Please tell me that I'm not the only one who has done this. Or at least something like this.
I think I've mentioned before that we go to the library every week. It is a special time for me, because it reminds me of my childhood. It is a special time for Lena because she gets to go "bye bye in de car." It is also a time when she can say hello fifty times to every child she sees!
Well, before we went to Florida, I checked online to see when my books were due so that I could either take them back or renew them.
I saw that we had a lot of books out, but I renewed each and every one, patting myself on the head for my resourcefulness.
You can imagine my surprise and dismay when I went online and found out that I had NOT renewed my books - not a single one.
And I owed SEVEN dollars in fees.
So dismayed and disappointed was I that I stomped outside and warmed up the car, taking a very sick daughter out in the cold. And yes, she was still in her nightgown.
And yes, I beat myself up about it all the way there.
I called Mr. S whose very life mirrors our Lord's mercy toward His errant children. He listened to me rant and rave about how hard I try to save money each week and can't believe that I would do such a reckless thing.
"Just pretend you picked up some lunch for yourself - that's probably about what you
would have spent," he said mildly.
Sigh. I hope this doesn't happen to me again any time soon. It takes too much out of me!