"What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us." – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Showing posts with label humor. Show all posts
Showing posts with label humor. Show all posts

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Making You Strong


BUT,  I DON'T WANT TO BE STRONGER!

I have had a life-time of "Making you Stronger" experiences.  One of the most recent is when my multimillionaire Twin Brother called (which is almost never) and for the very first time in my life I asked for some financial assistance and he replied with a LAUGH and said I guess we both are going to outlive our money.   He also said he thought he read somewhere (Internet) a few years ago that my house was foreclosed.  I can hardly believe the AUDACITY of a such a statement like that.  And, to think he never even looked for me to see if I was "Living Under A Bridge" somewhere.  I have lived at the same address and phone number for almost 25 years.

Not long ago, I came upon a few photos (Internet) of his estate (interior and exterior) and I could hardly believe what I was seeing!  

Years ago, my husband and I were able to help him with some money?  I don't think I will ever be able to understand or accept his attitude.  Perhaps, it is reflective of his nearly life-time involvement with a religion (cult?)  that he has devoured "hook, line and sinker".  I think his basic personality is very consistent with the tenets of the religion.

I had no intentions of writing this but for some reason I felt a strong urge to do so.  I guess I just had to tell my truth at this time.  I am not looking for comments, perhaps positive energy for my comfort.

Happy Week to All Of You.

Mary

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Are You Ready For A New Fancy Car

How is Your Car Doing


 You  probably have to be of a certain age to get the maximum laugh from this. I found it to be a lot funnier than I would have two years ago. Why does it seem as though my car got old all of a sudden?

If My Body Was A Car

If my Body was a Car, this is the time I would be thinking about trading it in for a newer model.

I've got bumps and dents and scratches in my finish and my paint job is getting a little dull...

But that's not the worst of it.

My headlights are out of focus, and it's especially hard to see things up close.

But that's not the worst of it.

My traction is not as graceful as it once was. I slip and slide and skid and bump into things even in the best of weather.

But that's not the worst of it.

My whitewalls are stained with varicose veins.

But that's not the worst of it.

It takes me hours to reach my maximum speed. My fuel rate burns inefficiently.

But here's the worst of it.

Almost every time I sneeze, cough or sputter, either My Radiator Leaks or My Exhaust Backfires!


I hope you laughed with me!

Mary

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Sending A Little Yarn Love Your Way


Are you working on any yarn projects for Christmas/Holiday gifts? Before long, I think I will be pulling out some UFO's. I certainly have enough to choose from. No need to go shopping for Yarn. Unless, I want to take the attitude of this sad little bear.

But, I won't nor do I want to!


When I saw this -  all I could do - was laugh. Because, I have been there!

I hope all of you are enjoying the holidays. 

Mary

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Learning Something New Every Day

Well, this was a little surprising.
I sure hope you have a sense of humor. If you don't, please come back tomorrow.















For more information click here for National World Naked Gardening Day.

Who knew? I guess the event started a few years ago. I wonder if the local Master Gardeners celebrate The Day. My guess would be ~ NO!  But, who knows.


Perhaps this says something about my post today. I'll try to do better tomorrow.

Mary

Saturday, September 19, 2015

My Head Has Been Swirling

So much has happened during  the past seven days and my emotions have swirled the full spectrum.

First off, I want you to know that even though it has been an unusual week I still remind myself, on a regular basis throughout each day that My Gratitude List is long!!!

Yesterday, the Advisory Evacuation was lifted for my area. The firemen have done an exemplary job. I imagine some of them will be traveling to the Valley Fire. I sure hope they are getting enough rest. This was at one of the many staging areas.

Next, I would like to show you a picture that I find absolutely stunning, for lack of a better descriptor. Look at the tire tread rubber. It almost looks like art work! Perhaps like a springy slinky! I hope you do not think I am weird, just looking beyond the severe reality of the disaster.
I continue to be in awe with the devastation and hardship from the fires. Neighborhoods have been completely annihilated. I certainly am thankful for my safety and house. This was an experience that I will never forget. Last Saturday was particularly difficult for me. On that day I felt so much uncertainty and dismay.
Moving right along with a different topic. I have spent two days in doctor's offices this week specifically for my chronic back issues which have increased significantly starting approximately two months ago. I will try to make this succinct as I can. The characteristics of my back pain have changed markedly. It is constant and burning and travels down my leg. For the past month I have  been taking a new medication. The same medication was prescribed several years ago and I was unable to tolerate the side effects. Well, this time I am determined to make it work for me. The first couple weeks I was totally useless and wanted to sleep all day and night. The pain level is less and that is a real motivator. The dosage is being increased gradually as the side effects are less. I guess I am getting accustomed to feeling light headed. I do not like it and I have to be very careful that I do not fall. The pain had been so bad before this medication and this is encouraging. My MRI shows increased deterioration of my spine along with the scoliosis. The surprising item is that the lumbar spine has rotated 45 degrees. More nerves are being compressed. No wonder my pain has changed. In addition, during the past year I have lost one and a half inches in height! Next time I will talk about what the Physiatrist/Rehabilitation Specialist had to say.
This beautiful red rose named Oklahoma was blooming during the fires. During the early morning each petal was glistening with the nights dew.
I continue to enjoy my garden and especially the recent blossoming gladiolas. Pink glads are starting to peek out in the center bottom of the photo.
Glorious.
Beautiful Pastel Blue
The White Autumn Clematis is at its peak of gloriousness.
I am so blessed that the ash has stopped falling.
That's all folks. Thanks for listening.
Mary 

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