Tuesday, February 19, 2008
A redneck was stopped by a game warden in Central Mississippi recently with two ice chests full of fish. He was leavin' a cove well-known for its fishing.
The game warden asked the man, 'Do you have a license to catch those fish?''Naw, sir', replied the redneck. 'I ain't got none of them there licenses. You must understand, these here are my pet fish.'
'Pet fish?'
'Yeah. Every night, I take these here fish down to the lake and let 'em swim 'round for awhile. Then, when I whistle, they jump right back into these here ice chests and I take 'em home.'
'That's a bunch of hooey! Fish can't do that.'
The redneck looked at the warden for a moment and then said, 'It's the t ruth Mr. Government Man. I'll show ya. I t really works.'
'O. K.', said the warden. 'I've got to see this!'
The redneck poured the fish into the lake and stood and waited.
After several minutes, the warden says, 'Well?'
'Well, what?', says the redneck.
The warden says, 'When are you going to call them back?'
'Call who back?'
'The FISH', replied the warden!
'What fish?', replied the redneck. ...
Moral of the story: We may not be as smart as some city slickers, but we ain't as dumb as some government employees.
You can say what you want about the South, but you never hear of anyone retiring and moving north. .

Sunday, February 10, 2008
The sickies
No one likes to be sick. But when a baby is sick and can't tell you where they are hurting or how they are feeling, that is the worst. You would rather be sick instead of them anyday. You feel so helpless when children are sick. Thank God for prayer though.

Emma was at the house on Friday and she was sick - bad cold, congested really bad, just overall not feeling good.

Then Thursday night - Kimi got sick so Jonathan asked me if I would watch Savannah for them while they made an ER trip. Savannah felt fine on Friday - happy go lucky all morning. Even went to work with me for a while on Friday morning (thank God for a job that will let you take your child/grandchild with you if needed). We came on home then around 10am, she took about a 20 minute nap. Then started feeling bad. She was running a temp, came up with a bad cough, not sure but I would say body aches, sore throat - they way she acted. She hardly drank anything or ate anything other than a yogurt on Friday. Saturday she ate a bit more but still wasn't feeling up to her usual happy self. During the night last night she ran a very hot fever again. You know, they kind where they almost burn YOU when you touch her. So I prayed that God would help her & then took a 'wet one' and wiped her little face down. The fever broke by the time we woke up but you could still tell she wasn't feeling well. So I stayed home with her this morning. Can't afford to get others sick at church. I know it will spread because the whole household where she lives is sick! :( So that is how I am spending my Sunday - home with a sick baby.