Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Odds and Ends

I was going through some old albums I have of photos on my computer and I ran across this one. Our redevelopment agency in our town took a old park in our downtown area and turned it into this beautiful park. I love it down here and you can't believe the wonderful art museum that is near or all of the great antique shops or the little places to eat. I just don't get down here enough. It is beautiful in the fall.

I have been fighting a cold all week. I do stupid things. I wonder why that is? I sent a text to my husband because I couldn't find a box of laundry soap we had bought. I looked every where and I thought maybe he had put it some where else. He called back and he would think of a place to look and it wouldn't be there. My son had my car so I called him to look in the back to see if I left it there, it wasn't. Because I couldn't find it and I needed it badly, I asked him if he would stop and buy more.

My last load of clothes that I picked up was on top of my laundry detergent. Then of course I remembered where I last saw the box of detergent.

I received a phone call yesterday. From someone I don't know. They asked lots of questions. I stuttered and stammered and I really think I am not going to talk on the phone anymore. I am thinking of becoming a hermit. When I send a text, I can backspace when I say something silly. Or when I write a blog. I can write here and stare at it and even delete it when it is really out there. Some days I might delete 3 posts. Some days I delete so many I never get anything published.

Yesterday when I did talk to a friend on the phone, which she already knows I am an idiot and likes me anyway and laughs in all the right spots, I told her with the wedding coming, I need to go to a fat farm for 6 months. Do you know what a good friend is? She asked me why? Then laughed when I told her. I have decided that friends are friends because they laugh, they cry and they just listen when you tell them stuff that isn't gong to change the world but they listen anyway. No matter what, they have your back.

You know, I should maybe delete this post too, but I won't. Just because when my friend reads this she needs to know how much she makes my life make sense. I am so glad God has blessed me with so many dear, dear friends in this world.

Thank you,


TexWisGirl said...

you don't need to delete anything. your honesty is refreshing. delightful, even. :)

Kerin said...

Love your posts!
I'm so glad that you are you, and share honestly, and with heart the things that you do :)

I forget where I put stuff all the time.... sheesh.. must be getting a touch of 'Old Timers" :)

Alica said...

We are rich indeed when we realized the value of, and have good, true friends!

Kessie said...

Yesterday was that kind of day for me, too. Then I took some iron and my head cleared and my energy came back. I feel so much better today. I still walk around like a have a concussion, though. I feel like an abuse victim who's trying to move on.

Beth said...

You are not and idiot!! I love your posts!

Meg said...

Oh come on, you're not an idiot. We all have crazy days. The other day I tried to put my onions away in the pan drawer, and plates away in the fridge. Your lost laundry soap is nothing!

Who the heck called and asked you questions? What about?

Julia said...

Dear Kim, I have days like that too.... Even today I went in the grocery store and was putting things that were on special in my cart but I couldn't remember what was on my list and when I went to look at my list , my purse wasn't in the cart but I had left it in the car.
You are not alone.

You are not an idiot either. I love all your post. Hang in there. It will get better, I promise.


JB said...

This post is why we love you! :)

Debbie said...

Oh goodness I do things like the laundry soap thing ALL the's a wonder I remember a thing. Nothing like a good friend whose always got your back...nothing.

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Oh Sweetie I am right there with you! I hear you loud and clear...I always enjoy my visits here with you so no need to do any deleting.

I too often just think I should be a hermit myself as I simply can't make any new friends or keep or find any good keepers myself.

~Blessings Kim

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

I must concur with Sonja - you write what's on your heart ... and we love you for it!

I, on the other hand, will be a hermit because I just can't seem to find any friends who will laugh, cry and just listen or who will, no matter what, have my back. And if I'm a hermit, I'll at least have dear blog friends like you, dear Kim.

Pom Pom said...

You're so dear, Kim!
I laughed when I read about the laundry detergent. I spent five minutes looking for a beef brisket in the refrigerator. I bought the barbecue sauce; where's the beef? I thought maybe the last sack the bagger bagged may not have made it into my shopping cart. While I waited for a light to change on my way to work, I pulled out the receipt and guess what? I THOUGHT about buying the brisket, but I guess I didn't actually buy it. Wow. My brain is completely absent at times.
Hooray for dear and truthful friends who love us!

Gail said...

A delightful post and I, for one, am right there with you.

I would have more time to delete my posts if I wasn't always looking for something I've misplaced.

Face it, we're all human.

Kim said...

Lol. I do stupid things every single day! Must be why we get along so well :)

Primitive Stars said...

Evening....I hear ya....seems like I always have a blond moment...LOL!!!! Sweet post....Friends are the best....Blessings Francine.

Miss Debbie said...

Sorry you aren't feeling well, but I am so glad you have a dear friend who "laughs in all the right spots"! That is a special gift from your Heavenly Father! :-) said...

Oh can relate too much in this one. I keep calling my brain lapse my menopause brain and beware!
I hope you are feeling better...and for your friend, we all need them!!! And she is right, why would you need to go to a fat farm?

I have to say, I have four months and there is no way I will look like I would like unless I starve from now until the probably isn't going to happen since stress makes my body store up for the winter!

Have a great I wish I could put my thoughts into words like you do.

Debbie said...

your posts are honest and raw, real stuff and i enjoy the reads!!

a good friend will come and bail you out of jail but your best friend will be sitting beside you saying, damn, that was fun!!

Maryann said...

Your posts are always so real, like things we all go through real, I think thats why I like them so much. Hope your day is wonderful...and that you are feeling better soon.

myletterstoemily said...

i'm so glad yo didn't delete this post,
because i often feel the same way. it
is easier writing than talking.