Not once does the thought occur to me that it was sunny and hot earlier that day, hence why I decided to leave my windows cracked open. That's right, just enough to get my seats soaking wet.
I left the gate open from yesterday when I had locked myself out of the house. Now I'm freaking out. I take off from the porch and run frantically around the house screaming her name, my heart pounding. Two thoughts run through my head:
- She is never coming home.
- My boyfriend is going to kill me.
Yup, it's her. I want to scream, cry and hug her all at the same time. So I hug her and shower her in kisses and vow I'll never be mad at her for anything again (yeah, right). Who knew I loved this little trouble maker so much? I still haven't summoned up the courage to tell my boyfriend about this yet, but I don't think he reads my blog unless I tell him to so I think I'm safe. :) Although this was the worst part of my forgetfulness, my story's not over yet.
I retrace my steps for the last 24 hours, remembering the last time I saw my Kindle I was reading it at lunch yesterday. Still can't find it. Decide to read an actual book instead, Heaven is For Real. While reading it, I try to turn the page by tapping it. I literally laugh out loud, forgetting (again, notice a theme here?) that I'm not reading my Kindle Touch. Then I do it again. Ah, technology. How you've managed to help us yet cripple us at the same time.
As I get ready to leave, I'm still trying to figure out where in the heck I left my Kindle, when it hits me again. I get a flashback of yesterday, running outside in a panic to find my dog. I walk out to the back porch to find my Kindle sitting outside on the railing. Thank GOODNESS it didn't rain in the last 24 hours!
Doesn't this sound like one of those DirecTV commercials about how one decision can set off a terrible chain of events?
When it's sunny and hot out, you want to leave your windows cracked open. When you leave your windows cracked open, it hails and your seats get all wet. When your seats get all wet, you go home angry and in a hurry, lock yourself out of your house. When you lock yourself out of your house, you leave the side gate open. When you leave the side gate open, you think your dog has escaped and ran away. When you think your dog has ran away, you get upset and misplace your Kindle for 24 hours. Don't lose your Kindle. Roll your windows up, even if it's sunny out.