Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Update #2

Hi all, its Wed evening here in Australia and my big Sister is still in hospital, in fact the proposed move from ICU to a Ward hasn't happened yet so I guess we can safely deduce from that she is still a sick lady.

She was cheered considerably to hear that she had 18 of you wishing her well, she really misses her computer and blog and as this her 9th day away from her comfort zone I can well imagine the turmoil she is feeling.

Apart from passing along her thanks for all the prayers and good wishes the only other thing I can do Is find a joke for you so it will feel like a visit to Merle's blog.

I’ll hold the chickens.

A farmer stopped by the local mechanic shop to have his truck fixed. They couldn't do it while he waited, so he said he didn't live far and would just walk home.

On the way home he stopped at the hardware store and bought a bucket and a gallon of paint. He then stopped by the feed store and picked up a couple of chickens and a goose. However, struggling outside the store he now had a problem - how to carry his entire purchases home.

While he was scratching his head he was approached by a little old lady who told him she was lost. She asked, "Can you tell me how to get to 1603 Mockingbird Lane?"

The farmer said, "Well, as a matter of fact, my farm is very close to
that house. I would walk you there but I can't carry this lot."

The old lady suggested, "Why don't you put the can of paint in the
bucket. Carry the bucket in one hand; put a chicken under each arm and carry the goose in your other hand?"

Why thank you very much," he said and proceeded to walk the old girl home.

On the way he says "Let's take my short cut and go down this alley. We'll be there in no time."

The little old lady looked him over cautiously then said, "I am a lonely widow without a husband to defend me. How do I know that when we get in the alley you won't hold me up against the wall, pull up my skirt, and have your way with me?"

The farmer said, "Holy smokes lady! I'm carrying a bucket, and a gallon of paint, two chickens, and a goose. How in the world could I possibly hold you up against the wall and do that?"

The old lady replied, "Set the goose down, cover him with the bucket, put the paint on top of the bucket, and I'll hold the chickens."


Dave said...

Worried about Merle... but keeping her in my prayers Peter.

Great joke too...!

Anonymous said...

Merle, you are in my thoughts and in my prayers. You are missed very much and loved...

Healing Hugs & Thoughts,


Joy Des Jardins said...

Thank you're such a good brother. I know Merle is anxious to go home...we all want her home too. I want her to know how much I'm thinking about her and love her...please tell her Peter. I can only send her (((((healing hugs)))))from far away; but I'm sending them. ~Joy xo

Anonymous said...

Peter thank you for the update. First I was elated to see a new date then deflated to hear she is still not well.
Prayers to God for her healing. She is one spunky Lady.

Anonymous said...

Regret that Merle is still in ICU...continuing prayers for her recovery and restoration to her home, computer and blog. Thank you so much for keeping us updated on how she's doing. Now that was quite a joke (very helpful "old lady" to be sure).

HORIZON said...

Oh no!! Missing Merle so much- please pass on my love and wishes for her to get better soon. Thinking of you all. Waving frantically across the ocean- Come on Merle!!! xx

jel said...

sending her much love!
bigg huggs!

that joke was a HOOT!

Sue @ Not the Good Scissors! said...

Sending Merle many get well wishes. I will keep her in my prayers. I enjoy her very much. She is a special lady.

Jim said...

Hi Peter. You are a good brother indeed. Many times I hear from Merle that you have come to her rescue.

I do hope someone closer than I am will get her some chocolate. That might be her magical potion. Seems her prayer showed it to be a temptation.

Merle is in my prayers, she has been for quite a while now. But this will be special prayers until she is out of the ICU and then out from the hospital.


Anonymous said...

It won't be long before you are home and entertaining us again!



HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Hello least I hope this will be passed on to you as you mend in the hospital!! Fristly, and most importantly, take things easy and rest while you allow the experts to take care of you in your time of need!! I will be thinking of you daily until your return. All the way from Texas, USA!!! Secondly, Jim came by and let me know you were hospitalized. Sending giant comforting hugs your way!!!

PEA said...

Thank you so much Peter for keeping us updated on Merle. Please let her know that we are all thinking of her and praying that she can soon go home. I'd be in a panic by now, being away from my computer for so long! lol She is one of the loveliest ladies I've ever known and we don't want anything to happen to her, we need her here in the blogging world:-) Sending big healing hugs from Canada. Love you dear lady. xoxo

Lady Di Tn said...

Once again I popped over to find you are the one giving the updates and I thank you as our dear friend is in our prayers and thoughts. Please tell her that "I wish her Enough" and she will know what I mean. Thanks again for keeping us informed. Peace

Mountain Mama said...

Thank you Peter for keeping us informed. Merle has been in my prayers too. I hope she will soon be back home and finding more jokes for us. She is a very sweet lady and we all love her dearly. Interesting how we can love our blog friends so much. Please tell her hello from Mountain Mama and give her a big hug too.

Big Dave T said...

Thanks for the update, Peter. No offense, but the jokes don't seem the same when Merle's not telling them. I hope she's back soon but not too soon. She probably needs to take a break and relax a bit. Good thing she has a brother like you to fill in.

It's kind of like the old Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. We liked to watch Jay Leno when he'd fill in from time to time, but it was nice to see Johnny back in his old spot too.

Wish her well and I'll say a prayer for her speedy recovery.

audrey` said...

We missed you on the bloggerland, Merle. We're still praying for you. Please take very good care of yourself, dearest friend (((HUGS)))

Patty said...

Dear Merle, I'm so sorry, I had no idea all of this has been going on. I had been remembering you in my prayers because of the aorta thing going on. Hope you will soon be in a room, then back home. It does take us longer to recuperate as we get older, believe me I know. It's nice that Peter is keeping us updated. Again, I'm so sorry i haven't been around. Between Abe having some test done and then our one daughter Becky, it seems to keep me hopping. This coming Monday Becky will be going in to have a kidney operation. At first, according to the family doctor, she made it sound like they would remove the kidney. But this specialist that does robotic type surgery said he thinks he can save 2/3 of it. She has a tumor in it. Just goes to show you, clean living doesn't always mean anything. She never smoked or drinks and she has a tumor that could be cancer. Doctor told her, he'll make about five small incisions, and do it through those, and if all goes well, she'll go home on Tuesday. She also has never had any kidney stones. They found Abe's aorta repaired looks like another spot is bulging close to the repair job. He's also got a cyst in his one kidney, but they saw almost everyone over the age of 50 have that. We're waiting to see what the hear doctor has to say. I'm sure they are just going to watch it for a while. And if they have to do something, perhaps they can do it through the groin like they said this new procedure allows them to do now. Keep hanging in there, get better soon. Make sure you eat your spinach to get your strength back, isn't that what Popeye always says, I eat my spinach. Thinking of you and again, I feel terrible for not coming by before now. Hope they give you something good to eat for Easter tomorrow. Love, Patty

Janice said...

Thank you for the update. Please tell Merle that she is in my prayers.


Granny Annie said...

Merle is definitely still in my thoughts and prayers. Meanwhile she will be pleased at how well you are "holding down the fort". Thanks for keeping us posted.

Gina E. said...

Hi Peter, thank you from me too. Merle gave me the name of the hospital and the phone number, but I've lost the bloody bit of paper, dammit. I remember which hospital it was, so I could still ring up, but I don't know Merle's surname, and I can't very ask the switch girl "How's Merle?" I'm not far from there, so I could drop in, but it may not be convenient, so please just give her my love when you are passing on everybody's messages... tar muchly.