Tuesday, June 26, 2007

THE ANSWER IS THE KEY


Holy crap - I've pulled some major knob moments in my life. I think I have surpassed previous expeditions of all past brain-farts commited by myself.

This morning I get up, get the kids their breakfast and see a little pink sticky note on the counter top. I figure Jarrett has left me a little love note (he just left for a 4 day business trip to Chicago). I pick it up with a loving smile on my face to read in his large, bold and obviously distraught printing,

"WAY TO LEAVE THE KEYS IN THE FRONT DOOR LAST NIGHT!"

Ummmmm whooops! Did I do that (in my best Steve Urkel voice)? Yes I guess so since I went to the drugstore last night, and I was the last one to drive the car. Must've been my purchase of electric toothbrushes and three new CD's that got me excited. Thank God we have a large bolt on the front door (although you jump the fence and go into the backyard, you're in the house). Worse was his car is parked in the driveway so that could've been stolen too. When I read that I immediately felt stupid. How could I not? I'm surprised he didn't come upstairs and ream me one. Probably because he had to get to the airport stat. I'm sure I'll get a phone call later in the day. Collect call, "Ma'am will you, an irresponsible home-owner, accept the charges from a husband who is going to tell you what you did was incredibly careless?"

I have no clue what my problem is - but lately I've been doing careless things. I guess I'm preoccupied or something (yeah cause you know the titans of intelligence in my head are battling it out lately @@). Honestly, nothing fab going on, nothing stressful. I think it was just one of those dumb things. Like yesterday I also momementarily left my purse at the girls school and when I was in the parking garage of the mall, instead of hitting the command start button, I hit the alarm. There goes my van, screaming it's engine out in a confined space with amazing ecoquistics. People turn and look and of course, I sheepishly make my way to the van and start it. LOL I was trying to disable it by hitting the button again (guess what - that doesn't work). Honestly, I never had to engage or disengage it. Case in point - I'm on a streak lately. What next? Tube top pulled down in a public place? Sure a lot of dirty little men would get a cheap thrill only Cialis could conjure up.

Anyways, short of being elected by the Darwin awards committee (which I possibly could win), I need to be on my best behavior for a while. My vow is to think before I act... or try anyways.

12 comments:

Janet a.k.a. "Wonder Mom" said...

Yikes! I do crap like that too sometimes..>Makes me wonder about my sanity...

Noemi said...

WOW I am glad I aint the only one forgeting about stuff like that!

Catwoman said...

Don't worry, I have actually done the exact same thing before! Except I was single, and living alone!

At 11 p.m., someone started banging at my door and yelling something. It was a man, totally freaked me out! I didn't get out of bed, but once the banging stopped and I saw him walk away, I cracked my door open to see what he was talking about and ends up it was one of my neighbors, who didn't speak a lot of English telling me I'd left my keys in my door. OOPS!

I wasn't even drunk that night!

And I don't know how long you've been reading my blog, but a few months ago, I left Little Man in my Jeep, got out of it, and had forgotten to put it in park, so he went rolling through my neighbor's yard towards their Lexus. Which if you ask me is WAY worse than what you did! So tell your hubby it could be worse. He could be married to me! ;)

Slick said...

Elle? I know this isn't going to make you feel any better but...

I've done that too. :)

Vee said...

Oops! I have been there too. ;) It is bound to happen at least once. lol

Lainey-Paney said...

Hey. Sounds like Pregnancy-Brain. I did crazy stuff like that when I was pregnant...

hmmmm.....

any chance???

Okay, who am I kidding??? I'd love to say I only do random whacko things when I am pregnant...but it's not true.

Sunshine said...

Hey, people make mistakes, don't beat yourself up!
I almost burned the house down after a forgotten kettle of water on the stove burned itself TO THE BURNER before I start to smell something and discovered my brain had been switched to "OFF" (actually, I had pregnancy brain at the time, you know what that is!)
You're human...he'll mess up next!

MamaLee said...

ding dong.

I think I've had more than 1 brain fart like this, so please know that you are not alone!

Maria said...

I think it is summer. I always get absent minded (well, I am ALWAYS absent minded, but more so in the summer) when the heat index gets in the nineties.

Just last week, Liv and I were at the library and I left my purse sitting on the floor next to a computer we were looking something up on. We were all the way to the car before I went to grab my keys and realized that I had no purse.

And this was just after we had went to Target and I had started to walk out only to have the clerk yelling, "Miss? Miss? I think this might be your purse??" It was.

Em said...

Everyone does that kind of stuff sometimes. Don't judge yourself too harshly. Not too long ago, I had a similar moment. I did not leave the keys in the door. But I did leave the door open all night! I came in carrying some things and never went back to close it! Found it wide open the next morning. Duh!

Twisted Cinderella said...

I have been forgetful lately too. Yesterday, I went to make coffee and I found out that the last time I made coffee I put the coffee scoop down in the basket with the coffee filter and coffee grounds.

TK the Shrink said...

I left you something at my blog, if you haven't already seen it...It's down the 2nd entry on the page.