Thursday, January 19, 2012

ever have one of THOSE afternoons??

yeah...i just said afternoon b/c really this morning (up until 2:30) was GREAT!!  it was only then that a series of small (but unfortunate) events made the afternoon unravel...

lemme preface the below timeline by saying that i woke up with a headache that decided to hang around ALL day:

1:45pm~ rushing home to get on a 2:00 webinar about Lifesong and how they partner with churches to provide orphan care.  realizing i'm probably gonna be late....(story of my life)
1:46 pm~ my tummy starts rumbling/grumbling at me b/c of the lunch i overindulged in...
2:05 pm~ boot up computer and try to figure out how to LOG~IN to the webinar.
2:06 pm~ realize the concept of logging into a "webinar" is not in my skill set, so i call on my hubby...who is probably on his own WEBINAR and not currently available to me (naturally)
2:12 pm~ finally get logged into webinar only to discover that every third word or so the speaker says cuts out on my phone.  nice.....
2:15pm~ omigracious...i realize i absolutely HAVE to go to the restroom...riight away.....NOW WHAT DO I DO????
2:16pm~ i will graciouly leave the next 10 minutes OUT of this timeline for politeness....
2:26 pm~ the call is over...i'm so glad they're not giving a test on content b/c i'm afraid it didn't go so well on my end.  (no worries....i have the slide presentation downloaded so i can look back)
2:30 pm~ bus pulls up and off come my rambunctious boys :):)
2:35 pm~after hugs and kisses, i remind boys that it's our swim team practice day, so we have about 35 minutes to snack, change into swim gear, and basically do as much homework as possible.  needless to say....the race is on.
2:37pm~ a very sweet friend's son knocks on door to tell me he is locked out of his house.
2;39 pm~ for the next 10 minutes i chase lolabelle and some random STRAY dog around the yard, the house, and basically the neighborhood.  anxiety is rising.....
2:49 pm~ throw her tail BACK in the house making wild threats to her that i won't make good on.
2:50 pm~ the next 25 minutes begin my not~so~finest parenting moments as i cram food into the boys, cram them into the swim gear, and freak out over homework assignments...all in front of my sweet friend's very nice son.
3:15pm~ friend's son leaves
3:16pm~ spend the next 10 minutes saying :getinthecar, getinthecare, getinthecar.....while looking for my purse, my phone, my keys, my boys, and basically my sanity.....oh...and more headache meds.
3:26pm~ leave for swim team
3:27pm~ as soon as we are moving, russ loses his LEGO MAN...a prize posession...under the seat...and whines/complains/drives momma crazy for most of the drive to the pool.
4:00pm~ arrive 15 minutes late to practice....
4:05pm~ wrestle russ while trying to assist with his swim cap and goggles..
4:06pm~ look directly at the coach (whom i hardly even know) and tell him i'm seriouly about to lose my mind.
4:07pm~ coach backs slowly away....
4:08pm~ i sit comatose in the chair for the remainder of the practice and try not to pull out a brown paper sack to breathe in.

fastforward to now....yes, of course my head still hurts, BUT i have to look back on this crazy afternoon and SMILE....okay...maybe not a full~on smile, but a little grin.....OH get the picture.  have a GREAT EVENING!!!



hi i'm emily's friend robyn who has the same loa date as you! i can't wait to talk to you/email about our daughters and hope we will travel together!
email me after the conference at