Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Senior Moment 1,000,001

photo from Bed, Bath and Beyond

I am on my 4th set of these sheets, same color, same dual king bed... Saturday AM I went from corner to corner to corner and found the white tags in the 4th corner.

Wait! Are you asking Why? Why was she looking for the white tags?

The answer is,  if I put the white tag on my side corner of the bed, the fitted sheet FITS... the size of a King is only a few short inches difference and will not fit the bed unless it is exactly RIGHT....

Suddenly, a


Senior Moment 1,000,001.. Duhhhh

and I  started laughing like an idiot... 

I ran walked down the hall and said can you  believe for years I have searched for the right corner when ALL I HAD TO DO was make sure the stripes went up and down the bed not across it? The answer was hiding in plain sight...

I learned to look for the tag when we bought our first King bed in 1986 when they were solids, and here I am still doing the same thing over and over....and did not even think about the stripes






32 comments:

Montanagirl said...

You are soooo funny - and I love the red sheets!!

Terra said...

Cute senior moment and moment of clarity.

Chatty Crone said...

All I can say is I am glad I am not alone!

Blackberry Lane said...

This seems like something that would happen to me!!!!!

Greatfull Dazee said...

I loved your senior moment! Thanks for my morning laughter! Now I have sheets to change lol!

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

Oh red sheets. Your still thinking sexy I see. Especially these sheets. Good for you.

Oh well when I worked at the nursing home. One question I was asked. Do seniors lose their appetite in things that gives them pleasure. Of course we all put down no. head nurse said. What kind of answer is this. Huh,

Wrong. So your not having a senior moment but not sure if Bob thinks different about those sheets. only you two will know. Ha-ha.

Laughing at your funny blog again.
I love those sheets. So I am not having a senior moment. Thank goodness.

Madi and Mom said...

MOL MOL MS MOM HAS THE SAME PROBLEM WITH THE SHEETS FOR THEIR QUEEN SLEEP NUMBER...IF SHE DOESN'T PUT THE TAG ON HER TOP CORNER THE WON'T FIT...HER SHEETS ARE ALL PLAIN THOUGH. WE THINK IT IS TOO FUNNY ABOUT YOU AND YOUR STRIPES
HUGS MADI AND MOM

Madi and Mom said...

WE JUST SAW YESTERDAY'S POST...VERY VERY CREATIVE MS. THE MOST SCI FI MOM HAS READ IS HARRY POTTER...WELL I GUESS THAT IS MORE FANTASY BUT THAT IS AS FAR INTO SCI FI AS SHE GETS
HUGS MADI

Mersad said...

Must have been quite the Eureka moment! :D

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

EG CameraGirl said...

I love how our minds work. lol! Well, now you know. (And we do too.)

TexWisGirl said...

fitted sheets make me absolutely crazy! all they'd have to do is put a line of colored thread along top and bottom to designate the ends as such. the top sheet has that nice, neat fold-over at the top. the fitted gives me fits.

Molly The Wally said...

Light Bulb Moment!!!! LOL! Have a terrific Tuesday.
Best wishes Molly

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

The newly acquired knowledge should make changing sheets so much easier and faster.

RoeH said...

Aw heck! You've been doing it all these years. Why quit now. And I didn't know there were any stripes in sheets. Now I have to look.

crafty cat corner said...

There's nothing wrong with a senior moment Sandra, we have them all the time, they are good for a laugh.
Briony
x

From the Kitchen said...

Eureka! I may have to switch to striped sheets--just not red.

Best,
Bonnie

DeniseinVA said...

Now this makes me laugh and I love those gorgeous sheets!!!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Striped sheets is a brilliant idea! Why didn't I think of it before now? I'm always wrestling with the blamed things trying to find which is the ride end to put on.

photowannabe said...

You make me laugh Sandra.
We have a Cal King bed.
If I don't get the fitted sheet right the first time its run around that big bed again to straighten it.
I have one set with stripes like you...should have had the same brain storm. Too easy. I claim senior moments too.

A Quiet Corner said...

LOL!!! That is too funny, Sandra! I have taught the Pres to work with the lines too!!!,...:)JP

Ginny said...

This is hilarious! The answer was staring you in the face every day! I do things like this!! Those red sheets are pretty hot, and love the ink light.

Rose said...

I am sitting here tears streaming down my face!!!! Oh, Sandra, this is beyond priceless!

Grandma C said...

I look for the white tags to but for a different reason. My hubby doesn't like tags hanging out... so I find them and put them on my side. Nice to know I am not weird for hunting down the white tags.

Linda said...

I always thought there was a trick to the sheets!!! I will look for the tag although ours are queen size - not king! Although we DO have a set of KING size sheets! Why? You ask? Well, when I first got Louis Dean he came with his own large matress and box springs. We were going to buy new sheets and I asked him what size they were. (I have never had anything but a full size mattress! My ex husband was small like I am!) He announced they were KING!!! When we got home and I discovered they were too big I asked LD why in the world he told me to get KING size??? His answer??? "Well, I just don't like the word 'queen!'"
He was 69 when I married him so I guess that qualifies for a senior moment!! He just keeps on having them!!!

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

Oh Sandra, you crack me up! This reminds me of the foil box push in tabs that I never knew were there.

SweetMarie said...

I have those sheets. :) I've never had trouble with the sheets...lucky I guess. lol

Ann said...

This sounds like something I would do. I didn't even think of the stripes when I was reading.
Well at least you finally figured that one out

SquirrelQueen said...

That is a great senior moment! Since the last few sets I've bought had stripes I had never thought about the tag. I'll remember that if I get some solid color ones.

Susannah said...

It's a mistake we all could have made. After all, you did it for years and years. I'll betcha I would have done the same thing. I would not think of the stripes.....well, maybe I would have. No matter anyways. Do you and hubby have red sheets? OOOLALA!

pattisjarrett said...

These are great sheets, I bought the navy ones a few months back. Come to think of it, I think I looked for the tag, too! LOL

Eva Ason said...

Lovely red sheets

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I always look for the tag too! That is really funny about the stripe. I don't have stripes so I still look for the tag.