Senior Moments and Me


Terry, 2014Yep, you guessed it. This is the real me. The one who was happy to be getting out of the house today for a while.

My friend and I went to run some of her errands, and then went  out to eat for lunch. We went to Ulta and a small shop that I have mentioned many times before, called Home Sweet Home.

It felt good to be out but what gave me the biggest laugh of all since my friend has been here was the Senior Moment at the local Post Office.

I just have to tell you and yes, I got her permission to share the funny story.

We started off by her needing to go to the bank to get money to send to two of her friends. One was retiring and the other was having a birthday. She gets her money and then we head to the post office.

Of course she and I are chatting and not really paying too much attention to anything but the cars on the road. We go through the drive-thru at the postal center and she takes the two envelopes and places them in the mail slot.

Then she looks at me and she says something I have never heard in my 39 years of knowing her. She said, Son of a _____! Of course I stopped talking immediately and with big eyes I asked her what had happened.

She stated she had put those two envelopes in the drop box without the funds and had not even sealed them in the end. So there we were, sitting in the mail parking lot trying to figure out a way to get out of this.

I felt helpless and she was mad as all get out at herself. I think she even referred to herself as being so darn stupid!!! Finally she gets out and stomps in to the lobby and nicely and with a smile tells the workers what silly thing she had done.

Well luck be with her, the postal worker took her out to the loading area and unlocked the box and my friend reached in and retrieved the two envelopes. My friend deposits her gifts into the envelopes and licks and seals them tight.

Instead of taking them and dropping them once again into the big blue box, the postal worker takes them out of her hand and tells her she will just take them inside and put them in their rightful spot.

I tell you that was the nicest hint I ever heard. The postal lady could have said,  hey lady, you already proved you are having a Senior Moment, so let’s not make the same mistake twice.

When my friend was back in her driver’s seat I sat there and laughed so hard I almost peed my pants. Not all, but a lot of tension that had been building up just let loose like a laughing hyena.

We continued on our journey and enjoyed our lunch and our shopping. I have great memories of her past two weeks, but as I said all good things must come to an end. Tomorrow bright and early she will be heading back to her home.

She may come back or depending on the snow, she will hopefully be here when that day comes that Al goes to heaven.

33 thoughts on “Senior Moments and Me

    • At the moment it wasn’t funny and yet I knew that only this was happening so I would laugh no matter how much I didn’t want to. LOL. Thank you for a very nice comment Granny!! big hugs

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  1. Glad you are having a good and fun time with your friend. Senior moments are perfect for having a laugh. It happens to all of us. Waht a lovely picture of you on here! Big hugs!

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      • Very much so.

        I remember once, there was this huge queue in the post office – at a time where I was very mouthy and didn’t care, and this old lady walked past everyone and I said “Excuse me, there’s a queue here” and she just looked at me, so I called “Well if ignorance truly is bliss, you must be orgasmic” It raised a couple of chuckles 🙂

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  2. terry you look great! So glad you got out and had some fun a chance to breath some fresh air and to laugh…as the saying goes “laughter is the best medicine”. I know you will be sad to see your friend go but I am sure having her there has been a great blessing.

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    • It has been a wonderful blessing and visit. She left this morning and the house feels so cold without her warm friendship. I miss her terribly but hopefully will see her again soon. Hugs Len. How are you doing my friend? I think of you often as I read your blog

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  3. Hey Terry – Looking good!

    Glad you got some out & about time with your friend & laughter as a bonus.
    So nice of the postal person to come out & help with the situation.

    Senior moments – Gotta’ love them. 😉

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  4. I love that you had such a lovely outing, full of unplanned “adventure” and laughter. It is so good for you to be out in the world for a bit and get a reprieve from the long moments of stress. I love your picture! 🙂

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      • I totally understand. Sometimes our circumstances constrain us so much, we forget how renewing an outing can be. We start to think that trapped feelings is all that’s left. I wish you many more outings and that you become much more comfortable when you have the chance for such outside adventures.

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