Pinky and the Brain

Something strange happened today. Given my last post, it shouldn't come as a surprise at all!
At some point between going to bed last night at 10:00 and waking up at 6:40 this morning, I seem to have lost my mind. I'm not sure where it could have gone, but I'm pretty sure it's not under my skull.
Here's the evidence so far: 1) A week or two ago I was helping at a church service project sewing fleece hats. I had a bit of trouble with my machine to start off but after some re-threading of the bobbin it was smooth sailing, up until the last 10 minutes or so. For some reason my machine would not sew forward anymore; the needle would stop when it got to the top. If I turned the wheel backwards it was fine, but if I turned it forward, nothing. Great, new machine busted. so I called a local repair place this morning and they said to bring it on it. T and i hoped in the car and away we went. So the guy there is a genius. I had barely walked in, told him the problem and about 10 seconds after he set it on the counter, problem solved. The bobbin holder (for when you're winding thread on it) was in the locked position - hence why the needle would only go backwards. It was a cheap fix monetarily, but quite pricey for my pride. Oh well, at least I didn't have to dip into the bank account for that one.
2) After the sewing shop incident we headed out for a few groceries and a quick, albeit unnecessary, trip to Target. I know better than to shop on an empty stomach, but I think I had safely passed from an empty stomach to a never ending pit. I bought way more crap than I should of including ready to bake chocolate chip cookies, and 3 packs of the refrigerated jello puddings (they were on sale, and only 60 calories!!). The worst was in Target however, we stopped by the cafe on the way out since it was almost lunch and I downed the bread sticks. SO. GOOD. Pizza Hut bread sticks have to be the best, but I know I must check my brain at the door to eat those things.
3) This one is the kicker. It sealed the case of the missing brain. Mark is in New York today, well he should be there by now. He called me this morning from Boston and asked me about a few restaurants we had been to while we lived there. I told them what they were called and where they were. Then I got sad. I wanted to go eat there. It almost made me want to be back in New York. ALMOST. Until I remembered what the cost of rent was, and the loud neighbours, and the smells...and that I have a kid now and I would probably become a hermit if I lived in NYC with a kid. And Mark would have to make a LOT, and I mean a LOT, more money.
Maybe it's just because it's getting close to Christmas and the Rockettes touring show isn't coming to Minneapolis, and all that other holiday stuff. Christmas was really the only time I enjoyed NYC. But you've already heard that story.
So I guess for now I will live vicariously through Mark eating all that yummy food while T and I dine on pancakes this evening. Maybe next year I'll head out for a Christmas time visit and enjoy the holiday scenes. Until then, the Holidazzle parade will have to suffice, along with the snow, the cold and the warmth of my car, not the freezing subway platforms.
4) Still waiting on this one, but I am guessing it will happen some time around when dinner is being made. The pancake mix calls for water, but I'll dump vinegar in or something. Maybe I will forget to turn the stove on and stand there yelling at it for 10 minutes. Whatever it is, I have no doubt about it happening before bed.
So if anyone has any idea where my brain may have run off to, please feel free to let me know!


Ming said...

You're pregnant! My brain totally disappeared while I was pregnant. So that's my guess.

Melanie said...

Mindy - sorry....never had a brain problem with T. Too bad I can't use that excuse all through my life when I have missing brain moments!

Krista said...

You had to know everyone was going to start accusing you of being pregnant with a post like that! lol- I am also a believer in pregnancy brain, and pregnancy eating-whatever-you-want! No idea what's going on with you. (I don't even know what a bobbin is, so you've got it more together than me!) But I never knew that eating those luscious breadsticks from Pizza Hut meant you had lost your mind!?!? Makes perfect sense to me. Now I need some, thanks a lot!

Melanie said...

Maybe that says something about my brainless-ness because it never crossed my mind that people would think I am pregnant!! I guess since it never happened with T I never think about brainless-ness relating to pregnancy. I am happy to report that my brain appears to have found its way back under my skull though! Looks like it was a one day deal. I just meant the breadsticks must be so bad for you that you have to have lost your mind to eat them!! but that doesn't stop me from eating them!!

Kyndra said...

I don't think you ever actually denied being pregnant. You need a denial to be convincing.

Visiting NY is better than living here (my husband won't check this comment, so I can say my mind). I've been here 7 years, and I wish I could be a yearly Christmas holiday visitor instead of a daily inhabitant. I love the city, but I don't love living in it. But I don't like to tell people that typically because I don't want to be a complainer and I am going to be here a VERY long time, so I need to recruit people to stay with me.

Thanks for letting me vent :-)

Melanie said...

Kyndra, you can try as hard as you want but you won't recruit me to be an NYC lifer...just a regular Christmas visitor is all you'll get out of me, but I don't think even that will happen!
Sorry about the lack of denial...just to clear up any confusion - sadly, my belly is the result of all regular jiggly bellies...not due to a pregnancy belly.