Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Forgetful Me!

I keep meaning to share a "forgetful" moment with you but then I forget lol. It was during the week of Christmas that this happened. It was about 5:00 pm and I was in my bedroom just playing on my laptop when Carson hollered to me from the front door, "Mom the missionaries are here." My mind snapped very quickly to the reality that we were to feed them that night at our home.

YIKES! Here it was 5:00 and I hadn't even started to make dinner. Earlier in the day I had taken inventory of the fridge and decided I could be lazy and serve my family leftovers for dinner. Well, I knew that there wouldn't be enough leftovers for the missionaries and my family and besides that the leftovers were going to be a hodge podge of things and I just would feel stupid putting it all out on the table for them and saying pick what you want.

It was freezing cold outside and unfortunately I could not invite them in because Clayne had not come home from work yet. There is a rule that Elders can not be in the home without the husband or an older male present. I called Clayne and yes, he had forgotten our appointment too and was still sitting at his desk in the office. I told him he better hurry home quick and that he could pick up the Elders at the church house and then meet me at Wingers. I then had the missionaries walk over to the church were I had Clayne's key to let them in. I told them that my husband would be there very soon to pick them up and that I was going to go ahead and get us a table at the restaurant.

I really suppose we should be better at praying over our food when we go out, but we don't. It felt strange to be saying a blessing over the food at Wingers. We managed to get them fed and to their next appointment on time. Maybe we were meant to take them to Wingers though because our server did ask them how he could sign up to have the discussions about our church.

Anyway.... just thought I'd share a little blunder with you. It drives me crazy when I forget things but it always seems to happen when there is just too much going on in life. Christmas week is definitely a busy time and hey... we gave the Elders a nice dinner out for a Christmas gift is how I am going to look at it. Hope this made you smile or at least will help you feel better the next time you forget about something you were supposed to do.


Emily said...

Sounds like it worked out ok :)

Lori Ann said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one that forgets things! It sounds like you had an adventure and I'm sure the Elders were thrilled at going out to eat. That's probably a rare treat for them.

Tera said...

I have to say that was quick thinking on your part to give them a great dinner. I would have pulled out the frozen corn dogs.