Thursday, September 20, 2007

Missed Blessings.

Post 317 - - - - - Thursday, 2oth September, 2007.

Hello My Friends ~~ I hope you have had a great day and that
the rest of the week will be good for you. I am fine, and have a
nice Chicken casserole cooking in the crockpot. Tomorrow I
will do heaps of veggies and make meals up for the freezer.

My son, Geoff rang tonight, as he often does, to check on up me
so I thought I would post the photo of his house again, for those
who have not seen it before. It is 2 hours away from me on the
outskirts of Melbourne in Sunbury.

Geoff is the main gardener at my place. BTW - my Broad Beans
are taller than I am AND have some beans starting to grow on
them. Can't wait until they are big enough to pick and cook and eat.

A beautiful house that my son Geoff and DIL Joanne had built
about 10 years ago.

Another one from my friend Linda. Thanks Linda.

The man whispered, "God, speak to me"
and a meadowlark sang.

But the man did not hear. So the man
yelled, :God, speak to me"
and the thunder rolled across the sky.

But the man did not listen. The man
looked around and said,
"God, let me see you." And a star shined brightly.

But the man did not see.
And the man shouted
"God, show me a miracle" And a life was born.

But the man did not notice. So the man
cried out in despair
"Touch me God, and let me know you are here.

Where-upon, God reached down and touched the man.
But the man brushed the butterfly away and walked on.

This is a good reminder that God is always around us in the little
simple things that we take for granted . . . even in our electronic
age - so I would like to add one more.

The man cried,
"God, I need your help !"
And an e-mail arrived reaching out
with good news and encouragement.

But the man deleted it and continued crying.

Don't miss out on a blessing because it
isn't packaged the way you expect.

Let anyone you love and care for, know that God is there
for them always, even when everyone else has betrayed
you and left you.

Time for jokes - - Geoff sent me this one- Thanks Geoff.

Dave was in trouble. He forgot his wedding anniversary
and his wife was really angry.

She told him, "Tomorrow morning, I expect to find a gift in
the driveway that goes from 0 to 200 in less that 6 seconds

The next morning Dave got up early and left for work. When
his wife woke up she looked out the window and sure enough
there was a box, gift-wrapped, in the middle of the driveway.

Confused, she put on her robe and ran out to the driveway,
and brought the box back into the house. She opened it and
found a brand new bathroom scale.

Dave has been missing since Friday. Please pray for him.

The husband has just finished reading a book entitled,
'You can be the man of your house.' He stormed out to
his wife in the kitchen and announced, "From now on,
you need to know that I am the man of the house, and my
word is law."

"You will prepare me a gourmet meal tonight and when I have
finished eating my meal, you will serve me a sumptuous dessert.

"After dinner, you are going to go upstairs with me and we will
have the kind of sex I want.

Afterwards, you are going to draw me a bath so I can relax. You
will wash my back and towel me dry and bring me my robe

"The you will massage my feet and hands and fluff my pillows
and make me comfortable for a good night's sleep.

Then tomorrow, guess who is going to dress me and comb my hair?"

The wife replied, "The local funeral director would be my first guess."

A grandson asked his grandmother how old she was. She refuses to
tell him, reminding him you're never supposed to ask a lady her age.

A few weeks later the grandson visits his grandmother again.
He says, "I know how old you are !"

"How did you find out ?" she asks.

He says, "I looked at your license. Now I know you are 84 AND
you got an F for sex.

Two brooms were hanging in the closet and after a while, they got
to know each other so well, they decided to get married.

One broom was, of course, the bride broom, the other the groom
The bride broom looked very beautiful. The groom broom was
very handsome and suave in his tuxedo. The wedding was lovely.

After the wedding, at the wedding dinner, the bride broom leaned
over and said to the groom broom, "I think I am going to have a
little dust broom !!"

"IMPOSSIBLE !!" said the groom broom. "We haven't even SWEPT
together yet !!"

The judge says to a double homicide defendant. "You;re
charged with beating your wife to death with a hammer."

A voice at the back of the courtroom, yells out, "You bastard."

The judge then said, "You are charged with beating your mother-
in-law to death with a hammer."

