please list your favorite....
6. book/ author (other than the Bible)
9. pleonaster (recommend someone to get to know)
10. possession (other than your Bible ;O) )
don't stress out on this; if you want to skip some or list more than one... it is all good... i just want to get to know you better and maybe we all get a few new things to enjoy, too.
these misadventure stories are fun to recall, at this vantage point ;O) , but at one time they were somewhat embarrassing. this was one that just kept getting bigger and BIGGER as more people got involved!
I was taking my kids home; i only had two at the time and they were one and three years old. my three year old was buckled in the front when curiosity got the best of her and, even though i told her not to, she pulled the door handle and the car door swung open. of course i pulled off the main road and got out, went around the car and took my daughter out and scolded her. then i put her in the back seat and buckled her in and shut the door. when i returned to the driver's side door, i found it locked, as were all the doors! car still running with the AC running, thankfully, since it was summer in FL.
there i was, trying to get my three year old to open the door.... which you remember, i had just told her never to do! she just looked at me as if to say, if this is a test to see if i will do something you just told me not to, then i am going to make you proud.
the lady who lived in the house i parked in front of, came out and talked to me a while about this situation. she went back inside and came out with candy and a cup of Coke.... she showed it to my daughter repetatively saying in a thick foreign tone,(german?) "cokie-cola, gumdrops, open thee door!" my daughter just smiled at her.
along came a jogger who offered to go to my husband's work about a mile away and get my husband's spare key. the guy wondered why my husband would give his spare key to a stranger but i told him to tell my husband what had happened and use my name and my husband would believe him!
quite a while later, another person with a stroller came by and seeing my delema, went home and called 911. the fire department from two blocks away came ALL decked out, took my name and specs (i was sure i was going to be in the news!) and then they opened my car with their magic tools.
my kids were fine, my youngest got bored and went to sleep while my 3 year old enjoyed the show of attention and the coke and gumdrops!!
i stayed around to wait for the jogger who went to get the key.... he finaly came and brought me a message from my husband along with the spare key. he said my husband said, 'i wouldn't soon live this down!'
now you don't feel so bad about when you've locked your keys in your car, huh? >O"-
i collect preacher's jokes. or better said, jokes about preachers. so far it hasn't bothered my husband enough for him to start collecting nursing ones ;O) anyway, here is a couple of my favoirites.
there was a preacher who went to a mechanic b/c his car was making awful sounds. while the mechanic was looking the car over to get an idea of what needed fixed and give the preacher an estimate, the preacher asked him, "go easy on me, i'm just a poor preacher."
to which the mechanic replied, "i know, i heard you preach last sunday."
a preacher was visiting with an elderly woman and as time passed he began to get a bit hungry. he noticed the dish of peanuts the woman had set out so he helped himself as they talked. well, the visit ran long and the preacher noticed he had finished this widow's peanuts, and b/c his momma raised a good man, he offered to buy her some more and bring them to her on his next visit. he asked "just tell me what kind you like."
she answered, "oh, don't worry about it, i just lick all the chocolate off em'"
ok now one that isn't for preachers...
there was an elderly couple enjoying their evening in front of the TV, and the woman got up to go to the kitchen and asked her husband if he wanted anything while she was up.
"yes, i think there is some ice-cream in there, a bowl would be nice."
"ok, do you want anything on it?"
"oh, some chocolate syrup and coolwhip... but your memory hasn't been so good lately, so you might aughta' write this down"
"naw! i'll remember, i think we have some nuts and sprinkles?"
"nuts would be nice, but you best write this down!"
"oh posh tosh!, i won't forget" and off to the kitchen she went.
10 min. later she returned and handed her hubby a plate with a pastromy sandwich on it....
he took it, looked it over, lifted the rye bread, and declaired, "ah ha!, you forgot the mustard!!"
heard any good ones lately???
sometimes it is hard to keep this perspective, esp. when things aren't going the way i think they should. but God is the one who is making sure i have all that i need, and if i look around, i can honestly say i have more than what i need. just thinking about the computer i am enjoying... if i had no other extras, this extra brings awareness of how small the world is, and how uplifting it is to hear from people in other places who seek to please God.
just thinking about this makes me feel like my 'bowl' is overflowing!
have a peaceful day,