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Did You Put Supper Away?


I Thought You Did?

We ate and watched t.v.

Then both tired got ready for bed

We decided to leave the dirty dishes for tomorrow

When I went to wash the dishes the next morning

I saw the Kielbasa in a pan on the stove

Honey, we both thought each other put the food away

It's no good now

Has this ever happened to you?

In the past, we took out the chicken to defrost

We looked at it later and it was still frozen solid

Then we got busy

One thing led to another

The next day our chicken we took out

Was still sitting on the counter

Just where we left it

Is this old age?

The early signs of forgetfulness?

Two busy people getting ahead of themselves?

A combination of all of the above

Either way

In the garbage, you go

My father would say

That wasn't smart

A waste of money and time

You have to use your head

For more than a hat rack



DREAM ON (author) on May 07, 2020:

Marlene Bertrand Life gets busy and we have to adjust to make things happen. Sometimes it isn't easy. A tight schedule and lots of things on our minds. Thank you so much for sharing and caring. Have a wonderful morning.

DREAM ON (author) on May 07, 2020:

Lorna Lamon If I leave my reminder on the refrigerator I will walk right by. I will use your advice and leave a potholder in the bedroom. A little something for a quick reminder. I don't think 56 is old either. Then again sometimes I feel it in every bone. I found if I keep walking it helps. Thank you so much for sharing and caring. May today turn out to be another great day.

DREAM ON (author) on May 07, 2020:

Brenda Arledge I am so glad I am good company. I will let you know when or if it happens again. Now I leave a potholder on my bed to remind me food is still out on the counter. I know we can't do it all but sometimes we do so much more than we ever thought we could. Thank you so much for reading and sharing. Life can be so much fun. Have a great Thursday.

DREAM ON (author) on May 07, 2020:

Demas W Jasper What's cook'n? That is only after we have food ready to eat. Sometimes we just get ahead of ourselves. It is like when we sit down to eat and we think we can devour anything. Our eyes are bigger than our belly and after a few minutes, we are full. It is so much better to have one cook and one assistant. Thank you so much for your comment. I hope today is a great day.

Marlene Bertrand from USA on May 06, 2020:

I have done this more times than I want to count. I want to attribute it to being too busy to remember versus memory loss.

Lorna Lamon on May 06, 2020:

I'm always full of good intentions when it comes to leaving food out of the freezer for the next day. However, invariably I get caught up in something else and forget. I have taken to leaving reminders on the fridge (for the sake of the family), and I'm not that old!!!!! Loved this poem.

DREAM ON (author) on May 06, 2020:

Janis Leslie Evans It's funny how we spend time cooking food, eating food, then it has to be crazy to waste food. Other times we think of something we want to eat, buy it, plan for it, and forget about it. It is not like we gave it no time at all. I have a friend who said they got pizza and his brother was out and was told there was pizza on the counter when he came home. He came home and didn't feel like any got a shower and went to bed. They also found a wonderful surprise next morning. Thank you so much for reading and sharing. There are many strange things we do that bring us together and make us closer than ever. Have a beautiful morning.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on May 05, 2020:

Nah...don't think it's old age.

It's just us rushing around trying to get too much done.

Happens to all of us.

Nice one though.

Demas W Jasper from Today's America and The World Beyond on May 05, 2020:

Too many cooks spoil the broth-erhood.

Janis Leslie Evans from Washington, DC on May 05, 2020:

LOL, this is my life! Thanks for sharing, DREAM ON. You made me smile.

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