Post 692 ~ ~ ~ Thursday, 15th July, 2010.
Hi Again Everyone ~~ I hope you are all keeping well and feeling much
better than I am at the moment. I am in a lot of pain and it hurts to
walk today. I have taken tablets which I hope will help, so I decided to
try to do a post as it was due. Last night, I had four cousins visit, which
was really nice - a couple I hadn't seen for about 20 years, so it was
great catching up. We enjoyed the time together and the meal I made.
I still owe four of my friends a reply, which hopefully will follow this effort.
Your comments are much appreciated and I will get to them, I promise.
We have had a couple of very cold days, and it was hard to keep warm,
so I guess this pain etc is a result. Better weather today.
My first item tonight was sent to me by a blogging friend, Connie. It is
a nice story about a dog. Thanks Connie and Rob.
Mary and Jim had a dog named Lucky. Lucky was a real character.
Whenever Mary and Jim had company come for a weekend visit, they
warned their friends not to leave their luggage open because Lucky
would help himself to whatever struck his fancy. Inevitably, someone
would forget and something would come up missing.
Mary or Jim would go to Lucky's toy box in the basement and there
the treasure would be, amid all pf Lucky's other favorite toys. Lucky
always stashed his finds in his toy box and there they stayed.
It happened that Mary found out she had breast cancer. Something
told her she was going to die of this disease . . . in fact she was just
sure it was fatal.
She scheduled the double mastectomy, fear riding her shoulders.
The night before she was to go to hospital she cuddled with Lucky.
A thought struck her. . .what would happen to Lucky? Although
the three year old dog liked Jim, he was Mary's dog through and
through. If I die, Lucky will be abandoned, Mary thought. He won't
understand that I didn't want to leave him. The thought made her
sadder than thinking of her own death.
The double mastectomy was harder on Mary than her doctors had
anticipated and Mary was hospitalized for over two weeks. Jim took
Lucky for his evening walk faithfully, but the little dog just drooped,
whining and miserable.
Finally the day came for Mary to leave hospital. When she arrived
home, Mary was so exhausted she couldn't even make it up the
steps to her bedroom. Jim made his wife comfortable on the couch
and left her to nap....
Lucky stood watching Mary but didn't come to her when she called.
It made Mary sad but sleep soon overcame her and she dozed.
When Mary woke for a second she couldn't understand what was
wrong. She couldn't move her head and her body felt heavy and hot.
But panic soon gave way to laughter when Mary realized the problem.
She was covered, literally blanketed, with every treasure Lucky owned.
While she slept. the sorrowing dog had made trip after trip to the
basement bringing his beloved mistress all his favorite things in life.
He had covered her with his love.
Mary forgot about dying. Instead she and Lucky began living again,
walking further and further every day. It's been 12 years now,
and Mary is still cancer free. Lucky still steals treats and stashes
them in his toy box but Mary remains his greatest treasure.
Remember ....Live every day to the fullest. Each minute is a blessing
from God. And never forget...the people who make a difference in
our lives, are not the ones with the most credentials, the most money
or the most awards. They are the ones who care for us.
Live simply..Love seriously...Care deeply...Speak kindly. Leave the
rest to God.
X Wife Takes All.
After 15 years of marriage, Kate leaves her husband Danny.
Danny lost everything to his X wife, so thinking he was going
insane he takes a little walk through the forest. As he was walking
his foot hits a lamp and a genie comes out. "I'll give you three
wishes BUT everything you get, your wife gets twice as much," said
Danny wishes for a car and his wife got twice as many cars. The he
wished for a house and his wife got two houses. Then Danny
asked the genie to choke him half to death.
Now one for the men. Male Assertiveness.
A mild mannered man was tired of being bossed around by his wife,
so he went to a psychiatrist.
The psychiatrist said he needed to build his self-esteem, and so he
gave him a book on assertiveness, which he read on the way home.
He had finished the book by the time he reached his house.
The man stormed into the house and walked up to his wife.
Pointing a finger in her face he said, "From now on, I want
you to know that I am the man of the house, and my word
is law. I want you to prepare a gourmet meal tonight, and when
I am finished eating my meal, I expect a sumptuous dessert
Then after dinner, you're going to draw me my bath
so I can relax. And when I am finished with my bath, guess who's
going to dress me and comb my hair?"
"The funeral director," said his wife.
The Great News.
The newly wed wife said to her husband when he returned from
work "I have great news for you. Pretty soon, we're going to be
three in this house of two."
Her husband ran to her with a smile on his face and delight in his eyes.
He was glowing with happiness and kissing his wife when she said,
"I'm glad that you feel this way since tomorrow morning, my mother
moves in with us."
Funny Blind Date.
Once there was a girl who wanted a boyfriend. Her mom wanted
to help her. so she set up a blind date for her daughter.
When the girl got back from the date, she said, :That was the worst
night of my life."
"Why is that?" her mom asked."
"He owns a 1922 Rolls Royce."
"Isn't that a good thing?"
"He's the original owner, mom."
Programmer and the Frog.
A programmer was crossing a one day when a frog called out
to him and said, "If you kiss me, I'll turn into a beautiful Princess."
He bent over and picked up the frog and put it in his pocket. The
frog spoke again and said, "If you kiss me I will turn into a
beautiful princess and I will stay with you for one week."
The programmer took the frog out of his pocket, smiled at it
and returned it to the pocket. The frog then cried out, "If you
kiss me and turn me back into a princess. I'll stay with you and
do anything you want." Again the programmer took the frog
out, smiled at it and put it it back into his pocket.
Finally, the frog asked, "What is the matter? I've told you I'm
a beautiful princess that I'll stay with you for a week and do
anything you want. Why won't you kiss me?"
The programmer said, "Look I'm a programmer, I don't have
time for a girlfriend --but a talking frog, now that's cool.
Finally a couple of short one from my friend Linda L. Thank you.
A distraught senior citizen phoned her doctor's office. "Is it true,"
she wanted to know, "that the medication, you prescribed has
to be taken for the rest of my life?"
"Yes I'm afraid so," the doctor told her.
There was a moment of silence.
Before the senior lady replied, "I'm wondering, then
Just how serious is my condition, because this prescription
is marked 'NO REFILLS' "
An older gentleman was on the operating table awaiting surgery.
And he insisted that his son, a renowned surgeon, perform the
operation. As he was about to get the anesthesia, he asked to
speak his son.
"Yes, Dad, what is it?"
"Don't be nervous , son; do your best and just remember if it
doesn't go well and something happens to me, Your mother
is going to come and live with you and your wife...."
Enough for this post. Enjoy yourselves and look after each
other. Be kind and smile at someone. Love and best wishes
to you all. Cheers, Merle.
Post 692 ~ ~ ~ Thursday, 15th July, 2010.