Good morning Everyone!
As most of you who follow this blog will remember, I am particularly gifted with the character trait known as “absent-mindedness.” Here are the latest instances:
1) On my way to work, there is a restaurant, one of those small places that always has something moving into and out of it. For about two weeks, I had been driving by it, absently noticing that the sign read “Coming Soon: Mandolin Cafe.” Each time I passed it, I wondered if the town where I work really has room for another Chinese restaurant….until my mind insisted that I notice that “mandolin” and “Mandarin” are two different things!
2) Have you ever wandered around the house swearing because you can’t find your glasses – only to realize that you’re wearing them? Funny – me neither!
3) I wanted to download some pictures onto my computer today, so I pulled out the Nikon camera, found the cable to connect it and started my task – only to have the darn thing run out of battery on me! Digging through the camera bag for the charger, I found it missing. Kayla was the last person to use the camera, so I began the necessary cross-examination to try to establish exactly where she might have left the charger while grumping that if we couldn’t find it, we had a very expensive camera we couldn’t use – only to discover that the charger was on the table in front of me where I had taken it out moments before in order to reach the camera!
4) I was in a tearing hurry about two weeks ago, but I had also reached the point where the gas gauge in my car had gone from gentle reminders to crawling in the desert gasping for fuel. I whipped into the gas station, used the “pay at the pump” feature, hung the gas pump hose back up, got my receipt and tore out of the parking lot to cross the major U.S. Highway separating the gas station and the fast food place. Once I was in line at the drive-thru, however, I realized I couldn’t find my wallet anywhere. Panicking, I stepped out of the car for a second – where I discovered my wallet sitting on the roof of the car, where it had remained safely while I drove from the gas station to the fast food restaurant! (And yes, I said a devout prayer of thanks for that one!)
Have a great day!