Sister AWTM, I Can Relate

It’s been a very, very hectic period of time at Casa Semper Fi.  There are many projects that I am committed to and working on.   I’m not even talking about the "normal" stuff I do around the house, like cooking or the decluttering project.  I’m even in the process of starting up a 501c3 to support our servicemembers and families at the hospitals.  With all of this going on, there is still my son’s upcoming deployment and Lancelot’s globetrotting job.

Sunday, I knew I’d hit critical mass……

For starters, I had forgotten to put water in the coffeemaker the night before.  I never do that.  Coffee is just too important to me.  Of course, I kicked myself for being so addle-pated..                            Little did I know, addle-pated was going to be the word for the day.

After Lancelot brought my car back from running his errands and filling up the gas tank, I ran to the grocery store.  Without a list.  Without a plan.  How frustrating to run up one aisle and back down another more than once…twice or even three times, I’d say.

Returning from the store, I left my wallet in the car, which prompted a panicked search through the house before realization set in.  Sigh….

The last, and what I consider the worst, example of addlepation left my husband highly amused.  He was busy while I was at the store.  He had secretly purchased a large, flatscreen high def tv, removed the old tv from the family room, put the new one in, plugged in the dvd player, put batteries in the remote, put the tv on my favorite channel and left the remote on the arm of the couch.

I put groceries away, grabbed a snack and read the paper within 10 feet of the large tv and it took me half an hour to notice it.  And I only did that when I saw that unfamiliar remote and looked up to see if we had a Sharp tv..

Yeah…Lancelot’s going to be telling that story for a long, long time.

About the Author

SemperFi Wife

Semper Fi Wife has had a military ID card continuously since she was ten years-old. As an Air Force brat, she horrified her father and grandfather when she chose to marry one of the few and the proud.

Almost 25 years later, she is the wife of an OIF vet and the mother of an OIF/OEF vet.

While her motto has always been "Sanity is overrated", in her more lucid moments, she volunteers with Injured Marine Semper Fi fund as well as heads up her own very small military support organization called Honor Their Service.

  • They say the mind is the first thing to go…
    *running away*

  • plibarmywife

    look on the positive side – you didn’t lock yourself out of the car! and how sweet of Lancelot to set the TV for your channel..
    ok, so you have too much on your mind.. um…. what was the question?

  • Andi

    Cass, speaking from experience, I presume?
    Takes one to know one, eh?
    *running away*

  • airforcewife

    Well, in your defense, you didn’t have that immediate cup of coffee to start the day off. That’s enough to throw anyone off!

  • Well, I *do* have a lot of experience looking after you Army wives…
    *rim shot*

  • FbL

    SFW, can I help with the 501c3?