Sunday, January 22, 2012

A Little Better.

Post 764 ~ ~ ~ Sunday 22nd January, 2012.

Hello again my dear friends ~~ It is great to be with you all again,
and I am a little b
etter - getting around the house with my walker and
doing my exercises, but I am still pretty weak and have to hold on to
my walker with both hands.

I hope you are all doing well and life is good for you. I am too
impatient to get stronger and get back to where I was. Slow
but sure seems the only way though. I go to Physio twice a
week for a while, so that will help and I do the exercises.

I didn't get around to taking a photo of Rebecca (Bec) this time, but the week
she spent here was wonderful. She washed, shopped and cooked and took
good care of me. She cooked various things and put them in containers in
my freezer about 24 of them. All things I like.

We have arranged to have meals delivered from a cafe 5 days a week and they
do weekends as well. But because the meals are so big, there will be enough for
tea or weekends, so with Bec's supply, I think I won't have to cook for a long time.
She cooked a roast lamb dinner one day for John, herself and me and made the
rest into meals for me. She also cooked a turkey rolled roast with vegies and
her Dad came for that one also. We all enjoyed the week with her and one
night she went out with an old school friend for dinner and enjoyed that.
A bif Thank You to Bec - I love you.

This is John , my eldest son and Bec's father, photo also a few year's old, the
beard is longer now. I just wanted to say how marvellous he was the nearly
7 weeks I was in hospital - 48 days. He did all my washing and returned it folded
and put it in my cupboard. There was nothing I needed that he didn't
get or bring for me and he came twice a day sometimes, only missed when he
went to a funeral of one of his bikie friend's wife at Broken Hill a 9 hour
car trip either way.So he stayed there two nights. The only other days he
missed were when I said, I was Ok and to have the weekend off from Mum
and so I did that a few times to give him a break. The lady in the next bed
to me got to know and like him so much, she'd ask is our son coming today.

In between all of this, somehow he kept most of my garden alive, so I am so
very glad he is here and willing and able to help.
A big Thank you for all you did. Thank you doesn't seem enough.
I love you.

Last time I was in a Melbourne hospital and my other son and his wife and
kids used to visit me - Geoff almost every night, so it is a case of who is
the closest. Geoff has promised to come and weed my garden and tidy it up
very soon. John trimmed and carted away a trailer load of rubbish, but
cut things back, rather than weed.

Thank you to A.Z and also anonymous both from Arizona. Thank you for
your comments and good wishes. I couldn't answer any other way, so if
you have waded through all of that, thank you both and all the best.

Well I will try to find a few jokes for you. - my patient friends.
A few from John called "Because you like a terrible joke."

My neighbor knocked at my door at 2.30 this morning. Can you
believe that...2.30 am? Luckily I was still up playing my bagpipes.

The Grim Reaper came for me yesterday and I beat him off with
a vacuum cleaner. Talk about Dyson with death.

Paddy said, "Mick, I'm thinking about buying a Labrador."
"Really?" says Mick, "have you noticed how many of their
owners go blind?"

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

A mate of mine recently admitted to being addicted to brake fluid
When I quizzed him on it, he reckoned he could stop any time.....

I went to the cemetery yesterday to lay some flowers on a
grave. As I was standing there, I noticed 4 grave diggers walking
about with a coffin. Three hours later, they were still walking about
with it. I thought to myself, They've lost the plot.!!

One from Pearly Gates called "Helicopter Ride."
Buddy and his wife Edna every year went to the State Fair and
every year Buddy would say,"Edna I'd like to ride in the helicopter"
Edna always replies,"I know Buddy, but that helicopter ride is
fifty bucks, and fifty bucks is fifty bucks.

One year Buddy and Edna went to the fair and Buddy said,
"Edna, I'm 85 years old. If I don't ride that helicopter, I might
not get another chance."
To this, Edna answers, "Buddy the ride is fifty bucks and
fifty bucks is fifty bucks."

The pilot overheard the couple and said, "Folks, I'll make you
a deal. I'll take both of you for a ride. If you can stay quiet
for the entire ride and not say a word I won't charge you
a penny, but if you say one word it's fifty bucks.
Buddy and Edna agreed and off they went.

The pilot did all kinds of crazy manouvers, but not a word
was heard. He did all his dare-devil tricks over and over
trying to elicit a peep, but still not a word.
When they landed, the pilot turned to Buddy and said, "By golly
I did everything I could to get you to yell out, but you didn't
I'm impressed."
Buddy replied, "Well to tell you the truth, I almost said something
when Edna fell out, but you know fifty bucks is fifty bucks."

