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  • Miss_Chiev0us_
    Miss_Chiev0us_ Posts: 2,208 Member
    edited March 2021
    I'm so embarrassed. I drove my daughter to school this morning and didn't check how much gas I had before leaving. The light came on when I was driving back home, I was wearing a pajama bottom and slippers and had to stop at the gas station like that 😳😂

    I'm laughing so hard right now. Been there 😂

    I probably could have made it home but I was afraid to be stuck on the side of the road. I mean, i suppose it could have been worse. I could have been wearing these...
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  • KickassAmazon76
    KickassAmazon76 Posts: 4,085 Member
    ReenieHJ wrote: »
    Sending hugs and good happy-with-yourself-no-matter-what thoughts. <3 Even if you feel 'less than' at the moment, know you've done the absolute best you could with what you knew and had available. And know you human and loved!!

    ❤️ I did do my best. So many times I felt like I was being forced to try and figure out which path would hurt my loved ones the least, without ever being able to see all the variables. And even with hindsight, I STILL don't know which choices would have been the better ones. I just look at my loved ones and see how much they are hurting now and wish I SOMEHOW could have done better. Love you, and thank you @ReenieHJ ❤️
    5ofseven wrote: »
    I've spent a lot of time, in the last decade particularly, investing in my abilities to communicate. All of it is really geared around what you've identified - not being fully informed in the past, and unable to then accurately forecast the future. It's very en vogue now, to hold people accountable for what they could not have known.

    Recently I've found some ways of dealing and communicating that have really helped me detach the emotional aspects of hard choices - I can sleep at night, my brain turns off where it used to never. Even at 50 I'm still learning, long since past the point when any reasonable person would both stop refining that area and not think there was enough juice to be worth the squeeze. But...I am better emotionally for the work, and able to find a peace that has eluded me for five decades. I've never been able to turn off the voices, especially at night, until now. And when I say now, I mean the last couple of months - so recent as to be laughable.

    Keep fighting.

    Thank you for this. The one good thing, I guess, is that I'm usually so exhausted by the time I get to bed, that I am out cold pretty darn quickly.
    As for the rest... I have a ways to go yet. I hope i can get to that place you describe. It sounds like a beautiful place to be. ❤️
  • PaperDoll_
    PaperDoll_ Posts: 33,054 Member
    MelG7777 wrote: »
    I'm so embarrassed. I drove my daughter to school this morning and didn't check how much gas I had before leaving. The light came on when I was driving back home, I was wearing a pajama bottom and slippers and had to stop at the gas station like that 😳😂

    I think you need @PaperDoll_ to scold you too!

    I don’t scold.. I lovingly remind. 🤗
  • eatpolerepeat
    eatpolerepeat Posts: 27,180 Member
    I'm so embarrassed. I drove my daughter to school this morning and didn't check how much gas I had before leaving. The light came on when I was driving back home, I was wearing a pajama bottom and slippers and had to stop at the gas station like that 😳😂

    I'm laughing so hard right now. Been there 😂

    I probably could have made it home but I was afraid to be stuck on the side of the road. I mean, i suppose it could have been worse. I could have been wearing these...
    dbs3cugfkt9f.jpg

    You'd have been an Internet sensation 😂
  • Miss_Chiev0us_
    Miss_Chiev0us_ Posts: 2,208 Member
    I'm so embarrassed. I drove my daughter to school this morning and didn't check how much gas I had before leaving. The light came on when I was driving back home, I was wearing a pajama bottom and slippers and had to stop at the gas station like that 😳😂

    I'm laughing so hard right now. Been there 😂

    I probably could have made it home but I was afraid to be stuck on the side of the road. I mean, i suppose it could have been worse. I could have been wearing these...
    dbs3cugfkt9f.jpg

    You'd have been an Internet sensation 😂

    They are usually my pair of choice but they're too wide for the gas pedal 😏😆
  • MelG7777
    MelG7777 Posts: 12,365 Member
    PaperDoll_ wrote: »
    MelG7777 wrote: »
    I'm so embarrassed. I drove my daughter to school this morning and didn't check how much gas I had before leaving. The light came on when I was driving back home, I was wearing a pajama bottom and slippers and had to stop at the gas station like that 😳😂

    I think you need @PaperDoll_ to scold you too!

