Thursday, October 21, 2010

Three Things

Glimpse of the barn near the public landing at Harcum.

Welcome to Three Thing Thursday, where we share three or more things related to whatever is catapulting around our addled brains:  frustrations, observations, proclamations, exclamations, obfuscations, realizations, special occasions, questions, statements, sentiments, predicaments, commitments, resentments, current events, and Oh, for cryin' in a bucket, CBW, just get on with it!

Well then. Since some people seem to be in such a hurry, let's begin.

1. Several weeks ago, I ran into someone I hadn't seen in 30+ years.  Just a few short sentences into the conversation, he asked me how my three daughters were.  That's because he thought I was Chesapeake Bay Mumma, who happens to be 23 years older than I am.

2.  This week the doctor's office neglected to call me back with the results of some recent blood tests.  Coincidentally (?), my mother (who has cholesterol concerns) came over to say the very same doctor's office declared her test results to be spectacular. When I called to inquire about my blood work (cholesterol was not one of my concerns),  they determined there had been some confusion based on our same last names and more. It's truly a very long story involving a Big City Regional Hospital.  The Little Local Doctor's Office was not to blame. Nevertheless, when you add (1) above with this, you can see where a person named CBW might start to get a complex.

3.  Not too long ago, an invitation to join AARP appeared in the mailbox.  With my name on it.  My name. Not my mother's name, my name. And a complex, weighing in at 4,000 psychological pounds, was officially born. Pass the cigars.

3b.  Just shoot me now.  When you reach a certain age and things start to fall apart;  when every little ache and pain is translated into the first sign of The Big One, Elizabeth (I'd love to link to an audio clip of Fred Sanford but can't find one); when people start confusing you for your mother and you receive invitations to join AARP, you realize a few things, including:

a) Your mother looks great for her age.  
b) You look great for your mother's age.  
c)  Except, oops, you aren't your mother's age.

The End.

Now it's your turn.  Please share three things or twenty three things, and if only one of those things are tips for hiding wrinkles, well then bless you.   


TSannie said...


1. You look wonderful. Period.

2. As far as officially falling apart, you ain't seen nuthin' yet! Between 50 and 55, the falling apart is just spectacular.

3. Anything is better than being 6 feet under. Just sayin'.

Love ya! (And I mean that.)

WV: ampecid "Just take an ampecid twice a day and all your cares will float away!"

Anonymous said...


Kay L. Davies said...

So, I'm not the only one who has these kinds of things happening to her. Comforting, in a twisted sort of way.

Kay, Alberta

BayBrowder said...

1. Mathews High School cross country meet postponed from Wednesday to today, Thursday....running at Beaverdam Park around 4:00.....GO MATHEWS XC!!!

2. Bobby Stewart Memorial Run this Saturday at Williams Wharf Landing....5K and 8K....also one-mile fun run for kids and other kids benefit the Free Clinic and the Ware School Scholarship Fund.....forecast is for perfect weather.

3. Please consider adopting or fostering a dog from the Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society. If you can do this, ask about the wonderful dogs at the overflow facility that are at risk due to closure of this facility. Honey and her friends need and would appreciate your help.

deborah said...

1. You look mahvelous, dahlink!
2. Agreeing with TSannie..even the doctor said I was falling apart.
3. Wait till you look down and discover your knees are wrinkling-

wv: expla expla deleted when I noticed my wrinkly knees

Ann Marie said...

1. mer beat me to it. I want to know the REAL identity of mer.. I shall start investigating.. you know searching IP addresses and such..

2. I love you and I think you are MORE than beautiful.. you are stunning.. and the person who mistook you for Mom.. well they need glasses.. Not that Mom doesn't look good for her age but seriously.. you don't look like Mom. Well you do but not in THAT way.

3. I am doing the Bobby Stewart 5 k on Saturday with my dad.. he is running my fat rear is walking. I won't hurt my shins this year it is too painful to continue on daily with really sore legs.

4. I am training to walk my marathon in June. My father/ Our Mom's boyfriend.. errr I mean your boyfriend (maybe this mess IS confusing) says I am insane. I told him he was right but not for doing this.


WV pibilin.. I am going to stop with this pibilin now and get to work.

