The Joys of Parenthood

 
Let me apologize in advance for the inappropriate word in this scenario and I hope it does not offend anyone.  
In looking at it from a parent’s perspective, you can’t help but giggle.
 
Have a great day! 
 
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Thursday Thrill

 
THIS IS WHY WE LOVE OLD PEOPLE!

A farmer stopped by the local mechanic shop to have his truck fixed. They
couldn’t do it while he waited, so he said he didn’t live far & would just
walk home.

On the way, he stopped at the hardware store & bought a bucket & a gallon
of paint. He then stopped by the feed store & picked up a couple of
chickens & a goose. However, struggling outside the store, he now had a
problem – how to carry his entire purchases home.

While he was scratching his head he was approached by a little old lady who
told him she was lost. She asked, "Can you tell me how to get to 1603
Mockingbird Lane ?"

 

The farmer said, "Well, as a matter of fact, my farm is very close to that
house. I would walk you there, but I can’t carry this lot."

The old lady suggested, "Why don’t you put the can of paint in the bucket.
Carry the bucket in one hand, put a chicken under each arm & carry the
goose in your other hand?"

"Why, thank you very much”, he said, and proceeded to walk the old girl home.

 

On the way he says, "Let’s take a short cut & go down this alley. We’ll be
there in no time."

The little old lady looked him over cautiously, then said, "I am a lonely
widow w/out a husband to defend me. How do I know that when we get in the
alley you won’t hold me up against the wall, pull up my skirt, & have your
way w/me?"

The farmer said, "Holy smokes, lady! I’m carrying a bucket, a gallon of
paint, 2 chickens & a goose. How in the world could I possibly hold you up
against the wall & do that?"

The old lady replied, "Set the goose down, cover him w/the bucket, put the
paint on top of the bucket, & I’ll hold the chickens …"

 

Never understimate little old ladies!

Tuesday Tickler

 
The Human Body
 
It takes your food seven seconds to get from your mouth to your stomach. 

One human hair can support 3 kg (6.6 lb). 

The average man’s private area is three times the length of his thumb. 

Human thighbones are stronger than concrete. 

A woman’s heart beats faster than a man’s.

There are about one trillion bacteria on each of your feet.

Women blink twice as often as men. 

The average person’s skin weighs twice as much as the brain.

Your body uses 300 muscles to balance itself when you are standing still. 

If saliva cannot dissolve something, you cannot taste it. 

Women reading this will be finished now. 

Men are still busy checking their thumbs.

The Past and the Present

Hello my friends!

I hope all of you had a joyous and blessed Holiday season.  Now a new year begins and my hope and prayer is that it will be a good one for all of us.  This past year was one of turbulence and sadness for me and this one will be filled with change and new beginnings.  Little Emma turned three on December 27th and I just can’t believe it.  Many of you here have watched her grow up through my blogs and photos.  She is the love of my life and brings me continued joy and challenges; she is quite the little princess.

Many of you know that I had been hoping that Earl and I could salvage our marriage after agreeing to drop the divorce proceedings in June.  Sadly, I have had to accept the fact that there is too much water under the bridge and  we just cannot make things right.  I ask that you all keep us in your prayers and my hope is that we can get through the process as civilly as possible and with the least amount of strain for Emma.  I don’t know how it will all turn out but I am praying for the best possible outcome so that Emma can benefit from having both of her parents consistently in her life.

I am still enjoying my job as the Administrative Assistant at New Day Children’s Center.  Emma is getting ready to move up from the Toddler class to the 3 year old classroom which is right next to my office.  I am so blessed to have a job where I can take my daughter with me and know she is safe and enjoying learning new things and making new friends.  We have 120 children enrolled and have a waiting list for people needing childcare.  The teachers and staff I work with are amazing and it is so satisfying to work with people who put their heart into making each day an awesome one for the kids they care for.  I am amazed also at the compassion and outpouring of support from staff, the parents of our children and the community in a time of tragedy.  One of our teachers was recently diagnosed with terminal cancer and last week another teacher lost everything in a house fire.  Everyone immediately rallied together to do all they could to help with stunning results. I was truly touched to see the genuine efforts to do whatever was necessary for someone in their time of need and ask that you keep them in your prayers as one tries to rebuild her life and one faces the uncertainty of what lies ahead.

The weather here has been brutal the past month with never ending snow and temperatures in the single digits by day and well below zero at night.  Along with the bitter cold and snow comes the beauty that Mother Nature reveals to us.  Yesterday was the first day in weeks that we had sun and blue skies so a road trip was on the agenda.  Henderson Harbor is a beautiful town about 1/2 hour South of here and the homes all back up to Lake Ontario which is now white with snow and frozen with ice.  I have been working hard on learning about and improving my photography skills as it is my joy to take photos of Emma and the beautiful scenery all around me.  I have been putting to use the tips from those of you who do it so well and finally feel like I’m beginning to see results that I am happy with. 

I will leave you with some photos from yesterday at Henderson Harbor and I will be adding my latest photos to some of my albums; hope you will stop by and take a look when you have a chance.  For now…cuddle up with a cup of hot chocolate and enjoy the scenery! 

 

 

I plan to be more diligent in coming by to visit you all as I am hoping I can better manage my time and my life in this new year!

Take care and God Bless!

Happy New Year

 

My wish for all of us…a brand new start in this brand new year!

    

Wishing you all the most amazing 2010!

All of you have touched my life in some way throughout the year(s) and I am forever grateful for the part you have played in making me thankful for good friends, hopes and dreams realized and  knowing I am never alone.

Happy  New Year my very dear friends!