Wednesday, August 31, 2005


1. My mother taught me TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE. 
"If you're going to kill each other, do it outside. I just finished 
2. My mother taught me RELIGION 
"You better pray that will come out of the carpet" 
3. My mother taught me about TIME TRAVEL. 
"If you don't straighten up, I'm going to knock you into the middle of 
next week!" 
4. My mother taught me LOGIC. 
" Because I said so, that's why." 
5. My mother taught me MORE LOGIC. 
"If you fall out of that swing and break your neck, you're not going to 
the store with me." 
6. My mother taught me FORESIGHT 
"Make sure you wear clean underwear, in case you're in an accident." 
7. My mother taught me IRONY. 
"Keep crying, and I'll give you something to cry about." 
8. My mother taught me about the science of OSMOSIS. 
"Shut your mouth and eat your supper." 
9. My mother taught me about CONTORTIONISM. 
"Will you look at that dirt on the back of your neck!" 
10. My mother taught me about STAMINA. 
"You'll sit there until all that spinach is gone." 
11. My mother taught me about WEATHER. 
"This room of yours looks as if a tornado went through it." 
12. My mother taught me about HYPOCRISY. 
"If I told you once, I've told you a million times. Don't exaggerate!" 
13. My mother taught me the CIRCLE OF LIFE. 
"I brought you u into this world, and I can take you out." 
14. My mother taught me about BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION. 
"Stop acting like your father!" 
15. My mother taught me about ENVY. 
"There are millions of less fortunate children in this world who don't 
have wonderful parents like you do." 
16. My mother taught me about ANTICIPATION. 
"Just wait until we get home." 
17. My mother taught me about RECEIVING. 
"You are going to get it when you get home!" 
18. My mother taught me MEDICAL SCIENCE. 
"If you don't stop crossing your eyes, they are going to freeze that 
19. My mother taught me ESP. 
"Put your sweater on; don't you think I know when you are cold?" 
20. My mother taught me HUMOR. 
"When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don't come running to me." 
21. My mother taught me HOW TO BECOME AN ADULT. 
"If you don't eat your vegetables, you'll never grow up." 
22. My mother taught me GENETICS. 
"You're just like your father." 
23. My mother taught me about my ROOTS. 
"Shut that door behind you. Do you think you were born in a barn?" 
24. My mother taught me WISDOM. 
"When you get to be my age, you'll understand." 
25. And my favorite: My mother taught me about JUSTICE. 
"One day you'll have kids, and I hope they turn out just like you!"

Friday, August 26, 2005


Weekend Assignment #74: Got the Wants

There are things in this world that people need to have. This week's Weekend Assignment is not about those.

Weekend Assignment #74: Forget about the things you need -- Tell us about something you want. Preferably something useless and/or expensive. In other words: Toys! Something fun and/or sparkly and/or indulgent that you don't already have but wouldn't mind getting, if someone were offering.

Extra Credit: Do you really think getting that toy would make you happier?


I would like my own private island in the caribbean complete with a big island house, staff and private jet. 

See my island~~~~~~~~Mary Louise

Wednesday, August 24, 2005




If your life was made into a book, what would the title be?


Tuesday, August 23, 2005


I decided to jog alittle on my walk today. I would walk and then jog for a little while. It sure wasn't a long jog!!!

Boy...Am I out of shape!!!!!

I'll just stick to walking!


Wednesday, August 17, 2005




1) No matter how hard you try, you can't baptize cats.
2) When your Mom is mad at your Dad, don't let her brush your hair.
3) If your sister hits you, don't hit her back. They always catch the second person.
4) Never ask your 3-year old brother to hold a tomato.
5) You can't trust dogs to watch your food.
6) Don't sneeze when someone is cutting your hair.
7) Never hold a Dust-Buster and a cat at the same time.
8) You can't hide a piece of broccoli in a glass of milk.
9) Don't wear polka-dot underwear under white shorts.
10) The best place to be when you're sad is Grandpa's lap.


1) Raising teenagers is like nailing Jell-O to a tree.
2) Wrinkles don't hurt.
3) Families are like fudge...mostly sweet, with a few nuts.
4) Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut that held its ground.
5) Laughing is goodexercise. It's like jogging on the inside.
6) Middle age is when you choose your cereal for the fiber, not the toy.


1) Growing up is mandatory; growing old is optional.
2) Forget the health food. I need all the preservatives I can get.
3) When you fall down, you wonder what else you can do while you're down there.
4) You're getting old when you get the same sensation from a rocking chair that you once got from a roller coaster.
5) It's frustrating when you know all the answers but nobody bothers to ask you the questions.
6) Time may be a great healer, but it's a lousy beautician.
7) Wisdom comes with age, but sometimes age comes alone.


1) You believe in Santa Claus.
2) You don't believe in Santa Claus.
3) You are Santa Claus.
4) You look like Santa Claus.


At age 4 success is . . not peeing in your pants.
At age 12 success is . having friends.
At age 16 success is . . . having a drivers license.
At age 35 success is . having money.
At age 50 success is . . . having money.
At age 70 success is . . . having a drivers license.
At age 75 success is . having friends.
At age 80 success is . not peeing in your pants.

Friday, August 12, 2005


It's almost mid-night and I am still up!

My throat is so sore!!!  It feels like it is so tiny. I looked into my throat with a flash light and it is RED, RED, RED!

I have gargled with salt water... Got my throat spray near by.

I hate nights like this!!!!

This may be a long one.

My ears hurt too.

I thought that I was too old for this kind of thing.

I guess, I'm a young person in a old persons body tonight.

