Sunday, June 19, 2011

Monday Miscellany

I'm writing this on Sunday because my boss is back after two weeks on vacation & I imagine that I will be expected to work tomorrow. Not to mention look at vacation photos (he went to the Grand Canyon & is a pretty good photographer so I won't be suffering too much). Anyway, Dr. M & I took a journey to Chili's & one of the local Meijers stores today & there was a whole world of miscellany in just that one trip!

Example #1: Before we even got out of the car at the restaurant, Dr. M's phone signaled a text: "Happy baby daddy's day LOL." Is there something I need to know? Hmm? He often gets random strange texts from unknown persons - at least this is his story & he's sticking to it.

Example #2: Everyone in the Meijer's was just roaming around ceaselessly in a daze. None of us could find anything & we were all looking up toward the aisle signs hanging from the ceiling. Why wasn't the kleenex with the other paper products? Where did they keep bathroom scales? Where are the granola bars? After I passed one lady twice I asked her if she thought she was in an episode of The Twilight Zone.

Example #3: Look what I bought! A year's worth of dusting in one box! You think I'm kidding, don't you?

Example #4: Dr. M brought this lamp to our marriage.

In fact, he believes he's had it since 1979. It's been on all my desks for probably the last 15 years or so. And, finally, we decided it was time to get a new one. We decided to just throw caution to the wind & get something completely different:

Well, the shade part is different anyway. Heh.

On a more somber note, Dr. M got a call last night saying that he should plan to go visit his mother pretty soon. His family thinks that she is in her final decline. We're still not sure of the time frame, but he's going to get down there sometime next week. I wrote a poem about this waiting in tension earlier this month (here).


  1. That new-fangled lamp had better get us to retirement, that's all I've got to say. LOL, it even fit in the old lamp's table mount, so I didn't have to change it out.

  2. You won't believe it, but my husband brought the very same lamp to our marriage in 1971! His desk was a big sheet of plywood with wrought iron legs. We finally got rid of both the lamp and the "desk" in 1987. Wonder if it has anything to do with the doctor thing? Medical or otherwise.

    Thoughts are with you and Dr. M as you face his mother's continued decline.

  3. I know I had something to say but I'll be damned if I remember what. Anyway, I were here.

  4. one of those lamps, too. Going to Meijer, or any other giant store is like being in the twilight zone.

    My thoughts are with you all, too, during this tough time.

  5. That is a DECADE'S worth of dusting in a box for me, dear. Unless you want to pop up to NEO and try one of those out here at the Dept.

    Just sayin'.

    I employ lots of table runners and tapestries. Just shake 'em out and we're good to go.

    Leave The Lamp at home, though. It looks very brisk and businesslike, and I'm trying to relax up here. LOL.

  6. We don't have Meijer, but it sounds like Costco. I had to stop going there. I ended up with life time supplies of things I didn't need!

    That was, indeed, a strange message on the phone. Wrong number, we hope!

    We've had a series of those lamps. They're great!

    Prayers and thoughts your way.

  7. The lamp cracked me up. Funny how the more things change, the more they stay the same.

    So very sorry about Dr. M's mother.

  8. You guys and your crazy new lamps...sounds like a great trip. At least you didn't try to find the toothpicks, I never know where those boogers are.

  9. Angle-poise lamps eh? lovely post - my thoughts are with you and Dr M


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