Friday, October 27, 2006

A Crabby Old Man

Opal Louise Morris... Thank you for sharing this with me...M
A crabby old man
> When an old man died in the geriatric ward of a small hospital near
>Tampa, Florida, it was believed that he had nothing left of any value.
> Later, when the nurses were going through his meager possessions, they
>found this poem. Its quality and content so impressed the staff that copies
>were made and distributed to every nurse in the hospital.
> One nurse took her copy to Missouri. The old man's sole bequest to
>posterity has since appeared in the Christmas edition of the News Magazine
>of the St Louis Association for Mental Health. A slide presentation has
>also been made based on his simple, but eloquent, poem.
> And this little old man, with nothing left to give to the world, is now
>the author of this "anonymous" poem winging across the Internet:
> Crabby Old Man
> What do you see, nurses. What do you see?
> What are you thinking........... When you're looking at me?
> A crabby old man .............. Not very wise,
> Uncertain of habit, ............. With faraway eyes?
> Who dribbles his food. And makes no reply.
> When you say in a loud voice, .. "I do wish you'd try!"
> Who seems not to notice .......... The things that you do,
> And forever is losing ............... A sock or shoe?
> Who, resisting or not, .............. Lets you do as you will,
> With bathing and feeding, ..... The long day to fill?
> Is that what you're thinking? .... Is that what you see?
> Then open your eyes, nurse,.....You're not looking at me.
> I'll tell you who I am ............... As I sit here so still,
> As I do at your bidding, ......... As I eat at your will.
> I'm a small child of ten . With a father and mother,
> Brothers and sisters .............. Who love one another.
> A young boy of sixteen .............With wings on his feet
> Dreaming that soon now. ..........A lover he'll meet.
> A groom soon at twenty ............. My heart gives a leap,
> Remembering the vows. That I promised to keep.
> At twenty-five now, ................ I have young of my own,
> Who need me to guide ......... And a secure happy home.
> A man of thirty, .................. My young now grown fast,
> Bound to each other ............. With ties that should last.
> At forty, my young sons ........ Have grown and are gone,
> But my woman's beside me. To see I don't mourn
> At fifty once more, ................ Babies play 'round my knee,
> Again we know children, ......... My loved one and me.
> Dark days are upon me, .......... My wife is dead,
> I look at the future, .............. I shudder with dread.
> For my young are all rearing. Young of their own ,
> And I think of the years....... And the love that I've known.
> I'm now an old man................ And nature is cruel;
> Tis jest to make old age ............Look like a fool.
> The body, it crumbles, ............. Grace and vigor depart,
> There is now a stone. Where I once had a heart.
> But inside this old carcass ...... A young guy still dwells,
> And now and again, ...............My battered heart swells.
> I remember the joys, ................... I remember the pain,
> And I'm loving and living............ Life over again.
> I think of the years ................. All too few, gone too fast,
> And accept the stark fact. That nothing can last.
> So open your eyes, people, ........ Open and see,
> Not a crabby old man; ......... Look closer.... see, ME!!
> Remember this poem when you next meet an older person who you might
>brush aside without looking at the young soul within.....we will all, one
>day, be there, too!

Meals on Wheels

I was going through my email... and a friend sent me this... thanks Kathy...enjoy... M

A cat died and went to Heaven. God met her at the gates and said, "You have been a good cat all these years. Anything you want is yours for the asking."
The cat thought for a minute and then said, "All my life I lived on a farm and slept on hard wooden floors. I would like a real fluffy pillow to sleep on."
God said, "Say no more." Instantly the cat had a huge fluffy pillow.
A few days later, six mice were killed in an accident and they all went to Heaven together. God met the mice at the gates with the same offer that He made to the cat.
The mice said, "Well, we have had to run all of our lives: from cats, dogs, and even people with brooms! If we could just have some little roller skates, we would not have to run again."
God answered, "It is done." All the mice had beautiful little roller skates.
About a week later, God decided to check on the cat. He foun d her sound asleep on her fluffy pillow. God gently awakened the cat and asked, "Is everything okay? How have you been doing? Are you happy?"
The cat replied, "Oh, it is WONDERFUL. I have never been so happy in my life. The pillow is so fluffy, and those little Meals on Wheels you have been sending over are delicious!"

