Hello Friends ~~ Well it is nice to meet up with you again.
Thanks for all your comments about the Dumpling Recipe etc.
Yesterday i made a big steak and kidney stew in my Crockpot, and the Dumplings cooked well in that.
Next I plan to make a big chicken stew and put some dumplings on top of that at the end of cooking.
We have had a nice steady rain all day today, which is great. There was just over 1 inch or 30 millimetres. Good for gardens and the farmers and water storages. We may get more yet.
I have a problem at present, not being able to send e- mails, I can receive them, but not send at present.
Luckily I can still comment and receive comments, so no quite off the air.
And I have a telephone.
Now what can I find to post today----
The Monkey's Viewpoint.
Three monkeys sat in a coconut tree
Discussing things as they seem to be
Said one to the others, "Now listen you two,
There's a certain rumour that can't be true
That man descended from our noble race----
The very idea!! It's a dire disgrace !!
No monkey ever deserted his wife,
Starved her baby and ruined her life,
And you've never known a Mother monk
To leave the babies with others to bunk
While they sit and gaze at one another
Till they scarcely know just who is their mother.
And another thing --- you'll never see
A monk build a fence around a coconut tree
And let all the coconuts go to waste,
Forbidding all other monks a taste.
Why, if I'd put a fence around this tree
Starvation would force you to steal from me.
Here's another thing a monk won't do----
Go out at night and get on the stew,
Or use a gun or club or knife
To take some other monkey's life.
Yes man descended, the ornery cuss .....
But brother, he didn't descend from us !!"
Time for a joke or two.
A mute person wants to buy a toothbrush.
By imitating the action of brushing one's teeth, he successfully expresses himself to the shop-keeper and the purchase is done.
Now if there was a blind man who wishes to buy a pair of sunglasses, how should he express himself?
He just has to open his mouth and ask.
A woman is enjoying a good game of golf with her girlfriends one day.
Suddenly she blurts out, :
Oh, No! I have to rush home and fix dinner for my husband! He's going to be really ticked off if it isn't ready on time.
When she gets home, she realizes she doesn't have enough time to go to the supermarket, and all she has in the cupboard is a wilted lettuce leaf, an egg, and a can of cat food.
In a panic, she opens the can of cat food, stirs in the egg and garnishes it with the lettuce leaf just as her husband is pulling up.
She greets her husband and then watches in horror as he sits down to his dinner.
To her surprise, the husband is really enjoying his dinner.
"Darling, this is the best dinner you have made for me in forty years of marriage. You can make this for me any old day."
Needless to say, every golf day from then on, the woman made her husband the same dish. She told her golf partners about it and they were all horrified. "You're going to kill him !," they exclaimed.
Two months laer, her husband died.
The women were sitting around when one of them said, "You killed him !! We told you that feeding him that cat food every week would do him in ! How can you just sit there so calmly knowing that you murdered your husband ?"
The wife stoically replied, "I didn't kill him. He fell off the window sill while he was licking his ass. Sorry about that
For more jokes try Warren my friend and Peter's mate.
Oriental Words of Wisdom-----
Man who run in front of car, get tired
Man who run behind car get exhausted.
Man with one chopstick go hungry.
Man who eats many prunes get good run for money.
Man who drives like hell is bound to get there,
Man who stand on toilet is high on pot.
War does not determine who is right, war determines who is left.
Love is patient: love is kind: love is not envius or boastful or arrogant. Corinthians 1 3: 4 What a grand thing, to be loved ! What a grander thing still, to love. Victor Hugo
Snow endures but for a season. and joy comes in the morning. Marcus Aurelius.
Patience often is a simple matter of putting yourself in another's place.
Animals are such agreeable friends -- they ask no questions, and they pass no criticisms. <><> Bye for now -- Take care -- Merle. <><>