The early bird

29 Feb

Don’t let the smile fool you, folks.

Yesterday morning was a day I won’t soon forget.

The craziness started when I spilled my coffee all over the kitchen 45 before my work day began.  And then, I had too many bags to carry out to my car, so I set my phone on top of said vehicle “for just a sec”.

I think you know where this is going.

So, I was halfway on my 4 minute commute when I reached for my phone, and it wasn’t in its special pocket.

GAH!  I whipped the car onto the side of the highway, threw open the door, and saw it sitting precariously perched atop the roof of my lil’ Hyundai.  Hallelujah!

The only problem was, the 2 rent checks that were nestled below my Blackberry were mysteriously gone.

Flying back home, I chased the rent checks through an open field, whilst wearing wedges.  I imagine I looked a bit like Auntie Em trying to round up the chickens during the Wizard of Oz tornado.   Next thing I know, I’m flying over to the rental office to pass off the runaway checks, and they were most definitely C-L-O-S-E-D.

I flew out of the parking lot, my face blazing with frustration, tears choked up at the back of my mouth, crazily hollering,  “This day SERIOUSLY cannot get any worse.  SERIOUSLY.”

15 minutes until school time.

I tore around the corner, completely clueless of where I was in my brand new town.

And then the lights started flashing.

I think I uttered a scream, a cry for a help; I might have even banged my head on the steering wheel in disbelief!  It was really a blur for the next 20 minutes.

Officer Joe made small talk, asking me about my morning, my job, why I was speeding through a school zone, while I blubbered on like a little kid about to get a whooping.  He handed over my $95 icing on the cake, and wished me a nice day.

I tried to hold back the tears just enough to not snot on him.

I think there’s a moral in all of this.  Maybe it’s “Don’t try to squeeze 100 things in 45 minutes.”  Or perhaps it’s “The early bird’s worm sucks sometimes”.  But it’s most likely, “Don’t put important things on top of your car, speed, and then ugly cry off all your makeup.”

The end.  Thank God.

{salmon ruffled tank: Old Navy} {purple suede pencil skirt: vintage} {white legs: Old Man Winter} {grey shrug: Kohl’s}{multi-colored woven belt: thrifted} {rose gold watch: Michael Kors} {golden heels: Aldo} 

See these pieces restyled here (click photo to see more photos):



12 Responses to “The early bird”

  1. Kent Woermann February 29, 2012 at 7:36 am #

    I’m so proud of you!

    • KB February 29, 2012 at 6:14 pm #

      Thanks, dad!

  2. Abi February 29, 2012 at 8:36 am #

    i’m glad your skin tone is an accessory in this outfit. 🙂
    and at least you had make-up to ugly cry off! last time i got pulled over, i’m pretty sure the trooper gave me a ticket because I looked so bad.

    • KB March 1, 2012 at 5:54 am #

      Ha! I’m glad someone caught that 😉 I just wanted to be sure they didn’t think I was wearing white tights! I think the cop thought I was faking those tears…I wish I was! They were pathetic.

  3. Liz (Reston Style) February 29, 2012 at 3:30 pm #

    Just found your blog! It’s so cute! 🙂

    • jeanette l. johnston February 29, 2012 at 8:48 pm #

      Life in the Fast Lane! We Live and Learn! Love the belt with this and your Smile is a Bonus!

    • KB March 1, 2012 at 5:57 am #

      Thank you!! ❤

  4. andrea k (blonde bedhead) February 29, 2012 at 9:59 pm #

    Such pretty colors and a great outfit, pretty lady!!

    • KB March 1, 2012 at 5:58 am #

      Coming from you, that’s the compliment of compliments 😀

  5. brittney March 2, 2012 at 9:38 pm #

    Such a funny read! You’re a great writer.


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