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):
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:
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 . . .