Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Pay Attention

One of the many lessons in life is to pay attention to what you are doing. I'm sure as a child you heard it from either a parent, teacher or someone older -- you need to pay attention to what you are doing -- you don't want to do that wrong -- it will come out wrong if you don't pay attention to what you are doing....

I guess I didn't pay attention enough as this morning when I got up things just didn't seem to go right at all. I got out of bed too fast so that was my first mistake, on my way to answer natures call I was a little off balance but managed. By the time I did my thing, I was fine. Sticking to your normal routine is important -- so I guess I should say pay attention to what I am doing. Like getting out of bed slowly -- dropping my legs, slowly.

I'm thinking to myself -- self this is not the way to start off the day so I found my pulse ox and put it on, don't know why I did that but I did. I then walked from the living room to the kitchen to make breakfast. My oxygen level dropped from 93 to 85 on that little trip. HMMM... Heart rate went up to 125... well all systems seem to be working ~ maybe not as they should be but they're working.

Looked out the window and saw a dusting of snow (not again) but just a dusting ~ whew and of course it was chilly so I thought I'll make a nice cup of hot chocolate, that should get my juices running. Also thought a nice piece of cinnamon toast would go along great with the hot chocolate. Popped a slice of bread in the toaster, made the hot chocolate, put some butter on the toast when it reappeared from the depths of the toaster and it melted just right, went to my spice thingie and reached for the cinnamon. This is where the pay attention part comes in... I unscrewed the cap and started shaking, hmmm not dark brown like it should be and I'm thinking it was ginger so I kept on shaking. Then when I was done I thought, I'll just add the cinnamon and have a new creation.... Put the cap back on, looked at the container and it said "onion powder"... Oh YUK what did I do!!!! Well, I wasn't about to waste a piece of toast so I shook off as much powder as I could and then PAY ATTENTION came into place. I did get the cinnamon and gave it a good dousing on the toast, the butter was still at that put something on me stage, and I shook away. Didn't taste too bad -- didn't taste too good either *;* And right now I have this horrible onion taste in my mouth -- might have to make me some more cinnamon toast -- or not get too close to anyone today ~ wish me luck.

Merle ~ OHPA
And don't forget to SMILE ~ IT'S CONTAGIOUS


Teddybear said...

I can't imagine the taste. Not one I'd do. I don't have onion anything in the house. I makes us how we have to pay attention to what's going on. Thanks. I hope the rest of your day was better. Love Deb.

Diane said...

Pay Attention Merle,that's not a good start at all.I hope your day was better.Seems I need to pay attention myself.My aches and pains were from over doing it once again.

Jen said...

OMG Merlie Bird...REally need to pay attention more..maybe wake up a little more before cooking ??LOL
Man..what a taste for the morning..Hope your day got better..I can hear myself telling Kayla "Pay attention to details " all the time..so now I am telling you my Phriend;)

Have a great week ahead:)

Love & Hugs,

Annette said...

Ok, I have to ask this....are you on oxygen? Those numbers don't sound very good....Did you check your pulse and sats again after the onion toast? I bet that could have sent your "senses" in a tailspin! YUCKO!!

Cathy said...

Onion!!! YUCK!
You made me LOL, please do pay attention next time!

TW(Terry) said...

Laffin......serves ya right for not paying attention. I can just see the face you made. Guess we're gonna hafta get Tom to make toast for ya. Hugz to ya, have a nice day.


Kathy said...

Funny story...cinammon toast is yummy!