Blog Posts, Menopausal Mutterings

Quite a senior moment!

He left without me!!

I know things have been less than normal of late, and maybe Mr D could be forgiven for ‘being out of his routine’. But surely some things you just don’t forget!!

After a 16 month absence, our dance class restarted last night. We packed our shoes, wondering how they’d feel after months of wearing slippers, trainers, and flip-flops! I was bravely hoping my post-lockdown feet would fit into my heeled dance shoes. Anyway… we’re not there yet.

As the evening sun was still high in the sky, and the temperature around 25 degrees C, he decided we’d drive to class in his car… topless! Yes! One of the few days of the year when owning an cabrio pays off. So off he went to open up the car, let the heat out, and press the magic button to open the roof.

Meanwhile, I packed our dance bag. Shoes x 2? Check. Water bottles x 2? Check. Half time tea and biscuits? Check. Under normal circumstances we wouldn’t need to take half time rations, but as the village hall kitchen remains closed for now, it’s a case of bring your own. And with that, we are ready to go.

I step outside to an empty driveway. Where’s the car? I looked up and down our street but nothing. Then my phone pinged to let me know that Mr D had left home! Really?! Yup. Gone. There I am, standing at the bottom of the drive, dance bag and mask in hand, but no dance partner.

I was just about to call his mobile, when I heard a car approach at speed. Yes, you’ve guessed it. Mr D, top down, minus me, and looking slightly sheepish.

It’s perfectly understandable to forget our dance steps, but to forget to take your wife with you (and the shoes and snacks) is most definitely not. As it turned out, we are still Tango King and Queen. A little rusty, but still got it! Unlike Mr D! It will be some time before I let him forget this!!!

Cath xx

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SoCS – multitasking failure!

Normally I am very good a packing for a trip away. My toiletry bag is always ready to go, just add to the suitcase or weekender bag. Then in goes a multi-USB plug to charge iPads, phones and my Apple watch.

Except yesterday.

I forgot just one thing… the watch charging cable!


Fortunately my lovely nephew, also an Apple Watch owner, will come to my rescue later today.


Note to self, put a spare cable in the toiletry bag for future trips, thus not relying on my memory!

In my defence, I was working (i.e. my paid job), doing 5 loads of laundry seeing as we wouldn’t be home this weekend, and worrying about my mum, who’d been back in hospital yet again, this time for pneumonia.

As we traveled north to see her, I discovered my omission, but got the news she’d been discharged home again. In the grand scheme of things, a watch with a flat battery is a minor detail. I’m just happy she’s home again.

Wishing you all a peaceful Saturday xx

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