The last few days, it has been gloomy and overcast, and certainly not conducive to doing anything outside.
As it is going to be even colder, I thought I had better get some laundry done. My washer and dryer are in the workshop attached to the house, but my washer runs slowly when it gets cold out there. I had the sheets off the bed, and that load soaking, when I realized that I couldn’t find the bedroom TV remote.
I hunted high and low, and even got wet up to my armpits feeling for it in the washing machine.
Oh my gosh, I hoped it wasn’t in there, but as I didn’t find it in the washer, I went about other tasks. It did eventually show up, the cats had been playing with it, and it went under a chest of drawers. Whew!
Here is a story of hope and courage:
Frankie "Two-Paws"Stories from animal rescue organizations big and small.
“Hope started the day Frankie was plucked from his bleak existence in a puppy mill, and made his way into the arms of two volunteers with the Greater Chicago Cavalier Rescue group. As a 12-week old puppy with no use of his rear legs, Frankie's fate, had he stayed at the puppy mill, was unthinkable. But this isn't a story about the horrors and atrocities of puppy mills. It's a story of hope and love, of inspiration and determination.
This spunky little boy lovingly became known as Frankie "Two-Paws" because he pulled himself around by his strong front paws. While both a veterinary neurologist and an orthopedic specialist gave little hope of Frankie ever walking, Frankie didn't see his disability -- only the possibilities!
Slowly, with the help of veterinary physical therapists, a special diet, and a donated wheelchair to help support him, Frankie became stronger and more confident. A chiropractor started regular adjustments on Frankie when x-rays showed his hips were misaligned, causing some pinched nerves.
Then, in August, Frankie walked! Not on his own, without support, but he moved all four legs to go forward on an underwater treadmill and he keeps getting stronger with each session.
Frankie is an inspiration to everyone who visits the chiropractor's office. Additionally, Frankie's foster aunt, a pediatric nurse who works with children with disabilities, wears a picture of Frankie in his wheelchair on her work badge. She tells the children, "If Frankie can do it, you can too!"
They say every journey begins with one step. Frankie's journey has not been measured in steps, but in hope and love, in inspiration and determination that he's received from countless volunteers and given back tenfold. He's come a long way, and as long as Frankie isn't giving up, we aren't either!” Helen Cordell, Yorkville, IL
Read more stories! But have Kleenex handy!
WAYS OF LOOKING AT THINGS
(Or the uncertainty of the English language)
A little boy went up to his father and asked: 'Dad, where did my intelligence come from?'
The father replied. 'Well, son, you must have got it from your mother, cause I still have mine.'
'Mr. Clark, I have reviewed this case very carefully,' the divorce Court Judge said, 'And I've decided to give your wife $775 a week,'
'That's very fair, your honor,' the husband said. 'And every now and then I'll try to send her a few bucks myself.'
A doctor examining a woman who had been rushed to the Emergency Room, took the husband aside, and said, 'I don't like the looks of your wife at all.'
'Me neither doc,' said the husband. 'But she's a great cook and really good with the kids.'
An old man goes to the Wizard to ask him if he can remove a curse he has been living with for the last 40 years.
The Wizard says, 'Maybe, but you will have to tell me the exact words that were used to put the curse on you.'
The old man says without hesitation, 'I now pronounce you man and wife.'
Two Reasons Why It's So Hard To Solve A Redneck Murder:
1. The DNA all matches.
2. There are no dental records.
Senior Citizens leading carriers of Aids.
Government research studies show that Senior Citizens are the nations leading carriers of Aids! The report, published by the U.S. Administration on Aging (AoA) shows that senior citizens are the leading carriers of Hearing Aids, Band Aids, Rol Aids, Walking Aids, Medical Aids, Government Aids, and most of all, monetary aid to their kids.
Enough of those!
This is rare for us to be facing temps in the 20’s. Usually it is around 62 during the day around here. So I am not used to being house bound. Several friends got long email letters from me, so I managed to get quite a few more out of my inbox today.