My birthday is February 23rd, and on the 23rd* of each month, I devote a blog post to myself...sharing a couple of really random bits of information about the woman behind the mom.
Without further ado, I present to you January's randomness!
11) I can’t stand for my husband’s sock- and underwear drawers to be disorganized.
Occasionally my hubby will try to “help” with the laundry by putting some of his things away…which for him means cramming his undies into the drawer, unfolded. That's actually not helpful. There’s no way I could put the next batch of folded undies on top of those, so I have to reorganize the whole drawer. I know no one sees that…and if he isn’t complaining, then I should be at peace with it…but I just feel like a better wife if his socks are neatly paired. Yes, I know I have a problem...
12) One of the most “I-can’t-believe-I-really-did-that” things I’ve done was rent a car with three strangers and drive 350 miles in the middle of the night to make a business meeting.
I made my first leg of my flight fine, but the second leg was delayed, and delayed, and delayed, and finally cancelled due to a problem with the airplane. I had an important meeting at 8:00 the next morning. In a daring moment, I stood up in the airport terminal and said, “Who wants to drive to Bentonville with me?” Three folks quickly volunteered, and off we went to the rental car counter.
There were two college girls who had interviews the next day, and a 30-something guy who worked in advertising who had a week-old baby (and post-pardom wife) waiting for him at home. We let the girls sleep in the backseat, and the guy offered to drive. Since I didn’t know him from Adam, I stayed awake all night, too. I considered it my job to talk to him and make sure he stayed awake and drove with decorum.
First we talked about family, then school, then sports…but after three or four hours I was running out of ideas. Towards the end of our journey I remember asking him what his favorite cereal was…HA!
I eventually got about an hour and a half of sleep that night at the hotel, made my meeting, and then crashed on the return trip home. It was nutty, but I definitely got some accolades at the office the following day!
To check out past randomness...
*This month is whizzing by, and I almost missed my post date! I'm technically posting this on the 23rd, just before midnight. I say it counts!