Saturday, April 24, 2010

Ordinary People with Manners

Dear Friends,

Hope you all had a good week and will be able to sit back, relax and enjoy the weekend.

We had lovely weather for a few days but yesterday and today were windy, cold and wet. It almost feels like it may snow. This type of weather is very hard on the arthritis.......In my next life I am going to be a weather women as I am just as accurate predicting the weather as the man we have here on TV.

Yesterday I was guest speaker at a Capital Health Luncheon, I spoke on "living with terminal illness and chronic pain." There were about 80 people there, some patients with family members or friends and others were care givers. Sometimes when I speak at these events I don't feel any one is paying a lot of attention but yesterday was a good day, people were interested and listened. Many stayed around after lunch and speeches asking questions and we were happy to spend time with them answering their questions as best we could and what we didn't know we were able to refer them or give them telephone numbers where they could call for help. Later in the afternoon I had to drive a friend downtown Edmonton as his truck had been recalled so he had to pick it up. He was asking about my volunteer work and what kind of people I dealt with. I looked at him and said "just ordinary people with manners" and I cannot think of a better way to describe them. They live and always will live every day of their lives knowing they will not get any better yet they were so thankful that we cared about them and wanted to help them, they were pleased to receive the information and the references we gave and they were a pleasure to help out. What really made an impression on me was how they spoke softly and use words like please, appreciate and thank you, they didn't act like they were entitled to anything but they did act very grateful. Sometimes I have found manners today have become a lost art. Working with these kind of people make volunteer work so worthwhile and encourages me and my co-workers to want to learn more, to help more and make these people's lives just a bit easier. I love to hear them laugh and see them smile.

Today I had another B12 shot and will continue having one every week for the next 3 weeks. I am feeling better but still quite tired so hopefully these shots will give me a bit more energy. All in all it has been a productive week. I have been invited to join friends tomorrow, they are going to the lake to open up their cottage for the season and I would really love to go especially if we have nice weather, if it is cold and wet I think I will sit home by the fire and read my new novel.....what are your plans?

God Bless.............and many, many Hugs.....:-)

116 comments:

Tracey said...

The weather is awful isn't it.. if only it could make up its mind what it wants to do.
This weekend, well today anyway, its supposed to be glorious sundhine here but as yet there's no sign although it is only just after 9am.
i think i'm going to tackle the garden, i'm sure there will be lions and tigers living in the grass.
Have a wonderful weekend Bernie.. What novel are you reading?
Tracey xx

Sharon said...

Sounds like your weather is just as cold as ours Bernie :)...people like you are a lifeline for some people and it makes it so worthwhile to know you are appreciated and have helped someone at the end of the day. Where would we all be without people like you xx
p.s. you are definately right about the lack of manners these days - no manners is my pet hate! It was always drummed into us as kids and I do the same to mine!

Nora Ibsen said...

I'm sorry to hear that the weather turned bad. It is going to be a lovely weekend here. It would have been better for you. I already have the back door open so the dog can walk in and out. Keep warm and dry, that's my advice. No going to the cottage in cold and wet weather. Take care. Hugs, XXX

Denise said...

You are such a heart blessing,I love you.

Valerie said...

Ooo Bernie, I know exactly what you mean. Arthritis is a brilliant barometer, I just wish I could lose mine. Honestly, I'd rather not continually be reminded that rain is due. I'm glad your talk was a success. All in all it sounds as if you really enjoyed the day. Hugs for you.

Brian Miller said...

i hope you have a wonderful saturday bernie. glad to hear you continue to feel better. dont wear yourself out...

TechnoBabe said...

I am interested in the reason for the B-12 shots. A couple months ago I told the doctor I was going to start taking B-12 and that I had read online about the reasons people take it and she told me to just take multi vitamins. I should have just gotten the B-12 then. Anyway I got some B-12 tablets yesterday. The tops of my feet get tingly and I can tell there is the start of some nerve damage. That is why I am now taking the B-12.
I admire your volunteer work. You live a fulfilling and interesting life.

THE OLD GEEZER said...

Bernie,

We have two of our granddaughters spending the weekend and we are going to our grandson's little league baseball game later today. Fun! Fun! Fun!

I hope you feel better and have a great weekend.

Ron

Anvilcloud said...

