Today is the day for a rhyme
And I've learned that I must take the time
To make this world a little brighter
And hopefully our burdens a little lighter.
The praying for others does not cease
Even when on my forehead worries crease
For I wish you all sweet peace
And from problems a prompt release.
If we our troubles all up to Him
Then we can sing nothing but a happy hymn
For even our most troublesome day
Will turn out so much better if we PRAY.
Now this post all all a messy jumble
And made me do a little mumble
As pictures went a tumble.
For those of you who have failed to be overwhelmed with snow pictures, I render a few from our backyard on snow day here in Georgia. Just like us, Tinkabelle was amazed at those big flakes...
Here is the view from the other side of our back patio. You can see our snow covered water barrel on the ground where the workmen took it and left it, along with the concrete blocks they removed and left in the front yard (all without even asking, sad to say) for whatever purpose when they were repairing our water main pipe...
Sadie Mae and Tinkabelle right before their trip out into the snow with shiny eyes (guess I should have removed the red eye here)....
Another view of the first picture....
Lovely falling flakes and the shed and our garden to the right of it, all decorated with snow....
Sadie Mae plowed out into the snow, more adventurous than Tinkabelle who had to see what would happen to Sadie Mae first....
Now here comes part of the goofiness, the jokes are in the middle and it took me a l o n g , long time to fix this up because it copied and pasted with about 17 blank spaces between every third or fourth word!!! As I was finishing, I discovered that it ended up in the middle of my post and then I had to just "let it go" as there is no way to drag all those other pictures to the top. If you like your laughs at the end then skip to the bottom then come back here...
"A 1st grade school teacher had twenty-six students in her class. She presented each child with the first half of a well-known proverb and asked them to come up with the second half. It's hard to believe that these were actually done by 1st graders. Their insight may surprise you. While reading, keep in mind that these are 6-year-olds, because the last one is a classic! (don't peek till you get there!!!)
1. Don't change horses.......until they stop running.
2. Strike while the.............bug is close.
3. It's always darkest before......Daylight Saving Time.
4. Never underestimate the power of.....termites.
5. You can lead a horse to water but.....How?
6. Don't bite the hand that......looks dirty.
7. No news is.....impossible.
8. A miss is as good as a....Mr.
9. You can't teach an old dog new.......math.
10. If you lie down with dogs, you'll.......stink in the morning.
11. Love all, trust.......me.
12. The pen is mightier than the.......pigs.
13. An idle mind is.....the best way to relax.
14. Where there's smoke there's.......pollution.
15. Happy the bride who.....gets all the presents.
16. A penny saved is......not much.
17. Two's company, three's......the Musketeers.
18. Don't put off till tomorrow what......you put on to go to bed.
19. Laugh and the whole world laughs with you, cry and.......you have to blow your nose.
20. There are none so blind as.......Stevie Wonder.
21. Children should be seen and not.....spanked or grounded.
22. If at first you don't succeed.....get new batteries.
23. You get out of something only what you.......see in the picture on the box.
24. When the blind lead the blind.....get out of the way.
25. A bird in the hand....... is going to poop on you.
And the WINNER
is . . . (now you can wait if you want because this also is goofy and the answer is after the end of these pictures)!!
Here comes some of the news around here....This looks like what may have happened to Tinka (this dog even looks a little like her), but our cats' front claws are gone, so it could have been a wild animal in the backyard or her sticking her nose under the fence and it wouldn't fit. We don 't know but the poor baby had three bloody scrapes on top of her nose. We cleaned them and put some neosporin on them (which she promptly licked off). So far it is slowly healing and looks fine and so is she (no swelling, no appetite loss and still playful)...
Except for not being three marks and not being vertical, this looks like her nose (also except more healed now)...
Now, for more excitement. Here's where we had to take Michael a week ago and beside it (that anughty coffee) is the reason. Not only did his defibrillator go off and shock him but the next day he was wracked with cramps down his back and his legs. His muscles were cramped from dehydration (lots of coffee takes out water, causes his heart to race and the defribrillator to eventually go off) ...
If he had been drinking lots of water and eating bananas, it certainly would have lessened any of these things, but his beloved and deadly coffee would still have caused his heart to race...
Now my Michael is being very cautious and not drinking coffee at all and also finally drinking plain water along with volumes of Propel. Sad to say, though, the doctor once again upped his medications, not allowing him to see if these changes would adjust anything or everything....
This is what I found when I typed in "BAD COFFEE"....
Our Sadie Mae loves to roll around in the dirt outside, so she is our little 'pig' and it recently (the same time as Tinka's problem) got her a case of dirty ears and lots of head shaking which was 'cured' with hydrogen peroxide followed by neosporin. Amazingly these dogs only go out for 10-15 minute spurts, yet look at all the trouble they can get into...
Here's another out of sync picture, but this does look like the ER where we waited for over four hours as they did tests and X-rays on Michael and had him all hooked up to monitors..
Last, but certainly not least among our "adventures", we discovered we had a leak in the main pipe from our front yard to the house!! PLEASE learn from me and get at least three estimates before letting someone do the job. Being stressed with a still problematic septic system and then some major leaks in the main pipe made me jump in and say yes instead of waiting. I feel we were ripped off deeply on this, but it is fixed at least...
Meanwhile I/we got lured into a thing called Farmville on Facebook which has kept our minds off the financial woes and medical issues, so it takes up alot of time but has kept us happy.
~~~Dear Lord, thank You for the blessings of friends and things that can ease our minds when we are stressed.