I have an adventure every time I drive out of this park. Today I had to get some cat food and Pepsi and Milk and had a birthday GC for Meijer, so I headed into Brighton.
I was in the right lane, going about 48 in a 50mph speed zone and out from the Community Bible Church comes an old guy in his car. I had to not only brake quickly, but had to stand on them for a minute because, after he got on the road, he continued on at 35mph--down a mile to turn off into the 2/42 church.
I figured God must be his co-pilot because I almost sent that old guy to the Beulah Land Hotel!!
Did my thing at Meijer and then stood in line 25 minutes at the check-out. Even with 452 thousand Self Check-out lanes, which were all being used, there are some old people like me that like to go through the regular check-out lane.
The lady behind me and I conversed on how we keep saying we are never coming back to this store to shop, but..............she usually shops at Kroger, she was only at Meijer because her favorite ice cream was on sale. She told me that she just returned from driving up north for the weekend. Her daughter didn't want her too, but she did. The town she visited is about 250 miles from here. The lady is 87!
I was there, instead of the Howell Meijer because I had to go to the Meijer gas station and the Howell Meijer doesn't have one. That poor kid at the gas station, busy time of day and he's working all alone and had a line that went clear back to the coolers!
Too bad they can't keep their employees at that store--guess it might be bad management? NEVER AGAIN!!!
It has been nice and cool here. Daily temps in the mid 60's, nighttime temps in the 50's. I admit, I turned on the furnace this morning to take the chill off.
I woke up to the sound of a riding lawn mower. I thought it was my lawn mowing guy Don, but it was my nutzy-cuckoo neighbor who lives behind me. I looked out and saw her going round and round, dressed in a T-shirt and shorts.
A couple of minutes later, my lawn mowing guy showed up. He had on a sweatshirt!
I looked at the outside temperature. It was 59 degrees! She never has been the brightest bulb in the package!
I was feeling a bit pitified this morning. Tears were very close to the surface--which is nutz because I never cry!
Karen hasn't called me since they got back home from their trip last Wednesday. No birthday card from her either, which has got to be the first time in my life.
Yeah--she's busy. Apparently there is not 15 minutes in her day to call her Mom.
My kids have a text group thingie on their phone. When one of them wants to text, they hit one button, type in the text and it automatically goes to everyone in that group. Kind of like a group e-mail.
I do not have a cell phone, so I am not in the group. I miss out on all the news. I have often asked if it is family news, could the "textor" just send me an e-mail. "Oh sure, Mom." Never happens.
When I hear one of them say, "I got your text and laughed 'til I cried," or something like that, I feel pretty left out.
It gets pretty lonely here and feeling left out of the family doings, was the reason I felt pitified. BUT--there is nothing I can do about it, I guess.
Perhaps I should start a campaign of my own. Make a note on my calendar and call Karen one week and Pam the next and send Jennifer an e-mail the next and include my sister in there with a phone call or a visit every couple of weeks.