Monday, September 8

My Poor Brain

I'm not sure what has happened to my brain, but it is not working like it once was.

Friday, I planned to fly up to my parent's house with Charlotte. I checked the flights and it seemed like the 1:20 pm flight would be a good one to try for. I rushed around all morning finishing my work, getting ready, getting packed etc. Finally I got in the car around 11:30 to pick up Charlotte from day care and head to the airport. A few minutes later Judd calls and asks if I am at the airport. I told him I was on my way to get Charlotte and then I would be on my way. He tells me that I'll never make the flight. This really confuses me because I feel like I will have plenty of time. He says the flight is at 12:15..I'll never make it. Huh? Turns out I had been reading the flight time incorrectly all day. So, after a miniature melt down (ok, large nervous breakdown), I calm down, get Charlotte and head home to wait for the 4 o'clock flight.

Charlotte and I arrive at the airport around 3:00 o'clock, check in and head to the counter to check my bag. The ticketing agent looks at my drivers license and tells me it is expired. WHAT? Yep, my drivers license had expired on my birthday. (And, yes, I did get something in the mail telling me this in June...it just got tossed on the counter and forgotten) So, I panic. I went to a TSA agent and asked what I could do. Then back to the ticket counter to see what they could do. Eventually I was marked as a person that needed "Special Screening" and made my flight. whew.

Since I'm working from home today, I thought it would be a great opportunity to go to the DMV and get my license renewed. I get ready and head to South Dekalb Mall. (which is a little frightening even at noon). I walk in and see that they are closed on Mondays. I would have known this if I had just paid attention to the website. My lunch break waisted.

When you are pregnant you become forgetful - at least I did. I just would chuckle and provide the excuse, "Well, I'm sharing my brain." I feel like I am getting worse, not better. I used to be a very organized and "with it" person, now I can't make it through a day without doing something dumb. When will this end? Or does it?


9 comments:

Rebecca said...

It doesn't end...sorry.

Glad you were able to get on a flight - what a pain though! And who closes on Monday??? That's so random.

Emily said...

I don't think the forgetfulness ends. Did you hear that I backed my car into the garage door because I forgot to close my driver's side door? How do you forget to close your own door? Anyway, I hope your trip was great.

Wells Family said...

I am cracking up at this story AND at the comments above! I do the same stuff...each day I get to work and realize I have left something at home, left something in the car, forgot Cooper's food, etc. Ah, Mommybrain....

Jennifer said...

Just this weekend, I ran around frantically for a good 4-5 minutes looking for my car keys, only to realize that I HAD THEM IN MY HAND THE ENTIRE TIME!!!! I was livid!

Get use to it! Sorry doll!

Jennifer said...

I'm not even gonna tell you how many times it took me to guess my password to leave that last comment!

Mel said...

I don't have kids and still do stuff like that...don't know if that makes you feel better though...

Sara said...

I am just so glad you made it. I had a wonderful weekend with you, Charlotte and our family. Thank you, thank you, so much, Carrie, for making the effort to come and visit. It really means the world to me. I miss you and Charlotte already.

Love,
Mom

Drena said...

This is the longest post I've read from you! Sorry that you had so many bad things happen in a row. They say they happen in threes so you are now ready for all good things!

Al & Nina said...

I'm glad you made the flight and had a great weekend with your family; and glad you and Charlotte are home safe and sound. I think the more things we have to do, the more forgetful we become. Love, Nina