Well, our family’s annual end of summer cold has descended upon us. First me, I brought it home from work I’m sure, now Jack. If I’m lucky it will skip over Jeremy and grammy.
Poor Jack is all stuffy with a low grade fever. But he’s in a very good mood overall.
We’re supposed to go camping this weekend with family. We’ve been planning the trip since Jack was a tiny babe. So I’m really hoping we’re all well enough in time.
Unfortunately, I’ve had to call in to work twice now due to this terrible bout of cooties. On top of not getting paid I’m also missing important training for a position I’m supposed to take over soon.
At this point I have no choice but to leave it up to the universe, and try to get us well. We’re not sick in this house often but when we are it’s awful.
Hopefully everything works out for the best. I start school next week too and then I will really not have time to be sick.
Here’s the thing about me…I don’t drive. I have never had a drivers licence, or even a learner’s permit, at any point in my life. Driving is my greatest fear. Wherever, I go either my husband or my mother in law take me. Sometimes, I just walk. This arrangement has worked well for me, with little complaint from others, for many years.
Lately, however, I have been craving a more independent mode of transportation. Especially, since I will be starting school soon, here in town. I’d like to be able to get myself to class and to the library, and I’d like to do it a little more quickly that if I was walking.
Enter my new bicycle. I LOVE IT. I have wanted a bike like this one for years. I love everything about it. Even the fact that it’s a man’s bike doesn’t bother me because the seat is so damn comfortable. I just don’t find ladies bike seats very comfortable.
I am officially excited for my first class, and I hope it doesn’t rain.
Today, the boys and I (my nephew is staying with us for a few days) walked down to the public library so I could get a library card. A very ambitious endeavor with a one-year-old in tow.
Jack enjoyed the 20-minute walk to the library, he tolerated the wait while I got my library card, but when it came time for shelf browsing he’d had enough. He started to whine, so I got him out of his stroller and carried him while I browsed. I had a book, and a movie on my list already. I had just enough time (with the help of the librarian) to check those out before Jack REALLY started to whine loudly.
With my cut off shorts and tank top that did nothing to hide my cellulite and loose tummy, everyone was looking at me like I was ‘that mom’ and with two young boys by my side our presence was disruptive at the least.
In the end, I came away with a book titled ‘Last Child In The Woods’ and ‘Blade Runner’ on DVD. My nephew didn’t feel like checking out a book, because “we have lots of books at home” which is true, we have enough books to open our own library, but I’m glad I got my public library card.