Grace and manners: fine attributes. Have a good weekend. The weather will be fine here, but I'm not sure what we're going to do. The boss is still asleep; I'll get my orders later. :)

Choices said...

Hi Bernie,
Working with the terminally ill is very rewarding. When I worked with cancer patients or just knowing people who are terminally ill, I am always amazed by their courage and love of life. We can all learn from that.
Hope the weather warms up for you so you can visit with your friends. Sounds like a fun day.
Have a great day!

GrandmaK said...

Wishing you a grand weekend of relaxation and good reading!!! Will be working at Mother Teresa's Treasures today and then just relaxing too! God Bless!!! Cathy

Cinner said...

Bernie, sorry your arthritis is acting up. I was so enjoying the nice weather too, put my furnace back on. I am glad your talk went good and obviously the response was great. Every once in a while someone surprises me by their manners, makes up for the ones that don't. Today my husband is going to go clean up the grounds with the senior mens ball leaque. I will be in my nice warm house and may venture outside. gotta get groceries, other than that it is going to be a very quiet weekend. sometimes we need that. take care Bernie, loved your post.

anne h said...

Oh, yeah, Bernie!
Just do the opposite of what the weather guys says, and you'll have a good chance of being right!

Wanda said...

People with good manners...what a nice way to be described. That says a lot Bernie, maybe that's the denominator that should be the base of everyone's lives in this world. Manners first...then comes Love and Peace!

I will be spreading compost on my small garden this weekend, Bernie, rain is predicted though. We did manage to erect a fence around it earlier in the week. Just trying to keep the squirrels from the future green tomatoes.

Glad you are getting your strength back. Enjoy the weekend, wherever you are.
♥...Wanda

Wander to the Wayside said...

I certainly agree that it has become a lost art - manners - especially amongst the young people, but with the general populace as well. I don't know if it's because everyone is so hurried and worried or what. I try to be polite all the way down to the checker at the store, if for no other reason than that it is such an easy thing to do to give someone else a few seconds of civility and respect, even if they don't always deserve it!

Diana said...

Hi Bernie,
It sounds like your speech went very well and it was a good day! I hope your weekend weather turns out good for you. It is supposed to rain here for the next four or five days but it is spring after all! Jake is hanging things today and tomorrow and I am cooking, exciting huh!
Love Di ♥

Gail said...

HI BERNIE

I am so happy to know that YOU spoke at a luncheon because I know everyone thee benefited from your compassion, wisdom, and love. And that line you wrote? "Just ordinary people with manners"!! I love it and it is so obvious when I am around someone who is just that and I truly appreciate that humble grateful style. I/we ally with such a way of approaching life. Great post Bernie.

Love to you my friend
Gail
peace....

I mentioned to you that my Mom gets the B12 shots and over time they ave helped. So hang in, k? :-)

Teresa said...

Hi Bernie,
Sitting by the fire with a good novel sounds good to me, however, when it is nice out I enjoy evenings at the lake sitting by the camp fire with friends and family. I hope to do more of that this year.

It is nice to hear you are out in the public speaking and that it is appreciated. Good for you, and for a great cause too. I so agree with you that manners are becoming something of the past.

In my work, I find the general public so rude, and I have had times where I am working on a shelf and someone will come and stand right in front of me, and not even say excuse me. Or they will bring their cart or their stroller down the isle I am working in and expect me to move everything for them, and then not even say thankyou.

I need your phone number again B. Email it to me at teresadh@hotmail.com. Lets get together soon!
((((HUGS)))) T

MommaMindy said...

What a great inspiration to keep teaching my kids manners! Sometimes it seems we tell them over and over and over and over...it is easy to slack off. But, you restored my ambition to keep teaching not only manners, but the attitude of not expecting anything! Glad you are feeling a little better. My D was very low, and I was AMAZED at how good I felt after taking supplements.

Eileen said...

I'm glad your talk was appreciated, and what better reward! Must feel so good!
And I liked your description of 'ordinary people with manners', sounds so sweet.

And both your plans for the weekend sound good to me! So if the weather is good or not-so-good, it's a win/win for you!

Today we are having a little Birthday party here for Mia because we missed out on her actual birthday with Jayden being sick. Just the family, food, and fun! My kind of day!
And the weather really is cooperating, so I was able to clean up the little side deck and set up for the smokers and the overflow!
Tomorrow no special plans, so we'll see.

