Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Happy Birthday Val.

Post 287 - - - - - Wednesday, 15th August, 2007.

Hello My Friends ~~ How are things with you tonight ? All going well
I hope as they are with me. It has been quite a nice day, so no complaints
there. I got a taxi down to the podiatrist today , and tomorrow I go for
3 monthly blood tests to check on diabetes etc. Fun ways to get out of
the house !!!

I mentioned that I had been awarded the Nice Matters award, and had
to pass it on. Peter put the award logo on my blog and you can copy it
from there and then choose 8 others to pass it on to.

Also I see my counter is over 27,000. I must admit I never look at it
but thank you one and all for those comments and kind words.

Tomorrow is our friend Val 's birthday. I hope you have a great day Val.
Why not pop over to wish her a happy day ? Happy Birthday, Val.

A nice poster that I have in my toilet, it's a nice one.

A sheep scene, with a dog rounding up (herding) some sheep & gum trees.

Another scene painted by mouth of some more eucalyptus trees. Love them.

The first article was sent by my dear friend Jeanette who sadly went to her
brother's funeral today. Hope you are OK Jan and thanks for this one.

Real Friends or Fake Friends

FAKE FRIENDS: Never ask for food.
REAL FRIENDS: are the reason you have no food...

FAKE FRIENDS: Call your parents Mr/Mrs.
REAL FRIENDS: Call your parents DAD/MOM

FAKE FRIENDS: bail you out of jail and tell you what you did was wrong
REALFRIENDS: Would sit next to you saying 'Damn ... We f**ked up.

never see you cry
REAL FRIENDS: cry with you

FAKE FRIENDS: Borrow your stuff for a few days then give it back
REAL FRIENDS: keep your shit so long they forget it's yours

FAKE FRIENDS: know a few things about you
REAL FRIENDS: Could write a book about you with direct quotes from you

FAKE FRIENDS: Will leave you behind if that is what the crowd is doing
REAL FRIENDS: Will kick the whole crowds ass that left you

FAKE FRIENDS: Would knock on your front door
REAL FRIENDS: Walk right in and say 'I'M HOME!'

FAKE FRIENDS: Are for awhile
REAL FRIENDS: Are for life

FAKE FRIENDS: will talk shit to the person who talks shit about you.
REAL FRIENDS: Will knock them the f**k out

FAKE FRIENDS: Would ignore this.
REAL FRIENDS: Will send this to all their real friends and hope to get it

If you were killed today, I'm sorry I wouldn't be able to come to
Your funeral, because I'd be in jail for killing the person who did it...

First, I want to let you know that I love you to death & think you are

Life is about the journey not the destination...enjoy your journey.


A group of men were standing around talking and one had a dog
with him.
"That's a fine dog," said one of the men and his owner replied,
" He's a fine sporting dog, can smell out game a mile off."

He then noticed that the animal was sniffing around one of the
men and said, " That's funny, he can smell game now. Have you
any on you or have you been carrying any in your back pockets?"

"No," replied the other man, then as though struck by a sudden
inspiration, "but my name is Partridge."

The managing director looked around the board-room after
making his speech in favour of a particular action.

"Now," he said, "we'll take a vote on my recommendations. All
those in opposition raise your right arm and say, 'I resign.' "

Builder : "I thought I recognized your daughter, sir. She was in
the school that I was doing some work on. In the first year, I believe."

Harassed man : "And what year was she in when you had finished
the work?"

The same question was put to three different men: "If you were
told by your doctor that you had only one month longer to live
what would you do?"

The first man replied, " I would set about putting my affairs in order,
lead a quiet, peaceful life, and prepare for the end."

The next man said, "I would realize all my assets, have a right good
time and then I wouldn't mind what happened."

The third man merely said, "I should consult another doctor."

Two little girls were busy boasting to each other about how great
their respective fathers were.

"My father had lunch with Shakespeare yesterday." said Sally.
"But Shakespeare is dead," commented Clare.

"Oh," replied Sally, unperturbed. "No wonder Dad said he was

And a few quotes - - -

Punctuality is the virtue of the bored. - - - Evelyn Waugh.

We can never see ourselves as others see us; even the mirror
shows us in reverse. - - - P. K. Shaw.

Some people are so sensitive they feel snubbed if an epidemic
overlooks them. - - - Kin Hubbard.

The average amount of sleep required by the average person
is just five minutes more. - - - Anonymous.

When you're on top of the world you should remember it turns
over every twent-four hours. - - - Tamie Fraser.

The big print giveth and the fine print taketh away.
- - - Monsignor J. Fulton Sheen.

That's it for tonight folks. Stay well and happy and enjoy your
lives. Love and best wishes to you all. Cheerio, Merle.

Post 287 - - - - Wednesday, 15th August, 2007.


JunieRose2005 said...

Hi Merle,

Happy things are going well at your place.

I so enjoyed those pictures you posted.

AND liked the piece about real and fake friends, a lot :)...

Take care,


Susie said...

Hi Merle,
Enjoyed seeing your pictures :)
Thanks for the reminder about Val's birthday! Enjoyed the fake friends, real friends from Jan. That was so sad about her brother.

smilnsigh said...

And I will pop over and wish her a Happy Birthday!


ChrisB said...

Wow so many visitors you are a popular lady and ~I can understand why. I went and wished your friend a Happy Birthday :)

Vickie said...

Ms. Merle--I just dropped by your friends and wished her the best---of course I told her she has the best gift one can have---your friendship.

I love the real/fake friend you shared today. As always it is such a delight to visit here---Yes I'm leaving once again with a smile. :)

Lee said...

More lovely pics, Merle. It's spitting with rain at the moment...I say that quietly so not to scare it away! :)

Leann said...

glad your having a good week.I love the pictures you have.
I have the walls of my bathroom covered to.
its some thing to look at while your doing business.
I been in some that I am bored silly, nothing to read or look at.whats a person to do???
I have a basket with good christain books Iam reading, and some magazines.that way I can keep busy and kill two birds with one stone.
we have cooled down here thank the good Lord.
I havent had to have the air on at all yet today.its only about 75 and cloudy.
and sleeping has been sweet with the widow open.
God bless dear.glad your doing good.have a great week and weekend.:)

Val said...

Dear Merle,

you've let the cat out of the bag! Some of your visitors have left happy birthday wishes on my blog! That plus my nice matters award will be food for my post today. Thanks!

I too love the kinds of paintings you like, especially with Australian landscape.

Joy Des Jardins said...

Congratulations on your "Nice Matters Award" Merle....I certainly agree with that choice. Have a beautiful rest of the week my sweet friend....

Mountain Mama said...

More lovely pictures, especially the one with the tres and stream. I can't imagine how a person can do such wonderful work by holding the brush in their mouth. I have two hands and I can't achieve sometingg so beautiful
I think they must paint from their soul....
I like the one about the fake friend. Isn't that true!
Blessings Merle

Puss-in-Boots said...

Hi Merle, Hope you have a good report from your doctor, too! Maybe it's the genetics...

Those paintings by foot and mouth artists are so amazing...I tried once to do something with my feet only and found it impossible, yet if I had arms amputated, I guess I would just have to learn real quickly, wouldn't I?

Take care. Hugs xoxo

Lady Di Tn said...

Your blog is like picking up a shiny copper penny and making a wish.

You rate up there with my first cup of coffee. High Praise from me.

Hope all goes well at the doctors visit.
love and prayers

Ava said...

Great post! I always enjoy stopping by your blog!! And I thank you for stopping by mine as well!

I hope that you have a great weekend!!!

audrey` said...

Congratulations Merle on the Nice Matters Award =)

Well done!