Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Mid Week Roundup

I have been sooooo busy at work I haven't had a chance to read all your blogs...I do my reading at work and my writing at home. I hate it when work interferes with my schedule. So please bear with me and I will catch up on your lives.

Back to the Blog Template. I emailed the lady who made it and she said it was supposed to look this way...off centre. huh... I don't know if she was just being sarcastic. I thanked her and said I loved her work, but I still don't "get" why it should not be centered. Maybe I'm a centre freak. I like things aligned, but then again I shouldn't complain she is giving this freely out of the goodness of her Mennonite heart. Her email...sounded somewhat terse....like "why are you asking"... oops, I just thought I was doing something wrong pal. Okay....just another thing to "nevermind" with.

I am finding more and more these days, that people are reading more into what I have said or written. I am going to have to check my communication skills. Sometimes it may not read the way I want it to sound. Email is evil that way. I have had a few instances where I didn't make myself clear and people were left wondering what I meant. Nothing serious...but all the same, I should think before I start clackidy clacking on de keys...

I got an email from my niece Lisa yesterday. I knew she was going with a guy who's grandparents lived in a small town about 7 miles from Altona where I grew up. I never put two and two together. Yesterday, I found out, that the guy she is going out with is the nephew to one of my best old girlfriends brother!!! What a small world. How could this happen? It's just amazing... I don't know why I'm so excited about this, but I JUST AM. Okay, I'm done with that for now...but I still can't believe it, after all these years.

Our next door neighbour asked us if we would mind if they trimmed one of our huge trees that were hanging over their fence and killing some of theirs...and of course we said yes! Our trees are out of control and of course it was the right thing to do. Well, on Monday, a crew of 4 guys were in our yard "trimming" our tree. Holy moly, did they trim it....and what a difference it made. I couldn't believe how bright it is in the garden area now, it's like someone turned on the switch! And it looks so much neater too. Now some of the shit I am trying to grow, might actually have a chance next year. I have always had the belief, if you seed it and it grows, then water it once or twice, then you have done your share. Your job is done. The rest is up to nature.

It's a good thing we never had kids... or...if we had kids....would we have seeded them (the old fashioned way), given them milk once or twice and sent them off to the garden...only to become GARDEN GNOMES?... stunted little people living off bugs. Probably. It would be so much easier than having regular kids. Clothing would not be much of an option...just a funny pointed hat, and trousers. Schooling would not be a problem because they don't really need an education to sit in your garden and look cute. Health problems would also be minimal...unless you get hit with the Gnomeassvirus...where the Gnome catches a cold, sneezes, and falls over on his ass. Which would mean you actually have to get off your ass, go down to the garden, and put him back upright. The downside of having Gnomes for children would be ..safety. As you all know, these children are often abducted by thieves...or by a parent after a messy divorce. They have to be protected by a very high fence.

So, any which way you look at it...having kids is a hard job and shouldn't be taken lightly




Somebody didn't see the GNOME NO SMOKING SIGN.

9 comments:

poolagirl said...

This is one of the most delightful diary entries I have read in a long, long time! Your gnome story is precious!

Poolagirl said...

Sorry, that didn't post quite right. I am a Diarylander who found you through cocoabean. Hope this isn't too confusing. I take my clown shoes on trips - just like gnomes. Funny how things like that happen. Anyway, sorry if I confused you!

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Joan...Oh Joan...
I can't take it anymore,My face aches from grinning each time I read your nutty adventures...
You are F-U-n-n-y!

Brenda said...

I think having gnomes would have been easier around these parts for sure!

JUST A MOM said...

THANKS FOR STOPPING looks nice

Joan said...

Hey Poolagirl...heard a lot about you in Cocoa's blog (diary) glad I could make you smile...I saw your clown shoes...nobody can have enough of them, especially when you are travelling with the CIRCUS....I'm guessing you are a Carney wannabee. Did you take them with you when you went sailing? I have to get back to reading blogs, I sure want to hear about that trip.

Donna said...

Hi Joan....Love the Gnome...have you checked Sally's blog today? Figured you'd want to know...love you...

Mary Lou said...

Joan, it isnt just you...I think people are very sensitive any more, and they just dont get humor or sarcasm. I have a reputation of being bitchy, and I really am NOT, just sarcastic, trying to be funny. Their loss!!! I want that gnome!!!

Joan said...

Donna, yes I heard about her grandson, and left a comment. Poor Sally, I hope she gets through this.