I love being pregnant. It's the funniest time of my life. I am so glad God gave me a sense of humor, because otherwise being pregnant would be extremely frustrating. :)
Today I took Judah out to eat. We needed to get out and doing something fun together, and what's more fun then watching your baby chow down pickles and lemons while you munch on a delicious panini and sip an Iced Chi? So we're sitting at our table and I get a phone call from one of Paul's friends. He needs his tool box, which just happens to be in the back of the car I'm driving. I told him we were at Panera, and he said he was at Pier 1, right across the street! Cool, eh? It literally is right across the street. He said he'd be over in a minute and a half, and I told him that we were just finishing up our delicious pickle and sandwich, and we'd meet him by our car in a minute and a half. We finished up and I went out to the car. Minutes rolled by and I was super confused why he hadn't shown up yet. So I look across the street. And guess what I see across the street? Panera. And Paul's friend. I look at the restaurant I had just walked out of. It was Atlanta Bread House. Oops. Atlanta Bread House is in the exact same parking lot as Pier 1. So I called up the friend. I could see him answering his phone. I'm almost sure I saw him roll his eyes as I told him I wasn't actually at Panera, I was at Atlanta.
The friend came and got his tool box, and then Judah, his pickle and a super embarrassed me went into Bed, Bath & Beyond. Paul had left me an envelope to open for each day he was gone, and one of the days had a gift card in it. I was going to have a little bit more fun and go shopping and spend the gift card. I was in the store for one hour. When you have $25 on a gift card it's hard to pick what to buy. I thought about a hair straightener. Then a sheet bath towel. Then a trash can (it looked cool! Seriously.) I finally decided on a candle, a table cloth and matching cloth napkins - they were all on major clearance and all three items would be right about $25. So I took my well thought out purchases to the cashier. She rings up my items as I pull out my gift card. She tells me the total and asks me to swipe the gift card. I do, and nothing happens. She asks me to swipe it again. So I do. Again, nothing. So she asks for the card and starts to swipe it herself, and then pauses.
"Umm... this is a gift card for Bath and Body Works. You are in Bed, Bath and Beyond."
All I could say at that moment was "Oh..." I'm sure my face turned red. She asked if I still wanted the items. I said no - they really weren't as cool anymore if I needed to actually spend real money on them. So I left the store empty handed and red faced. And as if that weren't bad enough - what do you think was right across the street?