Tuesday, December 11, 2007

I Wish You Enough.

Post 380 ~ ~ ~ Tuesday, 11th December, 2007.

Hello my friends ~~ I hope all is well with you with a good
start to the week. Today was my shopping day and that went
well until I was helping unload the goodies and gave my leg
a great whack on the bumper bar of the car. An immediate
bump appeared, so after putting things away, I put a cold
compress on it. Nice bruise ~~an early Christmas present !!
And I didn't even swear, probably because it hurt so much.

Later on, I had a taxi ride to the podiatrist, so I'm all set
for another few weeks. It's not funny when you can't cut your
own toe-nails. Happily, I got most of my Christmas cards
on their way. As I have only a very few addresses of my
blogger friends, I would like to wish you all a wonderful
Christmas, and a very Happy, Healthy New Year in 2008.

I have to try to catch up on replies later on tonight. And also
read what you have all been doing.

I got a really nice e mail from my dear friend Gwen that I
would like to share with you. Thanks Gwen, I like it.
It is called, "I wish you enough. Enjoy.

Recently I overheard a mother and daughter in their

last moments together at the airport. They had

announced the departure. Standing near the security

gate, they hugged and the mother said, 'I love you

and I wish you enough'.

The daughter replied, 'Mom, our life together has been

more than enough. Your love is all I ever needed.

I wish you enough, too, Mom'.

They kissed and the daughter left. The mother walked

over to the window where I was seated. Standing there

I could see she wanted and needed to cry. I tried not

to intrude on her privacy but she welcomed me in by

asking, 'Did you ever say good-bye to someone

knowing it would be forever?'.

'Yes, I have,' I replied. 'Forgive me for asking, but

why is this a forever good-bye?'.

'I am old and she lives so far away. I have challenges

ahead and the reality is - the next trip back will be

for my funeral,' she said.

'When you were saying good-bye, I heard you say,

'I wish you enough'. May I ask what that means? '.

She began to smile. 'That's a wish that has been

handed down from other generations. My parents

used to say it to everyone'. She paused a moment

and looked up as if trying to remember it in detail

and she smiled! even more. 'When we said , 'I wish

you enough', we were wanting the other person to

have a life filled with just enough good things to

sustain them'. Then turning toward me, she shared

the following as if she were reciting it from memory.

I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright
no matter how gray the day may appear.

I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun
even more.

I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit
alive and everlasting.

I wish you enough, so that even the smallest of
joys in life may appear bigger.

I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting.

I wish you enough, to appreciate all that you

I wish you enough hellos to get you through the
final good-bye.
She then began to cry and walked away.

They say it takes a minute to find a special

person, an hour to appreciate them, a day to love

them but then an entire life to forget them.


To all my friends and loved ones,



Time for some jokes ~ ~ ~

My son, Geoff who turned 50 a few days ago, sent me
this brief one. Thanks Geoff. See you and Jo on Friday.

I don't mind coming to work at all, but this
eight hour wait to go home again is bulls**t.
One from my friend Embee, thanks Mike.

A Spanish teacher was explaining to her class that in Spanish,
unlike English, nouns are designated as either Masculine or

"House " for instance is feminine : "la casa."
"Pencil" is masculine : "el lapiz."
A student asked, "What gender is a computer ?"

Instead of giving the answer, the teacher split the class into two
groups, male and female, and asked them to decide for themselves
whether "computer" should be a masculine ora feminine noun.
Each group was asked to give four reasons for its recommendation.

The men's group decided that "computer" should definitely be
of the feminine gender, ("la computadora") because :

1. No one but their creator understands their internal logic.

2. The native language they use to communicate with other
computers is incomprehensible to everyone else.

3. Even the smallest mistakes are stored in long term memory
for possible retrieval, and

4. As soon as you make a commitment to one, you find yourself
spending half your pay-check on accessories for it.

The women's group, however, concluded that computers should be
Masculine, ("el computador"), because :

1. In order to do anything with them you have to turn them on.

2. They have a lot of data but still can't think for themselves.

3. They are supposed to help you solve problems, but half the time
they ARE the problem, and

4. As soon as you commit to one, you realize that if you had waited
a little longer, you could have gotten a better model.

The women won !! Send this to all the smart women you know . . .
and all the men who have a good sense of humour !!

