–verb (used with object), -lat·ed, -lat·ing.
- to confuse or disconcert; upset; frustrate: The speaker was completely discombobulated by the hecklers.
- to confuse or perplex someone. : That kind of discussion discombobulates me something awful.
- confused. : I get completely discombobulated when I think of figures that big.
Origin: 1825–35, Americanism ; fanciful alteration of discompose or discomfort
—Related forms dis·com·bob·u·la·tion, noun
That about sums up the past week. In the past week we have had a loss in our family, a cousin of Moms. So with all the confusion of schedules, plus all the extra family that arrives from out of town for the few days surrounding the funeral it has discombobulated all of us.
And then there was the Super Moon. If you don't believe that a full moon can discombobulate some people - just ask a nurse or nursing home worker. It happens - trust me.
Then this morning, the alarm went off as usual but I was completely discombobulated. I couldn't seem to get it together. I couldn't figure out what day it was, what I was supposed to do, nothing. I was completely befuddled for a few minutes. Then as I started to "wake up" I remembered the dream I was having. I went downstairs to take Millie out and when I tried to open the door from the mud room out to the porch it would only open a few inches. The entire sun porch was filled with snow. Right up to the ceiling. No snow outside or anywhere else - just filling in the sun porch. Hmmmm I wonder what a dream analyst would have to say about that one??
And I didn't even eat anything strange before I went to bed. Ohhhh, but it didn't stop there. After I went downstairs and saw the porch was NOT filled with snow, I went about my morning routine. Sat down to read the paper and after a couple of sips I thought my coffee tasted funny. DUH.....it was tea. I never make myself tea in the morning. Its always coffee. Wow I really must have had a rough sleep.
I suppose it was a good thing that I only had to work a half day today. At this rate, you never know what kind of trouble I could have caused.
Lets hope you don't get too discombobulated this week. Its a wild ride!
Oh yeah - you may think I am still discombobulated because it is still Tuesday night and not Wednesday but after this week - its close enough to Wednesday to count for me.