Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Rainbow Cow.

Hi everyone. I hope the world is treating you well.

In Shepparton, we have about 50 fibreglass cows as a tourist attraction. They are about life size and I think a lot of fun.

There is every type of cow: a crossword cow with a crossword on either side of it. A football cow, a skateboard cow, a plain brown one with “How Now” on it, zebra cow, etc etc. They are scattered around town and look great.

Well now there is a Zaidee cow with rainbow laces all over it. Her Dad said they have sold 1500 sets of laces and have more ordered. He, his wife and Zaidee’s brother are working hard and I guess find some comfort in that.

Have been cooking again today, I made 11 meals, couple of zucchini quiches and a fruit slice. A head start for Easter. I have a niece and nephew coming to visit.

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A cabbie picks up a nun. She gets into the cab, and notices that the very handsome cab driver won't stop staring at her. She asks him why he is staring. He replies: "I have a question to ask you, but I don't want to offend you" She answers, "My son, you cannot offend me. When you're as old as I am and have been a nun as long as I have, you get a chance to see and hear just about everything. I'm sure that there's nothing you could say or ask that I would find offensive." "Well, I've always had a fantasy to have a nun kiss me." She responds, "Well, let's see what we can do about that: #1, you have to be single and #2, you must be Catholic." The cab driver is very excited and says, "Yes, I'm single and Catholic! "OK" the nun says. "Pull into the next alley." The nun fulfills the cab driver's fantasy with a kiss that would make a hooker blush. When they get back on the road, the cab driver starts crying. "My dear child," said the nun, why are you crying?" "Forgive me but I have sinned. I lied and I must confess, I'm married and I'm Jewish." The nun says, "That's OK. My name's Kevin and I'm going to a Halloween party."

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If I had my child to raise over again……

Every day I have my child to raise all over again.

I will build self esteem first, and the house later.

I will finger paint more, and point the finger less.

I will do less correcting, and more connecting.

I will take my eyes off my watch, and watch with my eyes.

I will care to know less, and know to care more.

I will take more hikes, and fly more kites.

I will stop playing serious, and seriously play.

I will run through more fields, and gaze at more stars.

I will do more hugging, and less tugging.

I will see the oak tree in the acorn more aften.

I will be firm less often, and affirm much more.

I will model less about the love of power, and more about

the power of love.

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7 comments:

Karen said...

I liked the last lines, I think even me, not being a parent, can learn from that. We all need reminders to enjoy life and bask ourselves in the love around us.

Have a great day!

Ms. Vickie said...

Another great post here Ms. Merle. Do you think someone could take a picture of
the Zaidee cow so you could post it? That is such a special story, and I would love
to see it.

Ms. Vickie said...

Another great post here Ms. Merle. Do you think someone could take a picture of
the Zaidee cow so you could post it? That is such a special story, and I would love
to see it.
Hope this has been another great day for you.

Kelly said...
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Kelly said...

Sorry I can't get the link above to work. Anyway there is similar art all over downtown Oklahoma City with buffalo painted all different ways. Have a great day!!!

try this link instead:
http://savageliving.blogspot.com/2005/09/day-trip-to-oklahoma-city.html

Granny said...

I'd like to see the zaidee cow too. What a wonderful ting to do.

mreddie said...

The cows are a good idea - probably even gives the locals something to talk about. Do they raise cattle there abouts? Good idea also to be cooking ahead, gives more visiting time when they arrive. ec