My brother Tony sent me this link. I think everyone has a day like this sometimes.
Every now and again someone puts into words what so many people are feeling! Read this amazing email and let us know if you can relate.
Recently, I was diagnosed with A.A.A.D.D. –
Link:Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder.This is how it manifests:I decide to water my garden.
As I turn on the hose in the driveway,
I look over at my car and decide it needs washing.As I start toward the garage,
I notice mail on the porch table that
I brought up from the mail box earlier.I decide to go through the mail before I wash the car.I lay my car keys on the table,
put the junk mail in the garbage can under the table,
and notice that the can is full.But then I think,So, I decide to put the bills
on the table and take out the garbage first.since I’m going to be near the mailbox
when I take out the garbage anyway,
I may as well pay the bills first.I take my check book off the table,
and see that there is only one check left.
My extra checks are in my desk in the study,
so I go inside the house to my desk where
I find the
can of Pepsi I’d been drinking.I’m going to look for my checks,
but first I need to push the Pepsi aside
so that I don’t accidentally knock it over.The Pepsi is getting warm,
and I decide to put it in the refrigerator to keep it cold.As I head toward the kitchen with the Pepsi,
a vase of flowers on the counter
catches my eye–they need water.I put the Pepsi on the counter and
discover my reading glasses that
I’ve been searching for all morning.
I decide I better put them back on my desk,
but first I’m going to water the flowers.I set the glasses back down on the counter,
fill a container with water and suddenly spot the TV remote.
Someone left it on the kitchen table.I realize that tonight when we go to watch TV,
I’ll be looking for the remote,
but I won’t remember that it’s on the kitchen table,
so I decide to put it back in the den where it belongs,
but first I’ll water the flowers.I pour some water in the flowers,
but quite a bit of it spills on the floor.So, I set the remote back on the table,
get some towels and wipe up the spill.Then, I head down the hall trying to
remember what I was planning to do.
At the end of the day:
the car isn’t washed
the bills aren’t paid
there is a warm can of
Pepsi sitting on the counter
the flowers don’t have enough water,
there is still only 1 check in my check book,
I can’t find the remote,
I can’t find my glasses,
and I don’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 the damn day,
and I’m really tired.I realize this is a serious problem,
and I’ll try to get some help for it,
but first I’ll check my e-mail….Do me a favor.
Forward this message to everyone you know,
because I don’t remember who the hell I’ve sent it to.Don’t laugh — if this isn’t you yet, your day is coming!!
Here's the procedure I'll try:
(From the web)
My cucumbers are growing faster than I can eat them. Here are three from the past two days.
I'll try to pickle some of them by using this recipe from Easy Summertime Sweet Pickles | McCormick
EASY SUMMERTIME SWEET PICKLES
These easy-to-prepare sweet pickles require no special jars or vacuum sealing since they are stored in the refrigerator. Perfect for when you have a bounty of cucumbers.
2 cups thinly sliced cucumbers (1/4-inch thick)
1/2 cup thinly sliced sweet onion
1 cup cider vinegar
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon McCormick® Celery Seed
1 teaspoon McCormick® Mustard Seed
1 teaspoon non-iodized salt
1. Place cucumber slices and onions in medium glass bowl. Set aside. Mix remaining ingredients in medium saucepan. Bring to boil on medium-high heat, stirring to dissolve sugar and salt. Reduce heat to low; simmer 5 minutes.
2. Pour hot liquid and spices over cucumbers and onions. Cool slightly. Cover.
3. Refrigerate pickles at least 2 hours before serving. Store in tightly covered container in refrigerator up to 2 months.
I've heard about cucumber soup and cucumber sandwiches.
If you know a cucumber soup that's not with sour cream or yogurt, please let me know. I'll also search the web.
What's the best way to make cucumber sandwiches?
