Tuesday, May 17, 2011

A Hug Certificate for you!

Post 735 ~ ~ Tuesday, 17th May, 2011.

Hello my dear friends ~~ I don't promise to do a very long post as I am
tired tonight and my eyesight is awful at night. And also during the day.
I am feeling much better, but it sure has been a busy day. First my
Home Care Lady came, did my washing and hung it out and it was a
great day. Next I had to get a taxi and go to Physio where I met a lovely
girl named Anni and she gave me quite a bit of hope. I had been told to
only walk with the walking frame and therefore thought I might never
get off it. But this lady had me walk across the room and back alone
and said we would soon get to a walking stick, so I am hopeful.
To think I walked in to the hospital alone and unaided like a lamb to the

To continue with this busy day - my hairdresser came to my home and
cut and blow waved my hair, so that was great after the long lanky do
I had before. Then bless her heart, she brought in my washing for me,
then wanted to know if I needed anything from the shops. Lovely lady.
Then my friend Lorraine came and caught up with me and brought me
some of her special savoury scones, with bacon, capsicim and parsley
in them. She rolls the pastry out, puts filling in, then rolls the pastry
and cut into slices. I had my cousins Phyll and Gordon come then to
visit so we had a nice afternoon tea. Phyll brought soup and cake etc.
I hope all that hasn't bored you too much. And I will get round to all
of you who left messages and reply very soon individually.

Now first the title of this post - A Hug Certificate for you, sent by my
friend in Canberra. Thank you Linda. A great poem.
Dedicated to all my kind and caring blogging friends.

If I could catch a rainbow
I would do it just for you
And share with you its beauty
On the days you're feeling blue.

If I could build a mountain
You could call your very own;
A place to find serenity,
A place to be alone.

If I could take your troubles
I would toss them in the sea,
But all these things, I'm finding,
Are impossible for me.

I cannot build a mountain
Or catch a rainbow fair,
But let me be what I know best,
A friend who's always there.

Now to find a couple of jokes for you.
Happy IVGLGSW Day!

Today is International Very Good Looking, Damn Smart Woman's Day
so please send this message to someone you think fits the description
Please do not send it back to me as I have already received it from a
Very Good Looking, Damn Smart Woman. Remember this motto to
live by. Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of
arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to
skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, wine in the other, totally worn
out and screaming 'WOOO HOOOOO what a ride!!

Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what happened.

The hardest years in life are those between ten and seventy.

Old age ain't no place for sissies.

Thirty-five is when you finally get your head together and your body
starts falling apart.

If you can't be a good example ~ then you'll just have to be a
horrible warning.

I'm not going to vacuum until Dyson makes one you can ride on.

Behind every successful man is a surprised woman.

Nobody can make you feel inferior without your permission.

When life hands you lemons, ask for tequila and salt and call me over.

Next one from my friend of lond standing, Barbara.
It is called "Goodbye Mum" Thanks Barbara.

A young man shopping in a supermarket noticed a little old lady following
him around. If he stopped, she stopped. She kept staring at him.

She finally overtook him at the checkout, and she turned to him and said,
"I hope I haven't made you uncomfortable. It's just that you look so
much like my late son."

He answered, "That's okay."

"I know it's silly, but if you called out "Goodbye Mum" as I leave the
store, it would make me feel so happy."

She went through the checkout, and as she was on her way out of the
store, the man called out, "Goodbye Mum."

The little old lady waved and smiled back at him.

Peased he had brought a little sunshine into someone's day, he went
to pay for his groceries.

"That comes to $121.85," said the clerk.

"How come so much? I only bought 5 items."

The clerk replied, "Yeah, but your Mother said you would be paying
for her things too."

Bet you thought this was going to be a tear-jerker.
Don't trust little old ladies!!!

Next is from my good friend, Gina in Melbourne. It is called
"Women who know Their Place." Thanks Gina.

Barbara Walters did a story on gender roles in Kabul, Afghanistan
several years before the Afghan conflict. She noted that women
customarilt walked five paces behind their husbands.

She returned to Kabul recently and observed that women still
walked behind their husbands, Despite the overthrow of the
oppressive Taliban regime, the women seem happy to maintain
the old custom.

Ms Walters approached one of the Afghani women and asked,
"Why do you now seem happy with an old custom that you once
tried so hard to change?"

The woman replied, " Land Mines."
Lastly a few warnings against Alcohol from Linda. Thanks again.

WARNING: The consumption of alcohol may leave you wondering
what the hell happened to your bra and panties.

WARNING: The consumption of alcohol may make you think you
are whispering when you are not.

WARNING: The consumption of alcohol may cause you to tell your
friends over and over that you love them.

WARNING: The consumption of alcohol may cause you to think you
can sing.

WARNING: The consumption of alcohol may cause pregnancy.

WARNING: The consumption of alcohol may create the illusion that
you are tougher, smarter, faster and better looking than most people.

WARNING: The consumption of alcohol may lead you to think that
people are laughing WITH you.

WARNING: The consumption of alcohol may be a major factor in
getting your a*s kicked.

WARNING: the crumsumpten of alcohol may Mack you tink you
Kan tpye reel gode.

Well that is all for tonight, I will return!!! Thanks for reading. My
love and best wishes to you all. Cheers, Merle.

Post 735 ~ ~ Tuesday, 17th May, 2011.


Gina E. said...