Meg @ Soup Is Not A Finger Food said...

You do look wonderful, and so does your mother...

I agree with TSannie, as long as you're on the right side of the dirt, you go ahead and bury that giant complex.

Yay for Ann Marie, fixin' to do a 5K! I don't think I've perambulated other than incidentally a cumulative total of 5K in my whole entire life. Rock on, you motivated soul, you.

Deltaville Jamie said...

1. Whenever I feel old, I ask The Brat Child how old he thinks I am. Yesterday he said, "Umm, you 10". Sometimes I truly love that child.

2. This morning I woke up early to purchase my plane tickets to California. The second I hit the purchase button I felt massive amounts of anxiety crash down on my shoulders. I'm think I will need to drink large quanitites of wine during the next 4 weeks.

3. You go Re! I'm training to hike the Maryland portion of the Appalachian Trail. It's 40 miles and takes 3 days. You may be right, I may be crazy...

Anonymous said...

I read your blog daily, but have never commented, but I have to on this one. You look GREAT and your mom does too, but you don't look like your mother. You said you haven't seen this person in 30years and they probably haven't seen your mom in 30 years either so that is probably why he mistaken you for your mother.

Love your blog and best of luck on your book. I am not a computer guru, but willing to help in anyway if I can.

Tracey Sorey

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Hey there, Tracey! I had no idea you read this silly blog. You are far too kind, thank you for saying that. Hope to hear from you more often, when hopefully the topic won't be growing old and fending off wrinkles. And the book...well, it's a very slow work in progress, but I truly, truly appreciate the offer to help. I may take you up on it the further I get into it.

Thanks to all of you for the nice words. I mean it.

It's almost Friday!

p.s. Ann Marie - I think you and I should join Jamie on the Appalachian Trail. It might help us gear up for the walking marathon in June. Wait! Three days? Never mind. I can only do three miles. Go, Jamie, go.

Mental P Mama said...

1. Both your mother and you are beautiful!
2. So are your sisters.
3. And your children.

Country Girl said...

1. Passing you a virtual cigar.
2. I have a lot of catching up to do on your blog. (Sorry I've been remiss).
3. You look mahvelus, dahling. Really. Wipe that look off your face because I am being honest here.

Kate said...

1. I hate the "you look like your mother" comments. Well, there should certainly be SOME resemblance, since I got half her DNA, don't you think? LOL

2. If anyone's gonna complain about getting mail from AARP, it should be me, the 31 year old woman who shouldn't even be on those people's radar! I've actually called them and complained, but I still get stuff from them! WTH???

3. I don't like waiting for blood test results. I think it would be LESS nerve wracking to find out if you're going to be the next Miss USA or the next American Idol! But I mostly think that because I get too interested in those House episodes and I'm always worried I'll have some crazy strange disease (but not Lupus. It's never Lupus!)

WV: pronsi Those AARP people keep pronsi they will stop sending me stuff but they never do!

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

1.All you CB people are beautiful.
2.I would tell you my secret for hiding wrinkles but I am too busy pulling chin hairs.
3.I forgot.

wv- hydemb as in hydemb wrinkles.

BayBrowder said...

I've learned that I was told the wrong location for today's cross country's at King William High School at 4:40...not at Beaverdam Park.

Daryl said...

You, your mumma, your sisters (including Re) all have fabulous skin/bones .. so Shut the Front Door!

Last week I was in Las Vegas, this week its the office .. sigh ...

If I have to explain to one more IT person why I detest Windows/Microsoft Version 7 w/o using an expletive I just might flutiou!

Meg at the Members Lounge said...

OMG! It's my second week in a row here.

1. CBW, you and I both have AARP cards. I just saw Dennis Quaid on the cover of the namesake magazine so I feel better about being "that" age.
2. Planted 200 flower bulbs this week, my body can tell.
3. I'm enjoying peak leaf season this week.

Happy Thursday and weekend!

foolery said...

1. You must have run into Crazy Old Blind Harry down at the Court House. There is no other possible explanation for that person's mistake of identity that doesn't involve Alzheimers. Or booze.

2. Your mother is among the most beautiful mothers in America. Right next to my mother.

3. You're lucky. I get mistaken for MY DAD.