Monday, December 10, 2007

Two Wolves.

Post 379 ~ ~ ~ Monday, 10th December, 2007.

Hi Everyone ~~ I am late getting started tonight, so don't
expect too much in the way of brilliance in this post.
I hope you all enjoyed the weekend, and now back to work.
Tomorrow is my shopping day, so will have to write a list.

Today, I spent quite a lot of time writing Christmas cards
so will get them on their way tomorrow. It was cooler today
and I would have liked a bit more time in the garden, but
only did a little, so I could get this job done.

Because I am old, I like to send lots of cards, as my relatives
and friends like me, are getting on in years and who knows
when their time is up
. I heard last week of a friend passing
so was glad I hadn't sent a card to his home. Instead, I will
send his wife a Sympathy card.

My friend of long standing sent me the first item tonight.
Thank you Barbara. I hope you enjoy the story.

Two Wolves.
One evening an old Indian told his grandson about a battle
that goes on inside people. He said, "My son, the battle is
between two 'wolves' inside us all.

One is Evil, it is anger, envy, selfishness, jealousy, sorrow,
regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment,
inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority and ego.

The other is Good, it is love, joy, peace, hope, serenity, humility,
kindness, benevolence, wmpathy, generosity, truth, compassion
and faith."

The grandson thought about it for a moment and then asked his
grandfather, "Which wolf wins?" The old grandfather simply
replied, "The one you feed."

My friend Warren sent me some cooking tips !!
Thanks Warren.

Margaret Fulton's way :
Stuff miniature marshmallows in the bottom of an ice cream
cone to prevent ice cream drips.

The working Mum's way :
Just suck the ice-cream out of the bottom of the cone, for Pete's

Margaret Fulton's way :
To keep potatoes from budding, place an apple in with the potatoes.

Working Mum's way :
Buy a packet of DEB (potato mix) and keep it in the cupboard for

Margaret Fulton's way :
When a cake recipe calls for flouring the baking tin, use a bit of the
dry cake mix instead and there won't be any white mess on the cake.

Working Mum's way :
Woolworths sell cakes. They even do decorated versions.

Margaret Fulton's way :
If you accidentally over salt a dish while it's still cooking, drop
in a potato slice.

Working Mum's way :
If you over salt a dish while you are cooking, tough!! Recite
the working Mum's motto : "I made it and you will eat it and
I don;t care how bad it tastes.


Margaret Fulton : Wrap celery in aluminium foil and it will
keep for weeks in the refrigerator.

Working Mum :
It could keep forever. Who eats it?

Margaret Fulton :
Cure for headaches. Take a lime, cut it in half and rub it on
your forehead. The throbbing will go away.

Working Mum :
Cure for headaches. Take a lime, cut it in half and drop it in
a double vodka. Drink the vodka. You might still have the
headache, but you won't care.

And now for the final , most important tip :

Margaret Fulton :
Freeze left over wine into ice cubes for future use in casseroles
and sauces.

Working Mom :
Left over wine??? HELLO !!!!???

Parenthood. ~ ~

You spend the first two years of a child's life teaching them to
walk and talk. Then you spend the next sixteen years telling
them to sit down and shut up.

Grandchildren are God;s reward for not killing your own

Mothers of teens know why some animals eat their young.

Children seldom misquote you. In fact, they usually repeat
word for word what you shouldn't have said.

The main purpose of children's parties is to remind yourself
that there are children more awful than your own.

We child-proof our homes, but they are still getting in.

Moral of this story is :

Be nice to your children. They will choose your nursing home.

Three women die together in an accident and go to heaven.
When they get there, St Peter says, "We have only one rule
here in heaven ~~ Don't step on the ducks."

So they enter heaven and sure enough, there are ducks all over
the place. It is almost impossible not to step on a duck, and
although they try their best to avoid them, the first woman
accidentally steps on a duck.

Along comes St Peter with the ugliest man she has ever seen.
St Peter chains them together and says, "Your punishment for
stepping on a duck is to spend eternity chained to this ugly man."

The next day, the second woman accidentally steps on a duck
and along comes St Peter, who doesn't miss a thing. With him is
another exrtremely ugly man. He chains them with the same
admonishment as for the first woman.

The third woman has observed all this and not wanting to be
chained for all eternity to an ugly man, is very, very careful
where she steps. She managess to go months without stepping
on any ducks, but one day, St Peter comes up to her with the
most handsome man she had ever laid eyes on . . .very tall, long
eyelashes, muscular and thin.

St Peter chains them together without saying a word. The happy
woman says, "I wonder what I did to deserve being chained to
you for all eternity.

The guy says, "I don't know about you, but I stepped on a duck !!

Eighty year old Bessie bursts into the rec-room at the retirement
home. She holds her clenched fist in the air and announces,
"Anyone who can guess what's in my hand can have sex with me."

An elderly gentleman in the rear shouts out, "An elephant ?"
Bessie thinks a minute and says, "Close enough !!!"

Q. What do you call a blonde wearing a leather jacket riding
a motor-bike?

A. Rebel without a clue.

Just a couple of quotes tonight ~ ~

Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst. English Proverb.

Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects. Will Rogers.

That is it for tonight, Have a great week my friends. Stay well
and happy. Do something nice for someone. Smile at strangers
and be kind to others. Love and best wishes to you all.
Cheers, Merle.

Post 379 ~ ~ ~ Monday, 10th December, 2007.


Patty said...

Hope you slept well. And will have a fantastic day when you awaken.

Granny said...

Hi Merle.

Love the "working mum" list. All true, of course.

Gledwood said...

I will try and remember that baking tip.
A few years ago I made a magnificent lemon chocolate sponge with water icing, butter icing and everything it was a masterpiece!
I wasn't joking about rodents when I mentioned a type of lesion btw that's really what it's called but it doesn't sound like you've got that anyway.
The nitrogen therapy does hurt a bit (in a very frozen kind of way) and does leave a mark. But I had no scarring at all and one of them was over my eyebrow so if that is the therapy don't worry about it too much. It's literally over in half a minute, too.
Hope you're OK Merle take care!

Leann said...

the wolf one was so ture.have a great week my friend.God bless.

Lady Di Tn said...

I think I will try to feed the good wolf but sometimes the evil one steals the food. There is no Kitty Justice in that.

Always enjoy my visits. Peace my friend.

mreddie said...

I don't think we have sent any Christmas cards yet - just got the tree set up last night - we are so dilatory! I chuckles at the 'working Mum's replies'. :) ec

Renie Burghardt said...

Dear Merle,

Loved the Two Wolves, and the working mum's answers. Reading this a day late, and enjoying it!

Hope you're having a nice Wednesday, dear Merle.

Warmest regards,


audrey` said...

Dearest Merle

I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of your friend.
He's with our Heavenly Father now.
Please take care.