Enjoy!
Love to you,
Eileen

Lynn said...

Bernie, first of all I'd like to say *Thank you so much* for visiting me on my blog, and for leaving me such kind comments! You are soo sweet!

I would have loved to been at the Capital Health Luncheon yesterday, to hear you speak on your topics. I do think that people nowadays are very interested in learning as much as they can about living with terminal illnesses and chronic pain. I know I am. My daughter is a traveling RN and suffers on a daily basis from chronic back pain which she's had now for 5 years ever since her car accident when a lady hit her car on the left drivers side. She has her good days then she has her really bad days, where she can hardly get around. It makes it so bad. I wish there was something that would totally alleviate all her pain, but I think she's going to have this awful pain in her lower back the rest of her life, as nothing yet has really helped her.

I am so glad to read that you are feeling better..

Have fun with your friends if you do happen to go to their cottage on the Lake today, or if you stay home, staying warm by your fireplace reading your novel~

I love reading your blog Bernie!

Have a wonderful day, and weekend too Bernie!

Blessings,
~Lynn

Victor S E Moubarak said...

God bless you Bernie, and thanx for all your good works.

Bernie said...

Hi Tracey, my neighbour lent me my novel, it is called Freefall by JoAnn Ross.....I may start it this afternoon. Hope your weather is better than ours.......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Sharon, weather is cold again this morning, I think I will be staying home as won't be able to help very much with my aches and pains. Stay warm my friend.....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Nora, no I am not going to the cottage. It is cloudy and cold and we may get rain and wet snow flurries later......home by the fire for me........:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Denise, hope everything is going well for you....luv ya..:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Hi Val, hope your hubby has made it home by now and the ash has all settled.....what a mess of people's travelling it made, so many upset people and trying to blame someone....I mean it was a volcano, oh well that's another post isn't it......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Hi Brian, no I have decided to stay home after all, much to cold to be by the lake for me.....Hugs

Bernie said...

TechnoBabe....my immune system is attacking me and the vitamin B12 is suppose to aid my immune system to fight back......hope that helps you as I have a hard time getting answers myself......supplements won't hurt you I'm sure. I also take vitamins each day. I also have neuropathy in my legs and feet, they can be very painful at times so I will say a prayer for you that they don't get worse as mine started out tingley before advancing to where I am now. Not fun growing old.......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Ron, enjoy your grandchildren. They will make for a lovely weekend I'm sure.....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Hi Anne, I only volunteer once in a while now, I use to do it on a regular basis but since my own health has detoriated I have had to cut back. I love being there for them whenever I can.
It is still cold here Anne, hope your weather is much better...Hugs

Bernie said...

A/C still smiling at you getting orders....I know you love every moment of life, orders or not.
Very cold here, we have gone from one extreme to the other this week. Enjoy your weekend....Hugs

Bernie said...

Cathy, doing anything concerning Mother Theresa is a blessing. I do hope you have a great weekend.
Many blessings.......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Wanda, wish I were closer so I could help you in your yard, I just know it is going to be beautiful.
It is cold here right now and I have decided to stay at home and rest these weary bones, have a great weekend my friend, big hugs to Alivia........:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

cinner, I have my furnace on as well, it is just too cold for me. I have decided to stay at home instead of going to the lake. I wouldn't be able to help much and don't want to be in the way.
........:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

anne h - that is so true. It must be horrible to be a weather man knowing you are going to be wrong at least 50% of the time, how depressing is that?.....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Linda, I am sure by being polite you are helping others to get through what might be a rough day. People can be and are quite rude at times, it is sad really.....Hugs

Bernie said...

Hi Diana, so you managed all the painting have you....good for you. Now you just enjoy having Jake at home this weekend.......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Hi Gail, it is a shame that so many have forgotten what it means to hear a please and thank you. I'm not sure when manners began going by the wayside but I do hope people will begin teaching their children now so as they are not forgotten all together.....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Terri, I am sure you have found some rude people while you are setting up displays....not sure why people are so angry right now, I hope and pray I never turn that way although when I am in pain it is hard to always be nice but I also know it is not anyone's fault.
Glad you had a wonderful birthday Terri, that drink looked really good....LOL......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

