Wednesday, May 16, 2007

I need a nap...

I've had a busy, not-so-fun day. I didn't watch Little Baby today because his mom was sick yesterday so she stayed home half the day today then took him to work with her the rest of the day since I had an orthodontist appt. The appt went ok, I was just really tired driving back and Baby was screaming half the time. Then we stopped at the house to pick up library stuff and headed to the library. That went well, and Baby was starting to get fussy but I figured a few errands would be ok before we went home. So we went to the bank where we learned they had closed our checking account because the balance had gone to $0, so I put in some money to reopen it and they said it would be a few minutes. So I went to WalMart to get milk and juice and something for dinner. Getting Baby out of the car I realized his diaper had soaked through to his pants, but I was already getting frustrated and decided to take him in to get milk like that anyway (I forgot I had a change of clothes in the diaper bag I could've used, oh well). So I get all my stuff and go to check out. I ran my debit card, and it wouldn't work. Turns out my account won't be open until tomorrow morning. So now I have no milk or dinner and had to leave my cartload of stuff for the annoyed looking cashier to put away while I take my crying wet baby and getting-on-my-nerves Toddler back out to the car. We head home and while driving on the freeway I run over something metal and loud. I didn't see what it was but just kept driving. About 30 seconds later the car starts pulling to the right and I hear a thumping coming from the front. I had a flat tire, my first ever flat tire. I pulled over on the side of the exit ramp I was on, got out to make sure it was flat, then sat in the van crying for a few minutes. Then I called Hubby to ask where the jack and stuff was and how to get the spare out from under the van. I was working on getting that done while Baby was crying in his seat and Toddler was getting annoyed with being stuck in his. Then a very nice gentleman stopped and helped me change the tire, I was so grateful. I finally arrived home after my long busy day and decided that I had done enough for the day. Dinner was whatever anyone could find to eat, and I don't really care that the house is a mess, I'm just too tired to deal with it.

5 comments:

Michelle said...

Kara what an awful awful day. :( I'm so sorry it was as bad as it was. I'm so sorry. You need a nap and a bubble bath and a massage and chocolate. *hugs*

Dawn said...

HUGE (((((HUGS)))))) I can SOOOOOOOOOOOOO feel your pain!!! I'm so, so, so, so, so, sorry you had such an awful day! That tire would totally freak me out, and I have ZERO faith in people in customer service doing what they say they will, so I feel for ya!! (((((Hugs)))) I hope you get some rest and relaxation and as an extra special present Baby sleeps SUPER well for you tonight!!!

Beth said...

Oh my gosh!! I'm so sorry; what a crummy day! I've had to leave my full grocery cart at the check-out like that, and it was enough to make me bawl through the rest of the day ... I can't imagine how you must have felt with everything else piled on top of that! I hope you're feeling better today!

Thia said...

I've been lurking, but coming out of the shadows now to say, "thank God for that gentleman who stopped! An angel in disguise for sure." I hope the rest of your week is much better!

Kara said...

Thanks everyone. Hopefully today is a better day.
Thia- hi :) Yes, he truly was an angel, it would've taken me forever to change that tire by myself, but he just took over and had it done in about 5 mins.