Sunday, March 25, 2007

Lazy Weekend

I have had a very lazy weekend, well that is after I had done the housework.
washing etc.Visited the Nursing Home to spend some money with the uniform supplier who was visiting with a range of her stock. I have been to church and pretty much done nothing else.
I might mention I am also cranky because my back is plating up again, I am nursing it along as I really want to be in good shape for my house move. I have potted up most of my garden that I have here. I am pleased to say that I won't be moving again. I have had several moves during the last few years that I really could have managed without, except for the wonderful friends Lyle and I made because of some of these moves.

I thought I would post some more poetry and a bit of humour as I am still arguing witih my computer re photos I wish to access, you can see who has won round six. This is an Australian poet
who I will post more about at a later date. Take care , hope all is well with everyone.

A Morning Song

The thrush is in he wattle tree, an’, “oh you pretty dear!”
He’s callin’ to his little wife for all the bush to hear.
He’s wantin’ all the bush to hear about his charmin’ hen;
He sings it over fifty times, an’ then begins again.
For it’s “Mornin’! It’s Mornin’! The world is wet with dew,
With tiny drops a-twinkle where the sun comes shinin’ thro’.

The thrush is in the wattle tree, red robin’s underneath,
The little blue-cap’s dodgin’ in an’ out amongst the heath;
An’ they’re singin’, boy they’re singin’ like they’d bust ‘emselves to bits;
While up above, old laughin’ Jack is havin’ forty fits.
For it’s Mornin’! it’s Mornin’! The leaves are all a'shine:
There’s treasure all about the place an’ all of it is mine.

Oh, it’s good to be a wealthy man, it’s grand to be a king
With mornin’ in the forest-land an’ joy in everything.
It’s fine to be a healthy man with healthy work to do
In the singin’ land, the clean land, washed again with dew.
When sunlight slants across the tress, an’birds begin to sing,
Then kings may snore in palaces, but I’m awake ……..and king.

But the king must cook his breakfast and the kin must sweep the floor;
Then out the with axe on shoulder to his kingdom at the door,
His old dog sportin’ on ahead, his troubles all behind,
An, joy mixed in the blood of him because the world is kind.
For it’s Mornin’ It’s Mornin’! Time to out an’ strive!
Oh, there’s not a thing I’m askin’ else but just to be alive!

My friends are in the underbrush, my friends are in the tress,
An, merrily they welcome me with mornin’ melodies.
Above, below, from bush an’ bough each calls his tuneful part;
An’ best of all one trusty friend is callin’ in my heart.
For it’s Mornin’! It’s Mornin’! When nights black troubles end.
An’ never man was friendless yet who stayed his own good friend.

Grey thrush is in the wattle,an’ it’s “ oh , you pretty dear!”
He’s callin to his little wife, an’ don’t care who should hear;
An' the great bush, the fresh bush, washed again with dew;
An’ my axe on my shoulder, an’ there’s work ahead to do.
Oh’ it’s Mornin’! It’s Mornin’! In the land I count the beats,
An’ with the heart, an’ mind of me I’m singin’ with the rest.

C.J Dennis (The sentimental Bloke)

Can you cry under water?

How important does a person have to be before they are considered assassinated instead of just murdered?

Why do you have to "put your two cents in".. but it's only a "penny for your thoughts"? Where's that extra penny going to?

Once you're in heaven, do you get stuck wearing the clothes you were buried in for eternity?

Why does a round pizza come in a square box?

What disease did cured ham actually have?

How is it that we put man on the moon before we figured out it would be a good idea to put wheels on luggage?

Why is it that people say they "slept like a baby" when babies wake up like every two hours?

If a deaf person has to go to court, is it still called a hearing?

Why are you IN a movie, but you're ON TV?

Why do people pay to go up tall buildings and then put money in binoculars to look at things on the ground?

Why do doctors leave the room while you change? They're going to see you naked anyway.

Why is "bra" singular and "panties" plural?

