Good Thing Because the Bull Isn’t Ready

A lot has happened since my last post in July. For example, Matt married Emma.

Matt and Emma married on Mt. Washington. (Son, Andrew, daughter-in-law, Ash, Matt and Emma, John and I

Matt and Emma were married on Mt. Washington. (Son, Andrew, daughter-in-law, Ash, Matt and Emma, John and I

I turned 55. Ughhh!

Ed, Brother Shenley and his wife, Marina, dad and mom, Matt and Emma, Jude, Babs and Brian and the birthday girl with hubby, John

Ed, Brother Shenley and his wife, Marina, dad and mom, Matt and Emma, Jude, Babs and Brian and the birthday girl with hubby, John

Our living room is 99% finished.

Before

Before

One more before

One more before

And after. BTW Manchester United beat Aston Villa

And after. BTW Manchester United beat Aston Villa

And our Master Bedroom

Before

Before

Master bedroom after

Now looks like this.

What hasn’t changed is my family. For example…

John and my sister-in-law, Jenny

John and my sister-in-law, Jenny

My brother Shenley, dad and John

My brother, Shenley, dad and John

After a round of golf with dad and Spencer. Guess who won?

After a round of golf with dad and my brother, Spencer. Guess who won?

Caving with dad on the road to Thasis.

Caving with dad

Especially hanging out with my parents…

Dancing on the road to Thasis

Taking a break from driving on the road to Thasis

Nurse: What seems to be the problem?

Mom: Just before lunch my hands and face swelled up.

Nurse: Were you stung by anything?

Mom: No.

Nurse: Did you eat anything unusual?

Mom: No.

Shelley: My cooking.

Dad: (Puts on rubber gloves) The doctor is in. You know what to do John.

John: Oh Jesus!

Dad: What now, John?

Nurse: Do you have difficulty swallowing?

Mom: No.

Nurse: Anything else.

Mom: My hands are incredibly itchy.

Front of Clinic: Hello? Hello?

John: It’s OK. I’ve got this. Hi there. The nurse is busy. While you wait, I might as well get the process started. Did you bring your BC Health Card?

Nurse: Are you having difficulty breathing?

Mom: No, but the area under my tongue’s swollen.

Nurse: You took antihistamine 20 minutes ago, starting to feel better?

Dad: Valerie, I’ve sterilized my hands. Take off all of your clothes.

Mom: Actually a little.

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Dad: Whew! I was a little worried that my $100 bucks wouldn’t cover this visit.

Nurse: Are you taking any prescribed medication?

Mom: Of course. At my age it could be down to hours.

John: Thank you. Please take a seat.

Mom: In fact, I said to Brad during my last appointment, (actually he doesn’t like me calling him Brad. He says I’m the patient and he’s the Doctor, so I need to call him Doctor Ferris) Anyway I said, “Brad, if my body fails, I want you to promise me that you’ll only give me three whacks of the paddle and one go at artificial insemination.”

Nurse: Artificial insemination? Are you sure that’s what you meant?

John: Now, where were we?

Mom: Yes. And then I added, “Brad, if you don’t bring me back to life I want my entire body donated to science. I’ve decided I don’t want to be chopped up into little pieces.” Then I gave him some of my homemade muffins.
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Nurse: Don’t you mean resuscitation?

Mom: Ha! Ha! Ha! I guess I do.

Dad: Good thing because “the bull” isn’t ready.

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Shelley and John

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37 thoughts on “Good Thing Because the Bull Isn’t Ready

    • Hey Ted. So sorry for the late late late reply. Took a few months off to recharge. I wanted to share that my eldest son, Matt, visited your Island in the summer. He met up with a fellow teacher from Kuwait. While there they visited another famous resident besides you, Paul Chadwick. Do you know him?

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    • Thanks Jack. I sure hope it will be cozy as we’re adding an ethanol fireplace at the end of the room. As for gruelling winter storms… I’m kind of embarrassed to say the bottom of the Valley rarely gets snow.

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  1. So glad to see your post! I have missed your humor while you’ve been busy having a life! 😉

    Your family pics are just beautiful, and I must say you are rocking 55, lady!

    One day, I too will blog again. Just not today, lol.

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  2. Congratulations, Shelly!!! That’s a lot of excitement in a month! Congratulations on your son’s wedding, I love your dress. 🙂 Happy Birthday too, you don’t look a day over 25! Your mama’s visit to the doctor cracked me up! 🙂

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  3. Congratulations to Matt and Emma and your whole family!

    Congratulations on your 55th! (My 57th is just around the corner, so I can consider you a youngster.)

    Your living room looks open and welcoming! I love the colors you’ve chosen for your rooms.

    And it’s good that your family hasn’t changed one bit. 🙂

    Is your Mom feeling better?

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  4. You know, I’ve been missing your updates and my life is a little bit more dull since you haven’t updated your blog recently. Hope to see something soon!!!

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    • Hi there Shelley. John and I would love to be part of your series. Good thing I checked the comments as I was having a little time off, (well, more like an extended three month vacation) and decided that there must be more to life than renovations, like writing my blog. I look forward to hearing more from you.

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