Thursday, December 14, 2006

Thursday Thirteen #36

13 Things That Made This Morning Suck

  1. I awoke to the dog barking at the garbage men. He was barking from our front porch. But when I went out to grab the dog so that they could work in peace, Bandit got “heroic” and ran towards the guys. He got kicked. Don’t worry, he’s alright. He deserved it!

  2. My hair was not cooperating, but I managed to make it look okay, somehow.

  3. I drew a bath for the kids. My son was enthusiastic, but my two-year-old daughter was screaming and giving me dirty looks.

  4. I spilled a bunch of dog food on the porch while trying to pour it into his dish. Oh well, he’ll eat it.

  5. My front tire was flat. At least it happened at home and not down the road in the middle of the forest.

  6. I had to clean out my trunk so that I could get to the spare. The trunk had Christmas presents that I was hiding from the kids.

  7. The trunk also contained two bags of dog food. The smaller bag was purchased by my husband on sale at Big Lots. The dog refused to eat this food. Then, the other day, I went to the store and got a very large bag of dog food. Stupid me, I purchased the VERY SAME BRAND. I’m going to donate them to the dog shelter.

  8. My husband is home on break, so I had to wake him up to help change the tire. He was not very happy since he was up until 5 working on a project.

  9. My son started crying because he thought he was going to miss his class field trip. They were going to a retirement home to sing carols.

  10. I went in to call the school to see if the field trip bus could wait for us. The phone didn’t work. It took me a few minutes to realize that my husband had taken the cord out of the phone and put it into the computer so that he could use the Internet.

  11. The “doughnut” (spare tire) is not full size, so driving was slower then normal.

  12. I got passed on the road. I hate to get passed. I’m usually driving fast enough that they don’t have to.

  13. Now I have to buy new tires. You can’t buy just one. That means I have to drive to the tire store and beg someone here at work to pick me up and then drop me off when they are ready. Ugh!

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Amy The Black said...

BTW: My son did catch the field trip bus. They were waiting on the bus when we arrived.

Anonymous said...

Yeah for catching the bus!

I really hope your day gets better - I had one of those days yesterday....

Michelle said...

Oh my, what a crazy morning. I'm sorry.

At least the morning's almost over.

Happy TT!

I’m up!

Trish Ess said...

Really hope your day gets better!! Glad your son made his trip. :)

Happy TT!
Mine are up.

Unknown said...

Nothing worse than the feeling that your kids are going to be late for something and it's your fault. I hate that. I hope your day improves!

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear that there was still a happy ending to your adventure with your son making it to the bus on time.

Recently, I had a flat tire on my month old car, drove around on it because dear husband wouldn't believe me the car felt strange. When we finally stopped that's when we noticed the flat. Had to buy a whole new tire since I drove 5 miles on the flat. Next time, I will not ignore what I am sensing about the car and will ingore the husband ;-)

JAM said...

Wow, I thought I had cruddy days, but the one you describe here would have me gradually going from simmer to boil. It's the bam, bam, bam of things on days like that that really get to me.

Hope your day ends great, though.

My family and I have terrible luck with car tires. Terrible. I've bought several complete sets over the past three years. Oh well.

Anonymous said...

oh need to go back to bed. Hope tomorrow is better.

Frances D said...

Glad your son got to go on the field trip.
Sounds like a heck of a morning.
Hope you went home and just relaxed for a little while.
Waving at you from NYC,

Rebecca said...

Sounds like time to treat yourself to something yummy.

Anonymous said...

Is it Monday or something and we just all think its Thursday?!?!

Hope your day has gotten better!

Happy Thursday!

Anonymous said...

My son got his car stolen yesterday. It was found the same day but with most of his stuff stolen and it didn't work. So I'm bummed out for him!

My husband has shown me a few times how to change a flat, but I never retain it.