10 most unusual excuses for being late to work

According to Careerbuilder.com hiring managers provided these top 10 examples of the most unusual excuses for being late to work.  It lends some interesting insight about our culture today:)

  • While rowing across the river to work, I got lost in the fog.
  • Someone stole all my daffodils.
  • I had to go audition for American Idol.
  • My ex-husband stole my car so I couldn’t drive to work.
  • My route to work was shut down by a Presidential motorcade.
  • I wasn’t thinking and accidentally went to my old job.
  • I was indicted for securities fraud this morning.
  • The line was too long at Starbucks.
  • I was trying to get my gun back from the police.
  • I didn’t have money for gas because all of the pawn shops were closed.

    Let me know if you use any of these and how they work for you!


    Wow!  Just got back from Westside Church’s women’s retreat.  I was honored to be a part of the panel of speakers.  I am humbled.  First, to even be considered to participate with this group of women.  Second, I am humbled at the immense pain and struggle that our women are facing.  The 250+ women had an opportunity to write down questions about the lies women believe and we, the panel, were given an opportunity to attempt to answer these questions.  I say attempt because some of them were really big and no answer would have been able to solve the problem.  Many of the questions deserved the only answer I have found to work in my life and that answer is GOD.  God can, resolve to know Him intimately and let Him put it together for you.  There are marriages falling apart on every street corner, unforgiveness eating at our souls and women in desperate need of someone to see them, to see their need and to nurture them into a place that they can be released to nurture others.


    Nurture was the topic I was to focus on and let me tell you that is not an easy task, especially when I don’t consider myself to be a big ‘nurturer’ or high in mercy and compassion.  But I found that we(women) are all made with this DNA already built in us to nurture.  We were made by our creator to nurture others.  From women nurturing women, to women nurturing(encouraging) men – like Deborah did, see Judges 4, to women being so dedicated to looking out for her people that she is willing to use the only tool she has and destroy the enemy- see the story of Jael in Judges 4(Warning, graphic tent peg to the forehead story).


    Here is your call to Nurture.  I found this off the website for Nurture Spa in Pennsylvania.  It sounds like a great spa but more importantly it describes the recipe that God put in you to give to others.

    Nurture is here to take care of you. To make sure you get the most from your experience.  Nurture is dedicated to discovering what you need.  The style is simple and natural. The mood is warm and friendly. Every detail, every gesture is focused on you.  After time spent in our skilled, supportive hands, you’ll return to the world with calm and confidence – nurtured to your very finest.

    You have something someone needs!  Find her and give it away!  Nurture her, then return her to the world with calm and confidence, so she can go find someone who needs what she has!

    In Faith,


    What I do to recharge?

    Drop kids of at grandparents, pick up a latte and drive 4 hours in Snow/sleet/rain/sunshine/snow/rain

    Check into a free condo(courtesy of the parents who raised me) with fabulous husband of 12 years

    Eat, buy food to bring home to eat, lay on the couch, read

    Sleep in, wake up to snow on the beach, make a latte(yes I did bring the latte machine), read bible, go for a 90 minute massage with fabulous husband at a stunning spa

    Shower in a SPA shower(I have re-designed my home bath to reflect a spa, construction starts as soon as I get home)

    Go shopping with fabulous husband and his credit card:) (although there was not much selection, I managed to find a couple shirts, a nice new necklace and a pair of Capri’s for the spring, if it ever comes)

    Back to the couch, reading again

    What am I reading?     

    • God Chicks by Holly Wagner
    • Seeing through the Lies: unmasking the myths women beleive by Vonda
    • Shepherding a Child’s Heart by Tedd Tripp
    • Adam by Ted Dekker (a thriller)

    Watch a little fun TV

    Sleep in, wake up at 9:15, make a latte(I’m glad I brought the machine), read bible, go for a short walk(before the rain storm), shower, eat seafood at a very clean, very nice, very good seafood restaurant in Depot Bay called Tidal Raves ~I recommend the Seahawk bread as an appetizer- smoked salmon, shrimp, cheezy, yum yum.

    Back to the couch, feet up, reading, planning, resting, starring at the waves..by the way how creative is our God?  Do you understand the tide?  I don’t get it, I also don’t get what seagulls do…fly, poop, fly….what else?  Interesting creatures!

    Now I sit contemplating the value of 2 days to do nothing on my ‘to do’ list.

    I call it necessary and divine!  I’ll see you back in the real world tomorrow, until then…