notes to self.

by @according2kelly on June 16, 2008

next time you’re expecting company, be sure to empty the trash in the guest bathroom, it’ll save you some embarrassment later.

next time someone emails, asking you to meet them at the beach, instead of just skimming the email, really take the 2 minutes it will take to actually read the email. hopefully, that will prevent you from spending all your parking money, unloading your beach chair, water cooler, two small children & walking a half mile before you realize that maybe, you’re at the wrong beach, and having to pack it up again.

and finally,next time you attempt to apply make-up while in-route (which is not a normal event, it just so happens that i was late to church, where i was supposed to be leading the children in singing our father’s day medley for the congregation). anyway, next time this happens, be sure to put mascara on BOTH eyes, & be sure to do a final glance-over, looking for possible mascara smudges (say across the bridge of your nose). at least that way, when everyone is smiling at you as you walk back to your seat, it won’t be because they are silently laughing at you.

47 comments
momof3crazykids
momof3crazykids

I'm so sorry these things happened to you, I too should make notes to self.

crystal
crystal

I've totally done that--mascara on only ONE EYE! Nice to know someone else in the world has done that.

J&S
J&S

Kelly, this just cracks me up. We've all been there. :)

TravelinOma
TravelinOma

This made me laugh! It reminded me of the time I was leading the primary kids at church on Father's Day, and my baby Gabi dug through my purse and led the singing (from the choir seats) with a tampon.

Marilou
Marilou

Too funny! I had a mascara thing happen to me once. It was years ago and I was walking to my kids school to talk to one of the teachers and it was -40c and I was really bundled up. I went to the girls bathroom before I actually saw the teacher and I was glad I did because my mascara was all over my eyes. Shouldn't my mascara have frozen not melted in that weather?

Lindsey
Lindsey

Sounds liks a great couple of days...

Marianne Johnson
Marianne Johnson

Thanks for making me laugh this morning. I'll make a mental note of all of those!

shinyruby2
shinyruby2

ditto - i literally laughed out loud here at work!! CLASSIC picture!! X

My name is Ali...
My name is Ali...

LOL...i actually 'laughed out loud'...too funny!!! hope tomorrow is better : )

Penny
Penny

OMG!!! The first scenario would have made me hide my head in a hole for months! Too funny! So I take it you're not the detail person in the family? ;)

Chloe
Chloe

Oh...girl...I'm feeling for you right now :)

Traci
Traci

All classic mistakes! Sorry to hear about them! Hey- bad things happen in 3's, so you should be clear for a while!

J & H Larson
J & H Larson

I am not laughing at you Kelly, I am laughing with you. They are just so funny because you know they are true :0) And we have all had those moments- lucky for me I actually seem to remember to check the garbage before guests come over- mascara is another story :0)

Quelly
Quelly

nnniiiccceeee.....

Jenny in Utah
Jenny in Utah

Thank heavens our trash cans all have lids (due to a very naughty dog)! One less thing to worry about. That's too funny!

.caroline armelle.
.caroline armelle.

you are hilarious!you seriously make me laugh!we've all done these kinds of things huh..

Tina
Tina

hilarious!! Thanks for the laugh.BTW: I got your post on my blog about sending me a new email with swap partner but I did not get the email...so sorry to be a pest...I'm not sure why it won't work.

Misty
Misty

All really great advice Kelly... Bless your heart!

Sandra Ree
Sandra Ree

lol, bless your heart. The good old days...you'll wish for these days back when you hit my age! :)

The Robin's Nest
The Robin's Nest

VERY VERY FUNNY! We all do these kinds of things~ Doing stuff like this keeps us humble that is for sure! Thanks for sharing and giving us all a laugh...Hope your week goes better!

Tanja
Tanja

So true, I think we've all experienced one of these mis-haps before!

Shannon
Shannon

Emptying the trash is the ONE thing I always remember to do when company is coming. Right along with hiding the dirty laundry (both literally and figuratively;) Thanks for sharing - I got a great laugh!!

Kathi D
Kathi D

Writing all this down, check, check, check, check, got it. Thanks! (I could tell you dumb things I've done that would curl your hair.)

kathryn
kathryn

how about- be sure to check that you redid your nursing bra after giving newborn baby a quick snack before running out the door to the grocery store... especially when wearing a white t-shirt. ooo-la-la.

love.boxes
love.boxes

Hilarious Kelly! I do that kinda stuff all the time!

sisiboo
sisiboo

Man can I relate! The life of a mother is never boring! Reading these things just tells us that you ARE human as opposed to the supermom that you usually are with little kids, sewing, blogging and now, a website! You know you are ok when you can laugh about these things!

mama jo
mama jo

well, just know that everyone has done it...and note to self...always check your skirt after you've been in the rest room...so, it's not caught on anything...and you don't need mascara...why bother? you're beautiful as is..

TUTU Monkey
TUTU Monkey

Oh my gosh...I am laughing so hard.....especially the bathroom trash can.....yikes.:)Hope you have a wonderful week!!

~D Spack~
~D Spack~

OK, I'm totally cracking up! Thanks for sharing...love it!

Julie
Julie

thats so true on so many levels. especially with the makeup and reading all the emails.

TftCarrie
TftCarrie

thanks for the morning laugh. Glad you made it to the beach eventually.

Aimee
Aimee

This post had me laughing out loud! I can totally relate with all 3 faux pas! Glad you survived... :)

Darilyn
Darilyn

This is great. I love the mascara one because I have done that so many times.

Ashlee
Ashlee

I can laugh because it didn't happen to me. :0)

Aranne and Dan
Aranne and Dan

Sorry.. but I had to laugh at all of those "notes to self" but they are good notes to remember...

The Shabby Princess
The Shabby Princess

Well, at least you know we've all done similar things. I'm the queen of the make-up misstep....although, I often do it at work. While trying to look professional...Although there was a time when the blush only got put on one cheek and one of my primary students goes "Why are you only half red?". Because Dear Child, Your Primary Teacher, is a Moron. That is Why She is Only "Half Red".

Casey
Casey

lol. those are all good tips!

Wendi
Wendi

Hilarious!Thanks for sharing these tid-bits...they may come in handy in my own life.

Amanda K
Amanda K

Wow!! It sounds like you had a great weekend! We all have moments like that... I guess it keeps us humble and on our toes!

TONYA
TONYA

Oh Kelly, you have me rolling on the floor. Mmmm, good weekend I take it?

Hollyween
Hollyween

Yeah... I've definitely left some embarassing items face up in the trash. Glad I'm not the only one. Great picture of the vagisil box. Awesome.

Hannah
Hannah

haha!! I am so glad I am not the only one who does stuff like that. :)

pjmomof3boys
pjmomof3boys

Too funny! I think God gives us these little "whoops" moments to keep us humble! At least that's what I tell myself. (He wants me to be REALLY humble!) :)I can sooooo relate!

VerrySherry
VerrySherry

One of those days? it's something to post about!! thanks for the smile

Sew Create It - Jane
Sew Create It - Jane

LOL - good advice! I can just imagine that your house is full of post-it notes reminding you of these things!

Cafe Johnsonia
Cafe Johnsonia

If it makes you feel any better, I went to work one day after pulling my shirt on after applying my mascara, not realizing that the shirt streaked my mascara all down both cheeks. NO ONE SAID A WORD. I was so embarrassed a few hours later when I went to the restroom and caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror.

ginger
ginger

I'm sure we can all relate to these situations... or equally *great* ones!I didn't know you are the primary chorister... that is one of the most fun callings EVER!

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