Friday, May 16, 2008

When You Thought I wasn't Looking.

Post 452 ~ ~ ~ Friday, 16th May, 2008

Hi Everyone ~~ I hope you are all well and
looking forward to the weekend. I hope it is
a good one for all. I have been to an Eye
Specialist today and had all sorts of drops
put in my eyes, so my vision is not great. I
have to have an ultra-scan
done next week
so that sounds like a lot of fun. Not.

We have another Birthday girl with us. My
blogger friend Janice has her birthday on
16th of May. I hope you have a lovely day
Janice with lots of fun. Please pop over and
help her celebrate.

A few pictures for you ~ ~ ~
First one is a new ornament I bought from my Avon Lady It is called
Stretching Lady and it is about ten inches high. I like it a lot.



A lovely bunch of white Chrysanthemums my friend Lorraine gave me
for Mother's Day. Thanks, Lorraine.


This is a little water proof Easter Rabbit that Geoff and Jo brought
me at Easter. It has 4 small roses in the pot that have white flowers.

First article tonight was sent by my friend, Barbara and
I hope you enjoy it. I did. Thanks Barbara. It is called
"When You Thought I Wasn't Looking."

A message every adult should read because children
are watching you and doing as you do, not as you say.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you hang my
first painting on the refrigerator, and I immediately
wanted to paint another one.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you feed
a stray cat, and I learned that it was good to be kind
to animals.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you make my
favorite cake for me, and I learned that the little things
can be the special things in life.

When you thought I wasn't looking I heard you say a
prayer, and I knew there is a God I could always talk
to, and I learned to trust in Him.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you make
a meal and take it to a sick friend, and I learned that
we all have to help take care of each other.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you give of
your time and money to help people who had nothing
and I learned that those who have something should
give to those who don't

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you take
care of our house and everyone in it, and I learned
we have to take care of what we are given.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw how you
you handled your responsibilities, even when you
didn't feel good, and I learned that I would have to
be responsable when I grow up.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw tears come
from your eyes, and I learned that sometimes things
hurt but it is all right to cry.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw that you
cared, and I wanted to be everything that I could be.

When you thought I wasn't looking I learned most of
life's lessons that I need to know to be a good and
productive person when I grow up.

When you thought I wasn't looking I looked at you
and wanted to say "Thanks for all the things I saw
when you thought I wasn't looking."

To all the people I know who do so much for others,
But thinks that No one ever sees, Little eyes see a lot.

Each of us ( parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle,
teacher or friend) influences the life of a child.

How will you touch the life of someone today?
Just by passing this on to someone else, you will
probably make them at least think about their
influence on others.

Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply.
Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.
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A guy says to the bartender, "A glass of your
finest Less, please."
"Less ? Never heard of it."
"Come on, Sure you have."

:No really, we don't stock it. What is it? Some
kind of foreign beer?"
"I'm not quite sure. It was my doctor who mentioned
it He said I should drink Less."
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Sister Mary Ann's Gasoline.
Sister Mary Ann, who worked for a home health
agency, was out making her rounds visiting
home-bound patients when she ran out of gas.

As luck would have it, a Texaco Gasoline station
was just a block away.
She walked to the station to borrow a gas can and
buy some gas. The attendant told her the only gas
can he owned had been loaned out., but she could
wait until it was returned.

Since Sister Mary Ann was on the way to see a patient,
so she decided not to wait, and went back to her car.
She looked for something in her car that she could
fill with gas and spotted the bedpan she was taking to
the patient.

Always resourceful, Sister Mary Ann carries the bed-
pan to the station, filled it with gasoline, and carried
the full bedpan back to her car.

As she was pouring it into her tank, two Baptists
watched from across the street. One of them turned
to the other and said:

"If it starts, I'm turning Catholic."
Sorry I don't remember who sent this one, but thanks.
<><> Lady Di == who else?

This was sent by two friend, Robyn and Jeanette.
Thanks girls.

The seven dwarfs go to the Vatican, and because they
are the seven dwarfs, they are immediately ushered
in to see the Pope.
Grumpy leads the pack.
"Grumpy, my son.' "What can I do for you?"

Grumpy asks, "Excuse me your Excellency, but are
there any dwarf nuns in Rome?"
The Pope wrinkles his brow at the odd question, thinks
for a moment and answers, "No Grumpy, there are no
dwarf nuns in Rome."

In the background, a few of the dwarfs start giggling.
Grumpy turns around and glares, silencing them.
Grumpy turns back, "Your Worship, are there any
dwarf nuns in Europe ?"

The Pope, puzzled now, thinks for a moment and
then answers, "No Grumpy, there are no dwarf
nuns in Europe."
This time all the other dwarfs burst into laughter.
Once again, Grumpy turns around and silences them.

