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Thursday, March 30, 2006

SPRING HAS SPRUNG


Yessiree, the sun is shining in that gorgeous Alberta blue sky, and the snow is melting so fast the eavestroughs are literally running like taps!




Remember just a week or so ago all the snow in this same spot outside my bedroom window?






Outside the living room window....





Still a pile of snow in the back where the sun doesn't hit it much, but it's slowly going too, as the temperatures are warm.





Some of the melt from the garage roof. Honestly it sounds like a nice little waterfall out there!





Will you be putting short-clad bums in us soon??






No buds out yet..... soon though.






Alberta blue.......


It's coming. I'll soon be complaining about how freaking hot it is. Ahh.... I'm longing for autumn already. *wink*

Today and every day, take good care of each other!

PEACE
Love Jude

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

"A WOMAN'S POEM"


He didn't like the casserole

And he didn't like my cake.

My biscuits were too hard...

Not like his mother used to make.


I didn't perk the coffee right

He didn't like the stew,

I didn't mend his socks

The way his mother used to do.


I pondered for an answer

I was looking for a clue.

Then I turned around and smacked him...



Like his Mother used to do.






I loved this!!!!! ROTF!

Have a great Hump Day everyone, and take good care of each other!

PEACE
Love Jude

Monday, March 27, 2006

SPRING IS HERE


The sun is out, the temps are warm and all that snow we got in a one-week period is slowly melting away.....

Not much for news, back to work and feeling about 75% better. It's getting there!

Here's a couple of giggles:

When opening a can of Carnation evaporated milk for your recipes just Smile
and think of this.

A little old lady from Newfoundland had worked in and around her family
dairy farms since she was old enough to walk, with hours of hard
work and little compensation.

When canned Carnation Milk became available in grocery stores in
approximately the 1940's, she read an advertisement offering
$5,000 for the best slogan.


The producers wanted a rhyme beginning with "Carnation Milk is best of
all...."

She said, I know all about milk and dairy farms... I can do this!

She sent in her entry, and about a week later, a black limo drove
up in front of her house... a man got out and said, "Carnation LOVED
your entry so much, we are here to award you $1000, even though we will not
be able to use it...."

Here is her entry:

Carnation milk is best of all,
no tits to pull, no hay to haul
no buckets to wash, no shit to pitch,
just poke a hole in the son-of-a-bitch.

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A woman went into a bar in
Saskatchewan and saw
a Mountie with his feet propped up on a table.
He had the biggest boots she'd ever seen.
She asked him if was true what they say about men
with big feet.
The Mountie grinned and said, "Sure is, little lady.
Why don't you come over to the barracks and let me
prove it to you?" The woman wanted to find out for
herself, so she spent the night with
him.
The next morning she handed him a $100 bill.
>>Blushing,
he said, "Well, thanks, ma'am. I'm real flattered.
nobody ever paid me for my services before."
Don't be flattered...take the money and buy
yourself boots that fit."

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It's short and sweet but I just wanted to let you know I'm still here! I'm hauling my sore and tired butt to bed now, so have a good night everyone, and a great Tuesday. Take care of each other..... PEACE!

Love Jude

Saturday, March 25, 2006

WEATHERING IT ALL

Yep, we've just had another snowfall warning issued for our area for today/tonight! After the dump of snow we had last week, the last few days have been warm and the snow has been melting..... and now it seems we're in for some more! South of us they're going to get a mix of rain AND snow. Yeesh.

I'm now fighting off a cold, so far it's still with me but I'm weathering that as well.

I'm just getting ready to head into work this morning, so this is a short one folks. But I just wanted to touch bases as I haven't been making the online rounds as much this week as normal due to feeling under the weather, so to speak, LOL.

And thanks to my friend Tina, here's a little giggle for you:

Jack wakes up with a huge hangover, after attending his company's Christmas Party.
Jack is not normally a drinker, but the drinks didn't taste like alcohol at all. He didn't
even remember how he got home from the party.



