Saturday Silly – May 25, 2019

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Boy this has been a busy month.  We have all kinds of holidays and observances.  This month is Older Americans Month.  I thought that was so cool!  I was so excited about it, I told this lady in the restroom about it.  I said, “Hey, May is Older Americans Month; you should celebrate.”  Then I realized I was looking in the mirror and talking to myself.  I’m glad we only have monthly observances once a year; I’d be talking to myself all year long!  *The way to prevent getting old is to just keep getting older.

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu

Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, May 23, 2019, 2:03 p.m.

 

 

Saturday Silly – May 11, 2019

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Isn’t the warm weather wonderful?!  Finally!  Time for shorts and bathing suits, etc.  I am feeling so strong; and the curves are finally going in the right direction again.  LOL!  I’ve had to be really disciplined about my diet and exercise, though.  I walk as much as I can.  My diet is pretty good, all things considered.  I mean, I remember the days when I ate fast food constantly, and really wasn’t exercising at all.

Let me tell you, that middle age spread was beginning to look like major property.  And gravity was sure beginning to take it’s toll, too.  Seriously, I felt like I needed a lift on both ends!  Even my husband was aware of it.  One day we were at the grocery store, and he kept running into me with the shopping cart from behind.  I finally asked him what the heck he was doing.  He replied, “I’m just trying to hold up my end, Dear.”

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu

Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, May 9, 2019, 1:42 p.m.

 

Saturday Silly – April 27, 2019

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Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, is about feeling the presence of the Lord with us.  I was sitting in the park this morning, enjoying the sunshine and warm weather.  I had one of those mockingbird encounters.  I’m pretty sure that was Jesus’ way of saying good morning to me.

He (the bird; not Jesus) started out just chattering at me.  Then there was, “Good morning.”  I was just about to eat a croissant when he chirped something like, “ready?”  I laughed at him and asked, “are you hungry?”  He didn’t answer, but he did come down out of the tree.  Then, he made the rounds under all the empty picnic tables.  There was a man sitting at one table, with his head resting on his arms.  The little mockingbird went back up into his tree, which was just beside that table.  Then I heard what sounded like an alarm going off.  It was the bird.  I said, “are you an alarm clock?”  I laughed when the little man sat up and was looking around.  The next sound that little mockingbird made was like a truck backing up…”beep, beep, beep,” he twittered.  It made my day, but I thought, if I see that little bird moon-walking on that tree limb right now…”  See there, Jesus is a very entertaining Lord.  I could almost hear Him up there giggling at us.  And, I’m sure grateful that He’s the ringmaster in this circus called life.

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu                                                                                                  Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, April 26, 2019, 10:31 a.m.

Saturday Silly – April 20, 2019

eapr_easter_happy_mtl_03 He said He’s going to rise after three days…I wonder if He’ll ask me if the eggs are kosher.  Of course they are!  They’re not deviled yet…

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Love you from Cafe du Mondieu                                                                                                Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, April 18, 2019, 1:38 p.m.

 

Saturday Silly – April 13, 2019

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Hmm…I think that might be an Easter Egg…

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What did the jockey shout to the young horse named Thicket?    “Run, Forest, Run!…okay, I know…but I so love Tom Hanks and that movie!   Picture courtesy of Pinterest    PS – I think the horse is one of the most beautiful animals to watch, and I absolutely love horses!

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu                                                                                            Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, April 11, 2019, 1:55 p.m.

Happy April First!

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Happy April, One and All!  I’m going to try to have a ball.  We’re observing several things today; like Atheism, Poetry, and April fool’s day-by the way.                                                        That being said, I have some news…DO you Queens out there know about free shoes?   Oh, yes, my friends, oh, yes indeed.  Thank Payless Shoes for this great deed.  Come in decked out in your best suit.  Leave with a free pair-and, yes that includes boots.  I hope you like this little ditty.  I think it’s rather clever and witty.  Don’t run to Payless-no, stay away.  Because this is my  joke for April Fool’s Day.  LOL  Have a beautiful day, week, and while you’re at it, have a beautiful month!

p.s. It’s also National Sourdough Bread Day, and there’s a brand, Goldminer, that’s absolutely awesome!  I love my Tuna Salad on this bread!

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu                                                                                                Copyright by Marina Morriosn (aka) Eden Stillwater, April 1, 2019, 10:31 a.m.

Saturday Silly – March 30, 2019

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Isn’t it funny how a familiar face from the past can trigger a memory.  I saw a woman yesterday who looked just like a good friend I had in junior high school.  She had an aunt an uncle who were, it seemed, a hundred years old.  I think they were in their seventies, actually.  Now, you know how those old married couples are, right?  They know each other so well they can finish each other’s sentences.  And they have a way of communicating…well, let’s just say sometimes it just doesn’t come out -or shouldn’t come out when someone else is listening anyway.  I’ll never forget that day as long as I live.

