Thursday, December 17, 2009

To Many Gadgets/Gizmos and a Day of Shopping

My big mistake today was getting out of bed. Have you ever had one of those days that you just soon want to for get. I had one of those today. My first mistake was tagging along with Sandy and her sister Pam to do some Christmas shopping. I guess I just don’t understand a woman's logic of order in the art of shopping. From 8:30 am this morning till about 2:30 pm this afternoon I went from one store to the next and then back to ones we had already been in. Set in lounge chairs, benches, and the Jeep. In one recliner type chair I had to get help from a gentlemen to get out of that sucker. The recliner automatically reclined when I set down and I couldn't get out of it as it would not go back from the reclined position. Talk about embarrassing.

One would figure after nearly six hours of shopping you would be able to make your selections and decisions on what to get. After all of this I hear we didn’t get everything we were looking for. My response was my second mistake of the day. I quickly learned to get a hold of the mouth zipper and pull it closed. After lunch we drove over to Academy to look at some shoes for Sandy and Pam’s mom. I made my third mistake by asking “wouldn’t it be a good idea to have your Mom here for a proper fitting”. The response I got was her foot size is about the same as mine and if they don’t fit we can take them back. We left Academy with no shoes as they had no size in the shoe they liked that fit Sandy’s foot. Guess where we went then. Yes, back to the mall to Dillard's where we had been earlier. This time I set in the Jeep and read blogs with Sandy’s Iphone 3G.

After Dillard's we drove Pam back to her home and then I hear “I need to drop by Wally World to pick up a few things for mother”. My fourth mistake. You know I just lost it!

Lesson’s learned: stay at home next time, Or what is that saying “put on your big boy britches and deal with it”, Or if you can’t run with the big dogs stay on the porch.

This evening Sandy wanted to charge one of her electronic gizmos. You know the USB cable and it plug in charger all look the same but some are not interchangeable. Then I get the questions “have you seen” “I know you had it last”. She does a good job of keeping them in her gadget/gizmo box but I see now we need to mark them in some way so that we can pair the right charger to the proper gadget. Also we both learned we were looking for something that never existed.

Heard from my doctor today and the blood panel they did on me did not show a positive sign that I had Lupus. They are not ruling it out completely but for now I’ll continue with the cream application on my arms,chest and head. My follow up appointment will be January 5th.

Looks like we are close to another contract on my Mom’s home. The realtor called and advise the buyer would meet our asking price if we would go a little more on their closing cost. Go for it…. I said and now lets just hope and pray we can get this behind us soon.

Until next time….MtnAire Travlers.

P.S. I’m so Thankful!… Sandy puts up with me like she does.


  1. Getting out of bed wasn't the mistake, you know that! Oh, what a terrible day you had, Weldon. That was woman's work, all that comparing and shopping. But think of it this way, you weren't mowing, or shoveling snow!
    Happy Trails, Penny, TX

  2. I'm with you on the shopping Weldon - I seldom go anymore and I never question the purchases or lack thereof. It took me years to learn it's just not worth it.

    On the usb cables and chargers, I had the same problem with id'ing them so I bought a bunch of different colored marker pens. I put a small red dot on the device and the corresponding cable. A blue dot on the next one etc. etc. It seems to work for me.

  3. OH Man can I associate with your pain! I would rather take a sharp sick in the eye as go shopping with Sherri. I can't find enough places to set down in the stores and yes I have sat in the truck many a time. I wish I had a wheel chair that she pushed me around in and then I could just take a the little kids do when they are with their MOM.

  4. Amen to all of that! As Henry Higgins says in "My Fair Lady," --- "Why can't a woman be more like a man?"

    Oh boy, did I open myself up for a rash of crud with that remark!

  5. Whenever the word shopping comes up, I find an urgent issue around the motorhome that cannot wait. Sometimes, it actually works.