Archive | June 2022

Sayings

THE TROUBLEMAKER
BEING DEVILISH

Some bloggers I follow enjoy sharing wise sayings.

Sometimes I’m impressed and these sayings are wise AND true.

Sometimes they are totally new to me and so very interesting.

Occasionally. being me, I don’t agree, so I thought I’d be devilish and a total troublemaker and turn this one on its head.


‘NO ACT OF KINDNESS — SHOULD GO UNPUNISHED.’

Yup! I CAN be a devil now and then. (Chuckle.)

WELL, I CAN’T BE NICE ALL THE TIME!

FATHERS DAY

It is Fathers’ Day. My son Rafi is a father — a devoted, loving father and I am proud of him. Surely, he and his lovely Chandra are raising a son who will also be a loving father.

RAFI AND SISTER SUSAN, WHO LOVED HIM BUT COULDN’T RESIST TRYING TO FOOL HIM OCCASIONALLY

RAFI AND HIS SOFT BROWN CURLS

I remember when I’d be pushing little Rafi, dressed in red overalls, in his stroller and strangers would comment: ‘What a beautiful little girl.’ He WAS pretty with his soft brown curls and it didn’t matter to me. I’d just say: ‘Thank you.’ (Red is still my favourite colour.)

When Rafi was very little, we didn’t have the fancy olives displayed in the grocery markets today. I used to buy black olives in cans. He’d push one on each finger and march around the kitchen thrilled with himself. I’d chuckle. He was so much fun.

I REMEMBER RAFI AS A HAPPY CHILD


His sister Susan loved him, but couldn’t help but take advantage of him occasionally. When he was about four, she told him a nickel was worth more than a dime because the nickel was bigger. She was offering to exchange her nickel for his dime. I overheard the transaction and scolded her. Rafi, always the peacemaker, insisted he was the one who wanted the nickel.

I wish my son Rafi, who has given me so much pleasure through the years, all the best on this day devoted to men like him. I am also proud of him and of all his accomplishments.

Talking…

Please don’t interrupt, I’m deep in conversation. With whom? With myself of course. Yes I talk to myself — who else would listen as carefully and give me such expert advice — for free? Professionals charge by the hour.

Problem solving is important and requires extreme concentration. I haven’t lived all these years for nothing… Besides who is more familiar with the circumstances in my life and more capable of figuring out what to do?

I’m also a good listener, especially when I’m doing the talking. I may not always agree, but why argue? I want to hear what I have to say, so I pay total attention.

I DEBATED WELL AT SCHOOL


Am I bored? Insulted? Never! As a good debater (I did well on debating teams at school), when I don’t agree, you’d never hear ME make personal attacks. Not even when I debate myself. Personal attacks aren’t cool, I never say things like: ‘You don’t know what you’re talking about.’

LAUGHTER IS GOOD FOR THE SOUL.


Something I truly value is humour and I CAN, at times, be hilarious. I’m at my best when I make me laugh. Laughing is good for the soul, so I laugh often. It also makes me happy.

MY SON PUT THIS COMMENT ON THE PHOTO. WAS HE TELLING ME SOMETHING?

I’m known in my family for being a nut and appreciate their tolerance because it is certainly true.

Don’t you agree?????

HAPPY FATHERS DAY TO MY SON RAFI, THE BEST FATHER I KNOW!!!

I’ve been busy…

BEAUTIFUL CHANDRA

I sure have been busy! First of all, my very special daughter-in-law Chandra visited. She is as beautiful inside as out. (My son has good taste.) As you can imagine, I was thrilled to have this special time with her.

I HAD A TOOTHACHE

THE VIRDICT IS IN

However just before Chandra came, out of the blue I had a toothache. It began on a Saturday morning of a long weekend, (Victoria Day) so I had to wait until Tuesday to call a dentist, whom I finally got to see this week.

Then the filling in that tooth was missing. Have you seen it? I must have swallowed it. (Are fillings fattening????) As if that weren’t enough, later a piece of the tooth fell out — a bad sign. I’ve seen the dentist.

The verdict is in. The root is broken as well and the tooth must come out. I haven’t had a tooth pulled since my wisdom teeth in my early twenties. I recall that experience as being so painful, I’d rather have a baby. As a result I’m a wreck. Oh, well. I’ll survive.

The other thing I learned during this busy time is that if you don’t write any posts, few people will read your blog. So, here I am folks. I’ve missed you!!!