Sunday, September 28, 2014

Breaking News... and a secret




I have a secret to tell you.....The ONLY reason I am overweight is that I do not diet  because as long as I am overweight, my skin is stretched tight and my face has less wrinkles. 

If I lost 20 pounds I would look like this... the fatter I am the more the skin smooths out... JUST SAYIN..


BREAKING NEWS.. you might Remember the post a few weeks ago This Was The Week That Was?  the one where Murphy's Law came to stay the whole week.

Fast Forward 3 days....

Bob came in YELLING down the hall, "the electric bill is here.. $379.00 "

and I screamed "WHAT?" I grabbed the bill and there it was.. DOUBLE bill 

OH NOOOOOOOOOOOO... I quickly searched my memory crazy brain for thoughts of paying the bill.... 

I remember I  logged onto on line banking and typed in the $182.42 and looked down and the one from the month before was only 32 cents more, I was so busy calculating the 32 cents, I FORGOT TO PUSH THE PAY BILL NOW button. 

At least they did not charge me a late fee and I was SHOCKED about that and the fact I DID NOT PAY THE BILL and did NOT KNOW I did not pay the bill.

And I kept say Darn You Murphy!!!!   It was his fault because it can't be MY FAULT... 



35 comments:

Blackberry Lane said...

You have me laughing too early in the a.m. I love that last photo...so pretty! Have a good day.

eileeninmd said...

Cute post, thanks for the laugh! happy Sunday!

Ann said...

I am so glad I read this because now I don't have to worry about those mini donuts I ate this morning. I need those to fill in the wrinkles....rofl

Wade pays all the bills around here and not too long ago we got a huge electric bill. He said I thought for sure I paid that last month and when he went to look sure enough it was never done. So you aren't alone on that one

Mersad said...

Online paying is so tricky sometimes. :) Btw Have you started watching the new season of Scandal? I know you were on the fence before. I thought it was a good premiere.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

JMD said...

Wow, I can't believe they didn't charge you a late fee. They are ruthless here. One time I misread the bill (before new glasses) and missed it by 12c, paid a $5 late fee with the disconnect notice. Geesh, without that 12c they probably would have gone out of business.

From the Kitchen said...

Alrighty then! I'm not overweight either--just stretching out the wrinkles! Now, for your electric bill. Our's is usually that much each month!!!! Not quite as bad this summer since it's been cooler.

Best,
Bonnie

HOOTIN ANNI said...

There y'go!! I like the way you think. Now, I think I'll have that ice cream sandwich to keep my skin smooth and taut.

I've done that before when it comes to paying bills. Lucky you tho, I was charged a nice big late fee.

TexWisGirl said...

haha. glad they didn't charge a late fee. :)

GOOSE said...

I think you may have given my MOM a reason to have a donut this morning. If my MOM would have gotten that bill she would have fell over right a way. That would be like months and months of electric bills. This month it was $26.78.
Blessings,
Goose

Linda said...

You are one CRAZY lady!!! That's why we all love you so much!!
My oldest daughter is a bit overweight and has been ever since she left home.(She teases me that I refused to feed her!) However - she simply NEVER ages!!! Over 50 now and she still looks like she's in her 30's!

Molly The Wally said...

Who ever said worry about the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves was twit. Have a serene and easy Sunday.
Best wishes Molly

Gail said...

I am horrible at remembering things. I blame it on too many irons in the fire. I shall blame Murphy from now on.

Glad it all worked out for you.

DeniseinVA said...

Glad to hear someone else has done this. You need to tell Murphy to get on his bike and pedal on out of there. He is one annoying dude ;) Same thing happened to me a while back. You made me laugh over the wrinkle thing. Great post Sandra and happy Sunday with no Murphy. Beautiful photo by the way.

Madi and Mom said...

