Archive | January 2017

Did You Know ??

Did you know  ? …..Did you know there are a lot of things you really don’t know ? Did you know that the more you think you know the less you actually do know  ? Did you know that the more you try to know the harder it becomes to actually know things  ? Did you know you can drive yourself mad trying just to know more  ? Did you know that the more things you think you need to know the less things you really do need to know? Did you know that the more you try to know the more you cram in your thick skull  the more you are actually pushing out  ? Did you know that if you keep going like this eventually you will either know everything  ( impossible ) or know nothing at all ( more likely ) ….

Now if that hasn’t confused you enough let’s try this and see how many of these things you have already done but refuse to admit that you have  so no one knows what a drip  you have actually been …lol.. Did you know that no matter how hard you push a door if it is marked pull you will never get it to open ? Did you know that if you want to make a cup of coffee  then you really do  need to get a cup, take it to the coffee , put coffee in , then take it to  hot water and pour it in ? Did you know that no amount of  glaring  at something will not make it change it’s position  and that if you want it to be gone  you either have to get off your butt and move it or move yourself so you cannot see it  ? Did you know that no amount of wishing  someone else will do it will get anything done for you , you have to either ask nicely ( or not )  or do the dam dishes yourself   as no one else will do them unless you threaten them ? …lol ….so true  .. it is always the dishes no one  wants to do .

Did you know  that when watching your favourite sport on TV that no amount of yelling at the screen  will make your team perform well  as they cannot hear you ? Did you know that no amount of telling the adds to shut up will make them shut up and that if you want them to shut up you will have to turn the  TV off as that is the only way to shut them up ? Did you know  that when you wish to use an appliance  that you actually have to turn it on  as  that is the only way said appliance will do whatever it is designed to do ? Did you know  that the longer you sit on the need to go and have a pee break the worse you make it  as it gets to the position that  you will have a lot of trouble if you don’t stop sitting on it ? …..stops for a pee break ….lol…be right back …..

Right  now where were we ? Oh yes  now did you know that while  I was away not 1 more word got typed because this silly thing didn’t  typo any for me I have to do  it myself ? Did you know that none of these inanimate  objects we surround ourselves with will do a single thing unless we make them do it  no matter how smart they are supposed to be  ? Did you know that sometimes these things go wrong and even then still will not do what we built them for  and we will have to get them fixed or replace them ? Did you know that in order to get said objects fixed or repaired we will once more have to get up off our butts  and do something about it  ? ….damm …lol..Did you know we have way too many said objects and that we really should get off our butts more as it is not good for us to be lazy ?

Did you know that when you go shopping you actually have to read the labels , make sure it is what you want/need  and even if you shop online you still have to read labels of products etc.? Did you know that if you cannot read very well you can get into a lot of trouble , but even if you can read sometimes you wish you couldn’t  as somethings are better not read  ? Did you know that after reading all this you probably wish you hadn’t bothered because  you really didn’t want or need to know any  of this   and that you have just wasted  a lot of time checking to see if you read it right  ? ….lol yes you did  …good aint it  ??  Did you know that even though you spent time reading and trying to work it all out there was some point in it all when you had a giggle and had to admit yes you too have done some of these  ?

Did you know that there are so many more of these that I could sit here all day and  find even more ” did you know ”  things that we all do know but do not bother to think about ? Did you know that by now you have thought of a lot of other things by now yourself just reading this ??? lol …my work here is done ……

Have you ever make fun of someone so much that you think you should thank them for all the good times you’ve had?

 

Most people won’t admit their faults, I would if I had any, but I don’t so I wont…

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Where Is That Noise ?

Where is that noise  ? ….. I would love to know how many times , or had a $  for every time a noise has caught my attention , 1 that just does not seem to fit in with the usual noises  . A  noise that  by the mere fact  that it is not  the same as all the other noises you are so used to makes you edgy , nervous ,  wanting to  find it and either fix it or at least  know that it is a harmless  noise and not 1 that needs to be worried about . Let’s face  it  strange noises even if they are harmless do tend to make out hair stand up ( if we have any lol ) and until we investigate  and sort out said noise we will not be able to relax .