As bad as he was feeling, he wondered if he did something wrong. Jack had to force
himself to open his eyes, and the first thing he sees is a couple of aspirins next to a glass
of water on the side table. And , next to them, a single red rose!


Jack sits up and sees his clothing in front of him, all clean and pressed. He looks
around the room and sees that it is in perfect order, spotlessly clean. So is the
rest of the house. He takes the aspirins, cringes when he sees a huge black eye staring
back at him in the bathroom mirror. Then he notices a note hanging on the corner of
the mirror written in red with little hearts on it and a kiss mark from his wife in lipstick!:

"Honey, breakfast is on the stove,! I left early to go get groceries to make you your
favourite dinner tonight. I love you, darling!
Love, Jillian"

He stumbles to the kitchen and sure enough, there is hot breakfast, steaming hot coffee
and the morning newspaper. His son is also at the table, eating.

Jack asks, "Son... what happened last night?"

"Well, you came home after 3 A.M., drunk and out of your mind. You fell over the coffee
table and broke it, and then you puked in the hallway, and got that black eye when you ran
into the door."

Confused, he asked his son, "So, why is everything in such perfect order, so clean?...I have
a rose, and breakfast is on the table waiting for me?"

His son replies, "Oh THAT!... Mom dragged you to the bedroom, and when she tried to take
your pants off, you screamed, "Leave me alone, lady, I'm married!"

Broken Coffee Table $39.99
Hot Breakfast $4.20
Two Aspirins .38
Saying the right thing, at the right time?...priceless !



Have yourselves an excellent weekend, and I'll catch you later. Take care of each other, and PEACE to you!

Love Jude

Thursday, March 23, 2006

HANGING IN THERE


Thank you all for your well wishes, I've spent the last 2 whole days just resting and taking vitamins and echinacea. I've spent time in bed just napping and pampering myself and hopefully I'll see this thing gone soon. The total body aches (even my skin hurt like hell) is easing up, and my sore throat seems to be going too. Oh and maybe by tomorrow I can even put away the Immodium..... hopefully!! Now, I'm fighting like hell to keep this cold from getting bad. When I have a head cold, I don't sleep at all. The worst part (other than the tummy ailment) has been the body aches.... it hurt to stand, and to sit. The only way I could stop hurting was to lie down.

I HATE being sick!

Okay enough of that, just wanted to let you all know I'm still kicking and holding my own.

Tomorrow the 23rd. is a special day for my friend Debs ~~



HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEBBERS!!!! I hope it's a good one for ya chicky!

(I guess your birthday is TODAY, seeing as it's after midnight now, LOL)

Time for this chick to hit the sheets again and get some more rest. So thanks again to everyone, I hope you are all feeling much better than I have been, take care of each other!

PEACE
Love Jude

Monday, March 20, 2006

AW HELL




I'm seriously hoping that the vitamins and echinacea take it away...

Hope you're all well!!

PEACE!
Love Jude

Saturday, March 18, 2006

SPRING IS HERE


Well, officially in a few days it's here. "Here" meaning in the Northern Hemisphere.

But not "here" as at my house!! Wheeee!!!!!!


This is what I caught on camera at midnight out my back door last night:





And out the front...... you can't really see the snow coming down in sheets but if you look at the street light, you'll get an idea maybe....



And this morning, out the kitchen window, and it's STILL snowing....



From my bedroom, the boughs are heavy with snow.....


Bunny tracks!! We have a resident mamma bunny who likes to be in our yard.



More bunny feets......



The taters are ready to go in the oven, the chicken is almost done in the oven, and the cake is baked and frosted! Happy Birthday to Pammie!!

Later dudes and chicks, PEACE!

Love Jude

Friday, March 17, 2006

A FRIDAY CHUCKLE FOR YA'S

Thank you to my buddy Vickytoria for this one!

