Today we have a guest blogger! My first guest blogger ever! I was recently at a wedding shower and my good friend, Debbie, told me about the morning she had had that day. It was so unbelievable and hilarious that I told her to write it down and I was going to put it in my blog. It reminded me somewhat of the day I had when Little A was sick. Some days you just shouldn’t get out of bed…
Everybody, please give Debbie a warm welcome! Enjoy!!
It was a Saturday morning and I was already running late to a bridal shower I was co-hosting. I had to be there by 11:30am. It was already 10:30am and I hadn’t even showered yet. “So this is how my day is going to go,” I thought. I was doing well on time until my husband and I got into this big discussion on why he should move the carseat into his car instead of just taking my car to the zoo with our son. I told him it would just be easier to swap cars so that no one has to deal with moving the carseat back and forth. He kept insisting that it wasn’t a big deal to move the carseat. Now, just to clarify…this carseat is one of those big booster seats (since my son is so big) and is rear-facing. It’s very difficult to strap a booster seat that’s designed to be forward-facing into an older car. Last time I did this, it took me 45 minutes by myself! So we debated back and forth on what to do. Finally, I won the argument: he would take my car and I would take his.
When my husband and son left to go to the zoo, I jumped into the shower and raced like the devil to make up for time lost. It was 11:30am and I was just leaving the house! As I got into the car, I realized that there was no gas left! The car was on “E”. Great!!! Really great! This was the last thing I needed to further delay me from getting to this bridal shower on time.
The car had been sitting in the driveway baking in the 85 degree heat. So the first thing I did was roll down the windows to let out all the hot, steamy air. I cranked on the A/C full blast and started driving. After about 5 minutes, I noticed that the A/C was still blowing out hot air. I thought maybe it needed gas in order to make it cooler. Dumb thought, I know now. So I filled the car up, got going again, and after about 5 more minutes I realized that there was STILL HOT AIR BLOWING OUT!!! ARGH!!! UGH!!!! WTF???!!!! Can this really be happening????? NO A/C!!!!!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! That’s when I lost it! I mean really lost it! You see, since I am a stay-at-home mom, I don’t always get the luxury of dressing up, putting on make-up, and styling my hair anymore. And since this was a shower that I was co-hosting, this was a rare opportunity to look all put together! Well Murphy ( creator of Murphy’s Law) didn’t let me relish in this opportunity, instead he let me sweat off all my makeup and perfume during the first 10 minutes of being in the car!!!!
So you would think that it ended there. No! Part of my co-hosting duties was to pick up balloons for the shower. Days before I had ordered 3 bundles of balloons with 6 in each bundle. I had it all planned out that I would set a bundle in three separate areas at the shower to spread the decorations throughout the room. It was going to work out so nicely!
Not thinking and obviously in a hurry, I grabbed the 3 seperate bundles from the cashier and left. Wouldn’t you know it…as soon as I walk out the door, a big gust of wind blew all 3 bundles of balloons into each other creating one tangled mess! Damn it, Murphy, are you kidding me!?!? Seriously? So there I was, shoving all 18 massively tangled balloons into this hot, steamy car, praying to God that none of them would pop. Amazingly, all made it in without a casualty! It was when I got into the car and stuck my key into the ignition that I realized…how the hell am I supposed to drive with 18 tangled balloons and no A/C? What else could I do? I rolled down all 4 windows, grabbed whatever strands I could and put the pedal to the metal.
Picture it……hot, summer day……85 degree heat…….windows rolled down……(did I say hot?)……18 yellow and blue balloons flapping against the wind. It was “Bub bub bub bub bub bub bub bub bub bub bub bub bub bub” against my head, arms, and steering wheel, all while driving 85-90 mph down Interstate 355!!! And don’t foget, I’m sweating my ass off, make-up smeared and oh, did I mention there was also crying? Needless to say, I got a ton of crazy stares as I was ’flying by’ the people sharing the road with me.
I arrived at the shower and looked like I just stepped off the Roaring Rapids water ride. I opened the car doors and thought, now how the hell am I going to get all these balloons out of here? I recruited some help and there we were, pushing and pulling at these damn balloons to get them out of the car. And how many people DOES it take to get 18 tangled balloons out of a car with no A/C, you ask? Four. Just in case you need a joke at your next party…
And this is what the balloons ended up looking like……..
The funny thing was that no one really noticed anything wrong with them. In fact….one person in particular, owner of this blog actually, said, “I think they look neat!” I couldn’t stop laughing at her. However, at this point I believe it was hysterical laughter.
Thanks, Debbie, for another laugh at your expense! Sorry you had THAT morning, though!!
If anyone else has a funny story they feel like sharing, let me know! I will totally add it to my blog and make others laugh
at with you!