Thursday, August 30, 2007

Do You Have Time ?

Post 300 - - - - Thursday, 30th August, 2007.

Hello Everyone ~~ I hope everything is going well for you all.
I am fine -- spent time today cooking again so can have a few
days off again. I am a bit disappointed with my hair, as it is very
short, but it will grow. My usual hairdresser has retired and she
did it beautifully, so will see how this lass goes.

I forgot to say last night that I also saw the eclipse of the moon,
which was great. It was a deep orange colour when I saw it at
the end of it, just before 9 pm. Very spectacular.

Tonight's first item comes from my friend Jeanette again.
I hope you enjoy it. Many thanks Jan.

Book Of Life.


I knelt to pray but not for long,
I had too much to do.
I had to hurry and get to work
For bills would soon be due.

So I knelt and said a hurried prayer,
And jumped up off my knees.
My Christian duty was now done
My soul could rest at ease.....

All day long I had no time
To spread a word of cheer
No time to speak of Christ to friends,
They'd laugh at me I'd fear.

No time, no time, too much to do,
That was my constant cry,
No time to give to souls in need
But at last the time, the time to die.

I went before the Lord,
I came, I stood with downcast eyes.
For in his hands God! held a book;
It was the book of life.

God looked into his book and said
"Your name I cannot find
I once was going to write it down...
But never found the time"

Now do you have the time ?

Time for a few jokes - - - -

An elderly doctor took a young partner into his practice
and said,: "I would like you to accompany me on my visit
tomorrow so that you can observe my procedure, which
you may care to adopt." So the next day they set off.

The first visit was to a rather plump lady, the old doctor,
after introducing his new young partner, then took her
temperature, but dropped the thermometer which
he retrieved from under the bed where it had fallen.

As they prepared to depart, he said : "You know, Mrs.
Goodbody, you would recover much quicker if you didn't
eat so many chocolates." The patient blushed and they left.

When they were outside the house, the young doctor asked :
"How did you know about her eating chocolates ?"

"Well," replied the other, " you saw me stoop down to pick up
the thermometer? Under the bed were all the chocolate

At the next house a very elegant lady was sitting up in bed
in readiness for their visit. So the old doctor said : "I've
brought along my new partner who will attend to you this
morning Mrs. Loveday. Whereupon the young doctor proceeded
to take the patient's temperature and he also dropped the
thermometer which fell to the floor.

As they were leaving he said, "Mrs. Loveday, you ought not
to be taking quite so much interest in church affairs."

When they had left the house, the old doctor asked,
"Why on earth did you say that about the church ?"

"Well," replied the doctor, "I did what you did and
dropped the thermometer and when I reached under
the bed to pick it up, there was the vicar !!"


PATIENT : "Doctor, my wooden leg keeps giving me the
most awful pain.

"DOCTOR : "Don't be ridiculous , How can a wooden leg
hurt you ?"

PATIENT : "My wife keeps hitting me on the head with it.

Q. What does it mean when a man is in your bed is gasping for
breath and calling your name ?

A. You didn't hold the pillow down long enough.

My son Geoff sent me the following e mail - - -

I have just been informed that there is a dangerous virus being
passed around electronically, orally and by hand. This virus is
called Weary-Overload-Recreational-Killer (WORK) If you

receive WORK from any of your colleagues, your boss, or anyone
else via any means - DO NOT TOUCH IT.

This virus will wipe out your private life completely. If you should
come into contact with WORK, put your jacket on and take two good
friends to the nearest grocery store. Purchase the antidote known
as Work-Isolating- Neutralizer-Extract (WINE) or Bothersome-
Employer-Elimination-Rebooter (BEER) Take the antidote repeatedly
until WORK has been completely eliminated from your system.

You should forward this to 5 freiends ! If you do not have 5 friends,
you have already been infected and WORK is controlling your life.

A census taker in a rural area went up to the farmhouse and
knocked on the door.

When a woman came to the door, he asked how many children
she had and their ages.

She said, "Lets see now, they're the twins, Margie and Mikey,
they're 18. And the twins, Pam and Sam, they're 14. And
the twins , Sissy and Missy, they're 14."

"Hold on," said the cnsus taker, "Did you get twins every time?"

The woman answered, "Heck no, there were hundreds of times
we didn't get nothing !!"

Just one quote tonight as I can't keep my eyes open.

To see a world in a grain of sand, and a heaven in a wildflower . . .hold
infinity in the palm of your hand, and eternity in an hour . . . .
- - - -William Blakeg.

Bye for now folks, I hope life is good for you and that you have someone
to love. Treasure your family and friends. Love and best wishes to all.
Cheerio, Merle.

Post 300 - - - - Thursday, 30th August, 2007.


Lady Di Tn said...

The eclipse was at 4:30 am here in Tn. Prince and I got up and watched it as we walked Maggie.

I hope you have better luck with finding a hairdresser than I have as I am still looking.

Had to read both post this afternoon as the Art Venture Group met for lunch today. I actually remember to tell them some of your jokes and the laughter was great. I told them I got them from you. They all said Thanks for making them laugh.

love and prayers

PEA said...

Hello Merle my dear:-)

300 posts...and all of them fabulous:-) My mom just went through the same thing with her hairdresser...her usual girl has moved away and the new girl cut her hair way shorter than she wanted it! As you say, though, it will grow:-)

I missed the lunar eclipse...I was having my best sleep at the time it was occurring! lol It was between 4:30 and 5:30 a.m. here I think they said. I have seen photos of it that other bloggers took...quite beautiful!

Loved all the jokes, especially the wooden leg one! lol Take care of yourself dear friend! xoxo

Michelle said...

Howdy Merle! So glad you managed to view the eclipse, it was a sight to behold :o)
I do hope you are well and life is treating you kind :o)

Jim said...

Hi Merle, I'm glad you got to see the eclipse. I didn't.

Isn't it nice we don't have a wooden leg to pain us.

BTW, how did your post say
Thursday, 31st August
when yesterday was
Wednesday, August 29?
A two digit jump for one day?

God to watch that Blogger, you had nothing to do with it, I think.

mreddie said...

I had wondered why it was that orange color - I need to get out a little more, or not be so absent minded. :) ec

Lucy Stern said...

We all need to have time for God... He sends us so many blessings, how can we forget him.

Jeanette said...

Hi Dear Merle,The photo's of the Eclipse turned out a lot better than I thought they would,
Great jokes, Im glad nobody was here when I read your jokes I laughed loudly, at How can a wooden leg
hurt you ?
"My wife keeps hitting me on the head with it"and loved the quote..Take care. love Jan

Alice said...

Don't they say that there's only 6 weeks between a good and a bad haircut, or something to that effect. At least as you say, it will grow out. I just wish mine would grow a bit thicker Good luck with your search for a good hairdresser, Merle.