Saturday, June 23, 2007

Good Morning

I'm in a better mood today than I have been for the past week. Why, you ask? Or maybe you don't ask why, but I shall tell you anyway: I have my car again! Woo-hoo! I am a free spirit, and follow my bliss wherever and whenever it may tug me somewhere. Wal-Mart at 11:30 for milk? Sure! Gas station at 10pm? Why not! Sometimes, once Jacelyn is safely ensconced in her bed, I feel the urge to drive. I've said before how driving is therapy for me. And there's always something that needs to be done. If I'm feeling overwhelmed by the in-laws, I just head out. I have not had that option for the past week, and it has been driving me buggy.

My dear friend Mike made a good point the other day. I was complaining about my lack of ride, and he pointed out that the only alone time I have is in the car. At home, I am surrounded by people. At work, same thing (although the people can be more enjoyable, the exception to that of course being my daughter). The car is the only time I have to be alone, and I missed that sorely this week.

Friday morning was the pinnacle of annoyance for me. The reason I didn't have a car in the first place was because Brian broke something when fixing what was wrong previously, and then he announced I couldn't drive it and promptly left town. My in-laws were very nice about letting me use their vehicles, and about making sure I got to work and such, and I truly appreciate that. Brian was in town Thursday and Friday morning, and took me to work both days. Friday morning, after I emerged from the shower, I went into our room and poked him. "I need to leave" I told him. "Bye" he mumbled, snuggling further into the covers. "No, I need to go to work" I explained further, getting more and more grumpy. "See you later" he replied, rolling over. "NO, I need YOU to take ME to WORK" I explained, emphasizing the key words in my phrase with a hearty poke. "Oh". I went into the living room and waited impatiently by the front door. He limped into the kitchen and opened the refrigerator door, standing there, scratching his belly and squinting into the fridge. I followed him and glowered pointedly at him. He finally noticed me and said, "Well, did you need to leave now?". No, I just like watching you scratch yourself.

But - the part came in yesterday and Brian's father installed it, and I am happily mobile again. Woo-hoo!

Other than that, there's not a whole lot going on. We're still waiting to hear if Brian got the job in Gulf Breeze. I have to schedule a physical for Jacelyn for school and start gearing up for that. Girl Scouts start just after school does, and I have done NO planning for that. Sigh. I need to get on the ball.

Brian's mother is going to visit with her family in Louisiana for a month. They are leaving Sunday morning, bright and early. His mother, father, sister, and Jacelyn are going. I cannot go because they are staying Sunday night and leaving sometime Monday afternoon to return here. This means.......I will be home alone! At least from 7am to 12pm while Joe is at work. After that Joe and I will be hanging out. I'm looking forward to the few hours of alone time, though. That will be nice. Or I will make it be nice, since I have it so rarely.


Teresa said...

That's awesome! I'm so glad that 1) Your car works. Driving is therapy for me now too, since it is the only alone time I get. And even then there are usually multiple children clamoring, "Where are you going? Can I go too??" 2) You're going to get some alone time! That's AWESOME! I'm really happy for you! Enjoy it!

Nicole said...

The car is my sanctuary. I can't even tell you how much money I have spent on playing "the quiet game" with Emmy in the car. One time I paid her $5.00 to just be quiet from Point A to Point B. :p She is SUCH a chatter box, if she's awake she's talking.