DICTIONARY FOR DECODING WOMEN'S PERSONAL ADS:

40-ish...............................49

Adventurous.......................Slept with everyone.

Athletic...............................No breasts.

Average looking....................Mooooooo.


Beautiful..............................Pathological liar.

Emotionally Secure................On medication.

Feminist................................Fat.

Free spirit............................Junkie.

Friendship first......................Former sl*t.


New-Age............................Body hair in the wrong places.

Old-fashioned.......................No BJs.

Open-minded.......................Desperate.


Outgoing............................Loud and Embarrassing.


Professional..........................B*tch.

Voluptuous..........................Very Fat.


Large frame.........................Hugely Fat.

Wants Soul mate..................Stalker.



WOMEN'S ENGLISH:
1. Yes = No

2. No = Yes

3. Maybe = No


4. We need = I want


5. I am sorry = You'll be sorry


6. We need to talk = You're in trouble

7. Sure, go ahead = You better not

8. Do what you want = You will pay for this later

9. I am not upset = Of course, I am upset, you moron!


10. You're certainly attentive tonight = Is sex all you ever think about?



MEN'S ENGLISH:

1. I am hungry = I am hungry

2. I am sleepy = I am sleepy

3. I am tired = I am tired

4. Nice dress = Nice cleavage!

5. I love you = Let's have sex now


6. I am bored = Do you want to have sex?

7. May I have this dance? = I'd like to have sex with you.

8. Can I call you sometime? = I'd like to have sex with you.

9. Do you want to go to a movie? = I'd like to have sex with you.

10. Can I take you out to dinner? = I'd like to have sex with you.



Does that about sum it up? LOL!

Not much happening here in the way of news. I'm getting ready to host sister Pammie's birthday party Saturday so there's lots to do. I'm finishing up housecleaning and doing laundry today and then tomorrow we'll have a chicken dinner and French Vanilla birthday cake with Cream Cheese icing. YUMMERS!

I'm up so late because hubby was snoring and I couldn't get to sleep. *YAWN*!! I am about to give it another try so off I go. Maybe this time I'll take a gun with me? JUST KIDDING!

Hope you all have a terrific weekend, take good care of each other and until next we meet, PEACE be yours!

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Tuesday, March 14, 2006

A LITTLE RISQUE..... BUT WHAT THE HEY


I don't consider my blog an adult only place to be although nobody but adults read here..... still, I wouldn't want to post a whack of X-rated stuff on here cuz well, that's just not me. However!! I DO enjoy a good clean dirty joke, and when I got this one today I knew I'd have to post it here. I couldn't stop laughing as I was reading this!

Enjoy, folks!


The Rules of Bedroom Golf:

1."Each player shall furnish his own equipment for play, normally one club and two balls.
2.Play on course must be approved by the owner of the hole.
3.Unlike outdoor golf, the object is to get the club in the hole and keep the balls out.
4.For most effective play, the club should have a firm shaft. Course owners are permitted to check shaft stiffness before play begins.
5.Course owners reserve the right to restrict club length to avoid damage to the hole.
6.Object of the game is to take as many strokes as necessary until the owner is satisfied play is complete. Failure to do somay result in being denied permission to play again.
7.It is considered bad form to begin playing the hole immediately upon arrival. Experienced players will normally take timeto admire the entire course, paying special attention to well formed mounds and bunkers.
8.Players are cautioned not to mention other courses they have played or are currently playing to the owner of the coursebeing played. Upset owners have been known to damage a players equipment for this reason.
9.Players are encouraged to have proper rain gear, just in case.
10.Players should not assume that the course is in shape to play at all times. Players may be embarrassed if they find thecourse temporarily under repair. Players are advised to be extremely tactful in this situation. More advanced players willfind alternate means of play when this is the case.
11.Players should assume their match has been properly scheduled particularly when playing a new course for the 1st time.Previous players have been known to become irate if they discover someone else is playing what they considered a private course.
12.The owner of the course is responsible for the pruning of any bushes, which may reduce the visibility of the hole.
13.Players are strongly advised to get the owners permission before attempting to play the backside.
14.Slow play is encouraged, however, players should be prepared to proceed at a quicker pace at the owners request.
15.It is considered an outstanding performance, time permitting, to play the same hole several times in one match."


