Saturday, June 21, 2008

A Series of Unfortunate Events

This is how my day started today.

First off, I had insomnia, so I wasn't able to fall asleep till almost 2AM! I had to get up at 7:30 because we had plans today to go to the Farmers Market in our city. I could barely crawl out of bed this morning.

After breakfast I get the kids dressed and ready to go, but we couldn't find the baby's shoes or coat. They have been lost in the abyss of the girls' room. I should post pictures, it would make you all sick to your stomach to look at it.

Anyway, after finding replacements, we head out the door and I got the kids in the van. But wait...

1. I forgot my directions
2. I forgot the package I had to send
3. The dog got out and I had to get him back in the yard

So I had to go back into the house/yard three times before we finally left. We finally got out the driveway and put the pkg in the mail box, but forgot to put the arrow up. So we had to turn around for that. We FINALLY got on the road, got onto the freeway and I took the exit I was supposed to take, and when I get to the turn I was supposed to make to get onto the road for the market, it was closed for a bike race.

No biggy, right? I just turn left instead of right, and follow the road hoping for a place to turn around. I keep following the road, and by this time, have no idea where I am, because I have not really explored my city very well. Then the area started to look really familiar. "Hmmm" I thought to myself, "what is going on here?". I landed up right beside the Safeway that is 5 minutes down the road from my house. I drove in a big huge circle.

"OK, no big deal, we can get right back on the freeway, and take a different exit that will be easier to figure out", I thought. I got on the freeway and was so engrossed in where I was going, I took the exit to the mall instead.

"hmmppf" I thought again. Good thing I can get to downtown and the farmers market from the west side of town, and know my way around that area, so we proceeded to head over there.

I FINALLY got to the farmers market, and realized I had no change for parking. sigh. Found a parking spot, ran to the store inside and asked the proprietor if she could make change for me. Well, it turns out that parking is free on Saturdays, and she said I smelled good! lol Yaay!

Free parking, and we were right across the street from the farmers market.

We enjoyed our time at the farmers market (more about that later) and proceeded to head home. I forgot that the main road was closed, and had to turn around. again.

I found a road I recognized and turned around, and just followed it into nowhere knowing that somehow I would come to a freeway exit. I did find one, after a few minutes, and took the one to my area of town.

or so I thought.

I landed up driving in a heavily forested area for about 5 minutes or so and was so confused, didn't have a clue as to where I was. And then I started to see some familiar surroundings again. I was thinking, "what the heck is going on with me today?". I was at the YMCA that I work out at all the time. This road I had taken from downtown apparently goes to the YMCA, and I didn't know that. Yaay! I was less than 5 minutes from home.

We headed to Safeway first though, because we needed a few more things, and then came home. So far everything has been ok, but what a crazy morning we had!

But, on the plus side, I have found not one, but TWO ways to get downtown without using the freeway. Hooray for me for being resourceful!

1 comment:

Rina the Mama Bear said...


Sounds like a rough day!