Thursday, March 17, 2011


I have  quick minute to wish everyone a wonderful day! A breathing day I call it! Today the doctor I work for is traveling, by car, three hours one way to Wray and Yuma to see patients and perform a surgery or two. Please remember doc in your prayers. I can finally catch up all my work that is sitting  in my desk. Filing is crammed into tight spaces and we have three weeks worth of work to pull charts on. I am very grateful to be busy and have to work so hard. Someday's it is difficult when you feel like others do not do their fair share. But I keep plugging along and praying each step of the way.
Nick ran awesomely in track yesterday! He took first in the 2 mile and 2nd in the one mile. They were disqualified for the 4 by 4 relay saying Nick threw the baton when he was exhausted and dropped it. It was a difficult situation and I know, I have been in many in my life when things are not fair. But we told him to pray and continue on. It was than that he did so well in the 1600 and 3200 races. Nick is a distance runner. The longer the run the faster he goes. But he is suffering today. Racked with a migraine headache and body aches, possible the flu, he is resting and I ask for prayer. He misses a lot of school with his headaches but we can do  nothing but get therapy for him and rest his body. He had leg cramps and he is under the electric blanket keeping those legs warm and toasty. He also has an nchilles strain on his left leg so that adds to his discomfort. That two mile race was wonderful he and two team mates took it one, two, three! They are great distanct runners. But all the kids did well. Shot put and the javlin throw, the short races. everyone has an amazing talent and if they are new at it they just need that gentle nudge to not give up. Nick has come a long way and I am proud of him.
Sweets stole my camera so I will have to post the pics later. He has been organizing our photos on cds. It helps sort things out.
I have laundry to sort and work to attend to at the office so I will sign off.
All of you that come over and leave messages and follow me need to know I care about each one of you and although I can not always leave those wonderful personal messages I give it my best just knowing you are here.
Have a happy day and enjoy the St. Patrick Day festivities where ever you may be.
I will leave you with a Scripture and an Irish proverb.

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
About evening a man is known.
A boys best friend is his mother and there's no spancel stronger than her apron string.
A buckle is a great addition to an old shoe.
A closed mouth--a wise head
A dishonest woman can't be kept in and an honest woman won't.
A fool and his money are easily parted.
A foolish woman knows a foolish man's faults
After the gathering comes the scattering
A golden ring can tie a man as tight as any chain.
A good beginning is half the work.
A greyhound finds food in its feet.
A guest should be blind in another man's house.
A handstaff of holly, a buailtin of hazel,a single sheaf and a clean floor.
A heavy purse makes a light heart.
A hut is a palace to a poor man.
A Kerry shower is of twenty-four hours.
A king's son is not nobler than his food.
A list full of gain and a village full of shame.
A little dog can start a hare, but it takes a big one to catch it.
A little of anything isn't worth a pin; but a wee bit of sense is worth a lot
A little pleases a poor man

A live dog is better than a dead lion.
All happy endings are beginnings as well.
A loud voice can make even the truth sound foolish.
A man of one cow-a man of no cow.
A man is no more encumbered by his soul than the steed by his bridle or the lake by the swan.
A man is shy in another man's corner.
A man may be his own ruin.
A man who holds good cards would never say if they were dealt wrong.
A man with a loud laugh makes truth itself seem folly, Truth is great and will win out
A meeting in sunlight is lucky, and a burying in the rain.
A misty winter brings a pleasant spring, a pleasant winter a misty spring.
A narrow neck keeps the bottle from being emptied in one swig.
An excuse is nearer to a woman than her apron
An eye is blind in another man's corner.
A nod is as good as a wink to a blind donkey.
An old broom knows the dirty corners best.
Any man can lose his hat in a fairy- wind.
Any man who owns a cow can always find a woman to milk her.
A poem ought to be well made at first, for there is many a one to spoil it afterwards.
A postponement till morning A postponement for ever.
A promise is a debt
A ring on a good woman's finger is no good without a blouse on her back.
A scholars ink lasts longer than a martyrs blood
As honest as a cat when the meat is out of reach.
A secret is a weapon and a friend.
A shamefaced man seldom acquires wealth.

A short visit is best and that not too often.
A shrew gets her wish but suffers in the getting.
A silent mouth is musical.
A silent mouth is sweet to hear.
A silent mouth never did any harm.
A sly rogue is often in good dress.
A smokey cabin, a handful of spuds and a flea-filled bed
A soft dropping April brings milk to cows and sheep.
A spender gets the property of the hoarder
As the old cock crows the young cock learns.
A story without an author is not worth listening to.
A trout in the pot is better than a salmon in the sea.
A turkey never voted for an early Christmas.
Autumn days come quickly like the running of a hound on the moor.
A watched kettle never boils.
A wedge from itself splits the oak tree.
A welcome is a debtor's face
A whistling woman and a crowing hen will bring no luck to the house they are in.
A wild goose never reared a tame gosling.
A windy day is the wrong one for thatching.
A wise head keeps a shut mouth
A woman can beat the devil.

A woman like a goose, a sharp pecking woman
A woman like a pig, a sleepy-headed woman
A woman like a sickle, a strong stubborn woman
A woman like a goat, a woman of rushing visits
A woman like a sheep, an affable friendly woman
A woman like a lamb, a quiet friendly woman

A woman without is she who has neither pipe nor child

 Isaiah 40:28-31 (New International Version, ©2011)

28 Do you not know?
   Have you not heard?
The LORD is the everlasting God,
   the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,
   and his understanding no one can fathom.
29 He gives strength to the weary
   and increases the power of the weak.
30 Even youths grow tired and weary,
   and young men stumble and fall;
31 but those who hope in the LORD
   will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
   they will run and not grow weary,
   they will walk and not be faint.
n the hand is better than a crane to be caught. 


dee begg said...


Hope you have a wonderful St. Patrick's Day. Congrats on Nick's success in track and hope that his migraine is gone soon. Nice to see a friendly face and comment on my blog. Take care.


Jeanne said...

Hello Anne, happy St. Patrick's Day to you and yours. I will pray for the Doc and for you to get everything done while he is gone.

I'm so glad your son is doing so well in track. A wonderful accomplishment to be proud of. Migraines are so much pain. I pray he gets it under control quickly.

Irish blessings to you and your family.
Hugs, Jeanne

Pat said...

Really enjoying visiting your blog - it is lovely...and hoping your Nick is feeling better. Having gone through hundreds of migraines myself over the years, my heart goes out to him. I never leave the house without my has been a miracle knowing it is there & that it works.
Thank you for dropping by and I hope you visit often!

Mollye said...

Hi Sister Anne, Wow you cover all the wonderful Irish blessings,. What fun. Hope you and all your gang have a great weekend,. Love, Mollye