Wednesday, September 30, 2009

An Embarrassing Moment

I blush easily. It doesn't take much to turn me all rosy cheeks. Well, speaking of "cheeks", here is an example of my taking multi-tasking one step too far today.

You know how I have two little ones charging through the house all day. My nephew literally barrels through most of the rooms. I tend to be on patrol most of the time. When it was just me and Jillian, I would try and do some stretches for a few minutes each day. Now I don't really get a chance to do my stretching with homework and after school activities.

Today, as the two little ones are happily drawing with chalk on the driveway, I decide to stretch in the fresh, crisp air. During the day, our block is very, very quiet. Practically deserted at times. I thought, "What's the harm in getting my stretches done for just 10 minutes outside?" Well, I was stretching along quite well when I nearly jumped out of my skin as my daughter said, "Mom look who's behind you." I was all bent over, posterior towards the street. A guy with a petition is standing there with a slight grin. I wonder if this guy was wearing ballet shoes and floated over to us. He just seemed to "appear" two feet away from me.

I flipped up into position probably too quick. My hair had that whole Bride of Frankenstein look as I became upright. If I was 21, I most likely would have been more embarrassed. I did blush initially, but I laughed it off pretty quick. Glad that I didn't fall over when my daughter announced this guy's arrival. I would probably be in some kind of traction right now.

Now the question remains: Should I stretch outside again? Maybe I'll just face the street this time:)

44 comments:

Gloria said...

Lol!! Can soooo picture the scene but yes, of course you must stretch outside again . . probably made the guys day!!

Ann Victor said...

Gloria's right! The guy had a grin because he was enjoying the view!! :)

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Mari said...

Well, you've given me a laugh for today! I can just about see the look on your face!

Janna Qualman said...

Oh gosh! Too funny. Wonder if he'll try coming back? ;)

kisatrtle said...

you will probably be asked to sign a lot more petitions....after he tells his friends.

pughy said...

Go for it girl.. Do them outside.. No worries.. Hugs GJ and Carol

Aleta said...

Go ahead, stretch outside, if it's a quiet neighborhood, it will give them something to talk about. Hehe. I would NEVER do that outside, too many strange positions to find oneself in. Lol

Corrie Howe said...

Too funny. You left out the most important part though...was he at least cute?

T Rex Mom said...

That's pretty funny. The guy really should have coughed or cleared his throat or something while he was walking your way.

Keep on stretching.

Mandy's Life After 30 said...

Kelly, that is priceless! I say go for it again. Maybe next time Ashton will come out and say you're punked! :-) No seriously, what are the odds of you seeing this person again anyway? At least you got your stretches in and you offered some free entertainment for a guy too. ;-)

☼¨`*•.♥RocĂ­o♥.•*¨`☼ said...

woo hoo! go for it!!

Warren Baldwin said...

Ah, the most embarrassing moments turn out to be the funnies - later!

Dani said...

How funny! I'm sure it did make the guy's day. Was he hot? lol- not that you were interested.

:) I'd say you should keep up the stretching. :)

He & Me + 3 said...

Oh that is just too funny. Laughing at Dani's comment. Was he hot? LOL

kel said...

That was probably the best part of his whole week!!! too funny!

H F W said...

lol! He probably thought he was in for another boring day on the job. You proved him wrong!

Nina P. said...

All I can do is laugh. I'd be startled out of my wits and then, like you turn beet red. I guess I have to agree. When time is short and kids need watching, stretch whenever and where ever you can! Go for it! Blessings to you and yours, Love and Light, Nina P

Janie B said...

Ha! Thanks for the mental picture! What a laugh!

Joanne said...

Funny how we're less embarrassed by things the older we get! It is beautiful fall weather here on the east coast, I can understand how it was so difficult to stay indoors. A gorgeous day here too.

Jenn@the loves of jenn said...

You probably gave that guy the biggest thrill of his day! :) Funny story!!!

Judith Ellis said...

Are you serious? Girl, stretch outside! But was he cute? :-)

The Write Girl said...

Well you've got to get the excercise in somehow. It was chilly where I am in NY. I can't imagine how you do it : )

rachel... said...

Hahahahahahaha... You're braver than I am! Maybe in the backyard next time?

What was the petition for?

Trudy said...

That is really, really funny. I know I would have ended up in traction!

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Creativity!! said...

LOL :) :)

Becca said...

HAHA! I bet he will find a reason to stop by again!

Dan said...

The real question was what was the petition for and did you sign? The rest was probably immaterial to the gentleman in question.

Salitype said...

doing streching outside is far better than doing it inside. it gives you a bit of fresh air! face the gate next time will be a better position to do so...ha!ha!ha!

Analisa said...

Yes keep it up. It would have creeped me out especially with him grinning. LOL

Jenners said...

I can totally picture that ... and I was right there with you! One of the benefits of our "advanced age" is that this kind of stuff doesn't mortify you like it once did. I bet he got a nice laugh and you got a nice blog post. All in all, a good deal. I would continue to stretch outside! Who cares!!!!!

christy rose said...

Oh my goodness! That is too funny! Laughed hard because I completely pictured the whole thing in my mind. :)

glnroz said...

Heck yes, outside for sure. Fresh air will do ya good. You might have to deal with more civic minded neighbors though.. lolol I liked this grin

Naqvee said...

ohhh.. You made his day.. but tomorrow is another one's day.. so go and make it! all the best! haha ... but check if that sweet li'l Jillian hasn't told your husband about today.. who knows you might meet your hubby's lookalike tomorrow.. haha

Dan Felstead said...

Septembermom! Hilarious! This was a great post and from the number of comments...I would say everyone else enjoyed it as well! I bet that guy was as surprised you you were!

Dan

Sabrina said...

Just think how you brightened his boring day.

Gerri said...

LOL--You DID make his day. :)

Jillien said...

Kelly that is too funny!

Sarahlcc said...

You should definately continue to stretch outside! He should have cleared his throat or something.

Caitlin said...

Hahaha! Oh man, that would have made me blush too! Probably made his morning though! :) (Or at least that is what I would like to think!)

G said...

Of course you should.

We all can use a little ego boosting every now and then.

Mon said...

Backend towards the street is just INVITING trouble! lmao

Dan Felstead said...

Septembermom...I just realized that I am not linking to your site on my blog. I kind of set up initial links when I got started and have not updated them as I found blogs I follow. So I will be linking to your site today on my blog..sorry I have not done this before!

Have a great weekend.

Dan

Michelle said...

Uhhhh yeah, face the street. Apparently petition guy was enjoying the show. At least that way you can choose who gets the show ;)