Tuesday, August 02, 2011


Post 747 ~ ~ ~ Tuesday, 2nd August, 2011.

Hello again my friends ~~ Just a quick post tonight to let you know how I got on
with the Heart Specialist yesterday, and to thank everyone who sent comments
and said prayers for a good result. Well I think I got a good report ~~ basically
I see him again in 3 months. He seemed happy with this as I have no dizziness
or distress from the low heart rate. He mentioned a pacemaker and said I should
go to Melbourne and have tests to see if there are any blockages in arteries.

Before I go back I have to have blood tests (naturally) and also a 24 hour tester
to take blood pressure and heart rate every half hour, during normal activities.
So we will see how it goes until then. Meanwhile I hope you are all doing well
and enjoying your lives. I feel brighter with the flowers and lemon tree that
Geoff planted for me. Anything new and pretty gives one a lift.

I hope to get around to answering everyone tomorrow. My granddaughter came
to take me to the appointment and we were there nearly 2 hours. She had to
go home today to work this e
vening, and she lives 3 hours away. Thank you
Kristen ~~ much appreciated, and I love you. I also did shopping with my carer lady,
so am a little tired. But all stocked up again.

First item came to me from my good friend, Lady Di. It is called "Marbles" Thanks Dianne.

Once you let them go, you can't get them back, so I am going to tie you to my
heart so I never lose you.

Send the poem below to all your friends. Just smile and say:

Dear Lord,
I know you're watching over me
And I'm feeling truly blessed,
For no matter what I pray for
You always know what's best.

I have this circle of e mail friends
Who mean the world to me.
Some days I 'send' and 'send'
At other times I let them be.

I am so blessed to have these friends
With whom I've grown so close.
So this little poem I dedicate to them
Because to me they are the 'Most.'

When I see each name download
And view the message they have sent;
I know they've thought of me that day
And 'well wishes' was their intent.

So to you my friends, I would like to say
Thank you for being a part
Of all my daily contacts,
This comes right from my heart.

God bless you is my prayer today
I'm honored to call you 'friend';
I pray the Lord will keep you safe
Until we write again..

We can't afford to lose our Marbles. . . For Life is too Short.

First joke comes from my cousin Karyn in New Zealand. Thanks.
The Italian Wedding Test.

I was a very happy man.
My wonderful girlfriend and I had been dating for over a year.
So we decided to get married.

There was only one thing bothering me.
It was her beautiful younger sister, Sofia.
My prospective sister-in-law was twenty-two, wore very
tight mini-skirts, and generally was bra-less.

She would regularly bend down when she was near me.
I always got more than a nice view.
It had to be deliberate.
She never did it around anyone else.

One day she called me and asked me to come over
"To check my sister's wedding invitations", she said.
She was alone when I arrived.
She whispered to me that she had feelings and desires for me
That she couldn't overcome anymore.

She told me that she wanted me just once before I got married.
She said, "Before you commit your life to my sister".
Well I was in total shock and I couldn't say a word.

She said, " I'm going upstairs to my bedroom."
She said, " If you want one last wild fling,
just come up and have me."

I was stunned and frozen in shock as I watched her go upstairs,
I stood there for a moment. Then turned and made a bee-line
straight to the front door.

I opened the door, and headed straight towards my car.
Lo and behold, my entire future family was standing outside
all clapping.

With tears in his eyes, my father-in-law hugged me.
He said, "Sergio, we are happy that you have passed our little test.
We couldn't ask for a better man for our daughter.
Welcome to the family, my son."

And the moral of this story is:

Always keep your condoms in your car.

Next from my good friend Patricia. Thanks Patty.
Well this one should offend everyone. LOL. But sending it anyway.

My neighbor knocked on my door at 2.30 am this morning. can you believe
that . . .2.30 am? Luckily for him, I was still up playing my bagpipes.

Man calls 911 and says "I think my wife is dead." The operator says,
"How do you know?" He says, "The sex is the same, but the laundry
is building up."

I was in bed with a blind girl last night and she said that I had the biggest
penis she had ever laid her hands on. I said, "You're pulling my leg."

I saw a poor old lady slip and fall on the ice. At least I presume she was
poor -- she only had $1.20 in her purse.

