Wednesday, August 31, 2005

ONe more mostly female (Hormonal??) mostly oldie but goody"

 I promise, last one like this tonight.  Merry

From an old friend:   My daughter keeps sending me these!  Do you think it's hormonal?  It's
funny, anyway (sorry, fellas).  Most of it is "oldie but goodie;" 
however some of them were new to me.  I  apologize to the guys, but we
women get our share of teasing too.

> 1. Don't imagine you can change a man - unless he's in diapers.
> 2. What do you do if your boyfriend walks out? You shut the door.
> 3. If they put a man on the moon - they should be able to put them all
> up there.
> 4. Never let your man's mind wander - it's too little to be out alone.

> 5. Go for the younger man. You might as well, they never mature anyway.

> 6. Men are all the same - they just have different faces, so that you
can tell them apart.
> 7. Definition of a bachelor: a man who has missed the opportunity to

 make some woman miserable.
 8. Women don't make fools of men - most of them are the do-it-yourself 

 9. Best way to get a man to do something is to suggest he is too old



 for it.
 10. Love is blind, but marriage is a real eye-opener.

 11. If you want a committed man, look in a mental hospital.
 12. The children of Israel wandered around the desert for 40 years.

 Even in Biblical times, men wouldn't ask for directions.


13. If he asks what sort of books you're interested in, tell him 


14. Remember a sense of humor does not mean that you tell him jokes,

 it means that you laugh at his.

15. Sadly, all men are created equal.

  It said to send it to the bright women you know, but I won't suggest 
you pass it on; don't want to jam up the Internet.


This is long, but it's so good, I had to share it with you. 

From my Australian buddy It's so good, and so true, I had to share it!

Hope you haven't already seen it.  If you have, know that my heart was in the right place. K?  If you're not at this stage of life, give it to one who is or save it, someday you'll need it, too.



You know, time has a way of moving quickly and catching you unaware of the passing years.

It seems just yesterday that I was a young girl, just married and embarking on my new life with my husband.   And yet in a way, it seems like eons ago, and I wonder where all the years went.  I know that I lived them all...

And I have glimpses of how it was back then and of all my hopes and dreams... But, here it is...the winter of my life and it catches me by surprise...

How did I get here so fast? Where did the years go and where did my babies go? And where did my youth go?

I remember well... seeing older people through the years and thinking that those older people were years away from me and that winter was so far off that I could not fathom it or imagine fully what it would be like... 

But, here it is...husband retired and he's really getting
gray...he moves slower and I see an older man now. He's in much better shape than me... but, I see the great change...  Not the one I married who was dark and young and strong... but, like me, his age is beginning to show and we are now those older folks that we used to see and never thought we'd be.

Each day now, I find that just getting a shower is a real target for the day! And taking a nap is not a treat's mandatory! Cause if I don't on my own free will...I just fall asleep where I sit!

And so, now I enter into this new season of my life unprepared for all the aches and pains and the loss of strength and ability to go and do things.

But, at least I know, that though the winter has come, and I'm not sure how long it will last...This I know, that when it's over... I will enjoy the Spring in the arms of my loving Father...and wait for my loved ones to come when their winter is over too.

So, if you're not in your winter yet...let me remind you, that it will be here faster than you think. So, whatever you would like to accomplish in your life please do it quickly!

For remember that scripture?...our life is but a vapor, it vanishes away... So, do what you can today, because you can never be sure whether this is your winter or not!

You have no promise that you will see all the seasons of your, live for God today and say all the things that you want your loved ones to remember...

"Life is God's gift to you. The way you live your life is your gift to God. Make it a fantastic one."


                              ~author unknown~

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

note to stormy

I just got a very nice note from Stormy about dieting, and also lots of talk about chronic pain.  I wanted to thank her so much for taking the time to tell me about her situation. 

Since I am new to this I do not know how to make SURE Sormy gets it.  If there are any of you that do know, clue me in.  I'd like a way to write to her privately again. She didn't indicate a homepage.

PLEASE.  Thanks! I'd really appreciate it, gang.

