Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Winston Churchill Quotes

 I can't help but really adore many quotes from Winston. I am trying to make a dent in my seedlings while we wait for the ground to dry and the Mayo clinic to call.

 The gastroenterologist my sister just went to was trained by the Mayo clinic.. and on Tuesday he called and said "this is beyond my abilities. I'll get you in to the Mayo clinic because they're the ones you need."

 She packed a bag and is ready.. just in case there should be a call saying "we can get you in this afternoon". A 4 hour drive away.. I really hope the call comes soon. If the tumor can be shrunk enough to get away from those main vein and artery.. they can operate. 

 Positive attitude means everything. Trying to keep her spirits up sometimes is like trying to push a boulder up a waterlogged slippery hill. Thankfully due to my strong Irish and German lineage.. I am stubborn enough and hardheaded enough to know I can do it.

 Also I am excited because we will be picking up a sampler package of totally grass fed beef from Irish Grove Farms. Roughly over an hour drive to the east.. I can't wait. 

 Also on the list for this week is finishing my sister's kitchen so she has a counter top on which to place the big ol' juicer.... and ripping out her shower to put in a bathtub. When she does start chemo, she'll need to soak in a hot hot bath for 30 minutes afterward to open up the blood vessels and make the treatment more effective.

 I need to believe she can do it. I do believe she can do it. 

 It sounds silly I suppose... but with each seed I see sprout.. to me it means I have a way to help her. This is what I can do... this is what I will do.. and even though I can not fight the battle for her, I can support her, I can encourage her, and I can help supply her with what she needs.

 Quotes from Churchill:

 "If you are going through hell, keep going."

 "I'm just preparing my impromptu remarks."

 "I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat."

 "A joke is a very serious thing."

 "Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference."

 "Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have."

 "I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am the prod."

 "Sure I am of this, that you have only to endure to conquer."

 "We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival."

 "Never, never, never give up."

 "Never hold discussions with the monkey when the organ grinder is in the room."



  1. My favorite is when the woman told him that "if you were my husband I would poison your drink" to which he replied "madam if I was your husband I would drink it".

    Grass fed beef from Ireland is stringier and a bit tougher than American corn fed beef. It was about all I could get years ago while stationed in Germany. Maybe they have found better grass now or something :)

  2. That is a great quote and we are hoping the best for your sister. Stay strong. We ordered a half a grass fed beef once, best meat I ever had...totally different from anything in the grocery store.

  3. Winston Churchill is truly one hell of a guy! He's really magnificent. One of my favorite Winston Churchill quotes is this:

    "You have enemies? Good.
    That means you’ve stood up for something,
    Sometime in your life."

    1. Yet another wonderful one that I also really like. He had quite the way with words.