Wednesday, March 28, 2012


S. T. R. E. S. S.  Traffic.  Rush Hour.  Road Work.  Late.  Slightly Lost.  And it was all really my fault ... I chose a new back road route to a meeting and it turned out to be far worse traffic than the main highway we were avoiding.

I picked up my cell to call our son who we were to meet and at the same time the Gardener's phone rang. I assumed it was our son calling his dad with the "where are you?" question. So I canceled my phone call to answer the Gardener's since he was driving. Hmm, Eldest had given up calling his dad. So I tried to call him again, and again the Gardener's phone rang and he was calling his dad. Or so I thought. Again I answered the Gardener's phone in vain.

LOL at myself. It took several rounds of this to realize it was I who was calling my husband's phone. Technology at its finest. In my defense, there had been some switching on quick call numbers on my cell phone and I had not (obviously) gotten set in my head which number --#7 or #8--was for which guy. I'm sure the stress of being late and lost did not help. Yes I laughed and still laugh at myself. And it's no surprise I'm sometimes called "ditzi" rather than my usual knick name.

Photo of our new art district ... I think that larger than life piece of art could be me directing traffic. It's just what comes to mind!  :-)


  1. I can get pretty ditzy myself in traffic when late to a meeting. Your story is really quite comical from this vantage point and a bit removed from the stress. What is that art work? A woman with a hoop skirt?

  2. Isn't it great to look back and be able to laugh at yourself? This sounds like something I'd do, too.

    I hope the day improved from there!

  3. Niki de Saint Phalle's sculpture. Sure is a sight! Great the way you used it in your writing! It is called The Firebird.

  4. Isn't technology great? Sometimes? lol

  5. Oh my goodness! That is so funny! I'm sure you're not the first one to do that, but so frustrating when it happens, eh?
    I hope you're enjoying your day.
    Hugs, Cindy

  6. Well, Dotsie, I had to laugh at your story. I did something similar and begged off with the blonde excuse. Ditzy sounds like an apt description and I'm sure that was the real reason for me too.

  7. There have been many times that I thought to call my husband to tell him he had forgotten his phone!


  8. Too funny! Love this story - I could have been the star in this story:)


  9. That is funny! I've done something like that myself. It's even more funny when no one is there to observe it but yourself! lol What did we do before cell phones?

  10. Dotsie, I love how you laugh at yourself... Evan is always telling me, you sure amuse yourself... I think it is a good thing to find amusement in life/ourselves. ;)

    Sorry you had the stress and the getting off track though! Kind of like the traffic director idea.

    blessings ~ tanna


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