Hope you all had a good Tuesday? Mine was spent at work and nothing eventful, just an okay kinda day. I'm putting in another day tomorrow, and then off till next Monday. This Saturday I have off because it's my sister Pammie's birthday party which I am hosting. Should be fun!

Have a great week all, and I'll meet you back here or at your place again. Take care of each other!

PEACE!

Love Jude

Sunday, March 12, 2006

HAPPY SUNDAY!

Sorry it's a bit slow here at Showers and Sunflowers, it's been busy for me with work as I worked an extra day this week, and I just haven't been online for long periods of time. I'm still alive and kickin' though, can't lose the Hippie Chick that easily!

Here's a funny to share with you:


Doesn't it seem that more and more physicians are running their practices like
an assembly line? Here's what happened to Buford: Buford walked into a doctor's

office and the receptionist asked him what he had. Buford said, Shingles. So
she wrote down his name, address, medical insurance number and told him to have
a
seat. Fifteen minutes later a nurse's aide came out and asked Buford what he
had. Buford said, Shingles. So she wrote down his height, weight, a complete
medical history and told Buford to wait in the examining room. A half hour
later a nurse came in and asked Buford what he had. Buford said, Shingles.

So the nurse gave Buford a blood test, a blood pressure test, an
electrocardiogram, and told Buford to take off all his clothes and wait for the
doctor.

An hour later the doctor came in and asked Buford what he had. Buford said,
Shingles.

The doctor asked, Where?

Buford said, Outside on the truck. Where do you want them?



Hah, you probably saw that coming! Well, I didn't, and it made me laugh!

You wouldn't believe the amount of snow we've been getting here. All winter we didn't get any of it, and in the last few days it hasn't stopped snowing at all...... night and day!

Until this morning. Look at the sunshine sparkling on that snow!




Where's our sidewalk, hubby?



The neighbour on this side getting his shovelled.... see him?




And the guy on this side has his done already. Hmm, there's my arm in the window, LOL



Deep shit. Oh there's my arm AND my nightie.

What can I say, the sun was streaming in the window on me.

Well folks I know this is short but in one hour I have to be out the door and on my way to getting groceries for the week. Good thing it's sunny as sister Pammie's car won't be too cold with the sun shining on it. Her heater went kaplooey the other day. Sheesh, what more can that girl take??

Hope you all have a fabulous Sunday ~~ take good care of each other!

PEACE,
Love Jude

Thursday, March 09, 2006

ANOTHER VEEEERY INTERESTING QUIZ


Thank you to Kate ~ here's another good one, only two things to do in the quiz and it comes up with a ton of information.

If you would like to try this quiz yourself, just click on the colourful logo. Enjoy!




ColorQuiz.comJude took the free ColorQuiz.com personality test!

"Her need to feel more causative and to have a wide..."


Click here to read the rest of the results.





Although a couple of things sound "vague", I can understand what they mean about me and it's right. Too weird!


I only have two days off in a row this week (man I sure miss the days when I had four!). Yesterday I spent getting caught up on some internet stuff (groups and forums I belong to, blogs etc.), and getting some rest. Today is a flurry of laundry and housecleaning, with the odd rest here at my computer when I want to sit my ol' bones down and have a smoke break.

For the last few days we've had warm sunny weather and the snow we got was starting to melt..... and this morning it's snowing furiously out there again, LOL.

Well peeps have a good Thursday and I'll meet you back here in the next day or two! Take care of each other.....

PEACE!

Love Jude

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

WILL THIS BE ME WHEN I GET OLD(er)????


