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Sunny Skies, Sleep, and the Morning

I must have eaten a pound of sugar last night because I couldn’t sleep. My mind was in overdrive. I tossed and turned, tapped my fingers to the beat of a clock, took deep breaths, read until my eyes got heavy, watched a boring show — nothing. So getting up early for a morning meeting was weird — wide awake and tired already. To add to the strange awakening, the morning clouds prevented the bright sunlight from filtering through. It even drizzled a little. A drizzle in a heat wave! How weird is that? There was a battle between rain and sun because at 9 AM, the golden rays had yet to emerge. However, by noon, solar power proved to be the victor. And there above the heavens our star boasted it’s majesty for most of the day.

The heat here in California is affecting my concentration. I feel like a prize fighter waiting for the final bell to end a match that has dragged far too long.  Stamina! Stamina! I need to hold on till the end of the day.

I wish I could leave you with something profound but there’s nothing up in the attic of my brain but a pile of melted scattered ideas.

Of course I’m exaggerating.  And life’s still good.  But I certainly wish your day is better than mine. If not, as a consolation, I hope at least my collection of jokes this week will snap you out of your doldrums … even for just a moment.

TGIF people!

Stephen Wright heat wave quote

Joke of the Week

Thanks to Peter Paul of South Pasadena, CA for sending this joke.

TGIF Joke of the Week: Linguistics

Video of the Week

funny video

Two Crooners
Sent by Don of Kelowna, B.C.


Don’s Puns

From Don’s collection of puns

Don's Puns: Past Tents

Parting Shot

Thanks to Terry of Santa Monica, CA who shared this.

Parting Shot: The Meow

The Good, the Bad, and the … meow!

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  1. Tom

    August 16, 2019 at 10:17 am

    Thanks Raoul, the video of the dog rescued by the side of the road was amazing. I’ve had a few sleepless nights and hope you don’t have too many.


    • Raoul

      August 16, 2019 at 10:19 am

      Fantastic news about your cancer, Tom. God is good. Glad you will be
      around a few more years. How does that affect your outlook for the next
      chapter iof your life? Do you know what God wants of you? Any major
      change in your day to day activities? Any dreams left to conquer?

      Curious because I’m probably not that far behind.

      I did a quick search and found this interesting article:




      • Tom

        August 16, 2019 at 10:20 am

        I am open to any and all plans my creator will desire.for me . Here I Am Lord! Tom


  2. Heather

    August 16, 2019 at 10:18 am

    I think you need a great massage soon. A hug too might be good too.


    • Raoul

      August 16, 2019 at 10:18 am

      Sounds like a good idea. I hugged my wife last night as we watched TV
      and it felt real good.

      Even if I stay in the cool indoors, I imagine the heat when I look out
      the window. I hope we don’t have any forest fires.



      • Heather

        August 16, 2019 at 10:19 am

        I think you’re having the summer dull drums. Go see “Maiden” in Pasadena at Lamellae. Its a documentary about this English girl who circumnavigated the globe against all odds from the men of that time.


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