The mind even though it is a remarkable thing can also be a damm torment , it will play out every single  harmful , yes harmful as that is what the mind does  , scenario that is causing that noise . That noise that does not go with  the usual noises  , What is it ? Will it hurt me ? Will it hurt my family? Will it hurt my house  ? These are the things the mind starts on and it will not stop until you have tracked down the noise and what is making it , no matter how many times you tell it to shut up it will not . Will not stop annoying you until you know just what the noise is and what harm , if any it can or cannot cause.

Strangely enough you will fine that 99%  of the time the noise will be something completely innocent ,  the wind banging a door or a window , a cat jumping  in a window or knocking something off a table or bench , a dog  playing with something , there are just so many things that can make noises you do not expect  but are completely harmless . Along these lines  I am very sure you can think of a ton more noises that seem to come out of nowhere  and either make you jump or make you laugh or something . Whatever the reason for the noise the crazy part of your brain will not let it rest until it knows just what is going on , will keep nagging you until you find out about it . The worst part being that it just will not stop until noise is sorted  and men , yes you men are just as bad as women in the need to find out what and where it is .

As for the  maybe 1% of times when the noise needs fixing right away  well that can also be anything  but for once the crazy brain is right to want to find it and fix it . Maybe a snake has crawled into  your laundry , lol don’t laugh it can happen here  that is why we have snake catchers , or maybe some  other animal or bird has managed to sneak in where it is not supposed to be , or  maybe an electrical fault has caused a fire . Both ideas are extreme  yes but  I use them to show how crazy our brains can be  when it comes to noises it does not like or understand . So unless you wish to go right round the twist  you have to get off your butt  and go investigate  no matter how  much you do not want to  move  or have the crazy brain  rattle  away at you  until you do .

The very worst time to hear these noises is at night , late at night , because it is dark so you cannot see  outside what may be making the noise  and that makes it worse .When you  go to bed is to my mind  the very worst time , you get into bed , you are just dozing off and then it happens ! Yikes now what  ? How are you supposed to get to sleep when you have no idea where the noise is even , let alone how to fix it  , so off goes the crazy brain in it’s endless circles  leaving you lying there wondering what will happen next ……Don’t you just love it ? lol … you have to love the brain really of all the things it gets itself  in a tangle over a strange noise is the worst …..BANG!  …lol Try going to sleep after  an exhaust backfire  just as you are dropping off to sleep ….

 

I think once we get past the restraining orders and the court dates and the stalking charges, we can really make this relationship work..

“Where do you want this big roll of bubble wrap?” I asked my boss.
“Just pop it in the corner,” he said.
It took me three hours….

Lights ..On or Off

Lights on or off  ? Now as far as  I am aware this is a subject that divides men and women  almost equally , some like to turn them off when finished with and some like them  left on in some instances so they don’t have the arduous  task of turning them back on again , must be difficult  for some people really  ..lol  how much energy would it take to turn a light off honestly ? It seems though  for many years there is this argument  to turn off or not to turn off ? Before you  laugh  too hard this is a serious question  to some people  , it can cause  friction if either the husband or the wife  leaves it on and they  shouldn’t seems silly to some people to  argue over something this silly  but trust me  some couples do .

I am sure you all know that marriages  can be in trouble sometimes over the silliest things  and this is 1 of those silly things .Totally amazing to me is that things this small can cause  all sorts of trouble , I mean really ? What difference can it make light on or off  except  for when going to sleep or going out ? How can something this trivial  cause so much  trouble ? I mean we are supposed to  A be in love, B be adults , C setting a good example to kids , and other things yet we get our knickers in a knot over a light either not turned off or 1 that is  turned off  …sheeesh   ya can’t win sometimes with people . wonder if it’s even possible ? lol  dunno about that .Seriously though  woman leaves a room turns light off to save  power , hubby comes in turns light back on , finishes what he  is doing  walks out leaves light on…uh oh …wife comes back sees light left on turns it off , goes crook  at hubby and here we have another argument ….see how easy it is to start a fight  ?

