Last night, Allen came to pick the girls and I up at work for some family time. We hopped into the rabbit (no pun intended) and drove to my Mom’s house to pick up Ava. On the way back, we had a few errands to run, and then we intended to pick up my car, which I’d left at work. (About a mile up the road from our home.) After piling back into the rabbit, we stopped at the library to return some VERY late books, went to the grocery store to pick up a can of soup for to make some beef stroganoff. In all our haste to make the stroganoff we went home quickly, and Allen played with the girls whilst I made supper. In all my housewifery glory, supper was ready by 5, and we had a leisurely dinner. We talked, ate, listened to a James MacDonald sermon, and overall had a relaxing time. Just as Allen was about to head out the door, Sheila came with spinbrushes for the girls with sticker packets. The girls spent plenty of time working on their sticker brushes and were thrilled with the best birthday present ever!! (I was all for it, toothbrushes after all that cake? Yes please!) After sharing some leftover Emma birthday cake with Sheila, she went on her merry way, and we were then graced with the presence of my parents, with whom we also shared some cake, and Emma received another good gift. All’s well that ends well, and fighting a huge headache, I put the girls to bed, and after applying various remedies, I went to bed myself.
Morning came. Unfortunately, Sanity did not accompany it! Allen arrived home from work with a gift for Emma, and we all gathered round while she opened it, and enjoyed it. This took some considerable time, and we were late to leave. Ever the gentleman, Allen offered to drop the girls off at my Mom’s, so I could get to work on time. I went outside, helped him strap the kids into his car, noting that mine was not parked with his, therefore, it MUST be out back by the garage! I kissed everyone goodbye, went back inside, packed my lunch, humming all along. I was pleasantly surprised to note that I was leaving a full 5 minutes early, and fully confidant that I would impress my supervisor with my early arrival. I grabbed my keys, walked out the door to find… NO CAR in the backyard.
Uhmmmm. Dude, where’s my car?!?
Now I might enjoy running, but I can’t do a mile in 10 minutes. Which is all the time I had left at this point. Oh yeah, and I live at the bottom of the hill that my employer sits on top of. Whoops.
After a few moments it hit me… I had left it at work last night.
I laughed. I just realized I did something pretty dumb. I lost my car. How do you lose your car? It had taken me almost 5 minutes of standing there, jiggling my keys and laughing at myself to come to my senses (if indeed I have sense.) I ran inside, looked at the clock, 5 minutes till I gotta be on the floor. Dang. I called work.
“Hello, L——– L——– C——-”
“Hey, K, I lost my car.”
“I lost my car”
“Oh yeah, we were wondering why it was in the parking lot all night! How did you lose it?”
“We left yesterday, and I left it overnight by accident. We forgot to pick it up. I was calling cause I’ll be a little late.”
“Well I can come and pick you up. How’s that?”
“Oh, I was gonna run, but I’d be later, that would work out better cause I’ll be on time then…”
“Alright, I’ll be right there! Hahaha!! Only you!”
I went back outside, and stood by the street laughing at myself. Every time I would get a straight face, I’d start to giggle again. After K arrived, I had a slightly embarrassing two minute ride to work. (It is kind of embarrassing to be an adult, a mother of three who lost her car, y’know?)
When all is said and done, I am glad to work with people who not only have a fantastic sense of humour, but take me as I am.