be stressed” is a wonderful phrase, Merle. Keep warm! Alex and I are trying to keep cool.

Vickie said...

What awesome cows---a work of art they are.

I loved the first that you shared what Linda had sent---it is great.

As always I loved my visit with you here.

Enjoy life and stay warm.

Val said...

I will miss seeing those cows, they are so entertaining, Merle. Thanks for doing all the work of photographing them and uploading them.

Puss-in-Boots said...

The cow with the metallic squares looks like it's in a suit of armour.

That joke about the tulip reminded me of a tv show that was on a few years ago called "Cold Feet". In one scene one of the characters said something about standing outside a girl's window and singing with a rose up his bum...and he did! Quite funny.

Hope you're keeping warm, Merle. I wish summer would hurry up...or even get just a bit warmer than it is now!

Hugs xoxo

A Woman Who is: said...

I am too blessed to be stressed and too anointed to be disappointed!

I love that. I just stopped by to take a peek around. I'll be back; I like your kind of wisdom, and humor.

Day Dreamer said...

We have penguins like that all over town!

Great post!

audrey` said...

Hi Merle

Linda's email is so touching and encouraging.
Thank you for sharing it with us =)