T IS FOR TINY
and here are some of the TINY plants in Wisley's Alpine House
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...............
A.A.A.D.D. - AGE ACTIVATED ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER
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.
GROWING OLD IS MANDATORY
GROWING UP IS OPTIONAL
LAUGHING AT YOURSELF IS THERAPEUTIC
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!