You've all heard me go on and on about how I'm getting older, decrepid body parts, flab and wrinkles...... not to mention my mentalpausal mind. Well, it's all true. Would I post lies to you? There is definitely a big difference between the me of my youth and the me of late.

At least I think so, I can't remember much these days.

I got these from a friend who is also mentalpausal (thanks Ruthie), and I laughed so hard I almost peed myself. But that's another part of getting old(er). Anyway, I thought you might enjoy these too:


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When I went to lunch today, I noticed an old lady sitting on a park bench sobbing her eyes out. I stopped and asked her what was wrong.

She said, "I have a 22 year old husband at home. He makes love to me every morning and then gets up and makes me pancakes, sausage, fresh fruit and freshly ground coffee."

I said, then why are you crying?" She said, "He makes me home-made soup for lunch and my favourite brownies and then makes love to me for half the afternoon."

I said, "Well, why are you crying then?" She said, "For dinner, he makes me a gourmet meal with wine and my favourite dessert and then makes love to me until 2 a.m."

I said, "Well why in the world would you be crying??"

She said, "I can't remember where I live!!!!"

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Two elderly women were eating breakfast in a restaurant one morning. Ethel noticed something funny about Mabel's left ear and she said, "Mabel, do you know you've got a suppository in your left ear?"

Mabel answered, "I have a suppository in my ear?" She pulled it out and stared at it.

Then she said, "Ethel, I'm sure glad you saw this thing. Now I think I know where to find my hearing aid."
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Thank GOODNESS I don't have a hearing aid. At least I don't yet ~~~ and if I ever get one, I'll be keeping an eye on it, I tell ya.

Well this tired ol' bod needs some sleep soon, so I'm calling this post toast. I hope you all have a great Hump Day! Take good care of each other and PEACE be yours!

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Sunday, March 05, 2006

I WAS ALIVE WHEN THIS WAS SO......LOL!



Memory was something you lost with age
An application was for employment
A program was a TV show
A cursor used profanity

A keyboard was a piano
A web was a spider's home
A virus was the flu
A CD was a bank account

A hard drive was a long trip on the road
A mouse pad was where a mouse lived

And if you had a 3 inch floppy,

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. . . you just hoped nobody ever found out!



Yessiree, it all makes perfect sense to me! LOL! Loving that lil' ol' wiggly worm there, heh heh

Short and sweet my friends, I'm off to bed and up early for work in the a.m. I wish you all a good Monday, take good care of each other!

PEACE!

Love Jude

Friday, March 03, 2006

A ROCKIN' GOOD TIME!


What a great visit! Okay okay, so here's some pictures. You didn't really think I wouldn't take pictures, did you?? Hahaha!


All right, so I'm all excited, gettin' ready for Patty and her mom to get here. Once I'm ready, I had a couple picture ideas to blog about it, so I sit down to wait. Did I mention I was all excited??





SHE'S COMING!





NOT HERE YET. HMMM.... OKAY, WAITING.....





AND WAITING SOME MORE....

Turns out she was 2 1/2 hours later getting here than originally planned. But she was here!!





PATTY AND HER MOM...


ROCKER CHICKS!

Um Jude, how do you do that thing with your fingers?




WOOHOO THE ROCKER CHICK BUDS!


We had a fabulous visit, Patty is everything I knew she would be, and her mom is a great lady, I'm so glad I got to meet her too.

Patty, thank you for driving up here just to see lil' ol' me! I won't say that I'm sad you're going to Ontario cuz I'm not supposed to or you'll cry. So, I won't say it okay? LOL

And what cheap dates these two are, they wouldn't even let me feed them, and would only drink coffee. Well at least they sampled the Butterscotch Brownies I made the day before for us.

Lexy hon, I'll email you a couple of these pix too okay?

Well folks I'm off to bed soon, have to get up for work in the morning. It was a fun day and I'm blessed to have the friends I do, ALL of you. I just arranged for a ride in to work in the morning as it's going to be minus 20 something with the windchill. I prefer to walk to work, but that's a bit much for me.