    I don’t scold.. I lovingly remind. 🤗

    Don’t take away my fantasy.
  • GymGoddessGoals
    GymGoddessGoals Posts: 2,146 Member
    I'm so embarrassed. I drove my daughter to school this morning and didn't check how much gas I had before leaving. The light came on when I was driving back home, I was wearing a pajama bottom and slippers and had to stop at the gas station like that 😳😂

    There is no shame in the pajama game. Own it like a boss queen.
  • lx1x
    lx1x Posts: 38,206 Member
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    😱😋
  • _sw33tp3a_11
    _sw33tp3a_11 Posts: 4,692 Member
    I'm so embarrassed. I drove my daughter to school this morning and didn't check how much gas I had before leaving. The light came on when I was driving back home, I was wearing a pajama bottom and slippers and had to stop at the gas station like that 😳😂

    That happened to me once. I was wearing a red flannel shirt and panda pants that have panda faces all over it. The guy pumping gas behind me looked very amused. Happens to the best of us 😜
  • stljam
    stljam Posts: 512 Member
    Some days the crap life throws at you feels so freaking heavy.

    Today I buckled under the weight. The last few hours of tonight were the final plates added to a heavy emotional bar and I just caved under the weight.

    Hopefully a good cry will help me shake off the feeling of failure, so I can get back to dealing with this crazy life one day at a time.

    Sometimes a good cry is the best medicine. Im sorry you're feeling like this. I try to remember this.
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    And one day at a time is the best way, sometimes its just making it hour by hour .. big hugs 🤗❤
    Thank you so much. ❤️

    This quote was so perfectly chosen. I spent a lot of time tonight thinking about the total cost of my mistakes, and whether different choices would have cost less, or just been paid out differently.

    I know I can't change the past. And I had no way of knowing how the future would play out.

    Courage to continue.
    Hour by hour. ❤️

    I'm sorry that you are carrying a heavy bar. Good thing you are so strong.

    I really feel your posts and some of the responses. I too spend too much time dwelling on the mistakes I have made and the various choices that impacted the path of life. I try to remind myself that I can only try to make the best decision with the information that I have at the time and that I shouldn't focus on what I didn't do or didn't know but that can be hard sometimes. As 5ofseven implied, I try to remind myself it's unfair for me to hold myself accountable for what I didn't know or even not being fully self aware.

    So many times, I just wish I could turn my brain off. I wish I had a magic answer for myself and one to share with others. Until then, keep fighting.
  • MelG7777
    MelG7777 Posts: 12,365 Member
    I'm so embarrassed. I drove my daughter to school this morning and didn't check how much gas I had before leaving. The light came on when I was driving back home, I was wearing a pajama bottom and slippers and had to stop at the gas station like that 😳😂

    That happened to me once. I was wearing a red flannel shirt and panda pants that have panda faces all over it. The guy pumping gas behind me looked very amused. Happens to the best of us 😜

    My kids would just say you’re dressed to go to Walmart. 😂
  • Minion_training_program
    Minion_training_program Posts: 12,675 Member
    @MelG7777 is on my mind after that beautifull picture
  • Analog_Kid
    Analog_Kid Posts: 975 Member
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    That's from the low-fat, low-calorie, low-cholesterol, low-sugar, low-carb, no artifical ingredients, non-GMO menu - correct?
  • lx1x
    lx1x Posts: 38,206 Member
    Analog_Kid wrote: »
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    That's from the low-fat, low-calorie, low-cholesterol, low-sugar, low-carb, no artifical ingredients, non-GMO menu - correct?

    You forgot.. kids menu
  • eatpolerepeat
    eatpolerepeat Posts: 27,180 Member
    Analog_Kid wrote: »
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    That's from the low-fat, low-calorie, low-cholesterol, low-sugar, low-carb, no artifical ingredients, non-GMO menu - correct?

    😬
  • eatpolerepeat
    eatpolerepeat Posts: 27,180 Member
    I have to verify that I'm a human before I can send a message now. Wth mfp?!
  • lx1x
    lx1x Posts: 38,206 Member
    I have to verify that I'm a human before I can send a message now. Wth mfp?!

    Knew you're not human.. 😱😂
  • GymGoddessGoals
    GymGoddessGoals Posts: 2,146 Member
    I have to verify that I'm a human before I can send a message now. Wth mfp?!

    You can thank the recent bot fiasco for that.
  • eatpolerepeat
    eatpolerepeat Posts: 27,180 Member
    I have to verify that I'm a human before I can send a message now. Wth mfp?!

    You can thank the recent bot fiasco for that.

    Pleased I hardly message