Post 703 ~ ~ ~ Saturday, 18th September, 2010.
Here we are again my friends ~~ I hope all is well with you
and your families and I hope life is good for you. My life has
improved somewhat this week. I was assessed by an Age
Assessment Lady who found I had no sign of Alzheimers, or
any other major defect of significance. She recommended I
remain in my home for the time being at least.I had thoughts
of moving into residential care but can manage quite well
for now. The test was very thorough, so coming through it
smiling was very good.
The first item tonight was sent by my dear friend Patty and
it is called "And Then it is Winter". Thank you Patty.
You know, time has a way of moving quickly and catching
you unaware of the passing years.
It seems just yesterday that I was young, just married and
embarking on my new life with my mate. And yet it seems
like eons ago, and I wonder where all the years went.
I know I lived them all.
And I have glimpses of how it was back then and of all my
hopes and dreams . . . But here it is, the winter of my life
and it catches me by surprise . . .How did I get here so fast?
Where did the years go and where did my youth go?
I remember well , , , seeing older people through the years
and thinking that those older people were years away from me
and that winter was so far off that I could not fathom it or
imagine what it would be like . . . But, here it is . . . my friends
are retired and getting gray . . . Not like the ones that I
remember who were young and vibrant... but like me, their age
is beginning to show and we are now those older folks that we
used to see and never thought we'd be.
Each day now, I find that just getting a shower is a real target
for the day. And taking a nap is not a treat anymore . . . it's
mandatory. Cause if I don't on my own free will, I just fall
asleep where I sit.
And so, now I enter into this new season of my life unprepared
for all the aches and pains and the loss of strength and ability
to go and do the things that I wish I had done but never did.
But at least I know that though winter has come, and I'm not
sure how long it will last . . .this I know, when it's over, . . .
it's over . . .Yes I have regrets. There are things I wish I hadn't
done . . . .things I should have done, but indeed, there are
many things I'm happy to have done. It's all in a lifetime.
And, if you're not in your winter yet . . . let me remind you that
it will be here faster than you think. So whatever you would like
to accomplish in your life, please do it quickly. Don't put things
off too long.
Life goes by quickly .. So do what you can today, as you never
can be sure whether this is your winter or not.
You have no promise that you will see all the seasons of your
life . . .so, live for good today and say all the things that you
want your loved ones to remember , , ,
and hope that they appreciate and love you for all the things
you have done for them in all the years past!!
"Life is a gift to you. The way you live your life is your gift to
those who come after. Make it a fantastic one."
LIVE IT WELL----ENJOY TODAY----DO SOMETHING FUN---
BE HAPPY---- BE THANKFUL!!!! GOD LOVES YOU!!!!
A Mountain Wings joke - Kissing a Nun.
A taxi cab driver got a call to pick up someone from the
airport. When he got there, he was surprised to see a nun
waiting for the taxi. As she climbed into the car she gave
the driver the address, the driver noticed how beautiful she
was. As he drove on, he kept looking into his rear-view
mirror at her. The nun couldn't help but notice him looking
at her. Finally, the cab driver said, "You know Sister, I think
you are really quite beautiful."
"Well, thank you," she answered.
The driver went on,"I've always had a fantasy of kissing a nun."
"Really?" she asked. "Well then pull over." The driver did so.
Then the nun asked him a few questions. "Are you married?"
"No" said the driver. "Are you Catholic?" "Yes" said the man.
"Well all right then," she said and stepped out of the car and
gave him a big kiss on the lips.
The driver felt so ashamed that he decided to tell her the
truth. "Sister, I have to tell you the truth: I AM married and
I'm NOT a Catholic."
Put the coffee down Dave!!!
"That's okay," smiled the nun. My name's Henry and I'm going
to a Halloween party."
Morals of the story:
1. Don't kiss other women if you are married.
2. Don't lie.
3. Don't look and stare if you shouldn't touch.
4. Keep your fantasies to yourself.
5. With many people, what is behind them catches up with
them, because they can't stop thinking about the past.
6. If you kiss a frog, it is still a frog.
7. Sharpen your discernment.
Next two jokes from my Canberra friend Linda. Nice to have
a friend in Canberra. First An Irish Love Story.Thanks Linda.
An elderly man lay dying in his bed. While suffering the
agonies of impending death, he suddenly smelled the aroma
of his favourite scones wafting up the stairs.
He gathered his remaining strength, and lifted himself from
the bed. Leaning on the wall, he slowly made his way out of
the bedroom and with even greater effort, gripping the railing
with both hands, he crawled downstairs.
With laboured breath, he leaned against the door frame, gazing
into the kitchen. Were it not for death's agony, he would have
thought himself in heaven already, for there, spread out on the
table were literally hundreds of his favourite scones.
Was it heaven? Or was it one final act of love from his devoted
Irish wife of sixty years, seeing to it that he left this world a
Mustering one great final effort, he threw himself towards the
table landing on his knees in rumpled posture.
His aged and withered hand trembled towards a scone at the
edge of the table. when it was suddenly smacked by his wife
with a wooden spoon....
"P**s off" she said, "They're for the funeral."
Last one tonight. Thanks Linda. I called it "Boots."
A lady went into a bar in San Antonio and saw a cowboy
with his boots propped up on the table. He had the
biggest boots she had ever seen. The woman asked the
cowboy if it's true what they say about men with big feet.
The cowboy grinned and said, " Shore is, little lady. Why don't
you come on out to the bunkhouse and let me prove it to you."
The woman wanted to find out for herself, so she spent the
night with him. The next morning, she handed him a $100 bill.
Blushing, he said, "Well, thankee Ma'am. Ah'm real flattered.
Ain't nobody ever paid for my services before. - Coffee Dave.
The woman replied, "Don't be flattered . . take the money and
buy yourself some boots that fit."
Well, that is it for tonight folks. I hope you enjoyed a smile
or two. And also enjoyed the Winter story too. Take great
care of yourselves and each other. My love and best wishes
to you all. Cheers, Merle.
Post 703 ~ ~ ~ Saturday, 18th September, 2010.