The Exhausted Nurse
The Nutty Things You Do When You Are An Exhausted Nurse.
Let me start out by telling you that I haven't even brushed my teeth today; I worked a three day stretch (twelve hour shifts) this weekend and the kids are already home from school. I am completely drained of energy.
The Late Bus
When the kids started back to school this year I was especially brain dead. I usually go and wait for the kids to get home outside where the bus drops them off. Well, I waited and waited and started getting worried. I sent a text to my husband and told him about the bus being late and he replied, "Are you okay?" and I replied "yes, why?" a little annoyed at him asking me that. He replied again "I thought the kids got off the bus at 3:00."; so I looked at the display on my phone and it said 2:15. I had been waiting for 45 minutes in the summer heat in Mississippi and the kids wouldn't be home for another 45 minutes. I walked back to the house hoping no one had really noticed me standing there so long. I found out the next morning when my neighbor said her friend was worried about me standing outside so long and hoped I was okay; I didn't go unnoticed.
Walking a Leash
One morning I decided to walk the dogs. My dog Scooby usually lags behind on our walks, while my other dog is usually ahead raring to go. I was booting it down the street trying to get some exercise from my walk when I hear someone yell "hey, hey lady". I turned around to see that there was no dog on the end of the leash I was dragging down the street. I really have no idea how long I was walking a nonexistent dog. The man was laughing his head off. So I turned around and headed back to the house and there was Scooby waiting there for me. I put Scooby back on the leash and we started our walk again. I turned the corner nearing the end of the walk and there was the man still laughing, I waved and I was laughing too.
Finding Things In Unusual Places
I know a lot of people do this but I bet they don't do them with the frequency that I do. I have found hamburger (rotten of course) in the cupboard. I leave groceries at the store which I really hate because usually it's what I am going to make for dinner. I put ice cream in the cupboard instead of the freezer (what a mess that makes).
Our air conditioning went out one time (in the Mississippi summer). I had to work that day. My husband discovered that I had left the back door open and also the refrigerator so you can imagine that he was really impressed with me (not).
One morning I needed to leave for work and I couldn't find the keys for the car anywhere. I was frantic and called my husband who had the spare set with him (he works sixty miles away from home). I decided to go out to the car and see if they were there and guess what; they were right where I left them in the lock on the front door. My husband asked me where I found them and I blamed it on my son who was three at the time. I said they were in the toy box. I was late for work that day.
There are many more unusual things that I find and do. Some of them I can't tell because I might find myself a single mother.
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