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 better - 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
Buddy replied, "Well to tell you the truth, I almost said something
when Edna fell out, but you know fifty bucks is fifty bucks."
"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.
WHO DOES WHAT?
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.