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you can lead a mother to a calendar

you can lead a mother to a calendar

August 24, 2007

Cabinets arrive

Early this morning my phone rang. It was a good friend of mine telling me that she was going to have to cancel our plans for today. That was all well and good, except that I thought we had plans for next Friday. I checked my calendar while on the phone and said, “Yup, I have it written down for next week.”

Then I looked on my second calendar to confirm and said, “Oh, but my new kitchen cabinets are being delivered next Friday, so let’s reschedule to another time.”

We are both free again some time in mid October. These damn kids interfering in our social lives. I wrote the date down on all three of my calendars. Yes, I have a sickness. But I am not the only one.

We chatted some more and hung up. Not 10 minutes later a huge truck pulls up in front of my house with my new cabinets. That is really weird I thought. And I told the delivery guy, “Good thing I am here, you told me NEXT week.” Not that I really ever go anywhere. I have no idea why I said that. Maybe it is just Be An Ass day. I should consult my calendar.

They deliver the cabinets. Complain about the size of my front door, which seems perfectly normal sized to me. But what do I know. I will now commence being anxious about the inadequacies of my front door.

After crafting the first of what I am sure will be numerous cardboard clubhouses, I suddenly realized that I am a week behind on my calendar. For the past I don’t know how many weeks I have been behind and not known it.

Apparently you can have every type of calendar in Staples and still not have a clue about what is going on in your life.

Posted by Chris @ 12:51 pm  

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  1. Joy H says:

    FUN stuff……check out my blog. Mine is 95% done :)

  2. BeingParents says:

    I think the days past by like hours and the time goes really fast.Thats why we seems to miss eveything in our calender including our minds.

  3. kalisah says:

    this photo makes me long for the days when sitting on the front porch watching a truck unload was chalked up as one good summer day.

  4. Woman with Kids says:

    Hmmm… could that be some kind of Freudian slip? Summer going too fast, school starting too soon, that kind of thing?

    Of course, I can’t wait to throw the boys at school again, so I think I’m a week ahead. They won’t mind sitting in front of the locked door, right?

  5. Personal Chef to 2 says:

    Been there. Done that!!

    And I’m glad your cabinets have arrived! Woohoo!!

  6. Jennie says:

    HA! I recently scheduled a phone interview with someone and ended up calling them the day before. I didn’t notice until after the interview was over, and apparently they didn’t either. I think it happens to everybody.

    Can’t wait to see the pictures of your new kitchen!

  7. becky says:

    chris, how do you get a week behind - did you just think it was the wrong date?

    oh, and are we starting a pool for how long the cabinets will wait before being installed? *grin*

  8. Alison Byrne Fields says:

    So, actually, Chris, Staples IS a porn store for you after all. All those shiny calendars that do things you never imagined could be done — except keep you on schedule.

  9. Jeana says:

    So basically you try to compensate for the your small front door by buying excessive calenders?

  10. Pamela says:

    Chris, you need a organiser.
    Check out the HP Touchsmart PC that is great for family and especially mum to do calendering and organised activities for the family. Whatever your scribble on screen can be captured. come with wireless keyboard and mouse. Details on my blog http://www.parentingblessings.com

  11. karen says:

    Didn’t the last movers complain about the distance from your front door to your kitchen? You either have a really wonky house or really whiney movers!

    Or am i just totally confused?

  12. rimarama says:

    I know! And what’s up with those funny little digits on the tiny squares all lined up in sevens?

  13. GreenCanary says:

    Wait… what day is it again?

  14. OMSH says:

    If truth be known you can be 1 month behind and it not make a hill of beans difference if you NEVER LEAVE THE HOUSE.

    Hello, my name is Heather Sanders and I have CABIN FEVER.

    Wanna see those cabinets.
    Pictures all around!

  15. JENinMICH says:

    I do stuff like that all the time.

    New cabinets! How exciting. My husband installed ours last year (we got wholesale). You will love them so much. We do.

  16. Suzanne says:

    Let’s see… “Be An Ass Day”… yup. That’s on mine for today, too.

  17. Susan says:

    I don’t think I’d even care if I HAD cabinets, if that were the view out my front door.

  18. Ginny says:

    So does this mean you can meet your friend next week after all?

  19. Anna says:

    “Be an Ass” day???? I thought that was LAST friday…. no wonder my boss was confused when I threw a teenage temper tantrum and left work four hours early.

  20. Lazy Organizer says:

    I did that once too and missed a whole week. I couldn’t figure out what everyone else’s problem was.

    You just don’t get trees like that with a new home.

  21. liz says:

    Summer is totally like that!

  22. Cmommy says:

    We need a calendar/journal/pretty-blank-books support group. I’m in!

    Post pics of the kitchen, please!

  23. Vicky says:

    I laughed out loud at this picture — thinking of Miles with a big “truck hello” when that monster pulled into your driveway!

  24. kelly says:

    What’s with your delivery men complaining about your house - the kitchen is too far from the front door…the front door is now too small. I find it hard to believe that your house is so much worse an all other joe-schmoes out there buying refrigerators & cabinets.

  25. ChristieNY says:

    Hilarious!

    You are such a tease posting a pic of the delivery truck without pics of the NEW CABINETRY! I’m dying to see how they look! :)