Women's Revenge.
"Cash, cheque or charge> I asked after folding the items the woman
wanted to purchase. As she fumbled in her purse, I noticed a television
remote in her purse.
"Do you always carry your TV remote?" I asked.
"No," she replied, but my husband would not come shopping with me
so I figured this was the most evil thing I could do to him legally."

Understanding Women - A Man's Perspective.
I know I am not going to understand women.
I'll never understand how you can take boiling hot wax, pour it to
your upper thigh, rip the hair out by the root, and still be afraid
of a spider.

Wife verses Husband.
A couple drove down a country road for several miles, not saying
a word. An earlier discussion had led to an argument and neither
of them wanted to concede their position.
As they passed a barnyard of mules, goats and pigs, the husband
asked sarcastically, "Relatives of yours?
"YEP" the wife replied, " IN-LAWS."

A husband read an article to his wife about how many words women
use a day 30.000 to a man's 15,000.
The wife replied, "The reason has to be because we have to repeat
everything to men....
The husband turned to his wife and asked "What?"

A man said to his wife one day, "I don't know how you can be so
stupid and so beautiful all at the same time."
The wife responded, "Allow me to explain. God made me so
beautiful so you would be attracted to me:
God made me stupid so I would be attracted to you.

A man and his wife were having an argument about who should
brew the coffee each morning.The wife said,"You should do it
because you get up first and then we won't have to wait so long
for our coffee."
The husband said," You are in charge of cooking around here, so
you should do because that is your job, and I can wait for my coffee"

Wife replies, "No, you should do it, and besides, it is in the Bible
that the man should do the coffee."
Husband replies,"I can't believe that, show me."
So she fetched the Bible, and opened the Old Testament and
showed him at the top of several pages, that it indeed says--

God may have created man before women, but there is always
a rough draft before the masterpiece.

Well that is it for this post and I have been up and down like
a yoyo doing this. My back still aches and I have to move and walk etc
Anyway, until next time my friends,take great care of yourselves and
enjoy your lives. My love and best wishes to you all, Merle.


Lee said...

Hey! Lady! Great to see you back blogging, Merle! :) Hugs!

Peter said...
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Peter said...

Hi Merle. so pleased that Bec could visit and was so helpful I always knew that John was a treasure... but don't tell him.

Rob said...

Hi Merle, I'm pleased to see you're back in some sort of action. I reckon it's always a good idea to take things one step at a time and take a rest if you feel tired. It seems you have been and are still being well looked after.

Patty said...

Dear Merle, so very happy to see you back and almost feeling as good as new. I would keep using both hands when using the walker, you don't want to fall. I find using a shopping cart when going to the store is a big help for me, even if I'm only buying one item, gives me something to hold onto and keep my balance, plus I can walk faster if holding onto the cart.

I like your jokes, especially the bagpipe player, that was pretty funny. These first few I have never seen before. Also liked this one, God may have created man before women, but there is always
a rough draft before the masterpiece. How true how true, now we'll get hate mail from the men. LOL

I got good news when I went to my oncologist this past week, I can now go once a year for a few more years and I can now stop the pill called Femera. I'm hoping that will make my bones feel better going off of it.

Other then that everything is about the same here. Daughter and granddaughter are still living with us. Daughter works four days a week, goes to school five days a week, so she's one busy person. Until she gets her RN license they will be living here.

My youngest of my two brothers starts chemo therapy tomorrow along with radiation treatments. He has lung cancer, and they can't operate, all this will do is hopefully shrink the tumor, it's small to begin with, about half the size of the tip of his little finger. When his wife passed away from the same thing about four years ago, he had treated her terrible, like it was her fault she had it, which in a way it might have been, this kind they do blame on to smoking and they both smoked heavy and my brother continued even after she died.

Well it's going on 11am and I'm still in my nightgown, breakfast is over and dishes are soaking in the sink, so will go wash them up, then make Abe's bed, wash myself up and get dressed then run to the drug store for some pain pills and calcium pills.

Take care and don't rush things. Good luck with the therapy and exercising. They gave me sets to do, but haven't been doing them like I should. I found most of mine comes from muscle spasms. And if I take a muscle relaxer that helps.

Again, so very happy and tickled you are back home, I will start sending you e-mails again. Love, Patty

jel said...

Glad to see ya on the mend Merle,

i said ya do have a nice looking family! :)

gla d ya are back!

Viv McComb said...

