Order of the Opus Gluei blog challenge. I am also entering this in the Outlawz Western Party--Birthday Challenge.
**Distress Ink: Tea Dye
**Provo Craft Paisley Embossing folder
**Martha Stewart Doily Lace Border Punch
**Celebrate rub-on by Stampin' Up!
**snaps from Tim Holtz Idea-olgy line
**patterned paper, white and blue cs
Okay, and now for my story. Learned/realized a little something about myself this week, well maybe a couple of things. Anyway, went downtown to join a friend for a cup of coffee. Had to park along the curb with meter parking. It's not like I have never put money in a meter before, but somehow my head wasn't really thinking. I saw that there was 7 minutes left on the meter. Reached into my wallet and grabbed a bunch of change. Started randomly feeding the meter while reading that there was a two hour limit. Just then, thinking in minutes, I saw that I was up to 1:20. Now, I thought, 120 mintues=2 hours, and 2 hours was the limit. I didn't want it to appear that I was going to stay longer than two hours so stopped feeding the machine coins. Went on about my business, visiting, chatting and sharing. The first meter man came by, didn't think anything of it, cause I had two hours, right??? Then the second meter guy came past the coffee shop when it dawned on me, 1:20 means 1 hour twenty minutes!! Went running to my car, yup, a ticket---my first ever, cause, well, I am a rule follower! I was so insensed. I always follow the rules. In my mind I had done the right thing and still got into trouble. While I realized it was my error in thinking, it just bruised my integrity. I, 'miss do everything by the book', was in trouble. Brought me to tears---must have been a funny site, a 47 year old women crying about a $10 ticket--ha! Guess I never realized how much I prided myself on following rules until now. And, how ditzy I can be---well, I KNEW that!!!!
Hope you can laugh along with me on this one! Have a great weekend all!