Thursday, February 14, 2008

If it wasn't connected, I'd lose my head

Since having baby three I have been completely scatterbrained. Well honestly it was probably when I was pregnant with her but I blamed that on the fact that I was pregnant and forgetfulness goes hand in hand with pregnancy, or at least that is what I have been told. I firmly believed that it would go away once I had the baby. Well.... five months later it hasn't. It may have gotten worse. I mentioned to a friend about how I forget appointments or I lose things when I go places. She said, "Of course you lose things! You're too busy trying to NOT lose your three kids that that in and of itself is an accomplishment."
Honestly I used to think I was a pretty organized and structured person. Now days I just can't keep anything straight. Take today for example. Nate's at school and Jocy just got picked up to go to school. I'm trying to rush around to go help with Nate's V-day party. I can't find my wallet ANYWHERE. So I am back tracking my steps. I had it yesterday at the gym, at Costco and then later that afternoon at Albertsons. I'd stop in at the grocery store in between a song practice and Jocy's dance lessons. Nate's teacher needed sugar cookies for the party the next day and I knew that with the million things that still needed to be done that day that this would be my only chance. So I drug three children into the store on a mad dash for sugar cookies. I even did the self checkout and rushed everyone back into the car.
So as I was reviewing all this I decided I would call the place where Jocy takes dance class and albertson's and just get those places checked off my list. Mind you this was after scouring the van for 20minutes and every other conceivable place. To my surprise and utter delight (and a fair amount of surprise) the lady at Albertson's told me they had my wallet there. Of course I was relieved but still a little skeptical that everything would still be in it. I had no idea where it had been left (somewhere between the self help checkout and my car) or who had turned it in.
When I picked it up at Albertson's and looked through it I discovered that EVERYTHING was in it. Can you believe that? I left that store with so much joy and optimism. I watch the news regularly and from everything that is portrayed each night, there seems like little hope is left for us. I just kept thinking "With all the bad things that happen in the world and how often people are portayed as having little to no values, there are still so many good people out there." So there you go a two fold lesson: 1. I really am crazy and should have anything of value super glued to my body and 2. People are so good!!! (well not all of them but most are.) Anyways, this is getting lengthy but I just wanted to say THANK YOU to the honest person who turned in my wallet. It was a huge relief to get it back. But even more then that it put a huge smile on my face to be reminded that most people, when given the opportunity, really will do the right thing. :)

Friday, February 8, 2008

Another reason....

So can I just tell you how much I love blogging??? Not only does it keep me in touch with all of you but it has cut my scrapbooking time in half. For me, journaling on my pages has always been the most time consuming aspect of scrapbooking. The last couple of days I have been trying to finish up the pages for 2007 and have been putting off the journaling part until I realized my blog has EVERYTHING I need already on it. All it took was some copying and pasting and tada! Saved me all the work and alot of time. And who couldn't use a little more time??? You know, for eating bon bons and watching tv. :)