Miss Bea, the church organist, was in her 80s and had nver been
married. She was much admired for her sweetness and kindness to all.

One afternoon the pastor came to call on her and she showed him into
her quaint sitting room. She invited him to take a seat while she made
some tea. As he sat, facing her old pump organ, the young minister
noticed a cut glass bowl sitting on top of it, filled with water. In the
water floated, of all things, a condom !

When she returned with tea and scones, they began to chat.
The pastor tried to stifle his curiosity about the bowl of water and its
strange floater, but soon it got the better of him and he could no
longer resist.

"Miss Bea," he said, "I wonder if you would tell me about this?"
pointing to the bowl.

"Oh Yes," she replied, "isn't it wonderful? I was walking downtown
a few months ago and I found this little package on the ground.
The directions said to place it on the organ, keep it wet, and it would
prevent disease. And you know, I haven't had a cold all winter!!"

A journalist is walking along the beach and notices a young boy in the
surf being attacked by a shark. Then he sees a bloke (guy) rush in,
swim out to the attack, pry the shark's mouth open, give it a flogging
and ends up killing the beast. He swims back to shore with the boy
alive with some gashes out of his leg, then calls for help and makes
sure the youngster is OK.

The journo goes up to the brave rescuer and says, "What an amazing
heroic effort. I'm a journalist and I can see the front page headline
already . . . . Aussie hero saves boy from shark attack."

The hero says, "That;s fantastic but I'm actually English."
The next day, the Pom picks up the paper to see the following front
page headline -- - " Pommy Bastard kills young boy's Pet fish."

I know I am not going to understand women. I'll never understand
how you can take boiling hot wax, pour it on to your upper thigh,
rip the hair out by the root, and still be afraid of a spider.

A new priest at his first mass was so nervous he could hardly
speak. After mass he asked the monsignor how he had done.
The monsignor replied, " When I am worried about getting nervous
on the pulpit, I put a glass of vodka next to the water glass. If I
start to get nervous, I take a sip."

So next Sunday he took the monsignor's advice. At the beginning
of the sermon, he got nervous and took a drink. He proceeded to
talk up a storm. Upon his return to his office after the mass, he
found the following note on his door.

1. Sit the vodka, don't gulp.
2. There are 10 commandments, not 12.
3. There are 12 disciples, not 10.
4. Jesus was consecrated, not constipated.
5. Jacob wagered his donkey, he did not bet his ass.
6. We do not refer to Jesus Christ as the late J.C.
7. The Father, Son and the Holy Ghost are not referred to as
Daddy, Junior and the Spook.
8. David slew Goliath, he did not kick the s**t out of him.
9. When David was hit by a rock and was knocked off his
donkey, don't say he was stoned off his ass.
10. We do not refer to the cross as the "Big T."
11. When Jesus broke the bread at the last supper he said,
"Take this and eat it for it is my body." He did not say "Eat me."
12. The Virgin Mary is not called, "Mary with the Cherry."
13. The recommended grace before a meal is not, "Rub-A-Dub-Dub,
thanks for the grub. Yeah God."
14 Next Sunday there will be a taffy pulling contest at St.Peters
not a peter pulling contest at St. Taffys.

A few quotes to finish with. I just copy the jokes from a book and
do not intend to offend anyone !!

A pleasant illusion is better than a harsh reality.
~ ~ ~ Christian Nestell Bovee.

You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out
of focus. ~ ~ ~ Mark Twain.

Imagination rules the world. ~ ~ ~ Napolean Boneparte.

Impossibility : a word only to be found in the dictionary of fools.
~ ~ ~ Napolean Boneparte.

Some people do first, think afterward, and repent forever.
~ ~ ~ Thomas Secker.

The more you do, the more you can do. ~ ~ William Hazlitt.

Enough for this post folks. Enjoy the rest of the week and be
kind to each other. Love and best wishes to you all.
Cheers, Merle.

Post 380 ~ ~ ~ Tuesday, 11th December, 2007.


Renie Burghardt said...

Dear Merle,

Oh, I'm sorry about the bruise. I hope it's healing well. And I hope the trip to the podietrist went well.

I have to finish my Christmas cards today, and get two packages in the mail. So much to do, so little time.

