The Best Laid Plans… #CoffeeTalk

Yesterday I had an appointment at the elementary school so I got it in my head that I’d stop into my favorite cupcake shop and get a dozen cupcakes to take to the staff and teachers at school. I envisioned passing them out to the office staff, dropping in to meet the new nurse and offering her one and having enough left for my daughters’ teachers.

I picked up the cupcakes on my way back from dropping the girls at school, all gorgeous as usual, and left them on the front seat of my car as I went back into my house to work for an hour before I had to go to the appointment.

As I was tapping away at my keyboard, I noted that the appointment was actually later than I thought. (Typical me, I never seem to get the right time in my head, good thing I checked or I’d been there an hour early — which, in retrospect, wouldn’t have been so bad, but anyway.)

It did actually occur to me that I had cupcakes sitting in the car, but it was a cool day and they weren’t in the sun. I kept working.

When I went out to my car at 11:30 to go to the school, I was horrified to find that the sun had turned so it was blazing right down on my prized cupcakes and they looked like this:


The frosting was sliding off the cupcakes — the pumpkin ones were by far the worst for the wear — but they were all so soft that I knew I couldn’t take them in and pass them out.

Jo-Lynne the Airhead strikes again!

I. Give. Up.

See, this is why I don’t do nice things. It just never works out!!

Well, my kids certainly were not disappointed to hear about my mishap so all’s well that ends well, I suppose. Nothing was wasted, I assure you. I will try to do my good deed for the teachers another day.

So I found the Miracle Gel! WOOT! I had to stop into another CVS store yesterday to pick up the custom mouse pad that I ordered, and lo and behold, there it was!


I cannot WAIT to try it. I will report back.

And finally, Dancing with the Stars has started, and so far I’m mixed about it. I love Lea Thompson — she’s best known for her role in Back to the Future, but I also loved her in Some Kind of Wonderful, even though she wasn’t the girl they guy was supposed to end up with. And I used to watch Caroline in the City, which had a short run, but was such a cute show. Plus, I’m always rooting for the midlife moms they have no the show. I guess I can’t help it. It’s like rooting for ME. She almost got voted out last night, though, so I’m not sure how long she’ll be around.

And I have to admit, I’m so intrigued by Bethany Mota. These people (and kids!) making themselves into celebrities on YouTube just fascinates me. Note to self: do more video.

Tommy Chong is hysterical and surprisingly nimble for a man his age. I’ve never watched Duck Dynasty, but Sadie Robertson is darling and shows lots of potential.

And of course, CARLTON!!!

I’m not a fan of having a 4th judge. It’s so unnecessary, and while Julianne Hough is adorable, I don’t think we need her commentary (or her cleavage, thankyouverymuch.)

So what’s going on in your world??