Tuesday, 4 December 2007


Posting from a friend's computer so hope this works.....


and here are some of the TINY plants in Wisley's Alpine House


these were for sale at Wisley...aren't they fabulous!!!!
abc wednesday


so while I'm on a computer here's my Thursday Thought for Tomorrow (tomorrow starts with T too!)

a thought for Thursday

Four times a year we get a small free magazine called the CORNARD NEWS. The Winter edition arrived last week and when I saw one of the articles I thought what a perfect Thursday Thought it would be...............


This is how it manifests itself;

I decide to water my garden. As I turn on the hose I look over at my car and decide it needs washing.

As I start towards the garage I notice mail on the table that I'd collected from the letter box earlier. I decided to go through the mail before I wash the car.

I lay my car keys on the table, open the bills and put the junk mail in the recycling bin and notice that it is full. So I put all the bills back on the table and take out the rubbish first.

But then I think, since I'm going to be near the post box when I take the rubbish out I may as well write out the cheques for the bills and get them posted.

I take my cheque book off the table and notice there's only one cheque left. My new cheque book is in the desk drawer so I go over to my desl and find the can of Coke I'd been drinking earlier. I'm going to write out my cheques but first I need to move the can so I don't accidently knock it over. The Coke is getting warm so I decide to put it in the fridge.

As I head towards the kitchen with the Coke, a vase of flowers on the worktop catches my eye --they need water. I put the coke on the worktop and find my reading glasses that I'd been searching for the day before. I set the glasses back down and fill a container with water. I suddenly spot the TV remote control has been left on the kitchen table.

I realise that when we watch TV tonight I'll be looking for the remote control but won't be able to remember that it's on the kitchen table. So I decide to put it back by the TV where it belongs; but first I'll water the flowers. I pour some water in the vase but some spills on the floor...so I put the remote control back on the table while I wipe up the spill.

Then I head back down the hall trying to remember what I was planning to do.

At the end of the day:

  • the garden's not watered

  • the car isn't washed

  • the bill's aren't paid

  • here's a warm can of coke sitting on the worktop

  • the flowers don't have enough water

  • the bill's haven't been paid

  • the recycling bin is still full

  • I can't find my glasse

  • I can't find the remote contro

  • and I can't remember what I did with the car keys.

Then when I try to figure out why nothing got done today I'm really baffled because I know I was busy all day, and I'm really tired.

Don't laugh...if this isn't you yet, your day is coming.




Sorry I'm so out of touch with you all at the moment...normal service will be resumed A.S.A.P.

so one last 'T'......Tatty Bye for now!


'Through JoAnn's Digital Eyes'NL/Eng. said...

Hi Ruth,
Are you out of tatch, what did you wnat to say by that? Anyway I LOOOOOOOOOVED your slide show relly great done!! Have a great wednesday AND thursday! Take care my dear:)

I showed today something really DUTCH, we celebrate it mostly for the children a "Sinterklaas" evening with presents and sweet candies, The Sinterklaas and his helpers are all dressed up for the children, come and see:)

Greetings see you:) JoAnn

Oswegan said...

Nice photos in the slide show.

Have a nice Wednesday!


dot said...

Ruth, you always have the most interesting posts. I love your tiny mushrooms!

mrsnesbitt said...

Wow those wooden mushrooms are awesome!

hpy said...

Lovely pictures and a lovely story too. Sometimes I feel like that too.

CG said...

Love your posts, Ruth, missing you lots! {{HUGS}}

Mike said...

The was some lovely pictures in the slide show.

Auntie Noo said...

Oh dear that a.a.a.d.d. is so true - have pinched it to put on the forum too, as I know it will ring true for a few!!!

kml said...

Very clever with the slide show!

Andrea said...

Love the toadstool the best. Great post!

Neva said...

very very cute! Hope you are up and running soon! Love the toadstools!

sam said...

hey there, missing you! enjoyed these though, that last post is an exact description of how my mind works these days, SCARY!!!

Lilli & Nevada said...

Love the slide show, the plants are so nice, wish i had a green thumb

Jim Baker said...

hey... i'm brand new to the ABC wednesday thing so I'm going around trying to introduce myself...

seems like you're pretty dedicated if your updating even if you're not at home. :)

I enjoyed the toadstool pic.

you can see my post here

jim baker

Moi said...

what do they say about good things coming in small (read tiny) packages!!! :)

Digital Flower Pictures said...

