Monday, January 11, 2010

Cleaning up the leftovers

Well, let's see if I can get back on track with posting.  As a young girl (10-12 yrs. old) I used to be a pretty good pitcher and catcher for baseball so let's see if I can't handle some of these curve balls that have been thrown my way.

Tomorrow morning my sweet duaghter Laura will be going back to Phoenix and I will deeply miss her.  She is still fighting this bad bout of bronchitis but she said that she finally felt slightly better yesterday.  Instead of coughing for 45 minutes out of every hour (literally, but probably even more), she is now only coughing once or twice each hour.

We are supposed to go see a neighbor's nativities neighbor has about 100 really nice and unusual nativites.

Fortunately we did get to finally go (Laura really pushed herself to go there as even her energy level is very low) to Mimi's to see the llamas up close and personal.

Life is really off track and there have been missed painting classes, poetry recital meetings, prayer meetings as well as untyped HOA minutes (guess I will have to get creative here and make people read them and say...'wow, I don't remember discussing this' or 'did we really all decide to go to Marcy's and clean her yard, the kitty litter and wash the windows?"), so there are some challenges to overcome and catch up with.

That makes this leftover picture so appropriate,,,,

New Year's resolutions should always include good eating or better eating habits, so when I found this among my leftover pictures, it was perfect...

There must always be time for quiet reflective moments and I'd love to be sitting on this rock just praying...

When I was first married and living in Alaska with my late beloved husband Mario, we had a trailer in Delta Junction, Alaska and one day Mario called me outside and there below the steps was a family of buffalo, complete with a baby and covered in a light coat of snow...sooo pretty, maybe that's why I had this picture in my files...

This is to remind me/us that, even in our most difficult and trying moments there is only one set of footprints in the sand because Jesus is carrying us through it all...

Knowing how much I love all animals, this must be a picture that I came across and couldn't resist...

Maybe I collected this one to remind myself to stop squawking so much when things go wacko???...

And this is just a nice artsy picture so my love of art caused this one to be 'grabbed'...

Aside from the healthy part of this picture the flying pear appeals to my silly side...

Knowing how 'earth saving' I am, can anyone question why I saved this picture?....

Or, finally, how about joining me for some tea or coffee or water with lemon here at the warm seaside (a far cry from the ice and light snow that we have here still)...

Let's have a couple of VERY corny jokes and then some cute 'out of the mouth of babes' jokes....

Bach Decomposing Joke

Two grave robbers decided to rob a grave, that's what they do. They find a prety nice grave and start digging.

After they dug up the topsoil they found a hole and in the hole there was a man with wild white hair sitting in front of a piano. The man would play a couple notes then erase something on a piece of music.

The two men, amazed beyond belief, yelled down to the man, 'Who are you, and what are you doing?' The man looked up and said...


Atoms Joke

Two atoms were walking down the sidewalk and suddenly one slips off the curb and says "Oh no, I've lost my electron!"

The other atom says "Are you sure?"

1st atom says "Yes, I'm positive!"

What's Really Important

One warm summer evening a mother was driving with her three young children. A woman in the convertible in front of them stood up and waved. She was STARK NAKED. As the mother was reeling from shock, the five year old said, "Mom, that lady isn't wearing a seat belt!"


A mother was struggling to get the ketchup out of the bottle when the phone rang. She asked her four year old daughter to answer it. She heard her daughter say, "Mommy can't come to the phone. She's hitting the bottle."

I Pledge Allegiance

Not quite getting it, the little first grader said, "I led the pigeons to the flag."

~~~Thank You Heavenly Father for the blessings of all the leftovers that we come across, just showing how we are blessed with so much that there is something leftover!


  1. What a sweet post. Being thankful even when things aren't going the way you wanted them to go. Hope your daughter is back home safe and feeling much better. Enjoy your day!

  2. I love that " I led the pigeons to the flag "! That was so cute. I am sorry for all of your recent troubles Marcy. But just know that we all have been thinking of you and had you in our prayers. It is so good to have you back with us.
    And it's obvious that you haven't lost your sense of humor! Love you, Di

  3. Oh, Marcy, I hope things are turning more positive for you now!
    You are such a trooper!
    Love your leftovers! And I hope you enjoy seeing your neighbors Nativities!
    I just took ours down this weekend and Jayden was not happy at all about that!

    On the way home from school today Jayden and I counted a dozen Christmas trees out on the street waiting for the garbage trucks to pick them up, he was aghast that anyone would throw out their Christmas tree! I tried explaining it to him and I said that maybe next year we'd get a real one but he would not hear of it, not if we had to throw it out!

    Blessings to you in the New Year!
    Love to you,

  4. always thankful for leftovers too! A good reminder! Hope all is well with you and that today forward will be better than yesterday. hugs and smiles!

  5. Yes, yes; adjust the sails. It beats having the boat tip all the way over and taking on water. Hang in there - keep adjusting and KEEP PRAYING.

  6. Marcy I am so happy to see you back, I have missed you so that you adjusted your sails to keep up with all that has been going on.....I love left overs and am so happy to have them.....oh the jokes were so cute, especially the little one noticing the lady didn't have a seat belt on.....welcome back my friend, we really miss you when you have to be away for a while.......:-) Hugs

  7. I've missed you too Marcy...leftovers are OK with me, seeing your post pop up on my sidebar made me smile...I would have been here sooner, but Alivia came back to visit, after school today. Hope things go smooth while you are catching up and getting back to your routine. I wish your daughter a safe trip home and glad she's feeling better. Take care.

  8. WELCOME BACK!!!!! Didn't realize how much I missed you!! I especially liked the verse, "We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails." Great! Cathy

  9. ***Hi Everyone,

    I haven't been able to get on line all day or comment, of course, because Laura has been re-doing her resume on my computer. Maybe later tomorrow after she leaves and the dust settles, I will be able to get to yout wonderful blog sites and do my catch up commenting. I must confess that I have still snuck over and read blogs posts without comenting but I was trying to hurry up this time.

    May God bless and be with each of you!

    love and hugs,


  10. Marcy....I'm soooo glad that your daughter is better. I know that you will miss her.
    I'm very happy to see a blog from you; I knew that you must be busy. It's wonderful to hear from you, as usual. Until later, my friend, take care of you. Know that I am always thinking of you. You have been a blogging friend to me since I first typed my first word on Blogger. I smile as I think of you...and hope that you have a beautiful week.
    Smiles to you from Jackie

  11. What stood out for me in this post is the special story of you and Mario living in Alaska and seeing the buffalo family outside your door. What a wonderful memory for you. And then as always, you added joy and smiles to my day with your creative post. Thank you! Hope your daughter soon feels much better. Coughing is so painful.

  12. Hi Marcy,
    It's good to see you back with us. It sounds like you have been very busy. I hope your daughter is feeling even better today. I loved the quote you included in your post. From now on when I start to groan about things around here I am going to think of that bird LOL I hope you have a beautiful day ♥

  13. Good to have you back. Caution: Maybe you shouldn't try to "catch up" just keep up - going on from where you are. Hope health and normalcy return to all; safe travel for your daughter. Funny stories. I liked all of 'em.

    There's so much sadness in the world tonight. We are blessed to have the "safe haven" of familiar friends and loving family to love and cling to. I count you among the circle of my friends and thank God for you.

    Keep your sails adjusted :)

  14. crazy jokes!! decomposing... snort! I didn't see that one coming at all!! Hope your daughter feels better soon. I'm sure you will miss her. I love the "adjusting the sails" that rocks!! You're a great blogger Marcy!


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