Peace of mind (ain’t happening around here today) …

As a parent, you worry. I am pretty sure that my kids think that I worry more than the average mom. I tell them, JUST WAIT UNTIL YOU HAVE CHILDREN! Anyway, early this morning Sidney headed back to college … in her new car. Although I’m extremely thankful that she has a new and reliable car, that drive back to school still gets me. She’s got over 6 hours of driving ahead of her. Not including breaks. And that just makes me nervous. I am not sure if I’ll ever get UN-nervous about things like this. Again, I worry. A LOT. And I LOVE my kids A TON. So today I’m just going to try to keep myself busy and not check her location 473 times. I’ll try to keep that to about 307. HA and UGH.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you find some peace of mind!!!

Doubting yourself …

My car needed new breaks and front tires so I scheduled an appointment at the dealership to have it all done for today. I haven’t met a employee at the dealership that I didn’t like. Everyone is great at what they do and I always have a pleasant time when I’m there. Because they SQUEEZED me in for my appointment they weren’t sure if my car would be ready for pickup today or tomorrow so they set me up with a loaner car. Now this is a wonderful service, so I’m not complaining when I say this. But I would think that they would want me in a car with which I am familiar. Not a different car that I have to learn how to use in like four minutes. I am overwhelmed by their trust in me, HA! Judging by how long I sat on the lot in my loaner trying to figure out how to make it GO, I’m pretty sure that they started questioning their judgment.

Well, I hope you hope you all have a day where you don’t doubt yourself!!!

A criminals’ slumber party …

In about 12 hours time my Visa Debit Card was fraudulently charged for almost $500 in make-up AND Sid’s car was broken into. They took her Girl Scout cookies. I know that both incidents are unrelated and completely coincidental. But boy oh boy, if these criminals got together they would probably have a great time.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you didn’t finance a criminals’ slumber party!!!

Putting someone in there place …

I want to start this off by saying that I am fine. My leg is a little sore, but that’s it. Now, what happened.

After dance class this morning Reese and I headed over to the bank. This particular bank didn’t have a drive-up ATM so I parked. I recently got a new car so I am very cautious about all things parking and driving. I also have crazy sensitive sensors and when I parked this morning none of them went off. I made sure I had plenty of room on both sides of my car as I parked between two cars. I had to get Reese out and she sits right in back of me so it helps if I’m evenly parked. Anyway, as I was getting out of my car a man was getting into the car parked next to me. I looked at him and saw him sitting in his car and just assumed that he saw me. Honestly, how can you miss me?!?! I’m in a hot pink shirt with bright red hair, HA!

Well … sadly he didn’t see me.

As I was leaned over Reese unbuckling her seatbelt I suddenly got slammed forward by my car door, pushing my shin into the step of my car. OUCH.

I was a little startled to say the least. And I turned around to see that the man next to me had backed out and was rolling his window down. “Are you OK?”, he asked. I told him that my leg hurt but that I had no idea if our cars were damaged. I told him I needed to get Reese out of the car and then I would help check. At this point I was really thankful I hadn’t successfully gotten Reese out of the car. My head was filled with scary thoughts, that it could have been her little leg and not mine. THANK YOU GOD FOR PROTECTING HER!

Anyway, the man got out of his car and started looking for damage. I guess I was still a little in shock because I was absolutely dumbfounded at how it all happened. He was parked quite a safe distance from me and my door was not open all the way. I asked him what exactly had happened. I thought maybe he had taken some sort of weird angle out of his spot for this even to have been possible. Well, his OBNOXIOUS answer snapped me out of every ounce of shock I was feeling.

“Your car door hit my mirror.”


Yep, this guy ACTUALLY had the nerve to word it that way. Needless to say, I immediately corrected his wording. SHHHHEEEESH!

Well, I hope hope you all have a day where you put someone in their place!!!

Years were shaved off of my life …

In the past year I wrote about how I will never EVER feel calm when teaching one of my children how to drive. I believe that I stated previously that I would always find it difficult to trust my life with anyone I needed to teach to eat with a spoon. Let’s revisit this thought … OK, REVISITED. And it still holds true! Teaching my children to drive has been the single most frightening parenting experience I’ve ever had. HANDS. DOWN.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you didn’t have years shaved off of your life!!!

Just driving around with a frog … 

I was driving tonight and I swear I heard an animal noise coming from somewhere in my car. It wasn’t ferocious but no less disturbing. I never found out where it was coming from either. I just really hope I’m wrong about the sound or that whatever it is just leaves without a major incident.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you don’t drive around with a frog!!!

Oh so good …

We all have that one stretch that we love. The one that seems to work its magic on just the right spots. Sadly, mine is an upper body stretch that can only be achieved to its maximum benefit if I am sitting in a car. And it can only be done in the front two seats. I wrap my arms backwards around the back of the seat and pull. Oh. Good. Lordy. It is THE BEST. And it’s all I can think about as I lay like a pretzel in my house. BIG sigh.

Well, I hope you all had a day where it felt OH SO GOOD!!!


I wasn’t going to write about this today but it has been on my heart. If it can save just one life, then it’s a good thing.

I was almost hit by a car today while I was on my run. They stopped and I assumed it was for me. I was wrong. They didn’t even see me. I took their stopping to mean that they were giving me the right of way. Nope. They came with in inches of hitting me on my left side. It was terrifying.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you STOP and LOOK BOTH WAYS!!!