Why do toasters always have a setting that burns the toast to a horrible crisp, which no decent human being would eat?

If Jimmy cracks corn and no one cares, why is there a stupid song about him?

Can a hearse carrying a corpse drive in the carpool lane?

If the professor on Gilligan's Island can make a radio out of a coconut, why can't he fix a hole in a boat?

Why does Goofy stand erect while Pluto remains on all fours? They're both dogs!

If Wiley E. Coyote had enough money to buy all that ACME crap, why didn't he just buy dinner?

If corn oil is made from corn, and vegetable oil is made from vegetables, what is baby oil made from?

If electricity comes from electrons, does morality come from morons?

Do the Alphabet song and Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star have the same tune?

Why did you just try singing the two songs above?

Why do they call it an asteroid when it's outside the hemisphere, but call it a haemorrhoid when it's in your butt?

Did you ever notice that when you blow in a dog's face, he gets mad at you, but when
you take him for a car ride; he sticks his head out the window.


Peter said...

Good to see a post but no photos yet...
I'll try to find the info about converting files to JPEG for you.

Lee said...

Take care of your back, probably strained it potting the plants etc. I hope it comes good soon.

People should say "I slept like a cat" as I know my two sleep well!

Take care.:)

Jeanette said...

Dear Margaret nice post. Take care of your back stay out of the garden and get plenty of rest. love janxxx

Christina said...

I feel for you with the moving - hate it! I just put up a post about my recent experience with it.

Meow said...

Hope all is well, Margaret.
You beat me to it ... I was just visiting your blog, when you commented on mine.
It's weird, though ... apparently others can heare my song, but I cannot ... wonder why !?!?
Have a great week.
Take care, Meow

Jim said...

Thank you, Margaret, for that kind word. He was a very nice Dad.
I sure do hope your back will behave itself for your move. I don't like to move either and am hoping there will only be one more until some sort of group care setting.
I'm glad too that your blogging is getting along here. It will be nice to have some pictures from you.
Best wishes of all, Jim.

Merle said...

Hi Margaret ~~ Loved all the jokes, ut adn't seen tat poem before. Sorry
that yor back is acting up again.
Good luck with the next move, Peter told me a bit about it, so I hope it all goes well for you Margaret.
Take care, rest if you can, Love, Merle.

Britmum said...

Hi Margaret

You always say the nicest things on my blog and I love it. You are such a sweet person and I wish you lived closer so we could meet up.

I need to come to Austrailia one day. My husband spent some time there as a child.

Take care and hugs to you. xx

PEA said...

One of these days you'll win the battle and will get to post pictures again! lol A lazy weekend...sounds like my kind of weekend:-) Oh dear, I'm so sorry to hear that your back has been bothering you though!! Hopefully you'll be good as new real soon! When are you moving? Best of luck with that!! Loved the poem, so very beautiful and I would like to know the answers to those questions! lol Take good care of yourself!! xox

JunieRose2005 said...


I loved that poem! Made me happy reading it!

Take care of your back!


Leann said...

Hi my dear.I enjoyed the poem and the sayings.God bless have a great week.

Gwen said...

Hi Margaret..
Hope the back is coming good,
thanks for the visit.xx

Tammy said...

Can't wait to plant floweres myself...loved your post!
PS...I have a new blog address...just click the above link.

Merle said...

Dear Margaret ~ Thanks for your visit. hTe info on the Guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier were
interesting, but very severe. Glad you liked the jokes. Thanks for meeting Peter and Jackie after his op. I was surprised he wanted lunch.
I hope Jackie is OK after her knee
replacement op. Hope your back is
treating you better. When is the big move happening? Take care, my friend, Love, Merle.

DellaB said...

Hi Margaret, me again - just wondering about your move? Couldn't find any previous mention, is it a happy move? Hope it goes well for you - I vowed when I moved into this place, that it would be the LAST move, and thankfully that was 10 years ago, haven't had to move again.. yet.

It's good that you are able to take most of your garden with you - the sore back is probably worth it?