MOL LOL MOL LOL MOL LOL...we are laughing with you not at you!! I can surely see how it happened. You were doing one too many things at a time. LOL MOL LOL MOL
Hugs madi your bfff

SweetMarie said...

wrinkles verses chubby, now that's a hard one for me. lol
that Hibiscus photo is absolutely Gorgeous!!! you should look online for some photograph contests.

does your hubby watch college football? if so, did he watch Florida State play NC State yesterday? my hubby has always loved FSU and now we like NC State. :)

Ginny said...

Another fine fix you've gotten yourselves into (remember Laurel & Hardy?) You should see ME now that I have lost 70 pounds, even my lower arms look like a detailed map!!! The backs of my calves, big long deep ones. Wrinkles where you never even thought there could be wrinkles!! The up side is....tight white pants!!!

DawnTreader said...

Wrinkles, what wrinkles? (taking off my glasses and stepping away from the mirror...)

Ruth Hiebert said...

I like your theory about not dieting. I don't want wrinkles,so that one works for me. LOL

Michaele said...

If only I would gain weight on my face I would consider never dieting. Ouch on that elec bill! You may have to diet this month after all.

EG CameraGirl said...

Of course it wasn't your fault, Sandra. FOR SURE!! :)

Chatty Crone said...

Sandra at least you had the money from last time and that there were no charges!!!!!!!!!!!!

That is my bill for one month during the summer.

Rose said...

Murphy sure causes a lot of stuff! I wish he would change his ways!

LC said...

Reminds me of the December early in our marriage when we were miraculously flush with money for buying Christmas presents. When the overdraft notices started arriving, we realized we had entered Hubby's most recent paycheck twice!

LC said...

Oh, and about your anti-wrinkle strategy: The news lately is that those of us carrying a bit more weight as we age are actually healthy than the Skinny Minnys!

pattisjarrett said...

I've done that on bill pay--UGH! So that's what I need to do to get my skin to fit again!

Grandma C said...

Your not alone. I have a desk drawer that pulls my bills to rear of the drawer and sometimes spits them out onto the floor behind the desk. Bad desk! lol

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Susannah said...

Yep, Murphy's fault!!!!!! Well, at least you must be in good standing because they did not charge you extra....so far. This was a really cute post.....made me smile but then I got nervous thinking you must have forgot to pay the bill. That did not sound like you at all!!!!! You are so darn organized! Have a good day.

photowannabe said...

Same thing just happened to me (sort of)
I hand delivered my Electric bill payment into their office and handed it to the lady at the counter. She was starting to open the envelope as I turned and left.
No record of it on my bank statement and now another bill came with a threat to turn off our utilities if we don't pay our bill in the next two weeks.
I am not a happy camper!!!
Never have we been threatened or not paid our bill....just saying...so now we have to go through the whole dang business again!

photowannabe said...

So sorry for the rant but I just had to get it off my chest.

I do love the diet reasoning.
It's my reasoning too.
Stretched is far better than all those ugly folds (:0)

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Not glad to read about the oversight, but these things have happened to many of us. Nice that you didn't get charged extra.

Ida said...

Don't feel bad. One time my hubby accidentally wrote a check to the Cable company using the balance of our checkbook and they just credited our account instead of contacting us to find out if we actually wanted to pay that much.

Angela said...

I usually give the bills to my husband to mail out, but for some reason I was going to mail the house payment last month. I was cleaning out my purse and I found it! I forgot to mail it! In all the 17 years I've been making payments on the house I can say that this is the first time I have ever been late with paying the house payment.

I do agree with the wrinkle plan you have! My mom lost a lot of weight and she has some serious wrinkles.

SquirrelQueen said...

Wow, I can't believe they didn't charge you a late fee. Last year I was paying the gas bill and transposed the last two numbers. The company sent me a payment due notice for four cents. They made all kinds of threats for that four cents. I called and the customer service gal almost fell off her chair laughing and added it to the next bill.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

That is true about the skin. My skin right now is stretched because of the steroids yet I don't see my wrinkles! Glad you didn't get a late fee on that bill. I don't know how many times I have to tell you that Murphy needs to leave your house.....