MIA with a M.E.S.S


Hi folks..

When i was a student sometimes the words..works spasmodically appeared on my school reports..sums up my current state of affairs..

Of course back then it was because if i finished my work and became bored i was the class clown..i got sick of waiting for the others..back then it was sit and be quiet…two things i find hard to do!..so the only thing the teachers could come up with was i worked when i wanted..well give me a challenge..

Take a trip to the present and i would happily sit and be quiet! Β Hindsight…of course it has perfect vision!

So technology has been my ‘teacher’..and Β boy is he/she a nasty piece of works and is constantly challenging me.

To put some perspective on this i am a computer novice. I was dragged into the technosphere kicking and screaming..no way no how was i EVER using a computer..give me pen paper a book..anything but the sterile and flat world of computers.

Three years ago i could not send an email,did not know where to even start.The thought of using a computer terrified me.

Somehow i did..with help from a super patient hubby who i saw shake his head more times than i can count..poor man..he suffers from my dimness so!

Somehow i started on facebook…no great achievement but i realised maybe i could chat and write and put pics up.woo hoo..what a thrill seeker.

Facebook lost a lot of it’s allure after a honeymoon phase..i found some weirdos (worse than moi) and also i think i was posting so many pics of my pets i was becoming a bore to those i had become BFF’S with..you know sight unseen and no actual relationship.

I decided to start a blog..easy she said..well not really for a putz who STILL could not cope with sending emails.

So i set up my blog..i was so in love with my new found joy at Photography and i muddled through..it was hard for me…i gradually developed what i consider a wonderful relationship with like minded people and their equally adorable pets…so my pets got a blog as well..enter the confusion again at setting up a sister blog..really pushed the boundaries of this little technophobe.

Fast forward to now..well..if i am not being sorely tested..slow net connection issues and circles of doom for weeks..non WP blogs either not in my reader or simply too too long to load..the landlines died..the T-Box had a fit..then my new computers fan made noises..transferring pics to an external hard drive took 24 hours..my photography program was a mess ..my fault ,like i said i am no tech head! ..so that needed to be sorted as did my files…so while hubby wrestled with the net fixing i decided to clean my computer..i have been getting up at 7.30 every morning and like tonight i am up still at 2am..all because i can’t move on to what i want to do until it is done..no spasmodic behaviour here!

In this time hubby was away for three days training in Road Rescue with the SES..so a single mum to two dogs four cats three sheep and a rogue mouse (which somehow none of these critters have found ?? ) i have not had a lot of time to go take my new car out..and the garden is trashed from a storm which gave us water but not enough still..last night the DVD player decided it wanted in on the action and refuses to work..my emails are down from triplicate to double now..so that is a bonus.

I wish i was smarter..these things would have taken less time to do..but i am Β learning and that is always a good thing..i hate not knowing how things work and the best way it seems is for them to NOT work as that is what motivates me.

So i have been MIA with this dang MESS..i will never catch up on blogs and i hope that does not offend anyone as i simply cannot catch up..i am pretty tired and had planned on having a few days off the computer watching (much to Easy’s delight i am sure ) Midsomer Murders..however the DVD player has other plans..i spent some time today and got my nails done…all the while thinking of what i NEEDED to do..good grief!

I can say this i am grateful to hubby for his help and patience..the Virgo wife is no easy wife πŸ™‚ and also i can say that all of you have taught me so much along the way..Sammy’sΒ Β mum Pam was the one who taught me all about pizap..i told you i had no clue! and so many more who have shared their advice.

So i am off to bed..tired eyes ,sore, but on top of most of what had to be done..i hope in the next day or so to be back properly..

Maybe i need to read a book ..I leave you with this guy i spotted a few years ago as i sat on a beach with my sister…he sums up my feelings nicely πŸ™‚ i am so over looking at pictures i cannot even be bothered cropping the old watermark off..oh dear..beddies for this old gal….