"I wish you enough" was a lovely read, and so true! Thank you for posting it. And yea! on the women winning. I agree, a computer is definitely a 'he!" Lol. And the jokes were all funny!

I always enjoy visiting with you, dear Merle. Have a lovely day.

Warmest regards,


Gattina said...

That's not a nice Christmas gift, a blue spot on your leg !

Jeanette said...

Hi Dear Merle,, Ouchhh! I bet you felt like swearing, and I hope your leg wont be to sore tomorrow it always seem to hurt more the next day. Nice story . I wish you enough, great jokes, The organist got me tonight all computers are Males,lol.Jan xoxoxo

audrey` said...

Dearest Merle

Oh dear, how is the bruise on your leg now? I'm so sorry to hear about it. Please take care.


"I Wish You Enough" is so true.
Thank you for sharing it with us =)

Gledwood said...

Hmmm did you really bang your leg on the side of a car Merle or were you out disco dancing again ..?!?

I liked the computers ones a lot...

especially the last one that if only you'd waited you'd have got a much better model

that applies to so many things in life

(sad to say - haha!)

Gledwood said...

I forgot to put the *asterisk above "disco dancing" but I once went clubbing...

got home with an ALMIGHTY black bruise under my ribcage and could not for the LIFE of me remember how it got there...

in the end I think I surmised I got it by crashing into the iron spiral staircase they had in the dark back of the club

man! that was a massive bruise though


do you get wild lorikeets near you?

I saw a photo of some in Queensland in Bimbimbie's blog

http://bimbimbie.blogspot.com - wow!

Even in pet shops those are rare over here!!!

Patty said...

Don't you just hate that when you give the leg a good bump and don't even realize it's going to happen until it's too late.

I'm thinking about going to a podiatrist. My Mother went to one, she told her family doctor she has a hard time trimming her toenails with her bad knee. She told me I should go, apparently our Medicare will pay for us to go to one every three months to get our toenails trimmed. I think i will be setting up an appointment. My hips hurt so bad when I try to put my foot onto something and bend down to cut them. Then if the glasses aren't sitting just right, I almost cut my skin, and my Mother says when person has higher then normal blood sugar they should be careful messing around with their feet. So perhaps in the New Year, I will be sitting up an appointment.

My oncologist visit today went well. She does want me to go in for a body scan to make sure this problem I've been having is old arthur and not something else. So that's schueduled for Friday the 21st. Nothing else new. Be careful you don't get anymore bruises.

Lady Di Tn said...

Sorry about the bump on the leg. I always get a little angry at meself when I do such a thing. Then I try to make a mental note that I have just clober that part of my body so when the evidences arrives I will remember what I did to get it. I have had bruises that I had no recollections of and that is rather scary in itself.
Glad you got those sock eater(that what Puppy called toe nails) cut so you will be able to wear socks.
Enjoyed the post.

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

So, Merle, the bumper bar gave you a bump? Ouch!

I know what it’s like not to be able to trim one’s own toe nails and just received a long-handled toe nail trimmer that I ordered on the Internet so I can now again where socks which is good because it is cold outside!

Susie said...

Dear Merle,
Once again, I'm sorry I haven't been by more often. That bump from the car sounds painful. I used to take my Mom to the podiatrist to have her toenails done as she was diabetic. It's really much safer than doing it at home from what they told her.
Enjoyed reading the jokes and the email you got from Gwen. Very touching..

Joy Des Jardins said...

Oh Merle, I'm sorry about your bruise. At least you know where it came from. Sometimes a little bruise will show up and I'll have no idea where it came from. I hope yours isn't too bothersome sweetie. I hope you have a beautiful Christmas Merle....with love and warmth all around you. Love, Joy

Gledwood said...

Hi Merle it's Thursday now I hope that nasty bruise has gone down. It's very dark and cold this end! Very cold indeed. It has been less than 0C!

Take care,
all the best

Jim said...

It is too bad about your bruise. I hope your leg doesn't hurt and the bruise goes away fast.
Good on the Christmas cards. We aren't that fast over here at our house.
My computer is uni-sex. It has all those properties. :-)

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audrey` said...

Dearest Merle

How are you, my dearest sister?
My hotmail is ok now.
But the comment feature is down on my blog.
They're taking turns to rest ^grin^

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