Thursday, October 30, 2008

It can only get better from here

I opened one blurry eye this morning and almost had a stroke. The clock read 9:38 and I was supposed to already be at work. I tried to convince myself it was Saturday but I knew better. All I could do was call my boss to tell her what had happened and promise to hustle. She was very nice about it and told me to not rush and have an accident.

I cannot fathom what happened. The alarm was set right (AM vs PM), it was on and the power had not flickered. Evidently the alarm went off and buzzed for its entire cycle but I never heard it and it eventually stopped. This has never happened to me before and I was baffled and more than a little frazzled. Seems I had slept especially hard since one side of my body was a mass of bed wrinkles and my hair had taken on a Halloween-like personality - frightening.

So here I am turning on the lights, the shower, curling iron and clothes iron all at once. Grabbed the bedspread and pulled it up as far as possible and slung the decorator pillows at the headboard. Why did I worry about making the bed?? In and out of the shower in under five minutes. Decided against clothes that required ironing. Attacked my hair with a vengeance and brushed my teeth at the same time, trying to avoid crossing liquid with electricity.

Quickly pulled on my clothes and started turning everything off again. As I approached the front door with keys and purse in hand, something caught my attention out of the corner of my eye. I had actually put my blouse on inside out and the built in shoulder pads were flapping in the breeze. Swish off - swish on.

Fortunately there are a few traffic lights on my route where I tried to apply some makeup and fill in the bed wrinkle crevices. Including my travel time I made it into the office in less than an hour from my rude awakening.

I think I better head to bed now and avoid a replay.


D said...

I hate that rushed feeling in the morning... glad you made it to work :)

Jeannette said...

Have done that many a time but never put my blouse on the wrong way round lol

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

That is a horrible feeling when you wake up and are already late. Glad you made it in safely and right side out :o)

Rose said...

Your blouse inside out was funny but I'm sure not funny at the time!

Hugs, Rose

hope said...

hehehe....the same happened to me except i was in the car on my way to work, halfway there, so i drove under an overpass, and reversed my shirt right there....hopefully nobody saw me, hehehehe

Leigh said...

I want to know who snuck in my bathroom and drew that picture!
I hate feeling rushed like that. It makes the rest of the day all out of whack.
Thank goodness you have such an understanding boss!
Sometimes we just Need the sleep.
:) Leigh

Karen said...

Been there, done that!! Happy Halloween.

Sonya said...

Oh my goodness. lol. I am sure that was scary to wake up like that and realize how late you were. Funny about your blouse being inside out. lol

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a corgi said...

LOL; how cute you wrote it; how cute it wasn't when it happened! your body must have really needed the sleep! so glad it worked out well and that you had a sympathetic boss which I'm thinking she was so sympathetic because this is not the norm for you to be late for work

hope you have a good weekend

(thanks for your kind words; as pathetic as I am; I did start another one)


roberta said...


suzypwr said...

I know I read this once and commented - are my comments disappearing?

At least you made it to work and only had to drag along a few body separate body parts!

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