No good deed goes unpunished.

Every now and then I have bursts of romanticism.  It doesn’t happen very often, but every now and then I am overcome with the desire to do something sweet for my darling husband. I can’t let it happen too often, or he might think I’m up to something.

Such a burst of romanticism happened on Valentine’s Day last week.  I had originally taken the morning off work to go to the boys’ school and attend their Valentine’s Day parties.  After thinking about it for a little while, I decided to take the entire day off without telling Zac, and then surprising him at work with some gourmet cupcakes for him and his employees, and then I would take him out to lunch.  See?  I can be sweet every now and then.

So after the parties, I headed over to the Lawrenceville Square to get cupcakes from Sweets on the Square, this cute little bakery next to our favorite local pizza place.  {The cupcakes are square!  How cute is that?}  Since it is a more historical part of town there isn’t a lot of parking.  There is, however, a parking deck on one corner of the square.  So I parked in the deck across the street from the bakery and set out to dart across the road before the light changed from red to green.  It was bright and sunny, a beautiful day.  So as I was walking out of the parking deck I got my sunglasses out of my bag, all the while keeping an eye on the red light up the street.

And while I was watching the light, I failed to realize that I had walked up on a curb.  And as I am preparing for my best movie in NYC dash across a one-way street, I stepped off of that curb and completely busted my butt.  Like, fell out into the middle of Lawrenceville Highway.  And I am CERTAIN that everyone at the light just up the street saw the fat girl tuck and roll into the road.  SO embarrassing.  I ruined my brand new shoes, sent my sunglasses and iPhone flying into the road, and skinned my knee completely up.  Fortunately, as I was flailing around trying to catch myself, I managed to gingerly place my brand new Kate Spade handbag {Valentine’s Day gift from the hubby, love him} on the curb instead of hurling it out into the street.  It survived the ordeal unscathed.

After I realized what had happened, I hurriedly gathered myself and my things up off the road and limped across the street.  I hoped and prayed that nobody in the shops on the other side of the street saw me.  Just thinking about all of those people at the light seeing me fall down is enough to humiliate me all over again.  I got my assortment of cupcakes from the bakery and make my way back to the car.  I am glad that it happened before I had picked up a box of ten beautiful gourmet cupcakes.  I would have been so incredibly mad at myself if I had sent that box of cupcakes flying.

Then I got to Zac’s store a little before noon and he had some people from corporate in setting up a new display.  So he couldn’t go to lunch until about 1pm.  So I had an hour to kill and couldn’t really walk around very much because of my knee.  Fortunately, his store is right next to a McDonald’s.  So I sat in the McDonald’s for an hour with a drink and my iPad, mooching the free wifi.

In the end, we had a lovely quiet kid-free lunch, and everyone really appreciated the cupcakes.  So I guess all’s well that ends well.  My knee still hurts, though.


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