My girlfriend thinks I'm a stalker. Well she's not exactly my girlfriend yet.

Went for my routine check-up today and everything seemed to be going
fine until he stuck his index finger up my butt. Do you think I should
change dentists?

A wife says to her husband you're always pushing me around and talking
behind my back. He says, what do you expect? You're in a wheelchair.

I was explaining to my wife last night that when you die you get reincarnated
but must come back as a different creature. She said she would come back
as a cow. I said, "You're obviously not listening."

The wife has been missing a week now. Police said to prepare for the worst.
So I have been to the thrift shop trying to get all her clothes back.

Time to say Goodnight . My love and best wishes to you all. Look
after each other and yourselves. Cheers, Merle.

Post 747 ~ ~ ~ Tuesday, 2nd August, 2011.


Lady Di Tn said...

Great check up and your grand daughter was so sweet to take you. Thanks for sharing Marbles and I was not ready for the punch line on the wedding. The moral of the story made me lol and the best was the last one where the guy had to go to the thrift shop. LOL Thanks and I wish you enough my friend. Peace and Love

Anonymous said...

Merle, I am so happy that your check-up was good. I am keeping you in my prayers because even though we've never met, you have become a dear friend to me.
Marbles, was beautiful. Your jokes made me laugh. What a wonderful morning it has been~~~
Love 7 Hugs,

Granny Annie said...

It is wonderful sign of improvement when you don't have to go back again for three months. Hooray!

Loved the Italian wedding test. All the other jokes were great too. I would be changing my dentist too. LOL

Joy Des Jardins said...

So glad your check-up was good Merle...and anytime you don't have to go back for three months...it's a good sign. I know you must be relieved. Sometimes it starts to feel like all we do is see doctors for one thing or another. Take care sweetie... Love, Joy

Rob said...

It sounds like you had a busy day Merle. I'm pleased to read you did okay at the hospital. A garden and some nice weather can go a long way to brighten up your spirits.

Patty said...

Dear Merle, I see you are still full of it, with the jokes and all. So happy it sounds as though everything is going smoothly for you. My heart rate is low, but the medicine I take for my blood pressure slows it down. If you take anything like that you might want to remind your doctor. I had this one doctor who told me while out walking I should get my heart rate up over 100. No matter how hard I tried, it wouldn't go up that high. My next visit I told him this and he said (like some doctors who think us patients are stupid) you do know how to take your pulse rate don't you. We checked it while I was sitting there and I told him the number, and he said that can't be, so he took it, then he got to checking through my files and said "Oh Patricia you would never have gotten the rate up over 100, because of the medicine you're on." And here I was walking every evening with our one daughter trying as hard as I could, and she would say to me, Mom do you feel ok, you look like death warmed over. LOL What ever that saying means. LOL And I would say, I might set down on the curb, you go on home and get the car, but I was always able to make it back home. So sometimes you have to remind these doctors what you are taking. Even some herbs can cause problems with certain medicines. Hang in there. And stay well, Love, Patty

Janice said...

Hi Merle,

That great that you got good news from the doctor. I hope you keep getting good news when you get your blood work done, too.

Loved the jokes.

Take care my friend.


Dave said...

Great jokes Merle!

Glad to hear you're feeling well, and I hope you pass the test and don't need the pacemaker. *S*

Big Dave T said...

I figure any check-up where you can put the doctor off for a while is a good one. Maybe they'll end up forgetting about you. That's always my hope when I go to the doctor. But I have an appointment coming up at the end of the month so they haven't forgotten about me totally.

I liked those jokes. And the poem.

Jack K. said...

Glad to learn you are doing so well. One of the amazing things about maturing is the opportunity to take things at a slower pace.

Just had a couple of sonogram tests of my lower legs. Arteries and veins are doing fine. Life is good.

Loved the jokes as usual.

I haven't been able to leave comments using my computer. Today my wife is letting me use hers and so this message is on its way.

Take care friend.

Peter said...

Hi Merle, glad to hear you look like lasting for a while yet, I think I will too!

audrey` said...

"Anything new and pretty gives one a lift." I agree with you. I'm so happy with you that the medical appointment was fine and the specialist was very happy with your progress. Well done! Take care (((HUGS))) Merle :)