A Close Call


It's starting to get a bit chilly riding Hidalgo (my scooter) to work in the mornings, so this morning I decided to wear my thermals that are usually reserved for snow boarding. Boy did that make for a nice ride! Cold air meant less bugs to the face but the thermals still kept me nice and cozy.

By 10:00 AM I’d had my cup of Mormon coffee (hot chocolate) and put in about an hour and a half of hard labor, or in other words I’d checked my email and replied to a couple of them.

All the hard work and warm chocolate in my belly was making me uncomfortably warm, so I headed into the bathroom to take off the thermal underwear.

It went pretty well to start out with… I followed all the right steps: 1) Take off shoes. 2) Take off pants. 3) Take off thermals…

But somewhere in the re-dressing process I messed up and skipped a step without realizing it. I had both my Doc Martens on my feet and all the way laced up before I realized that I hadn’t put my pants back on.

I musta looked pretty funny standing there in my underwear and Doc Marten boots, but it wouldn’t have been so funny if I’d walked out of the bathroom like that.

Maybe from now on I’ll skip the thermals and just let the cold air flow through my clothes. Maybe that way I’ll actually be AWAKE by the time I get to work.

Linda Winegar

My greatest blessings call me Mom.