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Monday, June 16, 2008

notes to self.

next time you're expecting company, be sure to empty the trash in the guest bathroom, it'll save you some embarrassment later.

next time someone emails, asking you to meet them at the beach, instead of just skimming the email, really take the 2 minutes it will take to actually read the email. hopefully, that will prevent you from spending all your parking money, unloading your beach chair, water cooler, two small children & walking a half mile before you realize that maybe, you're at the wrong beach, and having to pack it up again.

and finally,next time you attempt to apply make-up while in-route (which is not a normal event, it just so happens that i was late to church, where i was supposed to be leading the children in singing our father's day medley for the congregation). anyway, next time this happens, be sure to put mascara on BOTH eyes, & be sure to do a final glance-over, looking for possible mascara smudges (say across the bridge of your nose). at least that way, when everyone is smiling at you as you walk back to your seat, it won't be because they are silently laughing at you.

47 comments:

ginger said...

I'm sure we can all relate to these situations... or equally *great* ones!

I didn't know you are the primary chorister... that is one of the most fun callings EVER!

Cafe Johnsonia said...

If it makes you feel any better, I went to work one day after pulling my shirt on after applying my mascara, not realizing that the shirt streaked my mascara all down both cheeks. NO ONE SAID A WORD. I was so embarrassed a few hours later when I went to the restroom and caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

LOL - good advice! I can just imagine that your house is full of post-it notes reminding you of these things!

VerrySherry said...

One of those days? it's something to post about!! thanks for the smile

pjmomof3boys said...

Too funny! I think God gives us these little "whoops" moments to keep us humble! At least that's what I tell myself. (He wants me to be REALLY humble!) :)

I can sooooo relate!

Hannah said...

haha!! I am so glad I am not the only one who does stuff like that. :)

Hollyween said...

Yeah... I've definitely left some embarassing items face up in the trash. Glad I'm not the only one.

Great picture of the vagisil box. Awesome.

TONYA said...

Oh Kelly, you have me rolling on the floor. Mmmm, good weekend I take it?

Amanda K said...

Wow!! It sounds like you had a great weekend! We all have moments like that... I guess it keeps us humble and on our toes!

Wendi said...

Hilarious!
Thanks for sharing these tid-bits...they may come in handy in my own life.

Casey said...

lol. those are all good tips!

The Shabby Princess said...

Well, at least you know we've all done similar things. I'm the queen of the make-up misstep....although, I often do it at work. While trying to look professional...

Although there was a time when the blush only got put on one cheek and one of my primary students goes "Why are you only half red?". Because Dear Child, Your Primary Teacher, is a Moron. That is Why She is Only "Half Red".

Aranne and Dan said...

Sorry.. but I had to laugh at all of those "notes to self" but they are good notes to remember...

Ashlee said...

I can laugh because it didn't happen to me. :0)

Darilyn said...

This is great. I love the mascara one because I have done that so many times.

Aimee said...

This post had me laughing out loud! I can totally relate with all 3 faux pas! Glad you survived... :)

TftCarrie said...

thanks for the morning laugh. Glad you made it to the beach eventually.

Julie said...

thats so true on so many levels. especially with the makeup and reading all the emails.

~D Spack~ said...

OK, I'm totally cracking up! Thanks for sharing...love it!

mama jo said...

well, just know that everyone has done it...and note to self...always check your skirt after you've been in the rest room...so, it's not caught on anything...and you don't need mascara...why bother? you're beautiful as is..

TUTU Monkey said...

Oh my gosh...I am laughing so hard.....especially the bathroom trash can.....yikes.:)

Hope you have a wonderful week!!

sisiboo said...

Man can I relate!

The life of a mother is never boring!
Reading these things just tells us that you ARE human as opposed to the supermom that you usually are with little kids, sewing, blogging and now, a website!

You know you are ok when you can laugh about these things!

love.boxes said...

Hilarious Kelly! I do that kinda stuff all the time!

kathryn said...

how about- be sure to check that you redid your nursing bra after giving newborn baby a quick snack before running out the door to the grocery store... especially when wearing a white t-shirt. ooo-la-la.

Kathi D said...

Writing all this down, check, check, check, check, got it. Thanks! (I could tell you dumb things I've done that would curl your hair.)

Shannon said...

Emptying the trash is the ONE thing I always remember to do when company is coming. Right along with hiding the dirty laundry (both literally and figuratively;) Thanks for sharing - I got a great laugh!!

Tanja said...

So true, I think we've all experienced one of these mis-haps before!

Sandra Ree said...

lol, bless your heart. The good old days...you'll wish for these days back when you hit my age! :)

The Robin's Nest said...

VERY VERY FUNNY!
We all do these kinds of things~ Doing stuff like this keeps us humble that is for sure!
Thanks for sharing and giving us all a laugh...Hope your week goes better!

Misty said...

All really great advice Kelly... Bless your heart!

Tina said...

hilarious!! Thanks for the laugh.
BTW: I got your post on my blog about sending me a new email with swap partner but I did not get the email...so sorry to be a pest...I'm not sure why it won't work.

.caroline armelle. said...

you are hilarious!
you seriously make me laugh!
we've all done these kinds of things huh..

Jenny in Utah said...

Thank heavens our trash cans all have lids (due to a very naughty dog)! One less thing to worry about. That's too funny!

Quelly said...

nnniiiccceeee.....

J & H Larson said...

I am not laughing at you Kelly, I am laughing with you. They are just so funny because you know they are true :0) And we have all had those moments- lucky for me I actually seem to remember to check the garbage before guests come over- mascara is another story :0)

Traci said...

All classic mistakes! Sorry to hear about them! Hey- bad things happen in 3's, so you should be clear for a while!

Chloe said...

Oh...girl...I'm feeling for you right now :)

Penny said...

OMG!!! The first scenario would have made me hide my head in a hole for months! Too funny! So I take it you're not the detail person in the family? ;)

My name is Ali... said...

LOL...i actually 'laughed out loud'...too funny!!! hope tomorrow is better : )

shinyruby2 said...

ditto - i literally laughed out loud here at work!! CLASSIC picture!! X

Marianne Johnson said...

Thanks for making me laugh this morning. I'll make a mental note of all of those!

Lindsey said...

Sounds liks a great couple of days...

Marilou said...

Too funny! I had a mascara thing happen to me once. It was years ago and I was walking to my kids school to talk to one of the teachers and it was -40c and I was really bundled up. I went to the girls bathroom before I actually saw the teacher and I was glad I did because my mascara was all over my eyes. Shouldn't my mascara have frozen not melted in that weather?

TravelinOma said...

This made me laugh! It reminded me of the time I was leading the primary kids at church on Father's Day, and my baby Gabi dug through my purse and led the singing (from the choir seats) with a tampon.

J&S said...

Kelly, this just cracks me up. We've all been there. :)

crystal said...

I've totally done that--mascara on only ONE EYE! Nice to know someone else in the world has done that.

momof3crazykids said...

I'm so sorry these things happened to you, I too should make notes to self.