Sunday, February 24, 2008

A Few more of my plants in flower

Hi Everyone,
Hope your all well where ever you maybe.
Today I went to Doctors for my yearly check up and to get the results on previous tests. Im pleased to say that I am still cancer free (in remission) I have one more test to go in 5 weeks time, and that hopefully will be it for another 12mths, besides my monthly blood workups etc.
Tonight I played Indoor carpet bowls, we lost our first game but won the next two, we had a good night. I have an early start tomorrow as my club, "Club Mulwala" is hosting the Ovens & Murray Division Lawn Bowls Pennant Grandfinal.
I will leave you with a few photo's from my garden...
I love this Rose "Impression" its looks so delicate.
Blue Moon in bud

I've lost the tag/label on this one, its a small potted rose.

Ive had this plant for a few years, Sedum "Ruby Glow". This is the first time it has flowered.

A close up of the flowering buds.

One of my many hanging baskets, I planted two colours of the same variety Calibrachoa:A million bells.

I took these at night so you are able to see the softness of the Belladonna lillies.
This Pink Begonia has been flowering for months.

My Sister, Pauline's Orange Begonia comming into flower


Happiness keeps you Sweet
Trials keep you Strong,
Sorrows keep you Human,
Failures keep you Humble,
Success keeps you Glowing,
But Only God Keeps You Going!


Friday, February 15, 2008


Hi everyone hope your all well were ever you maybe be. I am very well But its that time again for check ups .Yesterday I had to go Wangaratta hospital to have Mammogram,Ultra sound, Chest xray, and CT scan pelvis and Abdomen , But the worst thing was I had to fast from Midnight. No morning cuppa . Then after mammogam and chest xray I was given a litre of white liquid to drink on an empty stomach .Yuk! before they could start the scan and , during scan had to be injected with a dye. Oh boy im so hungry I could eat a horse,, My appointments started 11am and followed one after the other ending about 3pm. The first thing I did was head to the hospital cafeteria for a much needed cuppa and something to eat. Next Tuesday fast again for Blood test and Liver Ultra sound.All over for another 12 months..except for my 3monthly blood tests ..
Well all I can say all these tests are better than the alternative.....
keep smiling

A married couple were asleep when the phone rang at 2in the morning. The wife (undoubtedly blonde), picked up the phone, listened a moment and said, "How should I know, that's 200 miles from here!" and hung up. The husband said, "Who was that?" The wife said, "I don't know, some woman wanting to know if the coast is clear."

Two blondes are walking down the street. One notices a compact on the sidewalk and leans down to pick it up. She opens it, looks in the mirror and says, "Hmm, this person looks familiar." The second blonde says, "Here, let me see!" So the first blonde hands her the compact. The second one looks in the mirror and says, "You dummy, it's me!"

A blonde suspects her boyfriend of cheating on her, so she goes out and buys a gun. She goes to his apartment unexpectedly and when she opens the door she finds him in the arms of a redhead. Well, the blonde is really angry. She opens her purse to take out the gun, and as she does so, she is overcome with grief. She takes the gun and puts it to her head. The boyfriend yells, "No, honey, don't do it!!!" The blonde replies, "Shut up, you're next!"

Ablonde was bragging about her knowledge of state capitals. She proudly says, "Go ahead, ask me, I know all of them." A friend says, "OK, what's the capital of Wisconsin?" The blonde replies, "Oh, that's easy: W."
What did the blonde ask her doctor when he told her she was pregnant? "Is it mine?"
Bambi, a blonde in her fourth year as a UCLA freshman, sat in her US government class. The professor asked Bambi if she knew what Roe vs.Wade was about. Bambi pondered the question then finally said, "That was the decision George Washington had to make before he crossed the Delaware."
Returning home from work, a blonde was shocked to find her house ransacked and burglarized. She telephoned the police at once and reported the crime. The police dispatcher broadcast the call on the radio, and a K-9 unit, patrolling nearby was the first to respond. As the K-9 officer approached the house with his dog on a leash, the blonde ran out on the porch, shuddered at the sight of the cop and his dog, then sat down on the steps. Putting her face in her hands, she moaned, "I come home to find all my possessions stolen. I call the police for help, and what do they do? They send me a BLIND policeman.
Now a couple of senior jokes
Grandma's Visit
"Oh, I sure am glad to see you," the little boy said to his grandmother (on his mother's side).
"Now Daddy will do the trick he's been promising us."
The grandmother was curious.
"What trick is that?" she asked.
"He told Mommy that he'd climb the walls if you came to visit," answered the boy.
What's Your Name, Again?
Two elderly ladies had been friends for many decades.
Over the years they had shared all kinds of activities and adventures.
Lately, their activities had been limited to playing cards a few times a week. One day when playing cards, one looked at the other and said, "Now don't get mad at me.
I know we've been friends a long time, but I just can't think of your name.
I've thought and thought, but I can't remember it.
Please tell me what your name is."
Her friend glared at her. For at least three minutes she just stared and glared. Finally she said, "How soon do you need to know?"
Pet Parrot
A man buys a pet parrot and brings him home.
But the parrot starts insulting him and gets really nasty, so the man picks up the parrot and tosses him into the freezer to teach him a lesson.
He hears the bird squawking for a few minutes, but all of a sudden the parrot is quiet.
The man opens the freezer door, the parrot walks out, looks up at him and says, "I apologize for offending you, and I humbly ask your forgiveness."
The man says, "Well, thank you. I forgive you."
The parrot then says, "If you don't mind my asking, what did the chicken do?"


