March 30, 2014

A Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day - Slice of Life

As I left this morning, I knew I had left plenty of time to arrive early for orchestra practice.  I had purposely left my music for orchestra…and choir right by the door so I wouldn’t forget them on the way out the door.  When were almost to the church, I realized that I had messed up again.  I did not have all my music.  Even though I had put all 3 music binders by the door, I had left one there because I knew I didn’t need it.  Maybe I need to start taking that fish oil that my sister is always talking about to help me remember things.   The potential crisis was avoided when my orchestra leader had extra music (although my husband made haste to go get it for me because he didn’t know).

After the orchestra played and the choir sang their specials,  I left the stage area to go and sit with my husband.   A couple of us left together and decided to go up some stairs to be less obvious.  That didn't happen because I almost made a complete fool out of myself when I lifted my leg up to climb the stairs and there wasn't even a stair there.  I'm not even going to try to explain how that happened!  Luckily I was able to get out of there quickly with any further embarrassment.  

 I usually make a pit stop at the bathroom while the soloist performs his/her special.  Then I quietly slip in and sit down quickly by my hubby.  As we stand to honor God’s Word while the preacher reads the Bible, I reach around to make sure that the thin strip of material at the back of my dress is not tangled up.  That’s when I discovered the ends of my ties were wet.   I was puzzled for just a second and then I realized that I had gotten them wet when I went to the bathroom.  No big deal.  No one knew what had happened.  As I sat down though I realized that the back of my dress was VERY wet – I had sat on the ends of the ties which were apparently very saturated!  I was so embarrassed because I knew that everyone behind me that saw a HUGE wet spot on the back of my dress thought I must have had an accident.
Thank goodness that this terrible, horrible, no good, very bad morning is over!



  1. Oh you poor thing. However you are in God's house and he was watching over you. We all have days like that. Maybe that's all the bad days for this week. From now on it can only get better..... Right?

  2. We all have days like that, even in Australia, right? Hopefully it won't be long before you are laughing about this experience.

  3. Bless your heart...I have had moments like this, too. One time I walked down the whole church aisle after a bathroom break with a long stream of toilet paper stuck to the back of my shoe! Ugh! Your post was wonderful; I think it helps to share embarrassing moments! Laughing about them makes it all feel better. I enjoyed the lit tie-in too. One of my favorite books!

  4. I'm still laughing! I've done that stair thing AND the wet tie thing. Age has taught me that, mostly, I never notice anything like that when it happens to someone else, so I've decided to tell myself that, probably, nobody noticed me either. That's my story, anyway.