I discovered my car registration had expired...since January! After calling and verifying with motor vehicles that yes, I did indeed neglect to renew it, we all ventured out to motor vehicles. We walk in and there were no lines. Yes, this is going to be quick! While I'm filling out the form a voice in my head says, "You need to get your car inspected too." Okay, I make a mental note to check the window sticker when we get back to the car. The agent takes my paperwork, turns it over and says, "I need your insurance information."
"Right, insurance." I dig through my bag...not there. I look at her, "It must be in the car."
We go back out to the car and it is no where to be found! Where on earth can it be? I immediately call my insurance agent, thankful they are located in the same town. We race over, pick up the new insurance card and race back to motor vehicles. As we are pulling in the parking lot I spot out of the corner of my eye the inspection station closes at 4:30 PM. I glance at the clock in my car. It is now 4:20 PM.
I rush the boys back inside the building, still no lines! Yeah, home stretch! She takes my paperwork again and tells me to go to the line to my left. There is now one person in front of me. Inside I'm pleading, please be quick. Soon its our turn. I ask the agent, "Do we really have to get back out on the highway to come back around to the inspection station?" She looks up at me and nods, "Yes, and I don't know if you are going to make it because they close at 4:30 PM. I will be as quick as I can." I respond, "Thank you!"
As promised, she was quick and we run out to the car, back out on the highway to get off, wait at the light, race back down the highway, get off, sit at another light and head back for the third time that day! The whole time I keep repeating out loud, "Please God, give us favor!"
As I pull in there is a man standing at the ticket booth. "Did we make it?" "Yes, you did." Without a minute to spare! Phew! I apologize to the attendants for making them work when they were ready to go home. As soon as we were in, we were out and with a new PASSED sticker for my windshield!
Have you ever had days like this? When you feel like if your head wasn't attached you would lose it? Where you think, "How on earth did I get here?" One of those days that if one more thing, even the smallest of smallest happens you will burst into tears?
Yes, this was one of those days!
When we got home I put a pot of water on the stove to make pasta for dinner. Perfect, something quick and easy, not needing much effort. I promised the boys I would take them to the park after dinner. I was really looking forward to just being outside and having some fun! As I stirred the pasta I see something NOT looking like pasta at all! Seriously!?! There is a stink bug in the boiling pot of pasta!
What would you have done? Do you know what I did? I laughed! Then posted a picture on Facebook because if I didn't laugh I would have cried.
After starting dinner all over again, we ate and headed to the park. It was the perfect way to end a crazy day.