Nov 14, 2008

A little shout out to my girls

Ever find yourself in insanely ridiculous and inconvenient situations? Over and over again? Usually involving lost car keys, kids, and general mayhem? Seriously, this is beginning to happen so much, it will probably be my epitaph: "She spent most of her life locked out of her car..."

Anyway, before today's ultra fun 3 hour episode had played out, I had walked/ran over 6 miles, and ensnared 3 other friends and their families into the tangled mess. So tonight I just want to say thanks to Marie (and Andy) for giving up the better half of your afternoon making sure that my kids didn't freeze at the park, and risking your license to escort us "Brittany" style to a warm haven. Thanks Jenni for picking up Mia from the bus stop AGAIN, and letting me throw a wrench into your busy after school schedule, and thanks Brandi for letting my family invade your house right in the middle of the most stressful time of day, on an extra stressful day in your life. Ladies, whenever you run out of gas/can't make the bus stop/need to go to the ER in the middle of the night when your husband is out of town, you know who to call: someone else, because I'll probably be locked out of my car somewhere with no cell phone.

And by the way, when I got home, there was a message on my phone-- someone had found my keys on the trail, and turned them into the library (my library card is on my keys). It's too bad I couldn't drive home to get the message because I was out running on the trail looking for said keys. But I don't want to sound ungrateful-- I'm just glad they didn't try to steal my library identity by checking out books in my name and never returning them. Can you even imagine? Like they say, it could always be worse.




Anybody can create chaos in his/her life; it takes an artist to make the masterpieces you describe here.

Think of yourself as the "Michelangela" of a new genre of performance art.

We're all looking forward to seeing everyone at Christmas.

Neva said...

I am so sorry that these things keep happening to you! There is nothing worse than the feeling you get in your stomach when you realize something (or someone)important is missing. I remember the day that I put my wallet on top of my car to strap in the kids, and then drove away. I was very grateful for the honesty of the lady who found it in the gutter and called me. Then, a week later I did the same thing with a stack of library books. Talk about embarrassing. Just blame your post-partum brain and have a good laugh.

Mary said...
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Mary said...

Okay I wrote you a novel before, but decided to delete it. It all comes down to this, you are not the only mother to ever do things like this. I do them more than I like to admit. Just know that they are learning experinces and as long as your kids are fine, you will laugh about it some day. Donna we all make mistakes or do stupid things. Isn't that what we are here for, to learn and to grow from our mistakes. Mia, Sam, and Nate are very lucky to have such a wonderful mother. Love you

Kacey said...

Sounds like you had an exciting day, Donna! The more I read about your adventures with 3, the more I am content with my 2. Clint is grateful to you for that. :) I'm glad you found your keys and you have such wonderful friends to help you out!

Eric Devericks said...

My house of chaos is your house of chaos...... any time!

Laura A said...

Alright, so I haven't been here in awhile, and I honestly have tears from laughing. I can't completely catch up though, because I have to get my backside to choir practice. See ya in a minute, La

Don and Joyce said...

Hey Donna,
You are taking after your mother!
I remember getting calls at work from time to time to come unlock the car because she locked the keys inside. One time I arrived to find a AAA tow truck because another lady in the parking lot had done the same thing. I should have been a locksmith instead of a cowboy.

Gabriela Hull said...

You always make me feel better. It's nice to know I'm not the only person to experience craziness.