I almost didn't click over here because I thought you might be still off line. I am glad I did as I love Alpine Houses. If there is one place in all of England I want to visit it is Wisley. Thanks for getting me there in spirit.

Mary said...

All of the tiny plants are beautiful! I also loved the toadstools.

Oh, I have had days like that. Yesterday and today included. Enjoyed my visit, as always.


Vic Grace said...

Oh dear I didn't realize I was meant to wait till I got old to have AAADD.

jmb said...

Story of my life. Hi Ruth, how are you doing? I haven't been by for a while. Still posting the most beautiful photos I see.
Take care

Jeanette said...

Hi Ruth, just popped in to see how your doing and to say hi.
just loved youe side show and story...take care dont over work..

Jean M Fogle said...

I love alpine plants and the slide show for them was very cool

Andrée said...

Alpine flowers look much like desert flowers and plants. They are beautiful and I love that slide show. It was large enough for me to see very well.

I have been wondering if ADHD for adults is from extreme stress. Is there any physiological evidence of an abnormality?

Akelamalu said...

Fantastic you got to a computer!

The slide show isn't working Ruth but I love the photographs of the toadstools!

I can so identify with the age thing - happens to me all the time. :(

Akelamalu said...

PS I've posted the second Christmas Carol Quiz today.

Mark said...

Nice one Ruth ,I think it is starting with me, I often start to do something then forget why I'm doing it and move onto something else, then remember later I should have been doing something, ahh well I 'll just put my slippers on and have a cup of tea.

Cheers Mark

PS thought you might find this useful
I was told how to allow the back links again, Google bloggers just follow this and it will allow backlinks again

go to http://draft.blogger.com and then to your settings for your blog, then to comment settings and chose "registered users (including Open ID)"
then all the wordpress, livejournal people CAN backlink.

Mauigirl said...

Great post, and you are so right about the Age-Activated Attention Deficit Disorder! I totally have that! Sadly it happens at work as well! LOL!

Peter M said...

Real cute plants and a nice slide show

bonnie said...

That is such a wonderful effect zooming the photos in your slide show. Love it! I put you on my blogroll for ABC Wednesday. Please just let me know if you prefer that I remove your name. Nice to meet you!

Dilly said...

Ruth Ms Cweek say Dilly got big nose. Ruth think Dilly got big nose? Dilly say, not got big nose- got long snowt, small nose on end. Dilly not got big nose. Wat Ruth think?


Mousie/Paisible said...

you aren't old dear Ruth, the important age is the age of your heart, and I'm 61 !!!! time's going on ...any way, the plants are very nice and the small mushrooms so cute...have a nice week-end love...

Libbys Blog said...

Sorry I haven't been over for a visit for awhile been abit out of sorts!! Loved the poem but the way. Me to a 'T'!!! lol!!

DigitalShutterMania said...

Hi Ruth,
This is the firs time on your blog. Your blog is very nice especially this post. Nice slide photo too.


Icarus said...

I'm late for two reasons:
1) I have rarely been as focused on what I'm busy with (work) as this past 7-10 days and on probably close to Xmas. It's good for me, even though what they send me to deal with is frightful.
2) I honestly didn't expect anything new to be here, what with Blake & Silas & & &...

So, good on you! And your account of everyday life and the objects that occupy it is vivid and makes perfect sense to me. I have to be evermore careful with just about anything, from scraps of paper, letters and foodstuffs to my treasured collection of cultured pearls, emeralds and sapphires. I've lost 3 shirts, my collection of hand-picked wonder-seashells & lord knows what these past 10 months since my last house move. But I keep all my birthday cards on display. No way I'm misplacing them, thank you! Good to talk, isn't it?



Lilli & Nevada said...

sure would love to know how you got the slide show on there, that is a really neat way to show photos.

Gledwood said...

Ruth I think that's called being human not having a "disorder" but hey ;->...

when do you get your computer back??

JO-N said...

I think I'm getting old too. Always forgeting this and that.

Akelamalu said...

No computer yet Ruth? I miss you! x





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