Sunday, February 10, 2008

A few plants around the Garden

Hi everyone, the weather has been very pleasant over the last couple of days , so today I decided to spend a much needed few hours in the garden, weeding , trimming a few plants and dead heading a few roses.
Firstly a big thank you To Merle giving me this award "You make the world a better place" Thank you so very much, dear Merle, I feel honoured Thank you.
I pass this on too:Gwen, UKBob,Pea, Anni, Peggy ,Susie or any of my friends who would like it

And also a big thank you to Hootin Anni For the "Royal Banana award"
for this is very much appreciated to be thought of this way.
I pass this on to. Merle ,Rachel , , Lee-ann ,Puss-in-Boots-"Robyn" , Gina, Peter,And again to all my friends,, I cant name you all here

Heres a few photo's taken over the last couple weeks..

A new years eve visitor. Praymantis. (Stick insect)sitting on my sons hand
one of my bromiliads starting to flower
same flower
now in full bloom isnt it pretty
A few more of my bromiliads

Bromiliads not flowering yet
another in flower
The constant heat has knocked my fuchsia's around..
Merle gave me a slip of her red Begonia on our last visit to her place,as you can see its well alive and now in flower Thank You Merle..
one of my pink Begonias.
To end with a couple of Quotes
How long a minute is
depends on what side of the
bathroom door you're on.
Birthdays are good for you;
the more you have,
the longer you live.
Happiness comes through doors you
didn't even know you left open.
Ever notice that the people who are late
are often much jollier
than the people who have to wait for them?


Wednesday, February 06, 2008

How to plant a garden

Hi everyone, Yesterday I played lawn bowls it was so hot and humid out on the green I thought I was going to melt away PPHHEWW, was our last day of pennant for the season, we had a loss and didnt make the finals, Well there's always next season,but still a lot of bowling happening, Social most Tuesdays, Wednesdays and also a lot of Comps at different clubs to enter on various days, Thursday im off to play lawn bowls in the morning then Carpet bowls in the afternoon 1st time for new year,Well thats all folk im bushed so off to have early night ..
A few more jokes tonight

How To Plant Your Garden
First, you come to the garden alone,
While the dew is still on the roses....

1. Peace of mind

2. Peace of heart

3. Peace of soul


1. Squash gossip

2. Squash indifference

3. Squash grumbling

4. Squash selfishness


1. Lettuce be faithful
2. Lettuce be kind
3. Lettuce be patient
4. Lettuce really love one another


1. Turnip for meetings
2. Turnip for service
3. Turnip to help one another

1. Thyme for each other
2. Thyme for family
3. Thyme for friends

NOW for a couple of Jokes

After their baby was born, the panicked father went to see the Obstetrician.

Doctor," the man said, "I don't mind telling you, but I'm a Little upset because my daughter has red hair.

She can't possibly be mine."

"Nonsense," the doctor said. "Even though you and your wife both have black hair, one of your ancestors May have contributed red hair to the gene pool."

"It isn't possible," the man insisted. "This can't be, our families on both Sides had jet-black hair for generations."

"Well," said the doctor, "let me ask you this. How often u have sex?" The man seemed a bit ashamed.

"I've been working very hard for the past year.

We only made Love once or twice every few months."

Well, there you have it!"

The doctor said confidently. "It's rust."

The Blonde

You will be cut down to size.....even by a blonde!

The body builder takes off his shirt and the blonde says, "What a great chest you have.

"He tells her, "That's 100 lbs. of dynamite, baby.

"He takes off his pants and the blonde says, "What massive calves you have.

"The body builder tells her, "That's 100 lbs. of dynamite, baby.

"He then removes his underwear and the blonde goes running out of the apartment screaming in fear.

The body builder puts his clothes back on and chases after her.

He catches up to her and asks why she ran out of the apartment like that.

The blonde replies,

"I was afraid to be around all that dynamite after I saw how short the fuse was."


Little Johnny (fireman)
A man was walking on the sidewalk and noticed up ahead that Little Johnny was wearing a red fireman's hat and sitting in a red wagon.

