Have you ever had one of those days where you were just….on? By on I mean, being ON top of the world, ON queue, ON Your game…..basically…. you just got it going ON! I don’t normally have days when I feel like everything is going my way, but today, I did!
I woke up early, had my cup of hot tea, got the kids ready for school and out the door without incident. Then I made a hot breakfast for Colton and Megan who were home visiting family for a few days. We ate and talked and enjoyed our time together. Soon after breakfast, they left for the day to visit friends and family and I started crossing things off my to do list. With ear buds in and music blaring I began to pick up around the house, did a few loads of laundry, cleaned out and re-organized my kitchen pantry and did the same for my kitchen cabinet. After that, I planned a big, deer steak dinner for the entire family (10 people) while Colton and Megan where in town. I made out my grocery list, jumped in the shower and then headed to town to run some errands and then to Wal-Mart.
I dropped off some donations at the women’s shelter, I took some books back to the library and then stopped at my favorite antique shop to look around, with music still blaring in my ears! While I was looking around I found seven pieces to match my china that I had been looking for, for two years, and they were only $2.00 a piece! This day was just getting better by the minute!
I was truly rockin’ this day!
I OWNED this day!
I was all that AND a side of curly fries
I defiantly had it goin’ ON!
After my exciting find at the antique store, I got in my car, wheeled into Wal-Mart, grabbed my list and iPad, jumped out of the car and made my way in the store. As I was marking items off my list and piling items in my buggy, I realized that I had to pee BAD! Now, I don’t know about the rest of you out there but when I gotta go…..I gotta go now! So, I rushed back up to the front of the store where the restrooms were, parked my buggy, stuffed my iPad in my purse and off I went….loud music and all.
The closer I got to the restroom the more my brain was telling me how bad I had to pee. By the time I made it to the door, it had turned into an all out emergency! I remember getting to the door and thinking to my self, thank God they don’t have it closed for cleaning! In those few seconds it took me to make my way into the restroom I planned my route. I would go in, walk to the last stall which is the handicap stall so I could plop my purse on the changing table and not have to hunt for a stall with a hook…..there was no time for hunting! I did exactly as I planned. I rushed in, went to the last stall…GREAT, there was NO changing table but there was a hook. I threw my purse on the hook and did what you’re supposed to to in the restroom…all the while I was jammin’ to the Black Eyed Peas, Tonight’s Gonna Be A Good Night, a fitting song don’t ya think for someone who is rockin’ her day?
When I was done, I grabbed my purse….still full of energy and rhythm…I flung the door open to head out, and there, to my right…..was a man standing at the Urinal!
Yep, you guessed it. Miss “I got it goin’ on” was in the mens restroom the entire time and didn’t even know it!!
When I came out and saw this man, undoing his pants in front of the urinal, one thousand things ran through my STUPID
First I thought, why is this man in the women’s restroom? Clearly, he must be a nut! Bless his heart….he’s confused!
Second I thought, dear God, women don’t have urinals! Clearly I am the nut!
Third I thought, should I stop and wash my hands?
Fourth I thought, oh Lord, I have on a canary yellow top! I stood out like a sore thumb! He could pick me out in a crowd easy.
Then I Thought, I’m just gonna act like I own this bathroom and this Wal-Mart and that he needs to move out of my way. And that’s exactly what I did. I held my head high and walked right past him and his urinal, just like I was supposed to be there! He looked at me so funny. I never stopped and I never said a word, I just be-bopped my way right outta there like I had it goin’ ON!
As soon as I got out of the restroom, I busted out in laughter…all by myself, and I laughed all the way to the back corner of the store where I hid for quite a while. I was so afraid he would spot me in my bright canary yellow top and turn me in to security!
After making an idiot out of myself, I tried to finish my shopping and get my momentum back to being on top of the world…but….I didn’t do a very good job, I forgot some of the things on my list and the rest of my day was….off…the opposite of ON!
After it was all said and done, we all had a good laugh at the dinner table when I told them the stupid stunt I pulled. Devin just gave me a half grin, shook his head a little and said, “is that why we didn’t have any green beans tonight?”
(is that all he can think about, his gut?)
Once again, he was right. I was so flustered that I forgot to buy the green beans! We just had meat and taters.
Oh Well, as Scarlet would say, “tomorrow is another day!” I’ll just laugh this one off and hope for a better day tomorrow 😉