Erin and I started this morning laughing at ourselves.
More than ever we realized that as life changes some things remain the same:
A negative plus a negative equals a positive.
I intentionally leave things out of place to annoy myself so that I’ll remember to address that task. Obsessive almost to the point of Compulsive Disorder, for years this worked for me.
Erin and I both practice this technique but routinely pick up after one another resulting in, “where in blazes is my stuff?!”
Everything Old is New Again.
Sure, shortly after I arrived here I yukked it up when Erin placed the vintage flip-calendar by the television set. I remember thinking, “She’s so old school. My cell is the best organizer ever…”
Several forgotten appointments and two months later, we both appreciate the gleaming chrome calendar daily. And yet we only today noticed step-by-step instructions to operate the calendar that anywhere else would be intuitively obvious:
After Two months of turning the calendar thrice daily (once away and then twice toward) it has become our daily inspirational reminder:
Making cole slaw for Sunday dinner, Erin asked Ellie to grate some baby carrots.
“No problem,I’ll have it in a minute.” the younger, techno-savvy sister replied. She immediately began taking the 1980’s food processor from the cupboard. Ten minutes later, she was still looking for one part to enable the grating device.
Meanwhile, Ellen wordlessly took the cheese grater from among the other vintage devices displayed on top of the cabinets and began grating the carrots with it.
Fifteen minutes later, Ellie called to Mom, “Where is the pin for the food processor?” After a few more moments Mom replied, “Honey, I haven’t used it in so long I honestly can’t remember. I just use the flat grater that’s in the utensil drawer”
From a few feet away Erin smiled silently as she put the completed slaw in the refrigerator.
From my seat at the island counter I swear I heard Erin thinking, “Wile E. Coyote, Super Genius.”
“History merely repeats itself. It has all been done before. Nothing under the sun is truly new.” Ecclesiastes 1:9 (NLT)