Hey we need a cute clean one every once in a while!

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Sitting on my *ss at the computer when I should be hauling straw

This is one of those tongue in cheek days... so much that needs to be done that at times it seems insurmountable. Note I said “seems” insurmountable... it's not really... but if you look at the whole instead of taking one step at a time... yup... insurmountable... ugh... sooooooo lets take one step at a time... and watch how the scenery changes...
step 1... this note... my computer was in the shop all last week... talk about with drawl no computer... ok.... here goes...

Tomorrow is my 15 year wedding anniversary. we've made it 15 years... to me that's an accomplishment.

I have a goal to be met by my 16th anniversary. Get in shape! That's my main goal. Get in shape physically... emotionally... mentally... financially... The past 3 years of illness has wreaked havoc in all 4 areas.

Physically: not being able to work out has turned me into a jabba the hut look-a-like... before the remake. Or rather...I've allowed not being able to work out to turn me into a jabba the hut look-a-like. No excuses... no blaming whomever or whatever... just deal with it and go on from here.'s the committment... I'm going to complete one of the races Welcomes You To The always Held The Sunday Of Memorial Day Weekend. Benefitting the Cheyenne Boys and Girls Club. The Cheyenne Track Club/Road Runners Club of America puts them on... they are as follows:
Vedauwoo 5k Walk/Run
Medicine Bow Half Marathon (13.1 miles)

I don't know which one I'm going to do yet... I'll be walking not running... I have 130 pounds to lose and running would destroy my knees... so it's walking. Here is the Link to the Official Wyoming Marathon Website. If any of you would like to join me on race day... or in training. Training updates will be posted on my Life is a Journey Blog.

Be consistent taking my vitamins and minerals. My body is going to need them to grow strong and lean.

Emotionally: Hmmmm…Make a point of living with an attitude of gratitude. Be thankful for the wonderful life I have the opportunity to live.
The Secret is a good place to nurture this attitude

Mentally: Focus my mind in the direction I choose to go… rather than where I am afraid I’ll end up. Take 20 minutes a day for focus and reading. Mentors on a Mission has some excellent insights along these lines, so does The Secret, and Success University.

Financially: This has several areas … all of which are in the work at home arena. Be consistent working with Robbins Run Ranch Pomeranian Kennels. Photography, grooming, kennel care, construction, website updates, marketing. Working towards establishing the boarding end of the business.

Continue to work from home with
Affiliate Marketing.

Reduce debt load, Financial Freedom Society has some wonderful tools in this area. I should say reduce debt load, live financially free. It doesn’t matter how much money you make if you do not know how to live financially free. If you are spending more than you are taking in… you can be making a million a year and still be debt poor. Learn how to handle your funds.

Ok so… how am I going to meet my goals. By helping other people meet their l goals. Most people who start a home business don’t make it. Most people who start an internet business do not make it.

No I’m not being negative, simply stating a fact. By helping other people meet their goals… I meet my goals. If you are willing to learn, and to work I’m happy to work with you. I will not do it for you; I’m not your Mama nor your Auntie Sue. I am a self employed individual, an affiliate marketer, mentor and trainer. This is what I do. I work with a variety of programs some of which are Predator Marketing System, Veretekk, Financial Freedom Society, New Vision, Healthy Pet Net Life Abundance Dog Food, as well as several others.

Predator Marketing System is my featured business. There is excellent training there and good value for your dollar. I use Veretekk for lead generation and newsletters. There is none better on the web. I know … I’ve done the research. Veretekk is the best out there. I also use traffic exchanges to generate traffic. Traffic Swarm and Instant Buzz are 2 of my favorites.

