December 20, 2006

Random Misfirings from a Mom’s Very Little Brain

Christmas cards went out today. The line two days ago for postage? That was the CAR LINE to GET TO the machine. Christmas stamps are highly overrated. Like Jody’s mine have flags.

Packing is underway and laundry as well as I have to pack amongst all this. Work is chaotic as I’m trying to get everything closed out as I won’t be back until the 2nd week of January.

Yesteday I chaperoned five 6th grade boys to see the movie Nativity. (None of them liked it. Not for kids really.) It seemed like a good field trip given they go to Catholic school. Actually, I strictly drove… dropped off and picked up. I didn’t have to stay through the movie.

On the way there… Good Grief. Here I am, with five boys going to see some great Christmas Christian religious movie and all they could talk about were things like passing gas and blowing things up and making nuclear weapons. Oh, and exactly what the highest altitude a bottle rocket could reach and whether or not you could shoot one into space.

The passing gas thing, that seemed to be key yesterday. One of the boys said, “Wouldn’t it be funny if someone farted so loud and so big the entire Earth shook?”

I just kept looking ahead… driving.

A voice in the back, not my son, replied, “And that would be my Dad…”

I just kept looking ahead… driving. I know his Dad!!! Ack!

And then one of them left me a treat of a big gassy fart in my car as they left. I know exactly which one did it too… one of those silent killers. I went back to work with my windows rolled down.


I’m just Ringo’s Mom to them, as it should be as that’s my job, but on the way home one of the boys said, “Mrs. L. You have a job?” When I answered to the affirmative he said, “What do you do?”

So I told him… who I work for, what I do, what aircraft I work on and there was SILENCE in the car. I heard some boy in the back whistle and the other said, “Wow! That is so cool! YOU do that?”

It was just really funny. Not the typical Mom part time job, for sure, but it’s the only one I know. Hey and it looks good on paper even if it does bore me to tears on some days.

I told them not to be too impressed. I might be able to tell you how to fix certain things on certain aircraft, but I can never seem to find my car in the mall parking lot.

Meanwhile, the other night I was finishing my Christmas cards. I was going through my address book, pouring through addresses on envelopes of other cards I’d received and I thought, “You’d think I’d get my frickin’ crap together and create labels in WORD once and for all…”

Then yesterday as I was driving the boys and my mind was wandering something hit me… an epiphany of sorts and the thought was “Wait. I think you did…”

So last night as I was sorting the cards, I went back to my PC, found a ‘Christmas’ file, opened it and lo’ and behold… there was everyone on my Christmas card list and their addresses all typed in so all I’d have to do is hit ‘print’.

Which I would have done if I’d remembered I’d created them…

Which I still don’t. Remember.

When in the HELL did I do that?! In my sleep?

Posted by Boudicca at December 20, 2006 08:26 PM | TrackBack

Welcome to my world. I have tons of stuff I have done and can't remember until AFTER the needed time. Yaa... soon the holidays will be over. ;-)

Posted by: vw bug at December 21, 2006 06:29 AM

The scariest part truly is... I stil don't remember doing it. And we're talking THREE PAGES of labels. It's not a short list. I have about 80 people on my list and I don't remember putting it together into the computer? At all? Nothing. but hey, its done. Now I just have to update it and hope next year I remember.

Posted by: Bou at December 21, 2006 07:12 AM

Wait... You can drive up to your stamp machine? Seriously? I had to go waaayy after hours so as not to drag children along, get out of the car in the cold and rainy weather, walk into a building and use the machine. Man, talk about WORK!

Posted by: Jody at December 21, 2006 09:56 AM

I'm guessing you did that about this time last year when your brain wasn't quite working in the total overload.

Posted by: Ogre at December 21, 2006 10:48 AM