Grumpy turns back and says, "Mr..Pope! Are there
ANY dwarf nuns anywhere in the world?"
The Pope, really confused by the questions says, "I'm
sorry, my son, there are no dwarf nuns anywhere in
the world."

The other dwarfs collapse into a heap, rolling and
laughing, pounding the floor, tears rolling down their
cheeks, as they began chanting . . . . . .
"Grumpy shagged a penguin. Grumpy shagged a penguin."
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Time to get off to bed. I hope you all have a great weekend.
Keep smiling and be kind to each other. Love and best
wishes to you all. Cheers, Merle.

Post 452 ~ ~ ~ Friday, 16th May, 2008.

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11 comments:

megz_mum said...

Hi Merle, enjoy your weekend!

JunieRose2005 said...

Dear Merle,

Hope you enjoy your week end.

We don't have anything special planned here.

Oh- I must say I love that figurine you got from your Avon lady! It's very unusual looking!


Also your flowers are very pretty!

Take care,


June

Susie said...

Hi Merle,
Loved all the cute jokes, but esp. the Sister Mary Ann joke. So appropriate for these times of high gas prices!!
Those eye drops can be so bothersome. I know both Bill and my Dad have dealt with them and it makes doing even simple things a bit of a bother.
Hope you're well otherwise..
Love and ((hugs))

Pearl said...

So sorry to hear you are having problems with your eyes. Those drops are such an inconvenience. Hope your test goes well for you.

Take good care.
Hugs,

Lady Di Tn said...

Merle
You are welcome and it does not matter that you did not remember I sent it. I do believe we will all be Catholic if the gas prices continue. Thanks again for using the jokes I send.
I have always loved that one about "When you thought I was not looking." It is so very true.
Loved the Kiss in the Box on the previous post. Peace be with you dear one and I hope all goes well with the test.

Jim said...
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Jim said...

Hi Merle -- Thanks for the heads up about Jan's birthday. Even though this is a day late I will hop over to her blog (I didn't blog yesterday, our granddaughter graduated from college so we were gone all day and half the night).

"Each of us ( parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle,teacher or friend) influences the life of a child" reminds me of Adi always watching us around here.

You will have to read your e-mail to see my deleted comment, I figured it out with a dictionary,
Cheers,
..

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Congratulations on being able to type and post after that visit to the eye doc, Merle.

I truly like the “Stretching Lady.” Matter of fact, I have the perfect spot for one in my living room. I wonder if any of my relatives still purchase Avon. I must find out.

Old Lady Lincoln said...

Dear Merle,
Some funny ones once again. I'm late getting around, so I was a day late wishing a happy birthday to your friend. We finally had some sun come out this afternoon. But the way the old joints are hurting and aching, there must be more rain coming.

Abe now has a machine that is suppose to make breathing easier for him at bedtime. He sleeps with this tubing like they put on you when in the hospital and giving you oxygen, except this machine makes the air somehow. He's only used it several nights, he's not sure yet if it's helping that much or not. But apparently the lung doctor thinks it will since he doesn't want to see him for six month.

I have to go back to the oncologist this coming Tuesday. I had a little problem with the breast ( the one that had the latest surgery) they wanted to see it again in two weeks. While at my family doctor last week getting my blood results from my three months blood work, I thought I would get his opinion, and his made a lot more sense than the oncolgoist who didn't seem to know the problem but gave me antibiotics to take to be on the safe side. My family doctor said it looked like I shirred off a little blood vessel and it caused it to turn all red and purplish looking. I didn't notice it that morning but that night while getting ready for bed I saw it, I had also mowed the yard that day. He thinks I some how twisted myself just the right way to cause it to happen. He said to keep taking the antibiotics anyway and if it was like a bruise, it would start to fade away in a few days, well it did. But the oncologist still wants to see me. In my opinion my family doctor seemed to know more than the specialist. Time to get off of here. Sleep well my friend.
Your blogging buddy,
Patty

Janice said...

Hi Merle,

Thank for the B-day wish, and I'm still chuckling over "Grumpy shaged a penguin.

Have a great day,
Janice~

Renie Burghardt said...

Dear Merle,

Oh, I like your stretching lady ornament! And the white chrysanthemums are lovely, as is the little rabbit with the roses. Such lovely gifts.

When You Thought I wasn't Looking is beautiful, and something to always remember. It's the actions, not just the words, that influence a child the most. Thank you for sharing it. Cute jokes. Loved the one about Sister Mary Ann and her special gas container. Haha. And the Seven Dwarfs at the Vatican was hilarious!

Dear Merle, I enjoyed my visit as always. I hope you're having a wonderful Sunday with good weather and a good time. I am still just getting over being a bit sick, but am planning on going to church today.

Take good care, dear Merle. See you again, soon.

Love and blessings,

Renie