How’s this for an unexpected turn of events?

Woke up this morning and slipped on a warm nightgown as the house felt a bit chilly.  With the discipline of a good soldier, I slipped my back brace tightly around my body, insuring I would not make a move that would further injure me.

I have an appointment with a second neurosurgeon Wednesday, and I can hardly wait!  This not “knowing” is wearing on me a bit.

Anyway, I left my bra off to be more comfortable as I had not planned to go anywhere; also left my slippers off, no makeup, and wild hair.  I must have looked just adorable  (Hey, adorable comes from the inside I hope!)

Suddenly my one hundred and twenty pound Rotteweiler jumped on my sliding glass door.  There was a cat sitting inside my fence looking directly at us.  My dog simply does not like cats at all!

I made her sit and stay, as I was afraid she was going to break the slider and I slipped out on the back porch and shut it.  I picked up a rock and just threw it at the fence to get the cat to move.  It left quickly.

I turned to go back into the house and the door had locked.  In twenty-five years that has never happened.  “Oh no” I thought.  I hoped I had replaced the hidden key by the side of the house.  I

peeked outside the gate and opened it.  Carefully I moved barefooted across the rocks and through the trees near the fireplace.  I found the hidden key. I had replaced it.  Yahoo.

Now all I had to do was move to the front of the house and hope no one saw me.  I peeked through the bushes, made my way carefully over the rocks, and as quickly and casually as I could make it to the front door.  Phew!  “Safe.” I thought.

At that moment the UPS driver parked directly in front of my house.  As quickly as I could turn the key in both locks I jammed inside and slammed the door.

I’d done it.  No one had seen me.  Within a moment the doorbell rang and a cheery voice asked, “Will you sign for this please?”

I grabbed a coat from the coat rack, zipped it, and opened the door casually as if I had no hesitation.   I smiled, signed for the package, and closed and locked the door.

I was breathing a sigh of relief. “Next time” I thought, “ I will at least put on a bra and slippers with my nightie!  “Be prepared at all times.” I thought.   No harm done.

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8 Responses to “How’s this for an unexpected turn of events?”

  1. vhhp Says:

    Dear Marsha,
    Be careful; other than this, I have no words.

    • Marsha J. O'Brien Says:

      Thank you. I will. I promised my husband I will move 10% slower-for me, that’s a lot! Blessings to you and all your family. I woke up this morning and am so happy to be alive. I fought a small period of depression-allowed myself that, and then turned my thoughts around. It is not me, but my Creator! 🙂

    • vhhp Says:

      My family members- my mother, wife and two children (of course, grown-ups… 28 n 23)… will be sure.. asking me if not daily… ” what has your blogging friend Marsha… written today…) donno whether tomorrow we will be alive or not, but a fresh smile will be there on the face each day we wake-up. you are right… thanks to The Creator

      • Marsha J. O'Brien Says:

        Again, thank you for sharing “me” with your family! That is such a compliment. I saw a wonderful full moon last evening and awoke with that feeling there are still miracles and definitely love. Love is Free and it’s the best – always enough to share!

  2. Peg Richards Says:

    Oh, Marsha! How I laughed, reading of this mishap! It reminded me of me. A few years back, I was painting my new French doors on my deck early one morning in my pajamas. I tried the door handle when I was done and hadn’t fully unlocked it. At the time, there were no stairs off my deck, so I climbed over the railing by pulling a chair up close and hopped down to the ground, running to the front door and punching in my keyless code, hoping none of the neighbors were watching. Thankfully, I’m not on a second floor (or higher)! A few days later, putting on the second coat, I did the same thing! And then about a week later, working on another project on my deck, I did it again!!! I’m not always such a slow learner.

    I hope you’re feeling better, Marsha. You are are one I’ve come to love in this blogging world.

    Much love,
    Peg

    • Marsha J. O'Brien Says:

      I am working on it day by day, and I am happy as a crazy little bird.
      Last night I peeked outside and there was a brilliant full moon sitting on an empty branch of the old oak tree. How privileged am I to observe something so wonderful.

      Thank you for sharing Peg! We are slow learners,eh? I can’t tell you how many times I’ve locked myself out of my car and in the middle of a busy parking lot had to crawl way under to retrieve that key! Ah, but then if I hadn’t had the key……

      I REALLY appreciate your kind words, and I feel the same about you and your writings. Have a BEAUTIFUL day! Love

  3. arunaprasad Says:

    Dear Marsha, today morning, one of my cousins, living in Canada, has sent me some small quick-witted lines, which I would like to share with you.
    When one wishes to unlock a door but has only has one hand free, the keys are in the opposite pocket. (Von fumbles law)

    A door will snap shut only when you have left the keys inside. (Yale law of destiny)

    When ones hands are covered with oil, grease, or glue, your nose will start to itch. (Law of ichiban)

    Your insurance will cover everything but what has happened. (Insurance so sorry law)

    When things seem easy to do, it’s because you haven’t followed all the instructions. (Destiny awaits law)

    If you keep your cool when everyone else is losing his, it’s probably because you have not realized the seriousness of the problem (law of gravitas)

    Most problems are not created nor solved, they only change appearances. (Einstein’s law of persistence)

    You will run to answer the telephone just as the party hangs up on you. (Principle of dingaling)

    Whenever one wants to connect with the Internet, the call you’ve been waiting for all day will arrive. (Principle of Bellsouth)

    If there are only two programs on TV that are worth your time, they will always be at the same time. (Law of wasteland)

    The cost is always higher than one budgets for, and it is exactly 3.14 times higher, hence the importance of pi. (Law of pi eyed)

    The probability that one will spill food on one’s clothes is directly proportional to the need to be clean. (Law of Campbell scoop)

    Each and every body sitting on a commode will cause the doorbell to ring. (Law of ogolly gee!)”

    Wind velocity will increase proportionally to the cost of one’s hairdo.(The donking principle)

    After discarding something not used for years, you will need it one week later. (Law of fatal irreversibility)

    Arriving early for an appointment will cause the receptionist to be absent, and if one arrives late, everyone else has arrived before you. (Law of delay)

    Do not take life too seriously, because in the end, you won’t come out alive anyway.” (Theory of absolute certainty)
    ….. saying the last one with tears in the eyes, of course….un-knowingly.

    • Marsha J. O'Brien Says:

      Thanks so much for the “one-liners”. We all need a smile and these were very clever. I appreciate you thinking of me. Haven’t done much on line as of late as I am working to find “acceptance” in a few areas in which I have no choice! Am positive and happy, though I wish things may be different in some ways, I am grateful for you and for friends and loved ones. Will be back soon! Warmly to you and family- blessings and love.

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