Great to see you back to your old form, Merle! I am happy for you that so many people nearby are looking after you in many ways. I did extra little things for my home care clients that lived near me when I was working. It means a lot to have your washing taken off the line when it looks like rain and you can't get out there yourself!

PEA said...

Bless your heart, dearest Merle, it's soooooo good to know that you're home again and recovering. I can well imagine what a shock it was to go in for a minor surgery and end up being there for over a month with so many other problems!! God knew that you were still needed here on earth so He made sure he brought you back to us:-) Can't imagine a world without our Merle!!!

I'm so glad that you're getting all kinds of help and it makes you realize how many caring people you have in your life:-) As you recover, know that we are all praying for you. xoxo

Jack K. said...

Merle, what a blessing you are. Glad to learn that things are going better than you first anticipated.

Loved the jokes. I know my wife is surprised about the things I do. Some of them are successful.

I know that I am not completely worthless, I can always serve as a bad example.

If you find the time, you might want to look at the photos I posted of our recent trip to the Netherlands. The tulips were spectacular. And the windmills are something else.

Take care.

Rob said...

Hi Merle, glad to see you're improving, it's always good to have hope. I wasn't bored by your post all, it did make me feel hungry though!

Gigi Ann said...

So glad to see you back and sounding like yourself again. I sure hope you are feeling much better. Your jokes were good ones today and gave me a few chuckles, esp. the one about Barbara Walters.

I hope you continue to get well and enjoy your week.

ancient one said...

Came by for a smile and got one... Thanks Merle..

Gledwood said...

I'm very glad things are going well Merle and you're still getting better


audrey` said...

It's very great to hear that you're getting on very well. Please take it easy, dearest friend Merle :)

Dave said...

It's so wonderful to see you back, and to see how many friends you have that help you out. *Smile*

Wonderful post Merle, and I'm so very happy to have you back! *hugs*

Big Dave T said...

Great jokes and it's great to have you back and in fine form. You'll always be a IVGLGSW in my book.

Joy Des Jardins said...

You've had a lot of people visiting and helping out Merle...and that's as it should be. You sound good dear friend. I know you will get your strength and stamina back before you know it. Just make sure you do what you have to...I'm just so glad you're home and back with us. So much love... ~Joy

Lady Di Tn said...

Sounds like you have been a rather busy little woman. With determination you will walk again unaided. I had to lol at being a "horrible warning" and the alcohol warnings were right on. Wishing you the most of every day. Peace and Love

HORIZON said...

Lovely to hear that you've had some nice people to help out Merle and please let Peter know l'm asking after him too. Just so glad to see you back with the jokes and looking on the brighter side of things. Those savoury scones sound delicious!!
Loved the joke about the old lady and the shopping bill- lol.
Thanks for the hug certificate too. We've missed you!!

Jim said...

Hi Merle ~~ It is soooooo good to have you back with us. If you wanted to confuse us with your typing you'd better have one more glass of, wine?

With all that Kathy and Kate did for you there wasn't much more for the home health lady to do, was there! Your kids take good care of you, that's for sure.

I missed your first post so I had to go read it to. It really is good to hear that you are doing so good!

My dad used a walking frame for a little while. He forgot to use it one time and that time he lost his balance and fell. He broke his hip and consequently had to be either in bed or his mobile chair for the rest of his life.
We don't want that to happen to you so don't be trying to make it around until they Physio person says you can.

Margaret Cloud said...

Sorry to hear you were in the hospital, glad you are home. I have been off blogging for a few weeks, my husband has some medical problems. Glad to see you have some help, it helps. I like the inside every older person, it is so true old age is not for sissies. I liked the rest. Have a good weekend.

Granny Annie said...

I continue to be happy that you are back. You have given me my new motto: "If you can't be a good example ~ then you'll just have to be a
horrible warning." You are the greatest Merle.

Deborah Wilson said...

Dear Merle,

I'm glad that you are having good days with such good friends and family - they are most precious to us and make us happy and feel comforted.

Walking again - you Will! You just need a little time to rehabilitate and get stronger.

Those walking frames are good - but they can be dangerous too. So be very careful to not get in a hurry and to make sure that you have your balance.

Thanks for the smiles..:)

JunieRose2005 said...

Hi Merle,
(I posted this at my blog, too)

Good to hear from you but so sorry to hear you've been in hospital and hope you're doing ok now- I don't get around to visit as much as I use to- sorry. These pictures are not recent of C. and me . We've not been doing too well either-Chas hurt his leg real bad just before our anniversary April 27th- It was our 50th- but we had to postpone a trip we had planned-He's still recovering-and we hope to do something in the next few weeks for our anniversary!

Take care-

Love, June

Patty said...

So happy you are back once again, and sounds like improving each day. It does seem to take us longer to recuperate as we get older, I have found that out. As usual, like all of the jokes and one lines. Especially this one:If you can't be a good example ~ then you'll just have to be a horrible warning. LOL, that's me. Happy week-end.

Mountain Mama said...

Hello Dear Merle. I'm so glad to hear you are feeling much better. I have been praying for you.
It soyunds like you have had some very nice people caring for you,. Wwhat a blessing that is.
Your poem is great and the joke about land mines gave me a good chuckle too.
Keep on getting better. It's so nice to have you blogging again.
Love & Hugs

jel said...

it is good to see ya back,
I'm glad that ya got some good people looking out for ya!

love your jokes

big hugg