Thursday, June 25, 2009

Don't be an idiot (Lesson # 2,352)

I would lose my head if it wasn't attached. I probably lose my keys or my cell phone at least twice a day. Anytime I go anywhere you'll hear me say "Deviiiiin have you seen my keys??" He always humors me by trying to help. I guess he's figured out after being with me for ten years that putting them in the same place just isn't going to happen. Want to know where his keys are? Oh that's easy. They're on the dresser in a little dish. It's so great when I lose mine and need to take his in a hurry. I love it! Wouldn't it be great if I could do that?

I'm doing so much better with my cell phone, but only if I have my flowery Vera Bradley bag. If I need to use a different bag (like today) I'm hopeless. I'm a mess. Thankfully my mom was reading Aunt Shel and me excerpts out of Please Understand Me about ESFPs and I feel slightly better knowing these silly habits have been ingrained in me since birth.

We went to the pool with Merah and her girls today and had a great time. We made a quick stop at Hy-vee before heading home. Because I was running late, I did not drink my daily morning cup of coffee and by 1 'o clock I had a KILLER headache. Nausea included. In fact, the nausea was so awful it reminded me of morning sickness and I was sympathetic to all my pregnant friends. I came into the house and dumped all my stuff on the floor, did not argue with Addison when she wanted a muffin and milk for lunch, fed Ainsley and stuck her in her crib. I looked around and couldn't find my phone. I ran outside into the sweltering heat to look for it. Most of the other contents of our house were out in the car, but not the phone. I dumped out the swimming pool bag and it wasn't in there either. By now my head hurt so bad that I was about to pass out, and Ainsley was not happy up in the crib. I brought her downstairs and stuck her in the swing and Addison and I passed out on the couch. I tried to sleep, but I kept stressing out about my phone. I really had no idea where it could be and I just KNEW I left it at the pool or Hy-vee. At around 3:45 I couldn't take it anymore. I woke up both girls, put them back in their carseats, and drove back to the pool, parked the car, walked them both inside. No phone. Got back in the car, drove back to Hy-vee, parked the car again, walked back inside (after praying) to customer service, certain that my phone would be there. No again.

By then I was close to tears. I have a Palm Centro (not a cheap phone) that I just got at Christmas. How was I supposed to explain to Devin that I lost it? How could I muster up the humility? How pissed was he going to be at me? Why the heck did I donate my old phone? Plus my head still hurt really bad.

I drive up to the house feeling defeated, and decide that maybe someone at either the pool or the store will find it later and that I'd try calling tomorrow. When I started picking up the house before Devin got home, there was my phone in all its shiny pink glory sitting on a shelf next to the back door. All of that FOR NOTHING!

I said lots of prayers that God would help me find my phone. I wonder if he was shaking his head and laughing at me for being such a ditz.

Hope that gave you a good laugh too.

7 comments:

Brandi said...

Oh Marie! I do that all the time too. It's totally ok to be a ditz sometimes. I think it helps to keep us humble...plus motivates us to try really hard to be better! :)

Erica said...

Marie. I do the same thing. Isn't it nice we have husbands who never lose their keys.

roz said...

So sorry you went through all that effort (AND not feeling well)to find your phone....
I am old and can say this...it is never too late to change behavior.
It only takes 1 or 2 more seconds to really think about where you are putting those valuable things (like keys, phones, and kids!). And it ends up being so worth it---saving time and stress in the long run!
Love you!

Marie said...

Don't worry. I don't think I'd misplace my kids as easily as my phone. At least not yet...

EdiLee said...

I'm not laughing cuz this is totally me...

michele said...

I always seem to lose things when I have a witness.I am notorious for misplacing my keys, but I eventually find them so it's all good.

Banana said...

I felt your stress reading that!! But as you know I am the SAME WAY!!! Every day I have to call my cell phone from our home phone to find it... it's usually in the car, or on the shelves in the garage where we keep toilet paper and and stuff because I sit it there so I can dump out my bag to find my keys that I managed to lose in the time it takes to get out of the car and unload calvin and the diaper bag and stuff. The keys are usually still dangling from the ignition anyway...

If you lose it again and you don't have a land line you can email me and I will call it for you!