Saturday, October 20, 2007

Life's Adventure.

Post 343 ~ ~ ~ Saturday, 20th October, 2007.

Hi Everyone ~~ I hope you have had a pleasant day as I have
here. I trust that you will all enjoy the weekend. Tomorrow,
we expect a temperature of 33 C Which is about 90 F, so we
are starting early this year.

Thank those of you who popped over to Olive s blob to wish
her a Happy 108th birthday. I checked earlier and she had
160 comments so far. No doubt she had a wonderful day today.

I was a week early with the start of daylight savings time, it starts
next weekend and goes through until 6th April 2008.
John is coming round tomorrow and taking me the Sunday Craft
Market we have once a month, so that will be nice. He said he
has not had a lot of pain, only the first day, so that's good.

Couple more garden pictures.

This little garden is at the non-existant front gate and is
mostly daisies with a very tall palm at the left.

Yet another Pelargonium, a bright one.

Life's Adventure.

What a happy adventure is life,
If we remember to view it that way,
And avoid, as we go, both dangers and strife.
As we make the very best of each day.

If we pile up a record of deeds
That makes happy our neighbor as well.
If we introduce light where it's dark,
And fear that torments, we dispel.

If we radiate love from the heart,
And give every moment it's fill,
Then it's true without a shadow of doubt,
That life is a glorious thrill.
Time for a few jokes ~ ~ ~ ~

This blonde was sick and tired of all these blonde jokes.
She wanted to show her husband that blondes were smart.
She decided to paint a couple of rooms in the house, while
he was at work.

The next day, right after her husband left for work, she got
down to the job. When hubby arrived home that evening
he smelled the distinctive aroma of fresh paint.

He walked into the living room and found his wife lying on
the floor in a pool of sweat. He noticed she was wearing a
ski-parka and a leather jacket at the same time. He asked
if she was all right.

She said she was, so he asked what she thought she was doing.
She told him she wanted to disprove the blondes were dumb
theory by painting the house.
Then he asked why she had a parka and leather jacket on.

She just pointed to the instructions on the tin of paint, where
it said : "For best results, put on two coats."

My friend Lady Di sent me a joke about Male and Female
objects about the house. Thanks my friend.

FREEZER BAGS : They are male, because they hold every-
thing in, but you can see right through them.

PHOTOCOPIERS : These are female, because once turned
off, it takes a while to warm them up again.
They are an effective reproductive device if the right buttons
are pushed, but can wreak havoc if you push the wrong buttons.

TIRES : Tires are male, because they go bald easily and are
often over-inflated.

HOT AIR BALLOONS : Also a male object, because to get them
to go any where you have to light a fire under their butt.

SPONGES : these are female, because they are soft and sqeezable
and retain water.

WEB PAGES : Female, because they're constantly being looked
at and frequently getting hit on.

TRAINS : Definitely male, because they always use the same old
lines for picking up people,

EGG TIMERS : They are female, because over time all the weight
shifts to the bottom.

HAMMERS : Male, because in the last 5000 years they have
hardly changed at all, and are occasionally handy to have around.

THE REMOTE CONTROL " Female. Ha, you probably thought it
would be male, but consider this; It easily gives a man pleasure.
He'd be lost without it, and while he doesn't always know which
buttons to push, he just keeps trying.

My friend and neighbor Lorraine, gave me this one. Thanks !!

If my body was a car, this is the time I woud be thinking about
trading it in for a newer model. I've got bumps and dents and
scratches in my finish and my paint job is getting a little dull . . .
but that's not the worst of it.

My headlights are out of focus and it's especially hard to see things
up close.

My traction is not as graceful as it once was. I slip and slide and
skid and bump into things even in the best of weather.

My whitewalls are stained with varicose veins.

It takes hours to reach my maximum speed. My fuel rate burns

But that's not the worst of it ~ ~ ~

Almost every time I sneeze, cough or splutter ~ ~ ~ either my
radiator leaks or my exhaust backfires !

Blonde Recipes to enjoy ~ ~ ~
Blonde Cookbook! MONDAY : It's fun to cook for Tom. Today
I made angel food cake. The recipe said beat 12 eggs separately.
The neighbors were nice enough to loan me some extra bowls.

TUESDAY : Tom wanted fruit salad for supper. The recipe said
serve without dressing. So I didn't dress. What a surprise when
Tom brought a friend home for supper.

WEDNESDAY : A good day for rice. The recipe said wash thoroughly
before steaming the rice. It seemed kind of silly but I took a bath
anyway. I can't say it improved the rice.

THURSDAY : Today Tom asked for salad again. I tried a new recipe.
It said prepare ingredients, lay on a bed of lettuce one hour befor
serving. Tom asked me why I was rolling around in the garden.