Love ya all!


joke (sorta)

A friend's pregant daughter sent me this...  And I say, "Your pregnant daughter already knows what she's going in for and still she got pregnant again!"  Go figure.  *JUST KIDDING*   She must indeed want to be a Mom again very know, she is pretty close to the truth with that, though!  xoxo Merry

Pregnancy,Estrogen, andWomen
> PREGNANCY Q & A & more!
> Q: Should I have a baby after 35?
> A: No, 35 children is enough.
> Q: I'm two months pregnant now. When will my baby move?
> A: With any luck, right after he finishes college.
> Q: What is the most reliable method to determine a baby's sex?
> A: Childbirth.
> Q: My wife is five months pregnant and so moody that sometimes she's
> borderline irrational.
> A: So what's your question?
> Q: My childbirth instructor says it's not pain I'll feel during
> labour, but pressure. Is she right?
> A: Yes, in the same way that a tornado might be called an air current.
> Q: When is the best time to get an epidermal?
> A: Right after you find out you're pregnant.
> Q: Is there any reason I have to be in the delivery room while my wife
> is in labour?
> A: Not unless the word "alimony" means anything to you.
> Q: Is there anything I should avoid while recovering from childbirth?
> A: Yes, pregnancy.
> Q: Do I have to have a baby shower?
> A: Not if you change the baby's diaper very quickly.
> Q: Our baby was born last week. When will my wife begin to feel and
> act normal again?
> A: When the kids are in college.
> 1. Everyone around you has an attitude problem.
> 2. You're adding chocolate chips to your cheese omelette.
> 3. The dryer has shrunk every last pair of your jeans.
> 4. Your husband is suddenly agreeing to everything you say.
> 5. You're using your cellular phone to dial up every bumper sticker
> that says: "How's my driving-call 1- 800-".
> 6. Everyone's head looks like an invitation to batting practice.
> 7. Everyone seems to have just landed here from "outer space".
> 8. You can't believe they don't make a tampon bigger than Super Plus.
> 9. You're sure that everyone is scheming to drive you crazy.
> 10. The ibuprofen bottle is empty and you bought it yesterday..
> 10. Cats' facial expressions.
> 9. The need for the same style of shoes in different colours.
> 8. Why bean sprouts aren't just weeds.
> 7. Fat clothes.
> 6. Taking a car trip without trying to beat yourbest time.
> 5. The difference between beige, ecru, cream, off-white, and eggshell.
> 4. Cutting your hair to make it grow.
> 3. Eyelash curlers.
> 2. The inaccuracy of every bathroom scale ever made.
> AND, the Number One Number One thing only women understand:
> Send this to five bright, funny women you know and make their day..

Dealing with Chronic Pain

It's me again, Merry, and I might as well put out my other "HELP" call, or request now, as well.  I really need to be in touch with those that have had or have chronic pain, particularly back or neck pain.  Let me know what ever you want to, you don't need to tell me your medical history.  I just sometimes need help with this. Mostly some people I can talk to that also have it.

This is just a part of "Merry" so please don't think I am only about pain or on a pity party.  I didn't mention it before because I don't want to be thought of only in this way.

Thanks....and to anyone with the above problems, I'm thinking and praying for you.




Hi!  Just wondering if anyone else is/or has recently been/the process of exercising, fitness, and/or dieting.  Let me know what you did/ or do.

I am a short girl, and my clothes tell me I am WAY too fat.  It seemed as if it happened so fast, but I think it's been coming on all summer.  I waited until fall to embark on a full diet plan because my husband is a Great cook, and I don't want to miss his treats (He grills out.)  Me, I am a micorwaver, or a stir fryer, usually.  I HATE cooking anymore.  As for exercise, I know what to do, I just need to DO IT!  I use to be an exercise fanatic (almost bulemic).  I use to run 40-50 miles a week.  Due to back surgery, a neck surgery, and numerous foot surgeries, I don't do any of that anymore.  I have started to exercise slowly, because otherwise with my metabolism  I won't lose ANY weight just by dieting. (Also,it is slowed by the fact my small frame doesn't need many calories to just maintain a normal weight.)  Additional slowdowns are:  .menopause, not smoking (20+ yr. now), and the fact that I am a chronic pain patient, so I can't exercise like I ONCE did.) But I had gotten to the point of not even moving enough!  I know better!  I can do better than that!  So, if you have any success hints of your own, please pass them on,  I'll be ever so grateful.

Chunky in Northern Iowa,


Monday, August 29, 2005

wanting to comminicate more and BETTER

I am so wanting to get further into journaling, but I don't want to babble, and yet, if I write or send nothing more, no one will write to me, right?


Thanks Rhonda for all your great help.

Thanks to the couple others who contacted me somehow through here!

What is that saying about if you build it they will come?  Oh, it's about baseball.  Well, this is just me wanting to write and wanting people to write me.  But if you write, I will answer.



quotes I maybe should learn from

Better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt. Mark Twain (11/30/1835 - 04/21/1910)

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

sitting and thinking

Sitting still and wishing
makes no man great.
The good Lord
sends the fishing
but You have to dig the bait.