Bumpin’ Around

Well, I’m sitting at my desk at lunch time, eating a turkey wrap, pretending it’s evening time and I’m writing to you from the comfort of my sofa.

I went away for four days with my grandkids and had a busy, wonderful, loving time. I was pretty together…being 65 around an 8- and 3-year old doesn’t take much alteration.

Packing up from a house that looked like someone set a bomb off, I packed up my computer but left the plug in cord plugged in up there. Unbeknownst to me, we drove 4 hours home sans cord, and I didn’t realize said mistake until I sat down to do my Sunday Evening Art Gallery blog.

I can’t stand when I get hit with the stupids.

And it’s happening more and more.

I mean well. I really do. I try and slow down and pay attention. I don’t think I’m a Ferrari or a cheetah. I move mid- to mid-slow and make notes.

And I still forget.

I couldn’t find my glasses yesterday morning, so I had to wear an old pair to work. Called home and hubby said they’re right here on the kitchen counter.

I always hang upΒ  my keys when I walk in the door. Today on my way to work they weren’t there. Five minutes later I fortunately find them on that same kitchen counter under a loaf of bread.

It’s getting to be normal. And I don’t like it.

I know it’s a part of getting older, but that’s a battle I refuse to lose. I’m never getting old. I’m not leaving this earthΒ  until I’m damn well ready.

But since I turned 60 I’ve been falling apart limb by limb, organ by organ. Brain cell by brain cell.

So as I wave goodbye to both my lunch time and you, know I’m thinking of you all the time, and can’t wait until I can snuggle in with my computer and a glass of wine and show you more gallery images or just sit and talk.

And to think…I just had a great idea for a short story….

24 thoughts on “Bumpin’ Around

  1. Its so true….too bad we all don’t have those blown up alien heads for more room…except knowing us, even THAT would be packed full!


  2. People understand that, if a HD is full it is full and you need another one but we are not computers, it would be nice if we could just plug in a new HD ourselves πŸ˜€


  3. I hate to say it, but I’m so glad I’m not alone on this one. I hate being stupid…I suppose I could use a kinder, gentler word like forgetful..but when it happens over and over, the first word seems to fit the best. Good thing I’ve got such a big heart that people forgive me…


  4. Oh I love it! I swear I pay attention but the truth always trips me up. We had a great time with the grandkids too…good thing they didn’t ask me anything important…

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  5. 😊 I’ve learnt the hard way about slowing down, so I’d say dear Claudia, please slow down, relax and enjoy, πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ’›β˜ΊοΈπŸ’›


  6. I’m right here aging with you. But just think how much smarter we are than we were even just ten years ago. We keep getting better and better!


  7. You make me feel so good. We persevere more than youngsters, because we know what we like, what we enjoy, and find a way to do it. I hate forgetting things, though. It makes me look stupid to other people. Not that that should matter, but it does. I’m not ready to slow down.But I have to. And when I don’t I get into these mental flubs.


  8. Thank you for the encouragement. And I truly agree..I think I have so much more in my head than I did 20 years ago. Where did it all come from?


  9. Hi Claudia, welcome back, sounds like your little holiday was fun, although you’ve come back 4 days olderer. 😊 I’m trying to to embrace the “forget me not’s” events with wry humour and positive attitude. Now I’m 67, I think every new day is a good day, I’m still writing every day, I can still do plumbing and I’m sure that’s a bonus at my age, my computer has crashed, and I’m still clever enough to use my phone, smart box TV and the local library, to get by. Even though I’m definitely quite forgetful, I just smile ☺ to myself in the knowledge that we’re all the same at our age, and it’s about accepting the facts of life, and then still enjoying what we can still manage to do, maybe, “This is as good as it gets”


  10. Glad to hear you had a great time with your family !! All the rest of the above is wellknown to me πŸ˜€


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