You Didn’t See That Did You?
Years ago we had a huge tree in our back yard. The tree had a limb ten feet off the ground that went straight out from the main trunk about 15 yards to another tree. The squirrels used this limb to race from tree to tree. One year we had a storm and the limb broke about five yards out from the tree.
The day after the limb came down I was watching a squirrel from the kitchen window. The squirrel ran up the tree and at full speed over the limb which no longer reached his desired location. The squirrel ran right off the limb and fell with a splat on the ground. He was a bit shaken up and slowly got to his feet. As God is my witness I swear he then looked left, right and straight up to see if any other squirrel saw him fall.
Tonight I had a similar squirrelly moment.
I have two pairs of glasses which I need when watching TV, but not for reading. One pair I had broken when I sat on them. I then got a new pair which Mrs. C picked out but when I got them home she didn’t like them.
“They look like Bono glasses, and I don’t like Bono.”
I like the Bono glasses for outside because they turn into sunglasses when it is light out. Mrs. C decided I could wear them everywhere except in bed. She did not want to see the Bono glasses when we were in bed watching TV.
She used some miracle five second glue stuff and fixed the old glasses…she’s really good like that, and now I have a pair of upstairs glasses and a pair of downstairs and outside glasses.
When I am watching TV and also on the computer, I am in the habit or shifting the glasses from my eyes to the top of my head as needed.
Tonight I was watching TV upstairs. Mrs. C was at work. When she came home she needed me to move my car and help her bring some stuff in. I moved the car with my upstairs glasses on.
Once back inside I sat at the kitchen table to talk with Mrs. C as she had a late dinner and I had a snack.
While eating my snack I moved my upstairs glasses to the top of the head position. Mrs. C then turned on the TV to watch "Dancing With The Stars." I then grabbed my downstairs glasses and put them on to watch the show. In doing this I knocked my upstairs glasses off my head and I grabbed for them before they hit the floor, then I tried to put my upstairs glasses on over my downstairs glasses.
That was my squirrely moment. I quickly looked left and right to make sure Mrs. C did not see what I did. She didn’t, but the look on my face gave away that I did something silly so I had to tell her.
Now you know too. It’s OK, I’ll bet I’m not the only senior citizen to have a squirrely moment.