During one of those rainy days last week, I was sitting at the kitchen table typing away when all of a sudden I looked out the window and saw a flatbed truck pull up behind my 1995 Ford Thunderbird.

I ran outside into the rain wearing my pajamas and bare feet and naively asked the flatbed man if he was about to put “old red” on the back of his tow. He instructed me to talk to the police officer, who pointed out that my tags were expired and to his knowledge I had several unpaid parking tickets. “I always have unpaid parking tickets, but don’t  you think this seems kind of extreme,” I exclaimed. “Besides it’s my new year’s resolution not to get anymore tickets, so if you tow my car it’s really going to wreck my flow.”

He gave me one of those big brother looks and nodded to the flatbed man that “big red” and I were free to go.

For all of you, like my mother, who are concerned, don’t worry, I marched myself to the DMV that day and I am proud to say I am the owner of brand new 2012 tags.

I haven’t even told my BIL (Boy I Like) this story, it’s got to be pretty scary dating a girl, who frequently looses her cell phone, pays more money in parking tickets than rent, and is a writer but can’t spell the word resturant (restaurant.) What can I say? I am who I am.

I know I am not alone. There are a lot of you “hap-hazards” out there. Your car is a mess, your computer screen is filled with documents, you have tape holding together at least one item (for me its my computer charger), you hate to iron, you burn food often, you have outstanding library books (and when I say outstanding I mean your 30-years-old and you still haven’t returned the book from freshman year) you wear odd socks, you have clothes in your closet that haven’t fit into since the your glory days, you buy a month long yoga pass and you only go twice, you often forget the combo to your bike lock, you misplace your keys every other day along with your sunglasses or cell phone and you think the trunk of your car makes a perfect storage unit.

I just want to let you all know that you are not alone and there is help. Well, I don’t know about the help part, but you are not alone.

For me, I just started with one thing at a time. For example, I am pretty good about the clothes in my closet but I will probably never iron and I don’t care if my socks match. I don’t lose my keys as often as I used to, but I still have trouble with my cell phone. I thought I was pretty good returning library books, but I just found one in my messy car that was due four months ago. I figure if the tape is holding the charger together, it’s fine. I wish I could be better about going to yoga, so I will work on that this year. The computer screen thing is easy to fix I can do that right now and after I am done with that, I will go clean my car.

See how easy it can be? I feel like a new woman, I am glad we were all able to relate and work on our resolutions together.

Wait, is it street sweeping day? Oh I hope I didn’t get a ticket… I parked right outside that restarant, I mean restaurant.

What is your resolution? Email me at jenniferevans02@yahoo.com