Thursday, January 28, 2016

You Know You're Getting Old When.....

Before I start on the subject in the title, won't you join me for a cup of tea?  I got this sampler of Tea     Forte Chocola (not misspelled) Teas for Christmas and have been using them sparingly because they are just too pretty.

Five of them came in a pretty heart shaped box:
Chocolate Rose
Coconut Chocolate Truffle
Hazelnut Truffle
Belgian Mint (the one in this photo)
Swiss Apple

The tiny green leaf and the silk bags are so pretty that I hate to use them and toss them.   Which one would you like to try?  They all have a hint of chocolate in them.

Now that I have my tea in hand, I'll get on with the subject of this blog post:

You Know You're Getting Old When....
1.  You mom calls your daughter, your daughter calls your son, and your son who is sick with a bad cold walks over from his house in a snow storm to make sure you haven't fallen into harms way.

Before all this happened I was busy painting my kitchen and had taken everything down including unplugging the phone from the wall where I was painting so that I didn't paint the cord.  I completely forgot about it and of course my mom had tried off and on all day to call me.  My husband was out of town on a business trip and she assumed I had fallen off my ladder and was lying on the floor injured.  As day turned to early evening, I realized the phone had never been plugged back in so I plugged in the phone jack.  The phone kept saying "connecting" but never did.  I figured I'd better call my husband on my cell phone to let him know I was o.k. before he got nervous and tried to call.  While I was on the phone with Rick, our son came through the back door to check on me.  He was covered with snow and coughing his head off.  
  He looked at my house phone and proceeded to plug it into the outlet since I had only plugged the cord into the phone jack.  Finally I had a connection and had to call everyone to let them know I was ok. Poor guy said it was too slick to drive but was happy that his mom wasn't injured. 

The paint color I used in the kitchen is another story all together and will share some other time.

2  I'm sure you're wondering why no one called me on my cell phone when they couldn't get me on the house phone.  I truly dislike cell phones and only have mine for emergencies.  I had plugged it into the charger because it's always dead.  Thank goodness I thought to do that because everyone definitely thought there was an emergency.  It of course was plugged in but not turned on.  

3.  While at T.J. Maxx  the other day I found some red and black buffalo plaid slippers in the clearance aisle for $15.00.  I adore buffalo plaid and bought them straight away.  Sunday evening while coming down the two stairs above the landing I slipped and fell (I'm blaming it on the new slippers) spraining my ankle.  It's amazing I didn't go flying through the window on the landing except for the fact that it was closed due to inclement weather.  
I'm trying to figure out how I could have been climbing up and down a ladder for two days painting and not hurt myself, but simply walking fall and injure my ankle.  I've been sitting for the last few with days with my leg iced and elevated in the recliner.   In case you wondered where I was, that's my story.  Please don't call me on my cell phone it won't do you any good.  


  1. LOL.... sooooo sounds like something I'd do, too.

  2. That's love! However, your family probably is going to give you a gentle ribbing over all this. The incident on the stairs sounds much more problematic. Hopefully, the slippers are out of the picture now.

    1. I still have the slippers Vee. They are simply too cute to get rid of. I will be more careful though.

  3. It's the steps, they seem to jump up and get away from you. We had to that with my mom too, we'd call and call and imagine that old lady out for lunch or out visiting you friends, and not telling us. Eventually she started to call us and tell us she was "alive". Hope all heals well and you can get back to your paint job.

  4. Oh My! What a story! Glad it wasn't worse!

  5. Yikes! First off, I am going to scold you for being on a ladder when no one else was around! Seconding, sending you healing hugs for your ankle.

    1. I need a scolding, but I do have a great platform ladder that I use.

  6. I hope your ankle is healing well. Your sense of humor came through. I am smiling, and I am also thinking about my own mother, aunt, and grandmother! Alexine in Maryland


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