Like Bette Davis said.

Hold on...It's gonna be a bumpy ride!


ML....... SUCK IT UP!




HOW HOT IS IT????????

It is 12:30 pm here and the outside temperature is...TA DA...91 degrees F and rising! It was 88 degrees at 9 am. That's just not nice!

That is just too hot!

I went outside to take a few photo's and had to come inside.

The air is still and it wasn't good breathing air.

I love the summer and the hot weather and would take it hands down over the winter and cold but


Let's have a little balance Mother Nature.

I had put on some make-up before I went out that has a SP of 20 to protect my skin.

When I came inside and looked in the mirror...

My make-up was a ring around my neck. The stuff just melted off of my face.

That's how hot it is here.

I saw a sign in front of a church that said...

So, You Think It Is HOT HERE!!!!!!



Thursday, August 11, 2005


  An old lady was standing at the railing of the  cruise   ship holding her hat on tightly so that it would not   blow off in the wind.

  A gentleman approached her and said: "Pardon me, madam. I do not intend to 
 be forward, but did you  know   that your dress is blowing up in this high wind?"
  "Yes, I know," said the lady, "I need both hands to   hold onto this hat."
  "But, madam, you must know that your privates are exposed!" said the

  gentleman in earnest.
  The woman looked down, then back up at the man and replied, "Sir, anything

 you see down there is 85  years  old. I just bought this hat  yesterday"
  Ethel and Mabel, two elderly widows, were watching the  folks go by from their
park bench.
  Ethel said, "You know, Mabel, I've been reading this  'Sex and Marriage' book

 and all they talk about is   'mutual orgasm'.

  'Mutual orgasm' here and 'mutual orgasm' there -- that's all they talk about.

  Tell me, Mabel, when  your husband was alive, did you two ever have mutual

  Mabel thought for a long while. Finally, she shook  her  head and said,

"No, I think we had State Farm."


 Three old ladies were sitting side by side in their   retirement home reminiscing.
  The first lady recalled shopping at the green  grocers  and demonstrated with her hands, the length and  thickness of a cucumber she  could buy for a penny.

  The second old lady nodded, adding that onions used  to   be much bigger and 
cheaper also, and demonstrated  the   size of two big onions she could buy for apenny a   piece.

The third old lady remarked, "I can't hear a word   you're saying, but I remember the guy you're talking   about."


It is the 2nd day of my new way of living.

I had my green tea and am learning to like it. I have had a handfull of blueberries and a slice of canalope and a boiled egg. I'm not hungry at all. I am drinking a lot of water too.

I sure feel better. Maybe, it's nothing more than I am taking charge of my life.

I will have to work harder on the exercise part. I have tried to make myself walk this morning but have found reasons to stay in the house.

Excuses like...

It's too hot.

I can do it later.

It's boring.

There is a big dog down the street.

What if I pass out.   That's a stretch even for me.

I wonder why we resist in taking care of ourselves??

A mystery.

Oh Shoot, I just looked out of the window and there is a really old, bent over little woman walking slowly down the street...All alone.

If she can do it ...surely, I can and  hey self....don't call me surely!

OK, call in back up...I'm going out there!!!!!


Wednesday, August 10, 2005


I have started a new eating plan that includes green tea in the morning instead of coffee. I have never been a "tea" fan but decided to give it a shot.

To my surprise...I have had more energy today than I have had in a long time.

I am also taking a multi vitamin that has green tea extract included.

The diet is simple. You can find it by going to...

He was on Oprah and I liked what I heard.

Maybe this will work...

I sure do have a lot more energy!! I haven't had much in a long time so it was nice to get some things done around the house and not be so exhausted.

I'll let you know how it is working for me.


Tuesday, August 9, 2005

No Motivation

I am trying to get myself in the habit of walking every day. Why is this so hard for me to do. I have the time.

I have a nice place to walk and even a treadmill in the house.

Does anyone else have a problem getting motivated?

I need to lose about 10 or 15 pounds but can't stop eating because it tastes good. Why do I do this to myself???

I feel ashamed of myself and wonder why I am this way. I didn't use to be this way. I was very active.

Now, I just stay in the house most of the day.

Don't do much in here either.

 I don't have the drive that I used to have and it worries me.

 I feel like I am the only person in the world who is feeling like this.

Am I?



Monday, August 8, 2005


Weekend Assignment #71: Recount the best piece of advice you were ever given... that you didn't take at the time.

My Mother always said this when I was growing up at home.

If you use something...

Always put it back where you got it and then you will always know where it is!


I didn't listen then........ 

I told my children the same thing when they were growing up. 

I always practice that advice NOW and am now a great believer in the advice from my Mother all those years ago.

Mary Louise



A bend in the road is not the end of the road...unless you fail to make the turn.


Saturday, August 6, 2005


To A Keeper,

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One day someone's husband died, and on that clear, cold morning, in the warmth of their bedroom, the wife was struck with the pain of learning that sometimes there isn't any more. No more hugs, no more special moments to celebrate together, no more phone calls just to chat, no more "just one minute." Sometimes, what we care about the most gets all used up and goes away never to return before we can say good-bye, say "I love you!"
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So while we have it . . . it's best we love it . . . and care for it and fix it when it's broken . . . and heal it when it's sick. This is true for marriage ... and old cars . . . and children with bad report cards and dogs with bad hips and aging parents and grandparents. We keep them because they are worth it, because we are worth it.
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Some things we keep -- like a best friend who moved away or a classmate we grew up with. There are just some things that make us happy, no matter what.
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Life is important, like people we know who are special . . . and so, We keep them close!