(This picture has nothing to do with this post...I just hate not putting up something to look at! It is Bananafana's bag pattern made from some Soire'e fabric)
So... it's only 10:00 am and already I have had an eventful day. It all started with me driving my kids to school...several of them, at different times, all through the morning. Somehow I conveniently forgot that last night my Low Fuel light was on. I had figured then that I would fill up in the morning. Anyhoo, I'm driving down the road after dropping off my last child, and of course I ran out of gas. So after stalling traffic behind me and getting lots of dirty looks and honks from angry drivers on their way to work, I try to maneuver over to the right side of the road and park it. Good. No accidents occurred.
Hmmm. Oh good. I have a cell phone! Modern technology is so wonderful...I'll just call Hal and he'll come with a gas tank, and I'll be on my way.
I search my purse...the seat the floor, the dash...Oops, haha I forgot my phone. (Not uncommon for me).
Ummm...let's see. I'm about a mile from home. AND...I'm in my pajamas... bed head...no makeup...slippers. (Thank goodness I wasn't barefoot...also not uncommon for me.)
It's about 38 degrees outside, not too cold for Utah in January, but definitely not pajama weather. Do I really have to walk home in this???
I honestly just sat there in my car for about 10 minutes trying to think if there was some magical remedy for my situation. Nothing came to mind. There weren't any houses nearby for me to call from...not to mention that I didn't exactly want to be seen, even by a stranger.
So, I finally resigned myself to the walk home, in the cold, in my pj's and slippers. I should add that I was wearing my HOT PINK pajamas. Why couldn't I have been wearing grey sweats or something so I could disappear into the scenery? Instead I was some sort of neon sign saying "look at me"
I am fully aware that this is actually pretty classic for me. I seem to attract these kinds of situations like a magnet. I have several friends who will read this and laugh out loud, and say something to the effect of "Of course she ran out of gas! Of course she was in her hot pink pajamas! Of course she didn't have her phone!"
So I'm sorry that I don't have any great photos to document my walk home in the ice and snow in my pajamas, (at least I don't know of any yet.) But you can feel better about yourself, and your morning, now can't you?
Have a great day!
Friday, January 23, 2009
Posted by Lila Tueller at 9:04 AM