Friday, March 21, 2008

Chocolate Bunny pic

Lessons from the Easter Bunny

ALL I NEEDED TO KNOW ABOUT LIFE I LEARNED FROM THE EASTER BUNNY ...

Don't put all your eggs in one basket

Walk softly and carry a big carrot

Everyone needs a friend who is all ears

There's no such thing as too much candy

All work and no play can make you a basket case

A cute little tail attracts a lot of attention

Everyone is entitled to a bad hare day

Let happy thoughts multiply like rabbits

Some body parts should be floppy

Keep your paws off of other people's jellybeans

Good things come in small sugarcoated packages

The grass is always greener in someone else's basket

An Easter bonnet can tame even the wildest hare

To show your true colors you have to come out of your shell

The best things in life are still sweet and gooey

May you and your family have a very Happy Easter

Bunny Funnies

Q. What's the best way to catch a unique rabbit?
A. You 'nique up on him.

Q. How do you catch a tame rabbit?
A. Tame way, unique up on it.

Q. How can you tell which rabbits are the oldest in a group?
A. Just look for the gray hares.

Q. How do you know carrots are good for your eyes?
A. Have you ever seen a rabbit with glasses?

Q. What do you call a line of rabbits walking backwards?
A. A receding hareline.

Q. What kind of jewelry do rabbits wear?
A. 14 carrot gold.

Q. What kind of book does a rabbit like at bedtime?
A. One with a hoppy ending.

Q. What do you cal a bunny with a dictionary in his pants?
A. A smarty pants.

Q. What did the bunny want to do when he grew up?
A. Join the Hare Force.

Q. How do you make a rabbit stew?
A. Make it wait for 3 hours!

Q. Where does a bunny go when it dies?
A. To the hare-after.

Q: What do you call the Easter Bunny the Monday after Easter?
A: Tired.

Q: What did the rabbit say to the carrot?
A: It's been nice gnawing you.

Q: Do you know how bunnies stay in shape?
A: Hareobics.

Q. Why does the easter bunny have such a shiny nose?
A. His powder puff's on the wrong end.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Quote

"Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea." -- Robert Heinlein

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Update on van

It's not the thermostat, but a really, really long belt. Mom was working OT tonight so I started up the van to see if it would get her up there. I was hoping the thermostat was simply stuck yesterday. I let it warm up and checked things out. I found a huge belt dragging on the ground and the van was starting to overheat again. Back it went into the garage. Mom took my car to work. I got it running yesterday after the temps warmed up to about 20°. I drove my car to church today, which is an hour away, so the battery is nice and charged up.

Tomorrow morning I will go visit the garage a couple blocks away from the house. Yep, I gotta git up early again, but not that early. *lol* Hopefully, he can get a belt easily if he doesn't have one on hand. It's a '93 or '94 Plymouth so the part shouldn't be hard to locate. I just hope it's not mega expensive to have a small town mechanic do the work. Mom's normal mechanic is over an hour away up in the town where she works. Unfortunately with a broken belt, the van won't make it up there. We will just have to pray he's not a crook or super expensive.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Not happy :(

I got up at 6 blasted o'clock in the morning to head out to Bemidji for the day (church retreat). If I haven't mentioned before, I absolutely loathe mornings. It's why I worked nights for years. Mornings should be banned as dangerous to the health of those who cross my path :)

Anyway, I get ready, warm up the van as it's a whooping 5° outside and head out around 7am. We get about 5 miles from town and turn around because Mom forgot her book. No biggie, we are close and aren't rushed. I head back to the house. While she grabs her book, I quick check the power steering fluid. It's borderline so I decide to wait until it's warmer this afternoon to mess with it. Head back out and by the time we reach the highway, we have cold air blowing at us. Remember it's 5° outside so heat is required for this drive. After a few moments, the temp gauge is at high. I head back to the house to grab some anti-freeze thinking it's low. Nope, it's full. Check the oil, it's low so we scrounge only to find a container half-full. That's enough to get us to the gas station safely. So now we have heat and the temp gauge is down where it should be so we head back out. Get a few blocks and cold air is blasting and the van overheats again. Nope, ain't going nowhere! Bummer!!!

I'm guessing and hoping the thermostat needs replaced. I'm hoping it something simple like that. Can't do anything until Monday. Bummer!!!

My car won't start so it's not going anywhere. Battery is dead. We don't drive it much due needing repairs. We were going to chance it, but no dice. Bummer!!!

I'm up early for what reason?!?! I hate mornings, but I'm awake now. I guess, I will catch up on blogs, housework and study. Mom came downstairs, looked at the clock and said,"It's not even noon yet." *lol* She's not a morning person either. I come by it naturally. *snicker*

Friday, March 14, 2008

For those who post or lurk at TeachingMom

From Leigh Ann:

If you get this, feel free to pass around that TM is down because of a "catastrophic server failure" and the web host is working on it. I don't have a timeframe for when it will be back up, maybe 24-48 hours. Sorry to everyone for the inconvenience.

Saturday, March 08, 2008

Murphy's Laws 4 Parents

Murphy's Law 4 Parents:

1. The tennis shoes you must replace today will go on sale next week.

2. Leakproof thermoses will.

3. The chances of a piece of bread falling with the grape jelly side down is directly proportional to the cost of the new carpet.

4. The garbage truck will be two doors past your house by the time the argument over whose day it is to take out the trash ends.

5. The shirt your child must wear today will be the only one that needs to be washed or mended.

6. Gym clothes left at school in lockers mildew at a faster rate than other clothing.

7. The item that your child lost, and must have for school within the next ten seconds, will be found in the last place you look.

8. Sick children recover miraculously when the pediatrician enters the treatment room.

9. Refrigerated items, used daily, will gravitate toward the back of the fridge.

10. Your chances of being seen by someone you know dramatically increase if you drive your child to school in your robe and curlers.

Thursday, March 06, 2008

You Can Eat An Elephant

On my medical transcription school's forum we have a thread called Mini-Goalers; this is where we set small goals to help us study in this self-paced course. It's our way of keeping ourselves on track, encouraging each other and let's us see our progress.

I joined the moderators team at the end of 2007. It's a team of students who come up with an encouraging quote, quote or story. Afterwards we make comments to the various members of the Mini-Goaler threads based on their responses from the previous week. It's a great way to connect with other students and help one another.

I thought I would share what I wrote for this week. It's my second post to the MG thread. I'll only post the initial part of my writing here and leave off my personal comments to individuals as to protect the privacy of the other forum.

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Question: How do you eat an elephant?
Answer: One bite at a time.

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YOU CAN EAT AN ELEPHANT

You can eat an elephant.
Oh,yes you can it's true.
They may be huge but not to worry,
they aren't to big for you.

"Just how can I eat such a thing
that's so immense in size?"
"Just look at it in pieces
and make them all bite size."

You see to look from head to tail
can be a daunting task.
Many would just give up now
and let the elephant pass.

Look at it as if you can
eat it piece by piece,
It may take you a while,
but your goal you will reach.

So, next time you have a task
that is difficult to do,
Remember, you can eat an elephant
so take a piece and chew.


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Graduating and becoming a working MT is our elephant. We can do it by taking one lesson or report at a time. That's the beauty of the MG thread, it allows us to chop our elephant into bite-size pieces. Let's see how your bites are coming along Smiler

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Anything we do in life can be an elephant whether it be parenting, work, household projects, educating our children, volunteering, Bible study, friendships, etc... If we break things down into manageable bites, it's much easier to tackle and not become overwhelmed.

Any thoughts? Please feel free to share them in the comments section. Thanks for reading Smiler



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