Tuesday, September 20, 2005

And then there is Tuesday.



They say some days it doesn't pay to get outta the bed and I think today might have been one of those (and it's only half over). I believe my nerves are still strung out from that 3 and 1/2 hour homework marathon yesterday and they're getting all wound up in anticipation for what might be in store for today when the bus runs. It wasn't soothing after sitting on top of the terrorist for all that time for him to ask me if WE were all done with homework either.

I had to make a run into town this morning to pick up a few things so I took a quick bath, ran my fingers through my hair, went on bare feet to the truck (cause I'd left my danged sandals in there the other day), and was off to do the dreaded chore. When I backed out of the drive I noticed that I had forgotten to get the mail out of the box yesterday so I stopped and jumped out of the truck to get it, and watched my truck go past me. Yep, I'm sure there was a 1/2 second look of confusion on my face then I realized I hadn't put it in park when I stopped. I had to run a little to catch it but it's a damn good thing it doesn't go fast without me being behind the wheel or it could have wandered off to who knows where.

My first stop was supposed to be at Sears for laundry detergent but I forgot, so my first stop was at the dreaded Wal Mart where I went in for the few things that ended up costing almost as much as our mortgage payment. I finally got the few items crammed into the back seat and the bed of my truck, looked around to see where the closest cart thingy was and it was too danged far, so I parked the cart, out of the way, in front of my parking spot. There was noone parked in the spot in front of my truck so after I'd gotten in the truck I pulled forward,,,and ran into the damned shopping cart that I'd just parked there. I remembered to put the truck in park before I climbed out to see if I'd damaged anything. There were no dents or scratches on truck or cart so I moved the cart in front of the next car over to let them run over the damned thing.

On the way I home I remembered to stop at Sears to get the laundry detergent. A nice man asked me if he could help as soon as I walked in the door and I told him what I needed and politely asked him if he could put it in my truck.
He told me he sure could so while he went to put the detergent in my truck, I went to pay Dana for it so's they wouldn't put anything else on my overloaded Sears card.

I have never, ever, checked behind these Sears folks to see if my purchases have been loaded, I know the folks, it's just a tiny store, and they know me, but today something made me look in the back of the truck to make sure the detergent was in there. It wasn't. I opened the doors on the truck to see if he'd put it inside. He hadn't. I looked around the parking lot to see if he'd been confused as to which truck I was driving. He wasn't, because mine was the only danged truck parked out there. So I went back inside to ask the guy just where the truck was that he'd loaded my detergent into. He'd put it into the car sitting next to my truck.

I'm finally home now, back in my pjs, and not looking forward to seeing what sort of homework WE will have today. Good thing it's not Monday huh?

21 comments:

Mary Lou said...

Ya know, Somedays you are just MEANT to stay in bed, or at the least, in your PJ's.

me said...

I hope the people with the car next to yours didn't mind everybody hanging around their back seat!

I have to run to the big town to get some stuff now. I hope my trip goes better than yours did.

wanda said...

Your living my life aren't you? I don't know for sure but I think God may have given us the same script to follow. Except for that whole running after the truck thing. That puppy would still be running around by itself if it had been up to me to catch it.

Leslie said...

I wonder if the truck was just on autopilot and was headin' to Sear's without you?

Just how big is this laundry detergent anyway? Never mind. You live with men. Silly me. ;)

Brenda said...

I buy it in 5 gal. buckets (grin)and it weighs a TON!

Cindra said...

That picture is a perfect example of why I don't wear skirts!

Piggy and Tazzy said...

You wear pj's? Oh the shame!

Sally said...

That truck would have been in Florida by now waiting for granny to catch up!!!!

Brent said...

I don't know about you, but it FELT like a repeat of Monday today. Everyone I talked to today was cranky and an absolute POOPHEAD!

Brenda said...

LOL, you can say shithead in here Brent.

Hoot Nannie said...

You did have a day from, well, you know! It seems when things start going wrong they just keep on going. That pic is just too funny for words. Makes me think of the day I had panty hose coming out of my pant leg unbeknownst to me! Was my face red when someone said, uh, you have something trailing after you.

David said...

Wow what a day. I was worried when I was reading that maybe you had been ripped off. Be careful, you can't tell who is out there.

Cal said...

Quite a day!

Holly said...

leaving the truck in gear sounds like something i'd do. i am queen of stupid stunts sometimes. like the time i microwaved a baby bottle and it exploded and gave me 2nd degree burns all over my boob.

ugh.

kb said...

Whew that was a day!!! I have to sit on Opie to do his homework too. I remember that "I" had to do my homework when I was growing up. *Sigh* I wish for the good 'ole days.

Joyce said...

I really wish people would put the carts where they belong instead of any old where. How long does it take, 15 seconds? and we all need the exercise and it might help someone else have a better day.

Joe said...

Hey girl, I'm afraid to ask how the rest of the week has gone!

Brenda said...

Just a note: Occasionally I'll visit an new blog and occasionally I may leave a comment even though I don't know the person. I will NOT, however, make a snide or smart-ass remark anonymously or just leave my name and no other information about me. Actually, I don't think I'd leave a smart ass remark at a stranger's blog. That's pretty damned cowardly in my opinion.

Not knowing who the hell Joyce is, I'll just say here that I'd already had my exercise by 1. chasing my truck 2. Picking up a case of drinks 3 times by that point 3. and handling 200 bucks worth of groceries 3 times. Also, I'd have had to manuver around a dozen SUV's illegally parked in the handi-cap zones to even find the correct place to put an empty cart. AND MY BACK WAS KILLING ME!!

Hoot Nannie said...

Hey Brenda, You OK? Hope your days are going better now.

(Sometimes I just cannot put that cart into it's designated spot....Sometimes circumstances control what you can and cannot do. I understand completely!!!!)

Houston said...

Mary Lou beat me to my punch line: somedays it just doesn't pay to get out of bed.

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