So, this week, I have a question and it is very simple... Just where in the heck did it go??? That is a question I am asking of myself with increasing frequency lately. My Little Bride is certainly asking that question, both to me and I can imagine very quietly to herself. Quietly to herself ABOUT me!!! Like, you know, where did it go???
Now... Stop right there!!! I know what you're probably thinking. IT AIN'T THAT!!! OK, let's get that straight right up here at the top. I still have THAT. Might need to dust it off, but, dang it, I still have THAT. We square??? You feel me??? Ok, let's move on...
So, what was I talking about??? No, really. I forgot!!! Ahhhhhhhhhh, there it is. Plain and simple. Right smack dab in front of me. My freakin' MEMORY!!! Where did it go??? Because, let me tell you, I am beginning to believe that I have absolutely lost it. That it is gone. Or, at least in some portion, it is. Donna will tell you flatly that it is G-O-N-E gone...
Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!! And you know what drives me nuts??? All bets are off now in ANY little friendly argument that we may have. Donna can simply pull out the old: "Babe, I promise you, you did not say or do that." And while the words "I did too" are coming out of my mouth, I am thinking to myself, 'OK, did I?' There used to be a commercial on TV years ago. It was about getting a College Education. The catch phrase for that commercial was: "A mind is a terrible thing to waste." I have repeated that phrase many times to my kids. And now, look at me. I suppose for some of us, 57 years will do that to you.
#1: From Tuesday Night... Donna and I are having our Rent House remodeled after 3 years of renting to finally try and SELL it. Our list of repairs is extensive. We are removing all window blinds in the house and have ordered new ones to be installed. I made the list and Donna ordered them online. Tuesday night while discussing the blinds, I mentioned that we would not need blinds for the two bathroom windows. Donna shot right back with: "I ordered Hall Bath blinds because you put them on the list." I knew very clearly I had not put them on the list because there had not been blinds there previously. Why would I have listed the Hall Bath??? Would have betted a Pay Check on that one. I told her I would go get the list and show her. Well, lookie here at #6... don't you just hate it when this happens??? Ahhhhhhhhh, when you have to resort to: "I stand corrected."
|So, I guess #6 says it all... Yikes!!!|
#3: From Thursday Morning... Donna mentions on Wednesday night that her gas light is on in her car and she will need to leave early Thursday morning to get gas for her car. I woke up early yesterday and after I dressed, I took her car and filled it up with gas and came back home while she was still sleeping. Now, prior to leaving in her car, I had to go to my garage where I keep my car and retrieve my wallet. I came back to Donna's garage, put my wallet in the side door pocket and left for the gas station. Literally, not two minutes away, I drove up to the gas pump, put the car in park, and turned the engine off. I looked over at the passenger seat and it was empty. My first thought was: Are you serious??? Where is my wallet??? I'm going to have to drive back home and get my wallet. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!! And then, I looked down and there it was in the side door pocket. Right where I put it. And yes, I was shaking my head in disgusted shame. Wow!!!
You know, I just have to laugh at myself. It's the best alternative. LOL... And Donna will keep right on thinking she is right every single time we question anything. And I'll keep saying: "But, Babe."
Market Watch: Nudges South and Nudges North. The Dow eased back just a tad, closing yesterday at 15,498. However, for the very first time in over a year, I am happy to report that Facebook 'nudged' upward from its number last week to close yesterday ABOVE its original opening of 38 at 38.54... Pop a Cork!!! Nothing like being "in the black." Ha...
Be safe, be smart, and always Smile... It's "Happy Friday"
adios... vaya con dios