I started writing this post earlier this morning. I was trying to think of a story to tell, but was drawing a blank, so I walked away. I changed focus to my ever so long to-do-list….really, my long list…..I try to keep my number of stops to five, six max for every trip to town. Today, my list was 14 stops long! Yes, 14!! (Such a big number I even get to use the numerical form rather than the word!)
Topping off the list of most important was a hearing test for my son. I scheduled it about seven weeks ago. And I had to fight to have him seen. I wasn’t going through the proper procedure to have it scheduled, so they didn’t want to do it. But I told them they would. And then we waited.
Today was finally the day! I tried to squeeze in one more stop from my list before we went to the clinic. And then I started thinking “hmmm…I wonder why the alert on my phone didn’t sound 5 minutes ago like I set it to do…”
So I pull out my phone.
I open the calendar.
I thought, hmm…this doesn’t look right.
There is nothing on the calendar for today.
But there was for yesterday.
No, really, OH NO!!!!!
Well, if that doesn’t just stink! We missed the appointment! Really??? How could I do that! I had this in my head (and phone) for months!!!!!! But I’ve had so many other doctor appointments (which is highly unusual) that I mixed the days up.
I guess it’s time to quit denying my ditziness. Yes, I am that ditz! Pride is checked at the door, I shall forever more just embrace it. I am a full blown ditz.
I called my husband, a bit worried and very embarrassed. I don’t know how much the “no-show” fee from the clinic will be. But it will be. I told my husband, and wonderful man that he is replied simply, “it’s okay. That’s life. We’ll just pay the fee and reschedule.” He wasn’t frustrated or disappointed. I have to say, I was very thankful for that, because I think had he been, it might have pushed me over the edge today! LOL
So, we finished grocery shopping, and to celebrate my complete ditziness, I went to Starbucks picked up a tall one pump vanilla iced latte and sipped it on the way home. (of course wonderful husband then proceeded to guzzle the remaining 2/3 of my drink….oh, well, he can’t be completely perfect! LOL However, he is redeeming himself by washing the dishes as I type. Bless him.)
And to embrace the ditziness even more, I’m going to scrap tonight. Yup, I am. And I’ll share this card with you.
Because I’ve already completely left you in shock by my admission of being a ditz, I feel I must warn you, for your own safety, please make sure you are securely seated before looking at this picture. You will see quite a surprise.
First: it’s a card.
Second: I stamped the image.
Third: I used my alcohol markers to color it (YES, I know, insert complete shock here).
And Fourth: (I’m serious, make sure you’re seated safely) I fussy cut the stamped image.
And to top it off…..I repeated this SEVEN times! Yes – I didn’t even cheat by coloring one image and using my color copier (although to keep you from cardiac arrest, I will admit that I tried that – I didn’t like the result).
Well, now, because pigs have flown, I wouldn’t fault you if you went and bought a Mega Millions or Power Ball ticket. (I’m not recommending it, but I wouldn’t fault you ; ) )
Supplies: Close to My Heart (stamp), Offray (crotched trim), Crate Paper (paper – Pretty Party), Tim Holtz ink (Dyed Tea), McGill oval punch, Letraset ProMarker (markers, muted set)