Saturday, October 3, 2009

Rescuing a damsel in distress..

So since I was a horrible wife and neglected to post anything in honor of the hubs birthday (which was on Thursday) I am going to brag about him a little now!

One of the biggest things that I had to get used to when we moved on base was always having my ID with me. You see, I have this problem..well I have many but this one affects my ID! Anyways, for some reason I never put my cards (ID, credit, debit) in the right place. I own a wallet yet it has been sitting doormat in my purse for a really long time now! I have admitted this problem and know that try as I might the wallet thing doesn’t work for me :) So instead I stick them in the middle pocket of my purse (hopefully none of you are pickpocketers and if so I didn’t just reveal that) and it seems to work..well most of the time!

You see the big problem comes in the fact that a lot of times I will also stick my cards in the pocket of what I am wearing that day (ie, jacket, jeans, etc.)! I have been known to be caught without my credit cards while making a purchase for this very reason!  Also because of this known fact about myself I have been very good lately about making sure I have said cards (especially the ID) with me when I leave the house!

Yesterday unfortunately my efforts fell short! Do you ever have those days where you just feel scatterbrained and it’s like you thinking is one (or five) steps behind your actions..well that was me! I had to make it to the doctor before 10 am and as I left my house (running late) I knew that I had my debit card and assumed I had my ID. I had so much else swirling around my mind, I needed to get air in the tire and the air on base was broken, I was running late and I had to make it on time!

As I reached the Dr’s with a few minutes to spare I realized that I had forgot to fill out my insurance form but luckily I had it in the car with me. As I go to search for my Info and ID I freeze! I tear apart my purse (and yes there is a lot of trash in there) but no ID! Oh no! Seriously guys I freaked out, this hasn’t happened to me yet (only in my nightmares) since we have lived on base.

I put in a frantic call to the Hubs asking for his social and what I should do! And let me tell you, the Hubs handled it really well! I know that he gets frustrated with me that I don’t use my wallet like a normal person but he didn’t even have a hint of irritation towards me as I explained to him my dilemma. He calmly explained to me a few options and told me to call him when I needed him..hubs you are my hero!

It all ended up working out fine, I was able to meet him outside of the gate and he vouched my on. When I got home the first thing I did was ran upstairs and what do you know…the ID was in my jacket pocket from yesterday..ayaya!

Hopefully I learned my lesson…well probably not but at least I will be more aware for the next few weeks :)

Have a great day!


  1. THis is totally going to happen to me when we move on base next year. I just know it. Oh dear. Thank goodness we have great husbands!

  2. Happy belated birthday to your hubby!

    I promise you, this is going to repeat itself over and over the older you get LOL

  3. Lol this sounds like me on many days. Glad you have such a wonderful husband! I hope I find one who will also be patient with me. :)

  4. I'm that way with my license. I misplace it all the time and end up having to pay and go get a new one.

  5. Hi, I'm bj and just over from SITS to wish you a wonderful Sunday!!
    xo bj

  6. Old habits die hard! Good luck keeping up with it. I'm sure you'll get in the habit of checking before you leave the house.

    Stopped by from SITS.

  7. I am stopping over from SITS this morning. What a great husband! I use my wallet but I shove the cards in the wrong slots all the time and then it takes me FOREVER to sort things when I am at the market or the drug store etc. CRAZY! Hope your husband had a very happy birthday!

  8. Hi, I'm stopping by from SITS. I just wanted to share a bit of comment love! ♥ I really love your blog!

    Happy belated birthday to your wonderful hubby! And, yes, these things do get worse as you get older, especially after you start having children. They suck all your brain cells out. :0) Really, they do! My advice to you would be to start getting used to carrying your purse with you everywhere you go. This would help with your current dilemma, plus it would start preparing you for when you become a mommy. 'Cause when you do, you must pack up the WHOLE HOUSE every time you leave and you must carry a great big bag! 8^) Just a thought. LOL!

    I hope you have a wonderful Sunday and that the rest of your week is amazing!

    Teresa <><

  9. Oh no I am sorry that happened hun! Believe me I do silly things like this all of the time, not so fun! That last time I went to the dentist I went on the wrong day, so at least you didn't do that, lol! He he, maybe from now on just keep your cards in one central location. ;)

  10. Oh and I saw that you have a new Etsy shop, how fantastic! I am going to check it out and ad you to my favorites! :)

  11. haha ok, i must be reading a story you wrote about me because this is exactly something i would do! except the bad part is i use my wallet! i forget everything and i swear id lose my head if it wasnt attatched! hope youre having a wonderful weekend lady :)

  12. You are one lucky gal!!! OMG I would've freaked too!