I am an idiot.

April 5, 2008

Journal, Lauren

If they handed out awards for being lazy and forgetful, I’d wonder why all these awards are cluttering up my house.

Today did not go as planned. It was filled with promise – I got up at a reasonable hour, went to the post office and bakery before 9:00, then came home and made a list of things to get done. That’s where the breakdown happened. I didn’t feel well so I took a nap, then Lloyd took a nap, then I re-watched the movie I rented, then my stories were on, then it was 9:30 (bedtime) and I saw the paper on the fridge reminding me to make birthday cookies for a college girl. Today.

ARRRRRGGGHHH!!!!!! I’m part of this group of ladies who bakes cookies or cakes for Concordia, and I remember agreeing to do this one, but I thought it was for the 7th. This card said ‘for April 5th’. As I was frantically flying around the kitchen assembling ingredients, I kept asking myself, “Is today the 5th? Maybe it’s the 4th and I’m ok.” (If Lloyd had been awake, I’d have asked him, but he was on his second nap – yes, he naps before bedtime.)

*sigh* The cookies won’t be as good as I like, because I only had mini chocolate chips for some reason. I called the girl when I started baking to apologize and left  her a message to call me back before 10:30 if she’d still like me to deliver them, and it’s 10:27 – no call. I am the Ruiner of Birthdays.

I just realized I forgot to sign it.  Dnag.

UPDATE: I called her at 10:29 just to be sure, and she was there! It may have been an inconvenience for her to stay up a little longer and meet me at the door, but dang it – she got her cookies!

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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10 Responses to “I am an idiot.”

  1. Brad Said on:

    You made her crack cookies? That’s just cruel. (For those of you that haven’t had these, it is not possible to eat them one at a time. You eat them until you hurt.) Lauren, you’ve doomed this girl to binge eating and guilt.

    Will you make some of those for me when I visit this summer?


    • Lauren Said on:

      Yes, and I’m sorry I didn’t make any last summer. Or did I? I don’t remember anything.

      (Said loudly for Lloyd’s benefit:) If I had a STOVE in my BASEMENT I’d probably BAKE COOKIES EVERYDAY in the summer. (Think that’ll work?)


  2. Lloyd Said on:

    Now I know just what type of note to leave around the house.


  3. Deborah Said on:

    I have found that kids these days don’t call you back. I call quite frequently for babysitters, leave messages, and never get called back. On rare occasions their moms call me. I have found that I need to talk to them face to face in order to get an answer. Since I’m not constantly around teenagers, this is difficult for me to do. It’s very frustrating.

    Anyway, I was just thinking that I can’t believe she didn’t call you back. If someone left a message that they had cookies for me that they would deliver, I’d be on that phone. Especially Lauren’s chocolate chip (mini or otherwise) cookies.


  4. Karla Said on:

    An inconvenience to stay up past 10:30? Have you forgotten already that is the equivalent to 2:00 p.m. to the rest of the world? Things are just getting started!


  5. Michele Said on:

    Lauren, let me give you a heads-up -- my birthday is July 21st. I don’t mind mini chocolate chips at all. I do like soft and chewy, not hard and crunchy. With this early warning, you can plan ahead and have them to me in plenty of time. Also imagine how many naps you can get in between now and then! I would love it even more if you delivered them personally 🙂 I might even subsidize your plane ticket!


    • Lauren Said on:

      Hmmm… I see a new businss in my future! (My fortune cookie said just that! “Lauren’s Super-Expensive Cookies, how may we fleece you?”


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