I'm a full-time working mother of an 11 year old - british but have lived in Germany for over 20 years - I have quite an exhausting job but love it because it is expansive and not the same stuff day in day out. My life has changed considerably over the past year. I have a great stay-at-home partner (early retirement) who spoils me rotten with his talent in the kitchen and around the house.
Anyone with a sense of humour who, like me, needs distraction from an otherwise busy life
I am gradually working my way back into life at HP and am starting by reviving my herd thumb mania. It would be great to see a couple more active members in there. Penelope Binder"Me's Ms $Penny"Loyal
- 10 years, 2 months, 24 days ago
This is a story about A Fly, a Fish, a Bear, a Hunter , a Mouse and a Cat.
There is a moral to this story.....
In the dead of summer a fly was resting among leaves beside a stream.
The hot, dry fly said to no one in particular,
'Gosh...if I go down three inches
I will feel the mist from the water and I will be refreshed.'
There was a fish in the water thinking,
'Gosh...if that fly goes down three inches, I can eat him.'
There was a bear on the shore thinking,
'Gosh...if that fly goes down three inches
That fish will jump for the fly... And I will grab the fish!!' It also happened that a hunter was farther up the bank Of the lake preparing to eat a cheese sandwich....
'Gosh,' he thought, 'if that fly goes down three inches... And that fish leaps for it.. That bear will expose himself and grab for the fish. I'll shoot the bear and have a proper lunch.'
Now, you probably think this is Enough activity on one river bank, But I can tell you there's more.... A wee mouse by the hunter's foot was thinking,
'Gosh, if that fly goes down three inches... And that fish jumps for that fly.. And that bear grabs for that fish.. The dumb hunter will shoot the bear And drop his cheese sandwich.'
A cat lurking in the bushes took in this scene and thought, (as was fashionable to do on the banks of This particular river around lunch time)
'Gosh...if that fly goes down three inches.. And that fish jumps for that fly And that bear grabs for that fish And that hunter shoots that bear.. And that mouse makes off with the cheese sandwich . Then I can have mouse for lunch.' The poor fly is finally so hot and so dry that he Heads down for the cooling mist of the water.
The fish swallows the fly...
The bear grabs the fish..
The hunter shoots the bear..
The mouse grabs the cheese sandwich...
The cat jumps for the mouse.. The mouse ducks...
The cat falls into the water and drowns.
NOW, The Moral Of The Story .... Whenever a fly goes down three inches, Some pussy's gonna be in serious danger::::::::::::::::::::::::: Penelope Binder"Me's Ms $Penny"Loyal
- 10 years, 7 months, 21 days ago
Grandma is eighty-eight years old and still drives her own car. She writes:
Dear Grand-daughter, The other day I went up to our local Christian book store and saw a 'Honk if you love Jesus' bumper sticker .. I was feeling particularly sassy that day because I had just come from a thrilling choir performance, followed by a thunderous prayer meeting.. So, I bought the sticker and put it on my bumper. Boy, am I glad I did; what an uplifting experience that followed. I was stopped at a red light at a busy intersection, just lost in thought about the Lord and how good he is, and I didn't notice that the Light had changed. It is a good thing someone else loves Jesus because if he hadn't honked, I'd never have noticed. I found that lots of people love Jesus! While I was sitting there, the guy behind started honking like crazy, and then he leaned out of his window and screamed, 'For the love of God!' 'Go! Go! Go! Jesus Christ, GO!' What an exuberant cheerleader he was for Jesus! Everyone started honking! I just leaned out my window and started waving and smiling at all those loving people. I even honked my horn a few times to share in the love! There must have been a man from Florida back there because I heard him yelling something about a sunny beach. I saw another guy waving in a funny way with only his middle finger stuck up in the air. I asked my young teenage grandson in the back seat what that meant. He said it was probably a Hawaiian good luck sign or something. Well, I have never met anyone from Hawaii, so I leaned out the window and gave him the good luck sign right back. My grandson burst out laughing. Why even he was enjoying this religious experience!! A couple of the people were so caught up in the joy of the moment that they got out of their cars and started walking towards me. I bet they wanted to pray or ask what church I attended, but this is when I noticed the light had changed. So, grinning, I waved at all my brothers and sisters, and drove on through the intersection. I noticed that I was the only car that got through the intersection before the light changed again and felt kind of sad that I had to leave them after all the love we had shared. So I slowed the car down, leaned out the window and gave them all the Hawaiian good luck sign one last time as I drove away. Praise the Lord for such wonderful folks!!
Will write again soon,
Love, Grandma Penelope Binder"Me's Ms $Penny"Loyal
- 10 years, 8 months, 13 days ago
I've been asked a lot lately why I keep visiting people's profiles without thumbing, shopping or stopping to say hi. Sorry to disappoint everyone but I'm not a stalker..... in fact I probably don't even stay long enough on your page to ogle your pics or whatever else you have there. I simply don't like points going to waste and when I'm on a friends profile I will then browse his/her owner and his/her owner etc etc until I meet upon a profile I have already viewed before and then I will close down again for a while. There are 3000 pts available every day simply by viewing profiles, why let them go to waste. Penelope Binder"Me's Ms $Penny"Loyal
- 10 years, 10 months, 4 days ago
Scrapbook for Benedikt
My son is so fascinated by a travelling scrapbook that arrived this week from one of my HP friends that I thought maybe you guys could do one for him. I don't want anyone to do it for free though. I will donate 50k to everyone who adds to the book and passes it on. As soon as it reaches its next destination, I will give you the points. The book is 21 x 15 cm and weighs 280 g. Admittedly it will get heavier the further it travels but I doubt it will get to be a whole kilo.
What is he interested in: He likes to know where your country is, what the flag looks like and what language is spoken (maybe add a couple of phrases with some kind of pronunciation guide). Also what your country or town is famous for.
He will be 10 this summer, so add any information you think is interesting for a child of that age.
Thanks to everyone who agrees to do this for me. Either message me or sign up directly in the topics in either of the following herds: Postcard Collectors Club or Thumb Mania
Alternatively: If you would like to join in but postage costs are too high for you, maybe you could make up a page or 2 and send them to me to stick into the book. You will miss out on seeing what everyone else has added to the book but my son would still have all the information he wants about your country. Penelope Binder"Me's Ms $Penny"Loyal
- 10 years, 10 months, 10 days ago
little trinkets and odd's and bobs for all your pets and their pals.
If you choose the Crafted card, please contact me with your mailing address and any preferences you have as to type of card (birthday, wedding, birth, xmas, etc) or any topic (flowers, sports, castles, fashion.....)