It’s the little things that “slip your mind”- that are forgotten in the daily routines and plans that form your life. I was in Books A Million Tuesday, buying a Christmas present when the clerk returned my driver’s license and said “Did you know this is expired?” Well….NO!
It’s a good thing I still write a few checks, or I might have gone years without looking at my license or remembering to renew it. Our Oklahoma licenses no longer carry our social security numbers, nor do they expire on our birthday. All safe and secure- everything randomly chosen by the state- and almost impossible to remember! Although I have it figured out now. My new license will expire just before we vote for the next president. Since I’m sure by then we will be a check-free society I will have to remember on my own. ‘Course I probably won’t have to renew my license. It will be included in the computer chip I wear and will automatically update itself if I have a good driving record.
Speaking of record, I not only look like a criminal on my new license. I look like a very old criminal. Does anyone take a good license photo?
And did I mention that because I let my license expire I couldn’t get a new one from the tag agent? Oh, no. We stopped on the way home from shopping to “take care of it” and were told I’d have to go home, get my birth certificate, and go to the Department of Public Safety! Well, that obviously had to wait until the next day because they were set to close in an hour. Of course when I arrived yesterday there were at least ten people ahead of me- four of whom had to take their tests. And there was only one person working because of the holiday. And the phone rang at least a dozen times because people wanted to know the holiday hours. So…getting a new license required an hour of waiting in an old dilapidated building with huge maroon, white and black tiles on the floor which I couldn’t keep myself from counting. LOL When I finished my paperwork I had to take it back to the tag agency and let them process it and give me my new license. Whew! Did I mention that I am never going to let it expire again?
I chose today’s blog title because I’ve been busy doing a dozen little tasks these past two days. They have not only involved “rock, paper, and scissors”, but choosing which to do next has reminded me of the schoolyard game.
The tasks for the Alumni Banquet are complete and we are all set for a Saturday morning of decorating. I had the programs printed and I’m happy with them. I’ve been reading about the first major reunion- circa 1935- and I’m not sure how they managed. It was three days of receptions, meetings, church services, and meals. And their attendance was the same as ours! I clipped out the articles to post on our walls this weekend.
I’m working on a display board for the banquet. It will showcase some of the projects completed by TRAC since the last reunion. We even won an award this week! Our group has been working hard to make Caddo safe and beautiful and I’m proud to be a part of it.
I’m doing something personal for Christmas this year. Nothing really “crafty”, but something I think my children will enjoy. Can’t tell any details here because, believe it or not, they read my blog. But anyway, that is taking some time.
Finally, the rocks! Yesterday afternoon it was 72 degrees and sunny, so I laid out the new path in the garden. Only problem was that it took me several tries to get the stones to interlock correctly. Like putting a puzzle together without a picture. I finally managed and I’m pleased with it. I’ll need two more small stones, but Gary can pick those up Friday when he returns to work. It is so convenient to have a husband working at Lowe’s!
This morning I completed a few preparations for Thanksgiving Dinner. We’ll watch the Macy’s parade. It’s still one of my favorites since I worked for them for five years. And we’ll watch the dog show that follows. We don’t have a dog anymore, but we still enjoy them. This afternoon I’m sure I’ll fall asleep while Gary and Robert watch a movie. I hope you have an enjoyable day. Stay safe!