Friday, February 15, 2008

Friday's Frazzled Fatigue

I've been steadily working the past two days getting things ready for a workshop on Sunday that I'm helping lead at church on Caregiving - stepping outside of our own busy-ness and demonstrating God's love and care to those around us who are hurting and experiencing the challenges of life. And how to do this in ways beyond the ubiquitous casserole dinner.

So since I'm pretty wiped out I thought I'd share some pithy aphorisms that a friend sent me in an email. Nothing earth-shattering, but some are amusing.

1. The nicest thing about the future is that it always starts tomorrow.

2. Money will buy a fine dog, but only kindness will make him wag his tail.

3. If you don't have a sense of humor, you probably don't have any sense at all.

4. Seat belts are not as confining as wheelchairs.

5. A good time to keep your mouth shut is when you're in deep water.

6. How come it takes so little time for a child who is afraid of the dark to become a teenager who wants to stay out all night?

7. Business conventions are important because they demonstrate how many people a company can operate without.

8. Why is it that at class reunions you feel younger than everyone else looks?

9. Scratch a cat and you will have a permanent job.

10. No one has more driving ambition than the boy who wants to buy a car.

11. There are no new sins; the old ones just get more publicity.

12. There are worse things than getting a call for a wrong number at 4 AM. Like this: It could be a right number.

13. No one ever says "It's only a game." when their team is winning.

14. I've reached the age where the happy hour is a nap.

15. Be careful reading the fine print. There's no way you're going to like it.

And now you are enlightened! In relation to #14 above, tomorrow is the first Saturday in weeks that I don't have to get up early to take someone somewhere. It's supposed to be rainy and anyone who wakes me up before 8:00 is d.e.a.d. m.e.a.t.

Have a good weekend!

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Cheryl said...

I like those, especially #3.
About the comment you left on my blog, I had the same conversation with my 10 yr. about a month ago. She said, "I can't believe you have to do that every time you want to have a child!?!" It was sooo funny!


Xandra said...

I'm going to have to use #4 at some point in the near future!


Anonymous said...

Hope you got to sleep in. Be glad I don't live closer, I might have sent a couple of girl scouts to your door early this morning! :)


MrsJoeB said...

Did you get that nap this weekend or get to sleep in? Sleeping in for me is 7:00 but Saturday I didn't crawl out of bed until 9!! I felt so behind but was obviously exhausted from last week.

I did a caregivers class for my health ministry team one year. Would love to know what resources you used to update mine!
In His Graces~Pamela

The Preacher's Wife said...

We slept late today - kids out of school for president's day. It was pure bliss.....:)

Kelly said...

These are great! I would do well to take a couple of these to heart.