Some Days I Amaze Myself, Other Days…

Dear Reader:

When I came across this hilarious truth the other day…I immediately thought of “Carrie” in the popular television series...Sex and the City. I remember she always kept her sweaters in her oven because she said it was the cleanest place in the whole apartment… since it was never used.

I, then discovered this next funny ‘confession’…same thought with a different twist.

*I decided this was too much fun to read without adding some of my own personal experiences. So the next three are my “confessions of craziness.” But, then, I would love to read some of your crazy antics too…Laughter loves company! (Remember we did decide that laughter would help get us through this hot, hot summer!) Here we go!

*Some Days I amaze myself…“Other days, I spend long periods of time looking for my sunglasses… which are on top of my head!

*Some Days I amaze myself…“Other days, I find the remote control on the bathroom counter where I  carried it unconsciously and aimlessly with me throughout the house.” 

*Some Days I amaze myself…“Other days, I water me instead of my garden by simple inattention to “details.” (It’s all in the wrist!)”

I then emailed the Ya’s and asked each of them to share an “amazing” unconscious crazy antic.


*Some Days I amaze myself…“Other days I pay for my drive-through food and then drive off without the food!”


*Some Days I amaze myself…“Other days I use my Belk card at the ATM.” ( They are the same color!)


*Some Days I amaze myself… “Other days I go into a room with a specific purpose and cannot remember why Or what  I AM DOING THERE!”

Okay readers…now it’s your turn! It is actually quite fun to reveal our own unique crazy moments. I wish we had a video clip of each of us during these hilarious times. (*These are the times when we stop and look around to make sure no one saw us do what we did!)

Substitute my face for this precious little girl’s and you get the vivid image of what happened to me last week in my garden! I was more humiliated than drenched….and I was so happy none of back yard neighbors were out to witness this personal debacle!

Last night I was at the Aldersgate United Methodist Church doing a skit with my friend Carol and a story for the children and adults. The food, as usual, was beyond delicious, and the laughter and friendship rang forth all night. Carol’s beautiful little granddaughter, Abigail, decided to join us for the skit.  The more the merrier.

We had line dancing, poetry, another skit, and piano playing…a great time of fellowship.

So until tomorrow…As Archibald Rutledge said so eloquently:

I am absolutely unshaken in my faith that God created us, loves us, and wants us not only to be good to ourselves and others, but to be happy.” (I absolutely agree… happiness abound last evening.)

“Today is my favorite day”  Winnie the Pooh







About Becky Dingle

I was born a Tarheel but ended up a Sandlapper. My grandparents were cotton farmers in Laurens, South Carolina and it was in my grandmother’s house that my love of storytelling began beside an old Franklin stove. When I graduated from Laurens High School, I attended Erskine College (Due West of what?) and would later get my Masters Degree in Education/Social Studies from Charleston Southern. I am presently an adjunct professor/clinical supervisor at CSU and have also taught at the College of Charleston. For 28 years I taught Social Studies through storytelling. My philosophy matched Rudyard Kipling’s quote: “If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.” Today I still spread this message through workshops and presentations throughout the state. The secret of success in teaching social studies is always in the story. I want to keep learning and being surprised by life…it is the greatest teacher. Like Kermit said, “When you’re green you grow, when you’re ripe you rot.”
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7 Responses to Some Days I Amaze Myself, Other Days…

  1. ambikasur says:

    Some days I amaze myself… Other days I mostly forget what I wanted to say to the person sitting in front of me (I give a silly blank stare at that person).. 😀😀


  2. Sometimes I amaze myself…Other days I send myself an email to remember what Inplan to do at work or at home.


  3. bcparkison says:

    Love the hats. I aways amaze myself when I lock myself out of the house. There is a reason for keeping an extra key …out side.


  4. Jo Dufford says:

    Some days I amaze myself, but other days like yesterday, I find myself beginning to worry when my car won’t start, and then I realize my car really shouldn’t respond to my daughter’s car keys.


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