Epic Fail ~ September 2017 edition

You know how I’m always saying I need to get my act together? No? Well, I do. I say it all the time. And do you know why I say it all the time? Because my act is so far from together it’s absurd. Let me give you this ridiculous example.

I was enjoying some quiet time in the living room like I do most mornings when Todd came in and sat on the ottoman next to my feet. On the floor between the side table and ottoman was an unopened USPS priority box addressed to me.  After we’d chatted for a bit, he noticed the box.

Todd: What’s in the box?

Me:    (Not making eye contact) I don’t want to tell you.

Todd: (Giving me a funny look) What’s in the box?

Me:    (Gaze still averted) Please don’t make me tell you.

Todd: (Squeezing my ankle) Jennifer. Tell me what’s in the box.

Me:    (Barely meeting his stare) Katie’s college graduation announcements.

She graduated in May. The first Saturday in May. That’s over four months ago and I haven’t sent out her announcements. Which, on the one hand, is not a big deal because everybody already knows she graduated. On the other hand, however, I paid for those announcements so they’ve got to go. In the mail, not the trash.

Next week I’ll be writing a little excuse to include with the graduation announcements. Good thing I’m gifted in rationalization.


  1. Gretchen on September 15, 2017 at 10:20 pm

    It’s not an epic fail. It’s a great example of not majoring in the minors. Xxxooo

    • JustJenster on September 16, 2017 at 7:13 am

      Yes! That’s it!!

  2. Joe D on September 15, 2017 at 10:43 pm

    Technically, Katie should have sent her own announcements unless you guys had worked out a deal for you to do it. Just my opinion. It will self destruct in 7 seconds.

    • JustJenster on September 16, 2017 at 7:12 am

      You are probably correct, hindsight being 20/20 and all that. But I did it for 1 and I’m all about being fair. Or maybe I’m not.

  3. Michele McMillan on September 16, 2017 at 12:05 pm

    So, in the spirit of making you feel better, I ordered pictures of Gary and I to put in Christmas cards, in 2010; never sent them. I ordered different pictures to be put in Christmas cards last year (2016); never sent them either. Now I look different (Gary always looks the same) so I can’t use them this year, because after all, I don’t look like that! What’s a woman to do??

  4. Cole// Cole Smith Writes on September 16, 2017 at 8:50 pm

    One July, I found a stack of unopened Christmas cards from church…and in the middle of the stack were some for another family. Dilemma: I couldn’t toss the cards that didn’t belong to me but hated to confess I had a mountain of papers on my table. I think they enjoyed their Christmas in July cards…

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