Sunday, January 8, 2017

Why Me?

I'm more than a little exhausted from moving to my new home in Columbus and trying to clean out the family estate in Sylvania.  Last Friday I schlepped my parents' fine harness show buggy to a consignment shop in Louisville, KY, then was too tired to make the drive back to Sylvania.  I ended up staying in Columbus and driving back the next day.  I'm beat.

And so, you see, I had a little incident with breakfast this morning.  It's my habit to wash my dishes by hand, then put them in the dishwasher for rinsing and drying.  The abrasive soap in the dishwasher being hard on the dishes and cookware, you see.  This morning I popped open the dishwasher and retrieved my favorite cast iron skillet, spatula, and coffee cup.  I proceeded to make myself my standard breakfast of bacon and eggs, toast and coffee.  Everything had a slightly odd flavor to it, but being half comatose I ate it anyway.  In truth, my sense of taste has been permanently altered by chemo and radiation therapy, so nothing tastes quite the same as it used to, but as I write this I have a very bad aftertaste in my mouth that reminds me of badly used dishwater.

There's every chance in the world that I washed the dishes, put them in the dishwasher and failed to turn the blasted thing on.

On another front, two kind souls gave me a gift certificate to Amazon and a cash Visa card, respectively, and now I can't find either card.  I must have put them somewhere for safe keeping, which means they'll turn up sometime in June.  Worse, I can't find the charger for my camera and I desperately need to photograph some items in the house so I can fail to sell them on eBay, which means I'll have to buy another charger on Amazon, and this will give me a total of four separate chargers for my camera, three of which are lost.  Or misplaced.

Why me?


  1. Moving is hard and tiring on everyone! As you know, I have been doing the same thing, only without heat which makes it even more tiring due to spending a lot of time by a space heater exuding tons of energy trying to stay warm which means nothing is getting unpacked and I often do not feel like cooking. I sometimes ask myself, "WHY?" Why have I chosen this life when I could be living somewhere on a boat next to a tropical island where I can stay warm and live minimally with only the provisions needed to live on board. I would just like to say that I admire you for not only cooking your standard breakfast for yourself, but also for actually washing them before putting them in the dishwasher to rinse and dry so the chemicals do not erode the dishes. Now, how smart is that?! As far as putting items in a safe place and then not being able to find them? I am still looking for a $6,000 Wyland Gold necklace that I took off and hid in a safe place eight years ago. I have been looking for it ever since. I'll let you know if I ever find it, but I have a feeling that hired hands with finger's grabbed it back when I first started pioneering my cabin in the woods. If you ever hire anyone to help you, watch them closely. The good thing about food not tasting as good as it use to is that you will eat less of it and never get fat! Also, remember that as quickly as we would like to get our moving done, so we can settle and go on with our lives that really, the only people rushing us is ourselves. We have all the time in the world to unpack and when it comes to charger's and phone gadget's? I can not tell you how many I have misplaced! After buying several new ones, I now have one sitting in every place that I might need one and have some in places where I don't need one, but I know that I now have back ups that will be easy to find the next time I misplace one. Keep on replacing them and soon you will be just like me! :-)

    1. I've been a little worried about you and your furnace situation. Love you Ruth!