Wednesday, August 30, 2023


I don't know what Alice was on but one day she just went down the rabbit hole. What seemed like a very good idea just didn't work out. It might be what I do. Sometimes I know what I should do but don't HAVE to do so I don't! I often choose to follow Alice's example. I know for fact it can be very dark down in that hole.
 The choice is a fact it always has been. I know what I would like or need to do but I don't want to. If that makes sense to you then you are one of us...the discombobulated ones.
You all remember the children book "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie". It is the one that has the mouse changing direction because he is distracted by hunger. Then someone gave him a cookie and if you give a mouse a cookie, he will need a glass of milk, a plate, a napkin and so it goes.  By the time he gets done the kitchen is a mess and the milk, napkins....all of it is out and strewn about.
I possibly am the perfect example of the mouse in real life. I am often accused of being discombobulated! And my house/life can be in great disorder. 
Definitions from Oxford Languages
confused and disconcerted.
"he is looking a little pained and discombobulated"

I go to the gym on Mondays and Wednesdays for a class that I love...I like to go there. First of all my daughter normally goes to the gym on that day too. We visit in the car and solve tiny problems that need my attention. And I like the people. It is a very happy time for me.

The dog, the 4 lb. mini wonder, sleeps with me and sometimes wakes me up at night. I suffer from sleep deprivation much like a young mother. She is also very, very fast. I go on a drag with her everyday...she drags me and I walk really fast. 

She wants to go with me everywhere but the minute I utter the word "go" or "walk" she goes in a state of absolute ecstasy running in circles and avoiding getting caught. It takes me several minutes each time we leave to just catch her. She is a cute little stinker. 

So...this morning my daughter had a meeting and could not go to the gym, I over slept because I was tired and just could not make myself do what I like to do....I really would have liked to go but for some reason I didn't want to. I was discombobulated. Darn!

In my haste to make a decision, I decided to go to the gym at 12 am instead of 11 am. I had some papers to deliver and, in my infinite wisdom, I chose to take Annie Tuppence with me. We could walk and she could see Marisa (our friend). But Annie would not be caught, escaped the garage door and ran across the street to a visiting plumber. Yes, I know, I am the grown-up adult owner of this dog but.....she is so freaking cute and so I am helpless. I was too late to do what I wanted.

So, I finally got her in the car and on a whim pressed "update" on my Tesla, started to back the Tesla out but she refused to move because like all computers, she takes a lot of time to update. And she would not go because the Tesla aka Ruby is nothing but a big computer on wheel and she does not function when she is being updated. I am sure you can all relate.

So I decided to write a blog post but when I tried to add pictures, my computer froze. In fact everything I have touched today had gone awry. There is more but I cannot bring myself to tell you.  It is not a bad day but it is a very discombobulated one.

Now I am wondering what combobulated means...without the "dis" in front of it...I wonder.

As you can imagine, I am feeling a little discombobulated. How about you? What rabbit hole did you go down today?


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  1. I cannot stop laughing… I can picture this day for you. And you throwing up your hands and just laughing your way through it! So good to see you writing!!!

    1. It feels good. I wish I could do it while walking or gardening. It is a long time in a desk chair!

  2. Dear Barbara, I, too, "suffer" from the illness known as "Discombobulation." In my youth, I called these days simply "off days" or "lazy days" or "days in which to laze" or "get-nothing-done days." Now it's mostly lack-of-motivation for me. But yes, I do have the days when nothing seems to go as planned. My problem is that I try to establish a schedule each day and something always goes awry. I think the Universe is telling me to "cease and desist" and just "go with the flow." Peace from Dee Ready and the cats.


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