I’m not saying I’m a true blonde and I’m not saying I’m not! AND….I’m not saying that covid made me do it and I’m not saying it didn’t! We have all heard of some folks having a little “mind fog” after having Covid! And we have also heard our fair share of blonde jokes! All I can say is this; Randy and I are running out of cities and neighborhoods to move to after these most embarrassing moments! Bless Randys heart, he has had his fair share of these situations but they were mostly of his own doing! Mine, well, let’s just say that mine, for the most part, tend to come because I tend to look at life thru rose colored glasses! And when I hear certain words like party, celebration, fellowships, weddings, birthdays and grand openings, all I can think about is fun fun fun and food food food!!!!
Yesterday was one memory that will go down in my book of “need to move NOW” situations as much as when we moved after me doing a spread eagle with a grocery cart at Kroger! I know y’all probably thought we moved to California due to Randys job but we had to get away from TX quickly when that happened! My kids told me it was a shame that I hadnt had that move on video as it would have won us a lot of money on AFV! But moving forward to this past weekend….we have been hearing our Pastor preach lately about Jesus telling us that we are to be salt and
Light in this ole world and to be looking for opportunities to share Christ with people who might need some encouragement or hope! Well, I saw an opportunity yesterday when we were leaving the house and waved to our neighbor who lives behind us! He was outside across from our driveway putting something in his truck so I told Randy to back up and let me run back inside the house to get some gingerbread biscotti I had made to give to he and his wife! So Randy backs up the car and I proceed to walk over to hand him the bag of biscotti and tell him I hope he and his wife enjoy it. He then begins to thank me and tell me that they are headed out to a “Celebration of Life” for his wife’s mom! As I hand over the biscotti I, well the conversation went like this: Trudy—“oh how fun. Please tell Patti’s mom I said Happy birthday for me and after y’all get home from the party having all the neat celebration food, you can sit down and relax and have a piece of biscotti!” Dewayne—“thank you so much for the biscotti. I’ll tell JEN, you brought this over!” Well, I walked away to get in the car so proud of my good deed when Randy looks over at me and says, (yes he had had the car window down and heard what I had said)
“You just told him to wish his dead mother in law a happy birthday! Do you realize a celebration of life is for people who are dead? They aren’t having a birthday party for her!”
As we drove away I told Randy to now back up because I had to go back and apologize! So we did back up and Dewayne came over to the car! Randy once again rolls his window down and I lean over and begin to apologize and tell him how sorry I am for not realizing what a Celebration of Life was! Randy begins to tell our neighbor that I am blonde and these things happen al the time! Dwayne began to laugh and tell me that his MIL had indeed died in July but because of Covid the Celebration was just being held! I also realized that when he kept talking about his wife “Jen” I had called her by the wrong name before! So the moral to my story is this: when you are trying to be a good neighbor and be salt to people around you, maybe call Jake from State Farm to get some tips beforehand! And learn today’s lingo before opening your mouth! It will save you from having to move so often like we do!