Seagull

56 thoughts on “MIA with a M.E.S.S

  1. Ah Bev, you have indeed come a long way πŸ˜€ Us bloggers do have to learn on the hoof but mostly it’s a fun experience. I’ve been terrible at keeping up with blogs too this last month as I’ve been hand weeding and fertilising 5,800 baby vines. Day job finishes and it’s off out to the vineyard. Take those days off! I’m looking forward to getting a life too πŸ˜€

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    • Wow that is damn hard work Annie..really hard ,i am suprised you are not a heap like me haaahaha πŸ™‚ amazing how we push ourselves and still wonder why we feel like crud hahaha πŸ™‚ you take care too..too many of us girls burning the candle at both ends..loves Bev xx

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  2. I hear you and I understand Bev. I want to do pictures but I can’t find a good format for them. I feel like I have said every little thing I can say and taken enough pictures for the blog. Blogging seems sort of tired out with less interaction. Then I turned to Instagram and that didn’t do it for me either. Facebook… I have always found that lacking and seriously who is interested in what I had for lunch or what I am doing every second or every day for that matter? I am not interested in posting my life on FB, I am busy living my life. Well right now I am busy being flat on the couch after throwing my back out getting out of the tub two hours ago. I think it is about doing the things that make us happy. I don’t think for me it is blogging, Instagram, or FB but staying connected to the people that make me laugh, make me think, and share the same things I like to talk about or resonate with me. I am still trying to figure out the internet. Sleep well!

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    • Pix my sweetie thankyou you are so lovely with your words of support…damn woman take care of yourself..throwing a back is no fun 😦 sending you huge but gentle hugs and loves Bev xxxxx

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  3. How familiar it all sounds. My photos are a mess and no matter how hard I try to straighten them out, I seem to get nowhere. As far as the computer…I used to be well-versed but now know just enough to screw things up. Other bloggers with more knowledge are Godsends. I see too, too many 2 a.m.s for my liking. It does not help to be a perfectionist! The more technology we get, the more things that can go wrong, and if they can they will, which gets me super frustrated. But here we all are together, and it really is a great place to be…so keep plugging along. Hugs, Janet

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    • Janet thankyou this means so much to me..i agree we are here and it is a wonderful place..if only it always ran smoothly..well we can dream πŸ™‚ ..i think my photo stuff is sorted and i am now being better organised..next i start culling..have mercy…loves Bev xx

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    • M.K sadly i don’t..and i am kind of dreading trying to organise anything more hahahahaah bet it would give me a laugh though …you are a sweetheart πŸ™‚ loves Bev xxx

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  4. the bird looks at if it would laugh at us…. when we spit on the screen with anger, when we cry about the memories we accidentally sent to nirvana and when we wish Billy Gates had a life instead to invent this darned windows sh*t…. I hear ya…. and I sent a silent arooooooo to the sky as a tribute to my wonderful movie-library, Mark sent to a non existing hard drive (it’s dorgiven butt definitely NOT forgotten!)……

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    • Hahaha i agree that seagull looked like he was ready to kill and i did not even have a chip πŸ™‚ we certainly love the techie stuff but when it stuffs up…well revenge is a computer thrown out a window ;0 loves Fozziemum xxx

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  5. bev…dont be so hard on yourself…..all of us excel at some stuff and suck at others….I couldn’t take the photos you do, or bake like you do; for two examples, if my very life depended on it. tech is never easy for anyone and with the CONSTANT changes being made….. it seems like once a month, the best of the best have a problem keeping up ….take accountant and lawyers { the old joke…please do } or doctors for that matter; constantly needing to learn, re learn…..and it’s not your fault the devices themselves dont work…its the fault of the damn burd on your post today !!! πŸ™‚ … blogs can wait, life can’t….so ya gotta do what ya gotta do with what life tosses at cha…..we all understand β™₯β™₯β™₯

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    • Hahaha sweetie thankyou…you know you mean the world to me..i am getting there..must learn to read the manual…first…hahahaa and yes it may well be the curse of the burd!! huge hugs and loves Bev xxxx

