(For you Grey’s Anatomy fans you know exactly how I am saying it. “Seriously?!?”)
This has been my day…
Woke up extra early to attend the first week of a new Beth Moore Bible Study. Despite not being a morning person I really wanted to do this study and the fact that it was before work, at the office, meant I didn’t have to take a night way from family.
But it was “Crazy Day” for school spirit week and the girls wanted me to do their hair. Which meant I got up even earlier and had to get them up a little early as well. Got that done and off I went.
About 40 minutes into the study my office mate peeks her head in and says “Julie, Mark’s on the phone.” I knew that couldn’t be a good sign. He and the kids were rear ended on the freeway on the way to school. Traffic stopped suddenly, so did he. The big work truck behind him, not so much. Seriously?!
Luckily everyone is okay – shaken up but okay. So I ran out of there was able to get to him in a round about way and get the kids (who were fine by then) to school. He was able to drive the van home (good thing since we wouldn’t all fit in his car).
It’s debatable as to whether or not the insurance company will total it out. It’s an older van but still pretty low miles. But they said because the back wind0w and the sliding door window are broken that may put it over the total limit. Seriously?!
If you know us, you know that we don’t go into debt, especially for cars. Last time I totaled a car (2.5 yrs ago) we took the insurance money plus a couple thousand from our savings to buy the replacement. Well the adoption pretty much emptied our savings so if they total it, what they give us is what we got. Seriously!?
Did I mention that this is the only vehicle that fits our entire family?
Did I mention that technically not even all 4 kids and a driver should be in our other car because it has an air bag in front and no “off” switch. Seriously!?
So then about 11 a.m. I get a call from the school. I was half expecting that – figured someone was sore from the accident.
Nope, it’s lice. Seriously?!
It’s been kicking around the kindergarten for a month and so far we had avoided it.
By the time I arrive 10 minutes later 2 more kids are wearing plastic bags on their heads. Seriously?!
So I cart everyone home and we begin the wonderful process of delousing our kids. Some suggested mayonnaise to kill the live bugs but then you still have to pick out the nits. I don’t like the smell of mayonnaise anymore. Seriously!
So we spent 10 hours delousing the kids, washing sheets and blankets, sofa pillows, vacuuming. Last time Mark went into the laundry room I hear him say “Did you spill something in here?”
Our washer is leaking. Seriously!
Now I’m hopeful that it’s because I had a weird load of pillows in there. It kind of does that sometimes. The next load will tell. But honestly I’m too tired to try it tonight.
You thought I was done, right?
I can’t find my laptop.
So, either I didn’t actually put it in my bag in my rush to leave work. Or one of the kids took it out of my bag sometime this afternoon and has put it someplace really strange that I can’t find.
Or someone stole it out of the car during the 10 minutes I was parked at the school to pick up the kids.
I will be totally honest here and confess to throwing up quite a few “Really God?”s today. There’s a lesson in here somewhere I’m just not sure what it is right now. Of course we are ever so grateful for his protection today. That is evident. All the other stuff is really inconsequential compared to that.
So I’m calling it quits on today. Oh, as soon as I change the sheets on our bed.
I will fall asleep praying my laptop is sitting on my desk at work.