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Why they should never let me leave the ranch...

We went to town today and saw some neighbors at the restaurant.  The wife is retiring from teaching at the local ag college and my mouth engaged before my brain.  I said something like, "Hey, didn't I see where you were retiring?  When's the big party?"  Aaaaand that's when my brain caught up with me.  The party was to be a surprise.  Her husband redirected well and we just went on, but I'm still MORTIFIED that I spilled the beans.  (She's a sharp gal.  It won't take her long to figure it out.)  

Me and my big mouth.  You'd think I'd learn to just say "hi" and move on before I get myself in trouble.  If anyone is looking for me, I think I'll be banished to the quilt cave.  

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Comment by Barb/WI on December 16, 2017 at 4:44pm

If you're going to be banished somewhere, let it be the quilt cave!  After the fact, hopefully you'll realize your oops was bigger in your mind than it was in real life.  Either way, we've all been there!

Comment by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on December 16, 2017 at 5:06am

Joan - I don't know about contagious, but I wish mine would kick in sooner rather than later.  :)  

Comment by Joan on December 15, 2017 at 1:42pm

Meh, no biggee.  Everyone has parties when they retire.  Very innocent question IMHO.  Will have to do some introspection about having that brain catching up to mouth disease though.  Is it contagious?

Comment by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on December 14, 2017 at 11:57am

Thanks for the moral support.  I'm still giving myself the proverbial beating.  After the party, I'll call and apologize - and hope it wasn't as big of a deal as it has become in my own mind.  

Comment by Carol Ann Hinton on December 14, 2017 at 11:05am

I doubt that a retirement party could ever be a complete surprise, PQ, but I feel for you.  I've done it.  I'll crawl into the quilt cave with you!

Comment by Pam/NY on December 14, 2017 at 10:37am

LOL I can't count the times I have done that...she probably guessed it to begin with! She"ll be dressed to the nines until it happens. My hubby gave me surprise party and I looked like I had been cleaning attics all week!

Comment by Peggy Stuart on December 13, 2017 at 7:44pm

There are worse things than being banished to "the quilt cave."

Comment by Janet/MO on December 13, 2017 at 2:48pm

I agree with the others that we have all done the same thing at one time or another. 

Comment by Irene Gallway on December 13, 2017 at 12:23pm

I think we all have shoved our foot in our mouth along the road of life at one time or another. She probably had a hunch there would be a party so you just confirmed it. lol

Comment by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on December 13, 2017 at 12:04pm

Misery loves company, Barb.  :)  

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