Tuesday, November 9, 2010

“Think you’re having a bad day?” and Hours in the day

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Today’s Blog Post

“Think you’re having a bad day?” and Hours in the day

My friend Brenda sent an email entitled “Think you’re having a bad day?” It is very appropriate for today… I have just had a bad day and may have another today! There is way too much to do and way too little hours to do it in. This is “cram week” when my last Christmas Gifts must be ready for Christmas Sales and my Festival of Trees involvement is at its MAX!

If some of you have followed my adventures you will know that I am about to accomplish one of my Life Dreams… a little thing on my to-do list will be done soon. A piece of art will be complete! Wahoo!

Our local community has a Festival of Trees each year just before Christmas. Organizations and individuals prepare specially decorated Christmas Trees for this Fund Raiser which will support the local Hospital, Hospice and a Fund to raise money for the purchase of medical equipment. I am about to complete the design of a Tree for the Festival of Trees.

The Tree is four feet high and it is black. It will be covered with Tatted Snow Flakes, Carved Angels with Tatted wings, some Christmas Carvings ranging from Santas to Reindeers to small animals to whatever else is done before the 21st of November.

I have discovered that there are not enough hours left in each day… and in some days there are other things that need to be done… that cut out the hours that I need to do what I haven’t yet done.

So far I have 60 Christmas Tree Balls done with tatting around them, 55 tatted snowflakes, and 15 angels with tatted wings. Mix these with some more Angels and Santas and … the tree will be full.

In my case I thrive on the pressure and love the opportunity. Both have come at the same time. But this may be just a little over the top…! Oh boy!

Thanks Brenda for the email… I inserted it here to let others read what is described about others that have had bad days.

BTW – you have about 46 days left until Christmas. If you haven’t felt the pressure yet… you might now…

Believe it or not, these are supposed to be true stories.

Think you are having a bad day?

Fire authorities in California found a corpse in a burned-out section of forest while assessing the damage done by a forest fire. The deceased male was dressed in a full wet suit, complete with scuba tanks on his back, flippers, and face mask.

A post-mortem test revealed that the man died not from burns, but from massive internal injuries. Dental records provided a positive identification. Investigators then set about to determine how a fully clothed diver ended up in the middle of a forest fire.

It was revealed that on the day of the fire, the man went diving off the coast, some 20 miles from the forest. The fire fighters, seeking to control the fire as quickly as possible, had called in a fleet of helicopters with very large dip buckets. Water was dipped from the ocean and emptied at the site of the forest fire.

You guessed it. One minute our diver was making like Flipper in the
Pacific, the next, he was doing the breast stroke in a fire dip bucket 300 feet in the air.

Some days it just doesn't pay to get out of bed. but keep reading......

Still think you're having a bad day?

A man was working on his motorcycle on the patio, his wife nearby in the kitchen. While racing the engine, the motorcycle accidentally slipped into gear. The man, still holding onto the handlebars, was dragged along as it burst through the glass patio doors.

His wife, hearing the crash, ran in the room to find her husband cut and bleeding, the motorcycle, and the shattered patio door. She called for an ambulance and, because the house sat on a fairly large hill, went down the several flights of stairs to meet the paramedics and escort them to her husband.

While the attendants were loading her husband, the wife managed to right the motorcycle and push it outside. She also quickly blotted up the spilled gasoline with some paper towels and tossed them into the toilet.

After being treated and released, the man returned home, looked at the shattered patio door and the damage done to his motorcycle. He went into the bathroom and consoled himself with a cigarette while attending to his business. About to stand, he flipped the butt between his legs.

The wife, who was in the kitchen, heard a loud explosion and her husband screaming. Finding him lying on the bathroom floor with his trousers blown away and burns on his buttocks, legs and groin, she once again phoned for an ambulance. The same paramedic crew was dispatched.

As the paramedics carried the man down the stairs to the ambulance they asked the wife how he had come to burn himself. She told them.

They started laughing so hard, one slipped, the stretcher dumping the husband out. He fell down the remaining stairs, breaking his arm.

Still having a bad day? Just remember, it could be worse...

The average cost of rehabilitating a seal after the Exxon Valdes oil spill in Alaska was $80,000. At a special ceremony, two of the most expensively saved animals were being released back into the wild amid cheers and applause from onlookers. A minute later, in full view, a killer whale ate them both.

Still think you are having a bad day?

A woman came home to find her husband in the kitchen shaking frantically, almost in a dancing frenzy, with some kind of wire running from his waist towards the electric kettle. Intending to jolt him away from the deadly current, she whacked him with a handy plank of wood, breaking his arm in two places.

Up to that moment, he had been happily listening to his Walkman.

STILL think you're having a bad day?

Two animal rights protesters were protesting at the cruelty of sending pigs to a slaughterhouse in Bonn, Germany . Suddenly, all two thousand pigs broke loose and escaped through a broken fence, stampeding madly.

The two hapless protesters were trampled to death.

What?! STILL having a bad day??

Iraqi terrorist Khay Rahnajet didn't pay enough postage on a letter bomb. It came back with 'return to sender' stamped on it. Forgetting it was the bomb, he opened it and was blown to bits.

There now, feeling better? ( I have no idea of the source!)

~ Murray Lincoln ~

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