Saturday, May 9, 2009

Back from the Brink

We all have distinct signs that we have officially gone "over the edge." Friday morning, I dashed off to work with a million things on my mind. Work, family and my expanding thighs vied for the lead in my racing thoughts. By midmorning, I realized I had not even visited the ladies room.

Thankfully, no one was walking by to hear my belly laugh from this tiny retreat. You see, it was the first time in the day that I had occasion to look at my feet. Looking back at me were two different styles of shoes. In my defense, I have several pairs of white work shoes, allowing them to "breathe" a day or two between uses. And I did have a right shoe for my right foot, a left shoe for my left foot. They just weren't the same make.

As I drove home Friday evening, I noticed the slogan on this panel truck. "AAA Batteries Delivered and Installed". From the dense fog of my mind came the question, "Why on earth would somebody need a tiny AAA-sized battery delivered and installed?" Once I recognized the AAA emergency road service logo, God treated me to another belly laugh. I knew I shouldn't be operating a motor vehicle, so I carefully drove home and hung up my keys.

How about you? What are your "Stick a fork in me, I'm done" signs? I'd love to hear I'm not the only maniac out here on the loose!

May you feel His grace today,
Gail W.

The last Word:
So the Lord scattered them from there all over the earth, and they stopped building the city. That is why it was called Babel - because there the Lord confused the language of the whole world.
Genesis 11: 8, 9, NIV.


Bonita said...

Hahaha that's hilarious!

Denise said...

Thanks for making me smile, love you.

Crown of Beauty said...

This is so funny, Gail! A preacher friend once told us, that the ability to laugh at ourselves brings much healing to our souls!

Happy Mother's Day to you today dear friend.

By the way, we do that sometimes here in our schools, we assign a "mismatched" day where students can come to school in mismatched everything -- from shoes to tops and pants or skirts, earrings... whatever!

Enjoy your day!

Amrita said...

Good to laugh with ya.

Happy mother 's Day Gail

Julie said...

Maybe you were just starting a new trend with wearing two different styles of shoes. Did you ever think of that?

I'm kinda challenged right now. I blame it on menopause. That's legal isn't it?

I loved reading this post because it makes me feel like maybe I'm not so loopy!

Hope your Mother's Day is blessed!

Hugs from Georgia!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

That made me smile...Enjoyed reading your blog this Sunday night and will stop by again soon.
Hope you will stop by and visit me....any comment puts you in the drawing for the May giveaway.
I will be blogging from Disney this week..

Angie said...

The fork got STUCK in me I am afraid....very done.

Hormonal crashing sound....heat wave in the extreme like nothing I've ever experienced....even pregnant! AND that is saying something!

I am in a constant state of "something"....Lord only knows!

Holler at me girl! I need to know you are okay!

Corner Gardener Sue said...

Guess what? I let shoes air out between days of wearing them, too, but they aren't all the same color. I have to wear athletic shoes because of tendonitis in the balls of my feet and in my ankles. I also have some shoes that used to be my husband's. There was a day I wore 2 blue and white ones, and at some point in the day noticed they were different. Of course, I also think out loud a lot, and the words of my observation came right off my tongue for others to hear. No one had noticed until I said something.

Gail, I think I have you beat for scatterbrainedness. My husband tells me I try to do too much at one time, but I think I have a memory problem.