Monday, January 5, 2009

Some days surprise even me.

Last night I sat down and made an enormously long list of things to do today. The time had come, the time was now, I needed to climb out from under the covers and start making things happen around here, again.

And I have to say in a nanny nanny boo boo, kind of way that I am rather impressed with myself. To begin with, I tackled the educational needs of my two oldest children. There are still some loose ends to be tied and i's to dot and t's to cross, but the hour I spent at the high school was time well spent in alleviating many of my fears and anxieties that both my sons will end up living in a van down by the river.

Then I went to an absolutely delightful breakfast with friends at IHOP. I ordered what I always order, the garden crepes. Which are scrumptious crepes filled with mushrooms, spinach, and onions, covered with hollendaise sauce and tomatoes. I could eat those every day for ever. My mouth is watering just thinking about them. I always order the same thing, because I am not a risk taker. And then it was even better because there was much laughter and giggling. And of course we were celebrating the return of the children to school. We had all survived another year of the holiday season, school break, and travelling. All seemed right with the world again.

The next dragon to be slayed was Jared's medical care. I was successful in moving Jared's doctor appointment up to tomorrow instead of next week. In which case the doctor can advise me on what needs to happen next. Then I took him to physcal therapy and to the eye doctor.

In a wonder of wonder moment, I mailed something at the post office. This alone made it a red letter day. Also it proves that the day of miracles has not ceased.

Some day we should have a comment box discussion, where in you all analyze my inability to actually return things or mail something. I am sure that it is some sort of genetic defect. It couldn't be a character flaw?

For whatever reason, if you lend me something and need it returned or need me to mail something to you, you have a better chance of winning the lottery. FYI. Just so you know. Bless my heart. And no offense intended.

Although in another astonishing moment, yesterday, I returned a bowl to someone at church that I have only had for a month. Last year I kept some one's bowl that they insisted I take home full of chocolate fondue. I had that bowl for 11 months. Good grief Charlie Brown. I need help. Just ask the library and red box, they will tell you all about my horrendous tack record.

And then as if all this weren't enough. I made chicken nuggets for dinner. Pretty impressive don't ya think?

And as the crowning glory of my day of many accomplishments, I put away my Christmas stuff of many colors. Not quite all of it, and not quite all away, but close enough for government work.

So tomorrow I am crawling back under my rock. Enough crossing things off my list.

It was like one fine day in the emerald city, except everything here is gray right now, and there was no singing and dancing or wearing green. But I think you get the general idea.


The Crash Test Dummy said...

Oh my goodness. I'm first! I'm first! And I'm right in the middle of two awesome quotes on your side bar!


Okay, for sure we're twin souls. Except I haven't put away my Christmas stuff yet. I'm waiting until I get the Christmas spirit. Oh, and I haven't returned my library books either. They were due in October. The university is threatening to fire me.

Oh, and favorite line. Van down by the river. LOVE THAT SKIT.

So, you're probably wondering why I'm up at 1:45 blogging my brains out. I don't know. I really don't know.

Eliza said...

Hooray for you! You get a gold star!

Marjorie said...

Congratulations! I counted at least 8 things you checked off! That makes it a fabulous day in my book!

I simply have to go to Ihop. You made my mouth water too!

Nutty Hamster Chick said...

OK Crash I read your comment on Shelle's blog, so I know why your up, and in the name of all that is embarassing.

Eliza, how did you know I love gold stars? I will treasure it.

Mom, you should go. Stop on the way or way home from all those doctor appointments.

Kristina P. said...

I need to try those crepes!!

And congrats on your accomplishments!

Shawna said...

Wow! You are quite impressive Missy. Whenever I make a list I usually loose it and never get to cross thing off...I hope you used like a red sharpie or something that would really stand out.

April said...

Look at you!! I am soooo impressed! I swear we were twins separated at birth! If I don't write it down the chances of it getting done drop by 75%.

I have been procrastinating sending a package out to my son for 2 weeks now!! How funny is that?!?!?!?!?

PS-Green is over rated. Grey looks good on everyone!

Jen said...

I think we have the same defective return/mail gene. Just ask anyone who has ever loaned me anything. And can I just say how grateful I am for a library that doesn't charge late fees? Or 86 people?

Congrats on a fantabulous, over-productive day. Hope you've recovered:)

Kris said...

Wow I am now way more excited that I did get your Christmas gift in the mail and before Christmas. We saw Marley and Me!! We liked it, but it is sad at the end. I had read the book, so I should have seen that commin'.

SEBishop said...

I had a day like you yesterday as well! I got most of Christmas put away and took Brandon to the knee doctor. No more wrestling for him! I am going to re-read your post about Jared's soccer as I feel JUST A LITTLE like you did. So funny and SAD at the same time.

Anonymous said...

I just love your profile photo! It's the hoot!