Hello Merle, glad to hear you are improving all best wishes from us Viv in Bacchus Marsh x

Granny Annie said...

There's our Merle...back again and this time in full bloom with great jokes and everything. Ah, life is good.

Dave said...

So glad you're doing better Merle!!! It's so great to have you back, and your post is another excellent one.

I'm envious of your wonderful family too... such a wonderful family. *S*

Ava said...

Hi! It's been a while. I am so glad that you are recovering. I know it is hard to be patient ... but hang in there!

Lady Di Tn said...

Glad to hear the good care you had. Enjoyed the jokes and hope you did not sit too long to entertain us out here in blog land. Please be do not rush things and always pretend you are Clint Eastwood as he whispers "A Man (in your case woman) must know their limitations. My MIL does her exercises daily to keep her strength built up. She will be 93 in April. Take care and here is Wishing you Enough. love and peace

audrey` said...

Dearest Merle!!! It's so good to know that you're blogging again. We've missed you. Please take very good care of yourself (((HUGS)))

Big Dave T said...

Ah, it's so great to have you back posting like your regular self, even if you're not feeling 100 per cent yet. We all can use a little more humor in our lives.

Too bad Bec couldn't write about what she was making for you. I also like to hear what you're cooking there. No doubt if her cooking is influenced by your's, it must be delicious.

Beth E. said...

I am delighted that you feel strong enough to write a post...including jokes! :-)

Your family sounds wonderfully supportive...what a blessing! I wonder if Beck would come to MY house and fix some meals to put in the freezer??? ;-) Haha...just kidding, of course!

Please take care of yourself, Merle. I continue to pray for you, sweet friend.

Love you...

Theanne said...

Thank you for your email Merle! I'm so happy you'e home and that you have such a wonderful family to help you while you get better! All the jokes were LOL funny! You're a sweetheart and I'm so happy you're home and back online when you can be!



You don't know how pleased I am to see your comment in my post today. I am so happy to know that you're home and doing well. Just remember girlfriend...take it slow and easy. You know what they say, slow and stead WINS THE RACE!!

Joy Des Jardins said...

I'm so glad to see you post again Merle...and happy to hear that Bec was there and was so helpful to you. You need and deserve that Merle. I know it's a slow journey getting back to yourself. It does take patience keeping up with your exercises, etc...and I'm not always good about these kind of things either. Good luck with everything sweet friend...just take it slowly...and keep your eye on the end goal. Love, Joy

Bec said...

Hey Grandma - was good to visit, lucky I have a great boss who gave me time off. Keep doing those exercises and you will be strong in no time :)

BIG DAVE T - not sure if you will read this, but below is a list of the meals I cooked for grandma ;)

Roast turkey roll with roast potatoes, pumpkin with broad beans n gravy.
Roast lamb with roast potatoes, pumpkin, onion, peas, corn & gravy.
Sausages with onion, corn, potatoes, mashed pumpkin & broad beans.
Chicken giblet soup with mixed veggies.
Mini shepherd pies with peas & carrots and creamed corn. 

Gigi Ann said...

Hi Merle,

So glad you are home and on the mend. You have a very caring family. You gotta love them!

Take care and don't overdo, just rest and do your exercises.

PEA said...

Dearest Merle, so good to see you blogging and knowing that you are starting to feel better. Your strength will come back eventually but I know how hard it is to be patient until it does come back:-)

Isn't it wonderful to have such a loving family who take care of you when need be?! My mom always tells me she doesn't know what she'd do without me whenever she's ill or at the hospital:-) Sometimes I think of those who don't have any family and my heart breaks for them.

So enjoyed the jokes and had quite a few giggles over them:-)

Continue to take care of yourself dear friend. Big hugs xoxo

Ava said...

Hope you're having a good day today Merle!

Gina E. said...

Got your card Merle, thank you - and glad you liked mine! Great to see you on the blog again with lots of great jokes. Hope you had a beaut Australia Day. Pity about the abos in Canberra though. I posted a small rant on my blog about it...

Jim said...

Hi Merle ~~ I could have sworn I commented here when I read of all your good progress. I am sorry but for sure I must not have posted it after the preview.

Glad you kids and grandkids are such good help. John keeps the weeds down? I could use him, right now in January ours are growing a foot high between mowings.

Please don't you overdo things.

I loved the He Brews, always. Your one liners wer all new to me so that was real nice too.

ancient one said...

It was so good to see your post and I actually laughed out loud at the bagpipes. You have a wonderful family and they have a wonderful mother/grandmother. So glad you are feeling better. luv ya!