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Just a thought....
Sat 12-Mar-11
6:28 pm
ep
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An elderly Chinese woman had two large pots, each hung on the ends of a pole which she carried across her neck.

One of the pots had a crack in it while the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion of water.

At the end of the long walks from the stream to the house, the cracked pot arrived only half full.

For a full two years this went on daily, with the woman bringing home only one and a half pots of water.

Of course, the perfect pot was proud of its accomplishments.
But the poor cracked pot was ashamed of its own imperfection, and miserable that it could only do half of what it had been made to do.

After two years of what it perceived to be bitter failure, it spoke to the woman one day by the stream.

'I am ashamed of myself, because this crack in my side causes water to leak out all the way back to your house.'

The old woman smiled, 'Did you notice that there are flowers on your side of the path, but not on the other pot's side?'

'That's because I have always known about your flaw, so I planted flower seeds on your side of the path, and every day while we walk back, you water them.'

For two years I have been able to pick these beautiful flowers to decorate the table.

Without you being just the way you are, there would not be this beauty to grace the house.'

Each of us has our own unique flaw. But it's the cracks and flaws we each have that make our lives together so very interesting and rewarding.

You've just got to take each person for what they are and look for the good in them.

SO, to all of my cracked pot friends, have a great day and remember to smell the flowers on your side of the path!

kisskiss

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Sat 12-Mar-11
6:50 pm
MOS
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Oh you soppy old thing youbig_hug

sit down with a cupa and the urge will subside
Sat 12-Mar-11
7:06 pm
ep
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Oh you soppy old thing you

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Less of the old.....I know it....I just don't acknowledge it...OK...kisskiss

So last time I was with my children we talked about a 'Living Will'...

We were sitting in the sitting room and I said to them  ' I never want to live in a vegitative state, dependent on some machine and fluids from a bottle.'  If that ever happens just pull the plug'.

They got up, unplugged my computer and threw out my wine......Bas***ds....

 

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Sat 12-Mar-11
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big_laugh big_laugh big_laugh

Tue 15-Mar-11
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Danny
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Some pots are significantly more cracked than others big_hug

(lovely story, BTW)

Is this where the term "crackpot" came from then, Elsa? ponder

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Thu 17-Mar-11
4:35 pm
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Just so you all know, there has been a bit of cracking of the pots in this household. Or to be more exact, Seth has been having a bit of trouble.

aargh His dongle and his laptop stopped talking to one another. Shut up, I'm not using euphemisms: just, speaking electronically, he has lost his voice. So that is why you can get away with all sorts of silly remarks, and not a snide comeback to be had!

We are now in a funny sort of state, with him trying to get to grips with the new computer which doesn't seem to want to talk to t'internet yet, and also waiting on the powers that be to get us hooked up to something a little faster than a laddie with a pair of running shoes.steam

When that is all done, rest assured that no opportunity for rudery and quips will be left unremarked.tongue

Meanwhile, he is going to the greenhouse to sulk.confused

Thu 17-Mar-11
6:32 pm
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That made me laugh, poor guy!whistle

Thu 17-Mar-11
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Me too!

Is a dongle anything like Chuck Berry's ding-a-ling? big_laugh

Ah, poor Seth - come back soooooon .... laugh

J.C. F. von Schiller..... "Happy is he who learns to bear what he cannot change"
Thu 17-Mar-11
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A dongle looks a bit like a large memory stick and you can use them to connect to the internet anywhere that can get a signal for a mobile cheers. I've used a dongle too a few times whistle

Thu 17-Mar-11
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ep
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JoannaS said:

A dongle looks a bit like a large memory stick and you can use them to connect to the internet anywhere that can get a signal for a mobile cheers. I've used a dongle too a few times whistle


 When I had problems connecting using a dongle....mine worked after I took out and replaced the SIM card.  Just a thought.  It doesn't only happen to me you know.....big_laughbig_laugh  a bit like rebooting it.
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Thu 17-Mar-11
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ime on a dongle all the while ,have been for four years ,we dont have a landline we all use mobiles ,old one was a bit crap but got a digital one a couple of years ago and its much better ,hence i can check up on you deviants while  ime on the boat big_laugh

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Thu 17-Mar-11
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wave  Hope you are back with us soon Seth.  big_hug

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Thu 17-Mar-11
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Thanks for the update, Gottaknit - pass our sympathies to Seth. Not being able to access the Internet is like losing an arm. At least that's how I feel when it happens. cry

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Fri 18-Mar-11
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I'm back thanks to a nice young man at Orange who tweeked  my dongle and made suggestions then to PC World further suggestions  OH listened and I am now learning to drive a Macbook ,if I come straight in from the garden to post will I be a dirty old man with a Mac ? whistle

Seed catalogues are responsible for more unfulfilled fantasies than the web and playboy combined . (after Michael Perry)

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yep !!big_laugheeek

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