Seriously though can leaving  a light on during the day  make that much difference  to the power bill ? Does it take more  power to turn it on again  as the power surges back into the light ? I have never quite worked out  yes or no  so maybe some genius   can tell me if so .It is the same as turning a car motor off for a few mins at a stop or letting it idle , does it or doesn’t it use more petrol in a surge when re starting ? So here we have 2 things very similar without  either having a definitive answer so come on you geniuses  work it out and tell me  , it will give you something to do, lol, does it or does it not  save power to turn off , then re start   or better to leave it on ? ..lol

Now  take my husband  ( please  ) lol he is a terror for leaving all the lights on no matter what room he is in , if he is home long enough  at a time  I find myself running round behind  him turning lights off all day . Somedays  I just want to kick his bum get so sick of lights on all over the house , all I can think of is the money for the power bill , but he doesn’t  seem  worried at all but  I worry because  I have to balance the books . Whenever we talk about this  he just says  ” yes dear ”  and all is well for about ohhh  maybe 5 mins  lol  then he’s back to what he calls normal , lol normal ? him ? nahh never going to happen , hasn’t yet   so  not holding my breath anytime soon  lol  ( sorry dear )  no not really   you drive me nuts with  this   lol .

 

My husband said he wanted to see the world, so I bought him an atlas.

If the average person walks about 900 miles a year and on average drinks 22 gallons of alcohol a year. That means that, the average person gets 41 miles to the gallon….

 

TV or not TV ?

TV or not TV  that is the question , that is the question every parent should ask , these days the absolute trash  that is passed off as  TV  is beyond belief. years ago Tv was a fun way to relax  and to entertain the kids when you were too busy or they were bored . Look at what is passed off as ok  for kids  to watch  nowadays  is pathetic in the extreme  all they seem to be being taught now  is it is quite ok to lie  if it suits  you , it is also ok to cheat if that suits you too , and if you look at the adverts  today they say the same also it is quite ok to steal  , just make the add a  bit funny  and the mere fact of the matter that it is telling you it is ok to do all these things  means nothing. There used to be an advertising  standards board  but obviously  that is now no longer in operation  or has been watered down so much  it may  as well be shut down as it is no longer any use.

TV  has been infiltrated by so many ” let’s make money off suckers ” companies  that almost all the ads now  are either mushy and pandering to people’s self image or  right out telling you it’s ok to steal, cheat etc. Gone are the days of it just being a nice simple way of entertainment , there is not a channel on the  TV  now  that is  now just all about making money  , they have long  since sold the general public out for the big $$$$   as it suits their  purpose better  money is all that counts. As in most things money is all that matters and the TV stations now have become so attuned to making money even what used to be  a good  source of entertainment  now most of the time is not even worth switching on . Some , no, make that all the commercial free to air stations are now not even remotely entertaining  , 1 morning show I used to watch all the time now  I just turn off  , I timed it once, in 1 hour you got exactly 15 mins of actual program content the rest was advertising so why would you bother watching ? Watched it again the other week  to see if anything has changed , nope still the same beats me, why would anyone want to just sit watching ads ? Makes absolutely no sense and never will to me .

Once upon a time too if you decided you had , had enough of all the advertising  you could invest in pay TV  that would mean you got little or no ads and it was worth the bit extra  so you could have proper content without all the ads . Now it’s almost as bad as  free to air , the only difference now is that if you love sport, nature or any other specific  thing  it can all only be found  on pay TV so long gone are  the no ads policy  and the  best of things you originally  got the pay TV  for  you still got but you also now still get the ads  , the big money wins again  not the subscriber . They  con you in with all these so called extras  but in the long run it is all just blackmail  if you want to see the things that free to air  now can no longer screen because they do not have the $$$ needed  to get them. Seems to me none of  the TV stations  free to air or not  have no control over the greed that runs them  and even the governments own channels in whatever country are the same and most seem to be run by lefty’s  who  are controlled  by the unions  so are equally as bad.

So as  I said  the days of the nice relaxing programs , the funny  and innocent and more simple ads  have long since gone all have been commercialized to the Nth degree as big corporations take over yet another   facet of our lives  so they can control what we can and cannot see if we pay extra or not . Innocence in yet 1 more thing has been wiped away in something that used to be a lot of fun . Just  as the mobile phone  has been ruined  by all the stuff they have now added to them it is the same with our TV  and once again we had no say it was done while we were  distracted by all the new flashy stuff. Once again we did not see that sometimes less is more , we really did not need all the additions to the phones nor did we to our TV  but it all has happened anyway . Unless we can find a way to ” un-do ”  a lot of these so called  extra features we just ” had to have ”  we are still being controlled and will be if we cannot stop the rot , not likely to happen though is it  ?

