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Saturday, March 19, 2016

The hub and I both thought we were invited to a St. Patrick's Day party Friday night. I sent him into the supermarket to buy green sugar sprinkles so I could decorate some treats to take to the party, and he happened to meet one of the party hosts in the checkout line. "I'll see you tonight" he said - to the very puzzled host. Turns out the party is Saturday night, and somehow both the hub and I thought it was one night earlier.

So a fortuitous meeting in the supermarket saved us the embarrassment of showing up a day early for the party. Which is not much of a story, except the exact same thing happened last month - we were invited to a retirement party at a restaurant, and showed up a day early as well. To the total befuddlement of the restaurant manager. Somehow both the hub and I thought the party was on a Saturday instead of a Sunday.

The kid laughed herself silly at our absent-mindedness. It's a streak of only two, but not a good sign. I think this makes the hub and myself officially *old*, since we are having these senior moments together.
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  • no profile photo CD1338628
    The things we forget as we get older... 😂
    1857 days ago
  • PJDANIELS
    I have informed my daughter that it is NOT because I am old, it is because my brain is so full of valuable stuff, that's all, ha ha. Yeah, she laughs at me too when I have "a moment". She'll get hers, she is almost 40!
    1858 days ago
  • BUTTONPOPPER1
    It's so fortunate that he met the host at the supermarket! I mean, how lucky is that?! And that your husband said what he said so that everything could be clarified. Showing up at the wrong time at a private residence would be pretty much more awkward than showing up at a restaurant, where you wouldn't have to reveal your mistake to the hosts but could just make a quiet exit out to the parking lot and come back the next day.

    What tickled me the most about this, though, is that your daughter "laughed herself silly." I don't know why, but that made me laugh, too. It just seems to show her affection for you two. My kids laugh at me a lot, too, and we always have a rollicking good time when any of us does anything embarrassing. I haven't yet gotten the date of a party wrong, but I've done lots of other laughable things that would have been embarrassing back when I cared about my reputation but now just make me laugh.
    1858 days ago
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