Take good care of each other and until next time,

PEACE!

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Thursday, March 02, 2006

ONE MORE SLEEP!





It's late and I'm off to bed, as I have something exciting to get up for tomorrow. ***grins***

Yup, after trying unsuccessfuly to meet at the Def Leppard concert here last August (with Rhonda too!!), I am finally getting to meet an online friend..... the first online friend I've met yet!

Patty from Calgary is coming! WooHoo! We're spending the day together here at my house. The sad thing is, now that we finally get to meet, she is moving to Ontario. Lexy has all the luck, I guess.

So, I'm off to dreamland and I'll let ya'll know about our visit later. Drive safe Patty girl! See you in....... a little more than 12 hours!

'Night everyone,

Love Jude

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

MY ANSWER IS "NO" ~~ AND THAT RHYMES WITH SNOW!!



I saw this the other day.......

This is a picture of a public toilet in Houston:







Now that you've seen the outside view, take a look at the inside view...






It's made entirely of one-way glass! No one can see you from the outside, but when you are inside it's like sitting in a clear glass box!

Now would you.. COULD YOU... use it?!


My answer? NO! I just couldn't pee in that thing!


Well about the snow.......

We've been in a Snowfall Warning scenario since yesterday. South of us and heading down to Calgary (where Patty is) got hit even worse. Highway 2, which is a MAJOR multi-lane highway connecting our 2 cities was actually CLOSED for a huge section, but I see it's open today. (Highway 2 turns into I-15 at the Montana/Alberta border, and runs all the way down to Los Angeles.) I think what we have here is around 8 inches of the white stuff so far. As some of you know, I work for CAA (AAA in the U.S.) and on our website yesterday I was looking at live camera shots of sections of that above mentioned Highway 2.... you couldn't see where the highway was and where the ditches where. A complete white-out. Yikes!

So I had to take a few pics out my bedroom window again this morning, and even don the snowboots and coat and head out to our back deck:


HEAVY BOUGHS




BUT IT'S PRETTY




OUTDOOR PICNIC, ANYONE?




UH HUH, GOOD PHOTOGRAPHER HUH?



MORE TO COME TOO



FINALLY THEY'LL GET SOME USE



I know it's hard to "see" it snowing in a picture, unless it's absolute white-out conditions, but it IS snowing still in this picture, big ol' fat flakes!!


Last night before I went to bed, I was looking out this same bedroom window. It was dark of course, and notice the street light in the above picture? The light from that was making all of these beautiful sparkles in the snow that you see here, just sparkling like huge diamonds! It was absolutely gorgeous.

On another topic, I'd like to thank every one of you who has been offering prayers for our situation here at home. You have no idea, absolutely none, how much I appreciate them and how badly we need them... thank you for your care, concern and prayers. The situation is no where near resolved yet, we've just to wait and see. As far as little Misty goes, her pain meds for the arthritis seem to be helping a lot, but she has been a basket-case with nerves, and trembles so much. Especially when her mom, my sister Pammie, is getting ready to go out somewhere, like to work for the day. This morning, for the very first time, we noticed she wasn't trembling so bad.

What I asked for prayers for is a situation surrounding someone else, who has made Misty's barking situation grow into what it is, and now that same person can't take the barking and their "solution" just keeps making it worse and stressing out Misty (and Pam and I) all the more. We're trying desperately to figure out what to do about it without causing World War III and the possible break up of a 10 year relationship over the whole thing. That, my friends, is what I'm begging for your prayers for!!!

Anyway, thank you thank you thank you please keep praying for us.....


I'm very sorry that I haven't been around as much as normal, it's just been very stressful here and I'll try today (I'm on a day off) to do some catching up in all of your blogs. My friendships with you all are very important to me and I don't intend to abandon you!

Now, I wish you all an excellent Hump Day! Take good care of each other and God bless you!

PEACE!
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