Yes, it’s true. Ain’t no denying it. Everyday, I leave a little more of Debi behind and put on Georgia Hazel Bragg! Maybe it’s because she lived with us for four years and I “caught” her.
Never mind the fact that I forgot my password for several days and couldn’t post anything until I found the envelope that I randomly wrote my password on. Or the fact that I find just about anything and everything on pieces of scrap paper around the house….sermon notes, grocery lists (that never make it to the store), to do lists that never get done…
There are other telltale signs of “Hazelism”! Random house cleaning techniques. You know, where you start cleaning one room and end up in another before completing the cleaning on the first. If it was limited to two rooms that wouldn’t be so bad, but it is going from room to room to room! Or another cleaning method that seems to be a favorite of mine is “memory lane cleaning”. I go into the office or a closet to organize and somehow end up reading old cards, looking at old pictures, thinking about creating a memory book and before I know it, it is time to fix dinner. I have a bigger “mess of memories” and no organization!
Talking out loud to myself is another recent rather scary behavior pattern! Mainly because it isn’t an occasional “Oh…” or “oops” …..that everyone does. It is conversational muttering! Expressions of dissatisfaction or disdain when no one is around! Statements of how right I am and how wrong someone else is! Like I said, scary!
By far the most disconcerting similarity that has been “popping out” of late is my inability to retain gaseous noise escaping my derriere. “Tooting” is what my mom called it. We all do it, but we ladies don’t admit it. My mom in her later years sounded similar to a muffled machine gun walking across the room. Forgive me, my sweet mother, for ever making fun of you!
There are many positive things that I inherited from my mom, far more noteworthy and important than these small idiosyncrasies and indiscretions. Her faith and love for Jesus and her family…..but that’s another blog!