Saturday, February 20, 2010


(Written  after she found out she was dying from cancer.)

”I would have gone to bed when I was sick instead of pretending the earth would go into a holding pattern if I weren't there for the day.

I would have burned the pink candle sculpted like a rose before it melted in  storage.
I would have talked less and listened more.

I would have invited  friends over to dinner even if the carpet was stained, or the sofa faded.

I would have eaten the popcorn in the 'good' living room and worried much less about the dirt when someone wanted to light a fire in the fireplace.

I would have taken the time to listen to my grandfather ramble about his youth.

I would have shared more of the  responsibility carried by my husband.
I  would never have insisted the car windows be rolled up on a summer day
because my hair had  just been teased and  sprayed.

I would  have sat on the lawn with my grass stains.

I would have cried and laughed less while watching television and more while watching life.

I would never have bought anything just because it  was practical, wouldn't show soil, or was guaranteed to last a  lifetime.

Instead of wishing away nine months of pregnancy, I'd have cherished every  moment and realized that the wonderment growing inside me was the only chance in life to assist  God in a miracle.

When my kids kissed me impetuously, I would never have said, 'Later. Now go get washed up for dinner.'

There would  have been more 'I love you's'. More 'I'm  sorry's.'

But mostly, given another shot at life, I would seize every  minute ... look at it and really see it … live  it and never give it back..


Don't worry  about who doesn't like you, who has  more, or  who's doing what,  Instead, let's cherish the relationships we have with those who do love  us.”


Makes you think about the REALLY important things in life, doesn't it!!

Humorous Quotes from
The Grass is Always Greener Over the Septic Tank
By Erma Bombeck

Some quotes:
“It struck with little warning and attacked the weak, the bored, the vulnerable seeking relief from the monotony. Its name was television and by 1966, it would enslave sixty-million families.”

“I suppose my braised prawn sandwiches did not meet with your middle-class taste?” she snarled. 
“I don’t pretend to be a connoisseur of bait!”

“One son appears in stereo – a transistor in one ear and the phone in the other..”

“It was either Thomas Jefferson – or maybe it was John Wayne – who once said, “Your foot will never get well as long as there is a horse standing on it.””

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Today was Adoption Day, so I spent the afternoon there at Petco.  My foster cats, Prime and Patches, don’t like going, but they have to get used to different things.  Life isn’t always easy, you have to adjust to the bumps.   I took one of their beds for them to lie on while in the big display cage, but they would rather curl up together in the litter box.

They meowed on the way there, and were as quiet as can be, on the way home.
I think they are worn out as I am today!!

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