Friday, June 6, 2008

Loose Ends

I took this picture a few days ago...it's not great quality, and it could have been set up better, but I just like it :-)

We drove back to North Carolina today.  I am lucky to be alive right now.  I hate ridiculous drivers who don't really realize that there are HUMANS driving the other cars on the highway.  I almost got into a serious accident because this guy was impatient and pulled out in front of me while I was going 70 mph (the speed limit) in Virginia.  Thankfully my (new!) car has excellent brakes and everyone around me realized what was going on, so I had room to swerve.  Ugh!!  It's so frustrating!  I sobbed for the next 20 minutes of the drive, and then got tears in my eyes for the rest of the drive whenever I remembered it.  We got home around 10, a little later than expected because we stopped at one of our favorite restaurants in Durham.  

At some point while I was home I came into contact with poison ivy.  And not in a normal place, like on your ankle or toe or elbow or something.  Instead, there's a patch of it on my PALM.  Ouch!!  It's driving me up the wall.  Especially while I was driving because it was rubbing against the steering wheel.  I tried as hard as I could to just not think about it, but it was so irritating!

So, if you didn't catch the clue earlier in this post, I got a new car!  Picture to be posted soon... It's nothing very special - but it runs, which makes it automatically trump the Neon!  Yes, sadly, Greeon the Neon died a month or two ago, that car really got around.  My mom surprised me while I was home and got me a used Ford Escort...which is red...which has a silver racing stripe... I can sense all of your jealousy!!  ;-)  It's nice though, the A/C  actually works, and it only has like 40,000 miles.  It's a car that works well, that's all I could ever ask for!!

That's about all that has been going on with me.  I'm babysitting for a new family tomorrow night.  They have a 3 year old girl and a 1 year old boy.  Em found them for me on Craigslist, and I interviewed with them.  They liked me, and hired me for tomorrow night.  So hopefully that goes well.

Hope everyone else is having a great start to their summer.
Love,
Kristen

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love that its bright ass red - it looks good babe! The racing stripes are a little um, lame, but we can get those taken off pretty easily - yeah decals!

Anonymous said...

hey congrats on the car.

I have a story that I think will interest you and possibly make you happy.

As you know, I'm very involved with animal rescue. My mom calls me yesterday after a family friend called her about her daughters friend. The daughters friend has a 5 year old daughter who has leukemia and she is in the hospital. The family has a 9 year old German Shephard at home. The doctors said that the little girl cannot go home until the dog is gone. That's why they called me. After a day of making calls, I finally got in contact of "Save A Shep" rescue in my area. I am picking the dog up Sunday in Delaware and most likely fostering him for the rescue until he finds a new home.

I'm sure the family is having such a terrible time coping with everything. But at least now they know their beloved family pet is safe and is going to find a good home. They were worried he would be euthanized at a shelter because of his age.

Anyway, the situation reminded me of you and I thought you'd be happy to hear I helped this family with their dog. I hope all is well!!

Marcy

Lindsey said...

your mom rocks! yay new car!
i hate drivers like that - i was driving up to c-town today and there was a bunch of traffic on the turnpike. some stupid audi kept weaving in and out of traffic to get ahead of the pack...almost hit me twice. but i got the last laugh since he ended up wayyyy behind me once we were out of the pack!

Kelsey said...

way to take credit for my pic! lol jk its cool. mom told me about that stupid woman on the road. redic!

Anonymous said...

AHHHH NEW CAR SOOOOOOO COOL, your mom is the best!

It was amazing to see you!

<3Mer

Dan said...

i love your new escort! haha...get it?

ps sorry for getting rain/woodchuck/etc etc all over your brand new baby. i owe you a car wash!

Anonymous said...

hey girl!

congrats on your new car!! that's awesome!! also, incase you do your stalking thing to find out whose checking your journal, I just wanted to let you know I'm now down in dewey and using my roomie's computer, aka ip address.

<3<3<3,
Maria