Saturday, 29 April 2017
Smile Number 1....a true story
Husband and I always sleep with the bedroom window open, even in the depths of winter. The only thing that hampers this is the fact that the front of our house seems to be in a wind tunnel and the strong winds play havoc with the window.
The window in question is a designated 'fire escape' window because the roof of the bay window is directly underneath it. These windows have specialist hinges allowing it to be opened flat against the outside wall... for easy exit in case of fire.
Why am I telling you this? If the wind blows up in the night the window can, and does fly open if I don't catch it in time, which I usually do....
however...on Friday night/Saturday early morning I didn't catch it and was woken up with curtains billowing wide into the bedroom. The window is on my side of the bed and I'm the light sleeper so it is up to me, usually, to shut the window. This time the wind had caught the window full on and it was back flat against the wall which meant I had to fully lean out to haul it back in again.
This done and peace restored once more, I get back into bed only for my husband to open one eye and say..." You do realise, you haven't got any clothes on?"
Too much information I know, but I don't wear night attire, but have a long tee-shirt at hand if needed...in the rush I had forgotten it....ooops!
It is not uncommon for folk to be out and about in this area at 2.0am in the morning and I didn't have my glasses on so wouldn't have spotted any body.
Smile Number 2 and 3
These gems were in a newsletter aimed at 'seniors' I picked up recently and made me laugh out loud.
Pure examples of British Humour, so it set me wondering as to how many of you will actually understand...
Joke of the Day
"To help save the economy, the government will announce next month the the Immigration Department will start deporting Senior Citizens, instead of illegals in order to lower pensions and health care costs (flu jabs, walkers, wheelchairs, free prescriptions, bus passes etc)
The Government has established that older people are easier to catch and in most cases will not remember how to get back home. I started to cry when I thought of you all, maybe I would never see you again.........then it dawned on me...I'll see you all on the bus!!!"
Annual Senior Citizen Test
Only four questions. It's good to keep the brain active so relax, clear your mind and begin.
Not as straight forward as you think!!!
1. What do you put in a toaster?
2. Say "silk" ten times. Now spell "silk" What do cows drink?
3. If a red house is made from red bricks and a blue house is made from blue bricks, a black house made from black bricks, what is a green house made from?
4. No using a calculator for this one.... You are driving a bus from New York City to Philadelphia. In Staten Island 17 people got on the bus. In New Brunswick 6 people got off the bus and 9 people get on. In Windsor 2 people get off and 4 get on. In Trenton 11 people get off and 16 get on. In Bristol 3 people get off and 5 get on. and in Camden 6 people get off and 3 get on.
You then arrive at Philadelphia Station........how old is the driver??
Thursday, 13 April 2017
Yes, I will follow Jesus
I will gladly follow Him around the Sea of Galilee and be fed alongside the five thousand.
I will drink wine made from water.
I will rejoice with the blind man who can see and stand amazed at a dead man who rises from the grave.
I will follow Jesus everywhere....except ...the cross
Oh I can cope with the burdens, those everyday troubles that we all must put up with.
And besides, there are always others to help us carry those burdens.
I can accept the thorns, those annoying inconveniences that can't be avoided.
I just accept those and get on living.
But a cross?
No, it is not my inclination to take up a cross.
Unlike burdens or thorns from which we can't escape and learn to put up with...
...a cross is a choice.
A choice that Jesus willingly made.
He did not have to take it up, he could have refused.
But, no, He willingly took up His cross so that you and I might have power.
Power to carry one another's burdens.
To gladly accept our thorns.
The Lord asks us to willingly take on those difficulties and situations that we face daily
and head up the long path to Calvary
where pride and vanity, stubbornness and resentment are crucified.
His death and resurrection gives us the power to make that choice.
To daily take up our cross and follow Jesus
Monday, 10 April 2017
On Saturday husband and I took the bus to the next town to pay a visit to my mother-in-law.
This is him with his mother
It was a very hot day and the bus had the heating on full blast, we also went past several fields of oilseed rape which as an asthmatic I avoid at any cost as the mere smell of them affects my breathing. So armed with extra inhalers and a scarf over nose and mouth as we past the bright yellow fields.
It might look pretty and summery to you....
Mother-in-law lives in a small flat adjacent to the Louth Navigation Canal and as it was such a sunny day she asked if we could go a walk along the tow path...she is rather wobbly on her feet so does not like to walk alone...so we did.....
As we crossed the road this sight came into view....
What is lurking behind the tree stumps?
All was revealed!
A rather large teddy bear!
But isn't it fun?
This canal was the hub of transport for many years and slowly the old warehouses are being turned into flats
Here is one that is just about to be modernised
We walked as far as the first lock and were pleased to see how clean it was compared with our last visit.
The running water on a hot day was so calming..
....thought that I would share it with you.