Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Senior Moments

I keep having these strange "senior moments" where I forgot what I am doing or lose something and can't find it. It is a little disturbing, to say the least! But, Bill makes me feel better when he has them, too. His are usually more interesting that mine, though.

For instance, we were invited to a wedding for the daughter of our next door neighbor. When the invitation arrived a few weeks ago, Bill thought we should really make an effort to attend. I am not very social, but I agreed it would be good. So, Bill wrote the date and time in his schedule book, so he wouldn't forget.

Last week he was working out of town and when he called, he reminded me that the wedding was Friday night and that he was making every effort to get back in time for us to make it. He made it back and we hustled to get ready. It was supposed to be at 7:00 at a Baptist Church on Ponce de Leon Ave in Atlanta. I was copping a bit of an attitude about having to go, but we got ready and went out to the car. As we were getting in the car, Bill says, "That's strange. Chuck's car is in the driveway." He then asked if I had checked the announcement to be sure it was that night. I replied that I didn't even know where he had put the thing. He went in the house to find it and double check. In a minute he came back, with a very sheepish grin on his face.

The wedding was not Friday night, but Saturday! He had written it in his schedule book correctly, but had just decided it was Friday and there we were, sitting in the driveway, ready to go to a wedding that was 24 hours away! Needless to say, we both felt like fools. I can only say that it is really good that he went to check on it. If we had driven the 45 minutes to the church, only to have nothing happening, I might have gone ballistic!!

So we have all had a good laugh at Bill's expense this week.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Spring Weather in Georgia

Weather this time of year is so unpredictable in Georgia. Last Sunday, we had our first snowfall of the year. We ended up with about 4 inches of snow. About 20 miles to the east, Athens had 8 inches. About that far to the west, there was only a dusting. Because it had been so warm, most of the snow melted, so it actually snowed quite a lot to get 4 inches accumulation.

By Monday morning, the wet places were iced, but for the most part the roads were clear. Of course, they cancelled school. If there is even the possibility of an ice patch anywhere in the county, they close the schools. Actually, it probably isn't such a bad idea since most of these bus drivers don't know the first thing about driving on ice. I think it is an interesting fact here in Georgia that there are so many accidents whenever it snows. All the people from up north are saying that the southerners don't know how to drive in snow and that is what causes all the accidents. The truth of the matter is that the only people out driving are northerners. Any true southerner would never leave the house in bad weather. Anyway, I think the real reason they closed the schools was that they had a "snow day" scheduled for next Friday and this way they got to use it.

Now it is Saturday, and the temperature will be in the 70's. The daffodils have been out for a few weeks, the bartlett pear trees popped out enmasse yesterday, as well as a few other early bloomers. Bill is hoping to do some yard work today. First priority is to get the mower fixed, so he can cut the grass. Well, actually, he will cut the weeds. We have Bermuda grass which is the last thing to turn green. I have never been able to figure out why we don't have year-round green grass. I guess it is because the summer gets too hot and most of those kinds of grasses can't survive the heat.

Anyway, spring is definitely coming. March is always interesting - snow, sun, tornadoes, rain, and everything starting to bloom! I do love spring in the south!