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Bad Beginning to the Day

June 24th, 2014 at 04:22 pm

Today is street-sweeping day, and I decided to drive, not only to get the car off the street, but I had books and dry cleaning to tote, and I was hoping to get back home a bit early to get DIL's birthday dinner going.

I had everything gathered to take to the car (including a big bag of garbage to throw in the dumpster). What did I leave on the desk? My keys. I couldn't get in the car, couldn't get back in the building. My extra keys, which I always carry in my bag, mysteriously were not there. I had to go to my son's house and wake up DIL and her mother to get the spare set of keys. They were obviously driven out of bed, and I feel awful.

I cooked most of the enchilada dinner yesterday -- just need to assemble the filling and tortillas and bake. I made cupcakes, but they need to be iced. The only side dish will be watermelon, since the enchiladas are full of veggies. I will need to make some simple cheese quesadillas for the boys, too, as they are very picky eaters.

At noon I need to go to the post office (still mailing books for my organization), drop off the dry cleaning, and get more keys cut. I refuse to have this happen again! And I guess I'll pick up birthday candles, since I LOSE the box every single time I buy one!

So far, no spending, but I've found .12 in the past few days!

10 Responses to “Bad Beginning to the Day”

  1. laura Says:

    My parents always make cheese quesadillas for my picky eaters, too! Smile Glad you were able to get your spare keys!

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    Sounds like new keys and having multiples in your bag is a good idea. I'm obsessed with my keys. I'm always checking before I leave the vehicle or house that I have them. I think it's a habit I got into with my husband deployed!

  3. snafu Says:

    Oh my, your frustration of leaving keys behind was so tangible, it flew off the page! I wonder what process you could try to stop that upset. Would it help to attach a small carabiner to your handbag's handle and consciously attach keys for 21 day until it become a habit? Keys not in use must be on the small device.

    Where do you prefer to store candles? Would it be reasonable to keep all candle of every type, colour etc on one of those Dollar Store type plastic shoe boxes?

    Enjoy birthday party with family, obviously your DDIL has a wonderful, loving, caring MIL, lucky lady.

  4. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    I have a small box in which I cozy birthday candles, food coloring, cupcake papers, and some little plastic cake candle holders. All stuff that hardly ever get used but tends to get used together.

  5. CB in the City Says:

    Hmmmm, I wonder if I put the candles in the baking supplies box!

    My keys do have a home; the problem today was that I didn't put them in my bag; instead, I laid them on the desk with all the other stuff I was taking. I took everything but the keys. Only the most important thing!

    I'm ashamed to admit that the extra keys WERE in my bag. In my panic I just didn't look thoroughly enough. I don't think I'll admit that to DIL!

  6. SecretarySaving Says:

    Funny ending to your bad beginning!

  7. My English Castle Says:

    Man, that sounds just like me. I frequently "lose" my keys in my bag. And what is it with birthday candles? I must have five or six boxes rattling around. I like Joan's idea! And we also do the same thing with the quesadillas--what an odd confluence?!

  8. rob62521 Says:

    Talk about having a icky start to your day. But, you didn't let it make your whole day bad which is good.

  9. Looking Forward Says:

    Hope you had a wonderful dinner. Smile

  10. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Oy vey! I've done stuff like that before. I'm forever "losing" keys only to find them later where they were supposed to be.

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