They’d been married forever.  I believe the exact amount of time was something like 48 years.  They were a hoot, those two.  I remember once when my friend and I stopped to check in on them.  It was early evening, and they were in the kitchen.  She was cooking dinner, and he was headed for the bathroom, just as we arrived.  “Well, I’m off to the shower,” he said.  “I’m going to wash my hind end.”  Without even looking up from the gravy she was stirring, my friend’s aunt replied, “Don’t forget to take your teeth out to soak when you do.”  My friend and I almost died laughing when we finally got out of there.

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu                                                                                                  Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, March 29, 2019, 2:34 p.m.

Saturday Silly – March 23, 2019

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Today, we’re celebrating three things nationally.

National Chip and Dip day, National Puppy Day, Near Miss Day

Wowie!  Can you picture this?  You’re on the floor in front of the t.v. with your chips and dip.  The puppy comes over and lifts his leg over the dip bowl.  Your girlfriend saves the day as she grabs the chips bag and the bowl of dip, and scolds you for eating on the carpet.  How many near misses were there?

Answer: two; and you should be thankful for the one that saved your dip.

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu

Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, March 22, 2019, 11:08 a..

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day One And All

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I was inspired to write this little update on the Menesses this morning, after reminiscing about my Leprechauns on St. Paddy’s Day poem.  I hope you all enjoy it.  Don’t forget to watch Darby O’Gill and the Little People-you’ll love it-again and again!

St. Patrick’s Day at Church – The Menesses Stike Again

I knew that funny feeling in my gut was right on, as I was getting dressed this morning.  St. Patrick’s Day falling on a Sunday couldn’t be a good thing with those Meness kids around.  I was right…

Nobody’s Choir robe fit this morning.  It seems all the tags were mixed up.  The church bulletins were all printed backwards, so you had to hold them up to a mirror to read what they said.  “Ah,” said the Pastor when the deacon called him.  “It’s just someone’s idea of a prank on St. Patrick’s Day.  We must have some ornery little leprechauns about.  Don’t worry yourself; just tell everyone to read them when they get home.”  He laughed as he hung up the phone and headed out the door.

The Pastor wanted to keep the sermon short this morning, so the choir only needed a lead in song and a closing song.  The first song they were to sing was Word of God Speak.  Thankfully, that one went off without a hitch.   Everyone sat down and the Pastor went up to the pulpit.  He opened the service with the usual prayer, blessing everyone.  The congregation said, “Amen,” and everyone sat down.   That’s when the trouble started.  Came a voice from the big Bible on the pulpit, saying, “That’s not how I taught you to pray, Son.”  The Pastor jumped back a couple of feet at first.  “Oh, I see,” he said.  The little leprechauns have been at my Bible too.  Very funny!”  He picked up the Bible and turned it over a couple of times.  Then he turned it this way and that, and rand his hands over the front and back covers.  He found nothing out of the ordinary.  “Would you stop that, please; you’re making me dizzy,” the voice said.  “Alright,” said the Pastor.  “That’s about enough.  Who’s in the sound room this morning?”  The front cover of the Bible opened and closed as the voice came again.  “I’ll let you know when it’s enough.  And there’s nobody up in the sound room right now.  Where’s your faith, Son?  You sang, “Word of God Speak, and I’m speaking.”  “Be still,” he said to the Bible.  There was some muffled laughter from somewhere in the sanctuary.  “That’s “Peace, be still,” replied the voice.  “Shut up!” – The pastor was now just a little rattled.   “My son, is that nice,” asked the voice.  “I mean, have you read 1st Corinthians 13?  You know, the Love Chapter?”  The pastor, feeling a little overwhelmed at the moment, decided to call the choir up to sing the closing song.  He thought that would give him time to get to the bottom of the talking Bible and put a stop to these shenanigans.  Then they all could get on with the service.  The choir members all took their places on the platform and the music began.  They finished the first verse and went smoothly into the chorus…” Bring me joy, bring me peace.  Bring the chance to be free.  Bring me anything that brings You glory.  And I know there’ll be days when this life brings me pain.  But if that’s what it takes to praise you, Jesus bring the rain…”  That’s when the sprinklers went off in the sanctuary.

Some were screaming, some were laughing, and those little Menesses were all but doubled over on their pew.  “Oh, my God!” The pastor was shouting now.  “What on Earth is going on in here today?  Jesus have mercy on us,” he shouted.  Came that voice from the Bible again…”There you go again.  Did you forget that I answer prayer?”

Well, somebody got the sprinklers turned off, and somebody else handed out some towels.  Things got calmed down, and the service resumed…right after those little Menesses “unrigged” that talking Bible, and turned their little recorder over to Mom and Dad.  They’ll get to wear little leprechaun costumes when they’re cleaning the sanctuary for the next six weeks.  Leprechaun moms don’t mess around.  The pastor?  He’s still laughing.

Love you from Café du Mondieu                                                                                           Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, March 17, 2019, 1:05 p.m.