Carleen

Post about 5 favorite things from the past week. It can be anything that tickled your fancy: favorite quotes, posts, happenings, scriptures, recipes, pictures, great internet finds, etc., etc. Be as detailed as you like, the more detail the more fun for those of us visiting. Susanne, the hostess, just asks that it be kept family friendly. To see entries from other participants or to play along, click here.



1. Jokes from friends, especially when they arrive in my email box on a day when The Brain has been harassing me, are a genuine blessing. My bestest friend in the whole wide world, Cindy, sent this one to me.


It was fun being a baby boomer until now. Some of the artists of the 60's and 70's are revising their hits with new lyrics to accommodate aging Baby Boomers. They include:

  • Herman's Hermits - Mrs. Brown, You've Got a Lovely Walker.
  • Ringo Starr - I Get By With a Little Help From Depends.
  • The Bee Gees - How Can You Mend a Broken Hip.
  • Bobby Darin - Splish, Splash, I Was Havin' a Flash.
  • Roberta Flack - The First Time Ever I Forgot Your Face.
  • Johnny Nash - I Can't See Clearly Now.
  • Paul Simon - Fifty Ways to Lose Your Liver.
  • The Commodores - Once, Twice, Three Times to the Bathroom.
  • Procol Harem - A Whiter Shade of Hair.
  • Leo Sayer - You Make Me Feel Like Napping.
  • The Temptations - Papa's Got a Kidney Stone.
  • Abba - Denture Queen.
  • Tony Orlando - Knock 3 Times On The Ceiling If You Hear Me Fall.
  • Helen Reddy - I Am Woman, Hear Me Snore.
  • Leslie Gore - It's My Procedure, and I'll Cry If I Want To.
  • Willie Nelson - On the Commode Again
Of course, I can't relate to any of them, LMAO!


2. Something to look forward to. Anyone who has read my blog for a while knows that I am crazy for documentaries. My favorite documentary filmmaker, Ken Burns, has a new 12-hour, 6-part film that will air on PBS this fall! The National Parks: America's Best Idea, "is the story of an idea as uniquely American as the Declaration of Independence and just as radical: that the most special places in the nation should be preserved, not for royalty or the rich, but for everyone. As such, it follows in the tradition of Burns’s exploration of other American inventions, such as baseball and jazz" (source).


3. Words of wisdom for the week:

“Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.” -- John Quincy Adams

This has not been a good week for me, but I refuse to get on the pity pot. Not yet, anyway. The Brain has been giving me some serious grief since Tuesday night, with each day getting progressively worse and the seizures stronger. I can't eat because eating is the trigger this time around; I'm hungry, but I know that as soon as I try to eat something, I'll have a seizure. And as bad as the nausea from the seizures has been, I'd much rather have a growling stomach, thank you! I've already had one this morning but am hopeful that it was a fluke and that the rest of the day will be seizure free. So for now, at least, the glass is half full.


4. Anticipation. Back in June, I posted about having chosen a designer to make me a new blog layout only to discover that her queue was closed until sometime in July. Well, July passed and the queue didn't open. And August is nearly gone without the queue opening, either. On the positive side, I'd say this is a testament to the quality of her work -- she is obviously very, very busy. On the anticipation side, I'm anxiously waiting for a turn to get in line! Just yesterday I learned that the queue will reopen mid-September, when she brings in a partner to help with all the work. Yeah -- I may have a newly designed blog before the year is over!

5. Feline Humor. Cats are goofy creatures, but they sure do provide plenty of entertainment!



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4 Responses
  1. Willow Says:

    I'm so sorry you're not feeling well this week. I hope The Brain will allow you to eat soon. In the meantime, yes, the cats are crazy! Love them!


  2. Thom Says:

    Great FFF. I loved the joke. It was great. The Leo Sayer one is so true LOL. I'm sorry you aren't feeling well. That damn brain is beginning to really annoy me. I so wish there was something I could do. You gotta eat something. Can you at least take Ensure or something along that line?

    Zip...if I may say, and if you want, I'll put you in contact with Bert. He did my new theme. I've been meaning to ask you about that and every time I get commenting here I forget. So if you want me to ask him to contact you, just shoot me an email or text me and I'll get on it. He did great with mine :)

    Be well my friend :)


  3. Brenda Says:

    That cat video was hysterical! I might borrow it one of these days. I like the way you always post funny stuff.

    BTW, I had doodlebug do my blog design and then she did it for some friends and we were happy. Take a look, I think there is a link to her on my blog.


  4. Susanne Says:

    Sorry you are having a rough week. Praying for you that it will be over with and that you can get back to "normal" and eat!

    Cats are hilarious and I really enjoy the antics of mine.

    A new design is exciting. Hopefully you can get into that queue quickly.


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