Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Ten Thoughts Tuesday

I used to look forward to reading my friend Diana H’s Ten Thoughts Tuesday. I haven’t seen her online for a long, long time and wish her well. Anyway, here’s my contribution if I can get my thoughts together.

One: Typical! The weather is supposed to get better next week when I'm not here. I’ve heard people on the internet saying that autumn is coming. We’re in the middle of yet another heat wave, where it’s advisable to curb outdoor activities between 12 and 6 pm. Even the old Spanish saying of feeling the cold on your face in August hasn’t happened yet.

Two: My friends and I are always laughing that I only have one channel on my telly. I’m not a couch potato when it comes to television. Yesterday, for some reason, my ‘one’ channel and its affiliates went off the air. It finally re-appeared. I’m one of those who still believe analog TV was better. At least you could blame it on the antena.

Three: Don’t you hate it when you’re out and someone calls your house phone and doesn’t leave a message? Oh well, probably a telemarketer.

Four: I’m missing going to see how my little cat friend Sami is doing. One of her humans has come back from holidays. I’m sure she’s relieved. She seemed more depressed than usual and that’s that my friend’s brother-in-law is staying there.

Five: I’m constantly reminded of how different my friends and I are in just about everything. I suppose the one thing we agree on is the Chinese restaurant that we usually go to and not because it has the best food.

Six: I hope this will be my only negative thought for the day if I don’t count number one. My neighbour, who has to be one of the most irritating persons on earth, said yesterday that she was going to miss me when I go on holiday. I don’t enjoy being a nasty person, but I just couldn’t say the same to her. I’m actually counting the hours! I need some rest from her yada yada!

 Seven: Yesterday in one of the multiply groups someone posted  a ‘liar, liar pants on fire’ picture of a pair of underwear in flames. When was the last time you used this expression?

Eight: Speaking of multiply, I never saw a message stating that multiply had released the source for the blogging part. I only saw (in the group with the pants on fire) a poll for naming a new site.

Nine: I’m really looking forward to trying out some of the recipes I’ve collected from the facebook cooking group and the many FREE cookbooks I’ve got on my Kindle from another group. One of the recipes I’ll definitely try this Seprember is called ‘Cheater’s Lasagna'.

Ten: My photo for this post is what I do with overly-ripe fruit like bananas in the summer. With the heat, the fruit which can’t go in the fridge seems to ripen too quickly as opposed to the winter when I’m wondering when the bananas are going to go soft so I can make banana nut bread. I call this berry banana smoothie. I put in some frozen raspberries, a strawberry yoghurt, some milk and the bananas. Smoothies are great because they’re good with just about anything you put in them.

So this is my Ten Thoughts for today. I didn’t intend for the post to be so long. I doubt that I’ll have much time to write anything more for a while though. Hope everyone is having a good week.


  1. I enjoyed your 10 thoughts, and wish you a safe and joyful trip 'home'! Can't wait to hear about your travels and how the family is doing. I'm happy you are here on Blogger!

  2. Thanks, Terri. I've seen that I'll be going into a hot week, but I bet I'll take my jacket everywhere. I can remember waling out of Kroger's because I was so cold.

    Excuse the typos. I thought I checked the post thoroughly but see that I haven't.

    I also can't seem to make the fonts bigger on this particular post. Maybe because I copied and pasted?

  3. Hi Brenda..............that smoothie looks so inviting, I would love something like that just now. There is still an awful lot of stuff I can't do here yet, I'm not sure about font size and font colour and even putting photos in isn't as easy as we are used to, But its fun learning I guess. I've started a new blog here to keep all my gardening stuff in, I'm quite enjoying going through the gardening posts and when I've fished doing copy/paste, I'm going to keep it going as a gardening blog and add new bits to it.


  4. Love the name of your blog. I'll add it now while I'm thinking of it. Yes, I think we've got a lot of learning to do. The first blog I was able to change the font size, but not the second. The answer is out there somewhere!

  5. I enjoyed reading your ten thoughts. Have a wonderful and safe trip! I never saw that message from Multiply either but did hear from a few of my friends that they received it. I wonder if it came directly from Multiply? Fall is for sure in the air here. The evening temps are dipping into the 50's! Your berry banana smoothie looks yummy!

  6. No, Kris the message was from the group multiply phoenix. Terri got it, but I think it was later taken off but not the poll, so that means (I hope) they're working on it!

  7. I've found my way over to Google and enjoyed your 10 thoughts. If I can figure out how, I plan to put up a blog here, too. I enjoy the games on Facebook, but need a place not quite as social. Good thoughts sent your way. - Mimi.

  8. Thanks, Mimi. I know there's a lot of learning I have to do here.

  9. LOL. Finally discovered how to make the fonts bigger in this post. I opened the HTML ad changed the size. I knew it had to be something not too complicated.

  10. Now I need to learn to type again - meant and not ad

  11. Just stopping by to say hello and to see if you had a new post yet! Hope your week is off to a great start so far!

  12. Hi Brenda..........thanks for your comments on my garden blog. Fortunately I have an Ipernity account which is where Frank hangs out so I asked him.........he said its
    columbine, but someone else over there said it looks like evening primrose...so the jury is still out on that one. Do you have another site somewhere else because you don't seem to be here very often??

  13. Not sure if you are home yet but hope your holiday was good, thanks for the comments you left. Bet it was good to catch up with Ed again, be nice to know how he is getting on these days and how retirement is suiting him.

  14. I loved reading that.left me hungry for more