MommaMindy, so nice to have you visit. Somehow I feel you will teach your children their manners and many other good things as well. I am waiting for these B12 shots to kick in, I am still tired. Oh well it could be worse.
...........:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Eileen, yes Thursday talk went really well and I always feel good when that happens. We put a lot of work into it and when it is appreciated well that just makes us feel better.
It is cold here today, calling for rain and wet flurries so I am staying by the fire.
Your weather sounds beautiful, I can't even imagine being by a pool right now. Have a wonderful weekend my friend, big hugs to Jayden and Mia.......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Lynn, living with chronic pain can really wear one down. It is very discouraging at times and many people suffer deep depression because of it.....your daughter sounds like she is handling everything very well, I'm sure being an RN she realizes what is ahead of her. I will say a prayer for her tonight at Mass.
Take care my friend......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Victor, how are you? Thank you for your blessings, they mean so much to me........:-) Hugs

Karin said...

I would have loved to have heard you speak at the Capital Health luncheon. It's wonderful that with all your health issues you continue to spread love, joy and peace to others on a volunteer basis. Thanks for the beautiful positive influence you are on others. God bless you! Hugs!

Oh, I'm watching the celebration of the Southside LRT opening - right from my apartment window! Too chilly for me to want to join them. I can hear the music from there!! Think I'll take my weekly nap after lunch!

Abbey said...

I was glad to see that you were staying in today! It is blustering rain and thunder today. It has been ongoing since last evening and is not to let up until early morning tomorrow. We will go to Mass and to our favorite Mexican spot for dinner, but that is all we will do.

Thank God for people like you, Bernie, to be there for terminally ill people. I do well with the sick, but I am so tender-hearted that when it comes to loss of a loved one, I break down when I should be expressing my sorrow for their loss. I wish I could be stronger ...

I think in the coming weeks, I need to find a place, a niche, where I can give of myself. I believe that will help me a lot.

I always love reading your posts. Thank you for your encouragement and prayers.

Love,
Abbey

Maggie May said...

So far, it has been sunny and dry but a cold breeze blowing.
I hope you manage to get to the cottage and that the weather behaves itself for you!

I agree that manners seem to be a thing of the past (especially where children are concerned).They cost nothing.
Glad you are having those shots and hope you feel really well again soon.
Maggie x

Nuts in May

Bernie said...

Karin sometimes my health issues interfer with my life but I love life and try to do whatever I can to make life easier for others, I find by helping others I help myself. Thank you for your kind words my friend.......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Abbey, sweetie I receive so much more than I could ever give when I do my volunteer work....I absolutely love it, it gives my life purpose. I have had to cut back so many of the things I enjoy doing with my health issues but as long as I can I will keep pushing to help those so less fortunate than I am. I am sure you will love being of service to others, it is now a part of who I am. Have a wonderful weekend......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Miss Maggie I do hope you are feeling well and enjoying the weekend.
Unfortunately it is cold here and they are calling for rain and wet snow flurries later so I have decided to stay home by the fire. After a busy week it is nice to be quiet for a while anyway.
I do hope these B12 shots kick in soon Maggie, I am ever so tired.
........luv ya.....:-) Hugs

Barb said...

Dear Bernie, You continue to have a full and busy life. I think we should all aspire to be "an ordinary person with manners"! Hope the B12 gives you some extra pep - enjoy your weekend whatever it brings.

Bernie said...

Hi Barb, I am struggling a bit but I know I will be fine soon. How are you? I love meeting people of all ages with manners, honestly I don't care if they are 2 or 92 if they are honest, kind people I love them......:-) Hugs

Rebecca said...

Drizzly & chilly here! And the air conditioner ran untended at the auditorium where I "seminar-ed" today! I did mind my manners though - and didn't complain! If I were you, I'd probably choose the fire and a good book tomorrow! Lake & cabin later in the summer. Do take care of yourself, Bernie.

quieten said...

I read your post and I am in awe of you. Even while not feeling well yourself you still volunteer and help others. Thank God for putting you on this earth. Your sharing, compassion and empathy touch so many people. Your outlook and your selflessness are just wonderful. Thanks Bernie!
Love ya,
Quieten

Elizabeth Mahlou said...

It sounds like you have managed to be on the go regardless of being tired or encountering cold weather. God bless you!

The Retired One said...

