Thursday, November 18, 2010


Post 713 ~ ~ ~ Thursday, 18th November, 2010.

Hello again my friends ~~ I hope your lives are going well and life is good.
I finally got the results, after 2 weeks, CT scan to check on my aneurysm.
It showed a slight increase, so I am relieved and can cope with that, and
quite likely have another scan in 6 months. The weather has been very
pleasant which makes one feel good also, if only it would stay like this -
20s C up to 30
C -- about 70s F up to 87 F. More than that is too hot for me.
I took some photos of my garden this morning to share with you.

I love Pelargoniums - a pretty one.

My favorite rose --Double Delight.

Left - Madonna Peace Lily.

Centre - Wheelbarrow of Pansies.

R. More Pelargoniums.

Left - More Pelargoniums.

Right. - A pretty pink Pelargonium.

I have a few more for another post.

First item tonight comes from Mountain Wings called "Anyway."

People are often unreasonable,
Illogical and self centered.
Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind,
People may accuse
You of selfish motives;
Be kind anyway.

If you are successful,
You will win some false friends
And some true enemies;
Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and frank,
People may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway.

What you spend years building,
Someone could destroy overnight;
Build anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness,
They may be jealous;
Be happy anyway.

The good you do today,
People will often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway.

Give the world the best you have,
And it may never be enough;
Give the world your best you have anyway.

You see, in the final analysis,
It is between you and God.

It never was between you and them anyway. ~~Keith M. Kent.

Note: This is often attributed to Mother Teresa. It was posted on
the wall of her children's home, but was actually written by Mr. Kent.
Another from Mountain Wings called "A Grave Tragedy."

A man placed some flowers on the grave of his dearly departed mother
and started back toward his car when his attention was diverted to
another man kneeling at a grave. The man seemed to be praying with
profound intensity and kept repeating, "Why did you have to die? Why
did you have to die?"

The first man approached him and said, "Sir, I don't wish to interfere
with your private grief, but this demonstration of pain is more than I
have ever seen before. For whom do you mourn so deeply? A child?
A parent?"

The mourner took a moment to collect himself, then replied . . . . .
"My wife's first husband."
My dear friend, Lady Di sent me the following list, called "ADVANTAGES
OF LIVING AFTER 50." Thank you Dianne.

Perks of reaching 50, or being over 60 and heading for 70!!

1....Kidnappers are not very interested in you.
2....In a hostage situation, you are likely to be released first.
3....No one expects you to run anywhere.
4....People call at 9pm and ask, "Did I wake you?"
5....People no longer view you as a hypochondriac.
6....There is nothing left to learn the hard way.
7....Things you buy now will not wear out.
8....You can eat supper at 4 pm.
9....You can live without sex but not without your glasses.
10...You get into intense arguments about pension plans.
11...You no longer think of speed limits as a challenge.
12...You quit trying to hold your stomach in no matter who walks into the room.
13...You sing along with elevator music.
14...Your eyes will not get much worse.
15...Your investment in health insurance is finally beginning to pay off.
16...Your joints are more accurate than the meteorologist's national weather
17...Your secrets are safe with your friends because they can't remember
them either.
18....Your supply of brain cells is finally down to manageable size.
19...You cannot remember who sent you this list.
20...In addition, you notice these are all in Big Print for your convenience.
21...Never, under any circumstances, take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the
same night.
22...Forward this to everyone you can remember right now.
Next one was sent by my friends in the U.K. Sue and Bob. Thank you.
It is called "Did I read that sign right?"


In a Laundromat: AUTOMATIC WASHING MACHINES - Please remove all your
clothes when the light goes out.

In an office: Woulld the person who removed the step ladder yesterday
please return it, otherwise further steps will be taken.

In a London department store: BARGAIN BASEMENT UPSTAIRS.

In an office: After tea break staff should empty the teapot and stand upside
down on the draining board.

Outside a secondhand shop: We exchange anything. - bicycles, washing
machines, etc. Why not bring your wife along and get a wonderful bargain?

Notice in a Health Food Shop: Closed due to illness.

Spotted in a safari park: ELEPHANTS PLEASE STAY IN YOUR CAR.

Seen during a conference: For anyone who has children and doesn't know
it, there is a day care on the 1st Floor.

Notice in a farmer's field: The farmer allows walkers to cross the field for free,
but the bull charges.

Message on a leaflet: If you cannot read, this leaflet will tell you how to
get lessons.

On a shoe repair shop: We can repair anything. (Please knock hard on the door-
the bell doesn't work.)

