I'm losing my mind, so what's new?! I thought it was time for some more laughs, so here I go, and yes, these stories are all true. I went grocery shopping a few weeks ago and filled my cart up with groceries. I checked out and proceeded to leave the store with my purse and empty cart, happy as a clam. When I hit the outside of the store, I heard a young boy yelling, "Ma'am Ma'am!" I turned to see what was going on and he was coming toward me! He looked perplexed, saying to me, "Ma'am, don't you want to take your groceries?" I looked back at my empty basket not believing I was actually leaving without my groceries. I sheepishly laughed muttering I must have a lot on my mind. As he went back inside, I think I saw him shaking his head.
BUT, that's not the end of the story this day. I drive home, get out of my car, go inside and eat lunch. Then I go out into my back yard and sit in the swing, soaking up the sunshine and just enjoying the day for about an hour when WHAM! The thought entered my mind, where's my groceries? I had left them in the trunk, forgetting to bring them inside.
Did you see my post awhile back where I shared turning 50, saying I had reached the top of the hill and was going to sit there for awhile and enjoy the view before starting to slide down the other side? I think while I was sitting up there, my mind went on without me.
My grandmother used to walk around the house talking to herself and I always thought how crazy, I'll never do that. Guess who I talk to now when I'm home alone?
I walk into rooms all the time and can't remember why I went there?
One time I was talking on my cell phone to my mother. I saw by the time on the clock that I needed to leave soon for an appointment, so while talking, I started gathering my things to leave, things like my purse, key and phone. I found my purse and keys right away, but I could not find the other. I started to panic as I saw the time ticking by, knowing I had to leave soon. I shared with my mother how I needed to go because I couldn't find my phone. She snickered as she asked me, "What are you talking into?" It's such an incredible feeling that sweeps over me when I realize how "out there" I've been.
Oh, then there was this past Easter ham I was cooking. I bought a Paula Deen ham and it came with this awesome glaze packet that you just stick in the microwave to warm and then you drizzle it all over your ham. I put the plastic packet in the microwave and turned it on while talking with my mother on the cell phone. I didn't pay close attention to the buttons I hit on the microwave. I ended up hitting way too much time and then I got involved in the phone conversation. I started to smell the glaze and went to look and saw to my horror that the bag had exploded and sticky glaze had shot all over the inside. I opened the door and the glaze proceeded to run out all over the stove, splashing onto the counter and dribbling down the cabinets onto the floor. I was smart enough to drag the ham underneath the opened microwave so while it was still running out, what was left would fall onto the ham. Do you know the longer honey ham glaze sits in the oven and on countertops and floors, the stickier it becomes? It was all ok in the end. I cleaned up the mess and the ham was really good!
It could be worrisome, but I know that the Lord is always with me and He promises to never leave me. If I forget where I am some day, at least I know (for the time being) I have One who will lead me where I need to go, or send someone to get me. So I have decided to have a good attitude and be humorous about it. If my lights are going to go out someday, I would like to go out laughing. And so, when I do crazy things, I've decided to share with the world here at my pond and maybe give someone else a good laugh. As long as I can get the story down before I forget!
If you happen to be just like me, please do share. I'd like to say to my husband, SEE, I'm not the only one!