"Let the words of my mouth, and the meditations of my heart be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my Strength, and my Redeemer." Psalm 19:14

Whale Evolution 1

Whale Evolution 2

Monday, June 29, 2009

The Boys Go Fishing

Lifted from Nicole's blog - but they are SO CUTE! Nicole and Matthew and twins with her parents went to Dauphin Island this weekend and I think they had a great time from the looks of it. They appear to like to fish...Papa George looks happy helping too.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The Garden (small though it is)

This is Neda. Her name in Farsi means "voice." She was murdered on a Tehran sidewalk last week. Can you hear her speaking?

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Friday, June 19, 2009

Aslan Approves of Beginning Readers

"Hum, pretty good selection this time..."

Friday, June 12, 2009

Is It Better To Get a Dog or Have Children?

The Dog?????

Or the Children????
You know you love them! (It's just "stuff"...but I sure would hate to clean this up!)

Pharmacy Joke

This joke is JUST a tad over the top but reminded me of SO many days I had
when I was working. And now I feel so much better now that I'm not. (But some days
I do miss it too.). Opening up in the mornings was like this almost every day. Phones
always ringing (before automated phone answering machines), lines of people waiting (always
impatiently), and no other clerks etc there early either. Ah those were the days. But I do
miss the people.

Anyway, it does bring to memory a fun story (my sister probably still hates me for this one).
She was working as a clerk at the front counter, I was a Pharmacy intern. We had a
Chinese customer who spoke no English. He usually came in with his grandson who did speak
English but this evening he was alone and he had a prescription for suppositories. The
Pharmacist on duty and I handed the filled bottle to Patty and then disappeared. We knew
he would be asking how to take or use the things. Poor Patty! (I do not wonder why I get
nasty birthday cards from her even now!). She had to use "sign language" of sorts to show
how to use them. Okay, it was a bit mean...maybe a lot mean. I don't think she spoke to
me for some time after that. But it was funny.

Upon arriving home, a husband was met at the door by his sobbing wife. Tearfully, she explained, "It's the druggist. He insulted me terribly this morning on the phone."

Immediately the husband drove downtown to confront the druggist, and demand an apology. Before he could say more then a word or two, the druggist said, "Now just a minute, Mr. Johnson! Listen to my side of it."

"This morning the alarm failed to go off, so I was late getting up. I went without breakfast and hurried out to the car, only to realize that I had locked the house, and car keys were inside. I had to break a window to get my keys. Then, driving a little too fast, I got a speeding ticket. Later, when I was about three blocks from the store, I had a flat tire. When I finally got to the store, there were a bunch of people waiting for me to open up. I got the store opened, and started waiting on these people. All the time the darn phone was ringing off the hook. I had to break open a roll of nickels against the cash register drawer to make change, and they spilled all over the floor. I got down on my hands and knees to pick up the nickels. The phone was still ringing. When I came up, I cracked my head on the open cash drawer. That made me stagger back against a showcase with a bunch of perfume bottles on it, and half of them hit the floor and broke. Meanwhile, the phone is still ringing with no let up. When I finally got to answer it, it was your wife. She wanted to know how to use a RECTAL thermometer. And believe me Mister, as God is my witness ... all I did was tell her!"

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Birthday Time

We both celebrated birthdays now (I am 2 weeks older than Duane and he constantly
reminds me of that). SO, we had everyone over again for cake and ice cream. The kids
couldn't quite figure out what that was CC had given Papa D (a Planer for his workshop)...
Jeremiah tried to use it as an "oven"...then they just decided the box and packing material
was much better to play with anyway.
That's Jacob inspecting the planer. And Jeremiah blowing out the candle (he later helped
Papa D eat his cake and ice cream too. Wasn't that nice of him!).
It is very hard to get a photo now of both of them together so I finally thought of
getting one when they were strapped in their car seats...that worked too!
Happy Birthday Duane and note I did not mention ages!

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

The Birmingham Zoo (and Darcy too)

The zoo is having a butterfly exhibit and since we just "hatched" some Painted Lady butterflies Darcy and I went to see them.
There are all kinds of butterflies there - one let Darcy get very
close to her. But as I was taking a photograph of the butterfly
we heard a squack and looked up to see a peacock strutting
his stuff. He put on quite a show for us (since he was outside
the netting my photos didn't quite turn out well as the camera kept focusing on the netting
and not the peacock.) As he spread his tailfeathers he put on quite a display.
There is a nice Children's play area in the Zoo now too and we had a fun time there too.
Darcy was at first unsure of crossing the swinging bridge but after a few times she had
conquered her fears of that!