In a phone box in Birmingham: If this phone is out of order please ring 151.

Last one tonight was sent by my son Geoff, who will be visiting tomorrow
night. Thanks Geoff - good one - called "Sick Leave."

I urgently needed a few days off work, but I know the Boss would not
allow me to take leave.

I thought that maybe if I acted 'Crazy" then he would tell me to take a
few days off.

So I hung upside down on the ceiling and made funny noises.

My co-worker (who is blonde) asked me what I was doing.

I told her that I was pretending to be a light bulb so that the Boss might
think I was "Crazy" and give me a few days off.

A few minutes later, the Boss came into the office and asked, "What are
you doing?"

I told him I was a light bulb.

He said, "You are clearly stressed out, Go home and recuperate for a couple
of days."

I jumped down and walked out of the office....

When my co-worker (the blonde) followed me, the Boss asked her, "And
where do you think you are going?"

You are gonna LOVE this...




She said, "I'm going home, too. I can't work in the dark."

Well that is it for this post, I hope you got a chuckle or two. Enjoy your
lives and be kind to each other. Love and best wishes to you all.
Cheers, Merle.

Post 713 ~~~ Thursday, 18th November, 2010.


Dave said...

Glad to hear no bad news about your scan Merle!
Sounds like wonderful weather.... nice too that your son's coming to visit today! *Smile*

Have a wonderful weekend, and I'll see you when I get back from vacation!

Jack K. said...

Good to know that your scan showed nothing real serious.

Your flower photos are beautiful.

Maybe that blond wasn't as dumb as one might think.

Take care.

Lady Di Tn said...

Your flowers are absolutely beautiful. Glad to hear you got good news on the scan and you are having wonderful weather. Thanks for sharing the laughs with us. Can't work in the dark is Priceless. Loved the poem and its message. Wishing you enough. Peace

jel said...

purty flowers,

thanks for the laughs

glad to hear that ya can cope with it , I would miss ya if ya couldn't


Margaret Cloud said...

I am glad the news was not too bad. Your flowers are so beautiful. Loved the Mountain Wing one, so true, I disagree with #6, but the list is so true for us oldies. That list from Sue, had me laughing all the way through. Thanks for all the good laughs. Have a nice weekend.

Big Dave T said...

I love your flowers. Do they have petunias over there? That's about the only flower I can get to flourish in my yard, especially the "super petunia." Just one super petunia can really bring some color to a planter.

Liked your jokes too.

Anytime the doctor says, see you in six months, that's a good thing.

Patty said...

Dear Merle,
So glad your report was pretty good. That means it's not enlarging too quickly and it's nice they are keeping a check on it. My brother found out he actually has two one is a descending and one is an ascending in his aorta. They are also (for now) just watching his.

I know what you mean about the weather, I like it around 75 to 80. That's plenty warm for me. I like the weather so we don't really have to run the AC too much and it would be wonderful not to run gas for heating in the winter. If only I could find a place that has year round temp of 75 to 80. LOL

Your flowers are beautiful. Hope you had a nice visit with your son and his wife and he got your garden cleaned up for you.

Loved the joke about the grieving man. Have a wonderful week-end.
Love, Patty

Mountain Mama said...

I'm glad the scan is good news. Praise the Lord!!!
I love the jokes and am still chuckling about the light bulb. LOL!!!
All's well here. We are expecting snow on Sunday though. Time to batten down the hatches once again.
Take care dear. Love & hugs!!!!

Jim said...

Hi Merle ~~ That was good news about your aneurysm. The best news was earlier when they found it. Those are dubbed 'Silent Killers."
Your flowers are beautiful. And there are still more.
Finally, that John really enjoys his motorcycle doesn't he! I am envious although I still might get one. My license for it is just renewed.

Gina E. said...

Glad to read that you finally got the results from the test, and they aren't bad. We were right in thinking "no news is good news", weren't we!
Thanks for posting the photos of your garden - I was starting to wonder if I had gone overboard with mine, but I've admired yours, so I guess mine are okay too! I had one of those Pelargoniums in a pot, but it's gone to God. I'll have to get another one, they are quite stunning.

Rob said...

Hi Merle, thanks for showing us your lovely flowers. The Peace Lily looks much better than mine does.

Joy Des Jardins said...

Your flowers are so beautiful Merle...not too many left here these days. Getting colder and more like winter weather. Thanksgiving is tomorrow, and I have many things to be thankful my dear friend, are one of them.

Take care of happy and healthy...Much love, Joy

Anonymous said...

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