Bernie,
I am SO glad you are feeling better and up to socializing a bit more. I know how you love to be around people.
How wonderful that you were a guest speaker..I would've loved to hear your presentation. I bet it was full of wisdom and compassion.
We made it by car the 1700 miles down from Michigan to Florida...my daughter's official due date is Sunday, so no baby yet and we made it here on time to hopefully be with her when the baby comes....I was so worried she would be early and we would miss the birth...but now we are here and waiting....
The weather in Florida is hot...was 87 today, but balmy breezes on the Gulf coast helps.
I am trying to read blogs when I can and I prepublished some on my own blog so that they would appear when I am gone. It depends on when the baby comes as to how long we will stay down here.
take care and I hope you continue to feel better and better.
luv ya,
Joan

aims said...

It's suddenly cold and damp here and I hear there was a blizzard out at Sundre. I don't think the snow wizard is done with us yet - do you?

anupama said...

Dear Bernie,
NAMASTE!
Good Morning!
Here it's too hot!we just had mild showers for ten minutes!
Happy to know that you are getting better.:)
Rightly said,it is beautiful working with people with manners!A pleasant atmosphere is created!You are doing a great job!
Wishing you a beautiful Sunday,
Sasneham,
Anu

Bernie said...

Rebecca, it is cool and damp here as well and yes the fireplace won out over the cottage.....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Joan, I am so excited for you, a new grandbaby, how wonderful. Glad you made it there before the big event.
I want to tell you I am doing great but that wouldn't quite be true but I am doing the best I can.
I hope you have a wonderful time, keep me informed okay, luv ya xo

Bernie said...

aims, I think you are right...I think we had a major snow storm in late May last year......it is cold here tonight as well. Enjoy your Sunday...........:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Anu, Namaste. Thank you for your kind words, have a wonderful Sunday my friend.....:-) hugs

Eternally Distracted said...

It sounds like you are doing a fabulous job Bernie and the fact that you get so much pleasure out of helping others is fantastic...

Curling up in front of an open fire sounds amazing - although opening the window here at this time of the year emits the same heat!!

Have a great day :0)

Bernie said...

ED, do you get the seassons as we do or is either hot or rainy....I do think it is quite nice where you are but I love my 4 seasons of the year.

As long as I have my health ED I hope to be able to volunteer with people in some way, I love it and honestly it helps me much more than it does anyone else. It is an honor to work with these people, they are amazing.

So glad you will be back with us know for a while......:-) Hugs

Holly, the Old Western Gal said...

"Ordinary People with Manners" -- it would make a good book, Bernie.

I saw such misbehavior yesterday at a new restaurant that I really felt too despairing to enjoy the meal, and it takes a LOT to dull my appetite! It is a lost art, and worse, the new generations (because honestly it's quite a few generations involved) actually SCOFF at being polite and grateful.

Bernie said...

Oh Holly, I am sorry for your experience but I do hope that manners don't go by the wayside, it would be a horrible world without them.......:-) Hugs

huntedtreasures said...

The weather here has been nice which is rare at this time of year it's usually very, very hot and humid. Hope the weather overthere gets better.

Take Care

Ruth
xoxo

Sniffles and Smiles said...

When you feel vulnerable, you are truly grateful for the help you receive. It is too bad that most of us don't recognize how vulnerable we really are...how wonderful to meet such authentic, wonderful people! Despite their heartbreak, they are extraordinary...perhaps, it is because of it! You are so good to help in any way you can, Bernie...You have such a gift for encouraging and loving people! God uses you in so many ways to bless others!

I am so very glad that you are feeling a little better! I will continue to keep you daily in my thoughts and prayers, dear friend...and hope that you will be able to go to the lake! Take care of yourself! Love you, Janine XO

Bernie said...

Ruth, our weather is cool today, we had snow flurries this morning.
Enjoy your Spring.....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Janine, Hi sweetie. Our weather was cold with flurries this morning so it was a quiet day for me all around, I think I napped too much.
Hope you had a wonderful weekend, big hugs.......:-)

Glenda said...

Good morning Bernie...
thank you for your sweet comment.
glenda

TechnoBabe said...

Bernie, thank you for answering my question about B-12. My mother has neuropathy as you describe. My symptoms have been for a year or so now. Bernie, I am older than you are.

Star said...

I'm sure your audience do listen and take in what you say. I wish you a good and happy week.
Blessings, Star

Barry said...

I've given a few talks in my time and it's certainly a lot nicer when people are listening.

