Wednesday, April 29, 2009

19 years ago today....

I married my honey!

We had to get married twice as our timing was off. The wedding was scheduled on Sunday after church. We dutifully went to get our liscense on Friday afternoon. The clerk informed us that we couldn't get married in Texas on Sunday, we would have to wait til Monday. Oh that was not good! The wedding was planned, people were coming from out of town...we had to get married on Sunday!

Then one of the two of us had a brilliant thought...or maybe it was our pastor as he was counseling us over this situation we had found ourself in. Arkansas did not have a wait period, soooooooooo why not get married in Arkansas Sunday before church then have the wedding as planned Sunday after church??? That made sense to us! we found a J.O.P. in AR that would marry us. We were set! We were for sure doubly wed by the end of the day.

As we set off for our honeymoon in Jefferson, TX we counted our money. We were rich!...well at least in love we were. We had $17. between us. Wes's boss lent us his car to drive as I don't think ours would have made it the 70 or so miles and back. He filled it up with gasoline for us and gave us an additional $40. We were set! The Bed and Breakfast was all paid for so there was nothing else we needed.

He stopped all along the drive and picked wild flowers for me. I had the most beautiful bouquet by the time we got to Jefferson. Someone had bought us Kentucky Fried Chicken and put it in the car before we left town. That was our dinner.

The t.v. was showing the long lost episode of "I love Lucy" that night. We watched it...

The cabin we stayed in had three different bedrooms. We could sleep on any one or all of them. I felt like Goldilocks! We ended up in the room with the fluffiest mattress and most pillows with an air-conditioner that blew right across the bed, Wes's favorite place for an a.c.

He has been more than I ever dreamed a husband could be. He has taught me things that I never knew I needed to know. He has been my best cheerleader in life, and he will be with me, as we sit on our front porch, when we are 80 or 90 something years old listening to the birds chirp, watching the kittens play and listening to the song of each other's heart.

I love that man!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

A Double Dog Dare for you!!!

Happy Saturday!!!!!!
You know all those mercies we get new every morning????Well, they aren't just for selfish use!!! NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!We are suppose to share them with EVERYONE we meet and interact with, soooooo since you have a fresh new abundant batch this morning, make it a point to GIVE some of your's away!!!!!! You have plenty, and you won't miss any of the mercy that you give away!! I double dog dare you to make a difference to respond with mercy instead of anger, fear, disbelief, hurt, apathy, to those around you today!!!

Come on!!! Surprise someone!!!!

Even if it is your own self!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Love wins!!! \o/!!!

Check out this blog, see if you can help to make a difference.
I challenge ALL of my Christian friends to participate!
Please let her know you got your info from me! :o)

Thursday, April 16, 2009

How To Medicate You Cat or Dog :o)

I hope this makes you smile.