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  6. I am in complete awe of how much you have learned in such a short period of time!!!!! I remember how daunting it was when I first began blogging and I had been using a computer since the 90s. I STILL find some things overwhelming. Don’t worry about getting around to us all….I have been like you this week, I am severely sleep deprived which does nothing for my already “charming” moods lol…….I am foggy headed…last Saturday I completely “unplugged”, paid the price on Sunday when I was trying to catch up with my blog reading. We all do the best that we can do, if anyone should understand, it should be ALL of US! xoxo

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    • Hahaaha “charming moods” oh yeah totally get that πŸ™‚ thankyou sweets..i bumble along ok then trip myself up..always have..but i am getting there…maybe blogville as a whole needs a spa day πŸ™‚ your lovely words mean the world to me Caren ..loves BEV XXX

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  7. Sending you positive calming thoughts and massive hugs (((Bev))). Everyone will understand about you not being into their blog. We all have real life issues and technical ones that sometimes stop us from doing what we’d like.

    Glad you took the time for a bit of a pamper.

    Take care. Sue, Polly & Honey

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  8. Bev I agree with so many of the comments we – your friends – have made here! You should recognize that you do SO MUCH – we can’t all be good at everything – if I haven’t learned anything else in my 67-1/2 years it’s definitely that……I am FAR FAR FAR from a “techie” – I’ve taught myself what little I know but then I didn’t have a farm full of animals, a big property to manage and run, a family to cook for and tend to their needs, health issues that keep me “down” when I least can afford to and I could go on and on and on dear girl. Patience is the key to all things……..you have enormous amounts of it with some things and you can have it with this too. You know, I bet among your myriad of friends someone there is a computer WHIZ. Have them visit you for a day – ply them with homemade scones and tea and in return maybe they can get you situated with the computer stuff. I’m not foolin’ – think about it!! In the meantime, I’m sending you huge hugs for all you do – for others, for your family and for yourself.

    Love, Pam

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    • Pam i could squeeze you πŸ™‚ thankyou..i think the mealstrom is nearly over and i am actually proud that i have gotten myself sorted…she says πŸ™‚ 67 and a half!! rubbish..not from the pics i have seen….and yes i am sort of parient..but i tend to run before walking..always have..so i have learnt some valuable lessons about patience..again thank you for your lovely words πŸ™‚ you and Sammy are truly some gems that shine in my world at the right time ❀ Love Bev xx

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    • Hahaha i know he was hilarious..just giving us the come on hahahahha Hubby even struggles with some things i cannot work out because they are photo programs..so solo i battle on..who knows i may end up that good i become a hacker bwahaaahh πŸ™‚ loves Fozziemum xx

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  9. Bev, just the fact that you have two blogs amazes me for someone who claims she doesn’t know much about it. πŸ™‚ I just muddle through too, and barely hold it together with the technicalities most of the time (and dread the day anything serious goes wrong). I have photos everywhere on my computer, so disorganized and unsure how to organize them. I just hope you get things figured out and under control soon!
    Even with things not being a mess here, I have trouble keeping caught up with everyone. I took one day off last weekend – one day! – and I am now hopelessly behind. It is spring here so I have to be sure I get out and enjoy that fresh air, warmth, and sunshine….but I still think of what I am missing when I do that.
    Hang in there! We’ll all still be here when you get things straightened out. xxoo

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    • Jan sweetie thankyou..i am glad you have some fresh air ..go enjoy! i agree i think we all have these issues..seems i had one after the other but at the same time..spent the day out and had a lovely break..and i actually have 3 blogs..one i have not posted on for awhile…wonder why hahahhah πŸ™‚ loves Bev xx

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    • Sweetie thankyou so much..i am just a simple woman..i mean really really simple..read the manual read the manual..oops sorry got side tracked by my new mantra πŸ™‚ huge hugs and loves bEV XX

