Thursday, July 15, 2010

Has anyone seen my brain laying around?

We decided to drive out to see my mom for the weekend.
A bunch of my other family was going to be there so
we thought it would be fun.
Just me and the kids.
It's a long drive.
About 14 hours.
I've done it before.
But it's brutal.
I got the car all trip checked, gassed up
and packed the night before.
Ariana had a dentist appointment so we were planning to
leave right after that.
We go out to the car and I have a flat.
Nail in the tire.
Reschedule dental appointment.
Dave comes home from work and and helps me take
the tire in to get it fixed.
So we finally set out on our road trip around noon.
Top down.
Radio blasted.
Wind in our hair.
Care free.
About 30 miles from Wendover I reach for my purse
to get some lip gloss and realize I didn't have it.
I pulled over and checked the trunk and searched the car.
No credit cards.
No license.
No money.
I was coming up to a turnoff anyway so I turn the car
around and head back home.
What else could I do?
I had exactly 1/2 a tank of gas left.
Just enough to get us back home.
On top of that we all got too much sun
and I have a tan/burn line from the seat belt.
I'm thinking Someone is telling me this trip wasn't
such a great idea after all!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Easy living

According to my social security statement
I've been working since I was 15 years old.
I've had many jobs in my lifetime.
I've kind of always been a company man.
Figuratively speaking.
I didn't really have jobs like most people did
growing up like mowing lawns, babysitting, etc.
My problem is I get bored too easily.
Maybe I even have A.D.D.
If I'm not feeling challenged or entertained
I move on to something else.
It's a dilemma I've had my entire working life.
Why can't I just be content?
I don't know.
Right now I have the summer off with the kids
and I don't know what to do with myself.
I should be enjoying it.
Easy living.
But I'm bored. And feel disconnected.
I always say I wonder what I'm going to be when I grow up.
I'm there.
Now what?
Maybe I should go back to school.
And what kind of fun, cheap things are there
to do with the kids in this valley?