Please be careful!

This person has found her way
into my house
and could also get into yours.

A very weird thing has happened.
A strange old lady
has moved into my house.

I have no idea who she is,
where she came from,
or how she got in.

I certainly did not invite her.
All I know is that
one day she wasn't there,
and the next day she was.

She is a clever old lady
and manages to keep out of sight
for the most part,
but whenever I pass a mirror
I catch a glimpse of her.

And, whenever I look in the mirror
to check my appearance,
there she is hogging the whole thing,
completely obliterating
my gorgeous face and body.
This is very rude!

I have tried screaming at her,
but she just screams back.
The least she could do is
offer to pay rent,
but, no!

Every once in a while,
I find a dollar bill
stuck in a coat pocket,
or some loose change
under a sofa cushion,
but it is not nearly enough.

I don't want to jump to conclusions,
but I think she is stealing money from me.
I go to the ATM and withdraw $100,
and a few days later,
it's all gone!

I certainly don't spend money THAT fast,
so I can only conclude
the old lady is pilfering from me.
You'd think she would
spend some of that money
to buy wrinkle cream.

And money isn't the only thing
I think she is stealing.
Food seems to disappear
at an alarming rate-
especially the good stuff like
ice cream, cookies and candy.

She must have a real sweet tooth,
but she'd better watch it,
because she is really packing on the pounds.
I suspect she realizes this,
and to make herself feel better,
she is tampering with my scale
to make me think I am
putting on weight too.

For an old lady, she is quite childish.
She likes to play nasty games,
like going into my closets
when I'm not home
and altering my clothes
so they don't fit.

And she messes with files and papers
so I can't find anything.
This is particularly annoying
since I am extremely
neat and organized.

She has found other imaginative ways
to annoy me.
She gets into my mail,
newspapers and magazines before I do
and blurs the print so I can't read it.

And she has done something really sinister
to the volume controls on my TV,
radio and telephone.
Now, all I hear are
mumbles and whispers.

She has done other things -
like make my stairs steeper,
my vacuum heavier
and all the knobs and faucets
harder to turn.

She even made my bed higher
so that getting into and out of it
is a real challenge.

Lately, she has been fooling with my
groceries before I put them away,
applying glue to the lids,
making it almost impossible
for me to open the jars.

She has taken the fun out of
shopping for clothes.
When I try something on,
she stands in front of the
dressing room mirror
and monopolizes it.

She looks totally ridiculous
in some of those outfits,
plus she keeps me from seeing
how great they look on me.

Just when I thought
she couldn't get any meaner,
she proved me wrong.
She came along when I went to
get my picture taken for my driver's license
and just as the camera shutter clicked,
she jumped in front of me.

I hope she never finds out where YOU live!

I really do!


Cathryn said...

I've soooo missed talking to you Susan. I really like this post. I can relate to almost all of it. I think I still have my hearing. :o) I plan to be much more attentive to my blog since school is out. So good to revisit you. Blessings, Cathryn

susansspace said...

We've all missed you, too! SO glad you're 'BACK'!
I've been spending more time on my mosaics this past year, & have been a lazy blogger.
It'll be so good to be able to check in with you through your blog, again.
I've had you on my prayer list, & thought of you often. Hope your life situation is looking brighter as time goes by!

Susan B said...

Hi Susan,
This is too cute...I enjoyed it very much! :)

Cathryn said...

You are a gem Susan. To know that I have been on your prayer list ALL this time warms my heart. It is so very good to be back. God will see me through. I just know it. Love, Cathryn

Deborah said...

This is too cute Susan!!
And a little familiar I might add..lol
I thinks shes me!!

Thanks for visiting me!
You too ahve a bessing-filled week!!!

Deborah \0/

Deborah said...

oops..sometimes my fingers go too fast on my computer..lol
Have a blessing-filled week is what I was trying to say! lol
I definitely am that woman on your post! hahah

Deborah \0/ xo

susansspace said...

Naaaah! You're too young for that old lady to be in your house, Deborah!
Besides, she's still here following me around....can't seem to get rid of her!!
S: )