Wednesday, August 3, 2011

I Don't See The Card

Continuing on with the surreal week I seem to be having......

It is 108 here this afternoon and I just got home from doc visit and a couple of errands I needed to run.
And the following is one of the reasons I am not getting anything accomplished this week in the way of working on Grace.

Hello, Toyota?  I need to get my oil changed.  Do you have time today?
(been trying for two weeks now and they want me to leave it all day, hah)
Can you leave the car?
Well, you are looking at a couple of hours
Ok, will check back later

Well, let's see, I have a couple of coupons and a gift certificate to Coldwater Creek.  Guess I will drop by there and see what they have and then check back with Toyota and see if they can do the car.

I go to Coldwater Creek, find several things for me and several for Aud.  It is our favorite place to shop and  they know us there, etc.  Oooh, don't have my card with me, oh well, I can call Aud and get her to give me the numbers.

Calling Aud,

Mom, would you please go look in that basket besides my chair and get the Coldwater Creek card out?  I need the number.

Hang on, I just got out of the shower and I don't have my glasses on.....
hmmm, can't see very well, let's see, this is  Blockbuster  .....

I don't want Blockbuster
I know, I am looking, I can't see very well

Audrey, go get your glasses please
Ok, I have to put the phone down, be right back.....

Ok, let's see, hmmmm, no, no, no, here's Amazon,
No, I don't want Amazon, just Coldwater Creek,
It should be leaning against the front edge of that basket,
No, not here..... here's Ethel
Ethel? I don't have an Ethel credit card
Oh, no , this is just a card,
Mother, we are looking for a credit card
No, I don't see it, here's .... and here's ..... and so on and so on

Well, look in the black card case, that is probably where it is
no, it is not here
Are you sure?
Yes, I have looked through it twice.
Ok, never mind, I will use my other card.
(I like to use my Coldwater Creek card because I get "rewards")
Thanks for looking.  See you after while.
Pay for our stuff, and leave.

My Toyota has keyless entry, and I walk up to it and pull on the handle, and it doesn't open.  Sometimes when I leave it with valet parking at the doc's office, it won't open without the key for a couple of times.

So, no problem, I get the key out and press the button and I can hear the beep but the door doesn't open.  Now it is 108 and I am "sweating" and thinking, great, just what I need, middle of this heat and the electronics are affected.  I press the button again, and nothing.

I glance in the car, and hmmm, maybe this isn't my car.  It looks like my car, though
I go around to the front, and there is an L emblem on it.  This isn't my car, this is a Lexus!

I look around, and my car is two spaces down.  :)   Thank heavens no one was around, I felt like a fool, but it wasn't beeping and no alarm was going off.  Yay for that!

I grin, get in my car, turn the a/c as high as it will go, and head home.  No way am I going to go sit in the dealer's waiting area for 2 hours or so.

I do stop and fill the car with gas and am thinking, please let me get home before I can't breathe!

I get home,  look where I told Aud to look for the card, and sure enough, it is right where I told her it was.  I notice the connecting cord for the camera to connect to the computer is laying on the floor and it usually is attached to my camera case.

Mother, the card was where I told you it was.
Show me
I show her the card case, and she says, that's not the case I looked in.
What case did you look in
The one that looks like one to hold your glasses.
Did it have a camera in it?
Well, that is my camera case, and I show her the card case, it too is black, and it is right beside the camera case!
Oh, I didn't see that.    ARRRRGGGGGGGG!!!!!!  I am not yelling!  Why?  Not sure!  Wouldn't do any good anyway

Aud goes off to change clothes, and I am getting a fashion show will I am opening mail.

And, then,
I hate to tell you this, Perry, but I don't like this blouse.  It is too hot and I don't like the feel of it.

Ok, I will take it back tomorrow.

It doesn't matter how many times we have gone out there or how much or how little we buy when we go, there is always at least one item that has to go back, lol.  And it is a good 10 or 12 mile to the store we go to.

Tomorrow I will return the blouse, pick up my BOM from the local quilt store, and go set in the Toyota place with a Starbucks and my Ipad and get the oil changed in the car.  Maybe the third time is a charm.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

I Can't Find My Wallet!

Aud, come on!  Your doctor's appointment is in 15 minutes!

I can't find my wallet.
What do you mean, you can't find your wallet.
I walk into her bedroom and she is digging through her dresser drawers with her blue purse in one hand.
It's not here and it's not in my dresser.
Have you looked in your chair?
Yes, it's not there.
I raise the chair...look under the it there?   No.
Did you look in the living room?
Yes, it's not there.
It has to be here somewhere, you haven't been anywhere.
It's not here.
That's not the right purse you are looking in
Yes it is
I don't think so, do you have your keys in there?
We search the house.
Mother, this is ridiculous, we are going to be late and you don't need your wallet right now and you do have the keys.
I need my money and it is in my wallet.
I have money, we can look for your wallet when we get back.  Aud we are going to be late!
Well the keys aren't in here either.
What do you mean, the keys aren't in there? You can't lose the car key, it is the extra one that has the computer thingy in it.
Well, it's not here either.
Can I look?
Yes, but it's not there!
You're right, it's not in here either. This isn't the right purse.  Aud, the last purse you used was the bag thing that is striped.
I looked in that one, it's not there.
Can I look?
yes. but it's not there!
I go to her closet and picked up the striped bag that is laying on the floor in the corner.  Is this the bag
you looked in?
This isn't the right bag, Aud.  The stripes went up and down, not around.
That's the purse I used
Well, your wallet is not in there.
I know that
Let me look in the car and see if it dropped out. What really concerns me is where in the $%#@ the car key is!
I look in the car.  Of course it is not there.
I walk back in the house
Aud, come on, we have to go.
I found it!
Where was it?
Well. when you said something about that not being the right bag, you were right.  It was in the other striped bag, and so are the keys.
Where was the purse?
Under some clothes in the closet.
Oh for cripes sakes!  Come on, we are late.
We get in the car and head out to the doctor.
Don't let that happen again Perry.
What?   Let what happen again?
Don't lose my keys again.
Ok, Aud, I will be more careful from now on.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Design Wall Monday

I have made progress on my Grace Quilt in spite of all the "adventures" that have happened in the last couple of weeks.

All of the stars are finished.

And now the placing of the blocks is going on.  My design wall is not big enough to put all of the rows up so I have the first four up like I am going to put them together.  I have made a couple of changes since I took this picture, but this is it basically.

To see what other people are up to this week, visit Patchwork Times.