Wednesday, July 29, 2009

The Inability To Navigate IS Inherited!

I went to the big city (Halifax) yesterday to see my ENT again. By 'myself' this time... DH went over the map with me the night before and it looked pretty straight forward. This is the road you'll be on and this is the exit you'll take. Yadda, yadda, yadda. Sure, okay, I can do this!

So, yesterday I'm driving along and I'm getting closer to where I'm supposed to turn off. What? Where's Exit 1? There was no Exit 1! That's fine, maybe I just have to drive a little further. Nope! The next thing I know, I'm driving towards Bedford. Crap! It's a good thing I left early.

Why do directions on paper always look so much easier? I always tease Mom that she could get lost in her backyard but it looks like I may have inherited this trait :oS In case you're wondering, yes I did manage to get to where I was supposed to go, after about a half dozen illegal U-Turns :oP

The appointment with the ENT was just routine, although he is not thrilled that I'm having so much pain in my jaw. I'm still waiting for the call to see the TMJ specialist. I am getting a new bite plate from my dentist but that will only help prolong the damage and not fix it. But first I need to stop being a weenie and get myself in there to have a few fillings done :o(

After my appointment, I got to spend a little time shopping :o) I picked up a really cute beach linen dress by Columbia but do you think that I could find a picture online to show you? Argh! What I can show you though is my new pair of pink ribbon scissors -


While I was at Fabricville picking up our new curtains (yay!), I spotted these at the cash. They're by Triumph and with my discount; I paid around $4 for them. Not an expensive scissor but one I can add to my collection :o)

So the big question remains...did I find my way home? LOL!


Irene said...

You must have finally made it home to be writing this :) The scissors are nice.

Annie said...

Don't feel too bad. I'm directionally challenged too, but the worst part is, my field is 'vehicle routing and scheduling' software that is heavily map-based. Talk about a seemingly bad fit!

Love your little scissors. At least the day wasn't a total loss.

Rebecca (AKA - Rebel In Ontario) said...

I would think that you were home...if you are posting! BTW I was getting my blood pressure monitored :-)

Cindy said...

You need a GPS! I finally convinced Bryon that we needed one...after the navigation fiasco in Wisconsin two weeks ago. The printed directions did us absolutely no good when roads were closed for construction and we had to figure out which way to go. I figured that GPS would at least be better than ESP...LOL :)

Anonymous said...

Heh. Heh. Poor Pumpkin. I could get lost in a paper bag, no lie. After I got lost for the second time last weekend (in a city where *I* was the "expert,") my sister said, "Poor Terri."

The scissors are aptly named, for your "triumph" at finally finding your way. :o)

Daffycat said...

I detest driving when I don't really know where I'm going. In fact, I just about won't do it. The best thing ever invented is GPS navigation. I even drove all the way to Florida with it! Pretty cheap nowadays too. GET ONE!

mumzy said...

OK no more laughing at me for being so easy to get lost. You know now how frustrating it can be and in my case most of the time, the driver (DH) keeps saying "Are we going the right way?"

I take it you have not got over your fear of the dental needle. I thought you had that under control now - not seeing flying pink elephant anymore??? LOL

Cute scissors. Love those.
{{{Hugs & Love}}}

~Tammy said...

I'm right there with you! I get lost with the GPS. I don't trust it and then I go my own way while 'she' is screaming at me to turn here turn there. I curse at her to shut up, but she keeps telling me what to do! I eventually give in and get where I'm going, albeit a bit longer than it should have taken.

WendyCarole said...

As I don't drive I can't empathise with the getting lost
but I do worry I wont get off the bus at the right stop.

Love the scissors

Rachael said...

I have a pair of those scissors I think mine were pretty cheap too but they work fine and that's the best thing!
Oh don't talk about directions, I always have to stop and check the map, I need a satnav,although I have got one in my new phone not used it yet though!!

Alberta said...

I don't get lost often but I do hate trying to find a good parking spot. I hate parking garages, especially when I'm alone.

TammyK said...

It's not you Cathey - it's the Canadian road signs ;o) Totally love those new scissors.

Olenka's Stitches said...

No doubt you found the way home, the question is how soon did you get there?
I love your new scissors!
Take care!