Wednesday, December 05, 2007

If I only had a . . . . .


Two weeks ago - I put a pot roast and veggies in the crock pot before I left for work. Told HWH that it would be waiting for him and the two boys when he got home, just make rice and enjoy! Daughter and I had girl scouts and would pick something up on our way. I told him to just leave the dishes for me darling, I'll clean them up when I get home. Oh, aren't I just the perfect working mom/wife!?
Well, when he got home, there was no wonderful crock-pot aroma to greet him. He went over and looked in, nothing was cooked. It was plugged in. Hummmm . . . . It wasn't turned on. Great! So, he had to throw out $15 of food, and they had cereal for dinner, again!
This past Monday - I took the day off work to do my Christmas shopping - put together another crock pot roast/veggies before I left. Knew I'd be too tired to cook when I got home, plus daughter and I had girl scouts that night. Walked in, no crock pot aroma to greet us. "But I know I turned it ON! I triple checked!" Yes, but upon examination, I did not plug it in! You have got to be kidding. I was ready to be commited to the dementia ward right then! So, it was mac & cheese with hotdogs, again!
What is wrong with me! Why can I not remember little things like this? I have been so scatterbrained lately. People, I am only 36 - and I feel like half my brain has been stolen from me! Oh yeah, it has - these 3 kids sucked it out of me in the womb to make their own! Good thing I only had 3 - 4 and I would have been a gonner!


Anonymous said...

I have done so many things like that latey. I am right there with you! My brain cells are gone!

Shawna said...

Oh no! Sounds like me and forgetting to bring my wallet into Wal Mart and not remembering until I've loaded a cart full of groceries onto the conveyer belt..and I've done this more than once!

Vader's Mom said...

Well, I plugged mine in and turned it on only to find out hours later that the outlet didn't work. I hate that!! You expect a yummy dinner and don't get it. It's a bummer. Now I only use it when Jeff's around to make sure it's working an hour or so after I leave :)

Rachel said...

ROFL! Poor you!
I do so many of these things.. It's called mommy brain and should be a recognized deficiency.. seriously!
We're huge crockpot'ers' here and big Wizard of Oz fans so you had my interest immediately!
Found you on blogher. Just so you know :-)

Anonymous said...

Angi, with kids and Christmas and running around, sure our brains get overloaded so don't think you're losing it yet...

I agree though, the crock pot makes life easier!!! I sound like a commercial!

Jill@Who Could Ask for Anything More said...

Oh, let me count the ways my mind escapes me. It's a wonder I get anything accomplished. I do spend half my days looking for things, I swear.

Jill said...

Hey, I do have 4 kids.
Someone once told me that when a woman is pregnant, her brain shrinks by 5%, then returns to normal after the baby is born, so I think that.....Ummm......wait.....I was going somewhere with this..........What was I talking about anyway?
Yes I have done the same thing many times.
I think.
Or maybe not.
I have something in the crockpot right now. Or was that yesterday? HMMMMMM maybe I should check.