Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Fender Bender

How you think a day will start, and how it may actually start out, are two VERY different things. I got up this morning determined to be ambitious. I have been feeling better all the time. I still have my sick days, but they are coming and going now (thank the Lord). Although I had intended to get an early start this morning I found myself lying on the sofa killing precious time. Then it came to me that I should run to Starbucks to get a little decaf something and a muffin. What a great way to start the morning and get my engine revved up. Orrrrr....was it?

I had Isaiah come along with me. Why? Because I didn't want to get all gussied up, and if I went inside the Starbucks I would have to look decent, but if I brought him along he could run in for me. After all, he is gorgeous straight out of bed....hehehe Anyway, my hair was tied up in a wispy bun, makeup barely washed off my face, no undergarment underneath my sweatshirt *clearing throat in shame*, and with sandals that showed off my nicked up nail polish I headed off to the Starbucks that was literally only 1 mile from home. What could possibly go wrong, right? WRONG!

So, after the drink was placed in my greedy little hands I began to back up, when a car behind me came up from out of nowhere and we collided. It was truly one of the most minor accidents. No damage to my vehicle, and only one headlight missing on hers. My thought was that we should, hopefully, be able to exchange info quickly and get back home. Well she didn't speak English. It was frustrating as we weren't able to make any progress. She called someone for me to speak to on her cell phone, but even after an interpreter intervened I couldn't get her to exchange her info with me. So this meant that a police officer would have to be called to the scene. Ugh!!

It was freezing outside and I was a little shaky, as this was my first accident EVER! I hopped back in my rig, and when I looked in my mirror I realized just how AWFUL I looked! My hair looked like it hadn't seen a brush that morning, and it hadn't. I used my fingers to wrap it up in a bun. My face looked like I had just woke up without a stitch of help from my makeup. I just thought this can't be happening.....ohhhh but it was.....hahaha Serves me right!!

Anyway, once the officer arrived it went rather smooth and we were on our way. Oh yeah....Den stopped by to be my hero. I just love him!! On the way home Isaiah and I discussed how important it was to be dressed for any and all unforeseen occasions. We laughed at the memory of the time I had went with my robe on, and mismatched flip flops, the week before. Oh my.......now THAT would have been a nightmare! He begged me to always get dressed, and look presentable from now on. I was giggling so hard when I heard the desperation in his voice of how embarrassed he would have been if it had happened on that day. To be honest, I would have been mortified if I had been caught in my robe too, but I think that would have been a moment he would have disowned me as his mom. A teen's perspective makes life so much more fun! ROFL

SIDE NOTE: Kristarella, STILL no camera! *sniffling*

18 comments:

Mrs.Martin said...

Oh Trina, first of all I am so sorry for a crazy morning Sis


But.. I had a good laugh, knowing I have drove my kids, to early morning events, just like that too! Our teens would DIE!

Cherrie said...

You had me laughing as I pictured you in mind. I so can see you. I am sorry you had a bad morning but remember to shower, get dressed, and be presentable before you go again. The number of times I have left my house unpresentable in countless. I will be more careful know to. By the way I want to go to mcdonalds with you.....

Mother-of-Hope said...

OH my! I have done the robe thing before. Many a night, I've run into the office that way to print off some papers. I know no one is there and no one will see me, it's late, and I can get away with it. Never thought about getting in an accident though! I'll have to be sure to wear my *good* robe next time. LOL! Glad you all were OK and it was minor!

Lori said...

I am SO laughing over this one...and it could have been myself on many Saturday mornings! LOL!

michelle said...

OH ,I just loved this ! I can sooo see you out there unpresentable and trying to deal with this person who can't speak english and all you can think about is what you look like.lol ..... So glad my kids bus stop is close by cuase that is exactly how I look in the morning.Jammma pants ,T-shirt,slip-on shoes no socks ,hair not fixed,and no under garments with a sweatshirt,oh and my awful glasses (to lazy to put contacts in at 6:30 in the morning).

Kim in Idaho said...

Come on girls, you know we are all guilty of this one! I have done the same thing, run to the market and have one of the kids run in or just to drop one of them off at school. I have left with the thought of "Lord please return me home safely that no one will have to look at me close up!" Thanks for the reminder but sorry it had to happen! XOXOX

marykathryn said...

What a bummer!! Well at least no one was hurt..glass half full right? As far as the unpresentable appearance well I'm sure you will never see those people again..that is what I tell myself at least.

Nadine said...

What a way to start the day. I'm glad all was well and that you and Isaiah were okay.

As far as the make up goes, I agree with Mary...you'll never see them again.

Nadine said...

What a way to start the day. I'm glad all was well and that you and Isaiah were okay.

As far as the make up goes, I agree with Mary...you'll never see them again.

kristarella said...

hahahahahahahahaha
I am SOOOOOOOO glad I don't have a Starbucks within a half and hour from the front door. Or I would certainly be caught in the same desperate attire. I bet you were thrilled to see Den arrive. (was he on his white horse?)
Have a great day!
Praying for the camera.

la bellina mammina said...

sorry to hear about your accident, but glad you're alright.
I don't drive in singapore, so I ALWAYS have to get out of my robe to go out.LOL!

Madeleine said...

LOL!!

Okay, first, you look like one of those people who can roll out of bed, and look fabulous!! But have to admit, 2 different flip-flops would be funny no matter what the rest of you looks like.

And how could it be that this is your first accident?!?! Thats amazing! Its sure is a bummer to have broken that stellar record, but thank goodness you are all safe.

You are a god story teller, and I'm glad you are feeling better.

~madeleine

Steff said...

Oh Trina...too funny! Reminds me of that saying about always wearing clean undies or in your case a clean bra. LOL. :)

Kate said...

That is SO me!!! One morning last December, I was in my jammie bottoms and sweatshirt with yesterday's makeup. I was picking at my nails while the kids were chatting as I waited my turn to order my morning necessity. All of a sudden out of nowhere - BAM!!! Keep in mind I was stopped, waiting next in line. This girl, about 24, all decked out in her mini skirt, blazer and heels, perfect face and hair, came up to me and just said, "I'm so sorry! I don't know what I was thinking; I thought you were moving so I just stepped on the gas." I had to step out to see the damage. How embarrassing. Thankfully, there was not much to either car - at least nothing worth calling the police for. But we traded info - she had no license since she just moved here from WA state. She gave me her name and phone number backed up and speed off. Since the damage was sooo minor, it wasn't worth pursuiting.

But still...

That was a lesson learned... at least powder morning face and wear something decent before getting my Starbucks!

5atkins said...

At 8:00AM this morning, my husband and I and our three young girls had to take a ride in the car so we could drop off his truck. As I was preparing to go, I have to admit that I recalled your story from last night. I chose to actually put on presentable clothes and brush my hair! I wouldn't say that I was completely put together, but it wouldn't have been as horrible as what I considered wearing thinking "I'll just be in my car as I drive to the dealership and back home with no planned stops" because there is no Starbucks in our dinky, uh, lovely little town!
No mishaps occurred thankfully, but I just had to share!

So glad you found the camera! And I am so glad you are having more good than sick days now! In Him, Eva

jen b. said...

I go out in my slippers alot:)

Lizzie M. said...

That is hilarious!! Before deciding the homeschool Ashlynn, we sent her to preschool. Nearly every time I drove her it was with out hair & makeup (since they picked them up at the door and it was "early"). I never even considered a fender bender- I would have died!

Lizzie M. said...

Forgot to ask...
It sounds like you live the in BEAUTIFUL pacific northwest. My uncle & aunt live in Beaverton and he is the pastor of Village Baptist Church. Just curious :-)!