jmgoyder

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Blogging and memory

on September 5, 2013

Yesterday I was going to write about how glad I am that I started blogging back in November, 2011, because otherwise I would possibly have forgotten some of the events, details and emotions from then until now, and I don’t want to forget. But I was having a bit of a blah day so couldn’t be bothered putting the words down and decided, instead, to post the photo of the big red shed because I forgot I had already done this a few days ago. I’m surprised nobody commented on my memory lapse! And if my memory is so bad that I re-posted an already posted photo, then I am doubly glad of this blog as a memory prompter. But I still feel stupid – oh well!

Today I had numerous errands around town so I went to pick up Anthony to accompany me (as I often do now). He sits in the car with the radio on while I hop in and out, drive here and there. First though we met my mother at a coffee shop and, as usual, my ma and I had lots of conversation while Ants remained fairly silent (he doesn’t talk much now). Eventually, Anthony tried to get up out of his chair, indicating he’d had enough, so we left and, as I was putting him in the car, I asked, “How come you got sick of us?” and he said, with sudden articulateness, “Because nothing either of you said was of any interest to me.” As we drove off to the first errand, I could not stop laughing! His sense of humour is so slicingly droll.

The sun is having a hard time getting through the clouds but it is happening, this belated spring. Here are some photos to prove it (and so I don’t forget!)

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45 responses to “Blogging and memory

  1. I have often worried over the last fifteen years that I have been writing a weekly column that I will repeat myself (and I am sure I do) but a friend of mine made me feel better about it by saying that if I did not remember then my readers would not remember–so there you have it\
    love Anthony’s sense of humour

  2. Vicki (from Victoria A Photography) says:

    So glad to see you’ve finally got some sun, Julie.

    Your camellias look gorgeous and it’s nice to see the Helmeted Guineafowl have got plenty of green grass to peck in (for insects etc). x Vicki

  3. niasunset says:

    Oh dear Julie, how lovely and beautiful photographs, Thank you, have a nice Spring day, love, nia

  4. I think that’s what I liked most about being ill. You realise that you don’t really have the time or energy to put up with anything you don’t like. Don’t take it personally πŸ™‚ it’s just what happens.

  5. Ants is so ‘spot on’ with some of the thins he says… I can visualize him sitting there listening to the two of you…completely bore out of his skull! Your photos are beautiful…. ‘that one is Gutsy is it? … Diane

  6. Colline says:

    You have beautiful flowers in your garden. I love them.

  7. paulaacton says:

    I am glad you started blogging as well πŸ˜€ going back to the post the other day and how the new nurse was scared of Ant and thought he was being aggressive do you think it is possible she is misjudging his humour as well? You know when he made his comment you mention in this post it was sarcastic humour, I recognise it as such because you have mentioned his sense of humour on numerous occasions but I do know a couple of people with similar senses of humour who are frequently misjudged as being rude, arrogant and on a couple of occasions have been accused of being aggressive..just a thought

  8. ksbeth says:

    hilarious! and i love the pics )

  9. All of the animals look very happy to be lazing about in the sun, Gutsy-9 looks sooo big and handsome. πŸ™‚ Gotta love Anthony and his quips! You are so great to get him out of the stale routine of the nursing lodge and out and about. As we say in French if only to change his train of thought, translation is so very hard, basically it’s a good thing to do if your thoughts are running sad or dark. The Camilla’s are absolutely heavenly to look at!

  10. I use my blog as a memory aid too – I can see the kids grow up, the things that we’ve done, even find my favourite recipes all in one place.

    Spring looks great around your place – the animals look very content.

  11. beautiful photos and I’m immensely jealous that spring is now coming for you! It is still summery here but fall and then winter is what I will be experiencing soon.

  12. Right along with you on not remembering. Love the animals.

  13. jensine says:

    love the white peacock

  14. Bill says:

    Julie, I like to think that I have read everyone of your posts since we became friends, last week wasn’t a particularly good week for me either, and I swear I don’t remember your post with the RED shed. I must have contracted one of the diseases my Mom claimed she had as she grew older. I remember the day she told me she had CRS. We were leaving the clinic where had her 3rd chemo session. As we made the way to the car, With a look of complete sadness and before I started the car, I asked “Mom, what is CRS?” In her most southern lady like voice she replied, “Can’t remember Shit!” i damn near died laughing so hard. Take care Julie, clearly you have caugh it too. — Bill

  15. tootlepedal says:

    Nice post, nice pictures.

  16. cecilia says:

    I said to john the other day .. how many bales did we get last time .. he said check the blog!! Love the shots today.. all those resting birds… and those llamas, i want a llama.. Have a lovely day. Droll.. i like that word.. c

  17. Lynda says:

    Julie, It has been a long while since you treated us to such a lovely display. The white peacock has become a stunner!

    When we move I am installing a clothesline. I haven’t used one since… well honestly I have never used one, but I remember my mother did. πŸ˜‰

    Hurry-up spring!

    • jmgoyder says:

      I now have a dryer too for the first time in my life!

      • Lynda says:

        They are so wonderful when inclement weather comes to call. Congratulations! Funny how I am looking forward to my first clothesline, and you have been waiting for what I already had. People are such funny creatures. Always wanting what we don’t have. πŸ˜‰

  18. Terry says:

    that is just like a man to say that!!! LOL I can see Spring is definitely arriving. Here some leaves are already beginning to turn colors

  19. Fergiemoto says:

    Lovely images! Glad you got to have some sun.

  20. I am glad that you are having these joyous times in your days.
    And LOVE the spring that has come to you there (and me here).
    here is to a hugely wonderful spring πŸ™‚

  21. WordsFallFromMyEyes says:

    Hi Julie. Well, I haven’t read the post with the big red shed yet, so I’ve yet to get to that (& now will notice your memory relapse πŸ™‚ ).

    You’re so busy!!

  22. HELLO JULIE!!!

    I get the biggest kick out of seeing all your critters. It’s like Noah’s Ark I swear! Lovely to see your name pop up that you have subscribed to my blog. It’s been awhile since I’ve visited. Cheers!! Margie

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