Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Someone to Look After Us

Dawn and I always have a good time no matter what we are doing. Neither of us takes ourselves very seriously and that’s a good thing! We’re easily amused and the amusement usually comes from our own day to day comings and goings. We don’t have any problem laughing at ourselves when we make a mistake and let’s just say we laugh a lot!

I’ll give you a few examples; Recently Dawn called me very upset. She had been in the local super Wal-Mart buying groceries and as she was walking in the parking lot she begin to panic. Where is the car? She looked everywhere, it was gone. It was not where she parked it. She pushed the shopping cart of groceries up and down the aisles of the parking lot for over twenty minutes and couldn’t find it. She suddenly felt sick and people were starting to stare at her. Dawn knows that parking lot well. She and a friend meet at Wal-Mart almost every morning to walk inside the store in the winter months. I told her to hang on, I was on my way, I hung up the phone and got into the truck and my phone rang again. It was Dawn. She found the missing car. She had parked at the end of the store this afternoon when she returned for grocery shopping and had forgotten. She had been looking in the area she had parked earlier in the day when she had gone for her walk. All is well; we laughed.



The other night I was in the kitchen dipping some pretzels in chocolate and opened the dry good drawer in the island to look for something and ran across an open package of refrigerated cookie dough. I can tell you exactly who put that cookie dough into the drawer, ME. I’m the one that always makes the cookies. It must have been in that drawer for at least a few weeks. I asked Dawn if she thought cookie dough left in a drawer for a few weeks might still be good and she laughed and said we should throw it out. Needless to say it was thrown out. I must tell you that the dry good drawer is across the aisle from the refrigerator. We laughed and went about dipping the pretzels.

Back last summer Dawn went to the grocery store and bought a cart full of groceries and started to put them in the car when she noticed some things in the back seat that didn’t belong to us. She looked in the front seat and realized she had the wrong car. She paused for a second and looked around to see if anyone saw her and then proceeded to find her car. We laughed.

Recently when it had snowed, we had a few slick places around the exterior of our house. Every time we went outside I would remind Dawn to be careful walking on the slick snow and ice. She told me she was aware of the slick places and that I should watch myself. I assured her I’m always careful. We made it in and out of the house without incident all weekend. On Monday afternoon Dawn needed something out of the car and I told her to stay put, I would retrieve it because she would slip and fall. I stepped out of the house and got almost to the car when down I went. Luckily it was a slow fall and I didn’t hurt anything. We laughed.

Every night before I go to bed, I have to take an antihistamine and an antacid. It’s hell to get old! Anyway, back a few weeks ago I was talking to Dawn as I was taking my night time meds and didn’t realize until I had already swallowed them that I had actually taken a Benadryl and my antihistamine. Needless to say, I slept really well that night!

Dawn mentioned that we might need to start interviewing people right away in order to find someone to look after us before we do some real damage!

Travel Safe Dawn and Denise

20 comments:

  1. This is my wife and I BIG TIME! One quick story, last year I needed to adjust the RV in the site we were at, I forgot to both unplug the power and the water. Luckily the power plug was fine and the water hose didn't break the pipe, I caught myself and stopped before any damage could be done.

    I could go on and on! Thank goodness we can all laugh at ourselves!

    Erik

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  2. Y'all have a clinically confirmed case of CRS (Can't Remember S*!t). Gin says I'm really forgetful all the time too. Hey, y'all are about our age. That's too young to be senile! The WalMart parking lot is full of lost cars. Stay safe.
    Syl

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  3. We laughed so hard and had something really funny to say to you...but we forgot...laughing once again.

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  4. Ha, ha--it's good to be able to laugh at ourselves (and not to care if other people are laughing at us). Here's to laughing WITH you!

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  5. Funny, now I can feel less silly about my lapses.

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  6. I think each of us could write similar stories of forgetfulness! Great that you can laugh about it.

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  7. Tell Dawn I have done the same "lost car" panic in our WalMart lot...in the rain...without an umbrella..Also, I have thrown a handful of dirty laundry in the toilet instead of the hamper...OOPS! I have learned through the years it is so much better to laugh than cry..and smile than frown...You girls are cut out of my cloth!! CHEERS!!!

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  8. Gee. Does that mean I have an excuse at 65? Your stories really made me laugh at myself because they were so familiar. Thanks for that.

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  9. Lol, I had to laugh...I went to a concert in my teens at the Oakland Coliseum. We parked the car, went in, and when we came out, no car. We were sure someone had stolen it. We waited until everyone was cleared out of the lot, and just before we were going to call the police, we found it...on the OTHER side of the coliseum. We had circled around and came out the wrong side :)

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  10. Mr. Phil woke me up yesterday morning, feeling around on the bed looking for his glasses. He said he had looked everywhere, and was trying not to wake me. I turned on the lights to help him and noticed that he was wearing his glasses. I said, "Phil, they are on your eyes"! He said "But, everything was blurry and I couldn't see". I reminded him that he was looking for them in darkness. I think it sort of got to him a bit. I tried not to laugh too loudly!

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  11. at least you can laugh about it all!..we all have stories like that!..but you just chose to share them..thanks for the laugh!

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  12. Oh you guys need to invite us to those interviews. We need to hire us one of those too! I'm too embarrassed to tell you all the silly stuff we've done...especially lately :)

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  13. So I'm not completely INSANE afterall ! Nice to know.....

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  14. I guess we all have those-how shall I say it- "senior moments." Nothing wrong as long as you can laugh at yourself.

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  15. I did that "lost car" thing once... Only the car was really gone... While standing there in disbelief, I saw my car return, with someone other than me driving it!! The thief actually was returning my car!

    I apprehended the criminal while Nancy called the authorities. While holding the suspect face down in the parking lot, he informed me that he only borrowed my car to go to McDonalds!

    I guess he forgot where he parked his car! LOL

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  16. My husband and I were invited to a friend (Gracie)'s house for a big Christmas party. We parked, went in the house, and wandered among the guests, sampling the hors d'ouvres, not recognizing a soul. We eventually asked, "Where's Gracie?" and the answer was, "Who's Gracie?" We realized we were in the wrong house, and Gracie lived two doors down. Luckily no one knew but us that we'd been at the wrong party. These stories have been such fun to read!

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  17. Just catching up on my blog reading. This was a fun read! Oh, those senior moments. Reminded me of too many things.

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  18. We, like you, are too young to be having these "senior moments"!! So good that you can laugh about them.... we try to laugh too....

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