1) Pick cat up and cradle it in the crook of your left arm as if holding a baby.Position right forefinger and thumb on either side of cat's mouth and gently apply pressure to cheeks while holding pill in right hand. As cat opens mouth pop pill into mouth. Allow cat to close mouth and swallow.
2) Retrieve pill from floor and cat from behind sofa. Cradle cat in left arm and repeat process.
3) Retrieve cat from bedroom, and throw soggy pill away.
4) Take new pill from foil wrap, cradle cat in left arm holding rear paws tightly with left hand. Force jaws open and push pill to back of mouth with right forefinger.Hold mouth shut for a count of ten.
5) Retrieve pill from goldfish bowl and cat from top of wardrobe.Call spouse from garden.
6) Kneel on floor with cat wedged firmly between knees, hold front and rear paws. Ignore low growls emitted by cat. Get spouse to hold head firmly with one hand while forcing wooden ruler into mouth. Drop pill down ruler and vigorously rub cat's throat.
7) Retrieve cat from curtain rail, get another pill from foil wrap.Make a note to buy new ruler and repair curtains. Carefully sweep shattered figurines and vases from hearth and set to one side for gluing later.
8) Wrap cat in large towel and get spouse to lie on cat with head just visible from below armpit. Put pill in end of drinking straw, force mouth open with pencil and blow down drinking straw.
9) Check label to make sure pill is not harmful to humans, Apply Band-Aid to spouse's forearm and remove blood from carpet with cold water and soap.
10) Retrieve cat from neighbor's shed. Get another pill. Place cat in cupboard and close door onto neck to leave head showing. Force mouth open with dessert spoon.Flick pill down throat with elastic band.
11) Fetch screwdriver from garage and put cupboard door back on hinges. Apply cold compress to cheek and check records for date of your last tetanus jab. Apply medicated compress to cheek to disinfect.Throw tee-shirt away and fetch new one from bedroom.
12) Ring fire brigade to retrieve the stupid cat from tree across the road. Apologize to neighbor who crashed into fence while swerving to avoid cat. Take last pill from foil wrap.
13) Tie the little critter's front paws to rear paws with garden twine and bind tightly to leg of dining room table, find heavy duty pruning gloves from shed. Push pill into mouth followed by large piece of fillet steak. Be rough about it. Hold head vertically and pour 2pints of water down throat to wash pill down.
14) Get spouse to drive you to the emergency room, sit quietly while doctor stitches fingers and forearm and removes pill remnants from right eye. Call furniture shop on way home to order new table.
15) Arrange for SPCA to collect mutant cat from hades and ring local pet shop to see if they have any hamsters.

DOG:1) Wrap pill in bacon, cheese or peanut butter. Make him beg.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Things I did not know!

1. The citrus soda 7-UP was created in 1929; "7" was selected because the original containers were 7 ounces."UP" indicated the direction of the bubbles.
2. Mosquito repellents don't repel. They hide you. The spray blocks the mosquito's sensors so they don't know you're there.
3. Dentists have recommended that a toothbrush be kept at least6 feet away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush.
4. The liquid inside young coconuts can be used as substitute for blood plasma.
5. American car horns beep in the tone of F.
6. No piece of paper can be folded more than 7 times.
7. Donkeys kill more people annually than plane crashes.
8. 1 in every 4 Americans has appeared on television.
9. You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television.
10.Oak trees do not produce acorns until they are fifty years of age or older.
11. The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley's gum.
12. The king of hearts is the only king without a mustache.
13. A Boeing 747s wingspan is longer than the Wright brother's first flight.
14. American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating 1 olive from each salad served in first-class.
15. Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.
16. The first CD pressed in the US was Bruce Springsteen's"Born in the USA."
17. Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning.
18. The 57 on the Heinz ketchup bottle represents the number of varieties of pickles the company once had.
19. The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets.
20. Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin.
21. The first owner of the Marlboro company died ! ! of lung cancer.
22. Barbie's full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts.
23. Betsy Ross is the only real person to ever have been the head on a Pez dispenser.
24. Michael Jordan made more money from Nike annually than all of the Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined.
25. Adolf Hitler's mother seriously considered having an abortion but was talked out of it by her doctor.
26. Marilyn Monroe had six toes.
27. All US Presidents have worn glasses. Some just didn't like being seen wearing them in public.
28. Walt Disney was afraid of mice.
29. The sound of E.T. walking was made by someone squishing her hands in jelly.
30. Debra Winger was the voice of E.T.
31. Pearls melt in vinegar.
32. It takes 3,000 cows to supply the NFL with enough leather for a year's supply of footballs.
33. Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.
34. The three most valuable brand names on earth: Marlboro, Coca Cola,and Budweiser, in that order.
35. It is possible to lead a cow upstairs...but not downstairs.
36. Average life span of a major league baseball: seven pitches.
37. A duck's quack doesn't echo and no one knows why.
38. The reason firehouses have circular stairways is from the days when the engines were pulled by horses. The horses were stabled on the ground floor and figured out how to walk up straight staircases