Not Quite Right


I wish I could take credit for this cake. I goggled lopsided cake and this was in the search result. I thought it was freaking awesome.

I think there’s an art to not getting things quite right.

Truly there is.

The lopsided cake, the DIY project that you shouldn’t have done yourself, or the sweater you attempted to knit that somehow turned out to be a scarf.

Don’t ask.

You can attribute it to lack of focus, the dizziness of the day or just good old fashion don’t know how. I have to tell you over the past few weeks, I’ve had some less than stellar moments that has boggled my usually keen mind.

Don’t get me wrong, I got in tons of reading and resting over the past few weeks thanks to my silent November, but when I went out into the world it felt like I just wasn’t firing on all cylinders.

Is this middle age sneaking up on me? I am about a month away from a milestone birthday.

You know that feeling when you wake up and there’s lots of sunlight in your bedroom and you think: this isn’t right. . . then you look at the alarm clock to discover that it’s about 2 hours past the time you were supposed to wake up? You know that feeling?


Here’s my top 3, recently I:

    1. Went to the market alone placed the groceries in the trunk and got in on the passenger side. I guess I expected my imaginary chauffer to take me home.  In my best British accent, “James, home.”
    2. Ordered take out for dinner and checked what I received against my receipt to find that my order was wrong. I went in to talk with the cashier and realized I was holding a receipt from a different restaurant. I was big enough to admit that I was wrong, and I’m pretty sure she thought I should seek mental help.
    3. Couldn’t locate my cell phone (happens quite often actually) and thought maybe if I called it I could find it. I picked up my cell phone and got 3-digits in before I realized that I had . . . (well you know the rest)…fa-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la….

I won’t share anymore. I am grateful that I can laugh about it though.

Has this ever happened to you?

14 thoughts on “Not Quite Right

  1. Dorthula

    Awesome! I am crying-laughing. You can’t make this stuff up! I so connected to this entry. Can recall walking up to someone’s car, putting my key in the door and wondering why I can’t get in or why the person in the driver seat is in my car and looking at me funny! Thanks, Knowledge Maven! A wonderful purging laugh.

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