Wednesday, February 24, 2010

What's Been Happening and Where is Marcy???

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,

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 put on to go to bed.

19.  Laugh and the whole world laughs with you, cry 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...
26.  Better late than......... pregnant."

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.


  1. SOOOOOO Glad all worked out and am so glad you are here today. Have been thinking about you and missing you!! God Bless!! Cathy

  2. Better late than pregnant!...........I'm still laughing over that!

    You're nothaving much luck are you? Wonky septic tanks, leaky pipes and hubby's heart going for Olympic gold. I hope you've got it all sorted now?

    love, Angie, xx

  3. I was going to reply to the title of your post and only comment with...

    WHO'S MARCY??? a little joke, but chickened out Marcy!

    I have missed you, hope the septic and water lines are OK now. Believe me I understand the stress there. You know how long our driveway is, well our water line used to be to the side of it, we were always having to dig it up. It now comes down through the field and our problems ceased!

    Hope Michael's problems are behind sister had a defibrillator inserted 2 years ago, after a heart attack.

    Our snow is trying to melt, although we had a new dusting last night. I think everyone we blog with is ready for spring...except, Jackie's winter is like spring.

    L♥ve to you Marcy,

  4. My favorite Marcy was " Lay down with dogs...And you'll stink in the morning!" Those were so cute.
    I see that you and Michael have gotten addicted to Farmville. Whatever keeps you relaxed and happy I say!
    I am sure when this winter is over, things will look better for us all. I hope Michael continues on the right path and I am sorry for the scare!
    Love Di

  5. Marcy, I have missed you, so glad to see your post. What a time you have had my dear.
    Glad to know Michael is doing better, that must of been a fright for you as well as him.
    Loved the one liners and they are sooooo like you. I have not joined farmville, although almost every one I know has, it is just to time consuming for me and time that I don't have right now.
    Take care my friend, I am so happy you are back and hope you will stay for a while.
    ..........:-) Hugs

  6. Oh, what a relief to find you here! (I can't pretend I don't see you farming on facebook, though). I truly am sorry for all the hassles you've been through.

    I didn't see this one in the "finish the proverbs"--WHEN IT RAINS.....__________!

  7. The proverbs are so funny. I love the way kids think at this age. My husband has a defibrillator also...His has not gone off yet! he has one because his heart is to slow.

  8. I am out of breath from reading through this latest post. You are such an interesting lady. I never get bored when I visit here. I am annoyed at all that you are having to go through with your septic system. You must feel discouraged at times. Then the part about better late than pregnant brought me a smile. When I read this post I felt like I was on an emotional roller coaster.

    Thankful that your husband is alright. I feel quite sad for him that he has to cut out his coffee. But, for him I know it is important.

  9. I'm so glad your husband is doing OK. What a relief it must be for you and your family. The pictures are beautiful! I can't believe how large the snow flakes were. It must have been so pretty to watch it fall.

  10. I was here earlier but wasn't able to comment! :(

    Loved all your pictures and was amazed to see all that snow! Are you sure you live in the deep south?!

    And who would lure you into such a ridiculous thing as Farmville?! Cut off all ties!

    Love you, E
    PS ~ See you back on the farm!

  11. Better late than pregnant! HAHAHA! That is classic!

    I LOVED the snow photos ... I took some in Texas a month ago while it was snowing and I love that the flash reflects off the snowflakes! PRETTY!

    Poor Baby Tinka ... hope all is better by now!

    Peace and Blessings,
    Love, Abbey

  12. I'm soooo sorry about your sweet dog's nose...
    I hope that all is better by the time you read this. more septic problems for the Glass family. Period. That's it. None! (You hear me Mr. WhoEverYouAre That's Running Amuk and causing all the problems for my friend..!)
    Now...let's talk about Farmville and Facebook. You apparently have a plantation, perhaps I can see more of you on your blog. I miss your being here. I send you smiles....

  13. Dear Marcy,
    I am finally back in blogland and wanted to thank you for your lovely comment a while ago.
    I'm so sorry to hear that you and yours have been going through so much recently, but I'm glad to hear Michael is doing ok and things seem to brighten up.
    It's nice to be back,
    a big hug,
    Marina x

  14. Dear Marcy,
    I absolutely love your posts! You're such a blessing!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  15. Hello dear Marcy!
    Olha, tem um selinho em meu blog referente ao Dia Internacional da Mulher, que ofereço à você, sua mãe, sua avó, sua irmã, enfim, para todas as mulheres que embora guerreiras, nunca perdem a feminilidade.
    Um abraço para você
    Hugs and blessings


  16. Hello, Marcy...So glad that you have been checking all these problems off your list!!!! But so sorry they ever MADE the list!!!! Hope that ALL your sweethearts are doing much better now...And as usual, you and your jokes are absolutely hilarious!!! It is always a treat to visit you!!! Love you!! Janine XO

  17. It's an "old" post, but I thoroughly enjoyed it! Prayer cont. for Michael! I guess if the docs said to ditch coffee, I would, too. I hope I never have to, but life is funny! Say, you are a dear and I wish you the best. See you on FB!!!

  18. Marcy! I miss you! When you returning?

    Love and blessings,

  19. Missed you Marcy - loved No 26 and the others.
    Hope your sceptic tank and mains problem is fixed for ever.
    I've made great progress since my hip replacement operation - quite mobile now with little or no pain - wonderful ~ Hugs Eddie

  20. It's about time for another "Where is Marcy" Post! I miss you and pray for you each time I come up "Empty" - seeing no new report from the Blessings blog....


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