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Friday, December 12, 2014

SOME THINGS I WONDER ABOUT

There are just some things I wonder about. Like how come when I go to get the mail the only thing in there is a notice from the local funeral home. Do they know something that I don't know? Should I be worried?


Then there are the few times I sneak to the store in my old ratty clothes with unwashed hair and no makeup. Why is that the only time I run into someone I haven't seen in ages. No matter how glad they say they are to see you, you can see the look in their eyes that says, "wow has she aged, and is she homeless?". 


Of course there are the times that you run into someone and know that you know them but you have no idea where from. There they are cutting fabric at JoAnn's, and while you wait for your turn you frantically search your mind to drag up that one morsel of information that will turn the light on in what is left of your feeble little brain. They in the meantime know exactly who you are. If you are lucky, and they are nice, they will drop you a hint. 


Why is it that no matter which checkout line or drive through window you pick, it is the wrong one. The one person in front of you may only have one item, but they need a price check. In the meantime you are wishing you had used the bathroom before you left home. 


I did mange to get some of my Christmas shopping done today. The rest of it should be pretty easy. I'm wondering why I put it off so long. Time to pour a glass of eggnog and roll out the Christmas music. 

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25 comments:

  1. Laura, every single thing you said is so true and has happened to me! Glad you got some shopping done. Now put those feet up and rest!
    hugs,
    Linda

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    1. It is so nice to know that I am not alone in all of this. :)

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  2. Laura, Some times I will see someone out of the work place and not know why I know them... That is why I ask their names now. LOL. I never go anywhere without combing my hair and putting on a bit of make-up.....cause you will see people you went to school with. LOL. Bless your heart, xoxo,Susie

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    1. I haven't shown up at Walmart in my jammies yet, but that may be next :)

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  3. I like Linda above had had everyone of those things happen to me. Seems funny now the way you wrote it:):) Hug B

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  4. Oh, those are great questions that I'm sure we all often ponder. Too funny. I was getting groceries today and the line ups were long. A new checkout opened to my right and she asked for the next customer, which would have been me. I turned around and saw another lady who had been waiting behind me and got line butted twice so I told her to go ahead. She thanked me profusely. And I waited while the 2 people in front of me took forever. LOL I was line butted too! A customer with 3 items could have gone to the 1-8 items checkout. Good for you getting your shopping finished. Have a nice relaxing weekend away from the crowds. Pam

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    1. What is it with people who "line butt". Apparently their time is way more important than ours is!!!!

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  5. hi laura
    omg i never go out without looking like a bag lady and when i do ...holy moly .....yes you see everyone you know so seriously i dont do it any more.....and i do feel better and see no one i know ha ! ~ thats ok I get things done and am home sooner....
    happy holidays ......dream only good dreams......hugs Lorraine

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    1. I never thought of that, Lorraine. It I take a few minutes to throw on a little lipstick. I can save myself running into all of those unwanted people. I will now have so much more time. Love it :)

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  6. So true. I was reading something awhile ago about throwing away our homeless looking clothes. I think about that a lot. It is always when you don't want to see someone. I can add another one. You have cropped paints on and wild socks and you run into a store in the winter and sure enough you see a friend that looks at you like you have lost it. You didn't mention forgetting things. We could have a whole discussion on that one. Glad you got some shopping done. I think I need one more gift card. I had to stop and use what I already had gotten and sprad it around. More on that another time. Think peaceful thoughts, hah.

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    1. I would have loved seeing you in cropped pants and wild socks, Debby. Maybe we could start a trend. I'm all for it.

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  7. Hi Laura. Yup, things like that happen to me all the time. My sister just bought some eggnog for me. So fattening but sooooo delicious. Take care.. Susan

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    1. Eggnog is my one treat for the season. I don't eat desserts so I allow myself some eggnog. It brings back good memories for me.

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  8. ROFL - thanks for my laugh of the day. Great post. I'm headed to the kitchen for some raspberry hot chocolate and some freshly baked sugar cookies. xo

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    1. Yum, those sound so good. Guess I will only get to imagine them. Like sugarplums, they will be dancing in my head.

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  9. Your images are gorgeous....I continue to love that wreath in the first photo. And yes I agree that we all seem to face the situations you mentioned. My worse one that seems to happen the most is running into a store looking "natural" and you see someone who you really didn't want to run into and they want to talk.....I hope you ave a great weekend...

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    1. Thank you, Nancy. I am getting ready to start making some more of those wreaths. Everyone seems to like them. I really hate the running into someone when they are decked out in their best, but I just tell myself that they can't possibly look that good either.

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  10. I relate to everything you said!! xoxo Catherine

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  11. All things I can relate too. BTW, love the wreath and the dress. I want, I want, I want.

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    1. I've decided not to part with the dress, bt I am definitely going to be making more of the wreaths.

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  12. Laura how true are the things you stated. These seem to happen to me too

    Cindy

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  13. I had to laugh when you mentioned the mail from a funeral home. While David and I were on vacation last month the funeral home that took care of my Mom called me on my cell to ask me if I had thought about my own funeral plans. Did I tell you this before? I felt the same way ~ do they know something I do not? Yesterday I had to run to the drug store to pick up a prescription for David. He has bronchitis. My hair was dirty, I was not wearing any makeup and I was wearing old jeans with holes in the knees and a hoodie. As I was standing in a very long line waiting to see the pharmacist I was thinking how empowering it was to stand there and not feel shy or embarrassed by just being the real me. It's then that I fully realized that attitude is everything. Stand proud Laura and let the greatness that is you shine for all to see. Love ya!

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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