The voice in the back of the courtroom yells,"You bastard."
The judge stops and says to the guy in the back of the courtroom,
Sir, I can understand your anger and frustration at this crime.
But no more outbursts from you or I'll charge you with contempt.
Is that understood?"

The guy in the back of the court room stands up and says, "I am
sorry, Your Honor, but for 15 years, I've lived next door to that
bastard and every time I asked to borrow a hammer, he said he
didn't have one."

A St. Valentine's Day plant arrived with a card signed,
:From your love."

I assumed it was from my normally inattentive husband
but when I thanked him for it, he denied having sent it.
However, over the next few weeks, his curiousity about the
source grew into a new tenderness towards me.

I checked with the florist to make sure that the plant hadn't
been sent to me by mistake, but the mystery was solved a
month later, when my visiting mother-in-law asked, "How
is the plant ?"

She explained, "The last time I was here, you hinted that my
son wasn't very attentive. I thought the plant might work.
It did 20 years ago when my mother-in-law tried it."

And just a few quotes - - -

We know we are getting old when the only thing we want for
our birthday is not to be reminded of it.--Author Unknown.

Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.-Chili Davis.

Inflation is when you pay fifteen dollars for the ten-dollar
haircut you used to get for five dollars when you had hair.
- - - Sam Ewing.

When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it
had happened or not; but my faculties are decaying now and
soon I shall be so I cannot remember any of the things that
never happened. It is sad to go to pieces like this but we all
have to do it. - - - Mark Twain.

Youth is a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children.
- - - George Bernard Shaw.

You are not 40, you're eighteen with 22 years experience.
- - - Author Unknown.

Youth is a disease from which we all recover.--Dorothy Fulheim.

That is enough for this post. Look after yourselves and each
other. Spread some sunshine and smiles around.
Love and best wishes to you all. Cheers, Merle.

Post 317 - - - - Thursday, 20th September, 2007.


JunieRose2005 said...


Wow! Your son and DIL have a very impressive house! They must be very successful in whatever jobs they're in!

Those jokes today were very good. Made me smile- which I needed very badly!

Take care,


Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

That is a beautiful house, Merle. A house out of my dreams.

I think I may be becoming tired of living alone—well, with Alex the cat. Your description of your food preparations informs me how bored I am with my own cooking,

Diane J. said...

Hi, Merle. Hope you have a grand visit with Jeanette and Connie. It's good that you'll be able to visit together.

Geoff has a beautiful house. If it was mine I'd have to be able to hire a housekeeper because I'd never be able to keep it clean. ;-)

Have a lovely Friday.

Love and hugs,


Joy Des Jardins said...

Geoff's house really is beautiful....and big. Your chicken casserole sounds awfully good Merle....mmmm. Have a wonderful day tomorrow my friend....

deborah wilson said...

A beautiful house that your son and dil has there. The blonde joke (in the restaurant) was a hoot, I'll have to keep that one, I'm still laughing. I'm so glad that I found your blog, it is full of wonderful things.

Peter said...

Hi Merle, seems ages since I said hello, 4 extra in the house tended to keep me busy, hope you have a nice lunch with Connie, Jan and Gwen, please say hi to them all for me.
Not too sure where Warren and I will end up yet we will just play it by ear but will have fun anyway.

Renie Burghardt said...

Dear Merle,

Oh, your son's house is gorgeous! And as always, your jokes are funny, and everything is uplifting and inspiring. I was surprised to see a quote by Dorothy Fuldheim. I knew her personally, once upon a time. She was an institution in Cleveland, Ohio for years.

Always a great pleasure to visit with you, Merle. Have a lovely weekend, and God bless!

Fond regards,


PS. It must already be the weekend in Australia, right? I never can remember the time difference between there and here.

Lady Di Tn said...

You are a Sweet Tater to all us bloggers.
Broad beans Yummy.
loved the one ending with funeral director. You make me laugh.
I stole a couple of quotes for my friend who catches up in age with me today. He will like them.
Thanks for all your up lifting post.
Have a wonderful weekend.
love and prayers

AutumnRose said...

Dear Merle, I found your blog through Sma, and it's have brought a cheery smile to my face :)

Love AutumnRose xx

audrey` said...

Hi Merle

Yes! A very beautiful house =)