December 14, 2008
Bumpy Friday Morning
Friday was an interesting morning.
GOOD: I woke up next to David.
NOT-SO-GOOD: I woke up 30 minutes late (the device that alarms me was in another room).
G: There was beautiful snow outside on the trees.
NSG: There was icy snow in the driveway.
NSG: A child had misplaced her lunch bag with our last remaining cute M&M ice pack in it.
NSG: And her new choir uniform, never yet tried on.
NSG: Somewhere along the way there was some spilled milk, not sure where or on whom.
NSG: A child had not finalized or wrapped his gift for the compulsory gift exchange at school, by the time scheduled for departure.
NSG: This led to realizing we would miss the train, and deciding to drive to the school in question instead.
NSG: The other child was running late too, so I had to pass the school bus coming to pick him/her up, and hope they didn't think s/he was in my car, when I only had the other child.
NSG: I left home without having showered.
NSG: And without having a drink.
NSG: And without brushing my teeth.
NSG: And without any earrings on.
NSG: I left my phone in my bathrobe at home.
G: The roads were well-ploughed and safe to drive upon.
NSG: The windscreen was icing over with the flecks of water spun up by the vehicles in front (-2°C / 28°F).
NSG: The traffic at arrival time at the school made it difficult to turn into the school, and there were cars waiting behind me to go straight.
G: The other child made the bus in the end.
G: I got the driven child to school on time as well, after all.
G: I decided to go shopping at a specialty store I don't get to often, since I was nearby, and we needed some of their wares (Campbell's tomato soup for a recipe, and canned pumpkin).
NSG: They were closed for another hour after I got there, and I had to go home instead, after paying for parking.
This brought me to my arrival back home at 9:45am.
G: Emily found her lunch bag, the cute ice pack, AND the choir uniform, which had been left at school after all.
G: I got to see Jason performing in some drama improv games at his school.
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"the device that alarms me" - that's funny! Is that the englishization of Weck Uhr, or is it another device whicha causes you alarm? ;-)
Posted by: randall | Dec 15, 2008 3:36:04 PM
Well, it's not an alarm clock, so that's why I didn't call it that. And it didn't matter that it's also my phone and my calendar and my notepad and my digital Bible, so I just referred to the part that matters - it alarms me :-) All day long, for everything I have to do at a particular time, like get up. Yes, okay, I guess that's not the right verb. It rings at me? It wakes me? It holds all my data and remembers my schedule so my brain doesn't have to?
Posted by: Katherine | Dec 15, 2008 5:26:05 PM