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  10. You have really come a long way in a short time. I have had email since 1998 and there is still so much I can’t figure out on my blog. I am glad you got a little break and got your nails done. πŸ™‚

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    • Ellen thankyou i have done ok considering what a complete putz i was..i trip myself up all the time..walk before run and all that πŸ™‚ and yes the nails was a must do..and now they head to the garden on the weekend..better glove up πŸ™‚ loves Bev xxx

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  11. Oh..you KNOWS Ma understands!!!!! This must be why you guys are BFFFFFFS! BOL This week has been KERAZY!!! Intermutts down, trying to set up a new aviary, I gots a rash on my thigh (Ma forgots to give me my flea stuffs…AGAIN!), trying to plant veggies in planters before they die in their tiny containers, etc…..
    Butts, Ma is lucky..only one big tech problem. Finally solved. Butts now she thinks she needs a pitcher of margaritas…wanna join??!
    Kisses,
    Ruby β™₯

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    • Urghhh pour away Ruby…i juts took myeslf out into town to try my new lens at the flowere conservatory..no intermutts..no phone ..just me my camera and trees full of gorgeous bats…hope that rash clears up..nothign worse than chaffe πŸ™‚ loves Fozziemum xxx

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  12. aaww my sweet friend. Life is overwhelming at times and you are in the eye of the storm. Things will calm – breathe. As they say, “You’ve come a long way baby.” Computers are tortuous little black souls to a lot of us… me included. For some reason, they don’t think like piggies and my hooves get in the way a lot of the times. But I snort on just like you will. You are an amazing woman. Know that and live those words – hogs and snout kisses. XOXO – Bacon
    P.S. Did mommy tell you how much she loves her talks with you? I love modern technology and cans and strings so you two can talk on a regular basis. Loves your accent πŸ™‚

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  13. I love the photos and like you I’m sooo behind that I’m quite sure I’ll never catch up but the blogging world is so understanding and we are lucky to have such pawesome furiends. With our boat buying falling through we’ve been really pre-occupied but now we’re back to looking and I’m back to enjoying evfurrybodys blogs again! =^.^=

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    • Bailey i feel for you…to get so excited then a disappointment is really stressful..and yes of course you would be pre-occupied..most of my stuff has been my own silly mistakes πŸ™‚ good to see you back on board hahaha loves Fozziemum xxx

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  14. Oh my Aussie Sister you have come a long way!!! I remember when I first got online 15 years ago & thought I would never ‘get’ how to run one of these things! I am still an idiot on a desktop but give me a laptop & I soar (sort of, lol…)
    Take your time & do what you need to do. I am sure everyone understands. The circle of doom makes regular appearances here also πŸ˜‰
    Life happens also. 4 leggeds keep us busy. It is what it is.
    I pray all the PC MESS goes MIA soon & you are back in top form!
    I rmemeber that seagull photo! it was great then; it is great now & SO ARE YOU!!!!
    (((hugs))) Sherri-Ellen πŸ™‚

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    • Sweet Sherri-Ellen thankyou πŸ™‚ i am finding my way back from the mess..slowly..hahhaha πŸ™‚ life does happen as well so makes it super annoying..i think you are great my sweet 15 years ahead of me that’s for sure πŸ™‚ loves Bev xxxx

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      • You had a HUGE mess there to contend with…I think you have done well. I might have chucked the PC in the trash & walked away. G-D knows I have threatened to do that, hahahaha!!! I would miss all of you so much…not going anywhere…
        I know only the basics my friend…just enough to blog & surf & do emails. All the techno stuff is WAY over my head πŸ˜‰
        Sending you lots of {{{{{huggies}}}}} an Love,
        Sherri-Ellen ❀ ❀

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  15. Computers can be a REAL PAIN sometimes… but at least you’ve got your nails done! That’s WAY more important than those silly computers, right? πŸ˜‰ Hugs and love, Roxy & Tigerlino ❀

    PEEEEE ESSSSS: The first pic with the bird cracked us up! SOOO FUNNY!! MOL πŸ˜†

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