80 people is quite a good crowd.

Tranquility Speaks said...

Oh dear! It's snowing there, and here we are experiencing sweltering heat! Blame it on the El Nino effect!

I am so sorry to hear that the arthritis is giving you so much pain. I pray that the pain subsides soon and gives you much relief!

The levels of patience and tolerance is surely going down. They must introduce classes on manners! But in a world where people don't think twice before what they say, it's heartening to see people who haven't changed one bit.And one of them is you! Loads of love to you :)

Bernie said...

Glenda, Good Morning to you as well my friend, I hope you are doing okay as I know you must be missing your pet.....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Elizabeth, I do try to keep going, if I stopped because I didn't feel well I would never get outside.
Big Hugs........:-)

Bernie said...

Quieten, so sorry I'm late responding. How are you and George?
I am okay and have to keep moving or I would stiffen up and never move......LOL.......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

TechnoBabe, sorry about your neuropathy as it can interfer with our lives so very much. Please take care of yourself.....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Star, thank you for your kind words, have a great week....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Barry, 80 people was a great number for one of my speeches. Hope you are doing well my friend, keeping you in my prayers....Hugs

Bernie said...

Stillness, I am fine sweetie, not to worry......:-) Hugs

ethelmaepotter! said...

What an amazing soul you are! Volunteering of one's time is always commendable, but to feel that YOU are benefiting from it is exceptional. "Working with these kind of people make volunteer work so worthwhile and encourages me and my co-workers to want to learn more, to help more and make these people's lives just a bit easier."

I totally agree with you about manners becoming something of a lost art. It's sad that people have forgotten, or never even learned such simple niceties as please, thank you, excuse me, etc. I had the unfortunate experience a couple of years ago, on the famous Beale Street in Memphis, of having a young man rudely bump into me on a street corner. Even though it was clearly his mistake, the words "excuse me" automatically escaped my lips, while he turned, laughed, and said, "Watch out BITCH!"

And what's happened to "you're welcome?" Now it's "No problem."

Sad.

You probably know I've been suffering from low B-12 levels, also, and after having weekly injections for a month, I do feel better. I'm hoping things will drastically improve for you.

Hope your weekend was fabulous!

chasity said...

it's very cool and rainy here.
just plain dreary.
a book and a fire sounds perfect!
love you bernie~~
chas

Mary333 said...

Hi Bernie! I'm glad to hear your speech went well!
Hopefully your energy levels will continue to improve, too. It's hard to feel below par. I am praying for you.
We both would make good weatherwomen. I can tell when there is a change coming, too :)

Bernie said...

Hello Miss Potter, so nice to have you visit. I do hope you are feeling well.
Yes it is scarey at times the way young people speak to others with no respect whatsoever. I hate to think what our world will be like in 25 years........:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Hi chas, loved your picture today, and it is still cool here as well.
Love you too sweetie, prayers for Shauna and family always.....Hugs

Bernie said...

Oh Mary it is difficult to keep up when our energy is low isn't it, and yes I am great at predicting the weather. Hope you are feeling better my friend......:-) Hugs

VKT said...

What a lovely post. Manners do seem to be a lost art at times. Have a blessed evening Bernie. I will be including you in my prayers sweet lady!

Renee' said...

Beeeeeeeeeeernie,Ya gotta try the chicken, These 2 guys here Looooooved it...

Bernie said...

VKT thank you, and I could use the prayers right now for sure. Have a great day tomorrow.....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Renee - what chicken do you mean, one on that recipe sheet....Hugs

Crystal Mary said...

Hello dearest Bernie, Those B12 injections will work. One of the patients I gave these to took 3 months but came from being in bed full time, to mobilizing.
Remember my article on Healthy Liver...well another health hint is fresh air, and breathing properly. I am not a smoker but I am a lazy breather. We need to breath deep down into the diaphram...(like into the tummy.) Oxygen is the cell feeder and without adequate supply, they die..One assessment of patients is to ask, do you smoke? And the above, is the reason why.
More oxygen, better health!!Anything you'd like to know just email.
Much love... Crystal Mary

Victor S E Moubarak said...

I am writing to thank you Bernie for your kindness to me and for your support for my Blog and my book "Visions". Thank you for writing such a lovely review on the Amazon website.

You're very kind and I am extremely grateful and appreciative of your support.

May God bless you and your family always.

