Thursday, March 02, 2006

Back again, been busy!

Photo of Vicki, Peter and Merle. Well, finally I get to Post something here.

We have had quite a few visitors, all relatives, so it has been hectic but great at the same time.

Next visitor due is my 18 year old Granddaughter tomorrow for the weekend.

She has just started at University a fair distance from here. Will be nice to see her and hear all about it.

She has worked and saved and bought her car and has been driving since November 2005.

Living on a farm she has been driving for years, as do her younger brothers and sisters.

They learned on a quad-bike (4 wheel motorbike). Getting the cows in to milk, about 200.

My son John who lives in Sheppparton has called in after work every day since Peter arrived.

I usually see him about twice a week.

John used to live in QLD years ago and even worked for Peter and Julie at the Service station on Sundays, so they could play golf or whatever. So they get on well.

A couple of jokes.........

Getting old.

An elderly gentleman had serious hearing problems for a number of years, He went to the doctor and the doctor was able to have him fitted for a set of hearing aids that allowed the gentleman to hear 100%.

The elderly gentleman went back a month later and the doctor said, “Your hearing is perfect. Your family must be really pleased that you can hear again”

The gentleman replied, “Oh, I haven’t told my family yet. I just sit around and listen to the conversations. I have changed my will three times!”


God, I have a problem."

"What's the problem, Eve?"

"I know that you created me and provided this beautiful garden and all of these wonderful animals, as well as that hilarious snake, but I'm just not happy."

"And why is that, Eve?"

"God, I am lonely, and I'm sick to death of apples."

"Well, in that case, Eve, I have a solution. I shall create a man for you."

"Man? What is that, God?"

"A flawed creature, with many bad traits. He'll lie, cheat and be vain; all in all, he'll give you a hard time. But he'll be bigger, faster and will like to hunt and kill things. He will look silly when aroused, but since you've been complaining, I'll create him in such a way that he will satisfy your physical needs. He will be witless and will revel in childish things like fighting and kicking a ball about. He won't be too smart, so he will also need your advice to think properly."

"Sounds great," says Eve, with ironically raised eyebrows, " but what's the catch, God?"

"Well - you can have him on one condition."

"And what's that, God?"

"As I said, he'll be proud, arrogant and self-admiring - so you'll have to let him believe that I made him first. And it will have to be our little secret. You know, woman to woman."


bubba said...

very funny.

Joy Des Jardins said...

It was worth the wait...what a GREAT picture Merle. It's especially nice to see one of you and your brother together.

kenju said...

That's a great photo Merle. You and Peter look like 2 peas in a pod!

I am reading a book by Cathleen McCullough that is set in New South Wales (a historical romance) and I love it.

JunieRose2005 said...


Merle, I LOVE that last joke!!!

...and that pic of you, your brother and niece is great!
I know you've all had a grand time together!!


mreddie said...

Great photo - you guys must have been smiling at the jokes in your post. :) ec

Maria said...

Had to come over here to see how Peter is doing. I miss getting his comments on my blog. From the happy smiles on all your faces, I can tell you are having a great time. I hope the visit is simply wonderful.
And Merle, I will drop back. We visit many of the same blogs. I read on Womanly Parts that you are a breast cancer survivor. . . so am I.

Marcus said...

G'day everyone
Nice to see you're still smiling in spite of the wrestling with Blogger!

I didn't realise John played in
ZZ Top.

Mother Damnable said...

Love the last joke :>)

What a lovely blog, I've added to favourites and hope to fly by again :>)