Friday, August 9, 2013

Where Did It Go???


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.

OK, So You Want Examples, Huh???

As much as this absolutely pains me, this Blog content stems from 3 examples that happened just this week.  Heck, from as recently as the last 3 days in a row.  Seriously???  Yep!!!  Sad, but true...  Where, oh where, did it go??? 

#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!!!
#2:  From Wednesday...  So, the very next morning, I had several errands to run.  I decided to wear my gym shorts instead of my cargo shorts.  That simply means that two single keys that I have been carrying around recently must go in a regular side pocket instead of a more secure cargo pocket.  These are not keys that I normally carry and therefore, they were not on my key-ring.  That said, I drove over to my Rent House and used one of the keys to get inside the house.  I locked that door on the way out and vividly remember putting the key back into my pocket with the other key.  And then, about mid-day, I put my hands in my pockets and I noticed there were no keys in them.  Nada, zip, zilch, gone!!!  Seriously???  Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!  I thought:  They must have fallen out of my pocket while sitting in the car.  I have since turned that car upside down 10 different times.  No keys.  I have retraced my steps.  Looked here and looked there.  No keys.  As of today...  No keys.  I don't have a clue.  :-(

#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."

Takin' it "To the House"
Music:  This week, I'm selecting an old favorite.  I hope you will give this tune a listen.  From 1989, my main man, Lenny Kravitz with Let Love Rule.  Enjoy...  (source

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...
The End:  Thanks so much for dropping by.  I appreciate it.  Hope to see ya back on 'Mix Tape Tuesday.'

Be safe, be smart, and always Smile...  It's "Happy Friday"

adios...  vaya con dios 


  1. I blame my memory loss on being pre-menopausal. Sadly guys don't have that same excuse. Oh and thanks for Lenny today. He's one fine lookin' man!!!!

  2. Your memory is probably with mine. If you find yours, please tell it to tell mine to come home, I need it.

    Happy Friday. It IS Friday, right?

    1. LOL... So glad I'm not alone. And, I will!!! ha...

      Thanks for dropping by, Slu (TGIF)

  3. Slu, I was going to tell you something...but, I forgot what it was. I check back later when I remember it.

    Donna S.

  4. Welcome to the Silver Surfers Club Slu. The club where the more mature folk hang out together trying to remember each other's names etc...Memory loss is the main criteria to gain entry. You've made it in mate, ha ha ha.

    Forgetting things can drive you mad, especially when you've looked for something a thousand times only to find it in the first place you looked. It's like demonic activity on a bad day. And yes, the wife is going to play you all the way mate, as that's the easiest way to get what she wants from you without fuss. Good for her. Let the fun begin. I was about to tell you to write things down so you'll remember, but it seems you've tried this method (blinds) and it still didn't work :(

    Enjoy the rest of the week Slu,

    1. My Man... you're too funny. Read your comments with a smile. I'll take my 'keys' to the club. Ha...

  5. Oh, how I feel your pain. I am CONSTANTLY forgetting things!!! Middle age AND menopause wrecks havoc on a woman's memory. My teenager just shakes his head when I forget stuff and says, "Yup, Mom is going crazy. Time to put her out to pasture!"

    1. Ha... I'm glad you feel me. I do not like being alone on this. lol

      Thanks for checking in, Slu

  6. Tag!!! You're it! Yup--I tagged you today on my blog. Wanna play? Stop by and check it out!

    1. You are too sweet!!! Thanks... I'll check it out.

  7. Makes me feel good to know I am not the only one who does this. There comes a point in your life when, your kids begin to think you are losing it because you pull one of these. Hang in there, just tell them you have forgot more than they will ever learn. cuz


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