Renee' said...

This one Bernie
http://glowacademy10.blogspot.com/2010/04/onion-baked-chicken-recipe.html

Deborah said...

HI,
The weather has been cold and rainy in New England also. But this weekend 80 degrees! Manners are so very important. You know how I feel about the please, thank you's and manners! Nice post!!!
Have a great day :)
xxoo
Deborah

Bernie said...

Crystal Mary, thank you for your encouragement. I am having a reaction today from a blood transfusion I received yesterday and I don't feel well at all.
And no sweetie I am not a smoker, but may be a lazy breather, I'll have to check myself on that.
Have a great day.....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Victor, no thank required my friend, just a prayer for my health at this time will be greatly appreciated. I do hope you are working on another Father Ignatius book, so loved it.
........:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Renee, thank you sweetie, I will try it when I feel better....Hugs

Bernie said...

Deborah, it is cold and wet here again today as well, a really miserable day......:-) Hugs

Cheryl said...

You are such an amazing woman! I can feel your love and empathy for all through your posts. The world needs more people like you. Hope you are feeling much, much better.

lisasmith said...

Texas weather is lovely! Yesterday it was up to 90 degrees here!! Spring only lasts a second here so we best enjoy it!

Moving day is upon me this weekend... and I think you'd make a fab weather woman!!

I would love to hear you speak in person my friend.

praying for your energy and health sweet friend.

xoxoxoxo

Garnetrose said...

I am sorry you are having such bad weather. We are having great weather here and I am looking forward to trying to get out and walk tomorrow. You haver such a kind heart, Bernie. The world is a better place because of people like you.

Bernie said...

Cheryl, I am just like everyone else sweetie....I try and do the right thing all the time but it doesn't always work this way. Have a great day........:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Hi Lisa, isn't it nice that you are having nice weather as you get ready for your move. I am keeping you in my heart and prayers...Hugs

Bernie said...

We are having really cool and wet weather tonight Garnet....I have an appointment tomorrow so I am hoping it won't be raining too hard when I'm driving as my hands are pretty stiff and hard to hold on the steering wheel.....always something with me garnet isn't there. Hope all is going well with you and the girls......:-) Hugs

Vicki Lane said...

People with manners -- it's always good to encounter them. Such a simple way to make others happy.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Bernie sweetie...
So thrilled to get back over here and say good morning to you. I am still battling this darn cold. I am afraid it may be a little more than a cold. I am off on Friday so will be paying a visit to the Doc to have it checked out.

Sounds like you had a great turn out for the speeches you shared. I am so thrilled for you, as sometimes volunteer work can be quite challenging, and you find yourself wondering why you even do it. Then you have a great turn out like this one.

Speaking of manners, I know exactly what you mean. Everyday that I get on the Phoenix freeway or even our streets. People are so rude, and manners fly right out the window. Maybe it just happens like that in a big city.

It was 94 here yesterday. Really hot. We are expecting wind, high winds today, not sure about the temps. Hope yours turns out to be a beautiful warm Spring day.

Love ya sweetie...Sherry

glnroz said...

you know, Ms Bernie,, some folks just make the day a little brighter..Thank you,, Glenn

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

Hello!

I was just stopping in to let you know about a giveaway at Creative Carmelina! It would be nice to have you enter for a chance to win my framed artwork!

I think it's important to teach our children manners....because politeness begins in the home, and sadly many aren't getting that kind of an education anymore!

great post!

see you soon!

ciao bella
creative carmelina

Debbie(single;complicated) said...

manners..it does seem like a lost art and yet it is not! Its amazing how much it stands out when you come across it though!! Glad you are feeling a bit better..hope full energy returns soon!

Bernie said...

Glen, missing you, will be over for a visit soon....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

ciao carmenlina, sorry I have not been around lately, have not been feeling well, will be over soon.
........:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Debbie, working hard on my energy sweetie.....:-) Hugs

Jackie said...

Hi Bernie,

I'm sorry your weather isn't so great there. I hope it improves soon as well as your arthritis.

Manners...I hope I'm teaching my children good ones...but sometimes I wonder about the next generation. Hmmm!

Hugs,
Jackie

Bernie said...

Jackie, I'm sure we all wonder about the next generation but I do feel that parents do the best they can....it is just that the younger people think so much differently than we did.......:-) Hugs