Check them out… Skype me
or give me a call and we’ll see what we can do for you… I don’t bite… well maybe sometimes…lol…

Life is a journey... Enjoy The Trip... Mary E. Robbins & the Hairballs
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Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Welcome to the 2006 edition of getting to know your friends.
1. What time did you get up this morning. 4:30
2. Diamonds or pearls?not really sure… like both… but diamonds would probably take that honor
3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? gladiator

4. What is your favorite TV show? Cbs Sunday morning…

5. What did you have for breakfast? A slice of heavy whole/cracked wheat bread with butter and honey…
6. What is your middle name? Etta

7. What is your favorite cuisine? Don’t kow if you’d call it cusine or not…but onion blossom
8. What foods do you dislike? Red beer… tastes like a rotton tomato to me
9. Favorite Chip? Kettle fried potato chips
10. What is your favorite CD at the moment? Black eye’d peas elephunk
11. What kind of car do you drive? Silver stick pt cruiser

12. What is your favorite sandwich? ruben

13. What characteristics do you despise? Sloth… yes people that have no intention of following through
14. What are your favorite clothes? Something that moves with me
15. If you could go anywhere in the world on Vacation? Australia or Alaska…wouldn’t turn a bicycle tour through europe
16. Favorite brand of clothing? Is there one called comfortable

17. Where would you want to retire? Cruise ship part of the year… vegas a couple weeks or more… ranch (with full staff thank you)
18. Favorite time of day? Break of dawn
19. Where were you born?sidney nebraska

20. What is your favorite sport to watch? Extreme : skate boarding, surfing, snowboard, ski

21. Who do you think will not send this back? Linda O
22. Person you expect to send it back first?Colleen or Mary

23. Pepsi or Coke?COKE
24. Beavers or ducks? ducks
25. Are you a morning person or a night owl?depends on when I slept last…lol…
26. Pedicure or manicure? manicure

27. Any exciting news you'd like to share with Everyone? I’m learning html…exciting to me…lol…

28. What did you want to be when you were little? Lawyer… rancher… teacher… mom…

29. What is your best childhood memory?? Mom took me down the hill to grandma’s because there was this phenomenal thunder storm… at night… lightening wind… tornadoes… the whole package… sitting in the door way playing with grand daddy long legs… getting the ingredients for grandma to make sour cream sugar cookies… our house was at the top of a little hill …her’s was semi berm at the base of the hill… I remember mom hanging on to me… and the wind blew me off to the side… a little red headed kite… off the ground… that was me… I felt safe …mom was strong… grandma could conquer the world… I was a happy little girl fascinated by the grandeur of the storm…

30. Piiercing? Yes
31. Ever been to Africa? no

32. Ever been toilet papering? no
33. Been in a car accident? Yes…several

34. Favorite day of the week? wednesday

35. Favorite restaurant? Depends on where I am… I love a good cup of strong black coffee… and good service
36. Favorite flower? Bearded iris
37. Favorite ice cream? Dark chocolate chunk fudge

38. Favorite fast food restaurant? Don’t have one
39. From whom did you get your last e-mail? tyra
40. What was the last movie that you rented? Last movie I saw was for love of the game… david was home and loves that show
41. Which store would you choose to max out your Credit card? Dell

42. Bedtime? When I can’t stay awake any more…
43. Who are you most curious about their responses to this? everyone

44. Last person you went to dinner with? husband
45. What are you listening to right now? like this... dirty dancing havana nights ... the soundtrack is playing in music match

46. What is your favorite color? Deep dark purple or blue almost to black

47. How many tattoos do you have? 0
48. How many are you sending this Email to? 20 or 30 then blog
49. What time did you finish this e-mail? 6:29 am
50. Favorite magazine? Red herring
51. What book are you reading? Jim rhon 12 pillers, couple of dog training books I’m considering recommending on my arfing news site… and kennel site… e books on various internet marketing …. Web development topics… reviewing them to see if I want to recommend them… I love a good sci fi… or a book with some twists to it… see if I can solve the riddle… get bored if I break their story line to early… I like a mind that can challenge mine…

Okay, you made it through, so send this quiz to your friends and take a minute to reconnect.

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