FRIDAY : I found an easy recipe for cookies. It said put all the
ingredients in a bowl and beat it. There must be something wrong
with recipe. When I got back, everything was the same as when I left.

SATURDAY : Tom did the shopping today and brought home a chicken.
Tom asked me to dress it for Sunday (oh boy). For some reason Tom
keeps counting to ten.

SUNDAY : Tom's folks came to dinner. I wanted to serve roast, but
all I had was hamburger. Suddenly I had a flash of genius. I put the
hamburger in the oven and set the controls for roast. It still came out
hamburger, much to my disappointment.

DEAR DIARY : This has been a very exciting week. I am eager for
tomorrow to come, so I can try out anew recipe on Tom. If I can
talk him into buying a bigger oven, I would like to surprise him
with chocolate moose.
It was the stir of the town
when an 80 year old man married a 20 year old girl. After a year
of marriage, she went into hospital to give birth. The nurse came
to congratulate the fellow saying, "This is amazing, How do you do
it at your age?"

He answered, "You've got to keep the old motor running."
The following year the young bride gave birth again. The same
nurse said, :You really are amazing. How do you do it ?"

He again said, :You 've got to keep that old motor running."
The same thing happened the next year. The nurse said ,
"Well, well well!! You certainly are quite a man."
He responded, " You've got to keep that old motor running."

The nurse then said, "Well, you better change the oil. This
one's black!"

Some old sayings for you ~ ~ ~ ~

However long the night, the dawn will break.

A silent mouth is sweet to hear.

One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.

All things are possible with God.

Appetite comes with eating.

The best of men are men at best.

Brevity is the soul of wit.

Laugh at life; don't cry over it.

Everybody's business is nobody's business.

Fire is a good servant but a bad master.

Life is short, but troubles make it longer.

Nothing moves faster than gossip.

A fellow who gets more than he deserves wants more than he gets.

Speech is given to many; intelligence to few.

The silence of a stupid man looks like wisdom.

A liar better have a good memory.

If every man would sweep his own doorstep the city
would soon be clean.

That is it for tonight folks. I hope you all have a really
great weekend and enjoy the company of good friends
and family. Be kind to one another. Love and best
wishes to you all. Cheers, Merle.

Post 343 ~ ~ ~ Saturday, 20th October, 2007.


Gledwood said...

Two coats?!? Deary me!!

Is Olive 108 already? I shall have to update her age on my links!!

Mary said...

The photos are lovely and I always enjoy your jokes. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment on my elder abuse post.


Puss-in-Boots said...

Where do you get all those blonde jokes, Merle? I'm glad I'm grey...

Although I did like all the recipes, heheh.

I'm glad John is not feeling too sore. Better still that he got the skin cancers cut out.

Enjoy the markets and I hope you get some bargains.

Hugs xoxo

Jeanette said...

Hi Dear Merle,Pleased to hear that John is pain free and able to take you for a stroll around the market today,hope you pick up a few bargians.
Had quite a giggle at the blonde recipes,also enjoyed lifes adventure.
Take care ((((Hugs)))) Janxoxo

Janice said...

Hi Merle,

Loved the blond jokes, and the male female objects list, but Lorraine's list made me laugh and feel bad for her at the same time.


Gattina said...

Lucky you ! Your summer arrives and we are sitting in the cold already ! it's 3°C today and we even didn't have any summer this year. Today is the last day of our painting exposition we had vernissage yesterday. It's a lot of fun !

Hootin'Anni said...

Hi once again Merle!! Your garden photos are truly a treat for our eyes. So, so pretty. [Of course, you know it's Autumn here in our part of the world, but where I live, it's still in the high 80 F temperature range.] I was thinking about your tomato plants?! Did you get some, and plant them...I can hear them growing from over here!!!

Come over when you can. Today, I share the Jazz Festival we attended.

Happy Sunday to you.

Meow (aka Connie) said...

Hi Merle, hope you had fun at the markets ... always lots of fun.
Glad John is feeling well.
Hope you had a great weekend.
Have a wonderful week.
Take care, hugs, Meow xx

Joy Des Jardins said...

Oh those Pelargoniums are just beautiful Merle....gorgious colors. So glad you had a nice visit with John...and how great it is that he can help you out with some things.'s really hot there. You got your cooler turned on just in time. It's beautiful here...about 70 degrees...sunny, breezy...perfect.

Have a wonderful week ahead Merle....stay cool....

audrey` said...

Dear Merle

Good Morning, my friend =)

Your garden is always blooming beautifully.
Do you apply fertilisers?