It appeared that the wagon was being pulled slowly by a large Labrador Retriever. When he got closer to the lad, he noticed that Johnny had a rope tied around the dog's testicles, which probably accounted for why the dog was walking so gingerly.

Smiling, he spoke to the little boy, "That's really a nice fire engine you have there, son. But I'll bet the dog would pull you faster if you tied that rope around his neck."

"Yeah," Johnny replied, "but then I wouldn't have a siren."


Remember the five simple rules to be happy:
Free your heart from hatred

- Forgive.

Free your mind from worries - Most never happen.

Live simply and appreciate what you have

.Give more.

Expect less


Saturday, February 02, 2008

Church Humour

Hi Everyone, Not a lot to report as ive had a quiet few days..
so tonight a few Jokes my friend Aaron from Oklahoma sent me.
One Sunday morning, a mother went in to wake her son and tell him it was time to get ready for church, to which he replied, "I'm not going."
"Why not?" she asked.
I'll give you two good reasons," he said. "One, they don't like me, and two, I don't like them."
His mother replied, "I'll give YOU two good reasons why YOU SHOULD go to church. 1) You're 59 years old, and (2) you're the pastor

A Jewish Rabbi and a Catholic Priest met at the town's annual 4th of July picnic. Old friends, they began their usual banter.
"This baked ham is really delicious," the priest teased the rabbi. "You really ought to try it. I know it's against your religion, but I can't understand why such a wonderful food should be forbidden! You don't know what you're missing. You just haven't lived until you've tried Mrs. Hall's prized Virginia Baked Ham.
Tell me, Rabbi, when are you going to break down and try it?"
The rabbi looked at the priest with a big grin, and said, "At your wedding."


An elderly woman walked into the local country church.
The friendly
usher greeted her at the door and helped her up the flight of steps.
"Where would you like to sit?" he asked politely.
"The front row please," she answered.
"You really don't want to do that," the usher said.
"The pastor is really boring."
"Do you happen to know who I am?" the woman inquired.
"No." he said.
"I'm the pastor's mother," she replied indignantly.
"Do you know who I am?" he asked.
"No." she said.
"Good," he answered
A kindergarten teacher gave her class a "show and tell" assignment. Each student was instructed to bring in an object to share with the class that represented their religion.
The first student got up in front of the class and said, "My name is Benjamin and I am Jewish and this is a Star of David."
The second student got up in front of the class and said, "My name is Mary. I'm a Catholic and this is a Rosary."
The third student got in up front of the class and said, "My name is Tommy. I am Baptist, and this is a casserole.

A well-worn one-dollar bill and a similarly distressed twenty-dollar bill arrived at a Federal Reserve Bank to be retired.
As they moved
along the conveyor belt to be burned, they struck up a conversation. The twenty-dollar bill reminisced about its travels all over the country. "I've had a pretty good life," the twenty proclaimed. "Why I've been to Las Vegas and Atlantic City , the finest restaurants in New York , performances on Broadway, and even a cruise to the Caribbean ." "Wow!" said the one-dollar bill. "You've really had an exciting life!" "So tell me," says the twenty, "where have you been throughout your lifetime?"
The one dollar bill replies, "Oh, I've been to the Methodist Church , the Baptist Church , the Lutheran Church ..."
The twenty-dollar bill interrupts, "What's a church?"

A young couple invited their pastor to Sunday dinner.
While they were in the kitchen preparing the meal, the minister was visiting with their young son and asked what they were having for dinner.
"Goat", said the boy.
"Goat?', asked the pastor? "Are you sure?"
"Oh yes", answered the boy. "This morning my dad told my mom "This is as good a day as any to have the old goat for dinner."

A drunken man staggers in to a Catholic church and sits down in a confession box and says nothing. The bewildered priest cough to attract his attention, but still the man says nothing. The priest then knocks on the wall three times in a final attempt to get the man to speak. Finally, the drunk replies, "No use knocking, there's no paper in this one either."


A husband and wife attend a small service at the local church one Sunday morning. The man was very moved by the preacher's sermon, so he stopped to shake the preacher's hand. Reverend, that was the best damn sermon I ever did hear!" The Reverend replied, "Oh! Why, thank you sir, but please, I'd appreciate it if you didn't use profanity in the Lord's house.""I'm sorry Reverend, but I can't help myself... it was such a damn good sermon!" The Reverend replied, "Sir, please, I cannot have you behaving this way in Church!""Okay Reverend, but I just wanted you to know that I thought it was so damn good, that I put $5,000 in the collection plate."The Reverend's eyes opened wide as he remarked, "No Shit!"


May your spirit keep the freedom of a butterfly in spring

And your heart be filled with the joys of simple things.

May your essence claim the freshness of the new laid morning dew

.And may the beauty of a new day bring happiness to you.