The Best Laid Plans

Get changed!

My husband, Bill/Bro, and I attend 7:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday’s. However, the past two Sunday’s we didn’t attend church at all.

The Sunday before last, our daughter, Shantel called at 5:30 a.m. (it is never a good thing to get a phone call at 5:30 a.m.) letting us know her toilet was backed up and she wasn’t able to reach the maintenance department at her apartment complex. Apparently they don’t work weekends and no one answered the phone number she was told to call in the event of an “emergency” on a weekend. In addition, the voice message for that phone number was full so she couldn’t even leave a message. So, Sunday morning was spent helping Shantel get her bathroom back in working order instead of attending mass.

This past Sunday we received another early morning distress call from Shantel and off we went again to render assistance to our daughter. Very long story but in a nutshell she lost her credit card, food assistance card, and the cash we gave her for dial-a-ride for the month. I was BEYOND frustrated with her, and I could have walked away and said you should have been more careful…. which believe me I did lecture her about how immature she is being regarding herself and her important personal items… But, as her mother,  I also felt the need to help her get the lost items replaced. To do that meant I had to rearrange my entire week. So not only did Bill and I spend the morning at Shantel’s apartment again on Sunday, I canceled my plans for Monday, and went back to Shantel’s apartment to take her to the DES office to get her food assistance card replaced. That is at the very least a four-hour ordeal.

Shantel took care of calling her credit card company to report the lost card and made arrangements to have a new one sent out. However, Bill and I did go and get her more one dollar bills for dal-a-ride so she can get back and forth to her classes this month. Again, my stress and frustration level was through the roof with her immature actions…but we all make stupid mistakes, and deserve second chances…

On Tuesday I drove back to Shantel’s apartment to pick her up and bring her all the way back to our side of town for a doctor appointment. Then we had to go to her pharmacy to get her prescriptions filled. Since I was already driving her around town Tuesday I told her I would take her to get her groceries Tuesday instead of Wednesday in an effort to save myself yet another 23 mile one way trip to Phoenix this week.

Today, Wednesday, I did grocery shopping for my own home, did laundry, and went to visit my mother at the Care Center. She asked me about my week and I just said it was eventful… No sense even trying to explain to mom what all happened because I would lose her train of thought after the first Sunday ordeal… All in all it was a pretty good visit with my mother today and I told her I would see her next week.

Now, I have the “best laid plans” to spend the day tomorrow, Thursday, cleaning my house, changing out a few summer things and replacing them with more fall like decorations…. Then, on Friday…. OMG on Friday…. I have “the best laid plan” to have no plans …except to do whatever the hell I feel like doing by myself and for myself… 🙂 🙂

Stay Tuned!

10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ellen Kaufman
    Sep 25, 2014 @ 00:29:53

    Glad your visit with your Mom was pleasant! Sorry about the unplanned Sunday visits at Shantel’s apt. Hopefully it won’t happen again.. It really is no fun at the DES office sitting there … can’t even have fun people watching there! Have a awesome day Friday doing whatever turns you on. Love you and you are such a good Mother❤️👍😁


  2. Megs
    Sep 25, 2014 @ 00:40:38

    Sounds like a big hot mess! Sorry to hear you had such a crazy week, however glad to hear you are taking care of yourself on Friday. Keep strong girl and let me know if you need a pity party…..I would be happy to participate it in. Love you! xoxoxo


    • beyondcinderella
      Sep 25, 2014 @ 00:55:47

      Thanks my dear friend. I will for sure let you know when a pity party is needed for me or if you are so inclined… we can just have one just for the hell of it… I’m always open to a party and am more than willing to host it… Love and hugs. XoXo


  3. Lucie
    Sep 25, 2014 @ 01:04:17

    Good for you, you deserve your quite time. Hugs and good thoughts are being sent your way. Today is my last day at work until next Thursday. I have one week on one week off and believe me I enjoy it……couldn’t do the 40 plus hours a week anymore and wouldn’t want to. 😉😉


  4. katsbynp
    Sep 25, 2014 @ 03:15:51

    What a wild and hectic week you have had. Enjoy tomorrow and especially Friday! I am glad everything worked out with Shantel even though I know the frustration you must have felt. Love you.


  5. gotham girl
    Sep 25, 2014 @ 11:03:10

    Yeah!!! QUALITY time just for you! Pamper yourself…you are so deserving! Love you!!


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