Friday, October 12, 2012

Silly


It's been such a lovely October, necessitating the sunhat for the small person. Doesn't he wear it with panache?

Today, however, it's POURING.

On the way down the lane to buy the newspaper, I wore my welly boots. Half way down, I felt a stone in one of the boots. So I stopped, removed the boot and shook out the stone as I balanced on one leg. And as I did so, I thought to myself: this isn't going to work. I'm going to wobble and put my socked foot down in the wet.

And that's what I did.

I often find myself doing (minor) silly things that I know are silly but do all the same. For example, if I go into a dark room to find something, I sometimes don't bother to put the light on. And I think: that's silly - I'm going to fall over something or stub my toe. And then I do. And it's not as if switching on the light is a lot of trouble.

Is it just me? Or do other people do the same sort of thing? I must be more sensible as age encroaches. This is the way broken hips happen.

7 comments:

persiflage said...

Umm, that's not silly, that is what happens as the years creep past us...

Lucille said...

I think I just get bored with being sensible. Nevertheless I have made a packing list for the wedding weekend and will even refer to it from time to time.

Molly said...

When we stop taking risks then we'll really know we're on the downslope! So I say--keep on living dangerously!

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

I do silly things , too ... but then I always have done . The trouble is , I used to get away with it more . Now my balance is seems to be going as a tendency to teeter takes its place .
As a precaution I've stopped pirouetting .

Gina E. said...

Oh yeah...do that all the time. Definitely a senior thing. (or in my case maybe a blonde thing as well).

Gillie said...

Pouring in Michigan too, perfect autumn weather all week then come the weekend, cats and dogs!

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

He is sweeter every time I see a photo of him, your grandson. And as a grandmother of two boys and two girls I think it's wonderful to get to enjoy both sorts of grandchildren. Love the bowls and stone!