Hi ya Peeps and Happy Friday the 13th…dun dun dun! I’m not superstitious at all, but do love me a good scary movie. Friday The 13th was truly one of the best, a close second behind Halloween. Or wait, perhaps it was When a Stranger Calls. Click here for one of my favorite scenes. Well, it was when I was 16! Doesn’t that take you back a few years?
So, I’ve been busy trying to keep myself from climbing the walls as of late, feeling slightly discombobulated, so please bear with me. And speaking of, here is one more silly thing. Happy Day after International Purse Day. I can’t even grasp that this IS a day! But my purses thank you and no, I didn’t take them for a walk…Now let’s get serious, shall we? 😉
I’m slightly ticked at myself because I missed my deadline for the October Neighbors Magazine article due to a hectic August (ear surgery gone bad – don’t ask) and just a couple of other random things that messed up my timelines. Out the window went all my calendaring and organizing tips. Oh how we “bloggers” love to give sage advice to others, but following for ourselves is a bit of a farce! I’m feeling off kilter…
I feel I hibernated through the summer, only to wake up finding it October. I found myself constantly checking the Weather network hoping for 3 days in a row of some hot sun. I’m typically brown as a berry till the first snow fly’s, but I’m already dousing myself in Bio Oil to keep what little shade of color I have left. (It works for JLo, so why not).
The one good thing I DO love about Fall is the wardrobe. I love to break out my oversized sweaters, long boots, and flowy scarfs, but oh, hang on… again, we “bloggers” paint the picture, but this is the true reality!
Thanksgiving came and went. I hardly even remember eating dinner with the family. We work for days prepping the bird, setting the table, and when it’s time to eat, all you really want is to down a Jäger bomb. AMIRITE?
This year we had a bit of a calamity as I was removing said bird out of the oven. The tin foil pan collapsed (he tipped the scales at 22 lbs.), and I proceeded to spill turkey juices all over the hot oven, the floor, and my bare feet! The smoke from the oven filled the room like some eerie Halloween thriller, and while my 88 year old father was busy flapping towels at the fire alarm to make it stop, my mama was busy swooshing her way through the kitchen collecting all the rolling potatoes and carrots. It was quite a scene. I HATE COOKING! Did I mention that?
I spent the next day binge watching This is Us, on Netflix. I thought it would cheer me up after the great turkey escape, but nope, I only ugly cried my way through a bowl of chips and dip. Three cheers for comfort food.
The decision to head to Costco was also a big mistake. I now had this internal struggle to deal with of Halloween vs. Christmas décor. Why do they do this? All I wanted was a pumpkin for my urn, but now I had to make a snap decision if I needed 350 more gift tags, or a giant Santa for my lawn. Honestly, I can’t even find time to wax my brows these days, and they want me to be thinking holiday blow-ups? I want my Mommy!
So, I’ll end my mindless drivel here, but I could go on. Mother Nature and her nasty ways has also decided it’s now time for me to enter the next phase of life called Perimenopause, complete with weight gain, mood swings, and hot flashes! The perfect trifecta! Don’t even get me started. As for today, I’m busy sourcing disposable jammies on Amazon.
Let’s call it a day, and save this story for another blog, shall we? Until next time, xo
8 thoughts on “DISCOMBOBULATION…IS THAT EVEN A WORD?”
Leslie – Your blog made me smile. silly, witty and so many relatable comments. Thanks for writing!
Why, thank you. I appreciate your comments! When you can relate, it makes it even better! Leslie-Ann
Thanks Les. Always a pleasure to read and puts a smile on my face. So glad to hear I’m not the only one. Cheers
Thank-you, and you are definitely not the only one. xo
Discombobulation is indeed a word – and you nailed the spirit of it right here. This was a LOL post, Les. Well done!
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Thank-you Nancy. I’m sure a lot can relate to this. (Hopefully not the turkey part though)… xo LA
I’ve missed your writing, welcome back!
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Thanks Love ~ I’ve missed it too! Gotta get my planner up and running again! xo