So the question To TV or not to TV  as far as  I am concerned  has been answered , turn it off and  try to find something more productive to do , and yes I do know that it is about all some people have  to keep them sane  I am 1 of them as I spend hours alone all the time and others  live alone , but  I sometimes still think we should turn it off  and  I have even started doing this myself  , and I used to love watching it  but not  anywhere near as much as I used to that is for sure . Thankfully I at least love reading so that helps  but   not everyone  does  so that does not help  , just wish there was a way .  I was going to say something about these so called ” Reality shows ”  but made myself sick almost , have never seen such utter garbage in my life  yet people  watch it by the thousands  and I am stunned by that  they are trash in the extreme * shakes head * tries not to be sick *

 

By the time you’re finished reading this, it’s  too late to find out that there’s nothing interesting in this status. What did you expect? I wrote it.

When I get sound advice from my husband it’s usually 99% sound, 1% advice.

 

What Makes You Happy ?

What makes you happy  ? What would you need to make you happy enough to say that is all I ever want ?  Would make you happy ,contented , relaxed, loving , a person good to be near  ? A person who  would then begin to see the best in others  who would then be nicer to others around them and be willing to actually  go out  and help where possible ?  The sort of person  there  are just not enough  of in this me,me,me  world  where  almost everyone  is out only for themselves  and no  one else ?  Could you ever be that happy and contented that  you could then go out and share  your happiness ? This when you think about it  is an almost impossible thing to find anymore  , someone who helps because they can and because they are happy and want to share , they are as they say in the classics  ” as rare as hens teeth ”  I cannot remember the last time I ever actually met someone like that last  and it hurts that  things have got this bad …..

What makes people happy if that is even possible today and trust me sometimes  I  really doubt it is even possible these days  as people become more self  centered  all the time . Wonder if to be honest  they even know themselves what would make them really happy  given all the things that life now  throws at us  and  as you know it sure throws a lot . We have all got to the stage where we just brace  for whatever is to be thrown next  and we are getting better at learning to duck  but we just can’t  duck everything  no matter how hard we try. I know some have very unreal   ideas about what would  make them happy and they think  and it is the first thing  almost everyone thinks all we need is a lot of money  give us that and all will be well and we  will  be very happy  ..sorry to burst your bubble  but that will not help at all money only buys  more trouble  the more money you get the more trouble you buy , once you pay your bills what else do you really need a lot of money for  ?

Yes , yes I know a lot will say let’s  give some to charities  but , and this might amaze some  , I would never ,ever advise anyone to give  to any charity  the worst being the Salvation Army  …these so called charities put 3/4 or more of the money in their own pockets  for ” administration  ”  and only a very tiny amount goes where it should and they totally ignore you if you dare to ask  for help. So no giving money like that is all wrong  so what else would you do with it ? Spoil yourself ? Spoil one or two  people  who you like? Alright  do that then what ? Will you be happy or  even more  down  because it just does not give you the satisfaction  you think it will ? Money is almost the last thing you should crave to make you happy  , so what else in your life would make you happy   ? What sort of person are you deep inside  ? The sort of person you are inside is what defines you and how you handle all the crap life throws  the better you overcome the better you will be ..

What would make me happy ? I  am a simple person who does not crave what the world craves , yes a little money would help right now enough to fix the lappy and hubbys as both are almost shot , and to pay the bills after that   I am happy just to have a loving husband , wonderful children, grandchildren and great grandchildren ( yes  I am that old lol ) and to know that they are all healthy and happy . Love just relaxing  watching TV   having a nice place to live in and not having to worry where my next meal will come from or where  I will be sleeping that night . To be able to go out  if we want to  and  go shopping if we want , nothing too  much just like to keep things simple because the more we  have in our lives the more it becomes  complicated   and then we get more trouble  so yes  less is more for us and we love it  . I have seen too many times people who achieve all the things they think they want and in too short a time they have either wasted all of it and are now worse off  or they feel isolated  and alone  neither one of these  is good…

We must learn to take as a song once said …one day at a time   and  not stress over things you cannot change  makes it all so much easier to handle  , bit like  husbands  be nice to them once in a while and they are happy for ages …simples …lol  ..sorry dear …..Really though we need to lower our expectations on what we think would make us happy and relax more and that alone will do the job we keep searching for , we keep trying too hard and therein lies the problem , it has taken me a lot of years to sort this out  and I hope a few more will too it is much nicer …

You can’t have everything ….where would you put it  ???

Condoms aren’t always protective …my husband was wearing one the other day and he still fell down the stairs ….