I found these two:
1. The Traditional Cucumber Sandwich is composed of paper-thin slices of cucumber placed between two thin slices of crustless, lightly buttered white bread. Wikipedia
2. English Tea Cucumber Sandwiches
Place cucumber slices between 2 paper towels set in a colander. Allow liquid to drain, about 10 minutes.
Mix cream cheese, mayonnaise, garlic powder, onion salt, and Worcestershire sauce in a bowl until smooth.
Spread cream cheese mixture evenly on one side of each bread slice. Divide cucumber slices over half of the bread slices; sprinkle lemon pepper on cucumber. Stack the other half of the bread slices with spread sides down over the cucumber slices to make sandwiches.
Any recipes you'd like to share?
The plants are growing past the top screen!
This is the top of the tomato plant. I'm not going to trim it, want to see what happens next. Will tomatoes grow on top of the screen?
Here's another angle where you can see in the back row how the cucumber plants are also growing above the screen.
Only one eggplant so far.
The tomato plant is doing great.
This morning Lynette found this wasp nest. She was scared and I don't blame her. The way she described it at first, I thought there was something terribly wrong with the house. I wondered if something like part of the roof had caved in.
You can see the wasps going into and coming out of the nest.
This looks like a very scary and unhappy face.
Now we'll have to find someone to take down the nest. This is the first time such a large wasp nest was in our yard.
"No worries" is a little like "no problem". Was there something I should have been worried about?
A possibility from English Language & Usage:
"It was no problem for me to hold the door for you, because your ease of access is more important than me getting to my car faster."
"The main difference is that you're welcome is meant to be polite while no problem is meant to be friendly."
I like this idea even though it's a bit hard to follow:
"Based on the other answers it seems not everyone has the following connotations with both terms, but I would argue that "No problem" implies that you did something out of the ordinary for someone, however that you did not consider it a problem. So in a sense you're disregarding the "thank you". In contrast "You're welcome" seems to imply that you appreciate their appreciation, as you in no way disregard their "Thank you".
Another idea from English Language & Usage:
In Italian from the site: Italian 101
Per favore is the most commonly used form of Please but there are other forms including
Grazie or Thank You, comes from Grazia meaning gratitude or consideration.
Grazie Mille, literally means a thousand thank yous or thanks a lot.
Other alternatives also include Non c’è problema, (No Problem!)
Di niente, (It's nothing)
From the link: Prego - a useful word | ITALY Magazine
Other languages have their own ways to say it.
Any ideas? "My pleasure" sounds best to me.
The jobs were so small that I had trouble finding an electrician. Thank goodness I know a dependable handyman. He's very honest and does good work.
The old post light was crooked and falling apart.
Frank the handyman estimated the job to cost about $100 if there were no problems. He wound up charging me $75. What an honest man. He also took away a rotting wooden swing and patched a banister while he was here, no extra charge!
This bright light operates with a motion detector. It makes it safer from a break in. The area is safe but we feel a little vulnerable in our somewhat hidden home. Maybe I'll get a security system someday but I don't think we need one right now. It's probably all the scary movies we watch late at night that stimulates our imaginations.
Anyway, now it will be easier to see our way into the house from the driveway at night and it looks good.
He was on the horns of an enema.
I can assert the truth of it, without fear of contraception.
Enfield Cinema - Sinfield Enema
Nooks & Crannies - Crooks and Nannies
Horse drawn carriage - Horse drawn cabbage.
Soldiers go to war - Shoulders only shrug.
Not Surly Gerbil Drive
She wanted to fry her kitchen.
It's safer to fry your chicken.
Brooklyn was hit with a tomato.
Much safer than being hit with a tornado.
Grand Union Station
Not Grand Onion Station
She failed her addition.
I hope she won't also fail the audition.
The tomato plant made a great start. So did the cucumbers on the left.
These two tiny tomatoes are about the size of a pinkie nail. I got up close to see the hair-like details on the stalk.
The cucumbers are doing well, no cukes yet.
I love the way the tendrils find a way to hold the plant to the support.
The basil plants are about six inches tall now.