Post 614 ~ ~ Monday 13th July, 2009.
Dear Friends ~~ I hope you are all doing well and life is good for you. All well here and
Life is good. I went to the doctor today and got all good news, everything is a little
better than I expected, so both of us are really pleased about that.
Then after lunch my son Geoff called in after buying a load of wood for his heater in a
town away from here and stayed awhile and pulled some weeds from my garden. He
does so much in an hour, that I couldn't do in a week. So Many thanks Geoff again.
My friend Lorraine also called but it was too wet to do much outside in drizzly rain, but
she will come another day.
Yesterday my son John, put together a new computer desk for me and it has 7 shelves
and a drawer and should keep things tidier and where I can find them. It takes quite a
lot of room in my lounge, but I am mostly on my own, so no problem. Thanks John
for getting it done. I still have a few things to sort out to go into the shelves.
My dear friend Ann sent me the first item tonight. Thank you Ann.
I need a small favor.... If it's not too much trouble.
I am going away on vacation, and I need a friend to come over and water my plants
while I am gone. The plants are mostly geraniums and begonias. In hot weather they'll probably only need water twice a day. I'll be gone only 21 days. I've attached a photo
for your reference. I'll send you a postcard. Thanks.
P.S. The ladder is in the garage.
A few from the papers . . . . . .
Who can say this sentence ?
A Chihuahua, a Doberman and a Bulldog are in a bar having a drink when a great looking
Collie comes up to them and says, "Whoever can say liver and cheese in a sentence can have me."
So the Doberman says, I love liver and cheese. The Collie replies , "That's not good enough."
The Bulldog says, "I hate liver and cheese." She says, "That's not creative enough."
Finally the Chihuahua says, " Liver alone.....cheese mine."
You can beat the giant pig.
You are riding a bike at a constant speed. On your left side is a deep valley. On your right side is a fire engine travelling at the same speed as you.
In front of you is a galloping pig which is the same size as your bike and you cannot
overtake it. Behind you is a helicopter flying at ground level.
Both the giant pig and the helicopter are also travelling at the same speed as you.
You are on a blind bend. What must you do to safely get out of this highly dangerous
Get off the children's Merry-Go-Round, you've had too much to drink.
A baby polar bear went to his Mum asking if he was really, truly sure he was a polar bear.
"Of course you are, " she said, "But ask your father if you really want to make sure."
So the baby polar bear finds Dad and asks if he is really, really sure he's a polar bear.
"Of course you are, my boy," says Dad. "You're pure white, you live in the Arctic, and
eat fish. So why ask if you are a polar bear?"
"Because I'm bloody freezing."
After I was married 25 years, I took a look at my wife one day and said, "Honey, 25
years ago, we had a cheap flat, a cheap car, slept on a sofa bed and watched a 10 inch black and white TV, but I got to sleep every night with a hot 25 year old blonde.
"Now we have a nice house, nice car, big bed and plasma screen TV, but I'm sleeping
with a 50 year old woman. It seems to me that you're not holding up your side of
"My wife is a very reasonable woman. She told me to go out and find a hot 25 year
old blonde, and she would make sure that I would once again be living in a cheap flat,
driving a cheap car, sleeping on a sofa bed ane unable to even afford a TV."
Wise advice from an old Farmer.
Your fences need to be horse high, pig tight and bull strong.
Keep pigs, bankers and lawyers at a distance.
Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.
Words that soak into your ears are whispered. . .not yelled.
Forgive your enemies. It messes up their heads.
Every path has a few puddles.
When you wallow with pigs, expect to get dirty.
The best sermons are lived, not preached.
Most of the stuff people worry about ain't never gonna happen anyway.
Don't judge people by their relatives.
Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
Sometimes you get, and sometimes you get got.
The biggest trouble maker you'll probably ever have to deal with, watches you from
your mirror every morning.
Good judgment comes from experience, and a lotta that comes from bad judgment.
Lettin' the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier than putting it back in.
Live simply. Love generously, Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.
A drunken man who smelled like beer, sat down on a subway next to a priest.
The man's tie was stained; his face was plastered with red lipstick, and a half empty
bottle of gin was sticking out of his torn coat pocket.
He opened his newspaper and began reading. After a few miutes the man turned to the priest and asked, "Say, Father, what causes arthritis?
The priest replies, "My son, it is caused by loose living, by being with cheap, wicked
women, too much alcohol, contempt for your fellow man, sleeping around with
prostitutes and lack of a bath."
The drunken man muttered in response, "Well I'll be damned." and went backto his paper.
The priest , thinking about what he said, nudged the man and apologised.
"I'm very sorry. I didn't mean to come on so strong. How long have you had arthritis.
The drunk answered, "I don't have it. Father. I was reading here that the Pope does."
A few quotes to conclude with. . .Tonight these are from a 6th century B C Chinese named Lao-tzu.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step.
Be content with what you have; rejoice the way things are. When you realize there
is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness.
Kindness in giving creates love.
I have just three things to teach you: simplicity, patience and compassion. These
three are your greatest treasures.
At the centre of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you
know what you want.
Time to say Bye for now with this post. Take great care of yourselves and each other.
May your lives be filled with joy. My love and best wishes to you all. Cheers, Merle.
Post 614 ~ ~ ~ Monday, 13th July, 2009.