We Deserve a Sitcom

This past Saturday had a ridiculous, horrible no-good start and finish to the day. All the inbetween stuff was fine, great even! I had to work that day which in itself was uneventful, and we had our first family Christmas get-together that evening. Ohhh, but the start to my morning and the end of the night were sitcom worthy, I tell you. Let me start at the beginning and paint this picture for you all.

Saturday morning's alarm went off way too early, as usual, but I hurried to get ready and get out the door. I was running maybe just a couple minutes behind, but I knew I had to stop at the gas station because 'ole Emma was riding on empty. It's a dreary, rainy day... the rainy type of day where even windshield wipers on the highest setting don't work that great. A lovely mess to be out and about in.

I pull into the gas station and when I pull the tank door release (I have no idea what the proper term is!) it doesn't work. Ugh. I try it a few more times and then get out to investigate. I tried prying open the door, tried sticking my key in the slot to pry it open... but all I managed to do was chip a little paint off the car. I alternate between the release lever and banging on the door itself but nothing is working. So I'm becoming later for work by the second... and there is NO ONE at the gas station. I've already dirtied up my hands and the sleeves of my shirt with black smudges from the car. The rain is practically coming down sideways at this point, and even though I was under the gas station overhang, the rain was blowing in, pelting my face, soaking my hair and making my mascara run. Great. 

And then it happened... I felt the tears welling up in my eyes. I mean, there was no one there! I needed gas! What the heck was I going to do?! I sat in my car and texted Jared -who was also at work- and told him I was possibly stranded at the gas station. Thank the good Lord that right then another car had pulled up at the pump next to me and a nice man walked over and asked if I was having car trouble. I tearfully told him I just needed help getting my freakin' gas tank open and luckily with him prying and me simultaneous pulling that stupid lever... she opened up! I could have hugged that man. But that would have been strange, so I awkwardly gave him a high five (what?!) and thanked him a billion times. 

I'm sure I was a ridiculous sight to see once I got to work, fifteen minutes late. It's actually funny to me now though thinking about it. If anyone had seen this crazy girl at the gas station in the monsoon, I'm sure it was hilarious. Sitcom material, I'm telling you.
Luckily our fun Christmas party that night made up for the madness that occurred that morning. Jared's family all came over for dinner and gifts at our place. It was a fun night with entirely too much food and some amazing desserts. A night of awesome gifts and creative wrapping/pranks to trick each other. A night of entirely too much excitement over receiving a label maker ;)

A night that ended with a hilarious game of Hedbandz, have you guys played this before? It was our first time playing but I'm pretty sure we're all hooked now!

Oh! But the night actually didn't end with a game. Our night ended with a full-out search party in our front lawn. Let's just say a certain sister-in-law of mine tossed a key to her husband, in the dark, rainy night... in our front yard. And let's also just say that key didn't quite make it into his hands, but instead landed somewhere in our yard. And when I say somewhere, I mean... we didn't have a clue where it was. Just picture four adults, one with an umbrella and a cell phone light, one with a lantern, one driving a car around to shine headlights in different directions and one practically on hands in knees in a downpour, after midnight, looking for this key. We were not happy at the time, but after an insanely long time of looking, somehow Caleb saved the day, found the key and I could finally take my soggy body inside and get to bed. You guys.... We deserve a sitcom.

Did your family do anything sitcom worthy this weekend? ;)

20 comments

  1. I'm sorry you had such a bad start and finish but at least you had a great rest of the day! Also, glad to hear you love Headbands, I bought it for my sister for Christmas!!

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  2. This made my morning lol....Sorry it started/ended that way, but at least you can laugh about it now!!!!

    Ive wanted to try this game!!!! in case I dont talk to you before the holiday...hope you and J have a great Christmas!!!!

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  3. haha bless your heart!!! it has been raining like CRAZY here too! I'm sick of it!

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  4. I can't help but laugh. What a crazy day!!!

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  5. I would watch it, that would be a good show! Sorry your day was somewhat crappy but hey you still had fun!

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  6. Bahaha Erin, I'm dying. That night will never be forgotten in my mind. Phew...what would our sitcom be called?! The Magnificent Magni's?! ;) LOVE YOUUUUU certain sister-in-law (bahha)!

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  7. Oh, no! Glad everything ended up working out for you. And thank goodness for the kindness of strangers. I hope your Christmas week goes better, and that the Bengals beat the Ravens so my Dolphins make it in to the playoffs. Haha!

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  8. Ohhh a great end to your favorite year ever right sweet friend? I love that the sweet man came to help you at the gas station(and wasn't a crazy person) and that y'all found the key. And ummm we are long lost best friends because me and Dymo are besties. I got one of the huge ones from my mom for Christmas and my whole classroom is labeled thanks to that baby! haha

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  9. "I gave him a high five" You are great!
    What a crazy weekend though...at least an hour after said events happen it becomes much more easier to laugh about!

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  10. Oh my, that sounds sitcom worthy. I'd watch your show! :)

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  11. Hahaha both events sound very sitcom worthy! I'm glad you had a good time in between and can laugh about it now :)

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  12. Haha! No we didn't have any sitcom worthy moments this weekend, but this made me laugh pretty hard :)

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  13. Hahaha omg seriously I would've been a hot mess at the gas station! You poor thing! I'm glad you weren't toooo traumatized by your crazy day!

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  14. OMG! So sorry to hear about your car trouble, but the key is hilarious! One time after it had just rained my grandpa thought it was a good idea to cut across the lawn instead of making the people behind him pull their cars out of the driveway! He obviously got stuck and we couldn't get him out for hours! We were all pushing and completely muddy before finally calling AAA had to come! That Christmas he received grip tracks for getting your car out of mud/snow!!! very comical!

    Merry Christmas! :)

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  15. Oh my god! What a nightmare. But hearing about it now & picturing it all is pretty freaking hilarious. You really should have your own sitcom!!

    Jamie @
    The Growing Up Diaries

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  16. Awwh sounds like something that would happen to me! As for the label maker, I want one!!!!! I'm definitely a nerd, but I'd rather know where everything goes!!!!

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  17. That sounds like something that has happened to me before :-) haha love the label maker, have a great Christmas!!

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  18. Oh my goodness. I'm sort that your day started and ended badly. If you did have a sitcom, I would probably watch it as much as possible. And that hedbandz game sounds like fun!

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  19. I love how horribly frustrating situations at least turn into great stories later! It sounds like you had a memorable time for sure :-)

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