Friday, June 24, 2011

Distracted.

Exhibit A that I have too much going on and am far too distracted these days:

A friend called to invite me to go strawberry picking today but the timing just wasn't going to work out with naps and such. Once the baby woke up, though, I decided I couldn't resist fresh strawberries so I took the boys by myself. It was great. Conal loved picking the strawberries, we ran into one of Owen's friends, and we all got some sunshine and fresh air.

Our bounty (after we ate about a dozen or so berries each):


Delicious!

So, I put the strawberries in the back of the car, put Niall in his car seat and helped strap Conal into his booster.

What I didn't do is take my wallet off the top of my car before I left the parking lot.

So, yeah. Two minutes after pulling away, I looked in my rear view mirror saw a whole bunch of wallet-type cards and papers bouncing off the road. I immediately knew what happened.

It was my wallet and everything that is normally inside it, sprayed all over the road. I slowed down, pulled into a driveway and turned around. I had to try to get it and the items -- you know, like my license, credit cards, etc., etc. -- so when I got to the scene of the Great Wallet Drop I turned into yet another driveway, flicked on my flashers and ran along the side of the road picking up an appointment card here, a receipt there . . . it was about as embarrassing as it gets. For real.

Here's what I gathered:


Nice, right?

Yeah, I think I have a little too much on my mind these days. Good thing it was only the wallet that I forgot to put in the car!

Fortunately, the big project I've been working on is due on Monday so once that is done and submitted I shouldn't be quite so distracted. At least I hope not!

Until then, I have an easy run on the schedule for tonight and a 9-miler this weekend. Have a great weekend, everyone! Don't lose your wallets . . .

~ Felice

12 comments:

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

my sister one left her entire purse on top of her car...unzipped of course.

glad you noticed it quickly and got it gathered up.
use those runs to do some mental purging and unburden your mind a bit. Have a great weekend!

Candice @ I Have Run said...

Ahhhhh the life of a mom. Gotta love it. Glad you noticed when you did =)

Hope things go back to "normal" soon. In the meantime, have a great weekend!

Bridget said...

Too funny! You have a lot of stuff in your wallet!
At least you didn't realize it when you got home. Who knows if you would have realized where it was. And at least you didn't forget to put the baby in the car! See - it could have been much worse.

Annette@(running)In the Right Direction said...

oh sounds like something I would TOTALLY do...what's best is everyone driving past you was probably chuckling thinking the same thing!!! We've all been there!

lindsay said...

good thing you saw it in the rearview! and that it wasn't windy and blew it all away.

have a good weekend :)

MCM Mama said...

I learned that one the hard way too. Now, if I set ANYTHING on top of the car, I set my keys with it. Prevents me from driving off. ;o) Got in that habit back in the day when I could accidentally lock the kids in the car (they are old enough now to unlock the doors LOL).

Tricia said...

hope things calm down for you soon!

Running Librarian said...

Those strawberries look really really yummy :) I wish I had a strawberry upick place near me...

J said...

I know the feeling! I have a lot on my plate too. Enjoy those strawberries!

Lisa said...

oops

trailrunningchick said...

I did something similar yesterday. I had the car key, but only the automatic button with me during my run. As I stretched I put it on the on the hood...
I go on to drive and see this black thing crashing against my windshiled and flying off as I realized what it was, stopped the car, put the warning lights on and ran to get it. Thankfully it didn't break!

Laura said...

Oh dear...this is something I would totally do...

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