Monday, April 19, 2010

The Mesa Public Library

Dear Blog,

Lately, I have felt a bit overwhelmed with being a SAHM. I never thought I would say that but I can't seem to be able to keep up with any household chores. The laundry is always needing to be folded and put away, the dishes always need to be done, and the whole apartment just always needs to be organized. It feels like we are still trying to settle in. And once things get cleaned up, in a couple days it's a disaster again.

I'm getting off track. What I want to tell you is that I did something silly and I think if I had everything under control it wouldn't have happened.

I received an email about a week ago from the Mesa Public Library saying that my book was over due. It was a book called Beloved that Heath read for one of his classes. I disregarded it because I had already turned it in and they must have sent me that email before they entered the book into the system. Then, a couple days later they sent another late notice. "I've got to call them to straighten things out. I know I turned it in. I remember putting it into the drop off slot."

That evening Heath and I were eating dinner when Heath got a concerned look on his face says, "Toni Morrison? Beloved?" And he nods towards the corner of the room. I look, and sure enough, there is the book sitting pretty on the floor.

I was flabbergasted. "What?! I turned it in! I can picture in my head dropping the book off in the slot."

Then Heath lovingly said, "Well, clearly you didn't because it's right there."

This picture shows what my face probably looked like at this moment.

"Then what book did I give to the library?" After running everything through my mind I realized that the book was just a plain green hardback and the paper cover that folds over it was already missing when I checked it out. We also had a gardening book had the same shade of green cover, missing its paper cover, and it was not on our bookshelf.

Yes, I turned in one of our own books! I couldn't believe it!!! Basically, it's 3 to 0 in favor of the library. They g0t their book back, 4 dollars because of a late fee, and a new book to add to their collection.

A flustered Mrs. Wilcock


  1. Hate to let you in on the little mommy secret, but it will get worse with time! It amazes me how much I forget or I get mixed up with stuff sometimes!? And it all started when I got pregnant with Jocelyn. Good thing you have a sweet husband who will lovingly remind you when you forget...:)

  2. That's so funny. I clicked to write the comment "sorry Emily, it just gets worse with time" - and realized Jill pretty much wrote the same thing. :) Lol.

  3. (Except I don't have the mommy excuse. Just the getting old excuse...)

  4. ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha h

    I love this story.